Thursday, January 19, 2017

On the Way Back

 It has been so long since I have done a blog post I was unsure even how to get in to my blog..... yep.... last post was in May. Mom moved out at Thanksgiving time and with the holidays this is the first time I have even attempted to post. I have done a few random projects but have not even taken the time to enter a challenge. During this unplanned hiatus I have discovered that my Craft Cave, messy as it may be, is my happy place. I have felt scattered and discombobulated a lot during the last year and I am hoping that I can maintain a slower pace more often in 2017. Today I took a declared a pj day and am playing in the Cave!
   So the first challenge I have attempted is at Clique Kits    The challenge was to get inky. Right up my alley I love ink, spritz and paint! There also is a January sketch. It is optional to use it but I loved it so combined the two.
Here is the sketch
And here is my take.....

This is the first of the layouts for Moms book to document her 80th birthday party. It is pretty simple but I scrapped!!!! EEK    Thank you for the great challenge that got me moving!

 I used Heidi Swapp color shine in teal.
The circle and title were cut with MTC
 The snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart border punch.
The papers are from a Winter Collection that is Paper Studio or Hobby Lobby brand, as is the chipboard embellie.
Everything else is just scrounged from my stash.
Thank you so much for taking a minute to visit me as I dust off this neglected blog.

My blessings are many,


  1. This is lovely Brenda! I adore how simple you kept it. Thank you for joining in on the Clique Kits Challenge!! <3

  2. Brenda love the layout she's gonna love the album and cool to find your way back into your scrap cave :) It's my happy place too my scrappy corner of the house :)


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