Monday, January 23, 2017


Taking a group picture of these Greenberg cousins is far from easy.   They were so silly and if three was smiling the other the other two weren't, if one sitting still 3 weren't.  I think Bryce, the oldest, was the only one smiling and always ready for a picture.

I'm entering this layout in two challenges.      I started off by using the newest sketch, the January, week 4 sketch at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"     I just love sketches with these long flag/banner
part.    This sketch was no exception on being fun to use.

The 2nd challenge is the Patterned Paper challenge at  "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"
I love mixing patterned papers and with this sketch I got to mix 5 different papers and I used two
different manufactures.

Here is the sketch and then the links are above on each challenge name ready to click on.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dear Santa

I love it that Kai and Mylan are still write a letter to Santa each year to leave out with his milk and cookies.      I got to be the one to write back as Santa this year.

For this layout I used the sketch at   "STICK IT DOWN"   for this months single page layout.

Here is the sketch and click above to get all the details.

There is nothing like sharing.

I took a bunch of pictures of my Dad sharing his milkshake with his great grandson Silas but none turned out nearly as good as Silas' mom's pictures she took.   I love that she did one in Black & White and then really zoomed in on Silas face in the other.   So these are the two I decided to scrap.

I used the great sketch from Jan. 15th at  "STUCK SKETCHES?!"     I know I can come here each month to find sketches I want to use.    You still have 9 days to enter with a chance to win one of two great prizes or to become a guest designer in March.

Here is the sketch and link   "STUCK SKETCHES?!"


Two of my favorite people, my grand-daughter Mylan and my Dad.   She was ready to ham it up for the camera.   This was taken a couple of days before Christmas while we were all together.

I'm entering this in three different challenges.

First the sketch challenge at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  Sketch #121 was just what I needed for two pictures.     I decided to go with a mixture of patterns and colors for my paper to go with Mylan's leggings and the hat she was wearing, then added ribbon with purple and matted two of the papers with purple card stock to go with the background color of her leggings.

The 2nd challenge is   "LASTING MEMORIES"   The challenge prompt #327 is to use
Ribbon, Washi Tape or Paper Strips.    I chose to use two different pieces of ribbon,  the lacy ribbon with purple through the center down the left side of my layout and solid purple ribbon on my tag.

My 3rd challenge is at "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"  this is an easy challenge for me.
Challenge #120 is - Patterned Papers.   I rarely use a solid card stock as a background and I most always have a variety of patterned papers on my layout.   This layout includes 4 different patterns.
I love mixing patterns, colors and even manufactures and that is what I did here.

Here are the links and the sketch.




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ho ho ho 1994

I've decided to go back through some old pictures and catch up making some layouts from Christmas during the 90's.    I have all my Christmas layouts in chronological albums starting back in 1951, the year I was born.   So this is always fun for me when I find pictures I haven't scrapped yet.

My journaling tells the story behind this picture of my husband dressed up as Santa.   We planned it all out to try and surprise my niece and nephew who were  6 and 4 at the time.   It worked out great and I'm so glad I found this picture.   It's a fun memory.

I put this layout together with the  "USE YOUR STUFF"  challenge in mind.     Challenge #247 is
to use at least 3 6x6 papers.   I made my own background paper using 4 6x6 papers from the
Love Nicole - Seasons Greetings pad.   It has so many great papers.  Now that I pulled it out I need to use more of it.     I also used more of my "stuff"  the 3D Santa I've had a few years now, the journal box and the title are both from a swaps many years ago and the  two present buttons are at least 7 years old.     I love using up things I've saved.

Here is the link to the challenge.     Have fun with it, I know i did and the DT gives you lots of inspiration.    I'll be doing more challenges with this prompt in the future, its a great one.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Disney - Let's Sail

When I saw the new prompt today at "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   I  just love the use of the banners and decided it would work great with these Disney pictures I had of my family in Orlando.   They went on a Disney Cruise last month.         So I used the sketch for the pictures of the girls in their cabin and of Addisyn with one of her many ice cream cones during the cruise.

Then I printed a 5x7 family picture and and made a separate layout for that.      I've had all these Mickey die-cuts forever in my stash from past swaps.   So glad to get to use them.

Here is the sketch and the link to the challenge at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"

Give Thanks at Thanksgiving

Now that a busy December is over I'm catching up on scrapping a lot of old pictures.
Including these from Thanksgiving 2016.    Believe it or not these are all the pictures I took, and two of them were taken by my brother.   Bad scrapbooker for me this holiday.    I do have one more of my son-in-law carving the turkey so that was my only other Thanksgiving layout.

But this layout at "THE MEMORY NEST" was perfect to combine these Thanksgiving pictures of all of us at the table.    This was so much fun putting together and using a lot of PL type cards.   I have cards and embellishments here from two Simple Stories collections,  Pumpkin Spice and Hello Fall.
Then I also used small cards from Pebbles - Harvest Collection.     I loved putting everything together

I hope you will join me and the other Design Team members and share what you make with this great sketch at   "THE MEMORY NEST"