Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CYAO 37 
Used border punch; liquid pearls;  dry embossing
the background is really white - bad lighting this evening....

Monday, October 22, 2012

I decided to withdraw from the SYAO2 contest as my heart is not there any more.

I will stick with the CYAO since it benefits Habitat for Humanity...


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I used 2" wide ribbon; heat embossed BG stamp; raw unpainted chipboard alpha

SYAO2 #35
I used clock/clock face embellie; coffee/tea stained coffee filter; 7+ papers; rubons on photos; stickles/liquid pearls; stamped BG paper

Monday, September 24, 2012


I use blending pen & watercolors; corrugated cardboard; glossy accents

Sunday, September 23, 2012

This is a combo challenge:
Grandiva - Sept sketch
Rochelle - Stash - 3+pp; stamped image, glitter
Kristi B - Technique paint chipboard alphas- add pattern with stamps
Kerys Scrappin Happy - Color  (I also used Bo Bunny Ad Lib Collection)

Picture is of my cousin and her daughter relaxing on the ricks after wading across the river in front of the house.  June 1993

Paper Secrets Sketch 9-15 using Authenique papers from the PS Store

Saturday, September 22, 2012

SYAO2 #34
hexagon shapes; real wood embellie; tea stained coffee filter; 7+ papers (10);
stamped background

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paper Secrets SYAO! #71  71 weeks!!!!
I used  washi tape- raw chipboard - 2+ border punches - dry emoss and sanded - fabric

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I used washi tape, doily/scalloped circle; 3 butterflies

SYAO2 #33
This is the only picture I have of my Great Grandfather.  I am not sure if this was taken when I met and spent a couple days with him the summer of 1967, that I spent 6 weeks with my grandparents in TX.  But the two things I remember most, was him playing the accordion for us, and Mamaw dancing a jig.  And the fact that he drank Dr. Pepper with his meals, and would raise the bottle and declare it the best drink in the world!  lol

I used music sheet - bottle cap (for the Dr Pepper lol); 7+ papers ; something from the kitchen (the flowers are made from one of Stans coffee filters) and mask/stencil using paint/mists...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

SYAO1 #70

bottle cap; postage stamp; heat embossing; embossing folder; metal rim tag

SYAO2 #32

dictionary/book page; corrugated paper; 7+ paper; embossing powder; 3+ border punches

MOJO257 Mojo Mondays and CYAO31 Paper Serets

Week 31 of the CYAO contest.  I used dry embossed cardstock, hand stitching, & denim fabric

Monday, September 3, 2012

SYAO1 #69  Paper Secrets

I used  brackets; kraft background; embossing folders; 2+ border punches; wood embellie; stitching

Stan's catch at Hanna Park - probably 25  years ago.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

CYAO30  Mojo 256
I used fabric. handmade flower, and watercolors

Paper Secrets SYAO2 #31
I used felt/material; ribbon/twine; 7+ papers; embossing powder; border punch

Using this for the Colorful Creations Technique challenge - wet embossing

We found this pine tree years ago i Osceola Nat'l Forest.  Makes you wonder why it is shaped like this and all the little branches coming off of it was really cool.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Paper Secrets August Technique Challenge - Layer, Distress, Ink
I used paper from Echo Park Grand Slam
Sketch is Colorful Creations GD Challenge - Abby L.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Paper Secrets Word - Sweet Challenge
Colorful Creations One Pus
Page Drafts Sketch Cahllenge

This pic really doesn't "do it justice"  lol  But you REALLY can see me holding "my prize"!!
I have NEVER been brave enough to use markers on a page, so I i am tickled that I didn't screw it up!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paper Secrets August Sketch Challenge - with Echo Park
I used the Boys Collection - it may be "for boys" but it suits ALOT my pictures - wish I had more of it !

This is me and my younger brother Mike - 1966 - camped at Standing Indian, NC (which is just north of where I now live - you can actually see the mountain peak from here)  Dad was hiking with the Boy Scouts on the Appalachian Trail.  Mom would pack a lunch, and the three of us would go on day hikes.  Not long after these pictures, Mike was throwing rocks, and he accidentally threw it behind him and hit me in the eye!  Mom had to go campsite to campsite to get ice for my eye!  Ah.. the memories......

Sunday, August 26, 2012

CYAO29 and Mojo255
I used dry embossing; border punch; 5+ brads

SYAO2 #30 - doily; lace; twine; journaling card; fussy cutting

My grandmother.  I orginally reprinted the picture in black & white, but after fussy cutting the flowers, and using Glossy Accents on the orange stamens, I liked the original picture better!

SYAO1 #68 Paper Secrets - used ribbon; border punch; stamping; 5+ papers; 3+ brads; leaves
CSI #34: 5 required colors; wet medium; birds; stripe; ribbon; 5 senses

Thursday, August 23, 2012

SYAO1 #67  Paper Secrets  I used border punch; script paper; 3+pp; handmade flower; twine
CSI #33  Used the 5 colors; something sandy (sandpaper in middle of flowers), triangles (clip & in pic); metal; journaling strips

Monday, August 20, 2012

Another combo:
Scrappy Sketches 33-12
Colorful Creations   Fi's Color Challenge - Palette 5 Summer Couture
Paper Secrets Blog Challenge - use 75% Echo Park
(I used EP Boys Stripe SW1204, and the arrow strip & diecuts  is Boys Journaling SW1202 - Boys Mini Collection)

My granddaughter Gaby, and older brother Tyler.  Taking off of Gaby's shirt, I thought these papers fit this pic perfectly!)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Grandivas August Page Drafts Sketch Challenge
Rochelles Layered Embellishment Challenge  (metal, button, twine)
Paper Secrets Song Lyric Challenge - Childrens Song

This is my younger brother practicing his skills late sixties when we still lived in Jacksonville.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take of it:

CYAO28 and Mojo Monday 254
3/5 items that I used:  ribbon, pears, 3+ pattern paper

Might use this for my granddaughters birthday card.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

SYAO2 #29 at Paper Secrets - Week 29 !!!
I picked out these pictures when I first saw the sketch, then second guessed myself and went thru a million other pics - and came back to these.  So I decided to take it one step at a time!  lol  I like how it turned out.

I used 3+ homemade flowers; tags; twine; 5+ buttons; border punch, shape punches

Sunday, August 12, 2012

CYAO27 and Mojo Monday 253
I used 3+ papers; heat embossing; numbers

I made this for my biz co-worker - its her 40th this month.  I glued it down and realized I forgot the ribbon, but no getting that PVA glue up !  Hope she likes it !

SYAO1 #66 Paper Secrets
 I used ribbon; mist; 5+ buttons; twine; clouds; dies

CSI #32
5 required colors (white/lt brown/lt kraft/teal/lt aqua)
wet medium - misted the photo mat
vellum sandcastle stickers; mesh
Journaling:  Calm

Saturday, August 11, 2012

SYAO2 #28 Paper Secrets
I used butterflies, banner, chipboard, ribbon, 3+pp, border punch; distressing
All of the papers are patterned except the black. I made the flowers out of sparkly white tuille, and added bling to the middles.

Combined with Colorful Creations Stash Challenge
pattern paper, lace, flowers, bling, doily, banner

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SYAO1 #65  and CSI Case #31 c and Heather Waldron sketch #23-12

SYAO: doilie; mist; twine; border punch; 3+ handmade flowers
CSI #31:  the 5 colors;
                Evidence: mist; distressing; circles; solid background; repetition of an element
                Testimony:  Began the journaling with " The key to __ is .." and the inspiration word - color

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mojo Monday 252 and Paper Secrets CYAO #26

I used a border punch; dry embossing; 3+papers
I used scraps and I like that there are some bends and creases,

Saturday, August 4, 2012


This layout is 2 fold.  And I hope a healing one as well.

SYAO27 for Paper Secrets
I used numbers; banner; ribbon; 3+pp; doily; distressing

CSI #30
dark brown; lt grey; pale dusty pink; pale teal; olivine
Evidence : distressing; metal; hinges; ribbon; brads
Testimony: A story about friendship

The journaling is inside the hinged photo mat.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


CYAO25 on Paper Secrets and MOJO251 Mojo Monday

I used stitching; ribbon; 3 papers; leaves

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012