Stuck?! Sketches Guest Designer

I am honored to be the November 1st guest  designer at Stuck?! Sketches – Laura always has wonderful sketches  Hope you can play along with us  Here’s my take on the current sketch



Creative Scrappers Sketch #298

Finally had a chance to play along with one of Kristine Davidson’s wonderful sketches  As usual I had an idea , then it kind of spiraled (pun intended) into something different – hope you can still see some resemblance to the original sketch


I used a new Fall cut file from Cut Mania – Windswept and some older pics of Lauren playing in the leaves one windy Fall day.




Stuck Sketches Challenge

When we were in Ireland we went to Belfast to check out the Titanic exhibit – very interesting – especially to think of the working conditions for the men building the Titanic, the lack of safety precautions, no power tools (everything was done by hand), the long working hours and rare vacation time, the crowded conditions and noise – it’s amazing that it ever got built.

We spent some time on the dock side and Lauren and Emma had their photo taken with a “captain”.  The September 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches?! was perfect, although I did rotate it just to be rebellious !!


hello there sailor



I’m Back

Took a longer break than I thought .  After a long hiatus to visit my family in Ireland (sans camera – it wouldn’t charge !!) we had visitors in Alaska and then I decided to start summer cleaning – repainting, staining the deck, refinishing furniture, redecorating, organising etc. The weather has mainly been great here so we’ve also been making an effort to get out and be active.  Hiking, tennis and early mornings on the lake with Lauren paddle boarding and me kayaking – it’s so quiet and peaceful

Here’s a page I created using the latest sketch from Stuck?!!! Sketches





Waste Not, Want Not

It’s been a gorgeous day here – sunny and 75 degrees – and yet – I’ve been scrapbooking!  I got this really fun pic of Nathan whilst taking senior photos recently. Love the perspective. I paired it with a fun maze cut file from Cut Mania (coming soon !) and a printable phrase also Cut Mania



I hate to waste the scraps and I thought some of them looked a little like waves so I ombre watercolored them and used them on a beach page  I used the May 1st sketch from Stuck? Sketches




Celebrating A Mum’s Love

Probably one of the biggest characteristics of moms is that of loving unconditionally  They put everyone before themselves, they are so proud of their kids and grandkids and nieces and nephews, wanting the best for them They hurt when their kids hurt , encourage and pray for their kids. And even when their kids mess up and feel unlovable, moms find an extra reserve and keep on loving.  I know my mum is a great example of a mum that keeps on giving no matter what.  I love you mum

This page uses two of the latest Cut Mania files – the heart quote and the graphic flowers.