Friday, February 24, 2017

Police Officer On Duty

Warning: adorable police officer alert! 

It's time for a sketch challenge!  Today's layout is my take on this week's Sketches in Thyme sketch challenge. 

I used an old K & Company police officer collection for my layout.  They included a lot of three-dimensional stickers.  My daughter loved being a police officer for Halloween.  She especially loved arresting her brother!

Are you up for a challenge?  Pop over to Sketches in Thyme and try one of our sketch challenges.  You could win this Dreamin' Big paper pack from Close to My Heart.
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Do What Makes you Happy

Hello, crafters!  Today's layout is a picture of my favorite people to scrapbook with - the Design Divas.  Not only do we attend scrapbooking retreats together, but we also host our own crops for each other, complete with food and games.  We have so much fun socializing and scrapbooking together. 

I love the soft colors in this layouts.  It's so pretty and girly. The beautiful butterflies along the top is a thick washi tape.  The black sticker on the right reads, "Do what makes you happy".  Scrapbooking with friends definitely makes me happy!

Thanks for popping by!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2nd Annual Camping Trip

Today I have a quick and easy layout.  The pictures are of my annual Moms and Kids' camping trip.  This super fun vacation takes place in Malibu during the summer.  I'm not sure who has more fun, the kids or the moms!  During the day we play at the beach and at night, we gather around the fire and chat all night long.  

Last year we had 7 families attend.  This year there are already 10 families signed up!  Is it summer yet???


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Date Night

Today's layout is one I absolutely love.  The pictures are of a wonderful evening spent with friends at the Magic Castle, in Los Angeles.  You either have to be a member or know a member to get in, so we were feeling very blessed to be invited to attend by friends of ours.  The magicians were insanely good and it was amazing what they could do with a roomful of people watching. The food was great, too. (I had the bacon wrapped scallops).  You cannot take any pictures inside the Magic Castle, but they have a red carpet out front for a photo op.

The layout came together very quickly.  The title in the center reads, "Date Night".  As you can see, I used lots of my favorite embellishments, flowers.  The black lace doily was a piece of a placemat from a recent scrapbooking crop I attended. 

Thanks for stopping by today,



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy Cake Day

Good morning scrappers!  Today I have a layout of my sweet girl turning nine.  This page was inspired by Lasting Memories Layout Challenges. Their challenge this week is to use arrows or hearts.  I knew exactly which paper to use when I saw their challenge!  My background paper is crazy with arrows!  By the way, this picture does not do it justice.  The arrows are actually gold foil and shiny.  It's so much prettier in person.  The collection called My Story is from My Mind's Eye.

This page was actually a bit of a challenge for me (which is why I have avoided using it up until now).  It's much busier than what I usually use.  BUT I love how it turned out.  I think the key was to only use a few embellishments around the photo, which was the focal point.  The "XO", cupcake, wish, and butterfly are all a pretty gold as well.  

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Road Trip

Good morning, crafty friends.  Today I'm starting off with my take on the latest scrapbook sketch challenge over at My Creative Sketches.

The picture is of my son and I leaving for a mother/son dude ranch weekend.  The paper and stickers are from Crate Paper.  When we took the picture we were so excited to begin our trip.  We had been talking about it for a few years, so it was nice for the adventure to finally begin.  I also added some metal accents, gear stickers, and and a random acetate card I had in my stash that reads, "Love this day beyond measure".

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!