Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11/15/17 - "Daydream"

Layout #85 of my 75 Layout goal!
Yup... I achieved, and surpassed, my goal!

"Got this guy up at 10, fed him breakfast and now, at 10:30...look at him! #LazyPig 07.01.17"

Midori Travelers Notebook Spread
My first spread in my new Midori Travelers Notebook.
I love the spread and I love my Midori!
It is so much better than the other No-Name Travelers Notebooks I bought... It's also more expensive which proves the saying "You get what you pay for"!
Wish I had bought more of these when they were on sale!
Size = 21cm×11cm  (approximately 8.5 x 4.5 for each single page).
Amazon Link: Midori #14 - Blank Kraft

My Travelers Notebook "story":
Yes, I've finally gotten into the Travelers Notebook craze and ... I LOVE IT!
Though it took me a while even after I bought my first set.
I bought my first set of TNs in July 2017 and didn't start using them until October.
Their small size intimidated me... I've only really worked on a 12x12 sized BG for most of my nearly 20 year Scrapbooking "career".
But I have found so much more freedom w/ the smaller size because I don't need to fill up so much space!
Sometimes I would feel guilty using a 12x12 for just 1 photo... weird, I know.
Plus the actual album is a lot smaller than a 12x12 album and THAT will also take up much less space.
I find the smaller size gives me the freedom to feel okay in scrapping photos and items I might not have felt comfortable w/ before...cuz, again- the guilt, and it allows me to scrap them faster.
Less fuss!
Plus it's a great way to use up scraps; the 2 pieces of PP and the white paper the title is on are all from my scrap bin!

Besides this layout I am currently working on a Fall Themed album.
This was inspired by my (scrappy) friend - Linda!
Hi, Linda! Thank you! ((Kisses))
I will post more about that, including photos of some of my layouts in a future blog post.
If your curious though...
I've already posted some on my IG Account: Mrs_David_Vasquez

BUT I haven't given up 12x12 sized layouts... I just have another option now.

This year seems to be the year of trying new things for me:
-Pocket Pages
bought some stuff including a 6 month subscription to a pocket page kit - more to come on that
-Digital Project Life
-Travelers Notebooks...
I am even starting to dabble in mixed media but I have a lot of practice before I can share..
Misting is about all I can handle right now - barely, LOL!
I'm enjoying trying new scrappy techniques; my creative hunger really needed me to branch out!

I even have a standard Composition notebook that I have started adding bits and pieces of my life to, including just regular ole' lists and doodles, with plans to add some informal layouts...
This was inspired by Amy Tangerine whose You Tube videos I have been binge-watching!!
You Tube Channel link: Amy Tangerine
Oh, that's another thing, I used to hate watching videos but watching scrap-process videos is also a new (addiction/thing) for me!

I'm SUPER excited to have different places to put my creative energy!

For the following November Challenges:

>> Round Robin
I am player #2 in our 4 player team, following Pat AKA GentlewoodFarms

>>Music Challenge
Category - Song
I chose "Daydream" by The Loving Spoonful

5 Scraps -
-PPs (2) polka dot and striped
-White Paper the title is on
-Tags (2) it was a PP of Tags that I cut up to use as actual tags and these are a couple of the leftovers

12 Stickers -
-PP sticker strips ::NOT Washi:: (2)
-Word/Phrases (4)
-Hearts (3)
-File Label/Journaling Spot
*NCLUDES TWIST* of Blue and White stickers - The PP sticker strips

9 Items -
-PPs (2) polka dot and striped
-White Paper the title is on
-Tags (2) it was a PP of Tags that I cut up to use as actual tags and these are a couple of the leftovers
-Buttons (2)
-Project Life Card

>>National ______ Day
November 16th
-Button Day
Used 2 buttons on my layout

Sunday, November 12, 2017

11/13/17 - MIM Sketch #100

Happy Monday!
Today's post is bittersweet because today I'm sharing with you Make It Monday sketch #100!
100 is quite a milestone...
But, it also is the last sketch from The Memory least for a while.
The Memory Nest is taking a break.
It's sad but needed. 
I will miss Leslie and her sketches, but hopefully it won't be for too long.

Here it is MIM sketch #100:

"Find Someone Who Loves You As Much As Panini Luvs This Pillow"
"Panini loves our new living room pillow!
It's a Body Pillow so she's using it correctly...
$11.99 at Costco.
Top photos taken: 09/28/17
Bottom taken: 09/29/17"

The top 2 photos I took.  The bottom photo David took, the next day, and sent it to me at work.
Panini really loves that pillow! I don't blame her, it is really comfortable.
We bought 2 of them; the second one is in our room.

I had a lot of fun using my Project Life and Simple Stories cards on this.
I've had them for a few years now.
I'm trying to use my stuff more. I'm always afraid to "use up" my stuff... but why buy it just to have it stay in in the packaging? That's not what it's for!
Also I realized theres always more "stuff" I want to buy so might as well make room,  right?

You have until November 30th to play along with Sketch #99 and #100.
Please join us!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11/08/17 - October "Ugly Paper" Challenge

It's "UGLY PAPER" time!
I hope you all still like these posts?
If not, too bad... it's my blog and Imma do what I want!


Here are my "October Uglies" and what I did w/ them:

"In The Jungle"
"Okay so it's not really the's our neighbor's side yard. Same thing though, right?
Panini -> 10.20.12"

I used the "ugly" green "foliage" PP, cut into a large circle, to frame the photo and I also used it to punch a heart shape that I placed in the top corner.
The Red, White, and Blue striped PP was used to help anchor my journaling card and cut into an arrow to point to the photo of Panini.
I also used one of the "ugly" embellishments; the striped scalloped border.
The photo is so old, 5 years old, and I have been wanting to scrap it since I took it but never got around to it... and now I'm glad I never did because I think the "foliage" paper I was sent was made for it!

Also for the following October challenges:
> Music
This is for category #2 - Song Lyrics
I chose "In the Jungle..." from "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens
*INCLUDES TWIST* of a tree (in the photo)

19 used
-Alphas (11)
-Jungle Animals (3)
-Grass (3)

>Anything Goes Challenge

October 1st
Use a word with exactly three vowels on your project today.
- "Neighbor", in my journaling, has exactly 3 vowels

October 3rd
Use 3 of something on your project today.
- I used 3 animal stickers

October 4th
Use a smile somewhere on your page today.
- All 3 of my animals are smiling

Sunday, November 5, 2017

11/06/17 - MIM #99

Stopping by real quick-like to share the latest Make it Monday sketch from
MIM# 99
"This Is Awesome"

"Today 02 Nov 2017
I was featured on the Awesome Ladies Project IG Account.
It's a Thursday 3 Post; take a selfie and list 3 Right Now facts.
1. This is me: messy hair, messed up/non-existent make-up, wrinkled clothes, tired face…basically a “not-so-perfect” selfie… cuz life isn't always perfect and that's okay!
2. Wearing my favorite shirt! The only reason it's my favorite is because my “You Had Me At Pumpkin Spice” shirt can only be worn a couple months out of the year! LOL
3. I'm sooo Obsessed w/ Niall Horan's new cd, “Flicker”… buy it, buy it!"

You have until November 30th to submit your layout.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

10/24/17 - "Bow Wow WOW..."

Happy Tuesday!
How have you all been?
It feels like, other than DT work, I haven't been here in a while.
I have been scrapping and posting my layouts on Instagram though.
I like posting there because I have more of an audience.
The only part I don't like, I feel like I need to limit my captions/descriptions.
Anyway, if you want to see my layouts on a more frequent basis check out my account:
On to today's layout:
"Bow Wow WOW What a Gentleman"
"Look at Spotty; such a gentleman w/ his paws crossed!

IDK why but Spotty always seems to lay w/ his paws crossed and we find it funny and sweet so I had to document it.

This is layout #73 of my 75 layout goal for 2017...
Almost there!
It also is layout #4 created for the Music Challenge over at
This is a monthly challenge and every month is the same concept:
There are 4 categories and they each have their own twist.
This is the first time ever, despite participating in this challenge for YEARS, that I was able to complete all 4 categories along w/ the twists!
So, YAY me!

This category was #4 - Song (chosen by the host).
The song was "I Want Candy" by the Bow Wow Wows and we could use any part of the song: title, lyrics, artist name.. on our layout,
I went w/ the artist name and I included the twist of purple w/ the buttons (the top one is dark purple so it may look black but they are both purple).


Also Included in the following Challenges:

>In This Corner
- The BG paper already had the bow ties printed along the side

Everything except the "WOW" Alpha stickers
*INCLUDES TWIST* of using hoarded stickers

-Alphas (23)
-Word/Phrase (4)

1 - the large Black and White striped PP

Sunday, October 15, 2017

10/16/17 - MIM #98

Happy Monday to you!
Today I am sharing Make It Monday Sketch #98 from "The Memory Nest" blog.
MIM Sketch #98

"A Place For His Head"
"While watching "Wonder Woman" at our friends' house, their dog Zeus decided to lay his head on David and fall asleep."

(09.03.17 <<< Oops,  Need to add the date!)

Too cute, amirite?!
So of course I had to get a photo of it!

I love this layout and how quickly it came together! It was one of those that once I got the colors and PP selected, all the other pieces just kinda fell into place!

The title came from a Challenge; the Music Challenge.
One of the categories is to choose a song title and use it on your layout. I used "A Place For My Head by Linkin Park, but changed "My" to "His".
Also the twist was orange, which was perfect because I was planning on using orange anyway!

Well, that's all from me today!
Hope you'll join us and play along w/ this, or our October 2nd, sketch!
You have until October 31st to enter your layout.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10/04/17 - "My Brown Eyed Girl"

This layout makes me happy!
But it also makes me sad!
The happiness comes from that adorable face w/ the little cheesy smile!
Also that BG paper w/ the colorful flowers that just pop!
"My Brown Eyed Girl"

The sadness comes from the fact that little 4 year old is not 4 years old anymore; she is now 15!
And the fact that she is at a stage where she hates taking photos...and is not fond of much, in general!
Teenagers, ugh!  Actually, more specifically, Teenage GIRLS, ugh!
My son wasn't like that... ever!

Speaking of my son, who turned 22 in June...
he moved out last month.
So I am halfway to being an Empty Nester.

Gosh why can't they just stay little?!

Created for the September Musical Inspiration Challenge
The person who signs up after you picks your song.
The song chose for me was:
"Brown Eyed Girl"
*INCLUDES TWIST* of using the color from your song on your layout.

Also for the October National ________Day , which I am hosting.
Inspired by October 6th, World Smile Day.

Most products used are from the The Scraproom July 2017 Monthly Kit: