Wednesday, December 6, 2017

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree


We have all our Christmas decorations up now.   It was so fun finding where to put things this year since this is our first Christmas in this home.    This tree we have now on a small table in the entryway and looks so good.   I love seeing it in the daylight with no lights on and then at night after the lights are turned on.

I used the December 1st sketch  at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"  to make this layout.   I picked up
a hot buy Craft Smith Christmas stack on Black Friday.   Even though I have more than enough Christmas paper, I can't resist new papers.   So I used all papers from it.   With the exception of the musical paper that I'm using for my title, that was cut from a partial piece of patterned paper in my
Christmas stash.    Using the other papers were so easy because I just picked out my background paper and then there was another sheet with all these different border designs and I just cut out the ones with no words on it and used them for the strips of paper in the design.

Check out the challenge here at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"   and below is the great sketch
by Laura Whitaker.



I am also going to enter this layout at the layout challenge #3 at the "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGE"    Here are the rules.

Layout Challenge 3 - Christmas

  1. You can create a - Layout
  2. Only new creations from 1st of December 2017 onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments
  4. You may enter a maximum of 3 entries for each Challenge
  5. MUST BE A FOLLOWER!!!!!(to enter Challenges)
  6. If your Challenge entries does not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified!
This Layout Challenge ends on Sunday the 31st of December 2017, 23:55PM European Time.

Let's Eat Pasta



I just love this picture of Elle and her first time eating Spaghetti noodles.   Now I can't wait to see her when she eats them with marinara sauce on them and see what her face looks like.   LOL
Look carefully at her right hand, she has noodles wrapped around her wrist.    I'm not quite sure how she accomplished this.    But it is oh so cute.  At least to this Grandma.

I used the Dec. 1st sketch at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   to make this layout.   Here is the sketch below and be sure to check it out and then the next sketch on the 15th.  You have all month to enter.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Play Time


Dad and Bruce really enjoyed playing with Zacks virtual reality headset   (I think that is what you call it)   I never got around to trying it because I had started cooking our dinner.  

For this layout I used the November 1st challenge at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"

Here is the sketch.    The link closes to play along at midnight EST on November 29th.


Elle's 1st Christmas outing


The kids spent a long weekend in Kansas City, Jason had to work during the day but Leslie and Elle spent the day visiting old friends.    Then that got to go out all together at night.   They visited Union Station one night and this would have been the first time to see a Christmas tree and all the decorations they have up there.   Fun times for everyone.

I used the November 15th Sketch and Word Challenge at   "SCRAP OUR STASH"
The word is THANKS and here is what I used.

T = Torn Edges & also Thickers
H = Heart
A = Arrow
N = Number
K = Kraft paper & Kaisercraft Flower
S = Sayings (comfy and cozy)

Here is the link to   "SCRAP OUR STASH"  and the sketch....


You and Me Forever


I just LOVE this picture of my son and his girlfriend.   They make each other so happy and you can always see it in the pictures they post.   So I wanted to make a layout of this picture because it is one of my favorite ones lately.

I used the November 15th sketch at   "STUCK ?! SKETCHES".   That is the link and here is the sketch.   There is still time to enter for this sketch and also the one from Nov. 1st.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

School Party


One more fall layout completed for this year.   These pictures were at the kids school Fall Party.

I used the sketch from Nov. 15th at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   seems to be a lot of 3 picture sketches this month, but so far I've been lucky and keep finding pictures to fit.    I love combining all the colors and trying to pull colors from my back ground paper and then I always love using wood grain papers.  I even added some washi tape, which is a biggy for me because I rarely use it.   Then just for a little out lining I did some faux stitching.  I would be lost without my white gel pen, I use it so much.

Here is the sketch and also the link to   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   plus don't forget to check out the Nov. 1st sketch too, you have till the end of the month to enter that challenge along with this one.


Aunt Bettina



I did my own take on the single page sketch at   "STICK IT DOWN"   and made the sketch work
using three pictures.   I had there horizontal pictures I wanted to use and wasn't sure of a sketch
to use but then decided I could make it work with this sketch.

Here is the link to  "STICK IT DOWN"  and the sketch.   Be sure and check out the card sketch
and the double page sketch.