Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bucket List Item-Blue Hair!

When I was a kid, I wanted mermaid hair. I had this dream of hair that ran the gamut of green to aqua to blue in gorgeous waves of color. Sadly, my mom didn't have the same dream for my hair.

Well, at the ripe old age of 39 I finally did it! I have blue hair! It's just the ends and it's only aqua to blue but I love it!

I also loved scrapping it! I grabbed some of my favorite new papers and went to town!

I also tried to use some of my older embellishments like the flair above and that flower below.

 The title is made using alterable Thickers. I used Luminarte Radiant Rain in Egyptian Gold and Mediterranean to color them.

There's a little pineapple tucked in the corner of this cluster of embellishments. Since pineapples are my thing, I've been buying all the pineapple scrappy product I can. And, I try to include on on every page that is about me. I'll be so sad when this little micro trend goes away.

So, that's my first bucket list item checked off this year! Do you have any bucket list items planned?
I've got another one that will get checked off this month!!!
Stay tuned! ;) 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Unauthorized Slumber Party

My sweet little heathens snuck a slumber party on a school night and I had to get a pic.

Since they were actually asleep, Andrew and I let them get away with it and didn't tell them we knew until later.

I am grateful everyday that they not only love each other so much, but they like each other, too!

Ensuring their friendship is my biggest parenting goal. 

Because I've learned that friends come and go in life but my brother is always there.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hello, 2016!

Hello, 2016! This is my first layout for the year. I've been itching to scrap lately. I made a December Daily album but it was pocket based...just not the same!

I decided to take part in Bossy Scrapper, a scrapping challenge hosted by my favorite scrap store, Scrap Happy Deals. It's run by my friend, Kim. 

Bossy Scrapper is a game where you have to create a layout using the items that Bossy says. In a real crop situation, "Bossy" hollers out the items over a period of time and you have to add as you go. Online, you get the whole list at once. Both are loads of fun and very inspiring for me.

The list for this month's challenge is three photos, an arrow, square alphas, ink, gold foil or glitter, rubons, word stickers, and sequins. It worked out well for me because I'd just gotten this awesome sheet of gold glitter POW paper and really wanted to use it. 

I switched my photos to black and white because the book Audrey is reading is a Christmas book and I didn't want that to be the focus of the layout. I wanted her wanting to be with me to be the focus.

I cut the "make each moment count" out of a Project Life card. I also used three other PL cards on my page. One I cut in half for a color accent, one for the LOVE next to the biggest photo, and the other for my journaling. I have sooooo many PL cards are really need to use them more.

Journaling reads, "I'd love to say I said yes right away but I didn't. It took me a minute to realize that you wanting to always be with me won't last and that one day I'll miss this. 12-14-15"

Basically, I almost told my sweet girl that I didn't want to be around her. That I needed my bath time to be my little bit of solitude. Then I realized that in 12 short years, she may not even live in our house anymore and my need for privacy seemed a little less pressing. 

She did a great job reading to me. I'm always impressed by her and her reading skills. She doesn't get frustrated when she doesn't know a word and she always is up for more reading. It makes my little bookworm heart proud!

So, that's it for my first layout of 2016. Have you scrapped this year?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Fluoride Fun

I love this layout! This photo just cracks me up and I was so excited to scrap it.

I've always had a hard time working with papers like this, with a large overall design. I really like the design I came up with, it keeps your eye focused on the photo even though it is a crazy busy paper.

I used a Freckled Fawn kit for my embellishments. I bought a few of their kits because I realized that I was quite low on embellishments that would go with lots of different lines. I really like their kits and LOVE the cute bags they come in. They've been really handy in my scraproom.

The title was easy to place, I just set one word above the line of the "chevron" and one below. 

In this little cluster, the A is for Audrey, the 5 is because she's five in this picture, and the heart is because I adore her. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hello Love

I'm back with another layout share! This layout was made because I really want to scrap myself more. I have been focusing on that quite a bit lately. Don't get me wrong, I still scrap my kids an insane amount of the time but I make it on to the page more often now.

Anyway, this layout was about a little shoe shopping splurge I did this spring. I had a list of shoes that I was wishing for over the previous summer and as soon as the summer shoes came out this year, I was on them!

I'd been binge watching Shimelle videos and I created my embellishment clusters using her technique of grounding them with a strip of washi tape in each area. It seems a little weird at first because I feel like the washi seems so random but once I add embellishments, it looks great!

I also dug out some rubons (!) and used them on this page. I hadn't used rubons in eons and had these Dear Lizzy gold ones just hanging out in my new stash area. I finally just made myself use them and I forgot how great they are! They really helped make this layout more interesting and more cohesive.

I also got to use one of my beloved pineapple embellishments because the insole of one of my shoes has pineapples on it!!! (That may or may not have had a little to do with my purchasing them.)

Has anyone else used rubons lately? Or am I the only one that kind of moved on from them for a while? I really don't think that I've even seen them offered as an option in product lines lately.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 30, 2015

NSD 2015 Selfie

Uhg. This is one of those layouts that just didn't work out as I envisioned. 

I used all my favorite colors and images. Aqua, pink, pineapples, feathers, cameras, and hearts are all here and yet it just doesn't work.

I do love the center of the layout and my embellishment clusters.

I've loved pineapples since I was a very small child so this new micro-trend of pineapples is making my heart sing with joy!

But this layout just isn't doing it for me! I'm thinking that I needed to use a black as the border for the layout instead of the soft pink. What do you think?

I do like that my hidden journaling has some some current facts about myself. I'm not that great about recording those things, so it feels good to get it scrapped.

All in all, I'm glad I made this layout but I may go back and change a few things. Please tell me I'm not the only one who isn't always in love with their pages? :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Girl Time

Hi, all! This is another one of my "I need to clean off my scrap desk/use up my scraps" layouts. Hee!

I used a kraft background on this one. It and white are my go-to backgrounds when I'm not using a patterned paper.

I also used one of my punches! I sometimes get out of the habit of using things and I love it when I "rediscover" them in my stash.

I think this is also the first layout that I'd used ribbon on in a long time. I used to use it on almost every layout but now it's a rarity. I'm glad I used it for this page and I'm going to try to get back into using it more often.

The other thing I used that was out of the ordinary were these gold glitter enamel dots. I don't know why, but I've never been too fond of them. But, with the glitter gold Thickers as a title, it just goes perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!