Wednesday, June 20, 2018


When I'm scrapping  I would rather spend my time looking for that perfect paper in my stash and concentrating on what embellishments I'm going to use on a layout rather than worrying about designing the layout from scratch.  That's why I like to start my scrappy projects with a good sketch.  What's a good sketch?  For me it's a sketch that appeals to the eye and accommodates the number of photos I'm going to be using. I completed this layout using the June mid-month sketch at Let's Get Sketchy. 
Family - The Howard's
This is a photo of my sweet daughter and her family.
June Mid-Month Sketch at Let's Get Sketchy

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Adventure Awaits

This June sketch from My Sketch World was so fun to
work with I used it a second time for these photos of 
Faith-Anna and Leah.  Love how many different
looks you can get from one sketch.
MSW June Sketch
Adventure Awaits




Friday, June 15, 2018

So Very Sweet

I have a design team challenge up for the June Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration.  My challenge is to use a new ink technique on a project.  Check out the details here.

I created this layout of Leah using watercolor paper and alcohol inks.

"So Very Sweet"

Saturday, June 9, 2018

You and Me

I created this layout for the June Sketch Challenge over at My Sketch World.
June Sketch

My take on the sketch. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Vintage Baby

"Vintage Baby"

I did this layout using the June 1st sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.

The dress that Leah is wearing was mine.  I can't believe it's almost 66 years old.  I have no idea how this little dress survived moving 9 times over the course of my life.  I do know that it warms my heart that Jessica took Leah's picture in it. 
I bet when my mother put it on me she never thought ...
someday my great granddaughter will wear this. 

Feeling Blessed!
"Vintage Baby"


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday Stash Challenge at CI

If you're a scrapbooker than you surely have a "stash" of supplies.  You know those little bits of left over paper, those half used packs of embellishments and die cuts and those stickers from years ago ... and the list goes on.  Today my challenge for you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project using items from your stash.  So start digging through your hoarded supplies, I mean stash and have fun discovering things I bet you didn't even know you had.  Check out the forum and play along.


I created this adorable layout of Gracelynn using supplies I had in my stash.
For some reason I find it relaxing and comforting to dig through my stash looking
for items to use on a layout.  More times than not I find things I forgot I had or
that perfect little something the layout needed.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Sketch (5/13) at Creative Inspiration

I have a Design Team layout up at Creative Inspiration
 for the Sunday (May 13th) Sketch.  Be sure to check out
the forum and be inspired by what the rest
of the Design Team did with the sketch.

Sunday Sketch (5/13)



Monday, April 23, 2018

Inspiring Sketches

There is nothing like an inspiring sketch to get your mojo going.
I decided to use a couple of the sketches from Let's Get Sketchy.

First Up: The sketch from April 15th
My take on the sketch:

Next the April 1st sketch:
My take on the sketch:



Friday, April 20, 2018

April Mini Crop

The Mini Crop starts today at Creative Inspiration and it's all about color.

I have a design team challenge up and my color is pink.  You can create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project ... just use pink as the main color on your project.  Be sure to check out the forum and see the rest of the inspiring challenges from the design team.



Monday, April 16, 2018


I completed this layout for the April 15th -  Sunday Sketch Challenge over at Creative Inspiration.   Be sure to check out the forum for the rest of this months challenges.
April 15th Sketch

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Colour Bombing at Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Today is April 15th and the Mid-Month Design Team Reveal
This month it's all about "Colour Bombing".
April's Mood Board
I created this canvas using a saying that my friend had posted on FB ... so true!  Be sure to check out the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog and be inspired by what the rest of the Design Team has done.  And a big Thank You to our sponsors this month ... The Wise Old Owl, Narelle Fasulo - Stampin Up and Carol's Paperie.



Friday, April 13, 2018

CI Thursday Stash Challenge

The Thursday Stash Challenge at Creative Inspiration was to use up paper scraps in your stash.
This was any easy challenge ... who doesn't have paper scraps in their stash?!

Twinkle Twinkle