Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Me from last Christmas

Here I am from last Christmas in front of our Christmas tree.

I am entering this LO into the Happy Holiday  Challenge YOUrself #36 

You have until January 4th to enter this challenge.  Be sure to have you on the LO.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Morning 2015

Here is my daughter with her new boots she received last Christmas.

My inspiration was the December 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches.

You have until Decmber 29th to enter their challenge.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Money for Christmas

My son was happy to get money for christmas last year

Here is the Stuck Sketch from December 15th that I use as my inspiration.

You have until December 29th to post your creation and enter their challenge.

Christmas 2015

Here is my newest creation.  My kids in front of our tree last year.

I used this sketch from Studio Challenges for my inspiration.

You have until Jan 1st to enter their challenge.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dear Santa

Time for another inspiration page from Pixels and Paper.

 I liked the red poinsettias and the red bulbs on the tree. I used red flowers on my page also, plus some red, white and green buttons.  I used a photo of my kids from many Christmases ago.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Grandpa resting in his  lawn chair after cleaning off the snowblower.
I used the Tic Tac Toe October 23rd challenge from Studio Challenges.
 I went right down the left side with wood, paint, and arrows.

New Year's Day 2002

My son way then.  I used this sketch from Studio Challenges.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Remember when I tried taking a selfie

This is the photo I got.  It was without my son.

I used the fall inspiration from Challenge YOURself as seen below.

I also entered this into the Creative Inspiration Wednesday Stash to use old papers.  All these papers came from a kit that I have had for over a year

Visiting Maine

When we visited colleges in Maine this past Spring with my daughter we stopped in at LL Bean since it was just a town or two away from where we were.  Here is what I created with the photos I took.

I used this sketch from Creative Inspiration.

I also used this painting by Chris Hobel as the inspiration photo for ARTastic

Friday, September 30, 2016

Use frames

It's another challenge here at Pixels and Paper.  This month there is a rather shabby chic image for you to take some inspiration from.  You may like the vintage feel of this photograph and run with using lace on your page or perhaps you are drawn to the flowers and work those onto your entry in some way.  Maybe you like the color white and add in pale pink and yellow as your accent colors. Or possibly you prefer the shapes in this image and like to use a combination of rectangles and ovals and hexagons on your page.  Whatever inspires you about our image, please share it with us.

Here is what I created.

I was drawn to the white of the inspiration photo. So I scrapped a winter picture. I added the big frame around my photo and some other small frames for accent

You have until the end of the month to join in with this challenge.  Go to Pixels and Paper for more details and to enter.

Friday, September 16, 2016

More Christmas

of 2015, that is!

These photos are of my 2 teenagers.
I used the challenge from Studio Challenges    You had to use frames

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


My sisters family.

Here is the Sept 1st Stuck Sketches that I based my LO on.

head over to Stuck Sketches to also see their birthday celebration


A card to celebrate someone's success, promotion, or good fortune.  I used the September sketch from Stick it Down

You have until the end of the month to join the challenges at Stick it Down.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Joy at christmas

My hubby and I last Christmas

I used this sketch from Stick it Down.  I moved the triangle edge paper to the right side since that is what I had.  lol

Thanks for looking.  You have until the end of the month to join this challenge.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September at Pixels and Paper

Here is the inspiration picture for the September Pixels and Paper.

I used a photo of my daughter when she was a flower girl at my sister's wedding.

You have until the end of the month to join in with this challenge.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


The Alaska albums are just about finished. Thank God!  This page will be the first in  my daughter's Alaska album.

I used this August 14  Studio Challenges sketch.

I also entered the challenge from Turtle Soup to use a scenery photo.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

When my daughter was going into First grade

I used another sketch from Stick it Down.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my LO:

I also used this LO for my challenge at Turtle Soup. I used a page form an old book.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy Easter

Well that is what my photo is all about.  

This was designed using this August 1st sketch from Pixels and Paper  The criteria was tiny embellishments.

The circles and the pastel colors were what inspired me to create this layout. I used a photo from Easter so the pastel colors were perfect. I fussy cut the Easter bunnies out of some patterned paper.

To join in with this challenge click HERE

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy Birthday

I made this a card from this sketch from Stick it Down.

I used the ROY G. BIV (the colors of the rainbow) on my card.  This is one of the challenges at Turtle Soup for their July Birthday bash.  
you have until midnight tomorrow (July 31st) to enter either of these challenges.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Walrath family

Here are my  kids with their grandparents. 

 It is based on this July sketch from Studio Challenges.

Victoria, CA

Another photo from our Alaskan Cruise.  I am almost done with these photos!!

I based it on the Stuck sketch from July 1.

I also joined in the challenge at Studio Challenges with this color pallette

If you need some inspiration join either of these challenges during July.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fishing in Alaska

Here is the inspirational photo Pixels and Paper for July.  The criteria is winter.

Here is my creation.  I inspired by the fog and water of this photo. I used a photo from my son's fishing excursion while in Ketchikan, Alaska. I used the white of winter with the hints of blue since these colors reminded me of what winter is where we live.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Family in November

Here is a photo from last Thanksgiving.
The challenge at Challenge YOUself is to use geometric shapes.  I really had fun with these.

So go ahead and find a photo of yourself and create a LO with it and geometric shapes.  You have until Monday, July 4th to enter.