Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SIWAS 2016 08/August Challenge Better When I'm Dancing by Mehgan Trainor

I chose this song for my pop song for the design team because I like the beat and have always enjoyed the Peanuts cartoon. My inspiration came from my daughter who absolutely loves to dance. Her desire for her senior pictures was to have a pose with her first car, a 1970 Chrysler, that she called Daisy! A shout out goes to photographer, CJ, who went all over with us to get some great shots that I used in a digital layout for the yearbook.

SIWAS 2016 07/July Challenge 7 Years by Lucas Graham_Catching Up 2

For July, the SIWAS challenge was the song, 7 Years by Lucas Graham, which made me think of my children when they were younger and now that they have grown (the youngest is 18), I can say 'what a blessing it is to be their mom.' The captions state 'my inspiration' and 'the future.' The paper is American Crafts/PLAY jump rope, various brads and paper flowers, finishing the layout off with embellishments from Close To My Heart. I especially love the shiny, metallic copper color!

SIWAS 2016 06/June Challenge Staring At The Sun by Mika_Catching Up 1

The SIWAS challenge for June is the pop song Staring at the Sun by Mika. My hubby and I were able to get away to the mountains for an extended get-away with some friends. The super nice part was being able to ride the motorcycles while in the Ruidoso and Cloudcroft area.
The paper is from Close To My Heart and I really like the way this layout worked out...free-styling! I wanted muted colors and tones and one of the ways I achieved this was with overlays, many with gold print designs and inspirational wording. I also added a compass stamp, inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone. A couple other features are ribbons and a glitter sticky arrow. This is one of my favorites so far!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SIWAS 2016 05/May Challenge Best Day of My Life by American Authors

Scrap It With A Song May challenge pop song - Best Day of My Life by The American Authors

The polka dot paper with silver glitter accent was the whole reason behind this paper selection and I just had to use it somewhere! Most of the other paper is from Basic Grey Periphery pack and it was perfect for the additional challenge collaboration. I especially like the four different brads used on the corners of the mom/daughter pic. I threw in some washi tape from the Tim Holtz ideology Passport collection. BEST DAY are glittered print Thicker letters. Most everything was inked on the edges and I added some sparkles glitter on the script at the bottom of the background paper to continue to draw the eyes through the overall layout. I really liked this dual project. I plan on 'decorating' with it at the graduation celebrations over the next two weekends.

///copied from SIWAS post/// - This May, our daughter will be a high school GRADUATE as well as graduating from our local junior college. So proud! It's definitely a BEST DAY, inspired from the pop song 'Best Day of My Life' plus in collaboration with ChallengeYOUrself mood board #29, I went with the soothing colors of green and blue and added some flower embellishments. I especially like the peacock feather stamp that went well with this layout. The small pic is of me and 'baby' girl when we were both about 18 months old (30 years difference) and on a few other occasions. So happy for her to begin the next part of her journey. Enjoy!