Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketches 8-15-15

It's me again!! I don't get to scrapbook near as much as I would like too but I did
manage to get this double page layout done with the 8-15-15 sketch at Let's Scrap Sketches!!
You should check out the blog and play along with us!!! ;0) 

So here is the great sketch by Mich that I played with:

and here is what I did with it:

Raymond and Makayla took Yummy to the ocean for the first time... Fort Bragg is the place to go for our These are a few of the pics that Raym took of there trip and I thought this sketch was just perfect... I even have a bit of hidden journaling behind one of his pics. 

I used an old line of paper I had here from when we had our scrap store and some embelli's that I have had 'forever'.... dusted it with some inks and here it is!!! Great pics of a great trip... ;0)

Thanks for looking


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Guest Designer on Sketchy Boards Blog

Hey everyone.... I barely have time to play along with my own challenge blogs but I was recently asked to be Guest Designer for August on Sketchy Boards Challenge Blog by Heidi and how could I say no!! 
So she zapped me the sketch and color inspiration... my first thought when I saw it was... are you kidding me??? Obviously she doesn't 'know' me... lol Purple and white?? Well it could have been worse.. it could have been Pink!! lol So out of my comfort zone I started off with this challenge.. ;0) 

So here is the sketch and the color inspiration I was given:

Ok.. so then I start thinking of what pics I want to play with for this color inspiration.... thinking.. I'm thinking... lol  So I thought of one of the newest members of our family and one that I see alot of pics of on facebook.... so I go and swipe pics that my cousin Jammie took of her little niece Afton. Perfect... now I am inspired to get this going!! I zap the pics off to Walgreens and as soon as my daycare kids are gone I am in the car to pick them up and then my scrapbooking process begins.. ;0) Because, YES sometimes it is a process!! So this is what I came up with for this sketch challenge:

I choose to change the pics from circles on the sketch to 4x4's and one 4x3.. staggering a bit. The background I chose to take my white cardstock and ink it with Tim Holtz distress ink Dusty Concord and splashed with some Glimmer Mist (which I have tons of still!!). I dug thru my scraps and found the papers I wanted to use and pulled out some flowers and finished it off with some Lilac Liquid Pearls in my stash.... I'm happy with the way it turned out... 

I hope you enjoyed checking this out and hopefully you have the time to play along with Heidi's challenge blog Sketchy Boards Challenge Blog

Thanks for looking, 


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Call Me....

Yep.. Another one done... this makes 2 for the LOAD.. whoot whoot!!

So I did up this card for the Feeling Sketchy Blog with this weeks sketch... 

So here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I got to use a Bugaboo digi image for this one... Love Bugaboo's digi's. If you haven't 
checked them out you should!!

So if you get the chance and you want to play along with this sketch go to Feeling Sketchy's 
Blog and play along with us!!

Thanks for looking, 


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketch 7-1-15

Wow... it's been awhile since I did a blog post for my own blog, let alone get any scrapbooking done for myself...!! I feel like I am discovering new country here... lol 

So I am also playing along with the LOAD Challenge on Facebook ... so this is #1 layout for July!!

So I had the time to play with this new sketch from Mich one of our sketch designers at Let's Scrap Sketches and I love the way it turned out... of course, these are pics of our little Yummy Grandson aka Preston and his Daddo. He loves going to the part with Daddo and is always wanting to have him by his side to help him out.... I love it!!!

So here is the sketch:

 This is what I did with the sketch... I used some Simple Stories papers... 

I do love the way it turned out and a bit excited to get some more scrapbooking done over this month!!!

Come and play along with us at Let's Scrap Sketches and/or the LOAD Challenge on Facebook!!!

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketches 2-11-15

I think I am finally getting back in the swing of this scrapbooking stuff!! I have spent soo much time getting blog stuff and Admin stuff done with the 2 sketch groups.. and if you don't know about them they are Let's Scrap Sketches and Feeling Sketchy and I didn't have time to scrapbook much. But now, with the help of the LOAD Challenge last month.. I'm up and running again!!! 

Sooooo here we go... this is for this weeks sketch at Let's Scrap Sketches!!!

Here is my work with the sketch:

I know... of course they are Yummy pics!!! I have stacks and stacks of Yummy pics to scrapbook... I'm thinking I haven't had alot going on other than this gorgeous lil grandson of mine.. not a hardship though... pure joy!! 

We take him to the fair every summer... this was August 2013 and he was so intent on eating his cookies while he was taking in all the sites and sounds of the fair... it was just too cute for me not to take alot of pics of... ;0) What a face!!!!

Here is the sketch I worked with designed by our ohhh sooo talented Michelle van Wyk

Great sketch right?? Oh the possibilities with this one... single page... double page... flip it... turn it... ohhhh I will be using this one over and over again I'm sure... 

Soooo you have until Midnight next Tuesday night to get your layout done and loaded for the prize draw.... I can't wait to see all the great entries for this challenge...!!

Thanks for looking...


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketches 2-4-15

Good Morning Everyone!!

I guess I am still a bit inspired to scrapbook after my great LOAD Challenge...

So I went to work on a Let's Scrap Sketches sketch... so here we go...


Of course... YUMMY!! I took these pics the beginning of last year... 
the kids and I went shopping at the mall and I got these on my cell phone of 
this Gorgeous lil Yummy Boy and his handsome daddy... I love these pics.. they 
are some of the sweetest photo's... ;0) Love these boys!!! This little Yummy is this
Daddy's mini me... thru and thru... ;0)

So here is the sketch I worked with... designed by Denise 

What a great sketch to play with.... I usually love to use the sketches as a double page layout but I had the other pics laying on my desk that just screamed to be used... who am I too argue!! ;0)

If you have the chance to play along you should... this challenge runs thru next Tuesday midnight... I hope to see alot of you playing along... !!

Thanks for looking...

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ohhhh More Load Layouts!!!

Ok... so some more LOAD Layouts... some of these were from kits and some I had just to finish up... but done is done and they are DONE!! :0)

Load #14 & #15

Daddo and Yummy at the Pumpkin Farm playing on the tires... this was Yummy's favorite part of the whole day.. ;0) Busy soooo busy he kept telling me.. ;0)

Load #16 & #17

His second Christmas... not really into opening stuff but he did like playing with it all.. and he was droolin' like a little monkey cutting teeth.. lol 

Load #18 & #19

He was sooo tiny in Daddo big arms... Daddo had a hard time burping him. He would say if I hit him too hard he will come back when he is 18 and knock me out.. telling me remember when you did it to me? lol Yummy was very patient with his Daddo though.. love the expressions.. ;0) 

Load #20 & 21

Yummy loved my scraps of paper... I have a box under my desk and when Yummy would go home for the day the paper was spread from one end of the house to the other.. pieces here and there and some had been eaten.. Yummmm??? 

Load #22 & #23

More feeding and burping pics of Daddo and Yummy... soooo cute!!!

Ok... so that is a great half of the LOAD month for me lets see what else I can get done!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

More January LOAD Challenge Layouts!!

Here is more from January's LOAD Challenge... so far I am doing good! Got some layouts done and even started digging in my unfinished layout box to get some of those wrapped up... curious to see how far I will get.. ;0) 

Journaling says - 'Here Daddo' says Yummy as he hands him a crayon. These pictures are just filled with love and I love both of them <3

No journaling but this is from 4th of July... Mr Cool!!

Journaling - Kickin' it in the pool.. August 2014

#8 & #9
Daddo and Yummy playing at the park last winter... he loved the slide more than anything else.

#10 & #11 
Last spring in the front yard ... Journaling says - just some snapshots in the front yard and lots of funny faces from yummy... 

#12 & #13
Journaling says - Father's Day 2014 at Craig and Jammies. Yummy has not met a pool he wasn't crazy about... this boy loves the water

I have done more but will scan them and list them soon... 

Thanks for looking...


Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1st... the LOAD Challenge!!!

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Years Eve and are starting off the New Year right.... Me?? I'm starting by kicking off this LOAD (LayOut A Day) challenge.. if you want to join us it is never to late to start with us on our Scrapbooking LOAD Facebook Page

Sooooo I'm not one for New Years Resolutions but my 'goal' this year in scrapbooking is to use up some of my 'kits' parts and pieces I have left from layouts that are scattered about as well as using up some of these TONS of bits and pieces of scraps... I literally have boxes of them because I just 'can't' throw them away.. I might be able to use them somewhere... well that will be my goal this year!! lol

So hopefully I can get some more layouts done today but there are other things that I need to attend to as well... but I got 3 layouts done all using pieces that were left from Simple Stories 24/7 paper packs. Unfortunately I still have enough to do several more layouts... !! lol

Here they are...

Daddo and Yummy cuddling on the couch and they both fell asleep... it was just to precious not to snap this photo and scrap it!! ;0)

We will pull into the parking lot at Starbucks Yummy will say 'Grandma 'needs' coffee' and I will say laughing.. YES she does!!! He always gets an apple juice but truth be told I know he only wants the green straw.. it makes for an awesome sword when he is done with his drink.. ;0)

Cindy and Dave went on a Mexican cruise and brought him back this cute little guitar with his name on it.... he LOVES this guitar... it is 'my tar' as Yummy says.. lol This was just way to adorable not to take pics of.. he is sooooo cool!!! ;0)

Yummy blowing kisses and having fun... lol This kid kills me.. he fills his Grandma with so much joy. Love this kid to pieces!! 

Well back at it and hopefully I will get more layouts going today... I really want to make my 31+ layouts this month.. if feels really really good to get some scrapbooking done!! ;0)

An Announcement!!!!

Just an announcement... I have been so busy this year that I have not had much time to get alot of scrapbooking done... that will change this year as I have gotten all my little duckies in a row... 

So now for the announcement... for those that already do not know this... My partner in crime is Val Thorpe and we are the owners/admins of the following 2 scrapbooking challenge blogs

Let's Scrap Sketches is designed all around 2 page layout sketches to play with and inspire you in your scrapbooking. Currently we run a new challenge every Wednesday, but stay tuned things will change March 1st. We are running a Design Team Call as well.. the information is a bit lower on this page.. check it out!!!! 

Feeling Sketchy is all about cards... we run 2 card sketch challenges per month (sketches can be used for layouts as well!). The 1st and the 15th, each challenge runs for 2 weeks. 

We have 2 amazing Design Teams working with Val and myself on these blogs and would love to see you all checking us out... following us on the blogs... participating on the blogs and liking us on facebook. It is all about being creative and getting things done... come and let us inspire you with our blogs!!! 


So now for our Let's Scrap Sketches Design Team Call

We are so excited to announce the call for Let’s Scrap Sketches Design Team!!

Do you LOVE to play with sketches? Do you have an active blog? Do you love to inspire others with your creative flair? Then we want to hear from you!!

We’re looking for talented scrapbookers who love to create layouts with sketches, and are committed to creating quality layouts/cards each month. 

To apply send us your take on this sketch to and include Let’s Scrap Sketch DT Application in the subject line.


Please include the following information:

Name, Address and Email:
Blog Address:
Facebook Name/Page URL:

Please answer the following questions:

1)     Why would you like to be part of Let’s Scrap Sketches Design Team?
2)     How would you best describe your style?
3)     Are you currently on any other design teams? If so, please list the teams and monthly commitments.
4)     Do you consider yourself social savvy and enjoy sharing your projects and connecting with people on                   Instagram, Facebook and other social networks?

What we expect from our Design Team:

1)     Commit to a 6 month term (beginning March 1st).
2)     You will be required to complete 2 sketches per month, due 3 days before the reveal.
3)     Keep an active blog, posting your project on reveal day and link back to Let’s Scrap Sketches.. this is a                 MUST!
4)     You must have a facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook.
5)     You must become a follower of our blog
6)     You will be required to comment on layouts left by participants. This is essential.

If you cannot fully commit to the above duties please don't apply. If you are chosen and don't complete the above duties we will drop you from the DT.

There might be some ‘special challenges’ through your term that you will be required to participate in but there will be at least a 30 day notice. Occasionally we will have digi stamp sponsors that want us to use their images in our creations… you will be notified of this when the sketches are provided for the Design Team Term.

The deadline for applications is February 1st  at 11:59 p.m. Previous design team experience is not required. International applications are welcome! The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email by February 5th and the new team will be announced on our blog February 20th with your application layout revealed on March 1st on the blog.