Saturday, September 16, 2017

Virtual Crop challenge #2

Well I didn't make it for the virtual crop over at Creative Memories facebook event, but I'm playing along now that I have a free moment.  Those are becoming fewer now that scouts have resumed and cross country season is in full swing.

Anyway here is the sketch I used 
12 x 12 Sketches - Page 004

and here is what I made with CM "Sunshine Getaway" and a few items from my stash



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Floral's at Lasting Memories

 We are back with our third challenge at Lasting memories for September. Our theme is "All About Patterns" and this week is all about floral prints.  You can use a little or a lot - your choice.

I went with a little floral paper and a really big fussy cut floral bouquet to create a layout featuring my daughter's 17th birthday. 
 Can't believe that she's 18 now and starting her senior year.



I rotated the following sketch from Let's get sketchy
and moved the elements around to make it work with my photo 


 

There's still time to join us for the polka dot and stripes challenges too

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Stash bashing #2

From 0 to 60.  Amazing what can be done with the kids away at school.  I've jumped into the second of my August kits from the scraproom for the stash bashing challenge.  I'm not sure what I'll get done tomorrow as I have car repairs, chiropractor appointment for the high schooler and birthday treats to gather prior to cross country for the middle schooler.  So if I don't make it back here till Thursday know that it isn't that I did too much too fast. 

I used this Creative memories grid layout as my jumping off point
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Used up some of MME Palm Beach, but not as much as I did on my previous double pager


The kit had a giant gold metalic pineapple that I punched the circle out of.  Felt a little to linear for my liking and it added some sparkle to the page.  The complimentary letters where outlined with a black pen to make them stand out more from the background paper.  Super fun design that I might revist

Stash bashing challenge

I'm playing along with the Scraprooms August kit basher challenge.  The idea is to use as much of the August kits as possible.  So far I've dove into 2 of the 4 flavor of the month kits.  

I almost polished off Pink Pasilee "summer lights" kit with this double page spread

I used the August Jump start sketch to get started 



I added an extra photo to the layout, but the over all design is the same


and flipped it to do the second page

I can't wait to show you what I did with MME Palm Beach

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Stripes at lasting memories

I'm finely back creating with Lasting Memories after a much needed long break.  I love how flexible the team is with my coming and going.  My plan is to contribute to the blog as much as I can from now till Girl scout cookie season.  So here goes... This months theme is all about patterns and this week we are embracing stripes.  I used actual stripped paper as well as created stripes with cut paper.  I'm using this pagemaps sketch featured on the  Grand Diva's creative corner.

and here is my take


I might still go back and add a little something to the lower left corner like the sketch but I'm almost out of scraps from the kit I'm using so we'll see

Please join us for this months challenges.  Don't forget you can still enter the polka dot challenge

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Latest creative endeavors with photos

I'm slowly building up my creative juice by helping my daughters with a pocket album of their summer adventures.  Now to get the girls to finish their journaling.



 I also put together a collage style display board. The board went up to the GSOSW Portland service center for the women of distinction luncheon to highlight girl travel.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Week 4 of 52

Week 4: Was my down fall and stumbling block.  The timing is uncanny as my mother was visiting when I was to post about my memories of mom.  I think it was a total mojo killer as we don't have the greatest relationship.  Especially now that she's been brainwashed by the Zionist.  I kid you not, she went on a trip to Israel with a religious group and came back with a skewed  view of the world and our place in it.

So I'm moving forward and going to call it quits on the weekly challenge since we should be up to week 7 or 8 by now.  Maybe I'll come back to it again at a later date.

What will I do now.  Well I have a few tricks up my sleeve or maybe that's layout.  Stay tuned for a reveal coming soon.

 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Week 3 of 52

Week 3. What memories do you have of your father (his name, birth date, birthplace, parents, and so on)?

My Dad Joseph John Tencza, was born  August 29th 1944 to Joseph and Marguerite Tencza in New Port, Rhode Island

I have so many memories of my Dad, but most of them revolve around our milatray moves and the long extended road trips to get from one duty station to the next.  Our longest trip was coming back stateside from Hawaii.  We had to pick up our car in LA, where we stayed with my moms aunt and uncle for a few days to adjust. Then it was cross country to Maryland.  We crossed through some beautiful country on that trip and got a chance to hike in Zion National park.  My other fond memories all have to do with road races.  My father was an avid jogger and would drag my brother and I along for fun runs. 5-10K.  We were always moving


I was lucky enough to have him around for 33 yrs of my life. Unfortunately he lost his fight with Leukemia April 8th 2007