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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

So lucky to have you

My hubby and I celebrated our 19th anniversary yesterday! While the day was crazy busy, it was fun recalling all of the moments we'll remember forever 19 years earlier. I made him this card for the occasion.

I used the sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge. I love their sketches! When it comes to card making, clean and simple is my go-to look!


I loved this stamp from Elle's Studio and I thought that it was perfect for an anniversary card.


I am happy to say that he loved his card! I got some pretty little daisies (one of my favorite flowers) with tiny pink roses in a vase from him as well. It was a good day! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Traveling on a Journey

I love vacation photos. They don't even have to be mine. I just love to see different places and "explore" destinations even if I will never go there. Fortunately, I did have the chance to explore a little piece of the Caribbean last year!


My husband and I had the opportunity to go the the Turks & Caicos islands for a vacation with five other neighborhood couples. Once we figured out we could make it work, we were very excited. I had been there before but it would be my hubby's first time!


Having the chance to go with such great friends was just the icing on the cake. This Jet Set collection from We R Memory Keepers is absolute perfection to document this trip (which I am determined to do)! 


I love all of the pieces that can come together to capture exactly what I need it to say! Nothing fancy schmancy here, just a good time crafting, using a great collection and documenting those important moments! Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa


Friday, July 18, 2014

Birthday Hurray!

Although I don't scrapbook chronologically, I do try to get the kids' birthdays scrapped each year with one of the cakes we had for them. I love this We R Memory Keepers collection, Hip Hip Hooray because it is good for my sons and my daughter scrapbook pages and it has so many fun pieces.


I created this layout of my son's 15th birthday using a combination of the 6x6 sides and the 12x12 sides of the paper. I love the 3x4 cards to this collection as well. Since I am not a Project Life scrapper, I enjoy using them on my regular layouts.


A 4x6 card on the left (the numbers one) helps in layering the papers to achieve the look that I wanted. 


I still have so many pieces of this collection left to use so I have a feeling you will be seeing more of it in the future! Such a fun and celebratory collection! Thanks for looking!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happiness

I wanted to share a layout that I created using the new Pretty Little Studio collection "Marigold." The vellum bokeh paper was what first caught my eye in this collection. Then, I was the random winner of the pretty butterfly diecuts so I knew it had to be mine! :) I wanted to scrap this photo of my Grandma & I on Mother's Day of this past year and thought that the butterflies would be perfect!


Although it is difficult to see here, the word "happiness" in the title is shiny gold and also part of the collection.




The bright butterfly triangles around the photo worked well with the other more subdued, watercolored paper as well.


And, a few sequins peeking out from behind the triangles completed the embellishment on the page. 

Thank you for stopping by today and for the comments many of you have left recently! I love reading them and getting your feedback on some of the questions that I ask. Enjoy your day!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Memory Recorded

Dealing with grief is not exactly something that I really want to talk about on my blog. However, I do want to recall my thoughts and feelings in the years to come, about how I felt during this time after losing my Grandpa in January. I found a sketch from Creative Scrappers which was perfect for recording the memory of a dream I had of my Grandpa recently.


I like that it didn't require a photo. I could simply write what I wanted to say and not worry about if I had an appropriate photo to match.


The Elle's Studio Serendipity collection had the perfect words for what I wanted to relay on this layout with a lot of "remember this" and "memories" references.


A simple but very meaningful layout, all without even a photo. I am so glad that I made time to create this one! Thanks Kristine Davidson for another incredible sketch!