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

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