Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wishing You a Fintas-tic Day




With my recent win of a gift card from Simon Says Stamp, I was able to get two stamp and matching die sets. This is the second one that I got.  The other set I used on a card from THIS blog post.  I just  love this mermaid from Reverse Confetti.  There are a lot of mermaid sets that came out recently but I felt like this one stole my heart.  I used this sketch from Reverse Confetti:

The deadline to enter is noon tomorrow so I am just slipping this one in under the wire.  I like to live dangerously like that...lol

Well...I am 50% through my work week as my hubby and I have Friday off.  I am looking forward to a long lazy weekend....what are your plans?

~~Sandi~~

Monday, June 27, 2016

Father's Day 2016



I rarely get to make pages for my oldest son because I rarely get any pictures.  But my daughter-in-law sent me this photo of Matt last week because she and the girls gave him a shiny new bike for Father's Day.  He also got a rescued pup they named Titan the day before Father's Day.  Matt wanted a male dog so he would have some male companionship in the otherwise all female house.  Last I asked how Titan is working out, Matt said he is awesome.  To document this memory, I used this wonderful sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:


Also, I wanted to note that I used all scraps from my scrap basket for this page.....awesome sketch to help clear out some lovely scraps.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me.

~~Sandi~~


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Miss You -- Pig Time



I recently won a gift card from Simon Says Stamp (one of my favorite online shops for stamps, inks, papers and other papercrafting supplies) I used it to buy two brand newly released stamp set with matching dies.  This Hog Heaven set from My Favorite Things featuring the cutest little piggies ever was one of them.  I received them a few days ago and today I finally got a chance to sit down and color a couple images and put this card together.  I am still in the beginner stages with my Copic markers and I am having fun learning.  Hopefully you will be able to see improvement in my colored images over the next several months. For this card I used the sketch from My Favorite Things:


I am also entering this car in Simon Says Stamp's Monday Use Patterned Paper Challenge

That's it for me tonight.  I hope your weekend was as relaxing and productive as mine was.

~~Sandi~~


Happy Girls Are Pretty Girls



On our recent trip to the Chicago area my granddaughters were so excited to see us.  It was a three day love fest.  This was the first picture I took of them that weekend and it was the best one I took.  I really wanted to make a page so they would remember this trip and the excitement we all felt just to be together.  I used this awesome sketch from The Scraproom Blog:


I really miss my girls and I hope I can see them again soon....3 days a year is just NOT enough time for a grandma to be with her granddaughters.

Thanks for stopping by my blog....have a wonderful and productive week.

~~Sandi~~



Saturday, June 25, 2016

Acting Goofy




Earlier this month my husband and I had a "stay-cation" -- we stayed home here in Florida and my son and grandsons came down from Indiana to visit us.  Being big Star Wars fans we spent a day at Disney Hollywood Studios.  We had an awesome time and we all got our picture taken with Goofy! I used this awesome sketch by Kristine Davidson at Creative Scrappers:


I plan to scrap these photos again for my son Adam's scrapbook but this page is for my scrapbook.  In fact for awhile I am going to frame it and hang it on the wall in my creative space to remind me of one the happiest days I have had in a long time.

Thanks for stopping by....enjoy the rest of your weekend.

~~Sandi~~

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thanks a Latte




I made another card this evening for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop and used the free digital digitals from Verve stamps again.  I just love them and you can have them for free too but act quickly since they are only available until June 30.  Click HERE to download your freebies.  Here is the card I made:



I used this wonderful sketch from Your Next Stamp:


I am also entering this card in the Craftin' Desert Divas Red, White and Blue Challenge
and

Whew....well that is it for tonight...the good news is that tomorrow is Friday.  4:30pm on Fridays is my very favorite time of the week because that is when my weekend begins.  Have a wonderful
Friday.

~~Sandi~~



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Best Vacation Ever




We had an awesome time when my son and his boys came down here to Florida earlier this month.  Adam stayed 5 days and the boys stayed 10 days.  I have a lot of memory keeping to do of those days and I have already jumped in and started my documenting.  This picture was taken at the end of a VERY long day at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  We had an awesome time and at the end of the day we were all still smiling....lol  I used this sketch from Grand Diva's Scrappy Place and I am entering it in her sketch challenge:


I am also entering it in Rochelle's This or That challenge:

I had to use butterflies or birds and I added a little wooden bird that I painted yellow.  He is sitting on the left side of the wood title that says"Our Family"

I am also entering this page in Kelly's Mood Board challenge.  I took my inspiration from the word "Summer" and the general overall theme of summer and summer vacation for my page. I also used nearly every color that is pictured. Here is her awesome mood board.

I just love the Scrappy Friends challenge because with a little planning and creativity, I can enter 3 challenges with just one page.  And I love that.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.  I love that, too.  :)

~~Sandi~~


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