Monday, December 29, 2014

Star Book

I made this out of Carta Bella's Words of Love collection and am entering it into Simon Says Anything goes... I'm going to be teaching how to make this book at the local scrapbook store..

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Crafting Ahead for Halloween

Today, I was in the mood to create! So, I got a jump start on Halloween treat bags for special family and friends!!!!

I made them also for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Amy Knollmeyer Photography photos of Mitch's Girlfriend

I made this layout of my son's girlfriend. She was supposed to be a "snake." Such a pretty snake, indeed!  The photos were taken by a professional during a "Vogue" style session.  I had fun making my own background in the upper right using a mask and some paints, and Tim Holtz distress stains in a blue and white color (don't have the bottles right here). I love how this turned out! I made it for Simon Says Make Your Own Background!!!

Thanks for looking. Let me know you stopped by, and I'll come visit you!!!

Have a great day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Mini Waterfall Album

Today, I was in the mood to make an album. So, I searched for instructions to make this cute little Waterfall Album. I am entering this in Simon Says Anything Goes....

Thursday, July 31, 2014

4th of July at My Sister's House

Now, that I have it on here, I see that it is  a little blurry. I started it for the embossing challenge but didn't finish it until today--so the white lines are sanded embossed lines i created with my Scor-Pal.  I am entering this in Simon Says Anything Goes....

P.S. This is my second entry.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kitty says read!

Can you tell from the last few posts that I like it when YOU read??? I am entering this in Simon Says Anything Goes....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Relax and Read a Book While You are Getting Well

I made this card for my sister as a get well card. The tag inside the envelope tells her to relax and get well. I made it for the Simon Says Emboss It challenge!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Love July 4, 2014

Look at these sweet FACES! You can tell that love, love, love is in the air! I love this photo of my son and his sweet girlfriend! I'm entering this into Simon Says Stamp Challenge: About a Face and to my friend Stacy's challenge!

Hope all is well in your world!

Monday, June 2, 2014


I had a lot of fun making this layout. I wanted to add a little elegance and a lot of playfulness which describes Mitch and his girlfriend Meredith so much.  I embossed a lovely, light blue and white paper with a gorgeous embossing folder and then rubbed a darker ink all over it to bring out the embossing. It is meant to go with the flowers in the gorgeous dress. I also used the yellow background for that purpose. I added the black borders to go with Mitch's suit!! I am entering this in Simon Says Anything Goes challenge--love those!!!!! I am also entering it in my friend Stacy's tic tac toe challenge: mist, alphas and buttons....

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Canvas with some fun new things I got for my birthday

So, I got some fun new Hazel & Ruby letter stencils (Dear Ruby) from my friend Lural for my birthday!!! So, when I saw the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Time to Grow/Botanical, I decided to try out modeling paste with a flower stencil along with the letters. I originally painted it with a light green chalk paint, and I felt it was hard to see the letters, so I went over the canvas with some gorgeous gelatos from Faber Castell. I also paperpieced/colored a cool Unity girl that I bought recently.  I'm sure I will do a better job next time, but I still kind of like the canvas!

Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend! Hug a veteran!! Here's a big virtual one going out to my little brother who spent 20 years in the Navy!!!! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Happy 20th Birthday Mitchell!

I can't believe Mitchell turned 20 this April...  Anyway, I made this for the Simon Says Die Crazy challenge.  And, I even dug out my old Sizzix letters/numbers for this one.  The hearts and love are from American Crafts! And the matting is from a set of Spellbinders.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Take 5- Mitch, Disc Golf

I made this layout using FIVE layers--blue, brown, circle, arrows and photo mat!!!! So, I'm entering it into Simon Says Take Five!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Life is Better When YOU are Laughing--My Darling Niece Julie!

I am entering it into Simon Says Stamp blog anything-goes Wednesday challenge--my fourth for the challenge (I usually can't get it together enough for that many entries--maybe it will finally be my lucky week). A few years ago while we were celebrating Thanksgiving with my family, several of us decided to play disc golf. It was fun seeing Julie get the giggles as she played for the first time (I think). I thought all of her fun poses and faces would make a great layout! I am totally into the latest craze of Polaroid frames! And, I was lucky enough to win the Jillibean collection a while back. The flowers are CTMH; the button, October Afternoon; the twine,The Twinery; the jewels, Pebbles. The green frame on the left was made with an American Crafts die that I also won!!!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 5, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals - 2012

I am entering it into Simon Says Stamp blog anything-goes Wednesday challenge, and I am also entering it my friend Stacy's challenge to use black! I found the black sheet of paper on my table and the arrow on the floor and decided to go back and FINALLY scrapbook our trip to see the St. Louis Cardinals around Steve's birthday in 2012! So, thanks for the challenge Stacy. You helped me cleanup my scrap room a bit!

Friday, May 2, 2014

1971 - Summer

This layout is of my twin sister and me in the summer of 1971.  Wow!   I am entering it into Simon Says Stamp blog anything-goes Wednesday challenge .

The die cuts are courtesy of American Crafts! I was lucky to win them!

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

M.A.D.D. mad Fashion Show -- hosted by Amy Knollmeyer Photography

I am really glad that I hoarded collected this Bo Bunny paper.  As it turns out, I just got the perfect photo back from the lab to use with it!!!!  This is our son with his darling girlfriend.  I am entering it into Simon Says Stamp blog anything-goes Wednesday challenge .

Thanks for looking.

P.S. The little camera die came to me from American Crafts. I love it!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014


This girl is beautiful --even made up like a snake! :-) I entered this in my friend Stacy's challenge.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Octopus vulgaris

I made this layout with the new Graphic 45 collection "By the Sea." Do you think I could have found a better patterned paper for my photos? I think not!!
Anyway, I made this for my friend Stacy's challenge and also for Simon Says Journey challenge. We journeyed to San Francisco....

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Charmed Life

I made this for my friend Stacy's challenge!  I just bought the Simple Stories collection and thought it went perfectly with my photos!!!  Our little Charlie was definitely still a pup in these photos. In the third one, he was doing the "swim" before he got distracted by some activity in the park!!!  I added some American Crafts velum (transparent) hearts, so I'm also adding this to Simon Says Transparent challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hey (Foxy)

Well, it appears I am on a roll in posting now that I started again!  I am entering this in a couple of challenges:  Simon Says Get Krafty and the Hexagons: Happy for Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and Sketches 4 All...

 am no longer going to be selling CTMH after the next quarter ends, but I had to have the latest stamp of the month with the foxes and hearts. My hubby got it for me for my Valentine present!!! :-)

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Wild Thing - I love you

I created this cute little treat bag out of a regular, business envelope, a stamp, some inks and a crimper! Easy peasy, and cute. I'm showing the treat bag closed and opened. It has a bone for our puppy Charlie in it!!! Ha. Everyone around here gets a Valentine treat.

I'm entering it into LESSology Challenge #33: Happy Mail Day! since I used an old envelope (see the blue in the right bottom) to create it. And, I'm entering it into Simon Says Stamp Challenge: We Love Stamps!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lovely 24/7

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to Have a Heart. I'm also entering it at Sketches 4 All...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

XO Valentine Card

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to Have a Heart. I'm also entering it at Sketches 4 All...

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ATC = Be My #1

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to Have a Heart.  I'm also entering it at Sketches 4 All...

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I Love You

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to Have a Heart. I think you can see the hearts on the photo strip.  I'm also entering it at Sketches 4 All...

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Scrapbooking A Lot These Days

I have been scrapbooking a lot lately. But, I haven't been sharing them here. I am not really sure why--maybe because I'm not entering challenges; maybe because I don't know if anyone is looking, maybe because I'm focusing on putting a lot of photos on my layouts so there isn't much interesting going on; maybe because I clearly don't have my camera setup to take a decent photo.  I don't know.

Today, I decided to make some layouts of some older photos (from 2011). My motivation probably had something to do with all of the snow we have been getting here in the Midwest lately!!!  I don't love getting out in the snow, but the day these photos were taken, we all decided to play in the snow--EVEN ME!!! I was surprised (as you can see by the photos) that they talked me into sledding down that HUGE hill at our old house!!!

I decided to make this layout for my friend Stacy's challenge! She's the best. You should go check out her challenge.

Thanks for looking. If any of you are actually still out there, pop in and say hi!! I'll try to get around to you soon!!!!
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