November 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday


November 24, 2015

CKCB Layouts # 7, 8, 9 and oh yeah ..10!

It was a Scrapping Sunday yesterday and I just kept sticking to using my CKCB kit in my quest to have 15 layouts done by the end of the month.  Not sure if I'll have time to scrap until after Thanksgiving so yesterday I burned rubber while watching the Ravens play!

I'm still on my mission to get 15 layouts out of my CKCB November here I go with #s 7, 8, 9 and 10!

 I loved this one even though it photographed weird-I actually scrapped on a clear overlay that's been sitting in my stash for YEARS......You can see my reflection in the layout lol...
 this one still needs journaling...
5 more...maybe more..I still have a week to go!

It's a TWO-fer Tuesday!


Normally at Scrap Our Stash, we challenge you to either use a SKETCH or, we ask you to use STASH...well, we changed things up a bit!  For the current November challenge, we asked you to do TWO things:

 Please remember to list what items you used for each letter when posting your entry.  Hopefully after all the Thanksgiving festivities are done you'll get some time to scrap and link up with us!  You have until Nov 29, 2015 11:59 PST which is great for all you night owls!  
Entries linked up without a list will not be eligible for the prize drawing. 
Entries are due: November 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
Click HERE for complete challenge details and rules!!!
- See more at:
Please remember to list what items you used for each letter when posting your entry.
Entries linked up without a list will not be eligible for the prize drawing. 
Entries are due: November 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
Click HERE for complete challenge details and rules!!!
- See more at:
Please remember to list what items you used for each letter when posting your entry.
Entries linked up without a list will not be eligible for the prize drawing. 
Entries are due: November 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
Click HERE for complete challenge details and rules!!!
- See more at:

November 23, 2015

more CKCB ...numero cinco, no wait..seis!


November 21, 2015

It's Tic Tac Toe Saturday!

We have the right formula to jumpstart your scrapping mojo for Scrapping Saturday!  Pick 3 in a row, any row! and join us at Challenge Yourself

November 16, 2015

Motivation Monday @ SBC

Too many things crammed into the last 2 weeks means I haven't been paying attention -thank goodness Brynn hasn't fired me from the Scrapbook Challenges DT!  I just noticed that we had Flashback Friday (yep, I'm late)  Sketch # 303 up:
but me, being the scatterbrain that I am, I scrapped the original:
almost the same, but tweaked and updated...but, I still liked my layout!  I used some serious vintage Basic Grey stash, some American Crafts After Dark collection and some stickers (yeah, me! stickers!)  Loved that they have a farm in MD (Montpelier Farms in Upper Marlboro) that opened their farm early just for kids with special needs so they could enjoy the go karts and pumpkins and rides before the mad crowds!  It was a bit chilly but we had a great time!

** We have lots of inspiration and would love to see your take on the sketch!  Come on by!

November 13, 2015

TGIF! Black and white isn't plain!

TGIF! Andc it's Friday the 13th at that!  A lucky day! ( My birthday is on the 13th and I've always thought that 13 was lucky)... I'm here today with my 4th layout using my November Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) or Challenge #2-It's All Relative ...scrapping pictures from my 50th birthday and showing you that a black and white + 1 layout can still be exciting!
My 50th w/ my nephew and his beautiful wife!
I started by wanting to use that TC "hello" journaling card and then built my layout around that :)  small spot of floral paper and some pops of green and DONE!  So that's layout # 4 and I'm still burning through my CKCB kit!  Will probably have time to print out photos and upload LO #s 5-9 on Sunday!

November 12, 2015

CKCB Layouts and using my stash!

I put together a large Counterfeit Kit (CKCB) for November to encourage me to use my stash and to not buy any supplies in November!  Have been out of town for a few days but before I left, I went to ta 1/2 day crop and got tons of stuff created! Here's layouts 1-3:
I think I'm up to 7 layouts but I have to print the photos for those so...halfway to my goal of 15!

November 6, 2015


LOTD using the Crate Paper After Dark collection along with stuff from one of the swag bags I had from the Paper Issues store...not sure which one unfortunately since I had like 3 of them sitting on my desk! LO was originally for a DT assignment but after I photographed it, I realized I didn't follow the directions AGAIN and so here it is, just for me. :): HAPPY FRIDAY !!

November 5, 2015

Sketch 457 is up at SBC!


Sketch 457 is up at Scrapbook Challenges and I hope you're up to the challenge!


Surprised the girl in 2014 to congratulate her on becoming a senior with  Ed Sheeran concert tickets but it was standing room only-IN JULY-and it was soooo damn hot that I thought I was gonna pass out from heat exhaustion! The things we mom's do for our children!  Loved hanging out with Jeffrey and his sister and all the kids who had fun photobombing us!

**You have until Nov 30 to play along with us!

November 4, 2015

Scrapbook Challenges -can you spell??

It's a Spelling Challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges!
 A quick recap about how this challenge works…
*Each month we will give you a “subject” and an accompanying ABC graphic. Using your subject word, find the list of things that must be included on your layout.
*The “subject” is just to identify the things you must be included on your layout and doesn’t have to be the topic of your page!
* What if your subject word is super amazingly long?!? No worries, there is a 10 item maximum.
* If you have double letters and can’t possibly put both on your layout (ex O – Oversized Photo) that’s OK!
 In order to be eligible for our Monthly Prize drawing all completed layouts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST November 30, 2015 using our Linky party at Scrapbook Challenges.

My CKCB add-on and a forge!

Ok-so I trolled around my stash some more and put my Counterfeit Kit CKCB November kit add-on together-Some watercolor rubons, some pinwheels and rosettes, Bold Amy Tangerine word Thickers, washi tape, microbeads, arrows, some fox journaling cards (cut him out of photo by accident)...made my own embellished paper clips (gotta tell ya, it was hard!  paper clips. and washi. BOOM! lol)
Then, on to my Master Forger forge for the Fourth...I was inspired by Margie from Happiness is Homemade who showed us how she made her awesome leaves but since I didn't have a leaf die for my Big Shot, I used something else.  For my small leaves, I used an old punch-yup, dig up those old punches that are gathering dust and use em!  Colored some with watercolors and for others, covered white cardstock with washi, others I used patterned cardstock that I didn't like too much and simply punched!!  For the larger leaves, I pulled out a fabric leaf I had lying around, traced it onto white cardstock and free styled leaves using my handcutting skills.  Added watercolors and that's it!
**now to start creating some layouts with my massive November kit!

November 3, 2015

My November CKCB kit is up!

Pink Paislee - Cedar Lane Collection - Puffy StickersPink Paislee - Cedar Lane Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Pink Paislee - Cedar Lane Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Market Square

November's inspiration for this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge is the Cedar Lane collection from Pink Paislee.  Lots of royal blue, earthy wood tones, bold florals and even pinks but still some elements that make me think of fall.
Believe it or not, I didn't have these things in my every growing stash!  So, I'll admit this is a loose interpretation of it.  My kit is paper heavy since I'm going to a crop this month and only want to pack 2 large kits so be forewarned! I started with the BOLD PATTERNS-the florals, the acorns, the greys and the woodgrains:
 I then moved on to the yellows, pinks and print patterns that caught my eye:
 and I added in some of my own papers that I hadn't used from my October CKCB kit so they wouldn't go to waste!
I'll definitely have another add-on kit since I was inspired by their DT's add-ons plus I forgot to add my little foxes in there-will add the picture of that tomorrow!!   I actually made a lot of layouts with my Oct kit but couldn't post them since they were for future DT reveals.  This time I plan on just creating layouts for me ...So, I'll set a goal of 15+ layouts!  Wish me luck!

November 2, 2015

Marvelous Monday and a winner!

Hope you had a wonderful Halloween and a great weekend!   Happy Monday!  Big thanks to all who played with us for Scraptoberfest; it was a great success with so many entries and it's awesome how we inspired you AND you inspired us!  With that being said, remember I had a giveaway for one lucky winner who also posted at Challenge YOUrself?? The lucky winner of this and MORE ( Surprise!  I added more goodies to it- can you say Flair buttons, washi tape and more to it) is:
    SHARON a/k/a sksgranny
 Sharon, please send me your snail mail to:

And, since I was in a "treat, no tricks" mood, I also picked a random regular blog winner from my  international ladies-why should we USA gals have all the fun??  CONGRATS went to JULENE!  Part of the international prize was the October Swag Bag from the Paper Issues store plus a few other goodies-I can't reveal it all since she hasn't gotten her package yet! 

October Swag Bag Kit

Thank you for being blog followers!   And, since we are now in November and it's all about gratitude, I'm gonna repeat the same thing this month!  Stay tuned for details later this week!

October 28, 2015

Who's Mad for Plaid??


One of our October challenges at Scrapbook Challenges is: PLAID!!!  Grab those 6 x 6 paper packs and I know that there's some plaid up in there!! I searched high and low in my stash and found ONE piece but that's all you need!
Come see how the rest of the SBC DT was inspired by the plaid of it all and add your creation to the party!  You still have a few more days to join us for our monthly prize!  


I'm in VM's FB No Buy group for October and one goal in the Hoarde Challenge was to USE YOUR OLD STASH!  In between all my DT assignments, I found time to rummage around and do 2 layouts for myself.   Not my fav's at all, but I used some serious vintage stash!
for the first one, the background is so old that I have no idea what manu it was!  American Crafts Metropolitan collection from maybe 2010? and Jenni Bowlin butterflies from 2010 :)

Next up, a vintage CTMH collection that I bought at a crop years (maybe 2012) ago!  Did some handcutting and added a gold title...easy this pic cause it was one of those accidental ones ya know? ? Big sis and the boy were on a photography stint and they were crossing the street-Me and my bad foot were hobbling along in the background and I just snapped the shot as I crossed in the back without focusing or anything.  Love that it came out all in shadow and so I kept it and used it.

October 21, 2015

The Memory Nest & Scraptoberfest is still on!

You guys are blowing us away with all the entries for our Scraptoberfest!!
Today, I am revealing my take on the Memory Nest's portion of the fest since I played along just for FUN since I'm on 2 of the DT's : ) :)
This month, in honor of October, I've been trying to scrap more of my older October/fall/Halloween/pumpkin patch pictures.  This was a trip to Homestead Gardens (MD) in 2011 (don't laugh) and this farm was one of of the better farms we went to even though they didn't have a "pumpkin patch" that we could pick our own in.  Everything else was great!

Continue to link up with us at the Memory Nest and all the other blogs; there are wonderful prizes to be won!

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