Monday, May 17, 2021

Pet Friends


My granddaughter loves seeing our cats when she comes to visit, we have 4.    But two totally run and hide and only the two Black cats Rose and Spot will come out and be semi close to her.   She has learned now not to chase them and not to be too loud and they will let her pet them, but the easiest time is when she goes and gets their treats and gives them a few, then they are her best friends.

I used the May 1st sketch #224 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP" for this layout and also the NSD-SCRAP challenge at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES".

"THE STUDIO CHALLENGE"    (I)NSD to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day yesterday we would like you to use items on your layout which start with each letter of the word SCRAP.   Here is what I did   S=Stripes    C=Cardstock   R=Red   A=Alphas    P=Photoplay collection Patterned Paper

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Virtual Birthday Party


My granddaughter turned 4 in January and we were still being safe from Covid and they had a virtual family party for her over portal.   I was online for it, her Meme & Pepe' in New York,  great Uncle Bruce who lived in the same town as here but still attended virtual, her Uncle Jason and cousins Kai & Mylan in Texas all joined in.    She loved it and if someone disappeared from their screen for a moment she noticed and wanted to know where they were.    We got to see her open all the gifts we had all sent to her and then also see her blow out the candles on her cake.   I even got to see her dress up immediately in her Elsa costume I had gotten for her.   Hard not to be there in person but we still had fun.

I am entering this layout at "LASTING MEMORIES"  for their 2nd color challenge for May.   I think I used all the colors in my Happy  Birthday patterned paper and again in my polka dot paper.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mustang Fun


I interrupted the challenge at "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF" with after not going into any big public functions since late February 2020 my brother and I finally got out on a road trip in his Mustang.   Not the 10 day Route 66 trip we had planned for April 2020 but we got out and about.   We both wore our masks when out of the car on two different Mustang Club back country roads rides but I took mine off for one picture by the car at a mid point group potty break.    It was nice to be out with a group again and enjoy things we missed all last year.

This month we would like you to "put your best face forward!" You can interpret the theme in many ways, for example, you can create a layout with a photo of you wearing a quarantine mask, showing off your mask fashion collection, show us your best side, show us what you like most about YOU, etc.

**Please remember to include a photo with YOU on your layout.**  

**Also, if you don't have a blog, you can upload your layouts using Pinterest, Instagram,, Flickr, Facebook, etc, using the link tool below. OR you can or you can visit our Facebook page and enter by uploading a photo of your layout by commenting on the challenge photo.  
Either way will work!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Beautiful Spring

 Just this weekend I used stencils for the first time.   I just used full ink pads across areas of the stencil.  Next I'll have to invest in some daubers and some texture paste and try different techniques.  I enjoyed doing this more than I thought I would.

I pulled the ink colors form the "LASTING MEMORIES"  Challenge #546 - the first Color Inspiration challenge for the month of May.

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Amazing Burr Oak


This mighty Burr Oak tree is well known around Missouri, sitting alone out in the bottom land close to McBain, Mo.   It has outlasted vandalism, many floods, lightning strikes and even a fire inside it last year.

My granddaughter was quite impressed with the size and this picture really shows the massive size of this
wonderful and beautiful tree.

I was inspired by the challenge #545 - World Penguin Day at   "LASTING MEMORIES".

 LM #545 - World Penguin Day - Today is World Penguin Day - it is around this time that the penguins start their northward migration, so in honor of the penguins - 

Create a mostly black and white layout with just a splash of color - OR - use a black and white photo (or photos)

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Spring Memories


We took a walk around Shelter Gardens to see all the spring flowers this last weekend before our expected snow and freeze a day ago.

I went with the latest challenge prompt at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for this layout.

LM #544 - Flowers and Tags

 Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories - we are so happy that you are joining us today!

All of our challenges this month has something to do with April and things that happen during the month. Are you ready for this week's challenge? Here it is:

LM #544 - Spring is in the air! Include flowers (this can be an embellishment, floral paper, or in the photos) and at least one tag on your layout.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Happy Easter


This is my last Easter layout for this year.   My two grandkids in Texas.   I made another layout of them from this Easter yesterday and that will go in their ongoing albums for them to take home but this one will go into my chronological holiday album.

I'll be entering this at  "USE YOUR STUFF"  for their challenge #420  EASTER/SPRING.

Here is the new challenge for your enjoyment!  Our theme is Spring/Easter  (now I know Easter is done, but if you still feel like making some projects that have that feel to them, go right ahead!)