Friday, December 21, 2012

Swim - Stew's August Page

For my Week 51 page at Scrappin'-n-Chattin', I created the August page for Stew's calendar.  One more week and I will have created a page a week for 2 years.

I used this week's sketch at Sketch Inspiration to create this page.  The page was originally supposed to have 3 photos, but I really liked this sketch, so I eliminated 1 of the photos.....

We were so surprised at how much Tessa loved the water this year.  She would go into the creek every time she was out.

I am also entering this page at Frosted Designs, for the Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge.  The challenge is to use 9 pearls or sparkles.  There are 9 pearls on the page - 3 under the right photo, 1 in each of the 4 flowers and 2 stacked in the upper left corner.

Thanks for looking.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

House Calendar - May Page

I have started creating the pages of our calendars for 2013.  Maybe I will be done before March this time.... I usually make 2 calendars one for my office and one for Stew's office.  This I am adding 1 more.  I am making the calendar for the house.

I started with the May page for the house calendar.  I was inspired by this week's sketch at Sketch Inspiration.

I wasn't sure I liked it when it was done.  But the more I passed by it, the more I liked it.

I am using this page as my Week 50 entry into the 52 Week Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  I have completed a page a week for a total of 102 weeks so far.  Wow...

I also entered this page into one of the monthly challenges at SnC.  The challenge is called Around, and we are asked to journal around the photo, an embellishment, the page, etc.  I journaled around the photos.

This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is Anything But Snow.  These photos were taken at the beginning of spring, so no snow here....

And I am entering 1 more challenge with this page.  Frosted Designs is doing 12 Days of Christmas challenges.  They have a bunch of great challenges.  I hope to join in most of them.  On this page I used 5 gold brads, which qualifies this page for the Day 5 Challenge of using 5 gold things.

Thanks for looking.  I hope to get a huge jump on these calendars this weekend.  Stop back by and see how far I get.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Over the weekend, Scrappin'-n-Chattin' had their monthly 24 Hour Challenge.  You list 3 collections that you have, and our host April chooses 3 sketches.  April then chooses which participant will choose the collection and sketch that another participant will use.  This is one of my most favorite challenges and try to do it each month.

My friend Dawn made the selections for me....  She chose Nikki Sivils Happy Holly-Days, and sketch #1 which was the 11/05 for BasicGrey....

This is a really nice sketch, but it really kind of scared me.  I didn't think I could come up with enough photos or enough journaling on something that I had not planned out for several days.  But I was able to come up with something.  I'm quite happy with the page.

I had taken advantage of a sale Nikki Sivils had last month and a ton of great papers came a couple of weeks ago.  I have not had many of Nikki Sivils products and really enjoyed working with these papers.

I am also entering this into this week's challenge at Frosted Designs.  The challenge is Buttons - use at least 5.  I used 5 green buttons as my circle elements along the journaling card.

Thanks for looking....

Happy Halloween

A couple of weeks ago I created a layout using the November 9th sketch from Boys Rule.  I really liked the sketch and thought it was a great jumping off point for my page....  Here's the sketch:

The subject again is my Willie, the poser.  I had to bring the flowers and pumpkins in to keep them from freezing, so I set them up in the solar room.  I had wanted to do a photo shoot outside with everything, but that never happened.

I hope to work with the November 30th sketch too.  I have missed using the Boys Rule sketches.  Thanks for looking.