Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Music Challenge

My son is off at camp for the week, so my daughter has her best friend over (I'm sure for the week). I asked them for some songs for today's challenge. Oh teenagers , gotta love them. I narrowed the list down to Bruno Mars' Count on Me.   I think it's fitting and says a lot about their friendship. love you girls. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Challenge 18- Double Duty

Today's challenge is to do a Layout and then do something with the scraps. You can make a card, another layout, anything you want just don't throw those scraps away let's use them.

I'll be making a page and hopefully 2 cards after I pick up the kids from school.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Challenge 17--Shop the Stash

Oh I had such a fun time being apart of Scrapbook Generation's Blog hop. If you haven't done it yet please do.

I don't remember if I told you or not but my goal this month is to do 50 layouts. I'm just starting my Disney cruise album and I want/need to get it done. To help motivate me I joined a group on Facebook 50 Projects. The goal is to do 50 projects without buying anything. You can buy adhesive but nothing else. Yikes!!! Time to shop the stash. I plan on making "kits" from my sash and then here's the kicker,  using them.

So your challenge today is to shop your stash. You don't have to make "kits", but I do want you to use what you have already. Ready, Set, GO!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Blog Hop

Welcome to the SG Blog Hop for June, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link. Here is the list in case you get lost

Scrapbook Generation blog -
Alisha - You Are Here

Each blog will share a project using one of the SG sketches as a starting point. You can find the sketches in their books and downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

For my Layout I used a page kit from Scrapbook Generations by Allison Davis. I scrap in order so when this challenge came about I was a little scared. I didn't want to jump to far ahead. Luckily I only had to jump ahead a few pages in my album. The kit called for 8 photos. 2-4x6 1 3x4 and
5- 2.5x2.5. I made my 3x4 into a 3x4.5, plus I added a 2.5x2.5. I was having a hard time with the colors of the layout but I did it anyway determined for it to "work".  I first followed the instructions, changed the title and came up with this:

But I it wasn't speaking to me, I was thrown from the purple in the photos. Plus it was celebrating Disney's 50th Birthday so I wanted more Gold. I shopped from my stash, redid the layout and came up with this:

What layout do you like more? I'm still on the fence. I think maybe the background paper is too Gold.
Next on the hop is Michelle -  leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be draw on June 10th, so you have one week to leave a comment.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

JUNE--Summer Bucket List

June is here!!! But it's not quite summer vacation here yet. The kids have 1 more week of school still; and then let the FUN begin. Both my kids are in high school and have become very independent but I still want to have some Family Summer time together. I joined a Facebook group The Happy Family Movement 2013 to help motivate me with this endeavor. It seems like most of the families have young children, so with reluntant teens  I came up with OUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST.

Weekly date-night w/ hubby  Get Slushies   Go to music festival   Splash in a fountain   
Plant a garden   Go to Garage Sales   Go Fishing   Get ice-cream from the Ice-cream Man   Build a Fort   Backyard Camping  Mini Golf   Water-balloon fight   Go swimming   
Have a cousin day   Make jam   Go to dive-in movie   Go camping   Water-gun fight   
Make a Redneck pool in truck   Make Ketchup   Make Relish   Make dinner together   
Make different kinds of popsicles   Read   Redo rooms   Play over-the-line   
Try a restaurant we've never been to  Go to the beach   Go to a baseball game   
Have a cellphone free day   Have a BBQ   Family game night   Have a board game day   
Movie marathon   Nature photo shoot   Picnic in the park   Go to the Lake   
Make fruit smoothies   Make homemade ice-cream   make ice-cream sundaes   
See 4th of July Fireworks   Visit Farmer's Market   Wash Cars   Watch the sunrise   
Watch the sunset   Work on Family cookbook   Go to the mountains   Hike Forest Falls   
Go to Fox movie theater   Spend week at our timeshare   Work-out   Harry Potter Day   
Star Wars Day   Super Hero Day   Lord of the Rings Day   Make slushies   
Make summer highlight video

So that's our list. Keep in mind J will be off at camp for 22 days and J will be gone for 14 days, but I'm hoping we can get most of the list crossed off.