Sunday, July 7, 2024

Go. See. Do.

 Hello friends and happy July!
Seriously, how did June fly by that fast?  I just love summertime and it's moving along way too quickly. 

This month at Challenge YOUrself we want you to incorporate stitching to your layout.  I haven't done this in years!  So I fully enjoyed doing it.  Here is my inspiration.


So much fun with this girl!  She is so full of adventure and that's what I love about her most.  So spontaneous and ready to go in a heartbeat.

For this layout I dug out my stitching stencils and paper poker.  As stated before, I haven't done this in years.  It was quite interesting at first, but I quickly got the hang of it, and I love the turnout.  I sprinkled some stitching throughout the layout for balance and where I feel it was needed.  

I also used a variety of miscellaneous paper and embellishments for a travel theme.  This came together pretty smoothly, and I used up some more of my stash.  

Now it's your turn.


  
Do you have some stitching stencils or a sewing machine or just a needle and thread?  Go get creative and stitch up your paper.   It's actually therapeutic too!  Ha! 

Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself and also don't forget to include YOU in a photo, that's a must!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping,
Tracy


Friday, June 7, 2024

Slow Days

 Happy June friends!
Where in the world did May go?  I can't believe how fast time is moving!

It's time for a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself.  This month we have a sketch to follow.  It's a fun one with so many possibilities.  Here's my inspiration.


 Just look at Grammie's little guy.  This is our youngest and I had him all to myself on this day and I was just loving it up!  And I think he was too.


Here is the sketch to follow.  Again, the possibilities are endless.  You can always turn it or flip it also.

For my layout I used an older kit from Hip Kit Club.  It was the perfect combination of prints and embellishments for my photos.  I think I will forever be stash bashing.  I've got so much older product to use up.  But it's been so fun because it's all so pretty.  Ha!

Now it's your turn to get creative!  Using sketches is always the perfect way to get stared.  Go have some fun with this one!  Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself for your chance to win some goodies.  And don't forget to include YOU in a photo, that's a must!


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Your support is much appreciated.
Happy Scrapping
Tracy

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

30 Beautiful Years Together

 Hello friends and happy May!
This is such a gorgeous month with all of the new blooms and sweet smells in the spring air.  I just love this time of year.

This month at Challenge YOUrself, we want you to create layout using your fussy cutting skills.  I just love to fussy cut, it's very therapeutic to me.

Here is my layout for inspiration...


30 years with this man!  Omgoodness, where does the time go?  He is definitely the PB to my jelly and I wouldn't have it any other way!

For this layout I, once again, used an older scrapbook kit from Hip Kit Club.  It was loaded with the perfect soft colors, to enhance my photos and it also had that love theme feel.  I'm really trying to bash my old scrapbook stash one layout at a time.  I fussy cut the flowers, leave stems and butterflies from a printed paper.  I absolutely love the outcome!!  It actually turned out better than I envisioned.


Okay, now it's your turn!  Be brave and get to fussy cutting. Tackle that beautiful piece of printed paper you've been wanting to use.  Use that time as therapy ;) and relax as you cut.  Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself before June 4 for your chance to win.  Also remember to include YOU in a photo, that is a must.

I'm so excited to see what you create!  Always a big thank you for stopping by.
Happy Scrapping.
Tracy
  


Sunday, April 7, 2024

That Look

 It's April, my friends!
Spring is here and that makes me so happy.  
It's also my birthday month so let the celebrating begin. Ha!

This month at Challenge YOUrself we want you to create a layout of your favorite animal.  We all have a favorite, right?  Mine is a cat.  Yes, I'm that crazy cat lady and give me all the kitties!!

Here is my inspiration...


Omgoodness! How cute is this?  Grandkids and kitty cats?  It's the perfect combination!  Even though they are not as crazy for cats as I am, I can always count on them to join in on the fun.  And yes, this Cat Cafe is for real.  We love to visit as often as possible and it's not far us either.

For this layout I used the Chloe collection by Bella Blvd.  The theme was obvious, and the colors were perfect. I was also able to bash some stash as well.  

Okay, now it's your turn!  This one is a lot of fun.  So many possibilities too.  Be sure to include YOU in a photo and share with us at Challenge YOUrself before May 4th.  I'm excited to see your outcome.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping, 
Tracy

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Jamaica

 Hello friends and happy March!
Ahh, just the sound of saying March warms my heart.  Meaning, spring is just around the corner.  Even though our winter has been surprisingly great so far, I want warmth and sunshine!

This month's challenge is ready and waiting for you at Challenge YOUrself.  It's a mood board and it's a pretty one.  Here is my inspiration.



Jamaica.  Our first vacation together since before the pandemic.  What a much-needed getaway it was.  Lots of sunshine, lots of beach walking, lots of good eats and treats and mostly lots of quality time together.  

For this layout I used an older scrapbook kit by Hip Kit Club.  It was a tropical theme, and the colors were perfect for the mood board. 



Now it's your turn.  Go search your product for these pretty colors and let your creativity take over.  Go have fun with it!  Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself by March 4 for your chance to win.  Also remember to include YOU in a photo, that's a must.  I'm excited to see your layout.

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping,
Tracy

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Costa Rica

 Happy February friends!
A new month means a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself.  

What was one of your favorite memories from 2023? That's this month's theme.  Get thinking about it and then get to creating it.  Here's mine for inspiration...


This was an absolute trip of a lifetime for me!  I am a follower and huge fan of Kacy Allensworth.  She is known as the Calorie Deficit Queen.  She arranged a ladies fitness retreat in Costa Rica, and I was all over it!  I didn't hesitate to join in.  Meeting her in person was the highlight of the year for me, and visiting beautiful Costa Rica was incredible!  It was all more than I ever imagined.

For this layout I used an older scrapbook kit by Hip Kit Club.  It was a tropical theme and all the papers and embellishments were perfect.  I liked how I was able to use my Costa Rica sticker as the title.  It was spot on!

Now it's your turn!  Go have some fun creating and reliving your favorite memory.


Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself before March 4 for your chance to win!  Also, remember to include YOU in a photo.  That's a must.  I'm excited to see what you create. 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping,
Tracy


Sunday, January 7, 2024

Organize - OLW 2024

 Happy New Year!!
Wow! Another year down just like that.  
I'm looking forward to making this year the best one yet.

For this new year's first challenge at Challenge YOUrself it's that "one little word" created by Ali Edwards.  The concept is to choose a word that's important to you.  A word to focus on, to live with and to reflect upon throughout your daily life for the entire year. It can be a very powerful thing.

My chosen word is "organize" and here is my layout for inspiration.


 
I do not like clutter and I feel that there is a place for everything.  If not, then it has to go.  It seems I have started to accumulate unnecessary items and now it's now time to purge and reorganize.  I'm going to start with the kitchen and move room to room.  It will be a great winter project.

For this layout I just used a mixture of miscellaneous items from my stash.  I'm forever trying to dwindle it down.  For my quote, I found it on Google and just printed the image.  I love how it turned out.  Now to actually follow through and stick to my organizing plan.  


Now it's your turn!  Like I said, this can be as powerful as you want to make it.  However, make the creating part fun.  Pick that word and get it on paper.  Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself for your chance to win a great price.  Tons of inspiration to view as well.

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy scrapping to you.
Tracy