October 16, 2015

Floating on AIR - Scraptober Fest

Because we love to challenge ourselves and other scrappers, we have teamed up with 3 other great scrap challenge sites to bring you an ultimate challenge with a chance to win multiple prizes!

This is how the challenge works:

Each challenge blog is hosting a challenge on their blog for a chance to win a prize. :)

Now here’s the fun, challenging part… If you create a layout, combining all (4)challenges together, and link it up to each participating blog, you will be eligible for a chance to win the ScraptoberFest BONUS prize!

Here are the challenges:
  • Scrap Our Stash - Create a layout using at least 2 different type of Washi Tapes.

Rules for all challenges:
  • Must be new as of October 2, 2015…no back linking
  • Layouts only ~ No Cards
  • No Digital Layouts
  • Participants are allowed to complete or combine one or more of the challenges, but to be entered into the BONUS prize drawing, they must combine all (4) challenges.
  • For each challenge you complete, you MUST upload to the blog that hosted the challenge to be eligible for that sites prize drawing.  
  • All entries due October 31, 2015
Good luck!  Can't wait to see what you create!


I love the fall season.  How about you?  The changing colors, the cool nights and the warm sun during the day is just great!  I love dressing in layers, which is what I did with this page...  layers.

Thanks for stopping and I'll see you on the other sites!

September 07, 2015

Note To Self... - Challenge Yourself #22

Oh my, am I glad to have school starting this week.  My summer has been a bit insane!  I know, I know, I say this every summer, but this summer, I'm really telling the truth.

On multiple occasions, I've used my house as a laundromat.  Literally, coming home one night, washing what is needed and leaving the next morning.

As I look back at my summer calendar, I left in mid July and for 2 months straight, I've been on the road or at our cabin.  Maybe I should print and actually scrapbook the calendar itself because it truly is a memory!

Anyway, I missed last months Challenge Yourself challenge because I was out of town and just could not get a page done, but we had many great participants!  Great job ladies.

This month's challenge is a sketch.  A sketch with layers, my favorite!

And my take...

On this challenge, I started with my BG.  And to be honest, I changed it 4 times.  I wasn't happy with my choices, maybe because they were too bold.  I settled for this muted wood grain.  Don't ask me what line it is from...  I don't know.  I don't organize my paper by manufacturer.

Don't you just love this vintage typewriter?  It is from Maya Road!  Adorable!

A couple more close-ups...

Thanks for stopping by!

July 07, 2015

Lake Superior - Challenge Yourself #20

Are you kidding me?  July, already!  Wow, my summer is just cruisin' by and it feels like it's going to be over before I blink.  I've still got 4 long weekend trips and a 2 week camping trip to Yellowstone to get ready for.  Yikes!

I'm happy that I got a few minutes to create this page for the next Challenge Yourself challenge.  I LOVE these colors and working with a sketch fits right into my wheelhouse.

Be sure to check the site out for loads of inspiration!

Take a look at wheat I came up with...

Thanks for stopping by!

June 11, 2015

Beautiful - Scrap Our Stash #27

I LOVE playing along with Scrap Our Stash.  Their challenges really make me did deep...  and when I say that, I mean both physically (through my stash) and mentally (challenges are out of the box).  Love it!

This month...

My take...

B - Baker's Twine
R - Rub-on
A - Arrows
D - Doodle
S - Silhouette Cut File

I came across this really cool triangular frame cut file while searching the archives of the Silhouette library.  I have a monthly membership and can cut just about anything you could ever want or need.

Next, I had to find some pictures that would fit in the frame.

I tried many different BG paper's but I wanted a monochromatic look to the page with just a few pops of color, so this BG spoke to me... because it matched the water color in the photos. 

Another close up...

Thanks for stopping by.

June 07, 2015

Perfect 10 - Challenge Yourself #19

It's an ANYTHING GOES kind of month over at Challenge Yourself.  Isn't that the way it should be since summer is just getting started?  My kiddos have 2 more days of school and at least for the first week or so, it's going to be "anything goes".

I knew that I wanted some texture on this page, so I started with modeling paste and a stencil.  As that was drying, I searched for what colors I wanted to play with and came up with this teal/yellow combo and loved it.  I knew the photo would pop off the page against it.

Started with a little bit of misting and then started layering the scraps over it until I was pleased with the look.

I added the black washi to ground the page because after I placed the photo, the BG kinda disappeared.

As always, I started by searching my scraps been to find bits and pieces to play with.

This photo was taken just last weekend at Sawyer's 10th birthday party.  I can't believe he is double digits!

Next up, the title...  what could be more perfect than "Perfect 10".  If you've been around my page long enough, you know that Sawyer is a competitive gymnast.  A 10 is not a perfect score anymore, but still fits because we all know what it means.

 Thanks for stopping by!

May 14, 2015

49862 - Scrap Our Stash #26

Can you believe that it is the middle of May and we had a frost advisory last night?  Are you kidding me?  Well, waiting for it to warm up to get outside I thought I'd scrap a page...  got to keep that mojo flowing!  I have a hard time scrapping during the summer, just because the nice months are so limited here in Michigan.  But, I'm committed to our sport. LOL

A friend of mine (Lynn) introduced me to Scrap Our Stash.  What a great site!  Lots of inspiration.  You need to check it out!  They have a huge following.

Check out one of their May challenges:


Your challenge is to create a layout and include an item from your stash for each letter in the word:


(You cannot use the word embellishment for the letter "E" and you must use a different stash item for each S)


Cute, right?

Well, here is what I came up with...

E - "Explore"
M - Mist
B - Buttons
O - Orange
S - Stitching
S - Stamping

This was from a trip we took last summer to Pictured Rocks in Munising, Michigan.  I'm trying to finish off this album before we head to Yellowstone in July.  It seems to be a slow process!

Trying to come up with a creative title...  brain wasn't working...  I guess the zip code will have to do.

Talk about using up stash...  how about this vintage rub-on.  Honestly, I must be about 7 years old...  I'm suprised it stuck to the page.  LOL

Another close-up of some more details.

Enjoy your day!

April 08, 2015

Grandmas's Recipe - Challenge Yourself #17

Hey guys.  Spring has sprung and I'm finding myself outside more and more...  which is why I'm a day late on this post.  I got caught up with yard work yesterday and lost track of time.

Today, it's raining, so I'm inside working.

Be sure to check out the latest challenge at

Record some of your daily blessings (snippets of your normal day)

Remember to include YOU in the photo :)


I love to cook, but I especially love to reinvent recipes with healthier ingredients and fewer calories.

I'm fortunate enough that I don't have picky eaters in my house.  They are willing to try just about anything.

I was really drawn to the BG paper.  The big gray and white stripes yelled to me.  Then, I was flipping through a new paper pack I found at Michael's, the sunburst was screaming too.  I thought maybe I should just combine the two.

So, I cut out some of the sunburst and voila...

I mention all the time that I love to search through my scrap bin and this page is no different.  The layers under the photo is all from scraps.

I've gotten away from journaling, but not on this one.  How could I?  The story behind my grandma's cookbook is a must tell.

Thanks for stopping by!