Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Inspiration Is Everywhere

Have you ever been inspired by your own work?

I find inspiration in many places, scrapbook galleries, YouTube, pinterest, Facebook groups, magazines, not to mention my boys, a piece of patterned paper, colors of the plastic bowls in my cupboard..... Never have I been inspired by my own work. But today it happened. I had a bunch of left over strips of paper from the last layout I posted sitting on my craft table. I kept looking at them and thinking I want to make another layout with those strips and I want to sew them down too. I started laying them down on some cardstock and it just came together.

This wasn't the first pic I chose for this layout but it fit much better. The flow of the paper moves your eye right into the flow of the hiking path. The strips were much wider when I started too but I trimmed them down and felt if worked better for my busy photo.
I used 2 different kits form Scraptastic Club for this layout. The strips of paper are from the June Sail kit and the embellishments are from the May Daylight kit.

I really enjoyed the process of this layout. I just let it work itself out and enjoyed going with it.
Thanx for stopping by and Enjoy Your Scraps!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It All Started Here

Wow! It's been awhile huh. Summer is so busy for us. Trying to keep my boys busy and out of trouble is a full time job. I have made a few layouts though and wanted to share some.
This is a layout about my sister and my first boy Gus. When Gus was 3 months old, we went on our annual camping trip to the Garlic Festival in Ocean Park Washington with my family. My sister brought a ton of photos and she was rounding all the corners of them trying to get ready for an upcoming scrapbook weekend. I piped up and said "See!! That's what I need to do. Take a whole weekend and make a baby album for Gus." which made Lisa say "Well, why don't you come with me?" and the rest is history.

I have been wanting to scrapbook this photo for a long time now and the Sail kit form Scraptastic Club was perfect for it. I used a sketch form Studio Calico that really show cases my photo.
I really had fun with this layout. Remembering how I started scrapbooking and how much I love this craft.
Thanx for stopping by and enjoy your scraps!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I Won I Won!!

Yippie!! I won a Two Peas giveaway on Instagram!! A bunch of wood veneers and flair that are so great for winter pages!!! How Fun!!
This March It's My Life Scraptastic Club kit is so gorgeous!!! I just love this October Afternoon Click paper. it was my fav and I wanted to allow the writing on it to be seen. I have been using this design a lot lately and just feel like it works for me so why change :) I cut a strip of the My Mind's Eye Celebrate paper to use as the back ground of my photo. I just love how it matched the washi tape in the pic!!

This ended up being a very simple layout that took no time at all. My layouts usually take over an hour so it was fun to move right along with this one.
Thanx for visiting my spot in blogland and enjoy your scraps!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Me @ 40

Here's a fun layout to share. I made it awhile back when I went to my sisters for a scrap weekend. I have always wanted to try stitching on a layout so I got brave and went for it.

I had just picked up the Maggie Holmes paper pack and the Heidi Swapp Sunburst Stencil at Michael's right before I left to go to Lisa's and had this layout in mind then. I really had fun stitching the paper and knew this pic would go perfect. I never do girly layouts cuz I have 2 boys so this was fun. I used embellishments from my stash. There's some Amy Tangerine die cuts and a My Minds Eye banner sticker.

Some cut aparts and sequins form Scraptastic Club

A Flair For Buttons flair badge
I really had fun with this layout and really want to do more stitching on my layouts. I have my grandma's old sewing machine and it's huge and heavy so it's not real convenient to get out for a tiny bit of stitching on a layout. I really want one of those mini sewing machines but just can't justify buying one when mine works fine.
Thanx for stopping by and enjoy your scraps!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Look What I Found!!

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog's Tails
That's what my boy's are made of and I love it!! Gus and Colton love the creepy crawly's and I have to say I don't mind them either. Just can't handle spiders but the salamanders and worms and snakes.. Bring them on!!! These pictures were taken a month apart but these boys love bringing me their finds to show off so of course I had to take a pic.

I used the March It's My Life kit mostly and a bit of the February Mr. Big Stuff kit from Scraptastic Club. These 2 kits go great together. I started with the Bazzill Raspberry Splash card stock as my base for this layout. I just love the Bella Blvd Family Photo paper and wanted to use a lot of it on this page so I cut a 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 to fit on the right half of the page. I used the Bazzill Adventure Arrows for the paper behind my photos and the navy chevrons pointing to the photos. Just love the Echo Park That's My Boy You Rock sheet of cut outs. It really said what I wanted for these photo's.
Here's the top 2 cluster of embellishments. I used the October Afternoon Snapshots Snap Caps and the October Afternoon To The Point Chipboard Arrows. The stars are from the March add-on as well as the daily die cut. So cute and fun!
Here's the title. How great are these October Afternoon Stop Light Alphas?!?!?! Love the cursive font. That flair is an exclusive design of Kaitlin Scheaffer and I love it.
Hope you enjoyed this one and hope you all enjoy your scraps!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Serious Boy

Finally!! I finally jumped into my March Scraptastic Club kit. I have been busy with life and haven't had a lot of time to scrap. I know! Sad right?!?!?
I love the sketch for the Sketchy Thursday this month. I stuck to it pretty closely.
I have been dying to scrap this photo of Colton and loved the My Minds' Eye Shimmer paper and the Bazzill Adventure Arrows paper. I thought it went well with the black and white photo. I also used some of the October Afternoon Develop paper from the February kit. The pop of red just adds the right tough I think.
Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy your scraps!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Game Boys

I am rolling out the layouts with this February Mr. Big Stuff kit from Scraptastic Club. This is I think my 4th one and I still have tons of stuff left. I did get the main kit and add on which is always more than enough fun stuff to play with. My March kit just got here yesterday but I am having so much fun with this one I haven't opened it yet :)

It's Challenge Thursday over on the Scraptastic Club Blog today and I was already itchin to scrap so I took the challenge and ran. It's a fun tic tac toe challenge and I chose Wood Veneers, 2 Flair Buttons, and At Least 1 Die Cut. This was an easy one for me since these kits are full of all those items and so well coordinated.
I used the Sydney Card stock by Bazzill for my background. I'm really liking this design lately too. I put a strip of the Echo Park That's My Boy You Rock paper across the top of the page and layered my photo and more paper on it. I used the Numbers paper by Echo Park as well as some stickers for their elements sticker sheet. Jessica has combined some great product here. The October Afternoon All Boy Daily Flash paper and Simple Stories Daily Grind Ephemera and Chipboard Stickers match perfectly.
Bottom cluster here. Ormolu makes the most fabulous flair and cut aparts for Scraptastic Club.
Wish me luck in this challenge. Thanx for stopping by and enjoy your scraps!!!