Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pregnant Santa

I just LOVE this picture of my  36 week pregnant daughter.   This was taken at her work Christmas party.   They thought she would do the Santa suit justice.....and she did.    So glad someone took the picture so I could have it to make a layout with.

I'm using week 2 sketch by Brenshevia at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  for this layout.    I tried to incorporate a lot of red in my papers to go with the Santa suit.

Here is the sketch at go to "LET'S GET SKETCHY" for all the details, still a couple of days to enter.

I also want to enter this at "ANOTHER FREAKIN SCRAPPY CHALLENGE"    I can't believe I haven't entered yet this month.   I love Christmas layouts and the theme for December is............
Christmas.    Well here you go, my pregnant Santa.

Check it out here at  "ANOTHER FREAKIN SRAPPY CHALLENGE"   Don't you just love the name.

Family pictures

We had a fantastic Christmas this year, the entire family was there.  My Dad is 93 and was blessed to have us all together, including his 21 month old great grandson from Australia that he hadn't seen before.   Plus my daughter is 36 weeks pregnant so he 'more or less' had all 3 and to be 4 great grandchildren together.   of course we took a lot of family group pictures.   Not as many or as formal as we first talked about but at least got them taken.   My niece has a great camera so hope a lot of hers come out better than the ones I took with my phone, it was not playing nice at all.   :(
But this picture is of myself, Dad and my brother.

I am entering this layout at  "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"   It is challenge #36 - Happy Holidays.
You have to create a holiday theme layout including yourself in the pictures.  Check out the details at "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"   You have until Jan. 4th to enter.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Playing in the Snow

My great nephew is in Missouri for the Christmas holidays from Sydney, Australia.   So this weekend he got to witness and play in his first snow.    He is 21 months old now and I have made a HUGE scrapbook for his parents for Christmas, it is already wrapped but I'm now just making more layouts to give to them to add to the album.

These pictures were perfect for the sketch revealed today at "LET'S GET SKETCHY"

Here is the sketch and the link to the challenge is above on the name.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Carving the Turkey

I hardly took any pictures during Thanksgiving this year, but did get a couple of Jason, my son-in-law carving the turkey.    So I used this picture with the Dec. 15 sketch at  "STUCK SKETCHES ?!"
I used some Simple Stories - Hello Fall papers and then added some embellishments from my stash, a dolly, a diecut turkey and a banner.

Here is the sketch and check out all the details at  "STUCK SKETCHES ?!"

Sweet Treats

I have a lot of my Sweet Treats made, but will still be adding to them later today and tomorrow.
But since I had taken pictures early this morning while i worked on a batch of peppermint bark
I decided to take a break and make a layout.

Sketch #119 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP" was perfect because I had 3 pictures.   Had to rotate
the ingredient picture I had taken, but still worked fine.    I used a variety of manufactures on
this layout,   Authentique, Fancy Pants and Echo Park.   I just love playing around with all
my variety of Christmas papers.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "SKETCH N SCRAP"

Brewery Tour

This is the last reveal for 2016 at   "LASTING MEMORIES"   You will have till the end of the month  to enter.    This challenge is an easy one.........Anything Goes,  the only caveat is that you have to be sure and use a phone from this year, 2016.

When making this layout I used the Dec. 1st sketch at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"   It was perfect for the group picture we had taken there at the beginning of our tour and then one ticket stub.

This was a fun day we had in St. Louis Thanksgiving weekend,  we just drove in that morning a 90 minute drive.   We had lunch and then went to Budweiser to take the tour.  Only my daughter, Leslie and I had ever been before.   So it was a first time experience for my Dad, Brother and Son-in-Law.

Here are the links for the challenges and also the sketch.



Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Hanukkah

I make a lot of Christmas cards but my husbands kids celebrate Hanukkah so I always make Hanukkah cards for their families and also my mother-in-law.    
I decided to make one more this morning after I saw the challenge at "CAS-UAL FRIDAYS"
and send it to my step daughter-in-laws parents as we know them well and have visited back and forth.

So whatever you are celebrating this season I wish you all Joy, Love and Peace.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

More Trees

I love Christmas trees and all the lights.   Here are 3 I have set up in our home.  I also have a skinny little Charlie Brown tree inside our entryway, basically just candy canes on it and no lights.   Then we have our big tree in the family room.    My craft room tree and kitchen tree are table top size.

I'm entering this layout in two different challenges.     The first one is  "THE MEMORY NEST"
I used their Make It Monday Sketch #78.   It was perfect for these 3 pictures.

Then the second challenge is  "PICTURE THIS"    The December challenge there is  'Shapes'
I have 3 square with my pictures and then the center green patterned paper is a trapezoid.

Here are the links and the sketch.....



Monday, December 12, 2016


I was up and having coffee at 5 a.m. today.    I'm not a morning person but couldn't sleep.   Maybe I should get up early everyday because this is the 2nd card I've made today.

We don't have snow yet here in Kansas City.  We did have one morning of just a dusting, but that has been it.    But it's not even officially winter so I know we will get some.    My son and grandkids live in Ft. Worth but lately they have been getting one snow every winter.   I think I'll send this card to the kids when that happens this year because i always get pictures of them out playing in their snow, whether its a 1/4" or more, they love it as they miss the Missouri winters to build snowmen.

I"m entering this card in the challenge at  "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"   Their challenge
#117 is snowmen.   You can make a layout or a card just so there are snowmen on them.
Obviously I chose to make a card.    I even staged it in front of my little display of snowmen on my
entryway table.

Check out the challenge here at  "THE PAPER GIRLS"

Let It Snow

The yahoo scrapping group I am has a weekly card challenge and the prompt for this week is winter and snow.    So I started looking through some of my favorite challenge blogs to see if anyone else had a challenge similar to this.        "USE YOUR STUFF"   Challenge #245 announced today is 'Let It Snow'     I had a stamped image that had just those words.   I found this beautiful textured paper in my winter stash of papers,  I just cut from the corner of the page to include the snowflakes and that became my background.  I matted the sentiment in silver card stock and made a snowflake with my cricut.   So it all went together well.     I'll set the card aside and if we get a big snow here in Missouri this winter I'll send the card to my Dad.

I am also entering my card at  "CRAFT YOUR PASSIONS CHALLENGES"    Their challenge is
always anything goes.   So I'm using this card for today challenge #342.

Maybe I should get up at 5 am more often because I seem to be getting a lot already accomplished today.

Check out the challenge  here at   "USE YOUR STUFF"

Check out the challenge here at  "CRAFT YOUR PASSIONS CHALLENGES"

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hello Santa

I love it when I get a picture of my grandkids with Santa.    Last weekend while they were in town having a long fun weekend at Great Wolf Lodge.   Before we left to have dinner Addisyn had a
chance to visit with Santa.     This Mr. & Mrs. Claus was so awesome, they looked so authentique and were so great with the kids and talked and talked and took so much special time with each child.

I used the December sketch at  "CREATIVE SCRAPPERS"   just like it said on their blog post. It was a perfect sketch to use a lot of scraps and that is just what  I did.  Even the shiny green background paper I think I have had for 6 years,  I found then years ago for 10 cents each and I think I bought a dozen pieces.

Here is the sketch and link to "CREATIVE SCRAPPERS"  

Saturday, December 10, 2016

All Wrapped Up

Christmas isn't here yet but I'm ready to make Christmas layouts.    I made this one for the reveal at
"LASTING MEMORIES"   The prompt this week is to use 4 pictures, no less, more.    These pictures of me wrapping some gifts this last week was perfect for this.    I love it when I have a challenge where I can use a group of pictures of a single occasion.   This challenge is perfect for that so I hope you all will join in the fun this week.

I am also going to use this for the  "USE YOUR STUFF"  challenge.   the challenge is Layers
you are to use at least 5 layers and at least two of them can't be paper.   So  I have background card stock, poinsettia patterned paper, a strip of green card stock on the top and bottom edges, stuck under the patt paper  and then stuck under the green is a strip of red card stock that has a scalloped edge cut.
So that is 4 layers and then I have my pictures matted in white card stock and inked with green edges, that is another layer.   Then I have misc. stickers around and also I put together two poinsetta flowers, with a leaf layer, then the flower and then  I used an star enamel dot for the center of the flower.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

CAS(E) Christmas cards

It was a short night for me last night so I've been up awhile and creating.     I made two Christmas cards this morning both using sketches for "CAS(E) this SKETCH"      The one with Santa Clause for for the previous challenge, that has closed already but I loved the sketch and last week was just not a scrappy week for me

The one with the Christmas tree is sketch #201 and it was perfect for this image.   Since I stuck with the solid white base to add a bit more color I inked the edges of both cards.

Here is the sketch for this weeks challenge.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hello Snow

A friend in the neighborhood took this picture of our lake last winter.   I just loved it so decided
to get out my new  Crate {a[ers cp;;storm Snow and Cocoa and use it with this picture.

I did my take on the sketch for December Week 1 at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"      It was perfect
for the single picture I had.   I decided to print the picture at 5x7 with border.

Take a look at the sketch and you have until December 30th to enter at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"

Family Together

Boy am I behind.   December 7th and this is the first challenge layout I've made.    Totally unlike me, I'm usually making layouts daily and a lot of them.   But last couple of months I have really been slower.   Hopefully the upcoming new year I'll get back in the mega scrapping groove.

This last weekend all the Greenberg kids and grandkids were in Kansas City, we had three days of doing fun things.   All ending with a brunch at our house on Sunday and an opportunity to take some great group pictures.    This one is of us with the 5 grandkids on Arthurs side.    There were more pictures taken out in our backyard under the arbor, but since i wasn't taking  the pictures this is the only one I have seen so far.

For this layout I used the Make It Monday Sketch #77 at   "THE MEMORY NEST"
Even though this picture was taken on Dec. 4th I used the Simple Stories - Hello Fall collection.

Here is the sketch.....

Monday, December 5, 2016

Decembers first PL page

I was late for my December reveal at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"   but I did get my
PL card and my whole page made today.       It is my first page for this December.   I have never
made a December Daily but was thinking about it last night when I couldn't sleep so I decided I 
would "kinda" do it PL style with some journaling each day about what we did for the day.
This page covers Dec. 1st and 2nd.

Here is the sketch for the PL card

Check out what the design team is doing the first week and then check out the new sketches each week during the month at   "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"