Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Scraps and More sketch

The newest sketch is up at My Scraps and More sketch blog.  Take a look.

Now I decided to do a little switching around with this one to make it work better with my picture.  First I flipped it on it's side.  I shrunk down all the elements and as I was working with the 3 sections I decided 4 would work much better for me.  This is the great thing about a sketch, you use it as a starting off point and then just let it flow.  It may end up looking like the sketch or it may not when it is done.  Mine leaned more towards the not but it started off from there.  

Hope you will try this sketch out and visit the blog to see what the other ladies on the DT did with it.  We would love for you to play along.  Link your LO up here to have a chance at the monthly prize drawing.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sketch Blog Design Team Call

My Scraps & More is excited to announce a design team call for the sketch blog! We are looking for creative and talented scrappers who like to work with sketches!

apply, email the following at

- Name and address
- email address
- blog link
- list of current and past design teams you are or have been a member of
- include your take on the call sketch provided below
- also include at least 2 more samples of your work created within the last 3

Design Team requirements

- create 2 layouts per month based on sketches provided
- promote My Scraps & More sketches on your blog as well as post the sketch
and your layout on Fridays of the reveal
- promote My Scraps & More in signatures and other places where allowed

This Design Team position will be from February 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014
- At the end of the term, team members will receive a "thank you" box of
scrapbook products
- Design Team members are welcome and encouraged to enter their layouts
for the monthly prize drawing

The deadline for this call is January 26, 2014. Those chosen will be contacted and once everyone has accepted their positions, the new team will be announced February 1, 2014.

Here is the sketch to create with:

Saturday, September 28, 2013


This was the second page I created from my kit swap supplies I received and using 2 Broke Girls sketch #6.

I could live in a tree!!

It is kit swap time over at My Scraps and More.  Several members each create a page kit and send it along to someone else to create a page with.  It is fun to be challenges with something you may not normally use.  This is what I created with mine using a sketch from 2 Broke Girls.

I want to go to the game!!!

Sketch #7 from 2 Broke Girls.  Austin's baseball team was trying to raise money to go to a Rangers Team for their end of the season party.

Pretty Princess

I used another one of 2 Broke Girls sketches for this page. of Autumn right after she started dance classes.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Scrappy Friends Challenge

I love participating is these ladies challenges and think it is so great they get together to do this. I created this page using Rochelle's sketch, Kristi's summer challenge and washi tape, arrow, and enamel dots from Grand Diva's challenge.

Sketch 14

Here is 2 Broke Girls sketch #14

sketch 2

Here is 2 Broke Girls sketch #2

2 Broke Girls Scrap

You are about to see me posting more than I have in probably about 6 months.  2 Broke Girls Scrap is having a sketch blog hop and there is just so much to do there that I had to play along.  This is from sketch one and I also used a collection I was playing along with at My Scraps and More for their Slash Your Stash.  I also used the challenge from Kristi B to create a summer themed LO.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Blog Hop Winner

Thanks to all of you who hopped along on our blog hop this weekend.  I hope you will come join us over at My Scraps and More for all the new challenges and other fun. The random winner of the $10 GC to My Scraps and More is Ruth!!!  Either pm me on the message board or email me at and I will send you your GC code.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Switch It Up In September Blog Hop

Welcome to My Scraps and More "Switch It Up in September" blog hop. Starting September 1st on the message boards, we are switching things up. We will still be posting the challenges daily but the themes will all be new!! Here is the line up...

Monday... Mix it Up Monday's
Tuesday... Tuesday Trigger
Wednesday... Word Up Wednesday
Thursday... Throwback Thursday
Friday... Free for All Friday
Saturday... Saturday Steal
Sunday...Day of Rest

To learn a little more about the daily themes, we are having this blog hop! Each of the Design Team members are showcasing one of the days. Here is the order for the hop...

Start here ----------------My Scraps & More's Blog
Mix it Up with ---------Audrey 
Trigger with-----Tracy (you are here)
Word Up with-----------Lisa
Throwback with-------- Wendi
Free for All with--------Tammi
Steal with ---------------- Missy

I get to tell you all about our new Tuesday Trigger challenges.  Each month we will have a theme and then each Tuesday a challenge will be based off of that theme.  For the month of September our theme is "back to school".

Now just by participating in this blog hop you are getting a head start on this Tuesday's challenge.  This challenge is all about one of my favorite subjects, math!  You are going to use the equation 

4 + 6 = 10

Your newly created LO must contain 4 circles, 6 pattern papers, and 10 flowers.  Here is what I created using Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs and then head back over to My Scraps and More's blog to let us know you have completed the hop.  You have until Sunday September 1st at midnight EST to leave your comments. You will then be eligible for the random drawing for Echo Park's Paper & Glue Collection.

We hope you will come and play along with us on the message board for all the fun challenges in the month of September.  There is always something going on over there.

To thank you for stopping by my blog become a follower if you are not already and leave a message in your comments letting me know.  I will draw a random winner for a $10 gift certificate to My Scraps and More.

Now hop on over to Lisa's Blog and find out all about Word Up Wednesday.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Easter Best

This month Rochelle challenged us with this inspiring photo.

As soon I saw this is reminded me of the torn cardboard trend which I haven't seen in a while.  So I dug into one of my boxes under my desk and did some tearing to show the corrugated effect.

Beach Bum

I'm ready for the beach and grateful that we will be headed there next week.  So I thought I'd scrap some beach photos from last year.  I created this page for the SWAT color challenge and Scrappin Happy challenge to use 3 pp, twine and washi tape, some of my favorite items!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

mmm good

I'm doing good using up my old stash.  This is another one using Bo Bunny Petal Pushers.  I used a sketch from Grand Diva's Creative Corner.

1st Fun Run

Over at My Scraps and More we have been having a bit of fun with some of our old stuff.  If you are like me you get the new in and it is so hard to go back and pull from your old stash.  I just want to play with the new.  Every month we pick a collection and use up the remainder of the collection during that month.  This month I'm using Bo Bunny's Petal Pushers.  I used this sketch from My Creative Endeavors.

One of the twist to her challenge was to use two different alphas.  I used Thickers and some Basic Grey letter stickers.  Here is what I created.

My Scraps Got Talent III

Are you ready to play all summer long?  The first challenge went up yesterday and there are lot's of prize to be won.  Come join us over at My Scraps and More!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring Into Summer Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Thank you all for joining me for our My Scraps and More Spring Into Summer Blog Hop!!  The lucky random winner was #9   


  Congratulations!!!  email your address to

Our crop is in full swing over at the message board.  All the challenges are up and you have until Sunday to get them done.  Hope you will come and play.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

On To 6th

This month Rochelle issued a color challenge.  It was to use at least 3 of these colors on your page.  

Well I pretty much got all 5 of them on there using Jillibeans Irish Farm House Soup.  I love color.  Here is what I came up with.

Easter Fun

I wish I could say this was this Easter but no, I'm nowhere near that fast a scrapper.  These would be from last Easter.  After the kids finished with their egg hunt they decided they wanted pictures with Ally, well at least two of them did.  Austin was forced into it as always.  I used a sketch from Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.

Love, Laugh, Cherish

Have you been over to My Scraps and More.  Our Spring into Summer blog hop is winding down and our crop is in full swing.  There are lots of spring and summer challenge up.  I created this page for Wendi's Water Fun challenge.  It was to use water photos and have the primary color of the page be blue.  I also used a sketch from Boys Rule.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Summer style

It is so wonderful to finally have a child who likes to pose and really tries to look cute fro the camera.  I love my boys but they could care less if the camera is out.  I created this for Kristi's challenge to use something that flies on a LO.  I also used a sketch from 2 Broke Girls.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring into Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Scraps and More Spring into Summer blog hop and crop. Hopefully you have come here from Tammi's blog. If not start the beginning of the hop here  We are springing into things with a blog hop starting today and the official crop will kick off on Friday April 26 on the message board. You will be springing over to each of the design team members blog and seeing a creation they have made using one of the recently released Winter CHA lines.

As you Spring from one blog to the next make sure you take note of the paper line each design team member used. At the end of the hop you will have a list of 6 design team members and paper lines. Email your list to A random winner will be drawn from all list received. Everyone is welcome to play, if you live outside the US you will be responsible for shipping cost. You have until Sunday, April 28 at midnight EST to complete the hop. Here is the prize you are playing for, the Fancy Pants Hopscotch line.


For my LO I chose to use Fancy Pants new Down by the Shore line. Summer papers are always my favorite to work with. I love the bold colors and that it included so many non-themed papers so it can be used for a variety of photos, not just summer.  I just so happened to have ordered all my beach photos from last year so I couldn't wait to start scrapping them.  I used a sketch from Grand Diva's Creative Corner for my page.

Now that is not all. I am also giving away a RAK. All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower of my blog if you are not already and I will draw a random winner at the close of the hop.

Now Spring on over to Lisa's blog and see what she has created.

If you get lost along the way here is the order of the hop.

Tammi -
Tracy -
Lisa -
Missy -
Audrey -
Wendi -

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Your Day

One of my challenges this month at My Scraps and More is a color challenge.  I chose this palette to create a LO from.

Echo Parks new All About a Boy line is just perfect with this color combo and I used a sketch from Scrap the Boys to create this page about Austin's 7th Birthday.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Adventures

I pulled a sketch from Another Freaking Scrappy challenge that took me a bit out of my comfort zone but I was happy how it turned out.  I also used a word challenge from 2 Broke Girls to use the word new on a layout.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Travel Often

I've found a new site called 2 Broke Girls.  I feel that way quite frequently so I should fit in perfectly.  There first challenge was to use part of this quote on a page.

I combined this with a sketch from My Scraps and More bithday sketch-a-thon and came up with this page.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Boys Rule

The sketch from boys rule for this month was a bit of a challenge for me as  there were no layers.  If you have seen my pages you know I'm all about the layers.  I followed the basic part of the sketch and then added my layers in using stickles.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sand sledding

I may never be done with my pages from our trip to Ruidosa almost 2 years ago.  Especially with all the photos I took at White Sands.  I used a sketch from Scrappin'n'Happy for this page.

Keep Calm and

and what?  Everyone seems to want to know the end of this lately.  Scrapbooking is no different.  The challenge at Grand Driva's Creative Corner this month is to answer this question, so here is what I came up with.  I also used a challenge for this page from Scrap Your Stash to use at least 50% Kraft and 3 metal embellishments.  The metal was hard for me especially on a boy page.  I went with a star pin, button, and a the blue metal pin at the bottom that I picked up in an antique shop about a year ago.  I had been trying to figure out what to do with it and this worked out perfectly.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

stitch it

The boys rule February  challenge was to add a bit of stitching to your LO.  The only thing I use my machine on is paper, it never touches cloth.

Boys Rule

This is the February sketch from Boys Rule
 I just loved everything about it.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Do What you love

The challenge at Scrappin'n'Happy this month is to create a page using a phrase off of this word art tile.

I chose to use the title Do What You Love of my daughter at her dance class Halloween party.  Here is what I came up with.

I used this sketch from sketch-n-scrap.


Who Needs a Swimsuit

This month at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge they wanted us to scrap about our passion.  Well I have quite a few so I kind of combined two of them.  One being my children and another being spending time outdoors with them.  I decided to scrap these photos of my son when we went to the river last spring break.  I knew they would be wading in the water and told him to wear some shorts but did he listen, of course not.  He was completely soaked.

I used this sketch from Grand Divas Creative Corner for this page.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Love is in the Air Crop

The love is in the air crop is going on this weekend at My Scraps and More.  Hope you will come join us for fun challenges and games.  Don't worry if you don't have a lot of time to scrap this weekend because you will have all week to get the challenges done.  Here is a page from one of my challenges.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New years Resolution

How about this for a challenge site, another freaking scrappy challenge, LOL.  This months challenge was to scrap your new years resolution.  I make the same one every year and try very hard to work at it but life always gets so hectic.  My resolution is to just enjoy the moment.  Not worry about what has happened or is to come but just be in that moment.

Sketch n Scrap

Here is one of the January sketches from Sketch n Scrap.