Monday, February 24, 2014

4 Days Left.

There are only 4 days left in February and I am desperately trying to get a few more projects done before I run out of time!  I decided to play along this month over at Let's Get Sketchy.  My scrappy sister and fellow Stick It Down Design Team 2 member, Brenshevia, is the creator of the sketch challenge blog.  There are some amazing sketches over there, including this one that I decided to try:

Easy enough, right? took me quite some time to find the perfect papers that would work with the pictures I knew I wanted to use.  I decided to use the DCWV Ultimate Sports Stack to create this clean and simple layout:

Here is a layout of my son the day he got his jersey with HIS last name on it.  To make a long story short, we registered for flag football after uniforms had been ordered and it took the organization virtually all season long to get his name plate for his jersey.  How proud he was on this day!

For this layout, I wanted to keep it pretty simple & subtle with the patterned paper, but still incorporate orange and blue, the team colors.  The MAMBI football play stickers did exactly what I wanted...added life and "action" to the layout!  I really wanted to add stitching to this layout as well, but unfortunately I couldn't find "C" batteries for my little machine.  Who uses C batteries anyway, right???  Couldn't find 2 around here for nothing!  Maybe next time.  LOL...thanks for looking!


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Getting It In...

February is probably the busiest month of the year for me.  I typically have 3 big events I have to being my boy's birthday.  Last year we had a slumber party with 12 boys ranging in age from  5-9 years old at our house.  It was the most work I had ever done for a party and I vowed never to do it again!  Boys who attended this party were so impressed that we were invited to 3 slumber parties this year.  I bow down to those moms.  It is ALOT of work.

  This year his request was a movie party for 6 friends.  Sounded easy enough...The release of the Lego Movie was perfect and that is exactly what we did!  Afterwards we went to GattiTown for some impromtu fun and pizza.  He was then allowed to have ONE friend spend the night...he chose his cousin.  SWEET!

With February being the shortest month of the year as well, it seems as though you blink and it's over.  I had quite a few projects I needed to get done this month, and because my first 3 weekends were consummed, I am now hustling to "get it in" and get them done.  Thank goodness I worked ahead for my DT projects this month:

For my Unscripted Sketches DT project, I did a layout.  There are only 2-3 ladies on the team that submit layouts over at the blog so I am often really proud to have a different type of project highlighted.  Check out everyone's work for the week here.  I used my cricut and the Robotz cartridge (which you HAVE to own if you have a boy) for my title work.  Not only does it have amazing robots, but the fonts is super cute!  If you don't already follow the Unscripted Sketches blog, be sure to do so!

For my Stick It Down DT work, I was able to churn out another wedding layout (I still have a lot to do, so bare with me, please!)  I loved being able to use paint and chevron together.  You would think that would be a bit busy, but it wasn't!  I absolutely LOVED the way it turned out. Check out the other submissions here.  Stick it Down is fast moving blog that is FILLED with different weekly challenges.  From 2 page layouts to cards and then the single page layouts, of course, I am postive you will find some motivation!  Be sure to follow the Stick It Down blog and play along with us!  There is an opportunity to be a guest designer weekly!

Off I go to finish up some other projects February projects!


Monday, February 17, 2014

OOPS! I did it AGAIN!

After seeing my layout amongst the DCWV top 10 in December, I decided to give it another try for January.  Here is what I came up with: 

...And wouldn't you know it!  My layout was selected again!  You can't even begin to imagine how very excited I was!  I spent 2 weeks off and on working on this layout.  I knew I wanted to make it a masculine layout, but sometimes masculine layouts can appear "plain."  The challenge with masculine layouts is trying to embellish them without flowers and fru!  I think I did a pretty decent job of using The DCWV Guy Stack on this layout!

For the February Stackaholic challenge, I decided to go WILD:

There was no second guessing the use of the DCWV Gone Wild Stack for this layout of myself and my girlfriends at my wedding in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.  I love all of the vibrantly colored animal printed papers agains the all black zebra printed paper from the stack as well.  Fingers crossed for the 3-Peat!

Here are a two other layouts I worked on this month:

This one was inspired by a layout that I had filed away in my favorites over at  I created this for the Scrap Your Favorites Challenge and the Use Your Scraps Challenge.  I LOVE the way this turned out...bright and full of personality, just like the subject!  He has a birthday this week, by the way!


This one was done for the Round Robin Challenge over at  Even though it is a Christmas picture, I totally gave it a Valentine spin!  I used my Cricut to cut the word LOVE, utilizing hearts as the "O."  I've gotten very comfortable with tearing I layered it on top of a sheet of printed paper from one of my K & Company stacks that I've hoarded for some time now!

Be sure to come back to check out some of the FABULOUS swap items I received.  I am in the process of closing out 2 swaps on, then I am going to take a bit of a swap sabatical, to focus solely on my layouts and mini albums.