Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Hi everyone!  I am enjoying this summer-like weather we are having today!  My hope is that you are all having nice weather, too!  (I know it isn't going to last, but I love it!!)

I wanted to make a layout with a photo that I found of Katie and Anne from Spring of 2014:

I took it outside the library in Bethlehem on a beautiful Spring day and just love it!

I found a great challenge to participate in at Scrap our Stash:

Here's their May Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge:

I picked the middle row, across, and used the color yellow, clouds, and a paper clip!

Here is my page:

I used the color yellow in splatters on my background, and the flower and chicks.  My paper clip has the work "hello" on it, and my clouds are sewn on my page.

Here is a close up:

And a different look:

What fun I had making this layout for Scrap our Stash!  Thank you for the inspiration!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!  Happy Scrapping!!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Welcome Home!

Hi fellow scrappers!

Welcome Friday . . . TGIF.

I am totally hooked on making cards since I found the City Crafter Challenge Blog.

This week's challenge:

And here is my take:

A friend of mine is moving into her new home soon, and I made this card for her!

Thank you City Crafter's for giving me the inspiration to make my card!

Hugs and happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Mother's Love!

Good Morning fellow scrappers!  I hope this day finds you full of creativity!

Today I would like to share a layout that I made for the May challenge at More than Words:

Word Inspiration - MOTHER
Creative Challenge - FLOWERS

This challenge asks you to incorporate both the word inspiration (Mother) 
and the creative challenge (Flowers) in your pages.

I have been inspired by my mother my whole life, and as a mother, I hope to inspire my daughters as well.  I found a wonderful photo of my mother, my sister, and me from 1958. I was almost 2 at the time and my sister was 8.  This picture is one of my favorites of all time!  I love the way my mother is looking at me and holding my hand.  And I love how Cathy is looking on at us. The interesting part is that this photo was taken at the Rose Garden . . . it couldn't be more perfect for this "mother-flower" challenge!!

Here is my completed layout
With a close-up of  my hand written journaling:

And a different view:

I really enjoyed making this layout and am so happy for the inspiration from More than Words.
Thank you!

And thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Have a great one!
Happy Scrapping!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Together . . . always!

Good afternoon everyone!

Since I am retired, I have found that I have more time to do the things that I enjoy most.  One of them is scrapping.  I can't believe how much I have enjoyed scrapping again!

I came across an amazing challenge blog entitled CSI:  Color, Stories, Inspiration!

Each monthly challenge is set up just like a CSI investigation.  So cool!  I was totally drawn in.
As I read the "law and order" section, I found that you choose 3 (or more) items from the evidence clues, 1 item from the testimony clues, and create a layout based on the sketch and color scheme.

This month's first "Case File" is as follows:

The scheme: 
I truly loved using these colors!

The sketch:

Here is my take on this month's investigation:

My evidence: I used plain white cardstock as my background. 
I also used an xoxo banner, clouds, flowers, an arrow, puffy stickers, and word/phrase stickers, too.

My testimony: I used "repetition" as follows:

Time is flying by so quickly.
We just celebrated Easter with our daughters, my sister, brother-in-law, and my mom.
It was wonderful, but I felt a little sad after everyone left.
I think this holiday showed me just how much time has passed and everyone is getting older.
I remember holidays in the past when we celebrated with both entire families.
My mom and grandmother would cry when it was time to leave.
I never really understood how they felt until now.
Time flies . . .

Here is a close up:

And a different view:

I made this page reflecting how our family celebrates the holidays and how our family gatherings have changed and evolved as time goes by.  I sometimes feel a little sad when I think about how things have changed over the years. But at the end of the day, I know that we will still get together and celebrate, no matter now small.  And I am very happy about that!

Thank you so much, CSI for the inspiration!  I am so glad that I found your creative blog.  It was fun!!!

And thank YOU for stopping by my gallery today.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Easter!

Hi everyone!

Today I would like to share a recent layout I made for the May Stuck?! Sketches challenge:
Here is the fabulous sketch:

And here is my take:

I used the newest Echo Park Happy Easter papers and photos taken from our family get-together on Easter.  We had a wonderful time making an Easter bunny cake (in memory of my mother-in-law, Regina!) and spending the day with my sister, brother-in-law and our mom!

Here is a close up:

And a different view of my layout:

Thank you Stuck?! Sketches for inspiring me to make this page!

And I would also like to take a moment to wish all of the nurses out there a very Happy Nurse's Week.
I know that it is not an easy job, and am very grateful for all of the nurses who work so hard each and every day!

Happy scrapping everyone!
Thanks for your visit to my blog!

Sunday, May 7, 2017


Good Morning everyone and happy Sunday!  It looks like the rain has gone away and we are going to get some sunshine today!  YAY :)

I'ts May 7th and time for a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself:

This month's challenge is all about using the Spring Break mood board!

I picked a photo that was taken of Anne and me (the most important part of this challenge is to use a photo with YOU in the frame!) on the beach at Atlantic City.  We were going for a walk in the morning, it was a partly cloudy day, but beautiful nonetheless!

Here are some photos taken on the beach last August:

And here is my take on Challenge YOUrself #41:

Here's a close up:

and a different view:

I hope this inspires you to check out Challenge YOUrself and participate in this month's challenge.  You even have a random chance to win this prize:

Thank YOU so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today.  I am so happy that you did!  ❤❤

Friday, May 5, 2017

Weekend Getaway!

Hi everyone!  TGIF!!!  I hope you are all having a wonderful May so far.

Today I would like to share a scrapbook page that I made for the current Kraft + Challenge:

"This month we would like you to scrap with photos that are
Square or Rectangular."

Hmmmmm, this sounded very interesting and fun to me!

Here is the layout that I came up with:

I used a photo from my husband's and my trip to NYC in March.  I cut my photo into the shape of the store that I was standing in front of.  My husband took the photo of me after he bought me a purse as a gift for our 27th anniversary!  I was so surprised and happy, I just had to make a scrapbook page about it.

Here is a close up:

And a different view:
Thank you, Kraft + for always having such unique and fun ideas!
And thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Hugs and have a great weekend.