Believe in Your Dreams

For this lo, I used core-dinations cardstock for the base, American Crafts white cardstock for the clouds, Webster’s Pages Vintage Inspired netting, WP alphas (they were white, but I colored them), Prima flowers, MME brads, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Circle and Ornament, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, lace from my stash, DMC embroidery thread for the rectangle, threaded through the lace, and stitched on the clouds, Martha Stewart clear embossing powder, Heidi Grace stamp, Encore ink, and iridescent medium.

I used sketch#137 from Creative Scrapper and am also submitting it to Scrap Whisper’s challenge to use fabric/material in your layout, and Two Peas in a Bucket for their CHA challenge #10. I went with this color scheme for a challenge on Candy Shoppe Designs (white on white), but I missed the deadline since I’d only found out about it on Saturday and I had the kids all day. oh well! lol

If you’d like to enter Creative Scrapper’s challenges, CLICK HERE.

If you would like to enter Scrap Whispers’ challenges, CLICK HERE. TFL!

To enter one of Candy Shoppe Design’s challenges, CLICK HERE.


Super man?

Inspired by the song Superman (it’s not easy) by Five for Fighting.

This one is for Alex’s album, but has one of the same photos as “Fall Attitude” in Madison’s album.

The morning started w/me trying to get Alex to change his shirt before school, but he really wanted to wear this shirt. It was Madison’s first day of Kindergarten at the “big kid” school and she was soooo excited…until we got there. Then she was just terrified. I had Alex, Madison, Matthew and Christian who was just 2 months old with me and I was trying to figure out how to escort her in w/all of them when Alex asked me if he could please take her. I was so relieved! He was our hero that day. Later I was thinking how appropriate that shirt was after all. 🙂

That same day, he had show and tell at school and he took his stuffed animal (Yoshi) to school, so I got a couple of pics of him at the bus stop.

This layout is for a challenge at Back Porch Memories to use a song title. The song Superman (it’s not easy) by Five for Fighting immediately came to mind not just because of his shirt, but also because the lyrics say “it’s not easy to be me” and that he’s only a man, etc. Alex is a fantastic older brother so it’s easy to forget that he’s only 9 and still vulnerable himself. It’s also based on a sketch provided by sketchabilities for a challenge on Sketches in Thyme.

I used Webster’s Page Wonderfall on this lo, along with some of their trim and sparklers. Prima pearls, Tattered Angels Shimmer mist, Maya Road chipboard butterfly.

To check out the sketch or to enter the challenge, CLICK HERE.

Review – Bo Bunny Midnight Frost Collection Pack

I just created a single page, multi-photo layout using the BoBunny Midnight Frost Collection Pack. The package includes 18 sheets of double sided cardstock (2 each of 9 designs) and 1 accessory sheet with alphas and coordinating diecut shapes. This line has such gorgeous, deeply rich colors, that I was very impressed. I love how many of the papers have one side that is more muted and feature a distressed appearance, making them fabulous bases for layering. I also greatly enjoyed the accessory sheet that comes with the papers. Here’s what I created:

For this layout, I used the sketch provided on their blog for their Friday challenge. CLICK HERE if you’d like to create a layout for their challenge too. Hope you enjoy the Midnight Frost collection as much as I did! 😀

Giveaway – Webster’s Pages Late Season Release Spring Market – giveaways all week on their blog (Jan 3-7)

Webster’s Pages just released Spring Market…and it is GORGEOUS!!!

Complete paper collection (6 double-sided 12×12, vellum and diecut) and tons of fabulous new embellishments including chipboard sticker buttons w/twine, FABRIC FLOWERS!!!!, petite berry bouquet, and luscious ribbons and trims and MORE! This is a “mini-release” so the full CHA release is going to have FIVE TIMES as many embellishments!!! Can you believe that?!! For your chance to win an assortment of NEW Spring Market Goodies, just CLICK HERE and leave a comment on their blog.