Monday, July 25, 2011

Grab a Seat

Here are me and my son in Barcelona, Spain.  Gaudi is the most famous architect in Barcelona and you can find his work everywhere.  Here we are grabbing a seat on one of his ergonomic benches in Parc Guelle -- made of stone & amazingly comfy.

My lo is based on the most recent sketch found on the  challenge.   Thanks for the inspiration.  

M's kraft paper
Basic Grey Wander - Relocate 
Fiskers Apron Lace Border Punch
Fiskars Scallop Circle Punch
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Brown
M's lace
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist -- coffee shop

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Discoveries Monument

Here is another lo from our trip to Spain & Portugal.  This monument is dedicated to the explorers from Spain and to those who paid for their explorations.  The size is incredible.  That is me and ds on the bottom (out front) of the photo.  

I used the most recent sketch from for my inspiration -- thanks for the awesome sketch.  

I even broke out some stamps and dusted off the cobwebs for this lo.  Nothing over the top -- but at least I used some stash.

Pink Paislee 365 collection Be free paper
Bazzill Blue Calypso cardstock
Pink paislee Alphas -- Whimsies Pear
Pink Paislee 365 Collection pleated ribbon
Michaels rope flower
Misc black cardstock 
Fiskars 2 inch circle punch
cuttlebug embossing folder --circles


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Greyfriar's Bobby

I have at least 400 photo's sitting on my desk from Spain -- and what do I do.  I decide to scrap a vacation pic from 2008.  I was reorganizing my space yesterday and came across this pic.  Don't know why I didn't ever scrap it.  Me & my family in Edinburgh Scotland outside Greyfriar's Bobby Bar -- dedicated to a skye terrier (named Bobby) that legend has it guarded the grave of it's owner for 10 years.  

Thanks to Sassy Lil'Sketches for my inspiration.  

Bazzill Avalanche 12x12
Doodlebug Simply Sweet Alpha's
Making Memories Tiny Alpha's Black
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Basic Grey Wander Scraps

Friday, July 8, 2011


So I got on a bit of a "flower" kick over the last day.  Been using up lots of scraps and making a mess.  Here are my results.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Biker Chick -- Sketchabilities # 50

This is me back in 1966.  I remember riding this tricycle over to the corner store.  The store had an old fashioned soda fountain.  

The lo is based on sketch # 50 from

I had fun with this sketch.  I drew different sized circles and stitched them.  I used little heart beads as my dots on the "i"s.  The Tim Holtz trim is so pretty -- but was too formal for this lo. So I added some red paint to it.  Thanks for the inspiration.  I'm also totally loving these felt flowers from Michael's.  They are so cute.  I also added some misc leftover brads (flowers & dragonflies).

La Boqueria

My first lo is completed from our trip to Spain -- and it's from my favorite stop (of course, the stop included food & beer!).  LaBoqueria -- the Barcelona farmers market is an amazing place.  Fruits, vegetables, fish, meats (things I had never seen before), chocolate, nuts.  Pretty much anything you wanted.  We also ate at one of the bars in the market -- El Quim.  I actually ate there twice.  Once by myself and then I met up with Kevin & Brendan for a second lunch.  YUM!

My lo is based on this weeks sketch from 

Bo Bunny Sophie
  • bouquet
  • tickled pink
  • chipboard flowers
Fiskars border punch -- apron lace
EK Success Large border punch -- circles
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type -- Turquoise
Fancy Pants About a Girl element stickers

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Red, White, Blue, & Yellow -- Day 126

Well I kind of slipped away from 365 card challenge -- life just gets in the way!  But I thought I'd try today. Seemed like an easy enough challenge.  

The challenge was to use red, white, blue, & yellow on a card.  Yesterday I was busy doing patriotic lo's with my Bo Bunny Liberty line -- as usual I had a lot of leftover scraps which were perfect for this challenge.  

I love a quilted look on a card, such a great way to use up my scraps.  My stamp has a little heart on it, but I omitted that and added a ♥ button instead.  

Products --
Bo bunny liberty scraps
Yellow bazzill scraps

Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Boy & His Toys

My son at the NRA convention this past April in Pittsburgh.  Here he is enjoying the exhibit on the floor.  Nothing like playing with a Barrett 50 caliber machine gun--a boys dream.  

Sketch 227 from sketch inspiration -- thanks for the 
great sketch.

Basic Grey Wander Collection
  • Travel Size
  • Metropolis
  • Roundtrip

Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Brown
Dew Drop Memento Ink -- Rich Cocoa