Monday, August 2, 2021

Life Inspired

 Its another challenge at USE YOUR STUFF 

The theme on this run is "Inspired by Life" I thought .. oh I have something for this for sure.

 Before everything went down the skids here, I had this great inspiration to visit all of the LOVE signs in Virginia with my granddaughter (now granddaughters)
 VA LoveWorks.
 I thought, there are sooooo many it will take years to get through it and would be a great book to have together. We hit a couple of spots and those pictures just sat in my phone forever. When you're really sick, you have nothing but time to think of 'to-do lists' - 'bucket lists' - 'wish I could or did lists'.

 So, this weekend, I went out to Michaels and I bought a scrapbook. Mind you, I haven't done a scrapbook in years. Many, many years.  I'm thinking, yea I got this … and was quick to realize … yea, no you don't.

 First things first was to pull the pics off the phone. Well, I did that only to realize I needed to have some in different sizes so back to the app and then back to the store. 
 Now that I had all the pics it was laying them all out. I'm thinking easy peasy --- a 12x12 space is huge compared to a A2 card and at the same time not big enough LOL. Then there was the 'hey, you need to trim your 12x12 just a wee bit' to fit in the sleeve easily. Yea I forgot that. Then there's the glue ... wholly cannoli you use glue like no tomorrow. Roll that tape runner down 12 inches and it starts squealing back at you LOL.
 So, I said to myself,  just jump in -- get the first pages down and we can bob and weave from there and grow with the flow.
 I tell ya, scrapbookers out there .. you have it going on !! High Five !!!!!  I'm about to learn from your skills please and thank you. 
Here are the first 2 pages with more to come as we travel the state in the maddddd search of fun and adventures.

For the top page, I used a solid background cs in brown from Park Lane and an overlay of printed paper from Recollections.   MFT Heart Shaker Trio die.  Martha Stewart three-dotted punch.  My Favorite Things Double the Love die.  Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray.  CS in kraft and pale blue.  

This page has an orange Recollections base with the pics framed in two shades of yellow.  Spellbinders foliage die and green cs.  MFT Heart Shaker Trio die and a Fiskars heart punch. Some distress carved pumpkin and spiced marmalade.  A  couple of stitched banners from my scrap box tossed in there with some scrap yellow paper cut as banner as well.

Now to hit the road and fill this book up.  

Happy Trails 

I would like to add these to the following challenges please:
Addicted to Stamps - Use dies and/or stencils
Just Us Girls - Anything but a card
Heart to Heart - a full circle - found in the tire and the "Os" 
Cards for Gals - Use dies and punches
Crafty Hazelnut - Use patterned paper

Outlawz - Use Dies and Punches. 


Macimbalo said...

Great page! Thanks so much for sharing at JUGS this week!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Fabulous layouts! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Addicted To Stamps and More!

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

What a great way to cherish those memories with the wee ones! They are awesome. So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

Lynda said...

What great pages - I haven't made scrapbooking pages myself, but I certainly appreciate all the thought process that goes into doing them - loved how you described your process.......Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Victoria Rowson said...

These are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
Victoria DT

Brandi said...

Fabulous layout, I love how you incorporated the circles! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

Brandi R.
DT member H2H

Cazro said...

beautiful LO on your pages, scrapbooking is so rewarding. Happy scrapping ahead for you. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT. x

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge - I hope to see you again soon. x

Cat Nowak said...

Wonderful layout and fun photos! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

Melissa Robinson said...

I love how you preserved these memories and the use of 'o' in your layouts!

Thank you for participating in our Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

cass said...

Both wonderful layouts. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.