Friday, May 28, 2021

Fried Chicken


I'm making layouts from an old trip to Memphis and filling in my album.   I made this layout using the May sketch from "ROCHELLE SPEARS" and it was perfect for my two pictures from our fantastic fried chicken lunch at Gus's.   We were told we had to eat there during our trip and we weren't steered wrong, it was so good.   Best fried chicken ever.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Memphis City Park


I got another layout made today from our trip to Memphis back in 2012.   I love filling in old vacations with more layouts.   I get to scrap and revisit trips all at the same time.

I used the "SCRAP OUR STASH"  sketch challenge for May.    I fussy cut some flowers from some patterned paper and added them with pop dots to the corner of my layout.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Mud Island


I'm back again catching up with extra pages on old vacation/road trips.   I was looking through one album that had pages in it from the road trip my brother and I took our Dad on bak in 2012 and realized I really didn't have that many pages so I started going through the pictures from the trip to see what I could scrap.

I knew I was looking for trip photos for the Remix challenge for May at   "SCRAP OUR STASH"  so I knew that this would be perfect.    I had also pulled out the color Inspiration challenge #3 at "LASTING MEMORIES" to work on today so I put them together for this layout.

"SCRAP OUR STASH"    (I have travel title signs and another sticker about travel and a compass for embellishments on the layout.)

"LASTING MEMORIES"  I pulled out papers and card stock to go with the colors in the challenge.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021



My granddaughter has been spending time at the barn and working with this pony named Lucky.
She is so happy getting to do so much for him.   This week she got to wash him and come out his mane.

I'm catching up on challenges and sketches I saved to do this month so I have two challenges to enter with this layout.   Had several days I couldn't scrap at all so today has been a big scrappy day for me.  First  I used the NSD sketch from "SKETCH N SCRAP"

and then my paper choices were inspired but the color challenge at "LASTING MEMORIES".  It's challenge #549 and Color Inspiration #4 for May.

Male Thank you card


I wanted to send a thank you card to my son for the beautiful flowers he sent me on Mothers Day, so I went with shades of brown and green to make this card.

I used card sketch #193 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP" 

Charming Hotel


I've had this old vacation album out on my desk for over two months, slowly adding in more pages from a 2010 vacation/work trip to Mackinaw Island.   My husband had a work conference every morning for 3 days but afternoons and evenings were ours to just have fun.   For a small island there was so much to see and do and enjoy.      We stayed in this awesome hotel right on the main street, front rooms overlooking the cobblestone streets and all the activity and the back room overlooking the water front.   We had a corner room in back, the best of both worlds, could sit on the balcony and enjoy the water and then glance to our right and see some of the store fronts on Main St.

I used sketch #225 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  for this layout.   They have had the best challenges all month.   I hope you have had a chance to play along.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Pet Friends


My granddaughter loves seeing our cats when she comes to visit, we have 4.    But two totally run and hide and only the two Black cats Rose and Spot will come out and be semi close to her.   She has learned now not to chase them and not to be too loud and they will let her pet them, but the easiest time is when she goes and gets their treats and gives them a few, then they are her best friends.

I used the May 1st sketch #224 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP" for this layout and also the NSD-SCRAP challenge at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES".

"THE STUDIO CHALLENGE"    (I)NSD to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day yesterday we would like you to use items on your layout which start with each letter of the word SCRAP.   Here is what I did   S=Stripes    C=Cardstock   R=Red   A=Alphas    P=Photoplay collection Patterned Paper

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Virtual Birthday Party


My granddaughter turned 4 in January and we were still being safe from Covid and they had a virtual family party for her over portal.   I was online for it, her Meme & Pepe' in New York,  great Uncle Bruce who lived in the same town as here but still attended virtual, her Uncle Jason and cousins Kai & Mylan in Texas all joined in.    She loved it and if someone disappeared from their screen for a moment she noticed and wanted to know where they were.    We got to see her open all the gifts we had all sent to her and then also see her blow out the candles on her cake.   I even got to see her dress up immediately in her Elsa costume I had gotten for her.   Hard not to be there in person but we still had fun.

I am entering this layout at "LASTING MEMORIES"  for their 2nd color challenge for May.   I think I used all the colors in my Happy  Birthday patterned paper and again in my polka dot paper.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mustang Fun


I interrupted the challenge at "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF" with after not going into any big public functions since late February 2020 my brother and I finally got out on a road trip in his Mustang.   Not the 10 day Route 66 trip we had planned for April 2020 but we got out and about.   We both wore our masks when out of the car on two different Mustang Club back country roads rides but I took mine off for one picture by the car at a mid point group potty break.    It was nice to be out with a group again and enjoy things we missed all last year.

This month we would like you to "put your best face forward!" You can interpret the theme in many ways, for example, you can create a layout with a photo of you wearing a quarantine mask, showing off your mask fashion collection, show us your best side, show us what you like most about YOU, etc.

**Please remember to include a photo with YOU on your layout.**  

**Also, if you don't have a blog, you can upload your layouts using Pinterest, Instagram,, Flickr, Facebook, etc, using the link tool below. OR you can or you can visit our Facebook page and enter by uploading a photo of your layout by commenting on the challenge photo.  
Either way will work!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Beautiful Spring

 Just this weekend I used stencils for the first time.   I just used full ink pads across areas of the stencil.  Next I'll have to invest in some daubers and some texture paste and try different techniques.  I enjoyed doing this more than I thought I would.

I pulled the ink colors form the "LASTING MEMORIES"  Challenge #546 - the first Color Inspiration challenge for the month of May.