Friday, July 31, 2015

Frozen Mania layouts

My granddaughter Kenzie is crazy about Frozen and especially Elsa as they have the same color hair.  Here are some assorted layouts I did with a Frozen stack I bought.  I think there is enough paper to wallpaper my entire bedroom.  

The first double layout is pictures at Disneyland with Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Marshmellow.  

These photos are from New Year Eve when we spent three days at Disneyland.  
My granddaughter and grandson loved Olaf.  It was cold for Southern California so we are all bundled up which went good with the pictures.  

For this page I used pics of the kids at a Frozen event at Target.  They provided the background and the kids wore their Halloween costumes for 2014.  


These pictures were taken at home playing dress up,


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lasting Memories Clusters of three

Today the challenge at Lasting Memories is using clusters on your layout.  For my layout I used this fun paper from Adorn It and decided to add clusters of yellow flowers to go with it.  The title You are my sunshine is from Silhouette America.  
The pictures are of my granddaughter Kenzie and grandson Micah at a friends house.  
They had to check out the piano, drums, tire swing, rings, trampoline and dogs.  There were chickens too but I wasn't able to get a good picture of that. 
Remember you have till the end of July to finish the challenges for the entire month.  
Also go to the Lasting Memories blog and check out what the other DT Members are doing.  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Friends Challenge with a Disney flair

I completed the Friends challenge for July and rather than a Fourth of July layout I did a Disney layout.  
The papers are a combo of DCWV and other leftover papers in my stash.  The chipboard letters are Tim Holtz and inked with Quick Quotes ink.  

For the Friends challenge you can participate in one, more or all three challenges.  
I like to do all three.  For the first I used the sketch 
For the second challenge I used the Tic Tac Toe 
Brads, Stars and Striped paper 

                                                               Rochelle Spears blogspot

and lastly I used the color challenge.  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Let the Memories Begin

I am on break for 5 weeks from watching two of my grandkids because my daughter is on her Summer break.  However so far we have been to Disneyland for 4 days, gone to the zoo and I have been cleaning closets and cupboards.  I have done a little scrapbooking but not as much as I thought I would the past two weeks.  
I did create a Disney page using a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy Week 3 using recent photos. 
I used Simple Stories paper for this one.   

                                                            Let's Get Sketchy Week 3

Monday, July 20, 2015

Blog Quick Quotes Challenge


I created this layout using some old Quick Quotes paper that I still had in my stash.  I love the bold colors and chipboard butterflies.  Used a couple of awesome quotes from them too.  
The pictures is of two of my granddaughters at home.  Such sweet faces.  
Here is the sketch I used for the challenge.  

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Time for a Lasting Memories Color Challenge

Summer is already flying by.  We are trying to get in the pool with the grandkids as much as possible to keep up their skills.  On this trip to the pool mom was in the pool with the kids and I was taking the photos.  These were the perfect photos for the color challenge at Lasting Memories starting today.  Love this color palette!  Don't forget to check out the other DT creations at Lasting Memories.   There is a new challenge every Saturday and you have until the end of the month to complete them.   


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A new challenge and DT Call at Let's Scrap

Wow so hard to believe it is already the middle of July.  Not only does that mean the Summer is going fast but that it's time for another sketch challenge at Let's Scrap.  
This is the layout I created using the sketch and old Bo Bunny chipboard embellishments I found.  The background paper was from Tuesday Morning and sort of a watercolor look and a perfect color match.  I also used some mint doilies I got in the dollar section at Michaels.  
Pictures are of my granddaughter Kenzie 4 1/2 and in one pic her brother Micah 2 1/2.  


Here is the fun sketch layout to use for the challenge 
Don't forget to check out the other DT projects on the blog.  

Also  did you know that Let's Scrap is having a DT call open until August 1st.
All the information is on the blog and it is such a fun DT.  I tell you it will really help you keep up with your scrapbooking.  I have loved every sketch since being on the team.   

Monday, July 13, 2015

Bring out the red, white and blue

I created a double page layout for 4th of July pictures of my grandkids.  
The first page I created with several challenges in mind which I shared below.  
For this page the top pic is Kenzie and Micah and the bottom pictures is Katie, Brittany and parents.  
The pinwheel and hat are Silhouette files.  
For the Frosted Designs Challenge - Red, white and blue some old and some new
For old I used patriotic ribbon and brads I got several years ago 
For new I tried the Silhouette pinwheel cut and added a straw for the stick
At Picture This the challenge is  red, white and blue and use 1-2 photos
And last but not least Scrap Our Stash has a challenge 

P-pinwheel, Powder Puff Ink from Quick Quotes
H-hat (Uncle Sam) 
O-old ribbon from stash
T- tiny staples ( Tim Holtz) 
O-Our flag
S- stars 

This is the second page with more pics and another pinwheel.  


Here are the two pages put together for the double page layout completed.  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Lasting Memories Challenge- 3 patterned papers

First of all let me apologize for my picture.  I have this bad habit when using my iphone of turning on the filters.  I didn't realize I had one on so that is what gives this a muted vintage color.  
What a fun challenge this week at Lasting Memories to use three different patterned papers.  
For my page I used Echo Park paper and some great Silhouette cuts
 for the title and the play structure.  
I used the hopscotch number paper, the orange polka dots and the green dotted paper.  
I hope you are all having a great summer and will join us for the challenge this week.  Remember you have all month to complete the weekly challenges so check them out.  
For great inspiration check out the other design team layouts at Lasting Memories.  

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Disney layouts with PPBN files

Here are some more Disney 
 layouts I created using PPBN files.  
The first is Jack and Sally.  
This is made with Simple Stories Princess paper and Sleeping Beauty files from PPBN.  

This cute kissing Mickey and Minnie with the firework is also PPBN and these pictures are of the 60th anniversary World of Color show  


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Disney 60th birthday celebration layouts

So many amazing things going on at Disneyland for the 60th birthday celebration.  I am hoping to capture as many as possible.  

Here is a page of the changes in the Castle during the Paint the Night show.  
The castle is cut from Silhouette America.  
Here are fireworks pictures and various night shots.  The first night of this trip we couldn't get in for the 24 hour party but I shot a few pics of kids watching fireworks from the hotel.  


Monday, July 6, 2015

Celebrating the 60th at Disneyland

These two double page layouts are all about Disneyland's 60th Anniversary.  
I am making an album for this year as we take in all the sites and special birthday celebrations.  
This first double layout shows pics we took of a lot of the 60th birthday merchandise.  
The second double layout is pictures of the decorations which are absolutely amazing.  
The 60th title I cut out from Silhouette America.  


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lasting Memories Away Double layout challenge-Away We Go

Today for the Lasting Memories layout the challenge is to create a double page layout.  I do way more double page layouts then single for all my pics of grandkids.  
These pictures are of my oldest daughter and her family out riding bikes together,  
I used some old paper from my stash and cut out the title 
Away we Go and the bicycle from Silhouette America  
The quote a Family that plays together stays together is a print and cut from Silhouette America.  
Please join us this week for the challenge and check out all the other challenges each Sunday.  

Friday, July 3, 2015

Baby boy layouts

Getting close to finishing my stack of pics of grandson when he was a baby.  
Used some paper from my stash mostly DCWV stacks. 
The title is from Silhouette America for this one.  
What a sweetie sound asleep!

Here Micah is in his crib, in a high chair and playing with the train table.  


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Sketch Challenge at Let's Scrap

It's time for another great sketch challenge at Let's Scrap ,  
This was the perfect sketch for my pictures I took recently at the Channel Islands State Monument in our home town of Ventura, California.  We got some great shots of the grandkids and actually a picture of all four of us together  
Here is the great sketch for the challenge from Let's Scrap.  

I used Simple Stories I Love Summer paper and some cuts of seaweed 
and ocean wavesfrom Silhouette America. 
Let's Scrap  has two challenges each month for you to participate in.  One on the 1st and one on the 15th so that gives you plenty of time to create your layouts and join in.  Make sure to check out the layouts on the blog that all the amazing DT members have created to inspire you.