Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Water Fun

Today was a mix of many patterns day in making this layout.    When I looked at Sketch #272 from  "SKETCHES IN THYME" I knew it would be best to use one manufacturer to make it a little easier
to get everything to go together.    I pulled out a DCWV stack  Dots, Stripe and Plaids and decided to just go for it and really mix it up.    My only thing not from the collection is my Tim Holtz Shattered orange card stock.   Even the gray paper has a little strip pattern going in it but because it was so subtle I thought it worked great to kind of break up everything else going on.    But I really like that all the colors in the papers go with the colors in the pictures.   Even the turquoise alphas i used for my title work.

Here is the sketch  and the link for the challenge  at   "SKETCHES IN THYME"

2 PL pages for April

I finished two PL pages today for the last 10 days of April.      I'm not doing pure weekly pages for this.    Just rather a chronological run of each month.    One page might cover a week or 10 days or even a single day.    In fact the 2nd page I just finished just covered our weekend and pictures of the majority of the flowers we planted in the yard and made hanging baskets with.   They look great now but will be so much prettier when they fill in even more.

With both pages I used sketches from "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"  the last two weeks challenges.     Just click on the link for to go to each challenge.

Here is sketch #66, my take on it and my PL page I used it on.   "SKETCHES IN THYME PL"

Here is sketch #67, my take on it and my PL page I used on it.  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL"

Monday, April 17, 2017

OMG Look at Me

I just LOVE this picture of my granddaughter Elle, it just screamed to me that she was saying OMG.
So I had to scrap it.   I was inspired with the April challenge at  "PICTURE THIS"      I went with
the Green + Black color scheme challenge.    You could pick between Green + Black or
Green + White.

I just pulled out some green patterned paper, a black paper with a little pattern to it and then a shiny black card stock for my background.    I matted my picture in black and used two different green alphas for my title and black words on my embellishments.

Here is the link to the challenge at  "PICTURE THIS"

1st Baseball Game

For part of my birthday we had tickets for the baseball game in St. Louis,  third game of this season.
It was to be a Wednesday afternoon but it got rained out, so instead of 6 of us going, we ended up with three of us and of course Elle for her first ball game.   Now thinking about it, it turned out to be
four generations at the ball game, Elle, her Mom, her Grandma (me) and her great-grandfather.

We had a great time, but cooled off and got super windy so ended up watching from inside for a few innings and then left after 7 innings and got ahead of the traffic, which was a great idea.

I was inspired by Sketch #127 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  in making this layout.   Here is the sketch.
It was so fun to work with,  I'll have to save it to use again.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

My Peppa the Pig

My grand-daughter LOVES Peppa the Pig.   The one she is holding is one of a set I gave her for Christmas this last year.    Her Mom loves to sew dresses for her, with her own special patterns.
This is the Peppa the Pig material she found and made this fantastic dress for her, for her 5th birthday last week.

I used the April 1st sketch at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"    it was a fun sketch to work with and I got to use two great pieces of patterned paper from Elle's Studio - Little Moments collection.   The colors of the heart paper was perfect to go with her dress and the black and white word paper just was so perfect also to go with the pictures, her joy of the new dress, her favorite stuffed animal, documenting it all, everyday memories, love you,   al the the phrases worked perfect.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"

Love my Papa

I just LOVE pictures of my newest granddaughter on her weekly visits to see her Great-Grandfather.
Only 11 weeks old but they already have a special bond.     Leslie, her Mom, says she smiles bigger for her Papa than anyone else.   Yesterday when they visited and took this picture, she was asleep when they carried her in her carseat into the house but as soon as she woke up and saw and heard Papa talking to her, the smiles started.   A 93 year age difference but that doesn't effect the bond.

I used the newest sketch  at   "ELLE'S STUDIO"   to make this.   I had so much fun with it.
I used multiple Elle's Studio collections.    Little Moments, Penelope, Cienna, Thankful and
The Sweet Life journaling card.     The only full piece I used was my background paper from the Thankful collection (this collection is about all used up now) the rest were scraps I got to use from the other collections.   I love when I get to use up bits and pieces.

Here is the sketch and the link to   "ELLE'S STUDIO"

Spring Garden

My daughter-in-law, made this mini garden last week out of a sandbox that the kids no longer use.
She said she knows its not very big but at least she got enough planted to make a few salads.
Plus the kids had fun helping out.     So this picture became my Spring themed layout for the challenge #339 at   "LASTING MEMORIES"  as I used the word Spring in my title.     Thats all you have to do for the challenge, use the word Spring in your title or in your journaling.   Easy Peasy.

Here is the link to challenge #339 at   "LASTING MEMORIES"