Sunday, December 30, 2012

More Sketch N Scrap

Here is my last Sketch N Scrap page...for the day...   :)

I broke out the older stash for this one.  
The die cut piece is from My Mind's Eye.
The title pieces and the butterflies are from K&Company.

And the fun sketch I used is the bonus sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

Time to take a break...the family wants some lunch....??

Have a great day!!!

Wild Child

I know I have probably used this title at least a dozen times, but sometimes I get brain cramps when trying to come up with a new title.  :)

I used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

This was fun!  I like using up a bunch of the little pictures I have laying around in the stash.

I think my favorite part of this page are the fun animal print flowers from Michael's. 
I bought these on clearance and now I regret buying more!

Oh well...

Off to work on a few more sketches for Sketch N Scrap!

Have a  great day!!

To the Batmobile!

My little guy was lucky enough to get his own little Batmobile for his birthday last year.
It's so hard to find Batman stuff to go with this page, so I used the "Noah" collection from Nikki Sivils.
The little green car just cracked me up next to the bat

Of course, I had to add a bunch of buttons to the page!  And the arrows are so fun!  I found a few from a Bo Bunny collection to add.   :)

The sketch I used is from the Boys Rule Blog:

I was inspired to break out the circle cutter again!  Now it sits right next to me...hoping it won't be neglected again.  :)

Have a great day!!!

Zoo Holiday

One of our favorite things to do during the Christmas Holiday is go to the zoo to see the animals, the characters, Santa and the zoo lights.

I love that they think of "me" when they set up all these fun photo

The sketch I used is from Sketches in Thyme:

And here is a closer look at each page:
All of the papers I used are from Pink Paislee. I added some velvet pink ribbon across the middle of the page.
The wooden letters, snowman and snowflake are also from Pink Paislee.  
After I added a few snowflake pieces from the stash, I used some silver Liquid Pearls on everything.  

For a little bit extra, I added light blue Liquid Pearls, and some pink pearls to the whole background.
(Must add pink liquid pearls to the shopping list!)

Another FREE day for me!  I'm hoping to get some pictures ordered and lots more scrapped!

Have a great day!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Time for more sports!

Okay...I'm giving up on Christmas pages.  I am officially burnt out on Christmas.

I recently signed up my son for basketball, hockey and soccer.  It's just a fundamentals course, so it's not a crazy schedule for him.  But it's a great photo op for me.!  :)

Here he is at one of his T-ball practices.  
I used a few different papers for this page, along with some washi tape.

My big motivation was from this color palette from Sketch with Color:

along with this fun sketch:

And just to add a bit more to the background, I used a white paint dauber and kinda swished it all over. :)

Off to print off more sport pictures!!

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Morning!!!

I thought I would start out my Christmas morning by doing what I love to do.  Scrapping!!

And I thought I would scrap yet another Christmas picture.  :)

And this was made using a new sketch from Inspired Blueprints!!  So glad they are back with more wonderful inspiration!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas holiday!!

Blessings and Peace to all!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Characters

I love going to the zoo to see the zoo lights every year.  And some of the "animals" come out dressed in their holiday best for some fun photos.

I used a great sketch from Sketches in Thyme to scrap a bunch of photos.

While looking for just the right photos, I realized there are still many more to work on.
I just may have to use this sketch again!

Have a great Christmas Eve!!!

Merry Christmas Eve!!

...and the children are nestled, all snug in their beds...
...and Mom should be cooking, but she's scrapping instead!

Waking up extra early today sure has its benefits.

Here are a couple of pages I did at the crack of dawn today.

I'm almost out of this collection by Imaginisce!  I don't know if that's good or bad.  I'll miss the whimsy of this, but it sure makes room for more goodies!  

Here is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

Tabitha is still one of my favorite sketch designers!

And here is one for sketch #96 from Sketches in Thyme:

Another favorite collection is from Carta Bella.  :)

Here is the original sketch:

I have one more that I need to finish up and then I should really start getting ready for the party today!

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

And yet more Christmas pages...

I can't believe how many pictures I have and how many pages I have been able to complete!

Here are just a few more...

Lots of fun goodies from Imaginisce!  I love all the of the cutouts and layered stickers!
The sketch is from the Mid Week Mojo from Scrapbook Steals:

Using LOTS of bits and pieces from the stash,  I came up with this page:

This was for the sketch challenge for December from Artful Delight:

And finally, I scrapped another photo card from last year:

So many little things that I found from the stash!  I love how everything always comes to together even though they are all from different collections.

The sketch I used is from Boys Rule Blog.

And now I have to finish wrapping up some gifts!

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Scrapping Christmas photo cards

I so love all of the wonderful photo Christmas cards we get every year.  It's so nice to see how the kids grow, when we don't get to see them all the time.

Here is my cousin's son with last year's card:

I used lots of ribbons from May Arts and lots of flowers from the stash.  I also added a few chipboard pieces from My Mind's Eye.  
Then I went a little nuts with gold and red Stickles.  

This was  put together using this sketch from C'est Magnifique:

Looking forward to seeing what cards come in this year!

Have a great day!!

More Christmas pictures

I am having so much fun playing with this collection and all the fun ribbons from May Arts.

Here is another Christmas page with some ribbons, chipboard and stick pins:

The sketch I used is from Week 3 from Let's Get Sketchy:

I should start cleaning up this mess... I think my desk is under here somewhere...

Have a great day!!!

Let's Get Sketchy Week 2

Week 2 from Let's Get Sketchy offered more inspiration for my Christmas pictures.

I love the vintage colors in the Once Upon a Christmas collection from Little Yellow Bicycle:

And I got to play with the flower kit with accordion flowers.  I creased a few of the die cut flowers for dimension.  And these beautiful ribbons are from May Arts.  

Here is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

Have a great day!

Finally some "ME" time

I was so happy that I managed to finish all of my baking, shopping, wrapping and decorating early this year!  I guess it helped that I couldn't keep the days straight and thought for sure that Christmas Eve was today....
So now I have 2 whole days to play!  YAY!

I really wanted to chip away at last year's Christmas pictures....because I only took a few gazillion!

So I have all my Christmas scrapping goodies scattered all over the place and here is my first page:

These are some fun pictures from our Community Tree Decorating Day at the zoo.  I tried to handwrite that on the border strip.  
This paper is from We R Memory Keepers and I added a few chipboard pieces from My Mind's Eye, and piece of pretty ribbon.  

And my inspiration came from the Week 1 sketch challenge from Let's Get Sketchy:

...and it's still early and not a creature is stirring...time to play a bit more!!  

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Finally! A sports page!

I am so thrilled that my little guy is now an active participant in basketball, soccer and t-ball!  Now I can play with all kinds of sports goodies!

I have been collecting a huge stash of papers and embellishments for a while now, just waiting for the chance!

Here is one of the latest pictures:

This is a mix of a few different patterned papers.  My favorite is the textured basketball paper!  And the giant basketball is a wooden accent piece.  
My little buddy is proud to show off his medal!

And here is the sketch from Boys Rule blog that inspired my page:

Have a great evening!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Old Man Winter

We love going to the zoo in the winter time.  It's quiet, it's fun, it's the best time to watch the animals play...especially the polar bears.   :)

Here are my daughter and niece playing on one of the lion statues.

I don't know why, but when I was trying to think of a title, I kept looking at this guy's face and "Old Man Winter" kept coming to

I used Stickles all over the background...but little dabs.  I love "snow" effect it has.

And here is the sketch I used from Stuck?! Sketches:

Have a great evening!!

Winter Ice

Hey there!  It's Wednesday and I'm finally able to post a page I did over the weekend.

I love these papers from Bo Bunny!  The colors, the glitter, the designs...soooo pretty!
I did some fussy cutting on the papers and used some pop dots.  Behind the photo is a square doily.  And the pictures are surrounded by some sheer ribbon.  I also added some metal accents to the centers of the snowflakes.

I used another great sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

Off to watch some lousy reality tv...have a great night!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


These are some of my favorite pictures of my daughter's baby photo shoot:

I love that she look so innocent.  She was actually terrified and had no idea what was going on.  She had been through these photo shoots many times before, but each time, she was a little bit more nervous.  
I used some papers from Colorbok and did some fussy cutting on the flowers.  Then I added some smaller roses and some different trims.  

I used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

She is now 11 years old and I'm still working on baby

Have a great Sunday!!!

Snow Dogs

One of my favorite Winter trips to the zoo is FREEze Day.  This is when the zoo has free admission and they host many different Winter activities.  My favorite is watching the sled dogs.
These dogs are not only very strong and agile, they are BEAUTIFUL!  I love the ice blue eyes!

And they are more than happy to play with the kids and pose for pictures.

I played along with a sketch from Pamela's World of Scrap:

Great sketch and I love the giant banner!  

I can't wait till these come back to visit this year!

Have a great Sunday!!

Snow Fun

Good Morning!  I'm finishing up some fun snow pictures today.

I'm loving the pink and purples that I have found in my Winter stash:

And I wish I could get a better picture.  But the sun is so bright today and is giving me a hard time.  
Oh well, at least it's sunny out!

I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers:

And here are a couple more pictures of my daughter playing in the snow:

I used half of a giant snowflake die cut and some rub ons from Reminisce.  I love these cute little penguins stickers too!  Finally used them!!  

Here is the sketch from Stuck on U Sketches:

Have a great Sunday!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bundled Up

And now that I have used some pictures from Fall and Summer, I thought I would play with some fun pictures from Winter:

I used an older sketch from Pink Paislee and some older goodies.  I ALMOST can't wait for some snow....just for more pictures.  :)

Have a great day!!