Sunday, January 11, 2015

First time at Paper Issues

  I am so excited, I think I have finally found away to remember the challenges I would like to enter.... yes it is always way more than my time but, one can dream. I started a board on pinterest for challenges and whenever one comes along I pin it. Then when I start thinking "Where did I see that sketch:" I won't spend forever tracking it down. That being said I am entering a sketch challenge at Paper Issues   from a sketch that I pinned. I am very excited because I won an $80 gift certificate to spend in the Paper Issues shop in a 52 week challenge in a yahoo group. Can't wait to go shopping!!
So here is the sketch
And here is my take

 I watched the boys on Friday for Adrienne and Ben to go to a funeral. It was such a fun morning I am so enjoying watching Zade learn to be a "big boy." These 3 truly have some brotherly love .I am so very blessed.  I felt like tinkertoys fit the round theme perfectly so scrapped these pictures quickly!
The paper is from Studio Calico Snippets collection.
Once again got to play with the new sewing machine! 
I used MTC and my Zing to cut the circles. 

I hope that today brings many smiles for you.
Thank you for your time

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Scrapping my Stash

  I think January finds me every year trying to organize and purge the Craft Cave. This year is no exception. Unfortunately every time I start to purge and straighten I end up stopping and doing a project. I just make more mess ugh...But  at least I am not buying and using it up so I am going to run with "every little bit helps!" This is for the T-W-I-N-E  challenge at Scrap Our  Stash. I love this tyoe of challenge!

T   thread (hard to see 2 rows of stitching at edge)
W  wood veneers
I  ink
N  number 
E   epoxy sticker

I hope you will join me in scrapping your stash. you have until Jan 29th to enter this challenge.
Thank you so very much for visiting.
I truly hope for you a very blessed day.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Can it be ????First layout of 2015

  I am hoping with the craziness of the holidays mere memories and a reduced work schedule... only 48 hours a week, I can dust off the ole blog and enter a few challenges. 
I created this from pictures that Ashlie took for me to send to Jeff's Mom. Whenever I get a chance I scrap the Birmingham kids as their pictures are few and far between. The sketch is challenge #72 at Sketch N Scrap. I am also going to add it at Lasting Memories for the Simple Pleasures challenge. There is nothing that brings me more pleasure than being "Grandma".

The background papers are all from old stash. the embossed snowflakes are stampin up stamps. The washi tape is Teresa Collins and I cut the title using MTC and my Zing.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope that your 2015 is bringing you lots of crafty fun!