Wednesday, May 30, 2012

exploring Montana- Kara style

Hello! Today I have a layout to share that I created using another of the great sketches from ScrapMuch? This was based off the May 25th sketch and I just tweaked it a bit.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Valentine's Day layout

I am back with another layout featuring a sketch from Scrap Much? I used the May 18th sketch for this layout:

I loved the banners along the bottom. Thanks for another fun sketch!
(sorry this looks a little too washed out- either it was this or too dull- I prefer brighter ;))

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Hello! :) I used a great sketch from ScrapMuch? to create this layout of Ashlyn reading to one of our cats. These photos have been in my que for awhile now and this sketch was perfect for them!

here is page 1:

and page 2:

thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 25, 2012

2 sweet girls and Kara is an E-4

Hi! I have a layout to share that I created using the awesome color challenge (#4) from Color Me Scrappy. (I think I have a new addiction) I loved the color palette for this challenge, but I was having trouble with photo placement, so I did some digging and came across this sketch site, Got Sketch?,  and the image in the right top corner immediately caught my attention. It was perfect for what I had in mind!

Thanks to Color Me Scrappy and Got Sketch? I have a layout that I adore! :)

I have one more thing to share- a VERY PROUD momma moment. :) That pretty older girl in the photo above, Kara, just got word this morning that she passed her promotion test on the first round and is now an E-4 in the Navy!!! WOHOO!!! It's a hard test, and her rate (job) only has an 8% promotion rate- in fact, most people have to take the test multiple times to pass. I wish I could be with her to give her a huge hug!

What a great way to start my day, especially since I am taking Skylar to the oral surgeons in about an hour to have her wisdom teeth removed.

ONE more thing- I was selected as the DT fav. as well as the random winner for the Color Me Scrappy challenge #3! I won a super kit from Peace, Love & Scrapbooking as well as a guest spot on the Color Me Scrappy challenge blog (look for me on the next challenge, #5).

Have a beautiful day! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

LCTS #132

Good morning! :) Here is my take on take on the Lets Capture These Sketches #132:

I decided to keep it very simple and used just the circles as the basis for this page.
As usual, the rest of the design team knocked this sketch out of the park! I love their takes.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderul day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Be You

Happy Monday! :) I came across a fairly new challenge blog called Color Me Scrappy. It seems pretty fun  so I gave it a try.

Before I share the the beautiful color palette, I will share my layout for challenge #3:
(sorry for the dark image)
cs: Recollections
pp: Pink Paislee, MME, October Afternoon, Recollections
stickers: Martha Stewart
twine: The Twinery
pearls: Michaels
mist: Maya Mist

These are colors that I normally do not use, so it was a pretty big challenge for me. I pulled out everything I could find with these colors and then just dug in. I wanted to use at least a little of every color, yet keep my layout bright and cheerful ad happy. Overall I am pleased with how it turned out, although I think the kite twine along the side is a bit too much, but I commited to it as soon as I glued it down.

Here is the color palette:

I am looking forward to the next challenge!

Thanks for stopping by- I hope you have a fantastic week! :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

doggie check up & miss personality

I love digging through old photos and recalling memories of times gone by. :) That is the case with the photos in the layout I am going to share today. Ashlyn still loves to play vet and it was not just a passing phase from her toddler years. She still turns our living room into a full blown vet clinic complete with stuffed animals, sign in sheets, id bracelets (hers from numerous hospital visits), medical charts for each "patient", medical supplies, a scale, x-rays she has created using vellum and markers, she even dictates detailed notes onto the laptop. I think alot of her knowledge comes from first hand experience, but it is still nice to see her so passionate about something.

I have been wanting to scrap these photos for awhile now, but was drawing a blank, however when I saw the monthy sketch that Ashley Rock posted on her blog, my wheels started turning and I was able to crank out a layout that I adore that all fell together perfectly; it was as if this sketch was created just for me and these photos.

here is the full version:

page 1:
 and page 2:

In addition to using Ashley's fabulous sketch as my base point for this layout, I used challenge #1 from the NSD Crop over at the Memorable Seasons site. This challenge was to use more than one collection from the same MF on your layout. I used three collecttions from Crate Paper- Emma's Shoppe, Storyteller and Pretty Party.

The DT has been posting challenges all week and today was my day to host challenge #4. My challenge is to create something handmade and use it on your layout. I love to make rolled flowers so I created seveal and placed them along the gorgeous ribbon that I recieved with my kit containing papers from the beautiful Prairie Hill collection by Pink Paislee.

There is still time for you to join in the challenges and games. We'd love to have you!

Have a beautiful day. :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SWAT May sketch

Good morning. I am finally getting around to uploading my take on the fantastic May sketch from Sketches With A Twist. I loved this sketch, and had a lot of fun with it! I flipped the sketch sideways and mixed a lot of busy prints, but the photos still pop. The twist this month is to add some stitching to your layout. You can see the sketch HERE as well as the beautiful work the design team did!

my take:

One more thing. Memorable Seasons is having a crop this week- I'd love to have you join in on the fun. :)

Have a beautiful Wednesday!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

LCTS #130

OK, so this is a a little over a week late in posting (as are going to be the next few posts from me) but here is my take on sketch #130 from Let's Capture These Sketches:

I tried to capture some of the "messiness" of the photo and I am not all that thrilled with it but it is what it is- they can't all be wonderful, right?

That's it for today! I'll be back soon with another late share. :) Have a beautiful Sunday!