Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pearly Girly

I've got a new layout to share today for our new challenge up at The Studio Challenges.  We've got a sketch to follow.  It was love at first sight for me because I just love to play with circles!


Aww, just look at our little princess.  Pearl was adopted into our family over a year ago and she fits right in!  She is truly a joy to have around.  Even though she is considered an adult cat now, she will always be a baby to me.

I really didn't use much product for this layout.  It's a more simple look but still has quite a bang.  The background paper is from the Capture Life collection by Allison Kreft.  It was the perfect effect I wanted with Pearl relaxing and sunning herself, giving the feel of the sun beams. Behind the photo I layered with plain white package tissue paper.  All I did was crinkle it up and rough up the edges by tearing it.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.






Again, I just love playing with circles so I really enjoyed working with this sketch.  I did mix things up a little but that's what I love about sketches, they are such a great starting point.  And now it's your turn to give it a try.



Be sure to share with us at The Studio Challenges.  I really look forward to see what you come up with.

That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy scrapping to you!
Tracy xo

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Gathered Together

A new challenge is up at The Studio Challenges and it's time to get inspired by a lovely table setting photo.  Here is my inspirational take to share with you.


and here is the beautiful table setting photo to inspire you!


What instantly inspires you about this photo?  For me it was the banquet table, the place settings, the centerpiece, the holidays... but most of all, the warm loving feeling of family all together!

For this layout I used the Wish Season collection by Fancy Pants.  I'm totally in love with the colors and the fun embellishments included.  The only additional items I used were some little wooden accents and a strip of ripped vellum.  This all came together so easy and I just love how it turned out!




What do you think?  Are you inspired?  I sure hope so!  Go take another look at our table setting photo and get creative.  I really look forward to seeing what you come up with.  Be sure to share with us at The Studio Challenges for your chance to be one of our Guest Designers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping to you!
Tracy xo

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hello Sunshine

We've got new challenge up at The Studio Challenges!  I do hope that you take the time to join in with us.  It's a fun one to kick start November!  It's all about color and we've got a beautiful fall palette to follow.  Here is my take.


and here is the color palette to follow


Aren't the colors beautiful?! And the sunflowers?!  Perfect for this time of year.  I just fell in love with it!  The color bar layout also inspired me and I created my layout from that design.  I'm really happy with my turn out.  Here are a few close ups for more detail.






As you can see I also incorporated a sunflower in my layout as well.  They are one of my most favorite flowers and this was the perfect opportunity for me to scrap one of my many pictures I have of the gorgeous sunflower fields that are located in upper Michigan.

For this layout I used my August scrapbook kit from Gossamer Blue.  The mixture of paper prints were perfect for this challenge and I didn't have to dig to deep to match the colors.

Now it's your turn!  Go have some fun with it and be sure to share with us at The Studio Challenges.  I'd really love to see what you come up with!  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping to you!

Tracy xo

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Let's play makeup Grammie!

I've got some exciting news to share!

I have made the team and I am now one of the newest designers for The Studio Challenges!  I'm so honored and very excited about this!  With taking the summer off from scrapping this is the perfect opportunity for me to get back into it!

So with that being said, I've got my first designer layout to share with you today.  We have a fun game of tic-tac-toe this week.

And here is the tic-tac-toe grid.  I chose the diagonal column, wood - thread - twine.

  
How fun and so many possibilities with this game.  When I seen the choice of wood I knew that was a must!  I'm so in love with all those little wood accents and actually somewhat addicted!  I've got tons.   

For this layout I used a handful of misc project life cards.  I don't scrap in that style so I have many to use up and this is what I came up with.  After adding a mix of little embellishments and my tic-tac-toe needs I'm happy with my outcome. What do you think?  Here a few closer looks for you.






Now it's your turn to join in with us at Studio Challenges!  Study that grid and go have some fun with it!  So many fun possibilities and I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Be sure to link up for your chance to be a guest designer with us!

That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping to you!
Tracy

Monday, July 18, 2016

Off We Go

I'm back today as Guest Designer for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog sharing my 2nd layout.  The theme for this challenge is vacation/trip/travel.


For this layout I used the Travel Stories collection by Carta Bella.  It's the perfect choice for this theme.  I just love the colors and prints!  Very versatile for most photos.  I kept it pretty clean and simple this time, with some light layering, coordinating collection stickers, little stamping and then topped it off with some little wooden accents.  For my title I traced the word "WE" from an old stencil and did some fussy cutting.




What an honor it has been Guest Designing for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog this month!  Thanks for having me, I had so much fun!

That's it for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping to you.
Tracy xo

Monday, July 4, 2016

Celebrate Freedom

Happy 4th of July friends!
I've got some happy news to share!  I'm excited to announce that I have been invited for the month of July to Guest Design for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  Eeek!  I'm so thrilled about this, it's such an honor!

Today I am sharing my first layout for Challenge #107 which is concentrating on a Patriotic theme.  I used the perfect collection too, Sweet Liberty by Echo Park.


I'm in love with all of the fun prints and I did my best to include most of them.  For my photo, I did some fussy cutting of ourselves out of one photo and layered it onto another photo for a 3D effect and because I wanted to display my favorite parts of both and make it into one.  Both photos were from the same day just not in the same picture.  I really loved how it turned out!  What do you think?






That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop back by in two weeks for another Guest Designer layout.  Until then... happy scrapping to you!
Tracy xo

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happiness

Hello!  Hello!
A new month = a new layout to share with you for Challenge YOUrself!  This month it's all about geometric shapes and patterns, and most importantly including YOU in the photo!  Here is mine to share.


This man of mine is my absolute soulmate and he brings me nothing but happiness to my life!  I just love him to pieces and love to show him off whenever I can!

Hmm, it's actually hard for me to pinpoint the geometric shape that I used.  I was going for diamonds but the more I look at it, it can be squares or triangles too.  But none the less, it involves shapes and a pattern!  This is also a great way to use up scrap paper as well.






Now it's your turn to join in with Challenge YOUrself.  This is such a fun challenge with unlimited possibilities!  Go get creative and be sure to link up with us before July 4 for your chance to win a prize!  I'm really looking forward to seeing your layouts.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your day and happy scrapping to you!
Tracy xo