I made the Top 3

So excited to announce I was chosen top 3 at Scrap Our Stash for Sept!  Here is my layout…

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October Double Page Sketch at Stick it Down

This month at Stick it Down we teamed up with the challenge blog White… With One. Their color this month is elephant grey. They’re using our sketches and we’re using 75% white on our pages with a touch of grey. Be sure to read their rules HERE and play along with both challenges. Two for one! How fun!

And here is the double page sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch. I initially thought I would have a hard time using only grey, but it turned out  pretty fun!

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I am GROOT!!

I’m back with…you guessed it…MORE DISNEY PICTURES!! I have to admit I’m having fun scrapping our Memory Maker pictures. This last trip we really took advantage of this and got some fun family pictures. Because the kids are older now, Shane and I had a chance to get several of just us as well, which was great because we were there celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.

For this layout, I got an opportunity to play with my Invue cutting system and designed the Groot die cut. It was so much fun and I’m really please with how it turned out. I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

Here is my version of the sketch:

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Please Stay.

It isn’t often I get to play with new scrappy goodies on the same day that I receive them in the mail, but when I received this paw print paper from Reminisce, I knew I HAD to. The paw on the paper looks JUST like my dog’s paw. I’ve been trying to keep up with my son’s school album and this is from his first day of school this year. Our dog, Marshmellow, is so attached to him and when he had to leave for school after being home all summer, she didn’t take it well. (Poor puppy!!!)

I was excited to try out the Golden Globe challenge at Scrap Our Stash and get out an old transparency that had been gathering dust in my stash. I used part of a winter one from Fancy Pants and layered it over the patterned paper (the center square with the title). I love how it turned out! I also loved the push to make a grid design because it worked great with my pictures. I had also been challenged to use a lot of buttons in a guest designer challenge at ACOT. I have been pinning several button designs lately and this seemed like the perfect time to try it out!

And with that being said, here is the final layout:

The B side of this paper has a bunch of 3×4 cards that I love as well. I guess I need to buy another sheet, huh?

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Stick it Down and SMS

This month, the Stick it Down team is teaming up with Spiegel Mom Scraps. I had the opportunity to work with their amazing sequins.  I used the September Double Page Sketch along with some Crate Paper papers from 2006!!! (Proof I am a hoarder!!) 🙂

I added some amazing sequins and some stickers from Paper House to add a fresh look to the older papers!

<—-cute sequins!!

And if working with the sequins wasn’t awesome enough, SMS is offering a discount code: Use SIDSMS for 20% off your order. They have the cutest stuff!!!  So now is the perfect time to order some scrappy goodness!!

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Life is better with dogs!

Don’t you agree?  I recently found out I was allergic to dogs, and I have THREE very fluffy furbabies.  But it’s still worth it. My oldest is our sweet little beagle, Annee. She’s 12 years old and she LOVES to lay in the sun – especially outside in the grass. She can sunbathe for hours. As a light-skinned, red head, I enjoy the sun from the shade, but this summer I have really enjoyed my patio and will sit under the umbrella and just enjoy the warmth. Annee has become my little sun-buddy.

For this layout, I used a sketch from Scrapfriends and combined it with Scrap with Stacy’s Song Inspiration Challenge. I used the lyrics “Chasing the Clouds Away” as it seemed so appropriate for our day in the sun.

While I was at it, I decided to combine this challenge with some challenges from A Cherry On Top. There are always a ton of challenges hosted by different message board members. I combined the What’s on TV and Holiday challenges.

And here is what I came up with:

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What a Bunch of Nuts!

Our last trip to Disney was a lot of fun…even more so because several of our friends were there as well. So while the kids were off doing their “teenage thing”, we adults could go have fun on our own. This was certainly a different thing for us than past trips! This day, the adults met for lunch and we went with our friend, Laura, to take pictures with Chip and Dale. They were dressed up in holiday-wear because we were there during the Christmas season. What a great excuse to use up some of my TONS of holiday products that I’ve been hoarding.

I used the Jumpstart Sketch at The Scrap-Room.

And here is what I came up with:

I designed the Chip and Dale diecut using a coloring page image and my Pazzle Invue.

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Sept Team 1 Sketch at Sketches in Thyme

I’m back with another sketch reveal!  This time it is with Sketches in Thyme.  This is a simple sketch but leaves so much to add you own touches! I actually flipped mine on the side to accommodate the pictures I wanted to use and added an extra picture.

Here is the sketch:

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And here is my version:

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Once again I’m scrapping my happy place…Disneyworld!  This is the Riverboat that goes around Tom Sawyer Island. I thought the steam coming off it looked so cool!!  It was also a great way to use up some of my random nautical supplies and these fun thickers!!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you try out some of the sketches this month at Sketches In Thyme! There’s a new layout on the blog nearly every day so there is plenty of inspiration to get your mojo flowing!! If you’d like to see more of my work, check me out on Instagram @onescrappymom71

Let’s Get Sketchy – back to school

So in my quest to work on school albums, I found this little picture from my son’s first day of 6th grade. I have wanted to scrap it for a while but never found the design I wanted to use until I saw this sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy:

This is what I came up with. I have to admit it was a lot of fun to dig into super OLD (vintage) school themed supplies to use for this layout.

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Cherrylift Challenge

I am determined to keep up with my son’s high school album so I don’t have to try and get it all done at the same time. Since he’s now a Junior, I’m sort of in the home stretch., although time could slow down a bit and he doesn’t really need to keep growing up so fast!!

My son runs track and cross country, so every year I get Memory Mates from Varsity Photos which are 8x10s of him and his team. I thought about just putting them “as is” in his album, but then I thought, NAAAAHHHHH….let’s scrap it!!

At A Cherry On Top, there is a great challenge to scraplift one of the other members, Joannie. Joannie has a great gallery to choose from. I chose this layout:

 because I thought using up the alphas in this way would be a great way to bash some stash. Instead of using thickers, I chose to use a bunch of my old Heidi Swapp chipboard . In hindsight, I think I might have chosen some different colors, but I can live with the all black. I also am happy that I was able to get 2 whole sheets of the alphas used up. I even used the rest of the sheet to prop up the picture. So here is my scraplift…

I definitely think I am going to try some different configurations with this technique. I think using numbers would be a good idea as well as making a border, photo frame, etc. There are so many possibilities and I am looking forward to try some of them.

If you use letters in a creative way, feel free to let me know what you’ve done or ideas you’d like to see highlighted.

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