Thursday, September 25, 2014

Good Food Good Times

It's my turn at the 3 Scrappy Boys blog today, sharing a layout I created using the fun September Trio Kit.  I loved the mix of papers in this kit and the embellishments...there are a ton of embellishments to choose from!  I chose to create with the Basic Grey 2nd city Papers.  I love this fun multi colored print!  And the set of mini alphas in 6 colors were fun to add for my title. You can see more detailed photos of what's in the kit here.

I was totally inspired by this fun sketch from Colorful Creations.  Isn't it great?! Be sure and check things out and play along.  Fun sketches!

Be sure and check out the other 3SB kits as well.  Plus, the store is still 50% off!  Can't go wrong there.  Hope you have a happy scrappy week!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Oh Yum!

I love Laura Whitaker's sketches!  I always enjoy using them for my inspiration.  When I saw her two page sketch I knew it would be perfect for these photos of my family in Oregon last summer.  Here is her sketch at ScrapMuch?   Fun isn't it?  Instead of 6 small photos I chose to use 3 bigger ones.

And here is what I created:

Thanks for stopping by!! Enjoy your Wednesday!

Scrappy Friends Challenge

Every month, a group of 3 friends issue 3 different challenges and encourages you to play along with each of their challenges and if combine them you can have your name into a drawing for a grand prize.  I chose to take all three challenges.

Rochelle Spears issued this one where you pick three in any row to complete a tic tac toe
Brenda Ragsdale issued this sketch

And Kelly issued this color challenge:

And here is what I came up with.  For the Tic Tac Toe challenge I used the row with Stitching, Numbers and jewels.  As I'm looking at the color challenge, it printed more pink for me so I thought it was pink and the blue looked more turquoise  Ooops... I may need to re do the color part. 

1st Day of School & Italian Countryside

I'm back today to share a few more layouts I created while at my scrappy retreat this weekend.

This one I braved it and created a double layout.  I found these old photos of my son that I hadn't scrapped yet.  Years ago I created 8 1/2 x 11 pages and have a bunch of them kitted up but I just can't bring myself to scrap that size anymore.  So I decided to do 12x12.  The sketch is by Page Maps.  I also incorporated a challenge at Scrap Our Stash where I used lined paper, alphas, an apple and a ruler.

 Here is what I came up with (sorry about the lighting...both sides are the same cream cardstock):

Another layout I created was this one created  using a few of our Italy photos.  I'm still sorting them out between 4 phone cameras and 2 big ones, it's a lot of work.  I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme. 

And here is my take on it.  I did add an additional photo and added my title to the top but otherwise stayed pretty true to the sketch.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2 More Layouts from my Scrappy Retreat

Here are 2 more layouts from my Scrapbook Retreat.  This first one was created using a Sketches in Thyme sketch by Bev Code.

And here is my take on it.  I switched to 2 photos and mine is definitely not feminine like this one.

My second layout is one I created using this fun sketch by Laura Whitaker over at ScrapMuch?

I thought this background paper is similar enough to create a similar feel:

Be sure and check these fun challenges out.  I loved them all!  Thanks for stopping by!  

Color Me Scrappy Challenge #69 & Colorful Creations Sketch

Here is the second color challenge I used from Color Me Scrappy.

Plus I chose to use this darling sketch from Colorful Creations.  Love it!

And here is my take on both:

  I'll be posting more today and tomorrow from my Scrappy Retreat.  Thanks for stopping by!

Color Me Scrappy Challenge #70

I was blessed to go to a Scrapbook Retreat this last week and got lots done!  Yay!  It felt great to have that creative time.  So you'll be seeing many posts from me over the next few days, if not all of them today.  Whenever I go to these retreats I go to several of my favorite sites and find a few challenges to inspire me.

Here is the first challenge.  It's a color challenge from Color Me Scrappy

Here is my take on it.  I thought the colors and wood feel of the letters felt like fall.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Colorful Creations DT Call

Colorful Creations was a fun Ning site that was around for quite a few years and I played along quite a bit with their challenges.  Then they closed and somehow I lost track of them.  Then I saw on one of the DT member's blogs that  Colorful Creations has a blog now. I was thrilled!! Then while checking things out I discovered they have a DT Call.  I LOVE to use sketches when I create so I thought it would be fun to give it a try.

Here is the sketch for the call and we had to use fall colors.

And here is my take on it.  This is a photo of my daughter and her friend, Jen.  Aren't they beautiful?! I used Basic Grey Persimmon line.  It's a little hard to tell but the background is actually Navy. I loved this sketch!

Be sure and stop by Colorful Creations.  I'll be posting my take on their September 15 sketch soon. Come play along! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday at 3 Scrappy Boys

Today is my turn over at 3Scrappy Boys blog and I thought it would be fun to pull out an old kit and scrap a new layout. The 3 Scrappy Boys store truly has some amazingpast kits and tons are discounted 50% off!!  Plus, the 50% off sale is still going on for the store products as well.  That's an amazing discount!  
Here is the layout I created using the Throwback September 2013 Main kit.  I have to say I just love this kit!  The colors and patterns are fabulous! This purple is the color of my daughter's friend's wedding so I knew it would be perfect for this photo of them on that special day.  

I was totally inspired by this fabulous sketch at Let's Get Sketchy

Be sure to go check things out in the store.  There are tons of fabulous products 50% off in the store and those past kits are on sale too.  You really can't go wrong with those prices.  It's a wonderful value! Have a happy scrappy week!