Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Little Moments Well Spent

Happy New Year once again scrappy friends!  Two weeks into 2017 already.  How is it treating you so far?

We've got another new challenge waiting for you at The Studio Challenges.  Please join us.  It's a challenging mood board this time.  It was for me anyway.  Here is my layout to share.


and here is the mood board to follow...


I always seem to struggle when it comes to a colored mood board. I think the reason being is because of a trapped feeling, not being able to choose whatever you'd like.  So this type of challenge is good for me.  Thank goodness I came across this collection I had stashed away "For The Record 2" by Echo Park.  The colors are perfect!




Saved by Echo Park!  Since this collection was of perfect color I was able to create it pretty quickly.  I also added some misc goodies from my stash that coordinated as well.  And just look at Grammie's little guy.  I just can't get enough of his handsome face!

Okay, now it's your turn.  Get digging through your papers and your stash for the perfect combo to create your layout and be sure to share with us at The Studio Challenges.  I'm really excited to see what you come up with.

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

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Family Highlights

Happy New Year my blogger friends!!
We've got a new challenge for the new year up at The Studio Challenges.  We'd like a "review of the year" layout from you.  Instead of looking forward to the new year, we want you to look back at the year you just had! It could be a review of the whole year, something special that happened, your favorite thing about the year, or maybe it's one you'd rather forget! We'll leave it up to decide.

As for me, 2016 was a good year for us! For my "Review of the Year" layout I wanted to show off my children and document an important highlight in each of their lives. I am truly blessed with a loving and ever growing family.  Here is my take.


As I said before, 2016 was such a good year for us with lots of good happenings and I'm hoping for the same in 2017.  

This layout came together fairly quickly for me all because of the embellished background paper by Simple Stories.  I just added some homemade tags, a title and a few matching embellishments of my own and BOOM!  I love how it turned out!  The wood grain really topped it off.  Just a couple of closeups for more detail...




Now it's your turn.  Go have some fun as you create your "review of the year" layout.  I cant wait to see them, so be sure to share with us at The Studio Challenges.

Thanks so much for stopping by and again, Happy New Year!
Tracy xo

Sunday, December 18, 2016

JOY

We've got a Christmas table setting for you to use as inspiration at The Studio Challenges.  I just love these kinds of challenges.  It really gets my mind racing.  Here is what I came up with.


and here is your table setting for inspiration.


Is this beautiful or what??!!  All kinds of things were screaming at me when I looked at this setting... the colors, the plaid, the pops of gold, the pine trees, the deer.  Oh my, I was so overwhelmed but I did managed to incorporated all things mentioned above into my layout.




I used the Cozy Christmas collection by My Mind's Eye.  It was the perfect choice and it couldn't be any more fitting for this challenge, with the colors and that plaid paper...perfect! Also, let me point out the transparency that I placed over the plaid paper...love!  It was just the right touch to add some punch of gold.  I also added some gold splatters along with some gold gems to balance it out.  I just love how it turned out and I have to say, I totally nailed this inspirational challenge!  What do you think?

Now it's your turn!  Get into that holiday spirit and get going!  Our table setting inspiration awaits you.  Be sure to share with us at The Studio Challenges for your chance to be a chosen Guest Designer.  How fun would that be!

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

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