School Scrapping…

So school is out and I am still trying to get caught up on school PICTURES!  My son is now a 10th grader and today I am scrapping his first day as a Middle School Student.  Wow! How the time flies!  It’s also true of my scrapbook stash.  I have stuff in my scrapbook room that is nearly as old as my son!  Today I decided to use some of it!!

I used this prompt  from  Scrap Our Stash to create this layout:

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He did it for the donuts!

IMG_8010So if you want to motivate my son to do well in school…promise him DONUTS!

As seen here, using this sketch  May 15th sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap, Logan enjoyed getting his reward for making the honor roll.  Still getting caught up on his school scrapbook, but I think I am making progress!!

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Hello Handsome…

What can I say?  My son LOVES to be pampered!  I took him to the salon for him to get a “big boy” haircut with an actual style to it.  Needless to say…he loved it…the whole experience!  So when I saw the May Jumpstart Sketch at The Scraproom

I knew I needed to give it a try.  Here is my take on the sketch…

To give myself and extra “push” I used the recipe challenge at Paper Girls Challenge Blog.

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I really enjoyed searching for the extra elements to add to my layout.  It also forced me to get out my stamp and inks.  You can’t see it very well, but I sprayed brown ink on the background paper then used black in to stamp my designs.

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4th Grade

Yeah…well…so my son is getting ready to finish the NINTH Grade in a few days…but hey…I’m trying to get caught up!  🙂

I’m not usually a “1 picture” scrapper, but school pictures are sort of meant to stand alone, aren’t they?  When I saw this sketch at Sketches In Thyme, It sort of called for this picture.  Again, I am digging DEEP into my stash for this one and it feels GREAT!!

Here is the sketch…

And here is my take on it… I seriously have NO idea who makes the background paper I used.  The name wasn’t even on the back.  Any thoughts??


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Tic Tac Toe

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a layout of my son…I am slowly getting caught up on his pictures! I used the Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Scrap Our Stash:

May Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

I used the bottom line…3+ patterned papers, tickets and vellum!  Let me tell you…I really dug into my stash for this one!  Some of these baseball stickers are OLD!!  It felt awesome to dig deep!


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The boy can EAT!!

Hello!  I thought I would change things up a bit and bring you a layout of my son.  I have been trying to scrap 2017 as it happens and well…let’s just say this is from JANUARY!  Ha!  Well, I’m trying anyway! 🙂

This layout is based on sketch 278 at Sketches in Thyme.

And here is my take…


Logan LOVES these breaded tenderloins…as you can see from his clean plate!

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Muppet Vision

Hey all!  It’s been a while but I am so glad to be less busy so I can get back to scrapping!  We are planning a 9 day trip to Disney for my 25th wedding anniversary so I figured I’d better try to get my past albums done before we go!  (We’ll see how that goes!)

So at Sketch N Scrap, I found a wonderful sketch…

Layout Sketches due May 31st  But we all know I am such the double-page scrapper…mostly because I take too many pictures and can’t part with any of them.  So I used the sketch for BOTH sides of my layout, but flipped it to its mirror-image for the right side.  And here is what I came up with…

I have to admit I was pretty pleased with how this came out…and I even designed the Kermit die cut myself using my Pazzles.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Stay tuned for more posts in the future as I feel my scrappy mojo coming back!!


Week 3 Challenge at Let’s Get Sketchy

Ready for my sketchy-fun?  I’m switching things up and working on my Florida Keys album now.  We love to go to Florida and December and I have to tell you, if you are from the Midwest, you are not used to seeing decorated palm trees and flamingos at Christmas, but I think it might be something I could get used to!

I used Week 3 sketch at Let’s Get Sketchy :  

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Week 1 Challenge at Let’s Get Sketchy

It’s no secret that I LOVE sketches and it’s also no secret that 2017 is my year to get caught up on my vacation albums!  So in the spirit of both…I decided to use this sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy:

 and get some Disney scrapbooking finished up.  I rarely scrapbook just one picture, but the picture I took of the Liberty Bell just seemed to require it’s only page.  So here you go…

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Getting caught up…

Trying to get caught up on some of those annual school photos.  Does anyone else have issues with trying to make each year not look the same?  I suppose I should’ve thought of that and just made them all look the same from the beginning, but where is the fun in that, right?

So when I saw the January challenge on the Picture This! Challenge Blog to use Mixed Media, I thought I would give it a shot.  So I got out my inks, paints, paper, chipboard, tapes and stickers and went to town.  I have to admit, I’m pretty happy with it.  I have also been trying to dig into my older stash for 2017 so I was able to rediscover some of my older stash…including an embossing folder that I am pretty sure I have never even used.  It’s so fun to use older supplies.  I always get so inspired from rediscovering older supplies…and it’s budget-friendly because it’s like getting new stuff without spending any money!

So without further ado…my layout…