5.25.2015

Let's Get Sketchy May Week 4

Happy Memorial Day to all my fellow Americans! Today is also my sweet husband's birthday...the big 4-0 this year. Will you be out and about celebrating today? Or do you have some scrappy time planned for the day? If so, Let's Get Sketchy has one final sketch for the month of May to spark your creativity.


And my take on it...

The background paper is from the Die Cuts With a View Mixed Media line and the rest of the papers are from the American Crafts new Amy Tangerine Stitched line. The reds, oranges and yellows from these two lines are perfect for these photos that I edited with Photo Editor Pro. Outdoors my phone takes amazing photos, but when there's crummy indoor lighting...well it takes crummy photos. So I cheat and use a photo editing app to add effects, which will usually mask the poor quality of the photo.

Thanks so much for looking. I hope you will find the time to check out what the rest of Team B did with this week's sketch.



5.20.2015

Scrappy Friends

Happy Hump Day! Just wanted to share a page that actually I finished last week. We've had so much rain for the last couple of months that I find it very difficult to get my layouts photographed. The other day we had a rare day of sunshine so I took advantage and got pictures of about six layouts that over the last couple of weeks had been accumulating into a stack on my craft table. I've actually been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately but haven't posted any of it because of my lack of photos. So without further ado, a page inspired by the Scrappy Friends' challenges this month.

Here is Brenda's sketch...


And here's Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe challenge...


And here's what I was inspired to create...

I know I've said this before but I like to scrapbook memorabilia and cards, not just photos. This page has the Valentines my mom made for Noé and me back in 2007. This sketch was perfect for them! For the Tic Tac Toe challenge I used the right column: Arrow (down by the title), Anything Pink (self explanatory!) and Line Paper (the background paper).

Thanks for looking!




5.11.2015

Let's Get Sketchy May Week 2

Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends. I was thoroughly spoiled, which was completely unnecessary but of course amazing. I always tell Noé that all I want on Mother's Day is a break from cooking and dishes so I can feel free to spend time with everyone, but he went above and beyond by vacuuming the entire house and cleaning the bathrooms. Then he took the kids out of the house for about an hour-and-a-half, which allowed to some quiet time to scrapbook. All of this was more than gift enough, but then they came home and presented me with flowers, perfume and cards. Honestly, as ah-mazing as all of this was, my favorite part of the entire weekend was Saturday morning when the four of us had a simple, late breakfast at Einstein Bros Bagels and then came home and played card games. Like I say...just a break from cooking and dishes to simply hang out. It's all I need.

This weekend has provided me with lots of photos to get printed and scrapped. Do you have pictures you want to get onto pages? Well maybe this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy will help you out with that...


And this is how I used the sketch...

I apologize for quality of the photo. It's been non-stop rain here, which is not conducive for photographing my pages.

When I took this picture of Paolina trying on Noé's boots I immediately knew that when I scrapbooked it I wanted to title the page "These Boots Were Meant for Walking." I'm not particularly good with journaling or clever titles, so I was proud of myself for even thinking of it. Yet when time came to create the page, it just didn't work with the design. I'm sure the opportunity will arise again...

I encourage you to head over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog. Team B has some fantastic pages to share with you, and I'm sure you will find tons of inspiration.



5.01.2015

Boys Rule

Happy May Day! And Happy Friday! Sooo I'm definitely late in sharing this page. When I created it I was inspired by a March challenge at the My Scraps & More forum as well as the March 15th Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits sketch...but better late than never right? Here's the Boys Rule sketch...


And here's my take on it...

For this page I used photos of Santiago when he was nearly two-years old. I was 8 months pregnant with Paolina, and honestly I was just not feeling up to taking him to a traditional Easter Egg hunt. I had seen the chaos at some of the large ones at city parks, where the toddlers are being trampled and almost lost in the crowd. so when I saw that our local grocery store was holding an indoor hunt for kids 3 and under, I knew it was the perfect event for us.

I don't normally use themed product but these cute little Jolee stickers were too adorable to resist. And do you like how I was forced to get clever with the alphas in the title? I ran out of "e"s so I turned some "3"s upside down as a substitute.

Thanks for looking!


4.30.2015

Sketch~N~Scrap

Happy Thursday! I just wanted to pop in and share a final page for April. There were so many great sketches and challenges out there this month,,,I wish I had had more time to have done more of them! For this layout I was inspired by Sketch #79 at Sketch~N~Scrap.


And this is what I did with it...

For  this page I used some super silly photos of Santiago and Paolina when they traded clothes. These are such innocent and humorous photos of Santiago showing off the fact that he had also traded underwear with his sister, but I felt that I needed to protect my kids from internet predators. so I blurred that portion out. On a bright note, I now have some excellent blackmail photos for when they get older!

Thanks for looking...enjoy your day!

Product List:
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Stitched patterned paper
Basic Grey Fresh Cut patterned paper
Bo Bunny doily
American Crafts Thickers
KI Memories button
Liquitex gesso
Faber-Castell gelatos
Heidi Swapp color shine
Tattered Angels glimmer mist