Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gateway to fun

I used the left half of the sketch from the Basic Grey sketch challenge.  I've been a Basic Grey fan for years, while I don't have every collection I have quite a stash. 

For this layout I used:
cardstock - Stampin Up!
inks & mists - Stampin Up! and Tattered Angels
pp - BG Archaic
border strip and stickers - BG Archaic
buttons - BG Infuse and Ambrosia
Alpha - BG Archaic, Marrakech and Mello 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Duncombe Elementary School

Photo of Jennifer and her 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Parker at the Parent/Teacher conferences. 

Papers and embellies by Reminisce. 
Brads by Stampin Up!
mini alphas by October Afternoon

Saturday, September 15, 2012

frightfully cute

Another Halloween layout - this one from 1988.  Melissia (the black cat) and her friends ready for trick - or- treating.  The sketch was posted on Scrap N Chat. 

Friday, September 14, 2012


Jennifer and Melissia with their Jack-O-Lanterns in 1980.  This is for a lift challenge at Scrap N Chat.  The original layout came from a blog Inside My Head.  I love this design. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trick or Treat

and too cute to spook!  Halloween photos from 1983.  This was a lift from Scrap N Chat. 

2 wheels

I found these photos of Melissia riding her bike after we had taken the training wheels off.  The photos are blurry, but it's such an important milestone for a child I decided to scrap them anyway.  The sketch is a lift challenge from Scrap N Chat. 

Please join us on the forum and be inspired! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012


I used Diana's sketch at Scrap N Chat for this layout about us having a treat from the French Pastry shop at Epcot. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

wish bone

Thanksgiving week 2009.  We haven't saved the wish bone in a very long time!  Katie had a hard time waiting for it to dry.  She wins again!  How does she get so lucky?
cadstock - Stampin Up!
pp, alphas and numbers - Pink Paislee
misc. brads and journaling spots.

thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


When we got out the Halloween decorations Katie found the black cat costume I'd made for Jennifer years ago.  I had to shorten the legs, but otherwise it fit well.  Katie made and adorable cat!  2009

Monday, September 3, 2012


Today the 6 of us went to Animal Kingdom to celebrate my Birthday a day early.  We were there early before the crowds and the mid-day heat kicked in.  The line wait was only 10-20 minutes at the rides.  We had lunch at the Rain Forest Cafe.  Was a great day! 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Silhouette card challenge and tutorial

 My September card challenge at Scarp 'N Chat is to create a Silhouette card.  The tutorial for this card is below. 

 You will need to cut a circle or oval from the center of a piece of vellum.  I used yellow so you could see it easily. 

Use a bit of temporary adhesive on the vellum to keep it from sliding on the cardstock.  Cover the opening with VersaMark. 

 Use cotton swabs to apply your chalks to create a sunset or landscape effect.   

 I did two different colors and two different shapes.  Wipe the chalked area well.  Remove the vellum. 
Choose solid type stamps.  Stamp with black ink and use black embossing powder to make it stand out against the background. 

Layer and embellish your cards.