ScrapMuch? Part 2

And here's the second installment of my pages using ScrapMuch? sketches. This one was inspired by the June 19th sketch at ScrapMuch?

And my take on it...

For this page I used one of Paolina's PreK Spring photos. I'm not a huge fan of overly-posed photos using props, but I love how sweet she looks in this picture!

Thanks for looking...have a great week!

ScrapMuch? Part 1

Happy Monday everyone! Today I want to share two pages I created using sketches from ScrapMuch? Since InLinkz won't allow me to link them both up from the same post, I'll be separating them. The below page was inspired by the June 5th sketch from ScrapMuch?

And my take on it...

This page has some photos of the party guests enjoying their cupcakes at Paolina's 2nd Birthday party.

Stay tuned for the second installment of ScrapMuch? inspired layouts...


Boys Rule

Happy Saturday! As usual our weekend is crazy busy so I'm just popping in real quick to share this page that was inspired by the June sketch challenge at Boys Rule

I used just one photo and came up with this...

This was a satisfying page to create. First of all, the photo is over 7 years old. I think the large red journaling card is around the same. Also, I've had that little red chipboard star and the semi-transparent epoxy stars sitting on my craft desk for over 6 months. I'm not sure why I've never put them away...I think I kept assuming that if I left them out I would use them on a page. I didn't realize it would take so long though! It felt good to get all of it scrapbooked!

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Scrap Our Stash

Happy Friday! Today I want to share a layout that was inspired by the June 1st challenge at Scrap Our Stash which is to create a layout and include items from your stash that spell the word BRADS.

Here's how I incorporated the challenge into my page...

B - Basic Grey (Fresh Cut) patterned paper
R - Rhinestones
A - Alphas
D - Dear Lizzy (Serendipity) patterned paper
S - Stitching

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous weekend!


Enjoy the Little Things

I don't know who coined the phrase "lazy days of summer" but clearly they didn't have to shuffle their kids to camps and swim lessons all day long. Of course part of our busyness is self-induced as we choose to spend a lot of our time going to our local library for their various summer programs. But if I had to decide between running around and keeping the kids busy, or sitting at home "relaxing" listening to the kids either complain of endless boredom or fight with each other, I guess I would prefer to be exhausted from running around all over town. I've been enjoying a couple hours of quiet each day this week with Paolina at VBS in the morning, so I've taken advantage and gotten some chores done and of course a bit of scrapbooking. But I keep forgetting to photograph my layouts during optimal times of the day. I only seem to think of it when the sun is going to cast the worst shadows on the page. Hey, at least it's not raining though, right? So without further ado here is a page I created using the June 1st  sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. I was also inspired by the June 15th challenge at Picture This! to use One Photo + Paint + Stencil.

I explain in the journaling that while Paolina and I were having yet another beauty makeover session she pulled out some beads, stuck them in her mouth and informed me she was going to "string" my eyebrows. Paolina usually goes withe me when I get my threading done, so I knew exactly what she meant and it gave me a great laugh. I didn't realize that she pays such close attention when we go, but apparently she does since she really had the technique down!

Sorry for all the shadows on this layout. Thanks for looking!


Let's Get Sketchy June Week 4

Happy Monday! How is everyone's summer so far? Ours is busy and really flying by. We've already been spending lots of time at the pool, library, and day camp. Which of course means I have had absolutely zero time to scrapbook. This week Paolina is going to vacation Bible school for a few hours each day, so I'm hoping to get some in! If you are able to get some scrappy time in then maybe you will want to play with this brand new sketch from Let's Get Sketchy!

And here's what I did with it...

I hope you take the time to head over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog for more inspiration from Team B's creations. And there is still time to join in the fun for all of this month's sketches.


Let's Get Sketchy June Week 2

Happy Monday! This is our family's first full official day of summer break. I can already see that the season is going to be jam-packed. I woke up before everyone to go to the gym, I got some housework done, and now we're off to the pool for Paolina's swim lessons. We plan to spend part of the day at the pool, and then the kids want to head to our local library for a free afternoon movie. And then this evening we're scheduled to look at a house with our real estate agent. Not only is this summer going to be filled with fun activities, but it looks like there will be little (if any) time to scrapbook. It's a good thing I worked a bit ahead with my design team work. Speaking of which, today is a new reveal over at Let's Get Sketchy. Here's this week's sketch...

I rotated it and came up with this...

I took these selfies after Santiago (age 4) and Paolina (age 2) put makeup on me.

Please head over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog to see what the rest of Team B did with this fun sketch!