Sunday, May 3, 2020


Got a third sketch completed for the virtual crop before the deadline.  Will probably work my way through the rest of them but not use CM products as stipulated by the crop.

This last one is a combo of primary color paper and a year to remember paper and embellishments.
I was close to the sketch but added my own spin as I thought the arrow paper reinforced the theme so I moved the journal area.  


I’m so excited that it’s raining hard enough not to have to work in the garden so I get to hang out in the craft room and play with another Creative Memories sketch. #CM2

I stuck fairly close to the sketch subbing in circles for flowers.  I used some older papers from CM again, this time it was discover and delight mixed with rugged. The bear, paw prints and white title are not CM products.

I even used the circle cutting system to cut and as a tracing template for the brown pen lines on the circles.  So fun to use tools I haven’t used in a while.

NSD World wide virtual crop #CM1

I just finished the first creative memories sketch challenge at #NSDWWVC2020

I flipped the sketch right to left sides to make it work for my photos.  I used some older CM paper from 2007 “Cottage” collection.  Finally finished of all but a few bits of the paper.


Monday, April 27, 2020

Work weekend with CM sketch

I totally missed playing along with Creative Memories World wise virtual crop.  Finally made time tonight since it’s raining and the garden is pretty muddy.  I used Sketch #CM11 #WWVC2020.

I flipped the layout so that right side is now on the left and I added embellishment clusters but other than that it’s pretty close to the original. I didn’t use CM products for the layout as I’m trying to use up kits that I have.  This is 2018 Simple Stories “Happy trails”

Totally in love with this cluster as the owl is speaking to me.  I feel like I need to escape from the here and now of this pandemic and hide out in nature.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Lasting memories Spring Challenge

Finally got back in the craft room aka guest room/ oldest daughters room.  I had it all to myself from New Years till SanFrancisco shuttered the Job Corp site where Ashley is studying advanced culinary skills.  Getting back in here required a chocolate bribe but I’m in and crafting again.

Today I’m using a sketch by Cheryl over at even more scrapping and have combined it with lasting memories Spring challenge 

For the letters in Spring I used:
S-splattered ink
P- punch plaid tag
R- round cutting system by CM
I- inked edges
N- numbers
G- grid layout

Still making progress on my son’s Scout album currently up to February 2017.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Pinewood Derby 2017

I’m cursing my way into 2017 in my son’s Scout album.
I used the following sketch from Cheryl at Even more scrapping

I really enjoyed changing the theme to make it work with my photos.  I even cut the back ground paper to get the blueprint images in the right spots.

Also did a bit of hand stitching to pull the layout together color scheme wise.  Otherwise the title would have been too bold

Christmas light parade

Last night  I finished another layout using sketch #cmvirtualcrop4.

I flipped the sketch and add a journal box instead of a photo but it still has the same basic feel.

Still making progress on my son’s scout album 

Creative Memories virtual crop

I had grand plans for participating in CM virtual crop the weekend before last.  Was going to FaceTime with my friend Mary and knock out some layouts but life had other plans.  I ended up driving to San Francisco and back to retrieve my eldest from the Job Corp campus on Monday 3/16 and was back by late evening on 3/17.  With my new scrap room re occupied I curtailed my plans to scrap just on Saturday and not the Friday before.  Then Saturday morning I got the call/ text that Mary had past.  She finally succumbed to to her long battle with breast cancer.  So I still scraped but only one layout during the virtual crop.

I used “A year to remember” collection for this layout of my husband and son making art to better understand physical disabilities.  Added an extra photo to the layout but still has the overall feel of the sketch 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

TSR throwback sketch challenge

I’m on a creative roll this weekend.  It helps to have amazing inspiration from the scrap room Facebook group.  I’m using the throwback challenge sketch for this layout.

The awesome thing about this layout is that all the larger pieces of paper were scraps 
that I pieced together then hid the seems with embellishments.  
All that’s left is to get my husband to do the journaling.  

TSR March color challenge

I’m playing along with the scrap rooms March color challenge. 

I used a black card stock base and mixed in orange and a slightly lighter blue than the one in the palette to create another layout for my son’s Boy Scout album.

Now to get in a few more challenges before the end of the month.  I should have plenty of time with an early start to Spring vacation 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Knights of the round table w/ SID sketch

I just finished a PL style album of my son and husbands trip to World Jamboree using the Imagine that line from CM.  Since it was still out and I some great castle and star embellishments left I thought I'd make a layout documenting my sons Knights of the round table cub camp

I based the layout on the following sketch from Stick it down

I loosely followed the layout as my original intent was to have the 3 photos clustered in a heart-ish shape.  but I couldn't work in the castle embellishment that way.  I also have additional photos on the right side of the layout but they are placed higher on the page like the sketch. Now all that needs to happen is for my husband to finish the journaling.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Boyscout layouts

I was prompted to get started again on my son's boy scout scrapbook from a facebook discussion on the Scraproom Facebook group asking what our scraping goals for 2020.  I hadn't really thought about it but after reading everyone's replies about finishing projects, albums and layouts I thought what a better goal than to get to be close to current with his album.

So here we go starting all the way back with 2016

with this layout from a February court of Awards

Spring camp out at the Irving Grange

Blue and Gold Banquet and rank advancement

Dorena Lake- Camporee

and this last one was inspired by Scrap our stash January Bingo

I went with 3rd row across; Sequins, Twine, free space, Stars, Sticker

I still have a way to go but got a decent start today