Thursday, October 31, 2013

Watching the Tide roll in

One more layout of the kids at the beach in California this month.    As soon as I saw the picture, immediately the Otis Redding song,  "Sitting at the Dock of the Bay" came into mind.   Well actually the next line was it 'watching the tide roll in'    so I knew as soon as I made a layout with the picture I would use that line for my title.      I thought Sketch #52 at  My Scraps & More Sketches  bloodspot would work perfectly for it.   I'm totally out of "water like" papers, but had this one scrap of cruise paper that I used behind the picture and then  I just started looking thru collections and came up with the other papers to use.     Today is the last day to enter a layout for this sketch so I'm glad I got to it.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Zoo

I'm back !!!   I've had a cold and didn't do a lot of scrapping over the weekend.   Even with my cold, it was a beautiful day on Monday.   Temps in the high 60's and nothing to do at home.   So we spent the afternoon at the Kansas City Zoo.   Being outside in the sun and fresh air really helped me to feel better.   Between Arthur and I we took 200 pictures so I've been busy today making zoo layouts.
This one I used the sketch that was announced just today at  "Let's Scrap"     I know I can always check here each week to find great two page sketches to use.    The sketch had 3 smaller pictures down the right side, but I decided in place of the pictures that would be the perfect place for the map
we got at the zoo.   I just fussy cut it from the brochure and added it to the layout.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges --- Challenge #5

Here is my entry for Challenge #5   at  Scrapping4FunChallenges      An easy challenge for the next 2 weeks.   Perfect to get you into the holiday season.    Make a Christmas card.

Challenge #5

It is this time of the year, although we all think wow, it is still to early for Christmas. Now is the time to start making your Holiday or Christmas cards. Ladies, you do like to be ready for the Christmas season!

Challenge #5 is a Holiday or Christmas card challenge. Anything goes, keep in mind to play along is to make happy Holiday or Christmas cards.

Scrappy Housekeeping:

After you follow Scrapping4funChallenges, please leave a comment saying you are a follower! THEN.......
  • Don't forget to enter a direct link to your creation into the link tool, not to the main page of your blog. This make is easy for the DT to find your creations to leave comments.
  • This challenge is due Thursday 7th November 2013, 23:59pm European Time. Please, be aware of time zone differences - on the top left you will find the Date and Clock on the blog.
  • I will provide a prize to one randomly drawn winner at the end of this Challenge, when we have more than 5 entries!
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment, have fun and thank you for playing along.

This will be the prize - Bo Bunny - Blitzen, Double sided paper
Sponsor - Crafti

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Race On

I had these pictures and sketch set aside to work on for over a week.   Today when I finally went thru the 3 different stacks of paper on my desk I found this.    Less than 3 days left to enter the challenge at
Stuck on U Sketches       So glad I stopped everything and worked on this laayout.   I'm really pleased with how it turned out with all the layers and different patterns.      It's getting cloudy outside so didn't get the best picture, but used a lot of browns, tans, greys and oranges from an old collection I still have plenty of   My Minds Eye Indie Chic.    Just a touch of a flower pattern showing so it still worked with these pictures of Kai and Koda having fun at a race track.

Jump In

I'm back again using another sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.   This is week 3 for Octobers sketch.
I once again went thru some old photo albums to find something to scrap.   These are pictures of Jason at age 12, we rented a house boat at the Lake of the Ozarks for I think it was 5 days and we had a blast.
Jason would spend hours jumping off the top of the boat and going swimming.   Of course at age 12 it didn't hurt that there were 2 girls about his age with their father in another houseboat anchored in the same cove so he was busy doing his best to impress them and they did end up swimming together a lot.
Mom and Dad went with us for the whole trip and Bruce and Julie and Zach was just a baby and they came and joined us for one day and night also.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Christmas 2012

When I saw the latest sketch at Pamela's World of Scrap I knew it would be a great sketch to use for using a lot more Christmas pictures.    I love making Christmas layouts and since I just ordered some more papers nothing like using up some now.  LOL
So this just shows my outside lights from last year and some of the decorations inside.
I'm ready for Christmas this year and start decorating all over again.    It's probably good all my decorations are in the basement because after so many trips carrying things upstairs I quit before I get everything out.   But this year my Dad will be staying over the weekend after Thanksgiving and he will be one more decorating helper.

Sending Dad to Work

Almost ran out of time but got going today on my entry for the tic-tac-toe challenge at
Whimsical Twist blog      I made my tic-tac-toe down the right side by using Twine,
Chipboard and Thickers/Alphas.         The twine is around the picture mat and thru the button
on it and then two different twine pieces vertically on the cardstock.    My chipboard is the "you are sweet" cutout and the "love you" tag.   Of course used Thickers for my title.
So much fun playing tic-tac-toe with scrapbooking.    I had printed this picture out of Mylan with her Dad and had an old sketch out to use with it last week and never got it made so semi used the old sketch I had saved and made it work with all I needed for the Whimiscal Twist challenge.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

It's Raining Leaves

We went to see Dad this last week and Bruce got up on the roof to clean off all the leaves from roof and gutters.   Dad is 90 years old and had gotten up there 2 months before to clean the gutters without anyone knowing it so we wanted to make sure he didn't sneak up there again and do it himself.
I used the sketch at ShopScrapMuch blogspot.    I just replaced leaves where the sketch had circles.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


I got to meet an online scrapping friend Ashley Walker when she came up from her home in Arkansas and we went to the CK Convention here in Kansas City then we got to spend the weekend her at the house scrapping and had so much fun.     I used sketch #42 posted today at Lets Capture Our Memories
blog to make this layout.  Check it out they have some great Alphas for a prize this month.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Disney Trip 1984

Found more pictures of the trip to Disney World that Don and I took Jason to in 1984.   Leslie was to young to go so stayed behind with her grandparents and Jason got some one on one time again.
I used another one of the stencils I got at the CK convention.   These are so fun to use.
I'm entering this int the Lasting Memories challenge blog for the Monday Mojo on 10-14-13 to use Black as your background.

Pumpkin Patch Fun Time

I've been hoarding 2 pieces of this background paper and finally broke out one of them for this layout and so glad I did because I think it goes well with this picture.       I used sketch #24 at
2 Broke Girls Scrap, it was just perfect of this one picture I had left of the Greenberg family at a pumpkin patch last weekend.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Jason and Susan were married Dec 5, 2008 at a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas and finally I have the last page of their wedding album finished.   I put everything together again over the weekend in two post bond wedding albums and had the back page left so I wanted to do something special for the last page.    I bought these stencils at the CK convention here in town last weekend and used one of the designs to make this layout.   The kids had their wedding photographer go into old Cabo town with them the day after the wedding and take professional pictures of them, so I picked some of them to put together for this.   The final challenge at Use Your Words blog is to use the word LOVE so this worked out great and had just enough room to add the words OUR LOVE with silver letters to the layout.   Now to take the finished albums to them at Thanksgiving and see if they like everything.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Smile - 4 months

As I said in my last post I've been pulling out old pictures of the kids from old albums sitting on my shelves and love these pictures of Jason.  I'm sure I've scrapped others like it before as I probably had duplicates or took a lot of him sitting in the chair, but just wanted to scrap some more.
I used the week 2 sketch at Lets Get Sketchy Blog      I can always find great sketches here each week to use.

Jason at 5 months

I've been going through some old picture albums and pulling pictures of the kids when they were little to scrap.   I used these when Jason was about 5 months old for the latest sketch at My Scraps and More
I just used 3 pictures instead of the 4 that were in the sketch.    Then went to my favorite Authentique collection to make the layout.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

After 3 nights and 2 days of scrapping with my friend Ashley in town,  today it took a lot to get me to make one layout.     Most of the day was spent reshuffling all the new goodies I bought while we were out shopping and at the CK Convention here in KC.    But I got these pictures off FB today so wanted to get a layout made.     I use the Sketch-y Friday at ShopScrapMuch challenge blog, it really worked well to add all my pumpkin diecuts to the the border.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges #4

I actually picked more than 2 for my project of a decorated steno pad cover for keeping track of my Christmas shopping.    I  added a stamped image, a flower, ribbon, washi tape and chipboard.
For Challenge #4 at Scrapping4FunChallenge

"Of the Page" Creations (no Layout's, no Cards)

For Challenge #4, I would like you to create any "Of the Page" creations. You can make mini albums, canvas creations, Journals, Memory Box, Mosaic......
You may use anything on your creations as you wish, BUT you have to use a minimum of 2 items from the list on your project.

Please, when you leave your comment, tell us what items you used.

Here are the items:
  1. Banner
  2. Flowers
  3. Brads
  4. Eyelets
  5. Doilies
  6. Feathers
  7. Stamp
  8. Chipboard
  9. Ribbon
  10. Washi Tape
Scrappy Housekeeping:

After you follow Scrapping4funChallenges, please leave a comment saying you are a follower and tell us what items you used, THEN....

  • Don't forget to enter a direct link to your creation into the link tool, not to the main page of your blog. This make it easy for the DT to find your creations to leave comments.
  • This challenge is due Thursday 24th Oct 2013, 23:59pm European Time. Please, be aware of time zone differences - on top left you will find the Date and Clock on the blog.
  • I will provide a prize to one randomly drawn winner at the end of this Challenge, when we have more than 5 entries!
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment, have fun and thank you for playing along.

This will be the prize
Sponsor - Crafti

Winterland Double page - Scrapbooking paper

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Could Get Messy

I've been going thru the computer and looking at old pictures of the grandkids.    I don't think I've ever scrapped these pictures but even if I have, here they are again.   I can't make enough layouts of this little face, Kai is now 7, time does fly by so fast.      The new challenge site of Boy Meets Girl Challenges
the AAB Oct 1st challenge is a grunge challenge so just inked all over the background with 3 different ink colors, then I added the title with plain chipboard letters and use some blue ink spots on them, for the messy/grunge look.

Ice Cream

Looks like Mylan is enjoying her ice cream treat in these pictures.   I used the sketch #23 at
2 Broke Girls for my layout.   It worked out well and also got to use the last bit of paper I've had for ages from Nikki Silvis, Sugar Cookie collection.   Then I added the die cut ice cream sundae that I got in a swap and just love.     After I had it all put together I decided to add some hand stitching around 3
edges so I could enter it in my yahoo group, Scrappin N Chattin challenge to have some real hand-stitching.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


I love this black and white picture of Avery so decided to keep the whole layout in B&W,   I went with the week 1 sketch at Let's Get Sketchy    I like the clean lines of it for the all black and white.   The yellow center on the flower was just enough pop of color.

All Dressed in White

Spring of 2012, Jason and Susan took the kids and went to California for a visit and to go to a birthday party of a close friend.   Everyone for the party was to dress in white.   I just found these pictures that Susan's sister took and I just loved them so I went to my go to blog for two page layouts.  
Let's Scrap      Today is the last day to enter for this sketch so I'm really glad I got it made, because it
fit perfectly for all the pictures.   I went without a title or journaling and just showcased the pictures.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Scrapping 4 fun challenges

Challenge 3 will be a Sketch and recipe challenge

Sketch from (Pagemaps)

Please, include the following:
  • A Song or Poem that compliments your pictures
  • Double page sketch (no single)
  • Layering
  • Distressing
  • Die cuts OR Punches
  • Minimum of 3 Flowers or alternative Embellishments
You can use anything else on your Layout, but the 6 Items in the Recipe has to be in your layout.
  Still time to get a layout made and entered over at       Deadline is October 10th and there is a great prize.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Worlds of Fun

I got to do another layout using more pictures from a year ago this month on my trip to Worlds of Fun with the grandkids,  plus since it was in October and you can see some trees changing in the background I made it with another fall theme.    I used the Oct 4th Sketch-y Friday sketch at
Shop Scrap Much blog   It was a fun sketch to work with and use some of all those fall papers I've been hoarding.

Fun Fall Day

I always check out the latest Friday sketch at My Scraps and More and its a rare week I don't do a layout from the sketch.    This week was no different.   I pulled some pictures from last October when the I went to Worlds of Fun with the kids that I hadn't scrapped yet.     It was such a fun day and I got some great pictures so was glad to scrap more of them.


I'm entering this layout in one of the last challenges at Use Your Words.     The challenge was to use the word family so made this layout with the picture of Dad and two great grandsons.   I didn't use a sketch just made my own.   I used the orange cardstock to go with Koda's shirt and then just opened my scrap drawer.   First thing I saw was this gray large circle, it is actually the B side of some patterned paper that I had cut for a project and never used.   The pattern was too feminine so went with the grey and decided to just use a lot of circles.   I had the 6x12 sheet of stripped paper in there and pulled it to cut circles but then just decided to use it as is and got some smaller scraps out and traced and cut the different sizes of circles and went for i.   I'm please with how it turned out.

The Best Day

I have spent a lot of time yesterday and today scrapping so have several posts to make now to share my layouts.    This first one is beautiful granddaughter Mylan,  I love her smiling face.   I used the cute and simple sketch #22 at 2 Broke Girls Challenges   I have kind of a mixture of patterns here, but I thik the colors work together and also with the picture.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Look @ Me

 I love the challenge for Sketchy Tuesday at Colorful Creations and had just gotten this picture of Mylan and loved that I got to use it twice on the layout.   I think it is so cute.
She is such a character and full of charm.

Luv U

I loved this sketch and all the layering, plus decided to do a 5x7 picture.    I used the sketch at
Stuck?! blogspot.      Will be using this sketch again and again.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


I used the new sketch at sketchnscrap bloodspot for this layout.   I just had to rotate it to work with having two horizontal pictures I wanted to use.     Check out the sketch its a fun one to work with.


I just got this picture of Lakoda getting ready for his baseball game, last month.   He is quite the athlete.
I used the latest sketch at Artful Delight blog it worked perfectly for this picture.
I'm also going to enter it at my yahoo group   Scrappin n Chattin for one of challenges this month "Have a Ball" and to have some type of ball as an embellishment on the layout.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall at Home

Fall is definitely in the air here in Kansas City,   we have been able to turn off the AC and sleep with the windows open at night all last week and I love that.       I have my fall wreaths hanging on the door, inside and out and the dining room center piece is all fall.     So I took pictures and added some leaves and doily pumpkin and left for the fall look.     The background paper is also a glittered paper for more texture and with all the texture I can enter this layout in 2 challenges.    Frosted Designs and
Whimsical Twist.
Plus a friend in my yahoo scrapping group and on Facebook is having a fun challenge in October to post a layout a day so this will be my first entry.
I do love the fall colors but I just hate to think that winter is the season that follows, that I could do without.