Monday, October 31, 2011

It's The Small Stuff That Matters

I made this LO for the Woodgrain Challenge in Scrappin-n-Chattin. It's my last LO for October. Yes, it's more pictures of Special Needs Baseball. I entitled it "It's The Small Stuff That Matters", because of each picture someone is helping a special needs kid and just being there is all that matters to them! The paper is Colorbok Textures Collection. The picture backgrounds are Basic Grey Life of the Party and the journaling blocks was one block that I cut into 3 pieces from Basic Grey Pyrus, both 6x6 booklets. The baseball sticker & Go Team sticker are from the Mambi Collection I used last week, the title is a part of the Textures Collection, and the stars/hearts are from a RAK I received from a friend in SnC. I was bored last night and decided to scrap! This pic is taken is with my cell phone believe it or not! I couldn't get the scanner to cooperate with me from the camera I use. I hope everyone had a great Halloween and didn't eat too much candy!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

24 Hr Challenge

I made this LO for the 24 Hr Challenge for Scrappin-n-Chattin using the above sketch. The pics are more pics of Special Needs Baseball June 6, 2009. The paper is Colorbok Spring Morning, both the main PP and the picture background PP. The baseball stickers are Jolie's, the journaling block is Basic Grey Pyrus, the stars are Recollections (from Michaels), and the ribbon and Imagine are from a bottle swap I participated in. I ran out of my Xyron Create a Sticker adhesive on the ribbon, so I decided to hold it down with the stars. I bought Repositionable refill today! I love my Xyron Create a Sticker! I won it in from someone's blog hop last year. The journaling states that "Special needs kids play baseball just like everyone else. Broad Creek Christian Church helps out every year. These pics were taken June 6, 2009. Some BC members in left pic are: Michelle Gibson, Don Arthur, Mollie Ritter, Ray Bowles and my mom- Laurie Bowles. She's (Mama)also in the right pic." The challenge will be over at 6pm. The challenge was to choose 3 different collections tht you might want to use and someone else picks the sketch and your collection and vice versa. Have a great Halloween! :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

My Take on Sketch for Scrapbook Challenges

I did this LO last night using the above sketch for Scrapbook Challenges. The journaling states that "Vicki Gable helps out with Special Needs Baseball, which involves special needs kids playing baseball. They play to have fun and are winners no matter what! She is talking to her children, Trisha and Gil. Her son, Chris, who is autistic, is off to the right side. Sarah (Vicki's niece who is also autistic) is walking towards the bottom of the pic." The green PP (Patterned Paper), red striped strip, white/wording background for the pic & stickers are Mambi Baseball Collection (Me And My Big Ideas) and the star paper background for the journaling is DCWV All About Boys 8x8 stack. I'm about to scrap another LO and participate in a 24 Hr Challenge with Scrappin-n-Chattin. I'll post that LO tomorrow with the sketch I have to follow!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Take on a Sketch for Scrapbook Challenges

I made this LO using the above sketch for Scrapbook Challenges. It's Sketch 269. The pictures are of my grandmama & Mr. Raffael's car decorated for their wedding. There wasn't any room for the journaling after I put everything on the LO, so I wrote it around the edges. It's so small you probably can't read it. It states that "The James grandchildren (well some of us) decorated Grandmama & Mr Raffael's car before & after their wedding. I found out that they came back home to get their GPS & all of this had been washed off before going on their honeymoon. We had fun is the main thing!" The purple/pink paper is My Mind's Eye Bohemia and the striped paper is Heidi Grace Designs. The green brad is from a bottle swap I was in and the hearts tag is from something else. I have been wanting to scrap these pictures and decided to use this sketch with these pictures. Have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2 in 1 LO

I made this LO for 2 Challenges with Scrappin-n-Chattin using the sketch above. The 1st challenge is a sketch challenge and then I also used it for my 2nd Happiness Is LO. I entitled it "Happiness is GPS!" because that's the name of the kids' play that the pics are of. GPS is short for God's Plan of Salvation. I don't know all the kids name's that are in both pics. I decided to add the chipboard bus in the middle to make up for the 3rd pic in the sketch. The kids are on a red bus is another reason, too! The chipboard bus is Maya Road and is from a bottle swap I was in. The pictures are matted to Basic Grey Life Of the Party 6x6 sheets (I actually cut them some so they would fit better on the pg). The paper is from Studio G Collection, The Happiness Is stickers are from Colorbok Textures Collection, and the blue dots/bling was given to me in a bottle swap. The journaling tag and ribbon was also given to me in another swap. The GPS letters are from Basic Grey Oliver Collection. The journaling states what GPS means: "God's Plan of Salvation May 15, 2010 Directed by: Debbie Haagen". She is a follower of mine and attends my church. Her blog is Note-able Scraps (

I started working in the backroom today at TJ Maxx. They hired 10 people and had to switch some of us current employees around. I enjoyed helping with the truck and time flew by! I just have to get used to the heat meaning no air circulating. I saw some scrapbooking stamps that I unpacked from the truck along with a lot of other goodies! Have a good weekend & TFL!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Colors LO

I made this LO for Scrappin-n-Chattin's Colors Challenge. We were to use Halloween colors (orange, green, purple, and black) on a LO and it didn't have to be anything about Halloween. I don't remember scrapping this pic of Emily, my sister, and I. Our dad and stepmom sent us money for our birthdays last year and we bought these dresses from TJ Maxx and Ross (Emily's from TJ Maxx and mine from Ross). That was the first time I have bought anything from Ross and want to go back sometime! The paper is Studio G that I bought at Walmart for $0.97- a 12 x12 pack of 7 sheets! The American Crafts Thickers (black stickers) and ATD Momenta birthday stickers/frame/journaling square I bought from TJ Maxx. The Momenta stickers are a part of 145 pc Simply Perfect Birthday Page Kit. The title is Birthday Present if you can't read it because of the glare. The journaling tells what I have already told you about the money and where we bought our dresses. I tried taking a pic of the LO without a light on in the room and the glare was worse! TFL!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My 1st 2 pg LO in awhile

I did this 2 pg LO for Scrappin-n-Chattin's October "Happiness is..." Challenge. The title of my LO is "Happiness Is Quality Time with Family". The paper I used is from Colorbok Spring Morning Collection. I bought both sets of alpha stickers from Walmart & Target. The Quality Time,family/floral stickers, and tag I bought from Michaels. The ribbon was given to me in a swap. I decided to take a pic of both pages together and then each page separately so you could see them better. TFL!