Sunday, June 29, 2014


This is my latest layout for RCS.  The challenge for this bi-weekly theme is the Tom Cruise movie "Born on the Fourth of July."  In other words, create a project featuring the Fourth of July.  I loved this picture of my daughter when she was two sporting her patriotic dress.  I thought it fit the bill perfectly, especially when I found this paper in my stash!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


This is my latest creation for SID.  I realized as I made this double page layout, it's a good thing I'm not a chronological scrapbooker....I am definitely inspired by the season at hand.  I have had this fish paper in my summer stash of paper since my local scrap store closed two years ago.  I've been waiting for the perfect layout to use it.  Then I took these pictures of my daughters, niece, nephew, and my parents the other night when they came over to swim when it was hotter than Hades.  And I thought, "Fish paper!"  The sketch, although calling for a slightly different arrangement of pictures, I adapted to fit my needs. Otherwise, the paper placement follows the sketch to a "T."  I really liked the sketch because it allows for the use of a variety of papers, and being the paper addict that I am, I thoroughly enjoyed working with it!

Sunday, June 15, 2014


This layout of my little girl running through the sprinkler with a football is my latest creation for Child's Play Challenge.  We are doing a crossover event for this bi-weekly challenge with Scrap our Stash which this layout is based on as well.  The "child" inspiration for this challenge was tie-dye.  I was rummaging through my stack of pictures, and though the tie-dye bathing suit my daughter was wearing fit the bill!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


This is my latest creation for RCS.  This bi-weekly theme was based on the movie "Hairspray."  In some way, we were to use ribbon on our project.  My older daughter is hitting the teen years hard, and loves to play with hair.  Curling, straightening, braiding....she loves it all!  So on Mother's Day, I walked into her bedroom to find her curling her sister's hair.  That was the best Mother's Day gift of them all; the girls getting along!  For my "ribbon" requirement, I decided to use red rick rack because it reminded me of the bouncy curls in my daughter's hair. For the layout, I was inspired by my other design team, Child's Play Challenge, & our crossover challenge with Scrap our Stash this week.  We used the sketch found below for that challenge, and I loved it so much, I decided to use it again for this one!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


This is my latest creation for "Child's Play Challenge." where the inspiration was the childhood classic "Peter Pan."  I instantly thought of my husband's promotion to Captain of the fire department last year.  We love to watch The Big Bang Theory, and after we learned of his promotion, we started quoting our favorite character Sheldon... Sheldon decided that he needed to be the "captain" of his paint ball team because if it was good enough for Kirk, Crunch, and Kangaroo, it was good enough for him.  So for a while we rotated between calling my husband those three names, until he said, "Call me Hook....He's the coolest Captain of them all!"  And it stuck!  So much in fact that we bought him a plastic hook hand to put on his desk!

Monday, June 2, 2014


This is the latest creation I have posted for Red Carpet Studio Challenge.  This bi-weekly challenge was inspired by the 80's classic "National Lampoon's Vacation."  That movie is one of my favorites of all time!  I think we all have had a Clark Griswold moment on a vacation....And in honor of his trip to Walley World, I decided to use a picture of my trip to Disney World!  My girls were huge Toy Story fans.  Who am I kidding, so was (and still am) I!  So we definitely had to take advantage of this photo-op of Buzz & Woody!  And other than a freak cold snap in Florida when we went, it was the only "Griswold" like event that we had while we were visiting Disney World.  (That and the landing gear going out on the plane....)  Never a dull moment when vacationing!