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.  

Friday, August 30, 2013

First DT layout --- Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges

I am so excited to say that I am on my first Design Team for a new scrapbook challenge site.

The site went live today with our first challenge.      The first challenge was a color challenge with a recipe challenge included in it.  I used all the colors in my layout and the recipe was to use:
Flowers,   mist or ink, title, journaling and dry embossing.
This was probably the very first layout I've ever made using only cardstock.   Didn't plan to do it that way, but just started by pulling out cardstock in all the colors in the combo so I could just find a starting point for maybe the background of the layout, but the I started working with it and like the look of only the card stock.   With the exception of the center strip,  the white is a wide ribbon and the light green is a strip of paper ribbon on top of it.     I had tried to mist on the light blue and just wasn't showing up so I just pulled out a blue ink pad and added some ink.   The dark blue triangle I used a Fiskars texture plate and hand rubbed the texture on it.     Then just added my flowers and did faux stitching around everything and my first Design Team project was complete.     So much fun.   Hope to see a lot of you joining this fun and new challenge site.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My First Day of School

I got these great pictures off of FB to do this back to school layout of my step grandkids.

I used the Aug. 16th sketch at

I love the expression of Gibson looking up at his big brother Bryce ready to go to his first day of preschool.    And Bryce is such a great big brother helping him out.


I love it when a layout idea goes together well.   I searched and searched for this water paper knowing that I had a single piece left and FINALLY I found it.    I think it pops behind the picture and just the right touch to the layout.   I used Week 4 at LET'S GET SKETCHY.    I actually got all 4 weeks of completed this month.   I try every month but usually miss one.   Plus since I was the August Spotlight this month I wanted to make sure and make them all.   I do admit this sketch by Bev threw me a bit, bit I ended up making it work,  I just used two pictures instead of one that the sketch showed.

I didn't feel like getting my cricut going, well actually didn't want to clean the desk where it is, so looked in my Misc. embellie stash for a banner I could trace and just cut out.   So I found some chipboard ones and was going to trace and cut in different papers and them remembered that FROSTED DESIGNS, has a challenge going this week to use Chipboard,  so I looked and I had 5 pieces of chipboard banner and used 4 of them for background of my tittle.   Then I used some glittery Thicker Chipboard letters on the title and then kept looking in my stash and from another package found this chipboard journal box and it was the right colors and used it for my journaling.

Love it when everything comes together and I mixed and matched so many different collections and such.

Another PL page

I finished another PL page.   This one is just from last week.     My pages are sporadic to say the least.
But I wanted to make a page for the latest challenge at
The challenge was to have food pictures on your PL page.   Last week was perfect for this as I had taken pictures while out to lunch on Tuesday and then Saturday when we grilled outside.
This is my favorite sandwich, a breaded tenderloin.   It doesn't look as big here as in person.   I had already cut the sandwich in half and was about to fold it over to fit on the bun.     I need to remember to always go on Tuesdays because that is when its their special and only $5.99 and comes with a side too.