Tuesday, March 01, 2016

CalvinBall is here! Soooo Excited!

March 1st is here and it's time for CalvinBall!   I'm going to try to post the layouts as I go but I find the taking pictures and editing a challenge.  Maybe I'll do some through Instagram?  Or maybe just bits through there.

But first I want to share a bit of my set up.

Layouts preplannedish A La Katie Scott -

Ephemera tray stuffed full for quick embellishments more being cut on my Silhouette as I type this -

Extra 6x6 pads(those 2 front ones are from HL 4x6) I've been collecting just to add a bit more when needed - 

Some new(to me) Product to Inpsire me - 

Pinterest Boards full of ideas - My Pinterest

Some goodies to have around while I work because that's part of Scrapbooking too -

My laundry is almost caught up and my house is pretty clean, we did a big push this past weekend I even steamed all the floors and the Donation stuff went to the Vets yesterday so besides Work, dinner for the Family, kids concerts and events I'm ready.  Bring it on!  Can't wait to get a ton done.

And a last minute addition when I just went out to the mailbox woohoo!  Orders have arrived some photos and the last of my adhesive -

Now I'm truly ready!  Ok that's what I think....  Life will prove me wrong I'm sure! 

Monday, February 29, 2016

February 14 layout challenge - Final Post and CalvinBall

Ok so these are my last 3 layouts for February.  I challenged myself to do 14 which is about as many as I have done in the last 2 years total.  I haven't really scrapbooked in years.  What did I learn this month?  Well first I can find my mojo if I don't overthink it.  No page needs to take longer than a day(really)!   Seriously there is another one coming up right behind it, it's like getting a do over every time you sit down to create.  I have had a problem in the past thinking each layout has to be perfect.   I did a project last summer/fall where I put all of my layouts into albums, they were in boxes.  I was really impressed with what I did in the past for the most part.  I couldn't remember what I was stressing over on each layout and it was a ton of fun to look back at the photos and stories.  The point being I have thousands of photos that haven't been printed just waiting to be made into a layout that my family will appreciate no matter what I do to it.  Above all HAVE FUN!
Ok here is that paper from the Authentique Renew Expo kit.  I really like how it looks with older photos.  Lots of embellishments from my ephemera tray.  These pics are fun that's me on the top left and on top of my Dad in the bottom photo.  The baby is Cris when he was tiny.  We were all Cut & Happy then, heeheehee.
 This one is of Emily in one of her first Dance Classes.  I'm not sure why I dressed her in black but she does stand out(I'm sure I was not thinking like that then).  I hand cut the title I traced with a stencil, I remember doing this on all of my layouts years ago before electronic cutters.
 Love the frame to show off Em.  The colors of the photos are so odd because of the room lighting.
For the most part all of the papers came out of my pink scraps.  I only cut a new sheet of light green vellum for the mat on one photo.
This one is using almost all new product from the Box I ordered from BasicGrey.  So sad they are not going to be doing paper anymore.  I have a ton of old lines I've been hoarding away.  I've planned a few layouts for March with them.  Can't wait to dig in.
These photos are older Mia was an only puppy then and it's hard to remember when she was the only dog my Mom and Joel had plus look at how tiny that little puppy face is.  I did break out my sewing machine for this one and left it out for next month.

So this wraps it up.  I did 14 layouts in February granted the one above was last night.  But I still completed them in February.  All of them can be seen at Scrapbook.com in my gallery

For the month of March I am participating in CalvinBall over at Get It Scrapped.  It will be my first year, I found out about it from YouTube Katie Scott and Nicole Jones 911.  So I went signed up and will figure it out as I go.  My goal is not 100 pages like some or even 50 I will be happy if I get more done than I did last March or even last month.  I have prepped over 60 pages(much like Katie with some of Nicole's tips thrown in for good measure) but those should hold me for a bit.  Even if I wasn't working full time again and traveling this month.  I'm not sure I could scrap that much I'm still working my way back to it, but I'm having a blast. I do have a ton of layout ideas in my Pinterest boards.  I've bought some paper pads and ephemera from Mike's, the big box from BasicGrey, not to mention a years of collecting stash and some new adhesives from Thermoweb and I've got my table all set up.  For now I'm as ready as I'm going to get considering it starts tomorrow.   Wish me luck!

Hope everyone is having a great start to their week.  I'll be back with more updates throughout March.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 14 Layout Challenge - Post 1

This month I have challenged myself to create 14 layouts.  So Far so good I have a couple almost done on my desk and a couple more to photograph.  This will hopefully help me figure out how to photograph my layouts as you can see I have issues.  Why is it so freaking wonky?????  I have no idea.  I'm a wild woman with my camera.

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 This one uses the Authentique Renew kit we got to pick when we signed up for the Expo Crop it looked so different online when I saw it in real life I never thought I used it.  I've actually used it quite a bit this month. 
This is one from a set or maybe two sets of Stampin Up paper I've done.  Most of the pink will be these papers.   I used up some leftover Studio Calico paper and stickers and got the embellishments from my stash.
 More of that Stampin Up Paper with new embellisments from MME and WRMK.  Along with new Thickers.
I hated to break into the Wildflower paper but it was so perfect for this layout from our Anniversary B&B trip.  Plus last week I got a 12x12 pad of the same paper at Mikes for 40% off so I'm good I can use it to my hearts content now.
 This one started the month of layouts I love those copper letters from Studio Calico.  Ephemera from my ephemera tray. 

This one is a scraplift from Katie Scott.  I am obsessed with her process videos while she scraps I scrap it's very soothing.  She did this amazing heart collage with scraps so I tried to lift that.  I could have spent more time with my scraps but I think it turned out ok in the end.  The pic is of my grandparents.
 Found some pictures of me as a baby.  Used that Expo Authentique Renew kit again I love how the soft paper works with black and white.  And with my juggling bear from Studio Calico.

Oh and can you tell more of the Stampin Up Paper luckily a lot of my ephemera matches most of these pieces are from the Wildflower collection.
 And Stampin Up Paper with some Silhouette cut outs for embellishments.
 Stampin up paper on black it looks way different but I'm sick of this paper now I had to put it away. 
Lastly I found this zoo paper in my stash.  OMG how old must this be?

Ok so this is 11 layouts from this month.  I have a few more coming tomorrow then we start March.  I've been kitting for Calvin Ball again I found out about this through Katie Scott.  I swear I am not her stalker but she sure is inspiring.  I am hoping to double the amount of layouts next month.  In between things like starting a new full time job and traveling around the country.  Lets hope my mojo holds out.

All of these can be seen in my Scrapbook.com gallery with maybe a bit more info on them and product links for what I could remember and find.

Hope your having a great Month! 

Friday, February 05, 2016

New Baby Cards - It's A Girl

These have been listed in my Papertivity Etsy Shop.  I have a couple of each variation in there.  I love how cute and pink they are.  With Basic Grey Papers and Dies by Memory Box and Cheery Lynn.

I've also been adding some older items into the SALE section so be sure to check it out.  The Sale items ship free with any other purchase. 

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It's Party Time

We have a lot of Birthdays around this time of year.  Today is my Wonderful Amazing Mother-In Law's Birthday.  Happy Birthday Marilyn.  

 Here is one I've created  it's perfect for anyone.  I've used my Silhouette to cut everything for this one.  I did refrain from adding glitter so it was more neutral.

I wold like to enter this into the Daring Cardmakers challenge Balloons today.

Thanks so much for stopping by Have THE BEST Thursday!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hearts and Love


I've been busy creating Valentines.  Which really wasn't my intention but I guess I've been inspired by all of the beautiful projects around the web I just can't help myself.  Well that and a lot of the cool color challenges have a Red element, which makes it a no brainer.

Today I have a card using my current favorite watercolor medium Brushos and Tulip Tie Dye powder.  The red strip is created using those two items on watercolor paper.  Once it was dry I used a Memory Box stencil Hearts Heart Confetti and white embossing paste.  The patterned paper is from my stash.  The Love in the heart is a MFT die Heart Full of Love cut from a blue scrap and silver mirror card.   For a little more texture I've added some twine with a bow.

 This card is for three challenges:

1.  Daring Cardmakers - January Inspiration Picture
I've used 3 things from the picture first the color, second the twine and third the heart shape with silver around the edge.

2.  Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Stencil It

3.  Mojo Monday - Sketch #430

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope your having a Happy Sunny Day!

Monday, January 11, 2016

For A New Heaven Sent Puppy

Good Afternoon.  It's a cold snowy day here so I've been at it some more creating some cards.  I was so excited to use this new stamp set I got last week from MFT - Top Dog.  Mostly because of all the little long dogs as you can see, they are stamped and cut out of patterned paper.  I also ordered the paw print background which I've stamped in Versamark and embossed in Clear all over the background.    The greeting is a combo because I wanted it to represent a new Puppy in the family.  The Heaven Sent is from Mama Elephant - Starry Night the Puppy Dog Kisses is from the MFT - Top Dog set, I just cut apart a longer greeting.  I'm pretty happy how it turned out kinda like I saw in my mind.  I did add a bit of glitter on each puppy but it really doesn't show in the pictures it's so tiny. 
 This card is for a few challenges first the MFT Sketch Challenge #262:

Then the Color Throwdown - CTD #374 -

Lastly the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New 

Thank you so much for stopping by again today, I know 2 posts, but it's fun right?  Have a Happy Day filled with Puppy Dog Kisses.  Stay Warm!