Tuesday, January 02, 2018

just a little bit crafty

To try to get back into scrapping I signed up to make birthday cards for the staff at my son's school for the month of November. It's pretty cool that they make handmade cards for each person on the staff at the high school.  There weren't that many during my month and I started out enjoying it but then became frustrated that it took me all day to make some cards - I used to whip out cards and layouts like it was nobody's business for design teams and challenges.  I realized that I was frustrated because I was in a new craft room that was hastily packed and unpacked and I didn't know where things were and things that belonged together were not together.  In addition, I felt bad because I don't send a lot of birthday cards to my family and friends yet here I was making them for strangers.  I did not commit to do another month this spring, however, I committed to sending cards to my family and close friends in 2018.


Here are the cards I made for the teachers with November birthdays, I tried to keep them simple and use up some old scraps:




Thanks for stopping by!
~Carolyn

Monday, January 01, 2018

Welcome back!

Welcome back & Happy 2018!!

Whew, it’s been a while since I have done anything crafty and even longer since I posted anything crafty! Now that we are settled in the new house and the holidays are over I am hoping to get back into paper crafting especially before work gets crazy again this spring.

Today I spent some time in my craft room to try to figure out where everything is and how I need it set up, I am sure I will change some things once I am working in there.

I am going be posting on Pinterest, Instagram and of course Facebook so if you are on any of these, let’s connect!

I plan on jumping back in with challenges, so if you know of any good challenges link me up 😊




Thanks for stopping by!
~Carolyn

Monday, May 02, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #481

Happy Monday!

Today at Scrapbook Challenges we are featuring Sketch #481.  Head on over to the blog to see layouts created by the rest of the design team and to upload your take on this sketch or any of our challenges for your chance to win in our monthly drawing.

Here is sketch #481




Here is my layout featuring snapshots from my son's first high school home run last month. :)



Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
~Carolyn

Monday, April 25, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #480


Today I have a layout to share featuring Scrapbook Challenge's Sketch #480.  I really liked this sketch and how it used multiple photos.


Here is the sketch:






Here is my layout, my niece was born in March and we met her on Easter.  As soon as I saw this sketch, I wanted to use it with these photos!



Head on over to the Scrapbook Challenges Blog to see layout by other Design Team members and remember you can play along for your chance to win in our monthly drawing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
~Carolyn

Friday, April 22, 2016

Liftapalooza 2016 - Stacia

Today on the Scrapbook Challenges Blog we are continuing our Liftapalooza of the new design team members. 


Today Stacia's layout is featured:



Here is my layout:


Come play along at the Scrapbook Challenges Blog by uploading your layouts for a chance to win in our monthly drawing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn




Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Liftapalooza 2016 - Natalie

Today on the Scrapbook Challenges Blog we are continuing our Liftapalooza of the new design team members.


Today Natalie's layout is featured:




Here is my layout inspired by Natalie's:



Come play along at the Scrapbook Challenges Blog by uploading your layouts for a chance to win in our monthly drawing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Monday, April 18, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #479

Today at the Scrapbook Challenges Blog we are featuring Sketch #479!




Here is my layout, I flipped the photo to be horizontal & I had some issues cutting the strips of paper behind the photo so I just went with the flow.  I feel like I have scrapped this photo already, but I did not find it in my albums lol.



Remember you can play along at the Scrapbook Challenges Blog for your chance to win in our monthly drawing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Friday, April 15, 2016

Liftapalooza - Lift Lyne

Today at Scrapbook Challenges we are lifting another creative team member - Lyne.






Here is the layout to lift:





Here is my layout - a photo of my son's school group on a trip to New York City last summer.



Be sure to upload your layouts to the Scrapbook Challenges Blog featuring any of the monthly challenges for your chance to win in our monthly drawing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
~Carolyn

Monday, April 11, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #478

Happy Monday!  Today at Scrapbook Challenges we are sharing sketch #478. Head on over to the Scrapbook Challenges blog to check out more layouts from the design team and upload yours for any of our April Challenges for your chance to win the monthly drawing.

Here is Sketch #478:




Here is my layout, we took a few selfies on our late night flight home from my son's baseball tournament in CA.



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Friday, April 08, 2016

Liftapalooza - Karen

This month we are featuring all of the new design team members!  Today we are lifting Karen's layout!  Check out the Scrapbook Challenges Blog to see the rest of the team's layouts inspired by Karen's layout below!




Here is Karen's layout:




Here is my layout -  We stopped in a custom boot store in Fort Worth, Texas and the sales man brought my son boots that were custom made for the Denver Broncos and they were my son's size too! :)



Come play along with our challenges this month by uploading your layouts to the Scrapbook Challenges Blog for your chance to win in our monthly drawing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
~Carolyn

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #477

Today, Sketch #477 is up on the Scrapbook Challenges blog!  Head on over to check out the fabulous layouts by the design team!   Come play along with us by uploading your layout for a chance to win in our monthly drawing!


 Here is the sketch:



Here is my layout:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  
~Carolyn

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #476

Today I have a layout to share that features Sketch #476 from Scrapbook Challenges.  Remember you can upload your take on any of the March challenges to the Scrapbook Challenges Blog for a chance to win.


Here is today's sketch:


Since I recently did a layout for the first day of each grade in elementary school, I figured why not do one for middle school too!  It will be a while before I can do one for high school since my son is a freshman, but I will have to remember to do one in a few years. :)



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Friday, March 25, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges FBF Sketch #237

Happy Friday!! At Scrapbook Challenges we have another fabulous Flash Back Friday Sketch!  I love multi-photo sketches but I especially love ones like these!  Check it out and be sure to play along by uploading your creations for a chance to win on the Scrapbook Challenges Blog.



Here is the original sketch:




Here is the sketch:




Here is my layout of my son trying on Halloween masks - I love that he played along and let me take pics! 




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Monday, March 21, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #475

Happy Monday!  Today is reveal day of sketch #475 on the Scrapbook Challenges Blog

Remember you can play along by uploading your layout to the Scrapbook Challenges Blog for your chance to win in the monthly drawing.


Here is today's sketch:




Here is my layout:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :)
~Carolyn

Friday, March 18, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Flash Back Friday Sketch #222


Whoo whoo! It's Friday!  It's been a rough week adjusting to the time change but I managed to do all of the challenges this week - YAY!  Today on the Scrapbook Challenge's Blog we have a Flash Back to sketch #222.  

Please play along with our sketches and challenges on the Scrapbook Challenge's Blog by uploading your creations for your chance to win in the monthly drawing!

Here is the original sketch:


Here is the updated sketch:




Here is my layout - I love love this layout!  It's my son's first day of school photos from Kindergarten through sixth grade at his elementary school - I love seeing him grow! :)




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges March Mood Board Challenge

Today is the reveal of Scrapbook Challenge's March Mood Board!  Look at how fun it is! :)

Remember to upload your creation to the Scrapbook Challenges Blog inspired by the March Mood Board for your chance to win in our monthly drawing.



Here is my layout - lol - some fun photos of us goofing around with a St. Patrick's day hat while Rick was napping in the car. :)



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn


























Monday, March 14, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #474


It's Monday and that means that there is a new sketch featured at the Scrapbook Challenges Blog!   Head on over to the blog to check out the fabulous layouts but the rest of the creative team and upload your take on the sketch (and any other SBC March challenge) for your chance to win in our monthly drawing!

Here is Sketch #474




Here is my layout:



Thanks for stopping by today! :)
~Carolyn

Friday, March 11, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Flash Back Friday Sketch #197


Happy Friday!!  Today at Scrapbook Challenges we have Flash Back Friday Sketch #197

Here is the original sketch:


Here is the updated sketch:



Here is my layout:




Be sure to swing by the Scrapbook Challenges blog to see the design team's layouts and to upload your layout based upon the sketch for your chance to win in the monthly drawing! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn





Monday, March 07, 2016

Scrapbook Challenge Sketch #473

Happy Monday!  Today we are sharing sketch #473 over at the Scrapbook Challenges blog!   Head on over there to see the rest of the team's layouts and to upload yours for a chance to win in our monthly drawing!

Here is the sketch:



Here is my layout:


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Friday, March 04, 2016

Scrapbook Challenge's March Pattern Challenge

Over at Scrapbook Challenges we are kicking off March with a pattern challenge - Chevron pattern!






Here is my layout:



Be sure to upload your layout featuring chevron patterned papers on the Scrapbook Challenges blog for your chance to win the March prize!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn





Friday, February 26, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges - SKETCH CREW CRUSH: CAROLYN

YAY!  That's me on the Scrapbook Challenge blog today!!

I love seeing what the rest of the crew created featuring embellishment clusters and I would love to see what you create too!  Remember you can play along by uploading your layout for a chance to win in our monthly drawing. :)




Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :)
~Carolyn



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges - SKETCH CREW CRUSH: ESTHER

Today's Scrapbook Challenge CRUSH is ESTHER!!


Here is my layout featuring DIE CUTS:



Head on over to the Scrapbook Challenges blog to check out all of our challenges this month and play along by uploading your layouts for a chance to win in our monthly drawing!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Carolyn


Monday, February 22, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #472

Sketch #472 is up at the Scrapbook Challenges blog today!  Head on over and check out the crew's creations and upload your layout based upon the sketch for your chance in our monthly prize drawing!

Here is Sketch #472:


Here is my layout featuring sketch #472:




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
~Carolyn


Friday, February 19, 2016

Scrapbook Challenges - SKETCH CREW CRUSH: LORI

Today's CRUSH at Scrapbook Challenges is Lori and since Lori makes fantastic cards, her challenge is to make a card!


It's been a while since I have made cards, but I fell right back into it and I was very happy with this card:

Upload your card to play along with Lori's challenge at Scrapbook Challenges for your chance to win  prize!  
Thanks for stopping by today!
~Carolyn