Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dancing Shoes

What's a wedding without dancing? When my friend got married in September she knew it would be a long night on her feet, so she wore tennis shoes that had been decorated in the colors (blue and purple) and theme (peacock feathers) of the wedding. I used sketch #67 from Sketches In Thyme for this layout.

Created by Cori giveaway

Cori over at Created by Cori is trying to reach 500 followers by spring. She is giving away a Freshly Picked cricut cartridge to one lucky follower. Blogger won't let me add the picture here, but it is posted on the right.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

He Cooks?

The challenge this week at Lasting Memories was to use a recipe, not a scrapbooking recipe, but a real recipe. I made a layout of my grandson and the time he offered to make dinner. Journaling explains how he took teriyaki marinade, cocktail sauce, honey mustard, egg beaters and a bag of frozen cauliflower out of the fridge and freezer and then stated he needed a bowl and a crock pot. His mom and I did not take him up on his offer, so I don't know how all of this would taste.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Her two men

I found a new (to me) sketch challenge blog called My Creative Sketches. Here is the January sketch and my take on it. The photo is from a co-worker's wedding in September, taken with her dad and her husband.

Cardstock from my stash, silver doily, patterned paper (mat) is from DCWV, letters are Thickers, flourish is made with Liquid Pearls, ribbon from stash.

Greatest View giveaway

Above is a sneak peek at some of the goodies being worked on for the first bi-monthly product release. at Greatest View.  Head on over to enter the giveaway -  a $25 voucher to spend at the release. Entries close 9pm January 31st.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

At Home

This is Sketches In Thyme sketch #66. I used the circle cardstock that I received as a Christmas gift to made a layout of the presents under the tree. My grandson enjoyed his new slippers.

Basketball - Sketches in Thyme #65

Here is sketch #65 from Sketches in Thyme. I made a layout of my grandson. He scored 12 of the 24 points that his team made.

Friday, January 20, 2012

how fast you GROW

This is the current challenge sketch at Artful Delight. It was designed by my talented friend Abby.  I used papers and letters from previous Artful Delight kits. My layout is of my nephew and his baby girl. To play along be sure to link your layout by 1/24/2012 1:59 a.m. cst

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Butterfly Kisses Blog Hop

Welcome to the Butterfly Kisses Blog Hop. Today my friends and I are having a hop to celebrate Kari's one-year anniversary of her blog which is Jan 20th. You should have come here from the talented Lynne. If you just happened upon my blog please hop over to the beginning at Kari's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.

We have the best sponsors for our hop that will just blow your mind!!!
  1. Shannon Keith Leffew has a gift certificate for flowers in her Etsy Shop
  2. Creative Kuts a $20 Gift Card at http://creativekuts.com/
  3.     2 birthday cards made by her, Stamp Set from www.gettingcricky.com PLUS $10 Gift Certificate for Little Scraps of Heaven 

The only requirement for this hop was to use butterflies.

For my project I made a layout of my niece's little girl. I love this picture of her looking in the mirror. To make the background I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the butterflies in pink and then used glimmer mist by Tattered Angels. I added gems in pink and green to the mask butterflies and added these to the right side of the layout. The butterflies trails are made with Imaginese gems and the i-rock. The chipboard butterfly is from my stash, the title letters from K&Co. Patterned paper is from DCWV. Dot for question mark is cut from a doily and a mirror dot is attached.

Next stop is Janet. Hop on over and see what amazing project she has created.

Here's the entire line-up:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Melissa's Birthday Giveaway

It's Melissa's 40th birthday and she's giving away the gifts. Head over to her blog, Creating from the Heart and wish her a happy birthday.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blog Hop Winners

Thanks to all who stopped by my blog the past few days and for all the sweet comments that were left. I have used random . org to pick winners of my blog candy.

For DDCrafts Fabulous Fifty Blog Hop I added the comments from the three days with day 1 being 1 thru 41; day 2 being 42 thru 61 and day 3 being 62 thru 77.

The winner is Becky

Sweet CreationsJan 12, 2012 12:30 AM
Great lay out they are great colors for a boy. I am a new follower and I am glad I became a new follower.

There were 14 comments for the History in My Lifetime hop.

The winner is Cherie.

CherieJan 14, 2012 07:47 AM
What a great layout. I was not alive when this happened, but it is so sad to think about. Thanks for sharing!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com

Congrats ladies. I have sent you emails for your mailing addresses.


My word for this year is joy. I am sure I can find joy everyday. This layout is of my grandson opening one of his gifts on Christmas. While video games and dvds make great gifts they also make a two or three inch pile of gifts under the tree - not impressive. LOL. The journaling explains how I used a large box (for size), 7 pound bag of kitty litter (for weight) and crumpled newspaper (to eliminate any shaking). I taped the video game to the inside of the box. He was pleasantly surprised.

Entire layout made from one sheet of patterned paper (from Recollections' All Season stack), one sheet of cardstock from my stash and 3 gems. This was my first attempt at making fan fold embellies and I didn't think to check you tube before starting. The cutting and folding I did okay, it's the gluing that I should have gotten instructions for before I stuck my fingers together. Title is printed on the paper.

I am entering this in:

Lasting Memories - challenge is New Year (used my "word" for the year) open until 1/21 9pm EST
The Paper Variety - challenge is to use fan fold embellishments, open until 1/27 midnight EST
Scrappin-n-chattin - challenge is to use word of the year as one word title, open until 1/31.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

History in My Lifetime

 If ou are here for day three of DDs Crafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop click here.

Welcome to the History in My Lifetime Blog Hop.

This blog hop is geared toward "History in My Lifetime", something that is prominent and will be in history books if not already there.If you came here first please start at Jamie's blog so you don't miss any of the fun. She will be offering the grand prize of 4 digi stamps from scrapbookstampsociety.com. Comment on each blog to be eligible.

I picked the first history book event that I remember, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The journaling talks about how I was eleven and didn't really understand conspiracy theories and everything the adults were talking about, but I did understand that as sad as it was for us to lose our president, that two young children lost their dad.

Please leave a comment to be eligible for my blog candy. Your next stop is the talented Christel.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 3

Today is day 3 of our party/blog hop for Debbie's 50th birthday. Hope you are enjoying all the inspiration.

If you came here from Haidee's blog you are on the right track. If not please hop over to DDscrafts to start at the beginning. To win on DDscrafts, you must comment on each blog each day.

Today I am sharing a card made for my grandson's upcoming 5th birthday.  Cardstock from Target, Name and number are cricut cuts, train punch from Martha Stewart. And of course I had to add googly eyes.

Now head over to see what Paula has made.

Here's the complete line-up:

DDscrafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop day 2

Welcome to DDscrafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop day 2, twenty talented artists celebrating DDs birthday with birthday related crafts.

If you came here from the awesome Haidee's blog you are on the right track. If not please hop over to DDscrafts to start at the beginning. To win on DDscrafts, you must comment on each blog each day.

Today I made two different birthday cards for friends.

Cardstock from Target
Ribbon and rub-ons from my stash

I have blog candy, so please leave a comment. Now head over to see what the talented Paula has for you today.

Here's the complete line-up:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

DDCrafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to DDscrafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop, twenty talented artists celebrating DDs birthday with birthday related crafts.

If you came here from the awesome Haidee's blog you are on the right track. If not please hop over to DDscrafts to start at the beginning. To win on DDscrafts, you must comment on each blog each day.

Our projects need to be birthday related so I made a layout of my grandson turning 10.

Cardstock from Target
PP from my stash
Letters are foam from the dollar store
Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart

I have blog candy, so please leave a comment. Now head over to see what the talented Paula has made to you.

Here's the complete line-up:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This is ME

The challenge at Lasting Memories this week is Getting to Know You. When I found this paper I knew it was perfect for a layout about me. I used the words that were pre-printed on the paper to inspire my list: Give my best, Enjoy my life, Learn from the journey, See amazing beauty every day.

All items used were won from Artful Delights. Leeanne sells the most amazing kits with enough goodies to make multiple layouts.

You can enter at Lasting Memories until 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14th.


The Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs is to make a layout with cardstock only, no patterned paper. I made a layout of my oldest grandson, photo taken right before his first birthday (he graduates from high school this June.)

Cardstock from my stash, Letters by K&Company, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, buttons from stash (I love those teddie bear buttons.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


The winner from the Love Bugs Blog Hop is #15.

jessica said... how sweet is this!! love the shape of the banner and those adorable bugs!
Congrats Jessica. An email has been sent to her.

Us Two - Amanda's Crafts and More

The current challenge at Amanda's Crafts and More is to use a cricut die cut on a layout. I made this layout as a companion to the layout in the post below.

The photos are me and my brother in 1957. Cardstock and patterned paper from Michaels, die cuts from Cricut cartridge "A Child's Life", ribbon from Ben Franklin's, green gems from stash.

Stairs - The Paper Variety

The current challenge at The Paper Variety is black, white and a kiss of color.

The photos are of me and my brother, taken in 1957. Cardstock from Recolletions, paper from $1 bin at Michaels, black flowers are prima, green flower from stash, title is thickers by American Crafts.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Love Bugs Banners for Kids

Welcome to the “Love Bugs Banners for Kids” Hop.

Forty very talented crafty people have come together for a two day hop (Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th) to showcase handmade banners that will be donated to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. The hope of these banners is that they bring smiles to these children's faces and awareness of Pediatric Specialty Care to all those that hop along.

The “Love Bugs Banner for Kids” Hop has some awesome sponsors and prizes to give away to all those that hop along and leave comments. The more blogs you visit and leave comments at, the more chances you have of winning. That means if you hop through all 20 blogs each day and leave a comment on each blog then you are in the drawing 40 times!

Our Generous Sponsors are:

Jellypark Digital Stamps will award 2 free digi-images to one winner.

K Andrews Designs has donated a stamp set to one winner.

Robyn's Fetish will donate FIVE digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!

Now on with the hop....
If you came here from Nicolette you are on the right track. If not go to Ellen's blog to start at the beginning.

I went more towards the Valentine's theme making my banner scalloped hearts with added bugs. All the bugs are from punches (ladybug from Martha Stewart, others from 3 bug punch from EK Success).

Sorry the photo is so small, the caterpillar and the ladybugs all have googly eyes.

Thank you for joining us today on our “Love Bug Banner for Kids” Hop for the children of Pediatric Specialty Care.Your next stop is the talented Lisa.

Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win my blog candy.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Smiles - Sketchy Thursday

I made this layout of my daughter and her younger son following the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays. Photo was taken while they were on vacation last November.

Really Reasonable Ribbon

 Really Reasonable Ribbon is celebrating their two-year blog anniversary with an awesome giveaway. Hop on over and check it out.