Thursday, February 23, 2012

Savannah ~ Rock Climbing

Hi everyone!!! I have a layout to share with you that I've done for the February Sketch challenge over at Stuck?!  

  Here's their sketch...

I had these cute photos of little GD Savannah taken last year of her kindergarten end of year field trip.  Her mother wasn't able to attend so I was lucky enough to tag along with her.  Afterwards they let the parents take their child/children so we wouldn't have to go all the way back to town/school..  So Savannah and I decided to top it off with a movie...  I had a lot of fun that day and I hope she did too!!!

Here are a few close ups... 

Here you can see some Distressed Edges, Masking with the Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Template and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distess Ink, some of the Sewing and my Tag with SU Ribbon..

More Distress Edges, Masked Background, Sewing, and Fussy Cut Flowers...

Distressed Edges, Sewing, Masked Background, Fussy Cut Flowers, The Paper Studio Letters..

Distressed Edges, Sewing, Masked Background, K&Company Sticker..

Here is my scrappy list of things I used on this layout...
Close to My Heart CS
Bo Bunny Et Cetera Collection
Basic Grey Curio Collection
SU So Saffron CS
The Crafters Workshop Chicken wire template
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis Deep Edge Punch
K & Company Stickers
SU Ribbon
The Paper Studio Stick on Letters

Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Christmas 2011 (Zach is going to be a "Big" brother!!)

Hi everyone!!!  Today I have a layout to share with you that I did for my Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday reveal and also for the Practical Scrappers CMT reveal, which was to use 2 different punches on your project....

Here is this weeks Frosted Designs Sketch created by Roberta..
I loved working with this sketch!!  I have been wanting to scrap the Christmas Card my daughter surprised me with on Christmas and this sketch was perfect!!!  So I pulled out my Christmas Card, some fun BoBunny Christmas paper, a couple Martha Stewart Punches and a few stickers, and this is what I come up with....
Here are a few close ups... 
Here you can see some Distressed Edges, MS Double Arches Punched Edge, Ribbon, Decorative Button and Prima Say It In Pearls..

More Distressed Edges, Martha Stewart Double Arches Punch, Martha Stewart Rings Border and Corner Punched Edges, Christmas Stickers, Gems

Here are a few challenges this will qualify for..
Practical Scrappers ~ CMT (Use at least 2 different punches)
CropStop ~ Baby
The Crazy Challenge ~ Use a Die or Punch

My list of scrappy things I used on this layout..
SU Bravo Burgundy CS
BoBunny Father Christmas Jingle Bells
My Mind's Eye Holiday Damask Paper
Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Collection
Martha Stewart Double Arches Punch
Martha Stewart Rings Border and Corner Punches
Christmas Crafts Stickers
Decorative Button (present)
Prima Say It In Pearls
SU Always Artichoke Marker

And now I have a little sad news to share with you...  I have decided to step down from the Design Team over at Frosted Designs and this will be my last reveal.  I have truly enjoyed my time on this amazing team, but I feel like it's time to step aside for some new talent...  But don't worry because I will be playing along when I can.. 
Also, be sure and check out the upcoming  reveals over at Practical Scrappers...  We would love to share your work along with ours over there...
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!

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Friday, February 17, 2012

COR ~ Quite The Little Man - SOUS Sketch Reveal ~ WINNER OVER AT THE LOLLIPOP LADIES!

Hi everyone!!!  It's Friday again, and that means another reveal over at Stuck On U Sketches.. This week we have a wonderful sketch designed by Leah to share with you... 

Take a look....
A lot of possibilities here...

  I chose to scrap some photos of little Grandson Colten taken a little over a year ago (Feb. 25, 2011)..   I really love the different facial expressions shown in these photos...  I don't know it you can tell, but his eyes are sooooo blue....  He's such a cutie...  Actually, all of my grand babies are cuties ~ and they will always be babies to me!!

Here are a few close ups....
Here you can see some of the Distressed Edges, the Prima Brick Mask/Misted Background, and Prima Fiber behind the photo....

Some more Distressed Edges, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim, Prima Brick Mask/Misting Background,  Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die Cut and Momenta Butterfly..

This layout qualifies for a few other challenges...
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Monochrome Magic
Creative Card Crew ~ Masculine
The Lollipop Ladies ~ Tiramisu (colors) with an additional challenge of layers

Here is the list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
 Bazzill CS  ~ 2 different colors
Bo Bunny ~ Et Cetera Collection
Prima ~ Printery Collection
Prima Natural Fibers
Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Bigz Die
Momenta Butterfly
JBS Tickets
Prima Brick Mask
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Punch
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Be sure and check out the rest of the inspiration over at SOUS..  We would love for you to join us this week!!  If you do, please upload your layout so we can see it!!!
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a great weekend!!
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Love Without End, Amen ~ Practical Scrappers "Love Theme" ~ CHOSEN AS A TOP 3 OVER AT A CHILDS PLAY CHALLENGE

Hi everyone!!!  Today I have a layout to share with you for the "Love" theme over at Practical Scrappers.   This is me with my little GS Zach the day he was born..  I thought that  since he is going to be a big brother this year... I better get some more of his photos scrapped ~ but then again, I have all the time in the world to scrap!!! :o)

Here are a few close ups...

Here you can see my Distressed Edges..  Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Border Punched Edges.. Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punched strip..  and Circle cut with Cricut...

I just love this printed paper....   I did use a brown copic marker and outlined the stamps..  Distressed Edges... More of the Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Punched Border...  and Circle..

Distressed Edges, Momenta Butterfly, Prima Say It In Crystals, Stampin' Up Ribbon, Rockin' Horse Button, Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Border Punch, and Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Punched Strip..

This layout will qualify for a few other challenges.. 
Practical Scrappers ~ "Love" Layouts
Lasting Memories ~ All You Need Is Love
Fussy and Fancy ~ With All My Heart
By The Cute and Girly ~ Love Is In The Air
Divas by Design ~ Wings and Things
Papercraft Star ~ Butterfly
Child's Play Challenge ~(Child's Book) Guess How Much I Love You

Here is the list of scrappy things I used..
Bazzill Cardstock ~ Brown
Colorbok Pattern Pack ~ Rosewood
Scraps from
Creative Imaginations ~ Melange
Kaisercraft ~ Elegance
TPC Studio ~ Ancestral Tapestry
BoBunny ~ Timepiece
Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Border Punch
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Punch
EK Success Alphabet
Momenta Butterfly
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Rockin' Horse Button
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Prima Say It In Crystals

Be sure and check out the inspiration over at Practical Scrappers, and while you're there, check out the sidebar and see what's coming up...  We would love to share your projects along with ours...

Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Our New Baby!!!

Hi everyone!!!  I just had to share with you our new baby!!  (I'm not for sure what it is yet --  I think it may be a little girl... (fingers crossed!!!)) It was born 10:38 AM this morning and I was lucky enough to witness the miracle of life.. 


I feel so lucky to have been over there while this was happening.  And I can tell you I haven't gotten a thing done all day..  I've been over there off and on to make sure this little cutie has been/is eating okay..  And I can happily say that every time I've been there, it's been eating!!!

Have a wonderful weekend...  I sure am!!!
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Thursday, February 9, 2012


Hi everyone.. Today I have a Valentine Layout to share with you.  This is my son, Levi, and granddaughter, Savannah, on their way to the Father/Daughter Valentine Dance sponsored by the local Girl Scouts..  These are the only photos I have,  not too happy with Savannah's
 cheezy smile, but, oh well....  I still think it turned out cute.   This was also supposed to be for the Valentine Layout reveal over at Practical Scrappers, but it went up a little early and I didn't have it posted...  so I thought I would just go ahead and share it with you...

Here are a few close ups...
Here you can see a close up of my flower cluster... I used Prima Flowers, the 3-D Cupid is from Jolee's Boutique, String of Pearls, Red Lace, Prima Say It In Pearls, and Lace Fiskars Heart Border Punch.

More of the Lace Fiskars Heart Border Punched edges, Flourish cut with the QuicKutz Flourish Corner Die, and the Wooden Glitter title I picked up at Hobby Lobby...

Lace Fiskars Heart Border Punched Edges, Cupid from Jolee's Boutique, Red Netting, Doily, Glitter Circle, Ribbon Lace, Glitter Jewels, Misc. Glitter Letters..

This layout will qualify for a few challenges...

Anything Goes Challenge ~ Bingo (I chose--Swirls/Pearls; Flowers; Stitching; and Ribbon/Lace)
Card and Scrap ~ Shabby Chic
Charisma Cardz ~Things With Wings (my little cupids)
Craft Your Days Away ~ Get Stitchy
Crafty Creations ~ Swirly Whirly
Creative Card Crew ~ Fantasy Creatures (cupids)
Cupcake Challenge ~ Pink and Red
For Fun Challenge ~ Put a Little Love in your Heart
Scrapbook Anonymous ~ A least 3 Hearts and some Stitching
ScrapFit ~ Clusters (I put my flowers in a cluster)
Stampin Royalty ~ Photo Inspiration
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Valentine Project

Here is the list of scrappy things I used on my layout..
Best Creation, Inc. ~ Red Glitter Paper
Basic Grey ~ Two Scoops (cupid's arrow)  I've had this paper forever!!!!  Yea to me for using from my old stash!!!!!!!
The Paper Studio ~ Vintage Hearts - More paper from my stash... I think I've had this paper from when I first started scrapping!!!!
Prima Flowers
Jolee's Boutique ~ Cupids
Prima Say it in Pearls
String of Pearls
Lace Fiskars Heart Punch
QuicKutz Flourish Corners
Red Netting
Crystal Stickers ~ Glitter Dome
Red Gems (Heart shaped)
Glittered Wooden Chipboard (Valentine) from Hobby Lobby
Sewing Machine

I've been playing nursemaid to one of our cows... She is expecting any day now and so I've been keeping her company, 3 times a day, about 5 to 6 hours in all...  I keep my distance, but my husband wants to keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn't have any trouble... Not for sure what he expects me to do if she does have trouble... I do have the number of the Vet... But you can be sure I'm not going to stick my hand/arm anywhere... well, you get the picture..... :o)

Thanks so much for dropping by!!
I hope the rest of your week is wonderful!!
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Little Boy and his Best Friend ~ Frosted Designs

Hi Everyone!!  Today we have another sketch reveal over at Frosted Designs and this one is a lot of fun.. It's by team member Jenny and here it is...

Look at all of those layers!!!! Remember, you can follow it closely or just use it for inspiration!!  This was kinda different for me because of all of the layers, I didn't distress anything but instead layered them all with black..  Love the little extra pop it gave the layout.  Also only used 2 photos and opted for a DA chippie instead of a banner.  I used photos of little Colten taken while he was at my house.  He had spent the night  and he loves to sleep with that little puppy, so of course he came too.  Well the next morning he wanted to take him outside to play with him but Grandma wouldn't let him.  So the next thing I know we was playing with him thru the window.  It was too cute!!  You know, these little guys are a lot smarter than we think they are!!! :o)

Here are a few close ups...

Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout..
Stampin' Up ~ Basic Black CS
Stampin' Up ~ Sage Shadow CS
All other paper is from..
Stampin' Up Nouveau Chic DSP  (Retired)
Dusty Attic
Martha Stewart ~ Double Arches - Border and Corner Punches
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
The Paper Studio Stick On Letters
Black Gems

Be sure and check out the inspiration from the other girls and check out the wonderful prize we have for you over at Frosted Designs.
 I'm sorry this is a quick post, but I'm still trying to figure out my new computer.  Change is hard for me as I get older!! :o( 
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Colten at 16 months ~ Stuck On U Sketches Reveal

Hi everyone!!!!  I've got some wonderful news to share with you today!!  As of today I am officially back on the awesome Stuck On U Sketches (SOUS) Design Team and I couldn't be happier!!  I've totally missed working with these wonderful ladies..  Thank you for having me back!!   And what a wonderful sketch for me to start with, which is actually a double page sketch, by our very talented Leah.. 

And remember, for those of you who love to scrap with a lot of photos, this double page sketch is perfect for you..  But for those of you who would rather just do a single page at a time, don't worry, you can play as well.   I chose to just do a one page layout using the left sketch...
For my layout I used photos of my little GS Colten taken March, 2011.  Colten wanted a ride on the tractor soooo bad, but his daddy and grandpa were building fence and didn't have time right then.  But, just so you know, later on in the evening he did get his tractor ride!!  I mean, who could say no to this face?!!!  Too cute!
Here are a few close ups..... 
Here you can see that I recycled the outer part of a DA Piece, which I painted with acrylic paint and then sanded it down..  You can also see some of my fussy cut flowers, 3-D Bird and Nest, Tag with Button, Twine and Close pin, and a little bit of the Magic Mesh..

More of the recycled DA Frame, DA Flourish, and a MS Butterfly with stickles on it..

This layout will qualify for a few challenges...
Crafty Ribbons ~ One for the Men or Boys
Charisma Cardz ~ Vintage
Do You Stack Up (DYSU) ~ Anything Goes
The Stamp Man Challenge ~ Embellishment It

Here is the list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
Jillibean Soup ~  Apple Cheddar Soup - Milk
Simple Stories ~ Generations Collection
Basic Grey ~ Curio Collection
Close to My Heart ~ Chocolate CS
Stampin' Up ~ More Mustard CS
Dusty Attic
7 Gypsies Tag
Magic Mesh
Tim Holtz idea-ology ~ Ornate Plate
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Close pin
K & Company 3-D Sticker

That's all I have for you today!!  Please check out the inspiration from the other girls over at SOUS..  We would love for you to join us, just be sure and upload your project so we can all see it!!
Thanks for dropping by!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Good morning everyone!!   Wow, a lot has happened since the last time I posted.  Last Wednesday our farm flooded!!!  Yep...  We got 4.5 inches of rain over there and that was fine, but, about 5 miles north, one little town got 9 inches and another got 8 inches and so when you have all that runoff into the creek that runs along the back of our property, well, you know what happens...  At the end of my post I have a few photos my husband took.... But for now I want to share with you a layout I made for the Corrugated/Crimped Layout Reveal over at Practical Scrappers!!  I decided to scrap this cute photo my DD took of little Zach.  Not for sure where it was, I think at his other Grandma's house.  When I saw it, this old Steppenwolf song came to mind, so that's what I went with...
Here are a few close ups....

Here are a few lyrics..  Some Distressed Edges, frayed Burlap, and a Jillibean Soup Corrugated Letter.

Distressed Edges, Corrugated Cardboard, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Letters, Tag with some of the frayed Burlap stapled to it..

Distressed Edges, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Letters, Spellbinders Die Cut Frame, Stick on Letters..

Distressed Edges, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Letters, Corrugated Cardboard, Stick on Letters, and frayed Burlap..

A few challenges this layout will qualify for are...
Practical Scrappers ~ Corrugated/Crimped Layout
Lasting Memories ~ Trash Your Layout (I used part of a cardboard box, A piece of burlap and some cardstock scraps)
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Recycle (recycled part of a cardboard mailing box)

List of scrappy things I used on this layout....
Close To My Heart Chocolate CS
Stampin' Up Sage Shadow CS
Bo Bunny ~ Gabrielle Dot
S E I ~ Alpine Frost
Stampin' Up More Mustard CS (used some of my scraps)
Cardboard (from a box)
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Scrap Burlap
Jillibean Soup ~ Corrugated White Alphas
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Caramel Apple
Spellbinders Shapeabilities ~ Fancy Tags Two
The Paper Studio Sticker Letters

If you're needing ideas on different ways to use Corrugated/Crimped elements on your layout, please check out the inspiration over at Practical Scrappers.  And while you're there check out the sidebar to see what's coming up.  We would love for you to submit you work and be showcased along with the Design Team.

And now here are a few of those photos of our farm taken last Wednesday..

No, this is not a lake..  It's our bottom land... 
Photo taken around 7:00 AM

Yep, this is the road...  It was closed until Saturday...  At this time you couldn't even see our cross fence.. it was totally under water...

We just bought the place last October, and Rick wanted to re-fence it.. Just not yet...  But it totally layed the fences over..  The girls (cows) had to stay in the lot until we could get the fence back up..  But they were safe!!  (Look at those 2 pecan trees.... I have a picture of them below after the water recedes)

It's hard to believe that the stock tank is under all that trash....

This is one of the fence lines.. They all pretty much looked like this...
Saturday, Rick and I along with our son, Levi, worked all day, and then Sunday, Rick and I worked our butts off so we could get the girls out of the lot.  They are now in the upper pasture, the bottom one is way to boggy and we couldn't get in there to work..  Here is what the upper pasture looks like now...

This is the same fence line as shown above, but I'm looking down it, instead of up..  We didn't have to replace the fence, just put in more tee post..  We will replace it later on in the spring/summer... but for now it will keep the girls in...

Cross fence is up and the burn pile is the trash and debris we got out of it...  Rick also found a dead wild pig caught in the fence..  We also found a snake and a salamander.. 
We were just thankful no one was hurt in the flood and we are going to definitely enjoy the benefit we get out of it next summer....  

That's all I have to now!!
Have a great day!!
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