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!!!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Beautiful Girls . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my newest scrapbook page made for this month's theme over at Challenge YOUrself:

It's their 80th challenge!  WOW!  This month's theme is "I'm on Vacation."  You can interpret the theme any way you like and it doesn't have to be about going to the beach.  I decided to use a photo from my family's vacation to the Grand Canyon last summer:

It was one my husband took of me with Katie and Anne.  It's definitely one of my favs from our trip.  Just look at those clouds, too!

Here is my completed page:

I used the "Large Die Cut and Backing Kit" from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Midnight collection.  It reminded me of a dream catcher, which totally reminded me of our vacation.

Here are some close-ups:

I hope you get a chance to check out this month's challenge!  I bet you will enjoy scrapping some of those vacation photos!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you are all well!  HUGS!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Together . . . for Scrap the Boys!

Hi everyone!  It's the first of August (WOW!  Time flies!!)  and time to share the new reveal for Scrap the Boys.

August's theme is "Put a Flower on It!"
I decided to make a page using a photo taken before Anne's first Homecoming Dance.  Her friend, Nick, asked her to the dance and he surprised her with flowers.  She was so excited!  Here is the photo:

And here is my completed page:

With some close-ups:

I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Unforgettable" patterned paper and title to make my page.  I fussy cut the garland and adhered it to the striped "Sprightly" paper after adding some texture paste and splatters for more interest.  I had so much fun making this for Scrap the Boys!!

I really hope you get a chance to join us at Scrap the Boys this month.  This month is a special and meaningful as it celebrates friendships and forgiveness.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Hugs and health to one and all.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Ocean is Calling . . . for Art Journal Journey!

Hi everyone!

Since I had to remove my Tiger King page because Creative Scrapbooking Magazine is going to publish it, I decided to make another for Erika's "When it's Hot" theme for Art Journal Journey Monthly!
This time, I chose to make a scrapbook page about the ocean, because to me, the beach is the best way to beat the heat when it's hot.  Also, our weather in Pennsylvania has been extremely hot and considered a heat wave for the past 5 days. Whew!  (I wish we could go to the beach, but it's impossible right now, with COVID being on the rise in certain states, like Delaware.)

Here is my completed page:

I used papers and embellishments from the Echo Park "Lets Be Mermaids" collection.  I enjoyed using this collection as it is so much fun and has been in my stash for awhile.  

I also used a favorite photo taken at Bethany Beach: 

Here are some close-ups of my scrapbook page:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  And thank you, Erika & everyone at AJJ Monthly for always inspiring me to make new pages.  

Happy crafting everyone!