Monday, February 27, 2017

Pawsitively Adorable

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Last post of the day I'm thinking :) I still have to do the layout for today's LOAD prompt :) and get some laundry done too :) This layout is from yesterday's prompt, LOAD217 DAY 26: Cerberus Tell a story about your pet, or a pet from the past. Easy Peasy :0 Just needed to decide on the story to tell?!!
 This layout was inspired by Scrap Our Stash sketch n word challenge:
 It was interesting challenge: C: cardstock, U: Uniball pen (silver), P: pattern paper, I: inked edges, D: diecuts
  This is our Buddy :) I thought the 4X6 card was appropriate for a title for this layout and used some fun pictures of Buddy that have just been sitting in the photo box :) I used some of my last month counterfeit kit for this as well as some theme product too.
I was also inspired by one of Whimsical Musings prompts to use a blurry picture and I get lots when trying to take pictures of this furbaby :) Challenge #129 - Inspired by blurry photos


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Hello :) Here is what I created for LOAD217 DAY 23: Artemis What is something you do better than others? What competition would you win or lose? How do you do You?
I'm not sure I would call it a competition, but Dave and I have different ways that we cook and this was a fun prompt to tell about our cooking differences:
I used alot of papers on this layout, papers from my kitchen theme stash and also from my current counterfeit kit: A Few of My Favorite Things. there is also a ribbon from the ribbon challenge over at 100 pattern paper challenge facebook group.
I found a new challenge site recently Colorful Creations and their mid month challenge was to get inspired by words: I used layers and I have lots of layers on this layout.
 One of my favorite recipes
A picture of Dave doing what he does best :) We get some great meals because of Dave's great cooking skills. It may be a fun competition, but in the end we both win :)

November 8 2016

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Hello once again today :) So glad your still visiting me today :) This layout came from LOAD217 DAY 17: Theseus Tell a story of your right to vote and what that means to you. OR… Share the results of a notable election and your thoughts. I went with what it means to me:
I used this sketch over at The Memory Nest for my inspiration:
I took some inspiration from their DT member Doreen to on my layout as I added more photos and information that I wanted on the layout but I added the main circles to my layout and the title spot in the same area too.
I used my current counterfeit kit: A Few of My favorite Things plus I used some stickers from the 30-Sticker challenge over at the 100 Pattern Paper Challenge facebook group. This was a fun way to look at our history of Women Voters.

Why Scrapbooking

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Hello again :)
This layout is from LOAD217 DAY 7: Athena Capture your inner Athena! How are you a goddess of scrapbooking? Why do you do it? What do you love about it? What have you accomplished?
I've covered this topic more than once but over at Bash Your Stash facebook group they had a challenge Why scrapbooking so this is where this ? lead me. Athena was the goddess of War, Agriculture and Craft. So I decided to focus on the why ? when I'm asked why?
 This is what I did before I started scrapbooking. I use to love to quilt but it would take so long to get a quilt done, in comes scrapbooking and I can do a layout in a few hours and get that same satisfaction that I did from quilting and a new hobby is born :) I used my current counterfeit kit A Few of My Favorite Things for the layout
I used the sketch over at The Memory Nest for my layout inspiration:
I shifted the title to above the layout and used that spot for my journaling:
Thank you for stopping by once again today :)

Addicted to Scrapbooking

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Hello I'm back with another blog post :) The one thing I promised myself I wouldn't do was wait to the last minute to post about challenges this month and do it in a timely manner, well that didn't happen. Guess I better work on that next month during Calvinball.
This layout came about from LOAD217 DAY 2: Symbols What is your symbol? What represents you?
    I would have to say what my symbol is, what represents me the most is the camera, but scrapbooking in general is a good representation of me. So the camera, books n paper with the pencil (journaling) I pulled together this morning (Feb 2) to create my symbol. This was a really fun prompt it really had me thinking quite a bit at work last night about my own life and so glad that I came full circle to back with the camera and scrapbooking as I feel that is when I'm most blessed and having fun.
I used the sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy for my inspiration for this layout:
 and a moodboard. Thankfully my Jan counterfeit kit: Glacially Toasted had some pink in it and all those florals to create with.
 I fussy cut the paper to be usable for the title and still work with the sketch. My journaling. I used some fun veneer that I got from my "bash" kit too
This fun picture of me with the camera came from the date night with the hubby when we went out for dinner at a stationery train here in Williamsport at the Transportation Museum. (Future layout) found the fun meme on line. Thanks for stopping by today.

Genuine & Quirky LO for Use Your Stuff Challenge

Good Morning to you :) been busy this month with LOAD and that seems to make the blog just a bit quiet :) Next month is Calvinball and that will cause the same as it seems when I get creative I don't have the time to blog about it too :) Something I'll have to work on I guess there has to be a happy medium between the 2.
This week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff is to use a sketch to influence your project, you are to pick your own sketch. I went over to Let's Get Sketchy for my inspiration and this layout is also inspired from LOAD217 Day 22: Selene is the goddess of the day. the prompt is What is you personality? Are you shy or outgoing? What helps you shine? I went with my personality and as this is a Greek Mythology LOAD also my astronomy sign.
I had a blast creating this layout and loved that doily that was in that sketch from Let's Get Sketchy :
I shifted over the title area so I could add a spot for the journaling for the prompt. The doily is one I got in a flea market find of doilies got a whole bag full for just a buck!
 I used one of my favorite pattern papers for the layout been hoarding these paper (still got one left :) thought this would be a good place to use it :) Use some pink from the photo too on the layout. I used 2 of the project life cards, the heart enamels, & chipboard pieces from my counterfeit kit: A Few of My Favorite Things. The dimensional stickers I had in my basket of stickers that I pulled for a challenge last month for the 100 pattern paper challenge facebook group.
 A fun way to create the title with the 2 different fonts
 close up on the dimensional sticker and the enamel hearts and the sparkly stickers
 The other spot that I added the same embellishments and the chipboard arrow too. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see your creation linked up at Use Your Stuff challenge blog.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

1st Birthday Party for Lasting Memories Challenge


Good Morning and welcome :) Today is a New Theme month over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge Blog and Sandy is our hostess this month and she's got some great challenges too. So the theme of the month is 'Birthday Theme' and this week's challenge is to Create a Birthday layout using this sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker:

This is what I create with the sketch
 We just celebrated Quinn & Reyn 1st Birthday so this month is a perfect month to work on the layouts from the party :) I started with an overall layout of the 2 together :) It was tough to get a picture of them together with out it being blurry or one looking away, but I got a good one of them unwrapping one of their gifts together. Quinn is in the pink and Reyn is in the blue (Maternal Twins)
 The journaling I added to the bottom of the layout in the corner. My current counterfeit kit A Few of My Favorite Things had the SS So Fancy collection that was perfect for this layout using alot of the stickers and cutaparts to embellish the layout.
 They are super cute (I may be a bit bias :) Quinn on the left and Reyn on the right
 The sketch had those fun circles where I added some doilies from my stash
 Fun birthday stickers
I had a blast putting the layout together and I hope to see your creation to from this sketch over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge Blog. Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm doing in my little corner of the world.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Thinking of You for Funday Friday

Hello and welcome, a Funday Friday challenge today. Always Anything Goes for the challenge theme over at Jo's Scrap Shack. We have a new sponsor this week: Our Sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter! They have some of the cutest stamps too, need to check them out :P
This is the card I made with this fun digi stamp:
 I used some scraps on my desk to create this card and used some ribbon from the ribbon challenge over at 100 Pattern Paper Challenge facebook group. I used the current sketch over at Mojo Monday for the inspiration for the card:
I really enjoyed playing with this sketch and so easy to put this card together too.
The inside to the card all ready to send out to a friend.
Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up too in my little corner of the world. We love to see you all play along:
Starts: Friday, Feb. 24th  12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, Mar. 03rd    6:00PM
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Challenge Rules
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challenge entry project, 
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2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into
3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes
5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until March 3rd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of March 6th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Are You Interested In Joining a Design Team?

There is a Design Team Call over at Use Your Stuff

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to post this for any of my bloggy friends would be interested in joining the Design Team over at Use Your Stuff. It's a fun bunch of girls and each girl hosts a challenge so there is always a different challenge going on and your using your stuff!

Here's what you need to know~

You don't have to have DT experience!  Newbies are always welcome!  You can be a scrapbooker, mixed media artist, ATC creator, card maker, bible journaler, project lifer, or anything in between....if you love to create and can make our challenges work within your medium then please apply!

We do need you to have a blog or FB page where you can highlight our challenges to others!  Our whole purpose is to motivate and inspire others so we want to get the word out there!  We need you to be a FB member as our communication, challenges, etc are discussed in a FB group.

Your DT term would be from April until September with the option to return for a following term creating a minimum of 2 projects a month (ever other week)!  You will also be hosting a challenge about once or twice a term depending on the rotation.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in then please email Tammy at with the subject line UYS DT Call.   Be sure to include a little blurb about yourself and your crafting as well as a link to your work or some examples!

The DT call will be open until Feb 28th and I will announce the newest members on March 3rd.

Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thank You Card for a Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Today is Card Sketch #92 over at Sketch~N~Scrap  Here is our last sketch of the month by Lisa:
 and this is what I created with this sketch:
 I had fun creating this card using past and present counterfeit kits (scraps from each) and grab the sentiment from my 'BASH'kit
The inside of the card is ready for the message to write when the time takes place that I need it.
Thank you for stopping by today and hope to see your creation from this sketch up on the Sketch~N~Scrap blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Delightful Free Show LO for a Lasting Memories Photo Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Been creating a layout each day so far this month with LOAD but for today's challenge over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenge blog I went to an old layout that for some odd reason I thought I posted but never did. It's from the Music Mayhem LOAD515 Day4. The challenge for this week is:
 "Color/Photo Challenge" - anything to inspire!!

This layout just fit the color scheme of the challenge perfectly:
LOAD515 Day 14: Prompt was Being On Stage, how about the stage itself? The venues for concerts and other events can be layout inspiring. Some arenas are very linear, and others are old, curvy and architecturally interesting. From opera hall to a county fair, venues are part of the story. Sometimes, the venue creates the story. Let a venue inspire your layout.
            I went with the venue for a county fair and used pictures from the fair we went to in 2014, the free show. I had a blast creating this layout. I don't use plain cardstock for a background to often but love how the red misting comes peeking out from behind the pattern paper to give the cardstock a fun pattern. Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation over at Lasting Memories for this fun last challenge of the month :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bride LO for LOAD

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Hello and welcome back to my blog. This layout was created Scrap Happy and for today's prompt for LOAD217:
Today is Day 15. Beauty/Helen of Troy
Remember that contest of which goddess was the fairest? Paris was awarded Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world and the face that launched a thousand ships. Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda (a human).
Share a photo of yourself that makes you feel beautiful. When was it taken? Who took it? Why do you love it? Share a list of things that you find beautiful.
This is a picture of me on my Wedding Day. This is probably one of the few days in my life that I felt most beautiful, being pregnant and carrying my children is another day. My journaling centers around me feeling beautiful that day.
The sketch I used for the layout:
It was a fun sketch to play with :) for this layout. Close ups of the layout:

I dug into some old stickers for the title for this layout and the flower came from my 'Bash'kit.
 Another flower and the rhinstones was in my stash awhile too. The sticker border came from that bashkit too. The papers came from counterfeit kit: Glacially Toasted
The journaling.
Thanks for stopping by once more today :) LOAD has been a blast this month with the Greek Mythology theme and it's been fun to wrap a story around each god and goddess of that time period :)

Then & Now layout for Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Today is the 15th and that is the day for a layout sketch over at Sketch N Scrap.
Isn't this a fun sketch! I had a blast using it for this layout:
This layout also came about from LOAD217 DAY 12: Hera Do you use comparison as a force for good? Compare something on your layout. It was cool to come across these pictures of the grandkids from North Dakota on Facebook and knew it would make a fantastic layout. We just don't get to see them as a group like this anymore and for us as Grandparents and the miles in-between we don't get to see them much at all. I used my current counterfeit kit: A Few of My Favorite Things for the alphas and the embellishments as well as the journaling card. 'Bash'kit for the blue flower and I bashed all those blue pearls too :) Always nice to see an embellishment pack finished up and thrown out :)
 Close up of the photos
Close up of the journaling. I used part of my counterfeit kit: A Few of My Favorite Things for this layout, too.
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation with this fun sketch over at Sketch ~N~Scrap