Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dayton and his doggy

Blessed to be Gram

Our newest addition, Dayton!
Fun in the annual "Greatest Leaf Pile" (though a bit scarce this year!) with Timmy, Lucy and Cooper!

Great thought

"I have been driven many times to my knees
by the overwhelming conviction that
I had nowhere to go.
My own wisdom, and that of all about me,
seemed insufficient for the day."

Abraham Lincoln

I posted this a week ago and now ... I know my wisdom is never sufficient and need to begin each and every day on my knees asking for the Lord's wisdom to guide my day and that, when the crisis hits during the day, realize that He already has it covered in His sovereign power. As far as the quote... "better late than never" and it is a great day when we realize we need to turn to our Lord Jesus Christ for guidance.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Simple Summer Pleasures

Practical Scrappers had a "recipe challenge" where you had to include 12 specific items in your layout. Here's mine...and the grkids are bonus features!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Baby's Coming Soon!

Room for 4 pictures and journaling on the tulips!
Room for 3 pictures. Random stars are popped up with foam dots.

Lots of fun embellishments on these pages including flowers and gems from Creative Charms.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

One Very Prepared Princess

Lucy loves to dress up and when she does, she dons everything that she is fond of at the moment. This often means layers of clothes and jewelry. She does know how to have fun!
Papers are from Luxe, Paper Studio and DCWV. Brads - Making Memories, Buttons - Walmart. Beads are from my stash.
This medallion flower is made using a Fiskars border punch. Paper is folded at about 1/4 inch.
This medallion flower is cut from a Martha Stewart border punch and folded at about 1/2 inch. I found it interesting how much difference the size of the fold makes. I determined the size of the fold by the points on the strip.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Welcome Spring

I stamped the initial images onto cardstock and on the stems, traced over it with my "Easy Sew" tool.
Using various shades of green embroidery floss, I covered the stems and then moved onto the actual flower heads. These were made with a combination of stitching and tying, leaving ends loose,

Practical Scrappers has a call out for projects with handmade flowers and another for creative use of stamps. I was trying to use my stamps in a unique way and ended up filling the requirements for both. Though its hard to see, some of the stamping is still there, making background flowers.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wedding Friends and Family

A multi page layout with velum flowers cut from Cricut "Walk in my Garden". They are enhanced with ink and centers are Stickles. Leaves are by Decorative Expressions.

4 Generations

4 generations of women... my mom Marilyn, daughter Christine and grandaughter Lucy in front of mom's home and her beautiful crepe myrtle tree. A simple green frame and then some flowers cut from Core Essentials paper (and sanded) on the Cricut (Walk in my Garden) with brads and scraps for centers tied the picture to the page.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Engaged in Love

Christopher and Courtney's engagement photo and "Save the date" card.

All Girl

Little Lucy has been all girl from the start and loves dressing up. This was her first animal print outfit. The pink "co-ordinations" paper is embossed with an animal pattern, inked and sandpaer distressed. The animal print paper is flocked, black flower is glitter paper from Target. Polka dot and fuzzy ribbon are from Joanns. Pink bling and black pearls are from Want to Scrap, Lettering is Glitter Bling and bead flowers from Beadables. This is being entered in the Practical Scrappers ribbon challenge.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gram love Challenge #2

This was my second layout for the challenge but when I saw I wasn't going to get it done on time, I ate dinner. Finished up, in all they both took 1 hour 15 minutes plus upload time. A fun challenge and 2 more layouts done!
Red/white paper - Luxe "Cocktail dress"
Navy - Bazzill Basics
Red ribbon - BasicBasic for Michaels
Rick rack - Wrights
Yarn - Bernat
Stickers - Miss Elizabeths

Challenge Winter Snow

Paper - Hot off the Press
Rhinestones - Studio 18
Brown Ribbon - American Crafts
Blue Ribbon - Holiday Inspirations