Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sketches in Thyme October

Hi friends!

Here's a little sunshine to brighten your October.  I used the newest sketch challenge at Sketches in Thyme to inspire this layout.  I turned it on it's side.  

This is my sweet daughter in the photo sitting on our back deck.

I'm surprised at how much I love how this turned out!  Hope you like it too and are inspired to go over to Sketches in Thyme and join in this month!

Thanks for coming to my blog today!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Monday, October 1, 2018

October Scrappy Friends Challenge

Welcome Scrappy Friends! 

It's time for the 
October Song Inspiration/Word or Phrase Challenge
and the...
Scrappy Friends Bonus Challenge! Woot!

Make sure you read all the way down to the bottom of this post for the 
Bonus Challenge! 

If you are new to my blog, here's how it works.  If you complete my 
Song Inspiration Challenge, link your layout below.  If you combined my challenge along with Rochelle Spear's challenge, link your layout below AND link it to her blog as well.  You will have a chance to win a prize from me, a prize from Rochelle's blog AND the Bonus prize below!

That's 3 ways to win with one layout! :) 

Now it's time for the  

October 2018 Song Inspiration/Word or Phrase Challenge:


The song for October is:

 "You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins"

She was staring out the window of that SUV
Complaining, saying "I can't wait to turn eighteen"
She said "I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules"
Momma put the car in park out there in front of the school
She kissed her head and said "I was just like you"
You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this
Before she knows it she's a brand new bride
In her one-bedroom apartment, and her daddy stops by
He tells her "It's a nice place"
She says "It'll do for now"
Starts talking about babies and buying a house
Daddy shakes his head and says "Baby, just slow down"
You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
I You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fasth
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this
Five years later there's a plumber workin' on the water heater
Dog's barkin', phone's ringin'
One kid's cryin', one kid's screamin'
She keeps apologizin'
He says "They don't bother me
I've got two babies of my own
One's thirty six, one's twenty three
Huh, it's hard to believe, but
You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this
You're gonna' miss this
You're gonna' miss this

For this challenge you need to be inspired by the song AND use a word or phrase from the song on your newly made layout.

Rules (to be entered into the drawing):
• Create a new layout (one entry only) 
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• Traditional layouts only (no digital please) 
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky 
by October 29th 11:59 pm (PST) 
• Please add a link back to this challenge post when posting your layout on blog/galleries etc. 

Here's my layout:

I was inspired by the title of this song. It made me feel sentimental after seeing the photos and knowing that I will miss this in the future when they no longer want to participate in Halloween activities. I used the words from the song title as the title on my layout. And I participated in Rochelle's Paper/Sketch challenge and used her sketch inspiration and some plaid paper to make my layout.

Here's the RAK I'm giving out:


Carta Bella - Hello Fall Paper Collection (Twelve 12x12 Double sided Textured Papers and One 12x12 sticker sheet and Carta Bella - Hello Fall Ephemera - Frames and Tags. (33 pieces)

If you would like to be in the running to win the Bonus Prize you should go over and combine my challenge with Rochelle's Paper/Sketch challenge:

For this challenge, you will need to create a new layout inspired by the sketch at Rochelle's blog.

and use 
on your layout.


Combine the  October Song Inspiration/Word or Phrase challenge along with 
for a chance to win the Bonus Prize!

Here's the BONUS PRIZE:

Now it's your turn!  Make sure you upload your layout below!
Can't wait to see what you create! :) 

Time to announce the September 2018 winners!!!!

Congratulations to:

Super Stick Chick

You are the winner of the September Song Inspiration Challenge!
Please email Stacy at with your address. 


Shannon Blinn

You are the winner of September Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Making Memories with my Friends

Welcome friends!

Ready for another layout from yours truly??  I made a double page layout which I rarely do unless it's for a class or a challenge.  

The photos on this double page layout are from The ScrapRoom crop that I went to with my friends in February here in Henderson, Nevada.

I'm a little slow to scrap the photos but the crop itself was da bomb!!  lol  I can't wait until February 16, 2019 when they host their next crop!  They are getting ready to open it up for purchase if you are interested in going.  

I'm so happy you stopped by today!  Until next time...happy scrapping!!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Choose Joy

Happy Wednesday!

I made a layout using leftover scraps from one of my page kits from the Flavors of the Month kit from The Scraproom.

The photo is a fun selfie I took with 2 of my kids and my goddaughter's kid.  We were out eating dinner at a local Thai restaurant and decided selfies would be a fun way to pass the time and keep the little kids calm.  lol

While you are here I will ask you if you have participated in this months Scrappy Friends Challenge here on my blog??  You still have time to join in and be in the running to win a prize!!  Check it out HERE.

Until next time...happy scrapping!


Monday, September 24, 2018

Throw Back Thursday Challenge

Hello Friends!

I have a layout to share today.  I was inspired by the Throw-Back Thursday challenge over at The ScrapRoom.  It was last months challenge and I did it last month but just got around to photographing it.  I'm late as usual! (eye roll)

I used photos from the vacation that my husband and I took this summer to St. Croix.

That is the view from our condo and a selfie from when we first landed and were on the tarmac at the airport.

I'm glad you were able to stop by and check out my layout today.  Have you joined in on my September Scrappy Friends Challenge yet?!?  If not, go check it out HERE!

Until next time...happy scrapping!


Friday, September 21, 2018

Beauty in Bloom

Hello Friends!

I'm back yet again today.  Didn't mean to but accidentally put in the wrong date to you go.

Here's a layout I made of my beautiful daughter.  She always has a happy smile to share. I want her to always have this happy smile.

I just love to scrap!  I love documenting memories and just being creative.  

Thanks for looking!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Sweet Honey

Welcome to my blog!

I'm back again today with a double page layout I made for a class I'm taking at Scrapbook and Cards Today.  

I recently got a new Giant Schnauzer puppy so I have about a million photos of her on my camera to scrap.  Here are just a few of them! LOL  

I was inspired to add myself on the layout by the challenge this month at Challenge YOUrself.

Thanks for looking today.  Until next time...happy scrapping!