Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Card Holder

I did get some scrapping done last evening. Ever wonder what to do with those cards you received for Christmas? You don't really want to discard them-especially the handmade ones. So I started scrapping a pocket page every year that holds the cards we received for that year. I first extended a bracket shape in length and add a perforated line to make it easier to fold.  I add an extender on each side to add the depth needed to hold the card. I add this page to the special Christmas album.

I was flattered to know that some of you will be lifting the Sympathy cards I made! That is what it is all about-sharing the inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my creations with you.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sympathy Cards

Unfortunately I had to make two Sympathy Cards over the weekend. Both cards were from inspiration I found on Pinterest.
The first card I made in all white and embossed the background using the Cuttle Bug branch embossing folder and layered the background with a silver pearl paper. I echoed the layering int the sentiment using Spellbinders scalloped oval nested dies.

The second card I made in yellow and white layering the background and using a Stampin Up border embossing folder then echoed the layering inside the embossed border. I used a floral stamped image and added the Spellbinder Butterfly and a punched butterfly. I used Distress Ink in Scattered Straw to stamp the image. 

The font I used on both cards was Lavanderia, which is a free font but to find it you have to do a search for it as it is available at several places.  

I hope by adding more information to my blog posts it will be more helpful to you. If there is anything else I can add as we go along please let me know by adding it to the comments. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be more active then I have been oin the recent past. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New card I have been making-

is known as a Flip-it card with the dies made Sizzix! I am loving this little card and too the free class over at Scrapbook.com learning how to use it in more then one way.  Iused it as get well card as well as a birthday card just by changing the paper and the embellishments. Here is a link to the free classes: http://www.scrapbook.com/classes/category/Card_Making.

The upper card is what the card looks like folded and the lower is the open and the circle has flipped to a different look.

Monday, November 2, 2015


My grandchildren go to the hockey games with their folks. They get involved during the breaks they join in the Dance Cam and have managed to dance there way onto the Jumbotron.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Maggie's Back to School

Maggie's back to school page! Maggie moved to a "middle school" this year which is grades 6,7,& 8.  The journaling reads: This year you not only moved to grade 6 but you moved to a whole new school in a new school system. The same school your mother went to for middle school.  I wish you well this year with all the changes. Love you! Gramma 10/15.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

School Days

I am somewhat behind and finally got Bobby's first day of school done!  I used Echo Park, Paint daubers,
hand stitching, stencils and numerous die cuts. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Christmas Cards

Have you started yours yet? Here are three that I will be sending out this year. All three were inspired buy cards on Pinterest. I have a Christmas Card board over there that you are welcome to look at to find some inspiration!

Christmas Card Board

 Hope these inspire you to get started making your cards for the holiday.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Amazing Coleus'

Here's a page I did for the September Sketch/Scraplift Challenge at the Two Peas Refugees. 

Thanks for looking! PS-It is digi!

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Letter to Aleah

My niece wrote a letter to her one year old daughter so I scrapped it so that she could print it ti keep for her until she is an adult.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 21, 2015

It's Your Day

This is a card I made for a challenge over at the Two Peas Refugees to use an old stamp.  The hydrangea stamp is one of the oldest stamps I own.   It is by Stampin Up, I stamped it with Versamark then heat embossed it with blue embossing powder. Next I colored it in with Stampin Up watercolor crayons and a blending pen. Next I added the small crystals to the flower centers.

The white corners are from where I scanned it into the computer and not part of the card. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Another Recipe for the favorites cookbook!

This was a recipe of my grandmothers and we still make them today!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Russian Tea Cakes

I hope I am making you hungry!!!! Here's one more!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Another recipe for the cookbook!

Here is one of the best chocolate cakes ever! I have been making this cake for more then 45 years.

Try it if you choose!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

My Favorite Recipes

I have decided to start redoing my recipes again and will be adding them to my cookbook called My 
Favorite Recipes. I am doing them in 8.5 by 11 so I can print them myself.  You are welcome to copy them for your own use if you choose.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Vacation Like No Other

Here's a page my DGD Maggie did from her vacation last year. They were a t place called Wonder Works in South Carolina. Thanks for letting me share this with you!

Friday, July 31, 2015

A card and some Ink Blending

Adding some work done over the past day or so. Up first will be My DGD's ink blending papers. She watched some videos from the Background Check class I am taking and tried some on her own! She did a really good job and wanted to know where I had kept all that fun stuff all this time! The second is a car I found on Pinterest and lifted. It was originally done by Mothermark at Splitcoast Stampers.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ever had a Tie-Dye Cake????

Maggie & I made one today! It was a lot of fun and quite different I must say!

Thanks for looking!

Cards I made!

Here are three cards I made the past few nights. I used a lot of scraps making these and Distress Inks also.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sharing an organizational tip

I have tried numerous ways of storing my scraps so that I would use them and not hate putting them away after making a layout or card I think I found my answer. I have them all sorted by color and in the small Cropper Hopper paper holders. I then put them in one of the cubes of my book cases and I have been putting them away quickly and they are really handy when I am working on a card or layout.  Here's a shot of how they look!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

In Flight

This page is the large and the small of the bird world.. I captured the photos of both birds
and extracted them.   You recognize the hummingbird I am sure and the other is a red tail hawk.

The digital products are all by Anna Aspnes.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fishing Derby 2015

Here’s a double pager for the Fishing Derby 2015! Thrown annually by the Izaac Walton League.

Fishing Derby 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015


I have been working in my scraproom lately as it seems to be the dumping grounds for whatever can’t find a home! I purchased two new bookcases and added them to the 9 cubes I already had. I kept moving things around due to the clutter. Hopefully this will put an end to it. I also got my clear stamps organized. I used Jennifer Mc Guire’s method and it worked beautifully! You can find it on You Tube or her blog which is listed on the right side of this page.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Butter in a Jar

When I was in third grade we made butter in a jar so the grands and I made it a week or so ago.  It was fun and they had a good time with it

! Butter in a  Jar

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May Festival of Arts

The Akron Public Schools has the  May Festival of a=Arts each spring with students from all the schools participating. Maggie has been included for two years and has both art work on display and sings in the  5th grade choir.

Mayfest 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Awesome Catch

I finally caught a fish I did not have to throw back!!!

Awesome Catch

I am sorry to tell you this but I will be closing my blog in the very near future.

I want to say Thank You for all the nice comments You have posted!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Flight

I was so lucky to capture this photo!
 In Flight
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sunrise in the City

Sunrise in the City

Captured this from my backyard the other day!
Sunrise in the City
Products used by Katie Pertiet, Laithia, Mederterranka, and Sahlin Studio. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Blue and Gold Dinner

Bobby’s scout pack had their Blue and Gold Dinner which celebrates the “Birthday” of the Boy Scouts of America. They served a spaghetti dinner, and we were entertained by another Scout group who does Native American Dancing. Bobby helped present the flags and received his bear patch.

Blue & Gold layout

layout left

Layout right

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015



Here’s a layout I did for fun and explains why I am not getting any scrapping done. LOL


Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Here’s a digital page I did of what we did on a snow day to pass the time!



Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Great Day

Here’s a layout of Jeremy and Maggie all dressed up and ready for the Daddy-Daughter Dance for 2015!

Jeremy & Maggie-Daddy daughter dance 2015

Thanks for Looking!  This is a traditional page and products used are Webster’s Pages, Prima Flowers and American Crafts cs. The blue tipped flowers I made.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I am back!

I know it has been a while since I posted but I just lost my mojo and have been busy. So I am back I hope. I have several ideas brewing in my head for pages so I should be here on a regular basis.  The layout I am posting today is done digitally.  We have had so much cold weather and snow that I thought I would share how high the piles of snow are getting and that we are expecting more Thursday.  Hope you enjoy it.

Hey Baby It's Cold Outsside

Thanks so much for looking!