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.

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!!
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!
Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hey, Friend

Hello my scrappy friends!  A quick card here for you today.  Recently a scrappy friend and her 17 years old daughter lost their husband and father.  I'm still reeling from the loss, the anguish, the loss of words for them.  I find myself worried beyond belief when my husband travels, which is often.  I find myself hugging longing and expressing my love for others often, especially my kids, who I think, are getting a little tired of the love.  Teens, you know!  But I think they understand, for which I am most grateful.  

I've finally decided upon a card, colors, sentiment for a card to express my love for my friend.  I've used SU! stamps Orange Blossom, SU! Fresh Flowers pp and SU! Ombre Ribbon.  Finally using some SU! stash!

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

Stick it DownStick it Down - card challenge - card sketch

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap - card #101 - card sketch

Always Playing with PaperAlways Playing with Paper - Challenge #90 (Inspirations) - The flowers and colors were my inspiration...just so pretty!!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Make sure to love and hug your family as often as possible, you won't regret it!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Anniversary Card

Hello again my scrappy friends! My sister and BIL's wedding anniversary was a few weeks ago.  We are a family who likes to drink alcohol!  We drink for several occasions....birthday parties, holidays.  As I'm writing this I'm thinking people will think we are drunks! We are not, I assure you!  My dad and my husband have been know to make their own beer from time to time.  Dad, Hubby and BIL have been known to travel throughout NJ looking for different beers.  When my husband travels for work, he is always sure to bring home some new beers to taste!  Its fun tasting new things!  I encourage you to try something new!

Anyway, to my card.  Anniversary....another time to drink, I mean celebrate!!  This card was made with scraps I had in my stash and SU! Mixed Drinks stamp set!

I'll be entering this card into these challenges:

Fab Friday - Challenge #115 
This is the sketch I used for my card:

Mix It Up Challenge BlogMIUCB #3 - Anything Goes + Distressing -Anything Goes + optional twist of Distressing (ink or tool - or both) - I used both ink and tool distressing!

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Turning 5

Hello my scrappy friends!  Today I'm sharing a layout I made the other day celebrating my daughter's 5th birthday.  Seems so long ago....she is now 13.  I assume those of you with teens, even newly turned, understand my anguish!  I really don't know what happened!  My sister had a 4th of July party on Sunday.  My daughter was in the pool and as I walked past the window from inside the house, I had to take a step back to see who was in the pool!  Surely it wasn't my baby girl?!?  My BIL mentioned to someone else about seeing my daughter in the pool...what neighbor girl is that?  She definitely has changed through out the years but absolutely the most this past year.  Sigh...I miss my babies!

OK, time to turn back time to her 5th birthday party!!  Such fun times!  Seems as though this year she received most of what she wanted and her smiles show how happy she was!!  Cricut cartridge Mickey Font was used for the title, various paper scraps, stickers and gems for decoration.

This LO will be entered into the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug 2Bitten By The Bug: Red, White and Blue (or Patriotic) - All of the colors were used for this LO!

another freaking scrappy challenge ... Use Old paper from you Stash -  All of the papers, stickers, gems are old....stickers and gems need glue since the original glue dried up!  Now that's old!!

Mix It Up Challenge BlogMIUCB #3 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Distressing (ink or tool - or both) - I did both...distressed (tool and ink) the edges of patterned papers and inked the title.

Scrap Our Stash ChallengeScrap Our Stash - Tic-Tac-Toe board - I used the top row.....Number-Colors (red, white, blue)-Twine.

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Some Teacher Cards

Hello my scrappy friends!  Happy Summer!  My kids' last day of school was this past Friday so this week we are lounging around playing video and card games.  Well, they are....I am still cleaning and shopping and cooking and...well you know, mom stuff!  My daughter asked me, last minute, to make teacher cards for her, so of course I did.  

The flowers were stamped using SU! stamp set Flower Patch (now retired!) and coordinating framelets.  The decorative stamps were SU! Delicate Details

Always Playing with PaperThis card was inspired by Always Playing with Paper blog challenge #88, Keywords.  I chose the words flowers and bright. 

TIME OUT ChallengesThis card is also going to be added the the Time Out Challenge #86, Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards.  

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's been a very slow month for scrapping and card making but I've made a quick card for my aunt's birthday.  I sure hope she doesn't follow me here!  LOL

I used SU! inks, lots of colors, and stamps, Avant-Garden, for the flowers.  The sentiment stamps are from STAMPlorations set Groovy Shoes.  Love this set...great sentiments font and flowers and groovy shoes!

This card will be entered into these following online challenges:

STAMPlorations May Challenge
-  Stamps and Alphabets - I went with the stamps, not the alphabets.

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap card sketch #98 - A great sketch!  The flowers  were my inspiration!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
- #214, this challenge, once again, gave me inspiration from the flowers!

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


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!!