Monday, October 19, 2015

10/19/15 - Poolside and Candles

Hi all!
Stopping by to share my latest layouts!
Seems once I started scrapbooking my mojo came back!
 "My Kind of Monday"
" .Starbucks  .Bloody Mary  .Lying poolside at Ceasars Palace in Vegas 
.Quality time w/ my honey
   = a wonderful 14th anniversary and...  My Kind of Monday "               

For the "October Round Robin"Challenge:
There are teams of 4 people, one person for each week, similar to a relay race. The person assigned for week 1 in each group will start their team off with a layout depending on what the specs and twist will be. Then the following week, everyone assigned to week 2 will lift off their week 1 team member and so on.
I was 3rd in line.
MarciLB started the round w/ this layout: Fishing 
JustLyn was 2nd and she created this (lifting Marci): Beach Bliss
Then I lifted from Lyn.
There are 4 people in each group so the next/last person lifts me.
".Green tea Frappuccino ."Jurassic World" . Archery Session .Olive Garden .Homemade Caramel cheesecake .Harry Potter book set . Target GC = Happy Birthday!"

My son's 20th Birthday
He's a low-key kinda guy so nothing wild....
just a few of his favorite things.
(I already did a layout about his archery session: "Archery")
For the "October Ugly Paper" challenge.
Each person joins and gets the name of another person in the challenge to send 2 ugly papers and an embellishment to use for their project.
You have to use the papers but using the embellishment is optional; I didn't use the one that was sent to me.
The "uglies" are the BG paper and the grey/white/yellow plaid paper.
Not really ugly at all (ugly is subjective) and they went well w/ my son's birthday photos.

I just realized I forgot to add the date so I will go back and do so. I also spelled Frappuccino wrong on the layout - ugh! Oh well too late now!

You may have noticed that both layouts have journaling in a list format.
Lately I've been finding it's an easier way to tell the story w/out being too lengthy.
If you're wondering...
yes I'm still reading but not as much.
I need to take advantage of this "creative mojo" while I've got it!
I'll have a "Reading Challenge" update soon though!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

10/14/15 - "Wheels and Pirate Ships"

Hi, all!
As I mentioned in my last post, I have made a commitment to myself to include some creative time in my life at least once a week.
Since the last time I posted I have kept that commitment and having done so, was able to create 2 more layouts:
 "My New Wheels"
Journaling: "After living over 6 years w/out a car payment, the decision to get a new one was tough! Unfortunately my Xterra, bought new in 2004, was starting to give us trouble. That along w/ it being a gas hog and us no longer needing the extra room, since our kids were grown, made us take the plunge. David had a customer who worked at a Nissan Dealership. He gave us a good deal and w/ my excellent credit I was able to get 0% interest w/ a $279.00 payment. 2014 Nissan Sentra. 01/24/15"
Created for the "October Music Inspiration" Challenge over at
Rules -
"The purpose of the challenge is to create a layout using something from a song, whether it is all or part of a title, lyrics or artist name. The fun part is you do not get to chose your own song - the person who signs up after you does!"

The song that was chosen for me was: "Wheels in the Sky" by Journey.
I had never heard of that song and except for 2 of their songs, I am not a fan of Journey, but I had already accepted the challenge so there was no going back!

I tried hard to use the lyrics but was not able to make them translate well to a layout, despite having a couple of loose ideas in my head. Finally it came to me, in the shower of all places (LOL) that I could use the word "wheels" to make a layout about my new car! Once that came to me the rest was easy!

Journaling reads: "Family Movie Date! 10.11.2015. So good! After "Maleficent" I
 was worried this would be a dud too but this one was way better!"
Created for the "October Movie" Challenge over at
Create a layout using a movie as your inspiration.

For those of you who liked "Maleficent", I'm not knocking your tatse, I was just really disappointed in the movie... Maybe because Maleficent is my favorite Disney Villain.
Coincidentally, both layouts have a turquoise BG.

Monday, October 5, 2015

10/05/15 -"Um Guys?"

Happy Monday!!!
I had a very busy weekend... but I made myself find time to scrapbook!
I guess that's just what I'm going to have to do...although before it wasn't JUST about time, it was also about lack of inspiration.
Now that I'm feeling that I may have my "mojo" back, I will make myself "schedule" some creative time each week.
My husband is very supportive of it and had recently (about a month ago) asked me why I "don't scrapbook anymore?" I didn't even realized he noticed!
So w/ his support and my itching to create, I gave myself a 2 hour window to scrap yesterday evening.
It took me most of that 2 hours to figure out what photos I was going to scrap and how (don't you just hate that)!  But eventually it came together (click on image to enlarge):
"Um Guys?"
Journaling reads: "Whenever I look at these photos, especially the 2nd one, I always imagine Panini has something to say to us about us getting a pig. 7.24.15"
For those who do not follow me on Instagram, let me share some background info:
This is our cat Panini and our (daughter's) pet mini-potbelly pig Hamlet.
We got Hamlet in May at 12 weeks old so this photo is after 2 months of him growing.

This is the first time I have ever scrapped Hamlet but plan to do so a lot more in the future! 
I created this for the "October Scrap Your Pet Challenge" over at
I did not include the twist of torn paper.
I didn't mean to exclude the twist, it's just sometimes I forget about it until after I'm finished w/ my layout. Some twists are easy to add in after the fact, some not-so-much.

I also challenged myself: I had the BG paper in my stash for quite a while now (about a year and 1/2) and had no idea what to do w/ it... I finally forced myself to figure it out!
So 2 challenges met and, most importantly, another layout created! Whoo-hoo!

03/27/23 Planning with Urban Journal Season Ink

My printer was having issues and I fixed it but during the interim I was not scrapping and lost my mojo ::le sigh:: But I've still been ...