Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Challenge YOUrself #4 Keep Calm

Here is my spin on the Challenge YOUrself #4 challenge: Keep Calm. It is my friends and family that help me keep calm and carry on in life, through all of the ups and downs. I also used this for a CSI Challenge (No.114).

Monday, February 24, 2014

Double Duty: Sketchabilities and CSI challenge!

This fun layout is for CSI challenge #111, and Sketchabilities #109. I love the colors and the sketch. My daughter inherited my love for icecream as you can tell in the photos! ;) 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Challenge #3: All You Need Is Love

This month's challenge was to create a LO about someone that you love, with you in the photo as well. This was the color palate, which I LOVE.


I decided to use the opportunity to make a page about my relationship with my wonderful boyfriend, since I don't get mushy that often. With Valentine's Day this week, I might as well! 

Materials: Heidi Swapp, Citrus Twist, Tim Holtz, and other misc..

Here's a close up of some of the details and dimension. I love this key... great score from the dollar bin at Michaels! :) 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

2014... Going to make a change

This year I have resolved to life my life with a more open heart. Events of 2013, especially the loss of a dear friend, have taught me to rethink my priorities and how I value the people in my life. I will strive to remember how short life is and how important each person in my life is. Life is so short and I need to take advantage of every moment I have. 
This layout was inspired by the new year and by my new outlook on life. I am posting it on the scrapbooking challenge blog "Challenge YOUrself," a blog that challenges you to create layouts with YOU in the photos! (Made for those of us who typically stand behind the camera rather than in front of it) 
On this layout most of the materials came from my Citrus Twist kits. I also used Heidi Swapp mist for the splashes, and modeling paste to add some extra texture to the page. Forgive the shadows.... I couldn't wait until daylight to take a better photo. :) 

Monday, January 27, 2014

What brought me here

My name is Heather and my wonderful friend Shawna of Scrap Your Mama Never Taught You, convinced me several months ago to give scrapbooking a try. I was skeptical because I already have a hobby (photography), and I didn't have the desire at the time to develop a new one! She helped me create a page (which I was only going to frame, and be done with scrapping!), and waited patiently for me to realize that I was hooked! Since then I've had a blast learning new techniques, and using all of the amazing products that are available these days. I subscribe to Citrus Twist Kits, and I participate every week in the Color Stories Inspiration challenge. I'm developing this blog so that I can participate in other challenges and contests that require a link to a blog. We will see where it goes from there! Happy Scrapping!