Friday, March 13, 2015


and let's get them scrapped!

I'm sure if you are reading my blog you have photos...probably lots and lots of them.  As for me, I literally have several large bins of them, plus numerous photo envelopes of them all over my desk.

This month I think I will make it my goal to use up as many as possible by doing layouts with several photos on them (unless I am entering a challenge calling for one or just a couple).

I will start out by presenting my challenge UUS15 from Soul Scrappers for you. 

I am offering 2 prizes this for the most photos used on a single page layout and the other for the oldest photos used.  Please drop by my challenge and check it out.  Join us at Soul Scrappers and use up those photos!  As well as have a lot of fun with all of our challenges!  This challenge will be running until 3/22!

Here is the page that I have used for the challenge...there are 5 photos from 2010!

and March 4 was International Scrapbooking Day.  In honor of that I created an international layout for my other challenge ISDTRV over at Soul Scrappers - ISD What exactly is it? This challenge will run until 3/25.

Hope that you will stop by and play in either or both of my challenges as well as the many other fun challenges that the other DT have to offer.

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Today starts off a new month.  March - almost spring! And with it there are new challenges. 

Over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles we have a layout sketch, a card sketch and some scripture inspiration for you.  I played in the layout sketch so I will give you a peek of mine...

The awesome sketch by Bev Code-

and my layout -

As you can see it's another page from Thomas' 16th birthday.  His presents included a great pair of sneakers from his brother and I (which is what he is looking at a photo of in the first shot), a book about The Beatles, and when we moved to Delaware he somehow ended up with the nickname that is why you see him pulling out that cute little Smurf in the last photo.

Be sure and stop by Scrapping Everyday Miracles to see the card sketch, the Scripture for the month and all the wonderful samples by the rest of the DT.

I will be back tomorrow with another challenge for you from Soul Scrappers.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Today I am going to share one layout and one card with you.

The layout uses the sketch from 2/20 on Scrap Much
I always have so many photos around.  These are from my son Thomas' 16th Birthday last October.

His comments were...'but MOM - why did you make it SO GIRLY?!'  and 'that sure was a really good cake!'  Oreo Ice Cream cakes are awesome!  I explained that the cakes were part of the patterned paper - I did not choose to use so much pink on purpose.  and of course the title...but it just seemed like the perfect choice - 16, cake - sweet... I'm sure you get it!
Here are a few close ups -
I love to play on Word Art Wednesday so I think I will also enter this layout in their challenge #172 Anything goes!
And for my card share...
I used the sketch #381 from Mojo Monday.  No idea why I chose this as it expired quite a while ago...
I used red and white for the Card Recipe challenge on the Turtle Soup February Mini-Crop.  It was to use the colors red and white, and a punch - oh and ribbon and a stamp!  I of course intended to add a small heart punch to it and never found it but the big circle might be one...
I think I will put that tiny heart up in the left corner where I have a tiny tear...
and that is it for my sharing for today.  Hopefully tonight will be a productive one creative-wise...
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