Scrapbooking SOS - is all about why I scrapbook. I scrap for me, my sanity and
for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Art with Heart Challenge & Card Lifters, Week #8

I found the "Go Green" challenge for March over on Art with Heart.

Here is what I came up with.

So, the first thing I thought of was a frog for green. I checked out the cards I needed to work on for Card Lifters. After seeing this one below; which as for week 8. This card was found at http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/. My son popped into my head. And it is totally something I wouldn't be surprised to find in his pockets!!!!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Fiskafriends - The Power of Community Blog Hop - March 27th to 29th

Welcome to the 1st Fiskafriends Blog Hop

FISKAFRIENDS - THE POWER OF COMMUNITY BLOG HOP

Who We Are: Over 140 numbered Fiskateers wanted to maintain the community they cherished, and so the Fiskafriends Facebook group was created.  For privacy reasons, the group FB status is secret, however any numbered Fiskateer is welcome to join the group. 


March 27th-29th, we are celebrating our First Anniversary with a Fiskafriend Blog Hop.  You do not have to be a Fiskafriend to visit and comment on our bloggers' posts. This hop is open to everyone! International visitors included! The theme of the hop is Anything Goes, so be prepared to find a variety of creative projects and ideas. 


So, on to my post for the 1st Fiskafriends Blog Hop
I am sure we have a great line up for you! You have probably came through a few blogs already. Last would have been Fiskateer #6857 Teresa's blog "Purple Bunny Paper Crafts"
If you miss any links you can always go back to Fiskafriends blog for the links. I have come to know many of these bloggers and love seeing their creations.

I have a (PHD) page for you! 
What is a PHD? Somewhere in my scrapbooking adventure I found this term...Which stands for Page(s) Half Done (PHD)...I loved it because I usually have a few of these! Usually after a crop or retreat, I end up forgetting something or just need to find the date for the event. I ended up making a D-ring Binder just for my PHDs!

My PHD page has been started a few years ago, actually in the United States! It made it's way to Canada and finally became a finished page!

I started the page in the United States with only my pictures matted and attached to the layout, but it was just needed a boost that missing something!

So, after packing up, moving and finally unpacking my PHD Binder. I got to play again! This time with a new Scrappy Friend in Canada, who just happened to have been working on a page using the Create A Critter Cartridge! I cut out the horse and title words "Howdy" from that cartridge and my page began to take shape.
 I still wanted a little more to play off my daughter's cowboy hat. The one she was wearing and the one she placed on our boy, Skipper during his afternoon nap. Using the star and cowboy hat images from A Child's Year I cut them out in coordinating paper. Adding a bit of fiber to the cowboy, gave me the great title. Wrapping a bit of fibers through the star and attaching to the top of a journaling tag, I  finally got my page done!

Hope you enjoyed my page!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the sponsored giveaways!
Follow the sponsor giveaway entry directions at FISKAFRIENDS.  One name will be chosen from each blog and entered into the drawing for sponsor's prizes. So, the more blogs you comment on the more your chances to be entered!!!!

Please go to FISKAFRIENDS for the complete list of blogs!
Fiskateer #11488 Nancy's blog "My Crafts" is up next!

I will be drawing a small RAK from my own blog comments at the end of the blog hop.
(For US/Canada Addresses Only)

Also, would love it if you would follow my blog!

HAPPY HOPPING!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coming soon! Fiskafriends Blog Hop

FISKAFRIENDS - THE POWER OF COMMUNITY BLOG HOP

History: In 2006, Fiskars created Fiskateers.com - which consisted of a blog, forums and gallery.  As people joined the community, they were consecutively assigned identifying numbers, added to their online user names. A vibrant, close-knit creative community evolved from this event.  Membership was required to view the gallery and forums and participate in the Fiskateer events. In December of 2013, Fiskars closed the forums and gallery.


Who We Are: Over 140 numbered Fiskateers wanted to maintain the community they cherished, and so the Fiskafriends Facebook group was created.  For privacy reasons, the group FB status is secret, however any numbered Fiskateer is welcome to join the group. 


March 27th-29th, we are celebrating our First Anniversary with a Fiskafriend Blog Hop.  You do not have to be a Fiskafriend to visit and comment on our bloggers' posts. This hop is open to everyone! International visitors included! The theme of the hop is Anything Goes, so be prepared to find a variety of creative projects and ideas. 


Giveaway prizes?  Of course! Everyone loves a giveaway! We will have an end of the hop giveaway with fabulous prizes. In addition to the end of the hop giveaway, some of our bloggers are offering giveaway prizes of their own on their posts. 


March 23rd–26th, We will post previews of the prizes offered by our wonderful sponsors.  Please check back often. You will be delighted!

The blog hop blogger list and giveaway details will be revealed on March 27, 2015 by 6PM PDT on the Fiskafriends blog.

Monday, March 9, 2015

2nd Layout from February's XOXO Scrapbooking Lift!

Little Nan is what my husband called her once he saw her dressed in the knitted sweater and cap! "Little Nan" was the nickname for his Grandmother. I when to get photos done for my daughter in her Halloween costume and the photographer asked if she could get some shots with her in the sweater & cap.

Using Webster's Pages I fussy cut some of the flowers to frame the photos.


Added some embellishments and edge distress the papers.


Here is the full layout.

Here is Kimmy's layout:

Hope you can play along with us! XOXO Scrapbooking

Monday, March 2, 2015

1st Layout Completed for February's XOXO DT Challenge!

This month I got to use our lift twice!

Here is the 1st one I did using a Halloween Pic of my kids. I started off using the sketch of Kimmy's layout, but then it turned into something of my own creation!
A button cluster in the top corner using a spider I had cutout previously but didn't use on another layout! 

I had used these two cool Halloween themed punches at a scrapbooking retreat. So, I made an extra strip just in case! Got the chance to put it to use!

A pre-printed journal box, jack-o-lantern and a cat I had cut out, but never used, until now! 

As you can see it turned out as it's own creation...I started out using the sketch elements from Kimmy's layout! Then it became it's own!

Here's Kimmy's layout we had to go on!

Hope you got the chance to play along with us over at XOXO Scrapbooking!