You are amazing

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year! I cannot believe it's already 2015. It seems like we were prepping for Y2K only yesterday...Well, I am starting this year off with a new post, a new LO and as a member of a new challenge blog called Picture This. The idea behind Picture This is to create LO's by thinking outside of the box based on the criteria for each challenge.

For the first challenge, the criteria is One photo + paint + Burst. 

I'm not sure how, but this page came together in about 30 minutes. I had this photo already printed, I knew I had this paper, it was just the paint part that I had to think about. As I was looking through my stencils, I came across a pack of chipboard words. Bam, that was it. I painted the YOU in the coral color for some contrast and added some embellishments in the same color to balance the page.  This is a favorite color combo of mine, yellow, aqua and coral. I fond it easy to use and versatile enough for all types of pages. The burst makes the whole theme of the page come together. He shines. He is amazing. 

Thanks for ringing in the new year with me and my creative view.  I hope you will follow me throughout the year.

Supplies:-PP-Basic Grey, Pebbles, Crate paper, wood pieces, stickers, clip, alpha & washi-Freckled Fawn, Chipboard-Fancy Pants-Paint-Making Memories, Studio Calico, Pen-EK Success

Oh Dreidel

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hey there, I guess this is my last post for 2014. It's also one of the last articles on the Get It Scrapped blog for the year. Using your holiday stash to create holiday pages.

When I first started thinking about this page, I thought I had a lot more Hanukkah stash than I actually did. As it turns out, I have a lot of old stickers but not many papers. It became a 'make it work' moment.

First I arranged the photos and background papers. I grabbed a variety of dreidel stickers, laid them out and stared at them for a long time. I just started placing them around the page until I got a design I was satisfied with. I didn't feel like it had enough stuff on it, so I created the border along the edge. I cut the lyrics to the dreidel song from a piece of patterned paper and used it as part of the journaling. This page is part of a series of pages from this party, so I didn't add the whole story here. 

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today and for sharing on my 2014 journey. I hope you'll be continuing on with me in 2015. I will be welcoming in the new year on some new Creative Teams. I'll have many new projects to share.  

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, Bazzill,  Patterned paper-Karen Foster, Echo Park, Doodlebug designs, stickers-Mrs Grossman, Frances Meyer, Karen Foster, Mark designs, mist-Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico, ink-Memento, Adhesive-Recollections, EK Success alpha-American Crafts, Silhouette, pen-EK Success, 

Eat Cake

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hey there. It's Monday, reveal day for Let's Get Sketchy.   

This sketch is a little different for me. I use mostly 4x6 photos. So to to stay true to the design, I used only 2 photos, but angled them.  I liked the notion of the paint as a base layer. I though this would be a good chance to use some new spray inks I got. I sprayed 2 colors, then dripped some water over them, letting the colors blend and drip. I used a different ink to paint the edges. I used the black and the patterned washi to give it some texture and contrast. The sprinkles of sequins give it a festive feel.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. I'll have more to share soon.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, Bazzill,  Ink-Dylusions, Sparkling H20s, washi-MME, Freckled Fawn, wood pieces-Freckled Fawn, Basic Grey, Studio Calico, Sequins-Hazel&Ruby, Studio Calico, enamel dots-MME, die cuts-Silhouette 

I Learned Everything

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I have a layout in a new Get It Scrapped article "Telling Stories about Holiday Mentors". This was a fun project for me to work on. The truth is, I did learn everything from Nani. We all do what we do, what we cook, how we prepare, because that's how Nani does it. We learned by watching, helping and doing. 

The project is more of a tribute and a thank you to her, than a story.  My thought is that the stories will be invoked by the items on the page; the recipe in Nani's handwriting, a pot of chicken soup and Nani baking at my house. 

The page is designed with Nani and a sense of family in mind. The paper, flowers and doilies make me think of Nani. The hearts and house further represent love and family. 

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. I've got more sharing to do, so  come back again.

Supplies-PP, stickers-Fancy Pants, die cuts-Fancy Pants, Jellybean Soup, alphas-Fancy Pants, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, Brad-October Afternoon, wood, epoxy and resin-Freckled Fawn, Doilies-Doodlebug Designs, BoBunny, Washi-Doodlebug Designs

The Coldest 4th Of July

Monday, December 15, 2014

I have a new project to share, and am very late in writing this post. (Chalk it up to Holiday season gone wild)  I'm also sad to say this is the last reveal for Child's Play Challenges.  We will be closing the blog at the end of the month. Our last classic toy is 

I went with the idea of lighting, as in fireworks, to create this layout. I used a Scrapbook Generation sketch, some patriotic colors, the Silhouette and that was it. I was very easy to put this together. 

The photos aren't great, but neither was the day. It was the coldest, gloomiest 4th of July that I can remember. (note the long sleeves) For some reason, so one was around and we wound up lighting fireworks in our driveway by ourselves.  We made the best of it.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view. Stop back again, I have more coming up to share

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP-Melissa Frances, Doodlebug Designs, Fancy Pants, Stamp-Stampology, Ink-Colorbox, Alphas-Authentique, American Crafts, Die cuts-Silhouette, Sketch-Scrapbook Generation

Give me some #@*$* Cake!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Paper Issues has a new link party today and I am adding an OLD (Circa 11/2011) layout that, to this day is one of my favorites.

Is it fancy? No. Lots of embellishments? No. There are none. Does the title say it all? No. The photo does, but the title is what my son can't say but was expressing with his actions. Done and done!

Wild, Wild West

Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's another Monday, so that means a new sketch reveal at Let's Get Sketchy.  Here's the new sketch

Here is my layout.

What I like about this sketch, is it's versatility. I have actually used this sketch before and you can find it here. Today I used a large 5x7 photo and some extra layers of paper. Due to the larger size, I minimized the items at the top of the page as well as the embellishments. I chose colors that were neutral and tore them to add to the vintage feel of the photo. It needed a bit of contrast, so some red was added around the page. It definitely helped make the photo stand out.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. I've always got more to share, so stop by again.

Supplies: PP-MME, Pebbles, EchpPark, washi-MME-Stickers-Sticko, Sassafrass, October Afternoon, alphas-MME, American Crafts, enamel dots-Quwwn & Co, Ink-Colorbox, 

Picture This! A new challenge blog

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hey there. Today I,'m talking about a new challenge blog opening in January. It's called Picture This.

The idea behind this challenge is kind of like a recipe challenge. To get everyone started, there is a mini challenge on the blog:

Create a LO using one photo + Christmas + paper strips + layers. 

The rest is up to you as long as these items are clearly visible on the page.

I dont have very many Christmas photos. In fact, this may be the last one I have. He went through a phase where he loved to wear hats, the sillier the better. I didn't want to use traditional Christmas colors, but red HAD to be on the page. I mixed it with turquoise and yellow. It's festive, bright and happy, just like the photo. I layered 3 papers, added 3 paper strips and used one photo, and a Christmas related title.

There is a giveaway as well as the mini challenge up on the blog today. Head over there to check it out. Be sure to come back on Jan 1 when the first challenge will be revealed.

Supplies: CS-Paper Accents, PP-Echo Park, Simple Stories, stickers-Pebbles, resin & clip-Freckled Fawn, wood pieces & mist-Studio Calico, sequins-Hazel & Ruby, Doodlebug Designs, stitch Template-American Crafts, Alpha-Theresa Collins, pen-Sakura, 

We All Live on the Disney Submarine

Monday, December 1, 2014

If you are looking for today's Child's Play Challenges reveal, please go here

Good morning and welcome to the Scrapbook Generation December Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Steffanie's Blog   If this happens to be your first stop, it would be best to go to Scrapbook Generation and begin from there.

I have created this for your viewing pleasure today:

I used a sketch from the 2 page Travel Sketches book. This book happens to be a personal favorite. I find myself continuously using it.

These are photos of my younger son's first ride on the Submarine at Disneyland. It was another "what should we expect" moment, and another "he did ok" moment when it was over.  This paper collection is an all time favorite of mine; one I hoard and will be terribly sad when it is all gone. That being said, I think I was more excited to use the chipboard embellishments than anything else on this layout. Because there are so many photos and they are different sizes and range, I used only the chipboard and nothing else. The sketch helped me put this layout together quickly and easily. 

You can find this sketch and many more in the Scrapbook Generation store.  In fact, if you want to try one out before making a purchase, there is a free sketch available in the store each month.  Thank you for stopping by my creative view today.  From here, please go to TinaGale's blog.  Please leave a comment on each blog in the hop. one lucky commenter will receive a Sketch book bundle of their choice from the Scrapbook Generation store.  You have one week to complete the hop. The winner will be drawn Monday Dec 8.

Supplies: PP-Crate paper, Cosmo Cricket, chipboard-Cosmo Cricket, Alphas-Doodlebug Designs, Jillibean Soup

Round & Round

If you are looking for the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop, please go here.

Welcome to Dec and the first challenge of the month for Child's play Challenges. We decided to get into the Holiday Spirit for our Classic Movie challenge:

Here is my layout

 I had a few photos from a neighborhood carnival that I wanted to get onto one page. They are of 4 different rides, but they all went 'around and around', and one of them is even a train ride.  This is a much busier page than I have created in a while. But that's ok. The supplies I chose all relate to movement (arrows), and a fun day (cameras, word phrases). 

Thanks for taking a look at My Creative View today. Check back again soon. I always have more to share.

Supplies-PP, Stickers-Echo Park, Alphas-Echo Park, American Crafts, Die cut-Paper Issues