Wednesday, November 21, 2018


This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  This time around I was inspired by my daughter's senior pictures photo shoot.  We recently received the disk with all the shots taken at her photo session on them, and I am in love with all of them.  I've been playing around with colors and picture sizes.  You name it, I've tried it with these pictures.  These are two of my favorites that I converted to black and white and printed in 4x4 size.  Because I wanted the pictures to be the focus, I wanted a more subdued pattern paper.  Kaisercraft's "Peachy" line I thought did a perfect job acting as the background for these shots.

Monday, November 19, 2018


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff using the following mood board.  Our design team linked up this week with the challenge blog Double Trouble as well.  Double Trouble is a fun blog that offers you two ways to create a project.  Their challenge for this week was to either create a sweet treat related project or use glitter.  I opted for the sweet treat option.  My family has a tradition each Christmas to build a gingerbread house.  My youngest daughter takes this tradition especially seriously. The colors of her final house reminded me of the pictures on the mood board and even though she never eats her gingerbread house, it certainly is filled with all sorts of sweets.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Doodlebug Design's "Sugar Plums" and "Here Comes Santa Claus" line.

Friday, November 16, 2018


This is my submission for Creative Inspiration's November Mini Fall Crop.  My theme was to create a project using a fall color scheme.  I decided to use some of my all time favorite fall pictures; my girls touring Niagara Falls.  Our family went at the end of October, and not only were the leaves at their peak color, but also they were accented by the incredible blue of the Falls.  This place was absolutely magical!  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Carta Bella's "Fall Break" collection along with a previous CI sketch from July 2018.

Thursday, November 15, 2018


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following layout.  This was an interesting sketch.  As I was laying out the papers for this project, I was fully expecting to feature my daughter's senior pictures.  That's not what ended up happening.  As this page evolved, it started to develop a farmhouse vibe.  One of my bucket list places to go was Waco, Texas to see Chip and Joanna Gaines's "Magnolia Market at the Silos."  I was able to check this off my list last month.  It was everything I thought it would be.  From shiplap to subway tile, every display, every shop, every step I took throughout the complex was vintage Joanna.  When I placed the black and white pictures of Magnolia Market on the paper, I knew this project had come together.  Featured throughout this project are papers from Pebbles "Simple Life" collection.

Sunday, November 11, 2018


This is my latest project for Creative Inspiration using the following sketch.  This is one of my favorite pictures taken of my daughter during her Senior pictures photo shoot.  We were taking a stroll through a recently renovated neighborhood, and the photographer caught this beauty.  Because the sketch called for one larger picture, I thought this one would be perfect for the sketch.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Kaisercraft's "Peachy" line.

Monday, November 5, 2018


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff.  Our challenge this week was to create a project using the theme "Give Thanks."  I decided to go literal for this one, and dipped into my picture archives.  These are pics of my girls ten years ago on Thanksgiving Day.  They were so excited that our house was the site for Thanksgiving dinner and had a blast setting up all the food.  Now I can't get them to set the table...How times change.  To pull this project together, I used a sketch from my former design team "2 Broke Girls" (seen below) and a variety of papers from Authentique's "Pleasant" collection.

Sunday, November 4, 2018


This is my latest sketch for Creative Inspiration using the following sketch.  I thought my youngest daughter and her friends would not be trick or treating this year.  She was adamant that she was done dressing up for Halloween.  Then she and her friends were invited to a Halloween party and they excitedly planned their costume "theme;" one would be a white angel, another one a black angel, and the final one a red devil.  Sadly, the weather did not cooperate on Halloween night, and the party was cancelled.  So the girls decided to dress up anyway and pass out candy.  I must admit my heart was happy that I got one more year of pictures of my girl and her friends even if they were soaked by the end of the evening.  Because these may be the last Halloween pictures I ever take of my youngest, I decided to dip in to my favorite Doodlebug Design Halloween papers to highlight her pictures.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  My family loves The Ohio State Buckeyes.  And when I say love, I mean they are absolutely CRAZY about the Bucks.  My husband is an alumni, and since my girls could talk, they've been OSU fans.  For this project, I decided to use some of my favorite Ohio State pics since we are in the height of Buckeye holy season; that would be football season.  My kids and husband are glued to the TV every Saturday.  And all of them are counting down for the big meet up with *ichigan.  (Because an OSU fan would NEVER say that word out loud on purpose!)  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from "Custom Scrapbook Stuff" that I found at a scrapbook store in Columbus, OH; Buckeye stomping grounds.


This is my latest project for Sketchy Board Challenge using the following sketch.  Yesterday was Halloween, and my youngest didn't want to Trick or Treat this year.  I sadly thought to myself, "Everything has to come to an end..." Thank heavens for Snapchat!  My daughter and I were driving to school when she said, "Hey Mom, look."  She showed me this pic.  I said, "YOU MUST SEND ME THAT PICTURE!"  I was completely inspired by her Harry Potter looking glasses and pumpkin background and decided it would be the perfect Halloween page even if she wasn't going trick or treating this year.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Pebbles "Midnight Haunting" collection.