Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Amy V!!

Amy's Pretty Papers Check it out and wish Amy a very happy birthday!

Massive belated birthday ****Give Away****

Hi ya all,
I'm very sorry for being this late with my birthday giveaway the time has taken control over me.....
With this giveaway I would like to thank each and everyone of you who are always visiting my blog and giving me such sweet comments!!
You guys are the best.
But here it is my: 
Give Away....

Donated by the wonderful 
The gorgeous 
Little old me :-)))

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Treasure the Moment

Have you ever seen the movie "RED"?  Well if you have this pictures reminds me of John Malkovich with his pink pig.  "I'm getting the pig!"  It looks like the pig got my son in this pic!  lol!!

 I have just about crafted my way through this incredibly beautiful Blue Fern collection.  I have so enjoyed it.  Just look at this fabulous Blue Fern chipboard title piece.  So easy to work with.  I used gesso then inked and finished with this intense silks blue.

 This is a handmade flower.  Simply gorgeous.   Wish I had made it but it was given to me and I thought it would be perfect for the Berry 71 Blue challenge this month.  I must add that I did make the leaves myself out of scrap paper and lacy ribbon.
 A close up of this beautiful flower.
 I just love adding butterflies to my layouts.  I have found a new love in masking!
Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope to see you follow me on this blog.  I am so near my goal of 50!  Wishing each and everyone of you a very blessed Easter.  He is Risen!


Blue Fern Garden collection, picnic, parlor and calling cards
Inkido  Butterflies border
Navy card stock paper


Blue Fern chipboard
Scrappers Garden handmade flowers
Stash items:  cheese cloth, ribbon, note cards

Blue Fern Studios  sketch challenge

Berry 71 blue use hand made flowers

Scap Around The World  mood board.  I like the blue butterflies, the glasses which to me means looking back in time.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I love you

This is a companion piece to "Love you forever".  I guess I should title it "I love you"!  lol  8-)
These pictures were taken during Columbus days in a town we lived in back when.  There were lots of fun activities set up for the kiddos.

 This is a lot less fussy then a lot my layouts I know.  Hard to believe right?  I feel in love with this month's My Creative Sketches sketch.  This is my version of the sketch.

 I ran out of pop dots and used these straws I had in my stash as a substitute.  They worked out really well!
 Here I rolled this strip of paper to lift the heart at an angle.
 My homemade flower.  Will my talents and creativity never cease!!!  lol!!
 I simply love these dew drop from The Robin's Nest.  This is what I lifted from this month's layout over at XOXO Scrapbooking.  I love the way Tess used these dots to accent her piece.  I hope you stop by and check out this new challenge site.  It has been my pleasure and joy to have been part of this creative team.

Thanks for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope you are enjoying a warm sunny spring day.  The rains come tomorrow for me.  Perfect for my flowers!


Fancy Pants Designs  Love letter and I love you  from the Be.Loved collection
Authentique Wishes
Core'dinations cardstock


The Robin's Nest dew drops
Fancy Pants Designs chipboard and buttons
Stash items  baker's twine and straw

Scrap the Boys April Challenge.   Use flowers.  I am not afraid of using flowers on my son's layouts as is evident from my past layouts of him.  This one only has a singular bloom since I had entered the other one in other  challenges.

Creative Embelllishments  I used the following four item; straws, button, handmade flower, bling.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Easter

I went through my old photo albums and found this sweet picture of my son dashing around the farm in search of Easter treats.  I love his smile and eagerness.  It would not be long before our world would be torn apart as the result of an abusive situation.  The journaling is found on the tag.  It is very private.

 The green torn papers are in the shape of a cracked egg.  One should use their strong imagination abilities for this!  lol  I am pleased to say we (my children and I) can now smile and laugh again.  Time heals all wounds. 
 I inked around the egg in a medium blue ink. I used white acrylic paint to create pearls on the scallops then lightly dusted them with brown ink. 
 An egg is laying in wait on the bow.  I hope everyone can find the joy of Easter in this layout.
 I crafted these leaves from ribbon and green grass paper I had in my stash.

 I had some lovely stamps I used from Graphic 45.  I love this cherry blossom branch stamp.  As the paper is torn back everything comes to life.
Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope you and your families have a very blessed Easter.


Prima Marketing Crumpet
Graphic 45 Meadow Lark, Man About Town
Brown and Green Card Stock


Dollie from my stash
Graphic 45 Secret Garden stickers
Graphic 45 Bird Song  cherry blossom stamp
Graphic 45 Secret Garden quote stamp
Inkido Butterflies Borders
The rest of the elements were bits and pieces long forgotten treasures I found in my stash.

Once Upon A Sketch  Theme "An event that changed my life" plus sketch.
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge  Use a stamp

Inkido Mood board and our "Roots"

Prima PPP

Friday, April 4, 2014

Love you forever

I just love the first of every month.  It is filled with new challenges that excite my creative juices!  As you may know, if you are are a follower on mine, I am doing a scrapbook for my son who is expecting his first child.  I am filling it with all the special moments I cherished when he was a child.

I am amazed with this photo.  I have a deep aversion to clowns.  My son was having such a good time and I just couldn't resist this photo opportunity.  CSI is hosting a special case file with Scrap 365.  I simply feel in love with the vibrant colors and just had to join in the fun.
The Scheme:  I used all the colors
                                                   Evidence:      I used stripes, flowers, string, tied something
                                                   Testimony:    I put string around my journaling tag

 I gave the title a bit of an arch affect over a scalloped red edge to give it a tent appeal.

 This is the tag where I will write a special private note to my son. 

I have this fabulous punch press with bubbly holes.  I used it to create the corner edges and place a red card stock behind it.


Fancy Pants Designs: Crush, Cherished, Sweetness and Adoration
Bazzill cardstock


Fancy Pants Designs cut out pieces and chipboard arrow and tag
Bazzill Basic Paper: Just the Edge cardstock strips
Baker's twine from my stash

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today. My deepest apologies to my guests who have been so kind to leave me a message.  I just learned that I had that awful verification code in the on position.  I have turn it off now.  I hope you help me reach my goal of 50 followers.  Only 8 to go!!

Scrap Africa sketch.

Scrapping Everyday Miracles  Theme challenge.  I used love.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

May day!

              It's May!!  What better way to celebrate than dancing around a May pole. 

                                                           April Fools!!

I do have a lovely project to share with you though using some wonderful ribbons from May Arts .  This is for their Retro Color Craft Challenge which will show case all of the entries on April seventh.

Aren't these colors fun!!  For the base of this project I used one of those small plastic pots you get at the nursery.  I glued this cheery Graphic 45 paper around it and trimmed it out with this gorgeous pink iridescent sequin ribbon.
 The pole was created by gluing three straws together then wrapping them with this sea foam ruffle ribbon.
 The base was filled with a mixture of wonderful spring time flowers.


Graphic 45 Secret Garden


May Arts ribbons retro colors
Straws and flowers from my stash

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope you will stop by May Arts later this month to view all the wonderfully created projects for this challenge.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Live, Stand, Be...Strong!

Live, Stand, Be....Strong!

 Yes, I know today is the first day of Spring and yet this layout looks more like fall!  But this picture and the essence of my daughter just fit this month's Once Upon A Sketch  challenge.

 Here you can just make out where I use the wonderful Prima Marketing floral mask which I inked with a soft brown.

 My daughter is a "remarkable" woman.  Life is always always throwing her curve balls but she takes them in stride with grace and integrity.   These are the journaling words found on the back of the


Prima Marketing, Pixie, Fairy Godmother, Esprit, Estella
Graphic 45, Butterflies


Zva, bling
7 Dots Studio, letters
Prima Marketing flowers and mask
Tando Creative border  chipboard
Stash items, twine and burlap

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  Happy Spring to everyone!!  Let the warm weather commence!! 

Tando Creative  Color challenge.  Use brown, yellow, green. 
Once Upon A Sketch  challenge.
Scrap Our StashUse layers