Sunday, September 23, 2012

just like daddy



I love this layout!  I based it on the sketch at Fetch - A - Sketch, Challenge #33
and I loved the geometric elements, especially! I also took the opportunity to use 3 photos in these elements, and that always make me happy!  I cut the stars with my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, and inked them with chalking ink and a brush!  The title is made with Me and My Big Ideas Alpha chips and then I brushed them with the same Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink in Baja Blue.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012

[Free Spirit]



We love to travel, and we almost always visit somewhere warm, and this vacationi was no exception!  Culebra island, Puerto Rico is beautiful, friendly, warm, sunny, and one of our favorite spots!  We feel free to relax and play here!
 
I created this layout with the inspiration from Stuck  On U Sketches Sept. 14th Original Sketch Challenge and the word inspiration from Bird is The Word August 27th New Challenge Word: Spirit
My son, pictured in 90% of my layouts, is a true free spirit...he finds joy in so much, it is infectious.
 
To create this layout, I used these products:
Bo Bunny A Gift Of Love paper
Cherry Arte Summer Surprise paper
Little Yellow Bicycle Sky Blue Check paper
Cricut Cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook
Prima flowers
Simple Stories Year O Graphy
K and Company Handmade Woodgrain Alpha
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Inks Baja Blue
Recollections buttons
CTMH brads
Fiskars Large Circle Punch
CTMH 1 1/4 Circle Punch
Zots Adhesives

New Pals



Oh how we love animals!  We saw this sweet horse tethered on the side of the road just grazing calmly, and we stopped to say hello while on vacation! 
I based my layout on a super-creative sketch at Let's Get Sketchy Challenge # 29.
I am always happy to incorporate more than 1 photo, because I have so many to scrap! 
Check out their challenge site! 
 
I used products from Simple Stories, Collage Press, American Crafts, CTMH, and Recollections, and Bazzill! 
 

Friday, September 21, 2012

{fam}


My favorite subject to scrapbook:  my family!
 
This layout shows my mom and my hubby in Puerto Rico! 
 
I created this layout based on the lovely and simple sketch at
 
I used Simple Stories Year O Graphy, American Crafts thickers, some very old flowers, Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink, buttons from Michael's Craft store, and some miscellaneous font stickers and brads! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bo Bunny "On the Go" Mini Album, Part 2


Front Cover
 Pages 2-3
I knew I would have more photos that I wanted to include in my album than would fit on the included pages, so I came up with a very simple fix!
 
Pages 4-5
Pages 6-7
This album documents a big day in the life of our youngest son, and our lives, too!  These are just a few of the pages in the mini album, and there will be more to come later!  The album and most of the supplies are part of the Bo Bunny "On The Go" collection.   I really adore this collection because it basically fits so much about my littlest boy's life, personality, likes and activities!
 
 
Pages 8-9
You may be able to tell that several of the pages in my album are just rectangular in shape, and that is because I cut additional pages from large black sheets of chipboard with my kraft knife, matched the holes and punched!
 
Pages10-11
 
 
Pages 12-13
I added journaling where I could find a tiny spot!
 
Back Cover 

In addition to the collection, I have used some American Crafts thickers, some Jenny Bowlin journaling cards, Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk inks, October Afternoon font stickers, Adorn It font stickers, a Marvy Uchida journaling marker, lots of Glue Dots, and lots of buttons.
 
I hope you enjoyed being "On the Go" with us! 
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Not A Cloud In The Sky


 
I created this layout of my happy boy with the sketch from Sketches in Thyme current challenge in mind!  I loved the simplicity of this sketch, which gave me a place to start, and some room for creative freedom!  

      Sketches in Thyme: Sketch September 1 Blast From The Past

 
I created with these supplies:
Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy
American Crafts thickers
October Afternoon font stickers
Marvy Uchida journaling pen
CTMH paperclips

Our Story


 
What a fun sketch, challenge and word to use all together on one layout!  I created it for these 3 challenges, and had a lot of fun putting the pieces together!  Our adoption story, now 4 years old, is one of my favorites to scrapbook!
 
Tuesday September 11, 2012
 
Sketch for Sept.9th-15th
 
I chose Challenge # 109 Distressing -  I love to distress everthing that has an edge!!!
 
I used these products:
Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy
Bazzill cardstocks
Close To My Heart paperclips
American Crafts thickers


Monday, September 10, 2012

the life: simple




I created this layout to feature one of the most important sons in my life, and the most important earthly man, my husband of 11+ years!  In these photos we are in Puerto Rico on vacation, just enjoying God's magnificent creation, and one of our favorites, the ocean!   
 
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. - Psalm 127:3  is truly one of my favorite Bible verses, because I have all sons, and none of them are fruit of my womb, so they are much more of a gift to me.
I designed this layout with Scrapping Everyday Miracles challenge #20 Let's Hear It For The Boys in mind!  The challenge was to feature the men/boys in your life, and the scrap twist was to use photos of at least 2 shapes!  This is right up my alley, as I love to use my punches for circle photos! 
 
For this layout, I used the Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy collection, Bazzill cardstock, Fiskars large circle punch, CTMH small circle punch, font stickers from October Afternoon and Adorn It, and Basic Grey brads. 


Sunday, September 9, 2012

What I Love At The Sea


 
I created this layout for these creative blog challenges:
 
I used LOTS of old plain flowers, and layered them, securing them with staples!  I was happy to use up some of these flowers from my stash!
 
**I used metal colored staples, and metal paperclips.**
I frequently forget about using my stapler, although I love the result every time I do!  I also have had these paperclips for years,. and am so excited about using them!!!
 

 What a unique challenge!  I used a tiny square punch and lots of my favorite scraps of paper and created my mini patchwork!  I will certainly use this technique again!
 
I used these supplies, tools and products in my layout:
 
Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy paper collection
Fiskars tiny square punch
Prima flowers
Recollections flowers
Close To My Heart paperclips
Jenny Bowlin font stickers
American Crafts thickers
 Making Memories staples
Jenny Bowlin font stickers
Bazzill cardstock
 
This layout, and this photo, reflects one of my major personality traits - curiosity - especially about nature and even moreso about animals! One of my favorite activities when we go to any body of water is to search for animal life! And this layout reflects some of my favorite elements to use when I scrap - FLOWERS, pink, polka dots, layers and distressing!  What do you like about nature?
 
 

Sunday, September 2, 2012