Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT. THIS BLOG IS CLOSING

Hello to all.  I just wanted to let you know that I am closing this blog and have opened another.  It can be found at I am working towards simplifying my life, my designs and my overall approach towards scrapping. I started this craft to leave the legacy of our story to future generations. What I realized is that I had a lot of pictures, but not a lot of story.  So, I am going to blog, scrap and post with the intent of speaking to those present and future family members. I guess I just want more meaning to what I am doing.

The new site has a cleaner design, It is simply the craft and the story in a magazine style.  I am to use it as a place keeper for m thoughts and impressions that I will try to incorporate into m projects.  It will give your more perspective on the overall scrapping process.  You will see pics before the scraps.

So my followers, I welcome you to join my other site.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches Project Life Challenge Reveal

Hello all!  Stuck on U Sketches has a fun challenge this week for Project Life.  We are to use a Keep Calm card.  A great message for the oncoming season.
There are so many of these cards out there they all sort of looked alike to me.  I decided to make my own, using a Stampin Up stampset. I colored it with digital stamps.  I wanted to focus on the things I love about Fall.  The colors, the foods, and staying in the house and keeping cozy really make it my favorite time of the year.  I made the frame with my Explore and used Becky Higgins project  life cards from the Midnight collection.  I also used papers from Studio Calico.  I used a framed blank card to list out the things  I loved about these particular photos.  I kept my colors of coral and pink that are throughout this years album but, added browns to keep in the season.  My daughter called last week to say she was coming down last weekend so embellishments were kept to a minimum.  I may come back later and add to this, but it was important to just keep up and get the photos printed and in my book.  It is fun to go back and add to older layouts which is one of the beauties of Project Life.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches Project Life Challenge Reveal: Make a List

Hello!!

I hope your are enjoying the fact that Fall is finally here!  I sure am.  This week, Stuck on U Sketches has a great Project Life Challenge for everyone to participate in.  Make a List is the theme.  I can think of 5 types of lists I need to make right now and will be incorporating them into my PL spreads over the next few weeks.  The first one I chose was a list of things that thrilled me for the week.  I love having the list and the pictures to support the story the list tells.

I used Studio Calico 6 x 6  paper pads from various kits I have received over the past few months to make my cards.  I went for more earthy colors to commemorate the onset of Fall.  I also used a little Washi tape to make my "week of" card and that was fun piecing it together. The numbers actually came on a roll of washi in the shape of tickets,  I also used my Cricut Explore to make the laurel border along the bottom pictures, for on each picture is part of a song I love.  He took his tractor another round, another round, another round. (Amarillo Sky)  I wanted to tie those three together

So make a list and see what great pic content you come up with or make a list from your content.  Other ideas are to make your Christmas gift list as a now and do one later as an actual.  Make a list of recipes you want to try...go ahead an put the URL addresses on the list.  Make a Fall Bucket List.
Really this is a lot of fun and can be a great way to organize what is left for the year..

For more inspiration, head over to Stuck on U Sketches to see what list the other designers created.  
Happy Fall Ya'll!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches Blog Hop Starts Today

Hi All!!


Stuck on U Sketches has a great blog that has started. It will be running throughout the month on various design styles.  Take part in the fun either by hopping, scrapping along, or just putting in your comments.  There are AWESOME prizes to be won and inspiration to be had.


You Came From Darcy's Blog 

The  project life theme is Metallic.  I was overwhelmed last week with visiting relatives, a recovering ill one, a cow that had a tire stuck on its face, a stray cat, the inspiration of learning how to make dots (See previous post for instructions), on top of my normal day to day activities.   I put my confusion to paper.  I love the gold products out there now.  Shimmer, shine, rich and textured. It just doesn't get any better. You can find small does of it (like the white and gold string I used to embellish below to big Gold letters and pages foiled over with it.   I have even found digital files that have a gold look to it.  It pops your page and makes everything have that extras something,, whether you go subtle or all out. I opted for subtle.  I only had a few pics that week and didn't want to over shadow them with big metallic cards. I just wanted to highlight the embellies.

My first inclination was to paint cards using metallic paints and pens, Then I came across a Worthers Caramel Candy wrapper behind my computer on my desk.  I snuck a little sweetness while scrapping last weekend.  those wrappers are so pretty, I thought....why not re-purpose it, so I did.  I stapled it onto an inspirational card stating it was right where it needed to be when in my album because I love those little caramel hard candies.  Why not let the world know. It also added soft dimension to the page which was what was really cool about it.   I also used my scratch off card that came in August's Studio Calico PL kit.  I left the gold on it, to see who scratches it first in life.  I also spattered gold sequins on cards throughout the spread.  The journal card with my nephew in the pool is outlined in Gold as well.  Touches of gold really make a page with mundane cards and embellies really pop. There is a lot of gold goodness on the market these days. Grab yourself some and post your project on the SOUS blog.  Who knows, you may be a winner!!  Check out our sponsors!


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So hop along with us and have some fun!

Next on the hop is Julie