Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Summer Fun

Photos of DH with sweet little grandson Evan trying to fly this airplane off the deck, July 2019.

I used -
Carta Bella 'Summer Splash' Blue Paper, Stickers
Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper Strips
Echo Park, MME Enamel Dots
Elle's Studio Journal Card

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Holiday Memories - LM#457 REVEAL

For August our theme at Lasting Memories is "Plants" and our first challenge of the month is:
LM #457 - Trees - we want to see trees on your layout.
This can be on the papers, in the photos, or embellishments.

 Photos of sweet granddaughter Lucy opening her gifts, Christmas 2018.

I used -
Pinkfresh Studio 'Holiday Vibes' pp's, line
Stickles, Red

 Based on this March PageMap.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Explore, Discover, Escape - SIT REVEAL #382

Here's my REVEAL for Sketch #382 from Sketches in Thyme. 

 Photos of DH and I along with grandkids Brady and Kaylee at Palm Coast, FL on our way to Miami for our July 2018 Cruise.

I used -
Simple Stories 'Travel Notes' pp's, Stickers
Doodlebug Doilies

Sketches in Thyme #382.

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Summer Lovin'

 Photos of sweet grandson Marcus at the pool with friends, June 2017.

I used -
Bella Blvd. 'Splash Zone' pp's
Echo Park Enamel Dots, Stickers
Elle's Studio Journal Card
Am. Crafts Washi Tape
Simple Stories Alphas
KaiserCraft Diecuts

Based on this April PageMap. 

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Look at Me...I'm Skull Face

One night on our recent Cruise they had a 'Midnight Haunting' for the kids and grandson Marcus came back like this. They did very well with his teeth. (June 2019)

I used -
Bella Blvd. 'Spooktacular' pp's
The Paper Studio Foam Alphas
October Afternoon Tiny Alphas
Misc. Halloween Accents
Echo Park Brad 

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Proud to be An American

 Photos of some of the grandkids at our 4th of July Celebration. Also a closeup of Marcus with a sparkler. It wasn't all flames like in the photo, it's just how the camera took it. (July 2019)

I used -
Echo Park 'Celebrate America' pp's, Stickers
Photoplay 'Live Free', 'Main Street Parade' Stickers
Carta Bella Enamel Dots

Based on this July Sketch from Rochelle Spears. 

This is also based on July Photo Inspiration
at Stacy's Blog.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Let's Wander

 Photos of DH and some views of our resort at Punta Cana, December 2017.

I used -
Pinkfresh Studio 'Out & About' pp's, Diecuts, Puffy Accents
The Paper Studio Foam Thickers
Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots

Based on this July PageMap. 

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 Photos of oldest granddaughter Kaylee playing softball on her Varsity Team, April 2019.

I used -
American Crafts 'Shine On' Background Paper
Pebbles 'Midnight Haunting' Orange Plaid
The Paper Studio Foam Softballs
Faber-Castell Orange Gelatos

Based on this April PageMap. 

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Happiness Found

 Photos of DH and I at the resort pool at Punta Cana, DR. (December 2017)

I used -
Pink Paislee 'Horizon' pp's, Puffy Word, Diecuts
Simple Stories 'Dream Big' (Striped Paper)
Elle's Studio Journal Card
October Afternoon Alphas
Echo Park Enamel Dots

Based on this June PageMap. 

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Perfect Ocean View

Photo of me walking down the Grand Anse Beach at Grenada on our December 2018 Cruise.

I used -
Pink Paislee 'Indigo & Ivy' pp's, Diecuts, Stickers
Pinkfresh Studio Wooden Alphas, Journal Tag
My Mind's Eye, Pinkfresh Studio Enamel Dots

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Create Magic

 Photos of grandkids Lucy, Marcus, and Kellan making gingerbread houses with some friends, December 2018.

I used -
Pebbles 'Forever My Always' pp's
Pinkfresh Studio, Doodlebug Enamel Dots
American Crafts Creative Devotion Stickers
Pinkfresh Studio Puffy Elements
Elle's Studio Journal Card
Am. Crafts Foam Thickers

Based on July Sketch #381 from Sketches in Thyme. 

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Creating Memories Together

Photo of sweet granddaughter Makaylee with her date for their Jr. Prom along with both Mothers. (April 2019)

I used -
Fancy Pants 'Magnolia Moments' pp's
Pink Paislee Diecuts, Stickers
Heidi Swapp Washi Tape
Stickles, Gold

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Let's Go

 Photos of grandkids Brady and Kaylee snorkeling at St. Maarten on our July 2018 Cruise.

I used -
Crate Paper 'Sunny Days' pp's, Puffy Elements
My Mind's Eye, Pinkfresh Studio Enamel Dots
Photoplay Stickers
Fancy Pants Tags

Based on Sketch #86  from Sketch N Scrap. 

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Portofino Love

Photos of DH and I along with the Italian meal we had at the Portofino Restaurant at our resort at Punta Cana. (September 2018)

I used -
Carta Bella 'Our House' Floral pp
Crate Paper 'La La Love' Pink pp 
American Crafts 'Dear Lizzy It's All Good' Blue Strip
American Crafts 'Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times' Yellow pp
Elle's Studio Journal Card
Doodlebug Alpha Stickers

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Time For Vitamin Sea

Photo of sweet little grandson Kellan relaxing in the pool at their hotel at Virginia Beach. (June 2018)

I used -
Simple Stories 'Sunshine and Blue Skies' Floral pp
Pebbles 'Cottage Living' Peach pp
Bella Blvd. 'Home Sweet Home' Blue Floral pp
Pink Paislee 'Pick Me Up' Yellow pp
Carta Bella, Photoplay Stickers

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Filled With Christmas Spirit

A layout for sweet grandson Marcus's album with all his male cousins and brother, Christmas 2018.

I used -
Quick Quotes 'Holly Jolly Holiday' Colorful Striped, Green Plaid pp's
Echo Park 'Celebrate Christmas' Ornament pp
Carta Bella 'Our House' Red Dots pp
Pinkfresh Studio Accents, Enamel Dots
Bella Blvd. Journal Tag

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Let the Summer Fun Begin

 Photos of some of the grandkids enjoying the local pool, July 2017.

I used -
Simple Stories 'Hello Summer' pp's, Stickers

Based on this July 15th Sketch from Sketch N Scrap. 

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Happy Easter

 Photos of sweet grandson Kellan with his Easter Basket, April 2019.

I used -
Photoplay 'Easter Blessings' pp's, Stickers
Echo Park, My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

Based on this March PageMap. 

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Good Eats

 Photos of our Chef and the delicious food at the Japanese Steakhouse at our resort at Punta Cana, DR. (December 2017)

I used -
Pebbles 'Along the Way' pp's
Elle's Studio Title/Journal Card
Freckled Fawn, MME Enamel Dots
Misc. Stickers, Tags

Based on this Becky Fleck PageMap.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Never Stop Looking Up - LM#456 REVEAL

At Lasting Memories our theme for July has been "Patriotism" and all of our challenges have been patriotic in some way. 
Your challenge this week LM #456 is.    
LM #456 - Create a layout celebrating your country.
This can be just about anything - a celebration - your favorite place to visit, whatever you love about your country.
 Photo of DD Michelle's family visiting Mount Rushmore, July 2018.

I used -
Pinkfresh Studio 'Escape the Ordinary' pp's, Chip Accents
Tim Holtz 'Burlap' Stencil
Heidi Swapp Texture Paste
Echo Park Enamel Dots
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Just Do Fun

 Photos of DH and I relaxing at Jamaica on our June 2019 Cruise.

I used -
Pinkfresh Studio 'Simple & Sweet' pp's, Frame, Diecuts, Enamel Dots

This is for the July Challenge at Pinkfresh Studios 
based on the following. I used the 'Simple & Sweet' line along with packaged diecuts as I don't have a special diecut machine.

Based on this June 30th sketch from Citrus Twist. 

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Beach Happiness

 Photo of grandkids Lucy, Marcus, and Kellan with a friend at Siesta Key, FL. (January 2019)

I used -
American Crafts 'Dear Lizzy New Day' pp's
Creative Embellishments Chipboard Title
Echo Park 'Mermaid Tales' Stickers
Elle's Studio Journal Card

Based on this July 7th Sketch by Citrus Twist. 

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May Your Days Be Merry & Bright

 Photos of sweet grandson Nathan opening his gifts, Christmas 2018.

I used -
Simple Stories 'Merry & Bright' pp's, Stickers
Echo Park 'Celebrate Christmas' Stickers
Lawn Fawn Enamel Shapes
Paper Crafts Kraft Tag

Based on this July Sketch by Let's Get Sketchy. 

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Sail Away

 Photos of the Carnival Sunshine Cruise Ship we went on July 2018.

I used -
Carta Bella 'Deep Blue Sea' pp's, Stickers
Momenta Wooden Arrows
Elle's Studio Journal Card

This is for the July 1st Saturday Cartoon Sketch Challenge
at Scrap Our Stash. I used red, white, and blue and also 3 arrows. 

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #150

Check out this new Card Sketch Challenge over at Sketch N Scrap! 
Hope you'll come play along with us! 

Here's my take on it using the American Crafts 'Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful' line. 

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Unwrap the Magic!

 Photos of sweet grandson Marcus opening his gifts, Christmas 2018.

I used -
Carta Bella 'Santa's Workshop' pp's
Pebbles 'Cozy & Bright' pp's, Stickers
Ruby Rocket Bella Bling
Mambi Puffy Arrow
Basic Grey Alphas

Based on this July JumpStart Sketch from The ScrapRoom. 

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Fall Fun

 Photos of grandkids Marcus, Lucy, and Kellan at the Bob Evans Festival, October 2017.

I used -
Bo Bunny 'Beautifully Brisk' pp's, Alphas, Bling
Carta Bella Chipboard, Stickers
Queen & Co. Washi Tape
Momenta Wooden Stars
Elle's Studio Tags
Prima Flowers

This is for the July 15th Pick-Your-Side Sketch Challenge 
at Scrap Our Stash. I chose the left side and used the required 
wooden veneers - stars. 

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Friday, July 19, 2019


 Photos of DD Michelle and her family on vacation, May 2019.

I used -
Jillibean Soup 'Mushroom Medley'
American Crafts Foam Thickers
Misc. Chipboard, Stickers
Doodlebug Sequins

Based on this Sketch N Scrap Sketch #39 which is a 
Throwback Sketch Challenge at The ScrapRoom on Facebook. 

This is for CSI: Case File No. 288  based on the following...
 I was inspired to use the following...
       Ice Cream Themed Elements
       Circular Elements
       Stars, Triangles, Animals
       Sprinkle Something
        Favorite Summer Activity
        Prompt - Ice Cream
     Colors: Pink, Turquoise, White, Brown, Cantaloupe

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