Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Memories . . .For Scrap FX!

Hi everyone!  It's November . . .  soon the holidays will be upon us!  YAY!

Today I am sharing a scrapbook page that I made for the Scrap FX DT using their chipboard, stamps, and stencils.


This month's theme is "Family" so I picked this photo my daughter, Katie and me,  that holds such a fond memories for me:

It was taken back in 1999.  She was 5 and attending her very first school party.  I was lucky enough to be able to go with her - we both enjoyed it very much!

I have been having a serious problem with my mojo lately and have had "Scrappers Block!"  Therefore, I went to the internet for inspiration and found this amazing blog with all kinds of beautiful scrapbook sketches.  Here is the sketch that I chose to use:

As you can see, it's a Pagedrafts sketch.  Here is the link to their blog, The Nifty Pixel!

I decided to follow the sketch pretty closely.  Here is my completed page:

With some close-ups:




I have a tutorial and more details on my blog post over at Scrap FX.  I would love it if you had the time to check it out!

Thanks so very much for stopping by my blog today.  I really appreciate your visits - more than you know!  Hugs and happy November!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Trick or Treat . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

Hi everyone!

Today is the first day of the November challenge at Challenge YOUrself!
It's a month's challenge blog that encourages you to make pages with photos with YOU in the frame!

This month's theme is all about friends!

I just attended a Halloween party given by a dear friend who adopted her daughter around the same time John and I adopted ours.  We have become life long friends with the parents of our adopted children!  Here is the photo that was taken of all of the moms:


And here is my completed page:

And some close-ups:



This month's random winner's prize is a fabulous 12 x 12 Echo Park scrapbooking kit:


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you get a chance to participate in our friendship challenge this month!  Hugs!!



Friday, November 1, 2019

Remember This . . . for Scrap the Boys!

Hi everyone!  TGIF! Can you believe it's November 1st already?

Today I am sharing a layout that I made for the new November challenge at Scrap the Boys:

This month's theme is a very creative one as follows:

I chose to scrap a photo of my nephew Owen, who was in a local production of Lion King Jr.  The play was performed at Civic Theatre of Allentown:

And here is my take:

OK, Owen played Scar, who definitely was not the hero of the story!  But I thought that Owen was a true super hero by the way he played the villain of this play!  In my humble, and somewhat biased, opinion, his performance was brilliant!!!  And everyone I talked to that saw the play said so!  

I also used all the colors and some of the graphics from the inspiration photo in my layout.

I hope you get a chance to play along with the November challenge at Scrap the Boys.  I had so much fun making it, and as you can see, you can interpret the theme in many ways.  I know you will, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS and have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Two New Mixed Media Scrapbook Pages . . . for Scrap FX!

Hi everyone.  I'd like to share 2 new layouts that I made for the Scrap FX design team, today.

This month's theme theme is "Flowers," so for these mixed media pages, I used lots of beautiful Scrap FX chipboard pieces, stencils, transparencies, and stamps, and photos of my mom and dad!

My first page, I picked a photo of my mom taken at the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, PA:

Wasn't she beautiful?  I love her stylish suit and shoes, too!

Here is my completed page:

And some close-ups:



For my second page, I used a photo of my dad holding my sister, Patty!  I love this adorable photo of the two of them taken at a family picnic:

Here is my completed page:

With some close ups:





For more details, please check out my blog post at the Scrap FX blog here.  Also, you can to to the Scrap FX store for information about how to purchase their beautiful products.  And please take a peak at the Scrap FX Creative Space page on Facebook, too.  And we'd love to see your projects there!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  HUGS!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Rose Garden! For Scrap FX!

Hi everyone.  Today I am sharing a very special layout that I made for the Scrap FX design team!

This month's theme theme is "Flowers" therefore I decided to use a photo that I found in my mom's photo album - one of my twin sister and me when we were 4 years old.  It was taken by my dad  at the Rose Garden in Allentown PA:

Here is my completed page:

And some close-ups:


To find out more about the beautiful Scrap FX chipboard pieces, stamps, and new 3D transparency, please check out my blog post at the Scrap FX blog here!  Also, you can check out the Scrap FX store for information about how to purchase these products.  You can also take a look at the Scrap FX Creative Space page on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  HUGS!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Wonderful . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

Hi everyone!

Challenge YOUrself has a new challenge for October:

This month is a sketch challenge! It's a Page Maps sketch:

And please include at least one photo with YOU in the frame!

I used 3 photos that were taken at this year's Corn Roast - it's John's family's yearly get-together!



Here is my completed page.  I followed the sketch very closely this time:


Here is a close up:

And a different view:

I hope you get a chance to check out this month's theme at Challenge YOUrself!  I know you will enjoy getting out from behind the camera!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

HUGS!



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Epic & Awesome . . . for Scrap the Boys!

Hi everyone!

It's October 1st (when did that happen???) and time for a new Scrap the Boys challenge:

This month is a sketch challenge, which I always enjoy doing!

Here is their sketch:
I chose to scrap these 3 photos taken at West Point back in the fall of 2009:



As you can see, the "boys" in the photos were the West Point Cadets and my nephew, Michael!

Here is my completed page:

With some close=ups:


I hope you get a chance to join us at Scrap the Boys this month!

Have a wonderful day.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  HUGS!