Sunday, January 17, 2021

On my bike


My son-in-law is a huge biking enthusiast.    So when I saw this picture his Mom had sent him on his first bike I took a picture of the picture so I could make a layout of it for their continuing family albums.

I'll be entering this as  "SOUL-SCRAPPERS"  for challenge MBC#33

Welcome to the very last Mystery Bag challenge


the very last challenge for 2020!

Thanks for joining us throughout the year and making our little Soul community a

fun place to create!

What is a Mystery bag challenge?

mystery bag (plural mystery bags)

  1. bag whose contents are unknown. quotations ▼
  2. A surprise package randomly picked, a lucky dip.
  3. A non-specific mixed lot of a product at the supplier's choice.

In other words each month, the challenges will be different. You could get a quote, mixed media, technique, song, lift, color, vision board, product, poem etc....

The theme for December is to ...


Saturday, January 16, 2021

Best of 2020


The January Challenge at   "SCRAP-CHALLENGE-YOURSELF"  is to make a layout about your favorite memory of 2020.     Plus as always to include a picture of yourself on your layout.

Well for most of us 2020 probably wasn't the best year we have had because of COVID-19 and the shutdowns etc. etc.    That definitely effected me.  first let down was knowing my brother and I had to cancel a two-week Route 66 Road Trip we had planned out to the last detail, even including some of the places we had planned for either lunch or dinner.    My last big public outing was in January to a boat show in St. Louis where we bought a new boat.   We had high expectations for lots of time on the lake together with just us and friends and family, till Covid hit.   But the worse part was first the isolation of not being with my grandkids, my youngest is just over an hour away and I have always had lots of time with here, my son and two other grandkids had a summer trip planned to see everyone but that had to be cancelled too.    My husbands and my road trip to NY to see his Mom and a mini vacation for us in April was cancelled due to the fact she lived in the same county where the biggest NY outbreak was.     But then in August with only 10 days apart I lost first my mother-in-law and then my Dad, who has always been my hero.   But there was a saving grace with that.  I more or less moved to Columbia in late April to my brothers where he had moved our Dad to stay and be quarantined and safer and not alone.    He had been fighting cancer for almost 4 years but doing well and then had  a short bad time and that is why we broke family quarantine and I went to help look after him.   He rebounded well, but he loved having both of his kids together so I stayed there all but a few holiday long weekends when I would come back to the lake and get to enjoy time out on the lake in our new boat and just revive my spirit.    So that is why I chose these pictures to make my layout of the best of 2020 because the freedom out on the boat and on the water was the best the year had to offer.


Monday, January 4, 2021

Family Christmas Trees


The sketch challenge #216  at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  gave me an idea of a layout to make.     Of course I had a picture of our Christmas tree and then also a picture of my two kids trees so I decided to make this layout featuring them all using the sketch.

Here is the like to  "SKETCH N SCRAP"   where you will find 2 layout sketches over the month and two card sketches.   So join in the fun.    Below is the sketch I used to start the month.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Before and After


We added a new deck across the back of our house tying in two small ones.   It will all get stained like the original deck on the right this coming summer but have to wait a good 6 months before staining.

I knew all along I would want to scrap these two pictures to see the change in the look of the house.        I'm so glad I hadn't taken the time to scrap them yet because when I saw the challenge this morning at                  "LASTING MEMORIES"    I knew it was time to make the layout.

Here is the challenge.........................


LM #529 - Before & After

Hello, hello! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are joining us today! We do hope that each of you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and that you are ready to start the year off with some scrappy fun!

We have a fun new theme to start off the new year, courtesy of DT member Lauren. All of our challenges this month will be inspired by Wheel of Fortune categories and our first challenge is:

 LM #529 - "Before & After" - Create a layout using a before & after photo. Some ideas: a home renovation, a haircut, a weight loss journey, an age progression (such as infant and first-year photo or you in high school and now).    

Happy Birthday Avery


Our granddaughter Avery's birthday that lives in Orlando was the last week of December.   Even though because of Covid they couldn't have a big party for her they celebrated at home in style.

So much inspiration for my layout came from the Mood Board at  "SOUL-SCRAPPERS" from the bright fun colors, to balloons, cake, birthday girl, group picture and the number spot.   It all covered what I wanted to use on my layout and my choice of pictures to scrap from what they posted on Facebook.

Here is the Mood Board that inspired me.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

New Years Eve 2020


I made this layout today for the  "SCRAP OUR STASH"   first challenge for January.    I did the scrap lift of the layout Lori had made and then I used 4 different gold style alphas for my title.

We celebrated New Years Eve safely at home with a special meal and just had a nice quiet evening watching movies and later the ball drop in NYC together.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Building a Nativity



I used this set of pictures of my granddaughter putting together a nativity kit her other grandparents sent her.    She was very happy with the star that went on top of the manager scene because it also went well with her princess outfit she had put on this Saturday morning over her pajamas.

I'm entering this layout at "SOUL-SCRAPPERS"  for their Tic-Tac-Toe challenge TTT65.    I chose the middle row down   Red/White/Green color scheme,   Christmas Theme and Snowflakes.