Monday, November 30, 2015

One sketch, two looks

Hello from southern Colorado! We arrived from Illinois two weeks ago, but since our new home isn't quite ready we are living in a model home courtesy of the home developer. We will be in our house in about 2 weeks and it will be worth the wait.

Until then, I'm scrapping out of my crop bag. Over the weekend, I used the October 30 double page sketch from the ScrapMuch? blog for two layouts. This is the sketch:

For the first one, I used the sketch as-is along with the November kit from Citrus Twist Kits to showcase some fall festival photos:

For the second one, I flipped the sketch and moved the title. 

(We don't have our big old dinosaur of a computer system set up yet, so I'm really missing my Photoshop for processing photos!)

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

I've been featured!

So excited to see that my layout from my last post, "The BOO! Crew", was featured on the Sketches in Thyme blog this week!

This was my layout featuring sketch #171 by one of my favorite sketch artists, Shawn Lahr:

So now I can sport this badge:

We're still heavily into packing up for our move (the van picks up our stuff Friday Nov. 13 --- oh no, I'm not superstitious...) but I "childsat" Saturday for two boys while their parents went to an all day meeting. Since they're older, they don't need a lot of "sitting", just supervision, so I was able to scrap. I used the Nov. 6 sketch on the Scrapmuch? blog and the Citrus Twist Kits October kit to make this layout. My oldest daughter and her husband attended a 90's party -- they just have all the fun!

A few of the Halloween-y bits came from my stash. (Have I mentioned I love scrapping Halloween? And I still have photos of this same daughter and spouse at a Haunted Trolley Tour in their town that I'm hoping to scrap soon)

Back to the packing. My scrap room is nearly empty, but I do have my crop bag packed with essentials and a couple of kits so I can still scrap until my new room gets set up on the other end of our move.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Just ONE MORE layout before I pack up ...

.... my scrap room! The moving van will be here a week from tomorrow to pick up all our worldly possessions and transport them 1100 miles away to our new home in Colorado. In the midst of sorting, purging and packing, I managed to carve a little time out for some Halloween layouts using leftover supplies from the past two years. (I love scrapping Halloween!!)

I used the first November sketch (#171)  on the Sketches in Thyme blog. I've always loved scrapping with Shawn's sketches, and this was no exception. This is the sketch:

And here is my layout. I have tons of embellishments left but not a whole lot of Halloween paper, so I went heavy on the stickers, flairs and other bits and pieces. The photo of my grandson and his friends seemed to call for a bit of crazy, anyway,

I also scrapped these two layouts earlier in the week during my packing breaks. Both used supplies and sketches from Citrus Twist Kits. The first one also used more of that Halloween stash.

Hoping to get the rest of the scrap room packed up and ready for the moving van tonight, or tomorrow at the latest. One benefit of moving is that it's a great motivation to purge all of those supplies that have been hanging around for a while. Two large boxes of leftover kits, paper, cardstock, embellishments and some little 6x6 mini albums (just waiting for some mini pages!) are heading tomorrow to our local shelter for abused women and their children. Freedom House is a wonderful place offering shelter, guidance and support to victims of domestic violence. The Thursday night art group hopefully will put everything to good use. It's so much easier letting go of my hoarded stuff when In know it's getting a great new "home".

Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween scrapping fun

I love scrapping Halloween, probably more than any other event or holiday. My youngest two grandchildren attended a company-sponsored party last weekend at my daughter's work, and she kindly forwarded some iPhone photos.

For my first layout, I used the October 25 sketch from Citrus Twist Kits. Instead of traditional Halloween products, I used the lovely October main kit, Sprinkles and patterned paper add on from Citrus Twist. The layout's color scheme also fit the October color challenge on the ScrapMuch? blog.

This is the color palette from ScrapMuch?

I used the October 16 sketch from the ScrapMuch? blog for this one. It also falls pretty well into the October color challenge. I didn't buy any new Halloween papers or so on this year because I had tons left from the past two years of kits from the Scraptastic Kit Club. I laid the embellishments pretty thick for this fun and busy layout:

We're making progress in our packing and other moving-related activities. My scrap room is slated to be packed within the next couple of days, but I plan to fill my "crop bag" with basic supplies and a kit of two, so I can continue to take a scrap break now and then.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day

Monday, October 26, 2015

Too much fun!

After packing up a few more boxes today (mostly Christmas things), I took a "craft break". Let's Get Sketchy  posted a new sketch (the 4th and final one for October) and I couldn't wait to try it!

Here's the sketch:

Our town held its annual Scarecrow Festival over the weekend, with a scarecrow/punpkin decorating contest. The one in front of The Flour House, a charming little coffee house and bakery, was my favorite. Here's the layout I made featuring the photo of "Perky", using the sketch:

This was just too much fun to make. Thanks for looking -- have a great day!

Let's get packing!

With just three weeks until our scheduled "move date", most of my time is spent packing our belongings into boxes. My scrap room is on today's agenda. The plan is to pack a kit or two and "essential supplies" into my rolling crop case, so I can still scrap a bit until we get settled in our new home, and to box up all the rest. As I look around my crowded and messy craft room, I can say I'm not looking forward to sorting and boxing all of this!

I created just one layout in the past week, using October sketch #2 from the "Let's Get Sketchy" blog.  Here's the sketch:

I liked the open feel of the design and thought it was perfect for showcasing a favorite photo from my son's wedding. After the initial layout was done, I kept trying to add more embellishments but kept taking them off. Sometimes simple is best:

I used the October kit from Citrus Twist Kits, with the addition of gold foil paper (leaves cut with my Silhouette and  a digital cut file from Citrus Twist), lace and a paper flower from my stash. I printed the words to the song "At Last" on gray cardstock . 

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Two more to wrap up the weekend!

It's Sunday. and I'll be heading home tomorrow . It's been a a productive week for me scrapwise, in spite of not having "all my stuff" at my disposal.

 I actually finished this one last night, using Sketch #167 on the Sketches in Thyme blog. (Can you tell that I love sketches?)

This is the sketch:

And this is my take on it, using the June main kit, paper and "sprinkles" add ons from Citrus Twist Kits:

The first sketch of the month on the ScrapMuch? blog is for a double-page layout. I used it to create this layout of photos from my son's wedding.

This is the sketch; you can find it and many others on the ScrapMuch? blog.

Thanks for looking; have a wonderful weeik!