Thursday, August 4, 2011

summer camp

good morning everyone!

I am trying hard to get my scrappin mojo back but it is summertime! I also want to be outdoor and playing. I have done a few projects though and this I finished last night and one of my favorites. While a lot of others seniors are getting ready to go off to thier freshmen year, my Goose has been at the Naval Academy doing basic before college. Its has been a great summer for her! She has a life time of experiences behind her. She has done wonderful and only a week left. Here is a college I completed with some of the pictures of her found online...

I used one of those coin folders and pulled it apart. I covered it with "bubble gum" paper from October afternoon. I used summer heatwave from pinkpaislee to cover the back. Then I used scraps and charms, ribbon and things to fill the holes. And of course, my pictures of my Goose.

I have decided to put this in the Frosted Design's Fabulous friday which is using circles creatively! I think this is creative!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday!

here is what I came up with for the recipe challenge for Fabulous Friday.. I actually used all the elments in the recipe. I love the prom dress in this one..such a pretty color..

Check at Fabulous Friday at Frosted designs..

Friday, May 6, 2011

frosted design Crop!

here is my first submission... had only an hour to use ribbon!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Colorful Creations BLOP HOP !!

Welcome to Colorful Creations 1st Anniversary Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from the GrandDiva's Scrappy Place, then you are on the right trail---wasn't that a fun blog? Two challenges, with chances to win two sponsored prizes. If you did not hop here from Brenda's blog, and you want to join in on the fun, back it up to the Colorful Creations Blog to start at the beginning, you will not want to miss out on any of our challenges or chances to win some really great prizes.

So to celebrate Colorful Creations 1st Anniversary I am hosting a Handbag challenge (great for mom's day!).

If you would like your name entered into a prize drawing for my blog candy below:

$25.00 to an online store of your choice, Joann's or Michael's.

Create a handbag out of paper... it can be any size. It can be embellished or is up to you! Here is a link I found for a lot of different paper handbags.

To be eligible for the prize drawing you must be a follower of my blog, AND....

Your entry must be new as of May 1, 2011 and cannot be combined with any other Colorful Creations Challenges.

All entries must be TAGGED: ABH3 and uploaded to the Colorful Creations Gallery and linked back here using Mr Linky below by Tuesday, May 10th at 11:45 PM CST

BONUS: All entries will receive (2) points towards the COLORFUL CREATIONS ANNIVERSARY GRAND PRIZE PACKET. For details on winning the Grand Prize, go HERE.

Here is my examples..

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Now, hop on down the blog road and visit Karen at Treasured Dreams.

And don’t forget, we will be celebrating the entire month of May. So check the celebration schedule HERE for a list of all the activities.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Easter- then and now..

Well I have some of these really cool older pictures that need to be scrapped!
Sketchy Thursdays has a very cool double layout that captured my imagination. So I put the 2 together and whoo hooo this is what I came up with... I love all the photos so it is a LO that makes me smile...

the sketch....

the layout!

take a trip over to sketchy Thursdays and see what beautiful LO are there!

there you go.. now what do you think??

Sunday, March 13, 2011

piecing life together

I haven't had a chance to post for a while.. Its hard to believe! Over at
Sketches In Thyme they have sketch #39...

here is my interpitation....

yep! That's me! Imagine that!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Its all about the Green!

I have several sites that inspired me for this layout! The ABC challenge over at Colorful Creations... one part of the challenge says it has to be green! Then The Paper Variety has their blog hope and it's all about the green! Scrapping the Music has a great inpriational song from "The Blind Side".. "Chances Are.." I just love that song and movie for that matter! The Frosted Designs that had a recipe including 3 differents patterned papers, 2 fonts and a journaling tag... oh my... now the Magic is taking these and turning into a LO I love love love!

Here is the LO ...

The journeling says....

In 1971,
Nana Hession decided
to take a trip
back to her
she decided to
take a granddaughter
with her
I was second in line
the first declined
so I was
"lucky one"
It was a
wonderful trip
6 weeks in Ireland
with Nana...

yep I was the "lucky one" ... now tell what you think!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to Scrappily Ever After!!

Mystery Blog Candy Giveaway!

To celebrate my blog’s 1st Anniversary I am doing Blog Candy giveaway! I don't have a picture of the loot just yet because it’s a surprise. That’s part of the fun! Don’t worry it will be pack with lots of goodies! I will have scrapbook paper, stamps, stickers, an album and some other stuff. Maybe I'll post a picture in a few days so keep checking back. I have to keep you on your toes!

ok there are some fun & easy challenges over at Scrappily Ever After... get over there and see what is going on... by the way.. Sheshe give the best prizes .. better hurry!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


At Frosted Design the challenge is too use metal on your LO or card. I thought and thought about what I wanted to do.. after thinking on it.. this is what I came up with..

a little crazy and fun! What do you think....

Monday, February 28, 2011

Its a Shamrock thing!

Over at Colorful Creations I have a challenge, an Altered Arts challenge. The members are going to create the wreath which is really easy. To get more points, they can come here and

1. Become a follower of my blog

2. Count the number of leprechauns here on the blog... and yes count the one here!

3. leave a little irish blessing in the commect section

For each thing completed you get a coin for your pot of gold.

If you complete the challenge over at Colorful Creations you will receive 10 coins! There are 2 challenges for the month of March.. The first one is posted!The second will be posted on March 15th...

The one with the most gold coins at the end of March will receive a $25.00 gift card to Joann's or Michael's or to an online store that offers gift certificates!

cool huh?

So go over to Colorful Creations and join in...oh and watch the blog and post at Colorful Creations.. the leprechaun likes giving coins away...

Here is a picture of the challenge:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Altered Frame!

I did an altered frame for a challenge over at Sketches4all .. I think came out pretty good!....

what do you think??

and another Layout!

I tried one of the sketches over at Sketchy Thursday...

This is me .. back in the day! now this is a while ago.. a young Air Force Sargeant ... can you imagine?!

basic grey contest

So then as I wonder around .. I always do when I am I found this basic grey sketch contest at PageMaps! It has a really cool prize.. Thought I would give it a try! here is the sketch..

and here is my take...

I also entered this over at Sketches In Thyme ... you can use any sketch for the contest ... so I entered it there too!It is at my sister Ginny's wedding which is now 20 years ago... where does the time go? We all took turns dancing on the table! This me and my sister in law Linda.. dancing away... so fun...

Another Nana Layout!

Over at The Paper Variety there is a challenge to sew... on your layout. It can be machine, hand or faux. Well since I don't have a sewing machine and my hand stitching leaves a lot to be I chose faux.. see what you think..

I really like this layout.. once again .. alot of it is Nana.. but it feels special to me.. so what do you think?

Its Sunday!

I have been a busy busy scrapgirl this week end! First off... I won a prize over at The Scrapbook Speedway! I recieved it yesterday and what fun! I love love it! I have started to use it. So thank you! I did her Staurday sketch and her it is!

I called this LO "superman". Its my 2 brothers dressed for a parade in town many years ago.MY mom talked them into it! I laugh when I see these pictures.. how fun huh?

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I think this post is just for me. Although I used a sketch from Colorful Creations, this is my Nana, She was the most creative and talented person I have known. She could do it all .. she cooked , she sewed for a living .. making slip covers and curtins, clothes anything! She knitted, croheted, needle work, everything. Well. after she passed I was given a small old suitcase with some work she had done in various stages. She did a lot of little things for the church bazaar! This layout has some of those things from that suitcase..

funny I am filled with tears .. I miss my nana still. I am named for her! I wonder what she would think of my work!

Scappin Saturday

the next one is for Scrapping the Music. The song is Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks. I did my layout on my "Goose", She will be attending the Navel Academy in July. I cann hardly believe she is all grown up. And she will be serving our country! I am so very proud of her!

She is going to be a great asset to the Navy.. she will play lacrosse for them and she is going to study to become a doctor!
well here we are Saturday again! I did get some scrappin done today..most will have to wait til daylight for good pictures ... here is the first ..

This picture was inspired by a challenge to use black over at sketches4all... and the ABC challenge over at Colorful Creations! I loved using black only.. it was afun challenge! I made the flowers from book pages and distressing them. I ised a white pen to add doodling. what do you think if the bow?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

hmmm part 4

the next layout is going 2 places.. Colorful Creations and Sketches4all! Colorful creations is one of my very favorite places .. of course not to mention that I am on the design team there ... This LO at Colorful Creations will be for The "playing with" challenge.. Olga is a great DT member and has very creative challenges.. this week it is polka dots and stripes... with a wonderful color plalette ... btw .. polka dots are among my favorite things... and the color palette .. oh my when is spring coming?..

here is mine..

The lace border was inspired by the "Teach me Tuesday" series at Colorful Creations. As I said it is a great place to check out ..

Now also this will be over at Sketches4 All.. there is a great challenge..layering papers .. by Karoi.. its a super challenge .. check it out!

Aren't you ready for spring?

yeah yeah part3

well think about it .. it was so cold here and 70 mile an hour winds.. whats a girl to do? ... scrap! I missed this challenge last week due to work! And it is one of my favorite challenge places.. of course its "The Scrapbook Speedway" .. you should check them out! I loved the sketch this week and here is mine...

it me again.. geez I am having a me scrappin time.. believe me it will be over soon!

scrapin weekend part2

So over at Frosted Designs is a fabulous challenge to use no patterned paper... can you imagine? than I found a great challenge at Crop Suey... to use cool is so I made this .. and its of me! Can you imagine that too?? I am not fond of being subject but I really felt like it ...

I love the colors and actually like how it came out .. even if it is me!
I got inspiration from a sketch over at sketchy Thursday.. I really like the sketches over there. I was encouraged to add Journeling from the challenge over at Punky Scraps! The journaling says:

There are moments in each of our lives that we will never ever forget.. sometimes its sad moments .. loss of a loved one .. and after all these years I still miss you Nana! But then there are those moments that take our breaths away.. you could close your eyes and you are right there again.. You could look at a picture and know every single detail of the moment.. even what you were thinking.. to the eye that does not know ... they will always miss the thousand words the picture holds... the little moments within the moments...the excitment... the fear.. the drama .. and the "how" you got to that exact moment... it holds friends in your heart .. those who stayed close .. those who left .. those who were temporary in our lives...the missed chances.. the great choices and even the wrong choices.. living in the picture are all those things that no one ever sees or knows...

Thats what I feel when I look back at pictures... especially of my life! Great challenges .. all of them.. its good to stop and look sometimes....

It is a scrappin weekend!

Its been a great week end for scrappin.. and I have a lot to show and get posted! My first LO is for Crop Suey.. its of my Goose and the challenge was to use 9 different scrappy things in the LO...

I love the colors in this LO! This is Goose playing Lacrosse for NESLL... and doing very well at it! The things I used are .. pictures, card stock, patterned paper, ribbon, flowers, scolloped piece, journeling, lettering and ric rac border.

There is some really fun challenges at Crop Suey... go and see!

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's a Valentine Surprise! over at The Scrapbook Speedway! Go and check them out!



To show my appreciation to all my readers and express how much I love seeing your comments, I have another giveaway!!!
You have just TWO DAYS to win a secret Valentine's Day Kit!! You will get some 12x12 papers, some bling, some ribbon, and a little bit more! Leave me a comment and tell your readers by posting this on your blog too! I will post the pic of the prize AFTER I have a winner!
Good luck every one!

You have 2/14 and 2/15 to 'qualify.'
I will post the winner 2/16!!

Don't miss out! It;s a fab kit! You will "LOVE" pun intended!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Great Giveaway over at The Scrapbook Speedway!

There i a great give away over at the Scrapbook Speedway... take a look and go look at her blog!...
Manic Monday Giveaway - February 2011

Here it is!
The much awaited Monthly Giveaway!!
What you need to do to qualify for this giveaway is simple!
1. become a follower, if not already
2. post about this giveaway on your own blog/site and link your readers back here
3. don't forget to leave a comment here too

You have until Sunday 2/13 to become eligible.
I will announce the winner on 2/14!!

That's it! Wanna see what it is?

This month you will get:
FIVE 12x12 pages
a set of bling
and a mini chipboard book with five double sided pages!

New Shoes

Is it friday yet?

well almost! It feels like its been a long week! I did fihd a fun site called Scrapping the Music! They have a cool challenge going on.. and it is inspired by the song New Shoes by Palona Nutini... and this is what I came up with...

I found this really fun picture as you see and used the phrase .."And I thought these shoes don't suit me" ... its a fun! challenge and be sure and check out this site!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl evening ...

Well as everybody is getting ready for the superbowl I am scrapping! since the Pats are out I only have minimal interest...

Over at Frosted Designs the challenge is too use red, white and pink! I did a LO of 3 of 4 of my brothers kids! Its a great pictures and was taken just before Christmas and all the snow!

Here is the LO...

I have had a good day of scrapping .. actually a good week end.. let me know what you think ...


lol.. its going to be over 40 degrees today! Thats a heatwave compared to what it was.. and will be later this week. I only wish it would melt all the snow...Over at The Scrapbook Speedway is was sketchy Saturday and I did a LO. Actually I have done a lot of LO's I will be posting more later!

It is a very cool sketch .. and I had those small photos of "3" playing lacrosse so I think it worked! Go over and check out her blog ... she has a lot of very cool stuff and good info...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cold and Snow!

I suppose cold and snow are good for scraping! Because it sure isn't good for much else. its cold .. it snowed and there is another storm coming Saturday. But the groundhog didn't see his shadow so there is hope for an early spring! yeah...

I have another LO.. this is my goose at her casino night. This is like a semi-formal for her school. She is a senior this year so this was a special night. There will be more... but here is the start..

she is a beautiful girl .. and in july she is off to serve our country!

what do you think?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Double Layout!

I did a double LO for a Colorful Creations Challenge and backporch memories challenge. This is one of Goose and her friends cheering on the home team in the lacrosse finals at Harvard statium....

looks like fun and we are going to be there this year too!


The challenge ..over at Frosted Design the challenge is to do a card or Lay out that is monochromatic... I love stretching and doing things and I love this layout! Its my great nephew ... his mom works part time at a tux and dry cleaning shop. This is one of the pictures they took one night....

I think it came out pretty good .. how about you?


Where oh where did the week end go? Time flys when your having fun! I have several new LO's to post...

I will do them one at a time.This first one is for Sketchy Saturday over at The Scrapbook Speedway. I just really like the blog and she has many great ideas...

here is my layout.

This is my nephew .. he is quite the lacrosse player ... someday I expect him to play in the pro's ... yep he is that good...

Check out The Scrapbook Speedway...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday .. downtime

Its saturday! yeah! I love scrapping all day! I have done several layouts but some have to wait til tomorrow to take pictures .. it is dark here. I have done a LO for Sketch inspiration and Colorful Creations ... its called generations! My Dad, brother and nephew .. Grant 1,2, and 3 in DC this past summer.

its a great picture in front of the Lincoln Memorial!

share your thoughts....

Thursday, January 27, 2011

well I finished a few more Lo's.. its hard to get good pictures with the weather!..oh well its winter in New England.. here's hoping the groundhog comes up with the right answers! And a short winter..

This is another great challenge at The Paper Variety and it is very inspiring...I used a different quote.. actually a quote from the bible that I have always loved..

He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15:5

here is my layout...

I really like this one too! The picture is one of my all time favorites.. all my nieces and nephews when they were little on a tree that fell in the back yard. Can you find the "Goose" in the

Get over to The Paper Variety and see the wonderful work they do on inpiring challenges!

Snow Snow.....Snow!!

Another snow another 15 inches .. I think .. it looks like a lot more out there..well I guess shoveling is a good way to keep the New years resolutions .. lots of exercise.

Thank God for scrapping .. keeps you sane in the insane world of snow storms every 5 days...

This lay out I have completed is for Frosted Designs.. the challenge was to Use a Transparency, Vellum or Acrylic!

This was new to me so I had to think about it for a while and now I am close to the deadline! Oh well I finished.. and geeez it is snowing.. AGAIN!

This is my brothers kids... Christmas morning, with their new Lacrosse hats.. courtesy if Nana and Grampa!

I used the Alpine Collection I got at Joann's, a piece of vellum, and a transparency over the picture...
I like it!

see what you think...

You should go to Frosted Designs and see the beautiful work they do!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Its Monday!

hey everyone.. well its Monday and it is cold! What a day... but as usual a little scrapping and the burdens fade away. Today I did a layout for Scrapbook Speedway. It was her sketch that inspired this ...

I love lacrosse and all my nieces and nephews play... lots of pictures .. which means lots of scrapping!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stealing Cinderella

well its Sunday. I was actually going to post last night but I didn't like the picture ... I needed sunlight.. but what I didn't need is the cold! Yuck!

Without further ado... "stealing cinderella"

this is my "gooses" school dance.. she looks beautiful... and made me think of the song stealing cinderella...

I used Disney speciality papers... white lace coordinations papers...

this was a labor of love and took a while to figure out... but it came out kinda special! What do you think?

The LO is a design over at The Paper Variety...check it out...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bring it on...

I am so proud of my nieces and nephews... they play lacrosse and play at a very high level.. My niece... "goose" is awesome and is going to college on a scholarship to play. So is my nephew.. actually most of them are in college playing or played in college and coaching ..graduating from high school or coming soon.. everyone of them are starts in their own right.. here is my "goose" playing for New England after a game where she got a bit roughed up ... bring it "goose"...

This was inspired by a sketch over at Sketch Inspirations and used for a challenge at Colorful Creations called "Inspired by Bedding".

well I am off to "scrap em"


Well today I decided to do a layout for my nephew's prom pictures.. well some of them anyway. I wanted to use the sketch from Scrapbook Speedway. This is what I came up with..

Don't the guys look great! Such memories!

Monday, January 17, 2011

so I finished another layout for another challenge.. this is my niece and nephew .. I love this picture..
I tried a new technique with paint on this ... what do you think??

I am going to enter this in The Paper Variety's going pink challenge..

let me know what you think...

here I am again!

right now I am inspired by all I see...its so fun!This next layout was inspired by 2 different sites.. my all time home site colorful creations.. I love it there and Frosted designs.
First.. Colorful Creations had a "mist challenge" .. I haven't misted much and procrastinated .. then I saw the challenge for "paint" at Frosted Designs.. so combined them.

This LO is my niece, Britt. I call her "wild child" She is very much a free spirit and fun.. I love seeing her pictures and watching her grow into a beautiful young lady..

I misted the paper first with a pewter mist then did the trees and pictures.... I added a combination of green, orange,black and tan paint. I then misted on copper. and this is the results...

I think it came out pretty good ... what do you think?

Good Morning!

well another January morning in New England! And its cold! I cannot wait fro spring! I have a new layout to share.. I did this a couple of weeks ago. Thought I would share. This is Megs or "Goose" as I called her when she was little. She is my niece and Goddaughter, finishing her senior year. She is a star! And Beautiful!

Here is my layout..

I did this as a DT over at Colorful Creations for a challenge. Check them out .. it is a fun place!

I decided this year I would enter some of my layout into challenges around the net. this one fits over at Frosted designs.. love this site... so what the heck I am going to try!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year!

well its been a while since I have written or even signed on here. I think its time to become a bit more dedicated! I have been scrapping like crazy and want to upload a few to show. Some came out great.. others well thats what learning is all about. I decided not to do a "New Years resolution" but to change things one thing at a time. Small changes which will lead to big changes. More to come on that.

The first lay out I want to post comes from a challenge that I happened upon and it inspired me...

Welcome to our JANUARY challenge here at Crop Suey!! Hope you had an AWESOME Christmas and Happy Happy Happy New Year so far!

We challenge you to use the following ad to get your inspiration for your scrappy project/layout/card or whatever you choose to do!

Be sure to link your lo up in the comments section on THIS post to be eligible to win the prize from our fabulous sponsor! You have until midnight EST on January 20th to play along!

so here is what I came up with...

This is my niece Sarah and her son and boyfriend.. I thought it came out pretty good so I am getting out of my comfort zone and link it over to her blog!

Hey its a New Year Go and vist her blog!