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.