One Mama Duck

Crafting my way through life - one adventure at a time.

Hi! I'm LisaDV. Thanks for stopping by. This is my life, crazy and chaotic most of the time, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Reworking a Layout

I'm not an advocate of reworking layouts. My time for scrapbooking is too limited to worry about little imperfections. I'm way too imperfect myself to be a perfectionist. So I often leave well enough alone with a "Done is Done" attitude.  However, there are times when a layout just isn't right.  In this short video, I show you how I reworked a layout where the balance portion of design principles were just way too off for me.

What say you? Rework them all the time? Only every once in a while?  Never?

Friday, March 25, 2016

Kill A Kit & Layout Share

I killed a kit.  Look and see what I started with and how much I have left!!

Here is the layouts made with this kit along with their CalvinBall points (the game of creating as many layouts as you can that is being played at  I find myself just creating the page in the style and fashion that I'd like and then seeing how many points bonus points I have.

This one I made on 3/11, so on the previous week total for Calvinball.
 Layout +1: 2+yr old stash +1; veneer +1; shiny +1; 5+ patterns +1
Total of 5 points

All others were made the week of 3/13 to 3/19.
 Punch,  15+elements, 2+yr old stash, pet, stamping, veneer, 
5+pp, 3+fonts, embossing folder, paint, shiny.
Total points 12

punch,  15+ elements, 2+yr old stash, +3 gold elements,
handwriting, 5+ pp, shiny.
Total point 8

15+ elements, 2+yr old stash, bought this week, pattern paper only,
handwriting, stamping, veneer, 4+washi, ink, shiny.
Total points 12.

2+yr old stash, handwriting, 5+ pp
Total points 4

2+yr old stash, handwriting, +3 gold element, hidden journaling, 
photo +10yrs, wet embossing, gesso, shiny, +15 elements.
 Total points10

Punch, 15+ elements, 2+yr old stash, pattern paper only,
handwriting, pet, stamping, ,5+ pp, ink, shiny, dark background.
Total points 12.

2+yr old stash, handwriting, 5+ pp, veneer
Total points 5.

Punch, 2+yr old stash,hidden journaling, handwriting, pet, 
5+ pp, photo 10+ yrs old, shiny, dark background.
Total points 10.

My total weekly points for CalvinBall was 78, which brought my grand running total to 125.5.
This week I finished 9 Layouts - 8 stories and 1 cute pic. Success in my book. 

Monday, March 7, 2016


Calvinball, Shimelle's Online Crop, nicolejones911, 2peasrefugee Stash Challenge. 

You've already heard about this month's calvinball going on over at Get It Scrapped. The goal is to scrap as much as possible.  Nicole Jones decided in honor of the Calvinball game to have her facebook group reach 1000 layouts shared. woot woot!!  And Shimelle gave us an impromptu crop over the weekend with the ability to share until next weekend.  Woo Hoo!! And over at the proboard 2peas Refugee group, Karen hosts a Stash and Bonus Challenge each month. 

I feel so motivated! Motivated to let the house work slide. How can I put those new wood floors down when I have so much scrapping to do!!

I had a bit of a cold that left me unmotivated last week, so I took the opportunity to work on my journaling spot swap (from the Two Peas Swap Chat facebook group). I already had the ideas I wanted to do and all of the supplies gathered, so this was easy. Except for that I like to stand and scrap and I had to move each portion to either my couch or kitchen table as I didn't have the energy to stand. But it worked out fine.  And by Sunday, I could actually get some layouts going.

 Themes in order: Spring, Summer, Winter, Anything Goes (Valentine)
Calvinball points: 4.5 
.5 for completing
1 for  make your own embellishment
1 for using a tool that you haven't used in a long time
1 for a new technique (fuse)
1 for my first post to Calvinball gallery

 Shimelle's Online Crop: Using Her First Collection Challenge
I think I may have some of True Stories in there too. Love how it pops on the black cardstock.
Calvinball points:  3
1 for a layout
1 for using 5+ pattern paper
 1 for your own handwriting

2Peas Refugee Stash Challenge: Polka Dots, florals, metallic, last purchase, handwriting and enamel dots.  (the handwriting and enamel dots will be added when I get the jouraling spot swap back and can put the jouranling on the layout.  Also for Shimelle's Online Crop: Using her Monday Challenges maps and globes and Mixing old with new.
Calvinball Points:  9
1 for a layout
1 for using 5+ pattern paper
 1 for your own handwriting
1 for using all pattern paper
1 for using punches
1 for stamping
1 for making and using your own PL card (I added that rule)
1 for 3+ photos 
1 for using something 2+ years old

Lots of fun to be had for all!  And there's still time to play. Go check it all out!