Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for April 8!

It feels like April is flying!  I can’t believe it’s time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!   This is another great sketch to play with.  I had so many ideas for this one, but I wanted to make a birthday card for my daughter later in the month and I wanted to play with the CTMH Honey… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge: What’s Your Favorite Animal?

This month’s challenge at the Challenge YOUrself monthly scrapbook challenge is a layout featuring your favorite animal!   I don’t currently have any pets, so I thought I would share my latest obsession…Iguanas! That’s right!  My latest hobby allows me to sit on the dock and look for iguanas sunning themselves in the mangroves across the canal. It… Read More »

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge March 25

I absolutely love this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge sketch!  It’s so pretty, I actually want to use it in a scrapbook layout to create an Easter layout. Won’t this make a perfect title piece for a scrapbook layout? I didn’t even bother to add my creation to a card base.  I’m going to create a layout and… Read More »

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello friend! I’m so delighted that you stopped by to visit today! I am sharing my card for this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I absolutely loved the sketch and couldn’t wait to play along with the challenge this week.   I don’t have any scraps of patterned paper so I elected to create watercolored stripes for my… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself March Challenge

This month’s Challenge YOUrself scrapbook challenge is a sketch challenge…and as always, YOU need to be in the photo on your layout!     I had fun with this layout!  I pulled out some of my Vicki Boutin papers that I’ve had in my stash.  (Now that I know Close to my Heart is closing, it seemed okay… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge for January 2024

Hello friends!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I must confess that I haven’t been feeling at all creative for the last several months.  I just couldn’t motivate myself to do any papercrafting projects at all.  I have an autoimmune illness that I have been battling… Read More »

Star Stampz Challenge: Autumn Theme

The Star Stampz Challenge for October is all about Autumn! I created a circular piece using the Autumn Gift digital stamp from the Star Stampz Etsy shop.   I’ve grown weary of making cards and I’m terrible about sending them.  I used my pretty little piece for a traveler’s notebook layout.  I’m working on clean and simple layouts… Read More »

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

This month’s theme for the scrapbook Challenge YOUrself layout is to include your favorite quote. I have a few favorite quotes, but I decided to go in search of something new for my scrapbook layout. I found a quote that said, “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day”. I LOVE this!  It’s… Read More »

Star Stampz Happy Birthday Challenge

This month’s Star Stampz Challenge is a Happy Birthday Challenge! These are digital stamps that you can purchase on Etsy.  I really enjoy using digital stamps.  I like to purchase them and use them immediately.  When I feel like creating something, it is fun to browse through digital stamps so you can download your purchase and create right… Read More »

Scrapbook Challenge YOUrself September Challenge

This month’s scrapbook Challenge YOUrself challenge is to create a page about what helps you find balance in your life.   I found it very challenging to keep a balance in my life while I was working and raising kids.  I don’t think I ever really mastered making enough time for me.  I used to get up before… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge: Dress to Impress!

It’s time for a new Challenge YOUrself scrapbook layout challenge.  This month’s them is to create a layout about a time you had to dress to impress!   Mine was easy this month!  We just got back from our daughter’s wedding.  One of Katie’s friends snapped a picture of me, my husband and the bride!  That’s the one… Read More »

Cozy Up with a Scrapbook Layout Sketch

I used the fabulous Cozy Up scrapbooking workshop kit from Close To My Heart to create several double page layouts.  In today’s share, I used a sketch from the Stuck?! Sketchbook on Pinterest to force myself to keep lots of white space on my layout. The sketch also forced me to edit down my embellishments.  My new goal… Read More »