The Perfect Target

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hiya! I'm back from a long weekend in NYC. It was awesome to spend time with one of my besties. But I have to confess, I took about 10 photos. I'm literally the worst! I didn't even get a photo of the two of us together (seriously?! what is wrong with me???!!!) I think it's because I really wasn't in vacation/tourist mode. I was in relaxed hanging out with friend mode. So I'll give myself a pass just this one time.

While I was away, Diana posted my latest page on the Scrapbook Circle blog. This month I was challenged to lift Wendi, an SBC subscriber. I created a sketch of her page and did a side by side comparison of our pages. Head over there to check it out!
I had fun with the journaling on this one. It was hilarious to see Urijah steal Grandpa's fries! We had a huge laugh about it. And I'm glad I captured the action shots. Really, I was just fortunate to have my camera in hand at the time. I was only trying to get shots of the two of them interacting and Cadie in her skeleton pajamas.
I pulled just bits and pieces from the July You're my Favorite kit: the stickers, the gold label, the gold heart. And you could do about a million and one things with that white ledger paper.  The main focal point was the red target die cut from The Cut Shoppe. The center ended up being right on the carton of fries in my dad's hand when Urijah was making his move to nab it. Unexpectedly perfect! Really I didn't plan or realize that until just this moment.
I had fun lifting the page and playing with this kit. Confession: I'm always surprised by what I come up with every month. Getting ready to tear into the August kit. Can't wait to see what's in store!

cheers & besos,

Stash Bash Vol. 2

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hiya! I'm coming to you live from my latest toy: a brand new Macbook Pro! It's been 9 years since I last purchased a computer. It was totally time. So I splurged (quite a bit) and finally purchased the laptop I've been dreaming about. LOVE IT! I use to spend so much time waiting on my computer to catch up with me. Now it's waiting for me to catch up with it. What to do with all of this extra creative time....?! 

Well this weekend, I sat down to scrapbook. I wanted to be sure to jump in on a Stash Bash challenge or two!! This is for Challenge No. 7-The Leftover Meatloaf. I used my Ms. Pacman kit because it had all of the supplies I needed to complete this challenge. 

It's a just for fun page without any journaling. I don't do this very often but the title says it all. These are the 4 creatures that live in my house. I'm now thinking I should have incorporated a little house a la Ashlii Oliver! But oh, well. I like this page.
The background paper was solid white cardstock until I used a background stamp and some gray ink to create this design. I need to do this more often!
I really did have so much fun playing with this kit. Here are the three pages I made with it:

cheers & besos,

Stash Bash Vol. 1

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I have two things to share today. Yesterday, I was on the Paperclipping Rountdable! It was Episode #257-The Prospect of Paper. We were chatting about shopping! I'd love it if you listened. 

Secondly, I wanted to share my first layout from Stash Bash. Yay Stash Bash! We're having a party over at Simple Scrapper and I'm already having some fun. I completed Challenge #1 using the Ms. Pacman kit I assembled and also, with the help of the latest sketch from Scrapbook Circle

I pulled this kit and that sketch and knew I wanted to use it with this photo of me and Jennifer Wilson. I was allocated 30 minutes to complete the page and I think it came together in nearly that amount of time. I spent a bit more tiding up the sewing and taping all of the rough edges to the back of the layout.

I think my favorite bit is the "hey girl" stamped on the background. I used gray ink on the kraft cardstock and really like the look! My second favorite is this medley of colors. I'm loving this combo!
Jennifer released all of the Stash Bash challenges today so I'm excited to really jump in on this this weekend! But for now at least, I've started!

cheers & besos,