Thursday, May 16, 2013

More Challenges! I just can't get enough!

So you'd think that all I do is sit around and scrapbook these days. I promise that's not entirely true. My front yard is looking fab with all of the flowers that I've planted, and I even spent 2 hours last night chatting with my Tessie-Poo while pulling out dumb Fescue grass from my lawn.  I WILL BEAT YOU YET FESCUE!  And while I'm at it I'd like to beat Adam and Eve a little for ever taking the plunge to leave the garden resulting in God cursing them (us) with weeds.

Then again, if they didn't have weeds, neither would I.

And then I wouldn't have had a lovely 2 hour chat with my daughter who talks SO MUCH that I have a hard time actually listening to her.  Somehow multi-tasking with weeding is a good fit.  Guess it's a good thing I've got those obnixious buggers polluting my pretty green lawn.

Anyhow, I totally got my scrappy on yesterday and completed two sketch challenges.

I've become quite fond of the challenges over on the Lilybee Designs blog. I really love their product. I really need to get more of it, since if I keep up with their challenges either A - my pages will all have the same paper collection(s) on them and my posterity will think I had a crazy addiction to the glorious patterns and colors (which I guess I do), or B - I'll simply run out and wont be able to play along anymore!  Hurry ScrapbookSteals! Have another Lilybee feature!

This particular challenge, was a sketch for a team up on the Lilybee blog with a Kit company called Scrapbook Circle I kind of live under a rock, so truth is I hadn't heard of them before. So yeah, Lilybee, you did your job—you got the word out to at least one scrapper.

So here is the sketch:

I decided to take a break from crying over my layouts and did a page about one of the activities from our Easter Staycation. 

Of course, I had to add a little extra journaling, and loved how the cute Lilybee notecards worked to fill those embellishment spots *and* host my title and journaling. 

After the two hours of pulling weeds I really wanted to scrap some more so I fought off sleep and tackled the Sketch Challenge #3 from The Paper Bakery Kit Club.

This sketch was super easy to pull off in about 30 min. Even after pulling weeds and fighting to stay awake!

I scrapped another page from our Staycation—about my crazy little dude that HATES SHOES. It was too funny that we made it all of the way to the hotel before realizing he was barefoot. Yeah. He got new shoes. I guess that's one way to go about getting them. Maybe I'll give it a go!

I even busted out some of my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates to create some fun whimsical borders for the paper blocks on this page. I mean that little Chuzzard is kind of fun and whimsical himself. 

As much as I should probably take a break from scrapping I don't want to. Next up is creating my Erin Colby challenge in the Mojo Mama's Creative Corner challenge group. 


Lisa Andrews said...

Both of these are great pages! Love the yellow, white and aqua combo on the Lily Bee/Scrapbook Circle sketch!

Cristine said...

I have to say I am LOVING seeing you scrap for fun! I don't think I've seen you scrap this much as long as I've known you. :) Both of these layouts are fab!

Ashley Horton said...

Both awesome pages and you did a really fab job with your take on The Paper Bakery sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

Tegan said...

Such a fun layout! Thanks for playing along and hope to see you again at The Paper Bakery! :)

sandi said...

This is so cute! Love the pic with all the bits and pieces. Such a neat take on the sketch. Tks. for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!