Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #104

Today SNS reveals this fantastic card sketch by Lisa Hidy.  I had fun creating my card and hope you come join us for a chance to win a prize at Sketch N Scrap

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Be My Burger

My title is a fun take on the song "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes. I thought it was perfect for our visit to Michael Symon's restaurant B Spot in Strongsville, Ohio.  I loved the burger with the fried egg on top even though my hubby thought it looked disgusting!  I used the fantastic August sketch from Creative Scrappers. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sketch~N~Scrap Sketch #135

Today SNS introduces a new sketch and this is my take on the fabulous sketch by Heather Hall. This past March my stepson, Cameron came to town from Oklahoma for a short visit.  Since it was almost St. Patrick's Day, we had to meet at Molly Maguire's for some yummy food and an adult beverage. I fussy cut the shamrocks from an older Echo Park collection.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Use Your Stuff Challenge #275: For the Love of Children

The challenge at Use Your Stuff was to do a project for or about children.  I did this layout for my granddaughter, Emma.  When she was younger, she took this little  pup who she named Lucky with her everywhere!  In 2010 she even got him his own backpack and composition book when she took him to school on her first day of third grade. These are the types of memories I want to capture for her to look back on as she gets older (she will be entering 10th grade in September - YIKES!).

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The ScrapRoom August Sketch

Another fun sketch from The ScrapRoom Blog.  I used photos of our yummy meal last year at the Ocean City MD restaurant, Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar. MM! MM! Good!!!!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #103

Welcome to another fantastic card sketch by Heather Hall. Since my husband's birthday is coming up a little later this month, I thought this was the perfect sketch to make a birthday card for him.  Who's to say there can't be flower's on a masculine card?  However, I didn't use pretty pink flowers on his card but used more "manly" flowers! LOL!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #287

Welcome to another fantastic sketch at Sketches in Thyme. This sketch is by Jenessa Franco and is absolutely gorgeous.  I hope you come over to the blog and play with us!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sketch~N~Scrap Sketch #134

Welcome to another fabulous sketch by Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap

I used mostly KaiserCraft Daydreamer on my layout of my funny granddaughter, Paige from Thanksgiving 2016.  Once she got her hands on my bigger Nikon camera, she was taking shots of everyone - including herself.  The enamel dots are from October Afternoon Daily Flash and the puffy stickers are from Crate Paper Cute Girl. 

This layout is also for my August Manufacturer Challenge at A Cherry on Top using the letters O and K. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Creative Scrappers Sketch 308

I loved this sketch from Creative Scrappers and jumped on the chance to use this sweet photo of Emma from several years ago. I used an older Hip Kit Club featuring PinkFresh Studio and some exclusive Hip Kit papers.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas in July

I have so many Christmas photos that I haven't scrapped yet.  Now that my granddaughters are a little older, they don't get together at Christmas and  I don't get as many I'm going back to some photos from a few years ago and used a Hip Kit Club collection from a few years ago and pulling them all together.  I am using the fantastic July sketch from The ScrapRoom and a challenge from A Cherry on Top (Christmas in July).

Monday, July 24, 2017

Use Your Stuff - Challenge #273 - ABC123

This week's challenge is  to USE YOUR STUFF using ABC123
It's super easy, just use on your project:
 1 manufacturer starting with the letter A,
(at least) 2 Buttons
(at least) 3 Colors
For my A, I used multiple collections from American Crafts.
For B, I used two pink buttons along with some enamel dots.
For C, I used Pink, Blue (Navy & Light Blue) and some green.
I hope you come join us at Use Your Stuff

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #102

Good morning!  I have a fantastic card sketch to share with you today.  My hubby and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary in June and I made him this card to show him how much I love him and the years we have spent together.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sketch~N~Scrap Sketch #133

Welcome to a new sketch this week. I love the variety of ways you can use this sketch.  I used a cut file from Juliana Michaels as my background.  I hope you all join us this July at Sketch~N~Scrap.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sletch N Scrap Sizzlin' Summer Crop

I hope you join us for all the fun!!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Use Your Stuff - Challenge #271 - All Creatures Great and Small

The fun challenge this week is to use "All Creatures Great and Small" - Create a project with an animal on could be the photo, the DP that you use, or some sort of embellishment.

I chose to use a photo of my daughter, Andrea and her little dog, Willie on a bright sunny summer day riding down the river!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sketch~N~Scrap Card Sketch #101

Welcome to my first card using a Sketch~N~Scrap card sketch.  A former co-worker just retired last week and I made this card for her to congratulate her on her new future.  I used some mixed media and then used a Vicki Boutin stamp and die for the butterfly.  Very fun technique (which I may need a little more practice....LOL!!).

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #283

Welcome to another fantastic sketch at Sketches in Thyme.  I had so much fun with this sketch and I used lots of PINK from PinkFresh Studio.  The photo is my hubby, my daughter and her hubby on Easter 2016.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sketch N Scrap - July 1st Sketch #132

I am so excited and honored to share this sketch from Sketch N Scrap with you today.  It is my first as a member of the SNS Design Team.  I loved this sketch and knew I wanted to use photos of our recent trip to visit my hubby's family.  This is him with his two sisters. There were originally nine children and only these three remain.  I love them all so much.

I hope you join us at Sketch N Scrap  and play along with this fabulous sketch!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The ScrapRoom's June Sketch

I fell in love with this awesome sketch and luckily my grandsons' mom sent me some pics recently that were perfect for the sketch.  I used the fabulous Echo Park Summer Dreams. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Creative Scrappers Sketch #307

I loved this sketch from Creative Scrappers - it was perfect for photos from our recent trip to Ohio.  On a beautiful sunny day, we visited Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie. Unfortunately due to our tired old bodies (LOL!!) we didn't even attempt to climb to the top of the lighthouse.  But it was such a beautiful day, we enjoyed the scenery and the cool breeze off the lake.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stuck ?! Sketches June 15th

I have always loved the sketches at Stuck ?! Sketches but this is the first time I'm actually using one of the sketches and posting before the deadline!  LOL!!!  I did a scraplift of Kelly Barron's layout using some of the same Maggie Holmes goodies that she did.  I just couldn't resist!!!  This photo was taken on our 29th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2017.  We were in Cleveland and went to my favorite chef, Michael Symon's restaurant, Lola.

Use Your Stuff - Challenge # 269 - A Road Trip! Vacation layout or card

Happy Monday - today I bring you a fantastic challenge from Use Your Stuff.  This challenge couldn't have come at a better time for me since we took a road trip to Toledo, Ohio earlier this month.  Along way we stopped in Cleveland, Ohio for two nights and visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the house from the movie, The Christmas Story and we had dinner on June 11th to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary at Lola (Michael Symon's restaurant). We had a great time and can't wait to go back again.

I hope you come join us at Use Your Stuff and play along.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sketch N Scrap Design Team Announcement

I am so thrilled to announce that I am a new member of the Sketch N Scrap Blog Team  I love sketches and there are two layout and two card sketches every month on SNS!! 

I hope you all join me starting in July at

Good evening!  I am thrilled to say we have chosen our newest design team members for the Summer-Winter 2017 term!  Thank you to all who applied, it was a very hard decision to just pick a few.  We had so many very talented people apply it made the decision a very hard one!  So without further ado here is our Summer/Winter 2017 Blog Design team:
My name is Christine (Chris) and I am recently retired. I have been married to my wonderful husband since June 1988 and between us we have a blended family of four children and five grandchildren.  I have been scrapping for almost 17 years and I have the stash to prove it!  My scrappy style has changed quite a bit over the years - I started with 8 1/2" x 11" single pages, moved to 12" x 12" double pages and now I mostly scrap 12" x 12" single pages.  I am super excited to be a new member of the Sketch N Scrap Design Team.  I love sketches and look forward to sharing my layouts and cards with everyone.  You can find me at  My Blog or on Instagram @chriscassidy84.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Use Your Stuff Challenge #267

This week's challenge is to use warm summer colors.  I wanted to use this photo of our granddaughter climbing a palm tree and used Simple Stories "Sunshine & Happiness".  Hop over to the blog to play along.  Use Your Stuff Challenge #267

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #279

Today is my reveal of the fantastic sketch by Bev Code.  These photos were taken several years ago when Emma and Paige would come to our house and go upstairs and dig stuff out of the closet and play dress up. This day they were playing "office" and they were so serious about their jobs.

I used the October 2016 Hip Kit Club Main Kit and Embellishment Kits for my layout.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Use Your Stuff SUMMER FUN Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:
For my summer project I used the fabulous Echo Park Collection, Summer Dreams. I love the fun papers and embellishments in this collection.

Here are the rules for the hop
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog.
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
4. International scrappers welcome.

Here is the list for the hop in case you want to stop along the way or get lost

Monday, May 22, 2017

Use Your Stuff Challenge #265 - Bohemian Rhapsody

This one had me a little stumped what I wanted to create but I went with Crate Paper Cook Kid papers and embellishments, a Donna Downey stencil, Art Basics Light Paste and three different Heidi Swappe Color Shine mists.  The photos are Cole and Carter each enjoying a yummy donut.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Use Your Stuff - May 8th

I am up on the Use Your Stuff Blog today.  The challenge is to use feathers.  I used a stencil and light paste to create feathers and then used water colors to paint them.  This was way out of my comfort zone but I like how they turned out.  I used Fancy Pants Attwell on my page.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Day after iNSD

Wow - there was so much fun going on yesterday for Inter-National Scrapbook Day.  I along with 9 other Cherries were hostesses on A Cherry on Top.  We had so much fun providing challenges, games and lots of chatting.  Most of the challenges are due 5/12 or 5/13 so there is still time to participate and win sprinkles (points) to use in the ACOT Store.  I hosted a Dinner Menu Challenge (details on the ACOT site) and this was my sample.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sketches in Thyme May 4th Reveal

I can't believe it is May already and only two days before Inter-National Scrapbook Day.  Today, my layout was revealed on Sketches in Thyme.  I loved this sketch designed by Sara Scraps.