Lucky Cows!!

Here is Load #17
Nothing really fancy--except that the strip of patterned paper and the solid green paper are probably ten years old if not older!! Both from Close To My Heart--I miss that Kentucky green color!

The title was cut with Cricut's Opposites Attract cartridge.


LOAD #16

This was a fun one! I was able to post this in three different spots on Let's Scrap. 1. For the LOAD challenge. (to find out about the LOAD Challenge, visit here.) 2. For the Scrap Your Stash Challenge and 3. Posted into the gallery for following the weekly sketch. And Guess What? The weekly sketch has a random drawing from all the entries--
I'm gonna get a bunch of October Afternoon goodies!

I'm also entering this over on Use It Tuesday, where Tuesday's Challenge was to use two hoarded items. Well I can tell you that not one sheet of paper or brad or bling is less than two years old! Most of the paper is from Close To My Heart and there is one piece from Fancy Pants.
I've been visiting that blog for quite some time, but this is the first time I've entered anything.

The Scrap Your Stash Challenge (#32) on Let's Scrap gives you a list of items to use. When I saw the list I thought there was NO WAY I was going to put all those things together.
Here is the list:
3 patterned papers ( I ended up using 5! )
2 different washi tape
rub-ons (the lettering and the "You Rock My World" are rub-ons)
1 die cut (cricut cut the dragon flies and journaling spot)
3 eyelets/ brads/bling (used 3 brads, 3 pearls and 2 blings!)

I would never have put this many patterned papers together if it wasn't for this challenge! 
I was surprised how well it came together!


LOAD help with Studio J!

It is so nice to sit down and in less than two hours have 4 two page layouts completed! That is how easy it is to use Studio J! I admit--my first love is traditional scrapbooking, but it sure is nice to turn to digital for some speedy help every once in awhile. So here we have LOADS 12-15. Check here to see about this LOAD challenge I am doing!

You can click on any image to see them larger. And PLEASE if you have any questions about Studio J, let me know. The coolest thing about it is---you can go in; upload your photos, play around, and you don't have to pay a thing unless you decide to purchase your layout! 

Have a great day!


LOAD #11

Making great headway on the California album!
LOVE getting these finally done!
This layout was done with a sketch from Let's Scrap.

I used some paper I had left from the retired Pemberley pack. Do any of my Close to My Heart sisters recognize the paper that the scallop strip is cut from? Can you say OLD!! So fun to incorporate it on this layout! I also used some old, retired wooden shapes. 

I've been working at an evacuation center the past three days. The devastation from the Colorado floods is so wide spread and so close to where I live. It breaks my heart. Hope to get another layout done today and take my mind off the sad stories I have heard this week.
Hope all is well in your part of the world!


LOAD 9 & 10

Hello! From flood stricken Colorado! Thank goodness, our neighborhood is situated pretty high above the Poudre River, so flooding at my house is pretty unlikely, but roads all around us are closed so it takes quite a bit of time to get from here to there.

Getting more done for the LayOut A Day Challenge I'm doing over at Let's Scrap
#9 is one for the southwest trip we took in 2008.

(please pardon the horrible photo quality here-because of the rain, I don't have natural lighting.)

#10 is another one for the California album. I'm really having fun choosing papers for these layouts. The papers used here are from Close To My Heart's winter pack a couple years ago, called Wonderland! LOL and I used them for ocean pictures!


LOADs 6,7 & 8!

SO happy! While looking for paper to do my next California layout, I found a Workshop On the Go Kit, with the Lucky paper pack. The colors didn't go with the CA pictures I had, so I searched for pictures to use. I found pictures from a trip we took in 2008! I know, I'm so bad! I DO have some layouts done and in the album for this trip, but looks like I never got all them done. Maybe I take too many pictures! Yeh, that's the problem!!! So glad I hoarded it, because it is working perfect for these pictures from the southwest!

This is the layout that was given in the workshop.
So nice to have this kind of help when I'm doing a LOAD Challenge!

Not too creative here. But I didn't want to crop the pictures much--so what's a scrapper to do???!

I used the Imagine How-To book for help with this layout. The Sweet Symphony design is what I used--but of course, as with most sketches I use, it isn't exactly like the directions! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. LOVE this Lucky paper!



UGH--I was doing so well the first week. I've fallen behind. oh well. At least I'm making headway on the California album!

Sorry for the blurry picture. We are finally having a rainy day, and although I love that, I don't get the great natural lighting I need for picture taking. Autumn has finally arrived here in Northern Colorado, we are finally out of the 90s!! I don't even know if it is 70 degrees today! LOVE IT!
Where Ever you are--I hope you are enjoying your day!



I'm participating in Let's Scrap's LOAD Challenge. LOAD stands for LayOut A Day. I know you're laughing at me right now! "What??? Lisa is going to do a layout a day?" I know--right? Well--it is called a Challenge for a reason! The deal is that you just TRY to get 30 layouts done in September. I thought it would be fun to see how many I could do. I must admit, I have been on a roll. I thought I should stop and take pictures of what I have done before I move onto my next layout.


Back to our 2005 California trip! Maybe I'll get this vacation totally scrapped during this challenge! This layout was done with Close To My Heart's now retired Dakota paper pack.


Another one for the California album. I used CTMH's Florentine paper pack for this. Retired. I know, beautiful papers--right? If you like these papers, then you need to see what Close To My Heart has in their catalog now! I used three Flip-Flaps on this layout, where the map is.

I was so excited to get them on the layout--well the truth is, it has been so long since I have used them, that I put them ON the layout--and they should be on top of the page protector. I'll be fixing that. But I DO LOVE those Flip-Flaps, it makes it so easy to add more pictures to your layout. In this case though, I cut out information from the visitor guide to give the written history of places and things we saw.


Had to throw an easy one in! Still; they are pictures that I wanted to add to the album so they needed to be scrapped. I'm not a real blingy, embellishy kind of girl so to some, this might look pretty plain.

So, three are done and I have another layout kind of plotted out, I hope to get it done today! Today is the 5th, maybe I'll get two done!

Thanks for looking in today.