Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches - Feb 28th Layout Sketch

Check out this great sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches just posted today! Lots of wonderful work by the design team too!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Birthday Card

This is our Bonus challenge for the month over at the Apron Strings Blog. Based on the PageMap card sketch and our challenge was to use some of our leftover layout scraps from our previous challenges. I used the back side which was the birthday side of the Imaginisce 'All Kinds of Happy Birthday' papers from the 2-pager from Challenge #20.

Lori, thanks so much for having these challenges for us each day. Loved all the sketch choices along with your particular challenges to go with them. Thanks a Bunch for inspiring us! :)
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Kids' Day at the Park

Photos of DGD Kaylee enjoying all the activities at the park last April.

For Challenge #20 over at the Apron Strings Blog based on the 2-page PageMap. The challenge was to use 'themed papers in a non-traditional way'. I used Imaginisce 'All Kind of Happy Birthday' papers.
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Sydney @ the Pool

Photos of sweet granddaughter at the pool, June '09.

*For Challenge #19 over at the Apron Strings Blog based on sketch #10 from 52 Sketches. I used more of the AS Bo Bunny Sept '08 Kit. For the chipboard requirement, I used 2 Maya road flourishes and inked them in blue.
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Under the Sea at Honduras

Snorkeling photos from Honduras, July '09 cruise.

For Challenge #18 at the Apron Strings Blog based on the sketch from Nuts About Sketches. Using Bo Bunny June '08 AS Kit and my OLD alphas are Creative Memories, Pebbles Inc., and Piggy Tales. Also excited to be using the older snorkel accents from SandyLions!
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"Get Sassy with the Dirty FITgirls Blog Hop"

Sassy Lil' Sketches, Dirty Scraps, & ScrapFIT have put together a mini-blog hop challenge for your enjoyment!

At each of the 3 challenge blogs you will get a requirement for your layout.

Link up your "Get Sassy with the Dirty FITgirls" layout to Sassy Lil' Sketches, Dirty Scraps & ScrapFIT by midnight Sunday, Feb 28th and you will have a chance to win a prize at all 3 challenge blogs.

Let the hop begin!

1.Start at Sassy Lil' Sketches . This is where you will get your sketch requirement.

2.The next hop is to Dirty Scraps . Pinky will post her "reflection" requirement.

3.The last hop is to ScrapFIT for the embellishment requirement.

We can't wait to see what you create!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Silly Towel Pals

More photos from our July '09 cruise. It's always interesting coming back after dinner to see what our cabin steward has left for us. Every night a towel animal and sometimes cookies for Kaylee.

For Challenge #17 at the Apron Strings Blog based on sketch 11-12 by Sketchy Thursdays. I used older My Mind's Eye pp's plus the Making Memories Diecut paper.
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Back on Board - Sassy Lil' Sketches 2-21

Photos getting back on board, July '09 cruise. DGD Kaylee is framed with bling.

*Based on the Feb 21st sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches!
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lucy's 1st Easter

Random Easter photos of my granddaughters.

For Challenge #16 over at the Apron Strings Blog based on the PageMap. I used Pink Paislee 'Office Lingo' papers along with 4 Around the Block photo turns. 2 I used to frame the top left photo and 2 I used around the title.
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches - Feb. 21st Layout Sketch

There's a new sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches and hope you'll come check it out along with the design team's examples!

Can't wait to give this one a try!
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Let's Party!

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

WOW! Just this afternoon I've completed 3 layouts plus a 2-pager! YAY me! LOL

This is for Challenge #15 over at the Apron String Blog based on the Nuts About Sketches sketch. I used an older AS kit from Sept '08 along with 5 different rubons.

{I really need to figure out how to change the time on my blog because it's really OFF! grrr.....}
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Catching up on some photos of tiny DGD Lucy from June '09.

For Challenge #14 at the Apron Strings Blog based on the PageMap and using an over sized element.
Also, I used some more of the AP Feb. 09 My Mind's Eye kit.
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Everyday Moments!

Photos of sweet little grandson Nate, May '09. He's such a little sweetheart!

For Challenge #13 over at the Apron Strings Blog based on the sketch by 52 Sketches. (Flipped it a bit here.)
I used some Fancy Pants papers and some older Three Bugs in a Rug 'Boys' Chit Chat Stickers.
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He's Such A Sweet Boy

Catching up on some older photos of grandson Marcus from Jan. '09.

For the Apron Strings Blog Challenge #12 based on the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.
Plus used 3 different OLD punches! I'm not sure of the brands but I think the decorative corner punch is by Marvy. Used it on the photos and matte. Also, used a heart punch and flower punch. Brands unknown.
My older papers are by Scenic Route, Rockland line. Even the background light blue patterned paper is SR. Good to use up some of this!
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Breakfast Anyone?

Photos of sweet DGD Kaylee showing an interest in cooking. YAY!

Based on Sketch #6 over at Shanna's Blog "Scrappy Sketches" Thanks!
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Swing Me High!

Sweetest photos of grandson Nate enjoying swinging! At only 2 years old he loves swinging higher and higher!

Based on 2-11 Sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays! Loved this one! Perfect for my photos!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Working on more photos from Mom's Christmas get together. This page will go in grandson Marcus's album.

For Challenge #11 over at the Apron Strings Blog, based on Nuts About Sketches #23 using 2 frames as required. Used a chipboard one to frame the bottom left photo and used the glitter frame around the journal spot.
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Welcome to the "Spread The Love" blog hop for ScrapMuse!

If you have just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning of our blog hop.Take the time to leave some love on each design team members blog post for the blog and once you have visited (and commented on) all blogs, leave a comment on the ScrapMuse blog to let us know about it.

Here is our blog rotation for this event...

1. Kimmy
2. Ruth
3. Valerie
4. Deanna!!!
5. Teresa
6. Holly
7. Berta
8. Missy
9. Janet
10. Chiqui
11. Pauline
12. Kristy
13. Janelle
14. ScrapMuse blog

ScrapMuse is a mid-month kit club which will soon be celebrating their 6th year of offering kits that feature all the latest and greatest scrapbooking companies such as Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Prima Marketing, Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup and so much more! ScrapMuse publishes a monthly newsletter featuring great technique articles, inspiring layouts and fun tips. At the ScrapMuse website you will find an active, friendly message board and gallery.

For information about ScrapMuse’s monthly schedule, including kit reveal, shipping, payment dates, and to sign up for the monthly ScrapMuse kit, please visit the Join Us page or email Three and Six month prepaid subscriptions are available now in the store. All memberships and subscriptions will begin with the March 2010 kit.

I would like to share with you today...
Did you know that we have a great resource of sketches by a variety of designers located in the ScrapMuse Gallery?
I decided to choose a sketch to work with and then pulled one of my ScrapMuse kits to try and use up some of my leftovers.  I love to use my kits down to the very last scrap!
I chose this one by Valerie, which was the February '09 sketch of the month. I hope you'll get in our sketch gallery and choose one to inspire you in some way!

Here's my finished layout using the November '09 ScrapMuse Kit.
"Where I Long To Be!"

During the cold, snowy Winter I like to work on our warm Exotic vacation photos. This is me sitting on the beach at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, August '09 just dreaming the day away!

Now, please hop over to Teresa's blog to catch more fun ideas on how to use your ScrapMuse Kits. Thank you for visiting us all today. We hope to see you on our Forum and have you join the fun of our month-long celebration of Love and ScrapMuse.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches - Feb. 14th Card Sketch

Here's the first card sketch that has just been posted over at Sassy Lil' Sketches!

Be sure and check out all the card examples by the design team this week!
I hope to give this one a try too!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bitten by the Travel Bug!

It's hard to see much detail on these 2-pagers on my blog!
Photos of us with DGD Kaylee downtown at Grand Caymans, on our July '09 Cruise.

*For Challenge #10 at the Apron Strings Blog using a Feb '09 PageMap and older 'hearts' papers. These are Fancy Pants 'Splendid' papers.
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Merry Christmas

A page for grandson Nate's album of random photos at Mom's holiday get together.

*Based on 52 Sketches #52 over at the Apron Strings Blog Challenge #9 using our oldest holiday papers or kits. Didn't have any holiday kits so I'm using these older Cosmo Cricket 'Be Good' papers.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Born To Play

More sweet photos of DGD Lucy with her Momma and brother, Sept '09.

*Based on Sketch #86 from Nuts About Sketches for Challenge #8 over at the Apron Strings Blog. I used some Scenic Route 'Sonoma' papers here and also some of my felt stash as required!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Huge Mushrooms!

One Summer it rained so much we had these huge mushrooms growing in our yard, which they had never gotten that big before!

Based on a Sketchy Thursdays sketch for the Apron Strings Blog Challenge #7. Also, using some older Heidi Grace papers from a ScrapAddict Kit along with some older Doodlebug and Bo Bunny alphas. Also, the required 12 eyelets along the polka dot pp strip! LOL I can't remember the last time I even pulled out those eyelets but I really need to use them up!
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2 Cute 4 Words!

Darling photos of granddaughter Lucy, Sept '09.

Based on wonderful Sketch #51 at The Scrappiest!
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Exotic Luxury Living

Photos of our room at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic August '09.

For Challenge #6 over at the Apron String Blog based on a sketch from PageMaps.
I used three old SEI 'Madera Island' papers along with Rusty Pickle Buttons and older travel accents from Making Memories...packaging tape and deco clip.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

True Love

Of course photos of me and my sweetheart! This was our 31st Anniversary last July!
Based on a sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays! What a FUN sketch!
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Lucy Goosey - ScrapMuse Challenge!

10 Month page for sweet granddaughter Lucy, Jan. 27th.
(This is what her Momma calls her sometimes.)

Come take a peek at my challenge over at ScrapMuse! Besides points for the LOVE Crop, I'm also giving away a RAK! 
My challenge is "A Recipe For Love".

See all the details here -
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