Monday, March 28, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #154

Good morning! It is a very sunny day here, & I hope all the kids are good to make this a great day! But they are already acting up & taking toys from one another, so we shall see!

Today Shawn reveals her sketch #154 at Nuts About Sketches. As usual, it was an awesome sketch & very fun to work with! Here is my take on it:

This is of Audra at about 1 year old. She got into the lazy susan (something Emma had never done), & can you imagine my surprise when I walked around the corner & found this! She was so proud of herself & continued to do it day after day!

Thanks for looking today. I hope that you enjoyed my take on Shawn's sketch. Have a fabulous day/week, & hope you stop back soon!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #153

Yay! Another fabulous sketch from Shawn . Here is my take on her next sketch, #153:

These photos are from a trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo. My sister had the day off, so we decided to pick her up & go to the Zoo. It is a small zoo, that is just one big circle. It is open & never crowded. This was the first time that we had gone where the girls would remember & appreciate the animals. We had the best time this day! Laughing, & running, & watching all the animals. We packed a picnic lunch & had lunch by the penguins, played on the playground & just had a wonderful time! So much so, that we joined the zoo, as members. That year, we went to the Lehigh Valley Zoo 6 more times, & went to the Elmwood Park Zoo (which reciprocates the membership) 4 times. We definitely got our moneys worth!!!

I hope you enjoyed my layout, & hope to see you back soon!
Have a great week!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

From Here 2 Scrapternity March Crop!

The From Here 2 Scrapternity monthly crop is starting today, & I am so looking forward to it. I say this each & every month, but it is an awesome crop! The challenges are fun, the prizes are awesome, & the group of ladies is the best! If you have some time this weekend, join me over there for the fun & games.

This month, Pam asked the members of the forum to come up with the challenges, so this will be quite interesting. I can't wait to see what all the ladies have in store for us. The challenge that I am hosting is:

Lucky Recipe:
Please choose at least 5 of the following items to create your layout!

3 flowers
2 tags
faux stitched
border punch

& here is my example of my challenge, using the supplies from FH2S for March.

(Every year a pair of ducks comes to visit us. I wouldn't say they are tame, but they do let us get pretty close. The male always protects the female, & they set up a nest nearby. They swim in our stream, & it is always fun to watch for them each year.)

Again, I hope that you will join us for some fun over the weekend. You have until Monday 11:59pm PST to upload your completed challenges. I will be sure to share with you my creations from the weekend.

Happy Friday!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #152

Happy Monday! Today was the reveal for Nuts About Sketches sketch #152. & here is my take on the sketch:

This is Emma at 13 months. We had her picture taken professionally, & we were so happy with them. She was such a good girl & sat still, & was the perfect subject! See for yourself. Looking at these pictures make me sad because she will be 6 years old next month! Where did the time go???

Thanks for looking & hope to see you back visiting soon!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #151

Hey hey hey!!!
Guess what!...Shawn has accepted me back onto the Nuts About Sketches Design Team! I will be continuing on with her until August 2011! As you know, she has amazing sketches that are so versetile, & I am so happy that I am remaining on her team! Yahoo!

With that being said, here is my next lo using sketch #151:

This lo is of my parents vow renewal. In 2008, they were married for 40 years! They are still very much in love, & stronger than ever. Since they did not have a big wedding the first go around, they wanted to recommit their love to one another by renewing their vows in front of all of their family & friends. They did so on their actual 40th wedding anniversary date! You may have seen some other los that I have done re: this day, & there may be a few more coming up in the weeks to come, but it just makes me happy knowing that they are still in love & going strong. Tony & I are married 10 years this month, so it gives us something to look up to, & we can only hope that we will be that happy & in love when we reach 40 years of marriage.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my lo & hope that you will be back again soon! Have a great week!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches Challenge

I recently came across the Sassy Lil' Sketches site, & really enjoy the sketches that they post weekly. There are layout sketches & also card sketches, & they post them weekly for you to complete & then are entered into a monthly prize drawing. Since I enjoyed the sketches so much, I threw my hat into the ring this month & created with a few of the sketches. Wish me luck on the prize drawing!

February 7th card sketch:

February 7th layout sketch:

February 14th layout sketch:

February 14th card sketch:

I plan on getting to the other sketches of February, but didn't get any scrappy time for them to be eligible for the drawing. But I will definately be using them regardless.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Scraptacular Blog Hop RAK Winner

It surely is about time, wouldn't you say?! I am truly sorry for the delay in posting my winner. Time totally got away from me, & with the Scraptacular website going down, I kinda forgot. But neither here nor there, I have chosen a winner by random draw, and the winner is:


Please email me at with your address so that I can send you a RAK.

Thanks for hopping, & again, so very sorry for the delay!
Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

FH2S February IT Reveal

We are now into March & I wanted to share with you my IT reveals for From Here 2 Scrapternity for February. Linda sent me some wonderful supplies to work with, & I had a ball using them. I honestly thought I had created more with them, but I can't seem to remember what else I did.... Chalk it up to Mommy brain. lol. Anyway, here are my creations. I hope you enjoy them.

Created using the Ad Challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity:

Created using the sketch challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity:

Created for a sketch challenge at allyscrapsblog:

Created for the Journaling Challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great week & I look forward to seeing you again real soon.