Virtual Crop - iNSD Crop - Friday Recap

 It's time for another Virtual Crop by Victoria Marie.  It's also International Scrapbook Day on Saturday so there are tons of events going on all over the Web and at Local Stores and OH MY.   I'm excited I've set aside time this weekend.  I've planned all of my layouts for every challenge.  I've got snacks and a menu that I can handle for the Fam without too much trouble.  I'm ready to get going.

For the first layout we had to do one about ourselves.   EEEEP 5 things about me?  I was excited I just got some new listing stamps in my most recent Layle By Mail order.  So of course I reached for what was new.  The clip and the bullet points are in my new cool stamp set. 
 Next up is little Gracie.  She is really the sweetest/saddest dog.  Always with this look plus her super satin coat.  I used an entire package of doggie paper clips on this layout.  I stitched each one on with gold thread(UGHHH slippery stuff).   The boxes around them are rub ons because I'm going to make a dent in those this year.  Doodlebug alphas complete this layout.   

Virtual Crop - Mixed Media Madness - Friday/Saturday/Sunday Recap 6 Layouts

 Once again doing the Victoria Maria virtual crop Mixed Media Madness.  I love these even though this the weekend it was held this month there were other things going on and I had to leave the house a couple of times for events.  This of course made it so I got less completed during the crop but 6 layouts is still not to shabby.  
My first layout above is of my Grandmother, my Mom, Aunt and Uncle.  I love this photo and the mixed media on this one is Distress Oxide Ink with a lace stencil to create the floral background.  The paper and die cuts are Pretty Little Studios Miss Sadie Rose from my March Scraproom kit.  and I used an old border die as the border strip.  Love how this turned out.
 This Valentine layout is of the gifts for my family for Valentines this year.  A friend of mine makes these beautiful cookies(and their yummy).  I was so excited to give them to everyone.  Cookies are always a hit.  The challenge was watercolor.  I cheated I have a watercolor paper pad and used that since the colors were ideal.
Emily with her first set of mouse ears she was really little.  Lots of stamping on this one which was the challenge the background is all stamped with Echo Park Stamps the cameras are also stamped and Magic Starts Here as well.  The title I created on the Silhouette along with the Mini heads and bows.  Paper is by Basic Grey(I use it sometimes when I'm not saving it).  
 Longdogs, always together.  Much to Vienna's dismay I think sometimes.  I altered the chipboard title and the heart strips are cut from watercolor paper I painted.  Paper MME, vellum hearts are Studio Calico.
 I don't do a lot of masculine pages but I was excited to get to use Simple Stories Bro. & Co. from a Scraproom kit last summer.  The background is done with a Memory Box stencil and embossing paste.  Some little letters from Jenni Bowlin and a tag and some stickers from my stash.

 Lastly for this crop I did a layout of some birthday pictures of my brother.  I used Doodlebug paper and embellishments.  Stenciled the dots background with Distress Oxide ink and cut the title with my Silhouette.  Some of the 70's and 80's pictures I have are damaged by light but they are all that I have so they will all be documented eventually.

I know I didn't get a lot done this crop and Victoria Marie gives you a couple of weeks after to complete them.  I just find I'm so much more motivated during the crop weekend.  After it's over I tend to move on to different projects.  Maybe I'll come back and finish something half done but that's about it.  Still I think 6 layouts on a weekend I had other things going on is Awesome!    And it's always fun!

Hope someone is inspired by this.  Thanks for stopping by

Challenge - 17th Birthday Wish

 The new challenge is up over on the Schnockered Scrappers Challenge blog.  The challenge is to create a background with borders.  They can be die cuts, stickers, rub ons, paper, stencils, punched really whatever kind of borders you have.  Be sure to check it out.
When Abbi turned 17 she asked for a septum piercing.    She did tell me she was going to get one either way.  She had done all the research and Emily and I took her to get it after school before her friends came over for her Birthday.  None of us knew everything was about to go into Covid lock down right afterwards.    I collaged the photos of the event I didn't want it to be too graphic.  My nose hurts just thinking about this.
The layout uses scrap papers and some Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations border dies.  I criss crossed the strips of lacy paper on craft and added a tag with journaling some wood veneer I colored with markers and a title using Thickers.  

Excited to get another layout done.   Moving right along on our 2021 goals.

Scrappy Saturday - Love Love Love

This week while I had out the punches from the Vienna layout I created this layout out Abbi and her friend Megan.  Megan posted this on Abbi's social media for her birthday and I just had to screen shot it.  It's so sweet.  The paper is Simple Stories Sweet Talk from our February Scraproom kit.  I used a bit of washi from the stuff I'm trying to use up for 2021.  The title is die cut.   
One more down for this years challenge.  I plan on recapping my total each quarter so at the end of this month.  I've done some alterations to challenge adding other types of projects and measure quarterly instead of bi monthly. 

Sketch Challenge - Vienna

So it's the begining of the month and there is a new challenge up at the Schnockered Scrappers Challenge blog.   For this one I created a sketch.   Be sure to check it out.
The layout I  created if of Vienna.  The paper and some of the embellishments are Simple Stories Cozy Days from a Scraproom kit last fall.   I punched a bunch of flowers out of cardstock in matching colors added stickles to the centers and die cut the title with Memory Box dies.  
That sweet face.  Vienna is my puppy she may be over 12 years old but she'll always be my puppy.