Click HERE for the Scrappy Friends January "This Month In History" Challenge!!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Twas The Night Before..." Layout

Good Morning!
Today I am sharing a layout I created inspired by the 
at Scrap Our Stash.
For this challenge, Scrap Our Stash teamed up with Sketch N Scrap.
The challenge is to use the Sketch N Scrap Sketch below and you must use (2) border punches and one other punch!  
Here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield:
And here is the layout I created using photos of my son and grandchildren taken during Christmas in 2004.  I created this page as a companion page to a layout "Joyeux Noel" that I created earlier this month.
Patterned Papers:
Simple Stories "Dec Documented"
Heidi Swapp "Believe"
Cardstock Stickers:
Simple Stories "
Wood Veneers:
Studio Calico
Title Work:
Basic Grey and Lilybee Designs
Flair Button:
 Border Punches:
EK Success
Thank you for stopping by!
Wishing you and your family a

Saturday, December 21, 2013

We Always Have So Much Fun Together

Happy Holidays!!!
This month at Back Porch Memories, as December Guest Designer I get to host a challenge.   
My challenge this month is to create a layout inspired by the sketch below and you must include some type of frame, any type, any size, your choice!
I used this challenge to create a layout using a photo of me and my granddaughter taken in 2006 during her summer vacation:
Patterned Paper & Embossed Diecuts: WRMK "Notable" Collection
Title Work:  Momenta and Lilybee Designs
Polaroid Frame:  Recollections

And here is the sketch:

You have until December 31st to create a layout inspired by this sketch and link it up at 
You can find the details of the challenge HERE!

Wishing you and your family a very
Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Joyeux Noel" Layout

Good Morning!!!
It's time for another reveal over at Paper Secrets!
Below is my take on the December Sketch Challenge:
The twist is Clocks or Calendars
Patterned Paper & Cardstock Stickers:
Simple Stories "Christmas Documented"
Black Print and Music Note Patterned Paper:
Heidi Swapp " Believe"
Wood Veneers:
Studio Calico
Sticker Alphas:
Lillybee & Simple Stories " Snap" Collection
Circle created using:
MS Circle Punch
Patterned Paper Bow created using:
WRMK Envelop Punch Board 

And here is the sketch created by Kelly Holifield:
The full reveal for this sketch is incredible!! So much inspiration!
You can see it HERE, and also link up your take for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the
Paper Secrets On-line Store

I am also entering this layout into the following challenges:
Sketches4All ~ Dec Color Combo Challenge
Scrapping Everyday Miracles "Christmas" Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget the
December Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!
For details click HERE

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

"The Best Gift of All is Family" Layout

I cannot believe I have been able to scrap so many of my old Christmas photos this month!
At this rate, one day I may catch up....LOL!
Today I am sharing a layout with you that I created inspired by the following challenges:
Back Porch Memories "Jolly Old Elf" Challenge
Sketches4All "Bows" Challenge
Scrapping Everyday Miracles "Christmas" Challenge
Patterned Paper, Chipboard, Layered Stickers and Banner
My Mind's Eye "Lost" Christmas (Special Edition) Collection
Title Work:
Lilybee Designs, Basic Grey and Momenta
Wood Veneers:
Studio Calico

This layout was  further inspired by this
Make sure you visit each of the sites listed above.
You have until the end of December to link up an entry to each of the challenges.
Thank you for stopping by and  I appreciate your comments!   
Happy Holidays   

Friday, December 13, 2013

December Guest Designer at Back Porch Memories

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
I am so EXCITED to be guest designing for Back Porch Memories this month! 
 Back Porch Memories is a monthly kit club that offers a choice of two kits.
Have you had a chance to check out their kits? 
 Here is a peek at December's kits:
Solo Kit
Medley Kit

I was sent the Medley Kit to create with, which was perfect to get some of my photos from 2004, 2006, and 2012 scrapped:

"It's the Most NOT SO Wonderful Time of the Year"

 'Tis the Season to be Jolly"
(Jenny Evans Sketch)

"Merry Christmas Wishes & Sweet Sister Kisses"

"Sorry, No Humbugs Allowed"

and below is a Christmas card I created with scraps from this kit:

Make sure you pop on over to the gallery at Back Porch Memories and check out all the wonderful projects their Design Team created using these awesome kits!!!
 I am also hosting a sketch challenge on the BPM site this month and would love to have some of my followers play along!
Click HERE for the sketch and the challenge details!!!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

"Who's Your Santa?" Layout

Hello and Welcome!!!!
I hope that your week is going well and that you're Christmas "To Do" list is getting smaller instead of growing!

I am a little late posting this layout, but wanted to share it because, one of my favorite collections right now is the Peace Joy Love collection from Fawn Lawn.  I love how well it matched up with this photo of my youngest grandson, Andre!
I created this layout for the December GDT Contest at
Patterned Paper ~ Lawn Fawn "Peace Joy Love"
Flair Button ~ Lawn Fawn "Peace Joy Love"
Large Enamel Alphas ~ Heidi Swapp
Small Alphas ~ Lilybee Designs
Twine ~ The Twinery

 And...here is the Page Maps sketch we were given for inspiration:
And by the way, this layout won me the GDT spot for December at Back Porch Memories.... YEAH!!!!
Make sure you stop by tomorrow when I will reveal the projects I created using 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Scrapbook Generation December Blog Hop

Good Morning!!!
Welcome to Scrapbook Generations December Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Louise's Blog.
If this is your first stop, head on over to the Scrapbook Generation Blog and then hop through each link!  You will not want to miss any of the awesome inspiration that is being shared on this hop!

I am so excited to be participating in December's Blog Hop with so many other designers.   
Below is the layout I created using a photo of my adorable great-niece and Sketch #1 from the SG:
Patterned Paper ~Echo Park "Bundle of Joy"
Brown Cardstock ~ Core'dinations
Small Alphas - Lilybee Designs
Chipboard Letters ~ Thickers
Polaroid Frame ~ Recollections
Chipboard "Too Cute" ~ BG " Hey Girl"

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store!
And... there is a free one every month in case you want to give one a try!

Next on the hop is Cassie 
Don't forget to  leave a comment on each blog, one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the SG store. The winner will be drawn on December 9th, so you have one week to leave a comment.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the hop!!!

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog - http://scrapbookgeneration.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Sketch Challenge and November Winners!!!

Hi Everyone!
It is hard to believe that December is here!
Are you ready for a new set of Scrappy Friends challenges?
Here's December's Sketch:
And....we gotta have
(to be entered into drawing):
• Your layout must be NEW as of December 1, 2013
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
December 29th 11:59 pm (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery. 

Here's the layout I created inspired by the sketch:
And here is the prize you are playing for this month:
My Minds Eye Lost & Found Christmas (Special Addition)
6x6 Pad, Chipboard Stickers,  Layered Stickers,  Decorative Buttons, Garland and Enamel Dots
Wood Veneer Christmas Stars
Roll of Washi Tape
(5) Journaling Tags

Combine my challenge with any or both of the SCRAPPY FRIENDS CHALLENGES below
Rochelle Spears: "2013 Songs" Challenge
(I chose the song "Treasure" by Bruno Mars
Kristi B's: "Make It Sparkle" Stash Challenge
( I used rhinestones in the center of the flowers and to embellish the butterflies)
 and you will be automatically entered into our combined drawing for this month's 
$20 Gift Card to the Paper Secrets Online Store
Now it time to announce the November  WINNERS!!!
Thanks to all of you who linked up and shared your fabulous pages inspired by my November Sketch Challenge
and/or the other
Scrappy Friends Challenges

Join me in giving a big shout out to 
she is the randomly drawn winner of my 
November Sketch Challenge

she is the winner of the 
November Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

Janet be sure to comment below and then email me at:
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC October Winner in the subject line. 

Suzanne be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs and then email your mailing address to: 
to claim your prize.
Please add November Bonus Winner in the subject line.

I am looking forward to all of your wonderful takes on this month's sketch challenge!
Thank you for stopping by!
Have an awesome week!