Monday, March 30, 2015


Today I'm here to share a layout of my first pets beyond goldfish. They were actually my son's pets first but when he saw what cleaning the cage entailed they quickly became mine.  They are the two cutest little boy guinea pigs.  He named them Beavis and Butthead which stuck immediately. They are so funny.  Beavis always preferred Thomas and he runs into the igloo whenever I go to pet him (unless I have treats with me). Butthead on the other hand has always loved me.  He comes out and lays quietly and lets me pet him and brush his hair. He of course also loves treats.

My layout today is for my challenge, UUS16 - Using Up Scraps - Ribbon! over at Soul Scrappers

As the prize I am donating this month is going to go to the person who uses their scraps of ribbon the most creative way I decided to keep my ribbon use simple.   

Here is a picture of what I had to work with:

and here is the layout I created using a few strips of ribbon from my scrap box and some washi tape.

Aren't my little critter babies the cutest?  Who could resist them? That is Beavis on the left and Butthead on the right.

So now that you know what the challenge is, and you have seen my sample, if you are one of my creative paper crafting followers why don't you get out some ribbon scraps and join me on Soul Scrappers!  The challenge runs from today, March 30th thru April 19th at 7 PM EST.  

Friday, March 13, 2015


and let's get them scrapped!

I'm sure if you are reading my blog you have photos...probably lots and lots of them.  As for me, I literally have several large bins of them, plus numerous photo envelopes of them all over my desk.

This month I think I will make it my goal to use up as many as possible by doing layouts with several photos on them (unless I am entering a challenge calling for one or just a couple).

I will start out by presenting my challenge UUS15 from Soul Scrappers for you. 

I am offering 2 prizes this for the most photos used on a single page layout and the other for the oldest photos used.  Please drop by my challenge and check it out.  Join us at Soul Scrappers and use up those photos!  As well as have a lot of fun with all of our challenges!  This challenge will be running until 3/22!

Here is the page that I have used for the challenge...there are 5 photos from 2010!

and March 4 was International Scrapbooking Day.  In honor of that I created an international layout for my other challenge ISDTRV over at Soul Scrappers - ISD What exactly is it? This challenge will run until 3/25.

Hope that you will stop by and play in either or both of my challenges as well as the many other fun challenges that the other DT have to offer.

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Today starts off a new month.  March - almost spring! And with it there are new challenges. 

Over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles we have a layout sketch, a card sketch and some scripture inspiration for you.  I played in the layout sketch so I will give you a peek of mine...

The awesome sketch by Bev Code-

and my layout -

As you can see it's another page from Thomas' 16th birthday.  His presents included a great pair of sneakers from his brother and I (which is what he is looking at a photo of in the first shot), a book about The Beatles, and when we moved to Delaware he somehow ended up with the nickname that is why you see him pulling out that cute little Smurf in the last photo.

Be sure and stop by Scrapping Everyday Miracles to see the card sketch, the Scripture for the month and all the wonderful samples by the rest of the DT.

I will be back tomorrow with another challenge for you from Soul Scrappers.