June 15, 2014

Wishes & Dreams - CMS # 64

Check out the latest challenge at Color Me Scrappy.  The twist this time around is to use a floral patterned paper.  Mine is a bit on the minimal side...

This color combo really reminded me of fall, but since it's June here in Michigan, I decided to go a different route.

This was in Toronto last summer.  Sawyer has a dream to see The Great Wall of China.  As we were walking the streets of Toronto, we came across this shop.

Needless to say, we got a bit of a laugh!

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June 07, 2014

Family Adventure - Challenge YOUrself #7

Check out the latest challenge at Challenge YOUrself.


Challenge YOUrself #7:  Oh Boy!
  Create a layout about YOU AND THE MALE(S) in your life.  
This could be your father, grandfather, husband, son, a furry family pet. {yes... we love our pets too}.
Remember to include YOU in the layout.


Since June contains Father's Day, I thought I would create a layout with my dad in it.  This is one of my favorite photos of us together.  We were at Kentucky Speedway not too long after my mom passed away.  He came to visit us at our new house and my boys were thrilled!

I used quite a bit of scraps on this LO.  It's kind of fun to look for pieces of papers that you don't have to trim or modify in any way.  For example, the star (which is really 1/2 a star) was just buried in the bottom of my scrap box... same with the orange strip.

A closer look...

The striped paper is the back of a sticker package.

I changed up my journal block a bit by adding some stamped words along with my handwriting.  I know not everyone likes their handwriting, so this is a creative way to add a bit of flair to it!

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June 01, 2014

Fabulous Summer - CMS #63

It's June 1 already, which means that it is time for a new challenge at Color Me Scrappy.  As much as I love these colors, I struggle with pink.  I love these colors because they remind me of the carefree summer days that are ahead for my boys and I.  We love summer and have many adventures during summer break.  I struggle with pink because, well, I have 2 boys and struggle to find a use for it.

Here are the colors...

Aren't they just gorgeous!  Now, to overcome my pink dilemma, I went with the minimalist approach and concentrated on the other colors in the palette.

Last summer, we went to Niagara Falls.  It's funny that this picture even came out because my lens was wet with the mist from the falls.

In addition to the colors, there is another twist added in.  For this challenge, you must use at least 3 manufacturers.

I used...  Heidi Swapp: "fabulous", DCWV: pp and pink frame, Core'dinations: solid cardstock, Basic Grey: chipboard photo frames, Little Yellow Bicycle: butterflies, MME: chevrons, cloud, buttons, banner.

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