Tuesday, May 21, 2013

LOAD 513

So I've been slacking again...

Here are the latest LOAD 513 layouts. I did not follow the prompts for the last several days. I've been trying to get Taylor's book done.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

LOAD 513 Day 8 Col. Mustard

Today is Wednesday, so today's prompt is a character from the game Clue, and today's character is Col. Mustard.  

Thinking about Col. Mustard made me think about my grandfathers, both of whom served in WWII.  I never knew my maternal grandfather, as he died before I was born.  I did know and greatly love my paternal grandfather, Everett Elvin Rawlins, better known as Pap-paw.  When my Pap-paw died in 2001 having outlived my Mam-maw by just 13 months, I inherited all the pictures from their house.  Among the pictures were these pics of my grandfather's time in the Army.  He served as a Corporal in the US Army from 1942 to 1946.  He was a truck driver in the Army, hauling bombs all over Europe.  I'm so proud of my grandfather's service.

So here is today's layout.
On the left page, he is the the far right, sitting on chair arm in the light colored uniform. On the right page, top picture, he is in the second row (first standing row), third from right. He was a truck driver who delivered bombs all over Europe.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LOAD 513 - Day 7 WHY?

Today's prompt for LOAD 513 was Why?

I wanted to scrapbook these pics of the girls for a while and was thinking about  doing a sisters bonding forever kind of page but when the prompt came up, it made me think about how fast the last 18 years have gone by.  So I threw together this layout.  It isn't very good but it will work.

Happy Crafting

Monday, May 6, 2013

LOAD 513 - Day 6 Red Herring

Today's LOAD 513 prompt was crime terminology - Red Herring.  A  red  herring,  according  to  Google,  is  either  a  dried  smoked  herring  which  has  turned  red  by  the  smoke  or  something  (especially  a  clue)  that  is  or  is  intended  to  be  misleading  or  distracting.  “The  book  is  fast-­‐paced  and  full  of  red  herrings.”    

The first thing that came to mind was Scooby Doo, but despite that being my very favorite cartoon I chose instead to do another layout for Taylor's book of more senior pictures.  I decided to scap that pics that were taken on a red background, thus doing something prompt related today.

I used some really old paper that I had laying around. I think it turned out ok.
 The picture of the layout isn't very good, but I'm tired (I guess that's what happens when you stay up until 4 a.m. finishing a book. LOL) and honestly just didn't want to keep working for a better pic.

Happy Crafting.

A few more of Taylor's senior pics.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

LOAD 513 - Day 5 And then there were none....

Today's prompt for LOAD 513 was based on Lain's favorite crime novel by Agatha Christie, "And Then There Were None."

Like yesterday, I couldn't think of anything to fit the prompt, so I did another layout of Taylor's Senior pics.

The pics on the left side and the left pic on the bottom of right side where taken at of local park.  The other two pics on right side were taken at Lake Cascades, which is a former stone quarry.
Sorry the pic isn't the best.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, May 4, 2013

LOAD 513 - Day 4 Greed

Today's LOAD 513 prompt was based on the motive for the crime in the game Clue.  The motive today -- Greed.

However, I didn't follow the prompt today.  Just couldn't think of anything to do, and since I have to photograph a Prom tonight, I won't be home for much longer and didn't want to miss the deadline. So instead, I created a 2 page spread of some of the senior pics that I took of my oldest daughter who will be graduating from high school in 3 weeks.  Ignore the flash point on the right side, it is not in the actual pic, just in the layout pic.  She loves horses and is going to college to be a vet tech and hopefully eventually a veterinarian.  

So without further ado, here they are.
Taylor approved the papers and lettering on this layout.  I just love the chipboard letters that spell out Senior but they didn't come with #s.  I really like the barn board paper, it goes perfectly with the pics taken at the barn.  The top right pic on the right side is my favorite one.
 Since I had a couple pics from the farm left over and this overlay I created a third page. I changed the background paper to better complement the pics. It's a little crooked but scissors will take care of that. LOL.
This page was created using an overlay from ezlaserdesigns.  When I saw it at convention I just fell in love. It made me think of Tay instantly.  She loves her cowboy boots and horses.
Happy Crafting

Friday, May 3, 2013

LOAD 513 Day 3 -- Grandma's Kitchen

Friday's prompts on LOAD 513 are all about the rooms on the Clue board.

Today's room was the kitchen. The first thing to come to mind when I found out was my grandmother and being in her kitchen in the morning and watching her make "breakfast bread," which was basically a biscuit dough that she made in her bowl of flour. She made a well in the middle of this big bowl of flour and added eggs and buttermilk and whatever other ingredients she needed and while she was mixing that up there was a cast iron skillet on the stove with bacon grease heating up.  When the pan was hot and the dough was ready, she would pour the dough into the pan and put it in the oven.  It would come out with this golden brown and crispy crust and be all soft in the middle.  It was delicious!  It was my sister and my favorite thing about going to Mam-maw and Papaw's house.  To this day, neither of us of can replicate that bread.

There was a second challenge today as well, which was to use a tool or product that you had in your stash that you hadn't used.  So I got out the heart shaped crimper, the library envelopes and the "Create your own" stickers and a couple of word brads that have been hanging around in my scrappy space for a few years and the remnants of a page kit that include gems and ribbon.

I hate using ribbon, although I own a ton, because I can never get it to lay flat. You wouldn't believe the amount of adhesives that are under those ribbons.  I use eyelets occasionally, but not enough to justify the hundreds that I own.  I haven't used a paper crimper in 10+ years but it is all on this page.

So here it is, today's layout. I hope it inspires you to use your long forgotten tools and supplies.
See you tomorrow!

For more inspiration and to find out more about Layout a Day visit Lain at
Happy Crafting

Thursday, May 2, 2013

LOAD 513 DAY 2 Layout

Today's LOAD 513  challenge was the dagger from the game Clue.  It made me think about my dad's pocket knife, so I did a page with pics of my dad and I (and my sister). Since I couldn't find a Cricut cut of a pocket knife and I couldn't get my SCAL to work, I ended up just printing one and cutting it out.  I like the way it turned out.

Can't wait to see what tomorrow's prompt is.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

LOAD 513 Challenge -- Day 1

Today was the first day of the LOAD 513 Challenge. The theme this month is the game Clue.  Today's prompt was Mrs. White.
In Lain's video today, she mentioned white sheets and that made me think of my Mom and her hanging sheets and blankets on the clothes line on our farm as I was growing up.  I decided to use a picture of my Mom and me shortly after I was born and so I went in search of a printable that showed clothes on the line and found this cute pic and used it as well.  I created the sheet out of a sheet of pearl white card stock, just hand formed and pulled a few clothespins out of my stash of embellishments.  I hope you like it. It is simple, but I'm pretty happy with it.

For those of you who want more info on LOAD (Layout a Day) visit Lain at

A couple of Pages...

So over the last couple of days, I've been doing a little scrapping and I thought I'd share the results with you.

This page was created with an EZ Laser Designs overlay, which is cheating, BUT  sometimes  it just makes things easier.

This page is about my love of music and is going in my Book of  Me.  It includes a picture that is a blast from the past, 1984 to be exact.  It features my dog at the time Smokey, a wonderful great dane.  Unfortunately, Smokey is no longer with us but I digress. This pic also features the console tv and the stereo on which I played all those 45s and 78s long before there was cds and mp3s.  The journaling is tucked in the envelope and on the back I've placed a cd envelope with the songs that I played so much. 

I really like how the record layout turned out, sweet and simple.
I'm working on my LOAD513 Challenge page for today and will post it later today.
Happy Scrapping