Monday, November 30, 2015

Sketches in Thyme Smash Up

What fun it was to create this Smash Up for Sketches in Thyme.  I took the circle (x2) from Brenda's sketch, the banner and 7x5 (turned sideways) from Shawn's sketch and combined these elements with pieces from Bev's. ( these are some new Maja Designs papers I just got in the mail).

 The sketches I combined to create this layout are on the Sketches in Thyme blog along with amazing creations by my fellow Mavens.  Be sure to check them out HERE.  As always, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Scrap the Boys challenge blog

I've recently become acquainted with a challenge blog dedicated to scrapping boys (and/or men folk) and there is also a sister site for scrapping girls.  Now with my 2 grand boys and their sister, these challenges will be of great help to me in getting more layouts done.

The challenge at Scrap the Boys was Chow Down.  About the only pics I have of the males in the family eating are the boys with ice cream and I've scrapped most of those.  So I looked a bit to the past and found this pic of my favorite, and only, son in law, Chris.

This was one of the first Thanksgivings after he and Kristen moved to Florida and his FIRST ever turkey.

Thanks, Scrap the Boys for the motivation!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween and Boo to you too!

My layout based on one of this month's sketches by Brenda Ragsdale is up at Sketches in Thyme.  Check it out along with the rest of the Mavens' creations for this month. 

Hope you only get treats and no tricks!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Cropping with gal pals

Diane Johnson, Eileen Jolley Scott and I cropped last Tues. at Scraps of Art and I got the start of 4 layouts done, a lovely lunch with Kathleen Bell and great conversation with all.  Today, I finally found some time to put the finishing touches on 3 of the 4.

Hopefully, I can get to the last of the four sometime this week.  Meanwhile, thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Last couple of layouts until

we get back from our cruise...unless our house sitter takes up the  At Scraps of Art the other day when my friends were taking a card class, I got to crop a bit.  And, still using up my gorgeous papers from Maja Designs that I bought on line from Funkie Junkie Boutique, I created these two layouts. 

This one came so easy...Leighton and her Papa sharing a kiss.  (btw: my name is Chopped Liver Nana when Papa is  This is Papa's favorite picture of the two of them and one of mine as well.  Nothing could do this photo better justice than the Maja papers.  I love the fact that the tear sheet at the bottom is solid design on one side (see the hearts border).  I only know of one other company that does this (Monte Paper Mill) and the two companies papers are so perfect together!

I struggled with this one.  For half of last year, Leighton spent every Monday with us and we did spoil her rotten.  She got chocolate pudding earlier than her older twin brothers along with a lot of other spoil things just for girly girls.   I wanted this to be perfect but sometimes, just letting the picture speak louder than the design, says it all.  So, with the help of Maja papers and one other (no clue who made the stripe paper), I am happy with it.

I wish a store here in the Tampa area would carry Maja Designs and Monte Paper Mill.  But, until someone does, I'll just have to order them from Funkie Junkie and the Paper Inn where I found Monte Paper Mill

As always and heartfelt...thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sketches in Thyme September Smash Up

As a Smash Up contributor for Sketches in Thyme, I have the  "job" of interpreting, combining, rearranging, flipping, designs from the fabulously talented sketch designers on the team.  Talk about fun!

This is my interpretation of two sketches (following the layout).

Two summers ago, I was able to cross an item off my bucket list...paddle boarding.  I surprised myself by not only being able to get up on the board but paddle it around as well.  I credit the yoga classes I took for so long.  (memo to self: get back into yoga)!

And here are the two great sketches I combined to get the layout above.
                                                         (sketch designed by Shawn Lahr)

                                                        (sketch designed by Rochelle Sprears)

Check out more sketches and interpretations at Sketches in Thyme.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Croppin' with the Women Who Do Lunch bunch

Diane Johnson was our hostess yesterday for a day crop.  When I crop with these women, the inspiration flows almost as fast as the talk.  We were missing several of our group and hope to see them all very soon.

I managed to get the basics for 5 layouts done yesterday and put the finishing touches on them today.  Without further ado...

These two use my newest favorite papers by Maja Designs which I order through Funkie Junkie on line.

And I've also been trying to use up more of my stash..some of these are from Creative Imaginations, others from who knows where.  This photo was taken last summer on Ft. Myers Beach.  It was my 29th year of ownership at Estero Island Beach Club.  We are three generations here now. 

Colvin and his new "friend"...also taken last summer on Ft. Myers Beach.

The last one was simple and quick.  The last over night in early Sept., Colvin rode his bike on the Pinellas Trail for the first time.  We'll ride the Trail together one day, little guy!

I've had the paper forever and the 3D bike embellishment was a door prize for a crop about four years ago...told you I was using up!

Thanks for looking!