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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Queen of Sheba

I have a great friend who adopted two beautiful girls from Ethiopia. Amazing girls, love them both! We went out to dinner with them to a place called Queen of Sheba - an Ethiopian restaurant. The girls were able to introduce us to some food from their country. Oh man, I'm in love. So good, I had to scrap about it! To do that, I used DCWV's sketch for their October stack-a-holics challenge.


Their sketch:


My Take;



To Create this Layout I used:

DCWV: The Modern Meadow Stack
Elegant Cake Cricut Cartridge: Title
Botanicals Cricut Cartridge: vine
Storybook Cricut Cartridge: title base
Photo Corners Cricut Cartridge: corners


Thanks for the visit. 


Till next time,





4th of July 2014

Getting there on catching up with my family album. I'm still more than a year behind, but I'll get there! This week Sketch-N-Scrap has a great new sketch that I had to try. Check it out below!

Their Sketch:

 


My Take:


To Create this Layout I used:

Recollections: Primary 123 Paper Stack
Phrases Cricut Cartridge: title


Thank so much for stopping by,



Till next time,




Golf Mania

My husband loves to golf and my son seems to be following right in his footsteps. For the last two years my son has gone to golf camp and has loved it. He also loves going with dad to the driving range. I have recently scrapped a few layouts about golf and decided to share them in one post. For the first layout I used a layout sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, the sketch is below.



The Sketch:




My Take:


To Create this layout I used:

Recollections: All Occasions Paper Stack
Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge: Title
Twine


To Create this layout I used:

Word Collage Cricut Cartridge: golf tag + word collage written using Design Space
Create a Friend Cricut Cartridge: Golf Flag
Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge: golf ball
We R Memory Keepers: Travel Paper Stack
Twine


To Create this layout I used:

Miss Kate's Cuttables: golf balls title 
DCWV: The White Ginger Paper Stack


That's all for today, thank you for stopping by!


Till next time,





Monday, October 5, 2015

A Walk in the Woods

I went to a scrapbooking retreat this past weekend. How amazing it was to take a weekend to myself and to spend it doing what I love! It was fabulous. I stayed up late scrapping, woke up early, did my Bible Study, scrapped, had breakfast, scrapped some more, ate lunch, scrapped some more, had dinner, scrapped till late in the night and repeat - for three days! I will share many of those layouts here on my blog over this next week. But, first I will share the layout I completed for the challenge on the Let's Scrap blog. I loved their sketch and decided it would be perfect for the pictures I had of our family hike. 

Their sketch:



My Take:


Campout Cricut Cartridge - animal footprints, tree limb, pine cone, wood pecker and log
Outdoor Man Cartridge: hiking boots
Cricut Alphabet: title



Thank you for stopping by, 



Blessings till next time,




Friday, September 11, 2015

School Field Trip

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is having a fun challenge. 
Their challenge is to create a project this is school related.

I decided to use the photos from when my son when on his field trip to Safeway when he was in preschool. It was such a fun day. We got to go behind the scenes of the grocery store to see how it runs. They ended the trip in the floral department where they each got to pick out a flower to take home. My sweet son picked one out and promptly walked it over to me saying "this is for you mom". A memory I will always cherish.





To create this layout I used:

DCWV: All About Boys paper stack
Celebrations Cricut Cartridge: the Bag tag
My Community cartridge: the Market
Cricut Alphabet: Title
Gold metal embellishments
Twine


Thank you so much for stopping by,

Blessings,


Friday, September 4, 2015

Birthday Layouts

Well, I've gotten up to last years birthdays in my scrapbook. So let's do a birthday post :)! I found a great sketch on Sketch-N-Scrap to use for my son's birthday pics. I will show that one first and then I'll show the layout I created (without a sketch) below it. I'm also using both layouts to complete some daily challenges on the My Scraps and More forum.

The sketch:


My take:


To create this layout I used:

DCWV: The Celebration paper stack
Metal title embellishments
Groovy Times Cricut Cartridge: Clock
Small Talk Frames and Tags: So Happy 4 U tag, Time Flies Tag base
Cricut Alphabet Cart: Time Flies
Twine to separate the two pics on the right


Birthday Layout:


Grace was so excited to celebrate her birthday at school for the first time. She turned 7 that year and was in the first grade. The previous  year her birthday fell on a weekend. 

This Layout was created using:
DCWV : Sunday Afternoon paper stack
Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge: title base
Storybook Cricut Cartridge: Birthday Girl title
Glitter primas, bling, eyelets, a brad, and twine


Thank you so much for stopping by!


Till next time,





Friday, August 28, 2015

Lobster Petting

For his birthday my 5 year, at the time, choose to go to Red Lobster for his birthday dinner. He wanted shrimp - his and my daughters favorite thing to eat. They love to pet the lobsters there, which they generally get to do if it's not too busy. Fortunately, it wasn't too busy and they got some lobster time! The Sketch?! blog had a good sketch, so I decided to use it for the lobster pics.

Their sketch:


My Take:


To create this layout I used:

DCWV: The Nantucket Stack
Pack Your Bags Cricut Cartridge: lobsters
Cricut Alphabet: title
My Mind's Eye - All Things: Lost and Found diecuts
7 Gypsies: Wish - sticker border (Things I wish for...)


Thank you Sketch?! blog for a great sketch!


Till next time, blessings!





Happy Days Are Here

My son loved his gymnastics class. Seems like being upside down was just thing for him, well probably for any boy! Doing his handstands against the wall was one of his favorite things to do during class! I decided to pair this picture with a sketch from Stuck?!

Their Sketch:


My Take:


To create this layout I used:

Bits and Pieces Cricut Cartridge- star base
My Mind's Eye: All Things: Lost and Found diecuts
My Mind's Eye - Complete Boy paper stack
Twine and metal embellishments


Thanks Stuck?! for a great sketch!!!


Till next time, blessings!





Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Trip to the Library

Back again with yet another great sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap! I thought that this sketch was perfect for the pics I tool of my son at the library! Here he is really just starting to get into reading books for himself. It really is so great to see him take such an interest in reading, makes my heart happy!


The sketch:


My Take: 


Created using:
George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge: Circle base
Family Album: Story Time title and book base
Kate's ABCs: Read title and book base
Fabulous Finds: Book binding (using the pen/writing feature in Design Space I titled the book to look like a library book under the pictures)
A Child's Year: Boy reading silhouette
Designers Calendar: Books Due tag


What a fun layout to make! Thank you Sketch-N-Scrap!



Till next time, blessings! 




More Birthday

Here is another great sketch that I found at Sketch-N-Scrap this month that I wanted to play with. I've been really back in the scrapping game recently and I am finding that the sketch challenges are really what gets me inspired and wanting to scrap! They always put out good sketches and are easily one of my favorite sketch blogs!

The Sketch:


My Take:


Created Using:
Wild Card 2: Happy Birthday title
Sweet Shoppe: donuts
George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge: legos (made by welding together rectangles/squares and cylinder shapes), as well as the circular base under the title


I thank you for stopping by! Enter your own take on this sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap!



Blessings,




Birthday Party Layout

So far so good, on my self challenge to create more scrapbook layouts! Here is another layout that I decided to create based on a sketch from Let's Scrap, on of my favorite sketch blogs!
I decided to create the layout using pictures from my son's 5th birthday party. Yes, the layout says 6 but I did fix it. (just didn't retake pics)

Their sketch:


My take:


The ingredients:
First Few Years Cricut Cartridge: Star and Arrow Border
When I Was a Kid Cartridge: Corners
Family Album Cartridge: Polaroid frames
Stamping Cartridge: Happy Birthday title
Stand and Salute Cartridge: Parachute Frame
Twine
Chipboard
DCWV: All About Boys Stack 




Thanks so  much for stopping by!


Blessings,




Sunday, August 16, 2015

Summer Break, literally!

I really haven't scrapped much this summer. I always think that I will get so much done during the summer break and I don't know why I'm so surprised every year at how busy it ends up being. Not complaining at all, I promise. The summer has been great and we've done a lot of great things such as VBS, a trip to Arizona, time at the lake, park days, pool days, lazy days. Yes, it's been a good summer and it's not quite over yet! We've got two more weeks till school starts and I'm feeling the pressure to get in as much summer as I possibly can and eager at the same time to get back to a routine! If that makes any sense?!
This week my 8 year old daughter decided she wanted to learn to use the Cricut, so of course I had to teach her! Its always been something I was hoping for - to have mother daughter crafting time! So, this is what we've been doing all weekend - literally :) And she caught on really quickly. I showed her what to do and she was off!






Like mother, like daughter! Gotta love it!

Since she caught on so quickly I soon had some time on my hands. Hmm, it's well past time I should get back into some scrapbooking so out came my photo box! I hopped onto the computer to find some inspiration and found it quickly on Sketch N Scrap.

Here's one of their sketches for the month of August:


And my take:


Sorry, the photo came out really bright, but at least that flows with the theme of the layout and all it's bright colors! The train, title, and embellishments are all from the BoBunny On The Go chipboard set. 


Well, that's all for now, hopefully it won't be so long till next time!

Thanks for stopping by!


Blessings,






Thursday, July 23, 2015

Holiday Magic in July

The Stuck?! blog has a cute sketch up for their first July sketch. It turned out perfect for some of last years "almost snowy day" pictures. Not a lot of snow for us last year, so we had to make the most of it!

Here is the sketch:


Here is my take:


I used the BoBunny Noteworthy Winter Joy line which included:
the paper, die cuts and pattern bases. The title: "The World is Your Canvas" comes from Design Space digital cartridge: Phone Decals.
I also used some metal embellishments, twine, and bling.

Thanks for taking a peek! Now enter your own layout over at Stuck?!




Till next time,






Monday, May 25, 2015

Dribble

My son decided to try out playing basketball for our local YMCA. Oh my goodness, it was the cutest thing! Loved every minute of it. Decided to use the basketball game photos along with another one of Sketch N Scrap's sketches for this month.

Their Sketch:


My Take:


To create this sketch I used:
Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge: Basketballs
All Sports Cricut Cartridge: "Dribble" title
DCWV: All About Boys Stack


Thanks for stopping by and check out Sketch N Scrap for great sketch challenges!


Blessings,