Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I made the DT!!!!

I was asked by Deanne at "Christmas Cards All Year 'Round" to be a DT team member for her awesome blog! Check it out here! It is amazing! By the time Christmas rolls around in 2010, I will have all my cards made! Stop by her blog for some great inspiration!
Here it is...

Check the sidebar for an easy way to get there!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Year's Resolutions....

Well, like most of us scrappers, we have been busy this time of the year.
My New Year's resolution is to keep my blog updated regularly with all those wonderful projects I am working on. So, starting January 1, 2010, I will be posting the first layouts of the year that I am currently working on!
So, stay tuned!!

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and the best for 2010!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

52 weeks/ 52 sketches Layout

This week Julie has an awesome sketch to work with! I feel sad that she will no longer be doing this forum at the end of the year, but I can totally understand why!
Here is my l/o of my sister and I in 1961!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sketches: Creatively Yours

Here are a few book marks I made using Ali's awesome bookmark sketch over at "Sketches: Creatively Yours!" Check the site out... it ROCKS!!!

My Youngest.....

I love this l/o of Stuart posing for me as usual! I like the fact that his baby picture is hanging on the wall behind him.... this was not planned!

December Challenge at MSW

Thanks to Lucy for the wonderful December sketch Challenge!
Here is my take on her awesome sketch!

This is a l/o of the Whirling Dervishes that preformed on the Nile Cruise we went on while in Cairo. They were amazing! For about 20 minutes, this guy was twirling around like a top and I was getting dizzy just watching him! Amazing!


It has been ages since I blogged! I was MIA the past couple of weeks due to family illnesses, etc. But today, I updated my blog (thanks to Cheryl and Lori's inspiration at MSW!). So now, it is off to take pictures of my latest layouts and upload them later today! The sun is finally out, so off I go!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

One Hour Crop at SOS!!!!!!!!

This Saturday night (21/11)at 9EST, I am hosting a one hour shetch challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap! Come join us for some fun and great prizes! Check out the site for more info! See you there!

Blog Hop at Challenge Masters...

SOS Monday Challenge...

Check out Sisterhood of Scrap for some amazing challenges and a chance to wim a "Studio Calico" kit for this month!
Here is my l/o for this week's challenge! It is a l/o of me at 3 with my family at Christmas dinner!

Sketches-Creatively Yours .... new challenge...

My take on Ann's Sketch....

Monday, November 16, 2009

SOS Monday Challenge

This l/o was createdc for the SOS Monday, November 9th Challenge! It was based on Susan's layout. My ds studying for exams means he has to have his cell phone front and center for all to go well!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sketches: Creatively Yours

This sketch was our challenge for the DT at S-CY! Check out the other wonderful talented l/o's made for this. This l/o is of my ds, happy as ever at 18 1/2!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Scrap Scene!

Check out Scrap Scene for an announcement for the DT I am on at Sketches: Creativitly Yours! Wow.... I am a celebrity!!! Check it out here!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

So N.Y.

My ds posing for a photo shoot he did with his buudy! He so thinks he is "cool".
Sometimes, he is!

oops... forgot to attach the card!

Create It Green DT Call

Hi everyone... Deanne over at "Create It Green" has a DT call out for those of us scrappers who like to re-cycle, re-use or re-duce! Here is what I submitted for this:

This card was recycled from a cardboard box lid, and the wide twill was from the wrapping of a box of BR stuff I had received....

Friday, November 6, 2009

Oh My Goodness....

I cannot believe it has been a week since I posted anything! Yikes!! Stay tuned for some uploads this weekend! It is definitly time I get into my scrappy place and get creative! I hope everyone has a great weekend and stay tuned!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I Made the Design Team!!

Wahoo!!! I am so excited! I made the design team for Sketches: Creatively Yours!
Check out Ali's site here!
What a great group of talented ladies on the design team, you should stop by and check them out, as well as Ali's challenges!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"All About Me" challenge blog...

This is a l/o I created for the "All About Me" challenge #3.... it talks about having lost my identity as a person now that I am a Mom! One day I will find her!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Soup Saturday at SOS

This l/o was created for Soup Saturday at SOS. We were to use yellow, striped pp, and brown ink.
This l/o is of my youngest when he was 4! He is 15 now! He was our "Bat Boy" for our baseball team I coached when we lived in Cairo. He was such a character then and he is now!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

That Scrappy Girl Blog!

This l/o was created by a sketch at "That Scrappy Girl" .

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stuart's First Day of High School

I totally scrap-lifted this from my good friend Teri! Thanks.

Soup Saturday at SOS

This card was made for the "Soup Saturday" Challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap. It was a recipe for Grandma's Pea Soup. This is what I came up with. Check out their site to see what I needed for this.

Inspired Blueprints

This month at Inspired Blueprints, they have 2 awesome sketch l/o's.

Here is my take on sketch #40. It is of my ds posing for his photo shoot he did with his pal! I used mostly Sassafras Lass pp and sticker alphas for this l/o.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Catching up....

I must admit I have been neglecting my scrappy side of my life this past week or two! I have been busy trying to get the garden cleaned up for fall! This week.... lots of layouts coming!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day!

Today is WCMD and I would like you to check out the card challenges at SOS! Deanne makes awesome cards and has some challenges for us all there! I'll be posting mine laater this weekend!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I WON!!!!

My layout "Money Tree" won at "a la Carte" for September! Wow!!
Francis and Aphra are such reat inspirations and their blog is a must see for sure! Thanks Francis and Aphra!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

MSW One Hour Challenge!

What a hoot this was! Over at My Sketch World, Cheryl hosted a one-hour layout challenge... it was so fun! And stressful!!! I have never done a one hour challenge before, but I sure am next time! (Teri... you couldn't handle this!!)

Stuart's BD Dinner!

This was a fun l/o to do of Stuart's annual Chinese Food Dinner! I made this for a layout at MSW!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

At the Sea!

This is a layout I did for 52 weeks/ 52 sketches! It is of my DH when he was a wee lad. His parents and brother went to the seaside for a holiday! So cute back in the day!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thumbs Up

This is a l/o I created for the Saturday Soup Challenge over at Sisterhood of Scrap...

Stuart is so little here, and always, always gave me a thumbs up when taking a photo!

Faux Pas

This l/o is one of George's photo shoot! It was created for the Back to School Contest at Co-ordinates Collection.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

FYI.... $ does NOT grow on trees George!!

My ds now has 6, yes that's right, 6 bikes lined up in our garage! I guess is is trying to get one to match all his shoes! Notice his t-shirt... the finger is pointing to his latest baby!!


This was a l/o I created for 52 weeks/ 52 sketches #35! Love GA's underwear swimsuit!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ultimate ABC Challenge

This l/o was created from a challenge at "My Sketch World". It was an ABC challenge and I used everything except Q and A! It was so fun to do, and I must say, I was adorable at 3!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Day of High School!!!!

Well, my baby is off to high school! Not even any tears fromn Mom!! He is so excited to start and has had his attire picked out for 2 weeks.... (Layout later about this...)

Friday, September 4, 2009

SOS On-Line Crop

Check out the on-line crop at Sisterhoood of Scrap for September 18-20.
Lots of cool back to school challenges, and lots of great inspiration from a great groups of sisters! Don't forget to mark your calendars, and check it out! See you then!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Too Cute!

This l/o is of my ds having a bad time of it getting his passport picture done while in Cairo! What a grump!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Diva!

Diva's don't always need to be girls... just ask my son!

Over at SOS, this Monday's challenge was to do a l/o inspired by a piece of clothing... Well, my ds did a photo shoot with a buddie, and I love the colors in the photo, so I thought I would scrap this! I made the overlay all by myself... I traced a shape on a transparency, inked the edges with a small flourish stamp, cut it out, and voila!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Basic Grey Blog Candy!

Check out this site for some awesome blog cnady and soon to be awesome challenges!

Monday, August 17, 2009

This was from back in the day, where we were waiting anxiously to open presents!
Looking back at this, I hope my 2 sons realize how spoiled rotten they are with the "LOADS" of stuff they get!

Lovin' this one of Stuart being a typical 14 3/4 year old teenager at our soccer pool party!

some random layouts for August....

This was me at 3ish, riding my new bike! I wonder what ever happened to it???

Sisterhood of Scrap

This week's challenge was for the DT to come up with a l/o inspired by food. I had this awesome photo from Cairo of a cart olding bananas sitting in front of a clay medallion shop, and I couldn't resist!

Inspired Blueprints

I love the inspiration I get from the sketches at Inspired Blueprints! They have a new sketch on the 1st and 15th of every month... Here are my 2 for August, the last layouts I need to do for my son's graduation.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


It has been a very hectic week at home, and I thought I would have got the chance yesterday or today to catch up on my blog... but.... Stuart has developed some horrible looking hives, and I have been up with him this past 48 hrs! We just came back from ER as the hives were getting worse! He is now on a steroid for the next 5 days, and is sleeping at the moment! I will get to the blog later in the week... I am off for a much needed nap!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

cool idea...

What a cool idea I had today after seeing a tutorial by Ingrid on SOS! Making your own pins! I ran out to Michael's a purchased a few things, and made this pin to attach to a l/o I was working on.... Cool or what!

Monday, July 27, 2009


This l/o was submitted at Creative Scrappers weekly sketch challenge thread! Kristine's layout's rock! Here George is trying to teach Stuart how to assemble and put on his bow-tie that he wore for his grade 8 graduation! Brothers are so helpful.


Shopping at the local market in Cairo was a little more than chaotic! It was down-right frightful! But after being there for 5 years, you realize that it is actually organized confusion! Sometimes I miss it, but other times... not!

Ol' Skool

This l/o was done for the Sisterhood of Scrap Saturday layouts. I love Deanne's sketches at SOS, and this photo of my ds was fun to work with. He is always so colorful in his attire, and this works well with the colors I used!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Oh my gosh.... I have been asked to be on the design team for Sisterhood of Scrap! Yipee!!! What a great group of people at SOS and I am so looking forward to the challenge! I am sooooo excited!! Thanks to all at SOS, and check out their site soon!

Back soon....

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cosmo Cricket

Lovin' this line "Girl Friday" from Cosmo Cricket! They have a contest on now to win a pack of their product. Check it out, I think it ends the end of the month.

Farmer's Tan

This l/o was for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks weekly challenge. Gotta love the farmer's tan on my ds. He is so proud of it! LOL!!

Summer of '62

Yes... I know some of you were not born yet!! This l/o was submitted for the August Design Team member contest at "Scrappin Mojo". I was so darn cute back in the day!! LOL!! It has been fun doing l/o's of me younger. As scrappers, we tend to scrapbook about our family and never about us! Take time out to scrap about yourself! Leave a comment with your link to your layout about yourself, and I will randonly draw a name for a RAK on August 5th!


Check out the CCC (Crazy Contest Corner) over at Co-ordinates Collection website....

This is a great site with cool contests, great layouts for inspiration and a great group of gals who forum regularly! Enjoy!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Scrappin' Weekend

Well.... I have a challenge this next couple of days .... I have 6 layouts to do and want to have them all done by Sunday. I better get some scrappin' mojo or I'll never finish this! DH is going out of town for the next few days, and I am catching up. Stay tuned for some sur-prizes Sunday. (July 19)... Could be a RAK available too!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11th

Hi Everyone!

Check out the following blog for a l/o I had posted for today!

This is an amazing site and everone is so friendly! Makes you feel like you really do have sisters that care! Here is the l/o I sent for today! Back soon....

Friday, July 10, 2009


Lovin' the Cosmo Cricket collection...
This l/o is of my sister and I a "few" years ago!