Will Run for Chocolate

Hey all!  I’m back again with another layout to share!  This time, the layout is actually about ME.  Crazy, right?  Who scraps themselves anymore?  Well, I have been trying, but I have to be honest and say my BOM is the smallest album in the house.  But I am trying to get in FRONT of the camera more…so baby steps!

This layout was inspired by a challenge to use a quote about chocolate.  A couple years ago I ran the Cupid Chocolate Chase 5K in February and it was only 5 degrees out.  It was COLD…but apparently I can be bribed with chocolate and the thought of running with a good friend (also shown in the layout…Hi Chantell!!).

In the spirit of scrapping myself, I used a prompt at Challenge YOUself to use my handwriting.  The layout was getting a bit busy, so I layered over some space on one of the photos…I think I might do that again sometime because I like the effects.

I continue to stash dive as well.  The tree paper is Prima and the other papers are Fancy Pants.  I bought those cute little mugs at a convention a few years back…who knew I would put them on a running layout.  The quotes are also Teresa Collins.  I wanted to use them, but the tags were too much, so I cut them down.

I am also trying to figure out how to share cutting files.  I’m new to WordPress so bare with me!  I promise to get this figured out and will begin posting at least one new cut file each month…so follow along!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

When your daughter has a 21st Birthday…

…you go to Gatlinburg to celebrate!!

I wanted to share this fun layout with you today on the blog.  It was done as part of a Holiday challenge at A Cherry On Top.  Now I know what you are thinking…this doesn’t look like a holiday, but the challenge was to include inspiration from a list of unique holidays from Margarita Day (probably my favorite holiday) to Hot Dog Day and Cheesecake Day!

My daughter and I went to Gatlinburg to celebrate her 21st birthday and let me just tell you, by the time we got to the restaurant, we had hit EVERY winery and distillery on the strip.  It was a blast and I would love to go back.  If you have never been to Dick’s Last Resort, the bartendars/waitstaff are intentionally mean to you…which is especially funny for a person celebrating their 21st birthday! (Note the hats we “earned”).  The food is good, too!

For this layout, I did a lot of stash diving…I went for some OLD Lily Bee paper and various embellishments I could pull from my stash (including some cute washi strips).  I print/cut the Dick’s sign and popped it up on pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Feel free to follow to keep updated on challenges, posts and just stuff.  I am planning to add some SVG files to share as well…so stay tuned!

Lake Life

So I’m trying to do a better job of posting on my blog lately, so I thought I would share a layout I have been working on.  It’s not really typical for me as I have gotten away from Disney and school for a minute to get caught up on every day life!  Weird, huh?  🙂

A few years back we had the opportunity to catch up with some cousins and spend a family day at the lake.  It was so nice because our kids are close in age and this isn’t really typical of a lot of the cousins the in the family (our kids are sort of in the middle).  So it was nice to spend a relaxing day out on the lake and sharing a nice meal together.

I used primarily Paper House Production Lake Life on this, but have also been trying something new.  When I do a layout, I have been leaving out my scraps and trying to incorporate them onto other layouts to use them up so I don’t have a ton of extras.  My scrap pile is HUGE so I’m trying to actually use it up as I go along.  I can’t honestly say I have made much of a dent in the actual pile, but at least I’m not contributing to it as much!

So here is my layout…

it’s based on this Mood Board:

for a challenge at A Cherry on Top …my favorite scrappy hang out!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you’d like to see more of my work…please follow my blog!  I promise to get something posted at least every week!  And stay tuned…the 2 page sketch reveal for Stick It Down is just a little more than a week away!

 

An Important Announcement!

I am excited to announce that I have been chosen to be one of the double-page designers for Stick It Down Sketch Blog!  Since leaving the world of scrapbooking to go to Grad School, I have missed being on teams and this is my first one back.  To be to be able to do double-pages which are my true love, is icing on the cake!!

Check out July’s Sketch:

Make sure to stop by and try the sketch.  The prize this month is awesome!!

This is my take on it.  I figured since my daughter is graduating in the spring and even starting to apply for “adult jobs”, perhaps I should get her college album completed!  One page done!  (check)  I have to admit, scrapping  adult children is harder than I thought.  I took the pictures on the first page, but I sort of “borrowed” the large team picture from her Facebook page.  A scrappy mom’s gotta do, what a scrappy mom’s gotta do, right?

Stick it Done July.jpg

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