Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween & a layout!

Happy Halloween! I cannot believe that tomorrow is November 1st and we are getting ready for another round of 30 in 30! I tried the 30 in 30 scrapbooking challenge back in September and ended up finishing 24 layouts (22 actually got uploaded). I think that may have been a new record for me since I am kind of a slow scrapper and I have a few other projects that I am working on. That's what makes the November edition of 30 in 30 so great. We are not limited to only scrapbooking - any papercrafts are going to count. That means all those cards and Christmas gifts that I would like to get started on will count. Maybe I'll actually get 30 projects done this month!

The September 30 in 30 really took it out of me! I have not been productive at all throughout the month of October. I've done a few layouts for a client's album and I participated in Scrappin' - N - Chattin's 24 hour challenge (didn't make the deadline on that one - darn it!) and I signed up for the Triple S swap challenge over at Inspired to Scrap.  Basically  we were to cut a total of 20 squares out of 3 different colors of cardstock, in 4 different sizes with the largest being 2 inches. I really wanted to do something like the inspiration layout they had posted because I really loved it, but I just couldn't get it to work. I worked with it and fretted over it for days...weeks is more like it, until I came up with something I liked.

Stacey sent me the orange, green and tan squares to work with and I added in a dark brown, too. I ended up cutting some of my squares into triangles for my arrows, then added 3 stacked squares on the diagonal under the photo. This photo is of Shane back in 2005 at Bennett Springs and is one of my all time favorite photos of him. I also based this layout on a sketch from My Scraps and More. 

I am pretty happy with the end results, even if it took me forever to finish!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

You & Me

supplies used - patterned paper and brads - MME, alphas - EK Success and American Crafts.

Here is the layout I made for the 24 hour challenge over at Scrappin' - N - Chattin' this weekend. Unfortunately I didn't get it done in time to be entered in for the prize, but I at least did get it done and I will be entering it into their "happy couple" monthly challenge.

There's a great giveaway...

going on over at my friend, Sandi's beautiful blog! Go check out how you can have a chance to win this fantastic prize!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sponsor at Sketch Inspiration

I am the sponsor this week over at Sketch Inspiration! Here is the fabulous sketch that I got to work with:

- And here is what I came up with. I love the banners and the cluster of circles on the left side of the page.
And this is the prize you will have the chance to be getting if  you play along this week! Some of the beautiful Simple Stories Handmade Holiday papers. I love this line for Christmas!

I hope you stop by Sketch Inspiration this week and join the fun!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Trick or Treat Crop

I am super excited! My Scrap and More is having a Trick or Treat online crop this weekend and I plan on being there! They always have fun games and challenges throughout the crop and I can't wait to see what they have in store for us! Come check it out!