April 17, 2014

Thankful Thursday!

*keeping it simple today-both in the post and the layout-thanks Michelle for the chipboard that I've hoarded for like FOREVER-I finally printed and scrapped  the cutest picture of my two favorite guys!

April 16, 2014

SOS Sketch Challenge #13

Even though I haven't revealed my DT take on the sketch, I actually did TWO  layouts for the Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge since the mojo is slowly coming back and I got to craft this week (spring break for kids means I am on break too )
Here's our SKETCH #13:
and here's my 30 min or less layout being inspired by the sketch-remember, it's all your own interpretation! 
If you are inspired, we hope you hop over to SOS and join in on our April challenges!

April 15, 2014

Challenge Sketch # 13 is up!


Create a layout inspired by the sketch below and you must include the following stash items: 
a) 3 or more patterned papers from 3 or more different collections and/or manufs.
b) 3 or more embellishments from 3 different collections and/or manufs. 
c) Include one or more of the following items on your layout:
Corkboard, Chalkboard, or Corrugated board.
(This item does not count as one of your embellishments)
***When uploading your layout on your blog or gallery, you must list the collections/mfgs of each item you used for items in the A & B categories as well as note what item you used from the C category
Here's the April Sketch:
you have until April 29th to show us your stuff!!!

Spotlight on Lynn-our Guest Desinger at SOS!

Tuesday's spotlight is on Lynn from Small Town Scrapbooker-you may already know her from her guest work that she's done for us at Scrap Our Stash OR you may have seen her at Challenge YOUrself (love that blog)-either way, she's an awesome scrapper and I knew I needed to feature her this week on the blog.

One of my favorite layouts she's done recently is this one:
love that she mixes old & new product, uses my new addiction (stencils), and love love love all the layering she does!
She's up on the SOS blog today for our Sketch # 13 Challenge:
hope you'll pop over and see the FABULOUS layout she created AND join in on the challenge!

Ten Things Tuesday!

Since this week is all about SPRING (cause we better not get any more snow)-here ya go!   Ten Things I've spied with my little eye at Etsy!!

April 14, 2014

Spring, here?? YES!!!!

It's so weird here on the East Coast...Old Man Winter kept trying to hold on, weekend before last? Cool temps & rain...these past coupla days??  We leaped right into spring and on Saturday, it was almost summer!  So, of course we gals over at Scrap Our Stash have a spring challenge just for you!!

Create a Spring Layout using spring colors ( I used yellow and pastels) and include the following Pre made/packaged items from your stash:  Paperclip(s), Journal card and at least one 3D embellishment.
DUE: 4/29/2014 midnight PST
You are allowed to add whatever else you want to your layout as long as you meet the requirements above.
And one more important thing...click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!!

My layout was inspired by the little house chipboard that I had in my stash.  I've been holding onto for like forever!  So I decided to scrapbook the beginning of when it all began...spring 1995 when we built and moved into our house! So far, it's been our first house and our only house LOL...
*paperclip:  Maya Road
*journaling spot (not sure, I have wayyyy too many packs of them, maybe MAMBI
*3D embellishment-butterfly from either Colorbok or Recollections
*The Story of US-MME
 and this is their awesome prize:
come back tomorrow for more on our sponsor and for a highlight of this month's guest designer!!

It's Spring Break!

and we had some lovely temps today once the sun broke out...so, the boy and I chose to run errands while the girl stayed in bed and slept slept slept...I gave her one day of rest since she's been working long hours :):)  But, I have been on this no crafting kick for some crazy reason, my mojo had left the building during the winter months but I felt it creeping back a little bit this weekend....Used up some of last month's CKCB kit and made a vintage kinda layout of my dad when he was maybe 4-5 years old:
I think I created this based on a blog challenge but since I forgot to write what blog it was for and since I just finished it today....OOPS...but I can post it for Crafty Creations # 15 over at the Memory Nest :)- all is not lost!!!!

April 1, 2014

April already??! and some SOS winners

March was truly crazy-not only did I have the hand injury, but I got sick over the weekend and since I couldn't shake the fever, I actually was one of the crazy people who got "half dressed" (translation=sweatpants over pajamas, tshirt, slouchie cap and sneaks) and drug herself to the Minute Clinic on a SUnday...2 hours later, a strep diagnosis, some RX, some tea and I was back home in my bed...today, back up and running!  Amazing this gift that man calls modern medicine!  It wasn't pretty I tell ya and my son deserves an award for being the GOOD SON while mommy was sick-it was just me & him for 90% of the weekend and he kinda had to fend for himself which included eating poptarts and potato chips for dinner one night-he'll never see that again!
So anyway, it's APRIL but not an APRIL FOOLS DAY!  I said I would have two winners of my little treat boxes (BELOW) for some lucky Scrap Our Stash birthday crafters and dang, ya'll blew us out the starting gates last month!! ALMOST 300 ENTRIES and still going!!!!!

As always, I use an extremely scientific method of randomly picking winners-I ask my kids for a number :):)  So, the TWO LUCKY WINNERS OF MY RAK's ARE  
#141 SANDY W and # 233 BARBARA G! Send me an email to: bluequeen4@hotmail.com
I am gonna be traveling soon and so who's to say that I might pick another winner of a surprise RAK after the Scrap Our Stash bday bash closes and I get back?? Check back sometime after the 7th and see!

March 29, 2014


March 27, 2014

Scrap Our Stash stashathon continues!

as a member of the DT at Scrap Our Stash, I had all intentions of doing each and every birthday challenge this month...hahahaha..I did some of them but I still got time to do more!  So, today, I conquered Challenge #5- BANNERS!!!!!

banner courtesy of My Minds Eye stash that I have hoarded! I so apologize for all the crappy photos of my layouts; I am actually shopping around for a camera now that I have saved up my pennies :):) and will have a real camera in my hot little hands by the end of March- a gift TO ME , FROM ME :):):)

Last of the Scrap Our Stash DT...

but certainly not the least of our team!  First up,  the super super talented KERRY:

Next, my newest crafty girl crush-JENNI :)  I love everything she creates and now she knows it!


and rounding up the team is        ME :):) 

 here's some of my favorite layouts LOL

you still have time to join us at Scrap Our Stash for our Birthday Stashathon; we'd love to have you!!!!

March 26, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday!

We're still celebrating our birthday bash over at Scrap Our Stash and all I can say is MAN, HAVE WE MOTIVATED YOU OR WHAT???  It's just March 24th and we have had over 230 entries to our Linky Party!!  WTW?? (Translates to: What The What??) -I am hoping that all the fab crafty divas who have linked up projects will bear with me as I look at & ooh and aahhh over all the entries-my finger is still touchy (nerve endings from the injury) and so my typing is quite slow but I hope to leave love for all who are taking the time to celebrate with us this month!     http://creatingwithpaperandmore.blogspot.com/So, for this wonderful Wednesday, I am gonna feature more of our DT and some of my fav projects of theirs!  First up, is KELLY !

and then we have Birthday girl CAROL:

next up:Leila !

and rounding up my Wednesday FAB FIVE is Robin !
(I apologize in advance but I have misplaced Robin's blog link but you can still find her @ SOS)

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