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...
Thanks so much for stopping by.  All comments gratefully appreciated.


Sunday, February 22, 2015


Don't know why but I must still have some holiday spirit left.  I have created 2 more Christmas cards for you.  The first is using sketch #115 from Feeling Sketchy!

I decided to turn the sketch on it's side for my card.

I created another card as well...I thought it was for a challenge over on Turtle Soup. Looking at the challenge sample I'm not so sure...

But, for your viewing pleasure here it is -

When I arrived here at the library yesterday to create my post it was snowing like crazy and they closed early so I never got my post up.  Last night I was able to create a layout so I have something else to share with you as well.
My layout uses sketch #229 from Lasting Memories Layout Challenges.  Not only did you have to use the sketch but your layout had to have something to do with food.  I chose these fun photos from the Robin's Nest crop I went to last September in Ohio.  The crop was held in a barn and it was truly a blast!  (Robin is hosting another crop in April at a hotel in the Amish country of Ohio - I can't wait to go!)
Here's the sketch -
And here is my layout!  I was lucky enough to have a seat right next to the popcorn maker too!
I wish the photo was more clear.  I of course didn't realize that until getting up here and viewing it on the computer.  On the phone it is so tiny that it looked just fine.  My time here at the library will be coming to a close shortly so I am going to hunt up a few more challenges so I can work on them tonight! 
Hope that you have enjoyed my share for today!