Friday, December 21, 2012

CMS Challenge #22

I'm thankful that I got this page done last month at my scrappy weekend, because I sure wouldn't have had time to do so recently! Work has kept me very busy and I'm thankful that I'm done for the rest of the year! My plans include lots of painting and lots of scrappy time, filled in by parties and gatherings. This time around, Lisa and I chose to go with non-traditional Xmas colors ... we figured we'd make you think outside the box on this one.

Here's my take on these colors ... 

Happy Holidays to each and every one of you!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #19

Wow ... the year has flown by already!  I can't believe Thanksgiving has passed and we're gearing up for the Xmas holiday season!!!  

I'm totally in LOVE w/ this palette ... Grey and Orange are 2 of my favorite colors right now ... I think if I could paint every room Grey and have pops of orange, I would!!!

Here's my take on this yummy palette:

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #18

Oooooh ... I LOVE this color palette and Kraft backgrounds are always fun ...

Here's my take on this challenge:

I've been pretty busy w/ my day job lately and haven't had the time to do much blogging ... I need to take some detailed photos of my pages and get them uploaded!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #16

Wow, with the new format ... the challenges are flying at me!  I love this color combo and our Design Team knocked this one out of the park!

The twist this week is to use the word "ENTER" in either your title or journaling ...

I seriously LOVED working with these colors ...

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge 15!

Wow, it's the first reveal of our new Design Team!  Lisa and I are thrilled to have the continued support and participation from so many talented ladies ... this has been an awesome adventure so far, and we hope it just continues to grow!

Some of you may know, we made some changes to the way that Color Me Scrappy works:

Also, don't forget about our format changes!  We're excited to mix things up a bit and hope you are too!

Our first change is to go to weekly challenges with a twist.  They will be revealed each and every Thursday and will look like this:
  • color challenge + sketch
  • color challenge + "word"
  • color challenge + technique
  • color challenge + white, black or kraft BG
  • color challenge (for those months with 5 Thursdays)
Each challenge will be open for 2 weeks, which gives you plenty of time to get your LO in.
Our prizes will still be awarded monthly, but the more LOs you complete, the more times your name gets dropped in the hat, which obviously improves your chances to win!!  We are still prohibitive to having only US and Canadian winners due to the cost of shipping, but there is something coming for our international players as well...
We will have a "Top 3" each and every month.  This is voted on by our DT and the winners of this have the opportunity to come back as Guest Designers the following month.
So, here's the color palette for challenge #15


Here's the sketch you need to use:  remember you can flip/rotate as necesary

this is my take on it:

Monday, October 1, 2012

C.S.I. Case File 38

Love this Case File and had a blast solving it!

Here's how I solved this Case ... I'm super giddy over the result ...

CSI #37

Since Peace, Love & Scrapbooking sponsored C.S.I. for the month of August, Lisa and I were featured as Guest Detectives all month long ... when that ended I decided to continue to play along since Debbi does such an awesome job with the Case Files!

Case File 37:

Here's how I solved this case:

this is very different than my usual style ... I love all of the doodling/pen work and messy paint splatters  ... thanks for looking ... 

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #13

October 1st ... where has the year gone?  It was this time last year that Lisa and I started kicking around ideas to start out own challenge blog ... low and behold, a year later and here we are!  Challenge #13 has been posted, our first Design Team's term is coming to an end and we're sorting through applications for the next term of Designers ... wow!  In that time I've also started my own kit club (Peace, Love & Scrapbooking) ... things have been hectic in my scrapping world, but I wouldn't change it for anything! 

Here's the fabulous palette we've selected to welcome fall to our lives ... seems appropriate, dontcha think?!

My page features photos from our trip to Germany last year (are you sick of them yet?!)  I messed up in the planning and didn't realize that you needed a reservation to tour the Reichstag ... and they were sold out the entire time we were there ... so all we got to do was see the outside ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Peace, Love & Scrapbooking - July Kit Inspiration

So I'm a little behind on my Design Team duties for Peace, Love & Scrapbooking ... life has been busy this summer!  I spent Saturday scrapping with my good friend, Lisa, and was able to complete this page.    I'm totally IN LOVE with the result!   What do you think?

My Creative Sketches - August Sketch

In our quest to find more scrappy challenge blogs last Saturday ... my friend, Lisa, and I happened upon My Creative Sketches!   We're totally thrilled to get to play along!!

Another page I'm THRILLED with!   It isn't very detailed but I love the combo of paper that I chose ... everything just worked for me this time ... thanks for looking!

Sketch N Scrap - 16

Oh, how I love to create with sketches!   Especially when my MoJo is nowhere to be found!  Thankfully, that wasn't the case with this page ... I am very happy with my result!

Inspiration Sketch:

Sketches In Thyme - September #1

I totally adore the sketch over at Sketches In Thyme right now ... but I'm not thrilled with my result.  I think it's the color palette I chose to work with ... not typical colors for me, and I think that's the problem.  Oh well ... since I took the time to create the page, I might as well enter it .... don't we all have a page or 2 that aren't our favorites?   I was scrapping with my friend, Lisa, on Saturday and we got quite a bit done ... this was the only page that I said 'eh' to ... so I guess I didn't do too badly!

Kraft It Up - September

I'm a BIG fan of Kraft paper ... so this wasn't too far of a stretch at all ...

Twist my arm for any type of a color challenge as well :)   Here's what I came up with ... I'm thrilled with the result!

as always, comments are apprecaited!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Color Me Scrappy - Design Team Call

Whooo Hooo!  We're looking for a few talented ladies to join our team over at Color Me Scrappy!  Do you think you've got what it takes?  If so, we want to hear from you!!   You've got until September 30th to get your application in ... details can be found here:

good luck to everyone that applies!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

CSI - Case File #35

All good things must come to an end.  Sadly, that's where I'm at with my awesome experience as a Guest Detective over at C.S.I.  Debbi does an awesome job running that challenge site, and it has been a pleasure to work with her!  Peace Love and Scrapbooking is sponsoring the prize for the month of September, so be sure to pop on over and participate for a chance to win!

Here is the inspirational Case File #35 (I could have EASILY created several layouts for this one!)

 These are the pages that Lisa and I came up with ... again, we were thrilled to have been a part of the August challenges over at C.S.I.

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #11

Sigh.  Summer is nearing the end and that means that the golf season is winding down.  I have spent a LOT of time golfing and loving every minute of it.  I have, however, managed to find time to get somewhere around 20-25 pages done this summer ... so I feel some sense of accomplishment over that.  With the end of the warm weather comes the start of another favorite season of mine:  SCRAPBOOKING SEASON!! 

Peace, Love & Scrapbooking is back as the September sponsor at Color Me Scrappy and we're thrilled to have them!  Their kits are very unique, they pair several different manufacturers into one kit ... and everything coordinates perfectly!  There is always enough products for at least 4 complete layouts, with lots of goodies left over for future pages!  Another unique thing about them:  NO SUBSCRIPTIONS!  Everything is one SUPER LOW PRICE!  Stop on by and check them out, you won't be disappointed!

I chose this color palette for Color Me Scrappy and really thought I'd have an easy time with it ... turns out, I struggled at first.   Everything I pulled out seemed too busy ... I've really been drawn to more simple layouts (thank you, Pinterest!) and have been trying to channel those scrappy goddesses into my own work ...

Here's my take on the challenge:

Check out the AWESOME page by my dear friend, Lisa Haiss:

Don't forget to stop over to Color Me Scrappy to see what the rest of the very talented design team came up with ... seriously, go there ... those pages ROCK!

Monday, August 27, 2012

PLS - August Kit Inspiration

Wow ... this page is absolutely AMAZING!   Look what our super talented Peace, Love & Scrapbooking Design Team Member, Lisa Haiss, did with the August Kit:

Don't you agree that she knocked this one out of the park?!   Stop on by her blog and check out the details!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sketch ~N~ Scrap: Guest Designer Page

I've recently stumbled upon an AWESOME sketch site: Sketch ~N~ Scrap!   They're having a Guest Designer contest and since I just adored that sketch, I figured I'd give it a shot.  Those of you who follow me regularly know that I've been saddened by the recent trends in the 'online scrapbooking' industry and the loss of several blogs that I've followed for a long time.   So, the recent discovery of Sketch ~N~ Scrap has my creative juices flowing again and I couldn't be more excited about it!

Here's the inspiration sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:

I used the April kit from Peace, Love & Scrapbooking and I'm THRILLED with the result!  Since I'm so far behind on the Germany books I've been looking for sketches that used more than one photo ...

Here is a photo of the kit:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #10

Whoooo Hoooo ... we've reached double digits!   BIG milestone for us at Color Me Scrappy and we couldn't be more excited!

Here's the color palette for Challenge #10:

I struggled w/ this palette at first ... but forced myself to not 'over-think' it like I usually do!  This came together VERY quickly and I'm thrilled w/ the result ... what do you think?