Sunday, April 15, 2018


Another fantastic sketch from Creative Inspiration led to another great layout. This is the sketch I had to work with:

And this is the layout that I created.

For this layout  I used papers and chipboard from Simple Stories, I am.  The ribbon is from American Crafts. The doily is from the Dollar Store.  I very seldom use patterned paper for the background but I loved the way this one came together.

I also created a card based on this sketch from Creative Inspiration.

For this card I used Simple Stories Welcome Spring paper and chipboard.  I have popped several layers of chipboard to give it some dimension.

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Monday, April 9, 2018


I completed a challenge from Creative Inspiration to use wood veneer on a layout.  I used Simple stories paper and chippies.  The banner is a stamp from Little Yellow Bicycle.  The title is Thickers.
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creative Inspiration Blog Hop.

HI ... Welcome to the Saturday April 7th Creative Inspiration DT BLOG HOP challenge.
For my challenge I have created a Lovely spring tag.
I first prepped the tag with Gesso and then used Faber-Castell Gelatoes as a water color. I then used a TCW stencil with Dowler Rowney Mother of Pearl Structure Gel coloured with yellow Gelato on the tag for a bit of depth. I had some mesh lying around from some fruit so I used a small piece of that.  I use a few pieces of chippies from Simple Stories. Also some Ribbon.  The flowers are from the Dollar store. I made my own leaves from cardstock.  The tassel is from Pink Paislee.

Please Hop along through all 10 designers blog challenges. Please follow each one, leave a comment so we know you took time to visit. Be sure to finish at the Creative Inspiration Blog where you will be entered for a bonus ballot to win a Blog Hop prize.

1.Bev Code 

2.Jackie Plank

3. GDT Barb Prendergast

4. Joan Borgelt

5. Lisa Schill Moen

6. Tracy Wilgus Feeley

7. Phillis Leroux Walrath

8.  Colleen LoVette--

9. Julie Kairl

10. Candy Chelepy

11. Creative Inspiration Blog
If you choose to play along with our  challenge then play along with any one or as many of the projects you saw in the blog hop. Post your project in the comments section and tell us which one you played along with. You have all month long to play along. Can't wait to see what you share with us.
Have fun.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Feeling Good!!!

Been working on some of the mini crop challenges at Creative Inspiration and it feels good to just do some of them. Of course they are only cards but just cards count too.

I have also been doing my Bible art journaling and I love doing that too.

So things are picking up in life. Going out to the community dinner tonight, and looking forward to that as well. I am picking up my Best friend and another lady and taking them with us since she is not feeling up to driving.

Here are a few cards that I threw together for the mini crop. The mini crop this month is all about Dies.
The first challenge that I did was to use embossing and a die cut.  I used a Sizzex embossing folder. The puppy is a combination Die and Stamp set from Stampendous.  I coloured the puppy using General's water colour pencils. The lace is unknown.

The second challenge I choose to do was to use layers of Die cuts.  I used Simple Story papers and Die Cuts. The stamp is unknown.

I suspect I may do more of the challenges tomorrow.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

I am Back!!!!

Hello everyone.  Yes, it has been a long time since I have posted and it has been a long time since I have done much scrapping, well anything for that matter.  However, I have finally found out what my problem is.  I finally got to see the neurologist and am angry with my family doctor because what the neurologist found, should have been found by my family doctor.

This vehicle (my body) was running pretty much on empty.  No brake fluid, no power steering fluid, no transmission fluid, no oil, and no gas.. or any other fluids that a vehicle needs to run.  In other words, I had no vitamin C, no vitamin D, no vitamin B's, no Potassium and no Iron. I had told the neurologist that I really had a hard time just dragging myself out of bed, much less doing anything else and this had been going on for the past 6 months or so.  He asked me how I got to Windsor which is about an hour's drive from my place and I told him I had driven there.  He shook his head and said that was impossible because I was just an inch from going into a coma.  I was sent for an infusion of Iron and Potassium right away since I had to drive back home.  I am so happy to say that I am feeling much better now and my head is finally clear and I can think for myself.  It was really hard living in a fog not being able to even figure out the teeniest little things.

However, I am back so  you can watch for some more postings really soon now. :)  I have been busy doing some DT work and working ahead.

I don't know how I did it but I did manage to keep up with the DT work for February but was unable to post it to my blog because!!!!! I couldn't remember how to write to it.. I know that sounds silly but it is true never the less.  I also kept up with the DT work for March.  I know it is very plain because I was working on empty but I did it LOL

So here is February's work.. I did two layout's but I can't remember which order or what I used for them.

This is the work I did for March.
First is the March 4th card sketch, I really went all out on this one because I made it for Daughter's birthday.
It was my turn to do the inspiration challenge so I chose this Advertisment.  I loved the clean look.

 This is the layout I did using the Ad for my inspiration.

Okay that is all for now but I shall be back. :)
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018


The Monday sketch challenge at Creative Inspiration was a good one and I pretty much stuck to the sketch for mine.  I used Photo Play papers.
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Wednesday Stash Challenge

Today is my first day to post a challenge on Creative Inspiration.  Wednesdays are stash challenge days and my challenge was to dig into their stash of photos and to use at least 6 photos from their stash on their layout.  If they didn't have 6 photos to use at least 6 squares of paper with buttons or brads in the centers of their papers.

Here is my inspiration for them.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!!  As you ring in a new year, I hope you are doing it with Jesus Christ as your leader for it is only with Him that you look forward to the future knowing that no matter what the year brings, you can face it with peace in your heart.  With prayer, He can bring you through the hard times as well as the good times.  He answers ALL your prayers, sometimes it is a yes, sometimes it is a no and sometimes it is a later, but He does answer them all. He knows what is best for us all and sometimes He will give us what we want even if it isn't good for us because we just demand it, the same as we sometimes give in and give our children what they want because even though we know it isn't good for them we just can't say no to them.

If you don't know Jesus Christ as your personal saviour I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to now invite Him to come into your heart, to take away all your sin and to come in and live in your heart and live with you. He is waiting for you to accept His gift of salvation.  He shed His precious blood on the cross just to cover your sin so you could live eternally with Him.  He will never force Himself on you, it is a gift that you have to reach out and accept.

You WILL live eternally, where is up to you, either in Heaven with Jesus Christ, or in Hell with Satan and his demons.  I hope your choice is a wise one.

Personally, I am looking forward to the New Year.  I am sure it will be an exciting one.  It is starting out a sad one because we are loosing our wonderful Pastor who we care about very deeply.  However, we look forward to getting to know our new pastor and I am sure he will have many things to teach us.

I am starting a new term with Creative Inspiration on their Design Team and I am very excited about that. I am sure I will learn a lot with them.  I have been with the group for a long time now and I know that the team is a great team.  It is also a wonderful group of ladies and I am looking forward to the next year with them.

I am hoping to have a more productive year this year in the scrapbooking field than I had last year. I had way too many negative things happen last year, but God got me through them all in a positive way and I am grateful for that.  In that past, those things would have pulled me into a deep depression, but now that I have Jesus Christ taking care of me, it didn't happen this time, He kept me positive through out all that happened and kept me going through it all.  First through my stroke and then through my husband's stroke.  Through my husband's bought with Pheumonia, through a major illness of my own, then my husband got sick again.  Driving everyday back and forth from Wallaceburg to Chatham, the stress of the cost of gas and hospital parking... those things would have normally put me in the phsych ward.  However, I may have had some stress from it all but none of it put me down.

I can look forward to a new year with peace in my heart knowing without the shadow of a doubt that no matter what comes, I can handle it. :)

God Bless You

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Exciting News!!

I know it has been a long time since I posted but I have been very busy.  I've been busy making Christmas Cards and creating items for a DT.  Yes, that is my exciting news, I have been accepted to the Creative Inspiration DT and am so looking forward to working with them. Since I start the 1st of January I have been getting some work done ahead of time and getting it ready to be able to post it.

I have been a member of Creative Inspiration for some time now and I love the group and to be a member of the DT is very exciting for me.  The DT there is very good so I am going to have to be on my toes to keep up with them.

With Christmas just around the corner, I have also been busy getting ready for the holiday. It is an exciting time to be celebrating our Saviours birth.  To know that he came into this world as human baby, knowing that he was going to die on the cross just to take our sins upon himself so that we could be saved and go to heaven instead of going to hell. To know that someone loved us that much, is mind boggling. To know that some people would rather go to hell than to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ is also mind boggling.

I am praying that at this Christmas Season, people will see and understand the true meaning of the season and will ask for his forgiveness and invite him into their lives to live with them and give them the love, peace and hope that they are searching for.

Have a wonderful blessed Christmas everyone. Stay safe.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Today I created a layout for a challenge for the mini crop at Creative Inspirations as well as for the new sketch at Sketches in Thyme. The Challenge at Creative Inpsiration is to have a pet in your layout and I incorporated my baby Oliver (Ollie) in the sketch, to cover both challenges.

Ollie has been sick for over a week and while he was sick he would only sleep on the floor at the end of the sofa, so when he jumped up in my lap the other day, I knew he was well on the road to recovery and I was so happy it was hard to hold back the tears. Ollie has been the most loving cat I have ever owned. He wants to be with me wherever I am and whatever I am doing, especially if I am scrapping, so when he didn't want to get up with me, it hurt to know that he was hurting that bad. He had a lot of fluid in his upper abdomen cavity, but we don't know how it got there and he didn't eat for a and didn't drink so he became dehydrated requiring IV fluids and several blood tests and X-rays over time to keep check on his abdomen to see how the fluids were doing in his abdomen. It required a lot of medication and if you have ever had a sick animal you know that these things come with a high cost. So I was very happy when every thing was cleared up, so was my bank account.

These photos show the first time after he was ill that Ollie came and jumped up for some loving, which I was very happy to give him. :)

For this layout I used Photo Play Roxie and Friends papers.

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Busy busy busy

Although I haven't been making any posts, I have still been busy. The mini crop has been going on over at Creative Inspiration which has kept me pretty busy. Plus I have had a sick pussy cat on my hands which has had me pretty worried and has kept me side tracked quite a bit.

Here are some of the mini challenges that I have completed so far for the mini crop.
My challenge to you today is to use circles;

For this one I used Photo Play Imagination papers, I popped the circles with pop dots.

my challenge for you is to add Squares or Frames to your Project

My challenge is an easy one- use leaves on your project. These can be diecuts, fussy cut leaves or leaves on your patterned papers. Any leaves count.

My challenge is to use buttons on your project.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Beautiful is a good term to describe this lady. My future grand daughter - in - law.
I created this layout for a sketch challenge at Stick it Down.  I love how it turned out.
Since it was so late when I did it, I was too tired to take individual photos of the steps I took to create it.  I used Kaisercraft Papers, The flowers and lace is unknown. The ribbon is Floral Garden.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017


My oldest grandson just got himself engaged to a beautiful young lady and I have the priviledge of scrapping their engagement page.  I suspect I will have the priviledge of scrapping all their pages in the future and I am really looking forward to that.

I have used the Monday sketch challenge from Creative Inspiration to create this layout. I choose S.E.I. Black Orchid papers for this layout.

I started with a sheet of black Prism cardstock and I used a piece of cardboard stencil that I found lying around, I don't know where it came from. I mixed Daler-Rowner Simply acrylic Mother of Pearl Structure Gel with Gelatoes and used it with the stencil to form a border on the lower left of the page.

I then used my Kreations circle cutter and Kreations stencil to cut the frame for my photo, and glued those together.

Then I fussy cut some flowers from the paper to use. I wanted a bit of a variety.

Here is the finished layout.

Here are some close-ups of the finished layout. Click on the photos to see a larger version.

These are the products I have used;

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mommy and me

Such a gorgeous Saturday morning here with the sun brightly shining but it is cold, very very cold.
I decided yesterday to do another one of Sketches in Thyme sketches. I really loved this sketch. I am starting to like these layouts with lots of empty space instead of the heavily loaded pages. I never used to like them, I always felt that something was missing.

I started with a sheet of pale yellow Prism cardstock, and used a TCW stencil with Simply Acrylic Mother of Pearl Stucture Gel.  Once that was dry I smudged on some Lindy's Maidhair Fern Green ink.  Then I cut a couple of strips of PhotoPlay Roxie and Friends Paper. I distressed the paper a bit and adhered it to the cardstock. I cut a couple of flourishes from a cut file from the Silhouette store with my Cameo and adhered those, then I made a couple of flowers with a cut file with my Cameo and picked some from my stash and adhered those, until I thought it looked good. Then I cut the title with my Cameo and adhered that to complete my layout.

Products used:

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Friday, November 10, 2017


Well last night I decided to do the challenge from Sketches in Thyme .  Here is the sketch they gave us to work with.

I chose to use only three photos.  I used Photo Play Plaid4Fun papers. Scenic Route Chipboard stars which I first coated with Gesso, and then embossed with Stampendous sunny yellow embossing powder. I then coated them with Stickles Frosted Lace.  I cut the title with my Cameo and did a little "faux' Stitching around it with my Pitt Artist pen. I used Bazzil cardstock to back my photos. The admit one sticker is from the Photo Play package, I mounted it in some chipboard to give it some dimension, the rest of the stickers are also from the same package. I also used a Martha Stewart punch to create the edge.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Home made Buttons

Well Ginni gave us quite the challenge for today at Creative Inspiration,  she posted these pieces of wood for our scraplift challenge.

To be sure I have no little pieces of wood sitting around here anywhere so I had to come up with something else. Now sometimes my imagination is totally missing but today it was bursting with ideas. So my first thought was all the sheets of chipboard I have sitting doing nothing.

So I cut some circles from my Chipboard and coated them with Gesso and set them aside to dry.

Next I choose some small stamps that I might like to use.

Once they were dry, I start stamping them.  I choose some Gelato colours that I wanted to use and rubbed the colours on a piece of waxed paper and added some drops of water to mix the Gelatos to make them into a bit of paint to paint my stamped images.

Once I had all my buttons stamped and coloured, I used my Inkssentials, Crackle accents to completely cover the buttons and then set them aside to allow them to dry.

These are my finished buttons. I can now use them on a layout or a card as an embellishment, or I can poke a hole through them to put string through them to  hang them on a tree.

A very easy project with a very pretty outcome.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Happy and Merry Christmas

Yes, it is that time of year again. I am afraid I couldn't stop it from showing up. I did try to avoid it, but I guess my skills in avoidance need to be worked on. Anyway, after giving it some thought I took on a new client last week. I was somewhat worried that maybe I wasn't really better just having a spurt but then I realized that this was no spurt. I have watched a little TV but really have no desire to watch it anymore and I am always anxious to finish whatever I am doing so that I can get back to scrapping.So, yeah, I am back to full time scrapping. Anyway this is going to be fun to say the least. My new client has 2 young boys while the client I have been working for also has 2 boys, not to mention the fact that I have 3 grandsons. Designing pages for males, as you know (if you are a scrapper) can be quite challenging as there are so few embellishments you can use.

Anyway, I completed two layouts today. One for the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique challenges and one for the Wednesday stash challenge at Creative Inspiration.

This is my new clients youngest son celebrating his very first Christmas in 2013

This is her eldest son celebrating Christmas 2013
I used Bazzil cardstock, I marked the circles with my white gelly roll pen. The paper is Bo Bunny A gift of Love.The snowflakes were cut with a cut file from Sihouette by my Cameo and then I used Stickles angel dust on them. The title stickers are from the Dollarama. The stamps are Martha Stewart. The ribbon is unknown. The brads are unknown. I inked the paper using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. The Faux stitching on the papers were done with a Faber-Castel pen.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My Fair Lady

The Monday sketch challenge from Creative Inspiration was a fabulous sketch and I choose a photo of my niece to work with. If you like working with sketches I suggest you hop on over there and take a peek.

I started with a border stencil(no name), using Liquitex Natural Sand which I brushed with silver ink once it was dried.
Then I used some netting from a bag of oranges and a doily which I also coloured with the silver ink and the flowers were from RAKs from the Flying Unicorn so I have no idea what kind they are.  The beads were from the Dollarama. I cut the Title using a set of dies from Art-c. The cardstock is all Bazzil.

Here is my finished layout.
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