Wednesday, October 21, 2020



This was a fun sketch to work with from "SCRAP OUR STASH".   This is my 2nd time using it since it came out in the challenge on the 15th of the month.   First time I didn't use papers or alphas to go with the challenge.  So now I have all the elements covered.    I used two different  Fall leaf paper and then I have mixed alphas with my title.   Large chipboard alphas for Fall and tiny mini stickers for Clean up.   Plus for a little extra I decided to add some twine to may layout with a single simple wood veneer leaf for a simple embellishment.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "SCRAP OUR STASH" .

Monday, October 19, 2020

Pumpkin Season


This is my granddaughter Elle on the left with the black dress and two of her friends that went out to
a local greenhouse to pick out a pumpkin each to bring home.   Looks like they covered all the varieties with a white, orange and yellow pumpkin.

I'm entering this in two different challenges.   "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"  and   "USE YOUR STUFF BLOG".

THE STUDIO CHALLENGE - has a color palette challenge.

"USE YOUR STUFF BLOG"  challenge #408 is Autumn/Fall and pumpkins always say Fall to me.

#408 Autumn/Fall

I know you have been waiting for it!  Here's this weeks AUTUMN/FALL challenge!

I am sure many of you have been working on autumn challenge for awhile now so be sure to add us to your list!  You can make your project about any autumn/fall theme, holiday, or maybe just the colors....take it where your imagination leads...

1890 wedding


While going through old pictures a couple of weeks ago I found this wedding day picture of my maternal great grandparents.  I loved making this layout and writing up some of the history of my great-grandparents.    I went very simple with the design for a 1890 wedding.

I'm entering this layout at  challenge #209 at   "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"

Challenge #209 - Wedding/Anniversary

Hello everyone, it's Alex here bringing you Challenge 209 which is about Weddings.  
My hubby and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in just two days time and my wedding scrapbook is awfully bare, so starting last month I've been scrapbooking almost entirely that!

If you have no weddings to scrap or create cards for, how about an anniversary or graduation?  Whatever the occasion, CONGRATULATIONS! 🎉🎉🎉

Sunday, October 18, 2020



My granddaughter didn't want to wear her orange Halloween Tutu only once on Halloween Day so she got it out and put in with her fall outfit she was wearing to pre-school that day.   Looks pretty good all together.

I'm using this layout for the "Hello October" challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH CHALLENGE BLOG"
I was inspired by the colors, the plaid in one picture and the leaves on the trees in another picture.

Whats for Dinner


When I saw the sketch for challenge #211 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  I knew I had the perfect pictures to use with the sketch.   The weekend before the sketch came out I had been craving Mexican food.   With the coronavirus we have only eaten out about 4 times since March and this Mexican restaurant was now the 2nd time we had gone out to it during all of this.   They do social distancing and I also knew they had a separate table by itself in a front corner so by going at an odd hour, we went at 3:00, I knew it would most likely would be available.   So off we went and had a nice dinner out as safely as you can during these times.   I had to start with a huge margarita (which ended with me having a long nap when we got home) then we had the chorizo/bean/cheese appetizer and I got the special chicken burrito for my entree.   It was just what I had been wanting.

Here is the sketch and the link to all the great challenges in October at  "SKETCH N SCRAP".

Hunters Moon


Challenge #519 at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for me because I happened to wake up early to see this sight of the Hunter moon setting out over the lake.   It was so light from the moon shining through the deck door of our master bedroom I knew I had to get up and try and capture a good picture.   I'm so happy that I did because I love the shot I got and now it works perfect for this challenge.

LM #519 - Hello Fall - Full Moon

 Hello everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are joining us today. Are you ready for a new challenge? Here we go.

Our theme for October is -  Hello Fall - and our challenges this month will feature a variety of events and things you can find in October during Fall in the USA, and this week's challenge is:

LM #519 - Full Moon
October 13th is the night of the Hunter's Moon. Create a layout with a moon on it this week. Your moon can be in your photos or in your paper or embellishments.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Another Halloween Card


First thing I did this morning in my craft room was go to "SKETCH N SCRAP"  and see what this Saturday's card sketch was.     I needed more Halloween cards and went right to work using the sketch.

I used a muted orange inking on my white card  and then added black on top and inked the card edges in black.   I added the orange plaid patterned paper and then cut down a PL style card that had my Happy Halloween sentiment on it.   Next I added my yellow moon circle behind the card and then on top of the moon I added a bat sticker and my card was complete.

Here is the sketch I used and the link to "SKETCH N SCRAP".