Monday, September 26, 2011

2 Heart 4 Ever

The Challenge:
Use numbers in your layout

Not only did I do this layout for this challenge, I used this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch.  What a great sketch and challenge.  I loved the stitching over the two hearts; to me it says that they are now stitched together as well as being a cool design element.  We had the most amazing photographer and I wanted my papers and elements to be muted and toned down to let the photos shine and to draw the eye to the two hearts.  I think this has to be one of my most favorite layouts!

The layout

The two page version because there are so many wonderful photos!

The sketch

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Journey

I loved this week's Frosted Design sketch!  I chose to use it to scrap some photos that I've had for a while with this layout in mind.  My husband and I like to hike up a local hill.  We go quite often since it is basically in town.  There are a few ways up it; there is the main way and then there is a side path.  The side path is longer, but I think it is much prettier!  The main path is a wide loose gravel path and the side path is more of a hiking trail.  There are fewer people on it too.  The two paths join together and reach the same vista, which is gorgeous, so to me, it's all about the journey and we will all enjoy the same destination.

My husband and I seem to part ways on this.  For him, it's very much the finish line and how fast can we get there.  Did I beat you?  Not me in particular, just whoever.  For him it is about the destination.  He doesn't even like to hike trails that don't have some sort of end event like a lake or a waterfall.  Never mind that it was a wonderful hike, there was no bang at the end.  I am ok with having a different point of view.  I think that is what make life interesting!

I used some great paper I got while on my crop last month by a new company called Authentique.  I love this paper!  I only hope someone around here carries it soon!

My layout

And because I love double pagers!

The sketch

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I was having a hard time deciding what to do with Sketchy Thursday's sketch this week.  I thought about my friends and the sketch really wasn't inspiring me to do anything with any of my friendship photos.  And then, when I was picking photos for a different project, I came across these photos of my son working on his car with his friend.  He is always dinking around with his car with his friends; it's what they do for fun and the inspiration floodgates opened up!  This sketch was perfect for these photos!

The layout

The sketch

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Venue

The Challenge:
Use clustering on your layout

I am loving using clustering in my photo placement and having multi-fonts in my titles!  I want to get better at clustering my embellishments too. I just like the cozy look of it!

I did another layout of the wedding venue for my book.  I used the same photo placement of the first one, but changed up the papers and the embellishments.  It would be interesting to have a side by side comparison too.

The first layout.  Interesting at how different they are!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bryon Mini

Here is the other mini book I made at the crop I went to.  This one is Bryon's.  I used mostly My Mind's Eye with a few other odds and ends.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kayla Mini

I decided that making up the two mini albums I had would be a great thing to do at my crop last weekend.  I wanted to do one for Kayla and the other for Bryon.

First up is Kayla.  Both albums are from My Mind's Eye and so are most of the added pieces. I did use a few other odds and ends.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Celebrate Freedom

The Challenge: use stars on your layout

This was the perfect challenge to get my 4th of July photos scrapped.  Sometime holidays aren't so fun to scrap.  Maybe that it's a been there, done that sort of thing, I don't know.  I enjoy the day, but sometimes it feels like a chore to get the photos scrapped.  Maybe I just need a new idea and a little nudge like I got here.

I used an Allison Davis sketch from one of her books, some stitching and some mist.  It really is a simple layout and I really like how it turned out!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I recently was able to go to a crop and meet 8 peeps from Club CK!  We had a blast!  Seriously, it's like we have known each other for years!  On the last morning, I was taking my stuff out to my car and Amanda was standing just outside the sliding glass door from our crafting space.  I walked out and she is taking all these pictures of me and I was looking at her wondering why she was taking all these pictures of me carrying out my stuff.  I came to my car to see that it was wrapped in Saran Wrap!  Ah, now the pictures make sense.  Gee, I wonder who did that???  Funniest thing ever!

I decided that the layout needed to have plastic wrap included and it needed to be ATG pink to go with the ATGs the three of them are holding like guns!  That and Adele can't stand pink and it is my little bit of revenge, bwahahahahaha!  I chose the loopy Bazzil Basics stitching template too because, well, they are kinda loopy...
I also thought that this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch was a good one to use for this layout.

The single

This event NEEDED more than one page!

The sketch

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Meeting Peeps IRL!

Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Wenatchee (renamed Wantohatchanegg by our Dallas peep), WA to meet with 9 fabulous scrappers that I met on the Club CK board.

What a blast we had!  It was not like we were all meeting for the first time, it was like we were old friends that had not gotten together for a while.  We all got along so well; there were no awkward moments at all!  There were so many laughs, some until tears were streaming down faces.

We all crammed together into a hotel room turned into a conference room, but I think it helped to get to know one another better because we were all essentially around the same table.  We got a lot of scrapping done too! 102 pages collectively.  We even spent one morning at the local scrap store.  We were joined by many flat peeps from around the country too.  They caused a few problems, but were fun to have with us.  And we help a Skype call with some of those not able to be there in person.

We are so doing this next year too!

The Most Likely to Spend a Night in Jail group of Laura, Becky, Adele, Amanda

The Flat Peeps join us in shopping

We took Craft Warehouse by storm!

Our Skype call.  We were joined by Kathy, Megan, Mary, Kim and Kim

All of us at Quiznos

Our small, but cozy craft space