Friday, December 12, 2014

Cat in a Tree

There is a new sketch reveal today at "Scrap Much?"    I really had no idea when I saw the sketch what I would do but since the reveal is now in mid December I was thinking Christmas.
Luckily I put up my Christmas tree real early in my craft room andmy one year old cat Rose has been entertaining me ever since.    She has spent days 'walking' thru the branches of the trees so I was able to get a variety of pictures of her.   She circled thru the tree mostly before I had any ornaments added, but once I added the ornaments that made for a whole new variety of fun.   Of sticking her paw out and batting at the ornaments hanging in front of her.

I hope to see a lot of entries using this great sketch.   I sure had fun with it and I'm sure you will also.
You can click   HERE to see all the details and I have added the sketch below.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Winter Card

I was asked to be a Guest Designer at "Scrapping4Fun Challenges"   Challenge #32 is
"Winter or Summer"  and I chose Winter and decided to make this card.       I have to admit its
been a long time since I've used Stickles but I thought my age needed a little more  so I added
some to the  line of snow and then on a few flakes in the sky.    In my mind the white doily is
one big snowflake.

I hope you will join in the challenge.   You can make a card, a layout, canvas, just about anything you want.   Just pick either Winter or Summer.     Check out the details  HERE.

Saturday, December 6, 2014


I found this picture by chance this morning while I was looking for some embellishments for another Christmas layout.   I have no idea how it got in there but glad I found it as I'm trying to  fill in as many years in my Christmas albums that I can, going back to 1951 the year I was born.

For this layout I used the Week 1 sketch at "Let's Get Sketchy"    I was looking for a sketch for just one photo and this one was perfect.   I added the Santa face as an embellishment because that is what my picture is about.   I write it about in my journal box.   My Mom had made this felt Santa card holder years before this picture of Christmas 1962.   I can remember it being hung on the inside of the front door for all my childhood and into adulthood.    All I can think is that it was done on the couch in this picture because we had been looking at the cards that we added to it each day after the mail came.    Plus I have the bonus of a picture of our cat Snooper in the picture too.

Here is the sketch below and you can check out all the details   HERE.