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!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Feeling Safe


Over at Scrappin-n-Chattin Yahoo group, we have a 24 hour sketch challenge. This month Ann chose for me and I had to use Echo Park's Beautiful Life collection and this sketch:

 Here is my take:

I did LOTS of stitching on this layout, I just LOVE the look and texture of it. I used my Sew Easy for the Hearts, and the other stitching along the banner and down the right side. Along the left side I felt it needed a little something, so I cut off a chunk and then added another piece of paper and "stitiched" it together.
Here is a close up of some of the stitching:

This is my Granddaughter Abby who doesn't care for storms and it was raining with LOTS of thunder and she was scared. SO, to make her feel "safe" she put her arm through my hubby's and then was still trying to eat. She is such a MESS!! LOL! But, I caught a cute moment.

I am linking up at Whimsical Twist for their Fall Texture challenge and also over at Frosted Designs for their challenge to add Texture.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy 13th


Today is my first grandchild's 13th Birthday. She is lucky to turn 13 on Friday the 13th in the year 2013! We are having her party on Sunday, so I decided I would make her a card. She is a HUGE peace sign fan, so here is the card I made:

I'm linking up over at Whimsical Twist for their Chalkboard Challenge. I used one of the Sticker Labels from MME Chalk Studio. The paper is from Colorbok Girly Girl Stack.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Flutter By Wednesday Blog Hop - Abby was Framed


Today is the first of TWO Flutter By Wednesday blog hops to celebrate Danni's (the owner/creator of FBW) birthday!  Today we have the friends of Danni fluttering along to share some amazing creations to inspire you!!
You should have fluttered here from Ria if not--start at the beginning of the hop at the Flutter By Wednesday Blog.
Be sure to leave comments at each stop that you flutter to as there are some surprises hidden! You have until September 9th, 2013 at midnight CST to flutter along!
We hope that you’ll also join in this week’s challenge at Flutter By Wednesday which is anything goes with a butterfly or fairy! A little butterfly told us that if the challenge gets over 100 entries there will be a prize!!
Here’s my project for today~~

You know I LOVE using sketches, so I found this AWESOME sketch over at Paper Issues:

And here is my take:

 This is my Princess Abby being silly! I used MME Collectable Collection and the butterfly is from MME My Girl Collection.

Now you should hop on to Jackie! Don’t forget to flutter to the FBW Blog tomorrow for another hop full of more fluttery inspiration,


Friday, July 26, 2013

Lori Whitlock Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!


PLEASE Go check out and like Lori Whitlock on Facebook and you can have you chance to WIN!

I would SO LOVE to win this. I lost my Cricut in the fire and I really want a Silhouette as I had one and used it so much that I wore it out!! I've got my fingers crossed. IF you go and "like" her PLEASE let her know I sent you over!!


Friday, June 28, 2013

My First Project Life Page-Our Garden


WOW! It's been forever since I have got to scrap! I've been working in my Scrappy Room the last couple of days and this evening after go through and looking at some of my goodies, I just decided I was going to PLAY with some stuff!

Here is my layout:

I am linking this up over at the NEW and AWESOME Week-2-Week Project Life Challenge Blog.

Their challenge is to use a Currently Card, but since this is my VERY First layout using this I chose to do pics that I took Sunday of our garden and my flower bed. They have a free download for an AWESOME "Currently" card, but since I used pics from one event, I made my own and here it is:
I think that I will enjoy this Project Life, it was FUN just to scrap! I hope you play along.


Friday, June 7, 2013

Week 2 Week


It's been like FOREVER since I've been on here, but LIFE is getting back to whatever NORMAL is!! LOL! It's been SO LONG I forgot what NORMAL is, well I do know that my "old" normal will NEVER be again, because of losing my home and LOTS of my stuff to the fire in December. 
Slowly but surely I am finding a NEW normal in our new to us home. It's a used trailer but it's OURS and I am making it cozy and comfy. I will post pics, but with a hectic and stressful work place I've been SO EXHAUSTED I haven't even cared about the house. I am slowly getting things in place and gone through. 
I have been checking out this Project Life stuff and am thinking maybe that's the way to go! I am SO FAR BEHIND it isn't even FUNNY!! I have placed a few orders for some new scrappy stuff and I am SO EXCITED to get it.
I was just SHOCKED when I got on Facebook and found out that 2 scrappy friends had got together and have a new challenge site and it's for PROJECT LIFE! TOO FLIPPING COOL!! 
You need to go check them out!! 

You can find it here Week 2 Week:

I HOPE to be blogging at least once a week in the future! I've FOR SURE missed my Scrappy Time and Preserving my Memories.


Monday, March 4, 2013



WOW! Here is my 3rd layout for today!! I'm was on a roll, but now it's time to go home and get dinner ready and enjoy the evening with my Hubby!

I found this AWESOME Sketch over at Paper Secrets and the twist was to use thickers:

Here's my take, as you can see I flipped the sketch a bit:

I used Simple Stories Yearography and Summer Stories. And of course some Green Thickers!

Have you taken photos of your home and possessions? I hope THIS doesn't happen to YOU!!

I hope you take the time to play along with this challenge!


Just The Boys


Another layout for today! LOVE being in my Happy Place!! You can check out the other layout I made this morning HERE!

I used this sketch over at My Scraps & More Sketches:

Here is my take:

I'm also linking up over at My Minds Eye for their March Challenge to use die-cuts. I used the Good Day Sunshine Collection and used 9 of the Die-Cuts from the accessory sheet.

I hope you take time to play along with these challenges!

Have you taken Photo's of your home and possessions? I'd hate for THIS to happen to YOU!!


Happy Birthday!


It's been awhile since I've posted a layout! GEESH!! Life and trying to get a home have just CONSUMED me!! I've been doing my weekly layout for the Scrappin'-n-Chattin' 52 week challenge but that's about it. 

So, today, I am off work and came to my happy place! Here's me in my Little Happy Place:
 For those of you new to my little place here on the web, I lost my home and 90% of what I had just 1 week before Christmas! If you click on the fire link above you can read and see some pics of it.
I used this sketch over at Artful Delight:
 Here is my take:

 I used some MME Hip Hooray, the butterfly is from my friend Theresa, and the rest is from my stash that I did manage to save from the fire.
I'm also linking up at:
Scrap Your Story- their challenge is to use 1 photo- Thanks Kristie!!
Scrap It Girl-their recipe challenge- 1 stamped image-party hat, 2 punches butterfly and my border punch, 3 printed papers - Thanks April!!
Lasting Memories- their 2's Company 3's A Crowd I have several sets of 2 and 3 of the same kind of flower.

I hope you take time to play along with these challenges! 

Have you taken photo's of your home and belongings? Believe me it could save you BIG TIME if you ever lost your home!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Pretty Girl 52 Weeks-Week 1


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I am a few days late, but OH WELL!! LOL!! Click on "THE FIRE" tab above and you will understand why. 

Over at Scrappin'-n-Chattin' yahoo group we have a contest going on to make a layout EVERY week for 52 weeks. I made it through last year without using a pass and am hoping to do the same this year. I started out in 2011 but forgot to add my layout one week and was out of it like in April or May. So, I am hoping to go another 52 weeks without using a pass. 

I used this weeks sketch over at Sketches in Thyme:

 Here is my layout:

Authentique Uncommon

I hope you take time to play along with me on this challenge!