Wednesday, September 21, 2016


This is my latest creation for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  When I saw the design calling for three pictures following each other, I thought of action shots.  And right now, my daughter's life is completely action packed with volleyball.  She made her school's volleyball team, and a photographer (not her Mom) caught these shots of her at a recent game.  I love her flying pony tail, her tipping of the ball...To me, every picture screamed action.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of volleyball themed papers from Moxxie and Scrapbook Customs along with three dimensional stickers from Me and My Big Ideas.

Monday, September 19, 2016


This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  My daughter eats, sleeps, and breathes soccer.  It is her passion.  Not a day goes by that she isn't juggling a soccer ball or checking the stats of her favorite players.  She's graduated from our city's rec program to a soccer club and has really grown on the field.  But her favorite soccer related thing of all is the Women's World Cup Soccer team.  And as fate would have it, the town in which my husband is a firefighter/paramedic was hosting an event featuring Heather Mitts, three time Olympic Gold Medalist & Women's World Cup soccer player.  Honestly, I didn't expect more than a "thank you for coming out to meet me" when I took her to the event.  Was I wrong!  Not only did she ask my daughter her position, where she played, etc, she also started asking her about her strengths on the field and how she could improve her weaknesses.  She discussed footwork tips with her, ways to become more aggressive on the field.  It was a full blown training session right in the middle of the grocery store!  It.was.AWESOME!  So to commemorate this event, I dipped into my Doodlebug "Goal Collection" paper to highlight the picture of their meeting.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016


This is my latest creation for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  I teach 8th Grade Social Studies, and every year we take a trip to Washington DC.  This year, I decided to annoy my family members by sending selfies of Stephanie throughout DC all day long.  I was like Where's Waldo throughout the nation's capital!  So I decided that my adventures at national monuments & federal buildings would be the perfect topic for this sketch.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of products including Scrapbook Customs "Travel Adventure," Doodlebug's "Patriotic Parade, & Bella Blvd's "Let's Go" collections.

Monday, September 5, 2016


This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  With this sketch going live on Labor Day, I decided to do one more "shout out" to my favorite season with this project. We have a pool in our back yard, and it is one of my daughter's favorite hang outs in the whole world.  Unfortunately, our pool sprung a leak this summer, so we haven't been able to use it much.  But on one of the occasions that the pool was "healthy," I took a variety of pics of my daughter and niece floating around and having a blast.  In my true Doodlebug addiction form, I used the "Fun in the Sun" collection to highlight the pictures, not only because I love all the fun prints, but the sticker sheet that came with the kit had "chevrons" like the sketch called for.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


This is my latest creation for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  I was definitely inspired by the diamond shapes throughout the layout, but I approached the sketch in a different way.  With fall around the corner, I decided to feature pictures of my girls when they were small at a local farm on an unusually warm October day. They got to feed animals, pick out pumpkins, and play on all sorts of toys. It was a wonderful day for everyone.  To pull this project together,  I used Authentique's "Homestead" collection for this layout.  With my farm theme in mind, I used my Creative Memories square punch to cut my diamonds on a smaller scale to simulate an old fashioned quilt pattern.

Monday, August 22, 2016


This is my latest page for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  When I see hearts, I typically think Valentine's Day.  But this time around, I thought, of my dogs.  My pups are simply the best friends I could ever ask for.  Nothing makes me happier than coming home from work and being greeted by three jumping and licking fur babies.  Not to mention, they put up with A LOT living with three girls from silly Halloween costumes to posing for Snapchat filters on a daily basis.  And when the going gets tough, they are always by our side.  So I decided my dogs would be the perfect subject matter for this project since the sketch was all about hearts.  I followed the design closely except I decided not to cut my picture into a heart shape.  In addition, I decided to insert a picture tag into the pocket at the bottom of the page so I could add more "doggy love" to my project.  To pull this page together, I used Doodlebug's "Puppy Love" collection that included not only adorable puppy dog prints, but also lots of heart shapes.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


This is my latest layout for Sketches in Thyme using the following design.  With fall right around the corner, I decided to complete one more summer theme project as a final shout out to my favorite season.  My brother in law is a professional baseball coach, and has accumulated a variety of concession stand equipment over the years.  My children's favorite device is the Sno Cone machine which he graciously loaned them one summer.  So rather than having lemonade stands, the girls would sell Sno Cones on our street corner.  And it was quite a lucrative business for two little girls. I decided to feature one of my favorite pictures of them selling their goods since Carta Bella's Beach Day collection's colors reminded me of freshly made Sno Cone.