Monday, September 30, 2013

Life in Details: October Challenge

This month at Life in Details we have a sketch!  I completely adore sketches.  



Use this sketch to make a card for your spread.  Flip it if you'd like!  I chose to make this card a background for a daily picture in my 12th week.  You can check out the full spread later in the month.


The best part about this picture is that the pile of elastics and headbands is that it was about 21$ for all of that!  They were 80% off.  I bought a whole big bag.  With three girls, elastics go fast in this house.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Week 11 of Project Life: Stuck On U Sketches

It's time for team Project Life at Stuck On U Sketches!

We are all about the colours of autumn this week.  I used the Harvest Lane collection from Simple Stories to create this half of my spread.

I had grand plans to be locked in my scrap cave on my day off but a 'thing' came up and my plans changed.  I will try to get the 2nd half finished and posted ASAP!



I finished the 2nd side tonight!




Lots of cameo use on this spread.  Love the journal cards.  Makes it so easy.

Full spread!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lasting Memories #158 - "Vacation"

Now that it's fall, we are asking you to share your vacation with us at Lasting Memories!

My husband was traveling for work again, so on my week off the girls, a cousin and I went to Santa's Village. I did not tell the girls where we were going, just that we were going on an adventure. When we got to the parking lot, we were unloading the van and my oldest said, "you brought us to Marine Land!" She has been wanting to go there for so long, I thought she'd be disappointed that we weren't there. She, along with her sisters, had a fantastic day!


I have lots of pictures left for this, so I think I will do another side, but use the pocket page protectors.

I used the sketch at Simple Sketches for this layout.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cupcakes by design #21

Another fantastic sketch this week at 2 Broke Girls!



I chose this photo of O dancing in the sand at the park. In October!! It was such a beautiful day. 



I tried to use some modeling paste with little word circles. The top one says 'hello' the middle says 'love' and the third is a cute heart. I threw in some Hello Kitty washi, and used enamel dots fir the first time!  An added banner and it was done. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Life in Details - Part 2!

When I shared my card that I created based on our menu challenge at the beginning of the month, I said I would post my finished spread later on.

So here is the right side of my week 9!  I used an overlay for the first time ever, can you find it?



Sunday, September 15, 2013

LM #157 - All About Me!

It's time to break out the photos of yourself and join in our challenge this week at Lasting Memories!

I chose the last picture taken of me with my girls before their sister joined our family.  We were pretty surprised to find out we'd be having three girls in 4.5 years. (This is the reason behind my blog name. My poor husband is so outnumbered!)  We are blessed.


I used the sketch from Pamela's World of Scrap for this layout.
I am linking up with Red Carpet Studio: Kindergarten Cop (use letters and numbers)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Embellish Me Happy - September challenge

The challenge this month is to create your own embellishments.  I struggled with this because manufactured embellies are made for ME!

I remembered seeing a tutorial for 3D stars and it was pretty easy to find.  I used Laura's easy to follow tutorial and made these.



My finished layout.  I didn't even read the background until I was cropping the photo.  Perfect background for my oldest who finally got up the courage to learn to ride her bike this summer!



The sketch is from Stuck?!



Monday, September 9, 2013

Week 10 of Project Life: Stuck on U Sketches

Back to school equals back to work for some people!  So this challenge at Stuck on U Sketches: Project Life is to use office supplies!

I used staples and paper clips on my spread for this week.


There is a paper clip holding the photo to the mat in the top right corner and staples holding the ripped edge down in the bottom left corner.

There is a paper clip holding the bracket onto the photo in the top right and staples holding the
accordion-border-paper-crunch-thingy on the bottom right.

I'm also linking up with the challenge at Week-2-Week.  They gave us a page of sketches to choose from.  The Today card uses the sketch in the middle of the top row.  The March 9 card sketch is found 2nd in on the bottom row, I just flipped it over to suit my needs!







Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lasting Memories #156 - OUCH!

At Lasting Memories this week, we'd like to see some animal antics. If there are animals in your life, you know how crazy they can be!

This summer saw Jake get quilled by a porcupine 3 times!  Thankfully, this picture was the worst he got.  He just wanted to play with them.  We had a momma and a her baby hanging out in one of the trees in our backyard.

The porcupines were very cute, but very destructive.  The momma chewed through all of the bags that were holding the cover on the pool.  Every. Single. One.  I need to buy 12 more and fairly soon!

Here's my boy after the third and final round with one of the porcupines.


I am playing along with 2 Broke Girls and their Spice and Sugar Sketch-a-thon.  I chose sketch #3.  


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cupcakes by Design {Sketch 19} - Family

I can't tell you how much I loved this sketch when I first saw it!  I am such a huge fan of the sketches from 2 Broke Girls and I was so happy when I found out I made the team!


So enough chat, here's my layout!


This is the layout I made using that awesome family file from the silhouette store.  Love it!

Here's the fabulous sketch!


I'm also linking this up with Red Carpet Studio: Anything Goes.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Love this file!

I bought this file from the silhouette store last night and it has already found a home on a layout. 

I can't wait to post the finished product but it is for a DT reveal in a few days, so please pop by again and see it!



Monday, September 2, 2013

Lasting Memories #155 - Tall or Fishy Tales

Two winters ago my husband and girls spent a lot of time exploring the lakes around our new home. They had so much fun and caught and ate a lot of fish!  They had a lot of daddy/daughter/sister time, and he was so good about taking pictures for me.

This week at Lasting Memories we are asking you to share your tall and/or fishy tales with us.  



I'm joining in with the Spice and Sugar Sketch a Thon at 2 Broke Girls.

I'm using sketch #5 that DT member Janet was given.

Also linking up with:
Red Carpet Studio: Anything Goes!
Get Creative: Anything Goes!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

2 Broke Girls: Spice and Sugar Sketch a Thon

Welcome to the Spice & Sugar Sketch A Thon! 
If you watch 2 Broke Girls you know the Spice & Sugar theme came from the 
"It's Not Pretty Enough" episode! 
Here is the clip


so you will notice that our sketches are all black and white and fairly simple, so your mission is to add embellies and make them pretty! 
You will have the entire month of September to complete the sketch a thon, each dt will be offering an RAK for completing their sketch, and we will offer a grand prize at the end of the month! Every sketch you complete will give you an entry for the grand prize. 
Make sure to become a follower of each dt members blog while you are there!

Here is where you can find all the sketches!

2 Broke Girls Blog Sketch 1 
Tabitha Sketch 2
Tammy Sketch 3
Brandi Sketch 4 
Janet Sketch 5 
Michelle Sketch 6
Miwa Sketch 7
Karen  Sketch 8 
Cyndy Sketch 9
Tabby Sketch 10
Michelle M Sketch 11 
Darcy Sketch 12   You are here
Pat Sketch 13
Stephanie Sketch 14


Don't forget we will also have our regular sketches during the month of September as well! 

Here is my sketch


Just chillin'


A close up of the seam binding.  I love this stuff I have it in a billion (yes, exaggerating a bit) colours!


I'm also giving away a little RAK to a follower of my blog who links up their layout to my sketch here.  Just make sure you link it up under Darcy Sketch 12!


Thanks for hopping with us and enjoy your next stop at Pat's blog!