Friday, July 31, 2009

Gone for the weekend

I did not get a lot accomplished this week. That's ok though. I did reconnect with my friend, Sarah, after being away from each other for a few years. We had a great 5 hour lunch on Wednesday! I have a layout on my desk that just isn't coming together - maybe after a few days I'll have some inspiration to finish it. We are camping this weekend. Hope everyone has a fun weekend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A New CY Sketch

That's right. It's time for a new sketch brought to you by Ali at Creatively Yours. Stop by and check out the DT's layouts. They are gorgeous! Remember to add your link in the comments section at CY when you create using this sketch. CY is looking for Guest Designers & Creative Guests, so get started today with this fabulous sketch.

Here's my take on the sketch:
The Ladies of the House

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Another Page for my BOM

I finished another page for my Book Of Me album. One of the ladies at AMR has been hosting a weekly BOM challenge. This one was to use "Oh to be..." I used sketch 29 from 52 Sketches and used watercolor pencils on the flowers & butterfly.

oh to be 40

Challenges this covers:
52 Sketches 52 Weeks - sketch 29
AMR - BOM challenge 2
Pile It On - use watercolors
SP Color Combos - challenge 7

Saturday, July 25, 2009

2 Page Layout

I found a sketch in the new issue of Scrapbook Etc. & had to use it. It seemed perfect for these photos.

The Great Outdoors

Challenges this is for:
Pile it On - Use orange
Scrapping Out Loud - Distress
Scrapadilly - Use your own handwriting

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Camping

The crop is still going on at Scrapadilly. I hope you all get a chance to jump over there and participate in the awesome challenges for Camp Scrap A Lot. This layout is for the S'Mores challenge. It's also for this week's challenge at Use Your Scraps - use brown/teal or brown/orange. The photos are of the boys & Dan roasting marshmallows (May 08).

It's a Process

Card Sketch at Creatively Yours

A new card sketch is available at Creatively Yours.

Ann & Andi from the DT & Jennifer the guest designer made some beautiful cards using Noella's sketch. Check them out here.

I hope you will creat something with this week's sketch & share it with us at Creatively Yours.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Using Scraps

I completed 2 more layouts. This time (besides the base cardstock) I only used scraps!! It was great to get some of the scraps out of the box.

This first layout has photos from the beach from June 08. I did this for the Arts & Crafts challenge at Scrapadilly. Journaling: Sunday night we took a walk to the beach. It was a bit smoky, but we enjoyed the ocean hitting against our feet.

Walk on the Beach

The next one is of Caleb on the beach this past June. This is a scraplift of another member at Scrapadilly. The challenge was to scraplift a layout from the Scrapadilly gallery. Journaling: As we were walking on the beach, there was a large amount of foam that had washed up on the beach. Caleb took a stick and gathered some up. Then he came up to me saying, "On a steeeck."

Seafoam On A Stick

Saturday, July 18, 2009

2 Layouts & Harry Potter

Thursday & Friday I scrapped a couple of layouts - one digital & one paper. We also went to see the 6th Harry Potter movie. It was good. I thought the 5th one was better. This one varies from the book a bit. Maybe I shouldn't have read it again before seeing the movie.

Here are my layouts. This one was for the color (use orange) challenge at AMR. I used digital as my PSE 7 just arrived in the mail. The photo is from our last trip to the OBX. The kit is from the Wish You Were Here blogtrain.


The next one is paper. I did it for the Recreation challenge at Scrapadilly.
I love to read!

You should come by Scrapadilly for their crop. The challenges are awesome as always.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


We've had our kittens for a few days now. They are settling in & playing with each other & us. I did this layout - the first of many - of the girls: Kimmie & Mindy. Made using a sketch at Pile It On.

Kimmie & Mindy

Challenges this covers:
AMR - July product challenge
Pile It On - Challenge 6
A La Carte - Challenge 3

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


My husband planted lilies outside our bedroom window a year or so ago. Here are a few of the blooms from this year.


Challenges this covers:
AMR - Backyard challenge
52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch 28
Scrapadilly - Gummy Worm Challenge

Upcoming Crop

Scrapadilly is having an on-line crop starting Friday. Their crops are always so much fun with many challenges to complete. So stop on by for some fun starting Friday!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Another Layout

I managed to do another layout last night. The kittens decided to play elsewhere instead of my scrap area. These photos are a collection from our OBX trip last June.

Recipe for Relaxation

Challenges this covers:
AMR - Beach layout
SP Color Combos - Challenge 6
Use Your Stash - Stamps

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Sketch at Creatively Yours

It's Monday & the new sketch at Creatively Yours has been posted along with the DT's creations. I hope you'll stop by & check out the new sketch. We also hope you'll play along & show us your layout using this week's sketch.

Here's the sketch by Ali.

Here's my take on the sketch.

Bodie Island

A Layout & New Kittens

We picked up our adopted kittens today. They are adorable. The white one is Kimmie & the tortoiseshell one is Mindy.






I did manage to do a layout even though Kimmie wanted to help.


Challenges this covers:
AMR - Color challenge
Scrapping Out Loud - Recipe challenge

I Made the Top 5


Thanks Samantha!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Monthly Crop

I went to my monthly crop last night. I managed to do 2 layouts. I finished them up this morning.

This one is the boys & Dan hiking in May 06.
3 hikers

Challenges this covers:
Scrapadilly - Gummy Worm Challenge
52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch 27
AMR - Title Challenge

This one is a page for my Book of Me Album.

Challenges this covers:
Use Your Stash - Use clips
Pile It On - Use 3 embellishments
SP Color Combos - Challenge 5
AMR - BOM Challenge 1

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Photos from the Smokies

Here are some photos from our recent trip to the Smoky Mountains.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Back Home

We are back from the Smokies. We had a pretty nice time - took some hikes, saw a dam, saw some wildlife (no bears), and got a little wet. Now there's laundry to do and groceries to buy. I've been trying to catch up on things I've missed.

A tag sketch has been posted at Creatively Yours. Here's the sketch

& here's my tag.

I hope to put that on a beach layout using photos from our recent trip. I hope you'll check out CY to see what the other ladies created & to play along.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Off Again

We are heading out again. This time to the Smoky Mountains with our camper. Looking forward to some hiking & relaxing. Be back on Monday. Have a safe 4th of July!!

Did have time for a layout before we leave. The photos are from Lynn Camp Falls in the Smokies.


Sketch 26 - 52 Sketches 52 Weeks
Challenge 4 Buttons - Pile It On