Saturday, December 25, 2021

Christmas Joy

 Happy Scrapping Christmas!  Lucky enough to have the next 10 days to do nothing but scrap!

Here is page 2 for the day:

My inspiration was the newest challenge from Lasting Memories - to be inspired by a Famous Designer.
I had these really pretty papers in my stash from Vicki Boutin.
I fussy cut the wreath design from one sheet, flipped it over to use the pink and red pattern on the reverse side.
The flowers are from my ever growing stash.
The title is a wooden piece I found at Hobby Lobby.
I used Aladine I-Zink gold spray on it to give it color and a shimmer.

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Merry Christmas!!

 So happy to have made it through the holidays unscathed!  And I have lots of scrapping stuff to play with!

Here is my Christmas morning page:

I used some Simple Stories goodies, stamping and finally used some holly berry enamel pieces.
These pictures are part of the many we took using photo props.
That's me on the right with my daughter and Mom.
Had to make sure I made it on this page for the last challenge from Challenge YOUrself - anything goes.

We all had a great day!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

It’s a Wonderful Life

 It's Tuesday....and I am just getting around to posting my page.

I had a pretty productive Sunday!
I managed to put this together using my punches, glitter Stickles, sequins, Nuvo Drops and buttons!

My title was for the challenge at Lasting Memories this week.

So glad I had one last big family photo from Christmas to use!

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Decorating the Tree

 I finished this one up before we had to head out, I just didn't have time to post it, so here it is now!  lol

Here are some fun pics of the kids decorating the tree.
i really miss all my kids being together. 
With one grown up and married, one in college and one still at home, it's very hard to get them all together at once.

This year, I made sure we will all be together for tree decorating and gingerbread house building.
Next week will be fun time!!

I was able to knock out these pictures using the "multi photo" challenge from Lasting Memories.
It's their latest for this month's flashback challenges.

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Warm and cozy

 It's certainly not warm and cozy outside today.  Wet, rainy and cold.

Glad I can stay in for a bit and play.

Here is a non-traditional Christmas page I did for the mood board challenge at Creative Embellishments:

I used lots of scraps, tons of Nuvo Drops, ribbon, Creative Embellishments chipboard presents, and Blinged out Mickey head pieces.

Here is the inspiration board:

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Comfort & Joy

Good morning!
It's a rainy Sunday morning here.
I'm working on some pages before we head out to a birthday party this afternoon.

Here is my first page of the day:

Most of this page was from scraps and the Carta Bella Farmhouse Christmas collection.
I love the plaids and black and white.

I was inspired by this sketch from Rochelle and the Scrappy Friends challenge:

I guess I should wrap these birthday gifts now..

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Ho ho ho

 First page of the month!  I played Tic Tac Toe with Stacy:

I went right down the middle:

enamel dots
circle (punch)

I also used up these adorable felt stickers that I've had forever.

Time for bed - tomorrow is finally Friday!!

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Pumpkin Patch

 Good morning!  Today is my last day off and I'm trying to make the most of it.

Here is a quick page that I finished this morning before I have to run out:

I added some raffia for dimension, some flair and an adorable bow.

I was inspired by this great sketch from Lasting Memories:

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Epcot - Italy

 It's only 8pm and it feels like 11pm!  I am not a fan of days when it gets dark so early.

While I keep watching the clock until I know it's a good time to actually go to bed,  I finished up more Disney pics:

Cute kids in the Italy Pavilion in Epcot!

I was inspired by challenge # 575 from Lasting Memories - enamel dots, brads and/or stamps.
I don't have many stamps.
I used a couple of enamel dots and some Big Brads.

Now I think it's time for bed....

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 YAY!!!  Today is the beginning of a 5 day weekend for me!!  Im so excited!!!

My daughter always loves to play with the kitties at Petland.
Here are some fun pics of her latest trip.

I put this page together using the prompts from challenge # 572 from Lasting Memories - ephemera, chipboard and tags.

I've had these chipboard letters for-EVER!  
Most of the papers are from the scrap pile.

Maybe one day we will have a kitty of our own again.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Football is Life

 I am really enjoying this day off!  I managed to get some housecleaning done, laundry, grocery shopping, a bit of Christmas decorating and a couple of scrapbook pages.

Here is a fun mixed media page I did for this month's challenge from Creative Embellishments:

I did a paint splatter technique on the background.
Then I tore the house apart looking for a bit of bubble wrap to use as a stamp for the black paint.
The stars are chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments.
We were challenged with this sketch this month:

Off to start getting dinner ready!

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Wish upon a star

 Sooo close to finishing this Disney album - so close, but yet so far away.

I love these papers from Scrap Your Trip!

I also added some washi, used a Mickey head punch and a few stickers.

This was my prompt from challenge # 573 from Lasting Memories.

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Autumn days

Good morning!!  It's a bit chilly today, but we are hoping to get in a one final Fall Hike this season.

Here is page I did using lots of scraps from 49 and Market, fussy cutting and some fun leaves from Recollections:

I used some wood patterned paper and a couple of pieces of flair.

This is for challenge # 574 from Lasting Memories.

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Take a hike

I dug thought the old paper stash for this page:

Some of these papers are years old.
I added some fun wood texture tags with some jute.
I used this month's sketch from Rochelle as my starting point:

Nice start to my weekend!

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Mexico in Epcot

 Good morning!

After a quick shopping trip today and a birthday party, the rest of the weekend will be mine!

My plan is to knock out lots of pictures from Epcot in Disney.

I LOVE the world showcase!

Here is my page for Mexico:

I used wood Mickey heads, a banner that I fussy cut from patterned paper and gold string along the edge of the page.

I felt it still needed a bit of something, so I used many colors of Nuvo drops.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Happy Hauntings

 Life has been so busy lately, I was finally able to sneak in a page.  I have so many pictures from our pumpkin carving session last year.  And my daughter and her husband went to Disney for Halloween.

So even though it feels like I don't have many pictures for Halloween, there they are!

Here is a page I made for my daughter using a few Disney elements:

The best part is the adorable chipboard haunted house piece from Creative Embellishments.

I used Nuvo Drops to cover the whole piece and added a few different colors for the windows.

This spooky piece was my inspiration from this month's challenge at Creative Embellishments.

Here was the inspiration board:

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Foolish Mortals

 A few more Disney pics done!

These older papers from Basic Grey are perfect colors for Haunted Mansion pictures.
I used this sketch from Rochelle for the October challenge:

Scraps of papers and a bit of velour ribbon for embellishments.

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Last year's pumpkin carving pics and some really old stickers and buttons.

This is for the pumpkin challenge from Challenge Up Your Life.

I used some scraps and hand cut the circles.  
The pumpkin face buttons have been in the stash forever.
The twine was something I just got in the mail from a package delivery.
I knew it would come in handy!

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Fun Day!

Still working on Disney pages for my daughter.  Can you tell I'm taking my time??
Our trip isn't going to be for another 200 days, so I need to savor the process until I get my own pictures.

I made this page using Stacy's Tic Tac Toe board for October:

I went diagonally - 
mixed alpha title
and ribbon

I love this collection from Photoplay!  
It's so much fun!

I also used striped paper for the challenge from Lasting Memories.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

A Dream is a Wish…

 I bought this kit on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  It was the first thing that came to mind when this week's challenge from Lasting Memories was posted:  To use florals.

I've had these Cinderella stickers for so long, I almost wasn't able to get them off the backing

I add a few strips of pearls - since I've had them sitting around on the shelf for a while.
Why not put them to use??

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Being Happy

 Gooooood morning!  

After the long, tough week at work, I am so happy to be back at my desk creating.

For this page, I dug through my scraps - gotta use them!! - to find this strip on brown and tan gingham.

I knew I had this somewhere and I needed it for the challenge this week at Lasting Memories - to use Plaid, check or gingham. 

Most of the supplies I used are from 49 and Market. 
The quote I used is from A Cherry on Top.
I used some older rub on letters.
So glad I was able to use them up, as the toner for my printer needs to be replaced and I couldn't

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Monday, September 6, 2021

A wish for you

Well,  a wish for me

I put this one together using a cut file and flowers from 49 and Market.

I used a cotton swab to add some ink to the cut file, and some cardstock behind the leaves.
The flowers were added randomly, along with some buttons and sequins.
The title piece came from Little Birdie crafts.
This was sprayed with I-Zink misting spray.

All of these elements add up to the recipe challenge from The Studio Challenges:

paper strips

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The Great Outdoors

Another day to scrap all I want!
I can get used to these long weekends!

Here is my first page for today.

I don't know if I ever mentioned before that I am addicted to anything and everything 49 and Market.
I have to have every collection they release and all the bits and pieces to go with it.

For this page, I used the Hike More collection.
These papers go perfectly with these fern leaves from Creative Embellishments
I used I-Zink misting sprays on them.
I can't believe how well they are matched to the papers!

For this month's challenge from Creative Embellishments, we were given this moodboard and had to add a map or globe.

I chose to add these map patterned papers behind my pictures and on the banner pieces.  

So glad my kids took this trip so I have thees wonderful reasons to use the collections!

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Sunday, September 5, 2021


 Last page of the in love with Lemon Twist collection by Simple Stories.

I added a bit of Aladine I -Zink misting spray to my background.  
The circles were hand cut and I added a few enamel dots.

I love that this collection is so versatile and colorful.

This week's challenge from Lasting Memories was to use polka dots.
Perfect paper for this challenge!

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Worth the Wait

  Slowly working on my daughter's Disney pics.  I'm still dragging it out until I get my own pics!

I used Photoplay collection A Day at the Park.  I LOVE the bright colors and the added blues.

I played Tic Tac Toe with Stacy:

Puffy stickers

Now I need to save some Disney for later.

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Family Time

2nd page of the day.  I feel like I'm so far behind

 I used up a bit of Photoplay Family collection.
I LOVE these foam title stickers!  And the heart too!
So much goodness in this collection!

I used this sketch from Rochelle to get started:

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Camping Rules

Good morning!!
So happy to have a huge chunk of this long weekend to play at my desk!

Here is the first page of many this weekend:

I have so many pictures fro the kidds camping trip, I plan on working on a lot of them this weekend.

This one was inspired by a color challenge and a prompt to use mushrooms by Challenge UP your life.

Looking forward to sharing many more pages!

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Scout Camp Travelers

 Scrapping with scraps!

I brought out 2 different circle punches to create some embellished circles for this page.

Lots of bits of scraps that I dug out of the stash. I found some camping / hiking stickers, along with some chipboard pieces. 

For some added circles, I adhered a few buttons.

This is for the circle challenge from Challenge Up Your Life.

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Saturday, August 28, 2021


I have decided to purge my stash even further. 
That means sorting through more pictures and either using the stash I bought for those pictures, or purge it.
This picture of my little guy when he played soccer it probably about 7 years old.l
In anticipation of him playing the sport for a few seasons, of course, I bought waaayyyy too much stuff.

This is the LAST soccer picture I have to scrap!
And it's ridiculous how much soccer related stuff I still have!

Here is the sketch that motivated me to use this picture.
It's a new sketch from The Studio Challenges:

Now I have to figure out what to do with all this leftover soccer stash....

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Sunday, August 22, 2021


 What a busy weekend!  So glad that I was able to find some time to relax and work on fun page.

These pics came to mind for this week's Game On challenge at Lasting Memories - Sequence.
Our choices were to use a grid pattern, 3 in a row or sequence pictures.
These could work for 3 in a row or sequence.
My is away at college and she facetimes me a lot.
While she is chatting away, I'm always taking screenshots. 
I love the trees and the sunshine that always seems to follow her around campus.

The chipboard piece is from Tres Jolie and the papers and flowers are all 49 and Market.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021


 i was playing around with some Christmas goodies last month (Christmas in July) and figured since I had everything out anyway, I could play a bit more before I cleaned up:

I played this week's game from Lasting Memories - UNO - use 1 photo on your page.

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Space with Mickey

 This did not turn out the way I expected it to:

I need to make sure to take more pictures of the rides!

This was fun and I LOVE the Mickey in his space suit.

I added a bunch of sequins and stars to the space background.

I'm really getting the hang of using sequins all the time now.

The stars were added for the challenge at Lasting Memories - Mario Cart game - add stars to your project.

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Are We There Yet?

 Finally working with some random pictures from our road trip:

This was fun - I used up lots of old papers that I discovered when I was purging my stash.
I used Nuvo Drops on some chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments to mimic rocks at the side of the road.
The arrows are also Creative Embellishment pieces.

This was the mood board offered this month from Creative Embellishments.
The added challenge was to leave white space - which I totally forgot to do.


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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

I Don't Want to Grow Up

 So fun working with these colors!  I dusted off the circle punch AND remembered to use some of this printed ribbon I have had forever!

I went down the middle with ribbons, circles and stickers.

I also added some Nuvo Drops - my newest obsession!

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