Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Use an older Christmas collection

Since I've found my MOJO I decided to participate in some challenges over at Creative Inspiration.  I completed this layout for the 12/5/19 Thursday Stash Challenge; use an older Christmas collection to create your project.  I did a mix and match of old paper collections and embellishments ... I don't even remember who the manufactures are?


Friday, July 12, 2019

Sketch Challenge

Here's a layout I completed for the Creative Inspiration July 7th Sketch Challenge.  Be sure to check out the challenges this month and be inspired.  After several months of having lost my mojo, these challenges have inspired and motivated me to enjoy the art of scrapbooking again.
July Sketch
Love You More

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday Stash Challenge 7/11

The Thursday Stash Challenge (7/11) is up at Creative Inspiration.
I completed this layout using supplies I found in my stash that I had forgotten  even had.  I used a doily, some felt flowers and some bling in the middle of a flower. 

Oh So Lovely

Monday, July 8, 2019

7/4 CI Thursday Stash Challenge

I created this layout for the (7/4) Thursday
The challenge was to use cardstock and twine.
You Are Awesome

Sunday, June 30, 2019

C I June Mini Crop - Summer Colors

I was so inspired by the challenges this month for the June Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration that I created another layout.  The challenge was to use summer colors.
Hello Sunshine

Saturday, June 29, 2019

C I June Mini Crop Challenge - Punches

I created this layout for the June Mini Crop Challenge over at Creative Inspiration.  The challenge was to use punches on your project.  I'll confess that I have a LOT of punches and have not used them in a very long time.  This challenge inspired me to get them out.  Be sure to visit the site and be inspired by the design team and the challenges this month.
Boys Rule

Thursday, June 27, 2019

CI June Mini Crop Challenge - Lace

I completed this layout for one of the June Mini Crop challenges over at Creative Inspiration - use lace on your project.  Be sure to check out the rest of the challenges by the Design Team and be inspired!

Friday, June 21, 2019

June Mini Crop Challenge

I have a challenge up at Creative Inspiration for the June Mini Crop.
Layering adds texture and depth to your scrapbooking page without using any special tools or supplies.  Layering paper can help you incorporate new colors and patterns into your pages and designs.  It will direct the eye of your reader towards your focal point.  Layering paper can complement your subject matter and contribute to the overall theme and design of your project.  And as a bonus, it helps you use up all those little paper scraps and bits and bobs that you're hoarding ... I mean saving.  My challenge is for you to create a layout or card and use the layering technique.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  You have till June 30th to play along.  Be sure to check out the rest of thechallenges.

Summer - Lazy Hazy Crazy Days


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Thursday Stash Challenge

This is a layout I did for the (June 6th) Thursday Stash Challenge over at Creative Inspiration.  Check it out, you have all month to play along. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Creative Inspiration June Sketch Challenge

Hello, my name is Joan and I'm enjoying every minute of retirement with my husband Randy. God and my faith are priorities in my life and I am active in my church. I live in a rural community with our closest neighbor being about a 1/2 mile away. I love spending time at our rural sanctuary, reading on the deck, eating meals outside and spending evenings at our fire pit.  There is nothing like country life.  Being physically fit is important to me (I might be considered a gym rat) and I consider my health one of my greatest treasures.  I enjoy shooting a variety of guns and shooting trap has become a favorite. In the past 30 years I have been on several design teams and enjoyed scrapbooking and paper crafting.  Life keeps you busy, our 3 children, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren are a lot to keep up with.  Since retirement crafting has taken somewhat of a backseat to all the new and fun things I have become involved in.  I'm so excited!   During the month of June I'm a guest designer at Creative Inspiration. Bev has provided us with a fun sketch to work with this month.  Be sure to check out what the other projects from the Design Team.  Hope you can play along with the Sketch Challenge.

 June Sketch
My Take 



Monday, January 14, 2019

Thursday Stash Challenge

Although I have been in my craft room working of craft projects I have not completed a scrapbooking layout in months.  So today I set some time aside and worked on the Thursday Stash Challenge over at Creative Inspiration.

I completed two layouts using up embellishments that have been in my stash for years ... so long that I can't even remember how old they are.

And I will say that it feels good to be working on layouts again. 
 (St. Nicholas)


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Hello Handsome

I love it when I can go through my stash and find
 a little of this and a little of that ... 
everything I need to complete a cute layout.
Hello Handsome