Wednesday, April 16, 2014

February 2014 Scraptastic Kit Club

Just keep swimming is what Dorie says! Slowly catching up to the kits piling up on my desk.

I just ordered the add on, by accident, so it's a short share! Even the add ins produce three layouts, pretty impressive in my mind!

January 2014 Scraptastic Kit Club: Baby It's Cold Out & Tongue Tied

I've had a rough winter. I was sick most of the winter and rounded it out with an almost week long hospital stay. To say that scrapbooking wasn't done is an understatement! 

Today was the first time I scrapbooked since January and I feel quite rusty but I feel good getting it done. I'm scrapping the kits in order and pulling out pictures to go with the kits and sticking it all together. I figure if I end up in the hospital again, I can bring my kits with me instead of watching relentless TV!

The kits I used was Tongue Tied and Baby It's Cold Outside kits from Scraptastic January 2014. 

I'll do a layout share via YouTube when I'm able to sit at my desk again, I'm hoping to get April up and shared before April is done! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chorus layout

Tim Holtz paper and leftover Scraptastic Home for the Holidays embellishments. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December Scraptastic Home For the Holidays Layout Share

For this month I got the add-on kit and that mean kit. I have quite a few layouts and quite a few epherma pieces left. I'll probably squeeze another Christmas layout out of the leftovers even though I have no major pieces left. I added two pieces of card stock and one piece of pattern paper from My Mind's Eye.

Santa, elf on the shelf, Christmas tree 2013, Christmas tree lighting, Christmas, Hanukkah, yule, snowman, orchestra, youth orchestra scrapbook layout

Little ninjas scrapbook layout

This is another "using my scraps" kind of layout. I used all bits and pieces of paper and the big paper is from My Mind's Eye  paper clippings collection, the confetti is from an old Scraptastic kit, the arrow paper is from an old studio calico collection, and I believe the arrow journaling card is also from the studio calico collection. Both flair buttons are from A Flair For Buttons on Etsy and the title is American Craft Thickers, my favorite.

This layout is a Glitter Girl challenge, the idea is to use up your twine so I have three spots of twine that I actually got from a local bakery. The excuse for my buying cupcakes is that I need twine for my layouts and I figure I can get to things that I really love in one.

The theme of the layout is a ninja party that my children went to for their very, very good friend. The kids all had swords, ninja headbands and they had a fantastic time.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Run Like The Wind Scrapbook Layout

I saw a sketch on pintrest and when I went to look for it, it was gone. So this is a pintrest sketch by memory!

I used My Mind's Eye nostalgia and All is Bright; Studio Calico wood veneers; Lawn Fawn washi, clip and cork frame.

My oldest daughter runs with Girls on the Run; C, my husband, coaches. My oldest son runs as a running buddy. I'm so not a runner so I hang out with kids and ark pictures!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

My Kind Of Fun Scrapbook Layout

I love working out but having six children, there is simply not enough time to give my body the attention it deserves. There is a middle ground - I take one class a week and work out at home. Clearly the results are not as good as if I were in an actual gym with equipment but my pants size isn't changing and that's good enough for me!

A few weeks back I was able to take two classes in a row. Looking back it wasn't a great idea (I was sore after) but I had a lot  of fun. 

The place I work out took pictures for their website and posted them on Facebook. I found myself in the front row and snagged the picture!

For this layout I used Basic Grey Bow Ties, My Mind's Eye The Bright Side and various scraps!

Exercise Scrapbook Layout 
Kickboxing Scrapbook Layout
Zumba Scrapbook Layout 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Swim Scrapbook Layout

YThis is a scrap layout in its truest form. Leftovers from everything, mostly Elle Studio, labels, border stickers and washi tape. 

I'm loving the new coffee ring stamp and I don't have one, so I mimicked the shape with my Creative Memories circle cutter. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pre-School Celebration Scrapbook Layout

My husband and I were both able to attend our youngest son's open house and pre-school and he was simply over the moon. Me had pretty bad separation anxiety in the beginning and now he's doing so wonderfully!

This layout I used:
Studio Calico wood veneers and alphabets; LilyBeeDesigns Sweet Shop Label stickers; random doilies; My Mind's Eye nostalgia, Basic Grey what's up, Crate Paper fourteen,and I think a scrap of Studio Calico for the papers. The flair is from A Flair a For Buttons on etsy. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mix Masters Scrapbook Layout

There are some layouts that are emotionally charged and some "every day" layouts. This one was just an everyday layout documenting our son hanging with his Uncle A, but as I was doing this layout, I was thinking about how much I miss my brother and his family. 

I have not seen my nieces and nephews in almost five years because they live in Sweden and I'm really missing them but I am grateful that my children have their honorary Uncle A to be the uncle that they are missing. 

This layout is inspired by