Thursday, September 15, 2011

Check out this blog candy from The Crafter's Cafe.  Yes, that is a set of Copic Markers.  Here's the link in case you'd like to enter:

Friday, July 22, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #115

I'm entering this card in Unscripted Sketches #115. I'm also going to be donating it, along w/a few others I've made and a whole bunch my DD made their collection which will be sent to military personnel for them to use when writing home.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Christmas in July - July 2nd

Unscripted Sketches is hosting Christmas in July w/events every day. This card is my entry for Unscripted Sketches #113. Going along with their theme for the month, I made a Christmas card.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wow Wow Wow for UmWow!

I'm a bit late in posting this . . . Here's a pic of everything I received from DeeDee of UmWow Studio from her Etsy shop. The pic really doesn't do everything justice, especially the cream flowers. They're so pretty in person.

DeeDee's got a new product in the shop since my last visit - amazing aluminum butterflys in a variety of colors and sizes.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Little Pick up!

I made a card this time around. It's a get well card for a neighbor who loves it when folks bring their dogs by for a visit. The cardstock is Die Cuts with a View, the patterned paper is from Pebbles in my Pocket's May Bouquet line, the ribbon is recycled and the image & inks are from Stampin-Up.

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges: UmWow Studio's Sketch Mania #32
Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 69 at Stacey's Stamping Stage and the Latte Lounge February Challenge.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I've gone from wowziers to UmWow! As in Deedee's UmWow Studio where I won the monthly sponsor prize for the two page layout I did of my daughter's first year playing soccer. Each page was submitted in January to a separate UmWow Sketch Mania challenge.

Thank you for the honor Deedee. And thank you for raiding your Etsy shop (which is also called UmWow Studio) for the prize! I can't wait to see what you'll be sending!

If you haven't checked out her shop, click here to take a look at Deedee's cool handmade embellishments and cards. In my opinion, her paper flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I was the randomly selected winner on a Latte Lounge challenge and won two digi stamps from The Stamping Boutique!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Little Drummer

I liked the Fun with Bubbles LO so much I decided to make a corresponding 2nd page. I'm entering it in the same challenges as the first LO: Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #46 and XOXO's scraplift challenge #15 which is sponsored by Sweet Peach Crop Shop. My inspiration came from Shannon Blinn's New Perspective LO.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fun With Bubbles

We were able to capture my daughters first experience with bubble on film. At first they made her giggle and then they sparked her curiosity.

I'm submitting this LO in two challenges - Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #46 and XOXO's scraplift challenge #15 which is sponsored by Sweet Peach Crop Shop. My inspiration came from Shannon Blinn's New Perspective LO.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

M's 1st Christmas

I'm entering this LO of my daughter at 4 mos and her first Chrismas in the following challenges:

Stacy's Stamppin Stage Curtain Call Act 66
Unscripted Sketches #90
Paper Cutz #75

Sweet Life

The first 3 grandchildren in my family were girls born within 1-1/2 years of each other. My daughter was the last of the 3. The 5 which followed them were all boys. These girls were the beginning of a sweet life change for my parents.

I'm submitting these layouts to the following challenges:
Twisted Sketches #085 sketch w/a twist of white
The Pink Elephant TPE92 color combo of red, brown and pink
Critter Sketch #49 distressing and a circle.

When I was putting the LOs together I couldn't find the picture I wanted to use of my daughter which was taken the same day as the one of her cousins. I've since found it and swapped out the pics on the 'Life' page. Below is the final version of that page.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


In 2003 my Mother succumb to her 8 year battle with cancer. In those 8 years she showed us how to live with dignity, love and laughter. She also showed us how to find the silver lining in every cloud. Before passing she traveled to IL to participate in the annual Ovarian Cancer Walk held there.

I'm submitting this 8x8 LO to the following:
4 Crafty Chicks Recipe Challenge #21
Sketchy Thursdays 1.20 Challenge
Color Combos Galore Challenge 176

I submitting the 2nd page to Challenge's From the Attic's Flowers from flower paper challenge.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jeannie's Daughter 1 & 2: My daughter played on Coach Feldman's soccer team from 1st through 8th grades. He was amazing with the girls, so patient and fun. These pictures are from her first year playing.

I'm entering these layouts in the Latte Lounge's Sports theme challenge. I'm also entering them in two separate UmWow Studio Challenges. The top one is for their Sketch Challenge #27 and the lower one is for their Sketch Challenge #28.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

These pictures were taken while my Mothers cancer was in remission and we (Mom, my daughter and I) were visiting my brothers family. Considering Mom's condition every moment was all the sweeter and so very appreciated.

Both of the layouts are based on Sketchy Thursdays sketches. The one of the bottom one is based on the current Thursday sketch and the top one is based on their GDT Challenge. The colors are from Curtain Calls Act 65 color challenge. I never would have thought to add the red to this combination of colors! I'm also entering the one on the bottom in Paula's Challenges From the Attic.

Little Shoveler and Snow Angel
I'm entering these layouts showing my daughter in the snow at 2-12 and 1-12 years old in the following:

Twisted Sketches #84 - Winter Theme
Critter Sketch - Blue & Silver w/Pearls or Rhinestones - I used a glitter sticker instead along the embossed paper edge.
Picture Perfect Creations - Craft Challenge: Embossing

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Funny Girl

My daughter and I had fun going through old pictures of her and coming up with captions for this layout. I'm entering it in the following:

Critter Sketch Challenge #47

Lothian Crafts Online Challenge 10

Paper Cutz Challenge #74

PPC-CC #45

Here's the left side page of the layout for the album.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Four Brothers

Life got distracting and my scrap-booking collected a bit o dust there for a while. I'm submitting the following layout - 4 Brothers - to the following:

Lothian Crafts Online Challenge 10 – Anything Goes

Picture Perfect Creations Color Challenge #44

Twisted Sketch #083