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?