Sunday, July 27, 2014

Smoochin' in the garden

Sketch #87 from My Scraps & More Sketch blog. 

This is also for the Got Talent challenge #8 on My Scraps & More Forum. 

We were to scrap a "selfie", not something I do very often, but took these on our trip this summer.  Also supposed to use up old stash, that wasn't a problem.  I pulled out my Basic Grey, plenty of scraps to choose from. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Photo Bloopers

Sketch #86 from My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  Also for the "Got Talent 2014" challenge on the My Scraps & More forum - use "it's all good" which I placed along the bottom with an old recipe I fussy cut from some pp. 

This is the last layout for a vacation  to SD in 2010!  Always excited to finish a book. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Battle of the Books

They had 4 schools attending with 4 rounds. Thornebrooke Elementary won every round!!! Katie's comment was "we are the 1st to have won 1st" I was really proud of her for studying the books and being able to answer the questions so well as a team. But, the best part was she went over and talked to the other teams, saw very few kids doing that!

Thanks for looking, just had to share another proud Grandma moment.

Hours and Hours of volunteering

The Drama Club at school puts on two plays a year.  They started practices after school in February!  Yesterday was THE day of the play "Princess Whats Her Name".  They performed at 9:30 for the pre-K - 2rd graders; 1:30 for the 3rd - 5th graders and 6:00 for the public.  I was there all day helping with costumes, make-up and hair on over 70 performers!  It was a wild and crazy day, the kids did an awesome job, with most of them being on stage for the first time.  Katie was "a lady in waiting"and part of the chorus.  Drama isn't her first love, but I am so proud of her for giving it her all.  There wouldn't be much of a musical without the strong chorus belting out the song I still having going through my head.  :)   

On another note, the lady looking at the camera is Mrs. Yokel, one of the directors.  Surprised she doesn't look a little bit more stressed out. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bless Our Family

My Scraps & More Sketch Blog #79  which I adapted to a 6 X 12 for an album of older photos of Jim's family.  His parents are both gone and I want to make sure our girls and their families know their history. 

Jim would be 4 years old here and his Mom is 2 months along with his little brother.  Hopefully she didn't have much morning sickness, since this would have been quite a car trip from South Dakota to Washington for the family reunion.  It is in a National Park which would be a beautiful place for a reunion. 

I've also posted this on the My Scraps & More forum, challenge May 1 - create background on cardstock and pp 2+ years old. 

The papers are Basic Gray "Mellow" collection.  Orange butterfly is fussy cut.   I stamped and masked/misted/splattered the butterflies on the background. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Teacher appreciation

We decorated Mrs. Giufre's door on Monday.  Her favorite snack is goldfish crackers, so....just had to make that work in with our sign.  LOL   Being a room Grandma does keep me busy.  I decorated the Art and Drama room doors, but forgot to take photos.  ACK.....maybe they are still up, will have to check. 
I lifted the design from Lisa's Scrappy Hideaway.  Changing the butterflies to apples.  I made a pack of these for Katie to give to her teacher on Friday.  These were a great way to use up some scraps. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day

I am so lucky to live close enough to our two daughters and granddaughter to be able to spend Mother's Day with them.  Melissia and Travis hosted a delicious grilled dinner in their new home.  Jennifer and Katie brought the yummy dessert :).  Love you girls. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the My Scraps & More National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop! Each of the 6 designers has used one of the items in the image below in a project. 

Hop along to each blog to see how they used the product, then leave a comment for each DT member. One random winner will be chosen from one of the DT's blogs to win each of the items that the design team used! Comments close on Sunday, May 4th at midnight and the winner will be posted on the My Scraps & More blog on Monday, May 5th. Your kit will include:

2 Jillibean Soup Placements
October Afternoon All Boy 6x8 paper pack
Jillibean Soup Wooden Nickles
Fancy Pants Nautical envelopes & pockets
Simple Stories DIY kraft labels
Fancy Pants Artist Edition Chalk Tape

Also, be sure to check out and LIKE our Facebook page for a chance to win ANOTHER prize!

 Here is the hop order:

Audrey Yeager
Tammi Bennett
Tracy Rhodes
Wendi Robinson
Lisa Moen

Missy Whidden

I love the way Lisa altered the Kraft labels - check out her layout!
The following is from Lisa's blog:

I had the pleasure of working with the Simple Stories Kraft Labels:

There are lots of fun labels in this package!
Here is the layout I created:
I used Magic Mesh as a stencil and added light modeling paste to the kraft arrow. Once it was dry, I painted it with watercolors.

The kraft tags, I dry embossed and used them as a base for my photos:

I also used these items which can be found in the My Scraps & More Store on my page:
I am giving away this RAK to one random winner. All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment. For an extra draw, share this on Facebook or your own blog, leave me a link and I will add your name in twice for the RAK. Leave me a comment saying you have done this. Sorry, due to shipping prices, I will only be mailing to the USA .

Thursday, May 1, 2014

real men wear pink

Sketch # 78 at My Scraps & More sketch blog and sketch-a-thon sketch #25 at My Scraps & More forum. 

This layout is a collection of a variety of manufactures -

pp - AMM
alpha stickers - Basic Grey
stars - Disney
card stock and border sticker - Stampin-Up!
{ tab - Rusty Pickle
rest - unknown
talk about using up my stash - love it!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

May your Christmas be merry & bright

Another layout from the My Scraps & More Sketches blog #75 AND it's #4 at My Scraps & More forum crop, we needed to add stitching - I stitched down the middle of the blocks. 

Background cardstock and light pink pp is from Love Elsie, so sorry they aren't around anymore, loved their textured cardstock!  The ornament pp is from Crate Paper.  The embellies are from Echo Park, Fancy Pants and a few unknown since I've cut the names off :) 

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sweet Baby girl

Using sketch #77 from My Scraps & More Sketch blog and it's #18 at the My Scraps & More Sketch-a-thon..  

I love using sketches as a jump start for my layouts.  These papers and embellies are from Sassafras "Indie Girl"  almost out of paper, but still have some border stickers, might have to do a layout just using those. 

Don't have a date on this photo, but I'm guessing Katie is about 3 months old.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Blog Sketch #76 at My Scraps & More Sketch Blog.  Papers and embellies are from Sassafrass. 

Photo is youngest DD, Melissia meeting her niece, Katie for the 1st time. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Jennifer's 40th!

It's hard to believe we have a daughter that has turned 40!  Reminds me that I'm getting old.  But Katie reminded me that I'm not old until I have gray hair.  I guess I'm never going to stop coloring it, that way I'll never be old in her eyes.  :)  The cake is "Hot fudge sundae cake"  so yummy!

thank you for stopping by. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

The season 2 - B jolly

Sketch #67 from My Scraps & More Sketch blog

Crop Challenge #17 at My Scraps & More.   We are to use an envelope or pocket for jounaling, I have some of my journaling in there.  use a stamp - I stamped one of the journaling spots on vellum.   and do lots of journaling - which was fun to do, since I love telling the stories of my pictures. 

Papers are from KI Memories. 

1 Smart Girl

Challenge #14 for the crop at My Scraps & more.  We are to use 14 things on our layout.  Here are my 14 things:
1) pp - Jillibean Soup - Atomic Soup, Monster Stew  and Chilled Strawberry Soup
2) photos
4) memorabilia
5) punched edge
6) Washi tapes
7) fussy cut 1/2 circle
8) border sticker
9) alphas
10) journaling spot
11) chipboard star
12) brad
13) apple sticker
14) die-cut arrow

I used sketch #68 from the My Scraps & More Sketch blog

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, February 3, 2014

getting 2 know you

I used sketch #66 from My Scraps and More sketch blog It was a one photo layout, but I added two more :)  to work with my photos.  Only one more layout from this trip, so not backing off now.    Papers are from Paper Trunk "Rockabilly" and Scribble Scrabble "Jubilee".  the two butterflies are fussy cut from Basic Grey paper. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

celebrate your 5th birthday

A birthday layout with balloons - challenge 17 at My Scraps & More.  The balloons are stickers that I popped up at different levels.

Clown pp is from Sassafras, which matched the clown on their hats exactly except for the colors were switched on the hat.  The rest of the papers are KI Memories "Surprise".  Only have a bit left, should be slashing this collection with another layout or two.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

home 4 your dollies

Sketch 63 from My Scraps & More Sketches blog.

Background pp is Heidi Grace, blue and white check - unknown, rest are  ki memories "surprise"

The folded circles Faux Ruffles is lifted from the blog Scrappin' Around the Clock
want to try this again with different size circles.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Scraps & More DT call

 My Scraps & More is excited to announce a design team call for the sketch blog! We are looking for creative and talented scrappers who like to work with sketches!

To apply, email the following at :

 - Name and address
 - email address
 - blog link
 - list of current and past design teams you are or have been a member of
 - include your take on the call sketch provided at

 - also include at least 2 more samples of your work created within the last 3   

Design Team requirements

 - create 2 layouts per month based on sketches provided 
 - promote My Scraps & More sketches on your blog as well as post the sketch 
   and your layout on Fridays of the reveal
 - promote My Scraps & More in signatures and other places where allowed

This Design Team position will be from February 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014
 - At the end of the term, team members will receive a "thank you" box of 
   scrapbook products
 - Design Team members are welcome and encouraged to enter their layouts
   for the monthly prize drawing 
 - This call is open to USA and international applicants

The deadline for this call is January 26, 2014. Those chosen will be contacted and once everyone has accepted their positions, the new team will be announced February 1, 2014.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

10th grade

Used sketch 62 (turned on it's side)  at My Scraps & More sketch blog.  Papers are Fancy Pants "off to school"  and some miscellaneous.

thank you for stopping by.