Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Go Abby Go


Last summer while on vacation in the Chicago area, my husband, my son and I went to see the Chicago Bears training camp.  My daughter-in-law, Amy had to work so we also had the granddaughters with us.  They were less than thrilled with watching football practice drills for 2 hours so I promised them a trip to the park after the morning session was over.   Abby was just learning how to negotiate the horizontal bars and her daddy was helping teach her.  She caught on rather quickly and I got some good action shots for this page.  She is a very determined little girl and I hope she remains that way and she should go far in life.

I used this awesome sketch by Laura Whitaker:


I am entering this at the Scrap Much? Sketchy Friday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by....I will be back tomorrow to share another page.

~~Sandi~~

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Magic Family Memories



I decided to pull a picture out of the depths of my computer for this page.  This photo is from 2009 when my son Adam and my grandsons Jacob (then 7) and Cole (then 3) came down here to Florida and we went to the Magic Kingdom on my birthday.  My birthday is in August and let me tell you....it was HOT and crowded.  But we had a blast and so did the boys.  In fact it was my best birthday EVER.

I used some of the new collection from Simple Stories -- Say Cheese II and other bits and pieces from my Disney stash drawer.  The awesome sketch is by Diana Fisher for Scrapbook Circle and I am entering this page in their sketch challenge.  You can see the details HERE.


I have been busy creating all weekend so stay tuned for some more projects.  Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful and productive week.

~~Sandi~~

Some Bunny Loves Izzy


My little granddaughter Izzy was absolutely adorable when we visited them a couple of weeks ago.  Being my youngest and probably my last grandchild I just want to keep her little for as long as possible.  But we all know that won't happen....children grow up much too fast.  I made her this Easter card that I am sending with some chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and this cute little orange bunny,  This Grandma loves to spoil her grandkids. (What grandma doesn't??)

I used this sweet sketch from My Favorite Things for my card:

I would love to win this challenge and be able to pick up some of the awesome new releases at My Favorite Things. Every time they have a new release my wish list grows!

I am also entering this card at these challenges:

 Simon Says Stamps Lions and Lambs Oh My Monday challenge to use an animal on your card.  I love that sweet little Doodlebug Bunny with the carrot.

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by.....I love to read your comments.

~~Sandi~~

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Easter Abby



My granddaughter Abby is growing up to be a wonderful little lady.  The drawing on this card that came in my March Cocoa Daisy Kit just reminded me of her so I wanted to use it to make her Easter card.  I also used some small vellum circles and sequins from the kit, some Lawn Fawn papers and a doily and twine from my stash.  This is the awesome sketch that I used from Viva La Verve:



I drew my inspiration from the Easter theme of the images along with the big bow on the hat and the bunny.

I have been crafting all weekend at an online crop so I will have lots of projects to share with you.  
Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog.

~~Sandi~~



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So Happy Together


I warned you there was about to be an avalanche of layouts with cute grandchildren and here is #2.  I bought my granddaughters Abby and Izzy matching Minions t-shirts.  I got some pictures of them wearing them and decided to use the purple and yellow color combo from the t-shirts for this fun layout.  I just basically went through my stash pulling out all the purple and yellow girlie stuff and moved them around on this page until I was happy with it.  At one point I was so frustrated with it that I walked away from it for a couple of days.  Have you ever done that?  Then last night, I picked it up again and it very quickly all fell into place.

I used this inspiring sketch from Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday:


The polka dot yellow doily and yellow letters are also from the March swag bag from Paper Issues.

I am also entering this page in these challenges:

Lasting Memories "So Happy Together" Challenge
and
Simon Says Stamp March Work It Wednesday -- the challenge here was to use your stamps -- old or new.  I used a brand new-to-me stamp from Unity of the bumblebees in the lower right hand corner. I am excited not only to ink up a new stamp but also to stamp on a layout.  I always tell myself that I want to do that more and this time I actually remembered!!
and
Rochelle Spears Tic Tac Toe Challenge 
(I went straight across the top row -- Stitching, Polka Dot Paper and Enamel Dots)


I had a lot of fun putting this page together.  I think I will pull a 2009 Disney picture out of my archives for my next page.  I want to use my new Simple Stories Disney themed Say Cheese II collection.  Stay Tuned!!

~~Sandi~~

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

First Grade


We just got back from a few days in the Chicago area to visit family and I got loads of pictures of my awesome grandchildren so get ready to see an onslaught of grandchildren layouts.  I am in my glory....lots of new crafty goodies to play with AND loads of cute pictures!  What more can a memory keeper ask for?

For this school picture of Abby I used an older collection from Echo Park and this wonderful Page Map sketch that was the Week #89 featured sketch at A Cherry On Top.  I love these sketches!


I am also entering this page at Clique Kits Anything Goes Challenge and Scrap Our Stash Challenge #24 -- Word Challenge.  I had to use an item for every letter in the word STENCIL and here's what I came up with:
S -- stickers and stars
T -- tag
E -- enamel dots
N -- numbers 
C -- camera
I -- ink bottle sticker
L -- layers 


Thanks for stopping by my blog....I love your comments so please let me know you stopped by.

~~Sandi~~

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thinking of You


A co-worker of mine just lost his mom and I needed a card to send to him.  I really do not like making these types of cards but life is such that we need them from time to time.  I water colored the roses and used this clean and simple sketch from Viva La Verve Sketches:


The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and I am entering it in their Monday Challenge -- 

Thanks for stopping by my blog....I appreciate your comments.

~~Sandi~~
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