Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Smile Sunshine

So, right now I am in "if I scrapbook summer photos, I will feel warmer," mode. For the record, it isn't working. What is working is using some of my favorite collections to make layouts! I found this Paper Camellia sketch and loved the look of it. I decided to give it a go using Pink Paislee's Hey Kid collection.


I changed up some parts of it, but I loved the sections of three running vertically down the page. While I didn't have quite the right sized photos for the sketch, I used what I had and recorded a memory!


It was such a warm and sunny day when we attended Polka Days this past summer (in memory of my Grandpa and his love of polka music). We had so many members of our family join us. It was a fun day for all!


And, I couldn't create a "polka" layout without some polkadots now could I? I loved this cute little bow above the ticket! 

My daughter and I are PROS at selfies. Having a teenaged daughter gets you really good at things that you normally wouldn't expect to be good at...words to Taylor Swift songs for one. (I'm a fan, not gonna lie!) And, a cute little niece wearing sunglasses is just too good NOT to scrapbook as well! It was a great day! Glad to have the memory documented! 

Just for fun...What are some things that you've become good at that you never would have expected due to kids or circumstances?  

Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa


Friday, January 16, 2015

Mid-Week Mojo

It has been a while since I have participated in the Mid-Week Mojo over at Scrapbook Steals! I am happy that I had the time this week! I loved this collection from Bella Blvd. called "Sprinkles" and decided to use it this week.


The sketch by Brenda Smith was awesome and I loved her layout as well. I used her black and white paper idea when I was creating this layout. (Click >here< to see her awesome layout!)


I loved all of the bits and pieces that came with this collection, so it was fun to incorporate them into the layout as well.


This layout totally reflects how much fun I had in Salt Lake City this past September. I seriously laugh so much in those few days we all get together. Always a wonderful time! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hoping to have more for you soon!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Guest Designer

Hello my bloggy friends!

Hope that you have the chance to stop on over at the Scrapbook Steals blog today where I am a guest designer. I worked with the GORGEOUS Teresa Collins collection, Nine & Co. and created this layout.


Take a look at their blog and the sketch that I created and maybe play along! There is a prize involved too! :)

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Athletes Recorded

I've discovered that I don't do a very good job of documenting all of the different sports that my kids participate in. Although we have something each season, they are rarely commemorated. Since my older two had their school sport photos taken, I thought I'd splurge and have my youngest photographed for his soccer season as well.


I like the visual of the three wallet sizes side by side on the layout. I found a Page Maps sketch that I liked, and went with that for my three wallet sized photos.


I used an older Echo Park collection, A Boy's Life, for the layout. It had a lot of little stickers and extras that made for some great clustering. 


While there are some days that I feel a bit overwhelmed trying to get everyone where they need to be, I absolutely LOVE watching my kids play sports that they love. My daughter just started her basketball season as well so I am hoping to document that too. Love how easily this one came together! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy November...49 days until Christmas for those that need a countdown! I'm excited! :)

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Simply Happy

Way back when, Simple Stories came out with the "Daily Grind" collection. In my opinion, it is geared toward Project Life-ers (which I am not). However, the color palette and the name (hello coffee reference!) made me fall in love with the collection.

So, like any good scrapbooker on a budget, when I saw Scrapbook Steals had it as a steal, I picked it up. However, knowing I was heading to Utah for their Scrapbook Retreat, I chose to do local pick-up. It felt like an eternity before I actually got it in my hands and OH MY, I was not disappointed! I think that these are my colors. (In the same way that those scrapbook girls I went to the retreat with are my tribe...but I digress). The collection really spoke to me. So, I made this.


I am a big fan of grid layouts but have never really tried my hand at one. The cute little cut apart cards in the collection just begged for this kind of layout though!


This coffee was seriously so yummy and the prettiest coffee I've ever had as well. See? This collection was made for my photo! :)


Also, I am not always very good at using the corner preprinted paper that comes in a collection so I was happy that I was able to use this paper! The collection seriously comes with some adorable stickers and prints.

Ah, the fun of creating something at a retreat with people who "get" your need to create. It was pretty wonderful! This was my fourth year attending the Scrapbook Steals Retreat and it was just as incredible this year as years past. Perhaps even more so! Yummy food, gorgeous state, fun times and amazing friends...can't ask for more!

Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time...

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

**HEY! I just realized that this is my 200th post! Wow! That doesn't seem possible. Just for fun...tell me what you would like 200 of! For me right now, it'd be fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies! Yum!**





Thursday, August 28, 2014

Love This Girl

Anyone who knows my daughter knows that she is not a meek and mild child. She is fun, smart, adventurous, silly, spunky...and so many more adjectives! Since she doesn't have a smart phone, she often uses my iPhone or my iPad to take goofy selfies. Scrolling through them never fails to bring a smile to my face. I decided to print a few and scrapbook them for the sake of prosperity. :)


I used a collection that I loved since its introduction quite a while back, Hey Kid by Pink Paislee. It was perfect for some fun girlie looking prints (but has awesome boy prints too)!


The sketch that I used was this amazing one from the Pinkfresh Studio Blog. Quite the perfect way to use up some of those adorable embellishments!


And, of course, using sequins on the layout was practically a necessity! Loved this collection and I am anxious to try out some of the more "boy-like" papers as well! 

I have a question for you before you go that I'm hoping you'll take a moment to answer. I follow several blogs and I am always interested to see those that go outside of the "usual" blogging posts. I enjoy it...I always love a good recipe or a great new way to wear a cute cardigan, but I am wondering how you feel about that?

Would you like to see more than just scrapbook/crafty posts here or should I stick with paper and glue? 

I share recipes from time to time and in the past, I've done posts about "My Favorite Things" and such. I am just curious if you want to see anymore of that kind of thing? Let me know in the comments! I love to hear what you all have to say!

So glad you stopped by today! Thanks!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa




Friday, August 22, 2014

Getting Into the Groove

Hello! It has been quite a while since I've blogged. It seems that my creativity took a bit of a hiatus for a while. I am trying to get it flowing again by doing some sketch challenges as I am able. That always seems to get me back on the right track. Does that happen to you? What do you do to get it moving again?

I created this layout based on a sketch from the Stuck?! Sketches Blog. Although the sketch is shown using many small photos, I used just one photo but kept most of the other elements the same.


I have so many Disney photos still to scrap and I loved this collection so I thought that would be a great way to get my creativity moving along again!


My parents joined us at Disney a few years ago for their very first visit to the Magical place. We had so much fun with them and enjoyed showing them our favorite things. I took more photos than I care to admit so I still have many left to scrapbook!


I am also linking up this layout to the Paper Issues "Admit One" Challenge! Though, we did admit all seven of us on this trip! :) I am glad that you took the time to stop by today! Thanks!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa