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!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012



I just found this HUGE GIVEAWAY Over at A Dog's Life! You have GOT to go check it out! I would be SO THRILLED to be the winner of ALL THAT!! You know my hubby is STINGY with money since I've not been working! There is SO MUCH there I would share with my local scrappy friends cause they are on tight budgets as well. GOOD LUCK!!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Abby and Rachie


I've wanted to scrap this picture for about a week and just couldn't find the right sketch for it. Sunday, Creative Scrappers posted this sketch and I knew, it was the ONE I wanted to use.
Here is the sketch:
Here is my take:

Close-up of my flowers, I made these using burlap, tulle and flat lace. It took me about 3 hours to get them how I "seen" them in my head! LOL! But, I LOVE how they turned out.

and another to show how they stand up:
I used Colorbok Stack Pastel Garden
Martha Stewart Border Punches
Bling and alphas from my stash
I cut the doily using MTC

I am also linking this up over at Sketches In Thyme for their Open Challenge.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Need a Drink?


Have you seen the sketch over at My Scraps & More?

Here it is:

and here is my take:

This is my Granddaughter Abby who thought she had to have a drink of her Mommy's Wine Cooler, she didn't get anything, but LOVED hearing her teeth clank on the glass.

I used the Colorbok Pastel Gardens Stack


Let's Eat!


Let's Capture These Sketches has an AWESOME Sketch challenge.

here is my take:

This is from our Housewarming Party back in 2006.

Everything is from my stash.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just like Mommy


Recently I found a new to me challenge blog, Let's Get Sketchy! Ya'll know I LOVE me some sketches. I just had to play along with their first Impromptu sketch. Here it is:

I flipped and here is my take:

Most everything is from my stash, using it up!


Bubble Wrap Fun


This week the challenge over at Lasting Memories is to Wrap it up in Ribbon, and they also have a sketch.
Here is the sketch:

and here is my take:

Here is a close-up of my banner I added using bits and pieces of ribbon that I had in my stash:
I used My Mind's Eye Glitter Stack.
Ribbons, flowers, buttons and twine from my stash


If I had known....


I just found this AWESOME Sketch over at Our Colorful Creations blog and wanted to play along.
Here is the sketch:

and here is my take, I flipped the sketch:

and here is a close-up of my title:
That saying is SO TRUE!! I just LOVE spoiling my grandkids!

I used Imaginisce Twitterpatted Collection.
The title is from EK Success
flowers, twine and buttons from my stash.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Escape Artist


Did you see the 2 pager sketch over at Sketches in Thyme?
Here it is:

and here is my take:

the left page:

the right page:

I used some Dream Street Paper for the background. The reds and eyelets and twine are from my stash.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Havin' Fun


My friend, Theresa sent me an AWESOME gift of 5 Nikki Sivils 6 x 6 Paddies and I wanted to play with them. I found this sketch over at Frosted Designs and knew it would be GREAT with my new goodies.

Here is the sketch:
and here is my take:

I used Nikki Sivils My Friend Birdie Collection.
I cut the butterflies and flourish out of the paper using MTC.
Gems and Sticker Title are from my stash


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Silly Boy


I want to share my layout that I made using the sketch over at Quick Quotes blog. I had to use this sketch:
This is my grandson and he was just being his silly self. The red spot between his eyes is called a Hemangioma, and it has now faded. We always were asked what it was, because lots of people thought he had hit his head, so thought I would share with you what it is.

a close-up of my banner, made with bits and pieces of leftover ribbon that I had saved:

My Mind's Eye Lime Twist 6 x6 pad
twine, ribbon, brads and alphas from my stash


Tuesday, February 21, 2012



Have you seen the sketch over at GrandDiva's Creative Corner? When I seen this sketch I just had to play along.

This is the sketch:
and here is my take:

Echo Park A Boy's Life Collection

This is my Grandson, who "found" himself in the glass of the coffee table. He just jabbered away to his new friend.

I used ink to get the background square, I inked up my homemade mat (it's a piece of 12 x 12 cardboard with a plastic sleeve over it, works just as good as Tim's but it was only a few cents!)
I just rubbed my ink right onto the mat:

and then just spritzed it with some water. Once that was done, I just put my cardstock on top of it and then picked it straight up.

I hope you liked my little tutorial!! LOL! Just thought I would share how I made my ink background.

Cricket and Abby with the Bunny


I decided to play along with Imaginisce's Sketch Challenge this month. I had to use this sketch:

and these rules:
1. Use the sketch as inspiration for your project
2. You must use at least 75% Imaginisce product on your project
3. Use at least 3 patterned papers
4. Use 3 types of embellishments
My embellishments are the paper pieced bunny, chipboard covered with Imaginisce, and button and twine to hold my banner.

My layout:
and a close-up of the banner:
Imaginisce "For Peep's Sake" Collection
Button and twine from my stash


Monday, February 20, 2012

You're one of a kind...


Have you seen the GREAT Sketch over at Authentique this month? They have a layout and a card sketch and you can enter as many times as you wish, as long as you use Authentique products.

Here is this month's sketch:
and here is my take:

I used the little strip as my title and you can also see my pen stitching, I wanted to make it look like a quilt:

"Gifted" Paper
Foundations 12 x 24 Paper
May Arts DA17 ribbon
The flowers, brad and stamens are from my stash


Sunday, February 19, 2012



Have you seen the sketch over at My Creative Sketches? It's an AWESOME Sketch and they are giving away LOADS of Prima Flowers to the winner. You must go check them out!
Here is the sketch:

and here is my take:

I used My Mind's Eye Twinkle Twinkle Little Boy Stack