August 14, 2015

TGIF! Are you crafting tonight??

 I know some of you are already in the "Back to School" zone and have already started posting pictures of the kiddos going back!  We still have a few weeks but it's ok, everybody can still join us at Scrap Our Stash for our PAPER challenge! Create a new layout and include an ITEM (not a PHOTO or EMBELLISHMENT) including items using the letters in the word PAPER.  For example, P -use a photo corner, A-an apple, P-pencil E-edgers for a decorative edge and for an R?  Gimme red hearts!  School themed or not!  So there ya go!  My reveal was clean and simple...ENjoy!

(P) Paper clips (Simple Stories and Freckled Fawn)
(A) Adventure wood veneer
(P) Pink Paislee background paper from the Hello Sunshine Collection)
(E) Enjoy puffy Chat bubbles (Heidi Swapp)

{R) Red heart paper, Red mini hearts on the washi tape and gold Remember sticker"



August 7, 2015

My August CKCB kit is up!

'm a few days behind due to the issues with the teeth, the boy and the car but all is resolved now and life continues...Looked at the CKCB August kit and they started with the Scrappy Canary's Globe Trotter kit:

I was inspired by the travel elements of the kit and so I ran with that.
My papers come from October Afternoon's Treasure Map collection (can't figure out why the pic is sideways)  that I have been hoarding for at least 3 months!  I also added some papers in that were unused from my July CKCB kit :)

and my embellishments were all travel related too:  (OA) and then again, I used up more unused July kit since their kit didn't have enough junk in it for me!
added in alphas and some free Printables that I had pinned on my Pinterest board.

and that's my kit!   * I reserve the right to dig into this messy bag of tricks too!


It's reveal day at Challenge YOUrself! and a bday recap(long)

TGIF! We have a new challenge for you!  CY #21:  Keep Calm and___________.
You fill in the blank and don't forget that YOU should be in the picture(s)!!

I didn't blog about it yet, but last month was my birthday and I turned the BIG 5-0...and somehow, someway, my bff, her husband, my husband and my sisters managed to throw down and have the ultimate SURPRISE party for me!  I can't even begin to explain how surprised I was since I am such a control freak....but here's some of the pictures that the Marvel(ous) photographer captured :):)

on that note, it was my night to SPARKLE and when I saw the KEEP CALM and SHINE ON by Suzy Cummard.  I saw it on Pinterest and you can download it from her blog :)


had some time to do a 30 or less layout-cause I scraplifted it!  Clique Kits is having an online facebook Clique into Color crop this weekend and their pre-crop challenge was to scraplift this layout by Annelie Maddock!  Done!  Loved it and may scraplift it a few more times this weekend :)

no idea why it's so blurry-one day, I shall master the art of photography!

August 5, 2015

wednesday week in revew

was on vacay last week and so my week review consisted of this:
Hilton Head-simply gorgeous!  Sunsets, sunrises, pool time and the beach. that is all.
sometimes you gotta just CHILL......

It's a new challenge at Scrap Our Stash!
August  is here and it's all about PAPER!  NOTE:  The objective of our stash challenges is to get you to dig into your stash, get creative and use up some or your buried, and hoarded stash, old or new.   Therefore for the Stash Challenges you are NOT allowed to use PHOTO or PICTURE for the letter P  or the word EMBELLISHMENT for the letter E...I'm sure you can come up with some good stuff though!

One lucky crafter will win this:

August Prize ~ Sponsor My Scraps & More

Can't wait to see what you create!

July 29, 2015

Why yes, I am scrapping while on vacay!

It's a must that I pack a simple kit or two to take on vacation; it keeps me sane during down times.  I am not one of those people who have to schedule an outing every day; you gotta rest in between.  Plus, I knew my dd would want to shop and I hate shopping so, off she went and the rest of us are relaxing.  Plus, I had to stay out of the sun today since I am having a problem with SC's intense sun that caused me to burn.  Yes, ME ..sunburn!  And yes, it's worse in person :(  

Anyway, I picked some challenges and the first one that caught my attention was the July  ANYTHING GOES Challenge over at Clique Kits...I so love their blog, so much inspiration!  Have never done a challenge with them (too scared) but decided to conquer my fear since I'm 50!!
I grabbed their sketch by Amanda and tried to do it justice with the limited supplies I had!

July 27, 2015

Scrap Our Stash Challenge # 28

Scrap Our Stash Challenge #28 features a sketch by Emma Stafrace:
Sketch Challenge #28
and my take on it...sorry faces are blurry but I was in a rush and had to use my old camera phone!

 ps-I used my July CKCB kit...WIN WIN!  I think this is layout #4 but I couldn't post #s1-3 since I used them for future DT assignments!! You have TWO days left to enter and one lucky winner will win this awesome prize:


July 22, 2015

Have you been playing along with us ??

Challenge YOUrself has some colorful inspiration for YOU to kickstart YOUr mojo this month! Don't forget this month's sketch and color palette:

I was inspired by the blue and pink and the yellow and knew I had the perfect papers for the job!  Since it was for a July reveal, I scrapped a picture of me and my twin sister since we turned 50 this month!
Last month, CY had a whopping 50 entries!  I challenge you to link up with us!  Find some quiet time for yourself and craft away!!  Challenge rules are {HERE}

July 18, 2015

Scrap Our Stash July stash challenge!

This month's STASH CHALLENGE at SCRAP OUR STASH The objective of our stash challenges is to get you to dig into your stash, get creative and use up some or your buried, and hoarded stash, old or new.   Therefore for the Stash Challenges you are NOT allowed...   To use PHOTO or PICTURE for the letter P   or  EMBELLISHMENT for the letter E ****
"Had some Aurora Basic Grey that was begging to be used! Kept this clean and simple so that the faith quote would be my focal point. My miracle kid with me on Mother's Day 2015.

My PHOTOS recipe:
(P) Peacock feather (vintage Cosmo Cricket)
(H) Hashtag #
(O) Overlay over photo (MME)
(T) Thread (very fine gold thread at top of photo)
(O) Octagon (made my own)
(S) Stars (chipboard and wood veneer)"

Super Saturday week catch up!

I know I know, my blog's been dusty and neglected this month... I thought that with the boy in camp, I'd have more time to craft but instead, I'm busier than ever!  Went down to VA and spent some time with the dad celebrating my (our) birthday -my 50TH!!!!  Nothing like homemade lemon coconut cake baked by my big sis Lynne (Mizz. Martha Stewart), happy hours, Hanover tomatoes and crabs !   Squeezed in dinner and cupcakes with the bff2 and since we skipped the 4th, had some sparkler time with the kiddos....add in work and other stuff and it's been one busy July!

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday again to my twin sister Karla!!! (I know, I was really chilling last weekend; it was sooooo hot down there, all I did was sweat!)
I have some time today before another birthday celebration (you only turn 50 once!) so I am gonna dig into my CKCB kit and make some stuff!   See ya tomorrow!!

July 10, 2015


Still counting the days to the big 5-0!  (3 days woop woop!)  but just a reminder of all the challenges I am part of this wonderful month of July!

Our RED, WHITE AND BLUE challenge is still up at The Studio Challenges where yours truly is their July Guest Designer!
Hope you get time to join us this month!

July 5, 2015

It's a Scrapping Sunday!

On this U.S. Stars and Stripes weekend, I hope you found time for food, family and fireworks !  Hopefully on this Scrappin' Sunday, you'll find time for some paper fun!  I'm delighted to be the Guest Designer for The Studio Challenges for the whole month of July!  What better way to celebrate my birthday month than to be the guest of some talented ladies! 
Grab our Badge!
Our first challenge fits right into the 4th of July holiday/summer theme of it all:  STARS AND STRIPESCould be any Stars and Stripes , not necessarily 4th of July :) since some of you gals are international!!  Hope you'll hop over to the blog for the DT reveal, join us for the challenge,  and don't forget to leave me some Royal L-O-V-E!

July 4, 2015

My July CKCB is up!

This month, the divas over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog CKCB (click link if you don't know all about them!) picked a kit that was wayyyy outta my comfort zone!  But, in the quest to use stash, I attempted to forge a kit instead of skipping to August!  This month's Counterfeit Kit came from an international site called Scrapabilly:

It was challenging to me cause I really can't do monochromatic so instead, I chose to start with the NEUTRALS and build from there:  kraft, wood, black, and the teal (minty). Last but not least, some 6 x 6 paper packs and a 12 x 12 vintage EP collection that had some of the browns and blacks I might use.

  And VOILA, my  kit:

   I then went through my tag fascination stash, added in some alphas, edgings, frames, wordy words, florals and trims:
And what kit would be complete without an ADD-ON??  I keep a basket of "stuff" on my scrap table so I just rummaged around and picked some misc fun stuff. I also dug through my June CKCB kit remnants and added some of those in there too:

 I did pretty good last month; I made 8 layouts with my CKCB kit and so I challenge myself again to try and do at least 10 again for July.  :):):) Thanks for popping by to check it out!

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