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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Layout Thursday

Hey y'all! Summer is quickly coming to a close & as sad as I am about seeing my kids go back to school, I will say that I am looking forward to some "down time" on Tuesday! My house has been lacking on TLC this summer & I could sure use some quiet time (and scrappy time)!

I have a layout to share today. I played along with this sketch from Life. Paper. Scrapbook:




And I also played along with this color combo at Color Me Scrappy


I started with the gold mist splatters & then added some areas with blue mist. The flower pp is from Crate Paper & the yellow paper is from My Mind's Eye.



I stamped the word phrases with my Dear Lizzy stamp. The mini clothespin is also from Crate, as is the black & white flower.
This will be LPS's last challenge. They have brought such fun & unique challenges to the scrapbook world & their magazine was always full of wonderful inspiration! I will be sad to see them go!

That is all for today. I am really hoping to get some scrappy time in this weekend, although it's shaping up to be a busy one! What are our plans for the holiday weekend?  
Til next time,
~Stephanie

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Card

Hey y'all! Hope you're enjoying this Tuesday. It's a gorgeous, sunny, 79 degree day here. In exactly one week, school starts for my kiddos! Ahhhh!  The summer flew by entirely too fast & I am not ready to give up sleeping in & relaxed schedules. This time of year can get so crazy & hectic & it usually doesn't end until after the first of the year!!
We have lots of friends' & family birthdays coming up so I thought I'd start making cards.
Today I am sharing one that I created with Lovebug Creations' rumple ribbons.
I used Honey Mustard from the Fall for You collection & Crushed from the Loves Me...Love Me Knot collection. 
These are not two colors that I would normally think of paring together, but they both match the scalloped paper perfectly!!

  Supplies:
-cardstock-Bazzill
-Lovebug Creations' rumple ribbons
-My Mind's Eye patterned paper-Market Street
-gemstone-BoBunny

Thanks for stopping by! See ya' next time!!
~Stephanie

Monday, August 25, 2014

Stick It Down Challenge

Hey everyone!
I have another layout to share with you today. (Two in one day, crazy!!)
If you are looking for the current SOUS PL challenge, go here.
I played along with this sketch from Stick It Down:

Oh what fun!! And here is my layout:
I used my coveted scalloped paper from My Mind's Eye's Market Street collection & a sticker embellishment from their Follow Your Heart collection. 

My alphas are, of course, Thickers. The yellow twine is from Jillibean Soup & the cork butterfly is from Crate Paper. 

These photos are from Mother's Day of 2011. My mom had just gotten back from a trip & the kids hadn't seen her in a few weeks. Ty wanted to dress up for her! He wore a blazer, button down shirt & a tie!! How precious!

Thanks for visiting!
~Stephanie

PL with SOUS

Hey y'all! It's Monday again, the last one in August!!
Today the newest Project Life challenge is up at Stuck On U Sketches and it is to use twine on your spread. So easy, right?! There is no reason to not play along!!
Here is my page:
I used twine to tie a bow onto the stem of the little flag (which is from Basic Grey) and tied some more around the "hello" card (from MAMBI). 
 The blue foam alphas are Thickers. The "remember this" card is from Glitz. The small yellow alpha stickers are from Cosmo Cricket.

I have used a mix of PL cards here from Simple Stories, MAMBI & MME.
This month's sponsor for the challenge is

Be sure to play along with as many SOUS challenges this month as possible, and link up on the blog, to increase your chance of winning!
Thanks so much for visiting!
~Stephanie

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bike Rides-My Mind's Eye

Hey y'all & happy Saturday!
I have a layout to share that I created using the current sketch from My Mind's Eye:

Ronda Palazzari MME august 2014 Sketch
Here is the layout I created: 
I started with the chevron paper from the Cut & Paste collection. I then layered the graph paper and the hexagon paper (Follow Your Heart) on top of that. This was one of my all time favorite MME collections!!


Some gold polka dot washi tape, a gold doily & some colorful sequins finished the page off right! 

Thanks for stopping by y'all!
Stay scrappy!!
~Stephanie  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Page Maps Sketch

Hey y'all! Welcome to the middle of the week (already)!
Leah has an appointment today with an oral surgeon to have a blocked salivary gland removed from her bottom lip. (There is nothing like waiting until the last minute to handle things, right?!) She has had this bump on her lip for months now, & every time I would try to get her to the doctor, it would go away. Now, with one week left of summer, we are finally getting it taken care of! It is a simple procedure & the doctor said she'll have no problem afterward. I told the kids we would go to Dave & Busters this afternoon to play games. That is one thing on the summer bucket list that we have not done yet. Another is playing laser tag!

I have a layout that we made last month in our scrap club that was based on this sketch from Page Maps
    
And here is my layout:
I started with the yellow background paper that is from Glitz. The "splatters" on the white cardstock are actually a stamp that a friends owns from Stampin' Up (how neat)! My papers for the circle are a mix of  Glitz, October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye & Pink Paislee. Most were from my scraps. 




  
I adore this picture of Leah with her missing teeth holding a favorite stuffed animal! It was taken when she was 8!

Make it a scrappy day, y'all!!
~Stephanie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday with Lovebug Creations

Hey y'all! Hope you are all well.
I have some sad news to share today. Kimi, owner of Lovebug Creations, has decided to close the shop as of September 30. It was a hard decision for her to make, but the right one for her & her family. She has been an amazing person to work for & get to know over these past two years! She is such a generous & kind, but also cheeky & funny girl!
So, be sure to get your shopping in before the end of September! You are gonna want to grab tons of rumple ribbon to create with!
Today I created some clothespin magnets to try to wrangle all the pictures, invitations & artwork that littler my fridge!


    For the first clip, I adhered the fringe flower from Crate Paper & placed a rumple ribbon bow in the center in the color Ocean View. The circle in the center of the bow is from Basic Grey's Serenade collection.
  For this clip, I adhered the large flower from Jolee's; added a bow in Crushed and the paper flower in the center of that. I glued a magnet strip on the back of each clip & now have two more clips to add to the fridge! I think these would make an awesome gift also!! I will definitely be making more.

Be sure to browse the store  for all your rumple ribbon needs!!
Til next time,
~Stephanie