Friday, January 20, 2017

Christmas Party Fun

The school where I am a teacher has a Christmas party each year for the faculty and staff and their significant others. The 2016 party was held at a lodge near Clark Hills Lake. The place was a little out of the way, and my hubby and I got lost once on the property, but the building was beautiful. My work parties have lost their "fun" touch for the past few years. And this year lived up to that lousy expectation. I'm not an outgoing person, so I'm not the one to "get the party started". It wasn't an overall bust, the food was good, and I won a door prize!

There were photo booth props so people could take pictures. I wish we were standing at a different angle, but too many people were in the way and couldn't hear my "excuse me". I'm just glad we got a picture. And our signs totally display how my hubby and I know each other.

I created this layout using the January 15th sketch at Stuck?! Sketches

 Here's the sketch.

In addition to the challenge at Stuck Sketches, I am also submitting this layout at Lasting Memories for LM 327 - Ribbon, Washi Tape, or Paper Strips. The semi-circle above the picture is layered with various pieces of washi tape.

Supplies used:
  • printed paper - "Christmas Wonders" by The Paper Studio
  • red paper - DCWV's Christmas Stack
  • green cardstock, chipboard stickers, washi tape - from my stash
  • title cut using Cricut's Pooh Font Set - marker cut at 3/4"  
Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Birthday Card

Yes, I made a card. I decided to make birthday cards to have on hand to send out to members of a group I am the leader of.

I created this card using sketch #446 at Sketch Saturday.

Here is the sketch:

Supplies used:
  • white cardstock and other papers from my stash
  • balloons - Cricut Celebrations cartridge, cut at 3"
  • ink - CTMH holiday red
  • washi tape
  • stamp - Birthday Fun by Inkadinkado
Thanks for looking,


Using a Formula

I created the following page using the ScrapRoom's Freaky Fast Formula for January 2017. All entries are submitted to their Facebook page.

This is my youngest daughter's class picture from 2nd grade. She is now in 6th. Can we say "just a little behind"?

Here is the formula:

Supplies used:
  • all papers were from my stash
  • stickers - Me & My Big Ideas
  • ink - CTMH dutch blue
Thanks for looking,


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Bird ATC

I created an ATC using sketch #446 at Sketch Saturday as my guide. Here is the ATC:

Here is the sketch:

Supplies used:
  • papers, bird, washi tape from my stash
  • CTHM ink - cranberry
  • Jim Holtz Idea-ology sticker - Big Chat
Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Just one picture

I have one picture of my daughters receiving pins for serving as acolytes for our church. I created this layout using the January Week 2 Challenge sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.

 Here is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

In addition to Let's Get Sketchy, I am also submitting this layout to Lasting Memories for LM 326 - Buttons, Bling, and Brads. 

Supplies used:
  • red polka dot paper - DCVW The Summer Matstack
  • patterned paper, black paper, journaling card - from my stash 
  • red bling - Jot stickers
  • title - Cricut Classic Font cut at 0.5"
Thanks for looking,


Tuesday, January 10, 2017


I felt like I was in the midst of construction while creating this layout. Paper trimmers were tearing paper, washi tape tearing mid pull, tape glider not cooperating...

But I manged to finish the layout. I wasn't "feeling" this once it was completed and went to my husband for his advice. Before I could even form the question, he was giving me praise and accolades that I couldn't give myself :)

Here is my layout using a sketch found at Let's Scrap

Supplies used:

  • blue cardstock - The Paper Studio textured cardstock stack, darks
  • printed paper - "Tools" by Karen Foster Designs
  • title - Mickey Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5" and white daisy CTMH ink
  • journaling card - Project Life
  • washi tape, green cardstock - from my stash
I am submitting this layout to the following challenges:
Thanks for looking,


Saturday, January 7, 2017


My husband's cousin and her husband welcomed their fifth child in August of 2016. Using sketch #445 from Sketch Saturday, I created this layout for the birth announcement.

Here's the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

Supplies used:
  • All the papers came from my stash
  • adhesive gem strip - Art Skills 
Thanks for looking,


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Using those scraps

I created this one page layout using the January single page sketch at Stick It Down. My sister-in-law just gave us these pictures at Christmas.

Here is the sketch:

Supplies used:
  • cardstock - from my stash
  • lots of scraps
  • journaling card - We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray! set
  • title - Cuttin' Up Cricut cartridge
Thanks for looking,



Some sketches I find online are created for cards. Thankfully these challenge sites encourage all sorts of projects.

I created this layout using a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch. This is for challenge #193.

The sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

I am also entering the layout to the following challenges:
Crafty Friends - anything goes
Country View Challenges - anything goes

Supplies used:
printed paper - title is "Pooh Colorful Squares" but company name was cut off
stickers - Sandylion
cardstock, washi tape - from my stash

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Let's Get Sketchy Challenge

I completed the January, Week 1 challenge at Let's Get Sketchy. I used a photo from one of many trips to Disney World.

Here is the provided sketch.

Here is my layout.

Supplies used:
  • papers from Citrus Stack by DCVW
  • title cut from Cricut's Makin' the Grade cartridge
  • buttons from my stash 
Thanks for looking,


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Another Challenge

I go back to work next Monday, so I'm taking advantage of my time off.

I created a layout for the December Sketch at My Creative Sketches.

Here's my take on the sketch.

  • background paper - The Christmas Stack by DCWV
  • Creative Memories square punch
  • Project Life card
  • extra papers, twine, washi tape, ribbon, paper clip - all from my stash

I am also submitting this layout for the following challenges:
Challenge Yourself - layout with holiday theme
Just Add Ink - Just Add... "N" (Night Before Christmas)
Scrap Our Stash  - Tic Tac Toe Challenge (twine, paper clip, the color blue)
Lasting Memories - punches (presents)

Thanks for looking,


Recital for 2 Challenges

Is my mojo back? Maybe! But wow, I am so behind. I found pictures from 2012.

I created a layout using a challenge sketch provided by Sketch Saturday

Here is my scrapbook layout based on the sketch. 

Supplies used:
  • Title - Cricut Classic Font cartridge
  • Printed Papers - Recollections Tattered and Torn
  • Cardstock from my stash
I am also entering this page for the January challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. The theme is to use the color grey in your layout.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, January 2, 2017

Challenging Myself

It has been at least three years since I created a scrapbook layout. To get started again, I created this blog in the hopes of challenging myself to scrapbook challenges.

The first challenge I'm entering for 2017 can be found at Stuck?! Sketches

And here's my take on the sketch.

Supplies used:
  • background paper - Tattered and Worn paper pad by Recollections
  • star paper, red polka dot paper, and others - Say Cheese paper pad by Simple Stories
  • photo mat - Creative Memories
  • washi tape - Me and My Big Ideas
  • title - Mickey Font Cricut cartridge and cardstock from my personal collection

Thanks for looking!