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, 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 -


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Crop Chocolate's weekly challenge was to make a project using mittens.   I found this die cut in my stash and decided to play with my Stickles!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

You're a hero!

In my search for inspiration... I came across a blog Nuts about Sketches  and she is having a Design Team call.   So here is my first ever Design Team submission -  

The sketch...

 and my page -

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I recently uploaded a bunch of photos from my husband's cell phone to Walgreens and got some prints.  Cell phone pics tend to capture a lot of great every day moments.

This page was inspired by a member challenge at ACOT.  Their design team was dissolved last year, but the message board members continue to post challenges to inspire each other. Brandy wanted to see a page with only white, black or gold.  She posted a challenge with the following rules;

1. Your background MUST be solid white.
2. You must use ribbon or some form of fabric (a crocheted embellie, lace, etc.)

I found a great sketch at My Scraps & More and here is my answer;

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I was introduced to a new scrap blog this week My Scraps & More
looks like a good resource to keep the creative juices flowing.  I also used this page for a "use your stash" challenge at A Cherry on Top.  This challenge was specific..
1. Use 6 patterned papers
2. Use 2 solid papers
3. Use at least 4 embellishments of your choice
Thank goodness for paper packs.  Gotta love Basic Grey!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

On the 12th day of Christmas....

Joy to the World!  The Lord has come!  I celebrated Epiphany this afternoon by doing a page featuring our Christmas Card.  The idea came from another challenge at two peas. 

It has distressing, so it also is my entry to CropChocolate's weekly challenge this week. 2 down, 50 to go... 
The girls saw how much fun I was having and they wanted in on the action.  They looked through the stash and both settled on Basic Grey's Lime Rickey Paper pack -


Oh Brads!

I re-discovered Two Peas in A Bucket this week.  Their design team has a video series.  It is really cool to see the creative process.  

I came across a "Use your Stash" challenge.  The challenge is to use up brads.  Brads are something that don't get the respect they deserve in my house, so this was a good challenge for me.   I went walking through my stash and found a whole box of Webster's Pages goodies.  It was from one of their warehouse sale grab bags that I just had to have.  These are beautiful papers and embelishments, but I remember not being inspired much by the goodies when I recieved it.  I challenged myself to use only items from that box.   I ended up outsourcing the brads from other brands ...  and the Thickers...  I found a Becky Fleck Sketch and went to work -

48 brads and a couple sore fingertips later ----

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Check it out!  My page of  Bailey's "Home for Christmas"  is featured on The Crop at today.  Creative inspiration is everywhere, especially when you look to your friends.   A really great community of crafters has formed there.   I am happy to be welcomed back after taking a break. 

If you're not familiar with, it's like a Deal a Day site for Papercrafting, but better.  You're able to save your goodies and build a carte to save on shipping.   Check it out!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Back into it...

To get over the "hump" of  not getting any crafting done, I did this page the other day to close out 2012.   Our last doggie, Ranger got sick and died the same week we brought Nathan home from the hospital 5 years ago.  We promised 4 year old Meghan at the time when Nathan started Kindergarten we would get another doggie.  She didn't let us forget and started counting down the days.   Bailey joined our family in August this year, just weeks after Nathan started Kindergarten.  She is kind, gentle, and patient.    We are happy to have her and she is happy to have a home.   My mom gave her this Santa doll for Christmas.  I think her expression sums it all up.

Hannah helped me place the letters and flowers.   I think she caught the crafting bug, too.  We plan to do some more pages this weekend.  She went through some photos I recently printed has already started planning her page.