April 23, 2015


#TBT  LOTD   2011

 SHE was in 5th grade in this pic!!   Hard to believe that we are in the final 30 day countdown to graduation!   Time keeps flying by!

April 21, 2015

New Challenge at Challenge YOUrself

Challenge Yourself has a new challenge and this month, we want you to show us your "daily"-your daily rituals, habits, calendar, blessings-whatever it means to you!
Challenge YOUrself #17: Around Here
Record some of your daily blessings (snippets of your normal day)
Remember to include YOU in the photo :)
It's so funny, many of us on the DT scrapped about our love for COFFEE! 
I had to scrap about my Keurig, but truth be told, I miss a traditional coffee pot and I miss not being able to drink a pot of coffee IF I want.  Decided that I am going to go back to one sometime this year.  The hubby can keep the Keurig from himself!
For more on those of us love a good cuppa Joe (or tea), hop over to CU and enjoy the inspiration!

It's a Pinterest inspired layout!

Another challenge  missed at The Studio Challenges. Even though I missed the challenge, I still loved being inspired by it.  Their March 29th challenge was to look at this photo from Jill Thomas Photography on Pinterest and see how it inspired you!

I had just received the Fancy Pants Office Suite Collection from The Memory Nest Shop and knew I needed to use it! It's full of pastels and florals along with some bold patterns!
Office Suite Collection Pack - Click Image to Close

My take: Inspired by the flowers and the pinks & yellows in the picture:

April 20, 2015


LOTD using who knows what-I can hardly ever use just one manufacturer on a layout.  Most of this is Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper I think...again, I'm on more clean layouts (at least this is considered clean for me) and of course, it's gotta have gold since I have TONS of it in the stash.  Loving that embossed cardstock they have at Michael's now with the raised circles and chevrons; it's my new background addiction.  They have it in white, kraft and black!  #awesome
That cool wooden rabbit came from bff2-and since it was our early Easter dinner family outing, I loved using him!

Memory Nest Make It Monday!

Stayed in the house this weekend since I felt like I was battling some kinda stomach virus and so I was refusing to own it (TMI) so I stayed in pjs and scrapped!  One of the layouts I was talking about yesterday that I did for a challenge that never got uploaded was this one!
I was inspired by Memory Nest No. 36 (back in March, don't judge lol):

and since I didn't get to their March Linky Party, I decided to do today's Make It Monday TODAY!
Had some free time carved out this morning and VOILA!  Make It Monday No. 38 is done!

we take "Last Day of School" pictures rather than FIRST day since it's too hectic.. Loved the sketch inspiration even though I really, really, really have trouble scrapping multiple pics on a layout! loved using my 6 x 6 papers (Market Street)  and chipboard stash (Jubilee) from  My Minds Eye.  That delicious ribbon came from my LSS and it's green glittered burlap ribbon- love it!

Thanks for popping by and I hope that you are making something too this Monday!

April 19, 2015

Just for me layouts cause I'm late!!

I always have great intentions-I find some new challenge site and do some layouts and then...don't have time to photograph them and write up the post for it until the deadline has passed!  Or, I have a favorite site and do the challenge and the same thing happens!  So, without further ado, I post some layouts that I now have to classify as "Just for ME layouts" lol!

me and my "brother from another muther"- my bffs husband (at a party) who is like a younger brother to me-I love them both and can't imagine my life without them.
the next one is a layout I did using the super awesome "I AM" collection from Simple Stories and I have no idea what challenge blog this was for since I forgot to write it down!  But, it's my beautiful dd doing a 5 K Color Run with me and yes, I made her tutu!  I surprised myself being a crafty b@#$ !!
Next up:  The Studio Challenges:  Use some OLD stash!  I went back all old skool all the way back to Sassafas Lass!  Whoop Whoop!!  And, I used some 2009 SEI Dill Blossum paper, some 2008 Basic Grey Offbeat along with some Studio Calico 2013 rubons and stickers...does that mean I am a hoarder???!!

I still have more so come back later this week ok???

April 12, 2015

Scrapping Sunday at SOS!

our STAMP challenge is still going strong at Scrap Our Stash!  My S-T-A-M-P stash called for:
S-Scalloped edge punch (used on the gold)
M-"Memories" sticker
P-Pony (rubon-awesome right??)
As you can tell, I dug into 90% of my Maggie Holmes stash for this one!  Hope you enjoyed and you still have plenty of time to work on our challenges (sketch & stash) so I hope you'll join us! Don't forget, one lucky crafter will win this from this month's sponsor!

April 2, 2015


   March 2008

STAMP your way into April!

yup, it's April folks and that means another challenge is ready over at Scrap Our Stash!  This time, our word challenge is STAMPS!

You don't have to use stamps, just the letters!  Last month, we had 72 inspirational pages uploaded to our linky party!  Talk about being blown away!!  Our April sponsor is the generous family owned company, Creative Embellishments:   One lucky winner will win a $ 25 Gift Card!!

now IF I could win, here's some goodies I would pick from their store (just saying)-they have things to feed my flair and wood veneer addictions!!!
With Love Set
Globes 6"d

March 30, 2015

Made it Monday

LOTD**inspired by the online crop hosted by Paper Issues on Facebook last week; Danielle's challenge was to use 6+ patterned papers!  I just grabbed my Basic Grey Aurora line again and got busy!


March 26, 2015

It's a GOLDEN TBT !!!

#tbt - Thing 1 Photo shoot from a few years back-she still looks same!   I'm your reveal at Scrap Our Stash today with this month's sketch # 24 Challenge!  Karan has created this awesome sketch for our lovely crafters! AND, this month's twist is: you gotta add GOLD!!!
You have until March 29th to SHINE in our Linky Party. Don't forget this month's prize is from our awesome sponsor, Clique Kits!

March 23, 2015

Who wants to win a GC???

That's right?  A $ 10 Issues GC from Paper Issues is up for grabs this month over at Challenge YOUrself!  Don't forget that this month's challenge is: YOUR BUCKET LIST!   Here's my DT reveal ):)  It's boring as I said before but maybe an annual Bucket List is another idea I'm throwing around after this...maybe even a summer Bucket List??  I got the idea from Gemma at The Steele Nook :)


March 18, 2015

SOS DT member Tanti goes eclectic!

her take on this month's SOS challenge  Sketch # 24 involves an awesome black background!  if you'll remember , I ALWAYS used to use black cardstock backgrounds and I just love them!
blog: www.tantikcreation.blogspot.de

** AMAZING right??!!! And don't forget this month's sponsor is Clique Kits!!
March Sponsor ~ Clique Kits

March 12, 2015

It's a Throwback Thursday!

Throwback LOTD**



I'm up with the challenge reveal today on the Scrap Our Stash DT and don't forget this month's challenge:
S- Star paperclip from Freckled Fawn
E-Epic wood veneer
C-Circle stickers
L-Lined paper"
 This month's challenge prize totally rocks!! A J'Adore kit from CLIQUE KITS !!
see more DT inspo and a chance to link up your creations at SCRAP OUR STASH!

March 10, 2015

our DT at Challenge YOUrself has some awesome Bucket Lists!

Remember our challenge this month is your BUCKET LIST and today's inspiration comes from our leader, the oh so talented LYNN!

Is this not awesome???  Her feathers are even better!

  To check out her list details and for ways to get you inspired, hop over to Challenge YOUrself and share with us!  One lucky winner will receive this:

March 8, 2015

Challenge YOUrself's March challenge is up!

loved using my Teresa Collins goodies

Our March challenge for you is a great one!  It has to do with life goals, big or small, something you want to learn, conquering a fear, anything...it's YOURS...

We want to see YOU in a layout that shows something you've already achieved on your bucket list OR your bucket list in general!
I'll admit it, I am NOT the adventurous person so no skydiving or bungy jumping for me and as a military brat AND military vet, I have already traveled to some of the places that many desire to go (I'd love to revisit many but only one is on my bucket list) so...I apologize that my list is a little blurry but here's my list:

Travel:  Hawaii, Bermuda and Panama
(Hawaii to surf and go to a luau, Bermuda to snorkel and Panama since I am 1/2 Panamanian and I'd love to revisit as a grownup and do some awesome photography and geneology)

Spend a whole summer in Florida, pet a giraffe (my fav animal), sellout crafty/scrappy items at a craft fair -relearn how to ride a bike (don't judge), run 10K (well, run in general), get pubbed in Somerset Memories, Let's Make a Deal taping AND kiss Wayne Brady (I am a LMAD fanatic, I love Wayne after Idris & George lol), solo train ride to the West Coast for some great photography and solitude, and finally, a Disney Cruise :):)

What's on your "SOMEDAY I WILL " list???? You have until April 4th to link up with us at Challenge Yourself ; this month's lucky winner gets a $ 10 GC from CU to my fav online scrappy store:

It's a Scrapping Sunday!

I've been on a mission to use stash and all these snow/ice days have given me plenty of opportunity to do just that!  Some super Sunday layouts that I did just  made for myself!!



March 4, 2015

Peachy Cheap!

good stuff there...looky look at today's deal..

and they always have cool stuff...you still have time (8 hours to be exact) to link up with our "I AM" challenge at Challenge YOUrself to win a $ 15 GC to Peachy Cheap!

MARCHing in wth a new SOS Challenge!

Our first challenge at Scrap Our Stash for you is a long one but you can do it!   A STENCIL word challenge!  All you have to do is create a layout following the above instructions and the guidelines {HERE} and link up to our inky party by March 29, 2015.  Can't wait to see what you create!

March 2, 2015


Still loving those cards I get in my Paper Issues orders!

It's a Studio Challenge!

Decided to rewatch Season 2 of House of Cards AND since its another dang snow day, I am multitasking and scrapping too! Came across a new site for me called THE STUDIO CHALLENGES and their March challenge was quite the challenge:  A List!  You pick any/ all of these items:  mist/stamping/sequins/chip/brads or eyelets/thread/vellum/yellow...so, I grabbed some supplies and used everything but mist and instead of thread I used string on the tag.  Hope you like! After I did the stenciling, it came together faster than I thought it would. Great Fancy Pants products, awesome vellum by DCWV mixed with Simple Stories!!

February 26, 2015


Happy Thursday!  Just posting some layouts ere & there that I've done over the course of all these February snow days and snow delays (GRRRR)...I love getting scrap goodies from Paper Issues because Cassie not only packs your goodies all special, but she adds these super cute cards like the unicorn one in there.  I knew I had to use it on a layout.  I should've used it on my Color Run layout, but, too late!

SOS reveal

I'm up on the Scrap Our Stash blog today with my reveal for this month's February Sketch Challenge!  Our talented guest designer, Lisa H, created the sketch for our creating pleasure and we had to use the below color palette so, here's my take on it :) using up a lot of my American Crafts stash.

you still have time to join us!  Link up your creations at Scrap Our Stash by Feb 27!!

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