Monday, May 13, 2013


This layout was created for the challenge at Flying Unicorn for Scrap Hoarders!

In March, when we were in Arizona for a college golf tournament we had the opportunity to go to some professional baseball spring training camps and on St. Patty's Day we attended the Cincinnati Reds vs the Cleveland Indians game! I had been on the hunt for papers that had some red in it but hadn't had any luck. So when this challenge was posted, I shifted through my stash and lo and behold I found this Basic Grey June Bug collection from 2009!!! The colors were perfect for this picture! I also pulled out the colored brads and bag 'o buttons to complete the layout! The bling I used was a remnant left over from another project as were the phases used. This was such a fun challenge and I plan to dig deeper to use up a little bit of my stash. I love all the new papers and products but need to purge to have room for the new stuff!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Fever

This layout was made for the May challenge sponsored by and Spring is my favorite time of the year as it is a time of new beginnings! I have a large flower garden and love watching the daily transition a flower goes through from the time it begins to pop through the dirt until it is in full bloom!
This is the criteria listed for this layout. My secret journaling is in the little envelope! As I was completing this layout, I thought about all the roles I play, wife, mom, nurse, daughter, friend, gardener, scrapbooker, etc., but what I really am is a caregiver! I love caring for others!

I used the Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee collection for this layout!

Spring Break 2013

This layout was created based on the May challenge from Once Upon a...Sketch.

In March, I had the opportunity to travel to warm and sunny Phoenix, Arizona, to watch my daughter play in a women's college golf tournament. It was a wonderful week of sightseeing, going to the spring training camp and game of the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, eating at 2 restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and of course I happened to 'google' scrapbook stores and found two fabulous stores! I had brought an over-sized suitcase just in case I found a few things!!! But the best part of the week truly was watching my daughter play golf!
I used the Serenade line from Basic Grey for this layout. this collection! Don't be surprised if you see me use this line in future layouts!
Here is a look at a bit of the detail! I love punches and stitching!