Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Play Time

Dad and Bruce really enjoyed playing with Zacks virtual reality headset   (I think that is what you call it)   I never got around to trying it because I had started cooking our dinner.  

For this layout I used the November 1st challenge at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"

Here is the sketch.    The link closes to play along at midnight EST on November 29th.

Elle's 1st Christmas outing

The kids spent a long weekend in Kansas City, Jason had to work during the day but Leslie and Elle spent the day visiting old friends.    Then that got to go out all together at night.   They visited Union Station one night and this would have been the first time to see a Christmas tree and all the decorations they have up there.   Fun times for everyone.

I used the November 15th Sketch and Word Challenge at   "SCRAP OUR STASH"
The word is THANKS and here is what I used.

T = Torn Edges & also Thickers
H = Heart
A = Arrow
N = Number
K = Kraft paper & Kaisercraft Flower
S = Sayings (comfy and cozy)

Here is the link to   "SCRAP OUR STASH"  and the sketch....

You and Me Forever

I just LOVE this picture of my son and his girlfriend.   They make each other so happy and you can always see it in the pictures they post.   So I wanted to make a layout of this picture because it is one of my favorite ones lately.

I used the November 15th sketch at   "STUCK ?! SKETCHES".   That is the link and here is the sketch.   There is still time to enter for this sketch and also the one from Nov. 1st.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

School Party

One more fall layout completed for this year.   These pictures were at the kids school Fall Party.

I used the sketch from Nov. 15th at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   seems to be a lot of 3 picture sketches this month, but so far I've been lucky and keep finding pictures to fit.    I love combining all the colors and trying to pull colors from my back ground paper and then I always love using wood grain papers.  I even added some washi tape, which is a biggy for me because I rarely use it.   Then just for a little out lining I did some faux stitching.  I would be lost without my white gel pen, I use it so much.

Here is the sketch and also the link to   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   plus don't forget to check out the Nov. 1st sketch too, you have till the end of the month to enter that challenge along with this one.

Aunt Bettina

I did my own take on the single page sketch at   "STICK IT DOWN"   and made the sketch work
using three pictures.   I had there horizontal pictures I wanted to use and wasn't sure of a sketch
to use but then decided I could make it work with this sketch.

Here is the link to  "STICK IT DOWN"  and the sketch.   Be sure and check out the card sketch
and the double page sketch.

Large Sentiments

The  "PILE IT ON"  challenge #136 is  Large Sentiments ........

That can mean a prominent amount of text or just a big words, interpret the theme however you like! 

Besides my large Merry Christmas sentiment I also have a lot of text with my background paper of Merry Christmas in different languages.

Here is the link to  "PILE IT ON"

Thursday, November 16, 2017


I'm still heavily into making my Christmas cards this week.    For this card I combined two different challenges.   I started first with the new sketch challenge #248 at  "CAS(E) THIS SKETCH"
Next I used the challenge #193 at  "AND SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE BLOG"  which is
Anything Goes plus a sentiment.

Here are the links......