LOVE the challenge over at the 123 Challenge Blog this month (all of May). The challenge is:
My take on the challenge features my son Chris Pennington and his two buddies at prom. The background paper is from 7 Dots Studio, and the rest are scraps from my stash. Come play along with us!! 123 Challenge Blog
Well, here it is another year, and i hope to post more often here this year – and to visit my friend’s blogs as well as new creative blogs. 🙂 And a few more resolutions that i’m not doing too badly with so far …
My friend Alicia Redshaw has an awesome scrapbook store in Australia called Scrapbook Fantasies (I haven’t been, but I rely on some very reliable eye witness testimony) and she also runs the challenge blog 123 Challenge Blog where their challenge this month is to combine:
Here is my take on the challenge – where I was not afraid to use YELLOW in bulk, lol. Loved working with the colour. My texture was created using stencils and white gesso.
Super-love this photo of my son Chris Pennington and his girlfriend Carley Hayward before her high school prom:
The layout was for a sketch challenge at Canadian Scrapbookier Magazine. I used: Prima Marketing Inc. Lyric Collection Pocata paper, Recollections Flower, various scraps and embellishments from my stash.
We have an awesome challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – come see what it is all about!!!!
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and what better posting than one of the happiest days of my life – the day our son Chris Pennington was born.
I was inspired by the mood board over at Scrap Around the World. The colour blue was inspirational as were the words “there is sunshine in my soul today” – there certainly was sunshine in my soul the day my son was born.
Here is the mood board at Scrap Around the World:
Here is the sketch at Sketchabilities that was also inspirational for this layout. I gave it a quarter-turn and scrapped my little bundle of joy!!!
Here is my take on the two challenges!!!
Materials used were:
Little Yellow Bicycle paper
Heidi Swap title
K and Company chipboard
Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cuts (background oval and giraffe)
We have an ongoing DT call over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge … Come on out and see! While you are there – come play along with our two challenges!
Well here is one little enthusiastic little boy – my son Chris Pennington. And I sure was enthusiastic about the challenge over at 123 Challenge Blog – their challenges are lots of fun!! Here is the challenge for October:
Colour: Khaki – Word: Emphasize – Technique: Hidden Journalling
And here is my interpretation of it – featuring my son Chris Pennington doing an obstacle course at an open house:
Come on out to the blog to play along!!!!!
Our sketch challenge is up at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge !!! Check it out!!! Also we have extended the deadline for applications for the design team!! More on the blog.
Over at that awesome blog Black with Two there is a new challenge. Please go to the blog and check it out!!!
So pleased to be on the design team over at 123 Challenge Blog – and their challenge this month was so much fun!!! I do hope you’ll play along with us over there!!! Here’s the challenge:
And here’s what I did with it:
The layout features my youngest two children – Chris and Mary Pennington – cuddling together in a hotel room we rented in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada. I used Basic Grey paper, and Sassafrass embellishments from my stash. (Loving that Sassafrass). I hope you find the time to come out and play with us at the 123 Challenge Blog!!!
We have a design team call over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge – come try out!!
Just love Sketch 119 over at Sketchabilities, and love the photos I’ve used of my son Chris Pennington and his friend Mitchell Van Oosten at Northern Lodge on 10 August 2005 (Chris’ twelfth birthday). Here is my layout based on the sketch, using Sassafrass’ Monstrocity paper line:
The challenge this month at the 123 Challenge Blog is to use the colour blue, the word together and masking together in a layout. I thought the combination was perfect to scrap the photos I have used of my son Chris Pennington and his group of friends in high school.
I used stencils and white ink for the masking, as well as a mist bottle top for the inked circles. Scraps and blue card stock from my stash all went together to make a layout that I think is just right for these photos. I think I’ll try to play along regularly with the 123 Challenge Blog – looks like a fun and challenging place to be!!!
Here’s my layout:
BREAKING NEWS – We are re-opening the challenge blog at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge and are looking for design team members. You can contact me at email@example.com if you are interested. Please send me a link to your blog, your design team experience or anything else that may be of interest. You don’t need to have had experience to apply.
Here is a layout of my son Chris Pennington, who dressed up as the Nintendo character Ness from the game Earthbound for Hallowe’en this year. He had some fun going to the game store just down from his place, where people stopped by that evening dressed up as game characters. He did a great job of the costume, and of dyeing the hat he wore to go with it.
I used the Canadian paper line Bizous (BZoo) for the black strip, Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection Apple Pie for the yellow strip, and Cathie Allan and Canadian Scrapbooker’s Super Stock for the white background. I made this layout for Scrap Africa, whose challenge this month is to use a recycled item in a layout. My recycled item is the oval coaster I used as the base for the title of the layout. I also used the January 2014 Sketchy sketch made by Sue Sykes for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine as inspiration.