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Friday, December 30, 2011

Snow What!

Happy Friday!  Here is a layout I created using Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #274.  Loving the little pouty face my granddaughter Katelyn is wearing in this photo!  I don't think the old wicked witch will be scaring this cute little Snow White!  LOL  Layout was completed using Pebbles Fresh Goods papers and embellies!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Being a BIG Brother....

The last couple of week's have flown by quickly... and creatively I did not accomplish much at all.  Too busy and not enough mojo!  I did complete a sketch layout, hoping it would spur some creativity. There is nothing like a sketch when creativity fails me!   I had been waiting to use my stash of Pebbles Fresh Goods and this years Halloween photos of my two youngest grandchildren was perfect.  The colors just scream HAPPY!

Sketch by:  Tiare Smith

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sharing a few layouts....

Here are a few layouts I completed earlier this month for some of the December challenges at Colorful Creations.  Hopefully I can get a few more completed before the month ends:

Random Wednesday Word Up "Life" Challenge
Sketch: Tiare Smith
Inspired By "Mariah Carey ~ All I Want for Christmas" Challenge
Random Wednesday "Winter Wonderland" Challenge
Sketch:  Brenda Ragsdale

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

May the Christmas season,
fill your home with joy,
your heart with love and
your life with laughter.
Have a Blessed Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Just updating my blog....

Way behind on my blog postings!!!!  It has been a about a month and a half since my last post!  I have resigned as Admin/DT at Colorful Creations effective at the end of this month, so I should have plenty of time and no excuses for not keeping my blog updated in 2012.  (And yes Rochelle, I know you are going to keep me in check!  LOL)  Here are a few layouts I completed during the month of November for various challenges at Colorful Creations:

 Sketch by Tiare Smith
Sketch from Sketch Inspiration

 Sketch by Rochelle Spears
Sketch by Tiare Smith
 Sketch by:

 Sketch by Brenshevia Baker
 Sketch by Brenda Ragsdale 
Sketch by Brenda Ragsdale

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day 2011

To my son Marcus, my father, brother Randy
and to all of our men and women in uniform....
past, present and future

"Tag You're It" Blog Hop

Colorful Creations is hosting a Member's Blog Hop November 11th and 12th.  You will have until November 16th to complete and upload all of your entries.  Head on over to Colorful Creations for the details.  The participating members have done a wonderful job putting challenges together for this event. 
Hope to see you on the Hop Trail! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Random Wednesday * "Bo Bunny" Product Showcase Challenge

Join me over at Colofrul Creations this week for my Random Wednesday challenge.  My challenge this week is to complete a layour or card using any collection from BoBunny.  Head on over to Colofrul Creations  for the details on the challenge.  This winner of October's Random Wednesday challenges will receive Teresa Collins "Notions' paper kit.

Here is my take in the challenge using the MamaRazzi collection, mini alphas and a cardstock sticker fron the Et Cetera collection and a sketch from Sketch Savvy

Perfect "10"

Created this layout for Anything Goes "Butterflies" challenge at Colorful Creations.  I used BoBunny's MamaRazzi collection and also mini alphas from the Et Cetera collection.   This set of photos of my granddaughter taken in 2006 when she was ten, has always been my favorite photos of her.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Colorful Creations is supporting the fight against Breast Cancer!

This month at Colorful Creations we are "Thinking Pink" in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.  We have several challenges going on throughout the month of October to show our support.  My challenge for BCA is "Just Another Name for Breast."  The challenge is to choose a word from a list of alternative names for breast and use it as a title for a layout.  The layout does not have to be breast or breast cancer related. 
Here is my take on the challenge using a photo of my youngest granddaughter, Kaitlyn and paper from MME Alphabet Soup Collection:

I also created the layout below for Rochelle's challenge "Scrap Your Boobs!" 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Random Wednesday ~ Scrap You "Just the Facts" Challenge

My Random Wednesday Scrap You challenge this week is all about the 5 W's!  The challenge is to create a layout using a photo of yourself, and llist the Who, What, Where, What and Why!  Check out the challenge at Colorful Creations and take the challenge and get the details on winning this Teresa Collins paper kit:
Here is my take on the challenge:

WHO:  Me
WHEN:  April 20 2008
WHERE:  Strasburg Railroad Pennsylvania
WHAT:  Weekend Get A Way
WHY:  I love trains

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Have A WINNER!!!

Colorful Creations School Daze Blog Hop has ended!  Thank you to all of you who participated in the hop. 

The winner of my blog challenge was selected by using the Random Number Generator  and the winner is....... Drum Roll Please!!!!
 Kim R
and here is Kim's awesome winning entry:
Kim also completed a card for the challenge:

 Please sign onto the Colorful Creations NING site and PM me your snail mail address

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Few "Challenge US" entries

I participated in the Colorful Creations "Challenge Us" challenge during the month of September.  Several of our members put together challenges for the design team and here are a few of my entries:

Matting and Layering Challenge: Rosey Rodriquez

Back to Basics and Sketch:  Maureen Stuckey

Sketch w/ Summer Theme and/or Color Combo:  Jenessa Franco

Using Cut-offs From Your Stash:  Julie Hearns

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Random Wednesday * Word Up * "Dream Challenge

My challenge this week at Colorful Creations is a word challenge and I chose the word "Dream"!   For my example I used a self-portrait of my granddaughter Tyra and Bo Bunny's Etcetera Collection.  And to top it off, I just started making sketches, thanks to my scrap partners in crime, SheShe and Rochelle, and this is one of my first sketches and also my first time using one of my sketches:  Head on over to Colorful Creations and check out the challenge and how you can entet to win the wonderful Teresa Collins paper kit that is up for grabs.

Here's the sketch:

and here is my layout

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colorful Creations "School Daze" Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Colorful Creations Blog Hop!
I hope that you have enjoyed the hop so far!  If you arrived here from Brenshevia's Scrappily Ever After Blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened to stop in to check out my blog or arrived here via some other route and you would like to participate in the blog hop, please start HERE at Colorful Creations Blog.  You will not want miss out on any our DT challenges and your chances on winning some of the awesome scrappy RAKS up for grabs. 

For the blog hop I put together a Color Combo/Sketch challenge.  For completing the challenge, you will receive one entry into the prize drawing for completing the layout and another if you complete the card.  That gives you two chances to enter into the random prize drawing for this My Mind's Eye "12 Days of Christmas" Paper Kit (9 - 12x12 dbl-sided cardstock with accessory sheet)

Create a LAYOUT using the color combo and the layout sketch below created by Rochelle Spears. 
TWIST: You can use 3, 4 or all 5 of the colors, but you must use at least (3) of the 5 colors. The theme of your layout is your choice. 
Create a CARD using the color combo and the Page Maps card sketch below.
TWIST:  You can use 3, 4 or all 5 of the colors, but you must use at least (3) of the 5 colors.
The theme of your card is your choice. 
and here is the Color Combo you will be working with for the layout or the card

Here is my example using Rochelle's sketch:
THE RULES for entries into the prize drawing:
Must be a follower or become a follower of my blog
Layout or card must be new as of September 25, 2011 and cannot be combined with any other CC challenge. 
All entries must be uploaded to the Colorful Creations gallery and linked back here using Mr Linky below, by Tuesday, October 4, 2011 (11:45 PM) EST

I am the last stop on the trail!  Thank you for visiting my blog and also for participating in our hop.  I am looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations. 

Hoppy Scrapping! 

**Remember to link your entries here:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Random Wednesday * Alpha Challenge

My Random Wednesday challenge this week over at Colorful Creations is an Alpha Challenge.  The challenge is is use one item from each of the first three alphabets.  For my example below, I used:
A = Arrow;  B = Brads and C= Circle.  The Crate Paper Toy Box collection was perfect for this photo of my son, Marcus taken in 1976. 
Journaling:  Who knew...at age 3 and excited about being at the Ft Lewis Museum , that one day you would become a part of Army Special Forces.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Civil Rights Walk of Fame

I created this layout for the Monday Mixer Hopscotch challenge at Colorful Creations using some of my old Basic Grey Cappella stash and a sketch from Page Maps.  What a great place this was to visit and I cannot wait until I get a chance to scrap the remainder of my photos. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Random Wednesday ~ Seeing Double ~Fashion Statement

My Random Wednesday - Seeing Double challenge this week at Colorful Creations is "Fashion Statement - Polka Dots, Plaids and Stripes.  The rules are to use one of each plaid, polka dot, and striped patterned papers and create a layout using the PageMaps sketch below.  I used MME Hip Hooray papers, and scrapped photos taken at my grandson Jayson's 5th birhtday celebration in 2006.
Here is the sketch:

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I love Echo Parks new "Happy Days" collection.  It was perfect for these photos I had from my vacation this summer.  I created this layout for Colorful Creations "Inspired By" Scraplift Challenge.  The challenge was to go into the gallery, find a layout that inspired you and lift it.  I chose a layout by Maureen Stuckey to lift and this is what I came up with:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Red, White and Blue

Here is a layout I completed for Brenshevia's Red, White and Blue Color Combo this week,  over at Colorful Creations!  I was not sure when I first purchsed MME American Made papers if I liked them that well. but once I started using them, I feel in love with the collection. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eat More Cake

I love the Pink Paislee Soiree collection, so for the Guest Designer Sketch Series at Colorful Creations last week I used the sketch to make a companion page to go with my "Celebration" layout.  This paper just pops against a black background.  Thanks to the recent challenges at Colorful Creations, I am finally getting my 2005 birthday photos scrapped!

Here is the sketch by Nadia Cannizo:
and here is my take on the sketch

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More Colorful Creations Challenges Completed!

I think my mojo has finally returned and I was able to complete 2 moe layouts for challenges over at Colorful Creations....my home away from home:

"Celebrate" ~ Monday Mixer Anything Goes - "Scrap an Event" Challenge

"All American Girl" ~ Girls R Us "Power of Words" Challenge

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wisdom * Monday Mixer August Bingo Challenge

Created this layout for the Monday Mixer "Bingo" challenge at Colorful Creations using MME "American Made" Collection and a sketch from Inspired Blueprints. 
Journaling:  "You are younger today than you ever will be again.  Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow."

Inspired Blueprint Sketch #78