Monday, July 28, 2014

Project Life- SOUS

Happy Summer Everyone! Hope you're having fantastic weather and enjoying the outdoors as much as I am! This week at SOUS our Project Life Challenge is do a spread about Summer! Well, this is pretty easy seeing as we spend a lot of time outside and at the lake during the summer months. Some days at the lake are just lazy days. We spend time on the deck laying around, reading, talking and just soaking up some sun.

I am taking a Silhouette class and I made the little Polaroid Summer Frame that I tucked by the photo. One day soon, I'm going to learn how to share these with you all!

Remember that SOUS is offering a great monthly prize to one of our challenge participants, so be sure to enter your project on our blog!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dance Love

How is summer going for everyone? I'm having a blast so far! Spent some time at the lake and then a road trip with the girls! FUN! FUN! You know what else is fun? Reveal day at SOUS! My layout based on this weeks sketch is about Dance! When Renee had to quit soccer, she found dance and she also found a great teacher and mentor who has encouraged her throughout! She loves Elvira and she love performing! These photos were taken just before her April performance.

Hope you are able to find some time to join in the challenge and get your name entered for a great prize drawing this month! Hop on over to the SOUS blog and see what other designers created and give it a whirl!

Materials- Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because Patterned Paper, Chipboard Shapes, Journaling Cards, Cardstock Stickers, Canvas Stickers, Vellum Tape and Stick Pins, Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals Wood Words, American Crafts Glitter Foam Stickers (Thickers), Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Monday, July 14, 2014

Buttons! Buttons!

Today over at SOUS the Project Life Challenge was to use buttons on your spread! Who doesn't have tons of buttons in their stash? I know I do and in every color imaginable!

This weeks spread includes a lunch date with Mariel at DQ! How romantic! LOL! I put in a text conversation that I had with Renee. I was abit stumped at first because the screen shots on the iPhone come out as png files and I needed jpegs. Well, Paint to the rescue! So for anyone who needs to, converting photos to different files in Paint is a really easy, super fast thing to do. Glad I found that out! I also included a couple of photos of the grandkids playing at our house. It was so funny. I had gone out to buy them toys and lots of bubble things to play with because we didn't seem to have many outdoor toys. When they were leaving, they nicely clutched them all in their hands and took them home! Guess grandma has to go shopping again! LOL!

So anyways, pop on over to the SOUS blog to see the other projects with buttons and to enter your own project for a chance at a great prize this month!

Friday, July 4, 2014


Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all are off to a great start to your summer! I know I am! We have another great sketch for you to work with this week over at SOUS! If you can find some time to give it a whirl, you'll be entered into the prize drawing at the end of the month that will be given to one of our lucky challenge participants! Here's my take on it! I used a bunch of the 3x4 cards that are actually meant for Project Life, but they worked well on this layout!

Noah played soccer this year for the first time in the Timbit division of U6's! He wasn't really that much into team sports it seems. He spent most of his time on the field tracing the letters on the side boards! LOL! Once in awhile though, he got in there and kicked a ball, but he wasn't too keen on someone taking it away from him. It appeared that he really didn't understand what soccer was all about. Oh well, maybe in another couple of years, he'll get the point and enjoy it! What he did really enjoy was the medal that he got at the end of the season!

Materials- Simple Stories Say Cheese Patterned Paper,  3x4 Snap Cards-Him, Crate Paper 6x6 Random Collection Patterned Paper,  Stickers- Samantha Walker Rough and Tumble,  Pink Paislee Ephemera,  Stars- Maya Road Microchips,

Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Easter? Project Life Catch Up!

Well, yes it's June and I'm working on Easter for my Project Life. I got quite far behind there for awhile! Work got in the way! LOL! The other thing that happened was that I didn't take many photos in April! Thank goodness there was Easter or it would have been a non-existent month for me. OOPS! Oh well, sometimes these things just happen and there's not much we can do about it except try to be more diligent the next month. Anyways, this week at SOUS, our challenge was to use stickles/glitter on our spread. This worked out perfectly for my Easter page. I decorated the embellishments that I cut on my Silhouette with stickles and it sure added some fun sparkle. I also couldn't resist adding some glittery embellishments to the page too.

Head on over to the blog and enter your page in our challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize this month!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fall Color

I had some extra time, so thought I'd do a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. The colors this Fall were so pretty, so on Thanksgiving, we took some photos in front of one of Mom's trees in her backyard. The top that Renee was wearing kind of blended right into the tree!

Materials- Patterned Paper- American Crafts Autumn Crisp, Flowers- Prima and Recollections, Brads- Making Memories, Stickers- Simple Stories- 24/Seven, Doodle Bug Shades of Fall Cardstock Stickers and some from my stash, Little Yellow Bicycle Stick Pins, Ink- Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink

Friday, June 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Today over on the SOUS blog, we had a lovely sketch to work with! I rotated and flipped the sketch to accommodate my photo and the background paper that I wanted to use.

Every Easter we put together a basket full of food and go to church to bless them. After the blessing, we come home to share what is in our baskets. It's a tradition that the kids love.

Pop on over to the SOUS blog to see what everyone created using the sketch! Enter your layout based on the sketch for a chance to win a fabulous prize this month!

Materials- Patterned Paper- My Minds Eye- Miss Caroline, Stickers My Minds Eye Miss Caroline layered sitckers, Lovely stickers and Label Stickers, Rubons- My Minds Eye, Pearls and Doily- Dollar Store, Ink- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Monday, June 16, 2014

Smile- Project Life- SOUS

Today at SOUS, we have another great Project Life challenge for you! This week you are to add some texture to your spread. I did this by adding some chipboard pieces, a metal arrow brad and a wooden word that I stained yellow. Many of the embellishments today are a little thinner and they're great for PL as they don't add too much bulk. I'm still using the Becky Higgins cards, although I wish there were more 4x6 ones in the collections!

Be sure to pop on by the blog and give the challenge a try! You will be in the drawing for a fun prize at the end of the month if you do and might even be chosen for the Top 3!

Friday, June 6, 2014

She Loves Cars- SOUS reveal

Another Friday means another reveal day at SOUS! This week we had a super awesome sketch done by Nanne and was it ever fun to work with! I had these really cute photos of Isla playing with Noah's cars. She was so cute! She usually doesn't get a chance to play with them much because well, quite frankly, Noah is a car hog! LOL! But on this day, we only had Isla at our house and she took full advantage of playing with the cars. I couldn't help but snap a boatload of pictures. I had so many that were adorable and then this sketch came along....PERFECT!

Hop on over to the SOUS blog and see all the other fabulous layouts! Remember we are offering a great prize to one lucky challenge participant this month and you don't want to miss out on that chance!

Materials- Basic Grey Fresh Cut 12x12 Patterned Paper, 6x6 Paper Pad, Stickers, Die Cut Cardstock, Chipboard Stickers, Snippets, Label Stickers, Die Cut Shapes and Wax Seals, Simple Stories DIY Clear Stickers, Prima Ink

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bring on the Yellow!

Today over at SOUS, the challenge is to use the color yellow! I used a lot of the yellow cards from my Becky Higgins collections as well as some random embellishments and tags that had some yellow on them! How I love to use up some of my stash. The thing that I find I"m really using lot's of is the little alphas from the sticker sheets of various collections. It seems I"m always missing the same letters though ( note to self...don't give your child a name with 3 e's in it when you're a scrapper...what was I thinking there?)

Hope you have a chance to dig out the yellow and give the challenge a try! Make sure to enter it for a chance to win an awesome prize this month!