Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Sympathy Card

I created my 52 Weeks Card today for Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  I'm pretty surprised I have been able to keep up with this challenge.  It's week 35 and I haven't used any passes yet.  It's been pretty challenging to create a page and a card each and every week.  But I am loving making sure to take the time to create each week.

The challenge was to create a sympathy card.  I'm not sure I have ever created a sympathy card.  If I have, it's only been one.  To create this card I used the current sketch at My Favorite Things.  The mailman brought a package to the door today.  It was some dies I had ordered from MFT.  So I used one set to create my card....  Here's the sketch....

And my card.....

I used washi tape in the corner under the button.  This allowed me to also enter this card into the monthly card challenge at SnC, for using washi tape.

Thanks for looking.

Week 29 Page 2

I have a 5 day weekend this weekend.  It's feels pretty good.  I have a 3 day dog show, but had no plans today or Monday, so it's been nice.  Hopefully Monday we will be going on a bike ride.  I got a new bike a couple of weeks ago and haven't ridden it yet.

I took the free time today to get my 52 Weeks projects done for Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  For my layout, I finally finished my Week 29 Project Life page.  This first attempt at PL has caused me a little bit of stress, but I really love the whole concept.  I just have to get organized and jump right in.  One of my dogs is working on his championship in one of the agility venues we trial in.  I think once he gets it I will slow down a bit and spend more time at home.  Once I get my room cleaned and organized, I will be better prepared to document the day to day events in our lives.

As luck would have it, in Week 29 we attended a food truck festival.  This fit perfectly for the current challenge at Week-2-Week.  The challenge challenge is to include a food photo...  I love this site.  Sandi and Suzanne have provided so much inspiration to me in this Project Life journey.  Here's my page....

The bottom row is all about the festival.  Photos of some of the truck and some of the crowd.  We had reuben sandwiches.  It was the first time Stew ever had a reuben.  He loved it.  There's another food truck festival in September.  This time it's being held at a large facility.  It should be much better.  We plan to go to that one too.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out Week-2-Week for some awesome inspiration and challenges to jump start your Project Life projects.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Week 34 Card

For my 52 Week Card this week, I created a birthday card covering a few different challenges.  The challenge for the 52 Week Card Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin' was to use torn paper.  I almost forgot about this part, but I was able to get it included....

To start, I found a cool sketch to get me going...  I used Card Sketch #7 from Sketch-n-Scrap.  I really loved it!!


I also used the current challenge at Cardz TV for color inspiration.  The challenge is to use black and white, and a splash of yellow.  And here's my card....

I am also entering this card into the current Frosted Designs challenge, which is to use chipboard.  My yellow flower is made of chipboard.

Thanks for looking.

The Pond

I created my 52 Weeks layout on Friday again, but didn't have time to create a blog post about it until now.  I used another photo from our adventures playing in the pond area at Sugar Bush Farm a few weeks ago.  This photo is of all 3 dogs in front of the pond.  It was quite difficult to get the 3 of them to sit still long enough to get a shot.  There was so much going on and they really wanted to play.

To create my page, I used Sketch #41 from My Scraps and More Sketches.  The sketch has 2 photos, but I used just one.  I loved the arrows on this sketch and really wanted to use some washi tape in these areas.

And here's my page....

Thanks for stopping by....

Friday, August 16, 2013

1 Happy Boy

I created my layout for the 52 Week Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin' tonight.  I have made a page every week for 137 weeks in a row.  Wow....

My friend Theresa is on the design team at Sketch~N~Scrap.  Their new challenge was revealed yesterday and I LOVE the sketch.  Theresa's page is awesome too...

The photos I chose for my page were from this past weekend.  We were at an agility trial at a site called Sugar Bush Farm in Stephentown, NY.  We have been there many times.  The site is beautiful, located between the Catskill and Berkshire Mountains.  They have a fenced in pond area that dogs are allowed to play in, but to be in the area they must be off leash. My dogs are leery of other dogs.  In the beginning of July I took just Willie into this area with our trainer and one of her dogs.  He did very well.  This weekend, I took Willie and Tessa on Saturday.  They were great.  Willie even made friends with the judge's dog.  Sunday we took all 3 in there.  They were great.  I took lots of pictures and was so happy to see Willie was having such a great time.  He had a nice big smile.

I am also using this layout in the SnC monthly challenge to use a number in the title.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Polka Dot Card

This year I am participating in a 52 Week Card Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  Each week Rhoda, the hostess, gives us a prompt to follow and we must create the card following the prompt.  This week's prompt was a color inspiration challenge.  We got to choose our color inspiration.

I love the colors red and brown together.  Those are the colors we have in our bedroom, so I used the comforter as inspiration for my card this week.

To create my card, I wanted to use the current sketch from Artful Delight.  It's been so long since I've been able to play with one of her sketches, and I was very happy to be playing with one again.

And my card.  I also entered this card into SnC's monthly card challenge to use polka dot paper.

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