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
NATURE
So fill those projects up with flora and fauna

Celebrate


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

"SKETCH N SCRAP"



"LASTING MEMORIES"


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I Will Always Love You



Seeing picture of my granddaughter with my Dad, her great grandfather, always makes me smile.
These were no exception to that.  I always new my daughter from a newborn to today had a very special bond with her Papa, but now seeing her daughter with Papa the bond had grown so much.
We joke that I was always Dad's #1 girl, then it became Leslie and now it's Elle, so I have moved to #3.   All worth it to see these smiles.

I am entering this layout at the "SCRAPPY FRIENDS CHALLENGES"  for February.

I used the sketch at  "ROCHELLE SPEARS BLOG"  and I combined that sketch with
"GRAND DIVA'S BLOG" and the this month in history.   I used prompt #4
#4 ~ February 28 1968 ~ The first Grammy Awards was held.
Create a layout and for your title you must use the 
title of any song 
from any year awarded the 
Grammy for Song of the Year

For my title I have  "I Will Always Love You"   by Whitney Houston, the Grammy winning song of the year in 1994, and it was perfect for this picture.   That song came to mind immediately.

Here ar the links for both




THE CHALLENGE:
 Select one of the history facts below, create a layout and include the challenge requirement
listed below the fact that you select.
#1 ~ February 8, 1895 - President Grover Cleveland authorized the selling of $62 million worth of bonds to J.P. Morgan in exchange for gold purchased from foreign investors, saving the Treasury from disaster. 
Create a layout and you must add 
GOLD paper and/or embellishments.


#2 ~ February 12, 1809 ~ The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was born.
Create a layout about a 
newborn baby 
and you must include a
heart embellishment and/or heart patterned paper.


#3 ~ February 22, 1879 ~ F.W. Woolworth opens "The Great Five Cent Store" in Utica, NY. 
 It failed in six months, but the second store he opened in June of the 
same year seemed to catch on.
Create a layout and you must use 
5 or more different types of embellishments
and/or
5 or more different patterned papers.

#4 ~ February 28 1968 ~ The first Grammy Awards was held.
Create a layout and for your title you must use the 
title of any song 
from any year awarded the 
Grammy for Song of the Year

Valentine Girls


I think I have now finished all of my Valentine layouts for this year.   These are my granddaughters in Orlando, we only see them about once a year so I always love getting Facebook pictures.
Here they are all dressed for Valentines Day at school.

I used Sketch #313 at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"  to make this layout.  I loved getting to use so many different papers with it.   Plus it was fun to use the heart stickers for my banner that is in the sketch.

Here is the sketch and link to  "SKETCHES IN THYME"