Monday, October 20, 2014

OUR RAD GUY with Laura

Hi there!

It's Laura here and it's my turn to share a project today, I have another page created with the awesome September/October kit.

I just love that there were plenty of papers and embellies in this kit to create some fun back to school pages, but also some generic pages too.  I love to scrap everyday photos of my boys.  This is my middle son, Jon, looking all handsome!

Here are some close up shots...

I hope you will join us here as there is always lots to inspire you and a monthly challenge, too!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 17, 2014

School Days and Free Cut File with Lynn

Good Morning! Well it's Friday so TGIF Everyone!! 

I had this small photo of Ryan and I thought it would be perfect for some of the school embellies I had left from the kit. A little ripped border, a little stenciling with chalk ink and I was ready to roll. I really love to tuck embellishments in a cluster so again I was having fun! Well, I guess I'm always having fun when I'm creating. I also created the tickets and title which I have below to share with you all for those school photos I know your ready to scrap! ( Well maybe some of you are already done those).  I hope you enjoy the file and I will have another one for you next month too. The file is a Studio 3 file, I'm working on learning how to convert those to SVG's for you gals that may not have a cameo!

Just click on the photo for the download.
Lynn Shokoples School Days

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WISH with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today wtih a layout to share today.

I had a lot of fun mixing and matching the graphic patterns from the September / October Boys Rule kit to create this birthday themed page.

Here are a few close ups:

This kit contained so many great stickers and some fun (and not girlie) bling!

Don't forget to pop back in to see what Laura-Lee and Lynn are creating - they are sure to inspire!  And both our current sketch challenges are still open, you can find the links in the sidebar!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Today I went to a "celebration of life" for my friend Cathie who passed away earlier this week, she was a friend from work and someone who scrapbooked.  We attended Scrapfest together and she had been over to create a few times too....I noticed one of her scrapbooks was at the celebration....
That is why we scrapbook...and we need to scrapbook ourselves more....which actually didn't really hit me until today...
Last May Josh asked me for some photos of himself, they were making something at school with them.  So I carefully choose 5 or 6 photos of him doing things he loved, fishing, playing hockey, being with his friends.  I thought I did a great job picking them out.  On mothers day he presented me with a little photo album they made at school with the photos I sent him with, it was very nice to have this gift.  He said to me "I wish there were more photos of you and me"  Insert the dagger into my heart here.... 
I need to do that.
So enough of the sad stuff....
When we were at the lake in July I took a pic of hubby driving the boat while I was spotting the boys on the tube...I thought it turned out neat...
I used the current sketch for this layout....have you posted your take yet?
Last time I posted my project life pages I was expressing my frustration in the glare from the page I googled it and found a great article from Ali Edwards here
So I took a photo of my page and it turned out better than I expected other than the top right, next time I will take the photo earlier in the day when it is quite a bit lighter out.... 

Thought we were over due for a sneak....the next kit has been an interesting one to put together, I thought I had everything worked out, sorted, knew what I was doing but it wasn't exciting, and it bugged I consulted with the two L's and Lynn....and with their feed back the kit has taken a complete 360 from my original thought and I can't wait to dig in! But I can't yet, because of the late change I had to order a few things right from the manufacture, because they are not even shipping yet! Gosh I'm getting nervous!
Anyway....Monday..errrrrrr... no Tuesday (Monday is a holiday here) anyway, Tuesday is going to be a really fun day! Opening all the boxes of yummy stuff! eeeeek! I love those days :) maybe I should book a vacation day at work so I can be here at that very second the big brown truck pull up....we are on a first name basis now too, and I have to say my driver is kinda cute :) please don't tell my husband I said that is the first one :)

watch for more!!!!
Enjoy your weekend where ever you are my friends!
Thanks for visiting us today...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fun Flash Cards with Lynn

Good Morning!! It's Lynn with you today and I'm excited to share my latest project! Do you have little ones just starting pre-school? Maybe you home school? Well I had so many embellishments left in my kit that I decided to make some flash cards! This was such a fun project!

For the cards I took all my leftover patterned paper and cut out 26 cards. For the fronts I used the BoBunny Alphabet Stickers on the Combo Sheet and then the fun began! I took out all my embellies from this kit and from past kits and started gluing, sticking and just having fun. This sure helped me deplete my stash!

 For the backs of the cards I took stickers that had words on them and stuck them to the back of the card. I figured, why waste paper, I just had to stick something on the back! Now I just have to find an Octopus and Xylophone sticker and I will be set! Maybe Laura-Lee could include those in the next kit? LOL.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Great Player with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today, sharing a page using the newest sketch challenge posted by Lynn.

Here is my page...

 The bold colours in the current kit were just perfect for this photo of my youngest in his bright red basketball jersey. And the sports themed sticker elements were a big bonus!

Here are a couple of close up shots....

I added a bit o yellow and red Mr. Huey's from my stash but everything else on my page is from my kit.

And this is Lynn's sketch, isn't it fab?  I hope you decide to play along! You can get to the sketch challenge by clicking the link above or the small image of the sketch in the right hand sidebar.

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Catching up....

Do you find yourself in the "catch up" mode very often?   When you have taken many photos and set them aside to scrapbook at a later time when life isn't so busy....or maybe you just take a creative break...I'm not sure I have any rhyme or reason to what I scrapbook anymore, and I certainly will never say "I will be caught up someday" because I simply will never scrapbook every photo or every event I have photographed so why set myself up for that?  I have enough trouble keeping up with the laundry
I scrapbook what I want, the photos I take might make it to the book or might not ever be printed....not because I want it this way but because it is my
Project Life is sweeping the nation like the new iphone's really hot and I for one can see why....because it can be fast!  And for those of us who only have a few hours this is a perfect way to get it in the book, quick!
Or so I thought, I started to get it in the book quick, then one afternoon I started to decorate those little cards a little bit more, then added another layer of dimensions to another and before I knew it I was hooked.  Now that's all I want to do, is project life style....except the DT sketches...I really like
How do you photograph project life pages?  I have taken several photos of mine and do not like the shine I am left I pulled out my light box (which I had just packed away because I wasn't using it) and gently lined up all my pieces to replicate my page, but some of them are a little crooked so I'm going to have to think of a template or something.   Unless someone has another idea...
These two pages are using the summer kit....
And my favorite picture from this adventure is this one...cracks me up everytime I see it...
We were at the Warsaw Caves and there are 7 or 8 caves you can crawl through, they are not your typical hole in the side of the mountain, they are much different, like crevices you need to squeeze yourself through.  Defiantly not something you would do if you have the fear of small
Here is another of my son and my nephew on the tube....
and this is my favorite photo......
and this one....cracks me
Josh's first day of school....this is with the current kit....

This layout is using the current sketch and this months kit....

Thanks for stopping by today!!