Wednesday, May 3, 2017

1 amazing horsey

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's been so long since I've been tends to get in the way sometimes!   I recently completed a layout from several years ago...can't figure the exact year but knowing which house, it was between 2006-2008.  So long ago, I really miss my kids at these ages, about 3 and 4 years old, now they are just about 13 (this Sunday) and 14 years!  Still great kids, I just miss the younger years.  I think my husband's back would break if he tried being a horsey now for these two! LOL

Excuse my carpet being so prominent....couldn't crop it properly!  I used various papers from My Minds Eye and DCWV.  Cricut cartridges Accent Essentials and All Mixed Up were used for the hexagons and title, respectively.    Wooden embellishments were from a little baggie I won a while back.  Journaling will be added to the orange triangle.

Some blog challenges I'll be entering:
The Paper Players
The Paper Players - #342 - Tic-Tac-Toe:  I used diagonal, Circle-Die Cut-Flower (in the pp)

Connie Can Crop
Connie Can Crop - Spring Fling Cyber Crop Challenge #1: Create a project that has something jumping off the page.  Although not quite jumping, the wooden hexagons and word cluster are popped up using pop dots.

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap FB 5th Birthday Crop -  Sketch challenge...with some liberties taken. 

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a fantastic day!!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ice Cream: A Sweet Escape

Hello my scrappy friends!  Quick post today as I'm not feeling too well, although much better then yesterday.

Here is a LO of my daughter a few years ago totally enjoying some ice cream, actually, probably too much ice cream!  But heck, we all need to splurge every once in a while, don't we?!?

I used a DCWV stacks for all of the paper.  Glitter Stack, Spring Glitter Stack and Sweet Stack are some of the paper used...I know this since they are still sitting on the floor waiting to be put away!  Some scraps were used for the SU! ice cream sundae bowl in the upper left page.

This yummy LO is being entered into the following:

Let's Scrap Let's Scrap Sketches - 3/15/17 2 page sketch

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - using 3 different tags - I used the green circle tag on the 2nd page which is chipboard, the hey girl on the first page I made into a tag, and the ice cream sundae tag I made.  The twine has been in my stash for years!

another freaking scrappy challenge ...another freaking scrappy challenge - using chipboard and something old from stash - The green circle tag on 2nd page is chipboard and all of the paper used is old...all DCWV paper.

The Heart DesiresThe Heart Desiresmood board challenge - I used several of the colors in my LO.

Off the Rails ScrapbookingOff the Rails Scrapbooking - mood board challenge - I used several of the colors in my LO, love the spring colors!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello again my scrappy friends!  St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and although my husband, our kids and I don't celebrate like I did as a kid, we still drink green milk and I make cards!  My mom, however, still makes corned beef and cabbage to feed an army (I make just a little for me!) and an army she will have this year!  I think my two sisters, their husbands, two kids, and my family will be joining my parents this year for a yummy Irish feast!  

Here is a card I made for one of my nieces...I need to make another for her sister and perhaps for my kids and my dad.....he is the Irish one!  I used several strips of pps from my stash for various shades of green.  Two Cricut cartridges were used -- Celebrate with Flourish (shamrocks) and Art Philosophy for the scallop banner.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Our Blog Badge
Simply Create Too blog - #125 - Lots of Green 

 Bitten by the Bug 2
Bitten By the Bug 2 - Think Green - Use 3 shades 

Curtain Call
Curtain Call - Inspiration : Green 

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Enjoy your day!

Ice Cream birthday card

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's freezing cold here in NJ, about 30*.  Big difference from last week when it hit 73*!  Crazy weather but perfect for baking and eating cake and creating!

Here is a birthday card fro my brother-in-law.  First time using my SU! Cool Treat stamps and dies.  I love them!!  Thanks My Pink Stamper - Robyn Cardon for hosting a class!  I used some pps from my stash and SU! inks for the ice cream colors and sentiments.

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Cut It Up
Cut It Up - Birthday Cards

 "Just Us Girls" Challenge
Just Us Girls - #383 - Word Week: Geometric - The background pps were my inspiration for this challenge.

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Dies R Us - #68 - Something New - My ice cream dies are brand new to me!   

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Riding a Quad

Hello again my scrappy friends!  Late night last night creating a LO and finished the final touches this morning!  I have lots of older photos printed so when I see a challenge, especially a sketch or ingredients challenges, I rummage through my photos for some inspiration!  The stars aligned for me and a page last night!

These photos are from July 4th, 2011.  My husband was traveling for 4 weeks to India for work.  Our kids were small, 7 and 9, and were definitely going to miss daddy.  School was out so I make plans to visit family and places,  arranged play dates and sleepovers, any daily outing I could think of all so that they would be so tired, they wouldn't have time to miss dad....nor would I miss my husband so much.  We were so very tired from all of our activities but I don't think it helped us missing him all that much...but we made some fantastic memories!
Independence Day is always a big holiday for me and I try to instill my sense of  patriotism in my children any chance I get.   Family is so important and spending time celebrating our country with them is priceless.  This year we went to my sisters who has a pool and pretty new quad.  Such a fantastic time we had!

I'm entering my layout into the following challenges:

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - #331, Celebration of Love

Scrap Our Stash Challenge Scrap Our Stash - February Sketch and word CUPID - I used ingredients C clip - U uchida circle punch & uni ball pen - P polka dot pp - I ink - D die cuts

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a fabulous day!!


Purple Valentine

Hello my scrappy friends!  Here in southern NJ we are experiencing some lovely warmer then usual weather!  Jeans and a sweatshirt, hearing birds all around, seeing the sun shine is just a perfect day for me!  Here is a quick post so I can enjoy the outdoors!

This card I made for my daughter for St. Valentine's Day.  I wanted more of a spring colored card but still had this black and red die cut heart.  I have to tell you that the card looks much better in person!  The green strip  and yellow/red flowers strip help bring out the colors in the purplely flowered patterned paper.  Because of the black heart, I thought some black ink edging on all papers was needed.  Now that I look at this  card, I really should have added some glitter stickles for a bit of shine!  Next time!!

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

The Heart DesiresThe Hearts Desires Blog - Mid-Challenge 9 - inspiration challenge - I was inspired by the flowers and reds and yellows.

Hand Stamped Sentiments stamping challenge blog and paper craft challenge blog Hand Stamped Sentiments - #257 - I was inspired by the photos purple flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments!!  Have a wonderful week!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Luke 1:37 inspired

Good Morning my scrappy friends!  Too many germs are being shared in this house recently...YUK!  According to Punxsutawney Phil, "The Prognosticator of Prognosticators", of Gobbler's Knob, PA, we will have another six weeks of winter!  Fine by me....hoping the cold temperatures will kill these sickie germs!

But onto a card I made for a co-worker who is going in for a little procedure in 2 weeks.  she is very nervous so I'm hoping, with this card, she knows there are people thinking of her and rooting for her, praying for good results.

I used my brand new water brush for water coloring!  First time I've used it.  I didn't use watercolor paper so a little warping happened but I'm really ok with it.  Fun new technique for me!  Can't wait to used it again!  
The papers are just scraps from my stash.  The stamps are from STAMPlorations set called Faith Expressions.

These are the challenges I'm entering:

STAMPlorations - Janurary Challenge: Theme and Sketch - I've used the sketch.

"Just Us Girls" Challenge
Just Us Girls - Photo Week #378 - The flower were the perfect inspiration for me!

Try Stampin' On Tuesday
Try Stampin'-or Not-on Tuesday - Sketch #306 - My card is inspired by this sketch w/o using a circle.

Connie Can Crop 
Connie Can Crop - Challenge #55 - Stamp Your Heart Out - My sentiment and graphic are stamped.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a wonderful day and don't forget to keep those winter jackets handy for six more weeks!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pirate Talk!

Hello again my scrappy friends!  Another post from me today, then off to make another LO!

Here is another layout of my son.  It was dress up week in school back in 2010.  His Disney pirate hat was new so it had to be worn!  Again, I turned to my Circut for the title, from the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge using the arrow font.  To enhance the pirate/water theme, I used a stamp that reminded me of water along with a wave punch (the negatives were used).  Of course the Cricut Paper Dolls cartridge was used to make the pirate, along with Peachy Keen face stamp!

I'm entering this layout into the following challenges:

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories #325 - Use those punches 

Connie Can CropConnie Can Crop -  Anything Goes

Let's Get SketchyLets Get Sketchy - January week 2  sketch

The Memory NestThe Memory Nest - Make it Monday #79 

Thanks once again for stopping by any commenting! Wishing you a great weekend!


Building a Winter Home

Good morning my scrappy friends!  It's a great's my birthday and it's not usually does!!  I'm scrapping away before some family shows up to go out to eat.  But first, a post, or two, of what I've been working on this past week.

These photos of my son and husband were from so long ago, eight years!  Not only have the people in the photos changed, but the kitchen in the background has changed a bit too!  That I'm happy about but not about the older son and husband....and of course me!  I used my Cricut All Mixed Up cartridge for the title, various patterned paper scraps, chipboard heart, brads (which I haven't used in forever!), circle stamps from CTMH, washi tape for the banner and various spray inks.

This layout will be entered into the following challenges:

Scrap Our Stash ChallengeScrap Our Stash - January 2017 Tic Tac Toe

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - #326 - Buttons, Bling, and Brads

Bitten by the Bug 2Bitten by the Bug -  Snow Much Fun

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap #121

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a wonderful day!