Saturday, August 25, 2012

Catching up with My Scraps & More, plus DT news!

It's the weekend...woo hoo!  That's the good news.  The bad news is that we have a huge storm headed our way :(  We're still in a "wait and see" situation here...everyone is glued to the weather channel to see the path Tropical Storm Isaac will take.  It will be a hurricane soon, no doubt.  The last time Florida was really hit hard was eight years ago with Hurricane Charlie.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that we aren't affected too badly by Isaac.  Such anxiety!  Sigh.

I'm playing catch-up today and sharing two recent pages I created for various challenges at My Scraps and More.  The first one was for a {lift} challenge.  We get to choose a layout from the gallery to lift, and I chose one by the ultra-talented Audrey Yeager.  Here is what I came up with.

I used some old Echo Park papers (the Playground collection).  I wanted to play off the reds and blues in the pictures.  I added my usual favorite embellishments...stitching, buttons & twine :)

My next page was another DT page for a {quote} challenge.  I wanted to do a friendship page, so I searched for a friend quote and found this one:  "Friendship isn't one big thing.  It's a million little things."  I loved it and it went perfectly with my photo.  It's of me and two of  my closest college friends.  Last year, we got together for a college Homecoming game (Go Gators!) and had so much fun!  We walked the campus and visited our old journalism much has changed!  I love UF and wish I lived in Gainesville...such a great place to be :)

I used several sheets of "Gator" paper that I found at my LSS.  The rest are just bits and pieces of random papers that I have in my stash.  I wanted lots of orange and blue :)  I also tried something new...modeling paste.  I've been seeing it a lot on layouts lately and decided to try it.  I love it!  I've used it on a few more pages that I have coming up.  It creates such an awesome texture, and it works so well with stencils or masks.  I created those diamond shapes on both sides of the layout using it.

I also entered this into the Creative Scrappers #220 sketch challenge.

I was inspired by this amazing Creative Scrappers sketch by Jenny Evans...she is so inspiring!

I do have more good news...I made the My Scraps and More Design Team again!  I'm SOOOO excited to be on board again with Tammi!  She is amazing :)  The two ladies I mentioned above, Audrey and Jenny, are also on the team along with a few more very talented girls.  I'm honored to be working with them.  Be on the lookout for this...

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great weekend!


  1. Both of these are awesome pages Missy!! Always love seeing the texture from your stitching, twine, and flowers!! Congrats on continuing with My Scraps and More!! :) And we are right there with you on the storm...I have been watching TWC like crazy! They keep shifting it from East to West, so I'm hoping by tomorrow or early Monday, they will be more certain of the path!! Stay safe!!

  2. Gorgeous pages, Missy!! Always love your bright, fun layouts!! I am so excited to be working with you and the others at My Scraps and More!! :)

  3. Amazing pages, Missy!! You bold bright pages always make me smile!! You daughter is such a cutie too! Congrats on being named to a second term at My Scraps and More!! They are so blessed to have your talent on the team! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Love all the layering and doodling on the first layout. You always do so well matching your paper to your photos! The second layout screams school spirit! Great title and I love the, are they painted diamonds down each side. And congrats on making the DT again! YAY!!!

  5. Hi. Thanks for stopping by. :)
    Your layouts are fabulous. Your color use is always stunning. I have some paste around here somewhere, I should try it out. It looks great, and congrats on the dt. Hope the hurricane missed u. Looks to b heading away from fl.