Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My burlap Addiction continues

Lately I have been enamored with burlap.  Love using it on my scrapbook layouts.  Just bought a burlap and sunflower table runner.  and I decided to make this wreath.  Still a little early for fall decorations but it is adorning my front door anyway! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Week 330 from NAS

Love last weeks sketch from Nuts About Sketches (week 330).  This was a pictur eof my girls from homecoming 2011.  I used February My Creative Scrapbook kit which I have lots leftover from.  Its got a lot of heart-sy sort of things and I don't do alot of love themed layouts!   But I am really trying to use these kits I love to buy .... so here is the result.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy memories

Another 2 page layout using Yellowstone pictures and a Nuts about Sketches sketch (sketch #319).  I have also been very hard to use up some of my old kits that I have bought over the years.  and of course a touch of burlap which is my new favorite texture! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mammoth Hot Springs

Yes I am still buried in pictures from our first trip to Yellowstone.  I created this layout using this weeks sketch at Nuts about Sketches (sketch #331).  I love how Shawn's sketches let me get lots of photos on a page, while still highlighting the photos! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sarah in New York

I have been a little behind in blogging.  Here is a layout I did for Nuts about Sketches ( Sketch # 321) .  Sarah was very lucky that her school choir got to go to New Yorkand sing at Carnegie Hall during last spring break.  Of course Sarah didn't really share these with me, so being the scrapbooking mom that I am I swiped them from her Facebook page!  She loved how the page turned out! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Turtle Soup Mini Crop

HURRY! You still have time to check out Turtle Soup and  our monthly mini crop.  If you are looking for some fun and scrappy challenges be sure to check it out!  
For my challenge this month I challenged everyone to use vacation photos and lots of layers. 

I love this Bo Bunny line! And lots and lots of layers!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Nuts about Sketches

So excited to be joining Nuts about Sketches for another term..  This is the layout I submitted for the call using sketch #286.  I love that Shawn has sketches with lots of photos! She offers 1 and 2 pages sketches!  Check out her sketches.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Core'dinations Design Team Call

I love to challenge myself to create things for design team calls.  Core'dinations is this awesome "no white core" cardstock.  I have a rather large collection of cardstock and this brand is always one of my favorites.  Here are a few examples I created using this cardstock.
 I created this beachy themed layout using the Vintage Collections. I love how it added so much texture with cardstock!  Check out this up close look at those die cuts.  To make the seaweed I used a Martha Stewart leaf border punch and cut it apart!  Super Fun!

 Next up my birthday card.  I used a bi-fold pattern that I have never tried before and love the results. 

 For this card I used the Solid CoreCardstock and punches and embossing.  Very simple but lots of impact!  Love the de-bossed look on the right side!

Next up a thank you card.  You can never have too many thank you cards waiting to be sent!

For this card I used the Vintage collection and the White Wash Collection.  I also used my paper piercer and my sewing machine!  Once again I used my leaf border punch to make the leaf-y background for the burlap flowers.  I sanded all the edges of the White Wash Cardstock to show off the red core underneath.  Below you can see the texture in that Vintage Cardstock !   Stunning!  

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

More from Yellowstone

here is another layout I created using Nuts about Sketches (#328).  I love all her sketches.  Most of them use lots of photos!  and lots of 2 page sketches.  What have you been working on lately?  Where do you get your inspiration?

Monday, August 04, 2014

August 4th Sketch from Turtle Soup

Here is my take on this month's Design team sketch over at Turtle Soup Fourms.  As you can see I am still making my way through all of 2012's Yellowstone pictures.  Which means I am officially 3 vacations behind on my scrapbooking.  If you love scrapbooking challenges check out the Turtle Soup Forum. We have 12 or more challenges each month followed by a mini crop!  Always lots of great inspiration.