Monday, January 22, 2018

Sweet Dreams Baby Girl

With Elle a month away from being one year old, the times I just got to hold and cuddle and rock her were getting few and very far between.   She was just to active and inquisitive for Grandma to just hold her non-stop.    But I was babysitting while Mom and Dad went to a movie and we had been playing and reading and had a snack and done a little bit of everything.   She started to get a little fussy so I knew she was tired but it was close to time when Mom and Dad would be home and I didn't want to carry her upstairs to her crib because she was rebelling again naps at the time.
So I just held her tight in my arms and rocked her a bit just sitting on the couch and in five minutes she was out cold.   So I waited a bit and then just carried her back to my bed so I could hold her and let her sleep and just spend some special times just watching her.      A few minutes later Mom and Dad were back home and this is how her Mom found us and luckily she reached over and got my phone off the bed and took these pictures of us.   I just think they are precious.

When I saw the word play challenge #378 was "Dream" at  "LASTING MEMORIES"   I knew that I would be scrapping these pictures.   I've had this Sweet Dreams die-cut and the sheep that I used for journaling for many years from a swap and now I finally had the right pictures to scrap and got to use them.

Here is the link to the challenge at  "LASTING MEMORIES"   lots of good words for challenges every week this month.

LM #378 - Dream - use some form of the word "Dream" on your layout.

This can be in the title, journaling, or even on an embellishment - just use some form of the word "dream" (dreamer, daydream, dreaming, etc.) on your layout.

2017 Magic Tree

There was a new Magic Tree location this year in Columbia and this tree was bigger than any ever.
The old ones were still around the town but on Christmas Eve we braved the bitter cold and went out to see this one.   Bruce and I got out all bundled up and walked around to take pictures.   We parked where Dad and Arthur could stay in the car and still see the tree, they wanted nothing to do with bitter colds and winds.    This is a tradition no matter what I don't want to miss any year no matter the elements at the time.

For this year I used the January 15th sketch at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"  I had to rotate it to work with my vertical pictures.   I picked the background paper because of the snow on the ground and the fact that there was a light snow falling while we were there.   Plus on our way there we saw some deer in the trees by my brothers house, so this paper was perfect.

Here is the link to the challenge and the sketch at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sledding - Snow Fun

Elle needs a pink snowsuit instead of grey, she blends in with her Dad but pink or grey she had a great time on her first sledding excursion.   The hill in front of the house is perfect for the sled so it worked out great since it was so cold that day.  They could sled and have fun but not have to stay out for a long time, come right in and get warm.

I used the sketch a  "ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOG"  for this challenge and used striped paper on my layout just as was part of the challenge.

I am also entering this layout at   "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"     Here is the challenge.

14th January -Snowflakes

Happy New Year to you!

Today's challenge is a nice and easy one to ease into the new year.

Snowflakes; we want to see snowflakes on your layouts! Anyway, anyhow!

I have snowflakes in two of my papers and then I used 6 snowflake brads and different snowflake stickers several places on my layout and also included two in my title.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

My Valentine

Decided to make one more Valentine card today when I saw the sketch today at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"   It's sketch#114 and with the doily I thought it would be perfect for a Valentine card and I was right.

Here is the sketch and link to all this months sketches at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"

I am also entering this card at   "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGES"    Their challenge #107 is
Anything Goes.  Here are the requirements.
Challenge 107 - Anything Goes
  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed media, "Off the Page Creations
  2. Only new creations from 5th of January 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
  5. MUST BE A FOLLOWER!!!!!(to enter Challenges)
  6. If your Challenge entries does not meet the above requirements your entry will be disqualified

Christmas in NY

Elle spent her first Christmas with her Grandparents in NY and then we had our Missouri Christmas on the 29th.   I only got these few pictures off FB of the day, but wanted to make sure and get them scrapped for her album.  Every piece of paper she tore off her gifts she passed over to her Meme.
Just so cute.

I used sketch #144 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout and I love how it all came together.

Here is the sketch.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter Wonderland

You don't often think of winter layouts being made in colors of tans and white.   But the tone of the picture had the browns and whites in it so that is what I wanted to match.

I am entering this layout at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES" 

The challenge is Snowflakes -   make sure there are snow flakes on your layout.

I have snowflake paper and   three snowflake embellishments on my layout.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Continuing with January Project Life

I'm using sketch #93 at "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"  for one of my pictures in this weeks PL pages.

For ages my hubby has wanted a sous vide, he reads about something and he wants it.  LOL   But I resisted for well over a year.   But then I found out my son-in-law wanted one for Christmas so got one for him  (this way he can test it)   He loved it and made a brisket with it while we were all together.   So since we had holiday Gift Cards to use we bought one ourselves.    It might just be because its new, but we have used it 3 nights in a row, shrimp, steaks and chicken breasts, but so far we like it.    Will see if we continue to use it a lot.   I'm just hooked to our grill and smoker for most things and I don't think that will change.

Here is the sketch I used and then my full PL page.   Check out the challenge for yourself at
"SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"  There are two sketches to play with during each month.

I'm going to try and include more current events this year with my PL pages and not always have them so picture heavy.