Posted by: scrappininak | January 24, 2016

Scary Quake Last Night

We were woken at 1:0 am with what felt like a normal earthquake – lots of noise and vibration.  At first we just lay in bed waiting for it to be over but it kept going … and going .. and going.  Then it stopped briefly and hit again almost immediately with a large swaying – the cupboard doors started slamming and a few items fell.  At that point I thought this was it – our turn for the big one.  We leapt out of bed and stood under the doorway. The cats were racing around. Fortunately it stopped but my heart was racing – took a while for sleep to return.

On the other hand there is plenty of great things about Alaska.  Here’s a page I created of the view from our front door. There are always amazing skies and the twinkling lights of the city below.

Note: the b/g ‘paper’ is actually cardstock covered with metallic silver polka dot vellum


Posted by: scrappininak | January 23, 2016

Squeezing in a page

Taxes, college, renovating; not much time to scrap this week but I got this page done of our cat Meow in the snow. I created it for a challenge at Scrap Our Stash – Create a page inspired by the book The Cat in the Hat Comes Back


I was inspired by the black cat in the snow, the red stripes and the  triangle of snow at the bottom

It’s also inspired by a sketch at Paper Issues and uses a snowflake cutfile from Paper Issues


Posted by: scrappininak | January 21, 2016

Inspired by a Song

And a color palette and sketch from CSI  I kept hearing “Man, I love this life” by Locash Cowboys on the radio and it really lifted my spirits. So I decided to create a page about some of the things I love about Alaska.

Journaling is on back of tag and reads,”I love this Alaskan life. I love that God’s amazing artistry is evident every single day; the splendid sunrise and sunsets, the patterns of ice in the potholes. I love footprints in fresh snow. I love the lights that twinkle in the darkness. I love that the wilderness is right outside my door. Man, I love this life”
inspired by Emma Straface sketch


Posted by: scrappininak | January 17, 2016

Mamma Mia

I’ve been a fan of Abba since they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974.  Last night we went to see the stage show of Mamma Mia – so fun and upliftingmammamia

Here’s a page that was inspired by a very cool page by beckbt.  I love the gold and black combo.



Posted by: scrappininak | January 15, 2016

Living in a Christmas Card !

Well we’ve had snow, it melted, it snowed again, it melted again  Yesterday we had snow – just an inch or so but everything is once again blanketed in white  The consistency is such that it is staying on the trees in thick layers – so beautiful, with a pale pinkish-blue sky.



I finally got some pages scrapped.  I’ve been hoarding this Simple Stories paper but I finally found some suitable photos and perfect sketch – from Scrap Our Stash

the stars across the bottom are metallic gold and silver but they didn’t photograph well


I used arrow (on sticker) from list , basic grey (striped paper) from list 2 and chipboard (stars) from list 3



Posted by: scrappininak | January 14, 2016

HUGE Sale of Spellbinder Dies – New in Package

On my ebay site – FREE shipping too – lots of styles, great prices

Check it out here My EBAY – Spellbinders

will be adding more tomorrow

Posted by: scrappininak | January 9, 2016

Sketch n Scrap Sketch #96

Sketch #96 from Sketch n Scrap  was a fun sketch to play with

I decided to use a snowflake cutfile from Paper Issues – I love how it turned out but – aaahh!!! – the weeding – next time I’ll use a bigger snowflake

sketch #96letsplayball


Posted by: scrappininak | January 8, 2016

And the Winner Is!!!

Thank you all for the wonderful comments on my New Year Top 15 post and appreciation throughout the year on my projects.  From the random generator

the winner is



please email me at with your address and I’ll get a package out to you

Posted by: scrappininak | January 6, 2016

Too Many Pics !!

OK – I admit I have way too many photos and at one point long ago they were organised but now they’re everywhere and I have multiple copies.  HOWEVER, I bought a copy of Adobe PSE 14 in the black Friday sale  Looks like it has lots of wonderful features but it also has a pretty cool organizer.  Over the last few days I’ve been figuring out how to use it and started organizing some of my pics.  I think it will take a long time but once it’s set up it will be quick to find specific photos.  Right now it could take me hours to find what I’m looking for.

So – I scrapped a very recent photo of Nathan in the pool on vacation.  He’s actually throwing leaves and water at me to let me know he doesn’t want his picture taken !


Posted by: scrappininak | January 2, 2016

It’s So Great

Being back in Alaska.  I loved Costa Rica but the temperatures were just too much for me.  Today was warm for Alaska in the 40’s, very windy and we had a mix of snow and rain but I LOVED it.  Got some scrapping done too – we only had about 6 hours of “daylight” here today so it was hard to get a decent photo.

This page was inspired by the January sketch at Stuck Sketches

1 January 1 2016 - Stuck LWD (1000x1000)girlsjustwannahavesun

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