November 21, 2013

Challenge YOUrself DT

I'm so excited to announce that I am a DT member of a new challenge blog called Challenge YOUrself.

Some time ago (like 2 years ago or more), I started an ABC album about me.  I thought it would be nice to have an album just about me, so my kids would have something that really was ALL about their mom.

As most scrapbookers, we are the one behind the lens and we end up in very few LOs.  I love the concept behind this new challenge blog for a couple of reasons:

  1. I'll be able to finally finish this album.
  2. This is truly going to be a challenge for me because I'm over critical of any picture I'm in.
Come along on this journey with me!  It will be challenging and fun all in one trip!

November 18, 2013

Treasured Time - 123 Challenge

Oh how I love me some turquoise!  And if you look enough on the internet, you can find some inspiration.  It is everywhere you turn!  Sometimes, I get inspired by colors.  Other times, by shapes or textures.  This time around, I liked the inspiration at 123 Challenge, which combines 3 different forms of inspiration and I love combining it all into one layout!

I started with a hexagon mask and a clock mask by Tim Holtz.
Next, I started through my scrap paper box and found this yummy polka-dot pp.  It was too crisp and clean for my liking, so I crumpled it up and inked it to give it a little texture.
After inking everything to my liking, I started layering, but felt it was missing something.  I added the smaller clock stamp under the work "time".
A few inked embellies and a title and I was done!

November 15, 2013

Miss This Boy - CMS #50

Oh how I loved these colors at Color Me Scrappy!

They seemed very soothing, but I didn't have a picture in mind when I started designing this page.  Has anyone ever worked through their design first and then found a picture later?  That's what I did with this page.

I started pulling colors together first.  The twist this time around was to use texture.  I knew that I had a piece of rusty metal left somewhere, so I started the search...  I found it and knew that it belonged on this page.  I also added the burlap and the wood fence.

It was then time to find a picture.
This little boy was a neighbor kid that lived down the street when we lived in KY.  He was Ethan best friend.  They spent a lot of time together and when we moved, it was quite sad.

Thanks for stopping by!

November 02, 2013

Smile - CMS #49

OMG!  I forgot to update my blog with the latest challenge from Color Me Scrappy!  I loved working with these colors and this page really just fell together so easily.  I love it when that happens!

I'm not sure if you know, but I'm also the sketch designer at Color Me Scrappy.  I knew that when I created this sketch that I wanted to use a photo strip of some sort, but the ones I had really didn't match the colors.  So, what is a scrapbooker to do???  Well, I made my own with the school pictures of my boys!

Here are the colors and the sketch:
And my result:

Thanks for stopping by!