Sunday, November 30, 2014


Every year since each of my children has been born, I have bought them a dated ornament for Christmas. The idea was that when they own their own homes, they will have a collection of ornaments for their trees. I am pleased to say both own homes and now have a box of ornaments. I kept a handwritten list but decided to make an album with pictures of each ornament.

Our tree is going to look very different this year without these ornaments!!

Entering this in Anything Goes Challenge at PartytimeTuesday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

O Christmas Tree

Moxie Fab World is having a Tree Mendous Tree Challenge. I figured this would be a good way to play with washi tape! Added some twine and sequins to complete the tree!

Also entering this in the ClearitoutChallenge for snowflakes.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thank you

Simonsaysstamp is having a Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge. I am entering this card into it. I watercolored the leaf on vellum paper. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Give Thanks

I have been playing along with Tracy  for some time now. On Monday nights Tracy hosts a Mixed Media show. She uses a variety of mediums and creates canvases or art journal pages. The October/November creative dare was to create a piece inspired by a Monday Mixed Media show.

Here is Tracy's piece from 11/3

ANd here is mine

I chose to make my flower hearts our of book paper. I haven't done a journal page like this in a bit so this was fun!!!

Thanks Tracy for the inspiration  and for all your shows!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Card

I am pleased to be Guest Designer today over at SketchNScrap. Here is the card sketch

Here is my card

Would love for you to stop by their blog SketchNScrap and play along!


It has been two weeks since I got my new knee! While I am doing quite well, the mojo and stamina has been lacking. But, yesterday  I managed to complete a layout!!

I used this sketch from Stucksketches

And I was inpsired by this photo from CreatvieEmbellishments

Here is my layout. I love the warm autumn colors and tried to pull them out in the cluster. I am so thankful that each of my children has found the person they  want to spend the rest of their lives with. In Oct. 2013 my daughter got engaged. In Fed 2014 my son did. In sept. 2014 my daughter got married and my son will be married next  June. I went with them as they got their engagement photos and this is one of the ones I took.
This was one of Rob and Beth's engagement photos! Love the door background!

DCWV Spiced  Cider Stack! Have a CE circle punched out element.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thank you

Have been making a few thank you cards and this one pretty much sums up what we have been looking at all week!

Adding this to PAatytimetuesdays Anything Goes!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


We are very grateful that our future daughter in law has invited us over for Thanksgiving at my son's house! BY then it will be almost 4 weeks with my new knee so I should be able to cook a whole meal but it will be nice not to have to.

I was inspired by this mood board over at SWAT

I made this canvas to take to her as a thank you.  Paint and paper and stencils and fun! A little bit of everything! The picture really doesn't do it justice!

Also adding this to Scrapitgirl paint challenge. 
And submitting it to SimplyCreatetoo Thanksgiving challenge!
Entering this in  Anythingbutacard challenge

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Check it Out!!

Head over to Pagedrafts where I am featured as a Guest Designer this month!!!!! I love Pagedrafts Sketches!! They are unique with lots of photos, clusters and design elements!!

I chose to use an old sketch for this layout

Here is my layout

Loving that G45!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


MoxieFab has a challenge to see your work space! Mine is a mess but here it is!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Moments

Paper Issues is having a Game On Linky. This page I recently completed for last year's Christmas album fits the bill.
With adult children, Christmas eve is about hanging out and playing Euchre. Was a fun time. 

Monday, November 10, 2014


I have been blessed to have people bring us meals now that I am home from the hospital with my new knee. And while I don't feel up to doing much, I think I need to start making Thank you cards.

I saw this sketch over at Atlantichearts
 Here is my take on it

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Toot TooT!!

I love getting a magazine in the mail and seeing one of my layouts inside! It is such a special feeling!

I was honored to have a layout chosen for Scrapbooking Memories - an Australian magazine.

It was a layout of my twin  sister, Jane, and I circa 1954. The background was layers of washi tape and paper strips colored over with gesso. 

Thanks for checking out my latest publishing!! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Guest Designer

I was honored to be asked to be a Guest Designer over at SketchNScrap. This month I am creating cards using their Card Sketches! Sketches are such a great way to create a card! Here is the great sketch and my card!

Would love for you to stop by!!!


Yes, that is correct! I am a contributor to the book

How cool is that!!! It will be available soon and I recommend it as a Christmas gift!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Guest Designing at Pagedrafts!

I was asked to be a guest designer over at Pagedrafts! I love Emma's sketches! She includes unusal elements and wonderful clusters!

Here is one sketch I chose to use

Here is my layout

Two days before Jen's wedding  we made 150 party favors using fresh thyme. She, her dad and I had fun gettign these made. 

I hope you stop by Pagedrafts and try out some of Emma's sketches!!

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)