September 27, 2014

Counting the hours!

I promised myself at the beginning of the year that  I was gonna try some different things and so, tomorrow, I join my bff and my dd at my first 5K at the Color Run at National Harbor! Since I have plantar fasciitis, I will be walking but even if I didn't, I'd still be walking lol...but I know it's gonna be lots and lots of FUN!

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.   #HAPPIEST5K

September 22, 2014

LOTD

third one...at least I feel like the mojo is coming back and I worked on two challenges this weekend...this LO FINALLY uses this pic that has been on my desk for a year (gulp)...it was from my 47th birthday back in 2012-I had some friends over and we had our own scrappy photobooth with props of course so we let the kids use em too!

During my bout with insomnia this week, I accidentally came across the sketch blog called My Scraps & More Sketches-yippee!  Their challenge this month was their sketch #91:


of course, even though I do them as part of my DT work at SOS, sketches are normally hard for me.  One reason is because I never have smaller pictures laying around and another is because I have this HUGE  thing obsession  fear about things that are not straight (ie: cockeyed/slanted pics and embells)-ooohhh, they throw me for a loop!  BUT, I jumped in and did my version :) using stash and scrap pieces of whatever I had up here in my travel scrap kit.  Sorry for the bad pic cause I took it with my phone at 11:30 pm...

My THINGS 1 & 2......ADORABLE AS ALWAYS :):):)

September 21, 2014

Just scrapping for myself

and you would've thought I would've had tons of layouts done today right??  It was just me & Thing 2 and he requested breakfast for dinner and even after all that, I only got 3 layouts done!
This one is for the September sketch over at The Memory Nest:)

and here's my take on it using my September Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog (CKCB) kit...and just to update ya'll on that SD card situation, I lost 2 SD cards full of who knows what this month...thank goodness I have 2 more but I have no idea what was on them and if they were things I had already downloaded to my external. So I never got to post my actual CKCB kit but I am still using it!! 

Note to all crafters/photographers:  throw things over to the external weekly!  I actually have 2 externals cause I have OCD.  I want my children to have a lifetime of pictures in the future unlike me who hardly has any pictures of my childhood/parents from age 6 to adulthood that aren't like super posed or school pics.  There are some but not like family activities or LIFE.  So anyway...the layout!! Used up some Heidi Swapp, Fancy Pants paper, and AC , Recollections & Prima accents...washi tape from K & Co.
me and my homegirl, Marvel, hanging out at a block party cookout this summer  :):):):):):):)

September 20, 2014

Dare I reveal??

It's been awhile since I've created down in my scrap studio....well, one week...that's awhile to me... for some reason lately, I have just packed up stuff and come upstairs-lighting maybe???  But anyway, I went back down there today and as part of the Studio Table Reveal for Seth at  The Altered Page, I dared take a few pics of the table AS IS...
CLOSEUP: (Yikes!)
 
AM WORKING ON SOME SCRAPBOOK LAYOUTS AND IS THAT LAST  WEEK'S TARGET AD  LOL ??!!  And, since I was being so bold, I also took a picture of my desk!!!
WHY, YES, I AM A  YO GABBA GABBA FAN!!
So there ya go!!  Not too bad-the only reason it's not messier is cause I haven't created anything since last week.  Hope you enjoyed my messy table :):) and this is almost as messy as it gets cause ya'll that know me know 'm pretty neat 80% of the time. 
 

Our SOS September sponsor has some goodies!






Lisa Harris from My Kreative Pursuits is our sponsor at Scrap Our Stash (SOS) this month-
look what one lucky crafter will win!

You have until September 29th, 2014 to join in on the fun!  Remember, we have a stash challenge and a sketch challenge-You can use so much stash if you do both!!

Super Saturday projects from the DT

We ladies at Scrap Our Stash have been busy creating & trying to keep you inspired! Taking this SUPER DUPER Saturday to share some takes on our awesome September sketch!

AND
you must include any item from your stash that starts with
A, B & C
(example: A=arrow, B=balloon, C=chipboard)
AND also,
1 journal card
2 photos
3 patterned paper

Here's some of our takes on it-see if you can spot our supplies and hop over to the Scrap Our Stash blog for more REVEALS/ inspiration, challenge rules and supplies lists!!

DT STEFFANIE
DT PATRICIA

September 9, 2014

Kids are back in school so dig out those pics!

Or, you can do like I did and scrap older school pics!  This month's Challenge # 18 at Scrap Our Stash is a school supplies challenge!
For this challenge you are required to shop your scrap stash for school supplies, create a layout and include the school supplies on your page found on the lists below: (what I used are in red)

(1) or more items from list A:
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book

AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment
 
When uploading your layout, please list the items you used from both lists.
You can use additional items, and your layout does not have to be school themed. ·
 Here's my take:
"One thing I try not to do is scrap school pictures that look like school pictures; don't ask me why! I admit, I had to really troll around my stash for school supplies but I knew I had some old October Afternoon stash somewhere! Used some journaling cards for hidden journaling and for pops of color, number stickers and an addition card, and the traditional apple, paper clip and the vintage ruler. I had the awesome lined paper and since my son is such a star, I overlaid it with a scrap piece of star transparency! It was his first day of summer school this year and he let me do a mini photo shoot while waiting for the bus Last touch was the MME chalkboard arrow cause I just loved his super sweet smile!" 
Can't wait to see your creations; link up with us at our Linky party!  We have a great prize from a wonderful sponsor; more on that later!!!
 

Trrrific Tuesday cause I got some crafting done!

ran away to the beach this weekend for a bit of R & R....not sure if I got it but...
did get a bit of crafting snuck in there though!
So, for this terrrific Tuesday, I am posting FOUR layouts for the kickoff of my September Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog (CKCB) kit~ but first, I have to add the disclaimer that I forgot to post a pic of my counterfeited kit cause something happened to my SD card.  BUT, if I can fix it, I will post it later.  But for now, LAYOUTS!  (Sorry I didn't trim them or anything, I am trying to catch upon posts.)

I still need to add journaling on this one and a title...
lots of Heidi Swapp :):)
 
awesome Basic Grey paper stash


September 1, 2014

Our September Challenge is up!!

Stash Challenge # 18 ~ "Back to School"

It's September, which means, back to school, a new Sponsor, a new Challenge and a new
Guest Designer!!
Here's our  
September Stash Challenge 

" Back to School"
For this challenge you are required to shop your scrap stash for school supplies, create a layout and include the school supplies on your page found on the lists below:

(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book

AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment

When uploading your layout, please list the items you used from both lists.
You can use additional items, and your layout does not have to be school themed. ·
- See more at: SCRAP OUR STASH !!

Happy Labor Day!

Hope you are enjoying your day off if you have it off...I celebrate Labor Day in a different way since 17 years ago, I brought this beautiful girlchild into the world (2 weeks early!!) TRUE LABOR DAY after a grueling 27 hours of labor!

 

August 31, 2014

weekend wrapup...

it's so much easier to catchup this way...hmm....last week was full of work, drs appointments, errands, back to school and Back to School Nights! Not much time at all for craftiness so, no layouts :(

I forgot to share the pics from the awesomely amazing class I took with Dyan Reaveley!
 
I'm hoping to incorporate some mixed media into more of my pages AND I hope to get some mixed media SMASH journals done sometime in 2014...and speaking of mixed media, I have always been a fan of the talented artist, Bekah Ash and it was divine intervention that I got one of her cards for my birthday.  So, I panted a canvas for my soon to be "made over" bedroom :)   I love her style & her creations and hope I "lifted" it in a good way...I am going to add a quote on the left side as soon as I decide which one I want to use; I got some good ones on the coffee/tea things they have at Starbucks! I might add more to the headdress part but am not sure.
Now that the kids are back in school, I am doing a fall re-do/cleanup-that's the only way to get rid of stuff is when the kiddos are not around...otherwise they want to keep EVERYTHING.  I just finished the girl's room revamp and am now about to start my own so I am hoping to find some colorful bedding that will do this canvas proud :):):)

August 29, 2014

Final call for August challenges!

don't forget to enter your  take on either of our August challenges at Scrap Our Stash this month!  Earlier I showed you my take on the Selfie challenge and now, here's my take on our August Sketch #17 by Brenda Ragsdale: 
75% of the product used to create your page must be from some of your OLDEST stash of paper and embellishments..the older the better. - See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/p/current-challenges.html#sthash.JeAr0TKq.dpuf
 Complete a layout inspired by the sketch above, add it to our Linky party before 11:59pm (PST) tonight...and dig back into your OLD stash and use it on 75% of your LO...you know you have some really good stash!
AND...75% of the product used to create your page must be from some of your OLDEST stash of paper and embellishments..the older the better.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/p/current-challenges.html#sthash.JeAr0TKq.dpuf
Complete a layout inspired by the sketch above...
AND...75% of the product used to create your page must be from some of your OLDEST stash of paper and embellishments..the older the better.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/p/current-challenges.html#sthash.JeAr0TKq.dpuf
Complete a layout inspired by the sketch above...
AND...75% of the product used to create your page must be from some of your OLDEST stash of paper and embellishments..the older the better.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/p/current-challenges.html#sthash.JeAr0TKq.dpuf

Complete a layout inspired by the sketch above...
AND...75% of the product used to create your page must be from some of your OLDEST stash of paper and embellishments..the older the better.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/p/current-challenges.html#sthash.JeAr0TKq.dpuf
Complete a layout inspired by the sketch above...
AND...75% of the product used to create your page must be from some of your OLDEST stash of paper and embellishments..the older the better.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/p/current-challenges.html#sthash.JeAr0TKq.dpuf
my old stash 2012 Pink Paislee goodies!  
The ribbon piece and the chipboard were hanging around from maybe 2009??!! - See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2014/08/love-more-layout-y-dt-kate.html#sthash.idI4Sso3.dpuf

and don't forget our lovely prize from our sponsor!
 

August 20, 2014

Selfie Wednesday!

Since I was traveling, I forgot to post about my August 14th DT reveal on Scrap Our Stash for our August Challenge #17- a SELFIE Challenge!  Most of you know I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE selfies; they don't call me the Selfie Queen for nothing!!!   But this time, I actually Photobombed my daughter who was taking a Selfie of herself!  I loved how the snow looked in our hair AND this picture is important because I RARELYgo out in snow...After living in the Catskill Mntns in NY for a few years when I was younger, SNOW and I do not agree with each other !! Winters were pretty brutal there... I really dislike snow and so my husband has to do all things snow related (playing, shoveling, etc) while I stay inside and make yummy treats :)

I know......I know...give this girl the sun 365 days a year!!
loved using up my Heidi Swapp glitter die cuts!!!!

CKCB Sketch Challenge # 2

CKCB Challenge #2:  Use This Sketch from October Afternoon to take a bit of a crafting break.  Maybe stretch a bit by NOT using it for a card?
and again, I do not scrap chronologically and these pics are from a road trip we took to Louisville, KY maybe back in 2007???!! I'm terrible....

August 19, 2014

Finally!! some CKCB creations

Late late late but still in the game this month...as you saw earlier this week, I JUST posted my Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog (CKCB) kit on Monday and I am off to a raving start!  I did 2 layouts! # 3 is almost done!

**I did add the Pink Paislee circle embell , the cardboard and the pearl not in the CKCB kit

trudging along Tuesday...but still creating!

Got more layouts done this week-Whoo Hoo! I had to destress since both kids are working my one nerve always tormenting each other!  Monday cannot get here soon enough I tell ya...I wish summer vacation was just a month-we'd cram in all kinds of fun in and then back to school it would be!
But anyway, I found time to create 4 more layouts.  The first one is for Make It Monday No 22 over at The Memory Nest.  I made it on Monday (LOL)
 

they have a sketch challenge up and even though I am the DT at SOS, I still love joining other challenges (but not that many, usually 1 or 2.)
and here's my take on Crystal's sketch...I admit, I haven't scrapped my birthday pictures from 2 years ago!! We had a semi-improvised photobooth with girls props and it was so much fun!  We (me and my girlfriends, about 8 of us) had just wrapped up when my family came home and so we convinced them to join in.  :):)

***All papers:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 (Ruby), embells: Heidi Swapp & Pink Paislee

August 18, 2014

What I Made Monday

found some scrapping time today and did some clean layouts....just for myself :)  I'm back to using plain backgrounds and just using up bits & pieces from leftover CKCB (Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog) kits.  :):)

**linking up with Leslie :):)  @ The Memory Nest for Crafty Creations # 23

Counterfeit Kit*August***FINALLY

I know that it's the 18th and all, but I have been one busy mamma...so I finally found some ME time last night to finally grab some supplies & create my August CKCB kit.  This month's inspiration came from the Studio Calico Penny Arcade kit:
 
 
I knew I didn't have ANY of those papers, so I created my kit based on elements.  I grabbed Tim Holtz kraft papers that my sis recently gifted me, added in as many of  6 x 6 papers from American Crafts (Amy, Crate and AC), MME and Teresa Collins that had feathers, clouds, maps, prints and handwriting on them.  Added in some wood veneers and butterflies "just because: and some trims as well.
 
   I did have some doilies but I didn't find them until after I photographed the kit!  So, I did do my own add kit on as well but it was only color inspired (oranges, teal and black) by their add ons. Absolutely loved that mason jar full of ephemera that Laura gifted me for my birthday!
and since I started mid month, my kit is somewhat small.  I do hope to get at least 6 layouts done though! ** Will add background paper/cardstock and the doilies as needed.


August 17, 2014

It was a Great weekend filled with PAINT!

Traveled a bit north for a day trip....got to hang out with this lady, the divine AME (pronounced AIM) at her Pennsylvania store, PAGES IN TIME:


for two awesome classes given by none other than the SUPER DUPA talented Ms. Dyan Reaveley
I spent Friday journaling with inks and stencils and learning how to use rubber stamps in backgrounds.  Who knew that ghosting, painting, masking and more would be SOOOOO FUUUNNN???!!!!
I learned so much and as a non-stamper/inker, I am encouraged to add more to my scrapbooking and mixed media projects!  If you haven't taken a class lately, go outside your box and do something different!  Check the schedule at you LSS and try something new!
 
MY inking :):)
 
ghosting and bleaching were my favs :):)
 
  INSPIRATION from Dyan's journals!!!  SHE ROCKS!!

new stamps!!



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