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Sunday, July 23, 2017


I totally love how this layout turned out, but then I love the collection I used to create it, so it could not help but turn out great. I used Shimelle's 'Christmas Magic' for this Summer Scrappy Challenge, which was "Christmas in July", you could create a Christmas layout, or an everyday one with Christmas paper (red and green). I started to make it with the whole sheet of that fun patterned paper, but it was just a little too busy for that. So I just used a chunk of it, and then a couple of the other papers to create the borders on each side with a scalloped border punch. I had a little trouble with the rub-ons, they were very sticky, the first one 'merry and bright', stayed where it landed, because I coul not move it. The one on the tag, 'santa, please stop here', well, more ended up stuck to my fingers than end up on the tag. I filled in with my own handwriting. The candy cane, I am not sure where it came from, but I knew I wanted to use it on this page. Those tiny little pieces of candy - well my friend Monika made them, she has a You Tube channel, springchick 28, I love, love, love them! Emily looks adorable as Rudolph, or maybe Rudolpha?

Make it flat! That was the challenge, and boy was it hard. Another Summer Scrappy Challenge. I so wanted to put some dimension on this page. When I made the 'firework' embellishments I wanted to add foam tape, and even rhinestones, but I resisted, and they are flat. This Patriotic layout was created with a kit I got from Peachy Cheap. I fussy cut out the July 4th from one of the cut-aparts. I did use Daily Flash alpha stickers for the title, 'Oh my stars, just too cute'. Isabella is such a cutie.

So this challenge comes from Becki Adams through the Summer Scrappy Challenge with Scrap and Plan. It is using some of her favorite things - The color green, patterned paper and journaling. Well, green is also my favorite color, so that part was easy, and I have loads of green scrappy goodness. For this layout I used Pink Paislee's Outfitters. I even pulled out my very old, and much loved, camera die from Sizzix. Since my journaling is about how great the boys were on vacation about me taking pictures of them, I wanted to use a bigger camera on the layout. These boys do have my heart. Even though they were tired of getting their pictures taken, neither said out loud, 'Not another picture....'

Saturday, July 22, 2017


I love challenges - and there were so many on the Summer Scrappy Challenges with Scrap and Plan - I just had to do some of them. This challenge was called 'Punch it Up'. The challenge was to use a punch a little more creatively, and in multiples. I used one of my heart punches and blue glitter paper. When I printed out these pictures, I was using an app that I was not familiar with and the close up picture was actually the same as the one to the left, only it turned out crazy. But I liked it, and wanted to use it. It changed the title I had originally planned to 'Do You Wanna Dance' because it looked like Chloe was peeking around a corner and being mischievous. I did not have any pink glitter Thickers for the word 'dance' so I used some really old ones that were white glitter - you know, the ones that were not sticky at all, and lay in the bottom of the package. Well, I colored them with a pink Sharpie, and they turned out great (tip: never throw a good font away).The sequins are from Kat Scrappiness, I love how this layout turned out, I hope my Sister-in-Law does too, this is for her album.

Yes, and another Summer Scrappy Challenge with Scrap and Plan! The challenge was "Work Those Tools"! It was to use a tool that you have bought, but never used, or one that you have not used in a long time. I used my Creative Memories circle cutters. I had so much fun doing this challenge, I love using circles on a layout, it always turns out so cute; you can't go wrong. For this layout I used a paper pad I got at Walmart, it had dots, and besides loving to create with circles, dots has got to be second on that list of fun ways to create a layout. I also used Thickers, from 3 different packs. The word 'CAUTION' is from one of the very first packs I ever purchase - it felt great putting them on this layout, they have sat it their package way too long. I added some puffy stickers, some resin shapes and a paper clip from Freckled Fawn that says 'FUN'. I love all the colors on this layout, the girls were just so serious playing with their castle. The castle family would roll down the slide and they spent hours moving the family all around.

Another layout for the Summer Scrappy Challenges with Scrap and Plan! This one was called "Sketch with a stitch". Suzanna provided the sketch and said it could be any kind of stitching, faux
hand sewn or machine. Mine is faux, I used dies from Kat Scrappiness for the squares and circles that
have stitches. I also used a kit from My Creative Scrapbook, Echo Park's 'Homegrown' stickers, and the background paper is Colorbok cardstock. The title is "live Simply but eat ribs'. My little granddaughters are two in these pictures, and we are at a family reunion, and someone - it was not me - gave them each a rib. They loved them! (But they sure were messy, to say the least)

I had so much fun creating this layout, it was for a challenge for the Summer Scrappy Challenge with Scrap and Plan.The challenge was to us branding strips on your layout. I used a couple Felicity Jane kits from last summer. I love how it turned out. I made the layout to go into a scrapbook I am making for my bestie and sister-in-law. The picture is her daughter and granddaughter. Since it was in black and white, I could use what ever colors that I wanted.