Posted by: scrappininak | October 8, 2015

My fearless daughter

Lauren loves challenges and the higher the better.  This page shows her on a climbing frame at the high wires course in Ireland  They had to climb over, under and around to disentangle the ropes as climbing practice.,

This is inspired by the October 1st Stuck Sketches sketch

10 October 1 2015 - Stuck LWDwhataday

Posted by: scrappininak | October 6, 2015

WCMD Cards

Here are a few cards I created based on the sketches at Scrapbook and Cards today





Posted by: scrappininak | October 4, 2015

Sharing Some Cards

that  I created using the wonderful Flavor of the Month kits at the Scrap Room

You can see more cards from the other designers on the Scrap Room Blog








Posted by: scrappininak | October 4, 2015

New October Kits from the Scrap Room

This is my third and final month as guest designer at the Scrap Room.  I’ve really enjoyed the variety of papers in the kits and this month got to play with some beautiful patterns and colors from Pink Paislee, Dear Lizzy, Amy Tan and Simple Stories

check out these fabulous kits


there are also two other kits – from Carta Bella and Pebbles


Posted by: scrappininak | September 29, 2015

Stuck Sketches September 15th sketch

Here’s my take on the wonderful Stuck Sketches September 15th sketch – usually I scribble down the sketch, then work off my scribble, then I’m surprised when I actually see the real sketch !!  Not too far off this time.  Since Kona died, Willou has had no one to play with so he had a great time playing with Hannah the great dane

9 September 15 2015 - Stuck LWD


Posted by: scrappininak | September 29, 2015

I’m Afraid I’m Going to Have to Use a 4 letter word !!

SNOW !!!  Yup – we have it – only an inch or so right now but it’s coming down heavy.  Luckily I got my snow tires put on this last weekend.  The bad thing is that it was raining heavily the last few days and there is flooding lower down and snow on the hillside, freezing temps tonight.  This all equals not fun driving conditions tomorrow.

So I don’t feel too bad about staying in and scrapping today.  I created this page based on the scrappy friends challenges

Rochelle’s tictactoe


I used the top row: pennants, washi and notepaper

Brenda’s sketch – flipped horizontally


and Kelly’s color scheme – I used black, red, orange, yellow , also a little teal in my lined paper



Posted by: scrappininak | September 23, 2015

I love Fall

I think Fall is my favorite time of year – the last few days have been beautiful – very cold, but the sun is shining. So, here is yet another Fall page – I’m loving these leaf cutfiles from theCutShoppe.


Posted by: scrappininak | September 21, 2015

Hiking, Poetry and Scrapping

One of the best things to do in Alaska in Fall is go hiking – spectacular scenery, crisp air. We have so many choices – local trails – through parklands in the city and also a multitude of mountain trails.  I’m not a huge poetry fan but when I was in high school we studied poetry from Robert Frost. I felt like I could really connect with what he was saying.  This is one of my favorite poems.  Not only does it talk about lifer choices but it totally fits our reality in Alaska.  I decided to add it to my Fall page of Nathan hiking.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
I created a boot print cutfile with my Silhouette, then used it as a stencil for my page.
This page was published in the September Issue of CREATE magazine and I’e also linked it to the Paper Issues  How ’bout Them Apples link party
Posted by: scrappininak | September 20, 2015

More Basic Grey ‘B ‘side

I’m up on the Scrap Room Blog today with more pages using the Basic Grey B Side from the September Flavor of the Month Kit

These pap \ers are so bright and funky – they contrast so perfectly with black.



Posted by: scrappininak | September 17, 2015

Can’t Get Enough of Fall

Here’s another Fall page that was published in the September Issue of Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE online magazine

I stamped a script b/g using versamark, then inked over the top with distress inks.  Then I tripled stamped a small leaf without re-inking to get dark, medium and lighters shades of the same color

I linked this to the Paper Issues How ’bout Them Apples link party


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