Monday, December 31, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #246

Hello!  Happy happy happy New Year!!!  As you are reading this, I am in Orlando, FL with my family, skipping around Disney!  We finally broke down & took the girls to the Greatest Place on Earth!  I am sure that they are having a wonderful time, & really wearing us out.  We met my parents there, so I am sure that they are getting spoiled as well.

Anyway, Shawn, as usual, created a great sketch this week at NAS.  It was so much fun to work with.

This is of Emma at 2 years old.  She was helping me make a cake, but I think she ate most of the batter!  You can see it dripping from her nose in the bottom picture. So cute & funny. 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I would like to wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous new year! 
See you next year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

RCS Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Hello!  Happy New year week!  If you are reading this, on Sunday, the 30th, I am in Epcot with my family!  We finally decided to make the trip & take the kids to Disney.  Tony has had his nose in a book or online planning out each day we are there, & has it down to a science.  I surely hope that nothing stands in the way of his plans, because he will be really upset if something messes them up. :o)  I can't wait to tell you all about how our week was, & how much the girls enjoyed it!

Well, today I bring to you another challege from the Red Carpet Studio

The CHALLENGE: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Anything Goes - Anything "sweet"

The SPONSOR: Vampire Craftin -

PRIZE: Blog makeover! Custom made banner, blog button, background and signature, along with installation help. 

Today's challenge, the entire design team participated in, cards & layouts. With that being said, I decided to do a layout. 
I know, you will say that there is nothing "sweet" on there, but I beg to differ!  1)  I used Basic Grey's "Sugared" line of paper, so that is sweet!  2) My baby girl is as sweet as they come!!  My lil Auddra.  This picture was taken in 2010 the 1st day of her pre-school for the 3 year class. And to think, she is now in kindergarten! 
Well, thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop by RCS to check out what everyone has created, & be sure to submit your own creation to win the fabulous prize this week.
Please come by tomorrow for another reveal for the Nuts About Sketches DT.
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #245

Merry Christmas Eve!!!  I hope that this day finds you in good healthy & happiness in this joyous time of year!  I hope that all of your shopping is done, & that you are gearing up for a nice vacation, time w/ your family, & celebration of the birth of our Lord & Saviour!

Today at NAS another awesome 2 page sketch was posted. Be sure to stop over there to check it out, & see all the creativity flowing over there. 

This page is of Emma & our old dog Charley.  This is also a sad layout as we had to leave Charley behind in PA.  He was always the protector of Emma, & she just adored him.  He put up with her hanging all over him, tugging, pulling, & shoving him.  He was such a good dog! 
I do believe that I used Basic Grey paper on this as well, with some random tags that were in my stash.
Thank you for stopping by today.  Again, have a very Merry Christmas!!! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #244

Awww!  I just loved this sketch from NAS!  It was so much fun, & the Basic Grey paper that I had was perfect for it, too.  (Like how I just jumped right in today, lol).  Anyway, there is a new sketch over at NAS today, & as usual, it was an awesome one!

As I mentioned, I used Basic Grey paper & embellis on this layout.  It is of Emma & her cousin Nicholas when they were not even 1 yet.  The reason I said Awww, was because they were sooooo close!  Their eyes just lit up when they saw each other.  Then we moved to TX.......  So the title/saying, it is quite fitting, because they were awesome together, & now they are apart......
Thank you for looking at my creation today.  It was so much fun creating, & brought a tear to my eye writing this post.    See you soon.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop!! by RCS

Welcome to the Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of Christmas tree projects to help you get ready for the Christmas season!

 If you're looking to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Ashley's blog. If you've come from Dawn's blog, you're in the right place!

For today's hop, I made (with a little help from my friends at Archiver's)... 

I stamped, I embossed, I colored with actual stamping markers....all outside of my comfort zone!  Thank you, Archivers!! 

We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$6 worth of digital stamps

Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday December 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Laura's blog . Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Pam -
Jessica -

Ok, one more thing!  Since, for some reason, my post didn't go live when it was supposed to, if you follow me, & leave a comment on this post, I will chose a random winner for some blog candy.  The actual prize will be determined at a later date.  So, please follow me & leave a comment.
Thanks for stopping by today!!!
Happy Hopping!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #243

Hi there!  I hope this day finds you well.  I bring to you today another creation from a NAS sketch.  I love 2 pagers, & don't do them much any more, so it is always so much fun when Shawn sends one my way. 

This layout is of Audra's first visitors at home after she was born.  They are of my Aunt & Uncle, & my cousins, & their daughters.  I remember how Audra just stared at my Uncle.  We all giggled at it, & I know that he got a huge kick out of it.  I think she still may stare at him funny today.  ;o)
Well, that's all I've got for you today.  I hope that you are having a glorious day!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Red Carpet Studio - Frosty Challenge

Oh my goodness!  I know that I have mentioned before that I am very challenged when it comes to stamps.  Well, this week at Red Carpet Studio, the challenge is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments, who creates digital stamps.  She provided several snowman digital stamps for the DT to use this week, &  I have to tell you that I am really loving using them! 

Here is the card that I created for the challenge this week:

My friend Courtney let me use her markers for this stamp, so that I didn't have to break out my girls water colors this time around.  Thank you Courtney!  I used a small circle punch to created the notches in the red & white cardstock, & used paper & embellishments from the November Memory Works kit.  I am really starting to dig digi stamps, that's for sure!!!
Alright, for some reason, this post didn't go live on Sunday like it was supposed to either!  I have no idea what is going on with my blogging lately.  Maybe it is the operator, who knows!  I hope that you have enjoyed my creations.  If you haven't done so yet, stop over at RCS to see what my fellow DT memebers created & be sure to submit your creation to win a prize from Crafty Sentiments
Have a great day!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #242

Good morning.  How are you today?  Did you have a good weekend?  I surely hope that you did!  I cannot believe that we are in December already!  22 more days until Christmas.  Almost an entire year since we moved from PA to TX.  It seems like just yesterday!  Boy time goes fast! 

Today at NAS a new sketch was posted.  Of course it does not disappoint.  I hope that you stop over there & see the great sketch for yourself, & also what my fellow DT members created with it.  Here is what I came up with:

Audra was watching me type up this post, & she doesn't like this layout at all!  She gets embarassed about her hair that day, but what does she expect?  It was crazy hair day!!!  lol.  It was cute & she was not the only one that had crazy hair that day.  It was at her preschool here in TX in May. 
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that you got a kick out of my layout.  I won't tell Audra if you laughed!  ;o)