Friday, May 27, 2011

Out of Control!

Hello everyone! Sorry it has been a few weeks since I posted anything... all of the end of the year activities are keeping me very busy!! But I am excited to share Frosted Designs new challenge with you! In honor of National Backyard Games Week, we are challenging you to make a card, layout or project with a BBQ, Picnic or Outdoor Games theme! Doesn't that just make you want summer to be here even quicker?! With all of the parties, picnics and outings that happen over Memorial Day weekend, this should be an easy challenge! Here is the layout I created....

These pictures were taken of my daughter when her school earned "THE BEST RECESS EVER!" by meeting their fundraising goals! Lauren was like a little wild woman in the bounce house!! heehee!! Her expressions were cracking me up in each picture so I wanted to use them all so this one became a two pager!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee, Echo Park
Letter Stickers: Echo Park, Making Memories
Tickets: My Minds Eye
Stickers: Recollections
Bee Button, Doily: Purple Pumpkin
Gem: Martha Stewart
Flower: Prima
Brad: K&Co.
Journal Spot: Jillibean Soup
Punch: Fiskars
Other: Bird, felt flower, gel pen

I also wanted to let you know that Scrapbook News and Review (SNR) has posted the July calls. If you ever wanted to be published, now is your chance! Check out the calls and submit your work by June 14th... there is plenty of time!! You can get there by clicking HERE!

Thank you to all of the men and women who so proudly serve our country! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

barb :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Little Angel

I simply adore this photo of Lauren. She was about 9 months old and so sweet. The whole angel theme cracks me up since her bottom lip is split from where she fell! She was just starting to stand and move around objects and lost her balance the day before these were taken. I thought about rescheduling the photos but decided that this showed Lauren at this age! Sometimes split lips happen! It kind of adds to the charm of the photo!!

I used the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays this week and took on Fern's challenge of doing a girly layout this week at Frosted Designs!

Taking Flight

I pulled out some really old photos for this one! This is from 2003 and Matt was sooooo young! But such a cutie!!

I am entering this into the shapes challenge at Frosted Designs that Erin gave us this weekend! We had to use 3 shapes so I used: rectangle, star and circle!

Move In Day

I had these pictures laying on my desk for a while now and this sketch was perfect for it! These are pictures on the day we moved into our new house in Texas. Matt was pretty good at helping organize things and Lauren spent a large portion of the day dressing up in various costumes... total entertainment for all of us!

The sketch was from the Creative Crop NSD challenges and I also added a hidden journal tag so I could play along with Lori's challenge at Frosted Designs this week!

A Walk In The Park

I did take some time for myself this weekend and got a few LOs done and have a few more I will be posting early this week. This LO has pictures of when my daughter's club, Kids Give Back, did the JDRF. It was a rainy day but it didn't keep everyone from having a lot of fun! I still need to do the journaling but wanted to go back and look up the details like date, how much they raised, etc.

I used the sketch at Stuck On U Sketches for this one and this also quailifies for the challenge that Debbie B. gave us at Frosted Designs this weekend... to use birds and/or butterflies. I think that ducks qualify as birds and I did add a butterfly on the title!! lol!!

Another Quick Scrap!

Jessica put up this great challenge on the Frosted Designs blog.... a scraplift challenge! I had the perfect photos on my desk already, grabbed a stack and went to town on it! Here is what I did...

Sorry... didn't have time to crop it down! I am starting to really enjoy these quick scraps... it really forces me to just start placing things without second guessing it all!! I love the way they turn out too!! Starting with a sketch or a scraplift makes it even easier!

Tag Art

Good morning! I would love to sit and talk to you about the process of making this but since it is a quick scrap, I have to get this posted quickly! Here is the Tag Art I made from the challenge that Barb issued this morning at Frosted Designs!

I love the way this turned out and was surprised at how quickly it went together! I can't wait to see what everyone else made!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers today!
barb   :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Quick Scrap!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your National Scrapbook Day! I have to admit, my day isn't exactly going the way I had it planned! About a month ago, I warned my family that I was taking the weekend off.. that I was locking myself in my office for the entire weekend to scrapbook and play along with all the fun challenges! Seriously? What was I thinking?! Like everyone would actually leave me alone if I am in town and at the house! Well, one of our best friends had his grand opening of his restraurant so we had to go to that. Then this morning my daughter's best friend was in a play and this was the only showing we could make it to and to top it off, my daughter had rehearsal for nearly 4 hours today. Of course, the rehearsals are about 40 minutes from our house so going back to my house to do some scrapbooking was out of the question! So, I did what any normal scrapbooker would do and I packed up all my supplies and computer and went to Panera!! You should see the funny looks I have gotten from people with my scrapbooking supplies all spread out on the table!! Oh well.. I actually got a page done! I played along with Karin's quick scrap challenge! (At least the best I could with limited supplies!! lol!) So here it is...

I realize that it is missing the photo and title, but I didn't bring those things with me so I will need to add them when I get home! But I was pretty happy with how this turned out in such a short time with limited supplies!! Sorry that the photos are so washed out... the LO is so much more vibrant in real life. I will take a new photo when I get home to replace this one!  I hope all of you had a chance to play along too! Be sure to stop by Frosted Designs and check out the other challenges we have issued throughout the weekend... there are several that you have until Wednesday at midnight to complete! With all the prizes up for grabs, you are going to want to play along!

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Online Crop has started!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is as excited as I am about our First Annual Online Crop!! I am hosting the first challenge which is a quick scrap! That means that you have one hour to create and another 20 minutes to get that creation posted!! I would like to see you use RIBBON on your project!! You can make a card, layout or any other crafty item but it has to be something that you start NOW!!  Here is what I created in an hour (and yes... I did time myself!! lol!!)

Be sure to link up your project over at Frosted Designs before 6:50 CST for a chance to win the prize!! Happy creating!!

barb  :)

First Annual Online Crop!

Hi there blog friends! This is just a friendly reminder that we are hosting our first ever Online Crop starting tonight over at Frosted Designs! We have plenty of prizes to give away for our fun games and challenges! And guess what?! I am hosting the first challenge! It is a quick scrap so be sure to check it out at 5:30 (CST) tonight... you only have an hour to play along!! I will be back later to give you more details!! See you tonight!!
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