Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Happy Hump Day, All! I just wanted to take a few minutes and share some of my latest creations. This weekend was the Housewarming crop over at Birds of a Feather and I am so happy that I was able to finish all eight of the challenges.


This first layout was created for a get messy challenge. I had several false starts, and ended up using lots and lots of mist. I took these pictures of the kids back in 2004.

This next layout was completed for a distressing challenge. I love this line from Bo Bunny and felt that it was perfect for this heritage layout. I inked and distressing all of the paper.


This is the first layout I created for the distressing challenge, but since this AMAZING Sassafras Lass paper is comes this way, I felt like I was cheating. However, the layout was perfect for these pictures of my antique (and new to me) sewing cabinet and 1942 White Westinghouse Sewing Machine.

This was the hardest challenge for me. We had a recipe, and the recipe included a banner and a tag (along with some other things). Here's the thing. I don't do tags and I don't do banners. I don't really like banners and struggle with both. This layout actually took most of Sunday to complete. I used these pictures of Miss Taylor from 2004. I had never scrapped them because she wasn't looking at the camera, but thought they were perfect for these papers.

This layout was created for a challenge where we had to do a layout of an inanimate object. I love doing these types of layouts, so the only real challenge was what subject to scrap. I had taken these pictures of my classroom last week and decided they were the ones to use. I also used the current Scrapbook Circle kit for this...the Simple Stories papers and embellies were perfect!

This layout was for a challenge where we had to use a color that we seldom use for scrapping and we had to fussy cut (which I love to do!) I went with purple as my color...hardly ever scrap with it but love it...and then fussy cut all of the elements on the page from some Basic Grey Wisteria papers. These are more older pictures of Taylor. She loves that swing at my mom's.

This layout was created for the sketch challenge. I found this quote over at Pinterest and knew I had to use a paraphrased version of it on a layout for my oldest. Zack has such a natural talent for the game of soccer and I want him to know that I support him in his dreams to play as much and as long as possible. I went pretty basic with this one and only used a touch of soccer themed paper.

This layout was done for a layout about what we did this summer. I immediately thought of all the time I've spent in the car this summer. Usually, I go home the last day of school and hibernate for the summer, hiding away from the world. However, with all of Zack's soccer stuff and all of my teeth issues, plus the garden and Wally World runs, I've spent more time in my
Denali then I have in my pool!

This last layout was created for a Go Big Challenge. We had to use a picture that was at least 5x7 or larger. Since I love to use big pictures, so another easy one for me. I used some of the yummy new Out of Print papers and embellies from Basic Grey, these pictures of my kids playing in the rain from 2006 and one of my favorite Michael W. Smith songs, "Let it Rain".



I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

1 comment:

Izzyb said...

Linda, I am so impressed that you completed so many layouts - and so beautifully - in just a few days. LOVE your work, especially the Bo Bunny LO and the Sassafras one. You are so talented. Love your style.