A Plethora of Challenges

Sometimes I feel like the Queen Procrastinator. I still remember that in both high school and college, despite completing all of my research waaaay ahead of time I always put off actually writing my papers until the night they were due, and then I would inevitably be up until the wee hours of the morning typing away. I haven't gotten any better over the years. I carefully schedule & plan everything, almost always completing my projects as soon as I have the time to squeeze them in to my schedule. But then they sit...and sit...and sit. And all of a sudden I realize I haven't photographed them...and of course I still need to edit the photos and do a blog write-up and get them uploaded to the various challenge blogs they belong to. And then I have this huge blog post with multiple layouts. I'm seriously going to have to put this at the top of my New Year's Resolutions list for 2014.

Anyhow...now for my layouts. First up is for a challenge at Scrap Our Stash which was to use the provided sketch as well as some chipboard from our stash. I had the perfect background paper for the sketch (which you should go check out here)
The background paper came from a pad I picked up on clearance at Wal-Mart (Colorbok maybe?) but the rest of the paper, as well as transparency & chipboard is Basic Grey's Sugar Rush which I've been hoarding and slowly using here & there. It's one of those lines that I really adored and almost makes me sad to use it knowing it's forever gone lol. Which is silly because now I can enjoy it whenever I look at this page of Paolina taking a bath in the sink. Was it super mean that I took these photos of her or what? To this day she hates having her hair washed lol.

This next layout is for a sketch challenge at Inspired Blueprints
I again used some hoarded paper...I am a horrible paper hoarder! Although this time I wasn't hanging onto it for fear of using it all up...but because I have been waiting for the perfect photo(s). I thought the color of my jeans blended nicely with the salmon pink and my top is kind of a lacy crochet which I thought looked cool with the doilies. I was also proud that I've been continuing to dig into my tag stash. I even used a clothing tag from a pair of jeans I recently got for Paolina.

This next page is for the September challenge at Stuck?! Sketches. Did you know that this blog has been recently taken over by Laura, one of my fellow design team members at Let's Get Sketchy, who really does fabulous sketches. You also might be interested to know that they are currently running a Design Team call. You should go check it out!
Two funny things about this layout. One - this photo of Santiago was taken with my iPhone and it just wasn't that great, but I played around with it using one of those photo apps and made it totally scrapworthy. I even used the app to add the quote which is exactly what he said to me as he ate his chocolate ice cream cone lol. Two - when I first saw Bo Bunny's Mamarazzi 2 online...I had to have it! Got it in the mail and thought the colors looked way different in person and felt buyer's remorse BIG time. But in the last few months I have been using it like crazy. It's ended up looking great with so many photos! Now I am back to loving it again and the best part is that I'm using it and not hoarding it!

I also did a page for Stuck?! Sketches September 1st challenge. I just love Laura's sketches!
Now that my kids are 5 and 3, I look back at these photos of them is newborns and it's hard to believe they could have ever been so tiny. I can only imagine how I'll feel when they're completely grown!

Last but not least I did a layout for the September 15th challenge at About a Boy...which don't forget is merging with About a Girl on October 1st and together they will be Boy Meets Girl.
For this layout I used some Crate Paper The Pier...I love this line! I was actually hesitant to buy this but when I saw it "in person" I was so so glad I did!

Thanks so much for taking time to look at all my creations!


  1. Gorgeous layouts, you have been so busy! Your kids are beautiful, I love that pout! Thanks for linking up with Stuck?! and for plugging my DT call!

  2. All of the layouts are just awesome! You've been busy. I love the layout for About A Boy! Great papers and love the roughed up edges! So glad you could join us!

  3. Wow you have been very busy! Wonderful take on the Sketch with Stash Challenge! Thank you so much for linking up with Scrap Our Stash!

  4. You sure have been busy!! I am so glad you shared your LO with us at Scrap Your Stash...I love your take on the sketch and the paper and colors are perfect, but that baby...I just want to hold her!! Those are so cute! I know she is upset but seriously, how can you not document that face?? Good job!

  5. Wow, so many beautiful layouts! Love the pink sunburst and your take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at SOS! :)

  6. Fantastic take on the sketch challenge and love those hexagons! Thanks for playing along with us at AAB! :)

  7. totally fun! I love the arrow! Glad to see you join us at About a Boy

  8. Beautiful layouts! Awesome take on the Scrap our stash sketch challenge, those photos are adorable!

  9. OMG wonderful layouts and your page of your little girl having her hair washed is my favourite! Not only because you entered it into Scrap Our Stash but because those photo's made me grin!(Bad Kerry!) Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us. xx

  10. WOW! all these layouts are GORGEOUS... Thanks for playing along with Stuck sketches!!