Friday, December 19, 2014

12/19/14 - "1st"

How are you!

My vacation is almost over; I go back to work on Monday.
I am really sad about that...
Darn it, why didn't i win the lottery while I was out?!
Stupid lottery!!!
I guess it would have helped a little if I had actually played, huh? LOL

Anyway, despite being off for the last 7 days, I only scrapped once!
And here is the layout I made (click on image to enlarge):
Journaling: "First photos of the New Year. Packing away Christmas January 1st 2014"
A couple of things about this layout:
I used the December 15th "Stuck?!" sketch

Everything on here is scraps except for the BG paper and small printed banners.            

Okay, that's all from me today...Netflix is calling my name!
Later, friends!

Monday, December 15, 2014

12/15/14 - CPC: "Lite-Brite"

Happy Monday to you, my Bloggy Peeps!
I am in an amazingly great mood this Monday morning because... I am on vacation all week!
Whoo-hoo! ::proceeds w/ Happy Dance::
I always take a week off around Christmas so that I can get last minute Christmas stuff done as well as spend some time w/ my kids when they are on Christmas Break from school.  Well, this year only one is technically on "Christmas Break", the other is all grown up, graduated,  and a working man...but my being home allows me to squeeze in some quality time w/ him as well.
To kick off my awesome week, I am sharing the current challenge over at "Child's Play Challenges".
The inspiration for this challenge is the childhood toy "Lite Brite": 
I was inspired to scrap photos of the evolution of our decorated Christmas tree in 2013, which included lots of lights (click on image to enlarge):
"Cut, Fluff, Decorate, Done"
You have until the end of the month to link up a project inspired by this CPC challenge or the challenge we presented on 12.01.14.
Besides the "CPC" challenge, I was also inspired by the following:
"Use your Stuff" challenges require you to use stashed items: everything on my layout, except the alphas is over a year old ( all the papers are approximately 10 years old).

Now I need to bring the 'party down a bit by sharing a some bad news: this is CPC's final challenge.
The blog is closing down after this month.
It's sad when good things come to an end, but sometimes that's just the way it goes.
I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration CPC has provided over the years... I know I have and I will miss being a part of it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12/02/14 - CPC: "The Polar Express"

Hi, All!
I'm a day late.... but "better late than never", right?!
Today I am sharing the current challenge over at "Child's Play Challenges".
Here is the inspiration: 
 And my layout (click on image to enlarge):
 "Big Boy, Bigger Tree"
Journaling: "Joseph, 18, next to our 12 ft tree before the decorations. 12.8.13"
I was inspired not only by the Christmas theme but by the way the little boy is looking up
at the big train, much like my son is doing here, in the 2nd photo, at our Christmas tree.
I'm not in a very "bloggy" mood today, so I will just leave you w/ these final words:
You have until the end of the month to link up a project inspired by this challenge or the challenge we will present on 12.15.14.
Good Luck!