01 August 2014

July 4 - Kabobs!

Today I am sharing my August 1st challenge page at Kitchen Keepsake. And the RAK winner! Woohoo!!

So my challenge for August is to use a date or time as your title!
It was perfect for this page of the kids eating their red, white & blue kabobs on July 4th. We were waiting for the parade and fireworks.

There are so many ways you can do this challenge. I'd love to see how you do it! Come on over to the forum and join us.

And now on to the winner of my RAK. Thanks for everybody who commented and followed.

Random.org picked #9 for me...

so congrats Jackie Plank. 

If you will pm me through the forum and I'll get it out to you!

26 July 2014

Braelyn in the Snow

Hot weather and cold pictures! I decided to scrap a picture of B playing in some of the snow on the deck last winter. She knew she couldn't go out there without shoes and a jacket, so she did it all herself. You might notice that she has two different shoes on and they are on the wrong feet. I will definitely miss the 'cuteness' of a fun toddler, but not the attitude. :)

This page was done for the July sketch challenge over at Kitchen Keepsake. If you are looking for inspiration, come check it out!

I used the Ms. Giggle Box kit from Sweet Digi Scraps. I love that kit, but I believe it has been retired.

And don't forget... you still have time to enter the RAK drawing on my Kitchen Keepsake Blog Hop post! And lots of the other participants blogs as well!

15 July 2014

Kitchen Keepsake Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Kitchen Keepsake Blog Hop!

We are super excited to share some wonderful inspiration with you. Be sure to grab your favorite drink and enjoy the hop.

Here is the order of the hop.

Kelly <--- You are here! 
Kitchen Keepsake Forum - Register & post for lots of fun!

If you are following the order, you should have arrived here from Janet's blog. If not, be sure to head back over there and all the ones before so you have a chance to win all of the prizes.

I am lucky to be a member of the design team at Kitchen Keepsake. And what a fun forum to be part of! There are challenges posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. Some are recipe related and some not, but you don't have to scrap recipes to join in the fun. Any paper crafters are welcome and I know you will find something to inspire you. 

I am challenging you to use a rainbow on your page. It doesn't have to be a traditional arc rainbow, use ROY G BIV or anything. Just use a rainbow however it inspires you! Maybe a rainbow embellie, or a picture of a rainbow or someone wearing a rainbow shirt. 

As for me, I drew my circles then painted them in with good ol' Crayola watercolors (shhhh... don't tell the kids I borrowed their stuff). I added in some Rusty Pickle rubons, prima flowers from my stash, paint & marker splotches, doodles, stickers and bling. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope my challenge and page can inspire you somehow. :) And, since you are here I have a freebie for you! Here are two 4x6 printable recipe cards. Click on the picture below to download them. 

Now, just a few more things before you wander off (hopefully I haven't lost you already). I've got a RAK up for grabs to a lucky winner as well! Here is a sneaky peek. It is cooking/summer related, I think its perfect for this giveaway. 

Rules (gotta have 'em) ----> You have until July 31, 2014 at 12:00 midnight Eastern time to comment for a chance to win! You need to follow my blog for a chance to win my RAK. Winners will be posted on August 1st on the blogs, so make sure you follow them to get the updates!

Thank you for getting through this lengthy post! Your next stop on the hop is Shelly. She is super talented, so be sure to browse around her blog for a bit. 

08 July 2014

List Something!

Lists are so much fun to use. My challenge at Kitchen Keepsake for the 1st of July is to use a list on your page. So here I am to share my page with you. Its a digital page and uses a variety of designers and elements.

And, in case you haven't heard, on July 15th Kitchen Keepsake will be having a blog hop with the challenges posted that day. It should be lots of fun, with lots of prizes! I might even have a digital freebie for you to grab during the hop. So stay tuned. :)

This page is a timeline of our family and how it has grown throughout the past 10 years. :) I like how it turned out.

26 June 2014

The Joy of Grandchildren...

I love this quote, and I am pretty happy with how this page turned out.

"The joy of grandchildren is measured in the heart"

Lots of embellishments layered up in here! Stickers, buttons, flowers and even some quilling. I know those were given to me from a fellow paper crafter a long time ago, but I can't recall who. Back in the day, probably when the man and I were first married.

The background paper was done with mists. I finally got my misters working again! They sat dormant for so long that the sprayers stopped working. There are also lots of Prima flowers and some made from paper scraps.

And here are a couple close-ups of the embellishment clusters...

25 June 2014

Silly Siblings

My kids love to sing. I'm sure they are no different than any other kids, but honestly they will belt out into song for anything. On this particular day we were all in the kitchen talking and all of a sudden they bust out into song. I wish I could remember what they were singing, but no such luck.

This is my first June Challenge at Kitchen Keepsake - Tic Tac Toe!

Here is the tic tac toe board I created, of which I used the top row for my layout.

Come by and check the challenge out on the forum. And the fabulous pages the other members have done!

24 June 2014

Turning 3 (Kitchen Keepsake Challenge)

So my 2nd June challenge over at Kitchen Keepsake is to use a big number or letter on your page! This just made sense to me. And I used Sweet Digi Scraps Choose Happiness kit which is available at The Digi Chick. 

Its also a perfect time to come check out the new Kitchen Keepsake forum! Have you seen it? Huh? Huh?
Everything is all shiny and new! Stop on by, we would love to see you there.

Obviously these pics are from Braelyn turning 3. She is too funny, y'all see her face in the bottom picture? Hilarious!