Thursday, January 31, 2019

Housebound

Being one the millions of people who have been hit with this Polar Vortex, I have only left the house once since Saturday. So to keep busy I am scrapping. I should be cleaning but I will get to that today or tomorrow.

My 21 month old granddaughter has classes every day of the week. Her mom stays home with her so this is her chance to socialize and learn other activities!

I shared that Monday is swim. Tuesday is dance and Wednesday is art.

Dance has turned out to be not as much dance as we hoped but Lauren loves the activities and enjoys wearing her leotard which I had to get for her:)


Art is a wonderful class. The teacher has them working with paint, clay, slime and more. They complete 3 - 4 projects a week. I just adore the aprons! I even made a portfolio and included photos of her art work.


Adding these to Simon Says Stamp Blog Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words! I appreciate them and thank you for letting me share about my granddaughter!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Monday

I am beginning a series layouts of my granddaughter's daily activities. On Mondays she attends swimming classes.


She is pretty proficient at jumping in and swimming to the wall but is not a fan of floating quietly on her back for 10 seconds. She is a very active kiddo so this is torture for her. She has a very patient teacher.

The supplies are used are available at Scrapbook.com
Here are the links 
(*This blogpost contains affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy  through my affiliate link, I’ll earn some money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!)

BoBunny - Down By The Sea Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Mystical


Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Wild Honey

Thank you for visiting. Stay tuned for the rest of her weekly classes. She is a busy girl:)



Monday, January 28, 2019

Thank you

A little thank you card using stamps I won from Newton's Nook.

Adding this to SimonSays Wednesday Have a Heart Challenge!

Thank you for stopping by! It is bitterly cold and snowy here in Michigan! Hope you are all safe and warm where you are.

Adding this to Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #90

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Work in Progress

I had a watercolor board which I have never tried using before. I have a flower started


It is not finished although I am not sure exactly what I will do to finish it. Help me pout. Any ideas? 

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday! Stop over there and check out the amazing artists!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Valentine's Day 2018

I am on a roll! Scrapping some of last year's holidays with my granddaughter!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Used another sketch to get me going! This one from SketchNScrap



And here is my layout!

I added the pink stripes to the background by using a watercolor brush. Love how it turned out!




The supplies are used are available at Scrapbook.com
Here are the links 
(*This blogpost contains affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy  through my affiliate link, I’ll earn some money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!)

Canvas Corp - Black and Ivory Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - French Script


Canvas Corp - Black and Ivory Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Mini Dot Reverse


Fiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - Postage Stamp



Thank you for visiting as I catch up on the thousands of photos of my granddaughter! Don't worry - I won't be scrapping all of them:)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Our Lil Pumpkin

HAd fun with our granddaughter at the Pumpkin Patch this year!

USed this sketch from Stickitdown

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Here is my layout

I have covered her face to comply with her mother's wishes not to put her photo on line. I appreciate your understanding about that. This was a fun sketch and I decided to take advantage of a paper that had small square images on it from G45.

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate your kind words!

Friday!

Well, we have made it to another Friday! I am not quite sure where the week, or month for that matter, has gone!

I do know I have been trying to do some cleaning and organizing in my creative room. I am trying to get away from calling it a craft room because it is so much more:) I sorted pens and markers by colors and threw away old dried up ones. I also displayed filled watercolor brush markers on my desk with the hopes of using them more. I sorted through the bins of Scrapbook papers and got rid of some I will never use.

I even managed to scrap a layout! It was fun to get back into it.

I also painted an ATC. The topic was dream. I used watercolor inks and white ink which ended up being a bit tacky. But I went with it anyway. I like the effect.


Adding this to PaintpartyFriday
I encourage you to visit the artists who share their wonderful pieces! 

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your visit and kind words!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thank you

A quick thank you card using this sketch from FreshlyMadeSketches



Here is my card



FMS371

The vellum added a fun layer to this! 

Adding this to Kat Scrappiness Anything goes challenge!



Thank you for stopping by!

Tree Hunt 2018

Ever since my daughter was born (35 years ago) we have gone out and hunted for the perfect tree to be chopped down. Once my son came along, the trip usually entailed snowball fights, arguing, complaining - everything to make it a perfect family outing:):) Once both kids got married and one moved far away, it was difficult for my husband to tackle this chore by ourselves. It was just no fun. We were so happy to have our granddaughter visiting over Thanksgiving so we could take her for her first tree hunt.

I was inspired by this sketch over at SketchNScrap



And here is my layout

Bo Bunny's Candy Cane Lane paper was perfect.

I have blurred my granddaughter's face per my daughter's request not to post her photo online. Even though she was quite bundled up, Lauren enjoyed wandering the fields but she didn't care about the trees. Instead she was focused on the tractors and cried when we had to leave them.

Thanks for visiting! I appreciate your kind words!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Paint Party Friday


Something a little different - 




Thanks for stopping by on this cold January afternoon. Has been a busy week getting caught up after the holidays and having a one day bout with a stomach flu. Glad to say I am better now. I appreciate your taking the time to stop by!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday! Be sure to stop there for some amazing inspiration!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Thank you


I have been working on thank you cards. Each one I make is different. I saw this sketch and thought I would give it a try.



CAS(E) this Sketch #303






My card went off in a kind of different direction


For some reason when i saw the circle and square, I thought of a head and shoulders:) 

Thank you for Casethissketch for the inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Featured Artist

Good Saturday Morning!

I an excited to share with you that my layout was chosen as the Featured Scrapper for December at
SketchNscrap

This is my layout

and here is the sketch I based it on


I enjoyed scrapping this fun birth announcement that my daughter and I made. 

Thank you SketchNscrap for the wonderful inspiration each month! 

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words! They mean more to me than you know!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Let's get organized

I am up over at the Helmar Blog sharing an organizational project! And, as I love to do, I was able to recycle and create something pretty and functional.

Would love for you to stop over there!

Helmar blog

Thank you for visiting and Happy New Year!

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