Thursday, February 15, 2018


This is my latest project 
for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  My baby turned 13 the other day.  I have no clue how this happened.  All those clich├ęs such as, "I blinked, and she grew up" have been flying out of my mouth.  So for this project, I decided to feature a picture of my daughter on her 13th birthday along with one of her on her first birthday.  While the pics are birthday themed, I used Photoplay's "Love Notes" paper throughout this project.  I think one of the beauty's of Valentine's Day paper is that you can use them for more than just Valentine's Day.  All the colors, designs, and accessories of this line reminded me of a little girl turning into a teenager; the perfect combo for a page about a girl turning 13!

Monday, February 5, 2018


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff.  This week's challenge required us to make a project using weather as our inspiration.  Right now, it is winter in Ohio.  Need I say more.  As a result, I decided to use summer time weather as my theme.  I'm a bit of  a weather nerd, and I've always wanted to safely see a tornado.  Last summer, my dream came true.  My family and I were in Panama City Beach, Florida.  A storm started to blow in off the Gulf of Mexico, so we headed up to our room.  As I was on my balcony looking out at the storm, a water spout emerged from the sky.  I was in weather heaven!  So to help solve my wintertime blues, I used one of my tornado pictures as my project's focus.  To pull this project together, I used a sketch from my former design team 2 Broke Girls and a variety of papers from Kaisercraft's Coastal Escape collection.

Thursday, February 1, 2018


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  My daughter's 13th birthday is in a few days, and in honor of her officially entering her teenage years, I decided to scrap pictures of my daughter doing the ultimate teeny bopper activity; selfies using Snapchat filters.  Her and I were having fun being silly one day, and these were some of my favorite pics from our "photo session."  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Simple Stories "Emoji Love" line.


This is my latest project for Sketchy Boards using the following sketch.  I made this project on a day I was off work because of the weather.  I'm a teacher, and due to temperatures too dangerous for kids to be outside and refreezing of the roads, we had a "cold" day today which meant NO SCHOOL!  The gift of time is the greatest perk of my job.  I will say that teachers probably like calamity days more than students.  So I decided scrapbooking was on my agenda for the day.  These pics were taken earlier in the month when the temperatures plummeted, and my dogs decided to burrow under a comforter.  They were too cute trying to stay warm, so I decided they would be the perfect subject matter for this project.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Crate Paper's "Snow & Cocoa" line.  

Monday, January 22, 2018


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff challenge.  The task for this week is entitled "Tag! You're it!" or in other words, create a tag.  I love making tags.  Not only are they a quick project to pull together, but also they are a wonderful way to use scraps of paper that are accumulating in my work space.  My children and husband love sports, therefore I have an abundance of sports themed paper piling up in my scrap room.  Everything used to construct these tags were scraps including the tags themselves.  The only thing I purchased was the football sticker that "Brutus the Buckeye" is kicking in tag one.  And trust me, there will be plenty of opportunities to use the other footballs in the sticker package.  If you are in a crafting rut, I highly encourage you to make a tag.  These are fun, quick projects that will get your juices flowing again.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  I was inspired by the paint splatters on the design, and decided to do a project featuring painting.  And the artist dog.  My daughter watched a video of a puppy painting, and she decided our Chihuahua was the next abstract artist.  So using safe paints, my daughter and her dog did their version of puppy art!  To pull this project together, I used a variety of Bella Blvd papers that reminded me of an artist's brushstrokes on a canvas.

Monday, January 15, 2018


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following design.  It is winter in Ohio where I live, and it has arrived with a vengeance.  When I created this page, I was off work because the temperatures were too low for the children to come to school.  But it's never too cold to scrapbook, let alone scrapbook pictures of my kids playing in the snow.  I picked a few of my favorites over the years of my kids stomping around in fresh powder in my yard.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Alpine" collection along with the "Wintery" collection that my sweet husband bought for me for Christmas.