Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MSW Sketch-A-Thon

The Sketch-A-Thon start Friday, February 1st and Lucy will be posting a new sketch every morning from Feb. 1 - Feb. 20 on the blog and forum. Hope you will stop by and play along.


Thursday, January 24, 2013


This is a layout that I did using one of Lucy's sketches from My Sketch World. This is a picture of us when we had Tom's Celebration of Life up in Redding and we are all standing by the plant where June's ashes were placed. I was really happy with the way this turned out. I am loving the hexagons and you will probably be seeing more of them from me in the future.


Exciting News...

I just found out that I have been selected to be a Card Designer over at My Sketch World. I have missed being on a team and look forward to working with Lucy's sketches.

Here is one of the cards that I made to apply.

This card was made from Canvas Corp paper and cutouts, and some flowers from my stash.



Tomorrow I am off to the Fullerton Holiday Inn for the Sisterhood of Scrapbooking Retreat. What better way to go celebrate my birthday than to be doing something I really enjoy with Kristi and several scrappy friends. Here is a card that I made to have in my stash for some upcoming birthdays. Hopefully I will get lots of layouts and cards made this weekend.

This card was made from my scraps from Fancy Pants It's Your Day paperline. I like the pinwheel on it and will probably be making some more of them in the future. Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Sketch World January Card Sketch

This month I wanted to do the card sketch at My Sketch World

Here is Lucy's sketch:

And here is my take on it:

I made my card using Bazzill CS, Nikki Sivils - Its Your Day Birthday Cut Ups, Color Box Chestnut Roan chalk, and Best Creation 3D foam tape.

Lucy does some great sketches, you should head over to the forum and check them out. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bingo Card Challenge

Here is another card challenge over at My Sketch World. This challenge was to make a card using a Bingo card. I have had these bingo cards forever but never got around to using them, so this was a perfect challenge for me.

Here is my card:

I used Best Creation Happy Birthday paper, Hero Art Birthday Wishes stamp, Close To My Heart Black Ink, Color Box Chestnut Roan chalk, and felt trim from my stash.


Monday, January 21, 2013

My Sketch World Recipe Card Challenge

I have been trying to complete some of the card challenges over at My Sketch World. This card is for a recipe card challenge.

This is the recipe:

1 piece of cardstock (Bazzill)
1 piece of printed paper (October Afternoon Fly A Kite Ice Cream)
1 sentiment (Thank You from Hero Arts)
4 buttons (Basic Grey)
4 flowers (Petaloo Flora Doodles)

Here is my card:

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another card.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

EmbellishIt Class Three Layout

Here is the layout that we did for the 3rd class last Saturday. It is made with paper and chipboard from Echo Park - For the Record II - Documented. I just love this paper and these colors.

This is the sample from the class:

And this is what I did with it.

Thanks for looking. I will be back with a couple of challenges that I am trying to finish up for My Sketch World this month.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

EmbellishIt Class Two Layout

This was the sample from the second class on Saturday.
And this is the layout that I did. It is pretty much like the class sample. This kit was made with Fancy Pants The Good Life collection, using the banners and chipboard frames.
I will be back in a couple of days with the 3rd class and layout.

Monday, January 14, 2013

EmbellishIt Class One Layout

Saturday was a great day! My friends surprised me and turned it into an early birthday celebration. They treated me to breakfast and gave me lots of fun scrappy goodies. The Play All Day event was a lot of fun and pretty productive. They had four two-page layout classes during the day. I completed 3 of them, which was a great accomplishment for me. This is the first class layout:
And this is what I did with it. I loved the Snap@ collection from Echo Park that we used on it.
I will try to come back tomorrow and show you the layouts from class 2. Photobucket

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Play All Day

It has been a crazy busy week, so no new scrapping, but I am looking forward to meeting up with a couple of friends, Liz and Karen, at the Play All Day event in Anaheim/Garden Grove. This event is put on by Shelby at Embellish It. We will have two classes, each consisting of 2-two page layouts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It is also an open crop until midnight, so I hope to have a few projects to come back and share. Wish me luck! Photobucket

Monday, January 7, 2013

MSW Banner Challenge

Over at My Sketch World this month there are ten challenges up. Five cards and five layouts. One of the card challenges was to make a card with at least 6 banners. This is the card that I made this weekend for the challenge. It is made with Echo Park Summertime paper collection, Core'dinations cardstock and a couple of brads from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by to check it out. Check back for more creations from the challenges. Photobucket

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy Birthday

We are going out to dinner tonight with a friend. Her birthday was the 26th of December so I made a card today to give to her. I tried doing wet embossing. It is not the best but will have to do since I don't have time to redo it. This card was inspired by a sketch from Lucy over at My Sketch World.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This was a kit that I put together when visiting The Scrapbook Barn in Arizona about 4 or 5 years ago. I kept it put away for a rainy day (I guess), because I never quite got around to using it, until this past year. I thought these pictures from my mom's 80th birthday party were perfect to go with it. The pictures were even older than the paper, since my mom turned 91 this past September.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Magical Memories

Here is a layout that I completed last year with a kit that I picked up at Expo. One of my goals for this year is to try to use up a lot of the kits and supplies that I have been collecting over the years. Let's see how I do.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Well 2012 was not a good year for me blogging wise, but hopefully 2013 is going to prove to be much better. I am looking forward to this year and have lots of scrappy crops and retreats planned, so hopefully I will be back to share some cards and layouts with you. I hope that 2013 will be a good year for all of you. Photobucket