Friday, May 7, 2021

VOTE VOTE VOTE

 Hello scrappy friends and happy May!

We've go a new challenge posted at Challenge YOUrself.  This month we'd like you to put "your best face forward." You can interpret the theme in many ways, for example, you can create a layout with you wearing your favorite mask, showing off your mask collection, or just showing off your best side, etc...

Here is my take.

Just me, wearing a disposable quarantine mask, doing my part.  I consider this my "best face forward" for 2020. I took full advantage of the early voting that was being offered.  I was lucky enough to hit the right timing going in and only had a couple people in front of me.  However, it was a different story coming out. 




 For this layout I used the Sweet Liberty paper collection by Echo Park.  I also added some coordinating stickers by Bella Blvd, along with some misc bling.  It all came together fairly quickly and I love the turn out!


Now it's your turn!  Show us your "best face forward" layout and be sure to share it with us at Challenge YOUrself for your chance at a fun prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping
Tracy

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

You Are My SonShine

 Hello friends!!

It's a new month so that means a new challenge is up and ready for you to tackle at Challenge YOUrself.  We've got a fun and challenging one this time.  

Alphabet Soup!
What is that you ask?  
We want you to choose a letter from the alphabet and use it to complete your layout.  For example, if you chose "P"... use paints, pearls, etc. and/or a title that starts with "P".  You get the idea, right?  

Here is mine for inspiration...


I chose the letter "S" and I applied...
- Sunburst stencil
- Stitching
- Stickles
-Stamping (date)
- "S" title
- Simple Stories Paper Collection

This is my son and he will forever be my "son"shine.  I used too sing that song to him as a child all the time.  Switching up words making it our own.  I just love this photo of us.  It's an older one but still a beautiful memory of us on Mother's Day.

For this layout I used the So Happy Together collection by Simple Stories.  The colors and prints are perfect for a boy layout. It's been forever since I used a stencil.  I have tons actually so I need to start getting them out more.


 



Okay, now it's your turn!  Think about what letter you'd like to use and create a layout with it.  Be sure to share with us at Challenge YOUrself for your chance to win a fun prize!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrappin'
Tracy


Sunday, March 7, 2021

My Name Is...

 Happy March!!
Ahh, just hearing the word March makes me feel good... knowing that spring is right around the corner.  I'm so ready for warmer weather and it is slowly arriving.

With it being a new month that means a new challenge has been posted at Challenge YOUrself.  This one is all about YOU.  We want you to tell us about yourself.  Here is mine for inspiration...


This challenge is also a great opportunity to take that perfect selfie or to use that favorite one that you've been hoarding.  I used one that I have been hoarding.  Ha!  I think it's perfect at showing my personality.

For this layout I stumbled upon some papers from Pinkfresh in an older Hip Kit Club scrapbook kit, one of which I used to fussy cut the flowers and leaves.  The embellishments are just misc picks from my stash.  It all came together fairly easy and I'm happy with my turnout, however, all the white space is a tough one for me.  Something I'm trying to be okay with.  At times less is more, right?




Now it's your turn!  Go create a "YOU" layout and tell us all about yourself.  Be sure to share it with us at Challenge YOUrself for a chance to win a fun prize. 




 Thank you for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping.
Tracy


Sunday, February 7, 2021

Grandchildren - A Love Like No Other

 Hello, hello and happy February!

With it being a new month we've got a new challenge posted at Challenge YOUrself.  Since February is the month of love our theme is... yep, you guessed it!  LOVE.
  
How do you celebrate love?  
Whether it be about somebody you love or something you love, we want to see it created into a layout.  
Here is mine for inspiration...


Grandchildren is how I celebrate love.  I'm a proud Grammie of five and I absolutely love it!!  I can't quite explain the feeling I get when I'm with them, however, the love that is generated is overwhelming!

For this layout I used my January 2020 Hip Kit Club kit.  The papers and embellishments are by Pinkfresh - My Favorite Story collection.  The large quotes are cut from a patterned paper and colored in with marker, then placed together to form the quotes.  It was a great way to cover up that dead space.







Now it's your turn!  Go have some with it and don't forget to include YOU in a photo, that's a must. Give Challenge YOUrself a visit for all the challenge details and for tons of inspiration.



Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Scrapping!
Tracy



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