Sunday, September 24, 2017

Soar into 7th grade

Hello my scrappy friends!  I just came home from a scrappy weekend !  I left Thursday afternoon and returned home about 4pm Sunday!  2 hour ride, no traffic coming home which was time to do some laundry!  Let's get right to my LO this evening...gotta spend time with my family!

My son's 7th grade school picture.  Amazing how much he has changed in just two years!  And amazing how old he is now!  Wait till you see 2nd grade!

Some challenges this will be entered into...

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - #360 using Stripes - Love that pp I used!!  I think it's a DCWV school stack from years ago!

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap -#137 sketch

Bitten by the Bug 2Bitten by the Bug 2 - A is for Apple - I used Plantin SchoolBook cartridge for my apple.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love!!  I hear my washing machine singing to me...time for the dryer!

Enjoy your family!

Monday, August 28, 2017

First Day of School - 2014

Hello my scrappy friends!  Yesterday the house was clean, we had plenty of leftovers for lunch and dinner and just a bit of laundry needed to be I started a two page layout, finished it this morning!  I started with lots of spray inks, regular inks, smooching inked paper, then covered most of it!  So I added a few more ink spots, not sure I like it all but it's two pages completed!

This was the first day of school in 2014 when my son was entering 6th grade and my daughter into 5th grade.  Two different schools, two different bus times for pick up!  Both of these pages were inspired by several different challenges.

another freaking scrappy challenge ...Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - use circles...on my 2nd page.

Sketches In ThymeSketches in Thyme - #288 - my first page

Sketches in Thyme - #290 - my second page...very loosely based but it started as my inspiration! 

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - #359 - Polka Dots - On the pp used as photos mats on page two...yes they are covered but there is a tiny banner piece in the upper left corner!  There is also a little piece of dotted pp on the first page under the heart paper.

Use Your StuffUse Your Stuff - Back to School, Back to Work - Back to School is the subject of my LO!

Little C's Creations
- use medallions - My pp on the 2nd page has medallions/doilies.

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Have a wonderful day~

Friday, August 25, 2017


Hello my scrappy friends!  My niece's 8th birthday party is tomorrow so of course a card had to be made!  I used SU! Cool Treats for the sentiment and ice cream cones.  The streamers on the inside panel are from SU! Balloon Adventures.

The color combinations were fun to use!  The ice creams are Flirty Flamingo/Watermelon Wonder - Pool party/Bermuda Bay - Peekaboo Peach/Calypso Coral and the cones are Tip Top Taupe/Early Espresso.

This card is entered into these challeges:

Stick it DownStick It Down - card sketch challenge

Use Your StuffUse Your Stuff - New Beginnings - An 8th birthday is a new beginning to my niece!

Paper Play SketchesPaper Play Sketches - Color Challenge

Die Cuttin DivasDie Cuttin Divas - Birthday Celebration

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!  Have a FANTASTIC weekend!!!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tulip card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Quick post this evening since I'm tired.  House is clean, ready for my son's 15th family birthday party on Saturday. did that happen?!?

This card is for a friend who lost her husband last month.  I want to make her and her teenage daughter a card each month for a while, just so they know that someone is always thinking of them.

I used my SU! Tranquil Tulips stamps set for the tulips (obviously!), Avant-Garden for the dots all around the card, and Orange Blossom for the sentiment...the entire sentiment reads "out of sight....but never our of mind".

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper Play Sketches 
Paper Play Sketches: Color Challenge  -- Green and purple for the stems and flowers, yellow/orange for the dots all around the card.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge: #224 sketch -- Loosely based on this sort of got away from me but this sketch inspired me to make this card.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

blessed, love, family

Hello my scrappy friends!  Our kitchen is being painted this week...started today, ends on Wednesday. lots of prep work though first and that is a lot of today.  To say out of the way, I'm scrapping away in the basement while my kids play, currently taking a break on their phones.

My layout of my grandma from December 2014.  As you can clearly see, she turned 96 years old when this photo was taken.  We were just about to go out to dinner to celebrate!  Now 98 years old, she was in the hospital for just about 2 weeks.  She is home now with a huge contraption for oxygen.  We are hoping we can celebrate her 99th birthday in a few months.  
I used a few stamps from my stash, some ink drops from spray ink bottles and several pieces of patterned papers...I think most were Simple Stories.  I used my "George and Basic Shapes" Cricut cartridge for the star.  This layout will be entered into Sketch-N-Scrap blog challenge #133.

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Have a lovely day~

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Comfy Reading

Hello my scrappy friends!  A quick entry today as we wait for a new dishwasher to be delivered...any minute now!

Here are some pictures of my daughter reading on her beanbag chair - we just threw it away :( as it started getting holes! - a few years ago.  Miss the days when both of my children would sit and read for at least an hour each day.

I'm entering my LO into the Let's Get Sketchy July 1st Sketch and Mood Board challenge.  I have 3 photos rather then 4 and the mood board elements are the red and blue colors.

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Let's Get Sketchy

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Balloon Birthday Card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Quick post today!  A birthday card for my daughter's friend who is turning 13 tomorrow!  Such a great age....mood swings, acne, attitude...such a wonderful
 age!!  God bless those parents of teens!

This card will be entered in the Fab Friday challenge #116  and in the 

STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge.

Both of these challenges are color challenges...note the inside of this card for another warm color stamped balloon...a reddish color stamped off, SU! Berry Burst.

One more challenge, Dies R Us, using layers!
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