Friday, May 18, 2018

05/18/18 - "Sweet"

Hi all!

I know I haven't been really active lately but unfortunately time is not really on my side these days.
I am still scrapping though, even if it's minimally...
which brings us to today's page:

-Travelers Notebook page
-For my Food Themed Travelers Notebook
-Midori Travelers Notebook Page
4.5 x 8.5

A simple page using a Studio Calico 4x6 Documenter Card as a photo mat; from their October 2017 kit...
a scrap (the half circle cut w/ a punch),  a couple of strips of washi tape and some old chipboard stickers...

Simple, but I'm finding that simple is all I really have time for these days, and...I'm finding that I actually love the simpler pages!
"Sweet"
 
Journaling:
"04.08.18
Boysenberry
Coconut Macaroon
Knott's Berry Farm"
 
Later!
 

Monday, May 7, 2018

05/07/18 - National Scrapbook Day/Weekend Projects

How was your National Scrapbooking Day?
Hopefully productive!
 
Mine was,  but not scrappy-wise, LOL
 
My son came down from where he now lives, which is about an hour away, to go to the movies w/ my husband and then take him, and I out for my Early Mother's Day Lunch.
W/ that and real life responsibilities, including a dog who has recently become "handicapped", (about a month ago he lost use of his back legs and he needs constant supervision and assistance) I didn't have a whole lot time to myself to scrap.
But no worries...
I still got a few layouts done, though it took 3 days: Friday. Saturday, and Sunday.
 
Here they are in order of when I scrapped them..
And coincidentally they are all food related; it seriously was just a coincidence!
 
 
 FRIDAY -
 
"Say Cheesecake"
 
Documenting a "tasty" piece of Pumpkin Cheesecake I had at the "Lazy Dog" Restaurant in March.
This is a page in my Food Themed Travelers Notebook.
 
The Alphas and the Sunday Fun-Day stamp came from the Kelly Purkey shop:
and the PPs and "eating" sticker came from her March Traveler's Notebook Kit.
I just signed up as a subscriber to her kits and this was my first:  March TN Kit/Tina's Currents
 
The "Tasty" stamp is from Citrus Twist and is one of my favorite stamp sets, second only to the "Fri-Yay" stamp set I mentioned above.
Though I am not a subscriber.
 
 


SATURDAY -

"Copy Cat Cookies"
 
This was actually created on NSD and was inspired by the following Studio Calico Challenge:
Mix It Up Challenge  - which is still open until May 13th
 
The challenge is to use a Documenter Card (AKA their version of a Project Life Card) on a non-pocket page layout.
I used 2: the "Good Stuff" journaling card and the Pink Squiggly card from which I also punched out the half-circle embellishment.
I am subscriber of their Documenter Kit (AKA their version of a Project Life Kit) also.
 
Here's the journaling:
"Have you heard of the Levain Cookie?
It is a 'World Famous' 6oz chocolate chip walnut cookie at the Levain Bakery in New York. They are described as 'enormous, crunchy on the outside and soft and ooey gooey on the inside'. People wait in long lines to get their hands on one; apparently it's worth it!
David found a copy cat recipe and they are now, officially, my FAVORITE cookie! If these are anywhere near as good as the originals, I would definitely agree that they are worth standing in line for! Someday I hope to try the real thing. BTW - David created a special Pumpkin Spice version for me."
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY -
 
"Oh, Yeah!"
 
Another Page in my Food Themed Traveler's Notebook.
Also another Challenge inspired by Studio Calico, also involving a Documenter Card, although this time
it's to use a Documenter Card on a Traveler's Notebook layout: Doc to TN Challenge
This one is also still open until May 13th.
 
The "delicious" is from the same Citrus Twist stamp I mentioned above; I have already gotten a lot of us out of the set and know I will continue to do so!
 
 
 
Though I didn't get to create a lot I am happy w/ all that I did create and to me, that's the most important thing: quality over quantity!
 
TFSB!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

04/22/18 - April "Ugly Paper" Challenge


Today I bring you "Ugly Paper April 2018" Edition.

First a reminder of the rules (you can skip this part if you already know them):
  
1. After signing up, the host gives your name and address to another participant
2. The other participant sends you 2 "ugly" papers and at least one ugly embellishment
3. You MUST use both papers; the embellishment(s) is optional
4. You are allowed to use other items as well, as long as the 2 "ugly" papers are included in the layout
5. You are allowed to alter the papers and, if used, the embellishment(s) but they must still be recognizable 


Road Map and Sunflowers, oh my!

April Uglies

"This Way to the Pumpkin Patch"
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Journaling:
"Madison and Joseph
10.7.07
Yucaipa Pumpkin Patch"

The choice of photos was inspired by the sunflowers in the bottom left-hand photo (barely visible but they're there) and the photo of my daughter running down the dirt path.

I didn't use the embellishment this time and I'm fairly certain thats a first for me,  but don't quote me on that!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

04/11/18 - St Pattys / Christmas in January

2 different types of layouts
2 different years
2 different holidays
 
Both created this month:
 
 
12x12 Pocket Page w/ (1) digital PL card printed from the PL App: "So Much Fun"
 
"California Irish Festival"
(click to enlarge and read journaling)
 
I've gotten into pocket pages this year and I'm really loving them!
I also am learning new techniques as I get used to the format and I'm finding THAT fun.

I'll definitely be sharing more, even going back to my earlier ones... eventually.

Also - I've gotten into stamping...
Most stamps on this page are from Kelley Purkey.

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12x12 Traditional Scrapbook Page
(Yes, the large circle is supposed to fall off the page)


"Whoville Xmas Time Celebration"
- Date 01/24/16

I'm hosting an Amusement Park Challenge and a Christmas Past challenge over at SB.com; this satisfies both the challenges.

Thanks for stopping by...
Hope all is well!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

03/14/18 - "Yikes! Awkward"

Hi!
I know it's been a while!
I'm doing well and I am still very much creating!
I will be back soon to catch up w/ you all...
Until then; my latest:
 
"Yikes! Awkward"
Journaling:
"Today we witnessed Norman Bates stash a dead body!"
Part of the Universal Studios Lot tour => since 2008 per Google
24 Jan 2016"


12x12
Traditional Paper Layout

NOTE: I did NOT distress the BG paper; it came that way


March 2018 SB.com Challenges:

>>Amusement Park'
>>Monthly Sketch; sketch #3'
>>Journaling; journaling strips'
>>Use Your Stamps'
>>Hoarders'
>>Stickers'
 
TFSB... Hope all is well!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

02/28/18 - "My Angel" / -Feb '18 CKC - and Monthly Re-cap

 
My last project for February 2018.
Also my last Project using my February 2018 Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit.
This makes a total of 18 projects for the month and 5 using my monthly kit!
 
If you recall I wanted to make at least 5 w/ my kit and I did it... yay!
 
I did cheat just slightly on this layout...
I was also creating this for another challenge and it required a doily...
I didn't have one in my kit so I added one, BUT....everything else is from my kit:
 
 
 
 

"My Angel"

 
Journaling:
-Left hand side strip (referencing the B&W photo):
"Recently popped up on Joseph's FB; he texted it to me. Dated 2/2013"

-Bottom strip, right-hand side (referencing the photo above it):
"Last photo: March 2016"

-Bottom strip, left-hand side (referencing the photo above it):
"Memorial statue located on our front porch"

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Specs from the other challenges:

>>Anything Goes Challenge -
Weekly Challenge:

-Only use our Counterfeit Kit

-Theme: Animal(s)

-Select a Sketch (choose one from 1st three pages of SB.com Sketches Gallery)
Here's the one I selected:



- Tic-Tac-Toe Board items:
I chose red, doily, pink


>>Music Inspiration
The song chosen for me was "Lips of an Angel"
- I use the word "Angel" for part of my title
*INCLUDES TWIST*

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Now for my monthly re-cap:
 
Number of projects created = 18

12x12 Layouts = 4
9x12 Layouts = 4
4.5x8.5 Traveler's Notebooks Layouts = 3
Mini-Album (Dec Daily) Pages = 2
Pocket Pages = 5
OLW Pages = 0
 
Books Read: 1
 
 
A productive month but there are definitely things I need to work on!
Hope yours was productive as well!
 
-Yearly total = 41-

Saturday, February 24, 2018

02/24/18 - February 2018 "Ugly Paper" Challenge

Hello!
Today I'm bringing you my latest "Ugly Paper Challenge" layout.

First a reminder of the rules (you can skip this part if you already know them):
  
1. After signing up, the host gives your name and address to another participant
2. The other participant sends you 2 "ugly" papers and at least one ugly embellishment
3. You MUST use both papers; the embellishment(s) is optional
4. You are allowed to use other items as well, as long as the 2 "ugly" papers are included in the layout
5. You are allowed to alter the papers and, if used, the embellishment(s) but they must still be recognizable 
 
 
February 2018 "UGLIES":

NOTE:
That glitter paper is the UGLIEST ugly I have EVER received.
I hate glitter...it gets everywhere and the BG paper was thick, like cardboard so I had  A LOT of trouble cutting into it!
Anyway, this is what I came up with:
 
 
 
 
"Bird Whisperer"
Journaling:
"Never a dull moment around here!
Found this little guy, with a slightly injured wing, on my front porch this morning.
At first he was frightened of me and then, when I went to give him some food, he just jumped into my hand!
He was attached to me pretty much all morning which made it difficult to get ready for work, LOL
He has a new home now though... after I left, David took him to our neighbors, who have birds, and they took him in.
I'm glad he's safe but I miss him already!
June 20th, 2017"
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Details:
As I said the glitter paper was a b**ch to work with...
so I punch a few half-circles out w/ a small punch (which was VERY difficult) and glued a few random pieces of glitter in a few places on the layout.
I added tape over the punched circles to prevent the glitter from falling off.
I also used the full piece of the flower patterned paper, as my BG, and the huge feather embellishment.
I found a 12x12 bird patterned paper in my stash and used some of it as accent pieces (one being a very large accent piece!)
Overall I'm happy.

BTW -  I usually keep the leftovers of my uglies and put them in my scrap stash, but the rest of that glitter paper is going straight in the trash!
Good Riddance!