Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Paper Variety giveaway

My friends Abby and Suzanne have started a challenge blog The Paper Variety, where all of us can play. They are currently hosting a giveaway for this paper pack from Echo Park - Life is Good. Come join the fun.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brain Freeze

When I saw this week's sketch at Sketchy Thursdays I knew exactly what pictures of my grandson Charlie that I wanted to use.

I had snapped these last week Saturday when we went out for ice cream.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #10

The challenge this week at Papercraft Star is a card sketch. My grandson turned 10 this week so I made him a birthday card. I love this paper with the silly birds and added goggle eyes to the sentiment.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NO Bingo

This layout is based on the sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches. There is also a blog hop going on there that you won't want to miss.

My daughters and I played bingo at the fair on August 9th (8/9/10), but it wasn't lucky for us.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thoughts 2 Paper Entry

Today's layout is another in my series on the trip my husband and I took around Lake Superior in 1995. Pictures were taken at Ouimet Canyoun. This layout is based on Sketch #8 at Thoughts 2 Paper. Deadline to link is September 4th for those who want to play along.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blog Hops

If you love blog hops check out Scrap That Baby and The Scrapbook Get-Away. Both run through August 22nd.

Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking Entry

I really like this week's sketch (#42) at Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking.

This is my entry. A mosaic of the scenery from a trip around Lake Superior.

Papercraft Star Challenge #9

This is my entry for Papercraft Star Challenge #9. It was inspired on the photo below. I picked to use pictures of my grandsons on the swing ride at the fair. Be sure to check out all the entries and to vote for your favorite - voting is open to everyone.

Monday, August 16, 2010

And the winner is....

I hope everyone had fun at the first Scrappin-n-chattin blog hop. I enjoyed sharing my layout with you. I went to random.org - sorry I don't know how to put the picture of the result here - and the winner is....

Sara from Wisconsin Rapids. An email has been sent to Sara.

Thanks for everyone who left such wonderful comments.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scrappin-n-Chattin Blog Hop

Hi everyone. Are you having fun on the 1st Scrappin-n-Chattin blog hop? If you came here from Laura's blog you are on the right track. If not, head to Abby's blog to start the fun and see all the prize details.

Here is my project. A layout of my daughter, from 1974. (Okay I'm a little behind on the baby pictures.)

One of this month's challenges at S-n-C is "out of the box" - try something you've never done before.

I have never used glitter on chipboard before.

I first painted the chipboard letters white.

I used a glue stamp pad to cover each letter with adhesive quickly.

I then sprinkled the letters with glitter. Very messy but I'm happy with the outcome.

I have some blog candy to offer you. For a chance to win become a follower and leave a comment by midnight EST on Sunday August 15. I'll announce the winner on Monday, August 16th, so be sure to check back then.
Here's my secret word for you: FOR
Next stop is Kim. Thanks for stopping by.

Check out this giveaway

There is a new giveaway at Life and Times of a 12 x 12 addict. See the site for a full list of the goodies.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Challenge #8

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is Buttons, Bows and Bling. Here is my layout. The pictures were taken at Wings of Mackinac.

Giveaways at Life and Times of a 12 x 12 addict

These pictures are of 3 different giveaways taking place at Life and Times of a 12 x 12 Addict. Be sure to check these out.

Tracie is offering items to make a home decor project - details on her blog.

Another giveaway is for the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl crafting kit and matching chipboard accents.

This giveaway includes some yummy Prima Blooms, chipboard alpha, clear paintables and some crystals.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Blog Hop

The members of the yahoo group Scrappin-n-chattin are having their first blog hop. To take part in the fun be sure to visit Abby's blog for all the details.


Here's my entry for Sketch Thursdays this week.
The title and journaling are "Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing byt footprints". The photos were taken at Tettegouche Park in MN.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


This layout is based on the August sketch at Stuck Sketches. While visiting Fort Mackinac we found one of the buildings had some hands on activities for kids and a spot to pose.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

1000 sheets

Ever wonder what 1000 sheets of paper looks like? Amy is giving away 200 sheets of paper to 5 winners on her blog.
Hop on over and take a peek.

Purple Pumpkin's giveaway

Samatha at Purple Pumpkin is offering this awesome prize. Head over there before August 31st and check it out.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #7

This weeks challenge at Papercraft Star was to use the photo given as inspiration. I pulled the white, black, gray and yellow from the photo to come up with this layout. I know, flowers and lace for a boy. But I only have grandsons so they better get used to it.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Moose Mountain

The challenge over at The Studio Challenges is to mask something. I found a wood cutout of a moose and thought it would work perfectly with some pictures taken at Moose Mountain in Minnesota.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mosaic Layout

One of the August challenges over at Scrappin-n-chattin is to make a mosaic layout that covers the entire page. This is my attempt. The pictures are from last month's trip to Mackinac Island, MI.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Challenge Blog and a giveaway

My sweet friend Abby is having a giveaway to let people know about the new challenge blog that she and our equally sweet friend Suzanne have started - Paper Variety. Check out Abby's post here to enter, and be sure to become a follower at Paper Variety. Abby and Suzanne have a lot of fun things planned.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Trails

Who says a nature layout can't have bling. I made this layout based on Sketch Inspiration's sketch #135. The ribbon/gems was a thrift store find and the color seemed a good match for the layout. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Scrapping Nomad August Giveaway

Check out Scrapping Nomad for a chance at an awesome giveaway. She is giving a $25 gift certificate to Crafty Steals.