Monday, May 28, 2012

Prom 2012 - Take 2

I created this for Scrapfit's challenge #68 to use mist.  Sorry about the blur in the center of the photo--I guess I need to look at my lense.

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World's Best Dad

I used my water color pencils from CTMH as well as a couple of Copics to color in my Beatrix Potter image.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012


I made this card for Memorial Day and for a couple of challenges: my friend Stacy's and
Simon Says Stamp Presents a Star Challenge! over at Lily Pad Cards and Simon Says Stamp and Show a summer holiday. You could say this would work as a Memorial Day card and a Fourth of July card. I used a PageMaps sketch... I took it pretty literally!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are enjoying the Memorial Day weekend and remember our fallen soldiers and their families with a prayer.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Prom 2012 - The first Page of Many

Well, I'm really excited to be scrapping again! This layout took on its own personality as it was not what I envisioned in my head for it at all. I loved the green Basic Grey sheet, and it was kind of by accident that I tried the black with it. I think it kind of balances the masculine with the feminine very well. I started out with Girl Land that Webster's Pages just sent me and it didn't want to come together.  However, I did use the beautiful flower, ribbon, word stickers and letters from it.  I'll just have to wait until the perfect photos come before I can cut into or use the beautiful papers from Girl Land.

Mitch decided to rent a tux for this year's prom since it was for senior year.  I thought his lovely girlfriend, Emily, looked like a Greek goddess in this dress!

I used The Paper Variety's wonderful sketch for this layout!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have time to leave a comment to let me know if anyone is still looking at my pages!!

Popcorn with Flowers!

I made this little card using the darling Popcorn the Bear stamp from Crafter's Companion where I am entering it in their May flowers challenge. I made the heart in the ear pink as well as used a pink background to fit my friend Stacy's challenge!  The three dots on the ribbon are actually sparkly jewels.  I fussy cut the bear and duck and then pop-dotted them for a little depth.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012


I'm finally getting around to posting some prom photos. I developed phlebitis last week. Not a good thing to have when you have so much to do with your son graduating from high school.  Luckily, I had a lot of help with his graduation party yesterday. We had a great turnout and Mitch  felt very loved.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Family in 1987

I made this during NSD using Artful Delight's fun sketch.  I also entered into BasicGrey's challenge to use a shape other than a square or a rectangle--I chose the ever popular octagon.  I can't believe it, but everything on the layout is BasicGrey with the exception of the adhesive!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mitchell Exploring Trees with Grammie in 1995

MLS Sketch 0512

I made this layout using My Little Shoebox's sketch for NSD.  I used two of their collections to make this layout-don't ask me right now which--I just grabbed the ones that seemed to fit the photos.  I also decided to incorporate the color challenge at SCT

I guess I am getting really nostalgic because I went back to my older photos for NSD.  I guess it is because Mitch graduates from high school in two weeks--the day after my birthday!!!

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Easter 1999


Even though we are extremely busy right now with trying to sell our house and ending up Mitchell's senior year, I felt an urge to participate in some of the challenges for NSD. I made this layout using all Jillibean Soup patterned paper--no cardstock.  I used Jillibean's sketch and am entering it in their challenge as well as Frosted Designs challenge to use only patterned paper....

Mitch was almost five years old in these photos. It is hard to believe he will be graduating from high school in two weeks!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hiking to Big Red

I made this layout for The Paper Variety's make your own flower challenge.  I loved this Amy Tangerine American Crafts map sheet. I have had this glass/metal focus on what is in this circle thingy for ages. I thought it would be cool to highlight the area we were travelling on the map.  I made the box fold flower for the challenge.  I was really excited recently to win some MME adventure brads. I hoarded them for a few seconds but decided to use them on this because I just love them SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much. I also used a little Mr. Huey Color Mist by dropping it on the page a few places.  Finally, I added these cool little Basic Grey letters. The gray pennant was made with the Chaps line from American Crafts. I thought it was cool that I got 7 photos on this layout even if they were small photos.

As you can see, we took the trip in 2010.  I'm so behind in scrapping...

I hope you have a great day!!!!!
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