Saturday, December 28, 2019

Sketch -N- Scrap 12/15 Sketch Challenge

Some wonderful sketch challenges over at

I didn't have 3 photos so I used some really old 4x6 project cards in place of the other two photos. I used some really really old paper and fabric flowers with brads on this layout!!
And I tried out my new "retro" type writer I received for Christmas!!
Also used this layout for CSI color inspiration via Facebook and Grid Style LO challenge over at Paper Issues via Facebook. TFL!!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Lasting Memories-National Poinsettia Day Challenge

Another wonderful challenge over at
to use poinsettia's on your layout!

I've been done with this layout for week but every night i come home, it's too dark to take a decent picture!! LOL!!
Also used this for a sketch challenge over at Paper Issues via Facebook and a color inspiration over at also via Facebook.


Monday, December 9, 2019

Rochelle Spears December Challenge/Scrap with Stacy Photo Inspiration Challenge

Some wonderful challenges over at and

Rochelle has a sketch challenge every month and it's paired with Stacy's photo inspiration challenge.

This sketch is beautiful!! I couldn't wait to try it!!
Here's is Stacy's photo!! Beautiful inspiration!!
I used the wood tones, white, green, and red and even some blue from the front door!! :)
Here's is my take on both!
I really love how it turned out!!
Thank you for all the inspiration!!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Challenge YOUrself-Using Snowflakes

Another great challenge over at
I also scraplifted from Paper Issues Sunday Scraplift via Facebook.
This is my daughter and I. Winter 2015.

Lasting Memories #475 Challenge

Fabulous challenges over at

This week...LM #475 - Team A - Mitten Tree Day is celebrated on Dec 6- Your challenge is to either scrapbook a Christmas Tree or about Mittens 

I'm actually doing a December Daily for the 1st time and this is Day 3 with the tree up and decorated!! TFL!!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Stick it Down Double Page Challenge

Some awesome challenges over at

Now I had every intention to follow this sketch to the tee but some elements just wouldn't work with my photos.

These photo's of my daughters book were so awful but I had to scrap them!!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Sketch-n-Scrap Sketch #188 Challenge/Lasting Memories #472 challenge

A wonderful sketch over at

Also Lasting Memories has challenges all month long. This week is using striped pp on your layout.

I really had fun with this layout and sketch and making it my own. I only had 1 photo so I used a 3x4 card that also served as some of my title. TFL!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Let's Get Sketchy November Sketch

Yet another fabulous sketch over at

Isn't is fantastic?? LOVE IT!!

This is my take on it!! I used some gesso with some acrylic paint for my stencil!! Love how it turned out!! My Christmas Cutie and my Mom's puppy!! Christmas 2014. TFL!!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Challenge YOUrself 2nd Layout November Challenge/Lasting Memories using Polka Dots

WHOO-HOOO!! Great challenge over at
I have another layout for this month...happens to be the same girls the next year minus a couple!!
Also joined in Lasting Memories challenge using polka dots ( background pp)

Challenge YOUrself - 1st Layout for November challenge

Awesome challenge over at
where you always use a photo of yourself. Now this doesn't happen very often for me so when I get the chance I take it. I started this LO with the attention of using Octobers sketch challenge but didn't get it uploaded in time!
But this month challenge is Friends!! So it worked out!
I have two layouts for this which is very exciting!!
This 1st one is from Christmas 2013 at my friends Tree Decorating party she has every year!!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Scrap Our Stash Pick your Side Challenge

Wonderful challenges over at

Here's the challenge...

I chose the left side this time with twine on the tag and a tab on the right side of the photo (almost hidden). I will add journaling on the tag as well. TFL!!!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lasting Memories #468 Challenge

Week 3 over at
Here's the challenge...
LM #468 - Word Challenge "Crisp"

Fall is in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere and the mornings and evenings can feel pretty "crisp" Include an item on your layout for every letter in the word "crisp'.

I used C-chipboard, R-red, I-ink (alcohol), S-stickers and sequins, P-patterned paper.


Lasting Memories Challenge #466

Week 1 challenge for October over at

LM #466 - Pick 3 - You will be given a list of items and you need to pick 3 items from the list to use on your layout. You can use more than 3 items and you can use things that are not on the list. Just let us know what 3 items you used.

Here is the list:
3 photos
polka dots
List style journaling
stickers - puffy, chipboard, cardstock, etc.
washi tape 

I used hearts, polka dots, tag, stickers, and washi tape.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lasting Memories #463 Recipe #2 Challenge

The recipe over at for Recipe #2 is...
1 photo, 2 mats under photos, 3 or more fussy cut pieces, and use elements as a wreath around your photo.

I used a music note cut file over at Silhouette America as my frame/wreath. I fussy cut the 3 flowers and also the white cardstock under some of the stickers. I wanted to mat them as well.

This layout didn't exactly turn out the way I wanted but I still like it!! TFL!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lasting Memories #464 Recipe #3 Challenge/The Studio Challenges using Chevrons

Lasting Memories have another recipe challenge up

1 photo, 2 torn papers (I used more than that), 3 or more tags (I used 4).

Also I played along with Studio Challenges using chevrons again!!

This layout was a lot of fun!! I finally used up a lot of my chipboard from the Carousel collection by Crate paper. So Fun!!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sketches In Thyme 9/1 #387 Sketch challenge/Studio Challenges Using chevrons

Hello! Happy Saturday!!
There are wonderful sketches over at
I'm playing with #387!
Isn't it a beauty?! I just had to try it!!
I used a vertical photo but other than that, I stayed pretty close to the sketch!

Also Studio challenges have multiple challenges throughout the month.
This week was to use chevrons on your page!! This is my daughter dressed really scary back in 2014!
I actually used the photo also as my title!!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Use Your Stuff 9/2/19 Challenge/CSI #294 Cold Case

Good Morning all!!
Great challenges over at  This week is BACK TO SCHOOL.
I finished up a LO using some back to school, very old, embellishments!!
Also tried to solve the cold case over at

Really just kept this clean and simple for once. I did want to add some bingo cards that had Teachers Pet and Star Student but I forgot to add them before I glued everything down. But that's ok cause I really like how it turned out. TFL!!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sketch-N-Scrap #184

Back to to challenges this month!! August was very busy, didn't get to play at all so I'm looking forward to creating LO's this month!!

Thanks to Sketch n Scrap, their sketches always get me going!!

Here's my take on it!! My girl and her best bud. Halloween 2014.

Lasting Memories #462 Recipe #1 September

Some awesome challenges over at Lasting Memories this month...

Recipe #1 challenge is as follows...
1 banner, 2 photos, 3 or more chipboard elements, and glittery letters or embellishments.

Also used a color challenge over at CSI

And a sketch challenge over at Paper Issues via Facebook!!

So fun!! I used 2 photos, banner, 4 gold chipboard (2 leaves top right of pic and 2 gold arrows),
and some glittered thickers for my some of my title.  TFL!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Let's Get Sketchy August Guest Designer

Very excited to be guest designer over at Let's Get Sketchy!!
I always love their sketches and mood boards!!
Here's August's challenge!!
Aren't they both so lovely??!!!
Here's my take on it!! That midnight blue sky really popped out at me so I choose that with the yellow, melon, black, and some rainbow colors!!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Guest Designer Lasting Memories Week 1


I'm so excited I was picked for one of their guest designers over at Lasting Memories!!
I play along on the time with their challenges!!
Here's week 1 for August...

LM #457 - Trees - we want to see trees on your layout.

This can be on the papers, in the photos, or embellishments.

I used my cameo on this layout! Cut the trees and the Die cut of the The Great Smoky Mountains! Still working on the vacation album from 2014. I'm getting there though!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sketches In Thyme June 1st Sketch #375

I knew when I first saw this sketch, I had to try it!!
You can find all their sketches over here

Here's my take on it!! I really normally wouldn't use these colors on anything other than zoo animals but I thought it was prefect with the photo! I used a free cut file over at Paper TFL!!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Studio Challenge 6/2 Sketch

Another wonderful challenge over at

I used a transparency on top and had a vertical photo. I used a very old Fancy Pants collection called Child's Play! So fun for kiddos!! There's a story behind the I scrapped the page then noticed that green paper was inch or so short! LOL! So I had to add the border and then some ribbon, but that allowed for my journaling! I was wondering why it looked so small!! LOL!! TFL!!

Rochelle Spears June Sketch/Scrap with Stacy June Scrappy Friends Challenges

Another wonderful sketch over at
and Stacy's photo inspiration challenge is paired with it
I used the colors yellow, green, and white as inspiration.
My daughter ended up pulling her own tooth it was so loose!!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sketches In Thyme #378 Challenge

Such a beautiful sketch over at
I thought an older pic of my parents and 2 older sisters was perfect for it! I went a little stamp crazy!! I still have to fill in the place and date. I need to find that out!! :)

TN Time With Lisa and Lori June Challenges

I love these TN challenges so much!!
I wish there were more on the internet!!
So thank you Lisa and Lori!!!
The sketch is beautiful! and Lori's challenge was to use a scrapbook item spelling HOT!
So I actually used the really OLD Recollection pp as my title and placed down the middle. And I painted the left side with the actual paints I used for the dresser!! I journaled on the top left and replaced the journaling spot with another photo.
I really like how it turned out and that paint splatter stamp is AWESOME!! So for the letters, I kinda struggled with this but...
H...Hearts, (photos of ) Home
O...OLD recollections pp


Sketch-N-Scrap 10/1/20 Sketch

 An awesome sketch over at I turned the sketch and only had 2 photos! It was a fun sketch to work with!! U...