Friday, December 27, 2013


For my last layout for the 2013 52 Week Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin, I wanted to use some photos I took of the dogs this year with a Santa figurine.  The current sketch at Let's Scrap was just the ticket.

I only wanted to use the Santa photos, and I didn't quite have enough to fill all the spots in the sketch.  But the extra spaces worked well for journaling and added embellishments.

Here's a closer look at the first page....

And the 2nd page.  The puppy is almost 4 1/2 months old.  She is starting to listen better and is posing much better.

This was my 3rd year doing the 52 Week Challenge at SnC.  I had to use 2 passes this, which I am a little disappointed with.  It's been a real tough year though, and I am very happy that I was able to complete the challenge.

This page is being entered into a few other challenges as well:
Lasting Memories - Here Comes Santa Claus
Frosted Designs - My Favorite Things

Raindrops on ROSES and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen MITTENS;
BROWN PAPER  packages tied up with STRINGS;
These are a few of my favorite things.

CREAM-COLORED ponies and crisp APPLE strudels;
Doorbells and sleigh BELLS and schnitzel with noodles;
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their WINGS;
These are a few of my favorite things.
Girls in white dresses with BLUE SATIN sashes;
SNOWFLAKES that stay on my nose and eyelashes;
SILVER-WHITE winters that melt into springs;
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites,When the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my FAVORITE things,
And then I don't feel so bad. 
 I used String on the 2 buttons (one on each page)
Cream-Colored cardstock was used as photo mats and journaling boxes. 
There are Wings on the bird on the button on the left page (very hard to see I know)
And there are Snowflakes on one of the embellishment squares on the 1st page.

Thank you for stopping by.  This weekend is my last dog event for several months.  I hope to be a crafting fool very soon.

Monday, December 23, 2013

My October Page

I found that I forgot to blog about completing my October calendar page....

For this one, I used the current sketch at Boys Rule.  It was a very versatile sketch and I think it works well for a calendar page...

And my page....

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My February Page

Well, I didn't get very far on our calendars.  I have 1 more page to share for now.  I am hoping to get some more done at the end of the week, and the 1st weekend in January.....

I got my February page done.  I used this month's sketch at Artful Delight - .  I always love to use their sketches...

And here's my page....

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Thursday, December 19, 2013


I created my first Christmas layout of the year.  On the way home from a dog show, we saw an awesomely lit tree.  We went to get a closer look and found it to be at the Montgomery Library.  It was gorgeous....

I created my page with a photo of this tree I took on my phone.  I used Creative Scrappers, Sketch #257 for the page.

And here's my page....

I am also entering this page at:
Whimiscal Twist - Holiday Themed Project

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stew's October Page

I have started making our calendars for next year.  I first created a calendar for Stew for his office.  I loved it so much, the next year I made one for my office too.  And last year I added one for our family calendar at home.  I find it a little stressful trying to choose the perfect photos for each page, and find the perfect, yet different design for each page.  I am hoping to be productive enough that the calendars will be ready for January 1st....

I created Stew's October page last Friday for my 52 Week Challenge layout for Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  I used the wonderful Sketch #57 from My Scraps & More Sketches Blog.

And here's is page...  October is the month we brought our new puppy home, so she is the subject of our October pages.  Such a pretty girl.

Thanks for looking.  Wish me luck getting the calendars done this year.  Check back to check my progress.