Sunday, November 26, 2023

One Day...

 This was a tough page to work on...

I was inspired by this month's scrappy friends challenge from Rochelle and Stacy:

Here is Stacy's Tic Tac Toe board:

I went across the top:
1 photo

And here is the sketch by Rochelle:

I am very happy to have this page now, safely tucked away in an album.

It's hard to lose such a great friend.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Lasting Memories # 676 - stickers or stamps

 I am so happy to be a Guest Designer at Lasting Memories again!  Every week, a new challenge and it helps me bash my stash!  This month we will be focusing on our  Scrappy Gratitude List.

This week's challenge:

LM#676 - Thankful for stamps and stickers - use at least two of either stamps or stickers on your layout.

I chose to use lots of stickers:

Paper stickers, enamel stickers, wooden stickers and some printed labels.  
I was able to use up some of the extra sport photos that always come in the package.

Stop by the Lasting Memories blog to see what the other fabulous designer have come up with.
I'm sure you will be inspired to play along!

Link up your layouts by Saturday,  December 2nd at 6 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Lasting Memories # 675 - Die Cuts

 Good morning! This will probably be the last of the beautiful weekends before it gets too cold to do anything outside.  And lucky me, I am enjoying it by staying inside and getting some much needed cleaning and organizing done.

I am so happy to be a Guest Designer at Lasting Memories again!  Every week, a new challenge and it helps me bash my stash!  This month we will be focusing on our  Scrappy Gratitude List.

This week's challenge:

LM#675 - Thankful for Die Cuts - use at least three die cuts or punched shapes on your layout.

I chose to use both:

I used some die cuts leaves, tags a few punched hearts.

I love how this turned out and using up some older papers was a great feeling too.
Time to clean out the old stuff to make room for new!

Stop by the Lasting Memories blog to see what the other fabulous designer have come up with.
I'm sure you will be inspired to play along!

Link up your layouts by Saturday,  December 2nd at 6 PM EST for a chance to be our guest designer for an upcoming month. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Buy the plane tickets!

 Good morning!  Today is so cold and miserable.

I want to hibernate and do nothing but scrap all day.

Here is a fun page I made from our last trip to Disney:

I used lots of scraps here.
I tried to match the colors from the Southwest Airline logo.

I used up lots of stickers from the stash.

This week's challenge from Lasting Memories is to use something new to your stash.

My new piece is the tag that came from a set I found on a Facebook group.
I added some twine and an enamel dot.
Perfect set for all vacation pics!

The fun clouds stickers were a new purchase.
I add these to a lot of my vacation pages.
Great texture on these pieces.

Off to see what else I can create today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 20, 2023

Baking with Magic


Starting off my weekend by avoiding any and all housework and just sitting at my desk checking out the new releases on Netflix and working on this page:

I used these pictures for the challenge at Lasting Memories - a sport or hobby your family enjoys.

I chose these pics of me baking / working in the kitchen. 

My family loves to cook and bake and just have fun creating new meals.

These are the pics of me in the kitchen.
My next page will be of the kids making their own
They can be pretty creative!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2023


Sneaking in a page I managed to squeeze in tonight: 

Lots of scraps from last year's pages.
The papers and chipboard stickers are from the Fall Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories.

These are my favorite Fall colors.
Browns and oranges and lots of pumpkins!

This is my page for challenge # 671 at Lasting Memories - I chose to use Fall for my color inspiration.

Thanks for stopping  by!!

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Pumpkin Patch

 Good morning!  It's a chilly Saturday and I am doing my best to avoid doing any and all housework!

Lasting Memories has a new challenge to use Something New this week.

I scrapped pictures from a new pumpkin patch we visited this year.

I found these really fun burlap and twine stickers from Dollar Tree last week.

I dug a tag out of the stash and added some twine.
The felt pumpkins are from Hobby Lobby.

I guess I have to get some housework done...

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 5, 2023


 It's almost the weekend!! I am so looking forward to not having to go to work for a couple days.

I need to get some stuff done around the house and I need to get back to my corner - organizing, cleaning , purging...and scrapping of course.

Here is something I started over the weekend and finally finished up:

I love taking pics of my two pretty kitties!
And when they were unsure of what a camera was, they always posed.
Now...they run away!

I played with the Scrappy Friends challenge this month.
Here is the Tic Tac Toe board from Scrap with Stacy:

I went down the middle:
washi tape
flowers (chipboard)

The second part of the challenge was using these items with this sketch from Rochelle Spears:

And I'm happy to knock off a few pics from the huge stack of kitty pics!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Magical Memories

 I wish this stupid sinus infection would just go away for good!!  UGH!!!

It's taking me forever to get it together to finish up a page.  I'm usually knocking them out left and right.  Now 1 page takes me days!  UGH!!!

The new challenge from Lasting Memories was to use the letters "F", "M" or "S" and 3 different patterned papers.
I used an older Disney kit and my CM hexagon punch.

I used this title a few times in my Disney albums, because well,  it's a Magical title!

Off to take more meds and go to bed!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Havin' a Ball

 It's Hump Day! Halfway thru the week!!  

I am almost over this stupid sinus infection and starting to feel better.

One thing that always make me feel better is scrapping....and scrapping Disney pictures is the perfect remedy for all that ails me.

Here is fun page from Epcot:

I used some stencil butter to create the pattern on the bottom half of the page.
The papers are all metallics from DCWV.
I added a few sequins and rhinestone flowers to the fabric flowers and the background.
My favorite embellishment are the Mickey head shakers from Scraps and Ink.

Here is this month's sketch from Rochelle Spears and the Scrappy Friends challenge:

Off to take more meds!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 23, 2023

It's Your Day

 Happy Saturday! 

I have the laundry going, lunch is made and I have a few hours to work on some pages.

This was the last picture from my daughter's 21st Birthday:

I used a prompt from Lasting Memories this time.
The prompt was to use a Birthday theme, 3 patterned papers, tags and numbers.
I used this fun collection from Simple Stories - Magical Birthday.

Glad to have these pictures finally finished!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 21, 2023

One Fine Day

 Happy mid-week!!  Finally carved out a few minutes here and there to put this fun page together

A new challenge at Lasting Memories was to have some fun with layering.
I layered my patterned papers.
The doilies are layered by size and then the doilies were layered with different stickers and appliqués.
My photo is quadruple layered with different photo mats

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Tusker House

 What a beautiful Labor Day holiday so far!  The sun is just starting to come up and the temps are not bad right now...yet...

I'm up too early to finish up this page I had a bit of a struggle with.  

This week's challenge from Lasting Memories #666 was to try paper weaving.  I've done this before but it has been so long, I had no clue what I was doing!  lol!

Let's just say I have a goal on how many pages I wanted to get done yesterday and due to many mistakes, that didn't

Oh well, I still had fun!

I used a few 12x12 sheets that I cut down into 1 inch strips

Please disregard the

Okay, off to work on another!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, September 3, 2023


 Good morning!  Today is my "catch up" day!  I have some organizing and cleaning up to do so I can spend more time at my desk.

Here is a fun page I put together using Stacy's Tic Tac Toe challenge:

I used lots of scraps for the strips and the flowers.

I went across the top of the board using:
enamel dots

Here is the Tic Tac Toe board:

Off to get more Disney pics scrapped!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Adventure is Out There

 Final page for today.  I used the At the Park Adventure collection from Simple Stories.

I love all the colors in the one, and the fact that they covered all the attractions in Adventureland.

I inked along the edges of my background paper.
Then I had what is called a "sticker sneeze"
I used ephemera, foam stickers, buttons and enamel dots. 
It literally looks like the stickers are just all scattered about.
And in between the stickers and dots, are a couple of wooden hidden Mickeys.

Here is the sketch I used from Lasting Memories #665:

Thanks for stopping by and let's hope this work week goes by quickly!!!!

Let's Play!

 Good afternoon!  What a beautiful day to have the doors and windows open, enjoying this amazing breeze!

I spent most of my Saturday organizing and purging my papers and I feel really good about the progress.

So today is my play day!

To start off, I completed a Play page :

I used some 6x6 papers and a lot of images printed from Kelly Bell Designs kit - Toy Land Mania
I also added some twine, buttons and a wooden hidden Mickey.

Here is the sketch I used from Lasting Memories #664:

Off to see what else I can come up with today

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, August 13, 2023

At the Pool

 A nice relaxing Sunday with nothing to do but scrap - finally!

Here is a fun page I put together while I enjoy the last few days of Summer before the kids go back to school:

I used some scraps to punch out all the hexagons.
The fun die cut pieces are from the Summer Basics die cut pack from Miss Kate's Cuttables.
Some of the bubble clusters are on pop dots - same for the cute sunglasses.

Here is the sketch I used from Lasting Memories #663:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Journey to Disney

 Happy Saturday!  Started off with a busy morning helping my daughter plan for her new baby coming soon.  I managed to finish up this page also.

I wanted to stray away from using blues for our flight pics, but somehow, they just work.
The clouds were printed and fussy cut from a digital kit from Kellybell Designs.
I also added some random hearts from Doodlebug.
The stickers are from an older Reminisce set.
I have way too many of the metal rimmed Mickey heads, so I put those behind the clouds.
Some of the clouds are on pop dots too.
And to finish it off, I added a padded appliqué.

Here is the sketch I used from challenge #661 from Lasting Memories that got me started:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Fun times

It's almost the weekend!!  
I had to sneak in a page (took me 3 days to finish) before my super busy weekend.

I used some papers I found at Hobby Lobby, flowers from the new Cocoa Vanilla Collection - Happy Days and a stamped image of some leaves in black.

Here is the sketch I used from Lasting Memories # 662:

Off to clean up my desk!

Have a great week!


Saturday, April 22, 2023

Fall - at the Pumpkin Patch

 On a roll today!!  This will be the last because I REALLY need to get some housework done!

Lots of goodies from the stash!
I love these stash bashing days.
I feel so accomplished!

I love this sketch and I just happened to have a circle already cut out of a piece of patterned paper.
Finally had the perfect chance to use it.

Thanks for stopping by!!


 Page 2 for the day!  Woohoo!!  

This page is part of our Punta Cana album.  I love seeing palm trees and sand.  

This came together pretty easily - lots of scraps from the bin.
It feels really good to use this stuff up!

Here is the sketch and the theme was Summer:

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Bloom and Grow

 Good morning!  It's a cool and dreary morning so far, so I'm sitting at my desk working on some stuff before I have to do some chores.

Today I am catching up on some older pictures and a few challenges this month from Lasting Memories.

This month, they are having a Sketchy Seasons challenge.  Each week has a new sketch with a new theme.  

Here is my first page for the first challenge:

Here is the sketch and the challenge was to use a Spring theme:

I opted to use a lot of floral papers and some 49 and Market flowers.

I sure wish Spring would get here and stay!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Chi-Omega tour

 Good morning and Happy Easter!

So happy to have nothing to do today - due to scheduling issues, we are celebrating with family next week.  

So I get the whole day to play at my desk.

I went down the right side:
rubons (from 49 and Market)
edge punch

I finally used up the last of the Simple Stories Vintage Ancestry collection too!
Bash that stash!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, April 7, 2023

Eggs to Dye For

 So happy to have this day off!  We are heading out to the zoo for a fun family day.

I squeezed in a "quick" page before we head out.

Most of what I used is from the Cocoa Vanilla Daydream collection.
I hand cut the bunnies and the eggs.

I tried to follow this month's sketch from Rochelle Spears:

Gotta love when you make sure you cut the perfect circles .....
and then cover most of it up with embellishments!!!
I didn't even realize what I was doing until most of it was glued down!!
I'm hiding most of that beautiful patterned paper!!
Oh well....

We will be coloring eggs for this year, when we get back from the zoo.
At least I know I'll have more pictures to try this again sometime!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, April 1, 2023


Kinda sad that the 50th celebration at Disney is over, but so grateful that we were able to be there for it!

I immediately thought of my favorite park - the Magic Kingdom.

I used up some stash that I have been hoarding.
Stickles, confetti, padded appliques, gems, embroidery floss, wooden numbers and some ribbon.
I even dusted off a border punch.

And I realized I have a whole lot of picutres of this beautiful castle to work on !

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

I Love my Cat!!

 Happiness is having not one but TWO kitties to cuddle every day!

Even if they don't want

Here is a perfect example of my kitty not wanting to cuddle but at least she posed for the camera...or I just got lucky with my

Finally having kitties after almost 20 years without, was the greatest things ever!
So happy to have them in my life!

I used some 6x8 patterned papers and my Creative Memories heart punch.  For an added touch, I used my cat paw stamp and some buttons.

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Lucky in Life

 Good morning!  It's cold and rainy here, so I'm going to stay inside and scrap all day!

Here is a page I did for a new challenge from Lasting Memories - this week we want you to create a layout and add a flower to it in some way.

I have quite the collection of goodies from 49 and Market.  So as soon as I hear flowers, I automatically pull out the huge box of flowers packets.  So glad to have inspiration to the use them!

The title is made from chipboard letters and Nuvo Drops.

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How do you measure up to a Bear....

 ...or your younger siblings??

A fun trip to the zoo ending up with lots of jokes about the height difference between all three of my kids.
From the oldest being the shortest to the youngest being the tallest.
And Jessica in the middle, happy to be in the middle!

I really wish that the zoo collections would add more bears. 
 I see a lot of elephants in the kits, but most of the zoos do not have elephants anymore.

I found the smaller set of stickers from Jolee's that featured bears.
I used a flower punch and buttons to dress up the page a bit.

I focused on the bears for the first challenge for this month from Lasting Memories - 
LM #640 - March 3rd is World Wildlife Day - create a layout and add an animal to it in some way. 

And I was able to knock out some pictures from our zoo trip.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Game Night

 I have REALLY been digging into the scraps lately and clearing out some old stuff.

Rochelle's sketch this month for the Scrappy Friends challenge was perfect for this.

I dug through all the football scraps - a result of buying waaayyy too much too.

Here is what I made with my scraps

I used 2 different colors of ink on my background paper.
I started with just the green and didn't like the way it looked so I had to add the brown.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, March 2, 2023


 I had so much fun putting this page together! 

I used lots of scraps - some I had to re-cut due to my angles pointing in the wrong
I added some washi tape in between some of the triangles.
The flowers were all punched from 6x6 paper pads.
I added some buttons and brads to the centers of each flower.
I found a few chipboard stickers to add here and there.
And while I was digging through the stash, I found some puffy sticker arrows with fun sayings on them.

My inspiration to work on this project came from this month's Tic Tac Toe challenge from Scrap With Stacy:

I went down the left side:
chipboard (stickers)
washi (in between the triangles)
arrows (puffy stickers with sayings)

My first page for March and I am so happy with it!

Thanks for stopping by!!