Friday, August 19, 2011

Twinery Giveaway!

     I *love* twine!  It is such a perfect finishing touch on so many of my layouts!  One of my favorite places to get twine is from The Twinery and they are having an amazing giveaway!  Please check it out...

Click on the picture to take you to their blog!

Would anyone like a craft room
full of our baker's twine???

(well...maybe not an entire craft room...but close...)

We're giving away TWO full sets of our Ultimate Twine Bundle - that's a full spool of each color, folks

And we're giving away not one, but TWO of them! 

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Scrap Happy~Melissa

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Birthday Fun

 One of my goals lately has been to start to use up some of the paper that I have before I make any more purchases.  While I am not committing to that 100%, I have drastically cut down on what I have been purchasing.  It is hard since scrapbook paper really does bring me joy, but I have *so* much and really need to use the wonderfulness that I have!  
     I love to work from a sketch and the August Stack-a-holic Template Challenge from DCWV was a fun one this month!  I pulled out my Dots, Stripes and Plaids stack and got to work on a layout from my daughters birthday party in July.  I thought that the papers were fun for the celebration feel that I was looking for.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my interpretation:

     My favorite part of the layout (although small) is the upper right hand corner.  I love the little "e"!  I used Glossy Accents on it to give it a little dimension and shine.  I have several more pictures of her special day so I hope to scrap those soon as well!  Thank you for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~Melissa

Friday, August 5, 2011

Back in the Groove

     I finally feel like I am back in the scrapbooking groove!  The last few weeks I have felt that I was struggling to find the time to scrapbook.  Although I don't scrap chronologically, I always felt that there was new product to try and new photos to scrap and just was feeling...behind.  However, when it comes down to it, I scrapbook to preserve, create and inspire.  That is what I want to remember.  With that in mind, here are two projects that I completed recently.
     The first project is a layout that I made for a fun little scrapbook group that I belong to.  The challenge was to create a layout using no patterned paper.
     This layout was inspired in several ways.  I've seen the monochromatic look on several layouts recently and wanted to give it a try.  I am sure that the layout itself is something I tucked away from somewhere.  Sometimes I think we are inspired by something and then it is recalled in the sub-conscience when creating.  The tag above the journaling is actually from a Converse item that we purchased and it really inspired the look of the layout.  Sometimes I think that creating an "older boy" layout is difficult so when this one came together as it did, I was quite pleased with the results!  
     My second layout uses a collection that I fell in love with...October Afternoon Rocket Age!  I was not sure which photos to use with it until I took these of my youngest.
The layout itself was inspired by a Pink Paislee layout that I saw recently. I love my little toothless boy (who just lost another tooth tonight!) and I couldn't wait to scrap his pics!  It was funny how this one came together since I literally had the title, the layout and the whole "look" of it, ready in my head for over a week!  Sometimes I just need to sit on an idea before it comes to be!  
     Thank you for taking a look at my layouts today!  I have another just about done so I hope to have that up soon too! 
Scrap Happy~Melissa