Monday, January 22, 2018

Two real quick fun ones

This one is from last July -- David's birthday -- we were at a barbeque at a friends house.  She's a high school class mate of David's and had invited us and another couple (he's also a hs classmate).  Was fun.  Then, trying to get photos at the end of the evening turned into chaos.  :-)  I've covered up part of Scott in the first pic since he was flipping me off (his usual reaction to getting his photo taken), the only reason I kept the photo was for Jill's reaction to it.  THAT makes me laugh.

This pic you can see Jill's reaction better, but the bottom one (without a flash) you  can see the bottom photos better.  I used a challenge to combine two sketches from Scrap Our Stash -- the 4 photo block from one sketch and the triangle corner from the other: 


And then this one -- seriously scary, right?  These made me laugh too -- David is dressed for a Crazy Hair Day at Brookdale (the old folks' home where he used to work) and Scott was at the end of an on-the-road,  too-long-install shift for DecorWorks/Rainbow, where he used to work.

I used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, and it worked out perfectly, I think.  


Friday, January 19, 2018

Catching Up --

I've been busy with work and while I've managed to continue doing something creative every day, I haven't had a time with daylight to photo, upload, edit and blog.  So here are several layouts/projects for several challenges:


This layout uses a sketch from Scrapbook Generation and a color challenge (LAW 2) from Scrap N Chat










This one took me out of my comfort zone -- minamalist.  This is from a new to me group, Mind the Scrap.  I also used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.  I love how this one came out  -- from a cold day, just chilling with my fur baby.



This one I initially crated for a challenge without the photos -- they were on order but hadn't arrived yet.  From NYE.  The cut file is from Paper Issues.

This is from another sketch -- love, love sketches!  Photos of Scott outside City Hall having just turned in his paperwork to run for City Council.  Sketch from Sketch N Scrap


Another one of Scott -- from a trip he made to Vegas to see Piff and Penn & Teller.  He had a great time.  Got to talk to Piff for quite a while about dogs -- Piff was familiar with Best Friends Sanctuary and intriqued by our adopting a dog with three legs.  Another Sketch -- this one from 
Sketch N Scrap  and a Mood Board challenge from ScrappingClearly and the Title Challenge at Paper Issues -- put it in a banner.


So that's what I've been up to the last week or so.  Time to get some cards done :-)








Thursday, January 4, 2018

Best Day Ever

A sketch challenge from Stuck? Sketches inspired me with these photos.  Taken by Scott (7ish at the time), these photos:  David was cut off of one, I was really out of center, and the top of the tree,  had me stumped.  But this sketch brought them together nicely.  I like the way the diamonds at the top form a sort of leaf canopy.  And that Ben Baby face makes me smile.   


And by the way, this is Day 4 for my 100 Days Project of creating.  Yay, me!  Only 96 more to go LOL.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Iconic Sights

Another page, another challenge -- Iconic sights from San Fran.  Coit Tower (in the distance -- it was the 90's), the Navy ships in the Harbor and a photo of us (David, Ben in the stroller and I) taken by Scott (age 7 at the time).  This sketch and challenge came from The Scrap Room



I used papers from a Craft Smith pad called Paradise Crush along with some really old Diane J Hook paper and Coredinations cardstock.  It's been fun re-visiting this trip/vacation from so many years ago.  And that baby in the stroller is now 21 (and a half)! 




Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A New Year, New Challenges!  Happy 2018!

 It's only January 3, but I've got two new challenges under my belt already.  I used some old photos -- the first trip to San Francisco we made with the boys.  Ben was still in a stroller.  :-D  We were living in So Cal, but drove up and used the folks farm outside Merced as home-base for our vacation day tripping.  Great times -- and here are two pages, companion pieces, inspired by two challenges from two different sites.

From Scrap and Chat comes Janet's angle/K challenge -- something straight up and down, one angled left, one angled right.  Here's our trip down Lombard St. -- I thought the challenge fit the street well. 

And from a new site for me, Sketch n Scrap , comes Cable Car Shift based on their first sketch for January.  I never knew that at the end of the line, they have to turn the cable car around for it go back up the hill -- and it's all done manually -- the guys come out and push it around on this lazy Susan kind of thing in the track.  Was very fun to watch.  

Sunday, April 23, 2017

More old photos -- and a few newer ones

Here's the newest -- our dog, Southpaw enjoying the sun.  (for a challenge at Paper Issues)


The next is an old photo, Christmas car and souvenirs from the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, 1986.  Boy, we were young.  lol


The next is for a challenge at Scrap Our Stash, using a sketch and the word FLOWER (use items on the layout starting with each letter)
My items are:  Flowered paper, Lines of  journaling, lined/striped paper, Ochre color, Word stickers, Ecru Ephemera Embellishments, Red apples

I think this was spring or summer of '92 -- Scott was walking well but was still in diapers or pullups.  Such fun memories.  Miss those days :-)


Monday, April 17, 2017

A few for various challenges


These photos are horrible, but they're from our time in DC/NoVA and I wanted to document the story.  We used to go up to DC all the time on weekends -- something was always going on.  We were up there one weekend for the Kite Festival -- a very blustery, cloudy Kite Festival.  It's always so fun seeing all those kites in the sky.  It's for challenge at Paper Issues (Take 5).

The next one is a photo of a coworker and me.  The journaling talks about how I didn't realize how lucky I was to be working where I was.  But I ended up at another school with a much less wonderful staff and director and learned the lesson.  Fun times in Orange.  This was another challenge at PI

And the last one for today -- more throw back photos (I've been having so much fun with these oldies).  David and the boys at The Farm (my in-law's).  For a dual challenge with a sketch from Rochelle Spears April Rewind and Grand Diva's April Inspiration Challenges.