January 15, 2018

Time With You - January Issue!

Round two of New Issue Monday is up on the Paper Issues blog today! This month's theme is all about the New Year, New Ideas, or anything goes; share any project you like.  I went with the anything goes category, and scrapped a photo and story about spending the afternoon with my girlie at our favorite cafe, and her favorite place for oreo ice cream.

I used bits and pieces from Pink Paislee's Wild Child and Turn the Page collections. I love how they mixed together so well!

The frames work for not only my photo but to add embellishments to too!
I finished it off with a splattering of mist and some sequins.

Be sure to check out the Paper Issues blog for even more inspiration!

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January 14, 2018

Scrap Lift Sunday - At the Park

It's Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues, and I'm playing along with the challenge too!  Here's Kelly's original layout...

And here's my scraplift...

I followed pretty close to the same design using the Turn the Page collection by Pink Paislee.  I included 2 photos, scraps of paper at the top and bottom of the layout, my title at the bottom, and some stars scattered here and there.

Have you ever played along with the Scraplift challenge??? How about giving it a try? It's an easy way to put together a layout since you have an example to follow.
As always thanks for stopping by!

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January 11, 2018

Scrap Soup - Cowboy Country

The January Scrap Soup Challenge is up on the Paper Issues blog!
I played along too using the Cowboy Country collection by Carta Bella, and the Howdy, Cowboy cut file that is available for FREE in the Paper Issues store.

I loved this collection as soon as I saw the papers and stickers! I may have even ordered doubles on some of the papers ;)  We definitely live in cowboy country, and I definitely have the photos! This was one of those quick "grab your phone" moments as the sun was setting and my son was watching the horses in the field.

I mixed the stickers in with pieces I cut from some of the patterned paper, and then layered them over the wagon wheel cut file. Download it for FREE here. Perfect embellishments to use together!!

Here's the Scrap Soup recipe with list of ingredients, I'd love for you to play along with the challenge too, you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!

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January 6, 2018

Sketchy Saturday!

The very first Sketch Challenge of 2018 is up over on the Paper Issues blog! 
I love me a good sketch, so I played along too using bits and pieces from my stash,  past Swag Bags and the Snowflakes Background FREE cut file from the Paper Issues store.

And....here's the sketch. 

I followed the general design of the sketch pretty close, 
even adding flair and a bow in the same places. 
How about joining in on the fun?  
Check it out over on the PI blog, and play along with us too.
You could win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store!

January 2, 2018

Take 5 Tuesday - January 2018!

Welcome to 2018! 
It's the second day of the year, and I have a new layout to share! This one is for the Take 5 Tuesday Challenge at Paper Issues, one of my most favorite challenges!!

I used the color pink, patterned paper, cardstock , sticker, and a title with 3 or more words from the Take 5 list,  I also used the fab Polka Dot Wreath Cut File that is available for FREE in the Paper Issues store.

And....so you can play along, here's the January Take 5 List.  I'd love to see how creative you are!!

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January 1, 2018

Happy New Year & a Winner

Happy New Year friends!!

As promised, I drew a winner for the Top 10 blog hop.  And the winner is......

Cathryn, I'll be emailing you about your $20 Gift Card to the Paper Issues Store!
Congratulations to you, and a special thank you to all of my sweet friends that stopped by and left a comment!  I always appreciate the visit.

December 27, 2017

Top Ten Blog Hop - 2017!

Hello friends!! I'm joining in with some of my scrapbooking buddies to share our favorite Top 10 projects in this super fun blog hop! If you arrived here from Aimee's blog, you're in the right place! Some of us are doing giveaways, so be sure to look for those as you hop along. I'm giving away a gift card to the Paper Issues store! I also wanted to say thank you, to all of you who faithfully read my blog, I always appreciate your messages and sweet comments!
Ok, onto the fun stuff...
First up, a layout I made for a Take 5 Tuesday Challenge at Paper Issues. I borrowed my girlies water color paints for the background on this one!

This one is about a favorite place to stop when we head for the coast.
I think that cute truck sticker was made for this photo!

A layout for the family heritage album. I sure miss my Meemaw!

Next up is this layout from June that was for the Add It Up challenge at Paper Issues.

I "borrowed" my daughter's water color paints on this one too! 

I like the woodgrain clouds, perfect for a park page.

Back to October on this layout about the pumpkin patch.

My girlie and her besties at the fair.

When my love for all things farmhouse and scrapbooking come together, 
you know I'll make a layout!

Another one for the family heritage album, this time it's about the uniform
my Meemaw wore to work

And, because I can't pick 10, here's 1 more, all about the fruit stand down the road from us.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and letting me reminisce about my faves from 2017. ****Leave a comment about a favorite project YOU made in 2017, whether it's a scrapbook layout, a card or even the new flowers you planted in the garden.  Be sure to include your name and email address, I'll be doing a drawing on New Year's Day for a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!****

Next up is Keren's blog! Hop on over for even more inspiration.
And, here's a list of everyone's blog in case you get lost!

Mary Ann Jenkins << that's me!