Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I went to my Knitting Group at the Library tonite so I didn't have as much time for papercrafting.  I was able to complete one layout though...

I started with this fun sketch from Stuck?!Sketches


I decided that the circle on the right side would be perfect for a doily for Giorgia's challenge over at Sketches4all.

And here is what I came up with:

In order to blend my doily in I inked it with Distress Inks Walnut Stain.  This is going to be the first page in my book from the Robin's Nest Crop I went to in Ohio back in September.
Tonite I hopefully will get a bit of creating done to share with you tomorrow! 
Thanks for stopping by...and of course, all comments greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I am so happy to share that I had a good deal of mojo last night and was able to complete 4 layouts from my scrapping trip to Ohio back in September.

The first is a photo of me and my 'Secret Sisters'.  Before the crop we were given names and we treated the gals to little things that they enjoyed like favorite candies or scrapping supplies.  In The photo to my left is Robin (the gal that hosted the crop) and to my right is Linda.  I was blessed to have two wonderful Secret Sisters too...Melissa and Kim that blessed me with some wonderful handmade items, treats and personalized goodies.  I hope I can find a photo of me with them too.

For this layout I used the November DT sketch and Inspiration board from Sketches4all.

The Sketch:

The Inspiration Boards:
For inspiration I used the colors as well as the word friends.
And here is my page:
I am also entering this layout into the Turtle Soup Inspiration Friday challenge which called for using stars, circles, triangles or an '&'.

My next layout uses the sketch from DCWV November Stack-a-Holic Challenge as well as papers from 2 fun DCWV Stacks - the Edumacation Stack and the School Days Stack.
Here's the sketch:

And here is my layout:

Next up is a page using Let's Get Sketchy November Week 2 sketch:

and my layout:

And last is using SC84 Sketch Challenge with a Twist from Soul Scrappers.  The twist was to use paint and doodling.

Here is the Sketch:

Here is my layout:

I was so excited to have so much to share with you!  I hope that you have enjoyed getting to see part of my trip.  There will be a lot more to follow!

Monday, November 17, 2014


After a fun Sunday evening dinner with friends I came home and managed to sneak in a bit of creative time.  A friend of mine from church lost her mother and I wanted to send a nice condolence card to her. 

I found a simple sketch over at Case This Sketch that worked out quite well for what I had planned.

Here it is:

Here is my card:
My photos are not the greatest since without a PC I have to transfer them from a phone.  The background is a black cardstock.  It is layered with a satin embossed white paper and a black velvet embossed paper.  The flower is one of my favorite Sizzix embosslets.
I also have entered this card in Stacy's Card Challenge to 'use black' over at Sketches4All.
I then moved on to create a layout with a collage photo of flowers from a trip to Longwood Gardens in August 2013. 
I chose Make It Monday #29 from The Memory Nest for my sketch.
Here's the sketch:
I just noticed that it calls for using a mixed media element.  I hope that the rhinestones and the ink on all the edges will qualify!  I don't know how I missed that line when creating my layout...
Here it is!
I hope you have enjoyed this little peek at what I have been up to.  Hopefully there will be more to share tomorrow!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  All comments gratefully appreciated.