Tuesday, January 6, 2015


I've joined the LayOut A Day challenge with this FB Group.  It's gotten me energized and moving again.  I'm enjoying  scrapping again after a while without doing much.

So -- here are some layouts from the last couple days:

LOAD #3:

The photos are from our trip to view Rose Parade Floats last January.  I'm just a little behind :-)  I used a sketch from Sketches in Thyme and the inspiration at From Screen 2 Scrap (they've moved)! of the UP poster -- the color blue, clouds, a hot air balloon and "Up" in the title.  Perfect for these pics!  

Then LOAD #4 -- the companion page to the above: 
More photos from our Rose Parade trip.  And a pocket page.  I don't often use them, but...sometimes they just work.  I got to use some papers from 6 x 6 pads -- including the printed burlap top right, a gift from DCWV for winning one of their challenges.  The rose paper and purple plaid were from a stack that was an RAK also.

Next LOAD #5 and 6:

This was a fun layout to do -- all the aliens and space and high tech floats.  Used up LOTS of scraps and old papers -- The black and orange papers are from an 8 1/2 x 11 pad I bought for Scott back when he was 10ish (he's 24 now).  The countdown paper (bottom left) was a scrap, the Stencil A was the negative from a letter I cut and used ages ago and then threw in my scrap drawer.  I've been going through drawers, trying to get rid of stuff I don't need...really, I have.

 And LOAD 7 and 8:

Ok, #7 sorta feels like a cheat, since all I did was throw the last of my parade viewing photos into sleeves and make a title card (with the parade's theme).  But done is done.  And #8 is a no-photo --it's the first of a series of layouts about our trip to Walt's Barn and Griffith Park.  That train sticker is at least 12 years old.  Using up my stash is my theme for this year :-)  And with that, I'm actually ahead -- it's only 1/6 and I've got 8 LOADs done!  Yay me!  Since I'm working an over-night later this week, I have a feeling this is a good thing.

Thanks for looking  -- enjoy your scrapping.


  1. What a great series of pages! Glad to see you are back scrapping and thanks for joining in FS2S at Soul Scrappers!

  2. Well I just love all of these fun layouts! Good for you to challenging yourself again!! Love your Up Up and Away layout. Perfect take on the sketch. You even bent the ribbon just like the sketch. Pretty photos and Beautiful layout!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme. :)

  3. Beautiful pages and great pictures! Thanks for playing along at sketches in thyme!

  4. how cool you got to go!!! Wonderful pages to remember it!!! thanks for playing along with SIT!!!!

  5. Awwww, the Rose Parade! Love all your layouts. So glad you were inspired by Bev's sketch to join us at Sketches in Thyme! The balloon photos are beautiful and your choice in papers really compliment and draw the eye to them. Thanks again for joining us!
    Kim xXx

  6. Awesome photos and great layouts! Thanks for joining in at Sketches in Thyme!

  7. Nice layout! Thank you for playing along with Sketches in Thyme!:)