Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Let's Read with Dr. Seuss

Sometimes I run across a challenge that I just don't have the right pictures for....A color combo from Scrapping 4 Fun was one of them...

I did my best to adapt - even though I wish I had tropical pictures to work with!!

Here is the original inspirational picture:
I also did a little doodling with a Uniball pen to incorporate the "use a pen" challenge from Artastic

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Cute Memories

This has got to be the biggest smile I have ever seen on my little guy's face!  This was when we were at a weekend getaway to a waterpark after he got hurt.  We decided to make him feel better by getting Everything including the Kitchen Sink ice cream sundae!

For this page I used sketch #308 from Creative Scrappers:

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Awesome Vacation!!

Love that I was able to use LOTS of pictures on this page!

With the help of Rochelle's color challenge:

And a 2 page sketch from Let's Scrap:

I knocked out 9 pictures!  AND dusted off the old Coluzzle set to make my smaller circles.  And then I dragged a metal rimmed tag out of retirement.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Dinner Cruising

Special time with just me and the hubby.  Here are a few more pictures of our dinner cruise along Lake Michigan last year.

I pulled out some old brads that worked well with this color scheme.  I fussy cut all the wave borders.  2 of the 4 are on pop dots for dimension.  If you look closely, there are some water friends hidden within the waves.

I started with this mood board from Hiding in My Craft Room:

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Bowling Fun!

And yet another sport that my little guy enjoys!  Bowling!

This page was inspired by a scrap lift challenge from The Studio Challenges.
This page by Sherri really jumped out at me (NOT just because it was taken in but because my first thought was that I have LOTS of photo slide mounts in the stash!
I haven't even looked at them in forever!
Thank you for the inspiration Sherri!!!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Dirt don't Hurt

Gotta love having boys and girls.  I get to dabble in everything under the sun with scrapbooking topics.  Here we are the Demolition Derby:

I used some misting spray on the background to make it look "dirty"
I've had this title sticker from Bo Bunny for years!
So happy to finally have a page for it!

This is the sketch I used from Scrap the Boys:

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More 4th of July

Quick and simple, but this title set from Jolee's was so awesome I couldn't wait to use it!

Perfect for this sketch from Stuck?! sketches:

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Happy 4th of July!!!
Fun pics of the kids waiting for the parade!!

My starting inspiration was sketch #283 from Sketches in Thyme:

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Wild Thing

Love this picture from our trip to the zoo last year!!

I swear he smiled just for me!!

I used this awesome picture for this sketch from Scrapping Clearly:

This board from Off the Rails caught my eye and it was what triggered me to find this picture:

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City Fun

Mixing it up a bit...these pictures worked best with the challenge from Scrap the Girls:

Here is the moodboard we were challenged with:

And here is another from Challenge YOURself:

I also chose this sketch from Sketch N Scrap to plan my page:

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I Love America

Sticking to this month's theme...

I used this month's challenge from Let's Get Sketchy.
The added black to this color scheme was a little different.  I chose to use a black background, but added some blue Stickles.

Here is the moodboard:
And here is the sketch:

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Happy 4th of July

Back to the holiday pages...

Here is a page with a LOT of stars:

I used lots of old stash.  I couldn't believe how many stars I had all

Here is the sketch I worked with from the Scraproom blog:

And I also used this Tic Tac Toe board from Scrap Our Stash as inspiration:
I used Red, White and Blue - Stars - and a metal rimmed tag:

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Let's Play Soccer

I thought I would work on  a  few sports pages along with all of my 4th of July pages.  Here is my little guy and his first year of Soccer:

Funny thing...I used this sketch from Granddiva as my starting point.  When I cut the paper, you can see I cut it in the wrong  
Here is the original the original

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Love, Life and Liberty

Good morning!  I am so enjoying this time off of work!  Im getting lots of work done around the house and getting some scrapping done too.

Here is my first page:

I played with some Stickles and a paint dabber.
My initial inspiration was this moodboard from Creative Embellishments:

And I chose this sketch from Stick it Down to work with:

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Splish Splash

Me again!
Back to Summer!  I found some pool pictures to work with this time.  I can't wait till all of the pool parties and all the Summer fun to follow!

Here is one from last year:

We were also given the option to use this sketch:

This was for the teal sequins color challenge at White with 1.
Not only did I use  the teal color and white - I also found teal sequins in the stash to add to my page.  Taking pictures of them is so difficult!  I either get a bad glare or they look black..oh well!

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Exploring Summer

Hello again!!  Not that I want Fall to get here too quickly, but for the challenge at Scrap Our Stash, I pulled out some Fall-ish pictures.
Along with the sketch challenge, we had to use supplies that began with each letter of the word SUMMER.

Here is my page:

And here is the list of supplies I used:

S - stickers
U - Uniball pen
M - mats
M- My Mind's Eye papers
E - enamel dots
R - ribbon

And here is the sketch:

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Good morning!!  So happy that baseball season is over!  sad the boys didn't do well, but wow!  They had an amazing season, tons of fun...and now I have tons of time!!

Here is something I put together yesterday:

I used this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

This was a lot of fun and I was able to shake some dust off of my hexagon punches.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's a Boy Thing

Here is page I made with bugs!!  lol!
I've had these bug rub ons for a very long time and was surprised that I could actually get them to work correctly.

I did this page for the "It's a Guy Thing" from Connie Can Crop.

That beetle or spider thing on the side creeps me out....just saying...

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Pretty in Pink

Now that I managed to complete a few "boy" pages, I used the challenge from Cookin" Up Creations to do this page.
The challenge was to be inspired by the movie Pretty in Pink - and to add the word Pretty somewhere on your page, the color pink and the color gold.  I used a CM punch on some gold paper to add some hearts.

This sketch from Creative Scrappers was my placement inspiration:

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Dad Knows Best

More pictures of Dad - because it's Father's Day weekend!

I used this Subway art challenge from Granddiva to figure out where to start:
We were to choose a saying from the art board:

And then I put it all together with this sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

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Let's Set Sail

Time with the hubby is so rare nowadays.  It's such a treat to finally be able to get away for a bit. 
We were lucky enough to be invited to a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan.  We had a great time!

I used this 2 page sketch from Let's Scrap:

And this inspirational picture from Creative Embellishments:
I also added my nautical pieces  - the anchors - lighthouse and compass:

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