Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Dinner with a View


I used the June  pagemap sketch at “SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF” for this layout.

Pictures of myself at one the specialty dinners on our cruise.  We were sailing in Alaska and had such great views from our table as we had a great seafood dinner.


Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Our Breakfast


I made this layout using the June challenges at the Scrappy Sisters.  I used the June sketch made by 
"ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOG" and then the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at "SCRAP WITH STACY"  I did
the diagonal, Stars, Circle(s) and Enamel Dots.   The funny thing is that I first was looking at the May 
tic-tac-toe board and did Wood, Arrow, Washi Tape.   So I had to go back and adjust and add what I needed for the June challenge to work.   But I'm happy with everything I have on the layout now.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Set Sail to Alaska

We just got back this week from an Alaskan cruise so I have all kinds of pictures to scrap.

I’m entering this layout at “SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF”.    I have a picture of myself and my hubby and to go with the challenge I fussy cut my embellishments, the passport/ship/wheel, the cruising vibes with ship top and also the vacation vibes and wheel.

I used the sketch at “ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOGSPOT”  for this layout so will be adding it there for the Scrappy Friends challenge because I also did the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at “SCRAP WITH STACY”.   I did the middle column down, Wood - Arrow - Washi Tape.


Monday, April 15, 2024


 I'm entering this layout at    "CSI CHALLENGE"  CASE FILE #432 FOR APRIL.

I was inspired by the spring flowers and the pink and pale green colors.

Create a scrapbook layout using one of our challenges. You may submit as many layouts as you would like for each challenge. We also don’t mind you combining our challenges with other challenges or design team work, provided you mention CSI, along with a link to our challenge,

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Covered Bridge


I made this layout using the challenges with Scrappy Friends.   I used the sketch at  "THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS".   What a fun sketch this was to work with.  I'm going to be saving it to use again sometime.    I can see me filling it with 6 pictures next time.     

Next I used the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at "SCRAP WITH STACY".   I did the bottom row across  3 or more pictures, Chipboard (my tile and embellishment in center right square are both chipboard) and Tag.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024



I just love finding murals, old or new on the side of buildings.   Finding this display last spring in an alley way in Springfield, IL.    Then I found out they do this every year with new murals so I will have to go back to see more again.

This was such a simple double page layout to make but I loved the background papers I found to use and then just added some matting to go with the color on each mural and my pages were finished.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

All Aboard

 We are on board the train for our trip from Leadville, CO through the Rockies in the area.   It was an Octoberbest train ride so we got to see trees with leaves turning and also snow.   It was a great experience.

I used the Color Palette Challenge #123 at "CHALLENGE YOURSELF".

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Big Foot


We had a road trip planned to go to the Colorado Rockies in October 2022 but unforeseen circumstances forced us to cancel it.   So October 2023 around my husband's birthday we rescheduled the trip and had a fantastic time.  I think it was even better because the weather was better at the dates we went than what we had looked at when we cancelled in 2022.     We did day trips out from a Denver suburb where we stayed for 5 days and just explored all we wanted to see in the surrounding areas.s    This picture was from our first full day and a long drive exploring the Rocky Mountain National Park.

I used the challenge for February at  "CHALLENGE YOURSELF" in making this layout.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Ski Trip

 I played along with the Scrappy Friends Double Challenge for February.    A sketch from the blog       "THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS"    and then the Tic-Tac-Toe board challenge at         "SCRAP WITH STACY"   I did the diagonal right to left   Banner, Triangle & Wood.

Monday, January 8, 2024



My one little word for 2024 is "FAMILY".    This picture was taken over Thanksgiving when I had both of my kids together.   My daughter and family live here in town so I can see them all the time but my son lives in Dallas.   I did go there in June for a visit this last year and then he was here for Thanksgiving.   This year I will go to see all of them again in May because my oldest grandson graduates from High School and then they will all be here for Christmas this year.   But I'm going to do my best to get everyone together over the summer.    I just love it when we can all be together.

I made this layout for my chronological Thanksgiving album.    I'll probably use the picture or one similar two more times, one for each of my kids.

I'll be entering this at  "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF"  for the January challenge #121.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Thanksgiving Turkey


I made this layout for my son's family album.   This is him making his famous friend turkey for Thanksgiving.    Covered with a Cajun rub, injected with a great marinade and now going into the hot peanut oil.     It was so good.

I used the sketch for January from  "THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS SCRAPBOOKING"   She always has a great sketch and I'll be keeping this one to use again.

Then I am combining this for the January Scrappy Friends Challenge using the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at   "SCRAP WITH STACY".    I did the center row across, Number(s), Tag & Two Photos.

Monday, January 1, 2024

Santas All Over


These are some of the Santas that sit around our home over the Christmas holidays.  My collection keeps growing.     I made this layout using the sketch and twist at Challenge #682 at "LASTING MEMORIES".  The twist was to use a die cut or punch,   My title is a die cut and a punch for the snowflake.