Monday, June 29, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week 4!

Hi everyone!  Are you ready for the 4th week of the Summer of Color?! It's here!

I had a touch of a virus this past weekend and stayed home today to rest.  The bad new is that I had to miss going to NCY to see the play "Finding Neverland" with my sisters and nephews.  I was so sad, but my daughter, Anne still got to go with her aunts and cousins.  And my sister, Karen, sent me some photos:

They all had a wonderful time, especially Anne!  She couldn't stop talking about it when she got home.

And the bright side is that I did get some time to scrap this morning after resting most of the weekend. Yay!

This week's Summer of Color colors are red + red + metallic.  Here is my worksheet:

I used a photo that I took of Anne in February of this year when we still had snow on the ground:

I converted it to black and white and added some magic:

I had all of the supplies in my stash this time, since red is one of my all time favorite colors.  I used Glimmer Mist in "Starfish Red," SEI red spray paint, and for the metallic I used Faber-Castell's "Texture Luxe" in gold and some gold glitter I had on hand.  I had fun working with the Texture Luxe and loved the texture it produced:

Here is my completed scrapbook page:

 . . . and here are some different views of my completed layout using this week's SOC colors:

I had such a great time with this color combination and cannot wait to see what everyone else does with this week's SOC color scheme!  Thank you once again, Krisitn, for hosting the Summer of Color!

I am off to take a nap now . . . Hugs to all of you.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I cannot tell you what all of your visits have meant to me!  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week 3!

I can't believe that we are into week THREE already of the Summer of Color this year.  Time is flying by and summer is in full bloom right now!  There is so much inspiration at the SOC's blog party and I encourage all of you to check it out!

This week's colors are purple + purple + yellow.  I found that I didn't have much purple in my stash at all.  I didn't even have any purple spritzes or inks.  Interesting.  So I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and purchased Ken Oliver's "Color Burst" in violet and Dylusions Ink spray in crushed grape.  I already had Lindy's Stamp Gang's "Yellow Rose of Texas" starburt ink spray on hand.  So I was ready!!

Here is my work sheet:

I did have both purple and yellow paper and ribbons in my stash as you can see above.

I used another amazing sketch from Sketchabilities.  Their blog is always filled with inspiration and gorgeous sketches!

Here is the sketch from their current challenge:

And here is my final layout with 2 close-ups:

I started with paper from Webster's Pages Beautiful collection entitled "Aged to Perfection" and went from there!!!  At first, I didn't like these colors together on my page, but they grew on me!!

And I want to leave you with a photo that I took of the flowers on our deck - they seem to go with this week's color scheme:

Happy SOC!  I hope you all get a chance to check it out!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS!

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week 2!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday so far!  It has been very hot and humid, but we just got some rain, so hopefully it will cool things off a bit.

I am sharing week #2's Summer of Color Challenge with you all.

The color scheme this week is a totally fun one:   pink + pink + orange.  Here is my worksheet:

And my scrapbook page:

With some different views:

I wanted to use one of the photos that I took of Katie and Anne back in March.  I absolutely love this one!

I also want to share some exciting news with you!  I am so honored and happy to have been selected to be a part of the Scrap our Stash design team:

The blog is run by 2 very talented women and the current design team is amazing!  And I have found that their challenges are fun and inspirational!  Who wouldn't like being encouraged to scrap what is already in your stash?

I will be designed layouts for their challenges beginning next month!  Thank you so much, Brenda and Rochelle!

And I want to thank YOU for stopping by my blog today. Please check out the Summer of Color!  You will be amazed by all of the talented people taking part in this summer blog party.

HUGS to you all!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Summer of Color 5 is here!

Hi everyone . . . I cannot believe that it is time for the Summer of Color again!  I am so happy that Kristen is hosting another amazing Summer of Color blog party for us.  Welcome Summer of Color 5!

If you haven't heard about The Summer of Color 5, please check out Kristen's blog here.  
She even provided us with a worksheet for this week's colors which are blue + blue + green.

Here's mine:

I used the sketch from the current challenge (#140) at Sketchabilities :

Isn't it awesome?  I love their sketches!!!
And here's my finished scrapbook page using the above sketch and the Summer of Color's color scheme for week 1:

with some different views:

And I would like to end with some recent photos that I took of Anne with the one that I used of her here on my page:

Love this smile:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  Thank you, Summer of Color and Sketchabilites for your wonderful inspiration!

Have a GREAT week.  I love each and every one of you!  HUGS!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Do you believe in magic?

Good Morning everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I can't even begin to tell you how great the weather has been.  It is perfect Spring weather and now we are most definitely ready for summer!

Today I would like to share Challenge #19 at Challenge YOUrself!  I am going to be helping Lynn with her blog in the future and am so happy to be her blog coordinator now.  I am looking forward to it, Lynn!

Here is my layout:

With two different views:

I wanted to used these photos for my layout knowing that this very day is the anniversary of my sister, Cathy's death - she passed away on June 7, 2003, after a long battle with ovarian cancer.  I am so proud and happy to be able to call her my sister and friend.  My journaling reads:  "It was like magic - like Cathy was with us when we did the Teal Ribbon 5K this year!  We have been walking/running every year since it began, and I feel her there."

Here are some photos taken at the Teal Ribbon 5K this year:

Anne and Katie are ready to go . . .

My sister, Karen, had these shirts made and we have worn them ever since the very first Teal Ribbon 5K.  Here's John, Tim, Katie, Anne, and Karen:

Ann ran with Katie this year!

So if you get a chance, please check out Challenge YOUrself this month!  It is an "Anything Goes" challenge and we cannot wait to see what you come up with!

And thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today!  I love you all!