Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ho Ho Ho . . . for Scrap the Boys!

 Hi everyone!  It's December 1st and time for a new challenge at Scrap the Boys:

This month's challenge is all about Christmas traditions:

I have been feeling very nostalgic lately and missing all of our loved ones who have passed away.  My mother-in-law absolutely loved Christmas and all of her traditions that went with it.  I recently found a photo of my husband and his brother taken back in 1985.  They were on their way to their church's Christmas Eve service.  John was home on leave from Germany (he was in the army) and wore his uniform to church.  

Here is my completed page:


I used Pebbles "Merry Little Christmas" collection to make my page.  I absolutely love all of the adorable things that came with this pack that I purchased from My Little Scrapbook Store!

Here are some close-ups:





I hope you all get a chance to check out the December challenge at Scrap the Boys!  I know that everyone probably is very busy this month, but I know you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I am so thankful for all of your visits and comments!!!

Hugs!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Feeling the Love . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

 Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a layout that I made for this month's theme at Challenge YOUrself:


The theme for November is this "Home for the Holidays mood board."  And the fun part is that you can pick the holiday!

I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use - it is one of me and my sisters taken in 1996 when we were at Cathy's home helping to decorate her Christmas tree.  

It was a moment that made us all laugh and makes me smile just to look at it.  Pictured from right to left are Patty, me, Karen, and Cathy.

I am also linking my scrapbook page up to the Art Journal Journey Monthly challenge!  This month's challenge is all about birds and is hosted by Wendy K

I added penguins to my Christmas-themed page as they are considered birds, not mammals.  (Yes, I looked them up!!!)  They are "aquatic flightless birds"  according to wikipedia.

And here is my finished page:


I used a mish-mash of old stuff that I had in my stash - simple stories paper, Pink Fresh Christmas Wishes pieces, and various old journaling cards.

Here are some close ups:





I really enjoyed making this page - brought back so many happy memories Christmases gone by!

I hope you get a chance to play along with Challenge YOUrself and Art Journal Journey Monthly, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  Hugs and healthy wishes to one and all!!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Captured . . . for Scrap the Boys!

Hi everyone!  It's November 1st - can you believe it? Time flies when you are having fun, right?  I think that we will be winding down 2020 and beginning a brand new year before we know it! 

And . . . with a new month, comes new scrapbook challenges.  Today I am sharing a page that I made for Scrap the Boys challenge blog: 


This month's challenge is to use a sketch by Kristen Davidson (aka Creative Scrappers):

I chose to scrap a photo of my dad and father-in-law taken at John's and my wedding in 1990.  I love this photo for so many reasons.  They have both since passed away, which makes this memory and photo all the more precious to me:

Here is my completed page:

I used the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Daydream" collection that I purchased from My Little Scrapbook Store.

Here are some close-ups:



I hope you get a chance to play along with the awesome sketch challenge at Scrap the Boys this month!  I think you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Have a wonderful November everyone!  Stay safe and healthy!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Little Moments . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

 Hi everyone!  It's the 7th of the month and time for a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself!



This month's theme is a fall color palette:

It's from design seeds and you can learn more about them here!

I am also playing along with this month's Art Journal Journey theme: 

Chris is hosting this month and chose to make her theme: "Hold the Line."  She said that there are many ways of getting lines onto your page - I made them with stitching!!!

Here is my completed page:

I used my new Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Daydream" collection.  I live in the USA and always have trouble finding CVS products.  Not this time!  I purchased the "Daydream" kit at My Little Scrapbook Store!!!!


Here's the photo that I used - it was taken with my dear friends at a Halloween party some years ago:

Here are some close-ups:




Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you get a chance to take part in our challenge this month!  

I also hope you check out Art Journal Journey Monthly, too!  There are so many talented artists from around the world that participate!!! 

Have a great October everyone!  HUGS!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Trick or Treat . . . for Scrap the Boys!

Hi everyone!  Today is October first and time for a new challenge at Scrap the Boys!


This month's challenge is all about Halloween:

I found an old photo of my husband and his brother on Halloween from 1968 that I absolutely LOVE! 
My husband, John, is on the left and his brother, Jim is on the right.  Aren't their costumes adorable?!!  I believe my mother-in-law made them.

Here is my completed page:

I used Doodlebug Design Halloween paper along with their spider and web cut files!

Here are some close-ups:




I hope you get a chance to check out their challenge this month!  You'll get a chance to scrap about the boys/men in your life and have fun in the process!  

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Happy October!


Monday, September 7, 2020

Thankful . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

 Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a scrapbook page that I made for the newest theme at Challenge YOUrself

For those of you who don't already know, Challenge YOUrself is a monthly scrapbooking blog that challenges you to create pages with photos that have YOU in the frame.  Most of us are so busy being behind the camera, that we forget to take and scrap photos with us in them.  Now's your chance!

This month's theme is . . . thankful!


When thinking about the theme, I decided to make a page about memories, especially of my mom.  She has dementia which has been progressively getting worse over the past few years.  I am so very thankful for all of the wonderful memories we have with her when her mind was healthy.  

The photo was taken on Thanksgiving day in 2007: 


I love this photo because my whole family was there that Thanksgiving.  And my daughters and nephews . . . Katie, Anne, Owen, and Logan were so young, too!  (Time just keeps flying by!)

Here is my page . . .

With some close-ups:



I am also thankful for all of my followers . . . you!  I can't thank you enough for stopping by my blog today.  Have a wonderful September.  Hugs to one and all!  Stay safe and healthy.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Brothers . . . made for Scrap the Boys!

 Good Morning everyone!  Welcome September.  With a new month, comes a new challenge at Scrap the Boys!

This month's sponsor is Cut to You!


I used 2 of their geometric cut files that are featured this month.  Here is my completed page:


The photo was taken by my sister Patty back in 2014 and is of my nephews Owen and Logan.  I also used bits a pieces left in my stash from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule collection.

Here are some close ups:



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you enjoyed my unique mixed media page. 
Have a wonderful September.    Hugs to one and all!!!