Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Family

I really enjoyed making this layout.   I have a lot of pictures of Elle the first 9 days that I was in town with her after she was born.   But I was waiting to get pictures of her with her grandparents from NY.
This is their very first grandchild.   They arrived Wed. Feb. 8th and then go back home tomorrow, the 15th,  so the have had a great week getting to know this little one.

I'm entering this layout in three different challenges.  Below are the links for each of the challenges.




LASTING MEMORIES Challenge #331 is 'Celebration of Love'  -  this layout is to show the joy and love of precious time with your first grandchild.    To me perfect for this theme.

ALLSORTS CHALLENGES  for week 402 is 'Hearts and Flowers'   I cut and matted two hearts to use as my journaling blocks and then I embellished both pages of the layout with different flowers.

PAPER ISSUES  The Working Title challenge has several prompts to choose from.  I chose the one to use the word Love in our title.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Valentines Day full of love and happiness.  

Monday, February 13, 2017

HI I'm New Here

Hello everyone, this is my new granddaughter Elle.  This was one of the one week old pictures we took.   Mom and Dad are going to take a picture every week laying on this area rug in her nursery and with these 2 stuffed animals next to her, to help show her growth.   But for this layout I just concentrated with  Elle as my center and nothing else.      I just love this onsie they had her in.
I think one of these pictures is going to be what they use for the baby announcement they send out to friends.

This latest sketch at  "THE MEMORY NEST"  was perfect for baby pictures.   As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I would be using pinks and a picture of Elle.

I hope to see a lot of you joining in the fun for this challenge at   "THE MEMORY NEST."

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love card

Everyone is getting late Valentine cards from me this year.   All week I was thinking Valentines Day was on Thursday and wouldn't have to mail anything till the first of the week.   WRONG.  But at least I have two more challenges to enter now.    That is always fun to do.

Oh well I think I now have everything made.   This last one I used the sketch   #389 at
"TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES"   I love the simplicity of it.  I've had this plain white tag for awhile, it only had the cut interlocking hearts cut out of it.   I inked the edges in pink and added a piece of scrap ribbon across it to go with the sketch, stamped love on it in a dark pink and then added a dark bing star button at the top.  Easy peasy.

Here is the sketch and the link to the challenge.  "TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES"

I am also going to enter my card in the "JUST US GIRLS" Challenge #380  Trend Week is "Hearts" I have my double entwined hearts and hears on my ribbon and even a little heart stamped on my love sentiment.      Perfect theme for finishing off my Valentine cards.

Here is the link to this challenge at '' JUST US GIRLS"

Hugs and Kisses

There is a sketch challenge # 308 this week at  "TRY STAMPIN' - OR NOT - TUESDAY"
The theme last week was Hugs and Kisses and it carries through to this week along with the sketch to use.    I had this awesome 12x12 sheet of hugs and kisses paper that I cut into to use on my card.
I also had scrap pieces of the xoxoxoxo paper, so everything worked out well together.   I wasn't sure of using black on a Valentine card, but since there was black in both of my patterned papers I decided to go with it and add more.  I used a black edge card base and then my big pop of black to tie it all tother was the one solid rectangle.   I inked the edges of my stamped love card in black and I felt everything was then tied together.     Here is the sketch and check out the details and also what
the design team did at    "TRY STAMPIN' - OR NOT - TUESDAY"

Friday, February 10, 2017

Puppy Love

Leslie and Jason had been talking about wanting to get pictures of Elle with each of their 3 dogs.
They were in the kitchen and I was holding Elle while she napped in the family room and I realized Otis, had curled up right next to us.     So I called the kids over, camera in hand, to get some pictures.
They picked up Elle and moved her around with Otis.   In front of him, next to him, laying on his back.   Elle slept right through it all.   Otis was a dream and they got some pretty cute pictures.

When I saw the sketch #122 using 3 pictures at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"   I knew I could pick out
three good pictures with Elle and Otis to use in the layout.     I had just bought this single piece of dog paper at a Scrapbook Store in my hometown that same week that was having a clearance sale on everything.   Only one piece left or I would have gotten more.   I even got the Thickers I used on  the layout at that sale too.     I trimmed down the patterned paper and then double matted it in black and white, to go with the coloring of Otis and I had my layout.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "SKETCH N SCRAP"   they will have 4 different challenges this month.

Love in Bloom

Here is a Valentine card I made and going to enter in three different challenges.

The first challenge is with "USE YOUR STUFF"
Their challenge #250 is Love is in the Air.     My Love in in Bloom card is perfect for this
Here is the link for  Challenge #250 at   "USE YOUR STUFF"

Second challenge is at  "JUST-ADD-INK"
The new challenge is - Just Choose Two -Hearts, Flowers or Butterflies.   My heart is made of
Flowers so that is why I'm entering my card here.
Here is the link for challenge #346  as   "JUST-ADD-INK"

My third entry is at "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"    Challenge #121 is 'With Heart'
My interpretation was in using this big flowery diecut heart as the focal point on my
Valentine card.
Here is the link for Challenge #121 at  "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love You More

I'm always saying Love You More to my sweetie.   So when I saw this on some paper, I knew I had to cut out a square of it, mat it and use it on this years Valentine Card.

Embossed hearts and a flower and I have completed my card.

I will enter  this card at the new challenge at  "4 CRAFTY CHICKS"  Challenge #377 is LOVE.
Perfect for my card.

Check out all the details here at   "4 CRAFTY CHICKS"

I'm also entering my Valentine card at  "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGES"
Challenge #37 is   Friends, Love, Wedding, Valentine.  

Check out all the details here at  "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGES"