Monday, May 6, 2013

You Are Loved

I hope all of my scrapbook friends had a Happy National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday! It started out slow here scrapbook wise. We are just  so busy on the weekends! But Evan, Erin and I did sit down and scrapbook together for a little while around the dining room table. I managed to finish one layout for a sketch challenge at The Paper Bakery, which I am going to try and get some photos of it today to share this week. I also followed along on their blog hop.
In addition to the Paper Bakery, I signed up for the big NSD happenings at Big Picture Classes (formerly Big Picture Scrapbooking) and received all of the challenges in my inbox. May still try to do a few of those even though the due date will be up. And I wrote down a few challenges from Two Peas in a Bucket, that will have to be done at later date as well.
So all in all, did accomplish some scrapbooking!

Today though, I want to share a layout I made for a challenge in a private Facebook group consisting of members of a former scrapbook site I used to love but is now closed. The Cropper's Cottage.
My friend Shalini has gotten everyone excited about scrapbooking again by introducing weekly challenges within our group. This layout is for the black and white + flower challenge...
I decided to go with a black and white photo and then keep it minimal with gray and white which is a current favorite color combo of mine. :) The chipboard heart is inked with my gray prima chalk pad. I love this photo of Mike and Erin when she was only a few weeks old. I had it framed and on display for awhile, but the frame broke and I hadn't replaced it yet.Then I decided to just create a layout using it. This challenge was a perfect excuse to do just that!


In other scrapbook news, The newest "issue" just went up at Paper Issues. The theme is "Hope Chest" and the sponsor is Pink Paislee.
One lucky winner will receive a Hope Chest prize pack and one winner will receive a Cottage Farms prize pack! Check out the post *Here* to see how you can win.
I am planning to link up a few layouts myself, and am excited to be sharing my design team introduction post on their blog this upcoming Friday!

And project scrap room clean up is well under way...finally! I decided my windows needed a good Spring cleaning. And as you can see from the blog header photo, I have nice big windows. Seven of them that wrap around my scrap porch. So will be finishing that up today, finishing the dusting and organizing and vacuuming as well. Love a nice clean, organized scrap room!

Hope you have a Happy Monday!

22 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful page, Mary Jo. So soft and pretty. I love the softness of the black and white photo with these colors.

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  2. what a great page!! the photo is just adorable

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  3. BEAUTIFUL! I like that you kept it simple, keeps the focus on that great photo!

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  4. This is so striking, Mary Jo. I love the pop of yellow. Precious photo. Great page!

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  5. This is soooooooooooo beautiful!! LOVING the colors and that sweet, precious photo!!

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  6. I think it's awesome you got Evan and Erin involved in NSD! This layout is perfect, loving the grey and white! You weren't kidding when you said you were going to clean up your scrap room! I vacuumed mine yesterday and Abie cleaned up her table, so ours at least looks presentable :)

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  7. Ah, sweet layout. Love the black and white with the soft yellow. I missed NSD, having to work all day Saturday. I had just a few minutes to finish up a layout on my desk before heading out to the movies Sat night. I'm off on Tuesday so I'll take a look at some challenges and see if I can get my scrapbook on then. :)

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  8. Beautiful layout, love the clean and classy look!

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  9. Beautiful color combo. I do love the grey and yellow!

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  10. A truly beautiful page Mary Jo, I love that you used black and white which is used far too little these days, it has a wonderful ethereal feel and Erin is just gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

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  11. This layout is SOoooooo gorgeous. The black and white has my heart. The touches of yellow are stunning. Wow. :)

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  12. What a fabulous layout of Mike and Erin!! Such a sweet picture!!

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  13. Very beautiful LO!!
    What a precious picture of the 2 of them!!
    Love the colors you used!
    I wasn't able to scrap this weekend at all!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog I did not like that LO, a long story what happened-lol.
    Looking forward to seeing your project on Friday!

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  14. Beautiful page Mary Jo!! Great design and I love the b&w photo with this color scheme!

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  15. wow - beautiful page for the challenge - I totally love your color combo and the yellow just pops. So happy looking - wow!

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  16. Gorgeous layout, the photo is beautiful!

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  17. Just beautiful, love the colors!! :)

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  18. How fun that you and your young ones all scrapped together on NSD :)
    Your layout is so sweet. I really like your colour combos you chose. How neat that you have a group that encourages each other with challenges for scrapbooking :)

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  19. Glad you had a fun NSD! Your page is so sweet; what a great photo. Funny coincidence, I used a very similar color scheme on the layout that I just posted. :)

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  20. I tried to get some scrapping done...a little here and a little there.

    This is beautiful, Mary Jo...so striking...that photo is just adorable!!!

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  21. That layout is beautiful! I love the yellow with the black, white and grey :)

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