Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I still had a few photos left from Thomas' 14th Birthday celebrations.  I found a few sketches and put a dent in what was left.  The first was using this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy which I rotated 1/4 turn right to accommodate the photos.

On Sunday of his birthday weekend Michael took us out to dinner at TGIFridays.

The other photos are from him opening presents from his brother Robert and girlfriend Kathryn.  They couldn't decide between a paint ball gun and a Nerf gun so they got him both!  Thomas was very excited.

The sketch is from Scrapping Everyday Miracles and had a twist that you needed to put a number on the layout so I stacked the date in the right corner circle.

There are still a few more photos in the envelope so watch for another upcoming post or two to complete the celebration.

Monday, November 26, 2012


I'm back for my last week as Guest Designer at Incy Wincy Designs.  This week the theme is mystical and the digital stamp came from Delicious Doodles.  I chose the girl with the polar bear and the snow since Christmas and winter are nearly here.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Derwent Inktense blocks and did the snowflakes with a silver gel pen.  I chose a simple dotted cardstock for background and added the word Peace at the bottom which I also highlighted with silver gel pen.  I created a frame around the design with felt rickrack.

Here is my card:

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have created for Incy Wincy this month.  It was fun having the opportunity to design for them.  I don't often work with digi stamps so each week truly was a challenge.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


We had a week off last week but we are back again with Paper Secrets CYAO!  And this week it really was a challenge for me.  There was a great sketch but to pick 3 of the following items was rough...  

 *brackets  *woodgrain/whitewash  *1" thick+ ribbon 
*dry embossing
*glossy accents  *2+ handmade flowers

Here is the sketch:

I ended up going with a background page which I dry embossed, a 1" thick ribbon and I added glossy accents covering the circle that my sentiment is stamped on.  In addition to the requirements there is some patterned paper and 2 poinsettias.

Here is my creation:

Hope that you have enjoyed this peek at another of my seasonal cards.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


I know I have not been very creative this week but hope to be getting back on track now that Thanksgiving has passed.  Thomas and I spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with family in Carlisle, PA.  We don't get to see them often but we always have a good time when we do.

When I got home and started wading through the many emails in my box I discovered that I was invited to try out for a Guest Designer spot at a new challenge blog, the Red Carpet Studio. When I went to check out the site I saw that the current challenge was about pets and I had some fun photos of our new guinea pigs, Beavis and Butthead, getting their first bath. I went to my stash and found some cute bath time paper and embellishments and put together a simple page using 6 of the photos.  I normally do more detail but wanted to be able to use all of the photos.

The Say it with Words Challenge over at Colorful Creations this month was to use the word 'fun' on a layout so I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to complete that challenge as well.

And now, here is some scrubby dubby fun!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that you have enjoyed sharing in another moment in the lives of Beavis & Butthead!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Back again for another week as Guest Designer at Incy Wincy.  This week's images are from the Stamp Fairy.  I thought this little teddy bear was just the cutest!  The theme of the week was Hip to Be Square so my creation is square.  I used a solid green cardstock for my base and a pretty mint green patterned paper for my inner square which I inked the edges and then mounted my fussy cut image.  A stamp and some pretty red ribbon and it was all done.

Isn't he the cutest?  Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


3 in a row!

Welcome to the Scraps to Treasure 
Tic Tac Toe Blog Hop.  

Today's hop started with Cicily.  If for some reason you arrived here first please hop back to Cicily so that you don't miss out on anything important.

Our group leader has blog candy for a random hopper who commented on all blogs on the hop.  It is the Close to My Heart stamp set shown here:

For our hop this month we are to use our scraps and stash and choose a row from the tic tac toe board to create a project to show off!  

Here's the board:

I opted to make a card using the diagonal row Butterflies, Tag, Ribbon.

I used some pretty patterned paper with butterflies, trimmed a shipping tag down to fit, cut a greeting, inked up the edges of my tag and added a pretty ribbon.

This was such a simple quick card I opted to choose another row and create another card.  This time I chose the bottom horizontal row Buttons, Mist or Paint, Ribbon.

I started with a striped patterned paper.  I applied some Lime Twist Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to it.  I added a pleated white ribbon on top.  To that I added a greeting cut from my sheet.  I cut a second greeting, mounted it on a scrap of white cardstock and inked the edges.  I found two small white buttons in my button box to add to the sides of the ribbon and another simple card completed!

Here's the line-up for the entire hop:

2. Paula -  YOU ARE HERE NOW!
3. Lucy - GO HERE NEXT
7.Lissa Marie -

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I have another trio of Christmas cards ready to share with you.  I used a few different sketches for inspiration as well as some bright paper and fun metal Christmas brads I've had in my stash.

The first uses a sketch from Always Playing with Paper Merry Monday and is also for the Colorful Creations  Creative Cards using Metal challenge.

the sketch:

card #1:

My next card uses the sketch from Mojo Monday

the sketch:
card #2:

The last card in this trio uses the sketch from Feeling Sketchy:

the sketch:

card #3:

Hope this bit of Christmas cheer is getting you thinking about getting ready to celebrate the season!

Monday, November 12, 2012


For my second week as Guest Designer for Incy Wincy I was given some digital images by Kenny K to work with and the theme was Girl Power.  Although October Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over I decided to go for the Breast Cancer Fighter Gal.  I coupled it with some ribbon I have that reads "Perhaps I am Stronger Than I Think".  I put a strip of this diagonally above the image and then the part of the ribbon that reads "I Am Stronger Than I Think'" underneath the image.  It was mounted on some coordinating paper, I added a flower and a bit of bling and voila complete!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Tonight I chose another photo from our afternoon at Ridley Park along with the sketch of the week from Scrapbook News and Reviews Blog.

I chose several different fall colored patterned papers and some Distress Inks Walnut Stain Ink which I used on all the edges as well as randomly all over the finished layout.

Here is the sketch:

and here is my layout:

There are still more photos from Ridley Park so be sure to follow along this week to see the others.  


Here are a few merry and bright Christmas cards.  For ABC Christmas Challenge this week was V is for Vibrant so I used some vibrant colors to create my cards, as well as sketches by Waltzing Mouse and a sketch and ribbon for 3 Girl Jam.

First sketch:

First card:

Second sketch:

Second card:

I hope you have enjoyed this little burst of merry & bright!  Have a great evening!



Here's a quick Thanksgiving card I just created using this week's scripture from Word Art Wednesday, a sketch from Unscripted Sketches, autumn leaves for Tuesday Throwdown, Shades of Autumn for Love to Create. and the colors from the inspiration photo at Inspired By Challenges.

The sketch:

Inspiration photo:

My card:

Hope that you are having a blessed restful Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The 2012 Women of Faith

Tonight's layout is a photo from the 2012 Women of Faith Conference in Philadelphia.  It was spectacular!  For my layout inspiration I used the colors pink, black and white for the Colorful Creations Plus Two Challenge as well as for the very first sketch and color palette combo challenge at the new site Sketches with Color.

The sketch:

The color palette:

and finally - my layout:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you will come back again soon!


As soon as I saw the sketch for this week's CYAO I knew exactly what I had to find in my stash.  

Here is the sketch for this week:

and the rest of the challenge is to use 3 of the following:

*grunge board/grunge paper  *ribbon  *punch
*hand stitching  *stickles/liquid pearls   *vellum

I knew that I had Webster's Pages paper with a Santa coming in a parachute. As it turns out I not only had paper with it but fabric ribbon.  The ribbon was the perfect size (and of course it also met one of the 3 requirements!)  Next I used some contrasting paper and punched a border (requirement #2 - punch!)    I was stuck on what to use for my last requirement.  I went in search for my box of grungeboard and went thru the sheets looking at all the elements.  I decided that I could use some of the stars (requirement #3!)  After I put the on I decided they did not have enough pizzazz so I got some rock candy stickles and coated the grungeboard.  (extra credit requirement!  LOL!)

And finally, here is my card:

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and I am so happy you stopped by to say hello!


Welcome to the Autumn Blessings Blog Hop 

We are here to help you celebrate the season with our layouts, cards and other projects. 

If you arrived here from  Haidee you are in the right place.  If you just happened by to see what I was up to today you may want to go to Lisa ~  and start the hop from the beginning.

For my project today I decided to share some layouts I did from a trip to Ridley Park to look at the beautiful fall leaves. When we arrived we discovered that many of the leaves had already fallen but there were still plenty of beauty in the park to grab some fun photos.

My first layout was for the Colorful Creations Recipe challenge. The recipe this month had to include the following ingredients:

  • Random Stitching
  • Matting – this can be behind your photo or enhancing an element
  • Minimum 2 photos
  • 3 Buttons/Brads – any combo is fine
  • Ribbon – Scrunch and/or bow
  • Distressing

And here is my creation:

My next layout was for the Colorful Creations Guest Designer Sketch for this week.  This was the sketch I worked with:

and here is my layout:

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing a few highlights of our day at Ridley.  Your next stop on the hop is Pam (Mama LoveBug) -

In the event that you get lost anywhere along the way here is the complete line up:

1. Lisa ~ 

2. Ashley - 

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Tonight I am bringing you a trio of Christmas cards all made with a Christmas Collection of paper from my stash that I got at a wonderful bargain from The Scenic Route when they were closing up shop.  I am entering them in the Shopping Our Stash challenge this week which was to use stash that we had to buy it because we got such a great deal on it.

My first card uses the sketch from Always Playing with Paper Merry Monday challenge.  I am also entering it in the Kaboodle Doodle Anything Goes for this week.

The sketch:

Card #1:

My next card uses the sketch from Mojo Monday and is also for the Christmas Card challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy.

The sketch:

Card #2:

and for my last card I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

The sketch:

Card #3:

I hope that you have enjoyed tonight's trio.  I hope that you will stop back again tomorrow to see what turns up!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Tonight I did a few cards for Thanksgiving.  The first one uses my cute Thanksgiving stamp again, as well as using Kraft cardstock for the challenge at Made Especially for You.  I am also entering this in the Thanksgiving challenge at Dutch Dare.

The inside reads "Gobble til you Wobble" Happy Thanksgiving!

My next card uses the sketch from Waltzing Mouse which I rotated 1/4 turn clockwise and is also Thanksgiving themed for Paper Play challenge Thanks a Bunch using a stamp with bunches of leaves and flowers.

the sketch:

my card:

Tomorrow we are expecting another big storm.  I pray that this one will not cause the devastation of last week and will not hit the same areas as hard.  Please be safe.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come back again soon!

Monday, November 5, 2012


Good Morning!  Today starts my month as Guest Designer over on Incy Wincy Challenge Blog.  Today's challenge is sponsored by Saturated Canary.  Be sure to stop by their page and check out the adorable images.  

For my first creation this month I made a simple card using one of the sweet images from the Saturated Canary.

Here it is:

Now hop on over to Incy Wincy to see all the other great projects and to see what you need to do to enter your own.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Here is a layout of a few photos of me that were taken last week at Ridley Park.  I used a sketch from Feeling Sketchy for the base of my layout and just added in the second photo.

The sketch -

And the layout-

There will be more layouts from photos taken at the park that day coming soon!