Sunday, June 30, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles card challenge

I missed posting a card I made for my aunt's birthday.  I used the challenge from Scrapping Everyday Miracles card sketch which is by Leah Schaeffer for SOUS.  I love this sketch!

Here is my creation, using Echo Park 6x6 paper pad Sweet these papers!

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Weekend Scrapping!

Hello my scrappy friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday afternoon :)


Here is my latest layout I've completed for my son's Boy Scout album.  As with most of my layouts, the photos are from a few years ago.

Bad picture I's storming once again in New Jersey so no good lighting :(  I used Sassafras Monstrosity and Amplify paper stacks...definitely whimsical enough for a young boy's layout!  The large card in the left side corner is from a kids Old Maid card game, title cut from Don Juan Cricut cartridge, fire truck cut from Boys will be boys Cricut cartridge, and the subtitle are stamps from CTMH, keyboard uppercase alphabet.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is one of my favorites!  Always using a Cricut cut, I feel as though I'm using all of the cartridges I've invested in for my cards and layouts :)  This months is Challenge #166 Frame It! 

Sketches4All is hosting a challenge, by Cheryl,  this month using the word prompt "Imagine".  You can either use the word or use it as inspiration for ANY project.
I missed the Scrap Our Stash challenge Sketch with Stash Challenge #4 as it ended last night, but at least I scrapped another layout using a great sketch!

Tomato Heads

A fun afternoon at our local Tomato Festival for my kids!  We've gone for the past several years and it's always a great experience.

Entering this cuteness in the Sketch-N-Scrap challenge #35.  I switched it up a bit by moving my photos so they aren't directly next to each other. You still have a few hours to enter into this challenge!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles is Turning 2 - And it's a Celebration!

Ready for a great birthday party?!  
Check out Scrapping Everyday Miracles 2nd Birthday Party celebration!


Want to win a prize even before the party starts?  Check out The Papercrafting League for a chance to win My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper stack of Lime Twist.

Thanks for visiting my scrappy friends!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Winnings from All That Stickles and LoveBug Creations!!

Hello Scrappy Friends!  I come to you today with some recent winnings of mine.  I participated in All That Stickles Star Spangled Blog Hop two weeks ago.  What an incredible hop it was!  Although it's over, I encourage you to hop to all of the blogs that participated...I promise you will get some fabulous inspiration!  For just visiting and commenting on each blog, I won a $15 gift certificate to LoveBug Creations!  Have you ever visited them???  You should!  Wonderful mesh and ribbon to drool over!  I was so happy that my $15 could cover the cost to order some of each in such vibrant colors!!  

Here are the photos of my winnings!  I can't wait to use them :)

Look at the adorable packaging!

 That fabulous rumple ribbon collection: Island Breeze. 
Olive You, Sunset, and Caddy Blue - will definitely match my mesh :)
Will be perfect for my beach, lake and pool layouts!
 Mama's Mesh in wonderful summer colors! Sunset, Caddy Blue and Sunflower
 Mama's Mesh in colors perfect for any time of year! 
Ocean View, Princess Party Pink and Purple-dise
 Mama's Mesh in more colors good for any time of year!
Crazy Coral, Green Leaves, and Lemonade

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit All That Stickles FB page and LoveBug Creations store and FB page!  You won't be sorry!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Layouts from a Crop

Hello my scrappy friends!  I recently went at a 12 hour crop and completed a few layouts.  Well, not quite completed.  I always have to tweak them when I get home...add a little bling or stickles or some kind of embellishment.  I tend not to bring too many little things with me when cropping.  What do you bring when you go cropping?

This first layout, sketch from My Mind's Eye, June Sketch Challenge, is of my son Declan writing his name in chalk with the help of his Aunt Pruie (my sister Prudence).  I'm entering it into challenges for Sketches4All "travel" ingredients challenge, About A Boy June 15th challenge - Going in Circles, and Paper Secrets June 15th Sketch with a Twist...using product with numbers (aside from alpha sets) bingo cards, price tags, rulers, etc. on your layout.
My patterned papers are from Sassafras stacks Amplify and Monstrosity.

My second and final layout (for today's post) is another of my son, a few years older!  He was getting ready for a boy scout function and I just had to take some photos of my boy growing older.  This fabulous sketch is from Sketchabilities, #93.  This layout will be entered in challenges for Scrap Our Stash all about our guys challenge using at least 5 brads, Sketches 4 All technique challenge using old papers.  I used a page under the fleur de lis from an old book. I inked and distressed the paper trying to mimic the color and design of my son's uniform neckerchief.  Lastly, this layout is being entered into Colorful Creations June monthly challenge using shapes..  I used circles...for the mats of the fleur de lis (cut from my Cricut) and inked circles all over the background paper using a water bottle cap!  All of the paper used is from K & Co. Boy Scouts of America: Cub Scouts paper stack.

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product with numbers (aside from alpha sets) such as bingo cards, price tags, rulers, etc. on your layout! - See more at:
product with numbers (aside from alpha sets) such as bingo cards, price tags, rulers, etc. on your layout! - See more at:
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Monday, June 17, 2013

A layout of Kiki

Hello my scrappy friends!  Here is a LO of my daughter Keira, commonly known around our house as Kiki.  We were so happy to move to our home 5 years ago in "farm land", a small town where everyone knows everyone...or close to knowing everyone.  One of the perks of living here is the annual tomato festival that we attend.  This layout is our first time going and Kiki got a butterfly face painting.

This is going to be entered in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to look at and perhaps enter your own project for these great challenge blogs!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

End of the Year

School's out for Summer!  I always think of the Alice Cooper's song at the end of every school year.  We ended this past Thursday and the summer colds have hit us already!  My poor husband and daughter are sick with sore throats, stuffy noses and headaches.  What a way to spend Father's Day :(

Anyway, here is a card I made for one of my son's teachers.  I used the Cricut Just Because Cards cartridge for the water melon and sentiment.  Diamond Stickles were used for the seeds and part of the sentiment.  I'm entering it into CafeMom's The Scrappy Patch week 2 card challenge, Reverse Confetti sketch challenge and Sketches4All card challenge.

This card was made for my son's other teacher, his FAVORITE ever in his school career (he just finished 4th grade)!  Again, my Cricut Just Because Cards cartridge was used for the cake and sentiment.  Diamond, X-mas Red and Green Stickles were used on the cake, cherry and sentiment.  I'm entering this card into CafeMoms The Scrappy Patch week 1 open challenge, Sketches4All stash challenge.

Thanks for visiting~

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary

Hello my scrappy friends!  Today I made a card in between my laundry loads.  It's a card for my sister and brother in law's 8th wedding anniversary.  I used my Cricut cartridge Love Struck 2010 for the couple die cut and scraps of paper I had in my stash.

This card is being entered into a few challenges:

Thanks for stopping by...I'm off to watch a movie with hubby!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Follow Your Inner Gymnast

Good rainy Morning scrappy friends!  Very wet and gray here in south New Jersey but I'll take it.  The grass and flowers do need some watering and I'm glad I don't have to pay for it today!

Quick post today since I need to leave for work in a few minutes.  This layout is of my son Declan when we got our swing set.  We were all on it for hours that day, enjoying some family time outside.  I'm entering this into Sketches4All for the word prompt "remember", About a Boy for June 1st favorite activity and StuckOnYourSketches for using birds, and a new to me challenge blog Red Carpet Studio challenge #39 "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" for using stripes.  Have you read this book or watched the movie?  Incredible!  You should definitely read it or watch it.   Sorry for the crooked photo..sometimes it happens!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Making Dinner

Hello my scrappy friends!  I was home with a sick little girl today so no scrapping so I'll post a layout I completed the other day.  I've entered it into a few challenges:
  • CafeMom group The Scrappy Patch for a scraplift challenge
  • Colorful Creations for the Inspired June 1 challenge
  • Sketches4All Technique Tuesday using ribbon  
The sketch I used was from DCWV blog. It was due May 31st....totally missed that date!  Oh well!  It was still a great sketch to use!

So, here is my daughter Keira a few years ago making dinner for herself!  She spent a long time picking just the right colors for each ingredient for her cheeseburger and fries!  Hubby helped her clean up after dinner since I can not stand the smell of Play-Doh!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Hello my scrappy friends!  I went to a crop this past Saturday, did a few LOs, not many as I'm a very slow scrapper.  Are you slow or speedy?  I just can't seem to glue those papers too quickly.  That's OK, at least I'm documenting some memories!

Here is a layout I made of my children, Declan and Keira in 2010.
The entire layout was a sketch found on, created by Amarilys, and is being entered into a CafeMom group, The Scrappy Patch, layout challenge. 
It is also being entered into the Sketeches4All Let's Get Cooking #13 challenge using ink, white and bling.
The first page is being entered into the ColorfulCreations challenge "The "E" Challenge using bling and flowers.
The second page is from a sketch challenge on StuckOnUSketches

Lots of challenges!  I used CTMH stamps and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and Prima flowers.

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