Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PLG #23 - "Kiss Me I'm Irish" and some challenge friends

Hello my crafty friends!!  This week is just cruising by for me.  I am also feeling very productive in the crafty department.  I may sacrafice 1 to 3 hours of sleep at times.. but it jazzes me up to know that another layout gets to adorn our albums.  I also caught my kiddos looking through 3 of my main scrap albums the other day.  Sister reading the journaling to Brother.  I'm sure alot of you know how that feels, but I am here to emphasize that it is so bittersweet and makes me so happy that I started keeping our memories this way.
Okay... now that I just went on that little tangent... back to my crafty post and all the fun challenges that I followed to help me create this.  :-)  
My layout today showcases some really cool "Double" rainbows that we saw out our front living room window last year in March.  Our house faces a mountain range.  So alot of openness and a chance to see fun things.  Our son was in such awe... and at the age of 4 was so determined to see Mr. Leprechaun.  He also wanted to immediately go on a hike to find the Pot of Gold.  Ohhhhhhh my precious!!

Here is my layout to share...

Close up of the Rainbow banner, green clover leafs, title...(not crazy about my title, but I was running out of room.) 

And from a different angle...the Pot of Gold

Paper Lovin' Gals # 23 - has a wonderful IRISH photo for your inspiration.  My inspiration was the green, white, the hanging puff ball banner and the words.  Lucky Rainbows always come to mind when thinking of St. Patrick's Day.  If ony this year we could be so lucky!!  You have until Wednesday, March 21st @ 8pm to play along!!

Creative Scrappers Sketch # 199 helped me with my whole placing of my layout.  Some fun sketches to try over there.  You have until the end of March to try at least 1 of their 5  "March" sketches.  This is my first time entering, even though I have drooled over their sktches for quite some time.  Go see.  :-)

Getting Scrappy - "Color Me Lucky" - is all about using the color GREEN on your layout and including a Cricut or SVG cut.  My Title and Pot of Gold are cut from the Simply Charmed cart and my Clover Leafs are from Paper Doll Dress-up.  Always happy to join Amanda and her DT for their challenges.  You have until this Sunday to play along!!

Hand Stamped Sentiments # 109 - RAINBOWS is a new challenge blog I found.  :-)  They are a group of Stampin' Up Ladies...(which  I have PLENTY of that product on most of my creations)... that just happened to be having a challenge that is all about Rainbows.  Well... I have the obvious photos and then my fun Pennant Banner that I made with the SU Pennant Builder punch.  So I had to join these Gals for the fun.  Also... You don't have to use SU products.  The welcome any and all. 

Lasting Memories # 79 "We are feeling LUCKY."  Last but not least... this is a REMINDER call out to all of you that we have a challenge going on until Saturday at 9pm EST.  With a PRIZE!!  You just need to use the word LUCKY somewhere on your layout.  I have it written in my journaling.  So of course I am going to share with my group.  If you want to see my FIRST layout I made for this challenge, click HERE.

Boy... chatty post.  If you made it this far.. THANK YOU!!!  :-)

CardstockSU Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango. Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gable Green.
Gold Glitter paper from "Darice.", Polka dot green paper from Reminesce.
Cricut - Simply Charmed and Paper Doll Dress-up
Embellies:  Twine from Queen and Co., SU Basic Rhinestones, SU Pennant builder punch, SU Cupcake Builder punch (for the clouds), Signo White gel pen, SU Brads - Brights


Monique said...

Great scrap page, I love how you have mirrored the rainbow from the photos with the banner.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING the photos, the pot of gold and loveeeeeeeeeeee that rainbow banner!

Karen Wilson said...

Oh, I LOVE this Michele!! This is awesome!!!

I know what you mean about the kids - our guys are on March break this week and we were in bed the other night and they were in the front room and I could hear them talking. Actually having a conversation and it's just the neatest thing in the world. I catch Andrew going through my albums too.

Julie said...

This is just beautiful and so sweet that they were reading to each other....moments like this that make you go ahhh!

Michelle said...

This is so cute! I love that rainbow banner, it works perfectly! And I actually really like your title, I don't know if you were just talking about size or the title itself, but I think its great :) Thanks for also entering into Getting Scrappy challenge! I love seeing your work there! :)

Haven_mom4 said...

Aren't you lucky to have such a fantastic view. Like the LO and the banner is super cheerful

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Gorgeous photos. Love the layout.


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh what an awesome LO!!! I love the rainbow banner and how well it works with the clovers! This is great! Thank you so much for joining us for the Getting Scrappy Challenge and hope to see you again!

Kimberly said...

love the pics of the rainbow... great LO

Dawn Braun said...

such a fun creative page! I simply adore your rainbow banner and great photos too, btw! Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful pics of double rainbows and I love the rainbow banner. Very pretty and cheerful. Love your sharing about your daughter reading from photo album to your son. :)

glassgraffitix2 said...

Michele, love this! You rocked it!

Melonie said...

Super sweet LO! Love it.

Elizabeth said...

I agree with you, catching the kids going through the albums makes it so worth while! I love how the you got his head looking at the rainbow through the window. Very sweet page:)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous scrap book page. Such great photos and the rainbow banner is a great idea! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous scrap book page. Such great photos and the rainbow banner is a great idea! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Holly said...

I miss rainbows like this.. We had them everyday when I lived in Hawaii.. So pretty! Great page, I so need to get back into scrapping!

inkedx2 said...

This is a great page. I love how you used our rainbow challenge in the banner. Very cute. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.