Whew - it's been a while since I have posted here but I have been busy with Seth's sports, work and scrapping. :)
I was invited by Leslie to join in a blog hop that digs a little into my creative side. You can see Leslie's post here.
1. What am I working on right now?
During the past few weeks I have been digging out all of my supplies to sort and reorganize them. I am loving seeing things I had forgotten about and now are in a place that I can find them. I am also very close to completing a 50 project challenge that I started on Feb. 8, 2014 - in fact I am one project away!! I only count 12x12 layouts. You can see my #48 layout featured on the Birds of a Feather Kit Club's blog today: HERE #49 won't reveal until Tuesday, August 19th on the same blog but here is a sneak at it:
2. How long does it take to create a project?
I have always been a pretty fast scrapper but lately I would like to take some more time to do some more techniques on my layouts.
3. What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment.
Stencils with distress ink on white cardstock - love the look!
Here are two of my layouts featuring this technique:
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
Usually it's driven by design team work so I find photos that work with the products or challenges.
5. What inspires you?
My photos and other great layouts online.
My next step is to invite a few more bloggers to share a bit about themselves next week:
This first layout is of Seth and me last spring … when he finally passed me in height!
Next, is a layout of our current home … must have been a great day to take photos against the gorgeous Colorado sky!
here is my layout featuring my son bringing his football pink (October for breast cancer) to his fall baseball games … I love that he wears pink proudly!
My layout is of my son's long time favorite ice cream from Cold Stone.
You have been eating this mix for as long as I can remember. I am glad I found this photo on your phone!
My next layout is about my son's love and appreciation for nature. Personally I wanted to leave the snake in our flowers since they eat the mice and maybe it would keep the neighbor kids out of my flowers - lol - but I didn't want them to kill it so we took it to a near by field.
We were working in our backyard when we screaming out front. The neighbors saw a snake in our flowers and wanted to kill it. So you and dad caught the snake and we drove it to the open space. May 2013
Here is another layout for the March challenge over at Scrapbook Express - come play a long for your chance to win weekly and monthly!! This is your last chance to enter for March! The challenge is to either use this sketch and / or die cuts. I was (once again) inspired by the sketch and I managed to use some older items in my stash! This week I flipped the sketch:
I took these photos in February when we were in a major cold snap with temps not even warming up to zero! Here are some photos from when it was about -19 degrees outside and Seth was shoveling the driveway in the shorts that he wore to school!!
Here is my take on the sketch … I used some Karen Foster Design "What's Cookin'" line mixed with The Birds of a Feather March Kit - love how it all worked together! I cut the title with my Silhouette Cameo - I think it was supposed to be a vinyl wall saying - but hey it worked here too! :)
Here is another layout for the March challenge over at Scrapbook Express - come play a long for your chance to win weekly and monthly!! The challenge is to either use this sketch and / or die cuts. I was inspired by the sketch and I managed to use some older items in my stash!
Since our Cancun trip in January, I have had travel on my mind … going back to the warm beaches of Cancun, planning future vacations and realizing that I have not scrapped a lot of our past vacations - so here are some photos from our road trip to Mt. Rushmore in June 2009 (yup, the same road trip as my "don't speed in WY" layout below! :)
The first layout I have to share today is a photo from a few years ago on a family road trip from CO to SD. We were no more than a few miles across the WY border when I was pulled over for speeding! Instead of letting the ticket and the hefty fine ruin our vacation - I leaned back and snapped a photo of the police car. Even as I was working on this layout both DH & DS laughed at the memory of how our road trip started ... making me even happier that I took the photo! Photo: June 2009
Don't speed in Wyoming:
The second layout I am sharing with you today is a photo of my son on our trip to Houston - it was his second time flying so he was super excited! Photo: May 2007