Saturday, September 22, 2012


I love washi tape.  I got my first roll from Freckled Fawn.  I found some at Target, in office supply, bought all their styles (patterned paper tape).  I have a few, a very few, from the stores near by.  I have been using it in scrapbooking and card making.  I will post some pictures, later.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Scrapbooking- Aunt Charlynn and Me
This is a layout with a sunburst of paper.  There is a tutorial at Let's Scrap on how to make a sunburst.  I cross stiched the sunburst. I love this look, I'm sure I'll use it again. This is the last page of Zander's baby album.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Scrapbooking: Alena

This is for a Scrap your stash Challege at Let's Scrap.  Using 10 stickers was hard at first, but I like the results.  
1 die cut title… you know we all have them!
4 die cut shapes
10 stickers
1 patterned paper
3 different colors of cardstock

Alena loves to dress up. I think this is the dress her big sister wore years ago. Isn't she lovely?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scrapbooking: MOM

What a surprise and honor! My layout of my MOM was chosen as inspiration of the week at Let's Scrap  It is International Scrapbooking Month. there have been so many wonderful challenges over at Let's Scrap.  This challenge was to scrap your mom using a Let's Scrap sketch and a punched out element.  I used my border punch to create the blue strip near the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Look no Hands


I had so much fun doing this LO. I knew I what I wanted to use and knew which drawers to look for the items. The cardboard gird is from discarded parts of game board pieces. My children laugh at me, but I eventually do use them. The pieces include: two flatten bottle caps, two plastic paper clips and two plastic tab looking things are the hook things I broke off sugar cookie cutters.The banners and the title are cutup paint chips. The strip on the banner is a strip of corragated cardboard. The "eyes" is a sock holder. I stamped the background with bubble wrap using silver and copper paint by makingmemories. I used the right side of sketch.The pictures are almost 15 years old.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's National Scrapbooking Month. I am looking forward scrapbooking the challenges on Let's Scrap this month.  They have one challenge that helps you identify your scrapbooking style.  I figured out that my style is Cutsey. The challenge is to scrap a layout with in a different style.
I hope to post my completed challenges.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Busy Scrapbooking

I have been real busy scrapbooking the sketches at Let's Sketch.  I have posted quite a few over there.  I have also scraped 22 LO so far this month. Here are some of my layouts.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fourth of JULY- Scrapbook

These pages will go in Zander's Baby Book.

This is based on Let's Sketch 4-4-12.
I use Kraft cardstock from paper studio. Embellishments and title are made from Graphically Speaking (Cricut cart.)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Scrapbooking-First Born and Sweet Joy

This is my first attempt at Let's Scrap Use your Stash Challenge #317. I was so excited about the lion paper I forgot I needed to use 3 pattern papers.  I love how it turned out.

I finally finished.  This is my second double layout.  I was so excited about the paper I found I forgot to use more patterned paper.  So here it is.  3  patterned paper-striped, numbers and background  20 brads exactly around the scalloped circle. Border punch-bottom strip. 2 different colors of glimmer mist-tatterd angels Puerto Rico and Gumdrop on the scalloped circle using Tim Holts masts. Two chipboard ribbon slides and the journery ribbon.  Sketch 1-25-12

Friday, March 30, 2012

Squash Album- Scrapbooking

My granddaughter Ella celebrated a birthday recently.  I found the idea for a squash album and decided to make one for Ella.   Directions of from Mary at Cards TV  

So much fun to make and so easy!

Friday, March 23, 2012


I am in the mist of organizing my papers. I found this sticker-Cousins- and paper together. I knew immediately what photo I wanted to use with it.  This was so much fun to do. This picture was taken at Ella's first birthday party.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekend-Love comes to the House

Sierra is playing with her first born, Zander.

This weekend my daughter, Sierra and her family came.  It was her 29th birthday.  They ended up going to Chicago for the day, then spent the night at my son, Peters. My son, John, and his wife, Dana, arrived after 10 pm. Later David and his family will join us for Sunday dinner.  I going to grill chicken, make a pasta salad and an impossible pumpkin pie. Family is so important to me.  Thank you God for the gift of family!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

White Elephant-Scrapbooking

This is part of my mother-in-laws Christmas album. The Blumbergs gather for a Christmas party every year. I create an album for her. The last few years I have made the albums 81/2 by 11.  This is four pages.  I took the pictures before the journaling, because the sun was out.  It's so much fun working on this album. It's like being at the party all over again.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I love this picture of mom and me.  My word for the year is COURAGE. This is my first layout on the subject. The picture isn't that great, no sun for a few days.  I couldn't wait, so here it is.

I used:
Julie Bonner Sketch
Basic Grey papers and letters
Tim Holts paper and distress ink
Embellishments by Making Memories.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pope Benedict: Faith and the Future

A prophet and man of God among us.  The Anchoress always stirs my soul to ponder and reflect. This was a thought provoking article: Pope Benedict: Faith and the Future

Friday, February 17, 2012


This is my first scrapbook layout post. All the glittery embellishment I got at a garage sale. Paper stack from Colorbox-heidi gace designs
This LO is based on my favortie sketch artist-Julie Bonner. She created this sketch for Jillibean Soup.

Love is in the house

My first post.  Why Love is in the House? David (my fourth son) had me listen to a song by Tobi Mac. It was a description of how our house feels when everyone is home. I love that feeling.  I also know that LOVE-JESUS is always present in the house.