Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things

I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Miracle Mommas Designs design team and this is my first project as a member of their team.  I used Heather's awesome sketch:

I used some of my favorite things on my page as well....My Mind's Eye papers and enamel dots.  I also included polka dots, a wood veneer, chevrons and a pretty little flair button.
What are some of your favorites to include on your layouts?


I am also linking this page up to Paper Issues Let's Have a Crafting A{Flair} theme.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I Love You to the Moon and Back


My granddaughter and I have a mutual admiration society.....we adore each other.  I don't get to spend that much time with her because we live across the country from each other  but when we are together there are good times. This is my favorite picture of Abby and I from last summer so I thought I would use it on a Valentine's Day card that I made for her.
I used this awesome sketch from The Sampler Kit Club:
That adorable stamp was given to me by my very good friend April. You can check out her amazing blog HERE.
I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes challenge this week.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Growing Up


I love this Instagram picture of my youngest son and oldest grandson.  Jacob at 11 years old is growing up so fast.  But he is such a wonderful, kind and good person that it brings joy to my heart.
I used this awesome sketch from Artful Delight:
I am also linking this up over at Paper Issues Instagram theme.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Awesome Giveaway from Bella Blvd.

Bella Blvd is one of my very favorite scrapbook comapnies out there.  Right now they are having a giveaway of some of their new products recently introduced at CHA.
If you would like to win this:

or this:
or this:
Just go here and enter:
Good Luck!!

CAS(e) This Sketch challenge #11


This is the current sketch from CAS(e) This Sketch and I was very inspired by it.  I thought about what I wanted to do with it for a couple of days actually before sitting down this morning and knocking out this card. 

I used 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders and the paper is from my recent win over at BoBunny.  It is their Love Letters collection and I LOVE it!  It has the perfect touch of aqua in the collection.  Aqua paired with anything is my favorite color combo currently to work with.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Noah!


Our nephew Noah was born nearly 2 months prematurely 5 years ago but is a tall, sweet and healthy child.  Isn't medicine miraculous?  We cannot attend his upcoming birthday party in North Carolina but I wanted to make a sweet card for him.
I used Lawn Fawn's cute Winter Owl and paper pieced his scarf and a cute party hat. I am entering it over at Lawnscaping's It's a Party! challenge.
Other challenges entered are the very first Pinspired Challenge to be inspired by this photo:
I went with the birthday theme and the lime green and blue polka dots.
I am also entering it at Scrap Fit's challenge to use stars and at Paper Issues "Fawning Over You" current theme.
Happy birthday Noah!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013



I cannot believe that my son and daughter-in-law have been married for 2 years already.  To celebrate, I made them this anniversary card.  I used this sketch from Paper Smooches:
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Round of Applause
Simon Says Stamp Black and White and a Splash of Color
Happy Anniversary Matt and Amy!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I love you


This is the Valentine I made for my DH for this year.  I was inspired by this sketch at
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.
I am linking this card up to the current theme at Paper Issues....Fawning Over You.

Saturday, January 12, 2013



This is the last Christmas layout I am doing for sometime.  I am glad that I had a few pictures of my grandsons to scrap this year but alas! no pictures of my granddaughters.  Anyway I am packing away my Christmas stuff and will not see it again until the Christmas in July card challenge that I am planning to participate in.
I used this great sketch from Boys Rule Scrapbooking kits:
I am also entering this layout in Red Carpet Studios Anything Goes challenge.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Authentique Birthday Card


I made this birthday card for a special friend of mine up in the Midwest who shares her birthday with Dr. King.  She is a dear friend who I haven's seen in ages but can pick up right where we left off when I do see her.  We have know each other nearly 30 years.....I feel so lucky to have a friend like that.  Are you blessed with a friend like that?
I used papers from the Authentique collections Gathering and Fresh and their January card sketch:
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. Check ou the Authentique blog was info on how you can enter and to see the awesome layout sketch also.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

With Sympathy

I struggle with making sympathy cards but I gave it another go on this one. I used Authentique paper, Paper Smooches sentiment, My Mind's Eye buttons and the flowers are by Recollections.
I used this color pallet for the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe:
I used this sketch from Artful Delight:
I am also entering it into Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge -- Anything Goes

Project Life Cover Page

I have decided to do Project Life this year in addition to my traditional scrapbooking.  This is my cover sheet and my first attempt at a Project Life type page where the pictures, journaling and embellishments are all placed in a 12x12 divided page protector.
I am entering this page in the Unique Crafters January New Beginnings Challenge.
The Studio Challenge New Beginnings Challenge.

I am also linking it up with Paper Issues Right Here, Right Now theme.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hello Friend

I need to make a bunch of friendship cards over the next week or so and this is the first one I made.  I used this great sketch from DCWV:
I used their Mrs. Claus's Kitchen Stack for the papers.  I fussy cut the cups of cocoa and the steam also.  I am entering it in their January Stack-a-holic Template Challenge.
I am also entering it in the Go Fish Winter Challenge.

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