Sunday, December 29, 2013

LOAD Challenge

Ready to get your LOAD on????

Come and play with us!! Either at Facebook in our LOAD Group
(contact me, Cathy van de Bruinhorst) and I can add you to the group 
come play with us at Let's Scrap
just join our LOAD Group to play

All you have to do is create 31 cards/layouts in the month of January...
yep that is it!! Each card and/or 12x12 page will count as 1!!

Let's get some scrapbooking done to start off the year right!!

You can even join the 100 layouts for 2014 group at Let's Scrap to 
keep track of how good you are!

I hope to see alot of people playing along... 

2014 is going to be a busy scrapbooking year for me... how about you???

Monday, December 16, 2013

Bishop's Pumpkin Patch

Challenge #19 How Sketchy is that?!

Of course it is another layout of Yummy pics!!! This is Preston and Grandma at the Pumpkin Farm with him in his Halloween costume... love these little pics!!

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For the Challenge at Love To Scrap this is the sketch we needed to work with

To play along with us you need to use this sketch... you can flip it, turn it... use it however you want to use it. You must also use a stamped image on the layout/card... digi or rubber/clear stamp image.. come on and play along with us. 

The sponsor for this challenge is 

The winner will get 5 images from this amazing site!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Girls Night Out

Challenge #19 

Our theme this time is...

Let's Get In Shape!!

We challenge you to create a shaped card or project ... but no squares or rectangles! ;0)
You can use any rubber/clear or digital stamp you want!
We need to see stamping on your project!

Here is my project... I'm not much of a 'card girl' but boy am I getting there with this DT group!! 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Lacy Sunshine Stamps

The winner will get 3 images of your choice... fun!!!

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Getting his INK on

Here is this weeks challenge from Love To Scrap

Challenge #18
Boyz Rule

Must create a masculine project
You can use any rubber/clear or digital stamp you want!!!
We want to see stamping on your project!!!

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I used this great little running ink bottle and some pics of
My Adorable One's first tattoo.... love the way this tattoo turned out. It 
looks awesome on that 'bam bam' of a shoulder of his!! ;0) 

Go check out our sponsor for this weeks challenge

Click HERE
Prize: 5 images of your choice to winner!!!

Thanks for looking!!!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Cardmaking Day Challenge

October 5th is World Cardmaking Day!!
At Let's Scrap we decided to make a challenge out of it so.....

We will be doing a mini load challenge for the rest of the month!!

To be included in the Let's Scrap Challenge you must:
Use a Let's Scrap Sketch
Post your card in the gallery (make sure it is tagged correctly)

If you have questions or comments you can find a discussion group in the forum at Let's Scrap... come on and play along with us. 

There will be 3 winners picked at the end of this challenge... you can't win if you don't play!!! ;0)

Here is my Card LOAD#1 using sketch 2-16-13 

This card was made up of my scraps... love using some of them up!! ;0) 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Round and Round...

LOAD #19 and #20

This weeks sketch from Let's Scrap

We took Preston to the Yuba County Fair and we had a ball with him there... 
so this layout is of Preston and Grandma on the Carousel. Doesn't he look excited
to be there?? lol 

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Here is the sketch from Let's Scrap... a great sketch to play with!
Join in the fun and see if you can win a great prize.. go to Let's Scrap and
play along with us!!

Thanks for looking!!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Truly, Madly, Deeply

LOAD #18
Truly, Madly, Deeply

This is for Challenge #171 at Let's Scrap

The challenge was:
- at least 3 layers between the background paper and the photo
- use one flower tutorial from the tutorials at Let's Scrap and make at least one flower

Soooo I did!!! I have 5 layers of papers between my photo and background paper and I my
tutorial on Let's Scrap.. Tutorial #3

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These kind of layouts are hard for me to do.. I am not a frilly kinda scrapbooker, not
using alot of flowers or swirls... but give me a pic of My Adorable One and I can get that
way pretty quick... lol

I used a card sketch from Let's Scrap for this layout

Monday, September 16, 2013

Cowboy Up!

LOAD #17

This is for Love To Scrap Challenge #14 
Run For The Border

All you have to do is:
You must use a digi or stamped image and
punch or fancy cut a border

Here is my work with this challenge

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These are 2 of my lil daycare boys... Baby N and lil J!! Too cute!!

I used the following copic markers:

This challenge is being sponsored by 

They are giving away this awesome prize to the winner of this challenge:

You can't win if you don't play!!!! 

I used a sketch from 2 Broke Girls, if you haven't checked them out you are missing some
great sketches!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Play Time

LOAD #16

Play Time

Whew... got all my 'layouts' titled, scanned and posted with this one!! Now I can clean 
up my mess and get busy with some more LOAD Layouts!!!

Just some snapshots of Yummy playing with his toys and his favorite quilt, 
before he was crawling... *sob*

I used the sketch from Sketch 'n Scrap
Love playing with all these different sketches!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Banana's for Blueberries

LOAD # 15

Banana's for Blueberries

Hannah makes all of Preston's food.. and he loves his 
banana-blueberries... can't you tell?!?!

I used 2 Broke Girls sketch #1 
for their Spice and Sugar Sketch-a-thon

Ur Cute

LOAD #14

Ur Cute

Another lil Yummy layout.. trying to get his 1st year caught up.. I can't believe he is going to be
1 year old in a month... whew...!! Where did the time go!?!?

I used an old sketch I found on Pintrest from 
Let's Capture These Sketches

The Boys

LOAD #13

'The Boys'

I used a Once Upon A Sketch.. sketch

Wednesday, September 4, 2013



I've been scrapbooking so much I don't know what sketch I worked
with for this layout.... urgh... not good!!

Another layout of Yummy moving about.. right after he started to crawl, notice
the cat going for higher ground!! lol 

Thanks for looking!!!

Grandpa and his first groupie!!


Some pics of Grandpa playing guitar and his first lil groupie.. YUMMY!! 
lol Preston loves to see and hear his Grandpa playing guitar... both of them are so cute!!

click to enlarge

I used a sketch from Nut's About Sketches

Thanks for looking!!!

Pool Time w/ Mommy


I am scrappin' along with 2 Broke Girls
Sketch-a-Thon... with the LOAD Challenge
from Let's Scrap. Lots of pages to get done this month!!!

Here is yet another layout of lil Preston. What a water bug he is!!!
click to enlarge

Here is the sketch from 2 Broke Girls... 
Spice & Sugar #5

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Love To Scrap Challenge #13 - Mini Moon


This is for Love To Scrap's Challenge #13!!

The Challenge is... ANYTHING GOES!!! 
You can use any rubber stamp or digital image you want!
(We need to see some stamping on your project!)

So here is my take on this challenge... ready??? 

click to enlarge then it is no longer a mini moon! ;0)

I used the following copic markers:

This digital image is thru our sponsor at Love To Scrap

I used the following sketch from 2 Broke Girls

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

French Fries

LOAD #2 for September!!

Preston LOVES his french fries... when he is done eating them HE smells like 
french fries for the rest of the day.. they are all over his skin, in his hair... every where!!

click to enlarge

I used a sketch from Inspired Blueprints 
Sketch #101


This is the kick off for my LOAD Challenge for Let's Scrap 

An old pic of lil Yummy... sweetly sleeping in his car seat. Gosh, he is 
so much bigger now!!

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I am following a Sketch-a-thon thru 2 Broke Girls for this month.
This is for the Spice & Sugar sketch #2 and this is the sketch...

Thursday, August 29, 2013


LOAD #13

Yummy's first taste of Watermelon... ohhh boy!! He loved it!! Juices all over his little belly...
it was too cute.. guess I should have given it to him in his lil pool.. lol 

I used a sketch from Inspired Blueprints

I am done scrapbooking for the month... now it is time to get my tables all 
cleaned up and gear up for my LOAD Challenge at Let's Scrap!! 30 Layouts
for the month of September... let's see if I can get this done!! ;0)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On The Go

LOAD #11 and #12

Yummy On The Go!!!
Love these little pics of him... these were the first pics we took of him crawling.. now the 
lil bugger is trying to walk!!! My favorite pics is of his little rear end crawling away.. soo cute!!

click to enlarge

This is this weeks sketch at Let's Scrap

a great sketch and will be used so many ways and many more times!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Grandma's Scrapbooking Buddy

LOAD #10

"Grandma's Scrapbooking Buddy"
Preston loves to play in my scrapbooking stuff... he knows just what he can dig into without
getting into trouble and he loves it!! ;0)

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I used a sketch from Inspired Blueprints for this layout

Fun layout to play with... I used some stamps, washi tape, rub on's and various lettering...

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sweet Summer Memories...

LOAD #8 & #9

Sweet Summer Memories.. little Yummy in the pool in the backyard. I won a pack of Simple
Stories Papers... the 'I Heart Summer' pack.. love it!! Love the colors of the papers... fun stuff!!

Here is the layout

I used the sketch from last week at Let's Scrap
Great sketch... tweaked it a bit but love the sketch!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Play Time....

Sorry for the late post... I have been battling a migraine and this slipped my mind.. :0(

LOAD #6 and #7

This is for Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's Challenge:

Challenge #12 - Let's Play Bingo!!

Here is my layout:

So here is how you play this challenge: Just choose any column or row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) on the grid and use those three items on your project:

You can use any rubber stamp or digital image you want!
(That means we want to see stamping on your project!)

I used the stamped lil engineer boy image and used ribbon, buttons and brads on my layout... 
lets see what you can do!! When you get your layout completed put it on our blog for a chance to 
win some goodies...  Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

For this layout I used a sketch from Nuts About Sketches

Friday, August 16, 2013

Grandma Moments


Last layout for the night... I need to get some sleep!! ;0) 

This is an awful pic taken with my cell phone and a moving Preston.. but there is
something about it that I love... Is it because there is this adorable Grandson of mine
in the pic..??? Is it his eyes?? Is it the fact that I see those incredible chubby fingers of 
his?? I'm not sure what it is but I had to scrapbook it... 
'Grandma Moments'

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I did the challenge on Use Your Words and the word was 
'Moment' and I used the following sketch from 2BrokeGirls
another great sketch!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I Believe in Angels....


I have been just scrapbooking away here!! We took a 'veg' day.. no cleaning, no 
cooking just anything else.. so I scrapbooked!!! I'm still going!! ;0) 

Another Yummy layout... I just love this little pic of him. His mom and dad got him this
little hat for his Easter pics and I just love it on him... so adorable!!

I Believe in Angels... 

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I did this layout up for the Use Your Words Challenge the
word was 'believe' 

I used this sketch from 2BrokeGirls

fun sketch!!

Thanks for looking!!!