Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mojo monday ..... once again

   I am in need of quite a few "Thinking of you" cards so immediately went to Mojo Monday for inspiration. I made 2 cards using this sketch and think I like it well enough to make a couple of more today. I always love their sketches! This is certainly no exception!
The awesome sketch
Here is one that I made today....
Thank you for taking a minute to stop by.
Hope today someone takes the time to make you feel special.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Family vacation!

  Well, back to reality.... but wanted to get a start on the vacation scrapbook before the responsibilities demand my time. I am so bad to jump all over the place really want to get this one done quickly. I do not have all the pictures yet so starting with this one that I got from Ashlie's facebook page. Love that I can snag them there......
  I am using the October 18th sketch at My Scraps and More Sketches. That seems to be my go to recently for sketches. I absolutely love the design team inspiration and they usually get me going on a page quickly.
 So here it is the sketch
And my take.....

I used all papers from the EP A Perfect Summer collection by Lori Whitlock.
The circles are cut from some specialty paper that was given to me by a fellow scrapper way back when I first starting scrapping. I am working on my hoarding problem and trying to use the things I love even if it means they are no longer in my stash.
The big bubbles are just punched from acrylic and inked. Really liked how they came out.
The title was created in MTC.
  Thank you for stopping in to share my vacation with me.

So very blessed

  I had to share a few of my favorite pictures from this incredibly amazing week.I can not believe that God has allowed us to have an entire week at this beautiful place. He graced us with perfect weather and beautiful views. There is no greater joy than watching my children enjoy each others company and the cousins draw closer. I am so thankful that we are making memories for a lifetime. As a parent there is nothing greater than seeing my family be able to enjoy time together.And to see my grandchildren to grow up in happy homes. So here are a few pics. I am sure that soon you will see many of them again as scrapbook pages.

I will not bore you with anymore right now.....but I will be sharing more from this amazing gift I was given.
Count your many blessings.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Halloween

  This card is for Eli. I am now done with all my Halloween cards! It has been a crazy couple of weeks and We are finally at Gulf Shores for family vacation. The house is quite..... yep insomnia and the Grandma,,,,,,,ugh,,,,,,, it is going to be a long week.....So thought while I had internet I would post this card. I am submitting it to the Creative Cutting Challenge. The challenge is pretty simple. Create a halloween card using a diecut that is cut using an svg. Love that!!!! Challenge closes October 19th.
 Here is my card
The monster is a Scrappydew file. The sentiment I created in MTC. 

 Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

 Hope you have a montrously wonderful day!

Monday, October 7, 2013

A giveaway! And a baby shower!

Brandi at Lucky Flutterby Creations is doing a giveaway!   I do not often post giveaway on my blog but love the fact that she is going to customize the prize to reflect what you favorite thing to create is...is that not the best!So hop on over and get your name in the drawing!.

  While I have your attention I will throw in  a few things that I created for a fall baby shower. The banners.....

The diaper cake
I do not get all the credit for the diaper cake. Adrienne did all the real work of putting it together and she was the major creative genius behind it! Love having talent in the family!
and here is the card
Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to check out Brandis giveaway!

Friday, October 4, 2013

I just love Mojo Monday!

  This seems to be the one card challenge that I come back to when I am trying to get my groove back...... something about Mojo Monday really does help me get my mojo back. This is yet another sympathy card. I lost a very dear friend tragically right before I left on my trip and never got a card made and out. I really want to let her children know what a blessing she was to our family. I just love this sketch.....I used a cut file that I have had forever (not even sure who's it is) but I will not be using it again just impossible to match up....ugh. That being said here is the sketch
And here is my card

Thank you so much for spending time with me.

I hope for you some therapeutic crafty time today!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

One dirty layout.

  A real quick post so that I can get this into the My Scraps & More Sketches challenge.This is for sketch#47. I am also going to enter this in the first challenge at Boy Meets Girl. The challenge is to scrap a boy and the layout has to be grungy or messy.
Here is the sketch
And here is my take
Thank you for stopping in to see my precious grandsons once again. They just make me happy.

Well I did it......

   I am involved in a facebook group that is doing a project a day in October. Yesterday was a challenge for me so I decided to turn to  Pretty Pink Posh for the 10 minute craft dash. Unfortunately I did not pay close enough attention to the colors so I had a really pretty card planned out for when I got home from church. Opps checked the challenge again that is black not brown..... had to rethink...... so decided to do a super quick sparkly Halloween card. Yes it is tacky and over the top, perfect for a kid!!! (I hope)
  So here it is the color challenge
And I used the October sketch from Artful Delight.......
And here is my flashy take on both challenges....
 I did this in record time.... yep stickers are the best lol.......
That makes the time I actually worked on card 7 and a half minutes....I am glad that the picking the paper portion did not count since I had to do it twice.........

I am also entering this at Lets Get Sketchy . They are having a September week 5 challenge to do a fall or halloween card.

 This was a clean out project for sure. the papers are all from an old old stack that is still hanging around. All the embellies are things that I got in Micheal's grab bags. I do not do much with halloween so I had to dig deep....lol. I sure hope Olivia will like it.

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope that you are enjoying some wonderful autumn weather.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A super quick layout!

  I am in a facebook group that is challenging us to do a project a day in October. We are sharing our projects but also adding links to challenges along the way. This one was posted this morning and the deadline is today!! It My Minds Eye September Sketch challenge. I have a ton of  the Ooh La La for her line that I have been hoarding...just love it! So decided to use some up.
This is my super quick take on the sketch.
I used all embellies from the line. It sure made for a super quick and  cute layout  Yes I am going to enter the challenge!
 Thank you for stopping by again!

A Really Great Night!

  Sunday night was Ryan Snows Cd/ album release concert. What a fun night it was! I am going to digress a bit so feel free to skip. Gwen came up for the week end to go to the concert with me. The evening started with the headlights in my car baling on me... Ugh! That leaves me driving through Atlanta in someone elses car (at the same time as the Falcons fans) going somewhere I did not know. Some of you will understand that this was a bit stressful. But Gwen's calm guidance and a good gps got us there with time to spare. The concert was great and Adrienne looked fantastic as she "assisted" Ryan. Then it was time for the awesome after party. We all danced the night away and had a really amazing time. I am so blessed to be able to spend nights like that with my children and friends. Gwen had a much needed great night and I felt it needed to be documented. This picture was taken at the after party, I just love it!
    I used sketch #48 at My Scraps and More Sketches. Yes I am going to actually enter a challenge. It has been soooo long.
And here is my take.
I had fun with this one. The heart and diamond paper were left over from the "big shoe" project. the music was digi paper I already owned from Lane+May.

The crinkle paper ribbon at the top was something I had never done before and I LOVED working with it. That ribbon and the ribbon in the "flower" are both from The Papermart. I definitely want more of the paper ribbon. I bought both ribbons for Georgia wreaths so only got one color....sigh.

 I love the look of all the texture paste I see on layouts lately. I have none so yep google to the rescue. I used the recipe from Such a Pretty Mess. Really not sure of its longevity but had fun working with it. I cut a stencil in MTC. I am totally addicted!

 The title card is the Cd liner re sized.

  I am also going to submit this at Frosted Designs  the challenge was to add texture.

Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me a minute to share my life with you.