Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rocking the double page layout

My youngest daughter's 28th birthday was last week, and her boyfriend gave her a magnificent custom-made vest. They're both big rockabilly fans -- music, dress and culture -- and he spent three months working with a local textile design artist on the vest. It includes icons and references to her favorite rockabilly song, bands and icons. As soon as she posted photos, I knew I had to scrap it.

I used a great double-page sketch from the Scrapmuch? blog and the May main kit and paper add-on from Citrus Twist Kits. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create a few rockabilly-inspired embellishments (with a little online research)

This is the sketch:

And here's my layout:

I added a line around the layout to help differentiate between the white layout background and the blog background; not sure it helped much. This was a fun layout to do. Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

And what better way to celebrate this special lady on her special day, than with a layout! I used the May 1 layout from Stuck?! Sketches and the March kit from Citrus Twist Kits, along with a photo I took of Mom earlier in the week:

My mom is 85 years old and still going strong. We were visiting the Pueblo Riverwalk area when I took this photo. She can walk better and faster than I can. While we were standing near this shrub, she dead headed the flowers. And she doesn't like this photo -- "That camera of yours always make me look so old!" That's my mama!

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Friday, April 29, 2016

This week's scrapping

This last week  of April was a relatively slow one for me scrapwise, with only three layouts completed. As (almost) always, each of them involved a sketch. All three layouts feature the same April main kit and Paper add on from Citrus Twist kits.

When I saw the sketch for the fourth week of April -- # 195 -- on the Sketches in Thyme blog, I knew right away it would be perfect for the first photo of my daughter's new puppy, Peggy Sue (after the Buddy Holly song). I chose fun,

I used a sketch from Susan Stringfellow of for this fun layout. I had already scrapped this photo in a two page spread but wanted to scrap it on its own with the old ZZ Top song title:

And this layout was inspired by a sketch from the Citrus Twist kits blog:

Thamks for looking. Have  a great week!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Snowboarding and the zoo

This week I had photos of my younger son and his wife, taken at Breckenridge Ski Resort in February, that I wanted to scrap. I also had a photo of the new African painted dogs that have taken up residence in our local zoo.

I turned to the Sketches in Thyme blog for two of the layouts. I used Sketch #193 (April, week 2) for the painted dogs. I also used numbers to satisfy a challenge on Shimelle Laine's blog and Facebook page. The numbers banner was cut with my Silhouette Cameo:

I used Sketches in Thyme's Sketch #194 (April week 3) for these photos of my son and daughter in law at Breckenridge. I also used the April kit from Citrus Twist Kits. I cut the banner with my Silhouette Cameo:

I used  sketch #153 from Susan Stringfellow's SketchSavvy blog  for this fun layout of my son. I made a stencil with some Spellbinders cloud dies and some chipboard, then sponged in my background clouds with gesso. I used the April kit from Citrus Twist with a couple additions from my stash:

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Getting Sketchy!

I love the sketches on the Let's Get Sketchy blog. They always help to jump start my creativity. There's a new one each week, too.

I used the first April sketch on Let's Get Sketchy blog, along with the brand new April main kit and add on paper from Citrus Twist Kits, for this layout of the lion family at our local zoo. Little Mumford the cub was born in mid January and is the first lion to be born at the Pueblo Zoo in 10 years, so he's quite a celebrity. My mom and I go every couple of weeks to see how big he's grown. We were charmed this week when he climbed up on the big rock beside his daddy

I also took a cute shot of one of the zoo's resident alpacas that I decided to scrap. I used the second April sketch at Let's Get Sketchy and theDecemberl kit and paper add on from Citrus Twist kits. This one was fun and fast

I also used two sketches from the Citrus Twist blog for these two layouts. I used the December kit for this one of the Pueblo Zoo lions (from a visit two weeks ago)

Another Citrus Twist sketch and the March kit helped me to create this layout from my son's wedding

Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A happy little moment ....

Our little terrier, Coco, loves sitting with my mom and "helping" with the daily crossword puzzle. They're so cute together that I thought they deserved a layout! I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

And here's my completed layout:

Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Thursday, April 7, 2016


For years, I wondered whay people saw in those funny-looking Crocs shoes. Now I know! Because of leg and foot problems, my daughter suggested that I try a pair of Crocs. I ordered a cute floral pair that arrived yesterday. Already I love them!

They are also the subject of my latest layout, which coincidentially uses the fourth March sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout:

I grabbed some fun papers and washi tapes and just had fun with this one. Thanks for looking; have a great day!