Saturday, December 14, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Oh, how our little Charlie has grown!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Let the Holidays Begin!

Here's a photo of us at my parents' (Grammie and Poppy) house for Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Fall

It has been a while since I entered any contests or posted here! We've been busy!  I decided that since Simon Says Stamp had an Anything Goes challenge that I would go ahead and make something!  I love making these Julie Nutting canvasses! So, I'm entering that.  We had our first Thanksgiving with Steve's extended family this weekend. Mitch got sick so he couldn't go but we had a great meal!

Thanks for stopping by. If you get a chance, "comment" in and say hi! I'll try to get back around to you!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Another Canvas

I made this for the Simon Says Stamp on Anything but Plain Paper. Here, I've stamped on a canvas... :-) I just love the Julie Nutting dolls! I could make a million of these, but then what would I do with them all! I have hung three of them in my craft room already and gave this one away to Mitchell's ex-girlfriend who we still wish well!! :-)

Thanks for visiting. Hope your weekend starts off great!!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

White Coat Ceremony

I made this it for Simon Says Emboss it challenge this week! I used the gorgeous My Mind's Eye collection Lost and Found: Oliver that I won from them earlier. That gorgeous hexagon paper is embossed beautifully!  All of the patterned paper is nice and thick and very fun to use!!!  The only other product I used wasAmerican Crafts Thickers and one of my favorite Fiskars border punches!

Thanks for looking! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mother's Day

I don't know if you can see it in this layout, but I took my Scor Pal and embossed squares on the bottom half of this layout and the red paper is a Coredinations sheet I've hoarded for several years. This qualifies it for Simon Says Emboss it challenge this week!  I don't know why, but I glued on the photos/mats etc. crooked! I guess there is a reason I call this blog Uniquely Me, Imperfections and All.

Hope you are having a great day!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

 I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes!  We couldn't get enough of the antics of the Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels in the Rocky Mountain National Park. They remind everyone so much of chipmunks. It is funny how cute squirrels are when they aren't tearing up your own yard! :-)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Teenager canvas in Foil Dress

So, I made another canvas. I don't' know what I'm going to do with all of them. I made this one similarly to the ones I made earlier, but there is a bunch of shimmer/foil in the "fabric" of the dress.  I made this for Simon Says Anything Goes and my friend Stacy's challenge to get messy!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


I can't believe how fast the summer has gone by!!!! We just got back a bit ago from Rocky Mountain National Park.  We were very fortunate to see 13 ewes and 5 baby lambs coming down the mountain to obtain their minerals from the mud around Sheep Lake!!!!  I used a beautiful collection from My Mind's Eye that I won from them earlier! I felt so lucky to win it! I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes!  I wasn't able to keep up with my blogs for the two weeks we were gone (one was for Steve's training in Denver) so I was surprised to see they changed sites!!

Anyway, lots more to come!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 5, 2013

What's that? Another Canvas?

I made another canvas to enter into Simon Says Show Anything Goes. I used some Faber Castell gelatos that I won from them a long time ago as well as some distress paint and stamps! 

Thanks for looking! I'll have more soon!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Canvas-Take 2 with an Owl

So, my latest obsession is making mixed media canvasses. . I embossed the belly of the Owl so it would fit my friend Stacy's challenge. I'd like to encourage you to enter her challenge-she is so sweet and leaves you love, and there is always a nice prize for someone!  I also decided to enter it into Simon Says Show Anything Goes. I used some Faber Castell gelatos that I won from them a long time ago as well as some distress paint and stamps! 

Thanks for looking! I'll have more soon!

Canvas is My Latest Obsession!

So, my latest obsession is making mixed media canvasses.  I love the Julie Nutting dolls from Prima!  You have to paper piece them to get fun dresses, but it is worth it to me. I embossed the hearts so they would fit my friend Stacy's challenge. I'd like to encourage you to enter her challenge-she is so sweet and leaves you love, and there is always a nice prize for someone!  I also decided to enter it into Simon Says Show Anything Goes. I used some Faber Castell gelatos that I won from them a long time ago as well as some distress paint and stamps! The saying comes from CTMH. 

I hope you like her. I am in love with doing these!

Thanks for looking! I'll have more soon! maybe even today!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Holding Up the Tree

I  found this new to me sketch site:  My Scraps & More.  So, I thought I'd create a layout using one of their fabulous sketches (#28) and for Simon Says Stamp anything goes!!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Love San Francisco

This is my 2nd post of the day. One  of our favorite places is San Francisco, and we have been lucky enough to go twice while Steve was at   training for work!   I made this for Pamela's sketch challenge and Simon Says Stamp anything goes!I really love the sketch and just barely made it before the deadline!!  I was so into the PageMaps challenges this month that I barely paid attention to anything else!!  I decided to flip the sketch...

Thanks for looking! 

Virtual Garage Sale 5/30/2013

Two of Our Favorite Restaurants in San Francisco

"Spring/Summer Color Challenge
We challenge you to use this color range (orange, navy, light blue, green, and brown)."

So, I made this for Little Yellow Bicycle's National Scrapbooking Day sketch challenge and Simon Says Stamp anything goes!!. Funnily, I misread the rules and did the sketch challenge combined with the color challenge! Oh, well. As you can see, I used “Just Because” and “Savor” (to get the colors in), and it matched my theme of two of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco.   

Virtual Garage Sale 5/30/2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Graduate - Fancy Pants Swagger Style

I made this for Page Maps anniversary boy-girl (I chose boy) challenge and Simon Says Stamp anything goes!!  I used Fancy Pants' fabulous Swagger collection.  The colors and papers just fit Mitch's graduation/school colors!  I embossed the orangy-red colored paper under the photos.  I fussy cut the big fleur de lis out of a sheet of the collection and turned it on its side.  The journaling reads "Man Oh Man.  It seems like only yesterday when I dropped you off for your first day of kindergarten!"  Ain't it the truth!  He has now very successfully completed his first year of college. We were very, very proud of his first year GPA and his dedication to studies as well as his ability to meet new people and still have a lot of fun!!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I made this for PageMaps anniversary challenge:  Paper Mixology!  And, boy did I ever mix up the collections.  I used papers from several older collections:  Recess, Two Scoops, Archaic, Kioshi, Nook & Pantry and some basics...  I did some embossing on the buttery paper--chevron type arrows. Looks so much nicer in person, but all of mine do....

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Baby Congrats

I made this for Page Maps challenge 1-2-3-4 Challenge with Julie Koerber.  I remembered that I was still hoarding this cute collection from Cosmo Cricket and thought it matched the colors pretty well.  So, here it is!!!  It is one of my favorite all time cards...

It looks like I am going to do ALL of the Page Maps challenges. I hope I get a chance to do them all now that I have so many completed!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Easter Eggs

Well, seeing how I have posted for so many days in a row, it seems I am back to scrapbooking in full force!!!  I love this layout and love this collection from Webster's Pages so much.  It is called Girl Land, but you can see that it CAN be adapted to a boys' layout quite easily!!!!  I made it for the Page Maps Challenge and sketch found when you click the link. To me, the prize Webster's Pages is providing is the best of the best:  the new Plum Seeds line. I'd be so happy to win it!!!! Anyway, I digress.  I adapted my layout to 12 x 12.  I thought it would be fun to dig out an old Sizzix bunny die for this cute layout and stamped the chipboard that they are sitting on with a Webster's stamp that matches the collection.  I also gave each bunny a blingy-heart to hold!!!  

Thanks for visiting! If you leave a comment letting me know you stopped by, I'd be happy to return the favor!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Storage Unit

I thought I'd participate in the DCWV sketch challenge for May.  I used a bunch of older stacks to create this layout:  The Family Connections Stack, Safari Kids, Hittin' the Books, and Mainstreet.  All of the elements seemed to work together to me.  Thanks for looking!

Buzzing with Good Wishes

I created this using this fun sketch from Page Maps with the challenge to change the shape! When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of my CTMH Quick Cards— Bumble Bee stamp and my Spellbinders hexagon shape to make the card! The "buzzing with good wishes" takes place of the little banner/border.  I also embossed the yellow part with a Cuttlebug folder and then inked it up.  I sprayed a little Mr. Huey Mist on the card as well as coloring the bee with some shimmerz powder and then covering the entire bee with liquid glue!  The buttons are from Basic Grey and the charm came from Michael's (don't know the brand). The twine is from The Twinery!

Thanks for looking! I love this card!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Picture Perfect - Disc Golf

I love it when Steve and Mitch play together!  Here, I've captured each of them getting ready to throw the disc golf toward the target! They are both so intense!!!!!  I created this using this fun sketch from Page Maps and incorporated borders per the challenge instructions. I added a camera from Amy Tan's collection to qualify for Simon Says Stamp Says Take a Picture Challenge.  I used a bunch of Jillibean Soup and American Crafts for this page but also added a stamped border of some great stamps from Teresa Collins Designs. 

I love all of the color in the page and think the arrows are fun for the movement of the game!

Thanks for looking!!!

I hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 24, 2013

1998-Coloring Easter Eggs with a friend

I made this for Page Maps 7 year anniversary challenge to make your own stamp (I cut out an old Sizzix sizzlet butterfly image onto foam and then stamped away! I decided to spritz the page with a little mist to represent some of the coloring. I used two Doodlebug collection for this and their twine. I believe the brads are Teresa Collins. and the hat pins are Maya Road.  Thanks for looking. It was fun going back to these old photos of Mitch from when he was almost four.... He's 19 now....

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Father's Day Card for Crafter's Companion

I made this card using a Christmas stamp believe it or not. I thought this was appropriate for my dad for Father's day because he is always outside doing some type of job--and often using a shovel!!!! I used
Sheena's A Little Bit Festive - Christmas Visitors for the image and colored it using my CTMH watercolor pencils.  The "Dad" saying is from Beatrix Potter EZMount™ Stamp Set - The Tale of Benjamin Bunny--one of my all time favorite stamp sets!!!!!  You can get both of these stamp sets from Crafter's Companion where I am entering this card!!!!

Thanks for visiting!

I'm coughing like a maniac and have been sick since Mother's Day. Please pray or send positive thoughts my way that I will get better soon!!!!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

How Fast You Grow Charlie!

This is our darling little Charlie.  The pocket in the middle of the 2 photos talks about how fast he grew in about a month.  We got him right before Christmas at just under 4 pounds and is now over 17 pounds!! Wow!  I made the layout using a sketch from PageMaps!  I used mostly Teresa Collins "On the Edge" with the exception of some Tattered Angels mist and the little zig zag border which came from Echo Park and the top part of the pocket which was a little bit of DCWV embossed with a cool chevron pattern which is the opposite of the double folder I got recently with my gift certificate from my cool friend Stacy! (I'm also sharing this layout with one of her challenges at Sketches 4 All/You...)

Thanks for looking!  I hope you are having a great Mother's Day!

Mitch got up very early yesterday to make me a wonderful breakfast since he is going to a Yankees game in Kansas City today. I couldn't say no to that since he rarely gets this kind of opportunity!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

You Will Always Be My Little Boy

I made this for the Page Maps Colour Suite Challenge sponsored by Echo Park. I was lucky enough to win All About a Boy from Echo Park during NSD this year.  I used it along with Little Boy and Hello Summer to make the layout! The only things that are not Echo Park are the sun boundary which is from CTMH and the twine. I also embossed the denim looking paper with a new Spellbinders two in one embossing folder.Oh, yeah, and I added a little mist from Tattered Angels.  Mitch is holding a sweet gum. What is funny about it is that he said "Mom, look, a sour gum!"  I thought it was funny anyway!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!
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