Monday, April 16, 2018

BABY BOOK

This is my latest page for Use Your Stuff challenge.  This week's theme was "babies" or create a project featuring a baby theme.  While I have a gazillion pictures of my daughters as babies, I decided for this project I would feature a picture of my mother when she was a toddler.  I have always loved this picture of my Mom.  She looks so happy playing with her sister oblivious to the fact that she has a big pompon on her forehead.  Because this picture was taken in 1950's, I decided to go with a vintage vibe for this page by using a variety of papers from Authentique's "Stitches" collection.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

OUR BABY



This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  When I saw that the sketch called for nine pictures, I decided to do something I always wanted to do; a documentation featuring the growth of my daughters from infancy into their early elementary years.  I had a blast going through all my pictures finding one from each year of their life.  It feels like yesterday that they were my fuzzy haired babies; now they are my sassy, energetic, beautiful teenagers.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of vintage looking papers from Hobby Lobby's "The Paper Studio" collection, My Mind's Eye, and Authentique's "Stitches" collection.

Monday, April 2, 2018

HELLO SUNSHINE

This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff.  This week's project theme was Easter or Spring.  I decided to go Spring with this page.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

BLOOM



This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  With this week's reveal being on Easter, I decided to scrap pictures of my children and their cousins last Easter.  It was certainly a prettier day last year than it is predicted to be this year. Last year, the sun was shining, the kids were in shorts and t-shirts...This year they are calling for snow Easter night...But nevertheless, it's fun watching the kids running around searching for Easter eggs and rummaging through their Easter baskets.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Jubilee" collection and word stickers that I found in the dollar bin at the entrance of Target; one of my favorite places to find scrapbooking goodies.

MAGICAL BIRTHDAY


This is my latest creation for Sketchy Boards Challenge using the following sketch.  The inspiration was the color yellow, so I decided to dip into my picture archives when my sixteen year old was turning six and had a Disney Princess birthday party.  All the girls wore costumes (my daughter was Belle), and a real "princess" came and read them a story.  Now she's getting ready to go to the prom and look like a princess herself...Time is sprinting way too fast.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Echo Park's "Once Upon a Time" collection and stickers from Doodlebug's "Fairy Tale" line.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

IRISH LASS

This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  I love St. Patrick's Day.  I have a touch of Irish ancestry, but that's not why I celebrate it.  I hate winter....I look forward to any occasion where fun can be had in the winter time.  And my girls and I have always had St. Paddy's day fun.  From Irish inspired headbands to Old Navy t-shirts, my girls and I have had years of entertainment trying to avoid being pinched by a leprechaun.  For this project, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Charmed" collection to highlight some of my favorite pictures of my girls modeling their St. Patrick's Day attire.

Monday, March 19, 2018

LIFE IS BETTER AT THE BEACH

This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff.  Our challenge was to use a border on our project.  I love border stickers, but I felt like I hit a creative brick wall when it was time to work on this project.  A little "surfing" around on Pinterest got my juices flowing; WAVES! I borrowed my friend's Creative Memories wave cutter, grabbed some of my favorite beach theme paper from Kaisercraft's "Coastal Escape" collection, and POOF!  Brick wall was demolished.