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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Giving you a reason to smile

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Today everyone is Irish!  To celebrate I did up this layout from one of my vacations to Ireland.  My daughter and I raising a glass at the Temple Bar in Dublin.

 Here I cut out a large circle and made it into strips and zig zag ed them for a more interesting look. 
 Drinking a pint of Guinness and an Irish coffee.  Cheers and may the luck of the Irish always be with you.
This definitely gave me a reason to smile!  8) 


Fancy Pants Designs, Old Flame and Amorous from the BE.LOVED. collection


Prima Marketing bling
Fancy Pants Designs chip board, buttons and tags
Flowers and twine from my stash

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.

Sketchabilities sketch number 111  I am also putting my hat in their ring for Design  Team member!  Wish me luck.

Off the Rails first ever blog hop with challenge.
Narelle/ flowers, Gayle/bling,  Deena/buttons, Carol/chipboard, Catie/twine

Friday, March 14, 2014


Nothing is more effective in the world to change a mood from down to up than a SMILE!  Where ever I go I love to smile with strangers. 

I have fallen in with these new Blue Fern Papers!!  So soft, dreamy and elegant.  Even the card backing in the chipboard packaging is beautiful.  I clip them out and use them in my layouts.



Blue Fern Calling Cards, Garden Picnic and Timeless


Blue Fern  Jeweled Page Baubles chipboard
Graphic 45 Secret Garden chipboard
Zva pink bling
Blue Fern butterflies
Inkido Pink butterflies (cutouts)
ribbon, flowers, bling dots from my stash

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today. 

Blue Fern March challenge sketch

Scrap Around the World  March mood board.  Love this soft pink board.  I used layers as in the cupcake, lace and torn fabric flower as in the dress and pink everywhere!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lady Luck

Lady Luck
 I love to photograph my girls.  I even make them climb up into trees to strike a pose!  She just had her hair cut and looked so sassy. 
 Ok, so I had this wonderful swirly chippy circle I hoped to use on another layout and had it all painted and stamped.  Then it just didn't work.  Today, I felt it worked perfectly for my magical woodland layout. 
 I tipped the edges with a bright lime green chalk added citrine gems all around the frame.  Look at these fabulous feathers I just received this week!!  Awesome.

 My youngest daughter said the layout needed more bling.  So, I give you more bling.

 In honor of March 17th, St. Patrick's Day I give you Lady Luck.


Prima Fairy Godmother, Summer Dream
The base green paper is from my stash


Flowers and large butterfly by Prima Marketing
Bling by Prima marketing and Zva
feathers, ribbon and chippie from my stash

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today!

Inkido  has a fabulous challenge using these incredible gem stone colors

Berry 71 bleu   Luck of the Irish  challenge.  Use the color green, use the word "luck" and use some Irish lace.
Lulupu  Use at least three of these letters (l u p t c)
L is for the word lady and lace, P is for pattern paper, C is for chipboard

Friday, March 7, 2014

My cat spells dog

Who all remembers the song "Walking my cat named dog"?  Well my sister named her cat "dog".  Hence the title My cat spells dog!  She must have been the one taking this picture.  This is me and my baby brother who is holding dog the cat.

 After I photographed this layout and went into cropping I discovered my clock hand had shifted!  Drats!!
 I just love this paper by Graphic 45!!  She just needed a touch of bling.


Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells


Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells stickers
Spare Parts clock had
Crystals from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what the papers had to say!  I hope you will become a follower and help me reach my goal!  Thanks

Scrap Our Stash   Things that sparkle....crystals on the bike handle bar and around the layout.

Craft Hoarders Anonymous inspired my layout with their "Vintage or Retro" challenge.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday to you!  Yea, it's my son's birthday month and this year he will become a first time dad.  So, I am going through all my old photo albums and making a scrapbook for him to show his little one what he looked like at different ages. Here he is at three.

This is XOXO Scrapbooking March scrap lifting challenge.  It is based on a 4x4 grid.  You can put pictures in fours squares or you can mix and match.  This is a great way to use up those bits and pieces of papers that always seem to be left over after a project. I have quite a few 6x6 pads of paper that are just perfect for this type of sketch.   I hope you will join us and maybe next month you will be our Guest Designer!
I love to twik my pages.  The top pic shows how I added a cut out piece behind the tag.  Notice how it makes it stand out more now.

 I won these gorgeous bright cheerful papers from Authentique last month.  How perfect for this layout.  The back ground for these photos were very dark and the subject matter wasn't important so I cut him out of them and used them like this.
 I bought him one of those toys were the top of the drum lifts off and inside you find several more instruments.  He had thick red locks as a child.  Who would have thought that by age 20 his hair line would recede so far back that it was better just to shave it bald!  I did save a lock in his book.

Notice the twik between these two pics.

 In each corner I punched bubble holes for added dimension.


Authentique  Crave, Wishes, Merriment


Authentique stickers
Ribbon, flowers and bling from my stash

Thanks for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today!  Just nine more to go til I reach my goal of 50 follows.  Hope you are next!  Thank you

Scrap it Girl Birthday challenge!

The Aviary   This month's theme is "Celebrate" and what better way to celebrate than a party!