Monday, May 2, 2016

Memories to Treasure

Hi you all and welcome to my first challenge for Use Your Stuff challenge blog. My challenge to the design team was a sketch challenge. Anyone that knows me, knows I love a good sketch to work with for a layout. So here is my layout:
and this is the sketch I chose for the challenge:

Just thought this was a cool sketch and could be used for a card maker too. I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge.
 I come across Mom's Scrapbook album during the last LOAD and as time is shoort theese days with the new job, this is off prompt for Day 1 of LOAD516 which was Your Typical Day and this was a not so typical day. It was a great find to have found this and I look forward to recreating Mom's Album, with current scrapbook methods, but will be using her handwriting with the photos :)
 My journaling about this project. This will be the title page to the album.
The title for the page is fitting as these will be treasure memories to be handed down through the family. I used my last 2 months counterfeit kits to create this layout, looking forward to pulling the newest kit together this week when time is available. Have a great day!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Gift

Good Morning and happy Sunday to you :) Went to a great church service today and feel sunny inside even though it's rainy and gloomy outside, but we are in need of it so I have to endure it. I got through another new week of learning at work, it's been fun and interesting so far. I hope you had a fantastic week this week. So it's the first day of May, that means LOAD begins and I'm excited :) I think I got my new schedule down that I can pick a time of the day to get the layouts done :) yay for me, that took awhile to get into some kind of grove :)
On to the challenge, this Sunday is a new month of challenges for Lasting Memories and it's gonna be a great month to play along for you all :).
 Our theme this month?? "All About the Photo's" and this weeks challenge is to use FOUR photo's on your layout.
No more and no less. Only four AND my DT sister Lori has provided an amazing prize for this month !! Play every challenge for more chances to win! Lets get this month started!!!

My layout came from a special day last year, our Great Grandson Waylon's 1st Birthday. Can't believe he's gonna be 2 in a couple of days, wow time is just flying by. Dave got him a special gift and the pictures are from when he was opening up his gifts. Fun to get a cool family photo as well as the gift photos too. But that special one is him looking at his gift, a coin my husband got him and to be saved for later down the road.
This layout came about from LOAD1015: Day 30: Image: A photo taken at floor level and the sketch that day: Bonus Friday Sketch inspiration from
 So cool when they added sketches to the prompts too for more added scrappy fun :)

This picture is just priceless to me, Waylon looking and trying to figure out what it was. I used the counterfeit kit that month of October for this layout. That is one advantage to make LOAD work for me and get it done that day is with a counterfeit kit :) Did you see the one for this month to forge oh my it's a good one you can check it out here
 A close up of the journaling. The silver coin in his hand is a new tradition from us for the Great Grandkids, they will be getting this for their 1st birthday. Something that should go up in value.This is also part of class I'm taking with May Flaum, Tried and True Scrapbook, Lesson #1.
Thank you for stopping by today to see what I'm up to in my little corner of the world :) I've got some laundry and some light cleaning to do you all have a great day today :)

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Card for Mom for Funday Friday Challenge

Good Morning and happy Friday to you :) Ready for the weekend ? I sure am :) I got to get through Saturday mandatory shift at work before my craftiness can begin :) but I'm looking forward to being in the scrap-room a bit.
This week's challenge for Funday Friday is Mother's Day over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. I used a sweet flower stamp from Little Blue Buttons Stamps for my card today:
I used the Mango Frost 4X6 mat stack from my Color Splash counterfeit kit, my February kit :) It's great to still have bits of the kit out to use especially the 4X6 mat stacks, it's a bit more handy this way.
I used a sketch from Cardz TV they are having a special challenge this week using any of the 12 sketches that Mary has made:

I used her sketch #8 for my card.
A close up of the pretty stamp :) besides coloring it I added stickles and spread it around the flower with my finger to give it some overall glitter to the petals.
 The inside of the card. I used 3 Twenty Crafts stamp set Say It From The Heart.
Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. You should check out what my other crafty DT sisters created for this challenge too :) I look forward to seeing your creation linked up over at Jo's Scrap Shack

    Starts: Friday, April 29 12:00AM

 Ends:   Friday, May 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 Scrap Shack.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our 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 May 6th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 9th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Artsy for the CKC April Blog Hop

Hi :) If you are looking for the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge post you will find it here

Good Morning you all :) As I just checked on this post I come to find out I never took it out of draft mode (me bad :) So Good Afternoon :) If you came from the creative Jemma'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:
Challenge #1: Shabby Chic Techniques
Challenge #2: C'est Magnifique, N'est Pas?
Challenge #3: Ephemera Encapsulated
I went with challenge #3, I added all the fun stuff I got at the local crop I attended this past February. I used this sketch over at The Memory Nest to help me create my layout:
 I used the paper that was sitting on the table I had to use for part of the story and I fussy cute the lady scrapbook clip art from the bottom of the page to add to the layout. The tickets I won for the each page I created I used at the top of the paper for a fun addition.
 My personal journaling and that cute clip art I fussy cut out.
 The title work
 And the picture of my table. I get into it when I'm at a crop. Grab the tote f necessities, grab my current Counterfeit Kit and my Page Maps book for some sketches and away I go!
Thanks for stopping by today, I'm your last stop on this hop. Everything on this layout, other than the items I got from the crop is old stash :) So with that said I am using Whimsical Musings prompt #33 Inspired by Old Stash, which is very fitting for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop. The Title piece I bought years ago at JoAnns when it was on clearance. Bought it when I really loved glitter! I still do, but not like back then :) This piece is the old glitter that flakes off when you use it and to combat that I used tomboy wet adhesive like you would use glossy accents and coated it. I have one more title piece like this to use up yet and will probably being doing the same with that. which is very fitting for a Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop.

True Beauty

Hi you all and a Good Sunday to you :)
This weeks Lasting Memories layout challenge is the 2000s :) Wow has it been an interesting century so far. So with this you have 16 years to work with. I could have went in many directions with this challenge as you can too. I've got some current favorite artists and could have went that way, how about the dance trends of this century so many options there too. But I went with the sweetness of my grandkids and their musical talents, anyone that follows along with my blog knows about my grands and their talents, I have made a few layouts about them. This layout is focused on my granddaughter Isabelle:
 This was Isabelle's 2nd recital and we could hear her improving. So I chose this layout cause it was a spotlight picture of her, she is a true beauty with a beautiful soul, so much like her mother in that respect. The inspirational picture for the challenge looks like someone being spotlighted so this was the layout to do.
This week's Lasting Memories Layout Challenge: Music Montage/ Era is the 2000s and what comes to mind for you for that era or the picture:
So much could be taken from this picture, but the spotlight caught my eye.
 This layout was created for LOAD515 day 20: In the Spotlight is the prompt: Every family has that natural performer who loves the spotlight. Shine the spotlight on them today and tell of their moment in the limelight!
My youngest granddaughter's 2nd recital, this was her day to shine. It was sweet to see and hear how much she was improving already. We are very proud grandparents and so blessed to have many grandkids that are learning the beauty in music by what instruments they are learning to play.
 I added the paper we received and framed out Isabelle's  name
 A sweet cutapart card from the paper kit
The journaling I included right onto the layout. It's great to have these layouts that I created with LOAD that I have yet to blog about, it's fun to have them available for challenges like this and they get their day to shine too
Thank you for stopping by today to see what I'm up to in my corner of the world. I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun challenge this week over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges All link-ups for the month are due April 29th.  Check out the sidebar for our APRIL Prize giveaway!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Heart That Loves is Always Young

Hi you all and good day to you :) Today I have a double page layout that I made for Stick It Down design team. I've held on to these pictures for quite awhile, I would pull them out and they just wouldn't work with the sketch I was looking at. Finally a sketch that is the best match for all these pictures:
These photos are from May 23, 2015, we were invited over the Brad and Katherine's for a meal and some good old family fun :) Dave and Brad enjoyed a game of cornhole while I enjoyed spending time with the grandboys, playing ball with Zachary or pushing Tristan on the swing. We had a fantastic time and all the while in the background is Katherine taking these great pictures with my camera. I was pleasantly surprised when I got home an seen all the fun memories on my camera.
Here is the Double Page sketch that we were to use this month. Lots of space on there for pictures.
 My journaling
 A fun Project Life card
 Close up of the cluster
 Another cluster and picture Zachary
 Close up of Tristan and Brad in the sunglasses. Another cluster
The largest cluster and closeup of the swing pictures. It was a fantastic day :) I used my current counterfeit kit Shabby Gone Wild. Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm doing in my little corner of the world. I look forward to seeing your double page creation over at Stick It Down challenge blog.

Monday, April 18, 2016


Hi you all and welcome to this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff Blog. The challenge this week is punches. Here I used my favorite punches, a variety of circle punches.
This layout was made during LOAD515 Day 9: Mis-Heard We were to do a misheard lyric, but I did the misheard lyric in the past present 2 load. So after deliberating most of the day decide to go this way with the prompt. Really didn't know how often I said Huh till I watched and heard my wedding video. This picture still remember (in my late 20s) I was looking at something, someone said something to me and as I was turning to say HUH they took this picture of me very natural. I used a wide variety of circles to make up the background of this layout.
 I come across this for the word HUH, the origin for it and wanted to add it to the layout.
Title and lots of fun speech bubbles for variations of the word HUH
Definition and my journaling on this project Life card. This was a fun layout to do and it shows a side of me that I had not known about till I got married and seen that wedding video. The picture of me is one of my favorites, it's one that caught me off guard that day as I was swinging around to find out what someone had said, the picture was taken.
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create with your punches :)