Monday, December 13, 2010

Amazing Giveaway

Head over to Erika's blog before January 5th and become a follower for a chance to win over $900 worth of scrapping goodies.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Color Challenge

I'd forgotten how hard this time of year is working retail. I work at work (help customers, clean store), I work at home (cleaning, decorating, baking) I shop and I sleep.  Finally claimed an hour for scrapping while the laundry was washing. These layouts are for the color challenge at Scrappin-n-chattin. Challenge was to use mostly brown and blue. The pictures are for my husband, 2 daughters and oldest grandson, taken at my daughter's house.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Newest Layouts

Wow - it's been nearly two weeks since I've added any layouts. This first is for the scenic challenge at Scrappin-n-chattin. You can't tell from the picture but the photos are of the Mackinac bridge taken from the fort on Mackinac Island.

This second layout is also for Scrappin-n-chattin for both the sketch challenge and the button challenge. Our town has a "Friday Night Live" on the main downtown street during the month of August. My son and grandson are part of a break dance crew.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fair Food

The challenge at The (Paper) Trail Makers is food. So what's the fair without food? This layout is of my daughter and grandson eating at the fair. Don't worry my family also ate french fries, ice cream, a turkey leg, elephant ear, a pastry called fat balls, roasted ears of corn,  lemonade and pop. Thanks goodness it's only once a year.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bo Bunny Giveaway at the Scrapbooking Cottage

Stacy at The Scrapbooking Cottage is hosting a giveaway for Bo Bunny's Noel papers. Head on over before Thursday for the details and a chance to win.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Spooky Book

Unibind Photobook Creator on facebook had a contest last week - several people including me won a book cover and some dinotalk paper.  The winners were asked to create a spooky book by noon on Friday.

I recorded my spooky sounds and attached the dinotalk paper to the front of the album. 
I covered the dinotalk with a sheet of patterned paper and put a purple square over the play button.

I used pictures I had on hand from my grandsons' trip to the pumpkin patch last year. I can add more pages after halloween when I get this year's pictures.

My finished book.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This layout of my grandsons' visit to the pumpkin patch in 2009 is based on the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays and the inspiration challenge at Papercraft Star. The pumpkin embellishment is for the curled paper challenge at Scrappin-N-Chattin.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Get Picky Sketch #1

This layout is based on the first sketch at the new challenge blog, Get Picky. The pictures are of Rainbow Falls, from our 1995 trip around Lake Superior.

Friday Night Live

Based on the October 15th sketch at Stuck, this layout is of my son and grandson break dancing at Friday Night Live, held every Friday in August downtown.

Halloween Candy at Pink Star Creations

Head over to Pink Star Creations and become a follower for a chance at some yummy blog candy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another giveaway

Sorry everyone. I thought I had told you about the 5 little giveaways and 1 main giveaway Samantha is having on her Me and the Little Rascals blog. One giveaway has passed, but with 5 to go, be sure to check it out. And while there become a follower. Samantha is very talented.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Huge blog candy giveaway...

The Stamping Boutique is hosting a HUGE giveaway, including 36 copic markers. Be sure to check it out.

Bo Bunny Giveaway

Bo Bunny fans, head on to The Scrapbooking Cottage to see the newest arrivals. Gorgeous papers. While there be sure to enter the giveaway Stacy is hosting for a sheet of each of the Midnight Frost 12 x12.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What are...

This layout is based on this week's sketch at Crafts by Rowena. Photos taken at the fair on 8/9/10.

Gypsy giveaway at Pinky's blog #2

Head on over to Pinky's blog for a chance to win a gypsy.


Thanks to everyone who left such kind comments. Glad everyone enjoyed the Paper Secrets Sppoky Blog Haunt. I used to pick a winner and the result is:

Lindy said...

Love the spider web....FANTASTIC LO. TFS

I'm a follower.

October 18, 2010 10:02 AM

Lindy please send your full name and address to me (vwilson577 at yahoo dot com) and I'll drop your prize in the mail.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Spooky Blog Haunt

Welcome to Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt. We have some amazing projects and inspiration for you and some prizes along the way. I am #23 on the Hop so you want to start at the beginning here.

To win the grand prize from Paper Secrets you need to leave a comment on all 31 blogs. The Blog Haunt starts are 10 a.m. pst on 10/15 and runs through 10/18 to give you time to visit all the blog.

For my project I made a halloween layout, using the photo inspiration at Papercraft Star Challenge #17

The picture is my brother and I from 1957, long before today's 100s of pictures for each event. I matted it 3 times to make it more of a focal point. The cardstock, lace paper and google eyes are from Target.

The next stop on the Spooky Blog Haunt is Giovana.

But before you go be sure to become a follower and leave a comment to be entered to win blog candy from me. I will use to choose a winner on Tuesday morning.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having fun.

Do you love Imaginisce?

Samatha on her blog, Me and the Little Rascals, is having a huge Imaginisce giveaway. This big prize pack is full of lots of Imaginisce goodies, including 22 double sided patterned papers, 4 packs of rub ons, 2 packs of glass stickers, a stamp, bling, flowers and sticker stackers. Her main giveaway ends November 30, with 6 mini prizes (one on each Friday between now and then) Check it out.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Look to the future

This layout follows the sketch at Sketches In Thyme. It also works for the hidden journaling challenge at Scrappin-n-chattin. The photos are of my parents in 1950, the journaling tells how my grandson made the heart punches in 2010.

Monday, October 11, 2010


This layout of my grandson, Ontario, is for the sketch challenge at Crafts by Rowena. Pictures are from the fair in August. The paper is kaisercraft which I won from Liz in Australia.

A Sign

This layout is for this week's challenge at Sketchy Thursdays. The journaling talks about how my husband Leonard and I went to Grand Rapids, MI many times, often getting off at the Leonard exit. But it wasn't until this year that my daughter went to the intersection of Leonard and Wilson and took at picture. My youngest sister-in-law claimed it was "a sign" from her big brother.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gypsy giveaway at Pinky's blog

Hi everyone. Head on over to Pinky's blog - Much Ado About Nothing to get all the detail on the amazing Gypsy giveaway. You know you want one.

Friday, October 8, 2010


I'm not much into cards right now, so I turned this week's challenge sketch at Papercraft Star into a layout.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Island Lore

This layout is based on Sketch #48 at Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking. I flipped the sketch on it's side to fit the pictures. It also follows the challenge at Scrappin-n-chattin to include a postage stamp,  postcard, postmark or postage stamp border.  Pictures are from July 2010 trip to Mackinac Island.

Get Picky

Get Picky is a new challenge blog with the first challenge going live on October 15th. You can enter their spread the word giveway here with winner announced October 14th. Prize is:

CARDS Magazine August 2010 issue

4 x Basic Grey Cappella double-sided patterned papers

1 x Basic Grey Cappella Element Stickers

1 x Basic Grey Cappella Sparkling Rub-ons

1 x Basic Grey Ribbon Doilies (black and kraft)

1 x Making Memories 10"x10" Blank Calendar

1 x Kaisercraft Floral Tags Album

1 x Delish Designs Biscuit Board Filagree Monograms

1 x Heidi Swapp Damask Sticker

1 x Heidi Swapp Writers Block Paper Pad

Friday, October 1, 2010


My second layout for today was based on the sketch at Sketches In Thyme. This is my son wearing a pirate hat at Pirates Cove for his nephew's birthday party.



This is my entry for Sketchy Thursdays based on the September 30th sketch. The baby is my oldest daughter at about 5 months. Boy did I get in trouble with my mom for sending her pictures of a barefoot baby.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bestest Cousins

The challenge this week at The Paper Variety is the theme the sky's the limit. Among the things on the list to use were the sun and dragonflies. The journaling tells how my grandsons will fight and say "You're not my friend anymore." But at the end of the day they will say to each other "You're my bestest cousin."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Tradition Continues

When I saw the sketch for Artfuldelight's Sketch Challenge #1 I knew it would be perfect for these photos. I had recently made a layout of my son, Mark, at age 4, standing in front of a tank. I need to dig out the second photo of Mark with the same tank at age 14. Recently Mark and his family were driving thru a small town and came upon a tank. He convinced his wife that he needed to stop and get photos of himself and his sons in front of the tank. While it isn't the same tank, it is a family tradition.


The challenge this week at Papercraft Star is to make a layout or card based on one of the seven natural wonders of the world: Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro, Mt. Everest, Northern Lights, Paricutin Volcano, Victoria Falls. I took my inspiration from Victoria Falls and did a layout of Niagara Falls.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Papercraft Star Giveaway

Papercraft Star is giving away another $25.00 gift certificate to celebrate 1000 followers. They are  gearing up for a format change, that will include all the current fun stuff  (challenges, prizes)  but soon you will also find weekly tutorials, sponsor spotlights and lots of fabulous Guest Designers. Make sure you are a follower of Papercraft Star (of course!), and leave a comment there  (on this post) between now and Midnight (Eastern Time) on October 15, 2010 or when they reach 1000 foltowers, whichever is LATER.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Play Ball

I don't usually do two page layouts, but when I saw the current challenge at Sketchy Thursdays coupled with the amount of photos I have from the ball game everything just came together. Unfortunately the person taking the photos (my oldest daughter) isn't in any of the pictures. Isn't that how is usually goes?

The Lion King

The challenge this week at The Paper Variety was ABC with A being autumn colors; B being borders (punched or sticker) and C being cinema (use a movie title in the title or journaling.)  Since it's close to halloween I thought a layout of Nicholas as Simba from The Lion King would work for the challenge.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Two of my grandsons playing putt-putt golf. This layout is based on the sketch at Sassy Lil Sketches.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Start Your Engines

The layout is for the challenge at Lasting Memories to use squares, circles or scallops. My son and grandson enjoyed the go kart races at another grandson's birthday party.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Papercraft Star 500 followers giveaway

Papercraft Star is having a giveaway for reaching 500 followers.  Here is their post.

"We are so thrilled here with the warm response we've received from all of our followers and we really appreciate that so many of you are going out of your way to tell other crafters about us too! The more, the more merrier is definitely the case here at Papercraft Star!

In fact, we are so excited that we know we told you that we were going to wait until we reached 500 followers to have another $25.00 Papertrey Ink or My Favorite Things (winner's choice) gift certificate drawing, but we're so close to that number now, we decided to celebrate early! This is perhaps the one time that it doesn't matter if you count your chickens before they hatch! "

Head here to enter.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stacy's Tim Holtz Giveaway

For info on how to win this awesome giveaway go to Stacy's blog here

Giveaway at Scrap That

You can win this gorgeous kit from
Scrapagogo over at Scrap That.


This layout is for Sketches In Thyme challenge #15. The photo is of my parents, aunt and uncle, taken in July 1950.


I love the sketch this week at Sketchy Thursday because it uses lots of photos. This layout is my grandson opening his birthday presents. He asked for "foot" slippers, cookies and money. Then told his brother and cousins that he would get those items because he asked for cookies for Christmas and that's what grandma got him, so grandma will get you whatever you want. Thank goodness his dad got him the dirt bike he wanted - SO not in grandma's budget.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hey Charlie!

This is Charlie looking serious. The layout is based on sketch #46 at Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking.


This layout is of my son. I really don't know what he is doing since I wasn't there when the picture was taken. I followed the sketch at The Paper Variety, a new challenge blog started by two dear friends, Abby and Suzanne. Check it out.


Based on sketch #121 at Creative Scrappers this layout is of Ontario, age 3, enjoying ice cream cake at his cousin's birthday party.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Got to love a kid who normally covers his face so there are few pictures of him, but willingly poses in dirt bike goggles.

This layout is for the sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches. Picture was taken at Dalton's 10th birthday.

Another blog candy

If you would like a chance to win this gorgeous paper candy head over to Pinkpuds blog.

Blog candy ending tonight

Check out the awesome blog candy at Designs by Denise. Become a follower and see all her inspiring projects.

Putt Putt

Based on the sketch at Papercraft Star (Challenge #13) this layout is of my daughter and two grandsons playing golf at a birthday party.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


This layout is based on the sketch at BoBunny. It also uses 5 different patterned papers for the challenge at Scrappin n Chattin. The pictures are of me at around 8 months (I took off walking on my own at 9 months and haven't stopped since.)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hi !

This layout is based on the sketch at Sketches in Thyme #14.

While Dalton isn't waving in the pictures, Kaden and Zach were having a great time. They soon found out just how long a parade can be. Sore arms.

Royal Ride

This sketch is from Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking, sketch #45
Kaden, as prince, rode in the parade. His cousins Zach and Dalton were able to ride on the float.


This layout is based on this week's sketch at Sketchy Thursday.

Kaden's parents were excited when he was chosen prince for his school, even when reminded they would have to build a float.


This layout is based on the Sketchy Thursday October GDT Challenge.
For the National Cherry Festival, each elementary school picks a first grader as prince and princess. This year my grandson Kaden was chosen for his school.