Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April's Color Challenge


This color challenge was so much fun.  Here are the cards and layouts 
created by our design team members.  We would love  for you to  link up a card or 
layout for this challenge.  All that I ask is you link back to our challenge in 
some way.  Get button here! Come inspire and be inspired.  

All crafters who enter will have a chance to win our monthly link-up prize. 
(crafters will  receive one entry for each party hosted during the month).  
Winner and featured projects will be showcased on the first Friday of the month.  
If you link up after the 30th (your name will be placed in next month's drawing).  










Leslie


Amy


Welcome to our new design team member, Jessica.  
Click here to learn more about this creative scrapbooker!

Happy Creating, 







Sunday, April 28, 2013

Stitching, Flags, Flowers and Brads


Two things about this layout: I needed to finally scrap this picture and I  wanted  to use a
sketch I found on Pinterest.  The paper used is So Happy Together by Echo Park:  
Happy Stripes, Garden Paper, and Jot it Down. I also used some red and blue brads - Love brads!!!







A little secret about me as a scrapbooker...I am TERRIBLE about journaling.  
See that journal box that is not written in - Uh Oh!!  

Happy Scrapping,

Sunday Social Fun!!

Sunday Social

Did you sleepwalk as a child?
No but I think my brother did.  I am glad he didn't 
walk in my room and scare the bologna out of me!


Did you ever try to run away or sneak out of your house?

The only time I tried to run away was when I was two.  I think it was to test 

my mom to see how she would react.  My parents would tell me the story.  
I took my little wind up T.V. by the handle and walked to the end of my 
driveway.  My mom sat on the stoop (she knew I wouldn't go far).  
I got to the end of the driveway and started to cry. 



Did you have any imaginary friends?
No, but I loved pretend play and I would pretend I was 
talking to others while playing house, school, or restaurant.  
Does Mr. Snuffleupagus count? 



Did you ever go toilet papering?
YES!  So fun.  Our HS cheerleading tradition was to toilet paper the senior 
football players' houses the night before the big Thanksgiving day game. 
 I was one of the cheerleaders (my senior year).  We made signs for their 
houses and then the night before the big game went toilet papering.

Did you ever sneak tv shows you weren’t allowed to watch?
No!  As kids we didn't comprehend things like kids do today.  
Lots went right over our heads.  I do remember my mom telling
us we couldn't watch Weird Science - she didn't like what she
saw when she walked by while we were watching it.  The 
funny thing - we had already watched it a gazillion times!



Happy Sunday,

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pinterest Inspired Friday - Scrapbook Layout

broken treasures

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a post that is two-fold.  It is a Pinterest inspired 
layout but it is also the layout I shared on Elizabeth's blog showing the use of Flip Flaps.  
Elizabeth and I met on Linked in and she asked me to create a layout for her blog 
(she is a CTMH consultant).

The sketch I used was by Basic Grey for a two page layout.  
http://pinterest.com/pin/159666749261629961/



 The two page Easter layout was fun to create with all the springy papers and embellishments.  
A few months back, I learned about a new product by Close to My Heart called Flip Flaps.  
Flip Flaps come in many different sizes and make it easy to include multiple pictures on a layout. 


 I used a 4x6 Flip Flap on my page, which allowed me to include two extra pictures.  
The Flip Flap has an adhesive strip that attaches to the outside of the page protector.  
The papers used to create this layout are from the We R Memory Keepers 
Simply Spring Collection: Blossoms, Basket, Raindrop, Expressions, the 
Embellishment Stickers and the Spring Flings Frame.  

To view or purchase the Simply Spring papers and embellishments


 

Happy Spring and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boy by Nature!

Hello everyone.

This is a quick, late in the day post written so I could share the layout I created for the Scrapping Wonders link-up.  I had a lot of fun with the sketch.  It was easy to use and putting the layout together was pretty quick and to top it off, I am happy with the way it came out.  The paper used was from a pack that I had in my stash (K&Company).  It is always nice to use paper or supplies that have been hanging around.


Happy using old supplies! 



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Whimsical Wednesday #3 - Link up Your Layout or Card!



Happy Wednesday.  Whimsical Wednesday is back this week.  For those of you who missed my message: Whimsical Wednesday link up will be every other Wednesday (due to our bimonthly challenges - sketch and color).

The color challenge is next week.  Hope you will link up a layout or a card.  I had a lot of fun with this challenge and LOVE my layout.  Make sure to check back next Tuesday to see it.


This link up is for scrapbook layouts and cards only.  Share your creative projects.  It can be a favorite project, something you are proud of, old or new.  You choose!  Meet others that like to scrapbook and make cards; get inspired and be inspired.  Most of all have fun.  The one thing I ask is that you display the Whimsical Wednesday button somewhere on your blog or in your post.  Thank you. Click here for button code.  See something you like, stop by and visit that crafty person's blog.  We all love visitors and comments.

Two more reminders:
  1. The First  Friday of May will be Featured Friday.  I will feature all the most clicked on layouts and cards from Whimsical Wednesdays and the Sketch & Color Challenges.  Make sue to check back on May 3, to see if you were featured.
  2. The link up winner will also be announced that day.  All people who link up will receive one entry per link up for a chance to win a prize.  There are 5 entries for April: 3 Whimsical Wednesdays, 1 Sketch Challenge, and 1 Color challenge.  Winning is easy - all you have to do is link up!!


Happy Sharing.









Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Simply Spring ~ Design Team Tuesday!


The Design Team has created beautiful spring layouts using the Simply Spring Collection from 
We R Memory Keepers (this was the giveaway that Lisa won - Congrats).  The colors are so fun
 and everything coordinates.  The Design Team unanimously agreed that this was a fun collection to work
with.  Some team members shared two layouts they created using the papers and embellishments.  

Enjoy these beautiful, spring layouts!



Rachel


 Leslie

 
Amy

Happy Spring,

Monday, April 22, 2013

2 Challenges - One layout!

I  love to host parties but I also enjoy playing along and visiting other blogs.  While perusing blogs, I came across two challenges: a Color and a Sketch.  I decided to combine the two to create one layout.  

 
Color Me Scrappy Challenge #36 and Let's Get Sketchy Challenge Week 3!
I just loved these colors and the sketch seemed interesting especially 
because you had to use two of the same picture and include butterflies.  

I  know, I know, most of you are probably thinking that I have my own sketch and color challenges.  I thought it would be fun to try these two (combined) and meet some other scrappy people.  I have never done another challenge on a blog (just linked up my projects).
My layout used two of the same pictures: one  black and white and the other color. I decided to play upon the colors in the color challenge to accent the color photo.  I used the grayish color to accent the black and white picture.  I wanted it to seem as if I was transitioning from black and white to color. This layout was slightly out of my comfort zone because it became busy fast.  The thing that bothers me the most is the O in you - I wish a had a different color sticker.


I Love You in...black and white & color

What do you think?
Happy commenting, 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Time for Sunday Social Fun!

Sunday Social


Happy Sunday Everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.

What is your shopping weakness?
My Shopping Weakness is anything 
Scrapbook related - especially paper!!!!

What is your food weakness?

My food weakness is definitely potato chips, 
with pizza and brownies both a close second.  

What is your go to movie to watch when nothing is on?
The Hangover or Wedding Crashers - so funny!

What is your go to breakfast food?
I eat toast with peanut butter pretty much every
morning.  Yum - love how the PB melts.  

Do you drink coffee? If so how do you take it?
Yes - usually only one cup a day with 
half and half and sugar in the raw.

Happy Reading, 

Friday, April 19, 2013

You Make Me Happy!

Happy Friday.  The title of this scrapbook page is you make me happy.  As I was writing it, I realized that all my blog, twitter, etc.  followers make me happy too.  I look forward to sharing with all of you and seeing your creations.  Thanks for making this whole experience worthwhile and fun. 

This layout was created using This and That - Graceful by Echo Park.  I love the colors in this layout and all the fun things that can be done with papers.  The smaller pictures focus in on the flags and flower that I added along with the title at the top right of the page.  I also created a tab on the right side with some overlapping circles cut from one of the papers.   Papers used: Border Strips (2) and  Flower Box





Happy Weekend,


Don't forget: You have through Sunday to link up to our sketch challenge.


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