Michelle's Little Creations

Monday, April 11, 2016

Kill A Kit Monday

Good morning all! I hope you had a nice weekend. Today's Kill a Kit is using my March HIp Kit Club kits.  I used some of the cork stickers, flowers and polka dot paper from  the Saturday Afternoon collection by Basic Grey, the I also pulled ephemera pieces and heart paper from the Felicity collection by Pink Fresh. I really like this sketch, I will be doing this one again! 

This is also a good example of using your project life cards on your scrapbook pages, as you can see with the "totally delightful"card. Well, this is it, I hope you enjoyed the layout. Questions and comments are always welcome.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Weekend Warrior Challenge

Well, due to a very busy weekend, I was only able to pick my papers and lay the page out. I'm sure I could have "thrown it together", but I did not want to do that, I wanted it right.  I will complete it after work tomorrow and post. On a happy note, the basement is all sheet rocked cleaned up, and ready for the taper on Monday!
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Weekend Warrior Challenges

Here is my first challenge of the weekend, and I know just the picture I intend to use! You can find this awesome challenge, and some great sketches on their Facebook group, SG Srap Squad. I'm loving the theme of the layout and the sketch. My other challenges will be to get the next day's worth of posts up and scheduled , since I have to work 4 days next week instead of three. (I would complete posts and schedule on off days.)

It's Remember Me Day! This is the third installment of my effort to encourage all of us (myself included) to take the time to make sure that our personal stories are recorded. The latest topic is "trivia, or what you don't know about me." We're going to focus on "fun facts" about you, both historical and important, but also fun and trivial. To get a better idea of what you might include, check out my journaling:
• My journaling: "We all are an eclectic collection of quirks, secrets, and personal trivia. Some funny, some a little crazy...but still true. Here are mine.
-- In the Fifties, my grandfather made me a homemade hula hoop out of plumbing tubing at his hardware store.
-- I got a little carried away at my daughters' high school ballgames.
-- Totally despise mushrooms.
-- Got sent to the office in eighth grade for winking at a boy.
-- My first job was cutting and packing school pictures at Baldwin's Photography in Springfield.
-- I like folded-over potato chips best.
-- When I first went to college, I planned to be a music teacher.
-- I have a keychain collection.
-- Once drove in a powderpuff stock car race wearing a lime green polyester pantsuit.
-- I'm deathly afraid of grasshoppers.
-- I was the Summit Conference typing champion of 1968.
-- Never met a gravy I didn't like.
-- Loved Nancy Drew books when I was a kid.
-- I've seen two Presidents: Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
-- Cannot go out in public without black eyeliner.
-- I know all the words to "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle.
-- Despise having hair touch my forehead.
-- I can't drive 55."
The sketch I used is one of the free sketches from the March 2014 issue of Scrapbook Generation's CREATE magazine. You can download it (with complete measurements and placements) here:http://www.scrapbookgeneration.com/create-march-2014-downl…/
How I used/altered the sketch:
• Use the 4x4 photo spot for a photo of you. If it reinforces one of your trivia items, that would be great. I could have done that with several of the items, but opted to just use a favorite photo of myself instead.
• Because the emphasis of this layout is on the journaling, I turned two small photos into two journaling blocks instead. This is a good example of how you can add more journaling to a layout without compromising the design.
What you can do:
Share a layout on this topic (trivia, or what you don't know about me) here by May 5 for the chance to win shopping $$ at scrapbookgeneration.com.
The whole Remember Me project is something wonderful you can do for yourself! I'm hoping to see more of you participate...you'll be glad you did
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Project Life Friday

Good morning all, I hope you are well! Welcome back to PL Friday. Thhis week I am showing you week 10 of 2016. Im using the Project Life it from HKC, I believe February? Most of my weeks just include random things from our week. Atrip to Huck Finn looking at furniture and beds, basement progress, me sick for a week (as it turns out, with the flu!), a trip to Batrnes aand Noble (swoon!), and the girls at their favorite spot, K1 Speedway! So, here we go, the spread as a whole. I alson include the girls STAT sheets from K1, but I didnt show that.

This is a close up of the left side of the sparead. Which for me is typiclaly Mon-Wed. I'm sure my girls will be thrilled I am showing the top pic! On non school days they stay up late watching movies and just crash. Sally liked the added company I see! With this new deisgn size, Iam free to add the cute little pics from Facebook that I find or that people tag me in, a definete perk for me.

Right side, me at the dr, my sweet scaredy fosters B&N purchases and the girls. Pretty basic, but I like it. I backed the wood veneer pieces with pattern paper to make it pop more on the pictures. The goodies from thses Hip Kits go on forever, Ive done so many pages and still I have alot left!

That is all peeps, I hope you found some inspiration in what youve seen here. Come back later for my post on what the challenges are I will be doing this weeend. Also stop back Sunday for the challenge reveals. Thanks again for stopping by.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Using Project Life in your Scrapbook Pages

Good morning all! Welcome back to the next Using PL in your Scrapbook Pages Thursday. For this layout I used one 4x6 card, and two 3x4 cards. The 4x6 card is from an old Studio Calico PL kit, and the  two 3x4 cards are from the Maggie Holmes cut apart sheet Wonder collection. I also used the Wonder collection chipboard stickers to accent with. Other items I pulled in were, washi, a couple label stickers, a wood veer ampersand and Teresa Collins alpha. I backed my layout with a piece of black diagonal stripe (middle cut out of course, waste not want not!). My daughter Hannah started taking horseback riding lessons, and the start of every lesson is grooming. She says it's her favorite part, time with just her and Winnie!

I really love the simplicity this layout has, you can really focus on the picture and how relaxed they seem. I hope you enjoyed this weeks layout, stop back next Thursday for another of the same. Tomorrow will be Project Life Friday, come check it out.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Weekly Layout Wednesday

Good morning all! Welcome back for another week of Weekly Layout Wedndesday. I tend to surf Pinterest for sketches I like, and this was one of them. Of course we always put our own twist on them. The pattern paper is the same paper, my Tuesday Morning often times has pattern paper in packs of 25, all the same pattern. I buy the ones that are most versatile that I can use for layering. This black diagonal stripe was perfect. This page would have been another good Take from your Stash layout! I pulled things I've had in my stash for a long time and always pass over! The tags is from Studio Calico, from a past PL kit, same with the star paperclip, washi, and be happy circle piece. There are a couple acetate pieces that came from an old Basic Grey ephemera pack, I also pulled some label stickers, an October Afternoon circle, enamel dots and word stickers from my stash. Oh, and what's one of my layouts without Heidi Swapp color shine and Mr Huey color mist!

So that complete today's post. Stop back again for more layout shares. As always questions and comments are always welcome. Is there anything you'd like to see in future posts? Just let me know. Thanks for stopping by! 
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Take From Your Stash Tuesday

Good morning all! Welcome back to Take from your Stash Tuesday. This week I grabbed a paper pad I picked up from Tuesday Morning, part of a doily I had left laying around, some tags to choose from, and some ephemera that came in one of my old Studio Calico kits. I had a sketch in mind when I started out, because I was using pictures of my girls being goofy at K1 Speedway, one of their favorite places to go!

I did end up using 2 of the tags I picked out for this layout. I aslo pulled a few other things in as well, all older stash items. One being the Thickers, and also the & and # wood veer pieces. I have MANY of those! I did a layout using all wood veneer based a Crafty Jen Schow layout, it was amazing!

Thats all for now, hope you liked this  weeks Take from your Stash Tuesday. Check back next Tuesday for another, or tomorrow for Using Project Life on your Scrapbook Pages. 

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Kill A Kit Monday

Good morning all! Welcome back to Kill A Kit Monday. This week I will be working on "killing" my February Scraptastic kit. I have done 3 more layouts toward this challenge. That brings my total to 6 layouts. Now this kit is smalle that my HKC kit, so I know I will not produce as much.

This first layout is of my fellow scrapbooking friend Melissa and I out to dinner with our families. We have been friends for 7+ years, since our daughters played softball on the same team. My husband mentioned to her I was a scrapbooker, and as they say, "the rest is history!" I used some of the Maggie Holmes flowers form the bloom collection, a couple pieces of the acrylic, and many aper scraps. I pulled in a piece of vellum and  Mr Huey color mist to this layout.


The second layout is of my sweet kitties, Willow and Maisy. It seems whenever I look, they are always together. As far as sketches go, I tend to puruse Pinterest alot, find layouts that catch my eye and then make a rough sketch of it on my 3x4 Project Life grid cards that I keep on a metal ring. I sometimes write down where the sketch is from, but I did not for these. My guess would be Citrus Twist, since I just signed up for their kits again, so Ive been checing out thir design team. I pulled in the "adorbs" accetate piece from Heidi Swapp, the enamel dots and more Mr Huey color mist.

My final layout is a Project Life spread. I loved out this turned out. The colors where great. It was the week of St Patrick's Day, so I pulled all the green cards from the PL kit as well as the cut apart from Maggie Holmes Bloom. I did pull in 2 extra journal card because they fit what I needed. With doing Design K sleeves, it means I need to cut down all of the title cards to fit my design. Some work great for cutting, others I will need to save for finishing my 2014/2015 PL years. Here is the full spread together.

Here is the left side of the spread, the beginning of thre  week. I did a little flip up onthe deer card, you can see the floral paper beneath it. When flipped up the top of the card has my journaling for archery, and the bottom has Hannah's archery score card. I also put in my daughters beautiful drawing of our cat Abby. She is no longer with us, but the girls grew up with her, she was a special kitty.

On this side of the layout, I included a couple fun cards. One for St Patty's Day, and one reminding me to take chances and try harder with my scrapping. Behind the "do more" card is the journalling about my trying out for the Hip Kit Club design team. 

Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope you enjoyed it. Check back tomorrow for Take from your Stash Tueday. Also head back over next Monday for another Kill a Kit Monday edition.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Weekend Warrior Challenge

So this is the first Weekend Warrior Challenge. I chose a sketch challenge from Scarapbook Generation's SG Scrap Squad FB group.

For this layout, I used my Felicity Jane kit. Their papers are just gorgeous! I didn't order extr, so I was actually hyperventilating when I cut into them! I did pull the foam Thicker saying from my stash. I backed the acrylic "today" with my latest favorite washi, it's a wide teal and white heart pattern. I of course added Heidi Swapp color shine and Mr Huey color mist. 

My second layout is from the 2016 Bash Your Stash FB group. 

For the second challenge, I chose to use Crate Paper's Open Road collection. The colors seemed to fit perfectly. Now this sketch can be altered from 4 pictures, to less and add Project Life cards as I did.  I thought this was a perfect challenge to use to show you that option. I am documenting my daughters final night of archery- party night! She is such a goof ball, I just wanted one good picture and her friend Vince was smiling for every picture waiting for her to get her sillies out of her system! It truly is one of my favorite things about her! I have been trying something new lately, roughing up the edges with my fingernail. I really like the dimension it gives. 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Project Life Friday

Good Morning all! I hope everyone is well. This is my second Project Life Friday installment. I must confess, Im a bit behind, not with 2016, Im staying pretty current with that. I have about 3 months left to complete in 2014, and about 6 months left of 2015,I know, shame on me! I will get caught up though. So, with fostering, you will see the kitties in my pages. This weeks spread was made with a My Minds Eye line, Im so sorry I dont remember which.


So on the left side you will see the cutest pic of a kitty's face. We recieved a call our foster needed to be returned. My daughter was more than thrilled! ( as you can see, we are in the car on our way home and she's already snapping pictures of her). I wanted to show a couple goodies I got at the store, and of course my daughter acceptance into college! I am a lover of all things floral, so I try to get them in ever layout! I was so happy with the title card. I cut the 6x6 sheet so that the floral was on the bottom. I added a doily and a couple strips of washi, then a chipboard sticker. The chipboard 2 was also on the sheet, and I picked a coordinating 2 to go with it. I used the labels and journalling card that are part of the line.

On the right side, I documented my daughters awards night, they were accepting their scholarships! We had a couple adoptions this week, which is always good news. They were both fosters we had had for over a year! Our school put on a "drun driving reinactment" for the seniors to take part in. They needed to act out their individual parts as they were given, it was a very dramatic scene. Once the weather gets nice, I start documenting the changes in the yard, starting the vegteble garden, new landscaping, flowers in bloom.Things are always changing at our house! 

I forgot to mention, sometimes there are extra pics I want to save, not necessarily display on the page, so I tuck them behind the like photo and just put a washi pull tap so you know to look.Thanks for stopping by. 

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