Friday, October 26, 2012

Changing Seasons

The challenge this week at Lasting Memories is "Double Take." Use two of the same or similar pictures. I had two pictures of the huge maple tree in the back yard, one taken in summer and the other in fall. I struggled for a time with what colors to use. Finally decided that I was really making two 11x5.5 layouts, making the summer half in green and white, the fall half in red and tan. Tied the two halves together with yellow butterflies with liquid pearls in green (summer) and pink (fall).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

With Grandma

After doing layouts of boys, a church and a pizza lunch the last few days it felt good to do a girly layout. So I had to use everything, lace, bling, doily, flowers, brads and butterflies. I used the sketch from Stuck On U Sketches for this layout of my daughters and my mother-in-law. Pulled the colors from my daughters' outfits - photo is from 1981.

My Guys

Another layout from Zach's birthday party in 2009. (Better late than never, right.) I used the sketch from Mothers of Boys. Pictured are my son, his oldest son, and my oldest grandson. Actually this is only some of my guys - have four more grandsons.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Third post for today. This layout is based on the sketch from ScrapFriends. Paper is Little Yellow Bicycle. The flowers from a thrift store, title is foam letters from the dollar store, tape and fish net embellie from Michaels. While the photo looks like it was taken in the middle of the day, it was actually after 10 p.m. Taken in Anchorage, Alaska in June.

Capture the good times

The challenge at Once Upon a Sketch is to use the quote below and the sketch. I was out of state on my grandson's birthday, so the only photo I have is one from facebook. But I'm happy to have it, since it shows his smile and the number 9 card.

Normally when I see a sketch like this I think girly with lots of flowers and pink, but I have grandsons. So I looked through my stash and found the awesome red/white/black/gray die cut and the layout just fell into place from there. Used my new Tim Holtz die for the gears and thickers in different colors and fonts for the title. Journaling is under the picture.


There are always those things I want to remember but feel funny about scrapping, so I loved the challenge from Lasting Memories this week. The four items I picked out of the hat were brads, ribbon, food and the colors red, orange, yellow or green.  I used all the colors although the red title looks orange. Then I added a fifth - the flourish. My journaling (cut off on the bottom of the layout) says I had to have my favorite food - pizza - while in Anchorage.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

All of Us

The challenge at The Studio Challenges is family. What family means, who is my family. I used a picture from my daughter's wedding in 1997. The photo includes my mother, myself, my husband, all three of my children, oldest grandson and son-in-law - the only photo of all of us together. My journaling is on the black tag on the lower right side under the doilies.

Caught From Behind

The sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap was perfect for these photos I took of my daughter on our trip to Alaska. Unfortunately most of the pictures I took were from behind - hence the title.

Smallish One

I used the fantastic sketch from Boys Rule for this layout of my grandson's 8th birthday. His mom refers to him as the smallish one and I wanted to document that - watch him be over 6 feet tall when grown.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Spring Time In Alaska

Used the sketch from Paper Secrets for this layout of the view from the convention center in Anchorage.

On the trail

Used sketch #228 from Creative Scrappers as well as the challenge to use 12 or more buttons from Scrap It Girl for the layout of Cook Inlet as seen from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Anchorage. Yes I was so excited to be in Alaska I even took pictures of mud.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Along came a spider - day 2

Welcome to day two of the Along Came a Spider Blog Hop. If you came here from Lisa's blog you are on the right track. If not please start there so you don't miss any of the fun.

For today's project I made a spider card.

Your next stop is Anita. Thanks for hopping today.

Lisa -
Vicki -
Anita ~ 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Along Came a Spider

Welcome to the Along Came a Spider Blog Hop.Thank you for joining us to help us celebrate Halloween.   If you came here from our talented hostess Lisa you are on the right track. If not, please start there so you don't miss any of the fun.

For my project I made a spider banner for my living room. Spiders were cut from the Doodlecharms cricut cartridge in 5, 4, 3 and 1 inch sizes. I used red bling for eyes and orange ribbon to connect the spiders. I knew the banner was a keeper when my fourteen year old grandson walked into the craft room as I was holding this up and said, "Oh I really like that." Don't get that kind of comment from teenage males often.

Your next stop is Anita

Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost or want to revisit.

Lisa -
Vicki -
Anita ~

Friday, October 5, 2012

1950's style

Used the sketch from C'est Magnifique for inspiration for a layout of my aunts in 1959. Papers are from the DCWV stack Lady Couture. Flourishes are part of the paper.

Aiming High

Used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for a layout of my grandson showing all the belts he has earned so far in tae kwon do.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Nana's 2nd Blogaversary Hop

Welcome to Nana's Scrap Spot 2nd Blogaversary Blog Hop!!

I'm so happy you could join us to help celebrate Nana's Scrap Spot's 2nd Blogaversary!!  It's hard to believe it's been two years now.  Time really does fly when you are having fun!  This hop is an anything goes blog hop so be sure to stop by of my wonderful crafty friends' blogs to see what has been created for your viewing pleasure!

If you are here from Lynda's blog you are on the right track. If not, please start at Miranda's blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration.

What celebration would be complete without gifts, right!  Well not to worry, we have lucky person will receive a $25 gift card from Michael's Arts and Crafts and if that isn't enough KaDoodle Bug Designs is offering a $15 gift certificate on regular price patters.  To be eligible to win, please leave a comment on each hop post and please head over to KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook Page, click LIKE and leave a comment:

For my project, I did a layout of my grandson looking cute a few days before his 4th birthday. (He's 18 now and not impressed). Cardstock from Michaels, patterned paper is tissue from my latest purchase of candles. Circles are beads and were part of a broken necklace purchased on clearance. Twine and half pearls were from my stash. Title is foam letters from a dollar store.

Now head over to Deb's blog to see what wonderful project she has to show you.

Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost.

Miranda -
Ashley -
Paula -
Maria -
Meighen -

Monday, October 1, 2012

Craftin Desert Diva's giveaway

Check out the blinkie on the right sidebar and enter Craftin Desert Diva's 500 follower giveaway. They are giving a $100 gift card to Joann's.