Sunday, June 24, 2018

Wonderful Fun

I love mixing patterned papers so when I saw the last June challenge today at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  I was ready to play along.

I used a couple years old collection  Life is Beautiful by Fancy Pants for everything on this layout other than the black card stock to mat my pictures.   The collection had some fun colors and patterns and also embellishments so everything worked out great for these pictures of my granddaughters down in Florida at a special kids lunch out.

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

LM #401 - Stash Busting - Paper Stash - use at least 5 patterned papers on your layout.  All challenges are due 6/30.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fathers Day PL card

When I first saw the new sketch at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"   I wasn't sure how I would use it because I don't necessarily do a weekly PL page but just running pages through out each month.   But I was ready to start my next page starting with two pictures from our Fathers Day at home so I decided to make this card to go in the pocket between the two food pictures of what we made special for the day.

Here is the sketch and the link to challenge #104 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"  and following that the full PL page I made to finish the week.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mount Rushmore

Still making layouts from our Mount Rushmore road trip back in 2006.   When I looked at the album earlier in the week I knew I had room to make lots more layouts.   So I used the July 15th sketch at
"LET'S SCRAP" for these awesome scenic pictures.  Plus the one of my brother taking his picture of Mount Rushmore.  LOL  
It's hard to put into words how break taking it is here but I was very pleased with how my pictures came out and the deep blue of the skies.
Here is the sketch and like to  "LET'S SCRAP"    You still have 10 days to enter using this sketch or
the one from June 1st.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Rushmore at Night

Not the best picture in the world but since I'm catching up on scrapping our trip to South Dakota and Mount Rushmore from 2006 I had to be sure and include this night time picture.   If you have never been there you have to be sure and visit both during the day and night.   It's just breathtaking.

I used the mid month June sketch challenge at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   it was perfect to showcase one single picture.


The last couple of days I've been working on filling in my album from a family road trip to Mount Rushmore and area back in 2006.   This trip was a couple of years before I started scrapping so I hadn't scrapped all  my pictures yet.
I concentrated on my brother and daughter for these picture while we were all out hiking in some area in South Dakota.   It was so fun getting out in nature for the day.

I made this layout doing the June's Blend-A-Sketch Challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"
Besides blending two sketches you ned to use either star paper or star embellishments.  I had this paper already on my desk so I went with it and then added five different wood veneer stars for my embellishments.

Here is the challenge details   "SCRAP OUR STASH CHALLENGE BLOG"

June 2018
Blend a Sketch Challenge:

When posting your layout, please indicate what inspired you from both sketches to create your layout.

Take a look at this month's prize:
Make sure you upload your layout to the sidebar by
Entries are due: June 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Remember Fathers Day 2018

I've had a lot of groups of pictures lately that I can use to make double page layouts so the June 1st sketch at   "LET'S SCRAP"  was perfect for these that my son just sent to me of him out with his two kids on this Father's Day.    For a hot day in Fort Worth this Fathers Day it looks like they found a lot of cool water features to be around.

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

Since I'm scrapping pictures of how my son spent his Fathers Day with his kids I am also going to enter this layout at  "PILE IT ON"    Challenge #143 Holidays and/or Layers.  I did do the bonus theme also of layers on this layout too.

Here is the link and info on this challenge at   "PILE IT ON"

Pile It On! Challenge #143 - Holidays and/or Layers

Our new challenge for you is Holiday. Feel free to be inspired by a fun, random holiday (not Birthday). Since it's the 3rd Sunday of the month, it's time for our monthly optionalbonus theme: Lots of Layers. You can choose one or both themes, and you may enter the challenge as many times you like, as long as you are inspired by at least one other Challenge theme.

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Nothing says Summer better than time in the pool so I am entering this layout at the challenge at

Challenge 117 - Summer

Challenge 117 - Summer

  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed media, "Off the page" creations
  2. Only new creations from 8th of June 2018 onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments
  4. You may enter a maximum of 4 entries for each Challenge
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  6. If your Challenge entries does not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified!
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