Monday, August 9, 2010

All caught up!

With this blog posting, I will have caught you all up with what I've created since the last time I blogged. As I mentioned, this past weekend was the Summer Crop over at A Cherry On Top. I participated in the games on Friday and Sunday (we had other plans for Saturday) and have been slowly working on the challenges which are due Tuesday. Because I had off today I was able to work on a few this morning before heading up to the hospital to be with my mom. I don't see myself getting any more done this week though. I have a bunch of stuff to get done with the house before we leave early Friday morning for a min-vacay to Busch Gardens, VA. So don't be alarmed if you don't hear from me again until middle of NEXT week! Good news is I will have lots of new photos to scrap!

The first project I am showing is an altered "S". Dontcha just love my "S"? HAHAH!! These letters are on clearance at Michaels (along with a ton of Prima and K& Co. stuff so if you haven't been there lately, check out your local M's! I think I paid 99c for the MDF letter. I used Girls Paperie paper and added some ball trim, flowers, glitter pearls, half pearls and flowers. It matches the colors in my scraproom for now. When we move I intend for it to be bubblegum pink and black! LMAO....we'll have to see....John says no but I say YES!

This next layout is a combination of challenges!! For ACOT you had to use a photo that was more than 5 years old. This is of Matthew's first day of Kindergarten! Can you believe I have never scrapped them yet!! I used Sassafrass Lass papers and chipboard letters from an upcoming steal at Crafty Steals. Make sure to check them out daily to see what the Steal of the Day is! And check them out on Facebook too!! Stephanie, the owner of Crafty Steals, is amazing and she has been such a pleasure to work with! I look forward to creating lots more during my term as Guest Designer for August! And finally, I used the weekly sketch Trisha at Sketch Inspirations posted. If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that there are a few sites that I consistently participate in. Sketch Inspirations is definitely on that list. Trisha always does a fantastic job inspiring me each week with her sketches!

And last, but certainly not least is this layout of Susie on her 12th birthday. I had printed the photo out back in June to use on a Sketchy Thursday sketch but ended up using a smaller print as this is a 5x7. So you may have seen the photo before but instead of going with the pink pulled from the photo, I went completely off of a choice of papers first. I used the sketch by PageMaps for Stacy's Stash Challenge at Sketches for You. I used SEI Happy Da

y papers, Doodlebug Flowers and white buttons and ball trim. This layout also qualifies for a challenge for the crop at ACOT. The challenge was to use a large number as a focal point. I used the "12", with no other journaling.

Phew, that's are now caught up on all of my creations!! I hope to get a little scrappy time in this week but I'm really not sure if I will or not. If not, I will see you all NEXT week after we return!!
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Oh, you are so amazing! I absolutely adore everything in this post! The colors in that last layout really catch my eye. Have a great mini-vacation, Susan! You deserve it!!


Hi there Susan!! sorry I haven't been by to visit in a while... this selling the house thing is keeping me pretty busy!! It looks like you have been pretty busy yourself!! i love all your LOs you have made... they are all so bright and cheery!! And your altered S totally rocks!! Enjoy your mini vacay!!
Barb :)


I'm agreeing with Barb and Brenda! Wowza, are so incredible! I love these layouts and your S is fabluous!!!! Enjoy your get away!!!!
Kim xXx


Look at all these GORGEOUS layouts and projects. Glad to see you are getting some time to yourself to scrapbook :) I'm sure you are looking forward to going on a holiday! I hope you mom is doing better.

Betty Anne

Just love your layouts Susan, great job. So glad to hear you are going on a mini vacation you deserve a few days away. Have a great time.


Love the school layout. I just signed up for Valerie Salmon's latest Got Sketch? class. It is for a complete school album. Can't wait. I may go back and see if I can find pics from my two older kids (26, 19), and make them each a school album.

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