Friday, August 30, 2013


Yesterday I had a capsule endoscopy.  I was wiped out from the prep procedure and lost the first half of the day - when I intended to head to a museum - instead I spent it in bed.  I had to swallow a little tiny camera that was in a capsule and where a special pouch.  The camera took 5000 photos of my digestive track in search of internal bleeding that is causing my very low red cell count and very low iron.  I was able to take off the pouch at 4 and have something to eat so I gained a bit of strength and was able to do a bit of creating last night - but then I stayed up so late there was no time to write my post.  This morning there was no time either as I had to take my son to work and then I spent a much too short time at Mt. Cuba Center.  What an amazing garden and trails...and it was another day filled with butterflies!  There was also some stunning flowers and interesting tree bark I photographed too.  I must go back there again as I know I did not get to nearly all of it.  

Here is a sneak peak of some photos from my day:

And now back to our regularly scheduled post - 

My creations were 3 cards and 1 layout.  The cards came from sketches for the August card sketch challenge.

The first one is Sketch #3:

And my Card:

My second was using Sketch #4:

and my Card:

My last card used sketch #5:

and my Card:

My last creation was a layout.  I created it for the Word Challenge 'SPLASH' on Sunnyside Up Creations and used the Colorful Creations Guest Designer Sketch.

The Sketch:

and my Layout:

Now I'm off to take a quick rest and get in a bit of creating time so watch for another post later or tomorrow (although I will be working on a project for The Krazy Crafting Crew Blog Hop that will be on Sunday so you may not get to see anything until then!  

Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I have two layouts to share with you tonight. 

The first uses sketch #42 from My Scraps & More and the 'ugly papers and embellishment' I received for the Ugly August challenge on

Here is the Sketch:

These were the papers and embellishment I received:

And here is my Layout:

My other layout uses Sketch #41 froom My Scraps & More and the word 'Summer' for the Say it with Words challenge on Colorful Creations.

The Sketch:

And my Layout:

I just loved this sculpture and it really summarized all that has been going on with me.  I have low B12, low red cells, low white cells, low iron and a host of other minor ailments.  I have been to the osteopath weekly as well as a hematologist, gastroenterologist, opthamologist, psychologist, dermatologist and I still need a neurologist - so for me this has been the summer of the 'ologist'.

I have another endoscopy in the morning so I am off to bed.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Tonite I have 3 pages to share with you.  I completed one last night and the other two this evening.  I am winding down my day at Hagley.  There will probably only be two or three more pages.

My first layout uses a sketch (and a butterfly) from Scrapping Everyday Miracles, and includes at least five embellishments for the Colorful Creations Use Your Stash challenge.

The Sketch:

My Layout:

My second layout uses My Scraps and More  Sketch #43.

The Sketch:

My Layout:

And my last layout for the evening uses Sketch #17 from 2 Broke Girls which I rotated 1/4 turn clockwise and used 2 photos instead of the journaling strips.

The Sketch:

My Layout:

By the weekend I hope to have completed my pages of Hagley and I will do a few different things and then either work with the photos I posted earlier today from Lums Pond or I will start Rockwood Mansion and Park.  And now it's off to bed for me.  Sweet dreams to all.  Thanks for stopping by!


I am so happy with these photos I took on two recent trips to Lum's Pond.  The first day there I saw more butterflies than I ever have before.  There were wonderful yellow and black ones which practically posed for me and some stunning black with orange on one side and blue on the other that were quite elusive and I was not happy with the shots I got of them.  They almost seemed nervous - their little wings never quite stopped flapping.  There were some wonderful water fowl too. The next time I went the day was not nearly as nice and I mainly took some photos of interesting tree bark but I got a fun shot of a little squirrel.

Here they are - 

I am sharing these for Through the Lens Thursday at Frugal and Focused blog.  I have not edited, cropped or re-touched these other than rotating two of them so that they were properly oriented for your viewing pleasure.

Hope that you have enjoyed some time at the pond.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


For this evening I have two more Hagley layouts.  The first is from the Powder Yard.  I used Sketch #1 from August Page Maps challenge.

Here's the Sketch:

And here is my Layout:

My next layout is from one of the bedrooms in the mansion.  As photography was not permitted the photo is actually a postcard.  For this layout I chose sketch #16 from 2 Broke Girls.

Here's the Sketch:

And here is my Layout:

Tomorrow is Thomas' first day of High School - and the bus comes before 7 am so I am off to bed.  I hope that you have enjoyed viewing tonite's creations and plan to stop back again soon.  Sweet Dreams!

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Today I have some cards to share with you.

The first uses sketch #1 from August card sketch challenge.

The Sketch:

My Card:

Card #2 was from August Card Sketch Challenge Sketch #2.

The Sketch:

My Card:

My third card was from Scrapping Everyday Miracles and needed to include a butterfly:

The Sketch:

My Card:

and my final card is from Mojo Monday Sketch #307.  I am also entering this in Anything Goes #94 at Word Art Wednesday.

The Sketch:

My Card:

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my latest cards.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come back tomorrow - I hope to have some layouts for you!

Friday, August 23, 2013


I was able to create only one layout last nite.  I used sketch # 1 from August sketch challenge.  I am also entering it in TPE213 at Pink Elephant which is for anything but a card.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

Hopefully I will have more for you later tonite or certainly over the weekend!   Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Well, not exactly the road, just one before bedtime. I had a bad migraine this afternoon into the evening so my creative time was very limited. Tonite I used challenge #5 sketch and color palette from The Memory Nest.

Here is the sketch & colors:

And here is my layout:

I hope you enjoyed stopping by.  I'll be back tomorrow with more!  Sweet dreams!

Monday, August 19, 2013


Running out of catchy titles for my Hagley layouts! 

Tonite I used sketch #14 and #15  from 2 Broke Girls Scraps for my layouts.  

and Sketch #14:

and my Layout:

Here is Sketch #15:

and my Layout:

And tomorrow is an early workday for me so I am off to bed.  Thanks for stopping by.  All comments greatly appreciated.