Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time Line

I used Layout Sketch #197 at   "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.   I had to rotate the sketch to
make my pictures work.   We got a new boat in February and these are the steps we took  from buying our new boat to picking a name, making the vinyl stickers and then putting them on the boat.
Now just waiting for the right time to bring the boat over to our dock and start enjoying it.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Beauty of Nature

I've been working on layouts from an old vacation to Orlando and Epcot Center back in April 2012.
This layout let me use 16 picture of all the flower pictures that I took.   Sure felt like Spring was in full bloom here.

I'm entering this at  "USE YOUR STUFF"  Challenge #394 Spring.

Has it happened where you are??? Are the signs of spring there?  We want to see them in your projects for this challenge....

Our theme is SPRING!

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Create a project with a spring theme....Maybe it's colors, maybe it's flowers, maybe it's a spring event that you like to do...show us..tell us about it!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Today in Orlando

I'm having a busy scrapping weekend and keeping my mind occupied this way while I'm staying at home.   I've been filling in layouts on old vacations to Florida and beyond from there.   This is the last layout made now to complete a trip to Orlando in 2012 to meet our granddaughter Avery.

I used the sketch at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"   the March Sketch Challenge.
Below is the sketch and you were to use plaid and wood on your layout also.   I have the blue/brown plaid paper behind my picture and I also used a piece of it for one of the tags.   I added a wood grain paper tag and I have a wood veneer heart on the picture and then a wood veneer today for my layout title.    Have fun with this sketch everyone.

I am also going to enter this layout in one other challenge.   I check this challenge out weekly and the last challenge for March is challenge #490 at  "LASTING MEMORIES"    This month is all about
techniques and the week the challenge is Texture.    My background paper for this layout is textured card stock and then I have use twine on my two tags that I have on the layout.   So that is also texture.

LM #490 - Techniques - Texture

Hello, everyone! Good Sunday morning to you. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

Today we are sharing our last challenge for March. As a reminder, our theme for March has been "Techniques" - let's use some different techniques on our pages - and this week's challenge is:

 LM #490 - Include texture - use something with texture on your page, yarn, string, bakers twine, etc.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Beauty of the Flowers at Epcot

I made this layout with the sketch at  "SOUL SCRAPPERS"    This is SC142 and the twist is you need to add a die-cut ant I did that with my die-cut of tulips.

Here is the link to the challenge at  "SOUL SCRAPPERS"   and the sketch I used.


My step son and step daughter and families got together in Orlando for Thanksgiving break.
They spent one day at Animal Kingdom and this is pictures from that day.

It's my day to reveal my layout using this weeks sketch at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"
I liked working with it and a way to use 3 pictures, plus I did something new for me in using
the bakers twine on the right for some partial circles.   I hope to see try out the sketch too.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

EPCOT 2011

I'm still making layouts to fill in old vacations.   I pulled out a bunch of misc. albums I had filled and found vacation layouts all mixed in.    I had only made one layout from this trip to Orlando to see my husbands daughter and we spend part of a day at Epcot so there are several more pictures I took I can still scrap.   This is one I started with today and I will get to use it for two different challenges which is an extra bonus for filling in these old albums.

First is the Challenge #75 - Polka Dots at   "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"

Then I'm also entering this weeks challenge #489 at  "LASTING MEMORIES"

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020

LM #489 - Techniques - Pressed Leaves or Flowers

Hello and Happy Sunday! I do hope you are having a good weekend and getting some scrappy time in! It's time for our third challenge of the month, so let's get to it!

Our theme for March has been "Techniques" and we are using some different techniques on our layouts. This week's challenge is:

 LM #489 - Use pressed leaves or flowers

Don't worry if you don't have any pressed leaves or pressed flowers in your stash - we will accept any leaves or flowers this week!


My grandson Gibson is playing basketball this year and I was so happy to get these pictures of him in a game last week.
I'm entering this at  "SOUL SCRAPPERS"  for their Pick 3 challenge.   I used 4 of the choices.
I have a Sports them, a Border (1 on both the left and right edge) Sports Embellishment and my card stock I used is textured.

Ready for another Pick 3? Here's the list to choose three or more items from to include on your page, card, or OTP project.
1. Sports theme
2. Outdoor scene
3. Colors blue and white
4. Texture
5. Border
6. Brads
7. Sports embellishment (sticker, die cut, wood)

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Caldwell Zoo

I'm still catching up on old trip pictures.    I made a lot layouts for this trip for my daughters album because we went her to visit here, but now I want to fill up my vacation albums.

I used the March double page sketch at  "STICK IT DOWN"  for this layout.   I  just added one more picture than the sketch had and used a picture as part of my title.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Circle Line Tours

I've been catching up on scrapping more layouts from old vacations and this is one of them I made today.   I had made soon after trip to NY in 2015 other layouts of our Circle Line Tour in NYC but I still had so many pictures I took while on the cruise that I thought a grid format would be perfect to use some of them.    Here is what I came up with.

I'm entering this at   "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"     The March 8th Grid Challenge.

I'm also going to enter this at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for their Challenge #488-Faux Quilting
I think my square grid looks like a quilt.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Yacht Club Resort

I'm still working on catching up on some old vacation layouts and filling in my albums.   I love looking back on old trips and reliving them again while I create.

For this layout I am entering it at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"   I used the color combo and my name is Barbara so in using the first letter of my name (there has been some confusion if to use something for every letter or just the first, but I think I'm right now with just the first letter from a post I saw yesterday)   So I have the color "B"lue in my pattern paper on the keys and then I also have "B"ling
on my banner paper.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Rose Garden

Oops, as I was starting this blog post I notice I had the wrong year by 10 years.   But I have now made the correction, at least it was an easy one, these pictures are from 2007 not 2017.
These last couple of days I've been going back through a couple of old albums and finding pictures I can scrap and fill into different trips.   I'm pretty sure I've scrapped these pictures before but since they aren't in layouts I'm keeping I must have made a layout back at the time of this trip for my daughters albums I made for her.    She had an internship after college in Tyler, TX at the Caldwell Zoo.   My brother and Dad and I drove down there to see her and stay a few days.

I used Sketch #196 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.     I wanted to stick with a red and white color combo to go with a challenge we are doing with the scrapbook online group I'm in.
So I was looking everywhere for red and white papers.   I ended up pulling from two different collections including one Christmas one that had the red cardinal paper that I used.   Then used both red and white card stock and some red ink for some inking on some edges and I got it all made.

Here is the link to   "SKETCH N SCRAP"   and the sketch that I used.   Check out all their monthly challenges and have fun creating.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Transport Me

While looking for an older trip to see what I had scrapped I found two trips we took in 2012 that I had lots of pictures I had never scrapped so today I've been working on those.     We took a trip to
Orlando for my husband to attend a conference being held at a Disney hotel so I went with him to make a vacation out of it.  He was always free by mid afternoon on the first two days and by noon on the last so we had time to go to see his daughter and family that live in Orlando and also time to spend a day at Epcot Center.     This layout is about the transportation we took.   We went by boat to Epcot and then came home via the monorail.

I used the Scrappy Friends double challenge for this layout.       I started out with the sketch from
"THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS"   and then the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for

Here is the sketch by  "ROCHELLE SPEARS"

Next is the Tic-Tac-Toe board at  "SCRAP WITH STACY"
I used the Column on the left.  Epoxy, Banner and Tag

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hello Fun

I was so glad to get these pictures of my granddaughter from this last weekend as I was totally caught up on scrapping any group of pictures of her.    I'm going to have to be digging for pictures to scrap for awhile till I get more.

Since I had three pictures of their Saturday morning outing I used the sketch at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  

Here it the sketch that I used and you have all month to play along with this challenge.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


I've had several package of chipboard embellishments waiting to use and today I got to use 3 of them on the is layout.   They actually came from 3 different packages but they all worked out great with my layout.    I'll be entering this layout at  "USE YOUR STUFF"  for Challenge #393.
Use Your Favorite Embellishment.     I'm so glad I got to use these today.

#393 - Use Your Favorite Embellishment

Like the title says, this week's challenge is to USE YOUR FAVORITE EMBELLISHMENT.
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His Favorite

I love mixing patterned papers on my layout.   I rarely use card stock except for matting my pictures.
Because of my use of patterned papers I'm entering this layout in two different challenges.
This layout has 3 different patterned papers on it.   Many times I use a lot more.

"LASTING MEMORIES"  Challenge #487

LM #487 - Techniques - Mix and Match Patterned Paper

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Lasting Memories! We are so happy that you are here today! It's the start of a new month and that means we have a new theme and a new set of challenges for you. 

Our theme and challenges for March are courtesy of DT member Lori K. We will be focusing on techniques this month and our first challenge is"

 LM #487 - Mix and Match patterned paper

That's it! Grab some of your favorite patterned papers and mix and match them on your layout.


Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2020 challenge

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper

March 2020 Challenge
A challenge that is always about using
Patterned Papers

You may enter any creation on which some patterned paper/card has been used - please remember that you must use some patterned paper

You may enter as many times as you wish during the month and link with as many other challenges as allow you to do so.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Valentine Dinner 2020

This was our second year in a row going to Baxters for our Valentine Dinner.   It is a really
special place for us and you sure can't beat the food for a special dinner.    I think they have the
best French Onion soup I have ever had so we both always start with that.  I love their house Mayfair dressing that comes on their salad before the entree.   This year we changed what we order, we love their Prime Rib there but this  year I had a French Onion KC Strip with swiss cheese melted on top.
It's my new favorite entree there.    My hubby had the peppercorn encrusted KC strip, I've had it
before and it is delicious.
The  latest Mystery Bag challenge at  "SOUL SCRAPPERS"  is perfect for this layout.
It is Celebrate Your Valentine and runs from Feb. 27 through March 30th.

I used the word V-day,  have lots of hearts embellishments and on my paper too. and also some xoxo paper used too.

What is a Mystery bag challenge?
mystery bag (plural mystery bags)
  1. bag whose contents are unknown. quotations ▼
  2. A surprise package randomly picked, a lucky dip.
  3. A non-specific mixed lot of a product at the supplier's choice.
In other words each month, the challenges will be different. You could get a quote, mixed media, technique, song, lift, color, vision board, product, poem etc....
The theme for FEBRUARY is...
'Celebrate Valentines'
You can make a scrappage, card or Off the page creation
Use the word ‘valentine/s
Use Heart embellishments
Use The word ‘Love’
add XOXO’s
Add them all to your creation :)

Planning Our Journey

Some of you may know that my brother and I have a road trip planned starting in late April.
We live in central Missouri and we are starting from here and taking a trip along the Historic
Route 66.  We are only going as far as Las Vegas area and then heading north and coming home
through Utah and Colorado with planned stops in some National Parks.   My brother has been plotting the whole trip on an app to go onto to his Garmin so all our pre-planned stops will be there for us.  As the other picture shows we have been researching lots of fun and off the wall stops by reading several Route 66 books, looking at Route 66 maps and reading blogs about the route.
At some point I will make a title page for the album I'll be making and then this will be the first page
after the title page will be this one.   I'm going to love taking this road trip with my bother and then
coming home and reliving it with all the pictures we will take and then making my many layouts from them all.

I'm entering this layout at  "SOUL-SCRAPPERS"  for Challenge RW40 - Random Word.
I chose the word "Journey" and used it in my title.

    Welcome to the  Random Word Challenge 
                                  where each month we will have 6 words or
                             titles based off a common theme. All you have to do
                                          is pick one & use it somewhere
                                          on your project. It's that simple !
                                               Our theme this Month is: BOOKS
                                                           1. Hero
                                                           2. Journey
                                                           3. Suspense
                                                           4. Explore
                                                           5. Thrill, Thriller or Thrilling
                                                           6. Childish

Monday, March 2, 2020

By The Fire

When I saw the new Survivor Challenge for March at  "SOUL-SCRAPPERS"  I immediately knew
what pictures I wanted to find and scrap.     For Memorial Day weekend 2015 my daughter and
son-in-law rented a house at the Lake of the Ozarks for the family.   It was a combo Birthday and
Mothers Day gift for me.  It included them, my hubby and me, my Dad and my brother.     We had a great 4 bedroom house with a nice deck looking down on the lake.    There were canoes and kayaks that were available to take out and down at lakeside a picnic table and large fire pit.   This is what we did on last night there.   We picked up sandwiches and drinks and then went down to the lake and built a fire and ate and just sat around and talked.   It was perfect.

Now why were these pictures the ones I wanted to scrap.   The March Survivor Challenge at
"SOUL-SCRAPPERS"  is   FIRE.    I had scrapped a lot of pictures already from this trip but if you know me I love to go back and add more and more layouts to any trip I take and this was a perfect one for me to add on to.

Hi SURVIVOR Members!
Lets get to our next months challenge and win some prizes and points.....
You Guessed it!!
Obviously you must have fire to survive living on an island.
For Warmth, cooking and protection!
RULES and the Brief....
Please read through all details for this challenge thoroughly!!
You must scrap a page as long as it has a reference to FIRE (in any form)
Fire does not have to be shown in the photo/s you use on your page!
Some ideas for Fire could be......Cooking, BBQ, camping, snuggling in front of an open fire,
sitting around an outside fire, burn off, a candle burning, etc.....
As long as it is FIRE related.....