Sunday, June 21, 2020


This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  When I saw that the layout called for the use of six different patterned squares, I decided I wanted to use a paper line that was subtle, but also contained fun prints.  Lucky for me when I was surfing around on A Cherry on Top site, I came across this gorgeous patterned paper set from Simple Stories entitled, "Coastal Collection" and thought it would be the perfect line to use for this sketch.  I selected a few of my favorite beach pictures from a trip my daughter and I took to Costa Rica last year, and this project came together in no time.

Monday, June 1, 2020


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff that is a cross over challenge with Double Trouble Challenge Blog.  At UYS, we were asked to create a masculine themed page in honor of Father's Day in June.  For Double Trouble, not only were we to create a Father's Day project, but also a project that included circles.  For my take on both challenges, I decided to feature a picture of my oldest daughter with her Dad at his favorite place on Earth; the Horseshoe at The Ohio State University watching his beloved Buckeye's.  Last season, the Buckeye's played my alma mater and our oldest daughter's current school Miami University.  So they took a pilgrimage to Columbus, Ohio to watch their school's in action.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of football themed papers from Doodlebug Design and a variety of Ohio State/Scarlet and Grey papers and stickers that I have accumulated over the years. 


This is my latest project for Sketchy Board Challenge using the following sketch.  We were asked to create a project with a vintage vibe, and I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to feature.  My husband and I love Gettysburg National Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; the site of the deadliest American Civil War battle in 1863 and the largest battle ever fought in the western hemisphere.  On our first visit to the park in 2008, we took a picture of our youngest daughter sitting on a cannon.  Ten years later, we took  another picture of my daughter posing on the same cannon.  To give the pictures a vintage vibe, I used a black and white filter.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of vintage looking Americana themed papers from Authentique's "Liberty" collection.