Tuesday, December 31, 2013

                                                 To you and yours!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Scrappy Goals for 2014


I was asked what my scrapping goals for 2014 were so here they are!

My scrapping goals are not too demanding! I don't set a number of layouts as that is too much pressure. I am making another attempt at a loose interpretation of a PL. I  I also want to start scrapping my girls photos. I am going to get the special scanner out that I can start scanning slides and scrapping those photos. I also want to do more of the heritage pages. I have a lot of work to do with those photos. My Book of Me also has not been touched in a long time. I think all of that could keep me in my scrap room for the next year!

I have a few other things I may be doing but I will surprise you with that. So stay tuned as I hope to make some changes here on my blog.   I will be updating you on my new projects in a few days!



Saturday, December 28, 2013

Those Were the Days

Oh those Memories!

Ice Skating at the Gorge

Thanks for looking!

Products are by Jana Morton-Fifties Medley Collection, and Katie Pertiet-Winter Ice kit, Edge Overlays, Frosted Winter paints, and paper.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wishing You

          a very Merry Christmas.

Christmas greeting.

Thank you for allowing me to share my creations with you.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Snow Balls Or Dough Balls?

This is for my JYC I started 3 years ago. I want my family to know why my recipe card is titled Dough Balls!

Snow Balls or Dough Balls

Products are by Jana Morton, Katie Pertiet and Pattie Knox-retired.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Treasured Memories


Treasured Memories

Memories can be triggered anywhere by the smallest thing. The important thing is to document those memories as soon as possible so you don’t put them away without documenting them for the future generations. Thanks for looking! All products are by Jana Morton.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Projects

I thought I would share a few of the projects I have been working on for the Christmas holiday! The first are treat boxes I made. I was making these for my DGS to take to a few friends at school. I ask him how many he needed and to my surprise he answered “25”!!!!! I quickly switched from boxes to treat bags and toppers.

Here are the treat bags:

Both projects are available thru the Silhouette Studio. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Behold the Beauty

is my latest layout.

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This is the Japanese Maple tree in my backyard. It is my favorite. The background photo was taken at night, then I turned it to B&W, then used a filter and blending mode on it. All products are Autumn Memories by Jana Morton,  and available at Passion2Pixels. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Treasured Moments

Is an artsy layout of my grandchildren. I used several filters, and blending modes.
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The journaling reads: Like most siblings you two argue  a lot and act like you don't care about each other. Yet when one of you gets in trouble the other one is there to support the first one. This is a scene when you were hiking, and if you look closely not only are you chatting and walking together, but Maggie has her hand in your pocket Bobby.  How about that!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Moments to Cherish

My niece and my sister last Christmas.Emily & Debbie 2012 -web

All products are Santa’s Crew by Jana Morton.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hooked on Fishing

Used a new technique on this layout-for an artsy look.  I used the threshold filter on my photo to increase texture.

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Products are by Erica Zwart, Jana Morton. Erica’s products can be found at MScraps and Jana’s at  Passion2Pixels. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Super Heros

My grandson is so into super heros. I had the grandchildren all day Wednesday due to no school so I introduced them to  Wordle. Well the journaling here tells the result:
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You are so into your super heros! You play super hero video games, dress as them for Trick or Treat, and playtime. You had a Super Hero themed birthday party.    You talk about them and when I introduced  you to wordle you even wordled all about them!  You read books about them too.  I guess it ‘s Love!!!
I only used one product on this page and it was by Katie Pertiet!  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Fifties

Those Were the Days is a layout I did for a Shape Challenge at Jana Morton’s new site. I dug out my albums and in one was this booklet with all these articles and photos from the fifties, sixties and seventies. This album was Dick Clark's 20 years of Rock & Roll.
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The booklet was thanks to Creative Graphics & Productions:Milton Sincoff Yearbook Design: Michael Mendel, Maurer Productions.
All products are by Jana Morton. If needed you can see a zoomed version of this you cab see it here:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I have spent the last four days working in my scrap room!!!!  I have all my Christmas cards finished except for signing and addressing. Today I had my grandchildren so Maggie & I made these cute place cards for Thanksgiving. scan0003

We got the image for the Silhouette Studio online store. We added the pilgrims!  TFL!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wordle Challenge

Have you ever heard of Wordle???? It is place where you can create cool looking word art! Jana Morton had a wordle challenge this week. You go to wordle.net and then click on create and follow the instructions. Essentially you type in the words you want to use then without commas, spaces and one set of words per line. It then mixes it up and then you can change the font, layout and color palette. Then you save it to PDF Creator. This will make more sense when you see my page. The Many Facets of Me-web

I think this would cool to use with the Silhouette! I am going to with my DGC. Have a good one!

Junkie Jive

I posted the other day about Jana Morton’s new site. You can find it HERE. Last winter a group of us at Creative Passions who were taking her classes began calling ourselves “Jana’s Junkies”.  On her new site she has a section called the “Junkie Jive” where once a month she will feature one of her students to let everyone get to know a little more about one another. I was honored to be asked to be the ‘Lead-off batter” for this project. You can find what I had to say HERE!

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

I dream in pixels

is the name of the challenge for this week at Jana Morton’s new site Passion2Pixels. Here is answer to that challenge and believe me it is so true! I Dream in Pixels-web

I know a lot of scrap bookers who are just like me! Thanks for letting me share with you.

All products are by Jana Morton and Katie Pertiet.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Neener, Neener,Neener!!!

Here’s a page about my grandson’s sense of humor coming out! He has been sillier then usual lately and loves teasing his sister and doing silly things when I am taking photos! Love him to pieces!

Neener Neener

Products used are by Kristin Aagard, Jana Morton and Katie Pertiet. TFL!



Maggie dressed for Trick or Treat as Raven from Teen Titans Go, one of her favorite TV shows. They had trick or treat on the Oct26, and did their Halloween parade at school today. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thor’s Hammer

is the jack-o-lantern my DSIL carved for my DGS this year. He does a wonderful job!

Thor's Hammer.

All products are Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Super Hero Birthday

Bobby celebrated his seventh birthday with a Super Hero Theme. His dad made his cake as a large 7 then added the super hero emblems. A Super Hero Birthday

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Inspired by a sketch by Debbie Sanders. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Way It Was

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Journaling reads:
In 1964 Bob purchased 90 acres of property in Lewisville. 
The propery had several old buildings still on it. An old log house, a shed and
a barn.  All were built between 1850 and 1900. They were built down in a
valley , dismantled and each piece numbered and brought up to the
top of the hills and rebuilt . If you look inside the barn you can see the
original large logs that were used for the foundation and supporting
structures. Bob kept the structures as long as he could. The barn
eventually feel down and had to be removed. He sold the property
recently and the new owner took down the log house.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Old Log House

This log house was on the property when Bob bought his property in 1964. So rustic, and small animals had taken up residence there!

Old Log House

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Looks Like Broccoli!

While on our way to PA to visit relatives this summer I mentioned how many trees were on the mountain sides and Bobby replied “Looks like Broccoli!”  I thought about that comparison and he is right! Looks like Broccoli-web

I recolored most of the elements on the lower half of this layout, using different tools in PSE. Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 11, 2013


This is old barn off the side of the road in PA. I just am drawn to old barns.  I guess it is the weathered look of them and their characteristics as they age.


Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Catch of the Day

Maggie caught four fish when we went fishing! Here’s just one of them!

Catch of the Day-web

Thanks for looking! All products are from Designer Digitals.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Be You

A collage of different expressions I caught on Bobby’s face! Love that sweet face!

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I used a hexagon shape from the graphics products in PSE11. I then made an outline of the hexagon and deleted the original shape.  I duplicated  it four times more and filled the hexagon shape with color to make them into clipping masks.   I clipped my photos to the masks, and then made a white outline stroke around each one and  moved them close together.  All products from Designer Digitals.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

So Very Thankful

Finally getting last week’s lesson for the class I am taking with Maggie.

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Maggie is thankful for her dog, her family, her paints, and whoever made sweets! My journaling to her says:

I am thankful for your creative spirit. You have always loved coloring drawing, finger painting...anything where you could create a picture. I have many pictures of your chalk art. You even left me a message on the driveway that you had stopped while I was away.

I am thankful for your imaginative spirit also.  You can be a princess one minute and a super hero the next.  You always make little objects  into whatever you want them to be. You always love  it when I make up a story for you at bedtime when you spend the night.

I am thankful for you. You are my first grandchild, and I waited a long time for you to arrive. I am thankful for your pretty smile,
your unconditional love, the way you always run to meet me, even though you saw me the day before. I am thankful for getting to cook
and bake. with you. You truly are a gift.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

One Fine Day

What do you do when you have outdoor activities and the weather is absolutely perfect? You know warm, sunny and a cool breeze. You scrap a picture of it!!!!

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Hope you have a perfect day! Thanks for looking!


Waiting for a fish to bite takes a lot of patience!  Patience-web2

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Hiking Spree

This is the 50th year the local MetroParks here has done the Fall Hiking Spree! Bob & I are participating this year. You need to hike eight of the selected trails to earn  your hiking staff and shield. We began our journey this week by hiking the Oxbow Trail  in the Cascade Valley Park. You have to finish all eight that you choose to do by November 30.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Two More Layouts

I have done for challenges. The first one was for the mask appeal challenge, and the second was for the 2 scrappers challenge and was to be about Fall sporting events.


and the Cleveland Indians made the playoffs! The photo I used is from the internet.

Go Tribe-web

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Instant Moments

is what you get when you want to photograph a rainbow! I caught this one the other night just at sunset. Strange thing was he had not rained since the night before. There must have been moisture in the atmosphere to be able to make this beauty!


All products are by Katie Pertiet.  Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Two more layouts

for the class Maggie & I are taking! The first one is about her now and what she thinks she will be doing in twenty years.  The second is a self portrait/snapshot of her now.

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Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Today they are having a chalk chat over at Designer Digitals and I was inspired to finally try a chalkboard layout. This was inspired by a page by Amy Mallory. You can find it here. Here’s mine:

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All products are from Designer Digitals which is having there quarterly sale with everything in the store at 30% off.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Katie’s throwdown

over at Designer Digital last evening was a lot of fun. She gave us ingredients that had to be included on your layout and the layout has to be posted by 9AM this morning.  Here’s mine:Natural Wonder-web

The ingredients were the bg paper, tag, star, arrow and the triangles. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Flight 93 National Memorial

We visited the memorial in August and it is quite an experience. They have done a lot since I was there not long after the attack. There was only a shed and chain link fence there then. All this work has been done with private donations-no tax money is used to build the memorial.

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Thanks for looking!

Getting to Know Maggie

Here’s our latest layout for our class Making Memories with Children. MY Room

The journaling by Maggie says: “I like my room. My favorite part of my room is my sign. It says Girls Only-no boys aloud It is funny I make my brother follow it”.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Real Dawg Pound

When you are a Cleveland Browns fan you are one of the Dawgs. If you attend a game the prize seats are in the Dawg Pound!

The Real Dawg Pound

My friend Barb & I were ready for some football Sunday when the 2013 season kicked off  along with a few of our four-legged friends!

Hope you have a fun day!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Back to School

The beginning of the school year brings so much excitement to the kids this time of year. Did they get the teacher they wanted? Are there friends all in their class? I registered for a class to take with my grandchildren  called “Making Memories with Children” with Jana Morton and her girls Mia & Ellie over at Creative Passions Classes.  She has made up templates for us to use with inserts of art work and journaling included by the children.   It will make an album about the child by the time we are done in four weeks. Here are my first two layouts. I let Maggie pick some of the colors and items we used on these pages. Back to schoo-lweb

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Thanks for looking! All products are by Katie Pertiet and Lynn Grieveson at Designer Digitals.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beginning a Journey

Here’s a page I did documenting the beginning of our journey with our bikes. This is for the Mask Appeal Challenge –Soften Those Edges at Designer Digitals.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, August 24, 2013


This is the view we saw driving in to visit the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA.


Thanks for looking!