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.