Posted by: scrappininak | November 22, 2014

Let’s Capture Our Memories Sketch #99 Reveal

I really loved the simplicity and design features of this sketch.  I really kept pretty true to it.  Loving the color combo of my page – I seem to be enjoying playing with neutrals these days.

I also used this page for challenge #13 at Scrap and play



I used T – tag, H – Heidi Swapp word A – arrows, N – number, K – Karen Foster rubons, F – Fancy Pants paper, U – uppercase letters (grateful) ,L – layering


grateful moments







Posted by: scrappininak | November 21, 2014

A tribute

Kona has been gone about 6 weeks now and we still miss him.  I created this page based on the sketch challenge #20 at Scrap our stash.  Love this picture of Kona and Nathan wrestling/hugging.  Journaling is on the tag and reads,”I’m so grateful that Kona was part of our family for almost 14 years. He looked fierce but give him any encouragement & he became an 80 lb lapdog. You just couldn’t ignore his soft amber eyes. He gave love, smiles, sneezes, tail wags & shoes unconditionally. He was always by our side , hoping for petting and/or food. He was the best dog ever – a big dog with a HUGE heart. We miss him”

sos nov sketch
to scrap about someone you are THANKFUL for
include 5 STASH ITEMS on your layout that you are THANKFUL for  - for me these are  tag in pocket, enamel dots, Heidi Swapp word, buttons, twine and mist splatters


Posted by: scrappininak | November 21, 2014

Sharing some cards

Here are a few cards I’ve created over the last week

coolyule filledwithjoy TWINKLEON youmakemesmile xmascheer

Posted by: scrappininak | November 21, 2014

Heading Home

to Ireland this evening – can’t wait to see my mum and dad and brothers and their families.  Lauren and her cousin Emma will be inseparable as usual. This is a pretty old photo of my kids and their cousins – I really need to get a now shot of them all again.

This page is based on  challenge 14 at Scrap and Play


I chose to lift Rachelles page – I was inspired by the mix of patters – strips, woodgrain, flowery, also by the title in the frame, the scallops and the tag.

I used a sketch from stuck?! sketches

november 15 copy

It’s also for  a color challenge at sketches4all 






Posted by: scrappininak | November 20, 2014

Weird Weather

While the rest of the US is getting hit with severe cold and snow, Alaska has none.  Ours has all melted – it is warm (well – 45 degrees) and wet. Last night it got below freezing so the roads this morning were a little slippy.

I found this photo of Kona racing through the sea at Homer – one of his favorite places.  Whatever, he did, Kona always gave 110 percent.  Running, swimming, hunting, hiking, gathering sticks and balls, smiling, collecting shoes, loving – he gave his all and more.  I really felt the title of this page was so appropriate for his character – “Make the Most of your Life”

I based this page on the Let’s Get Sketchy November week 3 sketch.  However I cut the photo into chevrons to give a better feeling of movement.



Posted by: scrappininak | November 19, 2014

Sharing a Page

This page was inspired by a rubiks cube from pinterest


Posted by: scrappininak | November 18, 2014

It Ain’t Easy Being a Mom

When you’re trying to take snow photos and are on the receiving end of some snowballs – especially when your on has great aim !!!  This page was inspired by the November 1st sketch at Stuck Sketches



Posted by: scrappininak | November 17, 2014

Sketch n Scrap Inspired by Sketch #11

We visited Ripley’s Believe It or Not In London – what a fantastic place – I would definitely recommend it – the kids definitely enjoyed it more than the historical sites like the Tower of London LOL!  It was packed full of amazing and intriging items.  This kaleidoscopic mirror was one of those. When you looked at yourself in the first mirror you saw many, many images of yourself reflected back, each smaller than the previous.  I used the inspired by sketch at sketch n scrap for this page



Posted by: scrappininak | November 16, 2014

Our Dogs love Water

To drink, to swim in, to bathe in, and when they eventually come out to shake all over the nearest unsuspecting victim. We found this mini “waterfall” from a pipe when out hiking and Willou was so thrilled he didn’t want to leave.

this page is inspired by yet another wonderful sketch from Brenda Ragsdale - I used the LHS

scrappy friends nov

it also completes the tic tac toe challenge from Rochelle


and the color challenge from Kelly




Posted by: scrappininak | November 15, 2014

My Ideas…

just seem to come out of thin air.  I was watching “Nashville” one evening and suddenly I thought that it would be cool to create a page with a giant twine star on it and hang things from it.  And so here it is.  It’s a little busy for my liking but it kind of gives the crazy feel of Christmas.  Why is it that the kids prefer playing wit the paper and boxes than their actual presents?

This page for for the stash challenge #20 at Scrap Our Stash


5 ~ Patterned Papers – base paper, banner, chevron, bingo card cut from paper and backing under top tag
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers – joy, opening presents, christmas stockings, ho, ho, ho and heart stickers
3 ~ Numbers – “2″ in top tag, “25″ on bottom left
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons: star and “joy” stamps scattered over base paper
1 ~ Paint or mist: painted all the clothes pins red.


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