Saturday, June 7, 2014

Lollipop Toes!

If you read my previous post, you already know that I am reveling in the wonderfulness of being an elementary school teacher on summer vacation!  Anyway, I created this layout yesterday using this week's sketch (#270) from Creative Scrappers!  It's a fun sketch with a project life feel that I just couldn't resist.  I used Life is Good from EP and tried not to pull much else.  These pictures are from ages ago, my girl is now 11, and every time I pull out these pictures to scrap I get to relive those memories of when she was just a little bitty of my fave things about scrapping!  I think it turned out pretty cute!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Oh, sweet summertime!!  As an elementary school teacher, the first weeks in June are just pure heaven!  No alarm clocks, no lesson plans to write, no papers to grade.....freedom!  I have spent a good deal of time this week scrapping and let me tell you it has been great!  I created this layout using Sn@p! from Simple Stories.  It was so much fun to play with the fun colors and patterns to highlight these cute pics of my sweet little girl!  I used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy (picture of sketch no longer available, sorry).  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

My So Sweet Favorite Little Girl

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by!  I have a sweet layout to share today of my little one from 2004.  I used paper and embellies mostly from the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Collection.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Burrito Baby

Thanks for stopping by.  Today I have another layout to share.  I am still using a pile of scraps that I pulled out when this months mood board from Two Peas came out.  I'm really liking the way this is helping me get some pages done.  I also used a sketch from Stuck?!.  I'm finding awesome sketches and wonderful inspiration over there! 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Luckier Still!

Today I want to share the layout I've been working on the last couple of weeks.  It has been a struggle to find the time and the mojo to get this one completed but I got it done.  For this layout, I used a photo my daughter captured of us on her phone one night while we were being silly.  I used the March 1st sketch from Stuck?! to get me started as well as this month's mood board from Two Peas.  Everything I used either came from my scrap stash or from free printables!!

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Room for Two

I am really excited!  No, REALLY EXCITED!  One of my new years resolutions was to get back to the scrapping that I love.  You know, actually working on album pages about My Sweet Girl and our little family.  The whole reason I started this scrapping stuff was so that I could preserve every last photo I've taken (and will take) of this child . . . who, at it seems, may be the only one for us.  I want her to know just how much she is loved and I never want to forget the emotion and physical feelings of watching her grow.  My Sweet Girl is 11.  I have 1 album for her complete (year 1).  I have two more albums that aren't complete but are full.  But, she's 11 . . . I am no where near 'caught up.'  And that's okay because while I'm dealing with 11 year old 'tudes and issues I get to go back to chubby little legs and gooey kisses through my scrapping.  I'm really, really excited!  So I have another layout today.  This one is inspired by a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.  I'm also using the February mood board from Two Peas as inspiration to use up the paper I have since the  budget doesn't allow me to get new goodies very often . . . well, like ever really.  Anyway, here it is.  A sweet picture of My Sweet Girl and the kitty sitting in My Sweet Girl's car seat.  She loved that darn thing!

 Let's Get Sketchy! February Week 3 Sketch
Two Peas February Mood Board

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

What's Cooking?

Today I actually have a REAL LIFE, WITH PICTURES, LAYOUT to share!  Ha!  It has been a while since I've completed a layout for myself and my albums!  I've been really busy creating cards, and "naked" layouts to sell that I've gotten away from my true love...sharing memories with scrapbooking!
I have a whole stash of photos (like 5 years worth!!! LOL!) already organized for scrapping.  I just needed some inspiration.  So I went blog hopping, of course!  It didn't take long to find just the inspiration I needed.  In fact, I found quite a bit.  I decided to go with these two challenges to get my mojo going.

First, I chose the SWAK challenge from Scrap Our Stash to use S-stitching W-washi A-arrows K-kraft.  Then I chose this awesome sketch from Stuck?! I think the resulting layout turned out great.  I know it felt wonderful to create a layout from start to finish....with pictures AND journaling!  Thanks to SOS and Stuck?! for inspiring me this weekend!

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Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

As I stated in a previous post, I have some issues with mixed media being used for scrapbooking layouts.  However, I have no issues with mixed media itself and have begun to play around with it a bit.  I've created a couple of pieces for my art journal before deciding that, yes, I do enjoy playing around with this stuff!  So, I decided to alter a binder to be the home of my art journal I suppose.  I'm quite happy with the way it turned out and just love the color combo (my faves).  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mixed Media?

I LOVE the look of mixed media!  I love the endless possibilities with mixed media.  I love to watch other people create mixed media pieces.  I, myself, have played a touch with mixed media.  However, my scrapbooking style is nothing like mixed media!  When I look at layouts that are created mixed media style, I am not so in love.  Do not misunderstand, they are BEAUTIFUL pieces of art!  What I find unpleasing, I suppose, is the quarrel between the ART and the PHOTOS!  I've only seen a couple of artist who are trully able to scrap mixed media style and still keep the focus on the photos.  Isn't that what scrapbooking is about after all?
As I begin my journey into the world of mixed media art, I can not, at this point see myself as a mixed media scrapper.  More likely I will be a mixed media journal-er (hmmm, is that a word?).  I've already designated a neat little book to work on my mixed media techniques.....separate from my photo albums.
Am I the only one who feels this way?