Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lasting Memories Challenge-Family Travel Traditions

This week at Lasting Memories  the challenge is Family Travel Traditions.  
I looked through my pictures and found the only place I have been lately is 
Disneyland with the grandkids.  
I liked the quote on the card that says 'always believe something wonderful is going to happen.  
That's the way we are when we go to Disney.  It's all about the grandkids, having a good time and going with the flow.  My daughter and son in law got passes the past year and this year they got me a pass to include me in all the fun.  I love going with them.  
What is better than seeing the amazing faces of the grandkids.  
These pics are from our three day trip over New Years Eve and New Years Day. 
I hope you will join us for the challenges at Lasting Memories.  Remember there is a new challenge every Sunday and you have the entire month to complete all the challenges.  So for this week 
we want to see your Family Travel Traditions 

Happily ever after starts here

I was inspired by the sketch and inspiration photo at Scrap out Stash Challenge #25 for this layout.     
For the challenge you are to 
Create a layout inspired by our April Sketch...
AND...the inspiration photo below.
(You are allowed to choose from the colors, shapes, sayings, etc...your choice.  

The April sketch created by Laura Whitaker:
Here is the photo inspiration 
The first thing that caught my attention was This is so the Happy Place sign.  
Disneyland is definitely our Happy Place so I went through some pics of a recent trip. 
I used the sign Happily ever after starts here to mirror the happy place sign.   
I decided on this adorable pic of my grandson Micah, who is 2, with Ana from Frozen.  I love the dreamy look of his face.  He is so delighted when he meets the characters.  
I selected the Simple Stories Enchanted Collection because of the colors in the inspirations photo- the pinks, white, green, yellow, light blue and purple.  I used the stripes, dots and chevrons because I found these on the inspiration photo also.  
I challenged myself to use the princess inspired paper but to not make it too girly.  
I am happy the way it turned out although because the colors are muted its hard to show its true beauty.  Hope you enjoyed my layout.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fabulous day at the park layout

This is a layout I did using the Sketches in Thyme sketch for Week 2.  I love sketches that have space for more than one photo as like most of us I have so many pics of grandkids to scrap.  
I decided to combine this with the 
Shop our Stash challenge. This week the theme is Lost & Found, and they would like you to use something you've recently re-discovered in your craft room. I thought this was a great challenge as I cleaned my scrapbook room a couple weeks ago and found lots of great goodies. 

 One thing I found was a stash of Quick Quotes paper that I had from 2011. ( I looked it up to see how old it was.) I love the bold bright colors of Quick Quotes.  This one was called Savy Davy.  
I took a couple Quick Quotes classes at a Scrapbook Expo and this was some of leftover pieces from a class I took.  I thought it was great colors for these pics of grandkids ( and my husband) at the park one day.  I inked all the pieces in Marschino Cherry Powder Puff Quick Quotes Ink.  I found some more paper by this company so will be making more layouts from this lost stash.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Last Julie Nutting doll tag class- Vintage Dolls!

Tomorrow is the last Julie Nutting doll stamp class at Busy Bees Studio in Newbury Park, California.  I created these three tags for the ladies to make using three new doll stamps since CHA 2015.  I fell in love with them right away as I love vintage clothing.  

Jeanne is sophisticated in vintage pink, cream and tan.  
Paper is an old stack of Paper and Lace from DCWV.  

Ruby is sassy in teal, cream and tan.  Love the new beads you can buy from Prima.  
Paper is from an old stack of DCWV and a MS punch

And for young Tommy I used a Nautical theme using Graphic 45 By the Sea Paper.  
Ship wheel file from Silhouette America.  

I believe there are several kits available if anyone is interested.  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Love layout for Sketch N Scrap #78

I almost forgot to post this page I did last weekend.  Between my back being out for over a week and then the stomach flu running through our family things have been crazy.  
This is a layout of my granddaughter Brittany at a Valentine's day party at the park. 
 The paper is Kaisercraft XO collection.  
I am entering this in the sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap #78,  
Here is the sketch by Lisa Hildy at Sketch N Scrap.  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Forget taxes its time for a new Let's Scrap Challenge

It's April 15th, but lets not think of about taxes- let's think about the new challenge at Let's Scrap.  
My layout is entitled Rain rainbows.  
I used Doodlebug Springtime Collection for my papers.  
The cutting files for the  title, clouds and umbrella are from Silhouette America.  

This is the sketch for the challenge from Michelle van Wyk for Let's Scrap.  

The rainbow is made by baking Perler beads in the oven.  
I cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay the beads out.  
I cook them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until they flatten out.  
These beads are made for cooking in your oven and are not the same as the pony beads you have seen warnings about baking as they admit fumes.  
I glued them with a strong white glue.  
I am also entering this in the 
I love the bold Spring colors on this one.  
I am also entering this in the Use your Stuff Spring Blog Hop. 
Check out the great  fun  projects the DT made for Spring.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Going on an Egg Hunt and a triple challenge

Going on an egg hunt is oh so fun with these bright Spring Colors.  I decided to do the Triple challenge I found on Rochelle Spears Blog .  Rochelle along with Kelly's Word Challenge  and Grand Divas Creative Corne each have a challenge that they invite you to do two or all three together for an extra bonus prize challenge.  
So I decided to challenge myself and do all three challenges in one.  

My layout is of Katie and Brittany two of my granddaughters Easter egg hunting this year in the park.  
The paper is Doodlebug Easter Parade paper.  I love the bright colors for kids photos.  
I also used ribbon from my stash and some straws for flags.  


I am entering this layout for the 

I used oval shapes the eggs in the background photo and ovals on bunnies tummies.  
Spring colors in doodlebug paper and ribbon 
And the ribbon pink, blue and green stripe.  
( I also used tickets)

For Kelly's Word Challenge  I used the word egg .
And I used the sketch from 

COMBINE any of my Scrappy Friends challenges above (Brenda's Sketch and Kelly's word challenge) with my Tic Tac Toe challenge OR complete 2 or more of the challenges above (mine, Brenda's or Kelly's) and you are automatically entered into the BONUS PRIZE Drawing: