Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sweet Lily

Feels so good to be scrapping again.  I played along with this sketch from Paper Secrets and had to use the letters from the word swim on my layout.
S- So Noted line by Carta Bella, Stickers by Heidi Swapp, SVG files
W - Wood Hearts by Studio Calico
I - ink from Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, Gathered Twigs
M - Metal Clips from my personal stash

This is Lily and she is the first dog that my son has ever had and it was love at first sight.  He is almost 23 years old and his fiance has had many dogs in her life so far.  Vanessa really wanted a dog and easy going Sean said okay.  This dog adores my son and follows him everywhere.  She is a cuddler which is exactly how I would describe Sean.  Sean loves the movie Up, having been an Eagle Scout and he gives life to Lily's thoughts by talking like the dog in Up.  The photo on the right is of her while he was waxing his car.  His words for Lily were, "Let's go for a ride, I will drive!!"
The SVG files that I used came from Juliana Michaels brand new Etsy store called 17 Turtles and it is amazing.  You just have to check it out.  She is fabulously talented and I am so excited to support her.

Family Joy

Here is my layout for the current Creative Scrappers sketch using files from The Cut Shoppe, owned by my friend Ashley Horton.  These files are so fun.  Be sure to check out the challenge and play along.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Alert the presses, I scrapped a layout.  It has been so long.  My husband was in his glory when we recently visited Gettysburg while on vacation in PA.  I made this using Creative Scrappers Sketch and for the Paper Issues Admit One  My ticket is tucked up under the title.  I used almost exclusively Fancy Pants products as they are sponsoring the Paper Issues challenge.  Hope you have a chance to play along with both of these challenges.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lazy Summer Days

Here is my DT card for the House of Cards August sketch challenge.  I hope you have a chance to play along, I am loving what everyone is doing with the sketch.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thanks a Bunch SRM Challenge

We had a wonderful weekend two weeks ago at a family reunion and I made this card to thank our host and hostess for such a fabulous time.  I was inspired by the color and sketch challenge, which I flipped on it's side.  I love playing with SRM Stickers.  So much fun.  You can play along with this month's challenge here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to another wonderful hop this time we have The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps. I had such a great time combining these wonderful product lines. You should have come here from Paulline Pollington's blog and next should be going to Rebecca Greco's blog. If you didn't come here that way, please go back to the beginning and start the hop at The Twinery Blog.

The Twinery - http://thetwinery.com/blog
Serendipity Stamps - http://serendipitystamps.com/blog
Miriam Napier - http://miriamsdelirium.blogspot.com/      
Katarina Damm-Blomberg - http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/
Pauline Pollington - http://pauline-littlemrsp.blogspot.fr  
Anita Mulcahey - http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/ You are here < - - - -
Rebecca Greco - http://hugsarefun.com/ You are going here next ** - - - - >

These beautiful colors and more at The Twinery Store. The Serendipity Stamp set I used is called Cupcake and Candle Stamp and Die Set and can be found at Serendipity Stamps.

The prize for the hop is a $48. value solid sampler pack.  You are going to want this fabulous prize.  Be sure to hop along to each blog and leave some love.  We love hearing from you.  Hugs,

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Twinery and Poppystamps Blog Hop

I had such fun with these wonderful dies from Poppystamps, Tulip Fanfare and Brevilla Houses and of course my wonderful twine from The Twinery. I love making fake grass with twine. You can see the colors I used below and shop at the Store here.

Today is my hop day and you should have come to my blog via Michelle Henderson's blog.  Next you will be going to Yvonne Dunlop's blog for the last stop of the day. If you didn't come here in that way, you can go back to The Twinery and start at the beginning.

July 25:
Poppystamps - http://poppystamps.typepad.com/
The Twinery - http://thetwinery.com/blog
Monika Wright - http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Tifany DeGough - http://www.inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
Ira Huberts - http://irascreacorner.blogspot.nl/search/label/Poppystamps                     
Christine Meyer - http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com/                                
Kimberly Coleman - http://bastelnindieberge.blogspot.com/search/label/Poppystamps
DoBea Alberts - http://www.plumpoppystudio.com/blog/
Mary McMillan - http://glittergrammy.blogspot.com/search/label/PoppyStamps  
Tobi Crawford - http://tobicrawford.blogspot.ca/
Michele Henderson - http://crimsonowlcreations.wordpress.com/category/poppystamps/
Anita Mulcahey - http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/

Here’s how you can enter to win the Sampler Pack of Solid Twines:
Leave a comment on each participating designer’s blog on the hop (and here on our blog, too!).
This is a 3-day hop, so be sure to comment each day.
Please be sure to leave your e-mail address along with your comments
so we can have a way to contact you if you win.
For additional chances to win:
- Follow our blog. You can enter your e-mail to subscribe under the “Follow By Email!”
heading in the blog sidebar.
- “Like” The Twinery on Facebook and leave a comment on our page letting us know
you came from the blog hop.
The deadline to leave comments for the giveaway is at 11:59pm EST on Friday, August 1st.
Check back on The Twinery Blog on Sunday, August 3rd to see if you've won!

Make sure you visit and comment on each blog and you will be entered to win both the Elsa Butterfly and Frozen Flakes dies.  You have until 12 am US EST July 30 to leave a comment. The winner will be posted on July 31 on the Poppystamps blog.