Club CK Happenings

This week has been a busy one for me over at Club Creating Keepsakes. It started off when I was notified that two of my recent layouts were chosen as Gallery Highlights. You can view them here. I really loved those layouts!!

In other CK news, I have to post my Issue Challenge entries for the last 3 challenges. I got a little behind with this! So, this challenge (#2)was to use a camera embellishment on the layout. I had these photos of Macie sitting on my desk and they almost got lost in the mess there. Luckily, I found them and was able to get her first day of school layout completed using Amy Tangerine’s Sketchbook papers.

Supplies used-Patterned paper, die cuts, sticker,alphas, fabric tags: American Crafts; Pen: K&Co; Cardstock: DCWV

Next up is Issue Challenge #3-to use numbers on your layout. As most of you know, I have a huge family. 🙂 Every time we are all together and go eat it’s always “Party of 7?!” We are a big, loud, fun (mostly LOL) family. My oldest daughter always laughs when she comes home from college because it’s “so loud and crazy” at home! I think she’s gotten way too used to the silence of her dorm, so we make sure to give her a good dose of crazy when she comes home :). Anyway, here is my layout that I am putting in MY book, with a little note about our chaos (once again using those Amy Tangerine Sketchbook papers) Journaling reads: “So we have a big family…but you know what? I wouldn’t change a thing! We all get along for the most part. I couldn’t imagine my life without the chaos we endure every day. That is what makes a house a home and our family unique. We will always have each other-I love my big family:)”:

Supplies used-Patterned paper, fabric tag, alphas, sticker: American Crafts; Punch: Creative Memories; Pen: K&Co; stickers: Recollections

Issue Challenge #4 has us using paper airplanes on a layout. The night before this challenge came out I had been working on a project, and it was almost done, but I felt like it needed a little something else. When I saw the challenge I knew it was the exact thing I needed to add. So I did. It’s not a traditional layout. I am using Heidi Swapp’s memory files to document our summer vacation. I plan on doing another separate post on that fabulous-ness when I am done with my project :).

Supplies used-Heidi Swapp Memory File folders, trims, and banner; Washi Tape: K&Co, 7 Gypsies; Sticker: Crate Paper; Punch: Fiskars; Pen: Pitt; Font: MS Courier New; Spray Mist: Smooch; Stencil: Crafters Workshop

And there you have it! Sorry about the long post, but I needed to get caught up 🙂 Stay tuned later this week for my Frosted Designs DT reveal and Challenge Me Happy DT reveal….


Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday 9.14

Hi everyone! Well this Friday marks my return to the DT of Frosted Designs. Yay! After Weston was born things got a little hectic, so I took a little time to get back on track. It’s so nice that the kids are back in school and we are on a routine again. This means a little extra scrappy time for me while Mr. Baby is napping 🙂

This week’s challenge involves using journal cards. I had these mini cards that came in the pack of Amy Tangerine’s Sketchbook die cuts. I used them in the little cluster next to the picture, and actually did my journaling on one of them.

Supplies used-Patterned paper: American Crafts; Die cuts and journal tags: American Crafts; Washi tape: K&Co, Up and Up, Spray Ink: Mister Huey; Stickers: StickO; Pen: American Crafts

If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge at Frosted Designs, simply create a layout or project using journal tags and link it up on their site for a chance to win a prize. I can’t wait to see your creations!

P.S.-I also would like to take a moment to congratulate my oldest daughter, Ashley. Today she is receiving her Aggie Ring (from Texas A&M). She will be graduating this spring with a major in Animal Science. I am so proud of her!! Be on the lookout for a layout about this momentous occasion soon 🙂 Have a great weekend!

Quick Post with Challenge Layouts for this week

Just stopping in quickly to share my layout this week. My first layout is doing double duty. It is for the Issue Challenge at Club CK (use a clock) as well as Let’s Get Sketchy. I loved their sketch this week! This layout was also kind of a personal challenge to myself to use up old stuff in my stash. I’m really making an effort to do this more often. I have an obscene amount of paper LOL

Supplies used: Patterned paper-unknown from stash, maybe Basic Grey? and Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby; Stickers: unknown from stash, K& Co.; Alphas: American Crafts; Washi Tape-Queen and Company; Punch: Recollections

The second layout I want to share is for Scrapfit’s Workout #74, a sketch from Diana. This was a pretty simple sketch and wanted to keep my layout that way as well.

Supplies used: Patterned paper-American Crafts; Washi Tape-K&Co; Pen-American Crafts; Punch: EK Success; Mist: Dylusions; Alphas: American Crafts

Enjoy your weekend! I will be back soon with some exciting news….. 🙂

I Love Challenges

This week I was able to knock out three…count em…THREE layouts!! Yay! All of these were done for various challenges. The thing I really love about challenges is that:

1. They encourage me to try new things
2. They help me get motivated to scrap all of these photos that are sitting on my computer
3. They’re just plain fun 🙂

I’ve met some very sweet and talented people through these challenges. Especially with Erika’s Issue Challenge at Club CK. Not only is Erika a very talented scrapper, she is one of the nicest people I’ve never met. I say that because we haven’t met in person, but have known each other online for the past 2 years. Every week she takes the time out to really analyze and critique each person’s layout that played along with the challenge. I can not imagine how much time this must take, but her positive and caring words each week mean a lot to everyone who participates. With that said, here is my layout for her challenge this week–Use Hexagons. I love hexagons. Yes, they are trendy and are everywhere in scrapbooking right now. Do I care? Nope. Still love them!! 🙂

Supplies: Patterned Paper-My Mind’s Eye, Ephemera-K&Co, Carstock-DCWV; Letters-American Crafts

My next layout is for Warm Up #30 at Scrapfit (Doodling) and also for this week’s “thought” at *Thinking Through Design*. Their thought this week was on the use of chevrons in scrapbooking. Another trend that is hot right now that I love. It’s such so bold that I feel comfortable using it in smaller doses, like I did in this layout. This is not to say that at some point I might not use more of it, especially after getting so much new product! Not only did I use the gorgeous Amy Tangerine Sketchbook papers (that I FINALLY got!), but I did a little bit of my own personal doodling. Do you see it? 🙂

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers, letters-American Crafts, Pen-Zig, Circle Cutter-Creative Memories, Cardstock-DCWV, Punch-Fiskars

This layout is for this weeks’s sketch over at Let’s Get Sketchy. I haven’t played along with them in a while, but I loved this sketch and thought it worked well with these pics. I did another layout previously with the same pics using different papers. This one is for my youngest daughter’s book. I wanted both of them to have a page documenting this special memory. This layout features the new Everyday Eclectic collection from Echo Park. Love those papers!!

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers, letters-Echo Park, Cardstock-DCWV, Font-Ariel, Doilies-Wilton

As I was writing this post, I realized I had also done this layout just for fun. It’s Macie’s Easter layout using an old sketch from Creating Keepsakes Fast Pages with 4 x 6 Photos (an oldie but goodie):

Whew! Sorry for the long post. I’m also working on a post for my new art journaling blog so make sure to swing by and check it out tomorrow! I’d love to see you there as well 🙂 Take care, friends!!