Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Superstar

My son TJ is a closet music star. Literally.  He turned half of his bedroom closet into a recording studio.  He writes his own songs and records them.  He even does music videos, filming in the house and around the neighborhood, sometimes just by himself and sometimes with friends.  His high school has an annual talent show and he has auditioned and performed in the show for the past 2 years.  This layout is of him at this year's show.



I actually got a few layouts done this weekend.  Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow and I can take some photos and share them with you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Blessings!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Big Boy Toys

Who said grown men are too old to play with inflatables???  My husband text me these pictures of him on the golf course with Golfzilla.  Golfzilla is a giant inflatable green dinosaur with a big mouth and holes in his hands. Golfers try to hit their golf balls through the holes and into his mouth. I guess you're never too old...




A cyber friend of mine,  Renee Hagler, is on the design team for  Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.   Their challenge this week is stickers, so I'm linking this up to the challenge.  I used a ton of golf stickers to embellish my title, photos and journaling block.  If you're like me and have tons of stickers to use,  check out their challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I'm Back!!!!

Hi everyone, I'm back!!  I had to take a break from blogging and design teams for awhile due to some life issues. During my break I realized that life happens and we're always going to face some type of issues,  it's how we handle them that counts.  Slowly and surely my creative juices have started flowing again and I am excited to restart my blog.

I want to thank everyone that reached out to me during my absence to make sure I was ok. Even though I have not met many of you in person, it feels so good to know that I have cyber friends that are concerned about me.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Those of you that have know me for awhile remember when TJ was just a little one.  Well, he turned 17 in June and will be entering his senior year in the fall.  Today I'm sharing a layout from his birthday.


I did some reorganizing in my scraproom recently and have taken a lot of things out of their original packaging so I won't be adding any supply lists to my posts.  However,  if you'd like to know the manufacturers of any of the products I've used, just leave me a note in the comments and I'll try my best to let you know.

I'm linking this layout up to Your Scrapbook Place August Challenge - Anything But a Card.  I haven't participated in challenges in ages so we'll see how it goes...

I'm also linking up to this week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you continue to follow me as I restart my blog journey.

Blessings!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge 11

It's time for this week's MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge.  This challenge  is open to all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages. Each week we have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project. and you must use stamp(s) on the project.

This week's challenge colors are Red and Blue.  

Today's layout features a photo of my Dad when he was in the Army.  The photo was dated April 1953, so my Dad was 24 years old when it was taken.  I used stamps form the MFP Be Proud and USA Heroes sets.




The guidelines for the color challenge are simple:
1. Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc.) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors.
4. You must use stamps on your project.


You can use any type of stamps you wish, but if you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.   We start our weekly challenge every Thursday, and there's a new stamp prize each week so be sure to stop back by.

This week, one blessed winner will receive our Mother's Magnolia stamp ...



I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.  To be eligible to win, be sure to link your project to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 11 and mention MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  You have until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26th to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Blessings to you!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge 10

It's time for this week's MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge.  This challenge  is open to all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages. Each week we have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project. and you must use stamp(s) on the project.

In honor of Valentine's Day , this week's challenge colors are Red, Pink and Purple.  

Today's layout features a photo of Tim and I, back in our college days in 1980.  We were in Huntsville, Alabama visiting his cousin for Thanksgiving.  I used an image and sentiment stamp from the MFP Medallion set, part of the February release.




The guidelines for the color challenge are simple:
1. Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc.) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors.
4. You must use stamps on your project.


You can use any type of stamps you wish, but if you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.   We start our weekly challenge every Thursday, and there's a new stamp prize each week so be sure to stop back by.

This week, one blessed winner will receive our Oopsy Daisy stamp ...


I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.  To be eligible to win, be sure to link your project to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 10 and mention MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  You have until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, February 19th to link up your project.

I've also linked this up to Word Art Wednesday #119 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings to you!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Take Time for Tea

Those who know me well know that I am a total tea addict.  You rarely find me without a mug or glass of tea in my hand.  I like it hot in the winter and iced in the summer.  But it's not just any tea,  I enjoy loose full leaf teas and herbal blends.  My favorite teas come from adagio teas and Teavana.

I was so excited when Daydream Designs released their Tea Time collection of digis that I decided to do a layout about my current favorite teas.  I say current, because my favs tend to change from month to month. LOL.


I used the Parisian Tea Color Set,  the French Florals Digi Papers and the Tea Time Sentiments Bundle on my page.

In celebration of tea,  I have a little give away.   I have four packages of loose leaf tea to give to four of my fellow tea lovers.  Just leave a comment that you'd like one and send me your e-mail address and I'll send one out to you.

I've also linked this up to Word Art Wednesday #119 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Blessings!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge 9

It's time for this week's MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge.  This challenge  is open to all types of paper crafts, including scrapbook pages. Each week we have a color or colors that you have to incorporate in your project. and you must use stamp(s) on the project.

This week's challenge colors are Turquoise and Orange.  Feel free to use any shades of these colors.

Today's page features a photo of me with my brother Tony and my God brother Adam taken in August 1967.  I haven't the slightest memory of what was going on at the time, but the expressions on all our faces are priceless.  My stamps are from the MFP Zoo Friends set.



The guidelines for the color challenge are simple:
1. Use the challenge colors as your main colors.  You can use any shades or hues of the challenge colors.
2. You can add any neutral colors (browns, grays, white, cream, kraft etc.) that you wish.
3. You can use an accent color in addition to the challenge colors, but it must be an accent only and not one of the main colors.
4. You must use stamps on your project.


You can use any type of stamps you wish, but if you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, you will be entered twice for a chance to win our weekly stamp prize.   We start our weekly challenge every Thursday, and there's a new stamp prize each week so be sure to stop back by.

This week, one blessed winner will receive our Covered Bridge (regular) stamp set...




I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.  To be eligible to win, be sure to link your project to MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge 9 and mention MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge in your blog post.  If you use MFP stamps on your project please note that in your post as well.  You have until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, February 12th to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings to you!