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Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Hi everyone! Getting back in the groove of scrapping... It's Thursday and that means my week to show off what I did over at Sketches In Thyme! Once I get into some sort of routine, I'm going to play in the off weeks too.. Okay so on with the challenge!!! This weeks sketch is from Scrapbook Sketches by scrapiopath and here's what it looks like:
There again, you don't have to follow it exactly.. As you can see, I didn't, but you can still see that I was inspired by it.. It's just supposed to be a starting point for you, just to get those creative juices flowing!!!! I told you in my Tuesday post that I had the little Grand babies over this weekend and I got lots and lots of pictures... Here are just a few of my sweet little GS Colten... He is just precious!!! Hope you like what I've done with the sketch, and even get a little inspired to go and create a layout of your own. If you do, please upload it at Sketches In Thyme so that we can all see it... You may even win a prize.... Also please visit the other amazing Mavens and see their beautiful interpretations of the sketch..
My layout also qualifies for a few other challenges out there, which are:
Sketches In Thyme ~ Sketch
Charisma Cardz ~ For The Boys
Crafty Creations ~ They want to see some Shine
Here's my scrappy list:
The Paper Company Double Sided Mulberry ~ Chocolate/Tan
Creative Imaginations ~ Sepia Scroll
SU Bashful Blue CS
Glitz ~ Paper Layers ~ Vintage ~ Layer behing the large photo
Doily sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Chocolate Covered Cherries
Dusty Attic ~ Tribal Design #4 sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Chocolate Covered Cherries
Prima Flutter Vine ~ Pacific Blue
Dusty Attic ~ Small Butterflies covered with
Stickles ~ Turquoise
Petaloo ~ Flora Doodles ~ Crinkled Rose ~ Lt. Blue
Thickers ~ Sprinkles ~ Vinyle Letters
Thanks so much to dropping by and be sure and check out my layout for this weeks The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Come back by anytime!!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Hi everyone!! I haven't uploaded much lately... been a little busy with 2 DT projects due Thursday and I had the little ones from Friday thru Sunday noon.. But by golly I decided I was going to do a layout today after work and I did!!! Yea for me!!
I used the sketch from Stuck On U Sketches which is the current Pagemap sketch...
I really had a lot of fun with this layout. The only problem I had was keeping the bling to a minimum. Since this is a layout of my son, Levi, daddy to Savannah and Colten, I don't think he would appreciate too much bling. lol!.. A couple of months ago I got this gorgeous paper in one of my Swirlydoos kit but at the time didn't know what to do with it... Well I decided it went perfect with these photos of Levi with his Saxophone. (BTW he was one heck of a jazz player in high school... Just wished he would have continued with it... but then the guitar came into the picture and the saxophone was put aside!!) Once I found the paper it really went together fairly quickly... As you can see I just used 3 photos instead of 4. Hope you like what I did! The challenge runs thru Friday, so why don't you give it a try and play along..
Here are a few challenges this qualifies for:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Charisma Cardz Challenge ~ All about Bling
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Music
Magical Crafts ~ Male/Father
Method Playground ~ Borders
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ One For The Boys
Scrap It With A Song ~ Jason Derulo ~ Ridin' Solo
"I'm feeling like a star, you can't stop my shine"
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Black and White with one other color
Here's my scrappy list of things I used:
Doodlebug Crushed Velvet ~ Beetle Black
Creative Imaginations ~ Encore
Creative Imaginations ~ Black Doily
The Paper Studio Crinkled Red
Prima Alphabet Stickers.
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful week!
Luv your visits so please stop back by anytime!!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hi everyone.. Wow, June has been very busy for me this year, and it's only half over.. My DIL is having her gall bladder removed tomorrow and I will have the little grand babies for awhile. Not for sure how long just yet. DD is still waiting for her little one to arrive and I will be helping her out at that time... And then I made an unexpected trip back home to visit my parents and now I'm calling my mom every night about my dad.. I just don't know if I'm going to make it or not!!!
I haven't had much time to scrap lately, but I did get this layout for The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge finished. This week it's a Sketch Challenge with a theme ~ Park/Vacation/Zoo!! So how about digging out those fun photos and start scrapping. We are even providing you a sketch to follow!! Now, how easy is that?? Here's the sketch that Lori designed... And what a wonderful sketch it is, too. She's just sooo talented...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Hi everyone!! A couple of weeks ago I was choosen as a Top 3 winner over at Creative Inspirations and part of the prize was to be a Guest Designer.. I wasn't for sure what week the challenge would be posted, but I see that it was uploaded Sunday.. So I better get my card uploaded.. lol. The challenge was monochromatic or use one color... We were also provided our choice of a digi from Cardmad Fairy's Digital Stamps.. I chose Julia. She just makes me think of those fun summer days when I was a little girl... But the monochromatic part was very hard for me... I hope you like it, and be sure and check out the other projects.
Thanks for dropping by and please be sure and stop back by tomorrow to see what I created for The Pink Elephant Scrappy Challenge!!!!
Have a wonderful evening!!!
Hi everyone.. I just want to say "thank you" for your thoughts and prayers you sent to my dad and family this last week... My DH and I made it back home late last night and I will treasure these last few days I spent with my dad. Just seeing him laugh and even join in on some of the "stupid/silly" things my DH came up with kinda reminded me of other times we would go home to visit.. And you know, that's just what he really needed right now, some lighthearted conversation that stimulated his mind but didn't make him think of things he did or needed to do at home.. He doesn't need to hear about things he can't do a thing about while he's in the nursing home.... Right now we are taking one day at a time. He doesn't seem to be depressed, he's resting comfortably, and he has everything he needs. We still encourage him to try to walk and get his strength back in his legs, but right now he's just too week. Again I want to thank you all for being so supportive and such wonderful friends...
Hugs to you all!!!
Hugs to you all!!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Hi everyone! I'm typing this post with a very heavy heart and tears in my eyes... Some of you know that my dad has been in the hospital, he's been in there since last Sunday. He has had trouble with his legs giving out on him and he had gone down to the barn and did not come back, so my mom went to look for him and found that he had fallen between the house and the barn. She doesn't know how long he was there and neither does he, but Sunday was a very hot day. When she did get to him it took 45 minutes for him to get his bearings and to get his legs back under him... After she finally won the argument she called an ambulance and they took him to the hospital. He was very dehydrated when they got him there, but everything else seemed okay... At least no broken bones!! Monday went fine, and then when he woke up Tuesday it was like a totally different person laying there. When I called my mom she told me "I have lost the man I married 60 years ago.. The man laying there in the hospital bed is not your Dad." They did a MRI and have drawn viles and viles of blood, but everything is coming back fine. We all feel like he has Alzheimer's, but the doctor has not said that yet. The doctor did tell mom yesterday that he would not let dad go back home the way he is right now. His doctor was on ER duty last night and while everyone was gone he was going to talk to dad and explain things to him. I just don't know what this will do to him... He is a very active farmer who has to be doing something outdoors all of his life. I'm afraid if he has to go into a nursing home it will totally crush him... My sister and 2 brothers are there so I did not go back this last week. I have been talking with mom every day, and my sister some, too. We are 10 hours away, but my husband and I will be going back either later today or early tomorrow.. I just have to let my dad know how much I love him and I really need him to understand what I'm saying... I was okay up until now, and I guess seeing this in print just makes it so very real.. Please keep my dad and mom in your prayers...
Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Our Little Traveling Man ~ Colten ~ The Pink Elephant Challenge ~ WOO HOO this layout made the Top 3 over at The Crazy Challenge!!! AND the Top 3 over at Charisma!!!! AND was featured (won) over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!!!
Hello everyone!! It's Thursday, and that means that it's time for another challenge over at The Pink Elephant!! Woo Hoo!!! This week it's a Color Combo ~ We are using Black & White Photos with any color combo of papers!!! Please be sure and check out what the other gals did!!! I had sooo much fun with this one... As you can see I really layered this "baby" up!! And the photo of little GS Colten is just adorable... As you can see he has his coat and hat and is ready to "hit the road" or maybe just go outside... lol I also used the sketch from Stuck On U Sketches, which is a sketch from Becky Fleck of Pagemaps ~ This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges out there in blog land, which are:
The Pink Elephant ~ Color Challenge ~ Black & White Photo
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch ~ instead of using 2 photos I decided to use just 1
Frosted Designs ~ Buttons ~ check out their new design!!
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Floral Delights
Alphabet Challenge ~ Flowers
Charisma Cardz ~ Spots and Stripes ~ I hope the punched dots count as spots!!
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Dazzle us ~ Flowers have glitter on them!
My Time to Craft Challenge ~ Xtra Special
PaperPlay Challenge ~ Flowers and Sparkle
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges ~ Photo inspiration ~ I used the color as my inspiration.
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Die Cuts ~ I used Punches
The Crazy Challenge ~ Distressing
Your Next Stamp Challenge ~ Buttons
Here's a list of scrappy things I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
Glitz Distressed Couture Stripe
The Paper Studio ~ Double Sided Mulberry ~ Chocolate/Tan and used the
MS Scallop 3 Dot Border and Corner Punch
Glitz Distressed Couture Newspaper
K&Company Life's Journey DP Pad
GCD ~ Frances ~ Ella Blue Collection
Prima Voila Felt Ribbons ~ sprayed the white one with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Frost
Doily sprayed with the Frost Glimmer Mist
Prima Flowers ~ sprayed one with the Frost Glimmer Mist
Prima Flutter Vine
Thickers Rockaby Foam Letters ~ Powder
Stickers from my DD ~ Carte Postale
Most of you may have noticed that I haven't been around much this week... My dad is in the hospital and is not doing well at all.. My DD is expecting within 2 weeks but having some contractions now, and my DIL just found out that she is going to have to have surgery in a couple of days.. I will try and visit everyone soon...
Thanks so much for dropping by!!!
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!! I have my little grandbabies so my scrapping has been put on the back burner for now... I did get a layout done before they got here, but you will have to wait until Thursday to see it... I did make this Birthday Card for my friend/boss this last week and just now getting it uploaded... I really love the bright colors and it was really quick and easy to make!! The paper is Bo Bunny A Gift of Love Petal Pushers and I just used my VersaMark Pen on all of the flowers and then used clear embossing powder. Added some dew drops in the center of the flowers and a couple of black pearls. The large pink flower is a chipboard embellie.. I hope you like it!!! It also qualifies for a few challenges, which are:
Alphabet Challenge ~ F is for Flower
Charisma Cardz ~ Flowers
Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Bugs and Beasties ~ I used a Butterfly
Here is the list of scrappy things I used:
SU Basic Black
BoBunny A Gift of Love ~ Petal Pushers
BoBunny ~ Combo Stickers ~ Petal Pushers
The Paper Studio Chipboard Embellies ~ Friendship
Clear Embossing Powder
Woodland Wonders ~ Butterfly
Have a wonderful day!!
Thanks so much for dropping by,
Please stop back by anytime!!!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Hi everyone!! Woo Hoo it's finally Thursday and that means today is the debut of Sketches in Thyme ~ the new Scrapbook Sketch Challenge Blog with a new sketch every two weeks!! Which should be plenty of time to get that layout done and uploaded so we can all ohhh and awww over it!! Our first awesome sketch is from Scrapbook Sketches By Scrapiopath and is Sketch No. 34..http://barbcraft.blogspot.com/
Fern http://texasstampinmamaw.blogspot.com/ You are here!!
GD Tanya http://trudd.blogspot.com/
This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges which are:
Sketches In Thyme ~ Beautiful Sketch
Frosted Designs ~ Photo Inspiration
Ooh la la Challenge ~ Inspiration ~ use colors of the challenge blog
Scrap It With a Song ~ Lee Ann Womack ~ I Hope You Dance ~ since this is a retirement layout I chose "Time is a real and constant motion always rolling us along"
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ~ Faces
Now here is the scrappy list of things I used on this layout:
SU Tempting Turquoise CS and Ink
BoBunny ~ Peacock Lane Love Birds Die Cut PP
Bazzill ~ purple under poem
BoBunny ~ Mama-Razzi Film ~ printed the poem on this running it through my computer.
SU Creamy Caramel Ink
SU Tempting Turquiose DSP ~ layered Becky's Photo on this punched with the
Marvy Oval Scallop Punch
Prima Calcutta Flower Blue Iris ~ I know it's purple, but that's what the package said.....
Prima Jewell Box Butterfly
Prima Songbird Vine Purple - less the Songbirds
Silhouette ~ ABC
Thickers Glitter Numbers
Say It In Crystals
WOW, did you think this was ever going to end!!! lol
Hope you enjoy your day, and please be sure and check out the fabulous layouts from the other Maven's!!
Stop back by any time!!!
I luv your visits and your comments!!