Thursday, December 21, 2017

Stuck?!Sketches - December 15th Sketch

What another great sketch at Stuck?!Sketches - a perfect opportunity to scrap a nighttime snow scene in front of our house.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #112

Yay - one more card sketch for December and I got another Christmas card done!!  I hope you join us at Sketch N Scrap and maybe you can finish up your Christmas cards (or any other card of your choice)!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Stuck?!Sketches - Decmeber 1st sketch

Thank goodness I finally found the time to work on this fantastic sketch.  I dug deep down in my Christmas photos and found these two from 1974 and 1975. My younger daughter, Andrea was always terrified of Santa and finally gave up.  My older daughter, Stacie on the other hand was always very outgoing and loved visiting Santa.

Sketch N Scrap Sketch #143

Welcome to another fabulous sketch at Sketch~N~Scrap.  I punched stars using three different punches and die cut some additional stars using my Big Shot.  The photo is my granddaughter, Emma many years ago.  She's now 16 and doesn't come to our house to play dress up any longer!!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Use Your Stuff Challenge - Christmas is coming!

This week's challenge at Use Your Stuff is to create a project with Christmas as your inspiration.  I dug pretty deep into my stash for some of the elements on my layout.  I used non-traditional papers and traditional accents.  I stenciled the red paper with white stars to coordinate with the stars on my background paper.  I even dug deep into my pre-printed photos and used two from Christmas 2007.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The ScrapRoom December

I just can't get enough of the fantastic sketches that The ScrapRoom Blog posts each month and December was no exception.  My granddaughter, Paige loves coming to our house and going through the layouts I've done but not put into albums yet.  She picks out the layouts that feature her and she puts them in one of her albums. She says she wants to learn how to scrapbook, too but her busy schedule doesn't leave much time.......hopefully some day soon.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap - Card Sketch #111

For those that love making Christmas cards, this week's card sketch at Sketch N Scrap is a fantastic sketch to use (of course it works well for birthday, get well, etc., too). 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme December 1st Sketch

Hard to believe it is December but we've got another great sketch for you this week.  The sketch is by our own Bev Code and this is my take on the sketch.  The photo is my daughter's pup, Willie and it looks like he is watching for Santa!! As soon as I saw the pic, I knew this was the photo I wanted to use for the sketch.  I used some older December Daily goodies from the Hip Kit Club. I hope you come join us at Sketches in Thyme.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Sketch #142

A perfect sketch to show my granddaughter and her friends before Homecoming - and of course I needed to use Shimelle's Glitter Girl collection. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Use Your Stuff Challenge #290 - Heat Embossing, preferably in Gold

This week's challenge at Use Your Stuff is to do some heat embossing - preferably in gold.  So this was a good challenge for me to dig out my Elle's Studio Title Builder Stamps.  I stamped the title "Enjoying our Love" and then heat embossed with gold. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

The ScrapRoom November Sketch

Wow - another great sketch from  The ScrapRoom. I'm also submitting this for the Recipe Challenge at A Cherry on Top. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Sketch #141

A really cool sketch was revealed today at Sketch N Scrap and this is my interpretation.  I hope you come join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Use Your Stuff - Challenge #288 - 5 + Patterned Papers

This week's challenge at Use Your Stuff is to five or more patterned papers on your project.  I used five for my circles plus an additional one for the matting behind my photo.  I also fussy cut the tag from one more paper.  What a great way to use up stash!!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #109

Sketch N Scrap brings us another fantastic card sketch from Heather Hall. I decided to use some old My Mind's Eye scraps and enamel dots for this card.  The PL card is from Becky Higgins.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme - Sketch #299

November 1st - 7th sketch is up at Sketches in Thyme.  I hope you come join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sketch N Scrap - Sketch #140

What a great sketch Sketch N Scrap has for you this week.  If you like to scrap lots of photos on one page, this is the sketch for you!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

October The ScrapRoom Sketch

I loved this sketch from The ScrapRoom Blog and wanted to use the September kit featuring My Minds Eye.  The photos are of my daughter, Andrea and her constant companion, Willie.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Use Your Stuff - Challenge #285 - Sketch

I always love a good sketch and this week the Use Your Stuff Blog has a great sketch.  This is my interpretation of the sketch.  I hope you come play with us and share your project.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World Card Making Day - Sketch #3

Today we have another fabulous card sketch at Sketch N Scrap.  I used up some older Pinkfresh Studio Felicity collection. So happy that I finally got to use that cute little birdie!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap October 20th Card Sketch

Wow - another great card sketch is being revealed today on the Sketch N Scrap Blog. I hope you come join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all - Stuck?!Sketches

Now that I'm retired, I finally have time to do some fall decorating outside.  This is what I've done in the corner of our front porch.  The October 15th  Stuck?!Sketches sketch was perfect for my photo and the Echo Park A Perfect Autumn was the perfect fall collection to use.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

World Card Making Day 2017 #2 - Sketch N Scrap

Hello and welcome to another fabulous card sketch for World Card Making Day.  My daughter's birthday is this month so I wanted to make her a bright and colorful card since she lightens up my world!!  I hope you join us at Sketch N Scrap to play along with us ALL MONTH!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Loved the sketch and  rewind challenge at  Rochelle Spears Blog along with the challenge at Brenda Ragsdale's GrandDiva's Creative Corner which was to use a one word title. I'm loving using the fantastic Echo Park A Perfect Autumn collection.  The photo is my daughter Andrea, her boyfriend Jim and his daughter Alexa.  What a beautiful and perfect Autumn Day!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Use Your Stuff - October 9th Challenge

I am hosting this week's challenge at Use Your Stuff.  Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to do a challenge to use PINK and a layout about my mother who had and beat breast cancer twice.  This is my layout about my mom who passed away at age 99 in December 2015.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day 2017

Welcome to World Card Making Day!  Sketch~N~Scrap is provided four card sketches to help celebrate the holiday.

Here is sketch #1 and my interpretation of the sketch.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap October 5th Card Sketch

I dug out a really old 6x6 Basic Grey Stella Ruby pad to make this Thank You card using the fantastic card sketch by Heather Hall.  I hope you join us and share your card at Sketch N Scrap.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme October 1-7 Sketch

Welcome to a new sketch on Sketches in Thyme. This fabulous sketch by the talented Brenshevia is for the first week in October.  I had fun with the sunburst and using a photo of our beautiful granddaughter, Paige.  Although she has been doing competitive cheer for several years, this is her first year cheering for her high school, Pennridge.  I hope you come join us at Sketches in Thyme for a chance to win a fabulous prize.