Tuesday, December 31, 2013

nothing a good nights sleep can't fix!

Used sketch 60 from My Scraps & More sketch blog.  The forum 12 days of Christmas, day #8, is scrap a layout of someone special to me.....had to be Jim, my sweet husband.

Thanks you for stopping by. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

what fun it is

Sketch #61 from the My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  Combined with the 12 days of Christmas on My Scraps & More forum - this is day 5, use some of the words from "Jingle Bells" 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Birthday & a cherry on top

Sketch 58 from My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  Used Basic Grey cupcake line and some Washi tapes I got for Christmas!

Thank you for checking out my blog.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Warm Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season

Our family photo Christmas card for 2013!  I'm usually not this fast scrapping photos.  LOL
The papers are Fancy Pants and Reminisce.  The transparency is from Fancy Pants - love how these two companies blended together on this one.  I added a lot of Stickles on the snowflakes, stars, and swirls.    I used sketch 59 from My Scraps and More sketch blog.  The photo was taken at my nephew's August wedding. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Trick or Teat!

This layout was done using sketch # 55 at My Scraps & More Sketch blog.

The papers are a mixture of Pink Paisley, DCWV, Stampin Up and Reminisce.  I love using up some scraps.  :)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

"Be who you are..."

Sketch #54 over at My Scrap & More Sketch blog.    This is Katie and Grace in the photo booth at Melissia & Travis's wedding. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Enjoy your day

Melissia's birthday, May 1, 1984.  Celebrating with her class at Longfellow school in Sioux Falls, SD.   Used sketch number 53 at My Scraps & More Sketch Blog. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spider web cake

I signed up to take a Halloween dessert to the Thornebrooke Elementary School staff and teacher's luncheon.  The PTO does this once a month to support the staff.   We can't take homemade goodies to feed the students, but teachers are another story.  I made a spice cake with grated apples, chopped pecans and raisins - that makes it healthier, right?   The frosting is a cooked dark brown sugar with a little orange food coloring.  The web was added with the tube gel and the spiders are peanut M&M's.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


"My Scraps & More" is hosting a crop, and they have the best crops around.  I plan on being there - hope you will join me! 

Sweet cheeks

I used Sketch #49 from My Scraps & More sketch blog.    The background was created with damp sponges and a few drops of Poss Impressions ink   The colors were perfect for combining with Sassafras "Mix & Mend" and "Sew Fine". 

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Sketch #48 on My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  Used scraps of BG Lemonade collection. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

made with LOVE

This layout was made using sketch 47 at My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  I combined it with the Mix it up Monday challenge - 1 cup brown, 1/2 cup red, 1/8th cup yellow and pinch of green.  Papers are some oldies from "Dream Street", journaling spot is from Echo Park "Grandma's Kitchen"; title piece is Echo Park "Little girl". 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

kit swap

My swap kit from Lori over at My Scraps & More.  love those butterfly buttons!  Thank you Lori - now to find some photos that work with this.

Here's the layout I made with the papers and some of the embellies.  I covered the chipboard corner piece with newsprint pp, tore off some of the layers so it wasn't so thick.  Took a lesson from Sassafras and covered the flower, then wove the twine around it and added the center.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Daddy's girl

Used sketch #45 from My Scraps & More sketch blog. 

cardstock - Stampin Up!
pp & die-cuts - Sassafrass Lass

Friday, September 6, 2013

1 2 3 BOO!

Sketch from My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  Papers are Sassafras Indie Girl and Sweet Marmalade. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Using the sketch from Page Maps , a site I love and use often!  I loved this sketch.  Papers alphas and several of the embellies are from Sassafrass Lass. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

My girl

A layout using sketch #34 from My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  I used scraps and some embellies from My Mind's Eye - "Garden Party" and "Just Dreamy" collections.   Other embellies are from miscellaneous manufactures. 

This is Jennifer at 3 months.  

Saturday, June 22, 2013

grand ^ mother's day tea

This sketch is from My Mind's Eye blog, loved it when Tammi posted it on the My Scraps & More forum.  Papers are My Mind's Eye that I got in the kit swap from Lisam at My Scraps & More.  This sketch was perfect for using up some scraps  Products used -  Stampin Up! cardstock, adding some Washi tapes, Echo Park stickers, Crate Paper & Bella Blvd diecuts, Prima flowers, Lily Bee Design alphas, Basic Gray journaling spot.

Thank you for stopping by! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Time to fly

Sketch #30 at My Scraps & More Sketch blog. 

I used pp from Little Yellow Bicycle Pack your bags and Scenic Route Metropolis. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

hi Minnie

Sketch is from My Scraps & More sketch blog.  Using some Disney papers, alphas and embellies, scalloped circle is by Bazzill.   Photos were taken at Disneyland. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 tiny toes

Using up some Basic Gray scraps, background pp from Making Memories.  Sketch found at My Scraps & More Sketch blog. 

Monday, April 29, 2013


Sketch from My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  Papers are Basic Grey and some scraps of unknown. 
The photo is of our youngest daughter, Melissia and having her first taste of fruit. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

my little sunshine

Using up more scraps from BG "Oh Baby! Girl".  This is a lift from TamiG from Studio Calico.  I love the random strips. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013


 Sketch is #25 at My Scraps & More Sketch blog. 

Using up more scraps of BG Oh Baby! Girl.

Monday, April 22, 2013

my favorite helper

A sketch from Page Maps and the sketch challenge on Scrap 'N Chat.  Using up some scraps from BG "Oh Baby! girl" and one fussy cut flower from Pink Paislee. 

Monday, April 15, 2013


This is a lift from mmgallant (Michelle) at My Scraps & More.  

For my stamping challenge at Scrap 'N Chat - I am challenging to use your stamps to create a base for your title so you don't leave it hanging in mid air.  I stamped a row of hearts then added the title and stitched under the alphas.  

Saturday, April 13, 2013

copy cat

Sketch from My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  Papers and embellie stickers are Basic Gray Origins - trying to use up some stash!

123 learning my ABC's

sketch is from My Scraps & More.  Recipe challenge is from Scrap 'N Chat.  Papers are a miscellaneous bunch of scraps - Reminisce, Scenic Route, Sassafras and some unknown. 

eyes for Daddy

Sketch from My Scraps & More.  I made the little white flower gathering up a piece of lace from my sewing box.  Papers are from Cosmo Cricket. 

Friday, April 12, 2013


The last of our 1978 vacation photos - YEAH!  Papers are Pink Paislee and Reminisce.  Sketch is from My Scraps & More Sketch blog. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

safe keeping and lil Miss trouble

My last two sketch layouts at My Scraps & More.  I'm having trouble getting into their gallery so am posting them here. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

brown eyed girl

sketch is from My Scraps & More.

title is a song prompt at Scrap 'N Chat. 

papers are Basic Gray.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

blowing kisses

Sketch is from My Scraps & More.

The Potpourri challenge at Scrap 'N Chat is to scrap a Polaroid photo.  I'm not positive this is a Polaroid, but it reminds me of one.  I love how this layout turned out.  Papers are from Bo Bunny. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Birthday

I LOVE using up scraps.  This time it's all about using up those small pieces of ribbon.  I punched a large flower from the cardstock.  The removed punched piece became my base for the ribbon strips.  Attach this to your background paper using popdots to give the ribbon flowers a bit of room.  Next time, I think I'd try this on green so the flowers kind of blend in a bit more.  Or maybe even do my star punch with a variety of yellow ribbons.........the possibilities are endless. 

Please join us for the card challenge at Scrap 'N Chat. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Welcome to our Home

Sketch from My Scraps & More

I made the Washi tape flowers for the challenge at Scrap 'N Chat. 


Sketch from My Scraps & More.

I used white paint on the black background which was inspired by the ad/art challenge at Scrap 'N Chat.  papers are by Basic Grey Lemonade.  Photos are of Melissia (youngest DD) eating her breakfast like her kitten.   

Thursday, March 21, 2013


sketch is from My Scraps & More

I was inspired by the colors of the Ad/Art march challenge at Scrap 'N Chat. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

stop and smell the flowers

this layout is for a color challenge at Scrap 'N Chat.  I did a lot of fussy cutting on this one - mostly using up scraps.  The quilled flower and bird were RAK's from an on-line scrappy friend.  Thanks Tania!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

birthday girl

I used a sketch from My Sketch World.

For my challenge on Scrap 'N Chat I challenge you to use one of your very small stamps.  I stamped on a very subtle pp then punched it out with the flower punch.  Added a flower sticker that would be kind of lost all by it's self for the center of the flower which fit perfectly inside the small circle stamp. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Sketch by Wendi at My Scraps & More.

One little word challenge - celebrate/celebration at Scrap 'N Chat. 

This is Jim's birthday in 1979. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

time 4 presents

Sketch by Tracy at My Scraps & More.  we had to use some yellow and orange on our layout, so I got out my misters - love them! 

This is Jennifer opening her gifts for her 4th birthday.  I'm 8 months pregnant with Melissia. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

kit swap

I received this kit from Lisa M at My Scraps & More during the Birthday kit swap.  I've never worked with this line, so I know I'll have fun with it.  Thank you Lisa, this kit is amazing! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

happy 4

sketch by Wendi Robinson at My Scraps & More.

Stash challenge by Janelle at Scrap 'N Chat.  We are to use some white scraps.  I pulled out a bunch of scraps in my birthday collection.  I added some mist, ink and faux stitching. 

these are photos of Jennifer in 1978. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013


sketch from My Scraps & More

Double Dawg Dare at Scrap 'N Chat - use vellum - I used a bunch.  Woo-hoo, love digging deep into my stash and finding some oldies but goodies. 

This is oldest DD, she was so tickled when she discovered the tissue box. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Sketch from My Scraps & More

OLW  "again!" from Scap 'N Chat by Phyllis. 

I used a bunch of paints & mists on this one to create motion for the dinosaur.  PP & embellies from Basic Grey. 

Photos of Jenny in 1978.