Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sooooo Excited!

It's about that time!!! We'll be leaving on our 10-day Cruise aboard the Ruby Princess!

Our ports are.........
Princess Cays, Bahamas
St. Thomas

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ScrapMuse 'Spring Has Sprung' March Kit!

Here's some of my work with this beautiful ScrapMuse Kit!
For our Monthly Theme using this title!

This page is about my 6 little grandkids who just brighten each and every day for me!

I used some Smooch ink in siren and ocean soul to paint the blue flowers in my kit to better match this layout. I also used a white gel pen for doodling and tracing around the alphas.

Photos are from our Punta Cana, Dominican Republic trip, August ‘09.

I used Glossy Accents on the circles and paisley accents. I added some border punching to the pp strips and check out that cute little flower! I hand stitched along the circle with the baker’s twine, which you can read more about in the upcoming Newsletter.
Photos of DGD Lucy playing under the kitchen stools, Dec. '09.

Based on Kimmy's March Sketch.

I used some Crystal Stickles on the title. Also handstitched the buttons on with the baker's twine for my article.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New CARD Sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches!

It's time for a new card sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches this week!
Be sure and check out all the design team's examples too!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

5 on Friday Challenge

Photos of DGD Kaylee and I enjoying the view as we leave the port of Tampa on our cruise, July '09.

For the 5 on Friday Challenge on the Apron Strings Blog using.....
1 sheet cardstock
1 sheet pp with floral design
1 set floral embellishments - chipboard, paper flowers
1 length ribbon
1 set of buttons
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Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Beachy photos from our Punta Cana, DR trip, August '09.

For the Wednesday Sketch Challenge on the Apron Strings Blog based on the PageMap.

Still learning on all the tricks on my blog and found out I can see more details on a 2-pager if I double click on it! LOL
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Monday Challenge

Photos of DGD Kaylee enjoying the pool at Cocoa Beach, FL, July '09.

This is for the Monday Challenge at the Apron Strings Blog using 4 or more stickers! I haven't been using many stickers lately and I'm so glad to be using these older Pebbles etc. ones! YAY!
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Friday, March 12, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches "Going Green" Blog Hop

Create a project (card, layout or altered) using "Going Green" sketch AND one of the "Going Green" criteria below:

1."Go Green:" Do a project that is predominantly green in color.
2."Reduce:" Reduce your stash by creating a project where all the product used are at least one year old (no new stuff).
3."Reuse:" Do a project with left overs from a previous project.
4."Recycle:" Do a project with an item that was used for something else first.

We will be offering a random Grand Prize for one participant. Participants can get their name in for the Grand Prize by
1) becoming a follower of Sassy Lil' Sketches,
2) leaving a comment on each of the DT's Blog,
or 3) by doing the "Going Green" Challenge and linking it to Mr. Linky at by 9 P.M EST on Sunday, March 14th.

Here's my 'Going Green' layout based on that wonderful sketch!
"Pool View"
Photo from our Punta Cana, DR trip, August '09.

Forgot to mention I used all older supplies here from the LYB diecut to all the pp strips from my STASH! Also, used Prima packaging tucked in behind my photo, deco scissors for the journal strips, older Am. Crafts rubons for the title and the Petaloo flowers.

Your next stop with be at Jessica Bree's Blog! Check it out and continue on down the line!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Big Bike

Photo of Kaylee with her new big bike last May.
Using up some Basic Grey and October Afternoon papers here!
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches March 7th!

Check out this fun sketch Cherie has for us this week along with all the design team examples at

Here's my version on the sketch this week!
"Princess DressUp"
Photos of sweet granddaughter Sydney playing dressup with all sorts of costumes.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Here's a page for grandson Nate's album from Christmas '09.

Based on the Feb. 28th sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches!
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ScrapMuse March Sneak Peek

We have a new amazing kit up for March over at ScrapMuse! If you’re a member of ScrapMuse, you will automatically receive this beautiful kit titled “Spring Has Sprung!" Otherwise, head over to the ScrapMuse Store where you can purchase one.

This kit contains NEW paper from Scribble Scrabble and My Mind's Eye, not to mention all the embellishments that Missy packs into each and every kit! The full list of contents is posted below.

Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 351
Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 352
Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 353
Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 354
Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 355
Scribble Scrabble – Nanas Trunk – No. 356
MME- Jack and Jill – Favor ite Thing Colorful Umbrella
MME – Jack and Jill – Favorite Thing Bright Argyle
MME – Jack and Jill – Sweet Thing Yummy Stripe
MME – Jack and Jill – Life is Good Serene Spots
MME – Jack and Jill – Cute Beautiful Blooms
MME – Life Stories – Frequency Grid

MME – Jack and Jill – Cute Title
MME – Jack and Jill – Cute Alphabet
MME – Jack and Jill – How Sweet it is Journaling Card
MME – Life Stories – Accessory Sheet #1
Endofthedaycrafting(Etsy) – Baker’s Twine Blue (2 feet)
Endofthedaycrafting(Etsy) – Baker’s Twine Red (2 feet)
Basic Grey – Nook and Pantry – Buttons (assorted)
Prima Marking – Daisy Dreams – Lagoon (1/2 package)
May Arts – Velvet Cordoroy – Aqua (1 yard)
October Afternoon – Mini Market Alphabet Stickers – Very Merry Teal and Black
ScrapMuse – Kraft Tags (4)
JujaCrafts(Etsy) – Organza Flowers (2)
Candy Bar

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunshine Blog Award!

I was recently awarded with the Sunshine Blog award by friend Katie who is just the sweetest person and co-owner/designer of Sassy Lil' Sketches. She's so kind and supportive with her comments. Be sure and check out Katie's wonderful blog Running With Scissors, Spatulas, and Sneakers which in itself is full of wit!

If you accept this blog award please do the following:
1)Place the award in your post or within your blog.
2)Pass this award to six nominees.
3)Link the nominees to your post.
4) Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog.
5)Link to the person you received the award from.

Here are my 6 blog choices that bring sunshine into my life:
(These are in no particular order!)

 Brenda's Scrappy Blog

I've known Brenda for several years from a few different boards. She's also on the Sassy Lil' Sketches DT and a fellow Ohioan. Her layouts of her sweet little granddaughter really brings a smile to my face!

Apron Strings Blog

I've gotten Lori's wonderful kits now and then over the past few years and I've been enjoying her daily stash challenges in February. Always an interesting sketch to use and some sort of embellishment to go along with it. I love a great challenge and have enjoyed playing along!

 Scrappin' With ZoezMom
I've come to know Kim from a kit club we both belong to 'The ScrapRoom' and she's also on the Sassy Lil' Sketches DT with me. We work on challenges together at both sites and I'm inspired by her amazing layouts and attention to detail!

Scrappy Sketches Blog

I've been using Shanna's sketches for awhile over at Sassy Scrappers and I love that she uses alot of detail and variety in her sketches!

Creating My Life in Technicolour
Kim and I are on the ScrapMuse Kit Club DT and I'm so inspired by her work and eye for color as well as design. She's always willing to jump right in and she always has something interesting going on on her blog!

Mi Vida Loca

I know Julie from Sassy Scrappers and my eye is always drawn to her layouts. She's a super nice person and I enjoy looking through her blog!

Thanks so much for sharing each day, everyone!