Saturday, April 10, 2021

04/10/21 - "Show-Time: Zarkana"

Hi all,

I had so much fun playing w/ the last challenge over at Scrap YOURself  blog challenge last month that I decided to play again this month!

And it has absolutely nothing to do w/ the fact that I won the Random Drawing prize though, of course, it made me very happy! ::wink::

This month's challenge is: 

Alphabet Soup!

This is the description of the challenge per the Scrap YOURself blog:

This month, we would like you to pick one letter and use it in various ways on your layout. For example, if you chose the letter P, you can use PAINT, PEARLS, PATTERNED PAPER, etc, and a use word that begins with P in your title.
**Please remember to include a photo with YOU on your layout.**

Here is my 6x8 Traditional Paper layout:

I chose "S":
STARS, STAMPS, SELF adhesive enamel dots, and STICKERS: alpha, label and chipboard
Also my title is "SHOW-Time"

My husband and I have seen a lot of shows in Vegas and a lot of Cirque Du Soliel shows.
Zarkana was the last show we saw before boycotting Vegas
We boycotted Vegas due to them starting to charge for parking at hotels, on top of already charging for the room + resort fees (which are ridiculously expensive!). We feel like parking should be part of the resort fees.

I'm sure they're not missing our money, but we gotta stand-up for our beliefs.

Luckily we had been going to Vegas 2-3 time a year since we met, 21 years ago, so really we've done everything we need or want to do there anyway!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

04/06/21 - "(Hamlet's) 1st Elote"

12x12 Traditional Paper layout

First, for those of you who do not know what an elote is:
"The world 'elote' means 'corn cob' in Spanish, and Mexican Elote is grilled corn on the cob slathered in a mayo cream sauce and garnished with chili powder, cheese and lime."

"Hamlet's 1st Elote. He usually gets the bare cob after his Mommy and Grampy are finished w/ theirs but this time Grampy bought him his own, minus the chili. Hamlet was in Hog Heaven! 03.29.21"

"Mommy" = My daughter
"Grampy" = My husband

Hamlet is very spoiled, if you haven't already been able to tell, LOL!
Since this day, he has already had another elote.
IDK if he will ever go back to just eating a bare corn cob! ::wink::

BTW - 
I like elotes but don't eat them because I don't think they are worth the calories, LOL! I would rather use my calories on others foods I truly love!

Products include: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, Bazzill Basics, Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, Kelly Purkey (stamp), Nikki Sivils (super old stash!!),  Pebbles Inc. and Simple Stories.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

03/31/21 - "Thursday 3 - 03/25/21"

For the current challenge over at the "Scrap YOUrself" blog

Copied and pasted from their blog:
This month's theme is "Tell us a little about YOU!" You can interpret the theme any way you like, just . . . please remember is to include a photo with YOU in the frame somewhere on your page!"

This fit in w/ my current challenge to myself...

But first some background information:
Thursday 3 (created by @rukristin on Instragram).
The concept is to take a selfie and list 3 things about yourself.
This is very popular on Instagram!

It's been a while since I participated in this, which is what led me to 
challenge myself this year to not only participate more, but actually document my posts in my Project Life album.
Here is "Thursday 3" for 03/25/21

6x8 Traditional Paper layout (photographed on a black BG):

I created the 4x6 photo/journaling collage on the Project Life App and printed it from my home printer.

Products = Mostly Freckled Fawn 

+ a super old EK Success tag punch that I haven't used in yearssss!

Monday, March 29, 2021

03/29/21 - "Sunflowers"

This week's challenge at the "Use Your Stuff" blog is a Mood Board:

I was inspired by the colors and the bee photo

The story behind this 12x12 Traditional Paper layout is, last year the wild birds we were feeding w/ our bird feeder dropped sunflower seeds on the ground. Those sunflower seeds became sunflowers.
It was really quite pretty!
I did scrap them last year as well, and you'll see that layout further down in this post.

This layout captures the fact that the sunflowers came back again this year, and this made me/us very happy!

The sunflower sticker and the bee stickers came from the Vicki Boutin "Wildflower and Honey" collection.
It was perfect for my layout!
Besides the obvious stamping of the leaves, I also stamped "Springtime" on the Pocket Page Card.
I love the font of the "Springtime" stamp (from Kelly Purkey)!

I may have went a little overboard with this layout but I have zero regrets!

Other Products:
Bo Bunny, Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, and Simple Stories

As mentioned, here is the layout I created last year.
This one shows the progression of the sunflowers:

Saturday, March 27, 2021

03/27/21 - "Connecting"

Introvert: just add Alcohol, LOL!

A 4x8 Traditional Traveler's Notebook page.


I'm so in love with this Paper Person Shop brewery stamp set! I'm going to get a lot of use out of them! 
A lot of people seem to love it as well; it's sold out!

Also, this is my first ever pre-printed Travelers Notebook; I usually just buy the blank paper notebooks. 
I like it! 
This one is from Studio Calico 

Other products = Elle's Studio and Freckled Fawn 

Monday, March 22, 2021

03/22/21 - Pigs of CTPR

Two different styles of layouts, same basic theme: Pigs of Central Texas Pig Rescue 

I mentioned in a previous post that I sponsor a Pig from CTPR, named Magnus.
In an earlier post, dated 12/09/19 , I shared that we visited CTPR the first (and so far only) time we went to Texas.

Today I'm sharing layouts documenting more of our visit to the Rescue.

First layout is a 6x8 Traditional Paper Layout all about my meeting Magnus:

Products: Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, and Studio Calico

The second layout is a Digital/Traditional Hybrid layout about meeting my husband's favorite pig of CTPR, Ludo:
Products: PL App, Elle's Studio, Studio Calico, and American Crafts 

I created the layout on the Project Life App and added some real-life embellishments: 1-3x4 Project Life Card trimmed to fit, stamping, stickers, and doodling.

So glad I finally got these documented; these pages make me happy!

Side Note: It's been a while since I created a digital Project Life layout and I truly enjoyed the experience, especially knowing I can dress it up once I get it in my hands.

Monday, March 15, 2021

03/15/21 - "Scratchies Please"

The current challenge at "Use Your Stuff" is: Enamel Dots

I love enamel dots!

I sprinkle them on just about every layout I create.
I even have a subscription to a monthly kit that includes a set of enamel shapes each month.

Here I used 3 sparkly emerald green enamel dots on my 6x8 Traditional Paper Layout documenting a moment of utter bliss for Hamlet; belly scratches!

The title came from what I thought he might say, though in retrospect, I don't think he'd say "please", LOL!

Products: Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, Kelly Purkey, Simple Stories, and Studio Calico.