Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Food, Food, Food

Good morning and happy Wednesday, Thanksgiving eve!  Today is traditionally the day that we fully prepare for the Thanksgiving feast, especially the baking!  After all, unless you have two ovens, they'll be no room as the turkey is cooking.

Here's a layout that I thought would be great for scrapping snapshots of us showcasing out culinary talents.  The papers are from Authentique.  They have a wonderful 50's vintage look about them.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving eve!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Weekend Crop in Deerfield Beach

Happy Tuesday!  Over the weekend at the Vero Scrapbook crop in Deerfield Beach, I got to play some new Graphic 45 papers and made this layout about family.  I love their graphics and the colors are so rich.

Since my sister lives in South Florida an hour or so past Deerfield Beach, I got a chance to spend time with her. We had some great food and and even greater laughs together. I love her so much!

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a wonderful and blessed day/

Monday, November 20, 2017

Vero Scrapbook Crop Event in Deerfield Beach

Good morning and happy new week!  I just got back from a four-day crop in Deerfield Beach sponsored by Vero Scrapbook Store.  What a terrific time we all had.  (So ... I've only got four days to recover before Black Friday, one of my favorite events of the year!)

Of course, even though we're at these events on the pretext that we're scrapping, there's always time and opportunities for clowning around.  Here's some proof of that!

But of course, some amount of scrapping was done.  Here are a couple of layouts that I made over the weekend.

And yes, there are many more that I'll be showing you throughout the week.

Thanks for stopping by today.   Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Vintage Layouts

Good morning and happy Wednesday.  Here are a couple of layouts that I recently made.  I love playing around with this vintage style of papers and embellishments.

Thanks for visiting my blog this morning.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Santa is Coming, but Liam is Here

Good morning and happy Tuesday.  Here is another layout from my weekend with the Hive.  As I mentioned yesterday, I was in a Christmas mood.

And here is a photo of our newest grandchild who arrived Sunday.  His name is Liam Daniel.

And here he is with his proud papa who is now the father of three!

Isn't technology a wonderful thing?  Even though we're on opposite sides of the country, we're able to video-conference across the miles.  Here's a photo of me watching my daughter-in-law holding our newest grandson.  How long will it be before we're able to reach into the phone and hold them ourselves?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Weekend with the Hive

Good morning and happy Monday.  I just got back from a weekend with the Hive in Dothan, Alabama.  What a terrific time we had!

I was in a Christmas-y mood so most of the layouts I made were Christmas.  Here's just one of them!

And one of the things that we like to do during these get-togethers is to go to Hobby Lobby and Michael's and take pictures for out layouts.  Here are just a few of them.

Oh, my!  Now I will have to spend a couple of day recuperating and catching up on sleep!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day

Friday, November 10, 2017

Patterns and Textures

Good morning and happy Friday!  Woo hoo, the weekend is here!  Hope you have great plans for the weekend.  I know that I do.

One of my favorite things about making layouts is mixing no only different colors, but different textures and patterns, as well.  These are not things which are achievable with digital layouts.  Here is another layout I made over the weekend using the Hungarian papers I wrote about a few days ago.

And here are some close-ups showing the joining of distressed papers, paper flowers, painted chipboard, metals, bling, and so on.  These photographs do not do it justice.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Have a wonderful and blessed day and a safe and restful weekend, filled with scrapbooking!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Good morning and happy Thursday!  The layout that I want to show you today is titled Golf.  I've made several golf layouts and kits over the years, partially because our son loves to play and sends us lots of pictures.  I have to put them somewhere, right?

Here he is on an outing with his daughter and his in-laws.

He enjoys the game so much that he had a putting green installed in his back yard.  Here's Landon boning up on his putting skills.  Even though he has his own toy clubs as well as some old ones, he seems to like to go for his father's good ones!

Thanks for visiting my blog, again.  Remember to keep on scrapping.  You need somewhere to put those pictures other than just in your phone. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hungarian Papers

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  You know, one of the great things about attending out of town crops is that you have access to new beautiful papers that you can't get at your local stores.  During the crop in Cocoa, Florida this past weekend, I got to play with some new papers from Hungary.

Here are a couple of layouts that I made using those papers.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful and blessed hump day!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Single Page Fall Layouts

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  Today I have a couple of Fall layouts for you that I made using papers from 49th & Market.  I really love this line.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cocoa Crop

Good morning and happy Monday!  I just got back from a four-day crop at Cocoa, Florida sponsored by Vero Scrapbooking.  What a wonderful, wonderful time we had.  There were plenty of games and prizes for everyone.  In one of them I won a "tablet" with a keyboard case.

Not exactly sure what a "tablet" was (it's smaller than my iPad, but larger than my iPhone), I figured that it was a large phone for those of us who's eyesight is not quite what it used to be, with bigger buttons than the phone.

Boy, was I wrong!  Hey, give me a break.  I'm a 59-year-old grandmother.  Technology has never been my strong suit.  I can send and receive e-mails, post to Facebook and do texting.  Anything more complicated than that I'm passing the device to the person closest to me and pleading for help!

Here's one of the many layouts that I made during the crop.  (I took this photo with one of my older devices.)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a lovely day and a totally blessed week.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

More Fall Layouts

Good morning and happy Thursday.  I'm on my way to the "Christmas Croptacular" in Cocoa, Florida where I will be teaching a class in Bible journaling.  I cannot wait.  I am on pins and needles.

In the meantime, please enjoy a couple more Fall layouts of mine; Perfect Autumn Day & Autumn Splendor.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fall Layout Kits

Good morning and happy November!  OK, for those of you who were holding out, you have to admit that Fall is actually here and that Winter is just around the corner.

Here are a couple of my Fall kits which are still available for purchase.  You can see these and others by clicking on the shopper to the left.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and be sure to bundle up on these cold Fall days,  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Play Ball

Good morning! Are you a baseball fan? Have you been watching the World Series this year between the Astros and the Dodgers? We are baseball fans since I can remember. Baseball is the number #1 sport in my country, so I had no choice but to watch it with my parents as we had but one TV.
Little did I know that one day our own son would be a professional baseball player! This is why every baseball layout that I make is very meaningful to me. This is one of my latest kits, Play Ball.

Do you see these awesome pictures?  On the left is our son when he was about 6 years old with his favorite ballplayer; Rick Renteria of the Florida Marlins.  And here they are this past summer.  Rick is now the Manager of the Chicago White Sox and Danny plays for him.  Rick thought that Danny was kidding him when he told him that he had been his favorite player.  We dug through my old scrapbooks (nice scrapping technique, huh?), found this photo and sent it to him.  They both had a good laugh.

Their wives wanted them to recreate the original pose but both men said, "No way!  This is good enough.  Hurry up and take the picture"

It's fun to scrapbook, but it's even more fun to find an old memory like we did here and in the process make a new one!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Scrapper's RX

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope that you had a great weekend!  I spent mine at a 3-day crop in Cocoa, Florida called Scrapper's Rx.  Their theory is that  a crop is cheaper than therapy (or at least it should be!)

Look at some of the cute signs they had!

Stacy and Tammy are the hostesses of this 4-day crop which takes place in Cocoa, Florida, a few times a year.

Isn't this layout perfect for the crop????

Don't forget to check out my kits. Click on the girl with a shopping cart in the upper left and she will take you to the KITS page. Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful and blessed day!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

So Blessed

Happy Thursday! Fall is my favorite season of the year. I specially love the change of weather as well as the change of colors all around us. Our daughter Valerie always does a photo shoot of Andrew and Carolina at one of the local Pumpkin Patches. I can't believe how big they are getting! Andrew is 5 and Carolina is 3 (going on 13!!!). The are sooo much fun, well behaved and funny.

Of course I have the perfect layout for these pictures! And the title is just perfect because these chilcren are nothing for a blessing to our family.

I am off to Cocoa Beach for a 3-day crop sponsored by Scrappert's Rx (Love their name!). I will be posting the layouts I design on my Facebook page. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful and blessed day and remember to take a ton of pictures this fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Fair

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  I hope that your week is going well so far.

Her is a recent kit titled "The Fair".  I made this one because this is the time of the year for school fairs and fall festivals.  Just last week we went to the fair at our grandson's elementary school.  What a blast he and his sister had on the bounce houses and trying to dunk the teachers in the dunk tank.  They also enjoyed the kettle corn and the snow cones.  We had memories of going to these sort of events with our own kids year ago.

Thanks for stopping by today at my blog.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Give Thanks

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  This year has been an up and down year for me, but through it all, I consider myself to be blessed beyond words.  Everyday I give thanks to God for everything that I have and try to bless others to the best of my ability.

Here is one of the Fall layouts that sums it all up for me.  There must be others that feel the same way as this particular layout sold out quickly.  Fortunately, there are several other Fall layouts still available on this blog.  Click on the Happy Shopper to the left to see them.

Thanks once again for all of the prayers that were made for my recuperation from back surgery.  It's a slow road, but with God's strength I am going to make a FULL recovery,  Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!