Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sketch 390 from Scrapbook Challenges

If you are looking for a fun sketch to work with check out the current sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.  This sketch  was only 3 pieces of paper and a few embellishments. 
You could even use just 2 pieces of paper if you cut the one piece and just put a piece between it to fill in the "wave."  To see the sketch and get all the details click HERE

Saturday, April 26, 2014

First day of 9th grade

Here is Krista in September 2013.  I loved using the inspiration from the XOXO scrapbooking.  Tess' page had a lot going on and I wanted to do that in mine too.  So I sprayed it with 2 different mists.  I layered  a piece of paper and a card under my photo.  Added lots of  stars, some wooden and some brass and a few cardboard.  Then I added the 2 small wooden veneers, a cardboard book that I used to write my journaling on, a few stamps, and a velum camera.

I loved how this page came out.  It really shows off my daughter and highlights the special day.  Below you will see Tess' page and I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.  To see the details of this challenge head over to xoxo scrapbooking for all the details.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The whole family at Susan B. Anthony's house...............for Scrapbook Circle

Scrapbook Circle is a great place to buy kits.  If you visit their blog you will find lots of ideas to go with their monthly kit.  I used my April kit to create this LO using their sketch.  It is from our visit to Susan B. Anthony's house.  I was taking photos of my kids after the tour and the lady giving the tour offered to take a photo of all of us.  SO I was lucky to get a family picture that day!
To see the sketch and get all the details for this challenge click HERE!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Trends in scrapbboking

Challenge YOUrself issed the challenge to use trends on your page.  Well I dug through my supplies and founds lots of things that are trendy on LOs these days.  On my LO I used
wood accents
washi tape
spray mist
paint splatters
Thanks for looking!  You can see this challenge at Challenge YOUrself.  So head on over there for more trendy ideas and to enter their challenge.  You have until May 5th to enter.

Summer 2013

Last summer we went to Rochester to see the PGA golf games.  We also visited a few places along the way.  These first photos are from our visit to the Genesee factory.  We went through the short tour, looked around, bought some beer and took these photos.  I used the April 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches for this one.

These second photos are from Krista's week at Clarkson University's STEM program.  She spent a week with other girls learning about science, math, and technology and how girls can be successful in these fields.  She showed us the mural that she helped draw.  I also took a picture of her when meeting up with her group.  This LO was based on the April 15th sketch from Stuck Sketches. 

To see these sketches and the entry information visit their blog at Stuck Sketches

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Take the pictue..................with Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas

Krista and Connor have tea with Susan and Frederick in the garden near Susan B. Anthony's house in Rochester, NY in the below photo.

This LO was created from the sketch found at Stick It Down.  Have you been to this scrapbook blog? They have a card challenge, single page and double page challenges.  A different sketch is presented each Tuesday.  I loved their single page sketch on April 15th so I created the above LO from it.  To see it and more challenges click HERE.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As you wish.................................for a phone

My son, Connor, wanted a SMARTphone for quite some time.  He used up his minutes on his tracfone very quickly.  We were always buying him that we, his parents, could keep in touch with him.  Last July his wish came true. 
I created this LO from my April Scrapbook Circle kit for their Challenge #72:  As you wish.

I took this photo at the store with my camera.  Unfortunately the photo came out a little blurry.  I had to scrap it anyway.  Thanks for looking and I hope you get what you wish for.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Heart Island................Scrapbook Challenge 389

  Boldt Castle sits on Heart Island, so names since it resembles the shape of a heart.  Here are 2 photos I took from the boat while leaving Heart Island.

I used the sketch 389 from Scrapbook Challenges.  It was a simple LO.  I just used a bunch of different embellishments, a large title, and some pen lines to make my page complete.  To see this sketch and enter into this challenge go HERE.  You have until 11:59 pm PST on April 30th to enter.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 388.................more Boldt Castle

I have another photo from Boldt castle.  I am almost done scrapping the photos from this trip.  I hope you are enjoying them!  This photo is flowers planted in a heart shaped.  This is one of the photos that I took before we went in the castle.
I used Sketch 388 from Scrapbook Challenges.  To see more sketches and the add on challenges they have click HERE.  To enter for their Monthly Prize drawing you need to submit your LO up by 11:59 p.m. PST April 30th 2014. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Keep Calm and .............................READ

I have another photo from our trip to Boldt Castle.  This one is of me in the library at the castle.  I love to read and always have.  I have been a librarian for about 8 years and since then have read many childhood books again.  I have also borrowed many books from my library and the surrounding libraries. 

I used this photo for the Challenge #4:  Keep Calm..... from Scrap YOURself.  I also used the Kitchen Stash:  April use it up Challenge from Kitchen Keepsake.  For details of these challenges click on the links.