Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hustle Chicago

 Happy, happy New Year!
Goodbye to 2020... and hello to 2021!  
Let's hope for some "back to normal" way of life soon.  
I do hope that you are all staying healthy and safe.

With a new month upon us it's time to get creative with a new challenge posted at Challenge YOUrself.  This month we want to see your most favorite memory of 2020.  

My favorite memory was instant and one of the most accomplished feelings I've ever encountered.
Hustle Chicago - climbing 94 floors in 26.06 minutes.


  
I trained for 3 months prior on the stairmaster, climbing stair after stair after stair... which totally paid off!  My goal was to complete in under 30 minutes.  I conquered that goal and I'm so proud of myself!  Check mark off my bucket list.  I still get a high from the memory!

For this layout I used an older 2016 collection Healthy Hello Soup by Jillibean Soup.  I've been doing some stash bashing as well, so that explains the older products. As for the design, meh.  I decided to go outside of my box and work with a large photo by creating an 8x10 collage so I could fit multiple photos into my layout.  Let's just say this wasn't what I had in mind but this is just what it morphed into. 






Now it's your turn.  What favorite memory of 2020 pops into your mind?  This is your chance to turn it into a layout.  Go have some fun with it!  Be sure to share it with us at Challenge YOUrself for your chance to win some fun goodies.  Also be sure to include YOU in a photo, that's a must.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Scrapping!
Tracy



Monday, December 7, 2020

Home

Wow!  Already one week down in December!  Where has the rest of the year gone?  It sure feels like it's been the slowest one ever but then again it's moving forward so quickly?  Ok, does that even make sense?

With today being the 7th, that means a new challenge is posted for you to tackle at Challenge YOUrself.  This month is ANYTHING GOES.  It doesn't get any better than that!  Here's my inspiration to share.


Home is where the heart is right?  I'm all about this.  I just love when they all come home.  They all have such busy lives so it just doesn't happen often enough anymore.  This is an older photo of our clan that I stumbled across and it's one of my favorites so why not scrap it.

I used a variety of goodies from my stash for this one.  I love how it all came together.  It's perfect for this Anything Goes challenge!








That's it for today.  I do hope that I've inspired you enough to join in with us this month at Challenge YOUrself.  It's the best challenge ever... ANYTHING GOES!!  I'm really looking forward to your creations.  Now go get to it!

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy Scrapping!
Tracy

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Favorite Tradition

Happy November!

Today we've got a new challenge up at Challenge YOUrself.  It's time to get inspired by our "Home for the Holidays" mood board.  You can choose any holiday and I decided to go with a Christmas theme.


And here is the mood board to follow.


What inspires you about this mood board?  For me it is the title "Home for the Holidays" The Christmas holiday is what always brings our tribe home.  A day, in particular, our family Christmas photo day is a must.  It's the absolute best day.  So much family fun!!

For this layout I used Cozy Christmas by My Mind's Eye.  It's an older collection but such a classic and one of my favorites.  I just love the classic Christmas colors with that touch of teal.  






Now it's your turn!  Go take another look at our mood board and get creative.  Maybe go outside the box and choose a non traditional holiday.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  

Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself for your chance to win some fun scrappy goodies.  Give us a visit for more inspiration as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Scrapping!
Tracy




Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Celebrate You

 Hello friends and happy October!

With it being a new month a new challenge is up and waiting for you at Challenge YOUrself.  This month we've got a fall color palette.  You know, those warm earthy colors that we all love.  Fall is not my favorite time of year, however, it is my favorite color.  Here is mine to share...


Another day, another birthday.  I do love to celebrate and I will never outgrow that.  I can always count on my husband to join in on the fun.

For this layout I used a good portion of my stashed product.  I've had those file cards for years and I finally made myself use them.  I'm glad I did because I'm very happy with the turnout.




Now it's your turn.  We all have a ton of fall photos and this is the perfect opportunity to turn them memories into a layout.  Go have some fun with it and be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself for your chance to win a fun prize.  Remember to include YOU in a photo, that's a must.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now go create!
Happy scrapping!
Tracy


Monday, September 7, 2020

Everyday Bliss

 Hello, hello friends!  

It's a new month so do you know what that means?  A new challenge has been released at Challenge YOUrself and is waiting for you!  This month is about being thankful.  What are you thankful for?  Me, you ask?  COFFEE!!

Mmm... that first sip of coffee in the morning is so good for my soul!  I actually can't get to the coffee pot fast enough when waking up. I know all of you coffee lovers can relate.

For this layout I used a variety of stashed product.  Paper strip tabs, fussy cut flowers, tags, frame, wood title, sticker alpha and misc embellies.  I've got an over abundance of stash that needs used up.  



Now it's your turn!  Make some time to get scrappy with us and be sure to share at Challenge YOUrself for your chance to win a fun prize.  Oh, and remember to include YOU in a photo... that's a must!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing your creations.

Happy scrapping!
Tracy


Friday, August 7, 2020

WKND Vacation

Hello friends!  Happy August to you!
Today we are kicking off the new month with a fun challenge at Challenge YOUrself.  It's all about going on vacation.  Who doesn't love to vacation?  We've all got tons of vacay pictures to show off, right?  I know I sure do and here is my take to get you started!


Every year my brothers and I go on a sibling vacation.  In particular, the year 2017 was so fun!  We all enjoyed a long weekend in Key West.  My journaling couldn't have summed it up any better... "full of sun, fun, love, laughter and lots of adventure!"




Now it's your turn to turn some of your vacation photos into a layout.  You'll have some great flashback memories as you're scrolling through your pics too.  

Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself for your chance to win a great prize and remember to include YOU in a photo... that's a must!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing your creations.

Happy scrapping!
Tracy

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Live in the Moment

Hello and happy Tuesday to you!

It's a new month so that means we have a new challenge to share at Challenge YOUrself.  This month we have a sketch to follow from Page Drafts.  

I absolutely love following sketches.  It take a lot of the work away and with this one there are a ton of possibilities!  Here is my take for some inspiration...


This is my oldest granddaughter and she is the most adventurous girl ever!!  I just love that about her.  She will try anything.  Every year before school starts we have a "Grammie and Molly day".  This one was spent in Chicago with a full day of sheer fun!!

For this layout I used a mixture of summery papers and embellishments.  Perfect for our summer sunny day in Chicago.




Now it's your turn.  Get creative and use this sketch anyway you choose.  Like I said, so many possibilities with this one!  Check out Challenge YOUrself for full challenge rules and for lots of inspiration.  Oh, and be sure to include YOU in a photo.  That's a must to qualify for a fun prize.


I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy scrapping!
Tracy