Sunday, December 30, 2012

2 New DT Layouts

Boy am I having a hard time finding my scrapbooking groove after my 
heart attack... I have done 2 more DT layouts this month and they 
were hard to get done and I'm not really thrilled with either one. 
The pics are great the scrapbooker must be 'on vacation'!! ;0) 

Here is the first one of Vieve.. this is for the Nuts About Sketches
DT... the pics are amazing of Vieve. Such fun to scrapbook her pics

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This is the sketch I worked with 

Here is the newest layout... it will be posted Monday morning on 
Nuts About Sketches..

Preston!!! Gotta love these yummy pics!!

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This is the sketch

Love the sketches at Nuts About Sketches... so much fun to play with their sketches 
and be on their Design Team... Hopefully I will start getting my creative juices flowing 
again really soon.. thanks for checking them out!! ;0) 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Grandparents In Love....

Still recovering here from my heart attack and trying to get back
into my routine... slowly but surely I am getting better. So I think it
is time to get this sketch on my blog. 

This layout is from a sketch on Let's Scrap.. our beautiful
Grandson Preston and all 4 of his Grandparents!! ;0)
Lucky lil guy to be surrounded by all this love...

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These pics were all taken before Preston was 24 hrs old

This is the sketch I worked with...

See a little difference?? I started with the sketch and it didn't work for what I 
wanted with the pics.. so I shifted pages and tweaked it a bit and whaaallla!!
Grandparents in Love was made!! ;0)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Baby Face....

I'm busy trying to get caught up on Preston's baby pics...
he is only 8 weeks old and I am sooooo behind already!! ;0)
I am doing albums up for them and for us so alot of duplicate
layouts will be seen of him... trying to switch some of them up 
a bit but some of them are jsut duplicate layouts.... soooo many
pics to scrapbook!! ;0) 

Here is the latest.. this is for our album..

Baby Face

This is for Nuts About Sketches sketch for this
week... this is the sketch I used. I twisted it about just
a little bit to make it work for the pics that I had ...

Fun sketch to play with.... !!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cuddle Time....

This is from this weeks sketch at Let's Scrap!!

Cuddle Time w/ Daddy... The Adorable One cuddling up
with Landen just in time for some 'football'!! This was definitely
'daddy' time.. ;0) Always brings a smile to my face to see these pics..

This is the sketch I played with... or actually I only played with
half of the sketch.. ;0) 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Enjoy Life....

This weeks sketch from Nut's About Sketches
Here is another layout for Vieve's album...

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This is the sketch I used to make the layout....

They post a new sketch every Monday... some single
page and some double pages... check them out!! ;0)

Friday, November 30, 2012

New things happening at Let's Scrap!!!

Some new things going on at Let's Scrap!!
New Administration, new Design Team... 
some new groups going on and some challenges heading
your way soon... if you haven't already you REALLY should
check out Let's Scrap 

Here's some new faces and some new positions for some:


Design Team Members:

Debby de Wilde
Mindi Brown
Jennifer Russell

Cathy van de Bruinhorst (DT Coordinator)
Charlotte van Wyk
Val Thorpe
Jeaunes Viljoen
Kristine Ponte
Eniko DeLisle
Janet Gregory
Heather Corbitt
Tiffany Duvall
Martha Sterbens
Michelle Looi

The new term for the Design Team starts December 1st 
and runs thru March 31st. I look forward to working with this
amazing group of ladies and can't wait to see the creative layouts
that they will create!! ;0)

If you haven't checked out all the groups that we have to play in you should...

BAM (Book About Me)
 Let's Read Group - new
Let's Photograph
Scrap Your Stash
LOAD for January - (LayOut A Day)

Lots of things to do and hopefully more to come... so come and check it out!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pure Bliss....

This weeks sketch at Let's Scrap is what I used on this layout..
I love this pic of My Adorable One and me... he is so Adorable!!

This is the sketch I used for this layout... I only used one side of it
because it worked with this pic... :0) 

Ok... So I twisted and turned it a bit... and then I took out
a couple of photos and added the title.. but you can see
how I used this sketch right?? That's what sketches are
all about.. turn them, tweak them and make them 
work for you!! :0) Love sketches!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Here is another layout for Vieve's album... beautiful black and white pics to 
play with using one side of a sketch from Nut's About Sketches

I only used one side of this sketch... but what a fun
sketch to play with!!

Take your turn with this sketch and load it up 
on the Nut's About Sketches blog!! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Live Love Laugh

I have used this quote before on layouts of me and My Adorable One..
He brings all these things and so many more to my life everyday!

This is the layout I did for Let's Scrap this week. 

Not my favorite 'layout' but I love the pics... yes we are
goofy but we are totally head over heals in love as well... ;0)

Here is the sketch that I worked with... I only used one side of it 
because it worked so well for my pics... and I flipped it too!! ;0)

If you want to play with this sketch and post it for our weekly
winner at Let's Scrap you can do it until Tuesday midnight... every
Wednesday they come out with a new sketch. You can use the sketches there
anytime and post them in the gallery too... come play with us!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Let's Ride...

A very busy weekend here... I do one craft show a year and it was this 
past weekend. I am a serious procrastinator so I have been crazy busy
getting stuff ready for it over the past several weeks and all my scrapbooking
got put on hold... so today I got to play a little bit for one of the DT that I belong to 
and this is what I did... 

Let's Ride!! A pic that I love of My Adorable One and myself at Gunslinger Nationals 
in Oregon this past summer... a very simple layout but it was fun playing with the sketch 
from Nuts About Sketches .. so here is the layout...

when I scanned it the eyelets on the sides got cut off... and the paper
is silvery with skulls... so very cool!! ;0) 

Here is the great sketch that I got to play with...

If you haven't checked out Nuts About Sketches you should!!
Come on over and play with us!! ;0) 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Preston... 2 hours old

I am applying for a new DT position at Sketch-N-Scrap. They 
have some great sketches to play with.. if you haven't checked them
out you should!!

Here is my layout for the DT sketch.. of course it is Preston!! Isn't he 
just the 'yummiest' little guy. I can't believe he is a month old already!! Where
does the time go?! More pics of him at 2 hours old in the hospital...

Here is the sketch that I worked with

I had fun playing with this sketch and I would love to work
with this site on their DT.... we will see!! ;0)

Sunday, November 11, 2012


This is this weeks sketch from Nuts About Sketches... 

The layout is of pics from Gunslinger Nationals this past August. 
These are more pics of everyone at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

this is the sketch I worked from....

If you haven't checked them out you should.... they're 
are some great sketches to play with there!! ;0) 

Thursday, November 1, 2012


So starting over for the LOAD this month... this is #1 & #2

This is my challenge at Let's Scraps "Scrap Your Stash" Group..
the challenge is to use what you have in scrapbooking supplies and use up some
of your stash... you know we all have it!! I'll admit.. some more than others! ;0) 

Here is the layout.. this is from our Gunslinger Nationals in Oregon this past summer.. 
we went on a ride to the coast and it was beautiful and we ate at Moe's.. oh Yum!!!

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Usually I would have this side by side in a double layout form.. but
I have a new computer with updated software and I'm not sure how to use
it yet!! lol I'll have to get The Adorable One to help me figure it out.. ;0) 

Here is the challenge part of this layout:

2 patterned papers
4 different colors of cardstock
10 eyelets or brads
10 die cuts/stickers - 
either from your stash or you can cut them with your machines
and some inking on the layouts

This is the sketch I used:

Come play along with us!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Wynn....

This is LOAD #27
This is a layout of the "Wynn" in Las Vegas for Chris's album. 
I love the way the colors look in this layout... 
this is done with a Nuts About Sketches sketch, I am having so much fun 
playing with so many great sketches!!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

On my way...

LOAD #25 & #26
One for Grandma and Grandpa's album and one for Preston's album.
These pics were taken when Preston was 2 1/2 hrs old... they tossed him about
and bundled him up and then off he went to see Mom for the first time. I thought
it was a note worthy event... ;0)
I used this months sketch from The Scrap Room
worked perfect...

On My Way....
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This is the sketch I worked with

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


This is LOAD #21 & #22
This is a layout using Let's Scrap this weeks sketch. 
Of course I'm going to use pics of my new Grandson Preston because
I'm so proud I could bust some buttons.. he is adorable!!
I took these pics of my son, Raym, with his newborn son as he was in 
the nursery... the journaling reads as follows:

'Nothing could have prepared me for these moments of seeing my son with his 
son for the first time. No words could ever describe the absolute and complete love..
my heart was just overflowing with love for both of them.. what an amazing feeling
and what an amazing father he will be for Preston... '

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this is the sketch that I worked with... so versatile!! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The MOB Experience...

LOAD #19 & #20
This is this weeks sketch from Nuts About Sketches
This is a layout from Las Vegas from Tropicana's MOB Experience... 
we didn't go thru the experience we went to look at the fish tank. There is a
tv show called 'tanked' and they are based in Las Vegas and they put this 
together... so after seeing the show we had to go check it out in person. 
It was a great fish tank complete with one of guys cemented shoes and tv's
inside that actually worked.. loved it!!

This is the sketch that I worked with

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Love Love Love You

I just had to do another layout of Preston... I actually did
2 of these layouts... 1 for our album and one for Mom and Dad's!
Love Love Love You Preston!!!
LOAD #17 & #18

I got the inspiration from a Pintrest layout and I used
an older Let's Scrap sketch for it... or I should say
 I used one side of an other sketch.. ;0)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2 hours old....

Preston was 2 hours old when I took this picture of him. 
This is a quick layout that I just managed to get done and online for this
weeks sketch at Let's Scrap
Isn't he just yummy looking!! Love him!!

It was actually a card sketch that I used and I turned
it into a layout sketch... so versatile!! Love it!

Monday, October 15, 2012

New York New York

LOAD #14 & #15 
(made 2 of these just a tad different - one for a friends album)
This weeks sketch from Nuts About Sketches
Another Las Vegas layout... New York New York!!
Just a few pics and the journaling around the outside of the layout...
the pic at the bottom is a Jelly Belly Statue Of Liberty... yum!! ;0)

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This is the sketch I was working with ...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2 new sketches....

Little behind in my postings so I am going to add 2 of the sketches for this week...

#10 & #11
This is this weeks sketch from Nuts About Sketches

This is another Las Vegas layout for our friend Chris's album
'Snapshots of the Venetian'

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This is the sketch I worked with

#12 & #13

This weeks sketch from Let's Scrap

This is from our trip to the Gunslinger Nationals... one of many 
layouts to come from Cannon Beach, Oregon

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This is the sketch I played with for this layout...

both great sketches to play with this week... 
thanks for looking but now I have to get back to 
my October LOAD challenge... ;0)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jello Shots

 October's Load #4 & #5
Jello Shot in Las Vegas... !!
Journaling reads 'We start our trips in Las Vegas every year
at the Venetian and with jello shots!! This is our tradition and I love
it...  9am or 9pm.. does not matter this is our first stop!! We are
not lushy.. just fun lovin'!!'

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This is the sketch from Let's Scrap that I used..

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Puppy Love...

This is what I did with this weeks sketch at Let's Scrap

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This is the sketch I was working with... I was a little worried about all 
the little pics but I think the layout turned out great... fun!!

This is from last months LOAD... now to get busy again for 
October's LOAD

Monday, October 1, 2012


Here is my work with this weeks sketch at Nuts About Sketches

here is the sketch I worked with