Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Sketch Is Up

The new sketch is up over at Let's Scrap and as usual it's a great one! I used some goodies from a Noel Mignon Kit. I love the way that girl puts a kit together!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fancy Pants and Let's Scrap

Fancy Pants has donated a Beach Babe Kit to Let's Scrap. If  you haven't done this challenge already, check it out. All you have to do is.....

1)Scrap a page with some Fancy Pants product using a Let's Scrap Sketch (name the products in the description if possible)

2)Upload it in the Gallery by midnight July 31 (see the main page for the correct time zone)

3)tag your layout fancypants (all one word with no space) comma space and the sketch number
{example: fancypants, 6-22-11 }
Here is my take

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Card Sketch And A Tag Sale Find

This week sketch at Let's Scrap is a Card Sketch. Once again Debby has come up with a fabulous sketch.  I used some Crate Paper, Lily Bee and Echo Park from a Noel Mignon Kit. Oh and did you notice? I finally got a spikey flower thingy!! I found 3 of them on Etsy and they arrived just in time to use for my card.

 Kelsey and I went to the post office the other day. There was a tag sale practically in the parking lot and look what we found. Cool old tin right? That's what I thought. I'm not sure why but it reminded me of my Aunt Jean. I can only assume she had something similar, maybe my cousin kept some dolls in one? I'm just not sure.
Anyway that is what drew me in. LOL  I picked it up thinking I would just check it out and try to place the memory.  Well the memory never fully emerged but I did come to another realization. This tin wasn't empty! Hmmmm what's in there? Should we open it? Please don't be old fruitcake.
Nope. Not fruitcake. It's full of vintage buttons. WooHoo. All for a dollar, yes that's right a single green back and the tin, the faded memory of playing at my Aunt's and all the buttons were mine!! There are some other little things in there that I should of zoomed in on. A tiny whistle, a phone.....were these to sew on someones bobby socks?

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Peace Love and Pizza

It's my turn to host this weeks's challenge over at Let's Scrap. Here is what a came up with.

Sewwww Ladies it's Summer here in the United States and it's been hot! Now I don't know about you but for me during the summer I alternate between being Sewwwww busy and Sewwwww lazy. I thought you all might be feeling the same way which is why I decided to make this week's challenge Sewwww simple. In case you haven't guessed yet part of your challenge will be Sewwwwwwing.      

The "official" rules.

  • Use a Let's Scrap Sketch. You may do a layout or even a card as long as it's one of our sketches.
  • SEW You can hand stitch, machine stitch, use a template, rub on's or even draw them in.
  • How many stitches you ask? At least TEN (Except for Debby D It's 50 for her! LOL)
  • Add your project to the gallery and label it challenge104 plus the sketch number.For Example mine would be challenge104, 11-10 -10
  • Have your project in the gallery by midnight July 22nd
  • The winner of this challenge will receive a RAK from my stash!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Let's Scrap Wednesday Sketch

It's that time again for the Let's Scrap Wednesday Sketch. I used a photo that I've actually scrapped with before. When I saw this Crate Paper, I knew I had to scrap it again! This is much cuter than the original.

I used the left side of this week's sketch and as you can see I really deviated! I just HAD to work those cute little embellishments into my page. I also ended up with all of the layers because I thought it needed that POP of green and then I thought it needed some Well I guess that is the fun part about sketches. You just never know where they will take you! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Christmas In July

It's time again for the Let's Scrap weekly sketch. I'm so happy to be on the DT. I really like having a deadline, it's "forcing" me to scrap AND I'm using up my stash! snort. OK does anyone REALLY need to know about those Noel Mignon Kit's? Don't judge. She's having a sale now.

Now that my little kit confession/obsession is taken care of let's move onto the Let's Scrap Sketch. I got a little sidetracked with that also. The sketch has stars and fireworks and somehow I saw Christmas. Gosh I hope they don't fire me!

  Here's the sketch.

Here is what I did with the sketch. No Uncle Sam hat, no firecrackers. I did however manage to incorporate one little star. That's got to count for something.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Random Swim Post

It's hard to believe but my daughter has been with her "new" swim team for an entire year. I guess I have to stop calling it her NEW team now. LOL She has grown so much in the last year and I'm so proud of her.This past year she has qualified for Junior Olympics and the Eastern Zones Qualifier. In her local league championship she came in first place overall in the 50 Breast and 100 IM. She made improvements all around.

I thought I would do a page to honor her achievement's and with 4th of July right around the corner, why not some patriotic paper!

Some photos from the "old" team.

 Last summer when she first joined the "new" team. I love this photo, she looks her age for a change.
 4th of July party last year,we surprised Kelsey with a cake and the news that she made it to Summer Junior Olympics.
                                                               Swimming for the fun of it.
Looking a little nervous at Junior Olympics. I wanted to hop the rail and hug her. It sucks that Mom's are not allowed on the pool deck.
 Another blurry picture (we were far away) but I love how "ready" she looks in this photo.
 Team photo and believe it or not it's not the whole team!

Cheers to a great swim year.

Oooops, I couldn't end this post without posting this picture.  Here she is at her first meet ever. Look how little she is and WHOA check out those goggles!