Sunday, November 27, 2011


Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and survived the shopping frenzy. I'm here with this week's challenge from Lasting Memories called Color Me Happy.  Here are the colors given for inspiration

And we were given a sketch to use if wanted.

I took purple, gold, a touch of yellow and the pink in the baby's picture to create this layout of my niece's newborn granddaughter.

Now it's your turn. Head on over to Lasting Memories to see what the rest of the design team has created for you. Then let us see your take on the challenge, linked by Saturday, 9 p.m. EST.  Can't wait to see what you make.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Winner - All About Boys has chosen a winner. #11 is Paper Creations by Mindy. An email has been sent. Thanks to all who commented.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sugar Island

It a new week and that brings a new challenge from Lasting Memories. This week is photo inspiration, and we have three different photos for you to choose from. I took my inspiration from the first photo - water and blue/green colors. My layout is from pictures my grandson took on  a visit to Sugar Island last month. When asked why he was taking so many pictures he replied "for grandma to scrapbook."

Now head on over to Lasting Memories and let us see your take on one of the photos. Link your layout by 9 p.m. Saturday. There is also a giveaway at Lasting Memories this week AND another DT member is having giveaways ALL WEEK on her blog!! Hurry over and check it all out.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Blog Hop Winner - Anything But A Card

I hope everyone had fun on Ashley's Anything But A Card blog hop last Friday. There were so many inspirational projects. I used to select the winner of my blog candy.

Comment #10 is from mamawcindy. Congrats Cindy! An email has been sent to you.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

All About Boys

Welcome to day two of the All About Boys Blog Hop. If you came here from Patti you are on the right track. If not, please start at Mindy's blog so you don't miss any of the fun. We have a lot of very talented people that will be sharing their projects with you. And what would be a hop without a little prize at the end?

There is a FANTASTIC prize package waiting for you! All you have to do to be eligible is...

1. Leave a comment on every blog BOTH DAYS
2. Become a follower on every blog (if you already are just put that in with your comment)
3. Become a fan of Paper Creations by Mindy on facebook (stop in and say hi too!)

Sponsors for the hop are:

Scraptastical Kreations $20 gift certificate

Designs on Cloud 9 $20 gift certificate

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs $20 gift certificate

Paper Piecings by Nikki $20 Gift certificate

The Beary Scrap $15 gift certificate

Beary Sweet Designs $20 gift certificate

Mindy will be providing a "goodie bag" as well. See below for my blog candy too.

My post today serves a double purpose. Not only is my project for day two of the All About Boys blog hop, it is also my design team project for Lasting Memories, where the challenge this week is hidden journaling.

My project is a layout of my grandson, who is a senior this year.  The journaling talks about how happy his mother was this spring when Nick let her pick out new clothes for him instead of his usual bluejeans and t-shirts. His one choice on his own was the hat, which he wears everyday.

Cardstock - Target
Paper - DCWV
Ribbon - my stash
Letters - Thickers
Bling - I-rock gems from Imaginise

My blog candy for one lucky person who comments is a scrapping tool kit. For FIVE extra entries submit a layout to Lasting Memories this week. I'll keep this open until 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 19th (the entry deadline at Lasting Memories.)

Now hop on over to see what the talented Lisa has created to show you.

Here's the entire lineup in case you missed any of the inspiration.

DAY ONE November 12th
1. Mindy Eggen
2.Lisa Lam
4. Lisa
7. Sue
8. Yvette
10. Theresa Neubaum
11. Beckie
12. Patti Ross
13. Alina

DAY TWO November 13th
1. Mindy Eggen
2. Janet Murray Nagai
3. Dawn Dorosz Muldowney
4. Janet Smith
5. Jamie L
6. Doris
8. Paula
9. Erin Bullock -
10.  Melissa Haereiti-
11. Lisa Tehonica Pontious
12. Patti Ross
13. Vicki Wilson
 14. Lisa -

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Anything But A Card Blogaversary Blog Hop

Welcome to the Anything But A Card Blogaversary Blog Hop. You should have come from the talented Nicole.  If you just happened by please start at the beginning at Ashley's blog and check out the sponsors and awesome prizes of her blog.

For this hop I made a layout from a co-worker's wedding. The decorations at the reception included peacock feathers that another co-worker donated. The background peacock paper is from DCWV, the cardstock from recollections, flowers from prima, letters from K & Co., butterflies from my stash (a necklace from a yardsale), the peacock image is a napkin from the reception, adhesive is photosplits from recollections, flower ribbon from Ben Franklin (manufacturer unknown).

The next stop on the hop is Christel.

I also have a small RAK for you. To enter, please become a follower and leave a comment. I will announce the winner on Nov. 14th.

Here's the entire list in case you want to revisit any of the blogs.

Ashley -
Ellen -
Misty -
Liz -
Teresa -
Rachel -
Leslie -

Zenita -
Gina -
Lynne -
Jearise -

Vicki -
Christel -
Susan -
Lynda -
Lisa -
Deb -

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

One of my favorite parts of a Native American pow-wow is Grand Entry. In addition to recognizing tribe and country and all dancers,  it is also a time to honor those who have served. Veterans from all branches of service carry flags commemorating not only the various services, but also those missing and killed in action and those taken as prisoners of war.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Me 1952

One of the challenges at Scrappin-n-chattin this month is to make a layout of me only. I don't have a lot of pictures of myself, and many of those are with other people. So I decided to use a baby picture. I hated that circus wallpaper and was thrilled when my parents finally replaced at when I was six. A few months later they sold the house and we moved to a farm house which fortunately had no wallpaper. And why am I still alive? Didn't they know not to put a pillow in a crib back then?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Paper Variety - Family Challenge

The challenge at The Paper Variety this week is to create a paper project that includes a family member's title or include the word "family." One of the challenges at Scrappin-n-chattin is to use a polaroid photo. I've had this photo hanging or tucked away in various places for over 30 years. It's time to give it a safe place in the family scrapbook album. The journaling talks about my father-in-law (Grandpa Nick) taking his first airplane trip to come visit us at Christmas in 1979.

Cardstock from recolletions; patterned paper and letters from colorbok; snowflake from my stash; journal tag fussy cut from Michael's $1 tags.

Monday, November 7, 2011


One of the challenges this month at Scrappin-n-chattin is to use the word today, tomorrow, yesterday, Monday, Tuesday, etc. I picked this picture because it shows my co-workers fourteen years ago. I'll be doing a "today" layout to go with this, just need to print out the picture.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

On the farm - Lasting Memories

The challenge this week at Lasting Memories is earth tones and serpia photos. I made a layout of my grandmother's younger brothers and sister in the late 1920s. Photo was taken at my great-grandparent's farm in Wisconsin.

Supplies used:
cardstock - recollections
thickers from American Crafts (delight in red)
ribbon from May Arts
butterfly punches by Martha Stewart and EK Success

Come over to Lasting Memories, check what the rest of the design team has created and then link your creation and join the fun. Entries due by 9 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 12th.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge this week is family.  One of the challenges at Scrappin-n-chattin is to use red, gold and brown. I combined the two and made this layout to showcase my cousin's entire family, Pam, her husband, three children and two grandsons.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Stuck?! Sketches - Nick Nack

This is the November 1st challenge sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.

This layout contains pictures of my grandson Nick, a senior, at the Marching Band Festival. The musician to his left is also named Nick, a freshman. At band camp when the leader said Nick move to your left, both boys moved. So to tell the difference they started calling them Nick and Nack.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Super Hero ?

The challenge this week at The Paper Variety is to create a humorous layout, card or altered project.

This is a layout of my grandson wearing a costume, bike helmet and ripped baby blanket. Who knows what little boys think.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Artful Delight Sketch #14

This sketch if from Artful Delight. Be sure to check out the gorgeous new kit Leeanne is offering for November. My take on the sketch features a beautiful fall day at the football stadium, taken before the Marching Band Festival.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Frosted Designs Sketch #27

The Sketch Along Tuesday Challenge #27 is up at Frosted Designs. I love that this sketch has multiple pictures. I've made a layout of my grandson at Band-A-Rama, the last Marching Band performance of the year. During one of the songs the kids put down there instruments and do some dance moves.

Candy's Craft Corner Giveaway

Candy's Craft Corner has a giveaway for the three above cricut cartridges. This giveaway ends on Dec. 15th so hop on over today to enter.