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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

A new challenge blog for me.....

I was searching for  a sketch challenge with just one photo to do a layout of my oldest granddaughter when I ran across this sketch at My Creative Sketches. I have not had much time to explore the blog as the dead line for this sketch was looming. But I love the sketch and it is a great prize!  And no this is not my granddaughter, it always takes forever for me to do Olivia layouts so since the dead line was today I decided to do one of Zade instead.
 Here is the cute one picture sketch.
And here is my take...
I used Echo Park Bundle of Joy. the green stars and the wood hearts are from my stash. The cork pieces are from Fancy Pants.
  I am looking forward to seeing what the next sketch is like!!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

 Thank you so much for stopping by.
 I hope for you a blessed day!
Brenda

Monday, February 27, 2017

Can hardly believe it is true

 Saturday was a double birthday party Skyler was 9 and Zade was 3. I thought and thought about what to get Zade and the day before the party decided on a bike. I don't think I thought about it because I simply can not believe he is that big.It was a perfect choice as he loved it! I loved all the stars on this sketch at Clique Kits I just tend to really like stars on my boy layouts.
And here is my take
I know isn't he just the cutest !!!
Thank you so much for taking a few minutes with me.
I hope your day is filled with many smiles
Brenda

Another for the book......

  I saw this sketch at the Scraproom earlier this month and it intrigued me. I am not a great photographer and don't think about getting both landscape and portrait orientations so I just was not sure if I could make it work. Then I decided that I would use one of the penguins off the banner as my second "pic".This is the cake that Adrienne made for the party. It was adorable and tasty! Really had some trouble with liking the finished layout. But I decided this morning to just finish it up and move on.
Here is the sketch.....

and here is my take.....

Thank you for your time.
Brenda

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Isn't he too sweet

  Jack my youngest grandson is absolutely so photogenic..... I know I am a bit partial, but his face just makes me happy. Amanda sent this one to me a couple of days ago..... Just because. I just had to honor it!  I bought some metallic texture paste by Heidi Swapp at Michaels the other day.... and decided to give it a test run. I have a bit to learn but it is fabulous. I used the  February week 1 sketch at Sketches in Thyme. What a fun sketch!

And here is my sketch......
Isn't he the cutest thing!   The navy sheet is from my stash.... just love navy and silver.... I used the silver metallic texture paste and the Tim Holtz burlap stencil to create the background. The papers, enamel dots, washi tape and chipboard are all from Simple Stories So Rad. The wire thread and silver stars are stash busters!

  I so appreciate you spending a few minutes with me today.
I hope your day is full of happiness and good memories.
Brenda