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~~

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hello.....But First Coffee


I was never much of a coffee drinker until I met and married Dave but boy has that changed now!  I prefer iced coffee and drink it year round but I do love a fresh hot cup of coffee also especially on a weekend morning while surfing the internet.
It is that time again....when Amy Tsuruta has her coffee lovers blog hop.  Amy had one last fall and it was so much fun with so many prizes that I wanted to make sure that I was able to participate again this time.  The theme (besides coffee of course, is spring) so I used some springtime papers from Lawn Fawn for my card. I used this sketch from the Viva La Verve sketch blog:

I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday Anything Goes challenge

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my blog.

~~Sandi~~

Awesome Gamer Dude



I was recently checking out my 9 year old grandson Cole's Instagram pictures and found these two selfies that he posted of himself gaming online.  I loved the pictures but they made me sad because I can see in his face a young man and no longer a little boy.

The perfect sketch to scrap these pictures came from Laura Whitaker on the Boys Rule blog:


I used a combination of Bella Blvd collections.....Max, Daily Chevies and Lucky Starz.  I think there might even be a sticker or 2 from a recent BB Halloween collection also.  I love how all my Bella Blvd collections coordinate with each other.

I am so excited that this time next week I will be spending time with this awesome kid, his brother, cousins, dad and aunt and uncle.  I am really excited about our upcoming Chicago trip.  Now if the weather in the Midwest will cooperate everything will be all good!

~~Sandi~~

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives


Again, please excuse the poor photography of my layout....this Florida weather (and most of the country's weather) has been difficult this winter.  Here we have had one dreary, chilly day after another.  I know it is better than the weather that most of the country is experiencing but it is out of the ordinary for us here.  So I have been forced to photograph my pages in my photo booth which frankly is much more suited to photographing cards than 12x12 pages.

I really like how this layout turned out.  Have you ever been working on a project and just not liking it until the very end when you step back and take a look?  That was how it was with this page.  When it was finally done, I looked at it and said "Hey, that's not so bad!! I rather like it"  My hubby and I have a real weakness for diner food.  It is our guilty pleasure.  We also like to take notes while watching Guy Fieri's show and visit some of the same places that he visits.  I decided to document all that with this retro diner inspired page.

I used this perfect sketch from Lasting Memories for my layout:


And I am entering it in their month long food themed challenge.  Details are HERE.

~~Sandi~~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Day in the Sunshine


I loved the February 15th sketch from Stuck? Sketches this month and thought it would be perfect for a throwback picture from 31 years ago.....1984.  That is me with my two little boys who are not so little anymore!  Sorry for the awful picture....the Sunshine State has not been living up to it's name recently.

Here is the sketch I used:


The challenge is still open until the end of the month if you would like to use the sketch and link up an entry.  You can see all the details HERE.

~~Sandi~~

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lawnscaping's 100th Challenge


I love Lawn Fawn stamps and the Lawnscaping challenge blog.  When I saw they were celebrating their 100th challenge, I knew I had to play along.  My granddaughter Abby's 7th birthday is coming up and in addition to the TON of clothes I bought her (I just LOVE buying cute little girl clothes), Dave and I are giving her a Visa gift card and taking her out to breakfast and then shopping anywhere she wants to go for her birthday.  I am so excited that we will be able to share her birthday with her this year.  Living 1000 miles away, I miss many of the celebrations.

I used my Lawn Fawn gift bag die and all the papers, twine, sequins and even the little flair badge is from Lawn Fawn.  This bag is just the perfect size for come confetti and the gift card.

There are still a few more days to enter the Lawnscaping challenge the theme of which (naturally) is a Birthday Celebration.  You can see the details HERE.


I am also entering this project in Red Carpet Studios My Fair Lady Challenge which is to create a girly project with lots of layers.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project....the weekend is over and now it is on to Monday....ugh.

~~Sandi~~

Surrounded by Love


I am almost done with my wedding album.....lol it will be 12 years this May that Dave and I got married but in my defense I have only been scrapping 7 of those years.  This is one of my favorite pages so far that I have created.  I used this awesome sketch from My Scraps and More Sketches:

http://myscrapsandmoresketches.blogspot.com/2015/02/my-scraps-more-sketch-99.html

I am entering it in their sketch #99 challenge....there is still time to enter.  You can see the detail HERE.

I am also entering this in Red Carpet Studios Casablanca Challenge...to use black/white and one other color.

Thanks for stopping by...hope your weekend was wonderful.  Mine was.

~~Sandi~~



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