Saturday, November 25, 2017

Two autumn challenges

Here are two autumn-themed projects that I created in response to recent challenges; we'r nearly through November already, so I thought I should post and link them up before I forget!

My husband took some photos of the beautiful Riverwalk here in Pueblo with its fall colors. He managed to get some great shots of the reflections in the Arkansas River, which runs through the Riverwalk. I was surprised that he got this much detail from his camera phone. I used the November 15 sketch from the Let's Get Sketchy blog and Prima's Amber Moon to showcase his photos:




I created this card for the first November challenge on the Rubber Buggy Challenge Blog. This is a fairly new challenge site and is worth checking out! I used the amber Moon collection collection:


My scrapbooking time has been a bit squeezed lately by preparations for an upcoming surgery in mid-December. It turns out that my left hip joint is shot, so I'm getting a shiny new one. The rehab afterward also will take some time, but I'm hoping I can stilll get plenty of creative playtime too!

Thanks for looking. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Post-Halloween projects

I love scrapping Halloween! It's okay to mix garish colors, sparkle, and so on. There's no such thing as "too much" or over the top. Today I have a couple of Halloween related projects to post:

My two grandsons in Minnesota created their own creepy costumes. The boys are 16 and 12, so I wanted to create a layout that wasn't too kid-ish or cute. I used Pebbles' Midnight Haunting collection with its non-traditional patterns and colors, along with Susan Stringfellow's sketch #176. I flipped the sketch horizontally to better accommodate my photos.


The characters are (on the left) Anonymous, with a V is for Vendetta Guy Fawkes mask; and (right) Bendy, a video game character. My grandson and his dad created the mask.

Bendy also showed up on a jack o'lantern. This layout was for GrandDiva's Scrappy Friends challenge, using a sketch from PageMaps:


Again, I used the Midnight Haunting collection.

Then, at the same household, there was an adorable elephant... I used the Midnight Haunting collection again, but with a more feminine look:


The November sketches are up on the challenge blogs; and it's back to everyday photos and layouts. This is the November 1 sketch at Stuck ?! Sketches:


I used the October main kit from Citrus Twist Kits with the sketch for a layout  of my youngest granddaughter, who seems already to be developing her own style and wanting to pick out her own clothes:


The Rubber Buggy Challenge Blog  posts challenges twice a month. For the November 1 sketch challenge, I created this layout with the Space Academy collection by Carta Bella. I wish my daughter had photos of the grandkids' faces, but that's hard to do in a videogame arcade. This particular arcade has games like the ones that were popular 30 years ago. the kids loved Pac-man!



Thanks for looking -- have a wonderful day!