Hanging in There..

It’s been a crazy week and it’s not over yet! Anyway I’m hanging in here and even managed to get a page done last night. πŸ™‚

Template by Jubeefish
Springtime in the Afternoon (+add on) – April 09 Collab by TheDigichick
Chilled Wine by Sugarplum Paperie and mgl Scraps
Wordart from With Love – Pack One – Designs by Arisu
Fonts: Note this and Fluoxetine

Tonight we’re probably buing the grill!!!! πŸ˜€

Getting Ready for NSD

This week is super busy for me: the end of the semester has arrived and I have many deadlines and projects to end. Anyway, I managed to scrap a couple pages and I finally reached the 60 points at ScrapMatters: this grants me a $5.50 GC, although I’m afraid I might not get it in time for NSD.

I’m pretty excited for all the sales and fun challenges that will be going on during the weekend for National Scrapbooking Day! I really cannot wait! πŸ˜‰
Here’s some more flowers from our garden (I’m trying to find out what these flowers are called but haven’t had any luck so far.. if you happen to know, please leave me a comment! πŸ˜‰ ):


What Every Girl Needs – Folded and Hodge Podge #8 by Gina Marie Huff

Template by Melanie3boys

Then I scrapped a picture from this weekend. It’s not our best picture unfortunately, but you do get those too, and I wanted to scrap it anyway. I’m quite pleased with how the page turned out in the end, considering I really didn’t like the picture..


Inspired by Christy Templates, Sunshine In My Soul and Bunches of Flowers by Britt-ish Designs

I still have some challenges to do at TheDigiChick but I don’t think I’ll scrap much this week because I’ll be pretty busy with my life.. Also, I expect next weekend (and the whole month of May) to be filled with challenges and scrapping opportunities, so I figure it’s best to get some rest and save a few good pictures for then (and oh do I have some good ones!! πŸ˜‰ ).

Weekly Tradition

I finished a page between last night and this morning πŸ™‚ about a weekly tradition at our house.


Cinco de Mayo by Emily CardΒ 

Font: Note this
This has been a great weekend: after almost a year of waiting, we found and almost bought a grill and patio furniture!!!!!! πŸ˜€ Last year we couldn’t afford it, but we’ll enjoy it this year and the years to come! πŸ™‚ We didn’t actually but these things yet but we will this week! πŸ˜‰

Told Ya!

I scrapped a page with some lovely Weeds&Wildflowers goodies. I started the page this morning and finished it tonight. πŸ˜‰
Papers from What Every Girl Needs – Folded, alpha from Stitching ABC’s Burlap and bows from Welcoming Spring by Gina Marie Huff
Handpainted leaves from Summer Tweets by Pat Christensen
Font: Note this

I told you I took some great pictures this week! πŸ˜€

I love how this page turned out! Love the colors, the blending, the bows, the shadows.. Ah, that feels good! πŸ˜‰

Picture Week

I did 2 pages today so I’m here to share. BTW, I’ve developed a very bad habit as of late: I scrap in the morning before going to work… This is really serious: it proves how addicted I am! πŸ™‚ It started because I go in late on Tuesdays and Thursdays since I have class at 9:40 A.M., but I have a feeling this sneaky habit will not go away after next week, even though the semester is at a close! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, here’s the first LO, one for my favorite challenge at ScrapMatters, My Story Matters. This one was about childhood friends.
This girl was my best friend from kindergarten up to 6th grade, and my parents never took a picture of just the two of us, how sad is that??!
Then I scrapped another page with a picture I took today.
This week I took many gorgeous pictures. I started preparing my 2-pager for Project 365 and I’m in love with this week already! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to finish it, but there’s 3 more days of taking pictures before I can do that. πŸ˜‰
SM points update: -3! πŸ˜‰

Making Fun of Myself

I only scrapped one page today (because I’m busy scrapping pages for the Motivational Album challenge running at TheDigiChick) but it’s a fun one. πŸ™‚


DigiScrap Addicts Grand Opening Free”bee” kit

Ransom Mini Alpha by Bren Boone Designs

Fonts: Almagro, Sketchbook, My Own Topher

I did this for the Digidares and for one of the DigiScrapAddicts Scrap Off challenges. There’s a ton of contests going over at DigiScrapAddicts (best LO, best shadows, best 2-pager, cutest couple LOs etc!) and each contest has a $20 prize to a different designer’s shop.. I entered a bunch of LOs and it was really hard to pick one for each contest because you could only enter the same LO in one contest. This one is the only LO I did appositely to enter it in the contest. I love how it turned out. πŸ™‚

7 Points to Go

I’ve scrapped 3 pages today and I’m only 7 points away from my GC! πŸ˜‰


Just Breathe by Kelley Mickus Designs

Challenge Shapes by Chelle’s Creations
Wordart strip from Good Fortunes by Britt-ish Designs

I did 3 matching pages with pictures from Friday.


Just Breathe by Kelley Mickus Designs

Wordart strip from Good Fortunes by Britt-ish Designs

And there’s more pictures, so I’ll do a couple more LOs.


Just Breathe by Kelley Mickus Designs

Wordart strip from Good Fortunes by Britt-ish Designs

The last LO was done for a Roadmap to Scrap challenge, here are the instructions:
  1. The main objective of this page is to use blocking. Either make your own, or use a template, but I would like to see AT LEAST 4 β€˜squarish’ blocks on your page.
  2. Use 4 or more papers, no less!
  3. Use as many pictures as you like. You may clip photos to your blocks instead of papers.
  4. Use a frame somewhere on your layout.
  5. Put something subtle behind your blocking. Either a stamp or a faded wordart, or a blended element.
  6. Use an alpha, but only for one single letter. This could mean the first letter of someone’s name. Or it could be the first letter of your title, and the rest you use a font. (example: the title β€˜Princess’ would use an alpha for the letter β€˜P’ and β€˜rincess’ would be typed up with a font)
  7. Use some sort of adhesive (stitch, staple, tape, etc.) to hold up some of your blocking.
This is really a beautiful kit!

The Weekend Is Over Already..

It’s amazing how the weekend always flies by really fast..

Here’s a LO with some pictures I took this week of the flowers in our garden.

Template by Sugarplum Paperie

Springtime in the Afternoon (some recoloring) collab by TheDigiChick
Font: Note this

The weekend is over, and I’m at -13 points from my GC at ScrapMatters. πŸ™‚

Preparing the Nest

This week I took some very pretty pictures of birds preparing a nest in the birdhouses in our garden, so I scrapped 2 matching LOs.


Happy to Be by ScrapMuss Designs

Fonts: Note this, Sketchbook, My Own Topher


Happy to Be (some recoloring) by ScrapMuss Designs

Fonts: Sketchbook

This second LO I did for a Roadmap to Scrap challenge at SM; these were the instructions:

  1. Choose an even number of photos, and plan to repeat one of those photos at least once to get your even number.
  2. Choose an even number of papers, and one of them must be white.
  3. Blend something onto your layout, an element, a photo. Anything.
  4. Repeat an element (the exact same one) at least 3 times.
  5. Use a word art.
  6. Use at least one ribbon or a piece of string (or both).
  7. Now, take your entire layout and mat it onto another piece of paper.
  8. Add whatever other embellishments you want, add a date, and also some journaling if you’d like.
I was RAKed by Maria with this pretty kit and I really love the pages I used it for!! πŸ™‚


Spring isn’t here just quite yet, even though we’ve had our share of warm days and the flowers have started blooming; we still get occasional days with lows below freezing point.. But spring is near for sure!

Yesterday I finished a LO with the pictures of the first signs of spring in our garden I took 3 weeks ago.


Template and elements (some recoloring) from Loverly by Sahlin Studio

Striped paper from Hodge Podge #8 by Gina Marie Huff

Other papers (some recoloring) from Paper Pack V.03 by Valorie Brown

Fonts: karabinE and Note this

Some exciting events are being planned at ScrapMatters for May: May 1 is National Scrapbooking Day and they’re having a sale, and also a big competition to elect the Queen of Scrap. I would really love to reach 60 points so I can get a nice GC to use during the sale, but this means I have to get 18 points by April 30.. a bit tight for sure!! πŸ˜‰ We’ll see what I can do. πŸ™‚