Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Time to start sizzlin' with Scrapbook Challenges!

Time for the 4th annual Sizzlin Summer of Sketches at Scrapbook Challenges!
For those that are new to SBC’s Sizzlin’ Summer (or SS for short) it works like this…
Each Monday in August we post our regular sketch. Then from Tuesday – Friday we post a bonus sketch plus some extra inspiration from the Sketch Crew. So that means during the month of August we will be bringing you TWENTY sketches in total :)
Just a quick note before we begin….In addition to our regular sketches, any layout you complete with a Sizzlin' Summer sketch can also be linked up for an entry into our monthly prize drawing!
Here is the first sketch to kick it off:


Such a fun sketch but I tend to stress out about circle shaped photos LOL!  So here is mine with a little bit of a twist - love how it turned out & gosh look at that baby face of my boy who is (as I write this) attending his on-site registration for his Freshman year of high school!  Eeek!



I am personally challenging myself to work with all of the sizzlin' sketches this month - how amazing would that be for me to complete 20 layouts!  Come join the fun!

Thanks for stoppin' by my blog today! 
~Carolyn

Monday, August 03, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 450

Don't you love it when a layout just comes together easy and  you love the end result?! I love how this layout of my son's 13th birthday morning turned out, it was so easy with such a great sketch!  And all of the papers were in my scrap pile!





Thanks for stoppin' by!  Be sure to stop by often in August to see all of the August Sizzlin Summer Sketches with Scrapbook Challenges!

~Carolyn

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges - #FlashbackFriday

Thanks for joining me for another Flash Back Friday Sketch at Scrapbook Challenges.  Today's sketch is the 2012 DT Call Sketch.

Original Sketch:




Here is my layout of the pups, Otto & Bentley - they are like a couple of toddlers, they both always want the same toy no matter how many other toys there are or even if there is another identical toy ... at least they are learning to be patient and share. :)


Thanks for stopping by!
~Carolyn



Friday, July 24, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges FBF Sketch #226

YAY! It's Friday and I have a layout to share inspired by Scrapbook Challenges Flash Back Friday Sketch #226!



I had a lot of fun with my layout using bright colors since my son was wearing pink. :)  After our house had water damaged we toured some local model homes to get some decorating ideas and we came upon a "Seth" model - how fun!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Have a great weekend!

~Carolyn

Monday, July 20, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #448

Happy Monday!!  Today I have a layout to share inspired by Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #448.



I am still digging through my old photos and scrapping ones that I printed but never scraped for whatever reason, I am happy to get these photos into my albums!

Join in this month's Scrapbook Challenges for  your chance to win a prize.  In order to be eligible for our Monthly Prize drawing all completed layouts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST July 31, 2015. You can find the entry button in the sidebar and all current challenges listed on the Challenges Tab.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Monday, July 13, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #447

Today sketch #447 is up on the Scrapbook Challenges Blog - head on over and check out the wonderful layouts inspired by this sketch.  Also, share your creation for your chance to win!

Here is a layout using some older photos of my son and his pals playing a board game outside ... they used to do this all of the time! :)


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

~Carolyn


Friday, July 10, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #446

Hi! Head on over to the Scrapbook Challenge Blog to play along with all of the challenges!  The team sure is busy cranking out fabulous projects to inspire you!

Today, I am sharing my take on Sketch #446 - sure feels good to scrap again and these sketches are a fabulous starting point for any scrapper!


I used a photo a had already printed of my son with a football award from football camp in July 2012, such a proud memory! :)



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #432

Hi everyone!  I am back after a bit of a mishap at the house with some flooding issues - the good news is that we are almost back to normal with a completely updated house :)  

I recently realized that I did not post my layout for Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #432  this is one of the few layouts I did while our house was in disarray, I am very happy with it and glad I was finally able to scrap these photos!



Thanks for stopping by the blog today and be sure to stop by again soon because I will have more scrappy projects to share! :)

~Carolyn

Monday, February 23, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #429

I am back today with another fabulous sketch from Scrapbook Challenges!

Here is the sketch:


Here is my layout, I love how this one turned out but it was not the original photos that I had printed for this sketch - those photos are packed due to some water damage at my home and I had to make do with some I had pre-printed.



Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Challenges blog to check out the creations by the Design Team and to enter your creations for the monthly drawing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Monday, February 16, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #428

It's Monday {again} BUT that means that we have a NEW sketch at Scrapbook Challenges!

Check out this fantastic sketch that I turned into a four photo sketch, love how flexible sketches are:




And here is my layout - I went a bit loud & crazy & fun ... so ready to be back on the beach enjoying the sunshine & sounds of the waves ... and of course the pina coladas!



Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Challenges blog for lots of inspiration and to enter your creation for the monthly drawing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges - February Pattern Challenge

Today over at Scrapbook Challenges we are revealing our creations for February's Pattern Challenge!

Here is your inspiration:


Here is my layout - I dug deep into the stash to find the doodle patterns and as soon as I saw the orange flowers I immediately thought about the Friends Couch we sat on at Warner Brother's Studio last October! 



Be sure to stop by to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations and we would love to see your creation!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Monday, February 09, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #427

It's Monday and that means another fantastic sketch reveal at Scrapbook Challenges!  Head on over to the blog to see the rest of the design team's creations and to see how you can submit your take on the sketch to be entered into a monthly drawing!

Here is the sketch:

 Here is my layout:



Can't wait to see what you create using the sketch!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn



Sunday, February 08, 2015

Memory Nest Make It Monday #33

I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying getting back into scrapping regularly - I know I keep mentioning it but it was about a 2 year dry spell where I struggled with layouts, now they come easily and I am enjoying it!!

I also want to give a shout out to Leslie at the Memory Nest for leaving many kind comments here on my blog, thank you! :)

Today I played along with Memory Nest Make It Monday #33.

Here is the sketch:



Here is my layout:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Saturday, February 07, 2015

My Scraps and More Sketch #99

Tonight I played along with My Scraps and More's Sketch #99 - the photo I used gave me a chance to dig into my large stash of winter papers and embellishments! :)

Here is the sketch:


and here is my layout:

Journaling: 
Oswald loved to eat snow, so when we would get a good snowstorm he would get a bowl full of snow!
April 19, 2009



Thanks for stopping by my blog!
~Carolyn

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges SAY WHAT?? Journaling Challenge

On the Scrapbook Challenges blog today is a journaling challenge … I will admit not my strong suit since I am usually content with minimal details, but I am glad I scrapped this since I still laugh about it! :)





Journaling: During a game this season a teammate hit a kid while pitching; to help him clear his head you went to the mound and said "when you focus on the (catcher's) glove you hit the glove, when you focus on the batter's butt you hit his butt." Love that you can think on your feet and help your teammates relax! Photo May 4, 2014





Come play along by linking your challenge up on the Scrapbook Challenge Blog!  In order to be eligible for our Monthly Prize drawing all completed layouts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST February 28, 2015.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #426

Ahhh I am loving working with the sketches at Scrapbook Challenges!!  Sketch #426 is up on the Scrapbook Challenges blog today so head on over and check out all of the fantastic layouts by the design team!






Link up your take on the sketches and challenges on the Scrapbook Challenges blog for your chance to win the monthly prize!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges January Mood Board

Check out the January Mood Board Challenge on the Scrapbook Challenges Blog today!  I was inspired by the colors in the mood board - this was my first mood board inspired layout.  :)







Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations on the Scrapbook Challenges Blog today!

Thanks for stopping my blog!
~Carolyn

Monday, January 26, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #425

Happy Monday - I am back with another sketch reveal for Scrapbook Challenges!  Check out this fantastic sketch and my layout :)  Head on over to the blog to see projects created by the Sketch Crew and submit your layout for a chance to win the monthly prize drawing!




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #424

Today is the first reveal with the new team at Scrapbook Challenges, so thrilled to be a part of this team 'cause I love the sketches!! Head on over to the blog to check out all of the fabulous layouts based upon sketch #424.

You can link up your take on the sketch for your chance to win the monthly prize - find the details HERE.

Here is sketch #424



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Saturday, January 17, 2015

My Scraps and More January Sketches

Today I played along with My Scraps and More's January Sketches & I love my layouts!  I am really enjoying scrapbooking again and it sure helps that I have reorganized my supplies and albums recently!

First up - My Scraps and More Sketch #97






Next up - My Scraps and More #98





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

~Carolyn

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Creative Retreat January Kit!!

Check out the fabulous January Kit over at Creative Retreat and Hola stamp set that I just WON on Facebook!  Whooo whooo I cannot wait to play with it!





Can't wait to play with these fabulous goodies!

Come & join us in the Creative Retreat FaceBook Group! :)

Thanks for stoppin' by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Scrappy Saturday!

Whew after a long week back to work & school routines, it feels great to get scrappy again!

This photo of our pup Otto just cracks me up with his eyes closed!  I used scrapbook challenge's sketch #422.




Thanks for stopping by my blog today !
~Carolyn

Sunday, January 04, 2015

One more layout ...

before my long weekend is over and it's back to the regular work week!

It's another sketch layout from me, I found Scrapbook Challenges and immediately fell in love with this sketch AND as luck would have it they have extended their December Sketch challenge!!  YAY!

Most of this layout is using bits and pieces of my Scraptastic kits from 2014 … I subscribed for a while this past year but quit cause I didn't think I liked the kits - well I am thinking I LOVE the kits, it was my mojo that was missing!!  So, maybe as I make a dent into my stash, I will re-subscripe to a kit club.

Here is Scrapbook Challenge Sketch #423:



Here is my layout …. I don't know what I love more - my photos, the title or the bright fun colors!  Ah I just love the layout! :)




Thanks for stopping by!
~Carolyn