Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thank You

Whimsical Twist is having a challenge about "Gratitude" and you can do any type of project you like.
Check it out   HERE.      I immediately thought of Thanksgiving layouts and how I'll be so grateful to be with all my family for the holidays.   Then I found out thru Sandi, a DT member at Whimsical Twist that a Thank You card would work for the challenge I went right to work on this card.    I plan on taking it with me to TX and leaving it when we leave for my son and daughter-in-law to thank them for hosting everyone for Thanksgiving.     The flower I just got yesterday at the Pink Paislee Warehouse sale,  I got a lot so will be using a lot on cards and layouts and then I stamped the sentiment in what I hoped would be a bold gold color and it just didn't show up well enough on the brown background,  so I got out my bold tip white gel pen and started tracing over the stamped sentiment.   I think it worked out great.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Autism Walk

I'm catching up on some older family pictures of the Bratton grandkids.   I'm taking their albums to them over Thanksgiving so I want to get as many in them as I can before I start more new albums here.   Like with all the pictures I'll be taking over Thanksgiving.      I used the November 8-21 sketch at   STUCK ON U SKETCHES.     I've had the sketch printed out since it was posted, but almost ran out of time to do it.  Every now and then it is good to clean off your desk.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Still a few Halloween pictures to scrap.   For this layout I used the sketch at Sketch n Scrap
blog, I just rotated it to the right 90 deg. to accommodate the vertical pictures I had.   Bryce broke his leg about 10 days before Halloween so they had their own celebration at home all day with Nikki dressing up for the day to entertain the kids.

Sports Star

I've made layouts in the past of the kids individual sports pictures along with the team pictures but I've had a few odd and end single pictures in boxes and just wondering if I would ever get them scrapped.   Yesterday I was on the Boys Rule site and saw the sketch that was posted on Nov. 15th.
I thought of some of these pictures and decided now I had found the sketch to use with them.   I'm not even sure of the ages of Jason in these pictures, but was lucky enough to find a picture from soccer, baseball and basketball.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mylan's 4th Birthday

Was up by 7:00 this morning and decided since I hadn't scrapped all week, I wanted to get started right away.    I printed out the sketch I wanted to use last night so it was on my desk waiting for me.
What's even better is I get to use it in 3 challenges.      I saw the sketch at  StuckSketches yesterday as their new Nov 15th sketch.    Then over at Scrap Our Stash  they are using the same sketch but want you to add something wooden to it.   So I have added 6 wood veneer hearts to my layout.
I will also use this layout over at my yahoo group.  Scrappin N Chattin for our 52 week layout.  I can't believe we are 47 weeks into the year and so far, I haven't missed a week.  
Now the other awesome news on this layout is the chance to win the prize at Stuck ?! Sketches which is a $15 GC at Whimsical Twist an awesome online store and challenge site.
Check it all out and make a great layout,  I sure had fun with the sketch.
Oh and all the papers I used came from the K&Company Confetti collection.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Guest Designer at Shop Scrap Much layout

I was thrilled to be asked to be Guest Designer at Shop Scrap Much for the Nov. 15th sketch.
I loved the sketch so really enjoyed making this layout for their blog.    This is my grand-daughter Addisyn,  her Dad is an Orthopedic Oncologist and first his son Gibson wore these scrubs a couple of years ago and now it's Addisyn's turn to wear them.     She is so cute in them.
Hope to see a lot of entries for the sketch at Shop Scrap Much,  you just have to enter a layout with 2 of the 4 sketches for the month and they are due by Nov. 29th.      You can check it out   HERE

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Artful Delight sketch - Christmas card

It's not often I find a card sketch that I want to use but I liked the one at Artful Delight this month.
Check it out HERE and be sure and enter.

Star Gets to celebrate Halloween too

i LOVE this picture.   It looks like Star has control of all the Halloween candy to pass out this year.
I doubt he scared anyone being as cute as he is, but still looks like he was having fun.
Halloween 2013 at the Bratton's in Trophy Club, TX

I used the November sketch at Artful Delight.    It was perfect for this single picture and I got to use more of my Halloween papers too.    Fun times.

You can check out the sketch and challenge  HERE

BOO - Halloween 2013 - Gibson

This was a fun sketch to work with.    It's the Nov 1st sketch at Stuck ?! Sketches.   You can find the sketch and challenge   HERE

I thought these pictures were so cute of David getting Gibson all dressed in his Karate outfit for Halloween this year.    

Trick or Treat 2013

This week working on all my Halloween pictures from the grandkids.    I got more pictures than I expected so luckily will be getting to use all these Halloween papers I've been collecting over the years,   I've become almost addicted to them as I am with Christmas papers.
These are of Mylan going through their neighborhood in TX.   Susan said the kids were moving so fast it was hard to get decent pictures of them.   In fact I think these are pictures that a neighbor took and posted on their FB page.     I used the sketch for week 1 at Lets Get Sketchy.    You can check it out   HERE

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Challenge site --- Challenge Yourself --- what a great idea

Design Team Call & Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to the Challenge YOUrself scrapbooking blog.

This is an open call for our very first design team!  Please take a moment to read up what we're all about in the tab above.

DT call requirements:

→ Term commitment from Dec 1st, 2013 - May 31st, 2014
→ Keep an active blog and update with the new challenge on reveal day with a link back to the Challenge YOUrself blog.
→ You will be required to submit one layout a month and to comment on all submissions to the challenge.  Reveal day will be on the 7th of each month.
→ No design team experience necessary.  Everyone is welcome to apply.

How do you apply:

Send an email to with the following information:
→ Your name and blog address
→ A short bio that will be used on our blog if chosen
→ 3 samples of your work

We are accepting applications until November 20th, 2013.  New members will be informed by November 21th, 2013.  First reveal is scheduled for December 7th, 2013.

→ We would love if you shared this with your scrappy friends! ←

Want a chance to win some FREE stuff?
All you have to do is follow us and share this post on your blog and/or Facebook for a change to win!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges ---- Challenge #6

Here is the link for the latest challenge at    Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge site.

Challenge #6

Hello everyone, if you like to enter our Challenges, the following steps are very important.

  1. If you link your creations in the link Tool. Please.......
  2. Leave a comment telling us what you have made, a layout, card, .... and theme.
  3. Be a follower (when you a new follower or already a follower) tell us please - Sometimes are the names on the link tool not the same as on the blog....
Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Layout, card, tag, Of the Page creations
You can make any Theme you like! Must be Newly made!

This challenge is due Thursday - 21st November 2013, 23:55pm European Time. Please, be aware of time zone differences - on the top left you will find the Date and Clock on the blog.

I will provide a prize to one randomly drawn winner at the end of this Challenge, when we have more than 5 entries!
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment, have fun and thank you for playing along.

Remember to visit the Design Team Call and theNew Year Blog Hop links.

This will be the prize - Bo Bunny - Welcome Home, Double sided paper.
Sponsor - Crafti

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sketches4all Guest Designer

I just recently joined the group Sketches 4 All.    You can check it out HERE

I was thrilled when I was asked to be the Guest Designed for November and I just posted my first challenge there a few minutes ago.    I would love for any of my followers to check it out and enter my challenge or any of the great challenges that have been posted there for November.   So many fun challenges to choose from it will for sure be a monthly place to go to and get your scrap on.    :)

Here is the info on my challenge for November:

Happy November everyone.   This year sure has been flying by.    My name is Barbara and I'm from Kansas City, MO and I am so happy to be a new member to this group and thrilled that I was asked to be a Guest Designer for November.
Since I'm new to this and not overly computer savvy for adding sketches and photo inspiration pics at this time for a challenge I thought I would just go with a LAYOUT RECIPE CHALLENGE.
For the recipe you need to use the following on your layout:
3 SQUARES - minimum, you may use more
MATTING -- you can mat your photo or a journal box, but something must be matted.
CARDSTOCK - 2 different colors of card stock must be used,  you can also have patterned paper or more card stock, but two visible colors of solid card stock must show on your layout.
NUMBER -  you must have at least one numeric number on your layout.    This can be in the title, or your patterned paper might have numbers on it,  or a numeric number could be in the picture, like the 
#16 showing on a birthday cake.

And my work in progress example:

You have all month to enter the challenge and I will pick a random winner at the end of the month to send a RAK to.    Hope to see you there.