Posted by: scrappininak | November 29, 2015

Sketch n Scrap Twistback Thursday

the twistback Thursday sketch at Sketch n Scrap was fun to play with, especially since w had to use primary colors

I used some old photos of Nathan and his friends having a water fight and one of them actually doing what became the very popular ice bucket challenge


Posted by: scrappininak | November 29, 2015

Stuck Sketches/Scrap It With a Song Challenge

I also created a page inspired by the Stuck Sketches November 1st sketch and Scrap It with a Song challenge  Again I was inspired by some the the lyrics of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven “..There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west, And my spirit is crying for leaving.”

Living in another country that’s not my original home I often get this feeling

This is my journaling,”I call both Ireland and Alaska home, We visit Ireland once a year but my heart and thoughts remain there between visits. I love Alaska but occasionally I hear the siren call of my first home; a voice or a smell or a song triggers old memories and I am instantly transported back in time. I know things hae changed there now but the essence remains. I love the people with their cutting sense of humour, direct ways and down to earth attitudes. I love the patchwork countryside, stormy seas and yes, even the rain. I sometimes yearn to be closer but realise my heart has never left.”


Posted by: scrappininak | November 29, 2015

Stuck Sketches/Scrap It With a Song Challenges

The November 15th sketch at Stuck Sketches was another great one and this time it was paired with a challenge from Scrap It With a Song – I chose to be inspired by Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, particularly the lyrics “.. and the forests will echo with laughter”

11 November 15 2015 - Stuck LWDbackyardadventure

My journaling reads,”Nathan loves a challenge, especially outdoors. What better than to climb a 25′ high spiky pine tree – in the winter – wearing wellie boots – crazy”

I really wanted to add some little pine trees to my page but I’d already used the Echo Park stickers so I cut around the outline that was left after the stickers are removed and used that instead

Posted by: scrappininak | November 28, 2015

Sketch n Scrap Sketch

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We had a very relaxing time  I got to do a little scrapping and watched a series of my favorite British TV crime shows

Here’s a card I crested inspired by the latest card sketch at Sketch n Scrap

I rotated the sketch sideways

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Posted by: scrappininak | November 24, 2015

Two Takes on One Sketch

I loved this pagemaps sketch and created a page for a challenge.  Unfortunately I didn’t read the rules so I made a second page to fit the challenge.  Love how they’re both so different


I rarely do soft muted pages and I had to restrain myself from adding black on this one

I added this one the the Paper Issues Let Me Espresso My Gratitude link party

journaling talks about how thankful I am for special moments with my kids


in November the sun is so low in the sky we get super loooong shadows – love this fun pic of me walking the dog



Posted by: scrappininak | November 23, 2015

Time Flies

When they were younger my kids had cute sweet costumes, as the got older they became more gruesome and scary – now they stick on a pair of cat ears and call it good !

This page is based on the sketch n scrap sketch #92

Sketch #92fromcute2eek


Posted by: scrappininak | November 22, 2015

To Cook or Not To Cook

My kids are pretty independent and often do their own cooking.  Nathan has been cooking since he was little.  We’ve often talked about his friends who haven’t a clue in the kitchen  Nathan doesn’t get it – his quote was “if you can read, you can cook”

A funny story – when Nathan was about 10 he decided to surprise us with moose chimichangas for lunch.  So that we wouldn’t guess what was going on ahead of time he actually defrosted the package of meat under his bed – luckily it was in a vacuumed sealed bag !!  It was actually very good – he googled a recipe and took it from there.

I really love this b/g paper from Amy Tangerine – I’ve been hoarding it



Posted by: scrappininak | November 21, 2015

Another Card

This is a card I created for the Scrapbook Generation’s November CREATE magazine – I promise it will be the last metallic paper  or pumpkin for a while

I linked this to the Paper Issues Let Me Espresso My Gratitude link party


Posted by: scrappininak | November 20, 2015

Scrap Our Stash

I had fun creating using the November sketch at Scrap Our Stash for Inspiration

I used the middle column from the bingo card; polka dot paper, circles (lots of enamel dots), mist and chipboard (the hexagon mesh bottom left)

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I also used the leaf cutfiles from thecutshoppe (yet again)



Posted by: scrappininak | November 20, 2015

DCWV Metallic Papers

I know I may have mentioned this before (!!) but the DCWV metallic papers are just perfect for Fall cards – the 6×6 paper pad has several shades  of metal – they are easy to cut and punch and you can also bend them into shape .  I created another Thanks card using several of the papers.  I embossed the banners and used some leaf cutfiles from thecutshoppe for the little leaves which I then pop dotted.

I linked this card to the Paper Issues Let Me Espresso My Gratitude link party


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