Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve!!


Last Christmas pages..

I realized that it will be sometime in June before I manage to finish scrapping all the Christmas pictures I took last Christmas!  I can't help that we have so much fun, I have a great family and the pictures are awesome!

Here are the last Christmas pages for this year....

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Trimming the Tree

YAY!  I was able to get another page done today!  Work tomorrow really puts a kink in my mojo.

I used 3 different border punches on this page.  That was the challenge from Scrap Our Stash, along with a sketch.  The bad part was that somehow I  managed to break one of my punches.  :(  
Or maybe that's just another excuse to go shopping again.  :)

The ornaments are more chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments.  I inked a few of them, and used Liquid Pearls on others.  I even inked  the Thickers letters for the title.  Needless to say, my hands, fingers, desk and jeans are quite colorful today.

Have a great day!!!

Winter Wonderland

I had a ton of fun playing with this page.  I used LOTS of pieces from Creative Embellishments.  

Here is the mood board and the sketch that inspired me with the gorgeous colors:

I used some inks, Liquid Pearls and a bit of Stickles on the title and the snowflakes.  

The color scheme and the sketch are from the December challenge at Scrap Around the World.

Have a great day!!

Happy Holiday!!!

Playing with scraps today!!  I used lots of bits and pieces that I have been hoarding to put together a page using a sketch from Scrapbookers Paradise...

Have a Happy Holiday!!!

More Christmas pages!

Good morning!  I really would like to finish up last year's pictures.  So I woke up early and decided to catch up with Let's Get Sketchy.

Here is Week 2:

Week 3:

And Week 4:

Well, that's a few pictures from the stack!  Off to see what I can get done today!!

Have a great day!!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


I thought I would play along with a challenge from Show Us Your Stuff.  The challenge was to use the word "joy" somewhere on your page....

Is this a little too subtle?  


Have a great day!!

S.W.A.T. and Santa

Good morning!  I"m back with another Christmas page!  This time I used one of my favorite pictures of my little guy and Santa.

This page was made for Drill #22 from S.W.A.T.  We were to use the sketch provided and include Santa somewhere in our page.  I had some fun buttons from DCWV that I added.  And I also played with some Stickles and Liquid Pearls on the presents.  These are chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments.  I added DCWV buttons to those too.   :)

Have a great day!!!

Joy - Peace - Love

Determined to take a chunk out of last Christmas's pictures, I woke up super early today and got to work.  I really miss doing this on a daily basis.   :(

This was inspired by Pixels and Papers.  The challenge was an inspirational photo.  I love the black and white photo and was happy to use a Christmas card from a family member for the page.

The sketch I used is from Sketchabilities #105.  I was able to use quite a few Christmas paper scraps that I refused to throw away.  :)
And lots of pretty poinsettias that I found at Michael's.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Well, I failed on my layout a day challenge.  This whole holiday thing managed to sneak up on me too quickly this year.

But since my OCD kicked in last night, I am all ready for family today and have a little time to myself.

Christmas Eve evening is always when we exchange gifts with our kids.  We always have the best time, it's quiet and very special.  I love capturing their faces and excitement.

I made this using another sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday!!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

December 13th - HO HO HO

I decided to do a very simple page for the sketch from Sketchabilities...

LOVE these chipboard title pieces from Creative Embellishments!
I used some shimmery ink on them!

Have a great day!!!

December 12th - Where's Rudolph??

I used a sketch from Boy Meets Girl for this cute page with Santa's Reindeer...

Have a great day!!!

December 11th - Merry and Bright

I LOVE these glitter papers from My Mind's Eye!  This is one of my favorite collections for Christmas!!

This is for the "Dear Santa" challenge at My Mind's Eye!

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December 10th - Holly Jolly

I pulled out lots of older stash for my December 10th page for C'est Magnifique...

The papers are all from We R Memory Keepers...along with the chipboard tags and title.  The holly is wooden pieces from Michael's.  I added some paper holly leaves behind the wooden pieces.  Then I played with more Liquid Pearls to add a few highlights.

Have a great day!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9th - Winter

Here is a COLD page I completed using my new goodies from Creative Embellishments

This was so fun to do!  The pieces from Creative Embellishments are chipboard  - the dripping icicles, the little snowflake frame around the left picture and some random snowflakes all over the page.  I got to play with Stickles, Liquid Pearls, a paint dauber and some inks!  
AND I used this month's sketch and inspirational picture!  

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December 8th - Santa...I can explain...

On the 8th Day of December, I tried a whimsical page....

I used the December sketch from 3 Scrappy Boys....and a LOT of buttons!

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December 7th - A Visit from Santa

For the Week 1 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, I put together this page from a fun Santa Visit...

I was so happy to find this beautiful small frame for the title square.

Have a great day!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

December 6th - A Time to Wonder

For the 6th day of my challenge, I used a sketch from Sketchbook 365.

I also had some fun with some new Stickles.  Everything is outlined in green, sparkle and red.  And I am in love with the plaid flowers!

Have a great day!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 5th - Believe

Counting down the days until Santa arrives...here we are at Day 5.  And the kids are anxiously watching out the window...

I used the sketch from Delightful Inspirations.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 4th - Santa's Reindeer

4th day and I used 4 pictures on this page.   :)

I used up some older whimsical stickers from Reminisce...and a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 3rd - Dear Santa

For Day 3, I pulled out the letter that Jason received from Santa last year.  He is so excited to write this year's letter!

I started out with the December sketch from Brenda - Granddiva.

Have a great day!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2nd - Holiday Joy

Day 2 of my December challenge....

For this page I used a sketch from Paper Secrets.  The added twist was to use metal.  I added some gold brads to the centers of the snowflakes and ornaments.   :)

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 1st - Noel

It's been quite a while since I was able to sit and actually work on some pictures.
I decided that my "December Daily" was going to be more about working on my Christmas pages and taking more pictures.  I have my list of prompts and a charged up camera.

Here is my page for December 1st:

I used lots of goodies from Little Yellow Bicycle and lots of scraps from DCWV.

And I got my kick start from a sketch from Stuck?!  Sketches.

Have a great day!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

S.W.A.T. and Family

Hey there!  Here is a page I put together for a challenge at S.W.A.T.
We had to use a sketch and wooden embellishments.

My title is from wooden pieces and so are the tiny hexagon pieces scattered about.

Have a great day!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Boo at the Zoo

It's an annual fun day at the zoo!  This was from last year.  Our group gets bigger and bigger each year and we have a blast!

I used the newest sketch from My Creative Sketches:

Here is the left side close up...

And the right side....

I finally used up a bunch of Halloween rub ons!!  WWOOHOOO!!

Feels great to use to the stash!!

Have a great day!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Foto Fun

Fun fotos of my babies from the farm last year.  :)

I used the sketch from Paper Secrets and the twist...use alpha stickers.  I used some burlap Thicker Stickers.   

Have a great day!!

Getting Down and Dirty

Here are a couple of pages I made the new challenges at the Boy Meets Girl blog.  The challenge was to get grungy and messy.

These were taken at an annual Mud Day party that the Park District hosts for the kids.

Here is the Girl page:

I used a pink paint dauber on the background and then sprayed a lite brown mist over it all.  The letters are DIY Thickers.  I covered them with flocking and then stamped them with tan ink.

And here is my Boy page:

This time I used a brown paint dauber and then sprayed with a dark brown mist.  

Have a great day!!!

And still more PINK...

This really was a great event all for a great cause!  We had a great time and I can't wait till the next walk next week!

Using a sketch from Inspired Bluepirnts...

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fight like a Girl

Here's a few more pictures from our Breast Cancer Walk...and the PINK challenge from Artfull Crafts.

I used this week's sketch from Let's Get Sketchy

Have a great day!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Showing our Support

One thing that cannot be forgotten amongst all of the fun Fall activities and the beautiful colors, is that there is one color that stands out above them all.  
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So don't forget to THINK PINK!!

Show your Support for Breast Cancer research!!!

Using a sketch from Artfull Crafts:

And another from Let's Get Sketchy:

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Patch

Here is my page for the sketch challenge at Scrapbook.com

More pumpkins...!!!

Have a great day!

Fall and Family

We were lucky enough to get the whole family together for a photo shoot a few years ago.  The pictures came out very nice and it was a beautiful day altogether.  We went to the Morton Arboretum, so after the shoot, we were able to drive around and enjoy the whole place.  Everything was just beautiful!

Here are just a couple of pictures of my in-laws...

I played with this month's sketch from Swirlydoos.  The sketches are so nice and the kits are gorgeous!

Have a great day!

More Fall pages...

I'm kinda glad it's been a little rainy around here....I can stay home and play all day!

Here are some more pictures from Fall of last year...

Using a sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

Have a great day!!