Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Winner Winner

Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments about my mosaic layout. The winner of my envelope of goodies is #2

Vicki this is such a sweet layout! I love those trees! Thank you for all of your hard work on this hop!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fifth birthday party

I saw a similar layout on pinterest and saved it. Then when the challenge this week at Lasting Memories was "Celebration" I knew now was the time to try. This is a layout of my grandson's fifth birthday party. Included in the photos are the birthday boy, his dad, his cousins and his best friend. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Scrapfit XOXO

The challenge at ScrapFit - workout #62 - is to use XOXO on a layout. Since I love bling I was excited to find the XOXO gems in my stash. The picture is my daughters in 1978.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


My grandson Zach said he didn't know he could make his own orange juice, so I handed him some oranges and a cup. I used the sketch from Boys Rule. Solid papers are from Around the Block (good morning and pretty flowers); patterned paper is Cherry Arte's morocco-mirror ball; photo mats from DCWV - The Old World stack; Blue cardstock from DCWV in robin. Buttons, twine and stickers from my stash.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop

Welcome to Created By Cori's Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop! In this hop, you will see projects featuring Cricut cartridges using all things found in the Wonderful Wilderness!  We hope you enjoy our blog hop today! If you came here from Gloria's amazing blog you are on the right track. If not, please start at Cori's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.

My project for today is a layout from my family's trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan in 2010. I love doing mosaics for scenery photos.

I used kraftpaper as background, chipboard trees, patterned paper from my stash, cardstock from recollections, title is thickers by American Craft, small letters from Authenique.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Leave a comment and become a follower for a chance at my blog candy.

Your next stop is the talented Laura.

While you were wondering through the woods, a Giveaway came out of hibernation!  For this weekends blog hop, Created By Cori is giving away a Chore Chart Cricut cartridge.  to enter to win this cartridge, make sure you head to Created By Cori and become a follower, then leave a message at the Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop post!

If you get lost in the woods during this hop, here is the blog hop list to help you find your way.

Saturday, February 25
1. Cori-
2. Lisa P -
3. Lucy K -
4. Jenny J. -
5. Gloria-
6. Vicki -
8. Barb-
9. Lisa -
11. Corri
12.Lynne -
13. Missy-

Thank you for hopping along, we hope you have found lots of inspiration from our Wonderful Wilderness blog hop! This is a two day hop, so be sure to stop at Cori's blog again tomorrow to see more wonderful projects.

Friday, February 24, 2012


This layout is for the sketch challenge at Colorful Creations. I love this picture of a jellyfish that my daughter took while on vacation.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


This layout is of my daughter at age three. I used sketch #69 from Sketches In Thyme. I also followed the challenge at Lasting Memories to use ribbon. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Little Love

The challenge at Kraft It Up this month is Love, the color pink and of course kraft paper.  This is my daughter in 1975.


The challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge blog is to use the above sketch and follow the theme of scouting. The photos are of my daughters (one a girl scout, the other a brownie) marching in a parade.

Give me a G

The challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous is the letter G. I used girls, gems and glimmer mist.

Monday, February 20, 2012

What a view

This layout is for The ScrapRoom Blog's February Freaky Fast challenge. The challenge consists of cardstock, and 9 pieces of paper cut 3x3. Add photos, title, journaling and embellish. I made a layout of my grandson on vacation in 2011.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I used the sketch from Artful Delight to make a layout of my grandson sporting some cool sunglasses.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Face to Face

Today's layout is of my grandson's visit to an aquarium in SC. It is based on sketch #195 from Creative Scrappers.

Cardstock from DCWV and Recollections
Patterned paper from my stash
Die cuts from cricut cart "life is a beach"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sarah's Loves

Workout challenge #61 at ScrapFIT is blank canvas. To start with a blank white sheet of cardstock and build from there. This layout is of my niece's children.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wind Ensemble

Based this layout on sketch #194 from Creative Scrappers. Another layout for my grandson's senior year album. He plays bass clarinet in Wind Ensemble.

Cuddle Love

I usually don't make layouts to fit more than one or two challenges, but this layout fits five.

This is being entered at:
Scrappin-n-chattin - February sketch
Scrappin-n-chattin - February challenge to use hearts
Lasting Memories - Love
Scrap It Girl - use hearts
Scrapbookers Anonymous - 3 hearts (I have 15) and stitching (title)

Cardstock from recollections
Patterned paper from DCWV
Bling from Imaginese (I-rock)
Flowers from stash
Foam hearts from dollar store

Friday, February 10, 2012


This layout is for two challenges. I used the sketch above from Blog Quick Quotes. I also journaled about the challenge word at Bird is the Word, which is Remember. This is the first time my grandson ever saw the ocean.

New Baby

Here is the February sketch from The Scraproom Blog and my take on it. Pictured are my niece, her son and his son - the newest of my mother-in-law's 138 descendants.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Above is the February Sketch from Authentique Paper, makers of some of the prettiest papers. I love the yellow and grey color combo. I made a layout of my grandson as a baby. He's almost 14 now, but still cute.

Items used:

Papers - Authentique - Blissful Collection
Ribbon - colorbok
Title - Thickers from American Crafts
Flowers and buttons from my stash
Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart
Liquid pearls in silver

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Sketch #193 at Creative Scrappers just called for a sweet baby picture. Baby Emma is my niece's granddaughter.


The challenge at A2Z Scraplets is to use the sketch created by Liz Weber.  I made a layout of my niece's daughter and her prom date.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Purple Pumpkin entry

This layout is for the sketch at Purple Pumpkin. Another picture of my niece's little one - at 17 days old.


This layout is for the first sketch challenge at Boys Rule.  The picture is of my grandson playing a driving game at his 5th birthday party. I so love that little kids don't even care that there was no money in the machine - he was playing the demo.

Best Gift

Lets Get Sketchy is a brand new sketch site. There is currently a design team call going on over there (until February 10th) and this is the sketch to apply and my take on it.

This is my niece's baby boy who was born on December 12 at one day old.

Monday, February 6, 2012


I followed sketch #68 from Sketches In Thyme to make another layout of my grandson. Since he is a teenage boy I fought the urge to put a huge white flower in the empty brown space. The real trick was getting 12 inches of ribbon to cover 24 inches of space.

Cardstock from Target
Circle and music paper from Michaels $2 pack.
Ribbon from stash

Friday, February 3, 2012

Being Silly

The challenge this week at Lasting Memories is to "Trash Your Layouts".  I used corrugated cardboard cut from a box flap for mats under the title and journaling. The photo mats are scraps of cardstock and the title is from an already opened pack of thickers (leftovers). The layout is of my grandson and his girlfriend being silly in the photo booth. He doesn't know I took a picture of the photo strip he left sitting on his desk. : )

Thursday, February 2, 2012