OWH - Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Happy Memorial Day weekend Crafty friends.  This weekend Operation Write Home is having a patriotic blog hop! If you do not know about this organization go check it out!  I made a birthday card for the challenge using  OWH sketch #169.  I used an adorable stamp from Inky Impressions called Independence Day Lili.  Please be sure to click on the OWH blog hop banner below to hop along!


Operation Write Home cards.

One of my goals for this year is to make and ship cards to OWH - this is a great organization that provides cards to deployed soldiers so they can send them to their loved ones with personal notes. 

The Disney cards below I made using the sketch from this week on the OWH blog.

The mug of hugs cards I made for a clean and simple challenge on 2peas. I made 4 of these cards to send to OWH.   It feels good to have gotten off to a good start on these. I am waiting for my OWH logo stamps to arrive so I can stamp the back of these. 


Kiwi Lane DT doodle week 29

A new DT doodle went up over at Kiwi Lane Designs this morning, the sketch inspired me to pull out some photos from my in-laws visit last Oct and get them on the page. I worked on it throughout the day. I was able to fit 7 photos on this page!
Templates I used:
Wacky 2
Tiny Tags 4T
Wildflowers 1
Tiny Nature 4T
Bracket 1
Tag 6
Rings 2,3,4
Tiny Holiday 2T
Paisley Place 2A
Strips and photos and photo mattes


Kiwi Lane DT doodle week28

This is my project using inspired by the Kiwi lane designs DT doodle challenge on their blog. http://kiwilane.com/2013/07/dt-doodles-2013-week-28/

Templates I used:
Playtime 2&3
Tags 6
Card Strips
Rings 2

I am always running short on masculine birthday cards. I love the little wood car.


Journal your Christmas

I am taking a class called Journal your Christmas this month. It is all about capturing and holding onto what is important to you during the Holiday season.

I am choosing to document my discoveries in a Journal/scrapbook.  I thought I would share my progress here. SOme days I may even just make a blog post. Their are no rules- love that!

Here is my first days work

Hear is a photo of the full layout. The December calendar page I plan on adding little notes to throughout the month as I do Holiday events - today I made cookies with a friend so wrote that on.

Here is a close up of my "Christmas manifesto". Just a list of thoughts and ideas of what I would like to focus on this year.

And This page I did cause I was excited and it was fun! I was also thinking of the instructor's email that told us to think about signs of Christmas. This is a divided page protector - The top left is Shimelle's (the instructor) Manifesto printed 3 X 4. to the right is a close up of our tree this year, lower left is my youngest 2 children helping to hang outdoor lights, their first year to help, and the final pocket is just fun bits, sequins and wood veneers sewn into the pocket to create a snowglobe effect.

Not everyday will be so detailed, some days will just be a bit of journaling or some pics.  I am sure I will not have an entry for everyday but that is okay.  I plan on adding to this book over the years as the fancy strikes me.  What are your plans for this Season?  What do you want it to look like?


My baby boy is 12 today!  I put together a little slide show of pics of him from 2 -12.



March CKC Layouts

One of the Mini challenges at the Counterfeit kit challenge blog was to scraplift yourself. You could do this either by using one of your own layouts as inspiration or by redoing an old layout. I chose the second option. I made the following page about 11 years ago when I first began scrapbooking. Very much Creative Memories style. I have always loved these photos of my now 16 yr old son when he was 5 1/2 months old.

Here is my redo of the layout using my March CKC kit. I used a sketch from Sketches For Scrapbooking Vol 7 by Debbie Sanders & Allison Davis. I am so very pleased with how it came out. The little cloud and elephant accent I cut from a sassafras lass paper I had in the kit. The little umbrella and rain drop stickers are from an older Creative Memories sticker sheet I had in the add-on kit. Isn't my little guy so stinkin cute?

Here is another layout I made using the kit. My mother in law is such a fun Grandma. She sent my kids a package that said "do not open until feb 1st" When we opened it it had a bag of bubble gum and a card for National Bubble Gum Day. SO FUN! the pics are dorky and silly and really capture my kiddos personalities. I am having so much fun using all these misc items that I love!