Friday, January 30, 2015

One Fine Day

I've done well with the LOAD this month -- this two page layout is number 28-29 for the month:

I used this week's sketch from Let's Scrap.  I'm continuing to use up old stuff (all the pp and border is from an old DCWV stack).  Many thanks to Susan, who offered a bunch of stuff she no longer wanted.  I asked for a packet of tags and she sent a TON of goodies.  The tags, buttons and embellies next to the photo on right page all come from her.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A layout and a card

Here's a LOAD layout -- inspired by a challenge to use stamps!  Don't remember which numbers these are...

Photos from our new home town.  The paper on the left and right is a map of the US, it's fairly light so you may not be able to tell.  I have arrows on the left showing where we used to live and where we live now.  The stamps are the hand/arrow and the "We've Moved" top left.  My title "Home Sweet NEW Home" is in the font "Goodbye Crewel World".  Love fun fonts :-)

And here's a card I made up (cut files from Snapdragon Snippets/Silhouette store).  I'm going to be making these with the seniors where David and Scott work on the next crafty day.  It's called a teepee card, since it ties up to stand like a teepee.  You untie it and fold carefully to mail.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Pic Nic in the Park

One more for LOAD -- #9 and 10 for those keeping track -- Pic Nic in the Park.  More from our Day Trip to Griffith Park.


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.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

On the 10 o'clock News

Finally scrapping after a long dry spell of not much.  It was busy over the holidays -- lots of fun and family time.  But it's nice to be able to scrap again.  Am involved in a LOAD with some Let's Scrap ladies (and others), so hopefully this will keep me going this month!

Here are Load 1 and 2 (each page and card counts as one each) -- a layout based on Let's Scrap first sketch of the new year!

The photos are from a year ago!  Ben, a couple of his friends, and I went to Pasadena to view the floats after the Rose Parade.  This is just one layout in the series :-)

Here's the sketch I used:

Thanks for dropping by!