Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dolly's House

I used the single page sketch from Stick it Down for this LO.

Here is the page I created.  

Saxman Tour

This the day we toured the Saxman totem poles in the rain touring.

Here is the double page LO from Stick it down that I used.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

More from Alaska

More from Alaska.  Stuck Sketch December 15th.

What I created.


I used the Stuck Sketches for these Alaskan LOs.

December 1 sketch

Here is what I created from this sketch.

So if you are looking for inspiration stop over to Stuck Sketches.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Alaskan cruise

Here is my page for Challenge YOUrself.

I used the flowers, doily and tag from the tic tac toe grid below:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hello lovely

I have another page for my Alaska album.

This is my son looking out over the icebergs off the side of the ship.

I used the November 1st Stuck Sketch.
Stop over and see all the different ways this sketch was interpreted. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Views from the boat

I forgot to share this at the beginning of the month.
Today I share a LO that has a couple of photos from our cruise ship as we approached the glaciers.  My daughter looks over the railing to see some ice bergs bobbing in the water.

I used the inspirational photo from Pixels and Paper to create my page.

I really struggled with creating a page from the inspirational photo this month. My first instinct was to do something with trees and possibly Fall. I just was unable to find any photos that I liked. I kept coming back to the inspiration photo and would sit at my scrap desk contemplating what I would create. Nature is what kept popping into my head. I finally decided that I would scrap photos of nature.....our trip to Alaska I had photos from our cruise and these photos were beautiful. So used a background paper that had the various colors from the inspiration photo and then went from there.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Street Car Tour

Here is my vintage LO I made for the challenge at ARTastc Challenge Blog.  It is a photo of the tour guide from our Street Car Tour in Skagway, Alaska.  She was dressed up in the period clothing and told us all about this town that was where the Gold rush folks left from.

Here is the inspiration photo from ARTastic.

I used modeling past on my page to add texture to the background.

I then added blue and yellow ink to go along with the colors of the inspiration photo.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Alaska bound

Here is a photo from the gathering place on the docks before we got on our cruise ship for Alaska.

I used the October 1st Stuck Sketch.

Gold Mine Museum

Our trip to Alaska included a trip to a Gold Mine Museum in Juneau. It is a double pager, but I couldn't get a good photo of it so it is here in 2 pieces.


I created this 2 pager from this sketch at SID.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bliss Cruise

Here is the Love Boat from our Alaska Cruise.

It is a scraplift for the Septmeber 27th challenge at Studio Challenges.  I chose Anna's LO to lift.  Here it is.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Alaska Vacation 2015

Here is a photo taken in Skagway, Alaska with a view of the mountains.  My son, daughter and ME!

I used this sketch and challenge is from Challeng YOURself.  The details are here.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Remember card

I made this card from  new technique I just learned.  Spread glue on paper.  Let the glue dry a bit until it is tacky.  Paint over the top of the glue.  Let it all dry and it is done.

Here is the sketch I worked with from SID.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monkey in the middle

Here is my niece in the middle of the tires at the playground.

I used the Stick it Down single page sketch for September as my inspiration

5 Cousins at the park

I brought my sister's kids and my brother's kids to the park this past summer.  They had fun playing on the big playground.  Here are a couple of the photos I took that day.

 I used the September 15th sketch from Stuck Sketches.  I loved the layering in the sketch.

I used some doilies and die cuts to add to the layering.  This also qualified me to enter the challenge at Turtle Soup.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Halloween many years ago

I have been scrapping some old photos lately.  Here is my son on a Halloween many years ago.

I used the September 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches.

I also entered the LO to Turtle Soup for the circles border.
You can head over to either of these scrap pages for more inspiration.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Live every moment

My son with his cousin at graduation.

I used lots of mists to create this background.  I am entering it at Artastic Challenge Blog for August.  it is a new scrap challenge blog for me.  They have great challenges since I have been visiting them so I finally though it was time to enter a challenge there.

Acceptance Speech

I had fun with the August 15th Stuck Sketch.

My son giving his acceptance speech for the scholarship he won.

Celebrate the Scholarship

I used the August 1st Stuck Sketch to create this page from an Scholarship Award Dinner. 

I used my stamp to ink the paper strip at the top of my page and embossed the paper behind my photo.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


I was working with some photos of my daughter and the used the single page sketch from SID

Here is what I came up with.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Easter Photos

Some photos from last Easter are on this LO. 

I used the sketch from SID as seen below.

Monday, August 10, 2015

When it's hot out just remember winter will be here soon enough

If you are feeling hot just remember what the snow felt like last winter.  COLD, COLD, COLD!  Here is the inspiration photo from Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog.

I was instantly drawn to the white and so I used the photo of my son from Prom.  I used a pop of red behind the photo to go along with his flower, some black for the bow tie and then some bling.

Monday, July 27, 2015

It has been a busy summer so far

I can't believe that summer is half over.  Since I was creating with old photographs this summer here is my son at 8.

I used some blue paper with the red stars on it behind my photo and also fussy cut many of the stars out to put on the white background paper. 
Challenges Used:
 Turtle Soup read, white, and blue challenge.
Studio Challenges stars and stripes challenge.
You have a few more days to enter these challenges.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Birthday Card

Here is a card that I made from some of my birthday stash.  This was the July Birthday Cash challenge at Turtle Soup.

I used this July SID card sketch.

They also have a single page and double page sketch if you need some inspiration.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

My son as a Fourth grader

Here is my son when he was beginning 4th grade.  he certainly is much shorter her.

I used the color board from ScrapMuch?

Time sure has flown by since this photo was taken.

My son graduates from High School

Here is a double pager of my son after his graduation a couple weeks ago.

I used this sketch from Scrapmuch?