Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Today I have another layout to share from our visit to Rupp House Historical Museum in Gettysburg, PA when we were there for the 140th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg back in 2003.

I used sketch #381 from Scrapbook Challenges which I somehow mistakenly thought was the current sketch...which it is not.  :(

I turned the sketch upside down to accommodate my photos.
I am also entering this in Lasting Memories challenge #224 - Captured Memories, and Soul Scrappers Movie Marathon MM8 Thelma & Louise. 
For this challenge you needed to create a layout or card with this

*   the colors blue and white must be predominant; and
*   I want you to use brads

And here is my layout:

and a close up of my brads -
Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope that you have enjoyed my latest creation.  I will have some special things to share on February 1 also so please keep coming back!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Today I am going to share the card I made for a very special occasion today.  Today is my eldest son's 3rd Anniversary of being clean and sober.  I am so proud of him.  He is only 22 years old.  He has been growing and changing for the better since, and this year especially he has made some great strides, moving to his own apartment with a friend.   He shares his story at meetings, has chaired meetings and done a lot in AA and has made some wonderful friends that are also living right.  It has also been a good example for my younger son who once told me during Robert's active addiction...'Don't worry Mommy, when I get to be a teenager I won't put you through what Robert put US through.' 

I chose sketch #381 from Mojo Monday.
I normally only do an outside, but tonite I am going to share the inside as well.

I am also entering this into Sketches4all Stacy's January 2015 Card Challenge - Something Blue or New and Word Art Wednesday challenge #167 Anything Goes.
And, I have another reason to be proud...I have been selected to be on the Design Team of Soul Scrappers.
Soul Team
 I will be sharing my first challenge on February 2nd.  My topic will be Using Up Scraps.  Hope that you will play along.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


The first time I went ocean fishing with my husband on my first cast I announced I had something.  As I had never been fishing they all thought I was crazy but I insisted.  Finally they told me to reel it in thinking I had a starfish or something like that...but...I had flounder...not only one...I had two!  A doubleheader! 

Well, today I have a tripleheader for you.  Not fish of course, but layouts.

My first layout was inspired by Stuck!Sketches January 15 challenge. 

Here's the sketch:


And my layout:

And here are a few close-ups of some of the fun details -


On this layout I used a lot of pop-dots to give some dimension.  In the close ups you can see the items that are lifted as I notice you can see some shadows!
My next layout is uses Bev Code's awesome sketch #22 for Scrap Our Stash. In addition to the sketch it said that you MUST use sequins. It was also inspired by Miriams Crafting Blog 20th monthly challenge - Mostly White!  The challenge calls for using at least 2 shades of white and having at least 50% of your project be white.  I went with all of it being shades of white with a few gold, metal and beige embellishments.
Here's the Sketch -
Here is my Layout -

I went to a crop yesterday and was only able to complete 2 layouts.  I spent a long time on each one - especially this one, going through the stash I had brought to find just the right elements.  I don't often use white so this was a real challenge for me.
Here are some close-ups -

I loved getting to use this felt border, SEI metal and Tim Holtz pins!

Here I have some Martha Stewart ivory stretchy ric-rac and my gold/copper colored sequins.

 I loved these laser cut wood frames.  I picked up a batch of them awhile back and had not found a good use for them until now.

Here you can see all the different shades of white/ivory/ecru I used.
And for my last share...I used a sketch from My Creative Sketches (which I didn't realize had a deadline of January 14), and the Tic Tac Toe board from Soul Scrappers challenge TTT1, and Stash challenge #22 from Scrap Our Stash.
The Sketch:
I chose to rotate the sketch 1/4 turn clockwise.
The Tic Tac Toe Board -
I chose the vertical row on the right.
The Stash challenge info -
The items I chose are:
T - Twine
W - White Zig Zags
I - Ink (on all the edges)
N - Nine (9) red flags in my banner
E - Eyelets
Here is my layout -

with my close ups showing my items for Tic Tac Toe and the Stash challenge.
(T)wine & (E)yelets
(W)hite zigzags & (I)nk
(N)ine red flags on my banner
And the library is closing any minute and is not open tomorrow so I will bid you all a good night!  Hope that you enjoyed see my latest creations!
I am sorry to anyone who visited today as when I arrived at the library I saw that all my photos had vanished.  I know they were there as I had some wonderful comments.  I HATE Internet Explorer.  I have always used Chrome and never had issues but here at the library they only allow IE.