Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All Dressed Up

Sketch Inspiration # 222 -- I really like this sketch, it's just too much fun.  Again I reached back into the past -- that's me in 1966.  I wasn't much for dresses -- my guess is that I'm dressed up for church. 


Bazzill -- 
  • Brandywine
  • Witch Hazel

Cosmo Cricket -- Girl Friday Sunday
Recollections -- Boutique Fleur Floral Embellishment
Prima Calcutta Petals Collection
Thickers -- Bumble
Echo Park Life is Good Alpha
Signo white pen
Antique Mother of Pearl Buttons


Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer -- 1963

I just love the sketch this week from sketchythursday.blogspot.com

I reached back to some oldies for this one -- that's me at just shy of 2 years old.  I'm loving the fancy pants Beach Bum line -- it's just such a nice mix of papers.


Fancy Pants Beach Bum:

  • Flip Flops
  • Sail
  • Card stock stickers
  • Journaling cards
Cricut Cartridge -- Stretch Your imagination (title & sun)

Misc Brads & Rick Rack


Remembering All that Served

I am very proud of the military & all they do to keep us safe.  I wanted to take a moment and honor some from my family who have risked their lives to keep us free.  

My grandfather -- WWI

My father (far left) -- WWII

 My father - in - law -- WWII (career in Army)

I'd also like to thank my brother-in-law who spent 27 years in the Navy and my nephew who is about to embark in the navy (he will be commissioned next June).  

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Key West Lighthouse

I loved the most recent sketch at sketchabilities.blogspot.com
Just knew I had to do something with it.  So here is my take on it.

More of me & Brendan on our recent spring break cruise.  This is Brendan in front of the Key West Lighthouse.  Isn't that sky amazing.  


  • Blue Oasis
  • Guacamole Die Cuts
EK Success
  • Extra large flower punch
  • Large retro flower punch
Primula Flowers Brown
Old West Cricut Cartridge (fence)
Signo pen
Crafter's Workshop Orchid Template 
Pebbles Felt Clouds
Echo Park "life is good" Alpha's
October Afternoon "Sleeping Bag"
Misc Buttons & Twine

Monday, May 16, 2011


On our recent NCL Cruise, Brendan & I took an X-Rails Adventure while in Cozumel.  What a dirty (but fun) experience.  I had fun with this weeks sketch from the sketchythursday.blogspot.com challenge.  Vacation photo's always inspire me to do 2 pagers -- and this sketch was perfect.  

I took some liberties with it, but I think anyone can see it was still my inspiration.  

  • Bazzill 12x12 Avalanche
  • Bazzill In Stitch'z Green Floss
  • Bazzill Chips -- Arrows
  • Zing Embossing Powder -- Leaf
  • Marvy Embossing Gun
  • Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder -- Tea Dye
  • Tim Holtz Grunge Board
  • Don Juan Cricut Cartridge
  • EK Success Retro Large Flower Punch
  • Stampology Peridot Ink
  • Basic Grey -- Lauderdale (Rose Colored Glasses, Coastline, Soundwaves)
  • Misc Buttons & Brads


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Coronado --- Sketchy Thursday

Here is one based on the following sketch.

Kevin & I in Coronado back in Feb. 2011.  

Fathers Day Card -- Happy NSD

I am so excited to be participating in different NSD challenges all over the web.

here is a father's day card using scraps & kraft paper.

I realize that the card says "Fappy" Father's DAy --- I've corrected it on the card.  DUH

I made these flowers out of left over twine.  

I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the kraft paper.  

Friday, May 6, 2011

Towel Animals

Some fun pics of the towel animals that our room attendant made for us while recently on the NCL Sun.  

I hand stitched the flourishes.  And the gorgeous towel flower was made for me by my friend Rebecca.  Thanks girl!

American Craft red paper
Basic Grey -- Oliver
Basic Grey -- journaling spot
Doodlebug -- Simply Sweet alphas
Hand made flower

National Scrapbooking Day

I'm hoping to get lots of scrapping done this weekend.

But it's already started on (paper) trail makers blog.


I've already completed one challenge.

Sail Away

I can't believe -- I've finally been able to sit down at my scrap table and play.  I only did one card and one lo last month -- OH MY.

Here's one I just finished -- my son Brendan & I on our recent Easter break cruise.  Loving the new papers I purchased yesterday -- Basic Grey Lauderdale.  They seem perfect.

Products -- 
American Crafts -- orange paper
Basic Grey -- Lauderdale
  • Cutoffs
  • spf
  • sun glow
Basic Grey Lauderdale -- pops layered stickers
Tim Holtz mini staples
Creative Memories wavy cutter
Bazzill In Stitchz neutrals & Greens
Doodlebug Jack & Jill alphas
Studio G pigment ink
Misc metal flowers & brad
Green rick rack