Sunday, August 30, 2015

Memory Nest Sketch - Make it Monday No. 43

Today I am sharing a layout I created using The Memory Nest's Make it Monday No. 43 Sketch.  Lately I am a sketch scrapping' fool and I am loving it! My layouts are coming together easily and I am shopping my stash - that is the important part  using up product!

During the Month of August I scraped a lot for Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer Sketches and I had hope to complete all of them but I ended up missing three  … still pretty proud of all of the layouts I created!  During that time I learned about some things I wasn't liking about my new scrap set up so I spent some time working on that this weekend, hopefully I made some improvements.  



And here is my layout, I had printed these photos for another sketch back in February and then the flood happened and these photos were packed, so glad they fit with this sketch!

When we were at Warner Brothers Studios last October we sat at the Harry Potter sorting hat, both Rick and Seth received Gryffindor and I received Slytherin … this was so funny to us since they tease me that I am mean and evil and even the hat knew! :)


ETA: eeekk when I was filing this layout away I realized that it was Warner Brothers Studio, not Universal Studios like I originally had so my layout has been edited from Universal Studios - Hollywood, CA to Warner Brothers Studio - Burbank, CA even though it may not reflect that here! :)



 Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Friday, August 14, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges #Flashback Friday – SS 2012 Sketch 14

TGIF! Whew made it through the first week of high school for my son!  I can't believe he is already in high school but I am thankful that him and his pals are a couple of goofballs and aren't too cool to humor me! :)

Here is the original sketch:


Here is the updated sketch:



And here is my layout of a couple of goofball teens :)


Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend! 
~Carolyn

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer ’15 Sketch 07

I am back with another Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer ’15 Sketch - this time it's #7!  I said I was attempting to do all of the sketches this month and I am still on track!



I just love my layout!  It's so bright and fun and the photos are adorable!! My son took our pup for a walk and they stopped at the park and the crazy pup went down the slide! :)




Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another great sketch!
~Carolyn







Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer ’15 Sketch 06

I sure hope you are playing along with Scrapbook Challenge's Sizzlin' Summer Sketches!  They are sure inspiring me to scrap this month!

Today I am sharing Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer ’15 Sketch 06


Here is my layout, These pictures crack me up every time I see them! :):


Thanks for stoppin' by my blog today!

~Carolyn

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer ’15 Sketch 05

Today I am sharing a layout using Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer ’15 Sketch 05!  Head on over to the Scrapbook Challenge's Blog to see all of the other great layouts and to upload your take on the sketches for your chance to win!

Here is today's sketch:


Here is my layout:


One goofy pup and some fun outdoor papers and embellishments made this a quick and fun layout!

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow!
~Carolyn


Monday, August 10, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #451

Today I am sharing Sketch #451 from Scrapbook Challenges!  I am just a scrappin' fool these days and it feels so good to be so crafty!:)


Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout - I love that I pulled together lots of scraps and older items from my stash with a photo of my son just last month!



Hope you play along with the sketches for your chance to win this month's drawing

Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn




Friday, August 07, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges #Flashback Friday – SS 2011 Sketch 15

Happy Friday!  Today I have another Scrapbook Challenges Sketch to share with you!  It's Scrapbook Challenges #Flashback Friday – SS 2011 Sketch 15 - so fun!

Here is the original sketch:


Here is the updated sketch:


And here is my layout:



Don’t forget, all SS ’15 Sketches are eligible for the Monthly Prize drawing.  All completed layouts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST August 30, 2015.

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Carolyn

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer ’15 Sketch #03

Today I have a layout to share featuring Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer ’15 Sketch #03.

You can find the entry button and all current challenges listed on the Scrapbook Challenges Blog.



My layout features a photo of my favorite shake!  It's only available during the holidays at Chick-fil-a and I make sure to treat myself to one or two while it's available! :)



Thanks for stopping by today! :)
~Carolyn

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer ’15 Sketch 02

I am back with Sketch #2 for Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer!  I am loving these sketches and it feels so good to be creating again!

Here is today's sketch:


Here is my layout ... yes IN-N-OUT Burger! My journaling says when we were in CA for Seth's baseball tournament, the boys ONLY wanted to eat at  IN-N-OUT Burger so I think we ate there every.single.day. of our trip!


Thanks for stoppin' by and be sure to stop back by tomorrow for another sketch and layout! :)
~Carolyn

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