All week I have tried really hard to find my scrappy place......which is a lot like my happy place....except messier....lol. I have just been in a kinda funk I guess. Lot's of family stuff......money stuff.....ex stuff......I'm ready for some quiet stuff!!!! Mayyyyyybe tomorrow while they are all at school!!! I can hope right???
I have a layout and a card to share with y'all today.......my layout is based on this awesome sketch by Julie Bonner. I thought it was a nice clean sketch and SURELY I could get a layout knocked out pretty quickly using this one for inspiration!!
Luckily my kids talked me out of it. And here is what i finally broke thru with!
This photo is from the one and only family reunion my family has ever had......my family is probably the poster family for dysfunctional families everywhere. None of us are that close, or get along....now that I think about it, it's really a wonder there was no bloodshed....lol. We actually have 3 generations in this photo.....My mother,one of her sisters and her brother (who we lost a few years ago to cancer) Sis's daughter (my cousin....who I reconnected with on facebook last year) and my kiddos.....I am the roly poly one in red......lol.
I finally got around to using Jenni Bowlin's haven for this one....I won it a while back and it has just been sitting there and mocking me. But I really like how it looks here! I added some stitching in red and cream, the big 3 is chipboard from Hobby Lobby that I painted to match the rest of the layout. I also used Pink Paislee, American Crafts (cardstock for matting) Lots of additional chipboard bit from Creative Imaginations, Thickers, and My Little Shoebox letters. And I THINK the little flower is Sassafras Lass .
I'm sharing with the following blog challenges:
Bird is the Word: Memory
Scrapfit workout #51 Salt and Pepper (black and white) and add a bit of colorScrapbookers Anonymous: Mini Stash challenge Chipboard.........AND if you make a card with the scraps share that as well.....soooooo i used this sketch from a new to me Challenge blog called Freshly Made Sketches
And I used my Jenni Bowlin scrsps to make this card that I absolutely fell in love with!
LOVELOVELOVE!!!! I'm also sharing this one with the good folks at My Time To Craft where the theme is " just between friends"
I think that's it.......lol!! I am working on some fall/Halloween projects that I hope to be able to share with y'all this week!! Thanks for visiting and as always your comments are what keeps me going and they are soooo appreciated!!