Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Happy November!

Hello my scrappy friends!  What a month this has been for us, just so busy, who's sick, visiting family, Halloween....just so much!  Doesn't look like November will be much different but our Disney vacation begins on Friday....16 hours of driving during two days!  Our kids said NO! to flying since "we talk and laugh so much when we drive down to Disney."  Well, we do, but i was hoping to fly!  They'd really better make me laugh while I'm driving!

On to a card I just made for a co-worker's 40th birthday tomorrow.  She's been going through a rough patch with working 2 jobs, her kids, ex-husband, boyfriend, his's a plate full for her, so I decided to just be nice.  No jokes, I don't think she's in the mood for it.

I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil, mini organic matter mask (love this one!); My Sentiments Exactly, birthdays innies and outies, Cricut; Art Philosophy for the butterfly; SU! ribbon and gems from my stash.  I'll be entering my card into these following challenges.....Be sure to check them out!

The Paper PlayersThe Paper Players - Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge - I used the center column: birthday-die cut/punch-butterfly.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #236 

Mix It Up Challenge BlogMix It Up Challenge #7 - Anything Goes + Stenciling

That's all for today!  Happy November, enjoy your extra hour of sleep this coming weekend for daylight savings!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Shoe birthday card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Just a quick post today.  Using my STAMPlorations shoe stamps, sentiment was printed from the internet, I made a card for my sister's birthday.  She is a shoe fanatic!  So many shoes, it's crazy!  Well, maybe it's really not crazy, perhaps its just that I don't have many shoes.  No, I think she has too many and I don't have many at all.  I'm just not a shoe person, never have been, and she has always been.  I think her trait somehow transferred to my daughter...she's 13 and I think has more shoes then I do!  Crazy I say!

So....since my sister loves and has so many shoes, I made her a shoe birthday card!  She LOVED it!  Her husband apparently "died" laughing when she opened it!  He feels and same way I do with shoes!

I used a STAMPlorations stencil, Crisscrossed, and stamp set, Groovy Shoes.  White and green paper from my stash, colored in the shoes with my colored pencils, and Zig marker for the dashed lines on the sides of the card.

I'll be entering my card into the following challenge:

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge BlogShopping Our Stash #324 - If the Shoe Fits  

STAMPlorations - Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 29, 2017

K for kindergarten

Hello once again my scrappy friends!  A layout of my son's first start of kindergarten.  He started very early, he was the youngest in his class.  We knew we would be moving so we took him out and started in our new town, where he just started high school, the following year.  A great decision!

What a cutie pie!!  This layout will be entered into these challenges:

Scrap Our Stash Challenge
Scrap Our Stash - Tic Tac Toe challenge  I used the bottom row arrow-wood grain-circle.

The Memory NestMemory Nest - Make it Monday No.95

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Another LO completed last weekend!  Really wish I had the time to get these layouts posted before today!  The photo of this LO is blurry, so sorry, but here it is nonetheless!   My daughter playing a little mini golf at one of our school's health fair...she got a hole in one!

Entering my layout into the following challenges, LOVED these challenges!!!!:

Rochelle SpearsRochelle Spears: September Scrappy Friends - Back to School challenge using 3+ school supplies.  I used a paper clips, lined yellow papers, tape (washi), arrow stickers.

GrandDiva's Creative CornerGrandDiva's Creative Corner - "Rewind" Sketch, Page Maps

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Batter Batter...SWING!

Hello again scrappy friends!  Another LO from my weekend last week, another softball LO of my daughter!  I used my Cricut for the title, inks for distressing and most of the papers are scraps.

Entering this LO into these blog challenges:

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories - #361 - Florals - The pp with the title is all flowers!

Sketches In ThymeSketches In Thyme - sketch #292 

Thanks for your comments!!

Every Minute

Hello my scrappy friends!  Last week I went scrap booking for the weekend.  My yearly excursion, always so much fun.  Here is a layout I created then.

This layout will be entered into the following blog challenge:

The Sisterhood of CraftersThe Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Dies - Used Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge for my softball die cuts and the title.

Scrap Our Stash ChallengeScrap Our Stash - Sketch and Word Challenge: LEARN  I used Layers, Eggplant Ink, Arrows,  Ribbon and Numbers (after I find the date!).

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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.

Thanks for checking out my page and commenting!

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!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!