Friday, May 25, 2018

Our Wedding Day

My niece lives in Sydney, Australia (center in the picture) and about 4 years ago she and her partner had a marriage ceremony but it was not recognized in Australia as a legal marriage until legislation passed marriage equality early this year.   So in April they had a private wedding ceremony back in the same park where all their family and friends had gathered for their first ceremony.   They are now legally married.   And they celebrated with their son they now have, my nephew Silas.

For this layout I used the prompt at  "LASTING MEMORIES"   I think this was the last challenge for the month I still had to complete for the Variety of Shapes challenges for the month.  This challenge
#395 is Triangles.       I just used one large triangle on this layout, although I guess since I had it stretch all the way across the page I actually have a total of 3 triangles.

Here is the link to    "LASTING MEMORIES"

LM #395 - Use one or more triangles on your layout.

Project Life plants

I had the top row of my next Project Life page finished the first of the week but then I decided to go ahead and finish it and start a new page beginning with the Memorial Day festivities.    So since I got two new plants on Tuesday  all my flowers are now in place for the year so I thought I would showcase so of them that I hadn't scrapped before and finish this PL page.

I'm going to enter this at the E2N#15 challenge ...  New Growth at   "SOUL SCRAPPERS"
The challenge is to scrap "new growth"  "Spring has Bloomed"  and I think thesis pictures show that perfectly.   All my flowers plus Spring rains to make everything bloom.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lake Fun 1996

I found these old pictures of when we had a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks for several years.  We use to go down about every other weekend.    This was one weekend in 1996.  I wanted to make it because it has pictures of our best friends ever (both have since passed) our son and daughter and our son's best friend.   Plus pictures in our boats and our wave runner and our friends wave runner.
We always had so much fun.

Now this weekend we will be doing the same thing.  Now I live in a house on the lake and with my husband of the past 11 years and his son and family will be coming down to join us for the lake weekend.   And again I'll be out in our boat and we have a wave runner and our son has one here too.
A great way to spend Memorial Day weekend.   Plus after this weekend will be able to scrap new "Lake Fun" pictures.

I used the sketch at   "SOUL SCRAPPERS"  for this layout.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


This year I discovered I love succulents.   I planted the inside one my self and then I bought another one for outside.   Plus I bought one for my Dad one for his patio also.   I just love them.

It is about to be a busy upcoming holiday weekend so I want to jump right in and make sure I got to use the newest sketch #326 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"    I've been working so hard lately on layouts of all the grandkids I decided I finally had to take a break and make something for my own albums so I thought...I love succulents so I should make sure I document the two I have now and then I'll see where I started in case I decide to keep adding more.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "SKETCHES IN THYME"

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Mustang

When I first saw sketch #325 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  I was intimidated.   I never know what to do about circles, but I had this great series of pictures and decided to use them and cut the two into circles and I'm really pleased with the result.    I just used red cardstock as my background to go with the cars interior and then do everything else with black and white.   I didn't have all the white Thickers alphas I needed so I used silver although in this picture they look more gold, in person they look so much better.  I decided to add a tag to the sketch for my journaling plus that gave me a spot of solid black and just matted the tag in white again and used white bakers twine to know it and journaled in white gel ink and I think it all ties together.    The car is a new old car my brother just bought.  Growing up in our teens this was the car we both drove a 1966 white mustang with red interior.  We have both always said we wanted another one and finally found it.   I'll be at his house tomorrow and can't wait to ride in it.   Oh and the little one checkin it out is my granddaughter.
(I'm jealous she got to get in it before I did)  LOL

Here is the sketch and link to  "SKETCHES IN THYME"


I love the concentration of my nephews face Silas playing with his building blocks.    I decided that
the challenge at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  was  perfect for this picture.  
This month the challenge is all about shapes and the lastest challenge is to use Hexagons.
I have a hexagon patterned paper and then I cut some hexagons out too and added them as embellishments.  

Here is the link and info about this challenge at  "LASTING MEMORIES"

LM #396 -Variety of Shapes - Hexagons

Happy Sunday! I hope that you are having a good weekend.

Are you ready for a new challenge? Our theme for May has been - Variety Of Shapes - and this week our challenge is:

LM #396 - use one or more hexagons on your layout


I needed a card to send to my Dad so the card sketch #122 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  was just the right design for a "Hello" card.    I'll write in it today and get it dropped into the mail for him.
I like sending him surprise cards every now and then besides just holiday cards.  He will be 95 next month and still lives at the house I grew up with him.   I go see him every couple of weeks but sending cards is always nice pick me up too.

Here is the sketch and link to   "SKETCH N SCRAP"    you have until May 31st to enter any of the challenges for May.