Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Scrap Room Flavor of the Month Kit

Hi!  Hope your week is going well!  I finally took the plunge and decided to subscribe to The Scrap Room Flavor of the month Kit.  I have been longingly looked at them since January and decided it was time to subscribe, even though I shouldn't be buying a single sheet of paper LOL.  I have sooo many papers!  But I {heart} patterned paper!  Plus on the facebook group and blog they offer challenges.  Next to patterned paper, challenges are my next favorite.

Here is this month's kit.  LOVE IT!!
             October 2016 Flavors of the Month Kit

Here is the sketch from the blog:

And here is my take on it using the Crate Paper Cute Girl Line:

Loved this cute floral paper!  I did add the small dotted paper from my stash as well as the flowers but otherwise it's from my kit.  I love that I can get 2-3 layouts done and not add to my stash(or least I'm hoping to conquer them each month :)

I've also created a few others from the kit using challenges on the Facebook Group.

This one I created first...I loved this Echo Park I Love Family Line!  I also added a few items from a Simple Stories fall line from a few years ago.  They matched perfectly!  This is a photo of me, my mom and 2 sisters on Thanksgiving.  I used a Throwback Sketch from the Facebook Group:

Here's the sketch

And here's one I created for the Freaky Fast Challenge using the Simple Stories Posh line.  This is me and my mom on Mother's day last year.  Love this FFF challenge each month!
Here's the challenge: 

Be sure and check out the Kits at The Scrap Room.  I'm totally loving mine and am so happy I joined their club!  Thanks for stopping by!  

The Memory Nest - Let's Party

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a layout created with a sketch by Leslie at The Memory Nest for Make It Monday Challenge 73.  I enjoyed playing with this sketch and loved using up some old Jillibean Soup papers.

Here's the sketch:

And here is my take on it.  Thanks for the inspiration Leslie!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous rest of the week!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Scrap Our Stash

September Book Inspired Stash Challenge
So this last challenge I created was for Scrap Our Stash.  They had a Book Inspire challenge with this cover.  I chose to be inspired by the school theme and even tried to use similar colors though the shades are a bit different. is a layout I created just because.  This is my same son last year after he got his license.  Look at the difference in his hair?!  

Thanks for your patience with the sharing of all my latest scrappy creations.  Thanks for all the inspiration for those that take the time to create sketches and challenges!  I do love this hobby!

The Memory Nest

I love Leslie over at The Memory Nest.  She's one of the nicest people you'll meet!  Years ago I designed for her so I always try and see what challenges she has going on.  This is the sketch challenge she issued earlier this month:

With the photos I used,  I couldn't quite make it work this way so I turned it to create my layout.  Again..I pulled out some old Fancy Pants products (let's be honest it's been so long since I scrapped regularly that all my stash is old).  I remember when this line came out and I just LOVED it but have found that it's not as easy to use as you'd think.  But still, it seemed perfect for these photos of my sister, my daughter and I getting pedicures for my daughter's 21st birthday.  It was the first summer she didn't come home so I went to see her to celebrate with her.  
Oh, and I love patterned paper so much that I added more than the sketch called for so hopefully that's ok.  

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Let's Get Sketchy & More Than Words Challenges

So here is one I combined. You know life is so much easier and more fun with a sketch to start with.  I opted for this one from Let's Get Sketchy
And on my facebook group about Scrapbook Challenges I found this fun one from a site I've never seen: More Than Words which is a word with a twist.  Here is the one I participated in and hopefully did it right.

I opted for the Art Recipe though this Easter Bread is a family tradition.  This photo was taken this year and it was wonderful to have all 3 of my kids home this year.  

Once again...thanks for stopping by.  Just a few more and I'll be done.

Scrappy Friends Challenge

One of my go to challenges each month -  if I have time to scrap - is the Scrappy Friends which is hosted by Rochelle Spears and Brenda Ragsdale (love both of their sketches).  This month the 2 challenges are:

Rochelle issues a This or That Challenge  and Brenda issues a fun sketch to use

Cute, huh?  So here is my take for this challenge.  Again..I got a fun new kit from Simple Stories and just HAD to use it.  This photos is super old but it went great with these papers. For Rochelle's challenge I used Enamel Shapes.  Besides the enamel dots I used the Geotag enamel piece.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous week!

Stuck Sketches

I just love a good sketch.  One of my favorite artists that creates them is Laura Whitaker.  Here is the sketch challenge at Stuck Sketches.  I'm  hoping to use her latest one too but it's September is almost over. How can that be?!

And here is my take.  I loved this photo of my darling niece!  She just makes me smile!  I used some old Echo Park.  The colors were perfect for this photo. 

See...she's adorable, huh?!  Okay...thanks for checking this one out. 

And just for fun, here is a layout I created using one of Laura's sketches from awhile back (sorry I don't remember what site or month it's from).  It was fun to explore the options of the ampersand and all the paper strips.  

 Off to create another post to share more from my retreat.  Thanks to Laura for these fun sketches!