Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

He Stole Our Heart

Playing along with the may Challenge at Creative embellishments! This is the inspiration picture

and this is the sketch

Here is my layout

The flowers reminded me of the outdoors and how Bandit loves to go for hikes and swim in the lake! At 13 1/2 we treasure our time with him!


Yes, I have done a bit of watercolor painting. My friend, Sandee and I are part of a facebook group, Mixing It up. Some of the members have been completing a watercolor a day.  AS you know I struggle with painting - my twin sister got that gene. But last year I took a watercolor class and now with Sandee's  forcing, pushing, prodding, encouragement I did play. Here is one of my faves

Our lilacs are in full bloom and just smell divine. I had fun with this one.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Remember when

I had a few scraps that I wanted to use up from this month's kit at Frosted Designs

Here is Simply Sweet --
I dug out an OLD photo of Jen! I had so much fun remembering this dress and that rabbit she was carrying. I still have both of those!

Also linking this up to Moxie Fab World's Scrapping rocks Challenge.  I love that the kids will have these layouts to look back on!

The Friday challenge is up at Frosted Designs and I don't know if you can guess from my layout but the theme is Stars and Stripes! Hope you join us!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PCC Magazine Monday Week 52

Joining in for this week's challenge at PCC

And here is my card

Love the honeycomb pattern which I completed with a  marker and then colored in. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mood Board Challenge

Molossi is having a Mood Board Challenge. Here is the board

And here is my interpretation
I love this color combo which I used with some of my daughter's engagement photos!

SWAT Drill 31

Such a wonderful color combo over at Scrapwarriorsadvancedtraining

My Frosted Design kit had the perfect colors!

This was Rob and Beth on Mother's Day when we were hiking in the woods looking for Morel Mushrooms. 

Also adding this to the Moxie Fab World Scrapping Rocks challenge. This layout just makes me happy and I want to share it! 

You should check out Moxie Fab regularly for challenges and inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Color Suite and a Sketch

Every month Srapbook and Cards has a Color Suite challenge. Here is this month's

I also saw this sketch over at StuckSketches

I was drawn to the colors and thought this would be fun to play with. I rummaged through my stash and came up with this Webster's Pages paper.

I dug out old photos of Rob enjoying the beach at Daytona. This was in 1995. He was actually afraid of sharks in the water and would not go out very far. I added layers of washi tape and chipboard embellies. I added shells which I have had for some time.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sundays With Sandee

Have you played along with Sundays with Sandee at Frosted Designs? Why not? Sandee has the most wonderful tutorials using everything from paint to mists to droppers to pens! She has taught me so much!

Last week's was this gorgeous page

Here is the card I was inspired to make. Yes I even added some art to the envelope!

Whenever I win a giveaway, I always send a thank you note to the person or blog to thank them. I appreciate opportunities to win and want them to know it. I am truly grateful for the new products, supplies etc. A thank you is the least i can do!

Be sure to check out PCC Thankful Thursdays! Such a wonderful idea!

Head over to Frosted Designs

I am up today at Frosted Designs. I will show you how to make a mini album out of just one sheet of paper!

Here is a sneak.

Everything I needed was in the kit!

I hope you will stop by the blog and the store!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Current Friday Challenge

Would love for you to join us for the Current Friday challenge at Frosted Designs

Here is the mood board

And here is this month's kit!

Here is my layout. I added the buttons, clouds and butterfly  from my stash.

I just loved the springy colors! 

Please stop over! We'd love to have you join us!

I also realized this met the criteria for Scrapourstash May challenge. 
Old - Bazzill buttons
New- Heidi Swapp Paper
Fussy Cut - I cut and painted the scalloped border from a sheet of paper
Used blue paint and word.

Friday, May 9, 2014

I am Up

I am up Saturday on the Frosted Designs Blog. I used the  Simply Sweet Kit to document the Simply sweet weekend my husband and daughter had.

When Jen was in middle school, she and her dad went to Phantom of the Opera. It was a wonderful time for them. A while back they made a pledge to see it again before she ever gets married. Well, she was engaged in October and the wedding is in September so we knew we needed to squeeze this in. Jen was traveling to Philadelphia for a conference and as luck would have it, Phantom was playing there. Her dad flew down to meet her and they again took in the show. They enjoyed their balcony box seats and yes, Her dad did sing along. It was another magical night for them.

I used the packaging from the Prima flowers and a tag to make a mini album which has my journaling, the tickets and the theater diagram.

Please stop by Frosted Designs and check out the Simply Sweet Kit!! Or check out the other scrapping and mixed media supplies!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Design Memory Craft Challenge

I am entering this in the Design Memory Craft challenge with Mou. The challenge is to use products from two categories of Faber Castell's products.

I used Gelatos, Whipped Spackle, and Pitt Pens.

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Art Journaling

There is a challenge over at  My Sweet Earth with Susan Weckesser. Here is the board

The challenge is to look for beauty each day. I am sure there are days where I am rushing around and forget to look at the gorgeous sunrise or the new flowers starting to bloom. So my art journal page is a reminder to look at the Beauty Around Me

Refelcted in the eye is the beautiful sky and pretty  lowers. I need to take a moment each day to see the beauty!

Scrap Around the World

I don't know about you but I am a little intimidated when I look at the work on Scrap Around the World. There are such amazing projects and all seem like nothing I could ever accomplish.

This month's challenge on Scrap Around the World is open to new entries as well as past winners. It is time to stop being afraid and to put my work out there!

And just how was I inspired??  "There is so much to celebrate" with Jen and Shawn  getting married in less than 6 months!  We will celebrate the love they have and the joy he has brought to her life. Her wedding colors include a pale pink and dark red so these colors were perfect!!

Jen had just sent me a new photo of her and Shawn so I decided to create a scrap canvas. I used all my mixed media supplies but treated it like a scrapbook page.

Here is my canvas

When I was in middle/high school, I remember doodling  intersecting boxes. I used that as the basis for my page. I built layers using different colors. I added washi tape which I also painted over. Stamps and stenciling with modeling paste added to the background. My balloons are chipboard as well as painted.

there is so much to celebrate and that includes the joy this piece gives me!

I used Gelatos, Silks Acrylics African Jade, Glimmer Glaze Paradise Pink, the Crafters Workshop Live Love Laugh Stencil, and the Tim Holtz Faded Dot Stencil  all AVAILABLE from the  FROSTED DESIGNS store!

Thank you so much for stopping by!! I appreciate every single visit and comment!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Story

When Jen and Shawn were here in March, one of the things on the to do list was pick out a tux for the wedding. As often happens, our entire family went along and turned it into a party. From the moment we entered the store until we left, we laughed, joked, made fun of and had a blast together. These are the moments that mean so much to me as the mom. I don't know if Shawn realizes what he has gotten himself into!

Submitting this to PCC Our Peep Challenge! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

I Need to Change My Attitude

I love to play with paint! However I beat myself up about my work being good enough. So guess what! I am playing in my journal and this is just for me! It does not have to meet a certain standard or be as good as some one else's!

Paint - Deco Art Americana Lemon Yellow

Scrapbook page without photos

I made this page some time ago and had forgotten about it. I love the color palette! Old Urban Swank 

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Run over to Frosted Designs! for THIS KIT!

You WILL want it!!


 I have a layout in two different on line magazines that are out today!!

First up is the Let's Get Sketchy Inspired Magazine! I love their sketches and the layout which is included is one using my Frosted Designs Kit!!

Here is a link to Letsgetsketchy and here is a link to the magazine! Look for me on page 107!!!

I also have a layout in

Just scroll down to my Photobombing fun layout!

Thanks for checking these out!!!

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