Monday, June 27, 2016

Good Things in 3's a Use Your Stuff Challenge

Hi you all :) Karrie is the hostess for this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff Blog and she is challenging us to use "Good Things in 3's"
 - 3 photos (or 3 phrases if you are a cardmaker)
 - 3 colours (black and white - free)
 - 3 embellishments (use as many of each you want as long as you have 3 different types)
And have fun!
I created a layout for this challenge. I used 3 photos, the colors: Red, Green and Brown, the embellishments: red & green sequins, wood veneer hearts and lots of rubons.
What a fun challenge :) I had lots of fun putting together this layout. The pictures are from June 11, 2013 (this year the strawberries did produce to many and we ended up tilling the plants under and just starting another patch). I used the sketch over at Sketches in Thyme for my layout inspiration:
It was a great sketch to use for the photos and for this challenge :)
 I used papers and embellishments from my current counterfeit kit: Summer Daze for the layout. The Basic Grey rubons were featured in a previous kit and found it's way into the kit recently :)
 I was glad to have the I (heart) Summer collection in my kit this month, that is where the bingo card came from. Seasonal fruit we love to have strawberries in the house fresh but we love to freeze a bit of summer too :) I'm also using this layout from inspiration over at Whimsical Musings #88 Inspired by Seasonal Food (so many inspiring prompts over at Whimsical Musings :) 
My journaling card and my background paper came from the Garden Harvest recollections paper pad and the paper is all Kraft paper, perfect for the chosen brown color. Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge and keep checking back with Use Your Stuff blog this summer lots of fun challenges in the line up :)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

We Are Railfans

Lasting Memories last challenge for this month's theme All About Me and this week's challenge is I Love To.... Now there is things I love to do, go to new places and see new things. I enjoy doing them with my husband and we have been checking out alot about the railroads in our area including the museums:
This was interesting to find out that we were Railfans, a nickname for us :)
The left side of the layout pictures of various places we have been.
The right side of the layout has that cool postcard and pictures taken at the house.

Closeups of the layout:

The pictures here are my husband's collection and also a few of the trains that go past the house. It's cool to be so close to the tracks :) When I first met my husband and moved in it took some getting used to sleeping with the trains going by bu after a couple of months it just becomes a normal thing like background noise :)
My journaling :) I had fun creating this layout and something we do love.............
I look forward to seeing what you all create and link up over at Lasting Memories

Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy Birthday for a Funday Friday Challenge

Hello :) If you are looking for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge June Blog Hop you can go here for that post.

Hello once again today :) It's Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Shack today's theme is anything goes and our sponsors are Little Blue Button Stamps and Limited Runs Digital Stamps. I created a clean & simple Happy Birthday card:
I used the Flower with Lady Bug digi stamp on my card from Limited Runs Digital Stamps
I enjoyed coloring this stamp with my bic markers and some wink of stella glitter sliver and clear glitter too. A simple Happy Birthday sentiment to finish off the front of the card with a recollections punch used for the border.
The inside of the card:
I like to keep sentiments printed and ready for use in cards and come across this one :) so I punched it with my scallop punch and added a yellow punch circle on the back of the scallop. The mat is from my current counterfeit kit: Summer Daze.
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you creation over at Jo's Scrap Shack.
Starts: Friday, June 24th  12:00AM
   Ends:  Friday, July 1st    6:00PM
(Eastern time)
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool over at Jo's.

2. Be sure to include a link back to the challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until July 01st by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 04th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

A Layout for the June Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to June Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop. If you came from the creative Natalie's blog then your on the right track :) but if not you may want to start at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and get on board with the first stop on this month's blog hop. This is always a fun blog hop showing off the ladies creations from their current counterfeit kit. This month, you can choose to share any project you have made with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit which you have not shared on your blog yet. You project could be related to any of the three challenges or maybe just something you made with your kit. As a reminder, here are the three challenges this month: 
I chose Challenge #1 Choose an Inspiration Board from Burnetts Boards. I chose Rainbow Love board:
Rainbow Wedding
 For inspiration for y layout I think the only color I'm missing on my layout is purple :) I loved the hearts and I added texture to my layout from the inspiration of the ribbon but I used a white lace ribbon instead.
I also used the sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Sketch #202:
June 1-7, Sketch #202
I used the heart doily for the smaller circle and I used the journaling card for the larger cluster of flowers. My photo collage is the larger photo in the sketch. It was a fun sketch to use :) The layout also came about from a prompt in a Facebook Group I belong to:  Teen Hearthrob :) You all remember your 1st one? 
 Leif Garret was y 1st one :) I have fun using my Summer Daze kit for the variety of hearts that was in the kit plus I got to use some of the simple stories I (Heart) Summer collections for the lettering for the title and
  the journal card and balloon stickers.
 The gold glitter stickers fall under the Challenge #3: Challenge #3 - Everything Old Is New Again
as that is one of the oldest things in my kit :) I bought those when I first started scrappin from my local scrapbook store. I've been working at getting them used up :)
 Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the blog hop. Your next stop is over at Roxanne's blog
 I know it's gonna be cool! Check out what all the hop members are creating :) Have a fantastic day.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Use Your Stuff blog hop Winner

Hi you all :) I'm in real quick to announce the winner of the  Use Your Stuff “ Sizzle into Summer “ blog hop :) of the prize that I was giving away. Thank you all so much for the comments! I do love to read them and to my new followers welcome to my blog!

The winner by random draw is:

Jennifer Earley!

Woohoo congrats Jennifer! - email me at with your address and I will get your prize out to you this week!
Thanks again everyone for hopping along with us!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stick It Down's blog hop WINNER

Hi you all :) I in real quick to announce the winner of the Stick It Down's June blog hop :) of the prize that I was giving away. Thank you all so much for the comments! I do love to read them and to my new followers welcome to my blog!

The winner by random draw is:


Woohoo congrats Lori! - email me at with your address and I will get your prize out to you this week!
Thanks again everyone for hopping along with us!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Love to Bake! a Lasting Memories Scrapbook Layout Challege

This weeks challenge at Lasting Memories is to tell us what you love about yourself. 
Go ahead and brag a bit, I know I am. These are the kind of stories you want to leave for future generations:)
I certainly enjoy doing many things, but what I love most about myself is my baking abilities :) Something that I started to learn at home with Mom, enhance my skills through Jr. High and Sr. High School with Home Economics and Cooking classes and now with the internet there are loads of great recipes to try out there :) I have a few favorites that are a go to if I want to have a dessert made quickly, but I also like to challenge myself and find new recipes that then become more favorites :)
A few of my favorite baking goodies :) Apple and Pumpkin pies, Coconut cake, and new favorite Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese icing, and a variety of cookies at Christmas time with Sand Tarts being the yearly classic.
I found a sketch to use for my layout:
 I found this PageMaps sketch on google search for a 4 photo scrapbook sketch :) Really like the layout of the photos so went with it.
 I had fun creating the layout using my current counterfeit kit: Supper Daze and also using Whimsical Musings: WM#142 inspired by going round in circles, using many circle embellishments on the layout.
 Also the challenge over at Scrappin N Chattin yahoo group for the 3 Ring Circus challenge of using at least 3 circles on my layout. I count 9 altogether.
 I found this fun recipe card in my Recipe/Kitchen stash box and though this was a good place to use that :)
A fun Home Economics diecut to add to this fun cluster. Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to see your creation for this fun challenge.