Monday, April 30, 2012

Tender Moments

I did this LO following the Page Map above for Courtney Walsh's Challenge ( I decided to scrap about a friend, who was a boyfriend at the time when both pics were taken. The paper is Recollections Teal Butterflies, the green cardstock is DCWV Earth Colors, the heart "together" tag is from my stash, the journaling tag is from the stuff from Niki, the title "Tender Moments" is from my stash, the subtitle sticker "Travel Adventure" is Sticko, the purple ribbon is from a bottle swap, the flower sticker over the ribbon at the bottom is from my stash, and the butterfly ribbon is American Crafts. The journaling states that the top pic is of "Raymond & I in Albany, GA. Late July or maybe August 2000. We were on our way back to the airport after this picture was taken. (bottom pic) Patterson Hall at Valdosta University where he attended college 2 years while we were dating. We're still friends & he is happily married." There's writing hidden behind the butterflies on the paper, but not sure what they make out. The bling is Sticko Rainbow Dots. I didn't really want to make this LO too mushy since we no longer date and since he is married. It's not really mushy at all, it's just the fact that this is a part of my history is why I scrapped the pics. TFL!

Monday, April 23, 2012

I Am The Oldest Child

I made this LO following the above sketch for SNC's April MLC (Monthly Layout Contest). The masking is the Heidi Swapp heart stamp with Skipping Stones Designs "I love you" stamp in the middle on Authentique Gathering 6x6 Bundle Collection. The 3 circles are Studio G- ladybug, bird, & flower with heart in the middle. The "I am" in my title is true "I AM THE OLDEST CHILD!" I am the oldest child of 5- one sister, 2 stepsiblings, and then a half brother. I don't consider Tyler, half, even though he is! Dustin is my stepbrother. Haylee is my stepsister and graduates from high school this year, so there might be more LOs of her coming soon! :) I used Color Box Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Ink Pad Aquamarine to accent the title, American Crafts Blue Ink pen, Inkessentials Glossy Accents by Ranger, all on a small K&Company paper  square.  The blue in my LO is the main background- K& Company/K-Ology Blue, Teal, & Green Flora FlatPaper. I also used Authenique Gathering for the pic mats. The LO was intended to be about me and Emily, but ended up being about me, Emily, & Dustin. The journaling  (on Autum Leaves Wellies & Brellas 3d Embellishments) states that "Emily likes teddy bears & cats & I collect lighthouses! Cape Hatteras is my favorite! Dustin taught her how to play Washer Toss!" Dustin likes to bring games home for us to try. I haven't played the game yet, but took pictures when they first played it! The little vellum strip at the bottom states "May the memories we give record the life that we live." It's from DCWV Color Quote Stack that I bought from TJ Maxx. The Cape Hatteras lighthouse patch was in a mug that I bought from Hallmark years ago and the mug broke after washing it so much. It was actually an insulated tumbler, but looked like a mug b/c it had a handle. The pic of the throw was taken while it was on her bed when we lived in Tryon Estates Townhouses in 2000.

It took me awhile to do this LO, because I've never tried masking! I had everything done this past Friday except for the masking! I thought the title was a form of masking, but realized it wasn't. I finally looked  up how to do masking on YouTube and found something like what I did! I don't like doing a LO in 2 days, but in this case I had to! TFL!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sketch Inspiration Bonus Challenge

I made this LO following the sketch above for Sketch Inspiration ( and Paper Secrets' Bonus Challenge. The main background paper is K&Company Urban Rhapsody.The title, "Together" is My Mind's Eye Confetti Parade "You and Me" Together Title- from Kim Martin for the "It" Girl swap with SNC. The little bling on the bottom flower on the bottom pic is Darice Finishing Accents Stick on Rhinestones Dots 4, also from Kim! The circles are Basic Grey Curio 6x6 paper pad, the picture mats are K&Company Susan Wright (Niki can correct me on this one, lol), the butterflies, both flowers, and the journaling block are all from Niki and are mostly Tim Holtz! She made the journaling block and I added to it. The journaling states that "Dustin, Emily, Mama, & Mr. Ray are playing Washer Toss on a nice & warm Sunday afternoon." The paper even has that warm aura, don't you think?! TFL!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Double LO

I made this LO for SNC's Double LO Challenge. The challenge was to include a double of a pic so that's why there's 2 pics of Chocolate Puddin' (the darker pony)! The title is Lillie, because she's the one in the top left corner who is scared to ride Chocolate Puddin' at first but eventually likes it! Chocolate Puddin' is Layla's pony. The other 2 pics are of the pony cart, which I decorated with Doug's help on the balloons, and Tucker! I didn't really get a good pic of Peanut, who pulled the pony cart. You can see him on "Wanna Ride?" I need to take some more pics of him!

The paper is Colorbok Spring Morning. It looks like little "lilypads" in the flowers on the page and I thought this paper would go good with the pic of Lillie! :) The big flower is Studio G and the green swirl is Colorbok Punch Outs as is the title letters. The red picture mat is K&Company Urban Rhapsody, the brown floral pic mat was in with the Urban Rhapsody but not part of it, the other 2 pic mats are Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vintage Shabby! TFL! I'm itching to make another LO this afternoon before going to work, so be looking tomorrow for another blog entry! ;) Happy Wednesday to you!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Be Happy

I made this LO for SNC's 5 Patterned Paper (PP) Challenge! The 5 paper collections are: (counterclockwise) Colorbok Spring Morning, Colorbok Punch Outs, K&Company Susan Winget Nature, Basic Grey Life of the Party, and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vintage Shabby (the middle square). The title- "be happy", butterfly, and big flower are Studio G, the ribbon is American Crafts, the "Wish" ticket stub/bling is Tim Holtz, and the "Life is a Mysterious Garden" flower square is from Niki. The pictures are of balloon animals from Layla's 6th Birthday party 7 a balloon after it was released to the sky. Very simple! :) TFL!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wanna Ride?

I did this LO following the sketch above from Let's Capture These Sketches( Imagine you're watching a silent movie when looking at this page! The picture just titled itself from the looks Doug & Bella gave Lillie! The paper is K&Company Susan Winget Nature, the letters for the title are Tim Holtz, the picture mat is from Niki and was cut into 6x6 size for a mini album- the sunflowers are pretty and the only bright element on the page, and the mat for the journaling is Colorbok Double Sided Texture Paper. TFL and have a great Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Take on Sketch 314

I made this LO for 2 Challenges- the sketch from Sketch Inspiration ( and the Movie Challenge at SNC! The pictures are of Haylee's Fall Concert Band. I chose the title Mr Holland's Opus since it is sorta like an orchestra! The paper is Colorbok Textures; the paper strips are both sides of My Mind's Eye Jen Wilson's 29th Street Market Carefree Cherish Lovely Lines/Very Violet Paper; the picture mats are Prima Marketing Inc Moulin Rouge Collection 6x6 Paper Stack; the flowers are Studio G; I used Crystal and Gold Tim Holtz Stickles for the middles of the flowers; the music note for the apostrophe in the title is Sticko; the title, "unforgettable", and the journaling oval are also Colorbok Textures; and the ribbon is Tim Holtz. I made this LO while watching American Idol tonight! LOL! The journaling states that it was "Mrs. Higgins' Last Concert Fall 2008 Haylee 9th Clarinet". They gave her flowers and a framed card signed from all the band in the bottom pic. The top pic is of the band playing, Haylee is in the middle row. TFL!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I made this LO for SNC's Name Challenge. We were to include someone's name in the title, so I chose "Layla" as the title since it was her 6th Birthday Party! The paper is K&Company Urban Rhapsody, as are the pic mats except the one behind the pic of Layla is not- not sure what collection- she is a happy girl most of the time :); the journaling square, blue floral stripe, flower, and lace border are Tim Holtz; I found the heart online through Google; the letters for the title- Layla is possibly Tim Holtz; the cupcake is Sticko Sweet Treats; the butterfly is Studio G; and the blue bling is from a RAK. The journaling states that the pics were taken "March 24, 2012 (at) Gables Run Equestrian Center Layla is painting a picture frame. She had her cousin, Isabella (her arm is in the picture), write 'I' and (drew) a heart and later added a sticker of a horse for 'I love horses!'" Her granny made the horse cake and there was also cupcakes for the kids and the adults! She is their only grandchild so she is definitely spoiled! I have lots more pics of the party to scrap and will scrap them soon!  All of the supplies except the bling and the butterfly are from the goodies from Niki! That's not even in a dent in them! LOL! TFL!