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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Scrappin' Momma is my name... Scrappin' is my game :)

So, today I got a chance to go over to Jessica's for some scrapping. I got some more challenges out of the way!
Up first you see the 2 page layout challenge and the Dr. Suess challenge all in one :) I wanted to scrap some of Maddie's baby pictures and the quote I had chosen for the Suess challenge worked perfectly with this sketch! So I was able to use the design from the sketch to do both challenges. I loved making this layout because I so often scrap Kenzie because we have so many more pics of Kenzie for some reason... Maybe it's because Kenzie has been around for an extra 4 years... but anyway, I took the time to do a multi pic layout of Maddie instead today... Love it! The sketch had stars where the flowers are on mine, but that is the beauty of the sketch, I take a sketch and make it my own. I love using flowers, so it worked perfectly that i could just substitute them for the stars.

The quote:

"You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." Dr. Suess

I love that quote but it really made me think of Maddie! She really does steer herself in the direction that SHE chooses! LOL
And finally on to the other layout I did today. I did my week 2 sketch challenge layout for the March Monthly Sketch Challenge. I used Crate Paper Mia Collection for all of the printed papers. The cardstock in the background was something I had laying around. This challenge had a twist of using 3 coordinated pps from the same designer, since I used 4 papers from the Mia Collection, I was able to get the twist in:) The pics were of Kenzie at 3 or 4 years old. She was and still is such a hammmmmmm! I can't wait to pull out more older pics of the kids and get to scrapping them. Don't get me wrong I love scrapping the new pics as I take them but there is just something about scrapping the older pics that brings back the memories of my children at those stages and I never wanna forget one moment of their childhood! Kenzie in these pics was pretending to be Kelly Clarkson! At that age, she loved Kelly! She sang Miss Independent as often as she could find her little play microphone... And we were good Mommy and Daddy Judges... We were really into American Idol at that time in our lives... See what I mean... I also used the pics this day for our christmas cards that year! I had one of Kenzie holding Maddie and that was our card!

What fun! Now it's on to bus stop time have a great day see you when I can!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Colour Challenge

For the month of March, I have entered into several challenges on a scrapbooking website I frequent. The challenges keep my creative juices flowing. The above picture is of the layout I did for the March Colour Challenge. We were to use Blue, Lime Green, and Orange as the dominant colours in the layouts. I used one of my favorite pics of Mackenzie for the pic on it. I took that pic a few weeks before her 8th birthday and it really pops off of this page! Love it.

As the month progresses, you will see layouts from me for the following challenges:

2 page sketch challenge
dr. suess challenge-- here we are to use a quote from dr. suess or a pic of our kids reading a dr suess book.
monthly sketch challenge- for this one i have 4 sketches for the month, then a bonus sketch each week as well.
the one pic layout challenge is to scrap a lo with only one pic on it. this shouldn't be too hard since i prefer showcasing 1 pic at a time.
scrap your favorites-- we are to take our favorites from the website and scraplift (or mimick) them.
Welcome to Wonderland-- i will post more about this later.
Darker Side-- i am to use all dark colours and then bring in some GREEN for the month of March.
and finally just the girls. i am to scrap the girls but without using much pink... we shall see how this goes..

all of the challenges make for an interesting month for me... i can't wait to get some of the new stuff put on here....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

a new layout and it's among my favorites!!!

So, I have been doing some challenges here lately. This layout was inspired by a sketch challenge I joined this month. I absolutely love the way it came out. I had swapped some of my paper that i had multiples of with my friend Jessica for some of hers that she wanted to get rid of. We both came out on top and the printed paper you see in this lo is one of the papers I got from her. I love it! the butterflies were a last minute addition as jessica and i had gone to michaels, she was going to get the butterflies and then decided not to so I did. They really make the layout complete! I'll be getting a good current pic of ryan and i put on it in black and white for this one.

I'll be working on a bonus layout today for this same challenge. One of the twists for the layout above was to use bling... and you know I just HAD to add stickles! They looked amazing! Now for the bonus layout the twist is to use flowers... hmmm that might be difficult NOT! i love using flowers on my layouts and primas are my favorite!!! i just happened to find them on sale yesterday, so i know i will have some cute flowers for it :)

and as for more scrapping good news, i will be having another all day long crop at jessicas on tuesday to finish a green, blue and orange layout i started working on the other day... as well as we are both doing the same scraplift. she has the pic at her house, she is doing it for a boy album and i am doing it for the girl album so i'll take pics so you can see what the two of us come up with... it should be fun...

welp time to go to the bus stop... see ya soon :)