Monday, July 24, 2017


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff challenge.  The requirements for this project were to use a product that starts with the letter "A," include at least 2 buttons, and use a minimum of 3 colors on the project.  Being the seasonal scrapper that I am, I knew I wanted to do a patriotic page since it is July.  With that in mind, I chose Authentique's (letter A) "United" collection papers to highlight one of my favorite pictures of my daughter watching the Women's USA National Soccer team.  I used five buttons instead of two, with red, white, and blue being the primary colors of the project.  I was also inspired by this sketch from my former design team "2 Broke Girls Challenges" to pull this project together.

Friday, July 21, 2017


 This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following design.  For this project, I decided to feature two of my favorite pictures of my girls playing in the sand at Panama City Beach, Florida.  The Florida Panhandle has water like I've never seen; it's every shade of turquoise you can imagine.  When I started going through my stash of papers, I saw that the Kaisercraft Coastal Escape papers in my collection looked exactly like the Emerald Coastline of Florida.  I decided it would be the perfect paper to feature these pictures that I love so much.  To accent the pictures, I used Kaisercraft's Island Escape Die Cut Cardstock pieces. 

Monday, July 17, 2017


This is my project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  I have fallen in love with Bella Blvd's Secrets of the Sea Collection, both the boy and girl lines.  But for this project, I decided that the girl collection was going to be the focus.  My girls are mermaids at heart.  Give them some sand and some salt water, and they are in heaven.  These pictures were taken back in 2007 when my youngest got to see the ocean for the first time.  She was enthralled.  Her older sister was more than happy to show her the ropes at the beach.  This design was perfect to highlight some of my favorite pictures I took along with the adorable designs on the papers.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  My favorite week of the summer is almost upon us...SHARK WEEK!  I love Shark Week!  But not as much as my oldest daughter.  She is a shark expert.  And one of the things I've always admired about my daughter, she is FEARLESS!  When we were on vacation a few years back, she got the chance to hold a baby black tip reef shark.  That was one of the highlights of her life!  So when I saw Photo Play's "Shark Attack" paper, I knew I had the perfect pictures to accent this paper line.

Monday, July 10, 2017


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff using the theme "all creatures great and small..."  My daughter loves all animals.  She's held the more standard animals and also the stranger ones such as sharks, snakes, ducks.  And since she's been in High School, I get random texts of her holding all sorts of creatures living in the Biology classroom.  Her freshman year it was a snake.  Her sophomore year, it was Dottie the lizard.   She liked Dottie so much that she insisted that we needed one.  (I vetoed that despite the fact that Dottie is awfully cute).  So I decided that all creatures, even ones that are cold blooded, would be a great subject matter for this theme.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Doodlebug's "At the Zoo" collection.

Monday, July 3, 2017


 This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  My daughter loves baseball.  She's never played a day in her life, but she loves going to games.  Fortunately for her, her Uncle is a minor league pitching coach, so he keeps us in great seats.  Last summer, she was watching her Uncle's team at our local minor league ball park, and she and her Dad made it onto the jumbo screen.  Fortunately, she had enough juice left in her phone that she was able to snap a picture of her 10 seconds of fame.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Doodlebug's "Home Run" collection.  To reinforce the baseball theme, I used wood grain paper as the background to make it feel like a baseball bat.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  When I saw the circles on the design, I thought of bubbles.  Being the seasonal scrapbooker that I am,  circles or bubbles remind me of swimming.  I have a pool in my yard, but sadly, last year a leak made it unusable most of the summer.  However, one of the days we were able to use it, I snapped all sorts of pictures of my niece, nephew, and daughter playing in it.  (Although I think my nephew preferred watering my plants and playing with the pool toys rather than swimming).  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Bella Blvd's "Secrets of the Sea" collection.