Wednesday, June 20, 2018


The last couple of days I've been working on filling in my album from a family road trip to Mount Rushmore and area back in 2006.   This trip was a couple of years before I started scrapping so I hadn't scrapped all  my pictures yet.
I concentrated on my brother and daughter for these picture while we were all out hiking in some area in South Dakota.   It was so fun getting out in nature for the day.

I made this layout doing the June's Blend-A-Sketch Challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"
Besides blending two sketches you ned to use either star paper or star embellishments.  I had this paper already on my desk so I went with it and then added five different wood veneer stars for my embellishments.

Here is the challenge details   "SCRAP OUR STASH CHALLENGE BLOG"

June 2018
Blend a Sketch Challenge:

When posting your layout, please indicate what inspired you from both sketches to create your layout.

Take a look at this month's prize:
Make sure you upload your layout to the sidebar by
Entries are due: June 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Remember Fathers Day 2018

I've had a lot of groups of pictures lately that I can use to make double page layouts so the June 1st sketch at   "LET'S SCRAP"  was perfect for these that my son just sent to me of him out with his two kids on this Father's Day.    For a hot day in Fort Worth this Fathers Day it looks like they found a lot of cool water features to be around.

Here is the sketch and the link to the challenge at   "LET'S SCRAP"

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Nothing says Summer better than time in the pool so I am entering this layout at the challenge at

Challenge 117 - Summer

Challenge 117 - Summer

  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed media, "Off the page" creations
  2. Only new creations from 8th of June 2018 onwards
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Friday, June 15, 2018


Sometimes I just have to make a food layout and this was one of them.    I took a picture of the menu and then of our two plates together.  Arthur had 3 BBQ meat combo with fries and I went with the 4 ribs and 4 wings, but my plate came out with 6 wings.  I had more than enough to bring home and eat later too.   This was our 2nd time at Wobbly Boots, there are just so many "non" chain places to eat at the lake and we are loving trying a lot of them.

I used the June 8th sketch #328  at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  it was perfect to have two pictures and with the menu picture it was the one to have the food picture overlap on it.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  .

Then & Now

I don't scrap many pictures of just myself but I wanted to enter the challenge #54 at
"SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF" which was to use a present picture and a childhood picture of yourself.    But first I wanted to wait and find the right sketch to use with it.   Today the newest challenge came out at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  Sketch #155 was perfect for the pictures I had already picked out.

I wanted to use yellow patterned paper to go with the short set I had on in my Then picture, it was by far my favorite summer outfit for many years.  I wore that till it was all but thread bare.   But then I also wanted to incorporate some blue to go with the blue water from my now picture.  So I tore the edges of the yellow, hopefully to look like little waves on the lake and then backed it with blue patterned paper.   I added the bright blue scalloped card stock and some bling and a yellow flower for the touch of yellow again.    Plus this sketch had me using washi tape that I rarely used.

It was so fun to put these two challenges together and to look back at an old picture of me and document about it.

Here are the links and challenge info.



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy Father's Day Jason

I made this Father's Day card this morning for my son.   I decided to personalize it a little more with his name in mini alphas at the top.
I used the #1Dad cricut cut from the Celebrate With A Flourish cartridge.   I have used this cartridge for him before for birthday and Father's Day cards using the fish and pole cut and the set of golf clubs cut, both hobbies of his.  But this time I decided to go with this.   He is such a good Dad to his son and daughter and I'm so proud of him.

I will enter this card at the latest   "BITTEN BY THE BUG 2"   Challenge which is appropriately  a Fathers Day Challenge.


Welcome to a new week and a new Cricut Challenge!
This week Laurie is our host, and she has chosen Father's Day as our theme.
We'd love to see your creations linked up below.

Use a Cricut die cut or print and cut on your project.
You can use other SVG cuts, dies, stamps etc as well.
Can't wait to see your creation!  Have fun!

Happy Fathers Day Dad

This morning I was busy making my Fathers Day cards,  I needed to make 3.  I had to get them made and to the Post Office to mail.   Two go to the same state I'm in and could make it on time, the other one goes to my son in Texas so he will probably get his late.  Especially since I live and mail from a small town.

Anyway I did luckily remember to get pictures of the cards and this one I will enter in 2 different challenges.

#1  "STINKIN' INKERS CHALLENGE BLOG"  the newest challenge is  'The Guys Have It'
and my Dad sure does, he is the Best Dad I could ever imagine.   We just celebrated his 95th birthday last weekend with Margaritas to go with our dinner which was one of his requests.   :)
So this Fathers Day card is perfect for him.

#2  "FABULOUS CRICUT CHALLENGE BLOG"   This weeks challenge #328 is Father's Day.
Or course you have to use at least one cricut cut on your project.   I used this  #1 Dad cut from my all time favorite cartridge 'Celebrate With a Flourish'.   Plus the cut' #1 Dad describes my Dad to the tee.

Click on the above links to go to the challenges.