Sunday, August 30, 2009

BOM Layout

I did this one for my Book Of Me. The challenge was from All Moments Remembered. This also fit the sketch challenge at Scrapadilly.


Journaling reads:
Always - love to go camping, watch the news during breakfast, want to stay in bed when the alarm goes off, love getting packages in the mail, check out my favorite sites after work
Sometimes - get tired of winter, like to be by myself, think I have too much clutter & can't stand it, wish to be just the right weight, want to move to a different house
Never - eat cheeseburgers or pork chops, want to fly, make my bed, want to give up my brown sandals, get tired of watching a good movie over & over

Scrapadilly Crop

Scrapadilly has been having a crop over the past week. I managed to make 5 layouts for the crop. It is going until tomorrow morning. I hope to make another layout or two today. Here's what I have accomplished so far.

Scraplift Challenge
Smitten With

Homemade Flowers Challenge
7th Grade

BINGO Challenge also used sketch from 52 Sketches
Time to Go

Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge

Off to figure out more layouts!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Layout Sketch

Well school is back in session. We have finished a week & a half of school so far. The beginning of school (& the end) always leaves me with little time to scrap. I did get this layout finished using the new layout sketch at Creatively Yours.

Here's the sketch

I turned the sketch for this layout of the boys on the first day of 7th grade.

7th Grade

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Card Sketch at Creatively Yours

Here is this week's card sketch. Don't forget to stop by Creatively Yours to check out the DT work & to show us your work.

Also from Creatively Yours


WHAT? “Sketches: Creatively Yours” Creative Round-Up Feature; plus Creative Guest and Guest Designer search!

WHEN?: We provide weekly Sketches, so we have no deadlines for sharing links to your work with us, but the next "CY Creative Round-Up" will be October 16th if you want your work featured on the CY Blog.


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Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Sketch & More

Creatively Yours has a new sketch posted today. This sketch is by Noella & was great to design from. I hope you'll stop by to check out the layouts from the Design Team, and show your work from this sketch.

Here's my layout using this sketch.


I had the boys tell me in their words about their cooking experience. Jacob said:

Caleb said:

AMR had a crop this weekend. I managed to do a tag challenge & a layout challenge.
Here's my tag

Here's my layout

School starts tomorrow, so I will have less time during the next month. It always takes me about a month to get back into the routine.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Finally off my Desk

I have had this layout sitting on my desk for about a week. I finally finished it - woohoo! Now I can move on to another layout. So here it is using BoBunny papers. I found the deer & squirrel paper piecing patterns in the Aug/Sept 08 issue of Scrapbooks Etc.


Challenges this covers:
Pile It On - use at least 3 flowers
Scrapping Out Loud - rip you paper
Cafe Mojo - use rub ons ("Our favorite" in the title is a rub on)
All Moments Remembered - product challenge to use felt (the bird is felt)
Use Your Stash - use a frame, ink, and brads (I framed the wildlife photos, inked frame & torn papers, brads on photo turns)

Lots of Happenings

We had a great time camping this past weekend. It seems to always rain as we are getting dinner ready or sitting down to eat. This weekend was not exception. At least we finished preparing dinner before the rain hit. So we had some nice family time eating & playing games in the camper.

Yesterday we had storms blow through, so I had to turn off the computer. We ended up with 5-6 inches of rain! We didn't have any flooding or damage so that was good.

This week's sketch at Creatively Yours is up. This week is a tag sketch by Ali. Some of the design team created for this special assignment. I hope you will check them out & give Ali's sketch a try! Also check out Guest Designer, Angie Redhead. She made a cute little apron for her daughter. Today's announcement from CY is that Noella is leaving CY to pursue her sewing business. She has produced some wonderful sketches & will be missed!

Here's the tag for the week:

I have 2 layouts laying on my scrap desk. I need to get busy and finish them as school will be starting next week!