Hello my crafty, scrappy pals!
Today marks the first full day of summer break! The kids had half days yesterday and today we had to go back out and pick up report cards. As expected my 13 yr old has to repeat 7th grade. This kid failed health/pe!!! That takes real initiative.....lol. I told him today that next year things are going to be different. We can't change this past year but we can learn from it. Hopefully!!! He was really surprised that I didn't yell, or scream of ground him for another few weeks. I'm tired......seriously. This kid has exhausted me this year and I'm hoping the summer break will do us both good.
I have the kids sitting right now and writing out summer wish/bucket lists of things they want to do or places they want to go this summer. Money, unfortunately is an issue for us this summer so Disney Land likely won't make the cut.....lol. But we are blessed to live in East Tennessee and there are tons of outdoor things to do! I've also been researching and found that if you have a Regal Cinema in your area, over the summer they will be having dollar day twice a week and be showing G and PG rated movies. Super cheap day out with the kids! Also many bowling alleys are offering free games per day over the summer.......it beats letting them sit in the house and yell at each other all day....lol. So all of our bucket list items will go into a vase I'm decorating (pix will follow soon!!) and we will draw something from it a couple times a week. So far we have things like try new recipes (they will choose their own recipe from pinterest) make a garden, go fishing, picnic, farmers market, flea market........wish me luck....lol.
I have several scrappy layouts to share with you today. So I have been creating, just haven't had time to blog them....lol.
First up is this page for PageMaps Anniversary celebration. I decided to flip this sketch on it's side and use it like this......and the twist is to use it as a boy themed layout....um, easy for me cuz I have five boys....lol.
I adore this photo of Jesse from a couple of summer's ago. Just look at that face!!!
I used this awesome digi kit from Secret Stash called Authenticity. I love the elements and colors and its pretty much perfect for scrapping boys or girls!
Next I have this one I created using the Colorful Creations Sketchathon sketch...its still going on and will thru out the month of May!
They choose this sketch, which incidentally is another bunch of PageMaps Awesomeness!!
And my take, staying really true to sketch.......this is Jesse and Brandon from last summer at a local fountain.
For this one I used this fun kit from Shabby Pickle.......loveeeeee this!!!!
I'm entering this one into a couple of additional challenges.
Allsorts Challenge Blog True Blue, use blue as the dominant color on your project.
Inspired By this photo inspiration...I chose the color palette.
Next I have a couple of paper pages.........I do still play with paper :)
This first one was basically a stash busting project. I had a bunch of Prima sample papers that came in a prize package I had won some time ago...they were all 6 x 6 and had a grommet thru them. I finally decided to take them apart and save a couple for cards and use the rest for layouts or the altered art thing that is so hot right now. I tried to get a lil funky and I painted the cardstock and had Jesse ink all of these scraps for me.....lol. He did awesome too btw!!! And now he is inking everything in sight...I created a monster! I also added some AC Thickers and Prima bling and flowers and Zva Pearls.
Different for me but I love how it turned out! The photo is of my Cousin Tonya and her Hubby Rob. I need newer pix because he has lost 47 lbs!!!! I thought the black and white photo was perfect for the colorful backdrop! And I was not in love with those flowers but they look perfect here!! The pearls are along the ribbon and the top corner of the photo.
This one is for the following challenges
LMLC: Alphabet Challenge, highlight a letter of the alphabet....I used the D because that is my cousins last name :)
Red Carpet Studio: Girl with the pearl earring, use pearls on your project.
Creative Belli Flowers
And FINALLY.......this sketch from ScrapVille
I combined it with the Challenge at Child's Play which is "trouble" Something as the mom of five boys I know a lil something about....lol. I scrapped Brandon and jesse again using American Crafts Ready Set Go collection and got to use up some of my sticker stash I still have from that collection.
I was kinda unsure at first about this one but I really like how it turned out. And I'm having a blast playing with paint!!
Thats it for today! Arent you glad? lol. It's getting ready to rain and I need to get a walk in before the down pour hits. Y'all have a great day!!