Friday, February 7, 2020

You are my Super Hero

Hello!  Hello!!
It's time for a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself!

This month we are going to create a layout using the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey.  Such a classic, right!?  Give it a listen here for inspiration.

When I listen to this song I think about the hero in my life and my husband instantly comes to mind.  Hands down, he is my hero! My superhero actually! He's my biggest fan and he makes my life complete. Here is my take...

For this layout I used the Brothers collection by Echo Park.  It's an older collection but a goodie and the colors were perfect! I also added some superhero pieces that i had in my stash to complete my theme.

Seeee!  He even has a superhero outfit! Just jump into a phone booth and BOOM!  I had to frame it and top it off with glitter for more highlight.

Now it's your turn. Be sure to share your layout with us for a chance to win a great prize! And give Challenge YOUrself a visit for loads of inspiration.

Get creative!  And be sure to include YOU in the photo!  That's a must.  I'm excited to see what you do with this one.

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

ACCOMPLISH - My OLW for 2020

A big hello to all my crafty friends!
I'm back!!!

Oh. My. Goodness. I've been away for far too long! I fell into a design funk and lost my scrappy mojo.  Has this happened to you?  Well, I'm feeling it again and ready to get started!!

First off... Happy New Year to each and everyone of you! May 2020 be full of love, good health and all things happy.

Secondly, I want to thank Sharon, from Challenge YOUrself, for welcoming me back as a designer on her team!!  This is exactly what I needed to get my mojo back.  This is the perfect way to start off the New Year!

So, with that being said, I want to share with you my first layout of the New Year with the first challenge of the year at Challenge YOUrself.  This month it's all about that One Little Word.  Choose a word to focus on and reflect upon throughout the new year.  Create a layout that celebrates that word and remember to include YOU in the photo.  Here's mine...

My OLW is Accomplish.  Definition: "to complete".
I desperately need this in my life and I'm going to make this the year the year where I complete what I start.  No more pushing unfinished projects aside.  It's time for me to walk my talk!

For this layout I used my October 2019 scrapbook kit from Hip Kit Club.  Some of the small detailing are from my own stash, such as the misting, washi tape and enamel dots.  Here are a couple of closeups to see those little details.

Now it's your turn!  Please join in!  Think about that one word that really talks to you and scrap it.  You'll be surprised at how good it will make you feel. I'm excited to see what you create!

And don't forget to include YOU in the photo.  That's a must!  Be sure to link up by February 5 for your chance to win a great prize.  Stop by Challenge YOUrself for tons of inspiration and for full challenge rules.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It feels so good to be back!

Happy scrapping,
Tracy :)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Eat, Drink & Remarry

A fun, new challenge is up at The Studio Challenges.  It's time to create a layout based upon a quote.  We all have that favorite quote we'd like to put on paper.  Now is your chance!  Here is mine to share.

Don't you just love it?!!  I happened to stumble across this quote shortly after I remarried in February 2015 and, to say the least, I instantly fell in love with it.  It's perfect!  I've been waiting and wanting to put it on paper ever since.  Today I finally get to share it with the world!

I used my February 2017 scrapbook kit by Gossamer Blue.  The papers and embellishments were perfect.  I just changed the photo to black and white to better coordinate the colors.  I just love how it turned out!

Such a fun challenge!  We all have a quote we want to share with the world so get to work and show it off!  Be sure to share with us at The Studio Challenges and be sure to visit for more inspiration.  I'm excited to see what you do with this one.

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Grammies Happy Boy

G'day scrappy friends!
Today I'm sharing my take on our first challenge of the month at The Studio Challenges.  We have a sketch to follow this time and I just love a sketch challenge!!  It's such a great starting point to create with so many possibilities.

and the sketch for inspiration...

Just look at Grammie's little man.  I just love him too pieces and I love the chance to show him off whenever possible!

For this layout I used a mix of product from my stash piles.  Just grabbing pieces that coordinate with my photo.  Check out my tag.  I created it myself with a little bit of paint, a sunburst stencil and some woodgrain scrap paper.

Ok, now it's your turn!  Study the sketch and go get creative!  Be sure to share with us at The Studio Challenges for your chance to be a guest designer for us.  How fun!  If you need more inspiration be sure to check out what the other designers have created.  So many different ideas from one sketch.  I'm excited to see what you come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It's always a pleasure.  Have a great day and happy scrapping to you.
Tracy xo

Monday, March 27, 2017

Eight years old

A new challenge is waiting for you at The Studio Challenges.  This one is all about numbers!  We want to see lots and lots of numbers!  Here is mine to share.

Even though this happened 18 years ago, it still s feels like yesterday!  Just look at my girl, looking all grown up but still celebrating with a Poo Bear cake.  Aww!

For this layout it's definitely showing the hoarder in me because I have kept this numbers diecut piece for years and this challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to use it up.  And I was determined to make it work!!

Since it's a birthday celebration you have to add sparkle, right?  So I highlighted all the 8's with orange stickles to really make them pop.  I then added coordinating embellishments and a simple title.  Also, the background paper looks like confetti so I felt it was a perfect match.  This layout was a different approach for me and I'm pretty happy with my turnout.

Now it's your turn!  I do hope that you find the time to join in with us at The Studio Challenges.  Be sure to share with us too, I'd love to see what you come up with.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Scrapping to you.
Tracy xo

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Donuts Make Everything Better!!

 A new challenge is up at The Studio Challenges!  We are asking you to create a layout using half patterned paper.  The other half is completely up to you on how you want to design it.  Here is mine to share...

Donuts make everything better!  Wouldn't you agree?  I do!!  The proof is in the picture.  Valentine's day happen to fall on my Grammie day so we had to celebrate!

I really love the look of a half patterned paper layout.  The flow is so balanced and I'm all about that when it comes to scrapbooking and in life too.  It's a design that never goes out of style and the possibilities are endless!

While deciding on what I wanted to create with this photo I surprisingly stumbled across this donut paper by American Crafts.  It was perfect!!  It's funny how you don't even realize all the prints that lurk in your paper collection until you start digging.  I then added some fun coordinating embellishments and a catchy title.  I love the turnout and it just makes me laugh when I at this because their love for donuts is real.

Now it's your turn.  Go get creative and have some fun with this challenge!  If you need some more inspiring ideas be sure to check out the rest of the teams work at The Studio Challenges.  I do hope you join in and be sure to share with us!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, happy scrapping to you!]
Tracy xo  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

It's Grammie Day!

It's new challenge day at The Studio Challenges!  This time around it's all about YOU!  We want to you create a layout that is all about you and it's totally of your choosing on how you decide to incorporate yourself.  Here is mine to share.

It's a known fact that I love being Grammie and I look forward to my Grammie days!  This was the perfect challenge for me to show that off about myself.  As scrapbookers, isn't it a fact that we are always behind the camera lens and rarely in a photo?  And it's even more rare that we scrapbook about ourselves, right?  Now here's your chance!  Take advantage of it!

I kept it pretty simple for this layout.  I love the newspaper print background paper by Pink Paislee, it's somewhat busy but not too much.  I splattered some colored inks, added some color coordinating puffy stickers and a simple title.  Done!  Easy peasy!  I'm happy with the turnout.  What do you think?

Now it's your turn!  I sure hope all you beautiful scrapbookers join in with us at The Studio Challenges for this challenge!  And be sure to share with us as well because we want to see them.  Get creative and go have some fun with this one!

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