Sunday, September 23, 2012

Jason's b'day and Sushi for all

Jason had a great 35th b'day and even a great Sushi chef to make some awesome Sushi for everyone

and that was just some of the fantastic food we all gorged on all night long.

A fantastic night, fantastic party, fantastic food and best son ever.   :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Boys Rule Sketch - Selling cookies

This is the latest sketch in September at Boys Rule blog.    So simple but yet really

gets to showcase a great choice of papers in my mind.   I used Pink Paislee = Prarie Hill collection.

This is a picture from two weeks ago when I stopped by to see the kids and Kai was showing me

the brochure for his cookie sales at school.   And yes I bought 3 tins of cookies from him.

What can I say he is a good salesman.    :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Boys Rule Aug. 31 sketch

Last week I went with Jason and Susan to English Landing Park and Kai played

forever on the monkey bars until he mastered it.

I used the Boys Rule August 31 sketch for this layout and loved it.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

One more drink

I'm getting my scrapping mojo back.   This is my 3rd layout for Mel's 30 in 30 challenge for the month of September.   I shouldn't have any problem getting at least 30 layouts made in September.

I have so many pictures the problem now is just deciding what paper to use as I seem to have way way to much to chose from.

This is Leslie getting one last drink before we leave Cabo for Jason and Susans wedding.

I used the latest Creative Scrappers #224 sketch and it had to have a long long title, so tis worked great.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

September 30 in 30 challenge

Check this out.  A great challenge in September to make 30 layouts in 30 days.

No daily requirement, just 30 in 30 and there is a great prize and some prompts during the month to keep you creative juices flowing.

I'll be joining, will you?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Boys Rule Julie Bonner sketch challenge

This is probably the only picture I have of Jason's paternal grandparents together with his Dad for a group family picture.   I'm glad I finally scrapped it.

I love this sketch by Julie Bonner and its for the challenge running till end of July at the Boys Rule blog.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Family Weekend - BG sketch

We spent the weekend in St. Louis at Davids house and Arthurs daughter Barbara's family also flew in.

This was the first time all the Greenberg cousins have been together since the latest 2 arrivals.

So here is a layout made with pictures of all the cousins together.

I used the latest Basic Grey Sketch and all my papers were from the BG - Out of Print collection.

I loved all the colors in it.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Boys Rule sketch challenge

I used the June 8th sketch over at Boys Rule to make this layout of Kai.   I hadn't seen the picture before but Susan sent it to me and I just love it.    I "think" this was taken in April in CA when they

went out for a friends b'day party and it was a white party and everyone wore white.   Kai, as always looked so cute .     I used all Pink Paislee papers from Indigoe Bleu with the exception of the banner and that was left from the cuts outs of a die cut circle I had made from a piece of Bo Bunny  ETC collection.  I used a lot of it yesterday and just saved these pieces knowing they would work on a border sometime.   I like how it stands out from the rest of the coordinating papers.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jason & Susan wedding

My son and daughter in law had a destination wedding in Cabo Dec 5,  2008 and I've scrapped so many of those pictures already.   But her parents also wanted them to have a church wedding, so their "1st" wedding was in their church on Nov 1st.   There weren't a lot of pictures there as the guy who was taking pictures something happened to his camera, but I did manage to get these pictures from my seat.

So wanted to add these layouts to their album.   "finally"

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


In the scrapbooking group I'm in SnC "Scrappin n Chattin" we are having a photo a day challenge for the month of May and the prompt for todays picture was a sunset or sunrise.    So I got up at the ungodly hour of 5:30 am and was out walking in the yard to take this sunrise picture.    I loved it so much I wanted to make a layout of it.   I used the May challenge sketch from   It was the perfect sketch for this because I just wanted to highlight the picture and not take away from it with the background paper or embellishments.  So found this piece of solid color paper, put a small mat around the pic in another solid for and then got out my cricut and just used white paper to cut the swirls from the "Lovely Floral" cartridge

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Boy's Rule May 11th sketch

This sketch worked out just great for some of the fun photos I got this week of Bruce (my brother)  we were both joking around with our i-phones and started taking pictures of each other at the same time.

If nothing else we have fun together, never a dull moment.

Memphis trip layouts

These are just a few of the pictures I took at Mud Island.   I used the May sketch at Authentique bloodspot and used the Authentique Journey collection.     I'm really loving their papers.  I thought the background paper went well with the pictures, with the twists and different colors, just like the twists and depths that are cut into the walks at Mud Island.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Boys Rule Challenge

Here is my layout I made for the newest Boy's Rule Scrapbook kit challenge.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

gray and 2 color challenge

We are having a weekend online crop today with some of the SnC members.   One of the challenges was to make a layout with the color gray and only 2 other colors.    Plus use the word SPECIAL in your title.

I chose pics of Kai from Christmas 2008 and used gray ornament paper and my 2 colors were green and red.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Authentique Sketch Challenge

I loved this sketch and different from anything I have made before.

Its very hard to tell in this picture, but every other circle I set up with pop dots and also the

matted picture is set up on pop dots for some dimension to the layout.

I used papers from the Authentique Splendid collection:

The background paper is Magnificence

The circles are one side of the Brilliance paper and the matting is the other side of

the Brilliance paper.   Same is the banner with the title.

I used Thickers for the Title and then a pale yellow ribbon from my stash to

tie the 3 flowers from my stash to the circles.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Let's Sketch latest challenge

We just got back yesterday from our trip to Orlando and got to see our granddaughter Avery for the first time.    So this sketch was perfect to use some of pictures I took.

Friday, April 6, 2012

I found a new challenge site

Just 2 weeks ago I joined a new scrapbooking challenge site and I love it.   They have weekly challenges with double page layouts.   It seems I can never find a double page layout I like, but I have entered the last 2 and love them both so now look forward to seeing what they will have each week.

The latest challenge started 4-4-12 and since that is my b'day I decided I had to make a layout of pictures from my b'day that day.   So here is the layout.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fun at the Lake

Went for a walk last night around the lake with Jason, Susan, Kai and Mylan.   Forgot my camera but I did get a few pics on my phone.    I used the March sketch from My Creative Sketches.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Everyone is golfing

Jason bought Kai his first set of golf clubs last week.   About the same age that Jason got his first set.

So with everyone in town for the weekend we had 4 generations going to the driving range.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Double layout today

When the kids were in Florida for Thanksgiving, they did a lot of different things including going on a Zip Line in Melbourne, FL.

The top layout is for the Sketches in Thyme sketch #72 in March and since I had more pictures I made the 2nd layout to go with it using some of the same papers.

Everything is from My Minds Eye - Lime Twist collection.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


It's been a busy day !!!!    I went shopping for some scrappy stuff, only bought one piece of  12x12 stickers of Authentique genuine.   Had a 30% coupon of Authentique.

Then went to Lowe's and bought a new light fixture for the bathroom downstairs.   The one they had there was ugly to say the least.   Plus we are going to repaint the room, so this was the time to do it.

We have had a week full of rain.    2 weeks ago we got some new landscaping and an irrigation system put in.   We decided we were to old to move hoses all around the yard to water it this summer.

But since then we have had close to 3" of rain.  

But today, it actually got sunny so I went out trimmed some more bushes and then got more grass seed, in the low spots and places the landscapers had filled in were so wet I thought seed was washing away, so a spread new seed all over those places and then a little more overseed over the entire yard.

So I'm beat now.   It's getting really black outside, so the rains will start again.   Suppose to rain tomorrow also and then finally clear for the weekend.    Hope all my seeding takes root and then before long it will be major mowing time.

Todays layout

I used the #3 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.    Everything else I had found sketch wise new for the month I think I had already used.    I actually found the picture just trying to find something to fill into a space for this time frame in Jason's album.

Friday, March 16, 2012

And here is the layout

Cabo was so Beautiful

I spent 2 days rearranging all my scrapbook albums.  Of course I have a separate album for Jason and Susan's wedding in Cabo, but decided to make a separate album of all the other pictures from the great vacation part of the trip.   I already had some made but not in an album by themselves but here is the latest one I just made yesterday.

I used Cosmo Cricket papers from the Salt Air collection,  I had used these on another layout a couple of weeks ago and didn't like the outcome at all, but they really worked much better on this layout.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Authentique March layout sketch

This was a great sketch to work on and I used papers from my Authentique Blissful collection.

I absolutely love these colors in this collection and the quality of the paper is unsurpassed.

Monday, March 5, 2012

another layout from Jason's 21st birthday

I used Rochelle Spears sketch for March

Leslie's 18th birthday

A scrapping day

I matched up a bunch of sketches and pictures last night with the idea of making lots of layouts today but so far have just managed this one.    But I'm now ready to make another one.

This is a sketch by Rochelle Spears on the paper secrets blog.    I love the sketch and its the first time I've torn the edges of coordination card stock and I really like the look of it.

This is from Jason's 21st birthday, only 14 years ago.  Now on to doing another layout from more pictures from his birthday.

Friday, March 2, 2012

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A new baby in the family

On Dec 27, 2011 my step daughter gave birth to her first baby, a beautiful little girl  "Avery Bayla Silverman.   As soon as i got this picture I had to make a layout.    It worked out well for one of the Scrappin-n-Chattin group Jan challenges.   For the title to be vertical.