Monday, September 30, 2013

Hanging at Lantern Hill (My Mind's Eye Sketch Challenge entry)

Lantern Hill
My sons are 29 and 32 today. When I look back at the photos I have of them when they were young,
of course I wish I had taken more, but mostly I'm excited to document those times that were so special.  The photos bring back the memories and feelings from way back then, and now I have a way to write them down and explain the photos.
This was a trip to Lantern Hill. It is the tallest point in our area. The kids and I walked to the top, where I took photos of  nature and dh took photos of the kids and me.  The boys had so much fun, playing in the bushes and celebrating that they got to the top of the "big hill". I am so very happy that I have these photos! My journaling on this layout is hidden under that piece of paper that is under the photo.
I am entering this layout into the My Mind's Eye September Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout:
Here are a couple of close-ups:
Here are the credits:
The following are from My Mind's Eye - paper and tags (On the Bright Side), journaling card piece (Out of the Blue Boy), enamel shapes (Cut & Paste), buttons (Boy Crazy), stamps (Indie Chic, Kraft Funday Every Day Fun and Lost & Found).
Studio Calico Let's Adventure stamp, washi tape, sequins, acrylic geotag and wood shapes.
American Crafts, Thickers
Freckled Fawn Dew Drops arrows
Ranger, Inc., Glossy Accents
Twine - from my stash
Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Back with my second card.

For this card, I stamped my favorite Hero Arts background stamp using Versamark ink. I also stamped the saying using Color Box ink by Stephanie Barnard.  I inked around the label with Distress Ink, added a think border strip  - and done.

Thank you for looking.
Casual Fridays

I played along with Casual Friday this time. These are my entries for CFC112. Of course, I may be inspired to create more. If so, I will update this post. These are pretty simple cards, which is good because this challenge is to make a clean and simple card using aqua, green and orange. Here are my cards:

I embossed the kraft cardstock, stamped the saying and added a little bling, added the bottom cardstock and a border strip.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

August? No way... it's too soon. I haven't been to the beach yet. I haven't had a cookout. Oh dear, what have I done? 

Well, I've adopted a lovely little long-haired Chihuahua puppy. His name is Charlie. I can't seem to stop scrapping him. Guess I'm in love.  I have a LOT of pages to upload and share, but for today I will share my most recent layout featuring Charlie. I used American Crafts card stock, my Silhouette Portrait (I had to try it out, since I won it), some wooden stars, along with buttons and bling, sequins and a felt piece, Thickers, acetate arrows, twine, and other things from my stash. I used my ATG to attach most items and my Tiny Attacher for the acetate arrows. 

Linking up to Paper Issues UmWow Studio challenge.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Matchy-Matchy Card for Moxie Fab World

The challenge was to use different patterns that didn't match on a project. I made a card. There are 8 different patterned papers on my card, including the wood patterned paper background. I stitched around the border with twine. I used a tag and a rub-on for the sentiment and I finished it off with a wooden heart. Linking up to the Moxie Fab blog. Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Recipe Book

I made 2 of these recipe books for my sons. They include family recipes that I thought they would like. They both really enjoyed their books, so I guess they came out all right. 

I made them several years ago - have you ever wanted to remake something? Do you change something that is important and has already been given? I guess I'm being silly. I'm so glad my sons enjoyed them and I hope they'll use them all of their lives.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I was so excited to see this month's sketch from My Mind's Eye and Pagemaps! Love all of the circles and I have a photo I've been wanting to scrap that fits this perfectly.
Don't you love it?

Here is my try at this sketch.

Please excuse the colors - the bottom is a bit more accurate. It is a terribly cloudy, windy, chilly day in the northeast. This is a photo of my dh and I on the day before we got married. We were helping my mom set up her house for it.  I had so much fun using the Vintage Nostalgic Collection, along with Everyday Fun stamps, Follow Your Heart stamps and Nutmeg Hanging Out stamps (all from My Mind's Eye) and I inked the edges of everything with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I cut all of the circles, flower shapes, tag shapes, photo corners and the photo mat using my Silhouette Cameo and files from the Silhouette store. I also used some Bazzill cardstock for the hearts, a Jenni Bowlin for Fiskars tag and the Fiskars heart punch, Basic Grey Candy Buttons and a small tag, my favorite black foam American Crafts Thickers, a lovely Webster Pages Cameo Pushpin, Echo Park Photo Freedom labels, Stephanie Barnard for Clearsnap ink, bling from my stash, my Scotch ATG, Tombow Mono Aqua glue and some foam tape.

Thank you My Mind's Eye for a great sketch challenge and for the inspirational Vintage Nostalgia Collection - and thank you for looking.