Thursday, July 29, 2010

You and Me!

Catching up on photos of sweet grandkids Marcus and Lucy, August '09.
For Challenge #18 over at the Apron Strings Blog, using Red, Green, and White for an everyday event.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Here's my take on the sketch shown below from Sassy Lil' Sketches.  I don't have a circle cutter, but found this circle paper from Girls' Paperie to use. This is also for Challenge #19 at the Apron Strings Blog, using a photo of trees along with blue & white in my color scheme.

Sassy Lil' Sketches July 28th Reveal!

Take a look at this FUN sketch by Cherie over at the Sassy Lil' Sketches Blog, along with all the wonderful work by the Design Team! Hope you come play! More information about our sponsors are located there as well!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oh So Pretty!

Photos of sweet DGD Sydney playing dressup in a little dress we brought back from one of our trips.
For Croppy Summer Assignment #17 over at the Apron Strings Blog, using scraps only. I used scraps of Girls' Paperie papers here along with a mix of Webster's Pages alphas and mixed buttons.

Monday, July 26, 2010

What 'Cha Thinkin'?

Photos of youngest DGD Lucy, April 2010. I used the Basic Grey 'Olivia' line!
Based on Sketch #74 at  The Scrappiest Blog. 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sand Play

Photo of my 4 youngest grandkids playing in the sandbox recently.
Based on Sketch #73 at The Scrappiest Blog. FUN sketch to work with and I used the July Kit from The ScrapRoom, using these awesome October Afternoon 'Fly A Kite' goodies!

Cars Cake!

Photo of sweet grandson Marcus's 3rd birthday cake. He's loves everything about the Cars movie!

For the Croppy Summer Assignment #16 Christmas in July over at the Apron Strings Blog, using one of the listed phrases as inspiration. I chose 'cherry-red' noce' as my inspiration and went wild with all the REDS!

Merry Christmas!

Photos of my sweet grandkids Sydney and Nate having their Christmas photo shoot.
For the Croppy Summer Assignment #15 over at the Apron Strings Blog, using old Christmas photos. I don't really have any older than last year, but I've hardly started scrapping those!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Points of Interest

Here's my take on the Sassy sketch posted below!

More photos from DGD Kaylee's scout trip to Washington, DC May '09.
         I used lots of Pink Paislee 'Starlight' goodies here!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches July 21st!

Check out this cool new sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches, along with the DT's examples! Looking forward to giving this one a try!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Love the Parade!

Catching up on the May 28 sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches! A page for grandson Brady's album enjoying the Alumni parade '09.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches July 14th Card!

Catching up from our Myrtle Beach Vacation here! Check out this wonderful July Card Sketch over at Sassy Lil' Sketches!  Lots of awesome card examples by the DT as well!

Don't forget to check out the July sponsors too! We'll be picking one winner for paper and one winner for digi! YAY!
Our paper sponsor is:

Snobby Walrus has generously donated their Lakeside Picnic paper kit!
Our digital sponsor is:
Peggy has donated some adorable vintage digital images as a prize!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Boys Will Be Boys

Catching up on photos of grandson Marcus playing with his trucks and gravel, April '09.

Based on Sketch #71 at The Scrappiest Blog.
I used another Apron Strings May '09 Kit, featuring KI Memories papers.

A Cool Place With Friends

Photos of DGD Kaylee and her new friends near the pool finding some shade along with having their feet in the water, July '09 Cruise.

Based on Sketch #72 at The Scrappiest Blog.  I used an  Apron Strings May '09 Kit, featuring GCD Studios papers and alphas.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You Are 1!

Photo of youngest DGD Lucy, March 27th. She's growing up too quickly!
For the Croppy Summer Assignement #6 over at the Apron Strings Blog, based on the circle PageMap. I used some My Little Shoebox goodies and used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on the background.

Sassy Lil' Sketches July 7th Sketch!

Check out this amazing new sketch by Cherie today over at the Sassy Lil' Sketches Blog.  I love this design with the patterned paper strips! Check out the other designers work with this sketch too! We have sponsors now so you can read all about that and check out the awesome prizes there!

Here's my work with the sketch this month!
"Colorful Tropical Caterpillar"
Photo from Dominica, March 2010 cruise. At nearly the end of our tour we got to see this exotic looking caterpillar that our tour guide found. Such a beautiful sight and I could watch it crawling on her hands, but not something I wanted to touch! I'm always interested in the different creatures and things we get to explore on our trips.

Thanks for Looking! :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dream Big!

Photo of grandson Marcus, who snuck into his baby sister's baby bed and took a nap! LOL
This is for Croppy Summer Assignment #5 over at the Apron Strings Blog, using only patterned paper and cardstock! I dug into my Fancy Pants 'On A Whimsy' line since it included a title tag and journal tag.  The quote says....."dream more than others think is practical."

Love in Bloom!

Group Easter photo for DGD Sydney's album.
Based on the June 21st sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

At the Parade!

A page for sweet grandson Nate's album at the Alumni Parade last May '09.
Based on Sassy Lil' Sketches June 28th sketch!  I used some new Girls' Paperie 'On Holiday' papers.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Growing Boy

Photos of oldest grandson Brady growing like a weed!
For the Croppy Summer Assignment #4 over at the Apron Strings Blog, creating a monochromatic layout. I pulled out lots of blues here and dug in my paper scraps for matching papers.

Birthday Girl

Photo of youngest DGD Lucy's first birthday, March 2010.
For the Croppy Summer Assignment #3 over at the Apron Strings Blog,  creating a tag based on the PageMap and then adding it to my layout.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blue Skies & Water

Photos of DGD Kaylee enjoying the pool from last June '09.
For the Croppy Summer Assignment #2 over at the Apron Strings Blog, using 3 different types of alphabet fonts. I used acrylic letters, glitter chipboard alphas, and sticker alphas. Also used up some SEI 'Poppy' scraps here.

Birthday Traditions

Kaylee's Great Grandma has a wonderful birthday tradition of sending out a few older photos along with her birthday card each year. She does this with all the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids and everyone loves it. It's interesting to see what photos she'll send! Photos are from 2001, 2002, 2003. I like to keep the birthday card too and she can still open it to read it.

This is for Croppy Summer Assignment #1 over at the Apron Strings Blog, based on the PageMap. I used an Apron Strings kit too from May 2010, KI Memories 'Sweet Life'.