Tuesday, August 31, 2010


In this LO all the Leroux family posed for the pictures. Last summer was the first time in a long time that everyone was together. We were able to all gather at the local playground and got another relative to takes the photos. Since our "family" keeps growing we will wait until more grandchildren are born to have a professional photographer takes photos for us.

It was created based on skatch 215 from Scrapbook Challnges.

4th of July 2009

Here is my LO for the Stuck?! Birthday Bonus Sketch 2 from August 21st.

SRCS 6th grade graduation

Here is my final LO of my son's 6th grade graduation.

I used sketch 214 from Scrapbook Challenges.

I also used a white pen and a stencil around the edges of my black background paper. This met the weekly challenge for Practical Scrappers to use white pen/white markers.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Practical Scrappers Sketch

This LO was created based on the sketch from 8/20 for Practical Scrappers.

I used some lace cardstock for part of the backgound, ribbon, paper strips, a button, and some ink.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


This 50th Birthday card was so easy to make! I used cut black paper that I had. Next I stamped 50 in each white space. I know a couple of people who turn 50 this fall so they will each be receiving one of these cards.

This card was created for the Aug 23rd Weekly Challenge from Practical Scrappers. The challenge was to use lace cardstock.


This LO is based on the August Monthly Challenge from Practical Scrappers to use water. I sprinked water on top of y Glimmer Mist to create some water marks on my backgound.

I also created the circles by using water.

  • In the Sepember 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes they showed how to do this.

  • I cut 2 1/2 inch circles from cardboard. I used some cardboard packing materials from one of my paper packs that I had.

  • I cut patterned paper in 4 inch squares.

  • I wet the paper under the faucet. Patted off the excess water from it.

  • Took the paper and pulled it from the middles to form o cone shape. Then tied thread around the very tip.

  • Next I wrapped the paper around a cardboard circle.

  • The circles were set aside to dry.

  • After a couple of hours I used glue dots to adhear the circles to my LO.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Carving a pumpkin

Connor works on carving his jack-o-lantern in theis LO.

I used Sketch 213 from Scrapbook Challenges to create this LO.


This LO is from halloween 2009.

It was created using the August 15th sketch from Stuck?! I did rotate the sketch for my LO.

Fonda, NY

This is my family while were at my husband's parents last summer.
This was done for Sketch 212 for Scrapbook Challenges.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Carving out happy memories

This halloween 2009 LO is of my son. It was created from the Practical Scrappers Aug 13th sketch.


This LO was fun to do. It is my daughter cutting her pumpkin to create her jack-o-lantern from halloween 2009.

I used paper to make half the pumpkin and then just drew the outline on the other half. I then used my paper piercer to make holes in the paper. I then used embroidery floss to stitch the Xs around the inside edges of the paper.


This LO was created from the Aug 6th sketch from Practical Scrappers. I rotated the sketch to fit my pictures.

It is my children with their grandparents.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pool Cover

This LO was created for the Recipe Challenge on ScrapFIT.

It is of my daughter as we get ready to clean the pool cover.


Here is my summer LO for the Practical Scrappers and the Birthday Bonus 1 Sketch from Stuck?!

It is from a 2009 Fourth of July Party. I hope you like it!

Friday, August 6, 2010


In the top photo is my Mom with all her sisters and brothers. In the bottom photo they are all with their spouses. These may be the only photos of all these siblings together.

This LO was created based on July 30th friday Sketch from Practical Scrappers. I turned the sketch on it's side to make it work with my photos.


This LO shows family during the day of my Grandmother's funeral. There were lots of tears, but also lots of smiles. The smiles were family members being together and sharing stories about Gransma.

On this LO I used only one embellishment: flowers. Lots of flowers. This meets the criteria for the Practical Scrappers Anniversary Day 4 Challenge.

Connor and Mom

Thsi LO is of me and my son.

I just used one picture on the LO. This meets the criteria for the Tuesday Anniversary Challenge from Practical Scrappers.

6th grade Graduation

This LO is also from my son's sixth grade graduation.
This meets the criteria for the following 2 blogs.
From Practical Scrappers for the Monday Challenge to use your # 1 favorite product. My product is chipboard. I like to use it raw as seen in this LO. or I pain it, mist it, or glue paper to it.
I used Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 211 for my LO.

# 1 Graduate

This LO was created to meet the criteria for 2 different blogs.

I used the August 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches.

It also uses the number 1 for the Wednesday Anniversary Challenge Day three from Practical Scrappers.

It is from my son's sixth grade graduation.