Sunday, January 26, 2014

What did we learn today?

So today Sandee was using her Moldable Foam Stamps to create part of her journal page. I also have those  but had not opened them yet. I found a wickery baskte, heated up the foam and made my stamp. I then drew a cofee cup and painted using water colors and my Koi pen also available at Frosted Designs

I used water colors for the background. I grabbed a pen and proceeded to write my quote only to have it run all over. So I cut out the cup and bottom part and modge podged it to a new page. I redid the quote and when I painted the background it smeared! Oh well, I am leaving it!

New Stamps

I won some new stamps from Visible Image and was excited to use them for thank you cards. I added watercolors to the stamped images..

I love how these turned out!

Crazy Boys

A quick layout featuring my son (left) and future son in law. This was Christmas eve in their pjs I got all of them. they stayed up til 2:30 am bonding!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Monday Magazine Inspiration

It is time again for the Magazine monday inspiration at Papercrafterscorner. Here is the inspiration

Here is my art journal page.

Another way to remind myself of my word and how I want to use it this year.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


A quick page I did. My daughter and her fiance took a break from sledding:)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Go Shopping

Have you checked out Frosted Designs yet???

It is the best place to get a Mixed Media kit - now with your choice of add ons!!!
It has everything you need for scrapping and mixed media!!!

Or if you need scrappy supplies, they have papers, embellies and twine! All the latest and at great prices.

Shipping is so fast! So stop over there and start shopping!!!


We started traditions when the kids were little -- cutting our Christmas tree, dated ornaments, coloring Easter eggs, etc. Now at 25 and 30, it is just so difficult to let those traditions go. Last year, Jen didn't get here from Phoenix until the 22nd. No problem. We would go cut a tree on Saturday before Christmas. Who would have ever thought the tree farm would be closed the Saturday before Christmas?!? This year, Mike thought he and I should get the tree but not decorate it until the kids were here. We started to go but could not do it. Instead he walked around our 3 acres and found a tall kind of Charlie brown tree that would work. Jen's fiance got in at noon on Saturday and by 2 pm we were all loaded in the car for the tree hunt. The boys stuffed their pockets with beer for the long hike, inevitable fight over which tree, etc. We drove around the block and then Mike pulled in just past our driveway. Our son guessed that we chopped a tree down but put it outside. Nope!  We lead them back into the yard where we cut down our tree. It took less than 5 minutes! They were laughing  But mom is happy because  the TRADITION LIVES!!!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Mother Holds

My son is a big guy over 6 feet. We have compared feet - his are size 13 - 14 and one day a few years ago, I held my hand up to his. Last year he bought a frame to make which included clay for a a paw print of the dog. There were leftovers so I encouraged him to do his hand print. I knew eventually I would use it somehow. Yesterday I finally scrapped it. Pulled out some of the new Teresa Collins papers I won.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dr. Marmo

The challenge at My Scraps and More was to scrap a photo at least 2 years old. I dug one out from 1986! In it Jen was practicing her writing and she was just 3. That determination and perseverance continued and we were so proud when she got her PhD in 2012 - the second photo.

Sketch from MysScrapsand moresketches

My layout.

Magazine Monday Inspiration!

Stephanie at Papercrafterscorner  always has a Monday Inspiration piece. This week's

I am a sucker for grids!

I was playing with my heart stencil, modeling paste and inks. This is the end result - a Valentine's day card!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Our Family is Growing

Our family is growing but not like you would think. Our daughter was engaged in October so we have a soon to be son in law. And our son has been dating a girl for over a year and we expect them to take the next step this year.

This photo was taken immediately after Shawn proposed. We stopped someone in town and asked if they would take our picture. We are so happy for our kids!

Entering this in Party Time Tuesday's Color challenge! And adding it to Life Paper Scrapbook Mood board challenge

Monday, January 6, 2014

Up Today at Frosted Designs

Hey friends -- I am up today at Frosted Designs! I am sharing a VIDEO to show you how I added texture to my layout without bulk. I used the wonderful Tim Holtz distress glitter which is available here as part of the Love is in the Air kit.

Here is the layout

And a close up of the hearts

Would love it if you would stop over at the Frosted Designs blog and left me some love!

Everything I used is in the Love is in the Air kit

Sunday, January 5, 2014

One Little Word

So everyone.... is choosing their one little word for the year. Last year I decided on confidence. Not sure if I truly embraced it, but I did try. This year my word is RESOLVE. Using it to mean firm determination, I want to try to leave doubt behind and create with determination. I wanted a road map to show where I am heading. The streets have names such as courage, steadfastness and intention. And all roads lead to resolve!!

Many thanks to Mary Nasser and this stencil I won from her blog hop!!

Adding this to our Mixed Media Mondays and Tracy's January Creative Dare!

I am up at Frosted Designs!

I am up at Frosted Designs with a Shadow Box Frame I made using this month's kit!

Beth and Rob looked so cute on Christmas eve and I loved that they each had red on! This kit has such wonderful papers and embellies. I made a mini scrap layout inside the frame and added embllies to the outside. I even used the Distress Glitter to add shine!

Head on over to the store to check it out!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Snowy Saturday Scrapping!

It is snowing - again! I finally have had time to do a bit of scrapping!

This is from the sketch over at Myscrapsandmoresketches.

Here is the sketch
Here is my layout

Now that Jen is engaged and Rob is almost --- this is our new family!

Queen for a Day

Apparently some of my friends have too much time on their hands!

In fact Sandee has  declared 2014 a Royal year and is having a crown party! So don't be jealous but here is my crown. It has jewels to die for! And even some feathers. Alas, there is no glitter!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Sketch Challenge at Frosted Designs

It seems like it has been so long since I scrapped! With the kids here and the holidays, paper crafting just got pushed to the side. But, now I am ready to jump back in. And you know what makes it even easier - a wonderful sketch and a kit filled with the perfect products! Today's Friday challenge at Frosted Designs is a Sketch and Ink, Paint or Mist Challenge. The sketch is from Stuck Sketches

And here is my layout

During the Christmas break my daughter and I went wedding dress shopping. We had such a memorable time. These papers from Teresa Collins were just perfect! I added brown ink!

I hope you join us over at Frosted Designs for this challenge!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

So happy to show you the January Kit from Frosted Designs!

The Frosted Designs Kits are getting a makeover! 
After much thought and a few months of delivering kits, we have decided to make a change and offer a brand new customizable kit just for you! We are excited about this change because we are bringing you the best of our scrapbooking kit and our mixed media paper kit all in one! Our new kits are designed to meet the needs of scrapbookers as well as those who like to create with mixed media items! The best part of this kit you ask?! The customer gets to customize what they receive without paying extra!! Seriously! 

Let me explain! All of the items in the larger photo below are the main part of the kit. Everyone who orders a kit will get those items. There are two other photos, one that is labeled "CLEAN FUN" and the other is "MESSY FUN!" You get to select which kind of fun you want added to your kit at no extra cost! The "Clean Fun" option is geared more towards people who like to scrapbook and play with paper and embellishments. The "Messy Fun" option is for the people who like to get messy and inky when they are creating! How fun is that?! Now, you finally have a kit that gives you options!  

Now that I have explained the new format of the kit, let me introduce the 
Frosted Designs January Kit….  Love is in the Air! 

This kit is designed to meet the needs of every creative person! Each kit will contain the items in the Main Kit. You then get to customize your kit with one of two options. You can choose to have “Clean Fun” or “Messy Fun”... the choice is yours!! 

Main Kit:
1 - Teresa Collins You are My Happy Dots Double-Sided Patterned Paper
1 - Teresa Collins You are My Happy Hearts Double-Sided Patterned Paper
1 - Teresa Collins You are My Happy Noted Double-Sided Patterned Paper
1 - Teresa Collins You are My Happy Memo Circle Double-Sided Patterned Paper
1 - American Crafts Amy Tangerine Love Die Cut Paper
1 - Teresa Collins You are My Happy 12x12 Sticker Sheet
1 - Teresa Collins You are My Happy Ephemera Die-Cuts
1 - Tim Holtz Distress Glitter - Pink Rasberry
1 - Tim Holtz Distress Glitter - Rock Candy
10 - Petaloo Soft Pink Velvet Hydrangeas Flowers
3 - Petaloo White Mulberry Wild Rose Flowers
1/2 yard Pink Chiffon Ribbon
1/2 yard White Chiffon Ribbon
3 - Maya Road White Journal Kraft Tags
5 - Queen & Co. Goosebumps
4 - Jillibean Heart Healthy Flash Cards
1 - Maya Road Linen Heart


Clean Fun:
1 - American Crafts Cut & Paste Starling Double-Sided Patterned Paper
1 - Authentique Smitten Foundation Double-Sided Patterned Paper
1 - Authentique Written Foundation Double-Sided Patterned Paper
1 - KaiserCraft Adore Wood Flags
1 - Maya Road Say Cheese Metal Vintage Trinkets

Messy Fun:
1 - Bubble Gum Dylusions Spray Ink
1 - Heart 6x6 Template

If you like to create both ways (Clean & Messy) you can get both for just $7.50 more! 

There is so much here to play with for both scrapping and mixed media! So head on over to the store!

Here is a sneak of one of my projects! Check out the blog on January 4th for my first post!