Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle!

I did this layout for a challenge at The Moments One Little Word Challenge. You had to use the word Twinkle. I made the poinsettia from a design I stole from Pat Bishop. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All!!!

Thanks so much for all your support and the kind comments. I deeply appreciate the time you have taken out of your busy lives to visit my blog and look at my creations. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas.....

is the program the first grade class at Harris Elementery schoool did for their holiday program. It was very cool as the children memorized their lines! The music was fantastic! I so enjoyed the evening! My photos are not great as we could not use a flash and the room was so full you could not get a good shot so I apologize for that!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Wooden Ornaments

The next pages to my Christmas 2010 Journal is about the wooden Ornaments! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Memories!

I did another challenge for The Moments-this time the sketch challenge! My sweet neighbor Barb took these photos in her family room which she decorates like a photo studio. She caught this great photo of Bob & I with our grandchildren surrounded by gifts while sitting on the hearth. What a beautiful backdrop! Great photo if I say so myself!

Thanks so much for looking!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

9-5 Dog!!!

This is layout of Bob and the dog next door-our 9-5 Dog! His owner works so we kind of keep an eye on him when she's not there! If it's extremely cold, or hot we bring him indoors at our house and take care of him until it's about time for her to come home!
I did this for a challenge over at The Moments! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Snowman Collection

I did this one for the Scrap your Scraps Challenge #2 over at the Moments! You were to make your own background paper by using rubons! This are photos of my Snowman collection. This is not all of them but some of the unusual ones. One is made from a bedpost. They are just fun! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Scrapping Survior Game

coming soon to The Moments !!!
Yes that's right!
will begin on January 1, 2011. Here all the details:

On January 1, 2011 we will start a monthly challenge. If we have enough interest there will be 2 teams. Pat will pick a captain for each team. At the beginning of the month there will be a list posted with a point system that will be used to get your scores. For example there might be
5 pts for each button on your LO. I will allow you to add in any of the projects you do for the challenges. As long as they have items on them that is on the point system list.
The team with the most points will be the champions for that month. More details are available on the site.

If you are interested in this scrapping game sign up here! Sign- up will last until December 29, 2010. In order to play you will have to be a register member of The Moments. This will be fun & keep your creative juices flowing!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Nativity Set!

I actually have two posts today. I wanted them done separately-no special reason just thought they would be better that way. My Nativity set is very special to me. It may seem silly to others but the story of mine is a story I think about every year when I take it out of it's box. I wanted to include these kind of stories in my journal for my family to have so they understand why things are special to me.

Trimming the Tree!

The next page I have done for my journal of Christmas is the Manifesto which is page one of my journal. It mainly tells why I am journaling Christmas.

Then we have the fun part of trimming the tree! I normally dread trimming the tree but this year I was home alone, it was quiet and I could take, mine time and I actually enjoyed doing it! I love turning all the lights off and sitting quietly by the tree lights and thinking of Christmas' past

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Challenges!

Check out the new challenges that were posted today over at The Moments!
There are a cute snowman card here http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3831713-frosty-the-snowman-challenge-2,

a great Christmas tree ornament tutorial here-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3829676-a-christmas-ornament-challenge-2,

a Scraplift challenge here-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3831147-dec-1st-ruth

A Scrap your Scraps challenge here-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/show/4583017-scrap-the-scraps-1st-of-each-month

Sketch challenge here-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3831707-sketch-challenge-dec-1

A really cool and useful mini-album to store the cards you receive in-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3831926-december-1-challenge-keep-those-christmas-cards-

and a guest designer pick here-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3832083-1210-lets-cut-up-

Stop over and see how much fun we are having there!

Check It Out!!

This is Bobby checking out the binoculars! I used MME Twinkle Twinkle little boy collection. Thanks for looking! I did this for the Color Challenge at The Moments!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Elf is Missing!!!!

As you can see the elf is missing! Yes Maggie was in a panic on Friday as the elf Merry Stinky never made it to their house yet! She just knew it was Aunt Kellie's fault! Why you ask? Aunt Kellie picked up Merry Stinky Thursday and carried her around the room! She was unaware that you DO NOT TOUCH THE ELF!!!! Maggie is sure that Merry Stinky will never be back!
Stay tuned for more!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Darth Vader is back!!!!

Darth Vader arrived at my home for Trick or Treat! Bobby was a wonderful Darth Vader and had so much fun doing his imitation of Darth Vader in his best Darth whisper!!!! Thanks for Looking!

The Reason for the Season

Here's a project I did for an Impromptu Challenge over at The Moments. You were to take a frame you already had, and do a temporary design to display in your home. I took a frame and applied vinyl to the glass, then cut the elelments for my picture with my sil and cuttlebug! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Return of the Elf!!!

The return of the Elf!!! Yes on Thanksgiving Day the elf returned to spend the season with Maggie & Bobby! We were in the middle of dinner when Maggie spied the little guy in the kitchen window! Then after dinner we got the computer and went to The Elf on the Shelf.com and Maggie & Bobby played the games and checked out all the new things on the site! What fun. Here are the first 2 pages of my Journal Your Christmas Journal. am so used to doing 12 x12 layouts tthat this one had to be a 2 pager but I will learn to condense-I promise! LOL!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

My wish for you today is to spend a fabulous day with friends and family and to enjoy the special time you have with them. Please take time today to Count Your Blessings! Take some time to think about the special people who are no longer on this earth to spend time with, but remember the wonderful times you had with them.
I am going to start my Journal your Christmas and Gratitude journal today. This is my favorite holiday and I feel it is the perfect day top begin as a surprise visitor is coming for my grandchildren, and what better day to start writing about what I am thankful for.
Thanks for stopping and see you again soon!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Big Reveal!!!!!

Today is the first reveal of the Card Sketch Challenge at Sketches In Thyme! We are so excited! I say we as there is a team of us doing the cards from a sketch, this week done by Cardabilities with a digital image by Delicious Doodles!
This first image is the sketch we used this week-so cute isn't it!!!

This is my interpretation of the sketch with the digital image I chose to use for this card.

Please stop over at Sketches In Thyme and take a look at the beautiful cards, and layouts there. You will be amazed! Here are the links to all of the fun places I have talked about this morning!

To visit Sketches In Thyme to view all the beautiful cards you can click here- http://sketchesinthyme.blogspot.com/ . Check out the entire site-there are wonderful layout sketch challenges there also.
To visit Cardabilities you can click here-http://cardabilities.blogspot.com/.

To visit Delicious Doodles you can click here-http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the view when you visit these sites!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart

is the name of my Thankful Journal. I have only done the cover so far and will do the pages as I go about journaling what I am thankful for. I have never done a journal before and now I am working on two. I am also doing a journaling class Journal Your Christmas by Shimelle! I guess I have stories to tell! They are both going to be different. I will tell the stories of Christmas present and past in the Journal Your Christmas. I will try to count my blessings and write about what I am thankful for and why. I have challenged myself now!

Thanks for Looking!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Walk in the Park

Good Morning World! This is a layout I did last night for the Recipe Challenge over at The Moments. The photo is one I took at Kendall Lake in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, when we took the grandchildren for a walk in the park. I love this photo so much,and I think the MME patterned paper is perfect to showcase it. The flowers are by Prima, and the letters and patterned paper that is matting the photo are BG. The recipe called for 1 piece cardstock, 2 patterned papers, and 3 flowers.

Thanks so much for looking!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Some new Projects !!!!

Here are a couple of the projects I have been doing for Challenges over at The Moments! Aren't they fun!
The first one is called a criss-cross card and was so easy and fun to make. Here's a link to the tutorial and challenge-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3739443-criss-cross-card-challenge-1 /done by Marisol Gutierrez-she is so talented!!

This is from the 3-D challenge. It's called the one sheet gift box. I think it is adorable! Perfect for small gifts! Here is the link to the tutorial-
http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/apps/forums/topics/show/3740552-one-sheet-cute-box-challenge-1 /this is byMadeline who is also very talented!!!

Hope you have fun making these-Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Big Announcement!!!!!

Just a quick note to let everyone know I have been chosen for the design team at Stitches In Thyme's card sketch section! I am so excited and can't wait to start working with Kim, and the rest of the desigtn team at SIT!
So much excitement in my scrapping life lately! So much fun, so little time! LOL.
Here are my two newest DT blinkies! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Let The Games Begin!!!!!

The challenges have been posted, let the games begin over at The Moments!!! ( http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/) It has been so exciting watching this papercrafting website come to life the past three weeks! I have watched it grow, the DT chosen and now the challenges are posted! We have played games and done sketch challenges and impromtu challenges and now it is fully loaded. I looked at the challenges today and there are so many new and different techniques and tips on those challenges to learn and update any papercrafter! I am so impressed with the other members of that design team. Please just stop and take a look at all the amazing talent on that site. It sure humbled me.

Here's my layout I did for my sample on the die-cut challenge. I plan to frame this and hang it in my home to remind me daily to count my blessings.

Thanks so much for stopping and taking the time to visit my blog, it makes it so worthwhile and your comments are deeply appreciated!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Grand Opening of The Moments is finally here!!!!

Yes it is finally here!!! So much fun and excitement over at the new site! New challenges-the Grand Opening Challenge went up this morning! The challenges by the DT will go up tomorrow! Prizes are being given! Come over and play and join in the fun at
http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/!!!! See You there!!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Journal Your Christmas

Journal Your Christmas! JYC you will see this term frequently the next few weeks as I am taking a class online that will be focusing on journaling! This is my album cover! I purchased the album and decorated the cover in a simple but elegant design. I hope each day to add some notes and photos about my preparation for Christmas. I am sure it will end up as a tool for the other things!

Thanks so much for looking!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Exciting News!!!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know I have been chosen to design for the new website The Moments!!!!! Have you been there yet???? If you would like to stop by here's the link-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/.
It is a very fun place with lots of talent and a beautiful gallery! If you need some inspiration that's where you want to be!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Trick or Treat 2010

Miss Maggie decided to be a witch this year for Trick or Treat and a very pretty witch she was indeed! Her skirt even had fiber-optic lights in it to make her sparkle even more! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lots of Scrapping going on!!!

This is a halloween card I made for the Impromptu Challenge number 4 over at The Moments website. I made the little spider from a brad and Stickles. The following card was for Impromptu Challenge # 2 where you needed to use a stamp!

This layout I did last night for Fast-Trak Friday Night Sketch Challenge. We were to do an intrepretation of Sketch # 37 by Susan Stringfellow from SketchSavy.com.
This layout I did just because I wanted to! I love this photo. It was taken at Kendall Lake at the CVNP. I loved the way the photo popped on this paper. The quote reads: "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn is a mosaic of them all." by Stanley Horowitz.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Talk about Excitement!!!!

My dear friend Pat started her own Scrapbook and Papercrafting Website Saturday and talk about things being done in a hurry! The Moments is a beautiful place to visit, and get to know other papercrafters. Please stop by and take a peek. Here's a link to her website-http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/
Here's a card I made for the first Impromptu Challenge. You were to make a card or layout using red and kraft paper or cardstock and use buttons. so here is my project for the very first challenge ever at The Moments-
Thanks so much for looking!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


There is a lot of excitement going on with the new website and the DT call and meeting new people over there. On September 1 my sweet grandaughter Maggie had a lot of excitement going on inside of her little body-her first day of first grade! What could be more exciting to a six year old then the first day of school, a new backpack and a new lunchbox????

This is a scraplift of Jan's at the Calender Girls Group at Two Peas in a Bucket. Thanks for Looking!

Wanted: New Site wants New Design Team

A new website is putting out a call for their new design team! If you love scrapbooking, stamping, card making or papercrafting and would like to be a part of a design team please send your information to http://www.scrappingthemoments.com/ and you will be taken under consideration for the new team!
If you would like to become a part of the new site, enjoy challenges, and want to learn new techniques and spend time with other papercrafters come over and see what you think! We would be more then glad to have you visit!

Hope to see you there!

Color My World

Last night we did an impromptu challenge at CM! We had 2 hours to do a layout based on a sketch by Creative Scrappers-Sketch #65. This is my intrepretation of that sketch! We had a fun time playing, you should come over and check out the website! Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 18, 2010

He Loves the Playground!

I did this layout of Bobby playing on the playground for the Recipe Challenge over at CM. I used AC, Bobunny and Imaginesce papers. Brads are MME, and letters are Sassafras. The fibers that I stiched with are Jillibean Soup.Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Great Outdoors

I did this layout for the October Scraplift Challenge over at CM-these are photos from Virginia Kendall Park at CVNP. We took Maggie & Bobby for a walk there after picking Maggie up from school and I captured this beautiful photos and had to scrap them!

I used Stampin Up's Autimn Spice collection papers, flowers by Prima, and cut the title from my Silhouette. Some of the leaves are by Making Memories, and some I stamped and heat embossed. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Holiday Thinking Inking-Week 2

These are two cards I made for the Thinking Inking Holiday Challenges at Two Peas In a Bucket with Jennifer McGuire, guest designer.
This first one Heartfelt Thanks also was made of scraps so it qualifies for the Go Green Challenge at CM for this month. I stamped the leaves on watercolor paper with one of the stamps in the French Foliage Collection by Stampin Up and some Distress Inks by Ranger. Then you mist them with water, and handcut them.
This second one is Block inking with distress inks . I then stamped the snowman and colored his hat and scarf and touched up with Stickles. The snowflakes are brads touched up with Stickles.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Hump....Birthday????

This is a layout fot the Scrap that Tune Challenge over at CM for this month. It is my grandson Bobby on his birthday while we sang that familiar tune! I used American Crafts cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper and sticker. The diecuts are from my silhouette. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gap Clock Tower, Lancaster PA.

While we were in Lancaster County Pennsylvania last week with Pat & Dale we were driving around looking for covered bridges and stone barns and we ran across this great clock tower sitting right there in the middle of the town of Gap! The journaling reads that it was built in 1892 in Lancaster County. It supposedly overlooks the Gap where William Penn entered Conestoga in 1701, now Lancaster County, PA. It is quite beautiful! Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Autumn Splendor

Here's a layout I did for the BladeMaster's October Challenge which I combined with Stamping Month. I stamped and hand-cut all the leaves, then layered them into this beautiful border. I then tucked in some acorns and voila! The frame, acorns, and title were all cut with my Silhouette. The leaves were stamped with Stampin Up's French Foliage set, and Hero Arts Leaf border stamp. I must tell you the leaves made with the SU French Foliage look so real, Maggie even ask me if they were real and she was holding it in her hand. I used mostly Antique Photo distress ink. I did heat emboss some of them, the patterned paper leaves were also stamped with gold ink but it doesn't show up well in the photo. Thanks so much for looking!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

First Day Back to School!

I finally got this layout done about Maggie's first day back to school to start first grade. I used Sassafras Lass Count me In Collection paper and stickers and the flowers are from their In a Stitch collection. Thanks for looking!