Saturday, January 11, 2020

Happy Birthday . . . for Scrap FX

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a mixed media scrapbook page that I made for Scrap FX!

I used a photo of Katie taken on her first birthday:
I just love that photo!!!


And here is my completed page:

I used Scrap FX chipboard pieces, transparencies, stamps, and a stencil.  My background paper is made by Blue Fern Studios.  For more details about the products that I used and a step by step tutorial, please check out my blog post at Scrap FX!  I would love it if you did!

Here are some close-ups:



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I am really happy that you did!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Feelin Groovy . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my layout made for the current theme at Challenge YOUrself:

It's their first challenge of the new year!!!  WOW!  2020 is upon us and I wish you all a wonderful year.

This month's theme is about using Ali Edwards' One Little Word  and incorporating your word on a scrapbook page.

My One Little Word chosen for this year is "Groovy."  I wanted to pick a word that reflects my personality this year.

The following photo was one that I chose to scrap - it is a family photo taken in a photography studio to celebrate my dad's retirement in 1983:

But as I was going through my photos, I came across this one:
My sisters and I were acting silly and showing off our legs after the photo shoot.  I decided that this photo was the best one to use for my page!!!

Here is my completed layout:

I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio paper that I had in my stash from their Bohemian Dream collection entitled "Wild & Free."  I embellished my layout with a chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios and various pieces from that Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  I also used the lyrics and title from one of my favorite songs by Simon and Garfunkle entitled "Feelin Groovy."

Here are some close-ups:


I hope you get a chance to participate this month at Challenge YOUrself!  My hope is that you will find a meaningful OLW and have fun with it!

Also, you have a random chance to win this awesome and fun 12 x 12 paper crafting kit this month:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  HUGS!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Winter Wonderland . . . for Scrap the Boys!

Hi everyone!  I cannot believe that 2020 is upon us already.  Where does the time go?  As I get older, it seems to fly by even more quickly than ever.

Today I am sharing my latest layout that I made for the current Scrap the Boys design team.

This month's theme is a color challenge.  Here is the mood board:
I used a photo of my nephew Michael, niece Sarah, and daughter Anne sledding back in the winter of 2013, taken by my sister-in-law, Janice. (Michael and Sarah's mom!!!)

And here is my completed page:

And some close-ups:


I hope you get a chance to check out the fun challenge at Scrap the Boys this month!

Thank you so very  much for stopping by my blog today.  

My wish for all of you is to have a blessed, happy, and healthy new year!  Hugs!!!


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Two New Christmas-themed Scrapbook Pages made for Scrap FX!

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing two new Christmas scrapbook pages that I made for Scrap FX!

I found some wonderful black and white photos taken back in 1960 on Christmas day in my mom's photo album. I new I wanted to scrap these treasured photos using Scrap FX's wonderful products!!!

Here is the first photo that I found:
It's an adorable one of my twin sister, Karen, and me!  When I look back at these photos, I cannot believe that my mom was able to tell us apart, but she had all of the photos (including this one) labeled with Karen on the left and me on the right!

Here is my completed page:

For my page, I used Scrap FX chipboard pieces including the "Make Believe" wordlet, transparencies, stencils, and a stamp.  

Here are some close ups:


For my second page, I used the following photos taken on the same Christmas day back in 1960:

This one features my mom, older sister, Cathy, my twin sister, Karen, and me!


And this one is of my grandparents.  WOW!  They were so young and attractive!!!

Here's my completed page:

Again, I used Scrap FX chipboard wordlet, various pieces, 2 transparencies, a stencil for my background, and a stamp.  

Here are some close-ups:


I also want to mention that I used Blue Fern Studios "Vintage Christmas" paper that I have been hoarding in my stash!  

For more details about the products that I used, I would love it if you checked out my blog post at the Scrap FX blog here!

I want to thank you ever so much for stopping by my blog today.  Here's wishing you and yours a very Happy and Blessed New Year!

Hugs to one and all!



Wednesday, December 11, 2019

We Belong Together . . . for Scrap FX!

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout that I made for the Scrap FX design team.  This month, I am featuring layouts about snow and/or the holiday season!

I recently found 2 photos - one of my mom and one of my uncle, her brother - skiing!  I knew I had to scrap both of these treasures!!!  I actually scrapped the original photos because I loved them so much.

I decided to use a Page Maps sketch, the same one I used for the challenge YOUrself December theme.


Here is my completed page:


And here are some close-ups:



I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!  If you have a moment, I would love it if you checked out my blog post at Scrap FX.  You can see my step-by step tutorial and all of the wonderful Scrap FX products that I used!!  To find out more about Scrap FX products, please check out their store!

Thanks so much for your visit to my blog.  HUGS to one and all.  Happy Holidays!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Let it Snow . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your December so far!!

Today I am sharing a layout that I made for the current Challenge YOUrself theme:

This month's challenge is all about snowflakes!  I couldn't wait to scrap a photo of me with my twin sister way back in 1961!  My mom took the photo of the 2 of us in our winter hats and gloves enjoying the new fallen snow.

Here is my completed page:
I had the Echo Park "Celebrate Christmas" collection in my stash and used the paper and stickers to make my page.  I also used this amazing PageMaps sketch (from December 2018) for inspiration:


Here are some close-ups:



And the fun part, you have a random chance to win this amazing Echo Park scrapbooking kit this month:
Hope you get a chance to check it out in the hustle and bustle of the season!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS!!!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Merry Christmas . . . for Scrap the Boys!

Hi everyone!  Boy, did December come fast this year.  Especially since Thanksgiving was so late!!!

I am here today to share the December challenge at Scrap the Boys:



This month's theme is all about Christmas:


I chose to scrap an adorable old Christmas photo of my nephew, Michael and his sister, Sarah.  Here is my completed page:


I happened to come across some old "Winder Wishes" Pink Fresh Studio paper that I had in my stash!  I was so excited!!! 

Here are some close-ups:


I hope you get a chance to check out their challenge this month, among the hustle and bustle of the season!

Thanks so very much for stopping by my gallery today.  HUGS to one and all!!!