Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Walter Cronkite Impersonation

I'm scrapping old pictures today.   This one is about a year old.   I might have already made a layout using one similiar to it, but this picture was in a stack on my desk so I'm assuming it was there for me to scrap.     This was such a fun day out with my brother and Dad,  we went about 50 minutes north of Kansas City and did some sightseeing in St. Joseph.  We had no idea there was a Walter Cronkite Museum at the college there, but so glad we saw the sign because it was fantastic and we all loved it.
They had this desk set up just like he sat out to do the nightly news and even the option of taking a picture with their camera set up and printing your picture there for free.   We all did it.

I'm entering this layout in a double challenge using the same sketch.
The September 15th reveal at "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"  and the double challenge using the same sketch at  "MY CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK"     These are the links and here is the sketch.
Plus there is an awesome blog hop going on with lots of inspiration for the sketch.

Monday, September 18, 2017

First September PL page

I am starting my PL pages for September today and I used the mid month sketch #86 at
"SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"  for my month title card.    I had to rotate the sketch but it worked out great.

Here is the sketch and link to  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"   and following that is my first complete PL page for the month.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Summer Relaxing

We are all settled into our new home at the Lake of the Ozark and now before the summer is totally over we can enjoy the water.     It is so wonderful having a lakefront home so that we can walk out and swim/float anytime we want.   We even have all the toys,  the jet skis are here and our boat will be delivered on Wednesday.     So with this landscape Summer is definitely going to be my favorite time of year.   Let the sun shine.

I'm entering this layout in two challenges.    

"SKETCH N SCRAP"  Sketch #137

And then "COLORFUL CREATIONS"   My favorite is sunny days.

Sept 15-My Favorite Kind of Weather

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kai and Mylan go back to School

I finally got all the back to school pictures of Kai and Mylan in Florida and have been busy scrapping them today.       I also got to use a lot of old diets I had from swaps and had been hoarding and never used.   So glad to finally use them all.

I can't believe these two are growing up so fast.    I remember Kai's first day of school and now he is already in 6th grade.   My grandkids are growing up way to fast.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I'm a big kid now

I couldn't believe it when my son-in-law posted this picture of Elle out shopping with them.
My granddaughter is growing up way to fast for me.

For this layout I am entering it in two challenges.    First I used the Sept. 1st sketch at
"LET'S GET SKETCHY"   and then the challenge #361 at "LASTING MEMORIES"


"LASTING MEMORIES"  All about florals - use some type of floral patterned paper somewhere on your layout.

Before Sunrise

We are loving living at the lake, it is just so beautiful and tranquil.   From beautiful sunsets to waking up early and seeing a full moon set.    That is what I caught in these pictures.   I woke up real early and looked out the window and could see the full moon from the night before starting to go down.
I got up and went outside to get some pictures.      Waking up at 4:30 a.m. is well worth it when you see something like this.

I used  Sept 1st sketch #136 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  plus I pulled out some super old papers to make my layout.   I used My Minds Eye - Tres Jolie.    This is a 10 year old collection back from 2007.   Yes I never through anything away, I keep it and finally use it.

Here is the sketch and link to  "SKETCH N SCRAP"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Let's Eat

When I was visiting the kids over July 4th weekend, I got to feed Elle breakfast when she first tried Rice Cereal.   She really loved it.   Plus after eating wouldn't let go of the spoon.  She was teething some so I think that was why she loved chewing on the spoon.
Now just this last weekend I was there for three days and Leslie and I made a bunch of baby food for her.   She is trying so many things and loving them all, we froze individual servings of fresh pureed blueberries, apples, pears,  peas, zucchini, yellow squash and  broccoli.   There was already avocado, green beans and carrots made and in the freezer.   Two mornings while I was there, we just "mushed" a half a banana each morning for her breakfast and I got to feed her that.    She is such a good eater. I have to say I tried them all and they taste great.   I wish I had done this with my kids.

I am entering this layout at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  for Challenge #360 - Stripes.
I have the pink and white stripe patterned paper and then I also have two stripes of the  deep pink
card stock.

Check out this months challenges at  "LASTING MEMORIES".   You have all month to enter the weekly challenges for September.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

August PL page

I spent today doing all of my August PL pages.   I hate being behind, but finally I'm pretty much caught up with it.   Just have to do the beginning of September.    On one of my pages I used the  Sept
1st sketch #85 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"    It was perfect for the pictures I took of the wine labels.   The board had a little send off for me after my last official Home Owners Board meeting,  after the official business was completed we just sat around and drank some different wines and talked for almost 2 hours.    I knew I would miss them all and my board position, but this made it all real knowing it my last time with all of them.

Here is the sketch I used and then below that is my full page with the card on it.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Back to School in Orlando

All my grandkids but the baby Elle are in school now.   Avery started Kindergarten and Dylan started Preschool.    They grow up to fast.

I am entering this layout in 4 challenges

"THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS"   the Back to School challenge.   You had to have at least 3+ school supply items on your layout.   I have a wooden school house, a diecut glue bottle, a crayon sticker,  a 3D book and apple sticker, pencil paper and ruler paper.

Then I did the Scrappy Friends combo challenge with the above prompt with the sketch challenge at
"GRAND DIVA'S CREATIVE CORNER"     Here is the sketch below.

Next is "SCRAP OUR STASH CHALLENGE BLOG" with the September Tic Tac Toe challenge.
I used the left vertical column,  Cork, Fancy Pants, Arrow.   My background paper is a cork pattern,
the polka dot paper is from Fancy Pants and I have 2 wood veneer Arrows on my layout.

And finally I am entering this at the  "COLORFUL CREATIONS"  September Word Challenge.
I picked the word school from the list and it is in my title and printed on the school house embellishment.
 Our words for this month are SCHOOL, PRIMARY COLORS, FUN and PLAY.  
Please incorporate one of these words into your project.  It can be in the way 
of the title, picture, pattern paper, etc… let creativity be your guide!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mother and Son

Here is the layout I made with the August 15th sketch at  "MY CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK"

I liked the sketch when I saw it and I had this picture of my grandson and his Mom sitting on my desk and I thought it would go great with it.   I decided to go with neutral colors of grey, black, brown and some gold.   I thought it blended well with the neutrals in the picture.

Here is the sketch

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


If you know me at all, you know I keep right up to date with my PL pages.   But once I started packing my scrapbook things away early in July I wasn't able to keep up.   But for the last two days of scrapping I have caught up on all of July pages (5 in total) and then I made my card for August and will start on those pages tomorrow.

For my title card I always check out the sketches at "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"
I know I can always find great sketches there.      And I wasn't disappointed, this was sketch #84 for the last week of August.    They had so many great sketches this month, I will have to go back and use more of them.

Here is the sketch and check out the details   HERE.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Safety First

Granddaughter Elle went on her first airplane trip when she was just shy of 6 months old this year.
Mom and Dad she was a trouper and was good and quiet the entire flight and even got complaints from the flight attendants and other passengers that had the "luck" of being seated close to a baby.

I just loved this picture they sent me from the airplane.    Being her first flight of course she had to
check out all the safety instructions.    I couldn't help but smile and laugh when  I saw this picture.

For this layout I used the August Single page sketch from  "STICK IT DOWN"

Starting 7th Grade

Now have a layout made of Bryce and his first day starting 7th grade this year.    This completes all the St. Louis grandkids first day of school pictures.   Next is Orlando grand-daughters and then
Texas grandkids, but I don't think they have started yet.   So still have more pictures to get.

I'm entering this layout in three different challenges.

The August 15th sketch challenge at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"

And then Challenge #277 at  "USE YOUR STUFF"  - Back to School, Back to Work
It's back to school time for all the grandkids.   Kind of back to work for me too because after almost 2 months away from scrapping because of our move, I'm back to the work that I love....Scrapbooking.

Last but not least.   I did challenge #359 - Polka Dots at  "LASTING MEMORIES"   the upcoming challenges that will be due in September are All About Patterns starting with Polka Dots.

Back to School Time

WOW, its been almost 2 months since I made a layout.   We moved from Kansas City to the Lake of the Ozark.  We packed in KC it seems like for a solid 3 weeks and then move-in day at the Lake was August 22nd and yesterday I finally got my new scrapbook to a workable area.  I still have shelves to be delivered for my albums and more organization to do, but at least now I have my computer and printer set up and I'm back to work.

The St. Louis family and grands will be here this weekend so I wanted to have a few more layouts ready to give them to take home with them.    Their school started at the middle of the month so I had these first day pictures of them to make this layout.

I used the August 15th sketch #135 at "SKETCH N SCRAP"  to work with these pictures and used some of my school stash from past swaps I've been in.    I loved this background paper and that I got to use it up and the swap items I've been saving.

So happy to be back to scrapping and entering a few challenges before the end of the month.
Here is the sketch I used  at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hawaii Views

Lately I've been scrapping some pictures for my sons album of a trip he took with his uncle, his cousin and his grandfather to Maui, Hawaii.     Just the guys and they all had a blast.

For these pictures I used the newest sketch for August at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"
I used papers from the Craft Smith collection - Honeydew.      I've made one more layout from this trip using papers from this collection so they should go together well.

Here is the link to  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  and the sketch.   Come back every day for more reveals from our design team.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July PL card

I used sketch #78 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"  to make my card to start my July PL pages.   I do Project Life by the month and not the week so always like to start with some kind of month card.   This sketch worked great.

The link is above and here is the sketch.

Elle's First July 4th

We were all together for July 4th this year,  we did the hamburger, hot dog, brat cook-out,  went swimming and watched NY fireworks on TV and still had time to drive out to a viewing spot for the local fireworks.

This was Elle's first July 4th celebration & I bought this blue and white striped outfit to wear for the day and sitting up here on these red cushions was perfect for taking a picture to celebrate this holiday for the first time.

I'll enter this at  "LASTING MEMORIES"    The new challenge this week is........

LM #352 - Scrap that 4th of July adventure!

We want you to show us your 4th of July adventure! If you didn't have an adventurous American holiday or are not American, show some red, white, and blue. or show some sparkle in your layout.

Celebrate July 4th

I love July 4th layouts but don't have a lot of pictures but here is the first one I get to make for this year.   Our granddaughters down in Orlando had a party at home with crafts and fun foods.

I'm entering this layout in two different challenges.  STICK IT DOWN & SCRAP OUR STASH

First here is the sketch challenge at   "STICK IT DOWN"   It was perfect to use two 3x4 pictures of the girls and their party plates and food.   Here is the sketch.

Next I used the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"    I used the middle veritcal column of red/white/blue colors, stars and a tag.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fathers Day 2017

     Sketch #91 is now up at  "THE MEMORY NEST"   Circles, circles everywhere.   I went with three different doily designs and all different colors, to pull the bits of colors out of the background paper and also from what the Avery and Dylan have on with their Dad and the other colors in the picture.   I thought this was such a sweet picture so it was fun to scrap it for the girls ongoing scrapbook.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "THE MEMORY NEST"

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Cancun 1995

I've been having fun lately making layouts with some pictures I found at my Dads house in May.
My Mom and Dad, my husband and our two kids all went on a week long vacation to Cancun.
We had so much fun. sitting out side every day and just relaxing, watching the kids play in the ocean
and in the sand.   We walked around at night to find a new fun place for dinner.  It was all such a great time.   I only had a few picture so was thrilled to find more that I didn't have at Dad's house.

So for my reveal for the week one of July challenge #283 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME" I made this layout.    Here is the sketch and I hope you will play along too.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#3 Birthday

I'm catching up the last few days on the sketches for June over at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"
Being out of town for a full week and a couple other weekends during June really put me behind on the challenges that I love to work with every month.

So for this layout of my Granddaughter Dylan's 3rd birthday I used Sketch #282, the last one for the month of June.   I did use a horizontal picture instead of the vertical one that is in the sketch, but it still working out great this way too.

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

5 months old

Where does the time go.   I swear it was just a couple of weeks ago I was in the hospital room getting to watch my granddaughter be born.    But I get to watch her change day by day in pictures when I'm not in town with her.  Although only living 2 hours away I do get to see her in person many many times and I love every one of them.

Obviously this is the picture taken of her on her 5th month birthday on the 26th.   I'm glad I got it and get to used the great sketch #281 at   "SKETCHES IN THYME"     It was perfect to use with this picture.

Here is the link to   "SKETCHES IN THYME"   and also the sketch, still a couple of days to play along.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Princess Addisyn

I love when I get pictures of my granddaughter Addisyn modeling some of the dresses her Mom has made for her.   Here is another example of my pretty princess all dressed up today.

I used the sketch at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"   Challenge sketch #280.    Here it is below.

Bev is offering a great prize for the month of June a Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Circle Cutter.