Saturday, December 8, 2012


Here is my syao 45! I was a little worried about this one but on our road trip today my dh stopped and let me pick up a heat/embossing gun so I could safely do the embossing that the challenge required. I also used 7 + pattern papers, rub ons, 3 hand made flowers and alpha stickers. I dry embossed the blue title box, and heat embossed 3 of the pattern papers on this first page here with a starburst stamp and black powder. I really liked this sketch a lot, I made the blocks larger which allowed me to complete two pages of my dd's friends senior photo's! 

here is the complete layout :).

before I run away to a cabin in the woods with my family I had to complete a building the snowman page kit... I still have one more to finish up but I'm so happy with the results of this one that I wanted to share it now! Thanks for stopping in!

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pagemaps Sketch Challenge offered up this sketch challenge this month and I really liked it for some of my  baby pics I have yet to scrap of my little guy! So here is my take on it ... 

Sorry for the blurry pic .. but it was a late night shot and an early morning post! Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sick Day ...

So today I called off work .. yup I NEVER do that! BUT I did .. Dr. said I have strep and not too keen on sharing that bug with work people :)! BUT I did feel better today then yesterday so I spent much of it sorting/organizing/filling albums! GO me! All of my families albums are now caught up and in order (at least with the pics I've scrapped - still have plenty to go). Usually when I do layouts I stack them on a shelf in my closet and they sit there till I get a good stack (100 or so) then I sort them and put them in albums. WELL I had lots more than 100 in that stack and many of my albums had pages tucked in where they were supposed to be, but not actually in page protectors. Not something I usually do, so today I fixed all that! After all that was said and done, and it took most of the day with many Tyler breaks, I scrapped a little. Now I'm up to 400 pages for the year and over 1400 pics. WHOOHOO !! I'm really excited about that. All my scrapping today was done using premade kits from swaps I was in the last year or two. So thank you ladies for helping me fill my books and make my pages look awesome!

Here they are ...

swap pieces made by me for a toddler page kit swap on IASST

again swap pieces made by those from IASST, I made the deco squares for this swap, this will also fulfill my handmade requirement for an ACOT challenge :)

these were leftovers from a swap also done on IASST, but no real swap pieces on this page .. just leftover everything :) 

premade page kit made on swapsthatwork yahoo group owned by Lisa L. .. so happy to finally find pics for this page :) 

swap pieces were from IASST again and I made the journal box on this swap 

swap pieces from IASST and I made the journal box again, this will satisfy the 12  paper challenge on ACOT

and last but not least, a paper piecing from IASST and leftover papers and embellies from the swap as well 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Week 11 @ FTS & ACOT 26 & SYAO 44


I had some time this evening to catch up on some challenges and here they are .. syao 44 was a stretch for me with the stamping, stenciling and splattering as the technique! FTS was a very fun 2 page sketch I will definitely use again. My last challenge for ACOT was definitely modified to suit my needs but I love how the page turned out and I used up some swap pieces and old papers that have sat way too long! All in all a great night of scrapping! with 4 pages complete!

my SYAO 44 - I used 7 + pattern papers, twine, a tag & a ticket, metal button and charm, I stamped swirls, used my chevron stencil with purple ink and spattered orange paint on my layout. I have to say I was really unsure of this sketch but I loved the final results. 

Just a close up of my techniques! 

Page one to FTS wk 11 sketch challenge .. loved the whacky colors of the different papers I used. Thank you much to my Secret Santa who gave me a star border punch which I used and LOVE and some fun photo mats! 

and here is FTS wk 11 sketch challenge in which I used 5+ pattern papers, ribbon, bling, and stamping. 

Last but not least acot 26 challenge complete! Not quite what original sketch looked like but I like how it turned out :)! 

thanks for stopping by .. 22 days and counting !?!?!