Sunday, February 25, 2018

Road Trip to Gettysburg

One of my 2018 goals was to go through all vacation albums and fill them in with more layouts.
So when I was asked to be the March guest designer at "LASTING MEMORIES" and saw the challenge for February 25th I knew it would be a good place to start with this goal.

The challenge is.....Feb. 25th - Did You Know? March was named for the Roman God "Mars" Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, so this gives you 2 options. Create a layout about war (think of a war hero, museum/area about war (Gettysburg)...) or an agricultural/farm layout (which this could cover just about anything with farming, food, animals, seasons...)

I got lucky while looking through my BIG stack of travel papers that I had one more Civil War piece of paper that I bought at a local Gettysburg scrapbooking store while I was there.   Since it was a day long road trip from DC for us I just added some road trip paper to it and I had it all combined.

Be sure and check out this challenge and all the challenges for March at "LASTING MEMORIES"

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Let me say this, there are not a lot of purples in patterned papers, at least not in what I have in my collections.  Finally this afternoon I found this a stack of outdoor adventure papers.   So finally I could make a layout for the Purple colors palette at   "LASTING MEMORIES"    I'm happy to say that I got to enter a layout for all of the color schemes this month.   They were all so much fun.
A variety of the sunset picture from our lake house was perfect for the purple colors.

Here is the link and the color palette for  "LASTING MEMORIES"

Thursday, February 22, 2018

It's Stormy

This has been our week here at the Lake of the Ozarks, started mid morning Tuesday and the forecast is rain just about every day through this coming weekend.    I guess I should be glad its not snow, although we have had some sleet a couple of nights.

I used one of the two sketches at  "STUCK SKETCHES ?!"  from February 15th to make this layout.   I tried to stay with 'stormy/rainy' looking papers.   I think these paper choices work.

I am also entering this at the challenge that came out today at  "SOUTHERN GIRLS CHALLENGE"    The challenge is Nature.   And this picture shows the nature of thunderstorms coming in the clouds.

Here is the link and sketch for  "STUCK SKETCHES ?!"

Here is the link for information about the challenge at  "SOUTHERN GIRLS CHALLENGE"
Hello and welcome to this fortnights challenge.
Our theme this fortnight is
So fill those projects up with flora and fauna


I use the Feb 1st sketch at  "STUCK SKETCHES ?!" for another layout for my stepdaughter of her grandmothers birthday celebration last year and this layout I will keep in our albums here at home and I used tone of the two sketches this month on February 15th at  "STUCK SKETCHES ?!"

Here is the sketch.

Happy Birthday Mom

My Mother-in-laws 95th birthday was last August.   She celebrated at her home with family.
We couldn't make the trip from Missouri to New York because it was the week we were moving from Kansas City to the Lake.   But our kids made it there and her daughter and her granddaughter and great grandson that live there in NY were all together to celebrate.
I'm planning on giving this layout to my stepdaughter because she was the one that posted all the pictures for us.

I used the sketch from February 1st at  "STUCK SKETCHES ?!"   I just added to more doilies to my layout.

Here is the sketch and link to  "STUCK SKETCHES ?!"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hold Me

My granddaughter was sick again a couple of days last week and I went over to babysit with her so Mom and Dad could go to work and not take a sick day.    I was sorry she didn't feel good but she was just a sweetheart and just let me hold her all day long.   She had just turned one a couple of weeks before and I was afraid long days of snuggling was over but I got my day.

I'm entering this layout in 2 challenge,w  a sketch challenge and a color challenge.

First I have the sketch challenge from Feb. 1st at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   This was a fun sketch and I used flowers, not till I was putting it together did I realize how long it has been since I added flowers to a layout.   Need to keep those flowers closer to me now.

Next there is the Colors  challenge with a twist at   "SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF"   They had a color palette to use of shades of pinks, plus in this challenge you always have to have a picture of yourself on your layout.   Since it was just the two of us there, I took a couple of selfies of us cuddling.   The added twist this month was to used hearts or have a love theme.  I have both.

Green Belt

I have had this picture of my granddaughter since last fall and finally found the right challenges to scrap it with.     I am combing two challenges.    The  sketch challenge #147 at  "SKETCH N
SCRAP" and the color combo challenge #383 at  "LASTING MEMORIES" .

Here are the links and sketch and colors