Tuesday, September 25, 2012

You're So Tweet- Crafting Family

It's Tuesday...and that means it's my day to post over at Crafting Family! Today I have a cute little pic a friend of mine just emailed me- it's my son when he was a cute little toddler, now he's 12!! Love when those lost photos from the past show up, just have to scrap them!
Yes, I went totally corny with the title, but he's a little bird in a cage, it was the first thing that came to mid, so I decided to go with it!  Don't forget about our sketch challenge going on right now at Crafting Family, stop on by and link up for a chance to win a great prize!! =) T

"You're So Tweet" linking up to:
-Crafting Family weekly post
-Lasting Memories ribbons, lace and pink
-Pile It On fabric or felt
-Lollipop Crafts 2 different punches 
-The Pink Elephant chevron or hexagon

Friday, September 21, 2012

Whoos On First- Sketches in Thyme

Hello and happy weekend!! Getting ready for another fabulous fall weekend here in New England...soccer games, football watching and apple picking, can't wait!! Over at Sketches in Thyme we have another Blast from the Past sketch to share this week, and it's a 2-pager!

Here's the sketch:

 and here's the layout I created:

Now I have a scrapping confession to make, see that absolutely adorable felt owl on my layout? And see how it has NOTHING to do with the baseball game pictures? I just HAD to use it, so I went with the totally corny "Whoos on First" as my title to combine the hooting of owls with the baseball reference. I know, I'm really stretching it on this one, but that owl was just so stinking cute and it matched my son's orange shirt. Would have been great if I had an orange felt baseball, but hopefully the scrapbooking police will let this one slide! 

Want to give this sketch a try? Link up at Sketches in Thyme, we'd love to see your creation! =) T

"Whoos On First" linking up to:
-Twisted Tuesday something that flies + 3 different embellies (i used tape, buttons and felt)
-Use Your Stuff brown, orange and green
-Tatertots and Jello weekend wrap-up party

Thursday, September 20, 2012

School Spirit- Scrap It With a Song

We're playing along with school-themed songs all month at Scrap It With a Song. Today's newest song for the playlist is "Be True to Your School" by The Beach Boys. I printed the pics from my kiddos' first day of school 2 weeks ago- 2 kids in middle school now, how did that happen? Here's what I came up with:

In addition to the song from Scrap it with a Song, I have several other challenges aiding in the inspiration for this layout. I started with this great sketch from Sketchabilities:


I also incorporated the "Spirit" challenge from Bird is the Word, and included a stamped tag as an embellishment for the "Tag You're It" challenge at Paper Issues. Want to play along with us at Scrap It With a Song? Link up your takes on any of our school songs by September 30th! =) T

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Just Dance- Child's Play Challenges

We have a new challenge up at Child's Play Challenges, this week we're playing Twister!! I decided to pull the bright primary colors and the bold graphic arrow from the board game to create my layout:

I was really wanting a big jumbo chipboard arrow for my layout, but since I didn't have one it was time to pull out the Cricut- sadly it's the first time I've hit the power button since May, need to remember to use this machine!! To get that "chipboard" feel, I cut the arrow out 4 times and layered them. I then wanted to add some bling, so I covered the arrow in black stickles, not easy to see in the photo, but it has some nice sparkle!

Would love for you to get twisted with us over at Child's Play Challenges You have until September 30th to link up takes on any of this month's challenges! =) T

"Just Dance" linking up to:
-Just Us Girls rainbow color scheme
-Delightful Challenges anything but a card
-The ABC Challenge x is for xing (I stamped a faux stitching stamp along the border)
-Pile It On it's a stitch up

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Movie Night- Crafting Family

Time for my weekly post at The Crafting Family, this week we're all working with a sketch, and challenging you to give it a try too! Here's the sketch we're playing with, courtesy of Page Maps:

and here's what I've created:

Would love to see you take on this! Check out the rest of the DT takes and link up your layout at Crafting Family for a chance to win one of 2 great scrapping prizes! =) T

Thursday, September 13, 2012

You look Lovely- Sketches in Thyme

we're having "Blast from the Past" month at Sketches in Thyme and revisiting a few favorite sketches from previous challenges. This week we have this little beauty I designed for a challenge in May 2011:

And here's the layout I designed this time around: 

Isn't this a lovely photo of my daughter? I have to thank my niece for this one, she snapped it with her phone!! Stop on by the Sketches in Thyme blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with, and play along with us too! =) T

"You Look Lovely" linking up to:
-Sketches in Thyme sketch
-Frosted Designs phone
-Scrap Our Stash Brads, Tearing, Stamps
-Everybody Art Challenge black & pink

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

No More Pencils- Child's Play Challenges

This week at Child's Play Challenges we're taking inspiration from the all-important back to school supply, the #2 Pencil! I pulled out the pic of my kiddos last day of school in June and used "No more pencils, no more books" as my title (I left out the part about teacher's dirty looks- I absolutely ADORE the teachers in our school, and could never imagine them giving anyone a dirty look!!). 

Followed a wonderful sketch from Deconstructed Sketches to get my layout started. Used a great POLKA DOT background paper for the challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog and added 1 photo corner, 2 pieces of ribbon and 3 buttons for the 321 challenge at Shop Our Stash

We have an entire month of Back-to-School challenges lined up at Child's Play Challenges, so far we have used The Giving Tree and #2 Pencils. Hope you'll get a chance to link up with us, you have the whole month of September to join us!! =) T

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Birthday Pancakes- Crafting Family

Hello and happy Tuesday, time for my weekly post for The Crafting Family

A quick little layout using all scraps, other than the cardstock background! I inked up each scrap before layering it, to give each piece a little definition.  I am also linking this layout (ANYTHING BUT A CARD) up to Desert Island Craft Challenge- I've used ALPHABET paper, and included the NUMBER 10 for my daughter's bday. =) T

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Feed them on your Dreams- Scrap It With a Song

This week at Scrap It With a Song, we're singing along to the song "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I had a couple adorable pics of my niece picking berries over the summer, so decided to use the line, "feed them on your dreams" as my title:

This was a quick little layout to put together, with thanks to a great color scheme from Color Throwdown, and a fun sketch from iClassyGirl.com! =) T

Hello Sunshine- Sketches in Thyme

This month we're pulling out favorite sketches at Sketches in Thyme for a bit of "Blast from the Past". First up we have a 2-photo sketch originally posted in May 2011:

and here's the new layout I created:

I used a pretty little color scheme from the Color Q challenge blog:
and am also linking up to Paper Crafting Journey (anything goes challenge). =) T

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sunny Days- Childs Play Challenges

This week at Child's Play Challenges we're getting inspired to scrap with the wonderful story book, The Giving Tree.  Since summer vacation has just wrapped up for us here, I'm scrapping all the fabulous pics from our adventures, and have LOTS of beach pages to do! I pulled a line from the story, "I need sunny days" as the title for my layout.

This was a super simple layout to put together too, under 20 minutes which is my latest max time to spend on a layout! The pattern paper background is a gorgeous piece from Close to my Heart. I added an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock (which I fancied up with fun scissors and ink), couple of strips of ribbon, few stickers and my layout was complete!!

I hope you'll hop on over to Child's Play Challenges to see what the rest of the DT has come up with, and share your take on the challenge too!=) T

"Sunny Days" linking up to:
-Child's Play Challenges  the Giving Tree
-Use Your Stuff navy and orange

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to the Craft Room- True XOXO

Over at True XOXO Scrapbooking this month, we're celebrating what September means to YOU! For some of us it's Back to School, some head back to work...me? After a summer of taking the kiddos to the beach and playground and drive-in movies, it's time to send them on their way to school and I'm heading back to the CRAFT ROOM!! 

"Craft Room" linking to:
-True XOXO back to...
-City Crafter Challenge Blog monochromatic
-Crafty Bloggers Network purple

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sunshine of your Smile- Crafting Family

Tuesday is my day to post over at The Crafting Family, and i have this sweet little layout to share with you:

"Sunshine of your Love" linking up to:
-The Crafting Family weekly post
-Go Fish Challenge Blog sketch
-Dream Valley Challenges something old (masking tape), something new (brand new ink pad!)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Poolside- Craft Garden

Happy September everyone! Today starts a new month and a new challenge over at The Craft Garden. This month we are getting inspired by water. After a summer of gorgeous weather here in New England, we have a ton of great water pics to scrapbook, I chose a few from a family pool party to use:

Do you have water photos ready to be scrapped? We'd love to see your H2O-inspired projects over at The Craft Garden, so why not link up with us? =) T