Friday, September 10, 2010

Ready for a Challenge or two!

I have a couple new challenges for you today!

Both layouts posted today were created using the August Featured Kit from Life Preservers Scrapbook Kit Club.

It is time for another challenge at Dirty Scraps!

The Moment
The first year hubby and I met we were together Christmas Eve...we were talking and everything was so exciting, we ended up staying up all night until Christmas morning. Every year now we spend Christmas Eve together on the sofa or by the tree, chattering about the year and our lives until we both pass out.
The first time, it was one of those "Moments" you know those unexpected spontaneous moments that you will never forget and has changed a part of your life.
I challenge you today to look deep in your heart and find that forgotten moment, that moment you never talk about but you treasure in your heart, that moment that changed the way you saw yourself or you saw the person you were in it with.

No it does not have to be a romantic moment or a sweet moment it can be any moment you want. Good, bad, or even ugly!
Now go get DIRTY!

We have some awesome sponsors for this challenge!

COPICS and Some Odd Girl Stamps!!

As always, click on the photo for a better view! The squirrels were created from a digi stamp donated from Some Odd Girl Stamps.

My journaling reads: Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined how much one phone call would change my life. I called in search of a job. While talking with you, I discovered so much more. In your voice there was genuine sincerity…something special that helped me find the hope that I was grasping for, the confidence that had dwindled over the years, and the strength that had long ago been tucked away. You made me feel whole, important, and safe. I knew what I had to do, you drove away my fears, and gave me the power to stand on my own two feet. I called seeking a job, but in that one call I found so much more…I found life.

Now for the weekly challenge at Life Preservers Scrapbook Club. I was kindly given permission from Sketchabilities to challenge you with one of their awesome sketches! Thanks Ladies!!

Have a super scrappy weekend!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

September already?!

Hello!! August was a crazy month , bogged down by allergies to boot!
I am not ready for the summer to end, but I am definitely ready for the heat and humidity to go away! One of the advantages of summer coming to an end is Fall! I love fall! Gorgeous colors radiate everywhere. Perfect temperatures where you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful transformations taking place. Another of my fall favorites is football! My son has decided to play this year. In the past, he has chosen harvest over playing on the team…a true farm boy! Football photos to come, guaranteed!

Speaking of my son, today is his 17th birthday. Raising kids is one of the greatest gifts god has given us. So many beautiful moments, as well as challenging ones that make us all grow. As time passes, all those birthdays become bittersweet. I love to see him change and become a young man, but how I wish I could hug and snuggle the little guy he used to be.
Happy 17th Birthday Drew!!

I know several of you are planning some scrappy time this long weekend. How about checking out the challenge over at Dirty Scraps. Scrappy Jo’s has donated an awesome prize! The DT has some incredible examples to share…go take a peek! Dirty Scraps

And finally, I have finished my first project with my Life Preservers Scrapbook Kit Club August Kit. Yes, this a grainy old photo of myself! Aren’t I adorable? He he I love the Vintage feel of these October Afternoon patterns. I added a bit of black behind everything to really make those patterns pop. I added a dot of Stickles in the center of the X’s on the background paper, and added dimension by placing the little quote on my Helmar pop dots. Click on the photo to enlarge for a better view.

Of course I have to have my accessories, but I didn’t want to hide the pattern paper so I dug out some of my Heidi Swapp Ghost Shape Flowers. I double layered the flowers with a thin pop dot between the layers for dimension. I curled the edges of the flowers with my fingers, and added a thin line of stickles down the center of the petals of the top layer. Then, attached the assembled flower with my Helmar pop dots.

Ingredients: Life Preservers Scrapbook Kit Club August Alternate Kit; black cardstock; Heidi Swapp ghost shapes; Ranger Stickles; buttons; hemp; Jenny Bowlin pin; jewels

Have a fun and safe long weekend! Stop back next week when reveal a couple new challenges!