Thursday, April 6, 2017

April Challenges

April showers bring May flowers! <---We've definitely been having our fair share of showers this week here in Florida, but rainy days are usually good scrapping days! :)

For my first challenge this month I wanted to use Sketch #305 from Creative Scrappers as my base. 

I also knew I wanted to use a bright color scheme which fit in nicely with Picture This' green + white challenge. So here's my design:

I also loved Scrap Our Stash's sketch challenge this month! I included F-flowers, L-light pink paper, O-outline with pen, W-white matting, E-enamel dot (green dot by flower) & R-roses (patterned paper).

Thanks also to Let's Get Sketchy for the fun sketch and mood board! I loved the inspiration and flow of the circles (I decided to use flowers) in the layout so I paired it with this four generation photo of my aunt, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma from 1964.  There is nothing more special than preserving my family's heritage photos.

Thanks for swinging by!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 15th Challenges!

Whew! Halfway through March! Crazy right?! Bring on Spring!

I loved the second challenge from Scrap Our Stash this month and decided to play along. Here's my take on the sketch and the things I used for the word CHARM included cardstock, heart, arrow, ribbon/reel and Mickey paper/matted photo.


I also found a few new challenges to participate in! Thanks to Picture This, ARTastic and 123 Challenge for this inspiration

Picture This: I loved the gold dots included in the mood board and I had some straws from American Crafts that also had some gold dots! I've been wanting to use these straws on a layout so badly so I'm glad I found one that worked! Check out their mood board here:

ARTastic: I really loved Tone's Design Team layout and wanted to mimic something similar with different shades of blue. I loved her vertical lines and stenciling. Thanks for the inspiration Tone! Here's the painting that provided inspiration for the challenge! 

123 Challenge: I included brown, the word FUN and the brown strips in between the straws are borders from the edges of some Kaisercraft paper.

Thanks for swinging by my blog!

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 1st Challenges!

Hello everyone and happy March! I'm thankful we're "marching" right on into SPRING! Yay for flowers, birds and warmer weather! <---and SPRING BREAK for this teacher!

This month I'm entering in some new challenges! My layout was inspired by the wonderful ladies at Stuck?! sketches. My colors were inspired by the colors chosen by Another Colorful Creation along with the mood board/stitching challenge from Off the Rails Scrapbooking and finally two Tic-Tac-Toe boards from Rochelle Spears' Blogspot (Tag, 3+ patterned papers, cork, gold, circles) & Scrap Our Stash (Crate Paper, gold, charm).

Thanks so much for all the great challenges! I was really inspired! :)

Friday, March 3, 2017


Hey everyone! I wanted to brighten your day with a quick creative idea! I recently had the opportunity to go swimming with some of the manatees here in Florida. Soooo exciting right?! It was definitely awesome and I tried my best to capture the experience using my small GoPro. Unfortunately the pictures that I took weren’t that great of quality (due to the clarity of the water) but I wanted to figure out a way to still document the experience…so I decided to go with a BIG title.

Using my Silhouette Cameo I decided to cut the word MANATEE in big bold outline style letters.

I then backed the letters M, A & E with some of the pictures from the day.

For the rest of the letters I backed them with random scraps that fit into the color scheme!

I added some journaling, paint and a few embellishments to finish it off. Viola! Another great page to add to your gallery!

Give it a shot ladies! Try it out and go BIG!

Monday, February 20, 2017

February Challenges

Yay for February! I've always loved this month because there are so many great chick-flicks on T.V. this time of year! They're a perfect companion to my scrapbooking addiction! :)

This month I'm entering in Rochelle Spears' Layout challenge along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge's title challenge using the word "Today".  Thanks to all for the fun challenges!

My layout is documenting our recent road trip up to Minnesota this Christmas. Having spent part of my childhood in this gorgeous state, I'm somewhat familiar with ice, snow and negative temps. However, after spending the past few years in some southern states I've become a little "soft". This driving experience reminded us quickly of what winters are like up in the northland!

Monday, January 16, 2017

January Challenges

Happy New Year everyone!

I'm so happy to be starting a new year of scrapbooking & creating new things! This month I'm participating in three different challenges: Brenda's sketch challenge, Rochelle's inspiration board (I loved the teal, pink & gold combination) and finally Scrap Our Stash's Tic Tac Toe board (paint/mist, a die cut and Simple Stories line So Fancy).

I also decided to enter into the Stuck?! sketches challenges. I loved the circular center and added my own crab mallet on the side instead of the strip border. 

Here's my take on Stuck?! sketches Jan. 15th challenge! Thanks Laura for all the fun!

Thanks for swinging by my blog! Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

December Challenges

Does anyone else scrap important Christmas cards too?! I've been put in charge of preserving our family history (by scrapbooking) and so I wanted to make sure that this card from my grandparents was included in our family album. Thanks to The ScrapRoom for the great sketch challenge, Off the Rails Scrapbooking for the Red/Silver/White Colors on the mood board and to Scrap Our Stash for the fun book challenge! I've always teased my grandpa about being a "Grinch" so when I saw the book cover I knew I needed to scrap a picture of him! I used some striped paper and sequins for the challenge requirements.

Hope you have a great rest of your 2016!