Tickle Baby

One final post for today. This page was inspired by the Stuck?! Sketches May 15th sketch. I was also inspired by the May challenge at Scrap It Girl to use stitching.

I love these photos! From the very beginning Santiago loved having a baby sister. But it of course became more fun as she got older and more interactive. More than anything he loved making her laugh, and when he discovered that to get the best giggles was to "tickle baby" we would constantly find him almost tackling her to do so.

Most of the product is Kaisercraft's Chase Rainbows line, but I also used some scraps from Basic Grey's Junebug collection which coordinated perfectly.

Thank you so much for looking. Enjoy your weekend!

ScrapMuch? Part 2

And here's another layout using a ScrapMuch? sketch. I just love Laura's sketches!!

You would think that as far behind as I am with my scrapbooking I would concentrate on all my older photos, but I just can't help myself from scrapping recent ones as well. These are the flowers that Noé gave me for Valentine's Day this year.

Thanks for looking!

Scrap Much? Part 1

Oh my goodness! Where on earth has May gone? I have been so proud of myself for getting so much scrapbooking done this month, but unfortunately I have found it incredibly difficult to photograph any of my pages. We have had almost nonstop rain here in Texas for two months now. I'm trying to keep things in perspective...down in Houston there have been people who have lost their homes and even their lives to the flooding. Still, in my microcosm it's a ridiculous inconvenience for me to not be able to just go outside and take photos of my layouts. It hasn't rained (yet) today but it's very gloomy, so even though I was finally able to get my pages photographed, they're not very sharp. And now I'm trying to get all of them posted before the deadlines.

Anyhow...here's a page I did with the following ScrapMuch? sketch...

I flipped it and came up with this...

As many people are, I'm horribly behind on scrapping photos, but if that means I get to stare at these adorable baby photos of my little girl who's turning five next week, well then so be it! Sweet memories.

Stay tuned for another post using a ScrapMuch? sketch...


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.


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!


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.


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!