Wednesday, February 26, 2014

C.S.I. Case File #111-First day of 4th

I had just enough time this afternoon to work up this layout.  Case File #111 has a perfect girly color palette to use for Viv's first day of 4th grade picture.  To solve the case I used polka dots, stickers and a border.  For the journaling challenge I sprinkled journaling words around the top portion of the page and also used the inspiration words enjoy and friends.  I am enjoying using my stash, especially the Sass Lass papers, they are so delish!  This sketch is from Creative Scrappers, I would venture to say several years back, I always love how my pages turn out when I use this sketch, plus, it's a great way to use up paper scraps. Thanks for looking. 

Here is the case file, if you get a chance give it a try!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

C.S.I. Case File No. 110

I found a very cool scrapbooking challenge site CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.  This site provides weekly case files to solve, tons of inspiration and the perfect way for me to use my scrapbook stash.  I can't wait to jump into the next Case File. 
Here is the Case File.  I couldn't pass it up because the inspiration photo has 3 dachshunds...the perfect opportunity to scrap my favorite pet, Diggy, the miniature dachshund. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Creative Scrappers Sketch #262

Okay, so I'm now back on a scrapbooking role!  I love that I am actually excited about creating with paper again. I hope my excitement sticks and I continue to make time to take pictures of my kids and capture their memories in scrapbooking.  At any rate, here is Creative Scrappers sketch #262...

I found this layout to be challenging, as I didn't have an easy resource for chevrons.  I found some fun Sassafras Lass paper, Nerdy Bird, in my stash and began cutting.  Also, both my sewing machines are faulty, so I drew pencil lines instead of sewing.  Overall, I'm happy with it and glad I took on the challenge! 

Blog Makeover!

Good morning!  Don't you love my new blog look?  My scrappy friend Sandi gave it a much needed makeover!  Thank you, thank you! You should check out her blog, she is giving away some fun scrap treats!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Creative Scrappers 261

Finally, I've been inspired to scrapbook again!  Maybe it's the weather and having one too many snow days!  At any rate, I was inspired by this cool sketch from Creative Scrappers. Creative Scrappers is a place where I used to always draw inspiration from, so I jumped in and here it is...a nice summer layout of Sylvia!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Finally!!  I scrapbooked again--I was inspired by Sketch #207 at one of my favorite scrapping blogs Creative Scrappers!  Such wonderful projects and ideas!  I pulled out my some of my favorite, almost vintage, Sassafras Lass papers and embellishments--perfect for Wild, Wacky and Tacky Day photos!  Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Party!! Decorations and Mummy Pinata

Here are some pics from our Halloween Party-18 Fourth Graders-Whew! It was lots of fun!

Our tablescape--fun decorations from Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart (clearanced from last year )

Our spooky lamp!  The lanterns are from Dollar Tree, the lights don't work in them any more, but I like them for decoration!

Cupcakes-cake stand from Wal-Mart, cupcake wrappers and pics are Wilton (found at Wal-Mart) these are super easy to use and add a nice touch!

Michaels has the best deal on Glow Sticks-15 pack for $1.00.  These make great little prizes and I love how they make our prize pot even more spooky!

The pinata, made out of a large cereal box, wrapped in reverse wrapping paper just to cover cereal box and then wrapped in white crepe paper.  I used ink on the edges to age it and added some easy eyes! 

Here's the spooky family! Happy Halloween!