September 13, 2012

NEW MCS Sketch Challenge - Now Listen Up

Every month I get excited waiting for the new sketch at My Creative Sketches and they never disappoint. Here is the link:

I have been scrapbooking my oldest daughter most recently and in my house I almost have to go layout for layout as the girls get a little jealous....sooo, this layout is of my littlest a few years ago. She's such a card, and brings me so much joy. I printed quite a few pics from my cell yesterday and there are quite a few of her hamming it up. Just wait till she sees them....

Anywho, on to my take on the sketch.....

I used Simple Stories Fabulous papers and stickers, dollar store bling, my coveted Prima flowers and DCWV cardstock. TFL :)

July 19, 2012

My Creative Sketches July Challenge

So I am addicted to the sketch challenge each month at MCS. I eagerly await the new post and can't wait to see the DT's take on it. So inspiring.....

Here is my take on the sketch for this month. A little different than my usual 'cleaner' style, but I just love the finished page. I'm trying really hard to get past my hoarding love of flowers and just USE my stash, haha.

This is my oldest daughter (now 15) when she was just 5 years old. She was such a little charmer. I used Echo Park paper for this, and K & Company chipboard letters. The rickrack is vintage from my stash, and everything else is "unknown".

Thanks for looking!!

July 9, 2012

Saucy Face

A layout I did for the sketch  challenge here:

I used K & Company papers and rub-ons. Not my usual choice, but I really like the final page. My dd also loves it, and that's what really counts as it's for her book. Where I live the term of endearment is pronounced "saucy face" but it really refers to "sass".....we just don't say "sassy face", lol.

Thanks for looking!!

June 13, 2012

Hello My Name Is Happy

Quick layout done last night using Simple Stories new "Summer Fresh" collection. I LOVE this kit - I think it's the 'fabric' elements....I'm entering it in the monthly sketch contest over at

Layout done at the Retreat......first time adding a banner to my layouts. I'm definitely not one to jump on the trend bandwagon right away :)

May 1, 2012

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Inspiration....

I absolutely love CS Magazine....I get all excited when it is due to hit the shelves and keep it on my bedside table for frequent viewing. It never fails to inspire me....that being said, I also have CS Mag in my Facebook feed and was inpired by this post: It just jumped at me, and immdiately I knew what pics to use, and how I wanted my layout to look. Thanks CS Magazine for the inspiration, and here is what my finished layout looks like....

This past weekend I attended a crop with the goal of moving outside of my comfort zone. I misted for the first time (will share that layout at another time) and painted! Now, I have bottles and bottles of paint but never use them. I can say with certainty that I will use my 'craft' supplies a lot more now. I LOVE how this turned out!! Happy scrapping!!!!

March 26, 2012

Super Dog

I love sketch challenges....not so much for winning a prize but because I love sketches for inspiration, and a deadline to get me off my butt!!

Here is my latest page for the My Creative Sketch challenge this month. You can check it out here:

Thanks for looking!!

February 29, 2012


I am quickly going through my My Mind's Eye stash and every time I use it I simply LOVE the results. Even hubby is passing comments on my pages now, lol. Here is my submission into the My Creative Sketches contest. Check out this link: Awesome inspiration and a wonderful prize as well.

Until I figure out my scanner and the whole "scan and stitch" thing that people do, I will put my pages on the fridge for photo's and hope for the best, haha. Thanks for looking.

February 17, 2012

My newest scrapbook layout.

I was in a scrapbooking rut after the Fall Retreat I attended, and then won a seat in Stacey Julian's "Twelve" class on Big Picture Classes. Now I am scrapbooking and / or crafting several times per week. This is my latest page of my youngest girl and her 2 BFF's at the local fair in 2010.