Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Almost forgot to Share

Have you seen what is going on over at the Sketch~n~Scrap blog. So much inspiration, you will be sure to reach your scrapping goals for 2014. Each month we feature two layout sketches (the 1st and the 15th) and two card sketches (the 5th and 20th). We also have a new monthly special called inspired by with an additional layout sketch to help keep those creative juices flowing. And along with that we have some great prizes just for participating with us. I have seen the prize line up and they just keep getting better and better each month, I promise. The prize for this month is a Paper and embellishment pack featuring Crate Paper's newest Valentine's day line pictured below.

For my layout I used Teresa Collins You Are My Happy collection. I know I say it a lot but this really is a fun collection to use and I really like how the color black just works so well with the color palette. This is a layout of my girls from over the summer. They were on their way to dinner in Center City. They take so many pictures of themselves I rarely get a chance to take my own, I just steal theirs, lol. Stayed tune for more, I am on a roll, lol.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Sketch-n-Scrap Cards

For some reason I have been getting a mental block when it comes to making cards. So for inspiration I gathered up a couple of sketches from the Sketch-n-Scrap blog and got to work. My first card was inspired by the first card sketch featured on the blog. I used my card kit from Simon Says Stamps.  I had to cancel my subscription because the kits were coming faster than I was creating anything.  But I love the versatility of the stamps.  For my second card I used the current sketch featured on the blog.  Have you seen it yet? You can check it out here and if you submit an entry you could win a great prize. Again I used my Simon Says kit but I also used a little stickles and bling to accent the card. Woohoo another spell broken!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Groovy Friday!

I just ordered my first Groove Book, I am so excited! Have you heard about it, it is perfect for scrappers. I first heard about it on Shark Tank and wasn't too interested at first but then one of my Instagram friends ordered one and I had to have it. All you have to do is download the app onto your smart phone. The app  then looks for the photos on your phone, you then upload them, select the ones you want printed and boom! It will be shipped to you within seven days. And your first book is free! There are a couple of catches of course. First of all it is a subscription based service for a monthly fee of $2.99 which still is not bad. After your first book of 100 photos you have to select a minimum of at least 40 pics to prints which still is a great deal. I have seen some people write reviews complaining about the quality of the pictures and then again I have seen people praise it - so that part seems like a matter of opinion. You can only upload photos from your phone but you could always just transfer your photos from your computer to your phone and upload them that way. Another plus is that the book has perforated pages so the photos can be removed easily. I don't know that I will have 100 pictures to print every month but I am almost sure that I will have 40 and for $2.99 that is not a bad deal.

I will share more when my book arrives, but until then here is a little more info -  

Have a great weekend, wishing you Love, Peace and Sooooooooooul!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Under the Wire

I love the beginning of every month. it is a new start - a chance to set new goals and enter challenges. Each month I am bright eyed and eager to just participate in everything and by the end of the month after printing my sketches, thinking about my ideas in my head, going through photos and making plans I usually wind up with.......................nada. But I think the curse of the never complete layouts has been broken as I managed to participate in one of the My Scraps and More Sketches challenges for January using this sketch.

This is a layout of my oldest daughter after getting her hair done. I just love how everything fell into place for this layout and I love her gorgeous photo (she is the queen of selfies, lol).  I have been itching to use my cheveron rhinestones and they worked perfectly. Now I am going to print my February sketches and challenges, who knows I might be able to set a record, lol.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Snow Excuse!

Not that I was ever expecting sunshine and warm temps in January but the weather so far this year has been one for the books! I have missed several days of work and have trudged in several inches of snow to get to work. The only thing I haven't done so far is shovel any snow, lol.  My family has been spoiling me in that regard. So with all of that you would think that I have a ton of layouts to ummmm no! But I have been doing a little sumthin sumthin here and there. Here is one of my favorite layouts so far. My nephew had a Dr. Seuss themed party for his 6th birthday. The colors in the photos were so bright and vibrant it was hard to find the right papers to match until I found The Hey Kid collection. Although a pretty simple design I love how this layout turned out.  I am also entering this layout into the S.W.A.T. Hump day birthday challenge that you can find here. Brace yourself and clutch your pearls because I am going to post again tomorrow, lol! See ya soon! 


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