Sunday, April 16, 2017


Paper Piecing requires a lot of patience (or a glass of wine).  I created this layout for Lasting Memories and the challenge was to use a rabbit, egg, or chick on your layout.  So, I decided to use my Cricut to create this cute little bunny.  Ugh... all the layers were like putting a puzzle together.  I do like a good puzzle but I have to be in the right frame of mind to do so!

So without further adieu, here is my work:

I had trouble fitting my journaling in and actually wrote it several times.  Which meant, with each version, I had to get creative with the "replacement/repair" to the page.  I finally wrote the story on an extra piece of paper and placed it over the old story.  To make it look like that is what I had originally intended to do, I stressed the edges and adhered the block with foam tabs.  

I hope to see your work in this challenge - be sure to post by April 28th.

Materials Used: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV - My Sunshine Stack, ribbon, bunny & title from Cricut Design Space, and Heidi Floss edge distressor.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Back at Sketch N Scrap!

I am honored to be back at designing for Sketch N Scrap.  My first assignment is to help showcase the new sketch challenge by Heather Hall.  Here is the sketch and my work:

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This sketch was super easy to follow!  However, as I realized that I wanted to include details of George Washington's Christmas Camel and needed to adjust the sketch slightly to accommodate the journaling.  

I hope that you join me in this challenge - I can't wait to see what you come up with!  The deadline to enter is April 30th!

Materials Used: Authentique - Peaceful/Chill paper & sticker tab, Cricut - Circle/sliced, wood snowflakes, brads, ribbon, and Doodlebug Design Inc. - Jack & Jill alphabet ("a's" & "c's" were cut from other letters).

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Found My Mojo!

I can't believe that it is April already and I have am just making my first post of the year!  Yikes!

In any case, I am happy to help present the challenge over at Lasting Memories.  The challenge this week is to include the word "spring" into your title.  I took this challenge to heart and tried to find  inspiration to be creative with my title.  I came across this quote with a perfect picture to accompany it.  I love being pushed just enough to come up with something truly fun!

Please forgive the photo quality, but I needed to take this photo inside.  Believe it or not, it is snowing in mid-April! I can't wait to see your creative title you have until April 28th to play along!

Materials Used:  Paper House - Stable Wood paper, brads, ribbon, embossed cardstock, scrap paper, Heidi Floss edge distressor, old journaling block, Petaloo - Textured Elements Burlap Blossoms, Petaloo - Darjeeling Collection (pink), Darice Memoir alphabet stickers, and Thickers - Patchwork alphabet.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Lost Mojo....

Well, I had the opportunity to go away to scrapbook with my friends a bit ago.  I didn't have time to order photos or properly pack. In addition, I was not feeling well.  Hence - the lack luster of work I produced before I left early to go home.

It is funny because you can see the progression of the loss of my mojo.

Here are the pages I produced:


Well, I am hopeful to get back into scrapbooking and continue my quest to someday be caught up!  LOL!  Have a great day my friends!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

What Year Are You Working On?

I am several years behind on my scrapbook projects.  I am just to wrap up 2012 and so when the current challenge at Lasting Memories was announced .... I was truly challenged.  The challenge is "Anything Goes but you have to use 2016 photos!"  WHAT?!?!

Fortunately, the kids just received their school pictures and the envelope was sitting on my desk!  What a relief...  This is what I pulled together...

Let's see your 2016 pictures!  Be sure to link up by the end of the month!

Materials Used:  cardstock, Pink Paislee - Indigo Bleu papers, Cricut "7th Grade," brad, Recollections flower, unknown manufacturer of "smile" sticker, DCWV leaf, Heidi Floss Edge Distressor, My Mind's Eye - Chalk Studio garland, and layout lift from Cheryl Husmann.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

New Challenge at Lasting Memories

Can you use just four photos on your layout?  No more... No less?  Using only four photos is the new challenge at Lasting Memories.  This is what I created:

Let see what you can create with four photos!  Links are due at the end of December!

Materials Used:  Close To My Heart - Fundamentals Memo paper, Cricut - Cherry Limeade font, brads, and Simple Stories - Harvest Lane papers.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Just One Photo....

The new challenge at Lasting Memories is to use just one - only one photo on your layout.  This is what I created for the challenge reveal:

The layout has some obvious layering.  I rolled the edges of the gray paper and the horizontal "strip of paper" is actually fussy cut from scrap.  I then added eyelets to the center of each circle.  Throw in a little doodling and a few embellishments and this page is a wrap!

I hope you can join us with this challenge at Lasting Memories - be sure to link up by the end of the month!

Materials Used:  Echo Park - Capture Life papers, Paper Trunk - Batik Divine paper & Benny alphabet, brads, eyelets, and Sizzix Original Die - photo corners.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

It Does Make Sense... Really...

So I am currently scrapping a weekend trip to DC.  The papers I chose to use - winter, snowflakes, Christmas, etc.  It makes sense to me since we were there during December!

I completed this layout using the sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch and my work:

This sketch is perfect for these two photos that I simply stayed true to the plan!  If you would like to join me in this challenge, hurry the link close tomorrow (11/30)!

Materials Used:  Fancy Pants Design, Inc - Blissful Blizzard papers, American Crafts cardstock, buttons, Cricut cut of my system font, Captials, and crochet snowflake.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Glitter & Glam

I am happy to help reveal the new challenge at Lasting Memories.  The challenge revisits a popular challenge that was held earlier in the year - Glitter & Glam/Oscar Theme Month.  I decided that the photo used for my daughter's school play was perfect for this challenge.  I also added some bling to the layout for a little more sparkle!

I hope that you are able to join us in this challenge - you have until the end of December to link up! I can't wait to see your work!

Materials Used:  DCWV paper, cardstock, Want 2 Scrap/Say It With Bling, Petaloo/Color Me Crazy flower, and Cricut Nursery Rhymes & Cricut Craft Room fonts.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bright & Beautiful

Bright & Beautiful - that is what I think of when I look at the Mood Board at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.  Check it out!

I was inspired to use bright, bold colors on my layout.  Also the quote, "Be Inspired," is very fitting for my Girl Scout Troop to venture out and learn to cook at a local restaurant.   This is what I created:

The layout was completed with lots of layering and adding a few embellishments - including an up-cycled ribbon from a shopping bag.  I hope you can join me on this completely fun mood board.  Be sure to link up by November 30th.

I also added a simple second page to this layout:

Materials Used:  Echo Park - Capture Life papers & sticker embellishments, cardstock, Basic Grey - Basic Candy Buttons, Prima - Stationer's Desk Metal Clip, Recollection flowers, ribbon, rickrack, brads, and Cricut Nursery Rhyme font.