Wednesday, March 21, 2018


This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  I love St. Patrick's Day.  I have a touch of Irish ancestry, but that's not why I celebrate it.  I hate winter....I look forward to any occasion where fun can be had in the winter time.  And my girls and I have always had St. Paddy's day fun.  From Irish inspired headbands to Old Navy t-shirts, my girls and I have had years of entertainment trying to avoid being pinched by a leprechaun.  For this project, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Charmed" collection to highlight some of my favorite pictures of my girls modeling their St. Patrick's Day attire.

Monday, March 19, 2018


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff.  Our challenge was to use a border on our project.  I love border stickers, but I felt like I hit a creative brick wall when it was time to work on this project.  A little "surfing" around on Pinterest got my juices flowing; WAVES! I borrowed my friend's Creative Memories wave cutter, grabbed some of my favorite beach theme paper from Kaisercraft's "Coastal Escape" collection, and POOF!  Brick wall was demolished.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  I recently found a treasure trove of CD's filled with pictures of my girls when they were tiny.  I'm so busy with their teenage needs, it's hard to remember a time when they liked to pretend they were cowgirls.  At my brother in law's wedding, my oldest daughter and her cousin got the chance to ride a real horse.  My younger daughter was happiest dressed up like Woody from Toy Story or wearing her 10 gallon hat.  They were the cutest little cowgirls.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Hobby Lobby's "The Paper Studio" along with October Afternoon's "Sasparilla" collection and stickers from the Reminisce "Cowboy" collection.

Monday, March 5, 2018


This is my latest creation for Use Your Stuff.  This week's challenge is entitled "Anything Goes" which allowed us to use any theme, any product, any picture, anything we wanted.  I decided to dip into my archives and use a picture I scrapped back in the Fall but never submitted to a design team.  My daughter's soccer team was in a tie with another team in the middle of a weekend tournament.  To break the tie, a penalty kick off was scheduled for 7:00 AM the following morning.  Her coach caught this picture of her team prepping for the kick off with the fog rising from the ground and the sun starting to peek from the horizon.  It was absolutely stunning to capture so much in one picture; the birth of a new morning; the dedication of an amazing group of girls....To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Doodlebug Design's "Goal" collection.

Thursday, March 1, 2018


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  I decided to dip into my picture archives for this project and use some of my favorites from when my girls were tiny little ladies.  My in-laws live in Hawaii, and they would send all sorts of goodies in the mail to my oldest daughter.  She would have a blast accessorizing everyone from her Dad to her cat with her hibiscus flowers and leis.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Doodlebug Design's "Fun in the Sun" collection.


 This is my latest project for Sketchy Boards using the following design.  I have a weakness for St. Patrick's Day paper.  So does my husband...On Black Friday, I sent him a few ideas of paper kits he could get me for Christmas.  When I opened up my Christmas gift, not only did I receive the papers I had shown him, but also this beautiful kit from Authentique called "Emerald" that I used for this project.  My daughter's soccer team is called "Celtic."  Her team wears emerald green and many of their shirts and other clothing contain shamrocks.  So I thought pictures of my daughter with her Celtic soccer team would be the perfect subject matter for a St. Patrick's Day themed project.