Sunday, September 15, 2013

I have a new blog address

I finally got my new blog set up so that I can now add blinkies and buttons to it and I hope my followers will follow me at my new address.      That is where I will start posting all of my latest layouts and postings.

Thanks so much everyone and hope to see you at:


I've had this picture since June just waiting to scrap it with the right layout and found it to use on 3 challenges.   YEAH.    First off I will enter it in the Use Your Words Challenge blog, the Sept 1st challenge was to use the word "Tough" and this picture was perfect to use the work in my title "Such a Tough Life".   The I used the Saturday Steal layout at My Scraps and More forum and made my layout stealing the layout they posted for the challenge.   And finally a favorite spot for me to go and do my girl layouts.  It's About the Girls challenge blog, where the challenge just announced for today was to  use lots of flowers and I think I covered that with various flowers, from the big die-cut flower down to even a couple of tiny flowers in the letters for the title.    I think the flowers all over to me, show how Mylan took a nap in a shopping cart despite everything going around here while her parents were pushing her around while shopping at Cabella's, never a fast shopping trip for her Dad.   :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hi There !

The challenge at It's About the Boys  right now is Black and White plus one color.
I love working with Black and White and would usually use more just of the B&W and the plus color as accent, but I wanted to pul the blue out of Gibson's shirt so decided to go with the blue as my background card stock and my plus color.    I had made the black border strip with the white punch for a B&W swap in my yahoo group and this B&W photo mat was something I got in the swap.  I just added some thin blue ribbon to accent the photo mat and the border strip.   Excuse the color here, it really is close to the cardstock color but I guess because of the shine of the ribbon it just looks different here.     Then just added the black and white flower with white brad center for a little more embellie,  white glitter thickers for my title and white gel pen just for a little journaling on the mat.
I'm also going to enter this in my yahoo group scrappin n chattin for our 52 week layout challenge.
This is week 37 and I haven't missed a week yet for making a layout to enter.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Easter 1965

First off I love finding old family photos and these I figured out from the date on the picture  April 1965 and the fact that Bruce and I were dressed up and I had on a corsage plus I recognized that we were out in the street in front of my Grandmothers house that this had to be Easter.   2nd after finding the pictures I love scrapping the old pictures and adding them to my albums.   I can just imagine my grandkids as adults looking back through these and see their Grandmother and Uncle Bruce as teenagers.

I used the newest sketch at   Sketch #46
and also this will qualify on the forum challenges there for  the Tuesday Trigger challenge to use a paper with numbers or letters on it.    Love  it when I can combine challenges.

Story Time

It's another week and a new sketch is out at Lets Get Sketchy    This was fun to work with.
I wasn't sure at first about the circles, but then did something different and cut them out as a scallop
and then used a black marker to color in the lower portion of them.
I think this is just the sweetest picture of Jason and the kids reading a book.


I printed this picture ages ago after Kai's graduation but scrapped all but this one so finally a couple of years later getting it scrapped.    It's a mad rush of colors and patterns, but  I like it.    I used the sketch at Lets Capture our Memories blogspot, sketch #36.    I will be keeping this sketch to use again, I really like it a lot.    It's so much fun to use a sketch over and over and see how I change it some each time.
Then I also followed the challenge on the forum at my scraps and more for this Thursday called Throwback Thursday where I had to use 3 different manufactures of collections at least a year old.   So I pulled the background paper from the Basic Grey collection - Out of Print,   then the paper w/ the pale green/blue polka dots are from Pink Paislee - Prairie Hill collection.   The two chevron papers are from Cosmo Cricket - Clemetine collection, the I used some scrap of cardstocks for the circles and inked everything with Adirondick Espresso ink.

New challenge at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges

I am loving being on this DT and here is our 2nd challenge.   The coloring is a bit off on my card,  the base of the card is white, but for some reason looks pale blue.

1. The challenge is to make any type of card.  
2. The theme is to be related to your regions next season and of course coming up for us here in the US is fall.
3. Add a quote/sentiment on your card to do with the season.
4. Add a least 2 embellishments.

Hope to see a lot of you join in to this challenge.    You could make a fall card or Thanksgiving or Halloween,   so please join us.         You have until Thursday Sept 25th to sign up.
There is a great prize.  The pink Sizzix embossing machine.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Who Needs A Haircut ?

I found these old pictures of Bruce cutting Leslie's bangs for her.   But the real question as since this was the summer Bruce let his hair grow out is  "Who Needs A Haircut"

Sno-Cones R 4 Summertime

I loved this latest sketch for September at Artful Delight.   I just got out one full piece of patterned paper and then just kept layering and layering with mats from patterned paper and card stock.
I love getting to use up leftovers and I loved the resulting look of this layout.    I also decided to use a 5x7 picture just so it would stand out a bit more.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Your R Cute

I got these latest pictures of Mylan,  I had give her this music book a long time ago but it became her favorite toy lately.  So wanted to scrap these pictures.      I used the awesome new sketch #98 at     I always love using doilys and scalloped edges so this went together easily for me.     I also entered it at My Scraps and More forum as the challenge today on Word Up Wednesday was to use the word "YOU" in your layout.