Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Creative Crops Layouts

Hi All,
If you joined the Big Picture Classes Online Creative Crop then you don't need me to tell you how awesome it was.  I was able to do 6 layouts.  The other 6 challenges are sitting on my scrappy desk and I will attempt to tackle them during the month of May.  So don't be surprise if you see several post on these!
Use Kraft in two different ways: I have been alternating on using my new stash and old.  This is one of older pieces of pattern paper.  The Toad was cut from the cricut.

Create a layouts using the sketch:
This pattern paper is Echo Park's Mini line Woof!

Create a fanciful frame: used bling to frame the dog.  

Create a layout with handmade flags on it. 

Use cast-off products: I created this layout with the cover page of Echo Parks Le Ballet Mini line (used as background)  The flower has punched circles from dictionary pages)

And I used this layout for the Analogous Colors layout. (Blue, green and yellow)

Thanks for looking!!
Have a crafty day,

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!

Today is National scrapbooking day AND Cinco de Mayo! A group of us local scrapbookers are getting together to scrap and enjoy Mexican food and margaritas! We plan to participate in the creative crop sponsored by Big Picture scrapbooking. You can find it here:

Big Picture Classes
Stay Tuned for some of our creations as we attempt to tackle each challenge.
I hope you do something creative today!

Happy Scrapping,

Friday, May 4, 2012

I found my mojo part 2

What time of the year do you find yourself the busiest?  I tend to find the end of the school year, the beginning of the school year and holidays our busiest (and all for different reasons)
While I work full time all year long, my afterwork activites varies according to the season- end of the school year is full of soccer games, dance recitals, school concerts, award ceremonies, birthday parties, and end of the year parties.  I am so thankful of technology- I get a date or appointment and it automatically is entered into our family cozi calendar- so we always have an up to date calendar on our cell phones!

I also cherish the time when I can escape to my scrap area (aka the desk in my bedroom)  It is bad that my scrapbooking stuff is overtaking my bedroom?
I guess I am pretty lucky that my husband hasn't complained about the growing stash! 

Yesterday I shared a few layouts I created recently.   I have a few more and they are all of my daughter and each one shows pieces of her personality:

Cheeky- do I need to say more?  This layout was created used strips of pattern paper I had left over from Echo Parks Summertime.  This was their debut line and I have loved everyline afterwards!
Lettering is from Doodlebug

Wii Dance- She loves to dance and loves to play with the Wii so I had to capture her playing one day.  (As she grows up, the Wii will be to her what the Atari was for me)
I used the same Echo Park Summertime time with a Stampin up scallop punch and glittered brad for the flower.

Quiet Moments Alone- On the baseball field, Mariana became upset and stormed off to the playground to sulk.  I don't think she realized my telephoto lens was still able to capture her!
I used Echo Park Summertime here again with a sentiment sticker from October Afternoon and the circle border is from MME.

Now I am off to go pack my crop bag, a bunch of us girls are getting together for a Cinco de Mayo National Scrapbooking Day Party!  (Sounds like Fun!!!)
Our plan is to tune into Big Picture Scrapbooking's On-line Creative Crop.  We will attempt to participare and do the challenges as they come up.
Let's hope we can stay focused and create some pages!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I think I found my mojo!!!

For the last few months I have been in a FUNK!  I would sit at my scrapbook table and reorganize, pull out sheets of paper, pull out pictures and find it just wasnt' working for me.  So I will put it all away and start browsing on my ipad for some inspiration and find an hour has passed and I have to go attend to my motherly duties!
This weekend I sat down and created quite a few layouts within a 3 hr period!!  I am BACK!

Mowing the lawn:  I have had these pictures on my desk since last summer, but didn't know what to do with them.  While reorganizing- I came across some of my Scenic Route pp (oh how I miss Scenic Route)  and pulled this all together rather quickly.

Music to our ears:  Pictures are a few years old!  I dusted off  my E2 to create the main title and musical notes for this 2 page.  The pattern paper is Echo Park (I believe off the record line).  With the addition of some buttons and kaisercraft pearls it came together pretty quickly.
My daughter is now practicing for her 4th grade spring concert.

Mother's Day 2011: With Mothers Day coming up, I wanted to document our day from last year.  I love the crown my daughter made for me.  Who doesn't want to be Queen for a day :)
Pattern Paper and sentiment stickers are from the My Minds Eye Stella & Rose Gertie line.  M sticker is from CTMH.  Felt layered flowers are from American Crafts.  I also used Stampin Up heart to heart punch.

I have a few more layouts to upload but must help the kids get into bed (since I am on the computer they are taking advantage by walking around the house and doing everything but get into bed!)

Good Night Everyone!