Sunday, March 25, 2012

Just for fun!

I always have so much fun scrapping and this past week was no exception!  I scrapped fun pictures and used fun embellies!

And this layout shows the kids having lots of fun in the camper on a very hot camping trip!

 Katy and Rick are having fun getting dirty in these pictures!  (Don't they make such a cute couple!)

Speaking of a cute couple, Rob and Annie have had their family grow bigger which I showed in this layout using a transparency of one of their wedding photo's.

And finishing off the week with Brandon and Allan a few summers ago shooting arrows at a local park.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Guest Blogger

I was thrilled to be the guest Blogger @ Inspired to Scrap's Blog last week!  I would really like it if you could check out what I had to share about this layout by clicking on their link!

Have you ever scrapped the same picture more than once?  I have done it a few times and when I ran across this picture, I KNEW I would be scrapping it more than once.  This layout features a photo of Rick and Brandon that I had previously used but couldn't resist using again:

Journaling:  I bet when you look at this picture you see two
little boys playing pretend.  As Rick and Brandon's
mom I see much much more...Besides the fact
that I see two brothers pretending  to be
rabbits in their closet I see:
Pokemon pillowcase and stuffed animal
The Big Tiger that Rusty won at Harvest Festival
The tape on the wall from when we painted.  (!)
Spiderman Slippers!
The brown Pup Pillowcase that had been Renee's
When I look at Brandon's eyes I see that he must
have had a cold.
I see two boys that I loved and continue to love
very very much.....
Love mom
Picture 2001
Scrapped 2012

 This past weekend Allan and I had the joy of traveling a few hours south to visit our new grandson!  Rob and Annie's sweet baby boy! (and of course Ruth, who just had us in stitches and you'll be seeing some of her in the weeks to come!)

The following layout was done for a "Clue" Challenge at Cookin' Up Creations.  Linda challenged us to scrap a life changing experience and I scrapped the 3K race that I competed in:

I can't think of a better word for how
I felt when when I was the first
of about 30 to cross that 5K finish line!
It was my first and I had just wanted to
do it in an hour.  I actually had just
planned on walking most of it, but when
I got going I couldn't help but slowly run.
I felt so good!  I finished just under 40
minutes.  It was a first of an annual
5K put on by Shannon Wellihan raising
money for Cleft Palate Babies in Oct. 2010.
It was just a year before this that I could
hardly walk half a mile without being
exhausted.  Elation baby!  Elation!

My husband Allan has always been pretty good about getting me pictures of what he is doing so I can scrap them along with the ones that I take.  Since he's gotten his Iphone it's become even easier to get the pictures:
The inspiration for the "Livin' The High Life" was a sketch from Nuts about Sketches #204.

The last layout I'll share this week was really a fun one!  At Christmas time I fell in love with this silly Red Bird Decoration.  My Granddaughter likes playing Angry Birds and so we called this one the Happy Bird.  I liked throwing sun flowers around it for the birds to land on the table to eat and I snapped a picture of them.  As soon as I saw the picture on the computer screen after I uploaded it, The Mothership came to mind:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nuts About Sketches!

I'm finally able to share this layout with you!
This layout of 10 year old Rick (now 20!) was my first DT assignment with Nuts About Sketches!  I'm so happy to be on the team with the gals!  I took the sketch and did just the right side of it and tipped it on his side.  Shawn has so many great sketches on her blog, it is a go to spot!

Cookin Up Creations is hosting a Mystery Challenge this month based on the came Clue.  Remember that game?  Tuesday thru Sunday there are challenges based on the game and if you complete the challenge you will be pm'd a message possibly with a clue from Tammy.  Just like in the game!

Jan started us off with a challenge that required nine (!) different pp's because there were 9 different rooms in the game, circles because one room was a billard room and a tag for Mr. Boddy's two tag.  Another layout of a young Rick fillfulls all the requirements.

For Fridays Focus Jo had us focusing on using a score card, and the hand stitched "Boy" in the title qualified this layout Aimee's challenge at Burlap and Buttercups.  This layout features my husband and a much younger Brandon than he is now!

Tamara brought us Inspirational Sunday!  Yellow for Col. Mustard, twine for the rope, and flowers for the conservatory.  Once again, I was able to use a layout for two challenges!  Inspired to Scrap hosted a one hour scrap challenge and Stacey Locovic provided the sketch for the following layout, which is all about my granddaughter Ruth!

And oh gosh!  I almost forgot about the challenge that I gave out for Technique Tuesday!  Here is what my challenge said:  Mr. John Green, indicated by the green pawn, is a smooth talker. His family is made up of shysters. His dad is a low down thief and his mom tells fortunes wherever and whenever she can. Guess what: she's not a psychic. Mr. Green found a calling in spirituality. This means he sets up traveling tents and asks people to give him money, which is for the less fortunate people and that means the money is for him

At least that was the information that Wikipedia gave me on Mr. John Green. (wonder if his middle name is Deere? Yuk Yuk! Get it? John Deere Green....o.k. sorry....)

So now we know that Mr. John Green is a smooth talker. Hmmmmmm....Smooth makes me think of sanding something, even tho this roughens it up, right? So my challenge to you is to use sanding on your layout, or wrinkle something up and "smooth" it out, or both as I did! I sanded the black CS that matted the tag and the picture. The picture edge was also sanded a bit. The blue flags I misted them with water, crumpled them up and then smoothed them out again. I then inked the high spots. 

There's still lots of month left at Cookin' Up Creations and lots of time to get those clues for a great prize, so maybe I'll see you over there!