Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sadie & Co.

This layout of my granddaughter with her sisters and aunt was inspired by the sketch from the Stick it Down blog.
Here is each page. Hard to see but I added some white doilies around the layout and added some pearls. 

Here is the sketch the  Stick it Down blog.

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Sunny Days

This layout was inspired by the sketch from the Stick it Down blog.

Here is the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the challenges at the Stick it Down blog.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Just being ME

Here is a picture of my granddaughter and the layout was inspired by the challenge at Sketches in Thyme.

 Here is the sketch which is so awesome! Be sure to check out the  Sketches in Thyme. blog.

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I need vitiam SEA~

This layout is of my boys at the beach and was inspired by the challenge at Scrap Our Stash.

(see about the photo there must be a smudge on my camera, just noticed~!)

Here was the challenge. My inspiration was the balloon and I found this ribbon with these sequins added by the bead. The sequins and bead reminded of the balloon and also the blue background with the clouds. To use clouds was also part of the challenge
Be sure to visit Scrap Our Stash to get your inspiration!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter 2017

Hi all, Although it is almost Easter I am finally scrapping last years pics!

I did this layout using the Lets Get Sketchy challenge
Here is the sketch from the Lets Get Sketchy challenge.
I actually wanted the birds on the other side, but I guess I picked up the wrong half of the paper while I was gluing it so everything is kind of in reverse.
Thank you for stopping by and I always love to read your comments


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ears Pierced

Hello, today I did the challenge Blend a Sketch from the Scrap our Stash website. I LOVE doing these blend a sketch challenges!

This is my granddaughter getting her ears pierced, so brave!

Here is the challenge, From the first sketch I took the circle and the little cluster at the bottom and the second sketch I took the strip across the top (I used bling instead since the layout is about earrings)  and the banner hanging down from the upper right hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by and as always I love your comments.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Happy Easter

Hi all, Although it is almost Easter I am finally scrapping last years pics!

I did this layout using the CSI Challenge. 
THE SCHEME - used sky blue bright red and a little bit of khaki in the birds
EVIDENCE - used solid cardstock, scallops, birds

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 Hello everyone! Today I made this layout of my granddaughter winning the Pumpkin Chucking Contest last fall! Who knew? She is so quiet and shy but I guess having 4 brothers she is tough!
I used the sketch from Stuck?! Sketches blog.

I love this sketch from the  Stuck?! Sketches blog. 

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

I love ice cream

Hello, What makes a kid more happier than ice cream and today I did this layout of my granddaughter using the challenge from  Scrap Our Stash blog.  The challenge was to create a happy themed layout and use emoji's. I found the think happy sticker, which I was happy to add to this challenge layout. Although you cannot really see it I added stickles to the ice cream cone and hearts. The word Love also added stickles around the border and created a little starburst with the stickles. (I've been on a stickle kick lately!)

Here is the challenge from Scrap Our Stash blog.

Thanks for stopping by and as always your comments are greatly appreciated. Have a Happy Day!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lisa Marie Jimenez Designs Team

I am applying for the Lisa Marie Jimenez Design Team and rather go through hundreds of posts to find which to layouts I love using inks I decided it was easier to just make a new post with them.

I got  some of the new ink from Ranger, so playing with them one day one white cardstock I smeared some of the inks randomly on my craft mat and spritzed with water. Then I gently placed the cardstock on the inks. When I found these pictures of the water fountains at Epcot I thought that would be a perfect background. The Alphabets from Heidi Swapp I also inked.

This next one I just love the picture of my Granddaughters on their first day of school. Of course the baby wasn't going to school, but she wanted to get dressed up like her sisters, with a backpack and lunch! lol

 I took white cardstock and sprayed with ink and let dry. Then I took about tablespoons of water and mixed it with some of the spray ink (like maybe a drop or two) and used that as a "wash" in the center. 
A close up of the center of the page. I added some stars randomly around the page.

Here is another sample of spray mist from  an older layout. I love mixed inks with different medias to see what happens. The Roman Numbers I stenciled with gesso and sprayed black ink on the numbers before the gesso was dried. It was kind of cool how the ink and the gesso mixed gave a different look.
Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Safari Chic Daisy

Hello today I did this layout based on the challenge from Lets Get Sketchy

Here is the sketch I used, but instead of aligning the paper in straight lines, I angled them
Here is the mood board. This felt tropical - jungle to me so I made my layout to match that mood.
 I chose pinks with splashes of blues and greens

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Down on the Farm

Hello, today I did a challenge from one over at CSI blog. This is a fun challenge site I just discovered last month and it is so much. What they do is give you a list of "clues" and you have to make a scrapbook page from those clues.
So this is I did
THE SCHEME I used Celdon green and crismon
EVIDENCE I used woodgrain background, wood (wih some crimson ink) and banner and outdoor theme
TESTIMONY I used document an outdoor memory

and here is my layout

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the CSI blog.
Thanks Donna!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Early Morning Beachcombers

We took our granddaughter to the beach last year and every morning her and my husband would go down to the beach and set up our stuff, while I was busy at condo (ummm well... drinking coffee on the patio!)

So this sketch was done with the sketch for  the Paper Issues  and the Stuck?! Sketches blog  Partner Up.

I've been out of work and haven't been able to buy new stash, which is KILLING me, so I dug into my papers and found these beautiful Quick Quotes Anchors Away and Farmhouse papers that I had. I decided to visit the Quick Quotes site to see what was new, because some of my prettiest layouts are done using their papers and lo and behold I found another challenge!

I added some seashells and a starfish along with some kind of fiber stuff I had. I took tiny clear beads and added some Andironack Ink and painstakingly added them one by one to the border.

The flowers I also added some bead, and the wood pieces from MME I slightly inked them with Quick Quotes ink, Peach Tree and Sky Blue.

Thanks for stopping by and as always I love hearing your comments

Monday, February 26, 2018

Girls Rock

Hello today I created this layout with inspiration from the layout from Sketches in Thyme.

The paper was from a kit I found in my moms stash after she passed away and it just wasn't my style. So after sitting in my stash for several years now I finally pulled it out and went through the papers and created this. Some of the papers were just not me put I pulled out the papers I liked and made this.
Here is the sketch
 THANKS for stopping by and be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme blog! and as always your comments are appreciated!


Friday, February 23, 2018


 Hi Today I did this layout based on the February 1st Sketch at   Lets Get Sketchy Blog.

Here is the very cool sketch!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Lets Get Sketchy Blog, and as always your comments are always appreciated!