Monday, April 27, 2015

Cancun, Mexico

I've got a new layout to share with you today for Scrap Our Stash.  With this sketch we've got a mood board to follow as well.  It's your choice as what inspires you about the board to scrap.  For me, it was the colors.  I just love bright, happy colors!

It doesn't get much better than this!  On vacation in Cancun partying it up at Senior Frogs.  A must place to visit if you are ever in Mexico.  It's such a good time!

For this layout I used Sketchbook by Amy Tangerine.  This collection was perfect for the colors.  It's older, I know, but I just cant part with it.  Besides that's all part of being on Scrap Our Stash, using up your stash/older product, right?  I gathered bits and pieces of the papers and did some fussy cutting as well.  Digging dipper into my stash I found an old yellow flower doilie and some homemade yoyo flowers I've had sitting in a jar for years.  I'm pretty happy with the outcome and it just makes me smile every time I look at it.  The colors are just awesome and so was that evening!

Now it's your turn.  There are so many possibilities with this sketch!

and there are even more possibilities with the mood board.  Be sure to include in your layout what inspired you from the board.  It can be the colors, shapes, phrases, etc... Just let us know.

Be sure to link up with Scrap Our Stash by April 29 to be entered into our monthly prize drawing and/or for a chance to be selected as one of our DT Top 3 Picks!  Give them a visit for loads of ideas and good luck!

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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Scrap Happy

I'm up at Scrap Our Stash today sharing my new layout for this month's stash challenge.  We want you to create a layout and to include an item from your stash for each letter in the word STAMP.  Here is mine.

Me and my scrappy girls enjoying some silly time during a scrappy day at our local scrapbook store.  They recently moved to a new location and we were sharing some well deserved advertising for their new digs!  It was such a fun day.  One can never get enough of this!

I actually dug out an older collection Party Day from Crate Paper for this layout.  I felt it was a perfect choice for the occasion and photos, as well as using up more of my stash.  I just finished it off with some strips of journaling and a fun title.  Here is my list of stash items used -

S  - strips of journaling
T - tickets
A - alphas
M - marker (journaling)
P - pinwheel

and here are some closeups for you.

Like I said, it was such a fun day and as I was creating this I had a smile on my face the whole time.  Do you have photos that do this to you too, as you work?

Now it's your turn!  These stash challenges are such a great way to use up your stash AND they are so fun to create!  Give it a try!

You have until April 29 to link up with Scrap Our Stash for your chance to win and/or to be chosen as our top 3!  I cant wait to see what you create!

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

AM Routine

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
I've got a new layout to share with you today and this one is for Challenge YOUrself.  We've got a new challenge for April posted today and it's all about how you carry on with your day.  We'd like you to show us some snippets of your normal everyday life.  Here is my take.

I decided on documenting my morning routine.  This is what I do every morning to get my day started.  If I don't follow this routine I feel out of sorts for the day.  Does that happen with you too?

This layout is a mixture of paper scraps and misc little bits.  It's all from my stash that I've been working so hard to use up.  Slowly but surely my piles are shrinking!  I topped it off with some mist splatters and some stamping.  Here are some closeups for a closer view.

How cute is that flair sun?  I made it at the Novi Mega Meet 2 years ago.  See, I've got some old stash!  But it was too darn cute to toss.  I knew I'd find a place for it.

Now it's your turn to join in.  Give Challenge YOUrself a visit for full challenge rules and for lots of inspiration/ideas.  I'm excited to see what you create!

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