Sunday, October 20, 2013

Freshly Made #108

Okay ... so I'm a day late on giving this card to my husband. However, since we attended a Halloween Party last evening, we're celebrating tonight! Thank goodness!

Here is my rendition of the Freshly Made Sketch #108. I flipped it ... kinda like the way it turned out. Hope he likes it too! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Retro Sketches # 86

I saw this great sketch on Retro Sketches, and knew I had to use it to create my nephew's birthday card. I hope he likes it! It's tough finding/making something that's appropriate for a young man, but not too childish.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sassy Scrapper's May Sketch

I had a whole 40 minutes to myself today! Wonder of all wonders! I decided to take a lil' time to scrap. I had fun with this Sassy Scrapper Sketch since it called for more than two photos. Yay!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May Designer

This is what a new job does to you in the beginning! I have so little time to play with my scrapbooking friends! I miss you all so! This month I am the guest designer at
Sketch~N~Scrap. I love working with sketches as most of you know. It's nice when you're in a time crunch to have a little bit of inspiration! Love these gals! Thanks for letting me be part of your family!

Here is Lisa's great sketch:

Here is my rendition:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

#30 for Sketch~N~Scrap

This one's been done for about a week, and I'm just now getting it uploaded. It's based on a sketch at 
Wow! Where did the week go? Anyway, I'm glad it's done. Off to work on #31 ... 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thank You Card

Finally ... an overdue thank you card for my friend! She'll see it on my blog before she receives it in the mail.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sketch~N~Scrap #29

I took advantage of some down time on this Easter Sunday, and created this layout based on Brenschevia's fab sketch on the Sketch~N~Scrap Blog. Thanks to this sketch, things just clicked.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Retro 56

My dad's birthday is Wednesday so I decided to catch up with the hip chicks at Retro Sketches and create a card using the #56 sketch. Masculine cards are tough for me to make .. I don't know why since I have two boys! I'm sure my dad will like this one because I made it for him. It works that way with parents! 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tattered Tim

Sometimes I ask myself "why?!"? Just who do I think I am? I always have the most beautiful and amazing ideas floating around in my head, but when it comes time to execute these notions the synapses from my brain to my hands fail me! One of these days those neurotransmitters will work and I shall have a masterpiece. Hey, I'm still learning and continue to be a work in progress.

I borrowed the tattered floral die from my talented and lovely friend Wendy. I die cut coffee filters. I then added Eggplant Adirondack Alcohol Ink to water in my Mini Mister at varying amounts to get different hues of purple. Love purple! My favorite color! I believe I fell in love with purple because that was Donny Osmond's favorite color ... at least it was, back in the day. We won't share what "day" I'm talking about. I digress ... while the flowers were air drying, I cut a rosebud from the Art Philosophy cartridge. After assembling the rose, I sprayed the flowers and rose bud with Perfect Pearls Mist. Then, I put all the flower pieces together only to find that it overwhelmed the lil' My Creative Time Treat Box I put together. I removed the larger flowers, and added a Perfect Pearls misted label to the top of the box. I made use of the smallest tattered flowers by placing them on top of the Hershey nuggets and adding bling ... all the while eating almost every last one on those terribly addictive chocolates. Had a difficult time saving four for the treat box!

 This is my creation that I'm entering in to Tim's Challenge. The oh-so-talented folks he's highlighted on his blog have created the most amazing flowers! I am constantly amazed at what people dream up! The talent is astounding!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Creative Scrappers #247

Using Creative Scrappers Sketch #247 for my inspiration. I have a tough time scrapbooking school portrait pictures and athletic pictures. Thought this sketch was a good fit for this team picture. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Twisted Sketch

Oh, what a surprise! I'm using a sketch! Told ya ... love 'em. This is for the February 15th Challenge at Paper Secrets. The idea is to use the sketch but add a pennant or pennants to it. Fun idea! Check it out: 

My Mind's Eye February Sketch

See? I'm sketch happy! Love 'em! Can't live without 'em! Really! Here is my take on My Mind's Eye Blog: February Sketch Challenge:

Materials used: American Crafts Grass cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist papers, My Mind's Eye Orange Fly a Kite Everyday Frame, Sassafras Kelly Green Glitter Alpha, Sassafras Kelly Green In A Stitch Blossoms, Sassafras Paper Whimsies.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gettin' Sketchy

My scrapbooking is so much easier for me when I can glance at a sketch ... trying to make it my own! Here is my take on the February Week 3 Challenge on the Let's Get Sketchy Blog.  

Grand Diva's

Love the name, love the blog. Was introduced to GrandDiva's Creative Corner by a very dear friend of mine. I'm excited to participate in their February Sketch Challenge. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

First Day of School 2011

I'm so far behind that I am randomly selecting photos to scrap based on different posted challenges in blogland. My friend, Wendy, inspired me to look for that mystery mojo of mine. I'm back on the boards at Personal Scrapper and am participating in Erica's Valentine's Crop.  I created this layout based on sketchabilities #84  for Challenge #3 - 4 photos. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Retro #50

Thought I'd hop in at the last possible minute with this take on retrosketches #50 sketch. 

Sketch~N~Scrap #27

I loved this sketch by Brenshevia! So many options as you will see by the talented design team at Sketch~N~Scrap

 Here is my take on the sketch. My son Clay ... er Mike "The Situation" showing off that hot bod! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tea for Two?

I added this tea bag pocket for my niece's Valentine's Day goody box I'm sending off to Texas tomorrow. She's a bit of a crafter herself so I know she'll appreciate my handmade gifts. I added the "Friendship Tea Poem" I saw on Kerry's Paper Crafts to the back of this tea bag holder. Such a sweet sentiment to share with those you love. 

Will You O'fish'ally Be Mine?

I'm always on the hunt for unique and Luvy-proof gifts for the holidays. I came across these adorable pillow boxes on Tammy Mitchell's Blog. Since I have a few friends that are addicted to Swedish fish, I knew this would prove to be the perfect lil' Valentine for them. Happy Valentine's Day friends!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Retro #49

Thought I'd play along with retrosketches this week. I needed motivation to complete my sister's birthday card. Loved the sketch so I couldn't resist! 

Friday, February 1, 2013


I'm so honored to be a guest designer this month for my great friends at Sketch~N~Scrap.

Here is the sketch by Lisa Hidy:

And, here is my interpretation:

Go check out how the other designers interpreted the sketch ...