Sunday, January 26, 2014

An Oldie But A Goodie!

Hey, there everyone!!  Here's a challenge and project that are up on the BOAF blog today!
I have a Sunday Scrappy Challenge for you! You are welcome to use this as a BONUS challenge for our Winterfest Crop going on now! If you get this challenge posted in the BOAF Gallery and linked to THIS thread by the end of the day on Wednesday, you'll go into a drawing for a RAK along with those who complete my other crop challenges!

So, what is this challenge you ask?! Well, the challenge is simple: Use a photo that is at least 10 years old.
I used the gorgeous January Kit and another photo that my aunt and uncle gave me last year after my grandmother passed away. It's from their wedding. Since this uncle is my father's brother and this aunt is my mother's sister, the parents in the photo are also both sets of my grandparents! So, this is a very special photo to me. There are not a lot of photos that have all four of my grandparents in it! (Not 100% sure that the date is correct, but I'll double check... ;)  )

Here's a close- up of the gorgeous flower and the banner pieces that I used. There's also a piece of chipboard from the kit extras that worked perfectly here!

And, finally a close-up of the photo. From left to right it's my Grampy (my mom's dad), Grammy (my mom's mom), Aunt Sharon (my mom's sister), Uncle Nelson (my dad's brother), Memere (my dad's mom) and Pepere (my dad's dad). Can you see where E's red hair came from in Grammy's big poufy hair?!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my layout and that you'll participate in the challenge!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The whole family....

Hey, there everyone! Here's a post I'm sharing on the BOAF Blog today!

 I've so enjoyed this kit! There's plenty of awesomeness no matter what you're trying to scrap! There's plenty papers that would work with boy themes, girl themes, heritage, black and white or color, winter-- you name it, this kit can do it! The kit also works perfectly for cards!

I am finally feeling the urge to scrap a pile of photos that my aunt and uncle gave me over a year ago. When my grandmother passed last December, my aunts and uncles put together a collection of photos for a dislpay at the funeral. I saw many photos I knew and loved, and several I'd never seen before. My aunt and uncle were so sweet to make copies of many of the photos and gave them to me last Christmas. They have sat on my table, just waiting for the right inspiration. My inspiration arrived in my January kit!

This photo was taken around 1959 and features my dad with his four siblings and his parents. In the photo, my dad is the tallest and has the most hair. Now, it's the exact opposite!!

Here's a closeup of the photo. I was able to get the names of everyone in the photo written underneath.

And, the butterflies-- I fussy cut a bunch of the butterflies from one of the Echo Park papers in the kit to add dimension, color and balance to the layout.

I also created a card to share with you today! I love the chalkboard look to the paper and it looks so cool when using white heat embossing powder with your stamps! And, isn't the color of the flower just GORGEOUS?!?!

Thanks so much for stopping by the BOAF blog! I hope you enjoyed my projects. There are only TWO January kits left, so be sure to grab yours NOW!  Check it out HERE!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jumping for January Joy!

Hey, scrappy friends!  Sorry I've been a slacker on updating by blog lately.  I had surgery on BOTH of my feet back in December and the road to recovery has been a bit longer than I anticipated.  But, I'm getting my energy and my mobility back slowly but surely.  Thanks for sticking with me!  Here's a post I shared on the Birds of a Feather blog today!

What do you get when you cross rich, beautiful jewel tones with sweet patterns and incredible embellishments? The January 2014 BOAF kit, of course!!! Seriously, this is an amazing kit that is chock full of amazing colors and easy to use embellishments that are perfectly coordinated. The add-ons make it even better!

I have a simple, but pretty layout to share with you today. It features a photo of my daughter taken on her 10th birthday. She's so full of beauty, energy and big dreams.

Here's a close-up of the title and some of the embellishments that I used. Aren't the colors faulous?

I also made a card to share with you today! These flowers (available in the extra embellishments) come grouped together in sweet little bouquets. They made me think of sending someone flowers, so that's exactly what I wanted to do with my card. The patterned paper you see here is part of the extra patterned paper add-on. See the extras are SO worth it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my projects and that you are inspired to order your BOAF kit TODAY!