Saturday, November 26, 2011

November's Build-A-Page sketch at Prima!

Hi all wanted to share with you a sketch layout that I did using mostly Prima goodies!! This is of my Best Friend from HS's children....Today she was in from South Carolina...and this is what I gave her framed. Can not wait to start on the next one for Christmas now. LOL 1 down and 7 more to go!!! Hope you like!!
Here is my take on the sketch...

Here is the November's Build-A-Page sketch@


Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Creative Sketches Layout #2 of a 3 month contest

It is time for another challenge at Come on and join next month which is the last month...Pam gives out awesome prizes!! this is #2 of a 3 month challenge....running behind this month...down to the last hour. Had some unexpected company from Louisiana. Called Wednesday and was here on Late Thursday night. My friend Angel and her husband come to see me in Ohio...I know I know. I was so surprised!! I had started this layout last Wednesday and finished it just now. I had taken this picture this weekend with her....I had so much fun and enjoyed their visit and did not want them to leave. So, with that said here is my layout and Sketch from this challenge....hope you like!!

My layout

The Sketch


Monday, October 31, 2011

Challenge Using Stitching at

This month that challenge at is stitching on a here you go lots of stitching!! I used Cosmo Cricket If you Must look line and the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ripe Persimion and Gathered Twigs. I love both of the colors!! I also used the new Prima Distress Tool. Oh I am in love with it!! I thought there was nothing better then Tim Holtz distresser...well now there is PRIMA!! If you like distressing then you will love it to!!

In this layout it is October 29th 2011 at Little River Cafe Halloween Costume Party with my friend Leah and her sister....what an awesome time was had!!
Hope you like!!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook September Circle Challenge

This is a layout I did for This months layout theme is Circles. So, that is what I did hollow circle and had a fun time workin with them. This picture is the only family picture I have with my dad included. It was taken in the early 70's at Christmas time. I used My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found" I am so loving this line they have come out with. I also used Tim Holtz Distressed Brushed Corderoy on the edges. Hope you like!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Creative Sketches-Big Sketch Contest Of 2011

My Creative Sketches-Big Sketch Contest Of 2011 at My Creative Sketches This Month They Have A 3 Month Fall Sketch Contest. Which will last for a 3 Months ..There will be 3 winners and 3 prizes each month. The first winner will be judged and chosen by the design team and then Pam will draw 2 random names for a prize. Each month for September, October and November everyone that creates a Layout with all 3 sketches will be eligible for another PRIZE. So when you do all 3 layouts you could even win another PRIZE!! This is the "GRAND" Prize. The winner for this will be randomly drawn.

My take on the sketch. I had to change it around some in order to use the dress form cut out. The paper company that I used was My Mind's Eye and the line is Lost and Found. I also used Prima Marketing.

Here Is The First Sketch For This Month (Sept) Begins Sept. 17 and Ends Oct. 17

Hope you like...thanks for stoppin by!!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Sketch Contest at My Creative Sketchs Blog

I have decided to do a Sketch Contest at My Creative Sketches blog.
With this I did a canvas. I used a Prima mask and used molding paste...let that dry then used gesso on the whole canvas. Now it is time to work with it. I used Tim Holtz Brushed Corderoy stain all along the edges, then took the Distressed stain and used a sponge all along the textured design...then took Tattered Angels Mist Crushed Shells and sprayed the whole canvas. I LOVE doing these!! On to the rest I used Gabrielle...Bo-Bunny Paper and some of the goodies I got from Prima and's contest. So here is my canvas and then the sketch I used. Of course I do not like to go by the rules. I used square and this picture is taken at Cayacus Beach in Sunny California. Thanks for stoppin by!! Hope you like!!!

This is before cropping down picture so you can see it is a canvas

The sketch


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I won New Prima Products from CHA release summer 2011

Yes tonight...I won some new Prima stuff just release at the 2011 Summer CHA!! I watched the new release Ustream that prima put on and Won!! I still can not believe it!! So lucky to be getting some stuff before it is even released to the stores!! So dang happy and doing the happy dance right now!!! LOL Thanks Prima for bringing out so many new and wonderful products...The one thing that I want the most is the new Distress Tool!! It will make layouts so much easier!!
Here is the link to the video....enjoy!!!

Little Mini Book

Here is a little mini book that I made and it has tags that you pull out of the top to journal or place a photo on. This is a class on ustream that Marion Smith taught and I just loved the way it turned out. Hope you like!!
Outside closed

outside open



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Another Distressed Book

Here is another book that I have done. I love the colors of this one....I used an old book and distressed the book and binded papers into it so it can be a journal or a scrapbook. Hope you like!!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

I know I am a slacker....LOL I have still been scrappin...just not posting on my blog. Shame on me!! I have entered a challenge at and won. I am so shocked since there were so many great layouts entered. I am in complete wow right now. I will share this layout that I submitted of my mom. She was around 16 or 17 and I love this young picture of her. Reminds me that she once was young too. Now she is 77 and fighting Lymphomia Leuikemia. So anytime that I see a younger more vibrant mother....Makes me know just how blessed I am to still have her.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vintage altered book for challenge at Marion Smith's

This Vintage Book is for a challenge at Marion Smith "A Piece of Craft" Blog. Marion works for Prima and is an outstanding artist. So, I decided to join in the fun. I got this book at a good will store. It smelled so old when I was working on it....Reminds me of how my grandmother's house used to smell. Brought back some of the best times of my child hood. She was the most awesome Grammy that anyone could have!!

With this book I used Tattered Angel's glimmer mist, Prima flowers and Prima Bling,(I changed the color of the pearl's with some Tattered Angel's Glim Glam I think is what it is called...some ribbon bought at Hobby Lobby, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Ink. I made the book charms with glass beads and charms from my collection. Hope you like what I have created....I loved making it and will make more of these altered books.

Front View

Side View

Inside View


Photo frame for my mother

Here is a photo frame is for my mother. This is a picture of my grandparents on their wedding day. Come to find out about 20 years after my mother was married to my father...she found out that she was married on the same day as my grandparents. Her mother passed away when she was 2 so she was in foster homes and did not know. How cool is that?? Hope you like!!


Hey all you scrappers

Hey all you scrappers....I know missing in action again. I have re amped my scraproom for the umteenth time. I pray this is the last time!! I have been working on a couple of projects for my sister. I know....I just got my sisters done and her birthday was in January. But, she is understanding and likes it makes me happy to make it for her. =O) I hope you like my newest creation.

My sister and her boyfriend


Friday, February 4, 2011

Hello there scrappers!! I just thought I would pop in and share a layout with you today. I have also finished my Mosaic stone and will post it tomorrow. This is for my mom...all thoe she wanted a different one....she liked it when I got it done. I recycled some plastic and embossed...used Ranger paint daubers. Handmade the flowers...which is my new past time. LOL This picture was taken with my 2 brothers and my sister. I love it from back in 1966. Hope you like my new creation!!


Friday, January 21, 2011

I know you think I got lost.

I have been working on some cute vintage journals. I have done 6 of these. I had watched Prima Live on Ustream. Marion Smith of Prima was teaching this video on making these with lace. I love to use paint and used to tole paint so I loved this project. I made my own flowers with the Retro 3 sizes from EK Success. Hope you like them....I sure had some fun making them!!

These are made from curtains from a house that my mom and step-dad bought in Virginia. My mom still had them after all these I cut them up. LOL


Friday, January 7, 2011

A Scrapbook page for a dear friend

Here is another layout that I did for a friend for Christmas. She was so shocked when I gave it to her. That is what I like to see....suprise!! LOL I used this for a sketch challenge at I just love their sketches there!! Hope you like!!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I have decided to try out for a Design Team Postion at The
Challenge is to Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using Robin's favorite colors Pink, Green, Brown and other optional color of your choice.

So, I did a layout of my girl Weezie. With this layout I used for the pink background I used the Storybook font cart, The 4 Legged Friends cart for the Dachshund and the "Wet nose Warm Heart" title. The paper used is Bazzill (White and Black) Background paper used was Paisly by Bo Bunny. I also used Ranger Ink Paint Dabbers (White and Raspberry), and vintage photo Distress ink for the Brown on the Dachshund, Tattered Angels Mist Olive Branch for the leaves and some white embossing powder. I hand made all the flowers using the Reto Punch from EK Success. Hope you like!!


Monday, January 3, 2011

The Downings- 4th Generation

I know I have posted 2 layouts before this one. I have spent many hours doing hand made flowers. I just love making them!! I guess I made so many...that I broke my baby punch and just go the 2 that I ordered today. WAHOOOOO!! I had to buy a back-up. LOL This layout is of my mother, my sister, her son, and her son's son. 4 Generations and in the photo is a picture of my grandfather so my mom said that it is 5 generations.....Bless her heart!! LOL I gave this to my sister for Christmas in a 12 X 12 frame. I used Leaf file. I just love this file!! Hope you like.


December Sketch Contest at My Creative Scrapbook

Here is a layout I did for My Creative Scrapbook. I also used the leaf file from I ended up giving this to my best friend Thelma for Christmas. She loved it and I hope you like too!!

Here is the sketch I used...


Big Sketch #3 Contest at My Creative Scrapbook

I know I have not been around much.....I have been working on Baking and making presents. Now I can show 3 here and I will post my one for my friend Sheri tomorrow night when were going to go to dinner....I will give it to her then. So, on to my layout.....Here is a layout I did using a sketch from My Creative Scrapbook. I gave this to my nephews girlfriend for Christmas in a frame. Hope you like!!

Here is the sketch I used...