Sunday, July 24, 2011

Creative Scrappers Sketch #166

Our sketch this week at Creative Scrappers is by Kristine Davidson. We spent a week this month in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and I was so excited to use one of the many pictures I took from our very first family vacation for this sketch. I am sure many more layouts are to come from this trip. It had been 8 1/2 years since I had seen the ocean and beach, and over seven years since we had taken any real vacation, so this was needed. Since we don't travel a lot, we were a bit leery about taking the kids on such a long drive, but they were golden! We bought them portable DVD players with headphones, and I swear we barely heard a peep out of them for the entire 11 hour drive! They were so good, we might just make this an annual event. Lord knows that I don't want to wait another 8 1/2 years to dip my toes in the ocean!
Here is this my layout based on sketch #166:
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day, and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back at Creative Scrappers

I started out on the Creative Scrappers design team way back when the blog first started over three years ago. I was there for quite a while as a design team member, a design team coordinator, a sketch designer, and a layout kit designer. After so long, I felt it was time to move on to different things. Try my hand at new ventures. I joined the design team at Back Porch Memories. I started my own Etsy shop and began crocheting more. I continued to expand my garden and canning/food preserving. (I spent ALL day in the kitchen freezing corn today, by the way.)

But all of this time, I still had a passion for scrapping. I just didn't have as much TIME for it. So I found myself turning to Creative Scrappers for inspiration when I did have bits of time to do some paper crafting. Then I realized that Creative Scrappers was a part of me, and that it was one of my scrappy "homes" so to speak. So why not apply for the design team again? I was so happy when Kristine asked me to join once again. Thank you, Kristine, for believing in me and for giving me another go around at Creative Scrappers!

So here is my latest debut on the Creative Scrappers blog using sketch #164. I used Fancy Pants Lilac House paper and trim and Prima flowers. I love these pictures of my baby girl all dressed up for her very first dance recital! Here's the sketch and my layout.
It's good to be back!!