Monday, May 21, 2012

Jackie & Jen

It's Monday and I have my page for the 52 Week Challenge done at Scrappin'-n-Chattin'!!  It's been a while since I have gotten it done early in the week.   Woohoo!!!

My layout tonight is not of an animal.  David's girlfriend, Jackie, graduated from college last week.  We got quite a few photos and Jackie posted some on Facebook from prior to the ceremony.  I picked a couple of
pictures that she posted of her and her friend Jen.  I have known Jen since she was a baby.  David and her brother were great friends when they were in elementary school, so I saw her quite a bit.  It's amazing how quickly kids grown.  These photos are so fun and refreshing that I just had to scrap them.

To create my page, I used the current sketch from The Paper Variety as a starting point.  It's an awesome sketch.....

I have splurged a few times when shopping recently and I have quite a few new collections.  I haven't used any of them because my room is such a mess.  I have been just going in there, grabbing a few things then going back upstairs to create my page.  Tonight I actually cleared off the desk and made sure the dogs could join me and made the page in the scrapbook room.  I used one of my new DCWV stacks - Chateau Lavender and the matching cardstock stack.

I hope to get another page or 2 done this week.  I have pictures printed and a sketch chosen for another page already and several ideas swirling in my head.  Thanks for looking.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Where's Shadow

My son posted a picture of their kitty on Facebook last week.  Shadow was outside hiding in the hosta outside their apartment.  I really loved the photo even though Shadow is very difficult to see - she's black.

So I nabbed the picture and decided to create my 52 Week Challenge layout with it for Scrappin-n-Chattin.  I used Thursday Take #77 at Sketches in Thyme for the page.

Such a wonderfully versatile sketch.  I put a gem circle around Shadow on the photo.    Doesn't help a lot, but in person you can see her.

I am also entering this page in a couple of other challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas - Flowers (die cut from the Paper Lace Cricut cartridge, Flower #4)
Scrap It Girl - Flowers

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  I hope your week flies by and you have a nice long weekend next weekend.  Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Here it is Friday again, and I am creating my page for the 52 Week Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin' on the last day of the week.  Uggghh...  May is going to be tough, but I am going to make it a point to get my layout done before Wednesday in June.

The subject of this layout is Harley.  He's such a pretty boy.  We are going to have some serious bonding time tomorrow.  He has his CPE Agility debut tomorrow and he's the only dog I'm bringing.  He's signed up for all 4 events tomorrow.  I hope he does well.

For my page I used this month's sketch for the Stackaholic Challenge at DCWV.  I really love this sketch.  There's so much you can do with it....

Part of the challenge at DCWV is to use one of their stacks.  I used Dots, Stripes and Plaids.

I followed a few more challenges on this page....

Lasting Memories - Metal - The title is made with metal letters, and the flower embellishment on the lower                                right side is metal.

Frosted Designs - Lacing - I laced along the edge of the border punch

Scraptastic Club, Challenge #1 - Creatively use a punch - Scallop square punch was used to create triangles for the banner.

Thanks for looking.  I hope everyone enjoys the weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

New Toys

Tonight I created my layout for the 52 Week Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  To create my page I used this week's sketch at Sketch Inspiration.

The subject of the page is the dogs playing with some new toys I brought home.  My friend at work brought a bag full of toys that her Harlie wouldn't play with.  She will only play with small toys.  My guys loved them.

I am also adding this layout into several other challenges:

The Paper Variety - Handmade flower
ScrapFit Workout #67 - Doily
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Recipe
                  Use at least 4:
                       rub ons
                        ribbon - Pink ribbon across the bottom
                         brads - Centers of flowers
                       stickers - Thickers letter stickers

                the color purple
                      butterfly - 3 punched butterflies
                       flower - 8 flowers

It felt great combining so many challenges.  It's been a while since I've been able to do that.

I am hoping to get at least 1 more page done this weekend.  Maybe I will be lucky and get several done.  I hope everyone has some fun crafty plans for National Scrapbook Day.