Some of life's best moments happen around the Kitchen Table. After dinner is put away, my kitchen table becomes my work space to record life's memories.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Julie's second anniversary blog hop

It has been a while since my last post.    My friend, Julie Odil, is having a blog hop to celebrate her second blogaversary.  When she invited me to participate,  I couldn't say no!   If you just happened upon my post today, be sure to start at the beginning on Julie's page.

The theme of the blog hop is friendship.  For me, scrapping and friendship go hand in hand.  One of my favorite things to do is to go to crops with friends.    There is so much sharing going on.  We share stories, ideas, techniques, and supplies.  

The last crop I went to, my friend, Kim, was working on a mosaic.  I had seen them before but I hadn't paid close attention to how it's done. Instead of using nice, straight lines,  I am more of the "throw it on the page haphazardly and hope it sticks_ kind of girl.   She was using a kit from Tami Potter.  It looked like so much fun, she let me try.  It was fun, easy, and the results were amazing!   I may have to invest in some of Tami's kits.

Kim had this kit in her stash for a few years and had dug it out for her projects. It's so much fun dig old things out of your stash and make them new again.    Thank you, Kim, for sharing yourself with me! 

Julie has gathered some awesome prizes for her blog hop.  She will pick random winners who comment throughout the hop, so the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win!  In order to be eligible from my blog, comment about something you recently shared or received from a friend to complete a project.  Then hop over to Polly's page to continue the hop.  

Check out the blog hop prizes! - 
2 $10 gift certificates from Unity Stamp Company (donated by Unity!)
3 sets of winner's choosing from The Cutting Cafe (donated by Regina Easter)
A ribbon bundle from 3 Girl JAM
Timeless Twine -- Rainbow Party Pack
Close To My Heart Stamp Set
Close To My Heart Stamp Set
$15 Pinque Peacock gift certificate (donated by Jessica Shelton-Buffa)
Embossing folders (2)
 2 $25 Gift certificates for My Scrap Chick store (donated by My Scrap Chick)
Websters' Pages 6x6 Sweet Notes pad, an embellishment set and a Websters Pages Stamp set, plus a Unity Cloud background stamp -- donated by Lucy Evans

Friday, July 26, 2013

One More

Here is another one for the Scrap it with a Song Challenge.   With ur Love by Cher Lloyd was the inspiration.  Check out the concentration on that kindergartener's face!  He had his list and checked it twice.   I had never seen such great handwriting from this boy. 

Hello, ole blog!  I don't visit often, but when I do, I have some goodies to show you!  I visited with a lot of great gals from Crop in person this weekend.  We met at Blooming Escapes Retreat in Wisconsin.  I was able to get some pages done.

We did a swap in that each of the eight of us in our group chose color and made up monochromatic packets for the other members of the group.  It was so much fun looking through the goodie bags and I was able to use a lot of things right away on my layouts! 

The first one was inspired by a challenges at Scrap it with a Song.  The Song was Katy Perry's Firework.

I hope to see you again sooner than later!


This one includes diecut shapes from UmWow Studios.   They were a gift from Kathy Clayton. I haven't had the opportunity to buy any of my own, but I am hooked. 

I also confirmed my admiration for chevron paper this weekend.  This page includes goodies from the Orange packet.  Thank you, Sara!



 I spend a lot of time digging through my stash looking for things that I have hid from myself.  I knew I had this tooth fairy embellishment put away for a special occasion!  I think it was worth it.  Look! More orange!

Here's my buddy on his way to his Birthday party last March -

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!

Happy Tuesday!   It is a snowy one here in STL.  

I had a great time this weekend with my scrappy friends and was able to get quite a few challenges done.  I will find time to up load them this week, but I did want to pop in and choose a winner from last weeken's Julie's blog hop. 

Congrats to MomCleo!  She won the drawing for $5 to CC.   :-) 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Celebrating Friendship Blog Hop

Thank you to Julie Odil for including me in her Blogaversary Blog hop.  She is celebrating one year of her blog with a friendship blog hop.  

If you havent been hopping from the beginning, be sure to go back and start at Julie's Blog. There will be a chance for prizes all along the way. 

I am celebrating friendship this weekend at a retreat with 7 of my closest friends.   Well, I have actually MET all of them yet, but scrappers who crop together usually become fast friends, right? 

I made these little Irish Kisses to help get ready for St. Patrick's Day. This project would fall under the category of "I saw it on Pinterest... and thought I could do that!"   Here is the original post.

They are so cute and easy, my kids are wanting to make them for their friends!  If you are a regular in the community at,  you are familiar with the over abundance of Making Memories Celery Ribbon and Charms that many of us have in our stashes.   March is the perfect time to feature the color green ribbon on your projects! 

How will you celebrate freindship this month?   Become a follower on my blog, and leave a message answering this question.  I will have a drawing on Monday, March 4 and  I will send the winner a $5 gift card to

Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop on to Mary's Blog

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I will wait. I will wait. I will wait.

I was again inspired by the ladies over at Scrap it with a Song.   This time their challege was "I Will Wait"  by Mumford & Son.   Crop Chocolate's weekly challenge this week is to use Green, Blue, and White color combo.   I went looking for a good sketch and landed again at My Scraps & More.   I put all them together, mixed it up, and came up with this layout.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oh, Come on!

Scrap it with a Song  is a blog I have been lurking for about a month or so and I finally had a chance to participate in one of the challenges.   This week's song is "Some Nights" by Fun.  My kids and I like to sing along with this song when it plays on the radio.  It is one of those guilty pleasures to belt it out at the top of your lungs.   This picture of Hannah goes perfectly with the line from the song, "Oh, COME ON!"   I can just hear her saying it when I see the photo. 

I used this sketch from My Scraps and more -