Monday, June 28, 2010


Photos of DGD Kaylee painting a scary pumpkin at her brother's b-day party, Oct. '09. Based on Sketch #70 at The Scrappiest Blog. 

Sassy Lil' Sketches June 28th

It's time for another GREAT sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches. Don't forget to check out all the wonderful inspiration by the DT as well!

Don't forget that Reminisce is our June sponsor. Have your June layouts/cards uploaded to Sassy Lil' Sketches by July 5th, 11:59 PM, EST in order to be eligible for the random prize drawing on July 6th.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm still Sassy!

I'm so excited to share with you that I was chosen to continue on the Design Team at Sassy Lil' Sketches for another 6 months from Aug '10 to Jan '11! WAHOO! I love working with Cherie's sketches and Katie is also so wonderful to work with as well as the rest of the DT! Remember we have new sponsors now so things are moving right along! Come join us in trying the sketches!

This was the sketch for the Design Team Call:

Here's my version using a really fun line by October Afternoon "Fly A Kite". Photos of DGD Kaylee doing her favorite thing........swinging! She loves that and finds this circle swing a bit challenging! LOL

"S is for Swing!"
Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Photos of sweet grandson Marcus trick or treating dressed up as a dinosaur.
For the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at the Apron Strings Blog, based on the sketch by Sketchy Thursdays. Kind of made this one my own by adding lots more photos! LOL  I used some fun papers by Fancy Pants.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tendering at Grand Caymans!

For the Monday Challenge over at the Apron Strings Blog, to use an outfit as inspiration.  I used this little outfit that I recently bought for little granddaughter Lucy. I was inspired by the teal and pink colors along with the flowers. There's some ruffly layers that I was inspired by and used lots of layers on my page. Also, had to include some machine stitching since of course there's lots of stitching in the little outfit!

Thanks for the challenge, Lori!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches June 21st!

This looks like a fun new sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches, and of course I LOVE all those circles! Be sure to check out all the different interpretations by the DT as well!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wish You Were Here!

This is where I wish I could be today! Lounging at the beach!
Photos at Daytona Beach on our way to Ft. Lauderdale to catch our Cruise Ship, March '10.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Photos of grandson Brady with his pirate hat and eye patch for 'Pirate Day' at his daycare, May '10.
Based on The Scrappiest Sketch #68. I used some Sassafras Lass and My Little Shoebox goodies here!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches June Card Sketch!

Check out the June card sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches!
Lots of wonderful inspiration from the DT too!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Sandhill Crane

Photo taken at Melbourne beach on the way to our March '10 cruise.

This is for the 5 on Friday Challenge at the Apron Strings Blog, using...
*1 sheet cardstock (Kraft)
*1 set of pp scraps (Crate 'Lillian' & cut the flowers from it)
*1 set of Alphabet Scraps (Crate & Webster's Pages)
*1 set of leftover buttons (from this Crate kit that was a RAK)
*1 set of ribbon scraps (also from the kit RAK)

Party Time At Chuck E. Cheese!

Photos of my grandkids at DGD Sydney's 4th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese, Nov. 15th.

For the Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at the Apron Strings Blog, based on the 2-page sketch by Nuts About Sketches. I used the last of my October Afternoon 'Cherry Hill' goodies here!

Sponsors, Sponsors, Sponsors!!!

According to Sassy Lil' Sketches , they will have monthly sponsors starting now!

"We have had several generous companies agree to sponsor a month at Sassy Lil' Sketches.

We will be posting the winner of our first random drawing on July 6th*.

Reminisce!!! They will be our very first sponsor! How cool is that?

What do you need to do to be in the drawing?

Do one of June's Sassy Lil Sketches and have it uploaded via Mr. Linky by July 5th. The more sketches you do in June, the more times your name goes in the drawing!

We will updating the blog this weekend with a list of sponsors who will be sponsoring Sassy Lil' Sketches in the coming months.

Thank you to all of our new sponsors and our wonderful followers!

*this month's drawing is only open to US residents."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our Snowy Gang!

This was such a fun snowy day back in December! Photo of DH with DD and 3 of our grandkids! This is for the Monday challenge over at the Apron Strings Blog, using cool colors...blues, greens, white, and purple. Also, scrapped about something 'cool'! This is also based on Sketch Inspiration #127.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

All You Need Is Love!

Photos of sweet grandkids Lucy and Marcus from Nov. '09.
For the June 4th challenge over at the Stuck On U Sketch Blog, based on the PageMap.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches June 7th!

Check out this FUN new sketch by Cherie today! What a great sketch to work with! Check it out along with the other design team examples at Sassy Lil' Sketches.

Here's my version......
"Magen's Bay 2010"
Photo overlooking gorgeous Magen's Bay at St. Thomas during our March '10 cruise.
Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sweet Thing!

Photos of sweet granddaughter Lucy, Apri 29th.
For the 5 on Friday challenge over at the Apron Strrings Blog, using...
•1 sheet cardstock (Bazzill)
•2 sheets patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
•1 felt embellishment (Fancy Pants Arrow)
•1 chipboard embellishment (Mambi Heart)
Thanks for Looking :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

2nd Formal Night!

Photos from our March Cruise 2010. YAY! As you can tell these are from our 2nd formal night. Brad had a lobster entree and I tried the baked fish, along with soup, salad, and various dessert samplings.
For the Wednesday sketch challenge at the Apron Strings Blog, based on the 5-20 sketch by Sketchy Thursdays.  I used 7 Gypsies 'Venice' papers and Paper Tape. Along with Prima flowers, sequins, and jewels. Also some Tim Holtz film strip trim and Jillibean Soup Journal Spots.
Thanks for Looking! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy 8th!

Photo of DGD Kaylee's 8th birthday last June '09.
Based on The Scrappiest Blog Sketch #67. I used more of a ScrapMuse Kit featuring Fancy Pants 'Little Sprout' goodies.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Make A Wish!

Photo of DD with her DD Lucy on her first birthday, March 27, '10.
For the Mon, Tues, Wed Challenge over at the Apron Strings blog, using papers that I keep passing over. I've had these Basic Grey 'Nook & Pantry' papers along with the 'Two Scoops' Background paper for quite some time and I keep waiting for the right time to use them. Guess this is a great time for my DGD's first birthday.  Based on Sletch Inspiration #126.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Egg-Citing Hunt!

Photos of DGD Kaylee at the city egg hunt, April '10.
*Left some space for her Momma to journal.
I used an Apron Strings Kit, featuring We R Memory Keepers 'Hippity Hoppity' papers and goodies!