Up, Up and Away!!

I love the movie, Up. I also really love hot air balloons. Last year, I had a work event at Balloons Aloft – a local fair/balloon launch. It was really cool to see all the hot air balloons – especially as they launched them after dark. I knew I wanted to scrap my pictures I had taken – even though many of the pictures captured balloons that were really high in the air. I saw the challenge at Scrap Our Stash and knew I needed to use these pictures!

Here is the inspiration for the challenge:  and here is what I came up with…

I used Crate paper and some older Fancy pants along with a balloon die cut I made with my Pazzles Invue. I added in some new embellishments I had gotten from Pink Fresh and combined them with some other random embellishments from my stash. I also included some chipboard clouds from Studio Calico.

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Is summer ever going to get here??

If you live anywhere near me, you are likely VERY SICK OF SNOW and cold weather. Spring has decided to hide so I’m gunning for summer to just arrive. To get me in the mood, I decided to scrap some summer pictures. I’m feeling warmer already!

These pictures are of my son at the beach last year. Ironically, he is running out of the water because Lake Michigan was COLD that day!  LOL

I used the jumpstart sketch from The ScrapRoom and some VERY OLD CherryArte paper (remember them??).

Here is the sketch: 

Because I had several smaller action shots, I added more photos, but still kept the design. Here is what I came up with…

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Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios has changed so much from the first time we started going to Disney.  When we went in 2014, it was the last time the Sorcerer’s Hat was up. I’m glad we got a chance to get one last picture of it before it was gone. I had these 2 pictures that I thought would make a good title page for that section of my album and that seemed to work great with Sketch #150 from Sketch N Scrap (turned sideways).


I was also able to dig into my stash and use up a bunch of scraps. The blue stars were the last piece of Sorcerer’s Hat paper I had been hoarding, which actually worked out perfectly since this is my last picture of the hat! I was also able to use up this film strip from Ranger as well as some Hollywood paper from Graphic 45.

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Sketches in Thyme Sketch #319

Hey everyone!  I am up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today with the newest sketch challenge!!  Make sure you play along this month because I am also the sponsor for the prize.  So here are the details…

Here is the sketch…                                                    Here is the prize (Simple Stories Mama                                                                                                                              Lama collection!!)

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And here is my take on the sketch:

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This was such a fun sketch to work with!  I really hope you get time to play along!

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My favorite percussionist

It seems my son, Logan, has had a lot of concerts this past year so I am rather behind in getting them scrapped.  It is rather bittersweet because this is his last year in band. And since he is a percussionist, he is typically all the way in the back, so I have a hard time getting a decent picture.  I am not normally a “one picture” kinda gal, but when it comes to his concert band pictures…that’s about all I can hope for! So this sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy 

 worked really perfectly. And since the sketch had diamond shapes on it, the sketch worked well for the challenge at Scrap the Boys 

So here is what I came up with…I dug into my stash and used an oldie but goodie from Sassafrass Lass as my base as well as some older Reminisce and mixed in some newer supplies to add a fresh look. I painted a spot for my journaling and mixed my handwriting with some letter stickers from Making Memories (I have SO MANY of these in my stash!!)

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Cruz Ramirez

So I admit it, I have not yet seen Cars 3 – which for a Disney addict like myself, that’s sort of unspeakable. But we did get to meet Cruz Ramirez while we were recently at Hollywood Studios, so I guess I really need to watch the movie now.

I purchased Memory Maker on our last trip and we really took advantage of it. I am pretty sure we had pictures taken with every character in the park!!  Traditionally, I have trouble scrapping these pictures, but I’ve actually had a pretty good time with it this time around. It’s a nice break from all the traditional ride pictures.  When I saw this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches

I knew I had the perfect picture to go with this. I swapped out the doily for some traffic cones and used up the last bit of racing paper that I had and this is what I came up with…

I didn’t realize until I started this layout that I had tire track washi tape, but I was so glad I did!! Except for the white cardstock, this entire layout is made from scraps (Do you see the OLD Chatterbox paper??).

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February at Stick it Down

I can’t believe it is February already!!  Time for another double page sketch from Stick It Down!  This month, we are teaming up with Scrap the Boys challenge blog as well as Cheeky Studio.  I used both for inspiration for my layout.

First up…here is the sketch:

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Here is my layout:

Let me just tell you, I have had so much fun with this layout!  All the little squares (which I made 2.75″) were a perfect way to use up a bunch of scraps I had been saving.  Along with that, I was able to dig into my summer supplies and pull out some fun embellishments.  Instead of a long title, I was inspired by the mood board and used a bunch of words that were on an older Pebbles sticker sheet.

I also pulled out all the blue embellishments in the Wild Flower Set 3 from Cheeky Studio

That set is SO AMAZING!!  I’ve used it on some other layouts that I will be posting as well.  There is so much cuteness in one little package!!!  I think I am completely obsessed with their products!  Make sure to check them out!!

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Until next time…

February Sketch reveal at Sketches In Thyme

Hey everyone!!  Time for another sketch reveal!!  This time it is for Sketches in Thyme.  I am on team one and this is the awesome sketch we had to work with:

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The triangles on the sketch really reminded me of a handkerchief at first sight so I decided to dig into my NEW Disney pictures and scrap Woody and Buzz.  We had such a great time at Disney this past month and took a LOT of character pictures.  This page is definitely a mixture of old and new.  I’m in love with all the toy-themed papers/stickers from Carta Bella’s Toy Box collection.  But I still enjoy some of the older themed paper and stickers that I have been hoarding to use. The square brads, I believe, were purchased probably 10+ years ago…but they really seemed to fit on this page.

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Maleficent Dragon

You know it wouldn’t be a blog post from me without a Disney share! I continue to work on my albums and this is from 2014. We went to the parade and I just loved these pictures so much that I felt they deserved their own page. So using my new watercolors, I grunged it up a bit. I also wanted to dig into my stash a bit and found some chipboard letters that were gathering dust and used those for my title. I’m pretty pleased with the way it all came together.

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Let’s Eat!!

So I am working through some random pictures I have in a bag (my current filing system…eek!) and I came across some pictures I had taken of an outing we took to Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island.  If you are from Fort Wayne or the surrounding area, you are well aware of this wonderful landmark.  It’s nearly always got a line out the door and the interior is reminiscent of a New York deli.  I just love going there and it has become a family favorite.

I have also been working on my scraproom organization and have been trying to use up some of my older stash.  As I was going through my papers, I found these papers that have a very old manufacturer that is no longer in business (I think it’s called Scrap the Moment??).  Honestly, I think this company was only around for a minute.  But I loved the feel of the store front…very Coney island.

I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

Layout Sketches due January 31st and this is what I came up with…

I also dug out an old chipboard frame.  It actually had a bird on it, but I cut the bird off and saved it for later (because I am a hoarder.  LOL).

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