Friday, July 14, 2017

Yay for Summertime Memories!

Good Morning fellow scrappers.  TGIF!  I am enjoying some scrappy time this morning because of the thunder storms, of all things!  My daughter's cross country coach cancelled practice due to severe storms, so I decided to do a little scrapping.

Today I got my inspiration from The Memory Nest:

Here is this week's sketch challenge:


I am also linking my project to this month's Art Journal Journey challenge:

The July challenge is hosted by Elizabeth and her theme is Summertime Love.

Here is my take:

I used a photo of Anne and me taken this past summer (2016) when we walked along the beach in Atlantic City. (We were so pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the beach and boardwalk are there.)  

I used some yellow, orange, and pink shimmery spritzes, a star-burst stencil, and the rim of a plastic cup with black ink to create my background.  I had some cute, summer embellishments from a Close-To-My-Heart collection and Crate Paper chipboard that I had in my stash

Here is a close up and different angle:

I truly enjoyed making this page.  Thank you Elizabeth at AJJ; and Leslie at the Memory Nest for providing me the inspiration to make my summer layout.
Happy summer creating everyone!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Happy moments & Good Times!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful week . . .  Happy Tuesday  :)  We are in the midst of summer here in PA, but it has been pretty mild and pretty wet so far.  Today we are having some sun (yay!) after it rained last night, and a little more humidity.  So it definitely feels more like summer.

Today I would like to share a new layout that I made. I created this one using fun, summer photos of my sister and brother-in-law!

I found a challenge site through one of my very talented blog friends,  Lizzy, who is from Australia!  The blog is new to me and is entitled: 123 Challenge Blog.

Here's the challenge:

They ask that you use the following:
1)  The sketch provided by
2)  Two words that are provided:  happy and time
3)  Three colors: pale pink, silver, and light blue.

Here is my take:

I love this pagemaps sketch and followed it pretty closely.  I didn't have paper with clouds, so I cut out my own clouds and sewed a big circle on my page with white thread. I did have paper with the three main colors and had fun using these colors together.  These photos make me smile!  My sister provided me with the photo of her husband, and I took the photo of her.  Oh, and in case you didn't know, she's my twin!  Looks pretty much like me, huh?

Here is a close up of my page:

I hope you get a chance to check out the 123 Challenge Blog this month!

Have fun and enjoy the rest of your week.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  HUGS!!!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hello . . . I love you!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your July so far and your summer if you live around here!!  It goes by so quickly, I cannot believe that it is July already.

Today I would like to share my latest layout made for the current Challenge YOUrself challenge:

It's all about journaling with your own handwriting!  Here is my take:

I used a photo that my husband took of me, Katie, and Anne on Mother's Day and journaled about how much it meant to me this year.  I used up old paper from my stash.  

Here is a close up:

As you can see, I converted the photo to black and white!

And a different view of my page:

I hope you all get a chance to stop by Challenge YOUrself and check out the newest challenge.  You have a random chance to win this fabulous prize, too:

And I also have some very exciting news, too . . .

I can't contain my excitement anymore - I was asked to be on the Scraps of Darkness Design Team.  I am very humbled and cannot wait to get started with their amazing kits!!  Thank you so much, Scraps of Darkness!

And I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Have a happy scrappy week!  HUGS!!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Love was made for me and you!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful June.  And it's almost July already - can you believe it??

I have been loving summer so far and my days off.  Being retired truly gives me time to spend with my family and to do the things that I love!

Today I am sharing a layout I made for the June Scrapping Clearly challenge:

This month's sketch is amazing and I just had to try it:

I am also entering my layout into the Art Journal Journey June challenge which is all about circles:

 Here is my take:

And a close up:

And different view:

I used my most favorite photo of John and I taken at our wedding on March 3, 1990.  One of the happiest moments of my life! And I incorporated the lyrics from one of our favorite songs sung by Nat King Cole.

Thanks Scrapping Clearly and AJJ for the inspiration!!  And thank YOU for visiting my blog!
Have a great weekend.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Let your light shine!

Happy Friday everyone!  We are enjoying cooler weather today after a 3 day heat wave.  YAY!

I am writing today to share a layout that I made for the current "Off the Rails Scrapbooking" challenge.  This month's challenge is to use the following mood board for inspiration:
In addition, the challenge asks you to use more than one photo.

I am also linking my page to this month's Art Journal Journey challenge:

Their theme this month is "Cirlces."

I was inspired by the gorgeous browns, the beautiful blues, the distressed white paint, and the amazing light pictured in the Off the Rails mood board. And I used chipboard circles attached to my mason jars for the AJJ challenge.  

Here is my take:

With a different angle:

The photos were taken of Anne in August of 2013.  This layout was made with my heart to my youngest daughter.  My handwritten journaling reads as follows:

Anne, always remember that you can be whatever you want to be!  Just let your beautiful inner light shine for the world to see!

Thank you, "Off the Rails Scrapbooking" and "Art Journal Journey" for inspiring me once again to make a scrapbook page!  I loved working with the beautiful mood board and the circles!!!

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog.  Have a happy, scrappy weekend.  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Good Morning everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your June so far!

Today I would like to share a layout I made for the new Challenge YOUrself challenge!!

This month's challenge is about being inspired by art:

I love this cool work of art - it's by an artist by the name of Tang Yau Hoong and it's called "Journey to the City of no Horizon."  You can check out more about him here!

My take:

I used a photo of John and I standing in Central Park when we celebrated our anniversary last year!  You have to look closely to see us, but we are there!!!  As you can see by the bare trees and our coats, it's always cold in NYC in early March.   I was inspired by the city buildings, the clouds, and the body of water in the challenge work of art.

Here is a close up so you can see John and me a little better:

And a different view:

I truly enjoyed making this page.

I started by using my new Pinkfresh paper as my background:

 . . . and fussy cut my buildings and taxis from this paper:

 . . . and my clouds and frame around my photo are from this American Crafts set of thickers:

The little hearts and happy title were from this set of puffy stickers:

Easy Peasy!!!  I completed this layout in no time at all!

I hope you take a minute to check out Challenge YOUrself!  It would be GREAT if you participated in this month's challenge, too.  You have a random chance to win this amazing prize:

It's a 130 piece project life kit!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Good Morning everyone!  Today I am feeling a little under the weather - both my husband and I got colds this past weekend.  But it is a little better this morning!!

I would like to share one more scrapbook page that I made this month.  This one is for the current Off the Rails Scrapbooking challenge:

This month they have a beautiful and very cool mood board:
I just missed the deadline for submitting my layout, but I decided to post it here anyway :)  Here is my take:

I was inspired by the beautiful teal color, the amazing black accents, and the feathers!

Here is a different view:

Thank you, Off the Rails Scrapbooking, for inspiring me to scrap this photo of Anne that I love so much.  She was reading one of her favorite books at the time.  She has always struggled with reading, so the fact that she found a series of books that she loved reading was wonderful!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful May.  We are looking forward to June and hopefully seeing the sun soon: