More Scrapbooking

I have been scrapbooking for over 14 years now. I still love it! I shared some pages with you a while ago that I created at a Crop For CareNet. Over at one of my favorite scrapbooking sites Two Peas In A Bucket I joined in on a challenge for the month of May. It’s a faux Layout A Day, or LOAD challenge. Basically how it works is that the woman who coordinated the challenge creates a thread in the forum every day with a prompt for the day. It might be a sketch challenge. It might be a technique challenge. It might be a topic challenge. Then you have that day to create a project and post it to the forum. We are on day 7 of the challenge and I’ve been able to scrap most of the days (except for last Friday, I was so busy getting ready for the baby shower, and Sunday, I was just exhausted!) Yesterday I created 2 layouts (LOs). I have found this challenge has been great for me! I’ve been able to get really motivated by the daily challenges and I’m putting out some of my best work in a long time! I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites!
This first LO was a 2 page spread that was made for a challenge called Old vs New. We had to choose from a list of new “trendy” items (I chose arrows) and older items (I chose flat stickers). I love how this 2 page LO turned out!
This next 2 pager was for a National Scrapbook Day (NSD) challenge. The challenge was “Focus on the Photos” and we had to use photo related items on our pages. So I chose photo corners, a camera and Polaroid frames. I thought the stripes going down the paper had a very “film strip” feel to it also. 
This page was made for the “Sketch It Baby” challenge. We were given a 2 page LO sketch and were challenged to make it our own. I chose to use just the left side of the sketch as I needed a 1 page LO to go opposite of a page I had done about the boys. I decided to use papers from the same kit that I had made the other page with so that it would tie in together, but still have it’s own look. I love it! 
This final page was made for 2 challenges. One was a Cinco De Mayo challenge to use either 5 photos, 5 papers or 5 embellishments on a page. I also used the colors from another NSD challenge: Member Based Color Combo of grass green, navy blue, lemon yellow and soft grey. It’s a color combination I don’t that I would have ever used but I LOVE how this page turned out. It’s my favorite in a while!
So that’s how I’m trying to get my craft on! If you need some crafting inspiration I highly recommend you check out Two Peas if you’ve never been there before. It is a wealth of information and a lot of fun! (Oh and I did I mention you can shop there too!??! FUN!!!) And if you come by look me up, my screen name is NKUMomma. Happy crafting!


I’m back! Did you miss me?! I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since I last posted…I guess I’ve been busier than I thought! So what have we been up to? Well, here’s our last week in pictures and video:
Saturday Brianna receives her 1st Communion. We are really excited, although I’m trying to figure out how I can possibly have a child this old! lol- this is the symbol that we made to add to the banner that hangs in the back of the church so everyone knows who is receiving 1st Communion. I think it turned out cute!

Last Monday I was shocked when I received an alert on my phone that there was a shooting at a local high school. As the story unfolded we learned it was one student who walked into his 1st period class, pulled out a gun and attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head. Fortunately (unfortunately??) he wasn’t successful. He survived the attempt and is still in critical condition at a local hospital. It brought up all kinds of feelings and memories though as it happened right around the anniversary of the Columbine attack.

My mom picked up this Jumperoo at a local consignment shop for Eli. He absolutely loves it and got the hang of it very quickly!

Micah was walking around Friday night while we were getting ready for a baby shower here on Saturday with a wrench up against his mouth saying “Mustache! Mustache! I got a mustache! Mustache!” It was hilarious…especially with the Handy Manny t-shirt that he was wearing!

Thursday Brianna brought home her ballet costume for her recital this year. I love it! I think it is so beautiful! We have really lucked out…since she started I think her class has managed to have the most beautiful costumes. I can’t wait to see her in it on stage! It makes me such a proud mama!

This mess turned into an awesome luau themed baby shower. The mama-to-be loves ukelele music so I immediately thought of a luau when I started planning her shower. It came together perfectly! Everyone had a great time, especially the parents-to-be, which is the most important thing!

Micah made it through his first year of Sunday school. He loved going to “school” and asked all week long when it would be “school day” again. He learned a lot this year and experienced time in a classroom which is really good for him. I’m hoping to get him into preschool next year so it was great training! They had their closing on Sunday which is always a hoot!
And I leave you with one final picture…we wore ourselves out this week and it’s not over yet. One more party for Brianna’s 1st Communion on Saturday and then we get to rest for a while! While I love throwing a good party, I’m going to be all partied out for a while!