Monday, May 26, 2014

We Can't Wait

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged.  Life has been a bit busy.  And it's been an even longer time since I created a traditional 12 x 12 layout.  On Friday I created a traditional layout and it felt great.

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first granddaughter.  She was due yesterday, but apparently she's not quite ready to make her entrance.  Earlier in May, my dil had a 3D sonogram to make sure Leena was in the right position.  Technology is amazing.  She has such a cute little face.  I used this photo to create my layout.

I used the May 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.  I really loved this sketch...

I used DCWV's Coral Couture for the page....

Happy Memorial Day everyone.  Please take the time today to remember those that have lost their life protecting our freedom.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Week 7 Project Life Spread

I am so enjoying working on Project Life layouts.  This is the first year that I am giving it a real try.  A few of my friends started working on PL last year.  I was intrigued by their pages, but I really thought I would not like doing it and never be able to keep up.  And what will I have to scrap in this fashion?  Our kids are grown, and not around too much.  And we work all the time.  We don't go on vacations.  And I'm horrible about documenting what's happening on a regular basis.

Well, I cannot keep up.  I'm only on Week 7.  And I don't really keep track of things I think I should.  But I have not had any problem with journaling yet.  As a matter of fact, I have had a ton of journaling on my spreads.

And my intention was to have a 2 page spread for each week.  I really didn't think I would be able to accomplish that.  I figured I would have to go to doing 1 page spreads.  But then Week 7 happened.  The week started out really slowly.  Not much of anything noteworthy until about Thursday.  I did end of finding a couple of things that impacted our world Monday.  We had a couple of very large snowstorms in Week 7.  We had my son's puppy for the day on the weekend.  Oh, and it was Valentine's Day.  We took the day off on Friday to be able to clean up from the storms.  So I had a bunch of snow pics, and a bunch of dog pics.  And on Friday I had the most awesome surprise.  My boyfriend proposed to me.

Since I had so many photos, I decided I wanted to use some smaller PL pages in addition to the regular 12 x 12 PL pages.  I ended up with 56 Photos on the Week 7 spread.  It was such a fun layout to create.

This is my Page 1.....

Page 2 is one of the inserts.  I used the insert for photos of all of the snow.

Page 3, the back side of the insert..

And my Page 4.

Here is a view of what the pages look like in the book.  Page 1/2.

And Page 3/4.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I really don't like St. Patrick's Day cards.  I don't really use them, so I usually don't make them.  The prompt for the Scrappin'-n-Chattin' 52 Week card challenge though was to make a St. Pat's card.  So I did.

I knew I wanted to use the current sketch at My Favorite Things.  I really love their sketches each week.

I wanted a really cute image to create my card and I found one at Doodle Pantry.  I used the Irish Birdie digi, along with digital paper also at Doodle Pantry.


I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Cut It Up Challenge - Green and a Die Cut  (background paper and scalloped circle)
Red Carpet Studio - The Lucky One  (lucky clover on the birdie's hat)
Cardz TV - St. Patrick's Day
Digi Sketch Challenge - Cute Challenge  (cute birdie)
Pause Dream Enjoy - Any sketch  (MFT Sketch #166)
Catch The Bug - Feeling Lucky  (lucky clover on birdie's hat)
Through The Purple Haze - Use digital elements   (birdie and background paper)

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Home Calendar July Page

I found that I didn't post my page that I used My Scraps & More, Sketch #69 for....

I loved this sketch, and I used it to create the July page for our July calendar.  I think my favorite pages are the July ones.  Here's the sketch...

I used Bazzill Basic Paper's Freedom collection for this spread.  And of course the subjects are my posers...

Thanks for looking...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Home Calendar June Page

I had so much fun working with the My Scraps & More sketches this month.  I used Sketch #70 to complete the June page for the house calendar.

I used a few photos of the dogs after swimming in the creek in our backyard.  I used My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus to create this page.  I matted all the paper with black cardstock and the photos with white cardstock.

I entered this page into Scrappin'-n-Chattin's Anything Goes prompt in the monthly challenges.

Thanks for looking.  This is the last page of the last calendar for this year.  I hope to put together a post with all the pages of the home calendar together later this week. 

The Home Calendar August Page

I have a post with another one of the calendar pages I finished over the weekend.  For all of the pages, I used My Scraps & More sketches.  For the August page I used Sketch #67...

For the page I used DCWV The Chateau Lavender Stack.

I am also entering the page into Scrappin'-n-Chattin's monthly challenges, the floral prompt.

Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Home Calendar's May Page

I finally finished our calendars!!  I got the 2nd one done a couple of weeks ago, but I never had chance to blog about the pages.  I am so relieved they are done....

I want to share the May page I created this weekend for our home calendar.  I followed Sketch #68 at My Scraps & More.

I used DCWV The Spring Fling and Summer Days Combo Stack, along with The Summer Days Cardstock  Stack.  I love the pink and green together, and the pink matches Tessa's collar.

I used this as my entry into the 52 Week Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  I also entered it into one of the monthly challenges at SnC - Floral.  The background paper is little pink flower.

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a couple more pages to blog about and enter.  I hope to do a post with the complete home calendar all put together....