Sunday, April 9, 2017

Let's see some more layouts, shall we??

Well, it's been a couple days but I have come back again to share 5 more of the MOC5 layout collection!! I have been trying to get back into the swing of things, especially with getting some scrapbooking done, since our household grew by one 9 year old I'm calling Squirt! His addition has made our house a louder place for sure! But, I wouldn't trade our time with him for anything! We are learning so much about ourselves! It's good stuff!!

Anyhow, here's 5 more layouts!

MOC5 day 16, Create a layout with little to no words that tells a story. I chose to tell the story of how much my son Curtis loves his Occupational Therapist, Kevin! He gazes at him with adoration the likes of which he usually saves for his Mommy only! It makes me so happy to know that he loves his therapists and that we have chosen people he likes for him to work with!

MOC5 day 17, This layout was to be inspired by a photo they showed us. It had a vintage feel with a wood look background. It was top heavy, but I rotated it to the side heavy feel you see here! This is my daughter Rachel at wedding with my biological father. This was the only time I saw him that I am able to remember, so this photo is incredibly special to me.

MOC5 day 18. The challenge was to scraplift from a specific person's gallery. This is a pretty close scraplift but I still really love how it turned out!

MOC5 day 19. The challenge was to scrap a list of at least 5 items. I decided to go big with 10 pretty awesome things I did in 2016! I love how it turned out and how motivated it makes me feel to keep going with doing awesome things in 2017!! 

MOC5 day 20. The challenge was to use a photo you would not normally scrap because the photo itself isn't perfect. I chose this photo, which I love but which I usually would not choose to scrap because the picture is overblown and a little blurry. I love that you can see my husband and son really taking a moment to get to know each other! It melts my mommy heart!! 

So, there you go, 5 more layouts and another blog post!! :D Woot! On Tuesday, they start ripping out the floor in my playroom... Then, Sunday is Easter! I'm planning my first ever egg hunt for the kiddos!! It should be exciting!! :D 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Three! Yes, Three days in a row!!

Here are 5 more awesome MOC5 challenge layouts!!

Day 11 Take a photo at 8:00 am or pm and scrap it...

Day 12 Filled Template This was a template challenge with a more filled up style template!

Day 13 One word Journaling Challenge We had to feature the word EXPLORE in our layout in some way!

Day 14 The Double! We had to make a two page spread!

Day 15 Paper Blending We had to blend at least 2 papers to create a new and interesting background paper!

So, there we are- almost halfway through the Month of Challenges layouts!! :D

Monday, April 3, 2017

Two Days In A Row, What??

Here are 5 more of my MOC5 layouts! Today has been a crazy busy day, and I still have to finish making dinner and take Squirt to his first Tae Kwon Do lesson. (Don't be mad if I spelled that wrong, I'm a terrible speller!) Anyhow, I want to get in a habit of making time for this so I am posting 5 more layouts before I forget to do it and the day gets away from me... These are all Lilypad challenges so everything I used to create them can be found at the Lilypad!

MOC5 day 6 Use an inspiration board to create the layout of your choice.

MOC5 day 7 Blind Scrap. Follow the directions and scrap what you want while following the directions! This was a new experience for me, AND I actually won the day, which was really amazing! That means I won a $3 gift certificate, but also that the challenge creator chose me as winner from all the layouts that were submitted for this challenge! Unbelievable!!

MOC5 day 8 All About... This is a page all about living in the Henderson House as a foster child. It's designed to give you an idea of what to expect before you meet us or as you are just meeting us. There's a second page to this spread that has more pictures of the house and our routine so that kids can really get a feel for what it's like to live here with us!

MOC5 day 9 Simple Scrap. Use 5 or less embellishments, what?

MOC5 day 10 Drop Cap Storytelling. We had to use the big letters to start a paragraph and wrap our journaling around it.

So, yeah... That's the next 5 layouts!!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

No, she didn't...

No, she did not just come back to her blog after 3 years and just post something... Or, maybe she did. Why do I get these weird hairs sometimes to be a blogger after spending so much time not having been a blogger? I don't know, I don't understand it myself...

Either way, as everyone pretty much knows, I haven't been designing. I haven't really been scrapping much either. But, I recently took part in the Month Of Challenges at the Lilypad, and I really liked it so much! And, I made a ton of great new layouts! And, I thought I would share them here, which led to me being inspired to change the design of my blog...

For whatever reason, I was super inspired by a kind of greyscale look. My layouts generally have tons of color on them, so I feel like it would be a neat complement to have the layouts bring the colors and the design just be kind of a cool black, white and grey kind of deal... Plus, my new avatar is a black and white photo of myself that I'm just in love with, so I let it pull me in this direction...

So, here come the layouts. I'm going to share the layouts I have done for the MOC and the challenges I've done for the next couple months 3-5 at a time and see if I can get back into the habit of blogging some stuff. On a personal note, we have moved into a giant 6 bedroom house that is old and needed/needs so much work. One room at a time, we have turned it into what we want it to be, but we have some rooms to go for sure. All of this we did to become foster/adopt parents! Then, when we had almost made it to the finish line, our son was diagnosed with autism. So, we kept moving forward, but we move forward with Speech, Occupational, and ABA therapies in our schedule!!

A couple weeks ago, we got our first foster placement. I'm calling him Squirt and he's 9 years old! He is getting along very well with the rest of the family and we are very much enjoying having him around, except for when we aren't because he's a 9 year old boy! If it were up to him, we'd spend every day playing video games and eating at Chuck E Cheese's. You can imagine that when we don't do that, he tries his best to protest in a way that will make us miserable. He's pretty good at it! He's also good at Math! He doesn't like going to school or doing homework everyday, but he is doing both of those things with a mostly reasonable level of complaints!!

The layouts:

MOC Day 1 "Brought to you by" Needed to have 10 sentences of Journaling and feature a letter. I used Big Alphabet Templates by Scrapping With Liz, Nose In A Book by Bella Gypsy, Different Not Less by Traci Reed, and the font is Segoe Print.

MOC Day 2 "2016 Year In Review"  At least 1 sentence of Journaling and make a year in review layout. I used Number Templates by Scrapping With Liz and the Lilypad collab Things That Matter Most!

MOC Day 3 "Template Challenge" I used the prescribed template as well as the Lilypad collab Of Wishes, Hopes, and Dreams.

MOC Day 4 "Styling Challenge" Use layer styles to change your title into something cool. I used Simple Photos and Waves by Scrapping With Liz, Things That Matter Most, and Styles by Mommyish. This is actually the left of a 2 page layout... :D

MOC Day 5 "ATC Card" I used After the Rain, a Lilypad collab to create this.

So, I will get the new layouts posted bit by bit. I am trying to become a prolific scrapper again!! It's going to happen!! ;)


Friday, October 31, 2014

NSD Facebook & Blog Hop!

If you're here, you're probably following the NSD Facebook and Blog Hop from With Love Studio! I've made you a cute piece of the kit, I think! I hope you like it!!

My piece looks like this:

~*~Download the Elements here!! ~*~
~*~Download the Papers here!!~*~
Click them if you want them! Always a direct download!! :D

If you are following the list, you came from my Facebook Page and your next stop is Midnight Owl!
If you are lost and want to find the list of all the participants, it should be Here!!