Sunday, December 15, 2013

All is Calm, All is Bright

My Mind's Eye challenge for December is the theme Dear Santa... at  I chose to do a LO using the All is Bright collection from MME. The LO features a photo of 3 of my 4 daughters having a little sisterly fun on Christmas morning! Part of their present from me was matching jammies! Fortunately, they are good sports and humor me by wearing the jammies! It sure makes for a well-coordinated picture for my scrapping LO's!
  Here is my interpretation of Dear Santa:

Products used:
Paper- MME- All is Bright Collection
Flowers- Petaloo
Embossing powder- Ranger
Ink mist- Tattered Angels
Punch- Martha Stewart
Chalk edge- Color Box


This year has been filled with many unexpected twists and turns. My youngest daughter was diagnosed with the type of cardiac arrthymia known to cause sudden cardiac death in young athletes.  Despite his best efforts, her electrophysiologist in Ohio was unable to correct the problem but knew the doctor that could help her, but it required us to travel from Ohio to Austin, Texas, for treatment/surgery. We made 2 trips to Austin, one in January for the consultation and one in March for the actual surgery. We absolutely loved Austin and all it had to offer! On the evening before we were ready to head back to Ohio in March, we took a riverboat cruise on Lake Austin and saw a spectacular sunset. The sunset was for me was that confirmation of God's comfort and unending love to us during our time of struggle and need. Just last week, as my daughter saw her electrophysiologist in Ohio, we saw evidence that the surgery had been a complete success! This LO features the fabulous sunset we experienced in Austin.
Inspiration for this LO came from December Week 2 Sketch Challege at Let's Get Sketchy at

Here is my interpretation:

Products used:
Paper- Basic Grey- Serenade Collection
Punch-Martha Stewart
Rhinestones and Flowers- Recollections
Ink mist- Tattered Angels
Chalk edge- Color Box
Twine- stash

Monday, December 9, 2013


One of my passions in life is providing medical care to the underserved populations in third world countries. The photo in this LO was taken in June when our medical team traveled to Robledales, Honduras. My daughter, who is also a school teacher, was able to make her third trip with me and held Bible School for the children of the village while the medical team held clinic. The children absolutely love her!!! Even though her Spanish is less than fluent...she is able to communicate marvelously well with these beautiful children!

 The sketch for this LO is from Sketchibilities at

My interpretation...

Products used:
Patterned paper- Kaisercraft- 75 Cents collection
Letters- Prima
Clothes pins- Paper Studio
Ink edge- Tim Holtz
Ink mist- Tattered Angels

Sunday, December 8, 2013

This is Picture Perfect

Let's Get Sketchy at posts some wonderful sketches that allow you to get your scrapping mojo going quickly! The sketch for the first week of December was no exception!

Here is my interpretation of the sketch!

This picture was taken of my youngest daughter and me on the beach at Pawleys Island, SC, this summer. We had a wonderful seafood dinner... but may have overeaten a bit... so we needed to take a little stroll to walk off dinner!

Products used:
Patterned paper- Teresa Collins- Stationary Noted
Vintage metal trinkets- Prima
Flowers- Prima and Paper Studio
Bling trim- Webster's Pages
Punch- Martha Stewart
Ink edge- Tim Holtz
Stick pin and ribbon- stash


Snow and ice hit our area this past Friday which allowed me to declare a scrapbook weekend! With my scrap jammies on and armed with the December sketch challenges the mojo was flowing! I accomplished a tremendous amount and will be posting a few today. The first LO I would like to share is inspired by the sketch from Stuck?! at

This was such a great sketch and here is my interpretation.

The pictures in this LO were taken this spring. I love case you haven't noticed! These are the columbine in my backyard garden! With the snow flying today, looking at my flowers reminds me that winter is only here for a season!!!

Products used:
Paper- Studio 75  Rosalie in the Garden Collection
Flowers- Prima
Punch- Martha Stewart
Butterfly- Pink Paislee
Pearls- Want 2 Scrap
Stamped words- Kaisercraft
Bingo card- Simple Stories
Mini frame- Melissa Frances
Birdcage- Paper Studio
Chalk edge- Color Box
Ribbon and twine- stash

Friday, December 6, 2013

Celebrate the Season

This LO was made with inspiration and sketch from Let's Get Sketchy at

The inspiration photo was:

and the sketch was:

My interpretation...

Products used:
Patterned paper- Paper Studio
Flowers -Petaloo
Decorative trim- Hobby Lobby
Ornaments- La Petites
Metal embellie- Paper Studio
Pearls- Kaisercraft
Chalk edge- Color Box
Ribbon and sequins- stash
The LO features my 2 younger daughters showing some sisterly love on Christmas!