Saturday, October 14, 2017

New School-Day 1

 Adrienne and Ben are fortunate enough to be able to get enough funding so that Neal can attend the Bedford School. It is a private school for children with learning differences. Now that he is 9 weeks in I am so very happy with the changes. He is so confident and happy within the school environment. He is making friends!!! And he is learning rapidly. He has always had a drive to learn but in a traditional environment was not able to get there. What a wonderful school for Neal. So very happy for this opportunity for my little buddy!
  I used this really fun sketch from Sketch N Scrap. 

 And here is my take.....
I know isn't that the best smile!
I used  papers from The Miss Kates Cuttables Back to School Basics pack. I did some real stash busting for the embellies. The book I did in MTC.

 Thank you so much for the time you have taken to share in my life.
Have the best day ever!
Brenda

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Boys will play

  Adrienne recently went to Mom Con  which was a conference with christian moms in Kansass City. Ben had "The boys" duty. Neal had spent the night with me Friday night, Ben and I met half way and they all headed home. Ben stopped at a park on the way home and these are a couple of the pictures he took. They are all so blessed! I thank Ben for making it a fun day for my buddies!

  I love the sketch at Stuck?!Sketches for October and it worked beautifully with these pictures. I had so much fun with my new Koretake water colors. I so love them. It really was a layout that the whole process brought me happiness. Thank you for the challenge. It was just what I needed!
  The sketch
And my take
Everything but the title was from Simple Stories Hello Fall. a fun collection to work with!
  Thanks for stopping by!
   Brenda

Thursday, August 3, 2017

New Beginnings

  In my neck of the woods school starts next week. Even though I have no school age children in my home, I am blessed to be able to be active in my grandchildren's lives. Thus, my calendar flows with the school year somewhat. I always feel like buying new school supplies that are blank and clean signifies a new start. So I am starting off with my August calendar and setting some goals. I have a small group of scrappy friends and we have challenged each other to try to make 30 projects in the month of August. You guessed it, challenge is on the list of goals. Well, I am happy to say that I have gotten 2 layouts done so I am staying on target so far!
  I really am needing some help in getting my mojo flowing and am very thankful for this sketch from Creative Scrappers. I have had this picture  on my desk for months....... started a layout  before and I
can't even remember the paper collection I was going to use ugh.....Thank you for the sketch push!
And here is my take.....



I used Bella Blvd. Tiny Tots for this layout!
  Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a truly wonderful day!
Brenda

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A rare opportunity..... Craft Cave Time

  I have really struggled recently with whether or not to give up and stop scrapping for now at least. Then a friend motivated me to keep with it and suddenly  a very rare slow week end and a layout was created! I am thankful for Sketches in Thyme . I was struggling with trying to get started and this sketch got it going for me. These pictures were on my desk since May and now they are ready for the beach album! The layout was still a struggle but am so glad that "the funk" was held at bay just a little longer!
 Here is the sketch
And here is my simple layout
 Hope that it will not be 2 months until I am back!
  Thanks for stopping by!
Brenda

Friday, March 10, 2017

My beautiful daughters

  Last week end both of my daughters went to Mommycon in Chicago. They traveled together and truly had a wonderful time. There are many pictures of them together and they just look so happy! It makes my heart so light to see them enjoy each other. It truly is a gift to me as their interests have always been very different. Motherhood has definitely brought them together!
  I used the March sketch at Stick It Down. I honestly did not think I would use this sketch when I first saw it but really enjoyed working with it once I got started.
 The sketch....
 My layout...

I used the Simple Stories Posh collection. The leaves were stenciled on using Heidi Swapp metallic texture paste in teal..... I love this stuff!!! It looks wonderful in person!
  Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my layout.
Have a wonderful day!
Brenda

You got What for Christmas?

  The only big item on Skylers Christmas list was a chainsaw. So that is exactly what he got. Of course it does not get much use and this documents the first time he got to use it. We had the boys for the week end and  they brought it along to break it in. Jeff and I were a wreck but they all did great and truly listened to all the instructions,  with "Mr. Safety" as a Grandpa there were many!
  I used the March 1st sketch  at Let's Get Sketchy to document this most scary of days.
Here is the sketch
And here is my layout....
I used Simple Stories So Rad, my current go to for boys, for this layout.
 Thank you for stopping by I hope you are having a most amazing day!
Brenda

Monday, March 6, 2017

cheeze

  Well, I am still plugging along on moms book. This one really threw me. I absolutely loved the heart I created but when I got it on the paper I just could not embellish it. So in me fashion decided today was the last day to mess with it...just do it and be happy if for no other reason than it is no longer on my desk. I used sketch number 267 at Sketches in Thyme.

Here is the sketch...
And here is my layout....


I do still like the heart so I will eventually be okay with this one. I have pictures for one more for her book printed out and then I am going to take another break from it.
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my little spot in the world.
Brenda