Saturday, August 29, 2009

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

I know. She's a keeper. The first time she did this her Mom had handed her to me and asked me to try to keep her awake. No problem right? Ha ha. Well, she put her hands behind her head like this and I thought we were doing fine. The next thing I knew she was fast asleep. Then her Mom tells me that is what she does when she goes to sleep. Fast forward months later and her Mom calls me into the room and she is sleeping in her bed like this. It isn't a good picture because I took it with my cell phone but I had to get one. I bought a new cell phone and thought this picture was lost forever then found out that I could take the old phone and have everything transferred to the new one. That was it. I had to do it just for this picture alone. TallyScrappers is having a challenge to scraplift and someone, lesleyrose, had a layout titled, "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep". I knew immediately that this is what I wanted to do. The challenge at TS is to turn the lo and make it your own. So, if you are playing along then this is your challenge as well. Find a layout that you like, scraplift it but turn it so that you are making it totally your own. And as always, HAVE FUN! That's it for today. :-)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Here She Is

Doesn't this cry out "Scrap Me!"? LOL I just got this picture on my cell with the words, "Princess Aubrey playing soccer, is that our girl in a nut shell or what!?!?!?" Well, it is. She is so girly for the side of the family that wants her girly & she is a tomboy for the side of the family that loves the tomboy in her. She is everything to all of us. She is going to make the best big sister in December too. She will have the mothering, nurturing, & caring part to her but yet also be able to knock someone in the head if they mess with her little sister. She is one tough little cookie. This 3 year old doesn't worry about saying NO if she means NO. Yes, I know, I do alot of scrapbooking about the grandchildren but rarely do I speak much about them. This is the one that reminds me more of myself than any of them. Grampa is already talking about sending her Daddy a shotgun! LOL He thinks Daddy just may need one. Well, I am thinking Grampa could be right. Enjoy your childhood Princess Aubrey & Happy Belated Birthday for yesterday Sweetheart! Gramma loves you & misses you!!
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Friday, August 21, 2009

ATC Card

This is the ATC card I did for the group Art Journalers that I belong to through TallyScrappers. The word was "Plan". My ATC cards aren't as fancy as the rest of the group's but they work for me. I guess I'm not as fancy as most people. Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


The sketch for the below layout can be found here. Thanks!

It's Pitiful

The pitiful thing is that I've spent so much time on Facebook lately that I haven't been scrapbooking every day like I enjoy doing. Scrapbooking is what I do for fun & relaxation. I can't believe it has almost been a week since I have added anything to my blog & yet that is because it has been that long since I have done any scrapbooking. So, the challenge was to use the title, "What The" & to fill in the rest. So this is the result of that challenge. I really like the layout. The paper is DCWV "Rustic" & of course all the pictures were taken from the Rockin' R Ranch in Temple, Texas. We had the best time & I am eager to go back again some day. I will have to add a link later as to where I got the sketch because it doesn't say on the paper & I want to give credit where credit is due. I need to write it down when I print it. Most of the time it will say though. So for now I'll leave it like this & I'll be back to add the link. Enjoy & please stay tuned. I think Jami will be doing school work for a while but Gina & I plan to keep the challenges going. Ciao.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

One Down One To Go

Computer up & running, check! Scrapping, check! Jami's challenge, check! Jami asked for felt, there is felt on the soccer ball. She asked for green & you can see that there is green, & she asked for notebook paper. Well, here is where I thought a little outside the box. I used the notebook paper I had to make the letters. This is another page for my niece. I hope that she will be happy with her books that I'm doing for her. I'm so enjoying doing them. I love her more than words can say & she was so sad that this was her last high school game that her "Mommy" would be able to see. I have Gina's challenge to do now. Stay tuned. I'm hoping things will start getting back to normal now. Woo Hoo!

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Challenges

I have been having trouble getting the pictures uploaded on my new computer so the blog isn't quite the way it should be right now. The pictures below are the new challenges kind of. The purple one is one of Jami's that I had done but was waiting to get on the new computer. She challenged us to use 3 different pieces of ribbon & something purple. I thought that this picture was perfect for the challenge. My DH was able to catch our DGD smelling the flowers while we were in TX this summer.

The "Introducing" layout is my new challenge. Introducing Brianna Rachelle Burnett, born Auguest 6, 2009; weight 5 lbs 14 oz; height 18 1/2". Nanna's new "scrapping" subject. I was challenged at TallyScrappers to 1)use plain cardstock in a LO 2)use something sparkly 3)use some irregular handcut shapes. I used sketch #32 from

I challenged my friends to do the same. I love the way it turned out.

The new challenges are to use the title "What The ________", fill in your own blank. The other one is to use felt, notebook paper, and the color green. I hope to get to these soon. It has been taking so much of my time trying to get the new computer up & going at the right compacity. Ugh! Please continue to join us & please leave your challenges too. I'd love to join in with you. Thanks.

Friday, August 7, 2009


It's getting to be a habit. LOL Posting twice in one day doesn't happen often for me but I like to get these on here when I get the challenge done. This picture isn't very good to see the part of the challenge but it was supposed to have glitter or sparkles. I used a sparkle brad in the large flower & then there is bling around the circle, in the flowers, & the heart is bling. I only have 3 pages left, I think, for my niece, on one of her albums now. I hope that she will enjoy these. I wanted her to have some of these silly pics that she & her sister took. It is nice that they have such a great relationship. Well, I am only one challenge down now. I have to get busy trying to think of something to do for that one. I hope you are following along & trying to do some of the challenges yourself. Thanks for dropping by.

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

So last night I did the monochromatic challenge. This challenge was also a challenge at
You should really check it out. They have an awesome site. I loved the challenge. It is perfect for my niece's senior album. I've had so much fun doing the pictures from her senior year & her graduation that I really hate to stop. I know that she had an awesome year & that when she starts college in a week that her life will still be full of wonderment & she will make lots of new friends. She is very outgoing & fun to be around. I really had a hard time picking out what to put on the page as far as words went. I have 2 more of the challenges left to catch up with the other girls. I think Gina is supposed to be home tomorrow or Sunday. I have a couple of other challenges that I want to do for myself. So, keep checking back. There will be more. Thanks for looking. And, KEEP SCRAPPING! :-)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bone Cold Trippin'

Aren't they adorable? I mean "bad" looking? LOL I thought instead of stone cold trippin' I would call it Bone Cold Trippin'. The paper behind the top pic matches my DH's do rag & my BFF's do rag is skulls. There are skulls in the cherries on the pp behind the bottom pic. The challenge was to use 2 pieces of chipboard & they couldn't be letters as well as to have some pink somewhere on the lo. So, there is pink on the lo & 2 pcs of chipboard, no chipboard letters. I did add pink brads, hot pink, around the pics. TFL & I hope you will join us. I know that I am enjoying this & think you will too!! Be sure to link us up.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Two Posts In One Day?

If you are following my other friends you know that one of the challenges was to have multiple pictures. That challenge was issued by me just for these wonderful zoo pictures. We had so much fun at the zoo that day. Seeing things through the eyes of a child is so amazing! Dave & I both LOVE it! I hope you enjoy the challenges as much as we are & that you will continue to follow us or join in. Please leave your blog name or a link so that we can follow you too. Thanks.

A Funny Thing Happened

Yes, I'm still doing the challenges & yes I'm still way behind. No, this isn't one of the challenges. You see, I am always saying that scrapping is my form of therapy & it truly is. I have been accused in one way or another of every one of the things on this list for the past 30 years & it just got to me today. I had to take time out of my day to get it out of my system & this was the best way for me to do that without saying anything to hurt anyone's feelings. It helped me to express my hurt without hurting anyone. And, now it is out of my system & I can get back to doing my challenges that I am still way behind on. In the meantime, I am going to be able to see one of my very dearest friends in the whole wide world tonight so I have to go get ready for that. I hope that you are enjoying yourself & are finding scrapbooking as fun & challenging as well as therapeutic as I do! Ciao!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hello Everybody!

This is something my wonderful granddaughter says & it is so cute when she says it! That's her in the picture! Anyway, I've told you that we have this challenge going on.
The last 3 were: monochromatic; multiple pics; & a lo with pink on it somewhere & 2 or more chipboard pieces on it & they can't be letters. I haven't done any of them yet. I am doing ATC cards & did my ATC card for the letter "O" for "One".
Anyway, we have already issued 3 new challenges. The 1st one is to use 3 different ribbons plus something purple. The next one is to use something glittery or sparkly on your lo. My challenge was to use the challenge at
That is what my lo posted today is from. Thanks pagemaps. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was supposed to have the theme of "Summer" so it says, "I'm not 3 yet but I can add, Water + Daddy = Summertime Fun! I hope you enjoy it & stop by & visit pagemaps. Be sure to join us on these challenges too. Let us know that you are doing them!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Friends Challenges

Gina, Jami, Jody, & I gave each other challenges. Well, actually Jody didn't give us one but joined in the fun. Gina's challenge was to use 2 stamps on a lo. So, "Model Student" is the lo I did for her challenge. The 2nd stamp is in between the 2 larger pics. It is a light green plant. I got the sketch from
My challenge was to use a journaling card & buttons. Then we found this great site that also had a water challenge. The name of the site is "That Is What I Call A Great Investment" is the one I did for them. So, I incorporated the 2 challenges. This sketch came from
Jami's challenge was to use doodles & flowers. So, "Off To College--Roommates" fit this challenge. I doodled the bird & the flourish behind it. And, of course, there are the flowers. I think that this sketch came from I used Sketch #34.
I encourage you to join us on these challenges. We already have 3 more going: a monochromatic lo; one with multiple pictures; & one with something pink on it & 2 or more chipboard pieces but they cannot be letters. We are all having tough economic times & are trying to encourage each other to use things that we already have around. We'd love to have you join us & issue us a challenge too. That's it for now. Enjoy!