Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another awesome card sketch is up!

This weeks card sketch is posted on the Let's Capture Our Memories Blog! It was a really fun sketch to work with and the challenge was to use embossing of any kind! Here is my card! The white primas minus the inking are available in the Let's Capture Our Memories Store, also the Bella Pattern Paper!

I am so excited, the Amazing Scrap Race is in its final legs and I have all my legs submitted! The last one was an altered item and I LOVE MY ALTERED ITEM! Once it has been posted on the site as we had to email them to Tanya, I am thinking of selling it on ebay!!! We shall see!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Why me Lord?

I have another Challenge done from My Paper Tree House! This Challenge was about grace.
Well I have done a bare it all layout! I loved the layout and then did the journaling in my own handwriting and in someways it made a pretty layout not quite so pretty because I have the worlds worst handwriting but this was just not something I felt should be typed! So here it is and after I will share the journaling as it is quite hard to read! I wish I could have gotten a better photo as the ribbon is really a very pale pink and really adds to the layout!

on the little ticket is says"what did I ever do to deserve loving you and the kindness you've shown."

below the photo
"my childhood was rough, filled with both sexual and physical abuse. In my teens I had a boyfriend, (I so needed love and acceptance) One day after him seeing me slapped around, we decided that if I got pregnant, my parents would have to let us marry. It worked and 3 weeks before I turned 17, I was married. I was so blessed with a healthy baby and a wonderful husband. But then I began to feel shame and embarrasement for the "sin" I had done! I would lie and add one or two years to my age just to hide from my sin and embarrasement. But one day the Lord laid it on my heart that if He forgave me that I must also forgive me. I gave it all to Him! His grace is sufficent for me!"

well there you have it! I have put it up for all the world to see! no hiding anymore!
(the funny part in this is I have always looked young for my age and heard it said to me how young I look and so I wonder who I was trying to fool!)

Life is Hard but God is Good!

Lately I have had a rough ride, actually it has been a roller coaster ride for over 2 years but I know that God has a plan and that God is in control! I will ask that you keep my son in prayer but will leave it at that! Jason needs lots of prayer right now!

I have found a new blog that I really like called the Paper Tree House! There are weekly challenges that are Christian based! I really wanted to do all the challenges last month but life took me by surprise and I did not get them all done, of course one reason too is I am on the LCOM dt and I had commitments there and my commitments come before what I don't have to do and so I got those done but that was it for last month! But I will also admit that I am great with deadlines because they make me do things and so I tend to procrastinate without a deadline, and so I did not do all the challenges and who knows I may just do a bunch later but for now I would like to show you the one I did do!

Here was the challenge: To create a project with a Scripture that is the prayer or desire of your heart!

Now I have to admit that I had a hard time trying to decide WHICH prayer of my heart but I decided to go with one I felt was so important!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Finally did a 25 days of Christmas Album

Every year I say I am going to make a 25 days of Christmas album and then time flies and it does not get done!
Well bless Tanya's heart over at Let's Capture our Memories! I am in the Amazing scrapbook race contest there and Tanya's assignment for us this week was to make a 25 days of Christmas album!! YEah for deadlines! I did it!
Here is the cover!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Amazing Scrap race! oh and a winner!!!

Let's Capture our Memories Scrap race gets harder and more work each week! Week 5 we had to do Christmas Cards from the Christmas Card Crop from all 8 sketches, well auctually we had to do 6 cards and use to of the sketches for layouts.

Being on the card team, I had already been required to do 4 but went ahead and did all 8 so now I have done all 8 sketches twice! Here are the layouts!

Then For this week which is week 6 we had to do a layout with a chandelier, then a layout using a sketch from the LCOM sketch blog, then post 25 comments in the gallery (that part was a piece of cake, esp. since the gallery is so awesome) then a layout with a tutorial! Here are mine for this week.

Oh I suppose you want to know who won my blog hop rak!! hmmm I guess I should say that I had the names all in a bowl and Darling Daughter drew for me first so you know how I did the rak! She drew ......................................
do you really want to know
woo hoo

Thursday, November 04, 2010


Let's Capture Our Memories is having a blog hop!!! Here is the scoop! This weekend over at LCOM there is a Christmas Card crop going on! So much fun! So head on over and join the crop! We are also having a blog hop with some fun prizes! So check out all my fellow Card Teams blogs!

After my blog, next you will go to Tanya's Blog!

I have a tutorial for you and after that a way to win blog candy!
Here is a tutorial for you on how to do crackling without having to buy all the individual crackle paints! I did crackling on the Christmas card that I made for the crop from my sketch!

You will need 2 acrylic paints in one color if you want a different color showing through the crackle, if you want the crackle to be like the crackle paint ranger sells then you will just use one color!
Then you will need crackle medium which is sold in A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Micheals and yes even Walmart!

Crackling can be done on wood, paper mache and chipboard just to name a few surfaces.
First step is to basecoat your item with the color you want to see through the crackles. If you wnat it the same as rangers crackles then you will base with the same color you will coat it with after the crackle! Totally basecoat your piece! Leave no space unpainted!

After the basecoat is totally dry you will then coat the entire piece with crackle medium, right onto of your painted basecoat!

Next after the crackle medium has dried, which you can hurry by drying with a blow drier. Not the embossing tool! A hair drier or you can just wait like I do! Once the medium has dried you will then coat the top of the medium with your top paint coat. Apply this paint on thick but once the crackling starts DO NOT go over the same spot you already painted or it will tear the crackling off! That is why it is important to go put paint on thick and make it less likely to tear!

Here is my finished piece!! also check out the green and gold frame on my christmas card for SusieQ's sketch!

Now for each person who completes the blog hop, I will put your name in a drawing and the winner will recieve a big bottle of crackling medium and some decoart acrylic paints! I am choosing decoart because that is my favorite brand of acrylic paint! Much thicker then the rest! Also so prima Christmas flowers!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Once again we have a wonderful card sketch up at Let's Capture Our Memories! I would love to see some do it ! so I am offering a 10 gift certificate to the online store of your choice as a rak! post here and leave a linky on Let's Capture Our Memories blog and on the following Sunday I will draw a name from the list of those who participated and posted on both blogs!!! You must post on my blog and leave a linky of the LCOM blog

Monday, October 18, 2010

Crops and more crops!

Went to a crop on saturday and really enjoyed myself! I auctually copied down some of the challenges from Let's Capture our Memories on line crop this past weekend and did some of those!! Also some sketches from Scrap-Friendzy.

Now I just got an email from Citrus Tree and they are having a crop this next weekend on-line!! I used to be more active on the site and really liked it there so I think I will join in and become more active once again! So anyone want to join me at the crop at Citrus Tree this weekend???

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sketch 57 on LCOM blog is terrific

So I decided to do a layout with Sketch 57 and I am pleased!!! here is my layout, I think you should try it to!!!

I have been taking an online photo class through LCOM taught by our own Natalie who is amazing! I am loving it! Learning so much more about my new Camera! so expect more photos soon!!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Its another week and another sketch

This weeks card sketch is out at Let's Capture our memories blog! I love the sketch! The challenge is to also add bling! This was my challenge and I would love to see a few of my friends make some cards this week! Here is my take on the sketch, and lots of bling!

so head over to the LCOM Blog and check out the sketch! YOU know the saying, you can't win if you don't play!
Let's Capture our Memories blog

Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Pumpkin Farm!

It was the best day at the pumpkin farm! We all had so much fun! From the hayride, to the pumpkin throw, to the spook house, to the corn maze, to the kids 4 sale and of course to the John Deere tractor! It was a day to remember! So with that said, I need to scrap these and more before I forget all the wonderful things of the day! But the best part was being together! My favorite photo is from the way home when I looked up to the front of the van and saw two hands clutched together! Grandpa and Grandson!!!

I really love this photo! Everytime I look at it I want to cry and my heart just aches!!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

I am excited!

The rain has stopped and today is going to be a great day! I admit that I need to go to bed and sleep though since it is 1 am!

The reason it is going to be a great day is that I am going to the pumpkin farm with 3 of my grandsons! I plan on lots of photos!!!
I then need to scrap those photos and hopefully having them will give me motivation!!!
Later today I will post so photos but untill then it is off to bed!
Until then here is one from last fall!

Friday, October 01, 2010

LCOM Newsletter - New and Improved!!

Come check it out!!!
If you are already signed up for the LCOM newsletter - GREAT! You will be getting even more info in your emails soon! If you are not signed up, what are you waiting for! Go to the top left hand corner of our Blog and sign up! Our new newsletter format will include coupons, sales info, preorders, product updates, LCOM news and goings on and MORE!! Sign up today, the first newletter will be out very soon!!
Let's Capture Our Memories Blog

While you are there check out the forum if you have not already! It is a great place to be!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rainy days!

Rain Rain go away, this is the third day of rain and boy does my head know it! We have flood warnings but my home is on a hill so I have no worries there! I pray all of you are safe between rain and storms going on!

I thought I would share a layout that I did recently on a scraptag telephone game!
I really love those and right now I am involved in another on Let's Capture Our Memories! Course can't share that one yet!

I am getting ready to start a contest also that is at Let's Capture Our Memories! called "The Amazing Scrap Race"
You might just want to hurry over and join!

Well nothing better to do on a rainy day than Scrap! So I am off to my scrappy room! Have a fabulous scappy or painty day!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

LCOM Card challenge

This weeks card challenge over at the Let's Capture Our Memories blog is a great sketch by our own Rusha, and as an extra challenge you must use two ribbons! Here is mine!

You need to head over to LCOM's Blog and check out the card sketch and join in on the fun! I would love to see your card!!!

Monday, September 06, 2010

I have very exciting news!

This is a copy of a post from the Let's Capture Our Memories Forum!

Last week we were fortunate to be able to introduce the new LCOM Design Team..... AND this week we get to introduce the new Card Team.

Please give a huge shout out to ............

Anita Mulcahey
Rusha Borden
Dani Casello
Sandi Johnson
Sandy Ang from Singapore
Tanya Lamo from PA
Danielle Ryerson from Connecticut
Susan Kithcart from New York

The Card Team have some great changes in store for you! Watch for them in the next few weeks!

We are super excited to have you ladies on the team and look forward to seeing your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also there is a post about it on their blog too!!!

Let's Capture Our Memories Blog
I am so excited to be a part of this great team!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Have you ever felt like a heel?

Let's Create Our Memories card team had the cutest card challenge up last week and I made the card but never got it up for the challenge due to our house being torn apart as we are making half our our livingroom into a downstairs bedroom since my father in law is coming to live with us! So my home base computer is not accessable right now just the laptop and usually eveything is downloaded to the homebase.

well anyways it was an image inspiration challenge where the image posted was this gorgeous spiked heeled book and my inspiration from that was the fact that I always feel like a heel when I forget someones birthday! So here is the card i did for that challenge!

the inside says Sorry I forgot your birthday!

when I went to check out the others who had done the challenge I found some great blog candy on Irit Shalom's Blog! It is awesome candy all just because she is looking to get 175 followers so if you follow her blog you will get an entry for this awesome rak!
so go to Irit Shalom's Blog

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Darling Daughter drew a winner for me!

The winnner of my Rak is ......

AmyG said...
I am usually inspired to scrap by my photos or just the happiness I get from the memories!
Your roses are gorgeous BTW!

Amy please send me a pm with your snail mail!!!!
Dylan says congradulations Amy!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Where do you get inspiration from? CHALLENGE and Rak

Inspiration is such a neat word! Have you ever thought of what it means? WOW I just love the word and it's meaning!

in·spi·ra·tion    [in-spuh-rey-shuhn] –noun
1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as an idea.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology .
a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.

What inspires you? For me there are many ways I am inspired, from a photo to a poem, from nature and from things that happen in my life and from challenges that others make.

Earlier today I took a photo of some roses in my garden playing and learning my new camera! I love love love it! Anyways I had not planned it but once I downloaded the photo I then realized I had caught part of a statue in the background. The statue is one that my husbands family had in a bouquet at my mom's funeral. My mom loved roses and so the angel was placed in my rose garden and many times when I work in my garden I ended up talking to my mom or just thinking of her. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw the statue peaking back at me in the photo as I felt like my mom was responding and sharing the joy of how pretty my roses looked! Of course now I am inspired to scrapbook the photo and tell my story!

I want to challenge you to tell me what inspires you? Have you ever had a surprise peak out of a photo for you?
Here is what I will do! Each person that posts a comment telling me what inspires them will get a entry into a drawing for a rak from me! Also to earn a 2nd entry if you post me a link of where you posted and showed something that inspires you! This challenge will end on wed. Aug. 25th and the winner to be announced on Aug. 26th

Monday, August 16, 2010