Saturday, December 19, 2015


Today I can only share sneak peeks as these pages are from 2 mini books that I created as Christmas gifts.

The first pages are from an 8x8 album and show some photos of my son Thomas playing guitar.  I never worked in this size before and I really enjoyed it.  The pages came together very quickly.

and the next two are from a shaped chipboard mini and are just showing our new kitten and a tree.

After Christmas I will be sure to share 
both books with you all!  

I am going to share my sneak peek over at 
in their two week challenge #214.

Hope you are enjoying your holiday preparations.  I am not doing much other than gifts this year because we are hoping to move from this dreadful mold infected apartment ASAP so no tree, no decorations and because they never fixed the oven no Christmas cookies. But, next year I hope to be in a happier healthier place and will be able to share do and share so much more of this wonderful loving season.

I am expecting company later today for two weeks so between visiting with him, packing and hopefully moving I may not have many posts until after the New Year but please stay tuned for my upcoming creations and whereabouts!

Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year 
to all of you and your families.

Thank you for stopping by and remember...all coments are gratefully appreciated!

Saturday, December 12, 2015


December 15th is
 International Tea Day!

To celebrate that day I created a card using Feeling Sketchy sketch #134.

My card -

and some close-ups!

Here's that cute little mouse from 
Sweet 'n Sassy again!  

I am also entering this into the 
2015 Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hope you have enjoyed your cup of tea with me!


Did you know that December 13th is
 National Cocoa Day?

In honor of that I created this little 
Christmas card using 
Mojo Monday sketch #427.

And my card - 

with close-ups-

I just LOVE that little mouse!
Sweet 'n Sassy makes the cutest little stamps!

I am also entering my card into the 
2015 Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I'M BACK!!!!

So sorry for the long lapse in posts.  I had a wonderful trip with my son Thomas to visit a dear old friend in Nashville, TN.  We had an awesome time and I just developed 400 photos! So, you will get to eventually share in a lot of our fun and sight-seeing!

I have not gotten to do much creating but I do have a few things to share...

While I was away I found a Hobby Lobby and did a bit of shopping and I created a gift tag for Thrifty Thursday challenge over at Addicted 2 Paper Dolls.  They only had 2 dolls in stock that I didn't have.  This one is Mindy.

My next share is for the December card sketch over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  

Here's the sketch-

and here is my card -

I am also going to enter this card over at 
Word Art Wednesday for challenge #212.

and my last share for tonite is part of my package for an angel gift at church.  The gift is part of a package for an 11 year old girl whose favorite colors are pink and white.  

and a few close-ups-

I hope to get back to working on my Christmas presents this week in between packing and apartment hunting.

and now I am off to bed!  Sweet Dreams!  

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Last night I went to spend some scrapping time with Maraline and was able to work on a few swaps I was participating in over at Paper Dolls Trading.

The first is an ATC using washi tape.  I started by covering my card with two different patterns of washi tape.  Next I stamped a doll, a bell and a saying and colored them. I also added some glitter and lace trim.

Here are the results!

My second project is my very first pocket letter.  The theme of the swap is Christmas.  I decided to use one of my decade dolls and then I gathered up some Christmas papers and embellishments.

with a few close-ups!


I have the same partner for both swaps so my package went postal today.  

Hopefully she will enjoy them!

I hope you also enjoyed viewing my latest 
Julie Nutting creations!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


I am in a Christmas Fairy swap over at 
Paper Doll Trading Facebook group.  

I had fun working on this...
I used my first armoire tag!  


And I used unusual materials (for the Thrifty Tursday challenge on Addicted 2 Paper Dolls Facebook group) - her skirt is this great mesh that I found at Dollar Tree and her wings are made from pointysettia leaves - also from Dollar Tree!

rhinestones on her shoes and 
as drawer pulls on the armoire!

some Bo-Bunny cardstock stickers 
(the hat and the banner)

  and some old Hippopotamus stickers 
(the presents and the stocking) 

and a K&Company tree cut from a border.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing this fun creation and that my swap partner is going to love her too!  I am having a hard time thinking of parting with her but she goes postal in the morning!

Sunday, November 15, 2015


I was blessed to join my friend Maraline for another Friday night of dinner and scrapping.  I struggled with my mojo and was only able to complete one layout.  But, it is the answer to my previous post - so why was Robin crying...

I used Scrapbook Challenges 
Flashback Friday Sketch #232 - 

and my layout - 

The reason for Robin's tears was that during the crop as a surprise she was gifted with a wonderful cart of food and a beautiful mixed media canvas signed by everyone.

 and now few close-ups-

I am struggling with packing for my move and will be needing to get my scrapbooking area thoroughly cleaned up very soon so my posts may be even less than they have been lately but please do keep watch as I love hearing what you think of my creations!

Hope you are having an awesome weekend and a blessed restful Sunday!

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Last night I had another girls scrapping night with my friend Maraline and I was able to complete 2 more layouts using photos from my last trip to Ohio for the "Bee Happy Bee Scrappy" crop with Robin's Scrap Nest.

My first layout uses Make It Monday sketch #49 
from The Memory Nest.  

and my layout - 
These photos were from a tag class with
 Shannon Commerford Wroblewski. 

and a close-up-

and my other layout uses 
Stuck?!Sketches November 1 sketch-

and my layout-

and close-ups-
Robin always makes the most amazing name badges
 for her crops!  So much detail!

Don't you love this bee?  I used them on my ATC cards and had so many left over that I have been using them on a lot of the layouts from this crop!

I hope you have enjoyed a bit more from my trip.  There will soon be a page that will come before this last one chronologically that will show you why Robin was crying.

Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Today I'm here to share a layout of my youngest son.  He has played guitar for several years and decided to take on the banjo this May.  We were at a graduation party for a friend of ours and he decided to play a bit for everyone!

I used the November sketch from 

and here is my layout - 

with a few close-ups!


Over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles this month there is also a card sketch and a scripture inspiration challenge.  Stop by and check it out and consider joining us.  You will have a chance at a wonderful prize for each entry you make. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015


In order to post all my layouts I had to separate my posts as I used 2 sketches from 
Scrapbook Challenges...

Here I used 

And my layout-

and now...finally off to bed for me!