Friday, November 29, 2013


The fall leaves were absolutely gorgeous and I just couldn't capture enough of all the beautiful colors in my many pictures! This LO was inspired by the the sketch at Stuck?! at

Here is my interpretation!

Products used:
Patterned paper- Authentique
Flowers and Button- Prima
Metal embellie- Recollections
Chalk edge- Color Box
Ribbon and twine-stash

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Summer Stories

My youngest daughter is a collegiate golfer and this past summer she played in a college tournament and she was  able to have a caddie! I was so excited when she asked me to come and caddie for her. She has had a very successful collegiate career and this was a special highlight for me, as her mom,  to be involved at this level of play. Of course, I had to get a picture of us to document the moment! The inspiration for this sketch came from the weekly sketch at Let's Get Sketchy at It was  a terrific sketch that I turned sideways to use and it came together very quickly!

Products used:
Patterned paper- Teresa Collins- the Summer Stories Collection
Punch- Martha Stewart
Doilies- Wilton
Flowers and Butterfly- Prima
Spray mist- Shimmerz
Ink edge and Ticket- Tim Holtz
Wood embellishment- Little Yellow Bicycle


As the photographer of the family, it can be a real challenge to get any pictures of myself and when I do,  I realize no one can take a photo like me! But on this particular occasion,  I not only got in a picture but it was actually a 'scrapbook-worthy' picture! It was nice to have a good pic of my husband and me taken by my youngest daughter! The inspiration for this LO comes from My Creative Sketches at

This is my interpretation of the sketch.

Products used:
Patterned paper- Authentique- the Thankful Collection
Flowers- Prima
Ink edges- Color Box
Twine- stash
Title- Dear Lizzy- altered with Tim Holtz Distress Paint and Distress Ink and Recollections glitter
Sticker- Echo Park


One of my greatest passions in life is going on medical missions trips to provide medical care to the under served population in third world countries. This LO features pictures from my last trip to Robledales, Honduras, this past June. The inspiration for this LO comes from the Saturday Sketch from Kaisercraft  at

Products used:
Patterned paper- Kaisercraft- the 75 Cents Collection
Punch- Martha Stewart
Ink Edges- Tim Holtz
Flowers- Prima

Monday, November 18, 2013


My love for flowers and all the beauty they hold is probably evident as you look through my work! The LO I am posting today is of my peonies as they bloomed this past spring. They are stunningly beautiful and I wished they bloomed year round! I can't get enough of their fragrance either as I cut a few and place them in vases throughout my house! This LO is based on the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy at  and it came together so easily!

Here is my interpretation!

Products used:
Patterned paper-Prima- Divine Collection
Flowers and Button- Prima
Doilies- Wilton
Punches- Martha Stewart
Pearls- Want 2 Scrap
Ink Edge- Tim Holtz

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Morning Dew

  I am making several posts today because I have been busy working on challenges but the weather has not been conducive to taking good photos until today! Even today is a cloudy and overcast but at least there was enough natural light to make it workable.
  This LO was created using the Saturday Sketch from Kaisercraft at
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Here is my interpretation of this weeks sketch!

This photo was taken one morning after I got home from work. It was a crisp spring morning and the dew was still on the flowers in my garden. The lighting was perfect to capture the beauty of the morning dew!
Products used:
Patterned Paper  and Rub-On- Kaisercraft- Chapter One Collection- one of my all-time favorites!
Ink mist- Shimmerz
Punch- Martha Stewart
Flowers- Spare Parts
Bling- Want 2 Scrap


I enjoy all the challenges the different online scrapbook sites offer. My goal for the year was to participate in as many as possible just to keep the mojo going! Today's LO is for the challenge at Sketchabilities.

Here is my take on sketch # 103!

This LO features my youngest daughter just prior to the start of the first golf match of her collegiate Senior year. These past few years have just flown by! We have been so blessed to have been able to travel to all of her golf matches. This match was in Marshall, MI., so it was only about a 4 hour drive from our home. 
Products used:
Patterned paper and diecuts-Adorn It- Bumble Collection
Punches- Martha Stewart
Metal Trinkets- Spare Parts
Pearl Pen- Viva
Butterfly- Bo Bunny
Ribbon/twine- stash
Ink edge- Tim Holtz
Tag-altered with Shimmerz and Pearl Ex

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

So Happy Together...

The November challenge at My Mind's Eye at  was quite simple this month...document your gratitude. I have so much to be grateful for...where do I begin! My LO features a picture of me and my husband. We celebrated 31 years of marriage this past June!!!  So grateful to be married to a wonderful man of God, a tremendous provider and a terrific father of four incredible daughters! We have entered our empty nesting indicated by the title of my blog...and we enjoy traveling together to all parts of the US visiting our children!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


My Creative Sketches at always provide great sketches for their monthly challenge and fabulous inspirations from their Design Team! This month was no exception! I love double page LO's so I was thrilled when I saw this sketch!

Here is my take on this month's sketch. The pictures feature my youngest daughter at the first collegiate golf match of her Senior year. It is hard to believe this is the first of the many 'lasts' we experience over the next 9 months.

Products used:
Patterned paper- Carta Bella- Beautiful Moments collection
Flowers- Prima, Paper Studio, Recollections
Crystals- Prima
Ink edge- Tim Holtz

Our Adventure...

The layout created here is based on the Mojo Monday Challenge sketch at Flying Unicorn at

Products used:
Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye
Flowers, Button, Birdcage- Prima
Ticket, clock, edge ink- Tim Holtz
Doiles- Wilton
Frame- Fab Scraps- altered with Tattered Angels Ink Mist, Studio Acrylic Paint, Recollections glitter and Shimmerz Paint
Turquiose Ink-Dylusions

This picture was taken in July while we were vacationing in  Pawleys Island, SC. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Love Life

The LO I made today is inspired by the Saturday Sketch from Kaisercraft. The picture was taken at The Brookgreens Botanical Garden in Pawleys Island, SC, this past July. There was a gentle rain falling and I love that I was able to capture the raindrops on this beautiful water lily! I used the True Romance from Kaisercraft to showcase this picture.

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Products used:
Patterned paper- Kaisercraft- True Romance Collection
Brads- Spare Parts
Flower- Prima
Die cut- Cricut
Doily- Darice
Pearls- stash
Ink Edges- Dew Drop