Kim's Scrapbook Addiction

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Nautical Theme...

Hello, I'm so excited to share with you the newest sketch challenge at D-lish Scraps.  This month's theme is Out to Sea.  They have an inspiration board with a sketch and inspiring pictures to get your creative juices flowing.  I just love all things nautical!  I was so excited to have come across a picture of my kids with their cousins.  As you can see, I loved the nautical theme even back then.

Here's the D-Lish Scraps inspiration board.

 D-lish Scraps

Paper- wall paper remnants 
Stickers- Mrs. Grossman's, Provo Craft Alphabitties
Cricut Cartridge- George and Basic Shapes, Paper Doll Dress Up

Have a Blessed Day!


Monday, November 4, 2013

So Grateful for You...

Hello!  You won't believe what I did last week...well maybe you would.  I went to enter into a sketch challenge at MME and was putting the finishing touches on the page when I went to check the exact time the challenge was over.  Well it closed early that day!  I was disappointed but it ended up being a blessing because I was able to change the direction of my layout when I saw the newest challenge.  I hadn't added my title, journaling or the pictures to my layout. So all is not lost, I could use the same sketch...with a few changes.  The challenge was to document your gratitude and use mostly MME paper.

I added the names and the year on the front side of my journal tag.

  The reason I'm so grateful is that the Lord blessed me with three wonderful children!  Words cannot express how much joy they have brought me.

I just fell in love with this sketch!  Don't be surprised to see this sketch used again.

Ronda Palazzari for MME #sketch #scrapbooking

ALL Paper- MME Totally Girl...Love this paper pack
Chipboard Stickers- Me & My Big Ideas
Stickers- Provo Craft Alphabitties
Ink- Studio G
Cricut Cart.- Gypsy Font
Brads- Making Memories
Color Bok- Quote

Have a Blessed Day!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I Scrapped My Stash!

Hello can you believe I'm actually posting for the second time today!  I actually started this layout a couple weeks ago and got busy and picked it up this evening and realized it was due today.  Eek I don't like when that happens. 
 Well I'm entering my layout into the Scrap Our Stash Challenge.  This months challenge was to use the sketch with Stash Challenge #8.

For my layout everything I used I have had in my stash for quit some time...I mean years!  

Paper- MME Totally Girl
Stickers-  Studio 112,  Provo Craft Alphabitties

Have a Blessed Day!


Total Concentration...

 I love this time of year when you can open the windows and enjoy the light breeze flowing through the house!  Having family up north and hearing about how cold it has been, I feel blessed to live in South Florida.  So here is a summer layout to warm you up.
I will be entering my layout into the challenge at Scrap the Boys.  This month's challenge is to use Blue and Green... and of course make a layout about the boys in your life!  I chose this picture of my husband and my oldest grandson Isaiah.  Isaiah has Papaw wrapped around his little finger!

It just didn't show up in the photo, I penned stitching around the edge of my layout.  I have mostly green but with blue accents.

Paper-  DCWV
Sticker - Me and My Big Ideas

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a Blessed Day!


Monday, October 21, 2013


Well it's getting cold in some area's and we are expecting a cold front here in Florida later this week.  Now our cold front will only mean a little cooling off.  It will be in the lowers 80's.  So thinking of all of all of you who are up North in the cold I thought I would share a summer page to warm things up.

Stitched the circle above and the corners below

Now for the challenge, I'm entering my layout into My Creative Sketches.  This month they have a double page layout to explore.  I used to do lots of double page layouts and it was fun to do one again!

Paper -  DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer Stack & Cardstock
Canvas Stickers Words - Little Yellow Bicycle & Karen Foster Design
Punch - EK

Have a Blessed Day!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Scrap Your Favorite Season...

Fall thoughts are in the air!  My daughter's favorite holiday is fall so she has already put out the decorations for the fall season.  Maybe it will feel cooler with fall decorations out.  As for all the challenges I'm seeing, I think everyone is thinking fall. 
I will be entering this page of my grandson Isaiah into the Scrapping Everyday Miracles "Scrap your Favorite Season of the Year Challenge".  Now this is not just a fall challenge but you do have to have at least 3 or more leaves on your project. 

I love the little cross stitched eyes I added to my scarecrow.  I also added a little raffia to stick out of the hands. 

Hand stitching
Paper- Recollections Mosaic
Die cuts

Have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Giddyap, here's my grandson enjoying a ride on the rocking horse that his Great Grandpa made for my kids.  It's so cool when you see your grandchildren enjoying the same toys that their parents enjoyed.  
I will be entering my layout into sketch challenge #36 at Artful Delight

As you can see I turned my sketch to the left.

I will also be entering my layout in the Die Cut Gate Challenge at Stuck on U Sketches.

Cricut Cartridge- Old West, Country Girl
Stickers- Creative Memories
Paper- The Paper Studio "Entirely Textures"

Have a Blessed Day!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Let's Make a Loomed Layout!

 I was so excited to see the Super Scraps Saturday challenge #115 at Hiding in My Craft Room!  The challenge is to use scraps.  (Don't tell me I'm the only one known for saving every little scrap!)  I have saved all those little strips of paper that I trim off the edges of my layouts when I mat them.  Sometimes I use them for journal strips and other than that, I just hoard them.  Well I found another way to use them.

So you've probably seen or made a loomed pot holder, right?  Well I think that is what my page looks like and I LOVE it!  It's so fun and a great way not to waste all those little papers.

My box of paper strips.

I found strips of paper the same length and started to weave them together.

Here are my old loomed pot holders my kids made me.  I still love and use them!

I can't believe how fast he's grown...or that he doesn't have chocolate all over his face!

As you can see I stitched around the edges of my weaved paper to hold it all together. 

Cricut Cartridge- From My Kitchen, Old West, Paper Dolls for Everyday
Misc. Scraps
Machine Stitching

Have a Blessed Day!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Scenic Route...

Hello, today I would like to share a page I did for Bird is the Word Scrapbook Challenge Blog. I just fell in love with the sketch by Heather and knew I had just the picture to scrap. My husband and I just got back from Gatlinburg Tennessee. Tennessee is one of my favorite places to go, I just love the mountains and all the waterfalls and streams! 

I chose to challenge myself and reconstruct a pre-made layout. I purchased a book of  pre-made layouts and thought how easy it would be to get my scrapping done in a jiffy. Well I just can't bring myself to use them, so I decided to cut it up and make it my own! The first thing I did was cut out the frame and mounting. I then decided that I needed to trim it up a little more so I took off a bit from all sides. You can see from the picture above how the camera is popping off the mat.

If you look at the page above you can see I used just about the entire page except for the stars. 

I cut out the journal space and used my punch and moved it to the top of the page.

Some embellishments!

Paper- Paper Boutique Scrapbooking Simple 1-2-3,  Recollections- Mosaic Memories
DCWV- Travel quote
Colorbok- Destination
SEI- Desert Springs die cut
Homemade flowers
Punch-EK Success

Have a Blessed Day!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Let's use Wire!

Don't you just love to look back at old photos?  It's so amazing looking back even just a year or less and see how much my little grandsons have changed! My grandsons both love their Papaw's big tractor and when he came home with one just like his, only their size, they were super excited!


I'm entering my lay out into two challenges. The first one is using the sketch from Stuck On U Sketches.

The second challenge was for The Paper Girls Challenge # 39 All wired up! You could use wire-staples-paper clip, you get the picture. I chose to use a few different wire elements. First I used staples to staple my banner. It's a quick way to attach a banner and who doesn't like quick! Second I used metal brad and third I chose to use a thin wire that I wrapped around my brads to pick up the circle in the sketch with two other wire circles that I sewed onto the page!

Ink- Close to my Heart
Stamp- American Crafts
Paper-  MME "Complete Boy", The Paper Studio "Entirely Textures"
Cricut Carts- Beep Beep, Country Life, A Child's Year, George & Basic Shapes
I used Cricut Craft room to weld my titling to my journal spot.

Be Blessed

Monday, September 9, 2013

Are You Ready For Fall...

Well it's been a hot summer here in sunny South Florida! Fall has been on my mind, so when I came across the Fall Colors challenge #118 from My Sheri Crafts I knew I had the perfect picture to scrap!

This is my grandson Jordan and he was 5 months old here. Isn't this just the sweetest picture of him sitting among the little pumpkins.

Hoot n Holler Cricut cart.
misc. buttons
Chip board- Paper Studios

Have a Blessed Day