Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sketches in Thyme # 135

It's time!!  Time for another month of dual sketches to play with at Sketches in Thyme.
Here is my take on the FIRST sketch of the month.  Entries need to be linked up by December 31st.  Another sketch will be revealed on the 15th.  There is a prize to be won.
This month SIT is sponsored by la petite feuille,  a wonderful little shop found on etsy.
  You need to play with both sketches to be eligible for the prize.  
So what are you waiting for?  Have fun!
SIT 135 - Go Here
This is a fun layout I did for my daughter's first concert this last summer.  Your typical boy band group.  Oh the screams.  Another Mom and I braved this concert with the girls and I have to admit had a ton of fun  We have a few more scheduled this next year.  Oh help me.  :)

And here is Sketch 135 by the talented Bev Code to follow...
Hope to see you create with us!!  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Hey friends!!  So I have been working on a custom order for a friend and am so close to finishing... so I took some time out for myself (finally) and created this layout!!  So excited to get these things scrapped.

A new challenge over at Lasting Memories started on Sunday and it's all about

"Favourite TV Game Show"
Go Here to Link Up...

Create a layout based on a TV Game Show!!

WIPEOUT!!  This is actually my son's favorite TV Game show.  And how appropriate since this is all about him.  Unfortunately his summer didn't end real well when he broke his wrist after falling while riding his Ripstick in July.  It was his favorite birthday present and well it proved to not be his friend.  He hasn't ridden it since.  He plays other sports, so being cautious.  Will be getting him all kinds of protective gear soon!  

I was also inspired by the November challenge over at 123 Get Scrappy!!
Use 3 things from this board in a row!

I used... ONE WORD TITLE, MORE THAN 2 RIBBONS (3rd is tied around one wrapped on paper on left) & MASCULINE

My first time entering this challenge.  Not the last.  You have until December 1st to play!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll be back again sooner rather than later.  Catching up on ME and some DT assignments.  :)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

LMCB 212 Anything Goes... along with Frosted Designs Friday Challenge

Hello!!  I have a quick post for you.  There is a FUN and EASY challenge over at Lasting Memories that just started today...
Well what are you waiting for?  That is the easiest thing there is.  :)
Here is my take...

I dug into some older photos for this one.  Our kiddos are not that super excited to do the pumpkin patch thing anymore.  Sad really.  We will still possibly go... but until then I need to relive these moments.  This was our son's first field trip with his pre-school.  Oh how time flies.  

I'm also entering this into the latest Frosted Designs Friday Challenge...

The Fall colors are obvious.  Besides my journaling, I inked the edges of the punched out pumpkins in the bottom right corner to emphasize that they are indeed pumpkins.  The tractor is also stamped and colored.  My bling is my sparkling lonely GREEN brad holding the corner edge folded up.  :)

Happy Fall Y'all!!  
Hope you have time to create!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Release!! "Little Fireman"

Happy Monday!  Happy start to a new week!  I am here to share with you the new DIGI RELEASE from
Fresh Brewed Designs!!   
 (You can see all the inspiration here!!)

Woo Hoo!!
I am honored to be a Guest Designer and am so excited that I get to be a part of this and hopefully inspire you to want to create with these cutie patootie images.

It's all about "Let's Play Dress Up."

I am showing the new image


At first I was going to make this a Trick or Treat / Halloween card... but them remembered that it is "Fire Prevention week" at our son's school.  Might be the perfect opportunity to say "Thank You" to those that watch out for us at all hours of the day/night.

This is just one of a handful of new releases... so got check out Heather's fabulous digi images all releasing today! 

(You can purchase the images at this link)

I also want to mention that I was inspired by the sketch from the Mojo Monday blog.  
My card measures 3.5 x 6".  Tall and skinny is the theme.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have fun scouting out the other creations.  :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Love to DANCE... Sketches in Thyme #131 reveal!!

And I scrapped!!  Always pat myself on the back when I get a layout completed for one of my kiddos.  Today I am pleased to share with you the newest sketch for Sketches in Thyme!!
As a TEAM A member... I get to showcase my creativity this time around.  
SIT131 - Go Here to link up
And my reveal...

I had fun with this!!  Our daughter's 2nd ever Hip Hop dance recital this past summer.  She was super sick for 2 weeks prior.  We weren't sure if she could pull this off.  And she did!  She quite amazed us with her talents since her Mother and Father clearly do not have these skills.  LOL!  (Well maybe I do behind closed doors when no one is looking and the stereo is blasting.  :) )
Here is the sketch designed by BEV to follow...
This is the first of 2 sketches for the month of October.  Come play with us over at
 Sketches in Thyme for your chance to win!  If anything, check out the amazing DT creations!
Thanks for stopping by!!  See you soon!

Monday, September 1, 2014

ME at 44...

Good morning!!  ***  Go HERE for the Sketches in Thyme Hop  :)
Hey everyone!  I'm here to share with you a layout for the latest challenge over at
 Lasting Memories!!  
It's the beginning of our September challenges.  They go all month.  Your chance to win a prize, be featured, monthly top 3 or GDT for the month of November are all up for grabs.
LMCB #206
It's all about an "Asian Theme."
Use papers, vacation photos, embellies or what I did... the infamous WASHI TAPE
on your layouts.
Here's Mine...

Journaling reads... Mom, Wife, Daughter, Friend, Hiker, Cheerleader, Coach, Photographer, Happy, Proud, Always needs Coffee.  :)
And that is just a tid bit of my life at the age of 44.

and a close-up of Washi Tape...

For the last 3 months, I have wanted to join in on the challenges over at 
a newer blog called Challenge YOUrself.  I finally get to!  You just have to include a photo of yourself and this month you are to scrap about your age right now.  There are a few more days to join for an outstanding prize.  And what better way to get YOU in your own scrapbooks.  

The colors over at COLOR ME Playful inspired me as well for my layout.  
Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla.

I am sliding into home plate with this one.  Challenge ends Noon EST today!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Lots of fun things to join in on.  Hope you find the time.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sketches in Thyme BIG Re-Grandopening Blog Hop!!

Hello fellow scrappin' friends! You should have arrived here from LEA's blog.
  I am VERY excited to share with you that I am now a part of the Sketches in Thyme Creative Team!!  
Been hiding that news for about a week!  :)
The original owner, Kim,  has come back and is Re-opening her blog with a fun Blog Hop party!!  So many awesome talented CT members to go visit!  Not to mention a super wonderful PRIZE is up for grabs and last but not least a perfect sketch to play with during the month of September.  This will be 1 of 2 sketches to create with.  Sketch 2 will be revealed on the 15th.  

Here is my reveal below!!

I enjoyed making this layout.  We recently took a spur of the moment quick vacation to the Olympic Peninsula.  Lots of Hiking, Rain Forests, Wild life, Waterfalls and the above beautiful beach is what we explored.  So many hidden gems to find in this great world we live in, and this was one of them.  I'm determined to get this mini vaca scrapped.  So more to come!

Here is the sketch to use designed by BEV.

Here is the lineup for the Blog Hop.

And if you get lost or just stopped by my blog... start with Sketches in Thyme and enjoy the fun!

Your next stop is RITA.

And wait... check out this super prize pack!!  
Yep!  It's a good one!
Play along with both sketches for September and become a Follower of Sketches in Thyme for your chance to win!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you play along
 with us at Sketches in Thyme.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blog Hop Winner & New LM Challenge!!

Hey all!
Thanks for being so patient in waiting to see my winner for our Blog Hop with Lasting Memories.
Let's just say that vacations, birthdays, super hot temps and broken bones have taken over my life a bit lately.  :)

All I asked you to do was leave a lovely comment, and you would be entered in my drawing.
With that said... my winner out of 13 comments for the Bloggy Prize is...

"Great LO the water gun embellishment! 
Looks like the kids were having lots of fun!
Hugs, Renee"

Congratulations Renee!  Please email me at
scrappinfish26 at gmail dot com

And... for those of you that would like to scrap their little heart out... the challenges for AUGUST have started over at Lasting Memories!!  
They are brought to you by ME!!  Yay!!  

First challenge is all about...
"It's a Heat Wave."  
Use the below inspiration photo focusing on the colors for your layouts!!

go HERE to link up!  You have all month!!
Thanks for stopping by.  Will have a layout to show soon!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lasting Memories 200th challenge celebration blog hop. Use Buttons!!!

Hello and thanks for stopping by! We're hopping with celebration and excitement this week :) Yep, we're having a blog hop in celebration of our 200th post Lasting Memories! Our challenge? BUTTONS! We are looking for buttons, buttons everywhere on those layouts this week! Along the way, you'll see that some of us are offering a little candy on our blogs but you have to visit us to see who! We've also gotten a little creative with our buttons so we hope you'll be inspired! You should have arrived here from DENISE'S blog and if this is your first stop, please be sure to hop back to Lasting Memories to start the hop so you don't miss a thing! Each of us has a letter for you to collect that will spell out a scrapbook themed word, so don't forget to jot down my letter which you'll see below. Once you've completed the hop, leave your answer in the comment section back at Lasting Memories. Comments will be moderated so there's no peeking! Then you have to enter your LO and guess what?! Our grand prize winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from A2Z Scrapbooking Store!! Awesome right?? Oh!! 
And one MORE thing! I'm also offering up some candy ..
Just leave a comment and I will choose with a winner after August 1st.

Now time to reveal my complete layout!
I kept this super simple for I wanted the various circles to represent the feel of a pool, bubbles, water etc.  Added my buttons around the title so it would stand out a bit.  :)

Your next stop is ELIZABETH'S blog!! And don't forget to jot down my letter which is S.

Have fun and happy hopping!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"You're the Best" - Fresh Brewed Designs - In the sky challenge

Happy Tuesday!!  This is a quick post.  It is soooo incredibly HOT here... so not only does this card show where I would rather be, it's one I made for a special someone that does a ton for all of us.  :)

I was inspired by the challenge over at FRESHED BREWED DESIGNSwhere it's an 
"In the Sky" challenge.  
So here is my SCENE with sun, clouds, birds galore.

I also had the privilege of getting to use this image called 
"Granny Beach Chair" from the Fresh Brewed Digi Store Freshed Brewed Digi Store itself.
I love it!! 
It's perfect!!
I am getting this linked up with FBD by the hair of my chinny chin chin.
If you would like to join the challenge, there are a few hours left.
Thanks for taking a peak.  Hope you are cool where you are!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lasting Memories # 198 "My Country Tis of Thee"

Happy Holiday weekend and week to all of my US and Canada friends!!  
With that said, the newest Lasting Memories challenge to kick off JULY is themed
"My Country Tis of Thee."
LMCB 198
Do a layout about a place you like to visit in your country.
I was able to to do this no problem!
There are 2 main places we love to go to every 4th of July... and in 2012, we were able to go to both of them!  :)
My Husband's parents live on an island right on the water, so the beach we went to for the actual 4th.  Family, fishing, food, fun and fireworks!
Then from July 6th to 8th, we trekked over to my parent's summer place that is on a river where there is a parade, pool time, boat time, beach time and then a great fireworks show!!
We are fortunate to be able to have these places to visit and have our fun!!

Left Close-up

Right Close-up

I am also entering this in the Color Throwdown Challenge 299
Where you had to use the colors

Very Vanilla
Tempting Turquoise
Strawberry Slush

Thanks all for taking a peak!!  :)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - "Computer Guy"

Gosh, here I am again making another masculine card.  Not my specialty.  But found this GREAT digi image from  Mo's Digital Pencil to help me.  So glad this image was available!  It's perfect for a card I made a family friend that is a computer wizard.  He helps us often with ours!  Can't thank him enough!!  He'll get a kick out of this.  :)

With the exception of the image, all the other products are from Stampin' Up.  In fact the patteren paper is a REALLY OLD retired set called "Tree House."  It's perfect for the masculine colors I needed.  Then some candy enamel dots, twine, colored with SU pencils and Prisma Pencils and voila.  Not a lot of fluff to add.

 I also used the sketch from SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY 2 #19 for my starting point.
I printed my image a tad bigger than I intended... so didn't include the circle part of the sketch, but the rest is all there.  

Thanks for taking a look!  I'm glad  was able to join this sketch challenge.  It's been a while.
Happy Weekend all!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lasting Memories 197 - Sketch Challenge - "Explore the Beach" layout.

Yay!  I scrapped!  It's been a while.  It's time for the next and final challenge for JUNE to start over at LASTING MEMORIES  And it's a SKETCH challenge.
I personally love those.  
I STILL had some photos from a weekend trip we all took to Ocean Shores in 2011.  We had so much fun that I think I have 6 layouts dedicated to the adventure.  I also still had some of the "SPLASH" collection from Little Yellow Bicycle to use up. 
 Had a lot of fun with this one.
You have until JULY 4th to enter this challenge and ALL the challenges for JUNE.
Get Scrapping!!  :)

Close-up Left

Close-up Right 

And here is the SKETCH to follow...

I am also participating in the FROSTED DESIGNS FRIDAY challenge that is to use this Summery Mood Board for inspiration.
This challenge ends Wednesday July 2nd.

And... there is also a "Mood Board" challenge over at 
Specfically, this challenge had me zero in on the different rainbow of colors used in the word SUMMER.  So I did my title accordingly.  :)
This challenge ends 6/30 Monday evening.

Thanks so much visiting!!  Have a great day!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy "50th" masculine B-Day card

Hello friends!!  It's not every day or even every month for that matter, that I make a masculine card.  They challenge me to no end.  I like frills and fluff... so had to put my thinking cap on for this one.
My Mom needed a Poker/Casino type themed card for a friend that is turning the big 50!  I think I pretty much love how this turned out.  These ideas come to me in my sleep.  Go figure.  I could be thinking of worse things.  :)

So... most of the products used here are from Stampin' Up.  Cardstock, border punch, circle punch, "rectangle" hand held punch, white gel pen, real red marker and the Birthday sentiment.
The "50" are stickers from my stash and the card image is from google images.  :)  Gotta love the internet and a printer.  I did make that Poker Chip with my own 2 hands.  White and Red circle punch overlapped on each other with thin white gel pen lines in the center and the thicker white dashes are and OLD retired hand held punch from SU.

I used the MOJO Monday 348 sketch for my inspiration.
It's a contest this week as well.  :)

And I would also like to enter my card into "Splendiferous Creations" Blogger challenge. 
The challenge is to make a "MASCULINE" card.  
Yep... my challenge alright.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be seeing you all a little more often these days, my crafty to do list is quite large.
Happy day to all of you.