Saturday, July 29, 2017

Back to the challenges!

I spent most of July working on a pocket page album of photos from family vacations in the 1990's to Hilton Head and the Cleveland area. I've missed participating in challenges from various sites, so I spent this week "catching up" a little.

My oldest daughter has been trying to do a photo shoot each month to mark her little girl's progress toward her first birthday, At 10 months, Charleigh has decided not to cooperate. My daughter managed to get some cute shots, which I scrapped. I used sketch #283 from Sketches in Thyme and the super cute Paper Dolls collection from Photo Play (sorry about the funky lighting; we had very little sun here the last couple of days):

For sketch 285 at Sketches in Thyme, I turned it into a double pager using the July main kit and add ons from Citrus Twist Kits:

I always look forward to the challenges on the Stuck?! Sketches blog. This is the July 1 sketch:

And this is my layout, using the July kit from Citrus Twist Kits:

This is the July 15 sketch:

And my layout, using the same kit from Citrus Twist Kits love the kits' versatility):

This one started with a Citrus Twist Kits sketch and the July kit:

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

It's all in the family

I was fortunate to win the June random prize drawing at Mercy Tiara's 27 Day Scrappy Challenge on Facebook, which meant I got to choose the July challenge. Since July was "family month" when my kids were growing up, I centered the challenge around a family get together or event.

Here's my layout for that challenge, which called for two photos of family/friends getting together; the colors red, white and blue; four patterned papers and the word "family"  in the title:

I used  the July main kit from CitrusTwist Kit Club for this layout, which actually answered requirements for three challenges. It  worked for the TicTacToe challenge, also on Mercy Tiara's challenge page; and for a challenge on the Cookin' Up Creations forum. This month's theme on CUC is "Sesame Street", with a challenge on Wednesday and one on Saturday. There's still time to join in the July challenges, and everyone is welcome.

This next layout also meets three challenges. I created it for this month's color challenge on Rochelle Spears' blog. In turn, this challenge may be combined with Brenda Ragsdale's rewind sketch challenge, which is where I got the PageMaps sketch. And last but not least, it fits another challenge at Cookin' Up Creations. I use Photoplay's "Paper Dolls'collection and a few things from my stash. The little firecracker is my youngest grandchild.

Thanks  for looking; have a wonderful  day!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Enjoying the "pocket life"!

Hello again!

I took a bit of a break from regular layouts and challenges for the last couple of weeks to work on a pocket-style 12 x 12 album using vacation photos from our family trip to Hilton Head in 1995. I wasn't good at cataloging or keeping photos in order (before the age of digital photography anyway) and I've lost some photos over the years. I decided the best way to keep them safe is in an album. Pocket style scrapbooking is a little more of a stretch for me, since I haven't done a whole lot of it, but I really enjoyed the process. Hobby Lobby had all scrapbooking papers, including their kits (usually $10 each) at half price a couple of weeks ago. I grabbed the adotrable and fun "Summer Vibes" kit by Photoplay for $5.00. It's from 2015 but who cares?!?

Here are my completed Hilton Head pages. They'e going into a 3-ring binder "vacations of the past" album; I will add pages from other past trips as the mood strikes. There's some glare along the right sides from the page protectors, but I struggled a little with getting the contents into the pockets and didn't want to take them back out. (My hands are stiff from arthritis and it's one of those seemingly small tasks that prove to be more difficult.)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!