Wednesday, December 28, 2016

happy happy Birthday

Hello my scrappy friends!  I hope you had a wonderfully Merry Christmas and are getting ready for New Year's Eve!  My family and I had a great Christmas (thanks for being born Jesus!) with family and friends, lots of gifts were given and received and tons of food and desserts were eaten!

Not too much going on on my creative side but I was able to make a pretty quick card today for my mom's birthday in just two weeks!

I was inspired by several blogs when making this card.  All of my stamps are STAMPlorations (Eclectic Florals, Frames and Flowers and Party Time) as are the cloud stencils (Clouds).  The sun burst stencil is from Tim Holtz.  

This card will be entered into the following blogs....go take a look!
 Sketch ~N~ Scrap
Sketch~N~Scrap, #88 card sketch

TIME OUT Challenges
Time Out challenges - #73 -  inspired by words: 'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'  My card is for a birthday...a new year of life.

Try Stampin' On TuesdayTry Stampin' - #303 -  card sketch 

STAMPlorations -December Theme and Sketch - I went with the theme: stamps and collage.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments!  Be safe and enjoy New Year's Eve!  
May 2017 be a wonderful year for you!!


Thursday, December 22, 2016


Hello my scrappy friends!  So much to do, how about you?  Are you ready for Christmas?  I have   presents to wrap  for my family - husband, kids, parents, sisters and their husbands, nieces,aunt,  my just turned 98 year old grandmother who just wants some beer!  Easy peasy on that one, and probably the least expensive!

In all of the Christmas festivities, I've apparently forgotten about my Lasting Memories GDT gig!  The topic was Anything Goes but must be from 2016.  Here is a LO of my son walking around in the snow earlier this year.

I'm also entering my LO into the following blog challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog
SOS #283 - Winter Wonderland

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap #119 - LO sketch

Connie Can Crop
Connie Can Crop #53 - Baby It's Cold Outside

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments!  
I'd like to wish you and yours a wonderfully Merry Christmas, a safe New Year's Eve and many blessings and happiness in 2017!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

You are my Happy

Hello my scrappy friends!  Quick post today...still have lots of Christmas cards to make!  Here is the third challenge layout for my GD stint at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Blog.  I made this the other day of my daughter's 6th family birthday party.  That Purplious book? Yes!  She's keeping it for her kids!  So happy about that, we read it a bazillion times together!  Sigh, I miss her being 6, she's 12 now....big difference, but love her just as much!

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout Challenges Lasting Memories - #323 - use only 4 photos

Sketches In ThymeSketches In Time sketch challenges #252 - The sketch provided this week is great but I just don't have tiny photos so I improvised!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!  Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lasting Memories Guest Designer

Hello my scrappy friends!  Lasting Memories blog has chosen it's December Guest!  This is my first time being a guest designer for a current blog and I'm happy to say that although it was "luck of draw" that I won, it's a pretty big honor.  I love the challenges that they are hosting this month!  Since I've been remiss in my blogging duties, I'll post the first two of this month's challenges right here.

We are taking on a  "BEST OF 2016" theme to end our year with a bang.  We have picked the most popular challenges and we are duplicating them in hopes you will love to challenge yourself again with these great themes!! So to start us off with our first challenge for December...

This was based off of a challenge we did to honor THE OSCARS.  So show us your sparkling and glittering layouts!!
This is my baby girl at almost 6 months old, just shy by a few days.  She is now 12!  I used some scraps of patterned paper, a decorative border punch and two different stencils from STAMPlorations
LM - 322 - Use One Photo
This challenge is from our "All About The Photos" theme from May. Just use one photo on your layout this week.
 This LO is again of my baby girl, she's just not such a baby any longer!  The arrow is pointing to her in this after school basketball team photo from this past spring when she was in sixth grade.  Again, I used many scraps of paper for the circles, banners and basketball.  

Hope you can submit your LO at Lasting Memories have until December 30th!

I'm also entering this One Photo LO into another challenge at....Stuck?! Sketches.    This is the sketch:
Rather than a star for the background, I used banners that adorn the gym walls and circles on the side to represent the basketball.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Christmas Spirit

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's been a long time since my last post!  Life is busy...vacation to the VA with hiking and a trip to the Luray Caverns, school and the never ending homework and papers for the kids, business travel for the husband and everyday house chores, cooking, some work days and very little creative time for me!  Granted, if I didn't watch so much TV I would have more time for making LOs and cards!

Here is one card I made today for a teacher, probably one of my daughter's since my son said he's not sure if he wants to give anything to his teachers this year...he's in 8th grade now and not many boys gave last year to the teachers.  Guess I understand, I really don't like this growing up business :(

For this card I used some scrap patterned paper and stamps from Stampin' Up, Peaceful Pines, inks are from Stampin' Up and Close to my Heart.  Pardon my tree got a little messy!

 Please take at look at all of these challenges I am entering!  There are soooo many beautiful cards out there...plenty to inspire you!  Happy stamping and creating!

Love To Scrap Challenge BlogLove to Scrap Challenge Blog - #91, winter wonderland - Christmas tree with presents...that's a winter wonderland for anyone receiving presents!

My Little Craft Blog
- use a star - There are a few on my card!

AAA CardsAAA Cards, CAS Game #79 - Christmas

Kylie is Addicted to Stamps
- 12 days of Christmas challenge

"Less is More"Less is More, #305 -  Primary Colors

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!