Monday, November 12, 2018


At my granddaughters day care they take different pictures of the kids doing things and then post them on the message board they send to parents with daily updates about meals and what they are doing etc etc.    Since I babysat for a week this last summer while Mom and Dad were on vacation my name got added to the contact list so I still get daily updates and I love saving some of the pictures that are taken.   Elle's favorite time at day care is when they go outside to play, she loves
climbing on everything and going down the big slide and then running to do it again.

I used Sketch #348 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  for this layout, it was perfect for the 3 pictures I had from this one day.

Happy Travelers

In the last month or so Elle has started carrying a baby doll around with her all the time, making sure that her Mom has swaddled her just right and then off they go.     She took her "baby" with her on their trip to DC and these pictures were taken at the airport before they boarded their plane to come home.    Elle was making sure her baby could see the plane they were going to get on.

I used the  Challenge #337 - Stars at    "USE YOUR STUFF"     I have 4 patterned paper stars and 2 wood veneer stars on my layout.

Challenge #337 - Stars

A new week, a new challenge! 
This week is all about STARS! 
Use a star or stars in some way on your project!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Christmas card

I made a couple of Christmas cards today and this is one of them.  I was inspired by the card sketch for November at   "STICK IT DOWN"

Here is the sketch and link to  "STICK IT DOWN"

Friday, November 9, 2018

Fall Beauty

We got one fall trip out on our boat this fall and it was just perfect timing for the leaves to be changing and it was absolutely breathtaking.

I used the November sketch at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  for this layout.   I just had to rotate it some to work with my pictures.

Here is the link to  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  and the sketch that I used.


Next this layout is perfect for the challenge at  "THROUGH THE PURPLE HAZE"

 Challenge #150  Everything Fall


I'm back today working on a few more layouts from our vacation to New England last month.   These pictures were taken at a little shopping village we stopped at in Mystic, CT.    We both found favorite stores,   anything Christmas for me and anything cats for Arthur.   Perfect !!!

I used the sketch #347 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  for this layout.   I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  It was fun adding different leaf embellishments.

Here is the sketch and link to   "SKETCHES IN THYME"

Thursday, November 8, 2018


My 21 month old Granddaughter has always had a special bond with her Great Grandfather.   This picture really shows it so well.   They usually see each other every Sunday but one week they were on vacation to DC so she didn't see them.    She really missed him and a few days after they got home she heard Papa's voice on the telephone and just ran to the door to go see him.   Took a bit coaxing and trying to reason with a 21 month old but she calmed down, so this last week they went a day early on Saturday and took her over for some special time together.   She ran right into the house to him and was excited and spent a lot of time being held and having their own little "conversations"

I used the prompt #420 at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for this layout -   This month is all about Techniques and this week it was Stitching.    I have faux stitching around both of my photo mats and then also on the four corners of the background paper.

Here is the link to    "LASTING MEMORIES"    and the information about  the challenge.

asting Memories #420 - Techniques - Stitching

Happy Sunday! Welcome back - we are so happy that you stopped by!

We have a fun new challenge for you today! Our theme for November is - Techniques - and today's challenge is:

LM #420 - Stitching - One of my favorite things to add to my layouts is stitching. Your challenge this week is to add some type of 'STITCHING'. This can be actual machine or hand stitching, stamped or stenciled stitching, faux stitching, etc.

Monday, November 5, 2018

October PL summary

Every month my last card for that months PL pages is a summary for the month, about what we did and always a way to keep a summary of how much scrapbooking I accomplished for the month.

I used the Sketch #113 at    "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"    for this      final card of the month.   Perfect for my month end journaling.

Here is the sketch and then my full final PL page for the month with the card in it.