Thursday, November 29, 2018


Realized I hadn't scrapped these pictures of my grandkids from their day at the Texas State Fair back in early October.    So I thought the sketch #350 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  was perfect for these two pictures together.     I'm not sure what they were doing but looks like the went into some
"house" full of suds, not sure if it was a maze or what, but I think they had fun!!!!

Here is the sketch at   "SKETCHES IN THYME"     You still have today and tomorrow to enter any of the November layout sketch challenges.

Monday, November 19, 2018


I made this layout using the Jump Start sketch at "THE SCRAPROOM GROUP".    It was perfect for these three pictures of the grandkids with their Papa Don on a visit he made to them in Texas.

Here is the sketch and link to  "THE SCRAPROOM GROUP"

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Santa Card

I'm slowly getting my Christmas cards made and this one I just made I used sketch #133 at
"SKETCH N SCRAP"   I really like it and will most likely be using it again and again.


Elle loves when they get to play outside at daycare and even with some left over snow left from an early November snow.   She was so excited to be out in it and was pointing it out and saying "Ice DeeDee" to her favorite teacher.   The she even made a little snow ball and brought it to her.

I used sketch #165 made by Heather from  "SKETCH N SCRAP" for this layout.
Here is the sketch and use the link above to see all this months challenges.

Monday, November 12, 2018


At my granddaughters day care they take different pictures of the kids doing things and then post them on the message board they send to parents with daily updates about meals and what they are doing etc etc.    Since I babysat for a week this last summer while Mom and Dad were on vacation my name got added to the contact list so I still get daily updates and I love saving some of the pictures that are taken.   Elle's favorite time at day care is when they go outside to play, she loves
climbing on everything and going down the big slide and then running to do it again.

I used Sketch #348 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  for this layout, it was perfect for the 3 pictures I had from this one day.

Happy Travelers

In the last month or so Elle has started carrying a baby doll around with her all the time, making sure that her Mom has swaddled her just right and then off they go.     She took her "baby" with her on their trip to DC and these pictures were taken at the airport before they boarded their plane to come home.    Elle was making sure her baby could see the plane they were going to get on.

I used the  Challenge #337 - Stars at    "USE YOUR STUFF"     I have 4 patterned paper stars and 2 wood veneer stars on my layout.

Challenge #337 - Stars

A new week, a new challenge! 
This week is all about STARS! 
Use a star or stars in some way on your project!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Christmas card

I made a couple of Christmas cards today and this is one of them.  I was inspired by the card sketch for November at   "STICK IT DOWN"

Here is the sketch and link to  "STICK IT DOWN"

Friday, November 9, 2018

Fall Beauty

We got one fall trip out on our boat this fall and it was just perfect timing for the leaves to be changing and it was absolutely breathtaking.

I used the November sketch at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  for this layout.   I just had to rotate it some to work with my pictures.

Here is the link to  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  and the sketch that I used.


Next this layout is perfect for the challenge at  "THROUGH THE PURPLE HAZE"

 Challenge #150  Everything Fall


I'm back today working on a few more layouts from our vacation to New England last month.   These pictures were taken at a little shopping village we stopped at in Mystic, CT.    We both found favorite stores,   anything Christmas for me and anything cats for Arthur.   Perfect !!!

I used the sketch #347 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  for this layout.   I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  It was fun adding different leaf embellishments.

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018


My 21 month old Granddaughter has always had a special bond with her Great Grandfather.   This picture really shows it so well.   They usually see each other every Sunday but one week they were on vacation to DC so she didn't see them.    She really missed him and a few days after they got home she heard Papa's voice on the telephone and just ran to the door to go see him.   Took a bit coaxing and trying to reason with a 21 month old but she calmed down, so this last week they went a day early on Saturday and took her over for some special time together.   She ran right into the house to him and was excited and spent a lot of time being held and having their own little "conversations"

I used the prompt #420 at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for this layout -   This month is all about Techniques and this week it was Stitching.    I have faux stitching around both of my photo mats and then also on the four corners of the background paper.

Here is the link to    "LASTING MEMORIES"    and the information about  the challenge.

asting Memories #420 - Techniques - Stitching

Happy Sunday! Welcome back - we are so happy that you stopped by!

We have a fun new challenge for you today! Our theme for November is - Techniques - and today's challenge is:

LM #420 - Stitching - One of my favorite things to add to my layouts is stitching. Your challenge this week is to add some type of 'STITCHING'. This can be actual machine or hand stitching, stamped or stenciled stitching, faux stitching, etc.

Monday, November 5, 2018

October PL summary

Every month my last card for that months PL pages is a summary for the month, about what we did and always a way to keep a summary of how much scrapbooking I accomplished for the month.

I used the Sketch #113 at    "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"    for this      final card of the month.   Perfect for my month end journaling.

Here is the sketch and then my full final PL page for the month with the card in it.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

21 Months

I love getting these pictures and weekly stories every month since Elle turned a week old.   The first year they took a new picture every week laying on the same blanket and then a picture sitting in this chair every month.   Then after Elle was a year old they went to just a new picture and update posted to Facebook every month.   I hope they do something after she is two also because it is so fun to read these updates "in her words" for each week.

I'm going to enter this layout at  "DOUBLE TROUBLE PAPER CRAFTING"  Challenge #13

I used the number 21 as my lucky number on my layout.   A big die-cut 21 and there is also 21 on the picture.

WELCOME to Challenge #13 - Let the Troubles Begin
Whoopi - there are five Mondays in this month. Time for our 
"Something, Anything and Everything" 

THING 1: Trouble Maker 
For some the number 13 is synonymous with bad luck. It's considered unlucky to have 13 guests at a dinner party, many buildings don't have a 13th floor and most people avoid getting married or buying a house on a day marked by this number. Some superstitious folks even avoid driving on Friday the 13th. 

"Who says the 13th has to be unlucky? And besides it's a Monday not a Friday?" Let's turn it around and join our Double Trouble's Lucky #13 Challenge. Trouble Maker says this is a Free for All challenge so have a little fun creating with "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing". Remember, this is a one-week challenge. 

Twisted Sister agrees #13 can be a lucky number. Include your lucky number on a project. For example, this can be a die-cut, hand-drawn or stamped number, a pair of dice, playing cards, etc. This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but it's so easy that we hope everyone will join in. If you do the twist, Double Trouble will give you an extra chance in our random draw.

Double Dare has more than doubled the fun. Link up your project with any of our previous partners for an additional chance for the Double Trouble random draw.

If your project was entered into one of our previous partner challenges below and have met their requirements, include in your Blog Your project for Double Trouble could meet the requirements of the challenges below providing you meet their requirements. So make sure you read their instructions carefully and dates that they are open .... we don't want you to get in Trouble with them. Please include in the comment section below or in your Blog any of these other challenges you chose to team with. 

Halloween 2018

My stepdaughter Barbara always goes all out for the family costumes for the family.   Their neighborhood has a big parade and party.   This year they went Moana style.
Sketch #164 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"   was for four pictures and was perfect to use a separate picture of each of our granddaughters, a picture with Mom and the boat and then a separate one of Mom & Dad together.

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


I am also entering this layout at   "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"    This will be my 3rd entry in their current challenge with the prompt Halloween.

Challenge #162 - Halloween

Hi, Karrie here, and welcome to my favourite time of year, and favourite challenge to host!  
Halloween and all things spooky and full of fall fun!  
Do you have some Halloween shots from last year you never got to document? 
Do you make decorations or treat bags?  Have you taken beautiful shots of the changing 
colours, pumpkin patch or the kids playing in the leaves or corn maze?
We want to see whatever you've got!
This is an extra exciting challenge as we are partnering with  Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog as a double dare!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Spooky at Home

I got this picture of my Granddaughter from Texas standing in front of her house that was all decorated for Halloween and I made it so it will work for two challenges.

First I used the Technique prompts and Challenge #419 at   "LASTING MEMORIES"   First I tore my background patterned paper and then mounted it on purple card stock (to go with my granddaughters skirt) and then I used a 4x6 PL type card and cut it down a bit and then tore some of edges around it also.  Then just to soften the lines I rounded the corners on my photo.

#419 - Techniques - Paper Tearing -  I love adding a bit of texture to my work by using torn paper. This week our challenge is rather simple and easy to use - "2 or More Torn Papers". 
{You may, of course, add anything else.}


Next was a simple challenge to complete.   It was Challenge #162 at  "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"   
That challenge was  - HALLOWEEN.   There is still a couple of days to enter this challenge so get busy with those Halloween pictures.

Challenge #162 - Halloween

Hi, Karrie here, and welcome to my favourite time of year, and favourite challenge to host!  
Halloween and all things spooky and full of fall fun!  
Do you have some Halloween shots from last year you never got to document? 
Do you make decorations or treat bags?  Have you taken beautiful shots of the changing 
colours, pumpkin patch or the kids playing in the leaves or corn maze?
We want to see whatever you've got!

Thanksgiving Card

We are past Halloween now so time to make a few Thanksgiving cards before I jump into more Christmas card making.     I made this card today and I get to enter it in 3 different challenges.
First the sketch challenge at  "TRY STAMPIN' -OR NOT- ON TUESDAY"  This is challenge#383.


Next is the challenge at "SCRAPPING 4 FUN CHALLENGES"  The theme for Challenge #127

    Challenge 127 
    Thanksgiving / Thank you
  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed media, "Off the page" creations
  2. Only new creations from 26th of October 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

Then my 3rd challenge enter is at  "CAS-UAL FRIDAYS"   Challenge #211 is a
photo inspiration challenge and here it is.   I have leaves in my papers and 3 leaf embellishements.