Wednesday, May 27, 2015


These pictures of my granddaughter Abby are nearly 4 years old and I am so glad I came upon them over the weekend because when I saw the May BoBunny sketch, I knew I would use these pictures with some older BoBunny collections.  I had been hoarding this background paper and some various bits and pieces for a special page.  They all came together perfectly tonight.  I used this sketch:
I turned the sketch a quarter of a turn to accomodate my horizontal pictures.  I just love all the layering in this sketch.  There is still time to enter the sketch challenge.  You can see all the details HERE.

I am also entering this page in Rochelle Spears Scrappy Friends' Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

I went straight fown the right hand column using an arrow, something pink and lined paper.

Thanks for stopping by tonight....I will be back tomorrow night with that layout for Matt's scrapbook that I promised you last night.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Matt's Best Friend

I have been wanting to document the relationship between my oldest son and his dog for quite awhile but could not find any pictures.  On our recent trip to see them, my son handed me several pictures that he came across recently.  And so I had what I needed to create this page.  All I needed was the right sketch and some time.  Well that all came together this weekend when I found the time and came upon this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

I loved it and knew it was perfect to document this story for my son's scrapbook.

I am also entering this layout in Clique Kits May Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by....I will be back tomorrow to share another page I did this weekend for Matt's scrapbook.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Life is Good

Dave and I were able to get away for a weekend in April to celebrate his 47th birthday.  We rented a vacation condo on a sleepy little key in the Gulf of Mexico called Cedar Key.  We had a wonderful and very relaxing two and a half days.  We snapped this selfie on the balcony facing the water shortly after we arrived.  the colors in the photo really matched the colors of the new Pink Paislee collection -- Citrus Bliss.  The only thing on this whole layout that is not from that collection is the yellow felt banner behind the photo.  I used another awesome Laura Whitaker sketch, this time from Stuck? Sketches!

Another reason I really love this photo is that for the last 6-8 months I have been consciously changing my eating and lifestyle to reflect a healthier approach to life.  To date I have lost 45 pounds and I feel great.  Dave has been going to the gym for nearly 2 years and looks incredible.  This picture reflects those changes.  It has been difficult at times to stay on track but we are both determined to enter our golden years in as good shape as is within our power to do so.  For that reason I am entering this page in Lasting Memories Anything Goes -- Determination Challenge.

I was inspired by this color challenge at Kelly's blog Creating With Paper and More
I think I used all these gorgeous colors so I am entering it in Kelly's challenge also.

We are getting ready to celebrate Memorial Day by donating blood and then taking a long walk at the beautiful Waterfront Park.

How are you celebrating this weekend?


Saturday, May 23, 2015


I am still working on catching up my granddaughter Izzy's scrapbook.  Her sister Abby loves having her picture taken and there was a time when Izzy was 2 that she absolutely HATED having her picture taken.  Therefore Abby's album has more pages than Izzy's.  But when we were out in Chicago in March that all changed....Izzy was more than willing to let me take her picture.  In fact in these pictures she took them  herself.

I used leftovers from several Scrapbook Circle kits for this page.  In fact the only thing that was not in a SC kit are the Thickers for the title and the couple of enamel dots.  I used the Scrapbook Circle May sketch by Diana Fisher:

There is still time to enter this challenge.  You can see all the details HERE.

I am also entering this page in Clique Kits May Challenge....which has a fabulous prize from a new stamp company.  Details can be seen by going to this link:


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hello Friend

I live in Florida and I must confess to being totally helpless this time of year when all the nautical/beachy and summery collections come out.  I must get them.  Every one of them.  DCWV recently released a new stack called Seaside Yacht and when I spotted it recently at my Michael's it somehow fell in my cart.  LOL  I used it on this card for a friend of mine in Missouri.  

I am entering it in the current challenge at ShowCASe Your Style -- Make a Friendship card.

Thanks for stopping by....3 more work days for me and then I get a nice long 3-day weekend.  Woo-Hoo!!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Using the Negative

Seize the Birthday has a really neat challenge going on.  The challenge is to use the negative, or the part left over when you die cut a shape or in my case a sentiment. This is a new technique to me and I not only love the way it looks to use the negative but it also allows me to get 2 projects out of die cutting once. I used this awesome sketch (which I just turned on it's side) from Viva La Verve:

I am also entering this card into the current Lawnscaping challenge to Use a New Technique.

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight.  


Monday, May 11, 2015

A Birthday Card for my Baby Sister

My sister is 6 years younger than me so I think that qualifies her to be my baby sister.  She and her family recently moved to North Carolina from Indiana and I think she is enjoying the move.  Her birthday is coming up so I wanted to make her a card.  I used this awesome sketch from My Favorite Things:

I am also entering it in Simon Says Stamps Work It Wednesday challenge to use yellow
and also Seize The Birthday current challenge

Thanks for stopping by and hey....Monday is just about over.!

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