Saturday, December 31, 2011

Merry Christmas

I ope everyone had a wonderful christmas with family and friends. I was very busy this week now things are quieter. This New Years Eve I will be sleeping at midnight. I did have some time to do some scrapbooking this week. I used the december 15th Sketch from Stuck Sketches to scrap this LO. The photo is from last christmas (2010)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

ScrapFit Workout # 58 - Mini Pics

This LO includes some small pictures of me that I just got back from school. Being a teacher I get a whole package of photos after picture day. As luck would have it mine just arrived in my mailbox a couple of days after this Workout was posted. To see Workout #58 check out ScrapFit. You have until December 31st to enter.
I also used some of my new embellishment that I won from Part-Time Pretties.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Workout #57 Word of the year

Here is my LO for ScrapFit Workout #57. My word of the year is FAITH. It has been a very sad time for my family since this past May when my brother suddenly died. We have all needed each other. I have come to realize we all need a lot of faith to get through this difficult time. The last time all my siblings were together was last christmastime. We had taken some photos of the five of us with my parents. It is this photo that I used in my LO.
So I will be having lots of Faith throughout 2012.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Part-Time Pretties Giveaway

See Part-Time Pretties website to enter the giveaway and become a follower.
Here is the information
A Giveaway!!!
Here's the bad news: After messing around with paypal and my bank for several days, I've decided NOT to open an ETSY store. I haven't ruled it out forever, but just for now! The good news is, I had several Christmas Pretties ready to go that I would now like to give away!
Here is one embellishment "kit":

It includes a die-cut tree that is distressed with an olive ink, 12" of lace, two buttons in Christmas colors, three stars cut from thin cork and backed with cardstock for stability, an embossed stocking with twine, a handmade quarter fold flower with a burlap twine bow, and a handmade tiny yo-yo flower with an ivory button.

To enter this giveaway:
Post this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment telling me you did so (1 chance)
Refer a new follower (Have the follower leave a comment saying who referred them) (1 chance)
New followers also get one chance!

I haven't decided yet how many winners there will be, but I am feeling generous :o)
I will draw for winners next THURSDAY, December 15, and put your goodies in the mail the next day!
Have a great week and thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

MSW Blog Hop card

Here is the card that I created based on the sketch and challenge from My Sketch World. It was fun making another christmas card. It was based off Sherri's scrapping, quilting, running blog. I used the same tree stamp as my other cards.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dad Helps

I created this Lo based on the sketch for Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop. It is from Christa's Do what you love Blog. I took this photo of my husband helping my son with his homework last Fall.
I had taken some random shots of my family doing everyday things and thought it was time to scrap this one. I often scrap all the special events, but it is the everyday things that really tell our story. I love the photo and how the LO turned out.


Last Thanksgiving my sister was home with her twins. I took these photos of them brushing their teeth. I used the December 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches. I drew a teeth freehand, cut them out, and then attached with with dental floss.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Technically Inclined

I just had to also use Workout #56-- Technically Inclined from ScrapFit. I used a photo of my son's cell phone. He thinks he can't live without it ! He says that you can't call someone you have to text them. Well I did learn to text on my cell phone, but I usually don't even have it turned on, so it rarely gets used.
So this LO is for him.

Christmas is less than 1 month away!

I can't believe how fast time flies! With Christmas less than a month away I decided I better get working on cards and tags. I was inspired by ScrapFit Workout #55 Tis' the Season. I tried a couple of different papers and inks to get my tag to be what I wanted it to be. I used the same stamp to make my card. I like the effect of stamping on the tag best.
Here is a closeup of the tag. You can see the glitter glue I used on the tree.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanskgiving!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. I traveled with my husband and children to spend the day with my husband's parents. We had our Thanksgiving dinner with them and then we traveled to Kent's cousin's house for dessert. It was a restful time.
We also did lots of shopping on the way there and again on the return trip. This part of the trip was not restful at all.
I found this photo of my daughter from last year at Thanksgiving time. I decided it was time to create a LO with the photo. I used the November 15th sketch from Stuck Sketches for this LO. So here it is:

Friday, November 11, 2011


We visited the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum (CVTM) last Fall. Here is another LO from that trip. This one has my son with one of the cars he liked. I used the November 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches. This is a great place to find sketches on the 1st and 15th of every month!

Monday, October 31, 2011

More Challenges

Trying to finish my challenges for the end of this month.
here is one for ScrapFit. It was created from Workout #53: Journaling goes Round and Round.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


This photo was taken at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum in November of 2010. I used the October 1st Sketch from Stuck Sketches to create this LO! I loved the colors in the taxi cab. I wanted to use the bright colored circles to rev up the page!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scrapbook Reatreat

I went to local Scrapbook Reatreat this past weekend! It was a chance for me to create some LOs, attend a card class using Tim Holtz's ideas (given by some talented ladies), make a banner, and do lots of networking with my scrapbook friends and some new friends I met.
Below is a card I made to send to soldiers. We had a challenge to create 2 cards that were blank inside. These cards are sent to soldiers. The soldiers can use them to send home to their families and loved ones. What a great idea someone had!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How many?

Here is a LO ceated based on the "Workout #54- It All Adds Up" from ScrapFit. I was able to use up some old number stickers while creating a fun LO for my daughters 12th birthday from last year.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Back to School 2011

I'm a little behind on my scrapbook pages. So here is my son and daughter from last September. I used Workout #51 Salt & Pepper from ScrapFit for my inspiration. I was to use black and white and 1 other color. I chose green since that is the school colors.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Stuck Sketches Entry--Best Witches

Wow1 What a busy month I've had so far. Being back to work gives me little time to work on scrapbook pages. I got this 1 done for Stuck Sketches.
The first is form the September 15th Sketch

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Another photo from The Yankees game my son and husband went to last Fall. Connor took lots of photos. In thsi one Mariano Rivera is warming up in the Bullpen. This LO was created from the sketch 135 from The Scrappiest.


This is my husband reading. I thought it was the perfect photo to use for the ScrapFit Workout #50 - "Be Inspired by a book"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

KISS (as in the band)

I wanted to use the tickets from the KISS concert my son and husband went to last summer. August Bonus Sketch #1 from Stuck Sketches?! was perfect for this.
I put the tickets in place of the photo and used blue and orange paper to match the colors in the tickets. Then I used my sewing machine to do a little stiching on the page.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Team Player

These are more soccer photos from last Fall. One is the team leaving the field after a game. The other is the coach reacting to a play on the field. This LO was based on Sketch 132 from The Scrappiest. It also uses red, balck and white for the Color Challenge from Scrapbook Challenges.

Bring it on

Here is Connor playing soccer last Fall. This LO was inspired from Birthday Bonus Sketch #2 from Stuck Sketches?!. I created the soccer balls from looking at several photos.


Here is another LO from the swimming day last summer. These photos are of just my son. I used Sketch 133 from The Scrappiest for my inspiration for this LO.

Friday, August 26, 2011


This LO was designed using the August 15th Sketch from Stuck Sketches?! I wanted to do something fun for the background scallop so I drew waves. I hope you can see that.
This photo is from last summer. It is my son and my niece.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New England Pirate Museum

This LO is also from photos from our trip to Salem, Mass. It is from one of he Pirate museums that we visited. It is based on Sketch 131 from The Scrappiest.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Witch History Museum

Here is the Witch History Museum we also visited. It was inspired from the ScrapFit Workout #49 ' Put A Banner On It'

House of Seven Gables

Last summer we went to Salem, Mass and visited the House of Seven Gables. Here is the LO that I created from those photos using the August 1st Sketch from Stuck Sketches.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mayflower II

Here is a LO that I created from photos took during our Boston trip from last summer. We traveled over to Plymouth, where we saw this ship. It is a replica from what was believed to be the original Mayflower ship. I used Sketch 129 from the Scrappiest to create this page.

Monday, July 25, 2011


These photos were from Plimoth Planatation in Plymouth, Mass. We traveled there on vaction in August of 2010. I used Sketch 130 from The Scrappiest to create this LO. I used part of a paper bag that I got from a scrapbook store. I loved the colors so I had saved the bag. I also used the arrow to show the building from where the bottom photo was taken. I then wrote my journalling around the edge of the circle to tell this.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lexington, Mass

This LO was created using Sketch 128 from The Scrappiest as my inspiration. These are photos from our trip last summer. We stayed in Lexington, Mass for a few days. From there we were able to travel to Boston and Plimoth. Lexington had a lot of places to visit. These were taken on our first day.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Ocean

This LO was created from Sketch 127 from "The Scrappiest" It is from Plymouth, MA. We visited there last summer. The kids went down to the ocean shore to feel the water. We were on our way to get on the boat to go on a Whale Watch

Friday, July 8, 2011

Great Escape

This is another photo from our trip to Great Escape last summer. It is my son, my daughter, and I coming down the log ride. Since my husband refuses to go on the ride he takes photos and squits us with water! I used the July 1st Sketch from Stuck Sketches for my LO design. I used the blue and yellow from my other LO to bring the two pages together.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pam is the winner of my Blog Hop

Thanks for playing Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop. Pam is the winner of my prize, for becoming a follower of my blog. Since you are my only new follower you win the prize! Please e-mail me ( your mailing address and I'll get it right out to you. Congrats and thanks for being a follower!

Time for fun at Great Escape

What fun I had working on this LO! This LO was created for the ScrapFit Workout #47 "Summer-TIME." I had to use lots of yellow and include a clock on my page. I used some photos that are form our trip to Gerat Eacape, a Six Flags Park in Lake George. What fun my family and I had there last summer. We go there almost every summer. We saw Scooby Doo and Shaggy and their car at the park. My kids did not want their photo taken with the characters so my husband and I did. What fun we had.

We are actually headed back to the theme park next week for the day. I wonder if there will be any characters there this year?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop

There is a Blog Hop at Scrapbook Challenges. To begin hop on over to Brynn's blog to begin the Blog Hop. There are prizes and lots of great Blogs to visit!
To see the blog that explains the Blog Hop and a complete list of members Blogs go to this link Seasons of Change Hop On!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my LO based on the sketch:

It is from my son's FFA camping trip last summer. I used a part of a page from an old book for part of the background paper since it reminded me of a tent and camping. I also used twine that was wrapped around a package.
Here is a close-up of the handmade flags and the twine:

Thanks for looking and now go to join the Blog Hop by heading over to Brynn's blog.

I will also be giving out some scrapbook supplies for all those who become a follower of my blog.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


This photo is from my son's FFA trip to camp Oswegathchie last summer. These are the boys that all went to camp together. I used Sketch 126 from The Scrappiest. I thought the leaf hape was perfect for this outdoors photo.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


These photos were taken last August. We were celebrating my dad's 69th birthday.
The design was for Workout # 45 'Around the House' from ScrapFit.
I used a frosting cake decorator to create the subtle blue crosslines on the background paper. I put ink on the edge of the deocrator and then dragged it along my paper in both the horizontal and vertical directions. it took many swipes to get all the lines on. The ink didn't last very long so I had to keep applying more ink. I also found mini cupcake liners in yellow and blue to go along with my birthday theme and colros of my LO. I certainly had fun creating this page!

Fleming Cousins

My kids always enjoy visiting with their 3 cousins from Colorado. They come to New York to visit every summer. Here are 3 candid shots that were taken from their summer visit in 2010.
Sketch 125 from The Scrappiest was used as the inspiration for this LO.

8th grade

Here is my son on the first day of school in 8th grade. Each year I take photos of my kids in front of the tree or on the porch (if it is raining) before they leave for school.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bowling with cousins

Here are 2 cousins bowling in the summer of 2010. I used Sketch 122 from The Scrappiest for my inspiration for my LO.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Let's do this!

Thsi is my daughter during the 2010 softball season. SHe has enjoyed playing softball for quite a few years. This LO was created from the June 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spring Concert

These photos are from the Spring 2010 Concert. I used Stuck Sketches May 1st Sketch for the design of my LO.

One defining moment

This LO features my son at his Junior High Awards Ceremony last June 2010. He was one of the students to meet his reading goal for the whole school year. I used Sketch 118 from The Scrappiest as my inspiration

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bridge at Howe Caverns

In this LO you can see the natural bridge that formed at Howe Caverns. This LO was based on Sketch 116 from The Scrappiest.

Turtle at Howe Caverns

Can you see the turtle formation in the rocks? This occurred at Howe Caverns.
I used the April 15th sketch from Stuck Sketches to create this LO.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Howe Caverns

These are photos from our trip to Howe Caves in Cobelskill, NY. It is an underground cavern. Sketch 115 from The Scrappiest.


This page was created for Workout #41 Stop & See the Flowers from ScrapFit.
I made these flowers by punching 8 scalloped circles from cardstock, inking them, wetting them, scrunching them, layering them and then attaching them with a brad through the middle.