Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow outside means scrapping inside...

This year has started out to be the coldest I can ever remember. We've also experienced more snow than I can ever remember. Last week we had over 6" of snow and the boys and I had a blast building not one, but TWO snowmen. It was the perfect snowman building weather. We also had enough snow to make snow cream. Yum!!! And luckily we had plenty of hot chocolate. We ended up missing three days of school last week and after more snow this weekend, also missed school yesterday and now AGAIN today! (We were out Monday for the holiday.)

My snowmen are STILL standing in the front yard! While we've been home, I've stayed pretty busy with the boys. We watched a lot of movies together, played some checkers - just had fun! I did spend a little time in my scrap area though.

I was back in my Halloween-scrapping mode...
I am trying to finish off my supply of Basic Grey's "Eerie" line. Here I paired it up with some old Scenic Route (arrows). I thought my title "Trick ARRRR Treat" was appropriate for these Halloween photos of Pirate Blake from '05. Gosh, he's grown!
I also scrapped a LO for Blake's album using family shots from this past Halloween.
For Blake, I also scrapped shots of the boys at home before we left to go trick or treating. I was inspired by a LO on Alison Davis' blog. "We want Candy" was inspired by a sketch posted by Lisa Hidy on her blog. It was a single page sketch, but I stretched it out into a 2-pager and used American Crafts products.
I continued using the American Crafts products on Kevin's layout showcasing the family costumes on Halloween. That's my next-to-youngest sister Kaitlin in the center dressed at Tranformer's Megatron. She's 21!Today I scraplifted a LO by Roree Rumph in the February issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine. I used some Scenic Route Cape Town papers that a friend sent me. Scenic Route never goes out of style. (Have I mentioned how much I'll miss them?!?) I got crafty with my paints and glimmer mists. The tag was a BRIGHT yellow, but I used Tattered Leather glimmer mist. It was too dark, so I wiped it off and it left a wood-grain look. I thought it was pretty cool ;) The red in the chipboard stars and on the tag was from Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist. I now have more colors on my wish list!I have one more Halloween layout to share, but I scrapped it with Valentine's Day products since Reese, my niece, was a too cute pink monster.I was actually able to visit with Reese twice over the past week. She's really grown since October, hasn't she? She's a mess!

Now, I'm trying to work in some crop time. Personal Scrapper is having a mini online crop that started last night.

I'm actually hoping we are back to school tomorrow! I think the boys are ready for it, too.


Amy said...

Love your scraplift Amy! I agree about missing Scenic Route - they're a favorite. Thanks for sharing!

Amy Noorda
Scrapbook Trends

Lynette said...

Love all your layouts always inspire me...but lately I just have no inclination to scrap...too much happening:)

Lisa said...

More great layouts Amy, thanks for using my sketch, I LOVE how you turned it into a 2 pager! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the challenges!

Melanie said...

Great pages, Amy! Love seeing how you incorporated the SR papers.

I can't believe how big Reese is getting!