Friday, December 15, 2017

Santa


This is my almost 3 year old nephew Silas, he lives in Sydney, Australia.    When my niece posted this picture the other day on Facebook everyone asked if Silas was bored and yawning with Santa and she said no, that she had told him to smile big for the picture and this was his big cheese smile.

I used Sketch #304 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  for this layout.    Here is the sketch.



I am also going to enter my layout at  "FANTABULOUS CRICUT CHALLENGE"   because I used my Cricut to cut out my Santa title and Challenge #316 is Christmas.

Challenge #316-Christmas
Make a project or card about Christmas


I have one other challenge to enter my layout in and that is the "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGE"
Challenge #105 - Anything Goes.
  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed Media, "Off the Page" creations
  2. Only new creations from 8th of December 2017 onwards

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Our Christmas Tree


I made this layout with pictures of this years Christmas tree.   One how it looked the first night after we had it decorated and lit and then a day time picture of it with all my gifts wrapped under it.
I'm entering it at   "USE YOUR STUFF"   Challenge #292 - Christmas is Coming.

Welcome to another challenge here at Use Your Stuff.  Team A's theme for this week is "Christmas is Coming."  In other words, create a project with Christmas as your inspiration.  This could be a scrapbook page, a greeting card, a tag for a special present; the possibilities are endless!  We can't wait to see your creations!

I used the Jump Start Sketch at   "THE SCRAP ROOM BLOG"  for this.     It was a fun sketch to
work with this month.    Here is the sketch.



I am also going to enter this layout at  "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGES"  
Challenge #105 - Anything Goes
  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed Media, "Off the Page" creations
  2. Only new creations from 8th of December 2017 onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments
  4. You may enter a maximum of 4 entries for each Challenge
  5. MUST BE A FOLLOWER!!!(to enter Challenges)
  6. If your Challenge entries does not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified!
This Challenge ends on Thursday, the 28th of December 23:55PM European Time.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Be Festive


I said so much fun making this layout to combine it with the Scrappy Friends double challenge.
First I used the sketch at "THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOG"  then I also was inspired by the cartoon prompt at "GRAND DIVA'S SCRAPPY PLACE BLOG".
What a fun cartoon and I pulled from it using my pictures and embellishments, Santa Clause, reindeer and trees and just the overall Christmas theme.

I always make layouts each year showing my decorations and since this is our first Christmas at our new home at  the Lake of the Ozarks it was fun decorating a new place.   This sketch let me use a grouping of pictures to show some of my decorations I have out.

Here are the links and sketch and cartoon.............

"THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS"


"GRAND DIVA'S SCRAPPY PLACE"

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wrapping the Presents


I love love love wrapping gifts.   So I took this picture after I was all finished with all I had bought.
A couple more things are not here yet, but I was ready to wrap and get everything under the tree.

I used the  "LASTING MEMORIES"  Tic-Tac-Toe  Winter/December Holiday Traditions Challenge.    My tradition has becoming using festive ribbon to tie around all my gifts.  I love the look.    On the tic-tac-toe board i used the top row.   Flair, Green & Glitter or Sequins.

I am also entering this layout in "STINKIN' INKERS CHALLENGE BLOG"   -  Celebrating the Holidays challenge.   I love wrapping all of my gifts for everyone ant the is always such a fun time for me during the holidays, I love picking the paper and the ribbon that I want to tie around each gift and make a bow.

Hre is the link to "LASTING MEMORIES"  Challenge #374 and the tic-tac-toe board to work with.


"STINKIN' INKERS CHALLENGE"
Celebrating the holidays

includes Christmas, Hannukah (Channukah) and Kwaanza, 
Chinese New Year, etc.

Create a project that symbolizes the holiday you celebrate at this time of the year. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree


We have all our Christmas decorations up now.   It was so fun finding where to put things this year since this is our first Christmas in this home.    This tree we have now on a small table in the entryway and looks so good.   I love seeing it in the daylight with no lights on and then at night after the lights are turned on.

I used the December 1st sketch  at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"  to make this layout.   I picked up
a hot buy Craft Smith Christmas stack on Black Friday.   Even though I have more than enough Christmas paper, I can't resist new papers.   So I used all papers from it.   With the exception of the musical paper that I'm using for my title, that was cut from a partial piece of patterned paper in my
Christmas stash.    Using the other papers were so easy because I just picked out my background paper and then there was another sheet with all these different border designs and I just cut out the ones with no words on it and used them for the strips of paper in the design.

Check out the challenge here at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"   and below is the great sketch
by Laura Whitaker.



I am also going to enter this layout at the layout challenge #3 at the "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGE"    Here are the rules.

Layout Challenge 3 - Christmas

  1. You can create a - Layout
  2. Only new creations from 1st of December 2017 onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments
  4. You may enter a maximum of 3 entries for each Challenge
  5. MUST BE A FOLLOWER!!!!!(to enter Challenges)
  6. If your Challenge entries does not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified!
This Layout Challenge ends on Sunday the 31st of December 2017, 23:55PM European Time.

Let's Eat Pasta



I just love this picture of Elle and her first time eating Spaghetti noodles.   Now I can't wait to see her when she eats them with marinara sauce on them and see what her face looks like.   LOL
Look carefully at her right hand, she has noodles wrapped around her wrist.    I'm not quite sure how she accomplished this.    But it is oh so cute.  At least to this Grandma.

I used the Dec. 1st sketch at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   to make this layout.   Here is the sketch below and be sure to check it out and then the next sketch on the 15th.  You have all month to enter.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Play Time


Dad and Bruce really enjoyed playing with Zacks virtual reality headset   (I think that is what you call it)   I never got around to trying it because I had started cooking our dinner.  

For this layout I used the November 1st challenge at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"

Here is the sketch.    The link closes to play along at midnight EST on November 29th.