Friday, February 20, 2015

So Much Baby Love

I cannot resist a cute little baby. Ever. I will tell strangers how cute their babies are. I have no desire to have another of my own, but boy do I love snuggling others'. That I know, of course. I don't snuggle random babies. That would be weird. Anyway, here is the sweet little layout I made.


This is my cousin's little one who is actually a year already but he is just SO cute! I had to scrap him. And, I have been in love with this Ducks in a Row collection from October Afternoon for years, so being able to use it was such a treat!


I found the sketch over on the Paper Issues blog and knew it would go perfectly with these papers. I had to change it a little bit to fit my upper and lower borders (hence the hidden journaling) but tried to stay as true to the sketch as I could. 


A few hearts and a few sequins along with perfectly phrased stickers and it was done! Thanks for taking a look today! 

Scrap Happy~
Melissa



Monday, February 16, 2015

Under the Umbrellas

I had fun playing along with the sketch over at Scrapbook Steals today! I am still using the Nautical collection from Fancy Pants. This is the third layout I've made, plus one card that used this collection. I just love it!


These were some photos taken while joining my hubby on vacation in San Diego. I am finding it quite a pleasure to scrapbook these photos lately.


I am guessing that the reason for that is due to the fact that the temps are sub-zero around here lately. Good memories of warmer days always help to pass the cold weather! I tucked my journaling into the little blue polka-dot baggie for this layout.


Balboa Park in San Diego was quite an incredible place! We had a wonderful meal at The Prado restaurant. All of the umbrellas while dining outside were so pretty. When I found this little 3x4 card in the kit, I knew I had to use it for this layout!

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

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Guest Sketcher: Take 2!

Hello! I am so happy to be the Guest Designer over at Scrapbook Steals again today! Please stop by their blog and see the sketch I designed as well as more details about this layout!


Hope that you get the chance to create something this week! Who knows, maybe you'll be next week's winner! :)

Scrap Happy,
Melissa

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