PLEASE TAKE THE TIME to do an inventory of your home! A FIRE can destroy your life in a flash. I would HATE to have ANYONE go through what I am going through!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Treasured Moment


I just completed this layout. This is my youngest grandson, Bubba Braxton. I caught this one day when we were outside playing and I just LOVE the sweet and innocence of the pic. 
 I used this sketch from Stuck On U Sketches:
 Here is my take:
I am linking up over at Lasting Memories for their Treasure Hunt Challenge, and also at ScrapFIT for their "Good Ol' Boys" Challenge using this photo as inspiration, I went with the brown, black and cream colors:

DCWV Paper
Colorbok  French Prep Paper
Best Occasion Stack from Walmart
Tim Holtz Gears


Wednesday, April 25, 2012



I just fell in LOVE with this sketch over at Once Upon A Sketch. I had to include HOME and just knew that the pic of My Girls waiting for me when I came home from a weekend away would be just AWESOME.

Here is the sketch:
 and here is my take:

 Here is a close-up of my flower and butterfly:

 and here is a close-up of my title:

Fancy Pants Designs Road Show Paper Pad
Flowers, leaves, ribbon are from my stash
The title is from Bo Bunny Welcome Home Collection
Butterfly is from Fashion Fancy Sequins
Bling is Zva Creative


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What a BLAST!

 This layout was featured 4/25/2012 at Lasting Memories!


I am sharing a layout that I just completed. It's of my Grandsons playing at McDonald's Playplace. My Son and DIL are SO great to send me pics when they are being CUTE! LOL!

I used this sketch from Frosted Designs:

I am linking up over at The Paper Variety for their Scraplift challenge. I scraplifted the idea to make my own mask from Sara, you can check out her Tutorial HERE. This also qualifies for Lasting Memories Stencil challenge.

I didn't have any mist that was a dark enough yellow, so I cut my Sun from a .svg file with Makes The Cut, used the negative part, taped it lightly to my cardstock and used my blending tool and Mustard Seed Distress ink.  The green is the Award that I cut from Plantin Schoolbook and cut off the streamers.

 Bazzill Cardstock
CM stickers
Chipboard and ribbon from my stash


Daddy's Lil' Man


I'm off again today and plan on doing some scrappin'! Have you seen this month's challenge over at Blog Quick Quotes? It's to incorporate a Grid of paper on your project.

Here is the layout I created, this is my son and grandson.

 Here is a close up so you can see that I distressed ALL edges of my 2 1/2" squares:

I used my scraps of Bazzill Cardstock, 
the orange is from Bo Bunny. 
The Rub-on is MME Laundry Line. 
Buttons and Bakers Twine from my stash


Monday, April 23, 2012

Pole Dancing

 This layout was featured April 25th over at Practical Scrappers!


I had the day off today and spent MOST of the morning cleaning and Scrappin'!!

I saved this sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches last month and chose the PERFECT photo to make it with, UNFORTUNATELY, I didn't get it done until today.

Here is my take, that's me just being SILLY:
 A close up of my flowers:
 and some embossing, I used my embossing plate and since the 12 x 12 wouldn't fit into my little embosser, I used some double sided tape and taped the back side down and then got my rolling pin and and kept going over and over it for about 2 or 3 minutes:
 Aren't my flowers just AWESOME? Well, I think so! LOL!
I had seen this idea a few weeks ago, and just KNEW I had to give it a try!
First of all I hand cut my flowers out of toilet paper!! YEP, GOOD OL' TP!! I also did the green strip the same way.This took most of the day in between cleaning to let them dry and stuff, but thought it was SO worth the wait.
 I then misted them with some glimmer mist:
 I also hand cut the leaves and misted them:
 I let my flowers and leaves sit for just a bit and then I sent them through my embosser:
 Here is a close up on one, you can see the SPARKLES:
The centers of the flowers are just a small circle of TP and I misted them also, then glued a button on top. You can check out the post where I seen this technique over at Frosted Designs, of course I did mine a little different, but it's still COOL!! LOL!


Puddin' n Pie Giveaway


I just wanted to make sure that ya'll head on over to Puddin' n Pie for her AWESOME Giveaway!! She is having the Giveaway for her Father's 84th Birthday, so make sure you leave her some LOVE! GOOD LUCK!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Easter Baskets


I've had SO MUCH fun Scrappin' today!! Here are my last two layout for today, this is for Imaginisce Paper Piecing challenge. I'm also linking up over at Scrap Your Crap for their Paper ONLY Challenge and the Hopping Into Spring challenge over at Lasting Memories:

Here is a close up of the left side

I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:
and a close up of the right side:

I used this sketch from Sketches In Thyme, which I flipped:

 and here is a close up of my paper pieced bunny:

Imaginisce For Peep's Sake Collection
Letters cut using Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge


The Brothers


Have you seen the AWESOME Sketch over at Artful Delight/Delightful Inspirations? Here it is:

you have until April 23rd to play along.

Here is my take:

These are my grandson, just being cute and exploring outside.

Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy Collection
I used Gathered Twigs and Forrest Moss Distress inks with my blending tool to make the border.


Dirty Dominic


It's a SCRAPPY DAY for me!! WOOHOO! Having SOOO MUCH FUN! Here is a layout I made to go along with this one. This is my grandson who was only like 3 feet away from my son who was WATCHING him. Don't think he was paying much attention to him, but Dominic sure was having a GREAT time playing in plant. He had DIRT everywhere! LOL!

I used this sketch over at Sketches in Thyme for their DT Call:

Echo Park A Boy's Life Collection
Bazzill cardstock


Just Be Yourself!


I made this layout over the last 2-3 days! LOL! This working is REALLY putting a dent in my scrappy time, but I am LOVING those paychecks!! hehe

These are my Granddaughters being SILLY!

I followed this sketch over at My Scraps and More:

My Mind's Eye Bella Bella stack
My Mind's Eye Laundry Line Rub-Ons
Buttons, twine, ribbon and pearls from my stash


Monday, April 16, 2012

My Scraps and More Blop Hop


Over the weekend I joined in at My Scraps and More for a Birthday Blog Hop! They had some AWESOME Inspiration and also a sketch, and while hopping you had to collect party favors. I just had to play along!
Here is the sketch:
When I seen Tracy's layout, over at A Scrap at a Time, I just LOVED the pink/black and had this pic of my granddaughter, Abby that I thought it would be PERFECT! I even used the same collection!
I chose Banner, Bows and Scallops as my Party Favors and here is a close up:

Echo Park Be Mine Collection


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Loads of Love


I seen this sketch over at The Paper Dolls blog and after I did it, realized its for the Club CK Challenge. With my S-L-O-W Dial-up, I cannot even get onto that site. :( So just thought I would post it here anyways. I'm also using it for the 52 Week Challenge on the S-n-C Yahoo group.

Here is the sketch, and I had to use Navy, Yellow and Orange:

and here is my take:

This is my oldest grandson, who was just a few feet from my son and just having a BLAST playing with the dirt in my plant!!

Bazzill Cardstock
Echo Park A Boy's Life
Dymo label maker


Friday, April 13, 2012



OH MY GOODNESS! Things have been WILD around here and as I was checking to make sure ALL 3 of my layouts were posted for Boys Rule, I realized that I made a layout for the March 2nd sketch but TOTALLY SPACED getting onto my blog!! WHEW that was a close call! Anyways, I used this sketch:

and here is my take:

Here is a close-up of my banner:
I used Authentique Genuine Collection