Saturday, January 19, 2013


I am exhausted!  But I wanted to share about all the fun, productive, creative things  I did today!  I went to a crop with my friend Maraline - the first crop I have been to since moving to Delaware last January!  We traveled to Maryland to attend the monthly crop at Holy Trinity Croppers.  It was great!  Lots of friendly scrappers and lots of yummy snacks and food.  I was able to complete 5 layouts while we were there.  They were all done with photos from this Christmas.

The first page I completed was for the Colorful Creations Say It With Words challenge.  The word for this month is BLESSED.  The photos are from the Christmas Eve Worship Service at Kingswood United Methodist - my Delaware church.  I have been so very blessed by so many people there in so many ways over this past year.  I am also submitting this to My Scraps and More OLW Crop using my own word - BLESSED.

My next page were more photos from worship - the choir and the children.  I did this for the My Scraps and More OLW Crop using the word Peace.  I used the scripture Luke 2:10 in which the angels announced the birth of Christ to the shephards.  In the photo of the children you will see that they are dressed as shephards and angels.  I am submitting this also to Word Art Wednesday who is having an Anything Goes challenge this week.

My third creation was for the Colorful Creations Inspired By challenge.  The inspiration photo this month was a photo of food so I opted to do the photos from our Christmas Eve Dinner at The Olive Garden.  For this layout I used a transparency, lots of shiny embellishments and rhinestones.  The title of the page says Tis the Season for love and joy.  I am also submitting this layout to Use It Tuesday for their Make It Sparkle challenge.  The patterned paper has been in my stash for quite awhile as has the transparency and the rhinestones.  

My next page was for the Colorful Creations Guest Designer Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch I had to work with:

and here is my page using a photo of my tiny Christmas Tree which we used again this year as I wasn't up to getting our big tree and all the decorations from storage.  I was so happy to get to use 3 little metal trees that have been in my stash for years!  

My final creation of the day used photos of my son Thomas playing Joseph in the church Christmas Pageant. I loved getting to use this wonderful diecut sheet by K&Company. I also got to use some wonderfully sparkly holly leaves and 10 buttons. This page is being submitted for Kaboodledoodles Challenge #154 Buttons!   

I hope that you have enjoyed viewing my days work!  Now that I have shared this I am going to get myself ready for bed.  Sweet dreams to you all!


  1. Great job Paula! I haven't gone to a crop in a lot longer than a year! I went mostly Digital and while I am sure I can still GO... it's just not the same! I do miss some of the hands on projects though! You may have just made me need glue! :)

  2. Lovely Pages - papers - and I know it's a good feeling of accomplishment to have them completed! ;-}

  3. What wonderful layouts, Paula. Thank you for sharing these wonderful memories with us by linking up in our challenge. We appreciate being invited to share these memories with you, and appreciate your participation in the challenge.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Great layouts glad you got to have fun creating this weekend!!

  5. Paula,
    Your layouts, colors and pictures are superb. You now have wonderful memories captured on paper. WAW has anything goes with an uplifting sentiment EVERY week. I am hoping to see more of you beautiful work.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  6. awesome layouts Paula! I am so happy you got out to scrap! these are wonderful! :)

  7. Wow Paula, looks like you had a great productive time at the crop. I usually don't get much done at crops, I spend too much time socializing LOL. Your layouts are beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Word Art Wednesday. I love to see scrapbook pages linked to our challenge. Blessings.

  8. Oh, these are great! I have never been to a crop before but I can imagine they are a lot of fun. How wonderful to enjoy time socializing and preserving such precious memories.