Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Caseing Kelly Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Caseing Kelly Blog Hop." You should have arrived here from the awesomely talented Donna Idlet

 I've  known Kelly for a couple of years now. We have both been on the a2z Scrapbooking Design Team since the beginning. It's been awesome watching her grow as an artist and I am in absolute awe of her work. I look forward to seeing her blog posts. Unfortunately,she has left to the team to take on other challenges.  We miss her dearly but I still look forward to checking out her creations.

 I just loved the bright flowers on these cards that I cased from Kelly:)
Love the use of the black ink to outline the flowers:) Notice how Kelly blended the petals to go into the next flower?

Love how Kelly balanced the flowers in the corners.

I had planned to make a card, but my health got in the way. I apologize:(

Your next stop is the amazing Ellen Haxelmans

 What is a blog hop without some fun prizes?! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Create a Smile Stamps, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz, Simon Says Stamp and DJ Kard Kreations! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.

Here's the hop list
a2z Scrapbooking
Amy Tsuruta
Brandi Hall
Char Kochensparger
  Cindy Chiu
Darnell Knauss
  Dawn Turley
  Debra James
  Deepti Malik
  Donna Idlet
  Elizabeth Campau   You are here
Ellen Haxelmans
  Heather Ruwe
  Jennifer Loftfield
Joan Bardee
  Kara Vrabel
  Katie Gehring
Kristie Goulet
  Kristina Beagle
  Kymona Tracey
  Laura Jane
  Leigh Penner
  Lin Brandyberry
Linda Trace
  Lindsay Amrhein
Maria Sabina Raita
Marika Rahtu
  Martha Lucia Gomez
  Michele Cunningham
  Michele Ferguson
  Michelle Lupton
  Michelle Williams
Monica Maier
  Niki G.
Nina-Marie Trapani
Rubeena Naz
Shelly Kurth
Taunya Butler
  Thordis Dogg
  Vera Yates

Enjoy the hop:)


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

With Sympathy Card

I know it has been a long time since I have posted. I have been so busy with a2z Scrapbooking and dealing with health issues, including a stroke, that while I have taken time to create (my therapy) I haven't had a chance to blog. But I am taking

And what's even more amazing is that I actually got a card done. Sadly it is a sympathy card. I have to come to need quite a few lately. Being on the other side of 50 it seems like your world gets smaller every day..

If you haven't signed up for the class, there's still time. It is very informative! 

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Wishing you a creative day!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lasting Memories- All About the Titles

The Challenge this week at Lasting Memories is all about the TITLE. We want to see what you have done to make your title stand out.

My page this week is about the boys' birthday dinner. My parents and sister had come from out of state to celebrate and I had planned to make baked chicken. HOWEVER, I made the mistake of buying organic chicken from the local Target. When I opened the package the smell was overwhelming because it had spoiled. And let's just say returning the chicken to Target was just as unappetizing. It took more than 45 minutes of arguments despite the fact the package was clearly marked as theirs and had a current date on it. I had bought it that day, but couldn't find the receipt. They did finally refund my money, but I will NEVER buy meat from there again, now that I know what a hassle it is to get a refund. (It couldn't be exchange because there was a problem with the refrigerator. And instead of thanking me for bringing to their attention before someone got sick, they treated me like I was trying to rip them off.)

So Grandpa came to the rescue and took us to dinner at Olive Garden.:)

Tip: I used Blue Velvet paper to make the celebrate. And I left one end of the title banner on trimmed to draw the eye to the title, while at the same time I used the blue velvet chevrons to bring focus to the title.

Cardstock and Paper: Hero Arts Grass Layering Paper, DCVW Graduation, Stash, Blue Velvet Paper
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Rhinestones; Hero Arts, Stash
Dies: Spellbinders Diamonds, Cheery Lynn Designs Celebrate, Avery Elle Chevron Bits

Looking forward to seeing your creative Titles!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lasting Memories #214 Trick or Treat or Use Halloween Colors

Hello Crafty Friends! It is BEAUTIFUL outside! I think I am going to have to run to the Apple Orchard today. The boys love roast cooked in Apple Cider. It's just too nice to stay inside. The colors are amazing:)

This week at Lasting Memories the challenge is about Trick or Treat or to use Halloween Colors. I admit I was a bit perplexed on how I was going to handle this.  I can proudly say that despite the fact I have over 30 years of scrapbooking to get done, I do have the boys Halloween stuff done. And they are adults now, so we are past Trick or Treating.

However the boys , the owner of a2z Scrapbooking's family and I took a short vacation two weeks ago to Southern Indiana, It was so pretty despite the occasional rain. We spent a couple of days at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. (Yes you read that right, LOL) Holiday World is an awesome amusement park that uses the themes of different holidays for each section. It also is known for its free soda, free sunscreen, and its cleanliness. It is very family friendly. I highly recommend it. And it's not far from Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home which is another worthy stop,

I used stuff from my stash that some of it is more than 10 years old, so I can't help you out on supplies this time. However the dies I used for the banner is MFT Mix and Match Banner.


Sketches in Thyme Sketch 131

A Gem of a Challenge Trick or Treat (Halloween)

Crafts 4 Eternity: Halloween
Fussy and Fancy Orange and Black
Jo's Scrap Shack: Haunted Wishes
Simply Create Too Shop Your Craft Room- LOL I couldn't list supplies because the stuff is over ten years old!
That's Crafty Challenge Blog: Spooky

Have a Spooktacular Week! I am looking forward to seeing your Trick or Treat/Halloween colors Layouts:)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lasting Memories #213 Lists, Lists and More Lists

Welcome back! Sorry I have been MIA. My heart has had a ton of attitude and just walking across the street to get the mail require a 2 hour nap. I am on new medication so I am hoping things are going to take a turn for the better soon.

This week at Lasting Memories it' all about Lists. It doesn't need to be complicated. I just chose three descriptive sentences and used those for my list.

I am trying to get my niece's wedding album done. It's getting close:) (That's the reason there are no photos.) I kept the layout clean and simple so that the photos would be the highlight.

Sketch in Thyme:

Looking forward to seeing your lists:)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hero Arts Christmas Layout at a2z Scrapbooking Blog

I am over at a2z Scrapbooking today. Here's a sneak peak of my layout:

Be sure to stop by and get a discount code for the store:)

Also Saturday, October 4th is World Card Making Day and there will be challenges at a2z Scrapbooking all day with gift certificates:)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Applewood Farms Layout

Don't you just love this time of the year? I love the cooler temps, the changing leaves, and the crispness in the air. And the boys and I love visiting the orchards and farm markets.  So I am so excited that the theme at Lasting Memories is Nature's Glory.

This page  is from our Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge trip a couple of years ago in to the spring time. Applewood Farms is such a treat. The restaurant is wonderful (get the fried chicken)and the signature Apple Julep (nonalcoholic) was yummy! They also had a bakery, ice cream shop, Cider mill and awesome gift shop filled with all kinds of apple products and more.

Cardstock and Paper: Hero Arts Pine Layering Paper, American Crafts Kraft, Coordinations
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Banners
Michael's Ribbon
Dies: Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions, Cottage Cutz Apples,  Cottage Cutz Mini Basket
Brad: Stash
Alphabet: Making Memories
Copics: E57,E39, R37


Crafts for the Craic: Something with circles on it. I used wagon wheels and apples.
Crafts 4 Eternity: Smile Please-Look at those huge grins on the boys:)

Have a wonderful week! I am looking forward to seeing your interpretation of Nature's Glory!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lasting Memories Challenge- Fall Colors

The Seasons are a changing! This week at Lasting Memories we want to see your layout using Autumn/ Fall colors.

Here's my  PumpkinFest LO:

 Tip: I used the welcome sign at the Pumpkin Fest as my Title (bottom right hand corner.)


Papers and Cardstock: Doodlebug Take Note, Studio Calico Darling Dear, Pebbles Love Your More, We R Memory Keepers Country Livin'
Punch: 2.75" Circle Punch
Sequins: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eyes Boy Crazy
Flower: Fabric Editions On the Dot Yo Yo with an orange enamel dot center
Fall Leaves: Prima
Photo Corners: Prima


Craft for the Craic: Something with Circles On it (The photos are framed in circles:)

Looking forward to seeing your Fall colors!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lasting Memories Add Leaves

I am way behind this week in getting this posted. Lots of computer issues...sigh.

 This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is "Add Leaves" You have until the end of the month to join us:)

I am still working on my niece's wedding album so there no pictures on this page:

 Divas By Design; Anything But a Card
Sketches in Thyme #129

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Leaves and Lace


Be sure to check back tomorrow. Lasting Memories has a new challenge that is easy peasy!