Saturday, September 24, 2011

Here are a few I have done in the past couple of days-

This first one was for the Heritage Challenge and the Journaling reads:My step-father was the king of Spoonerisms!
He did it so much that we would start doing it.
In case you don’t know what a spoonerism is
it is when you mispronounce a word and
mix it with another one like Sleeping Beauty
is beeping sleuty! Even after he passed away
ten years ago we would catch ourselves
doing it and say “Ah Grampa Jim is around”

 This was for the Recipe Challenge
 And this was Maggie at age 4 at her first ballet class.
Thanks for Looking!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bobby's Birthday Card!

Bobby loves Yoda-even wants a Yoda cake. I made him this card for his birthday-

Thanks for Looking!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Little Practical Joke and Living Up to My Reputation!

We had a layout swap over at Scrapping the Moments. You send in a photo and then you get someone else's to scrap with no information. Well I was sent a photo of Steeler and Bengals Fans, Me a Browns fan having to scrap a page of fans of two of our biggest rivals HMMMMMMMM!
Here is the first one I scrapped and posted:

AHHHHHHHHH Perfect right? Well in all fairness I had to do my fellow scrapper right, so here is the one I will send her:

She took it in stride! LOL!!! Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Summer Escape!

This is the Harbor View restaurant we ate at in Cape May, NJ that sat right on the water and the views and food were both fabulous!
It was based on a sketch by Allison Davis and the paper is MME Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Bus Stops Here!

This is a true story-none of the names have been changed to protect the innocent or guilty! the journaling reads:  This year both of you had to ride the bus to school, which neither of you have done before. You had to wear wrist bands with your name and bus number on them and were instructed to make sure to check the number of your bus so that you got on the correct bus. We are 2 weeks into the school year and your Mom walked you to the bus stop at the corner of your street. Maggie went to climb aboard and you Bobby grabbed her and said “this is not our bus!” Your mom looked puzzled as she did not realize the bus had a number. You were right! This was not bus number 433, it was 277. The bus driver then explained that your bus was being repaired so it was okay to board! You were 5 years old Bobby and the only person that morning who noticed the difference! You are so observant! I am very proud of you for protecting your sister, and that you were doing the right thing by checking before you got on!
High Five for you!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Back to School

Here they are! My grandbabies are back to school! Love them!
This was inspired by a page done by Nichol Magourik. TFL

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Becky's Mini

I like to give Becky pics of the kids playing for her desk at work so she can lookup & see them playing! I had not updated them in a while so I decided to make a little mini album for her.

I used KaiserCraft and Echo Park. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another Vacation Photo

This is a photo of the four of us who met in Cape May N.J. This was taken on the beach at Cape May. The water was so beautiful and relaxing! It was a calming peaceful place to be-I know why Pat loves it there. When we were out on the boat for the whale & dolphin watch I could have stayed there forever! The water was calm, peaceful, and you could be alone with yourself and God.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Journaling Challenge

this month is to face your demons so I did!  The journaling reads: 
My biggest demon I believe is ANXIETY!

Anxiety is that sick feeling of fear you get in your stomach and your chest
You feel like you can’t breathe. It is paralyzing.
I remember having anxiety even as a small child. I have it still in my adult life,
but in the past ten years or so it seems to be under control and hiding in
there waiting for a chance to show it’s colors.
My father was an abusive person-to women and kids.
That was the source of my anxiety. It continues to this day but not as often as it
used to. I have learned over the years to deal with it better then I did
as a child and even as an adult. I guess it was a normal reaction to the
 environment I lived in as a child, but not in my adult life so much as the
 environment is different. But it still creeps in whenever I make a mistake.
I spent a lot of years trying to be perfect but have come to the realization that
I will never be perfect. So I don’t try to be that anymore-Just me!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back to School

is the title of this one! I did this for the Scrap your Stash challenge-you needed four different ribbons. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Here is a layout I did yesterday for a challenge over at Scrapping the Moments

This was for the Sketch challenge with a sketch designed by Diana.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Scraplift Challenge

For this month's scraplift challenge at Scrapping the Moments we were to use circular photos and ink or paint on our layouts. I cut a photo corner and border masks and painted them to go with photos of Maggie & Bobby riding their bikes at the park the day before they went back to school.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Here's a few I have done the past couple of days

This one I used MME and images from the Silhouette.

 I did this for the FFT at Scrapping the Moments and it is based on a sketch at MME blog.

 I used moulding paste, MS watercolor markers, TH Distress Inks and the poem Friends are a  Treasure by Jean Kyler McManus.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back To School-Oh Yeah Blog Hop

Good morning! I hope you are enjoying your hop around DT blogs so far! My challenges are the Die Cut Challenge-This month the challenge is to Think Outside The Box! What do I mean by that? Well I want you to use a die cut in a different way then you normally would! Think about that shape in a different way. On my sample you will see the tree top is made using cloud shapes instead of the normal tree tops!
Here’s a link to the die cut challengeMy second Challenge is the Double-Page Sketch Challenge The challenge is to use my layout in the same way as a sketch and do your version of this two page layout! This page is a variation of a sketch by Allison Davis

I used Cosmo Cricket pattern papers, Distress Inks, and images from the Silhouette. I also used 5-2.5x2.5
 photos, 1-3.5x5 photo and 2-4x6 photos. Here's a link to this challenge.
I hope that I have inspired you play along! 
Below are the members of the design team who are bringing this blog hop and what their challenge is about.
Scrapping the Moments DT and their blogs :

Jess - OLW Challenge -
April - Journaling Challenge- -
Cindy - Die-Cut Challenge and Double Page Sketch Challenge-
Diana - Sketch Challenge--
Janet - Scraplift Challenge--

Jessica - Scrap Your Stash Challenge and Scrap that Tune Challenge--
Pat - Color Challenge--   Resa - Ad/Art Inspiration Challenge-- 
Have fun!
And we have even more challenges to choose from: Card Challenge, Heritage Challenge, Recipe Challenge, Pattern Paper Challenge, Friday Night Sketch Challenge, and a Surprise Challenge! Here's a link to Scrapping the Moments