Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter Wonderland

You don't often think of winter layouts being made in colors of tans and white.   But the tone of the picture had the browns and whites in it so that is what I wanted to match.

I am entering this layout at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES" 

The challenge is Snowflakes -   make sure there are snow flakes on your layout.

I have snowflake paper and   three snowflake embellishments on my layout.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Continuing with January Project Life

I'm using sketch #93 at "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"  for one of my pictures in this weeks PL pages.

For ages my hubby has wanted a sous vide, he reads about something and he wants it.  LOL   But I resisted for well over a year.   But then I found out my son-in-law wanted one for Christmas so got one for him  (this way he can test it)   He loved it and made a brisket with it while we were all together.   So since we had holiday Gift Cards to use we bought one ourselves.    It might just be because its new, but we have used it 3 nights in a row, shrimp, steaks and chicken breasts, but so far we like it.    Will see if we continue to use it a lot.   I'm just hooked to our grill and smoker for most things and I don't think that will change.

Here is the sketch I used and then my full PL page.   Check out the challenge for yourself at
"SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"  There are two sketches to play with during each month.

I'm going to try and include more current events this year with my PL pages and not always have them so picture heavy.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

I love you card

Valentine card #2 for today.   I was inspired by the challenge at   "SHOPPING OUR STASH"
Challenge #336 is Out With the Old & In With the New.

I was totally out of card bases so that is the only new item I used on this card.  With the exception of the pink stripe on the left side, I got that from a 6x6 pad that was gifted to me and I hadn't used any of the papers yet.   The Old is the letters and the heart and paper.   I cut a piece of patterned paper to fit my card from a 12x12 that I had in my stash for ages and then I repurposed a big title that was in my stash of Valentine papers and embellishments.  I took the I and U off and also the heart and added them to my card on a diagonal.   Then I added one more pink puffy heart from my stash to the center of the big paper heart.

Here is a link to the challenge at  "SHOPPING OUR STASH"

Hello crafty friends!!

Thanks for coming by today to check out our latest challenge.

We are jumping head first into 2018 with OUT WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW

Show us some of the old and not so old (new even???) stuff in your crafty stash!

Valentine Card

I thought I would get started today making a couple of Valentine cards to have them ready for the next holiday.  It will sneak up on us before you know it.

This card I am going to enter in two different challenges.

The first challenge is  "TRY STAMPIN' -OR NOT- ON TUESDAY"   I used their newest sketch
#353 - Burst of color.     I used mostly pinks and reds, but then my burst of color is the background paper of my shaker circle, green, blue and yellow.    Here is the sketch I used.

The second challenge is at  "TUESDAY THROWDOWN"  Challenge #374 is 'Layer It Up'
I matted the hear paper stripe first with white card stock and then red card stock and added it to
my card base.  Next my shaker circle is layered on top of that strip.   My 3 hearts are in layers too.

Tuesday Throwdown #374 "Layer It Up"

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy New Year

I have been scrapping my granddaughters first holidays all year long.   With her first birthday coming up on January 26th,  her first New Year was the last "first" holiday to document.     It was kind of sad making this final layout of her first holidays.  But there will always be new first experiences to come in her life.

I'm entering this layout in 3 different challenges.

First is   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  I used their January 1st sketch.


Second is the challenge at   "GRAND DIVA'S CREATIVE CORNER"

     Select one of the history fancy and create a layout inspired by that fact.
#1 Jan 1 1908 = The ball first dropped at Times Square in NYC.:
Create a layout about a celebration AND you must include gold embellishments &/or alphas.

#2 Jan 12 1966 Batman debuts on televisions:
Creat a super hero theme layout AND you must include stars on your layouts.

#3 Jan 14 1973 - The Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins in Superowl VII, to become the first undefeated team in NFL history.
Create a sports themed layout AND you must include a banner on your layout.

#4 Jan 15 1974 - Happy Days premiers on television:
Create a layout with the word HAPPY as your title or part of your title. AND you must use Thickers
or Sticker letters.

My layout actually works for both #1 and #4   I used gold alphas on the layout and for #4 my title is Happy and I used Thickers

Last but far from least is "LASTING MEMORIES" and their Word Play - Happy

LM #376 - Happy - use some form of the word "Happy" on your layout.

This can be in your title, in your journaling, or even on an embellishment, just show us some form of the word happy (happy, happiness, happiest, etc.) on your layout.

11 Months Old

I can't believe my granddaughter Elle will be a year old at the end of the month.   I've really enjoyed making these monthly layouts of her as she has grown this past year.    Maybe I can talk her Mom and Dad into taking monthly picture updates for the next year too.

I've made this layout with two challenges in mind.

1st  "OFF THE RAIL SCRAPBOOKING"  the January Mood Board is all about babies.

Next the Take 5 challenge at  "PAPER ISSUES FAN & FRIENDS"

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Elle's First Christmas

I brought these "first" stickers back when Elle was born in January 2017.   I've used them all now but the first New Years one    (I'll do that layout next)    I've really enjoyed making all these first holiday layouts for her throughout the year.

Isn't her dress adorable, Leslie wasn't sure about it just laying there when she got it as a gift for her but when she dressed her in it, she looked great.

I'll also enter this at  "USE YOUR STUFF"  anything goes challenge going on now.