Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Here's another 2-page layout, which is a great way to get a lot of photos scrapped. This time, I used the 2 page sketch from Stick it Down which I just discovered. The sketch can be found here.

Lima is a large diverse city, these photos are from the historic district and of food. Lima is known for food, especially the ceviche. And you know those little Peruvian Corn-nuts you can get at Trader Joes? They actually serve them there. :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Championship Season

 Anyone who knows us, knows that our older son runs cross country. It is his passion and he works hard, which yields results. This year he made Varsity as a sophomore, which is an accomplishment in itself. During the first half of the season, the entire team competes, which is about 90 boys. The second half of the season is championship races, which is only the 7 boys on varsity (and sometimes another 7 on JV). Varsity season consisted of 6 races, one a week through mid-October and November, of which they won many and finished 9th in the state. I wanted to wait until the end of the season to scrap the championship season all on one double page.

Whenever the boys win, the 7 of them pose for a group photo for the parents and the media. I didn't actually take most of these photos, I got them from the Internet or people sent them to me.

This is my entry in the Quick Quotes Friday challenge 82 which can be found here. The challenge is to use die-cuts on a page of which I used many. The giant arrow and journaling oval and very old pre-made die-cuts that I found in my stash. Also, I manually die-cut the title, banner, chevrons, and white arrow. The background paper is from the Quick Quotes Urban Oasis collection and all paper edges are inked with Quick Quotes Powerpuff inks in cola miner or hydrangea.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sparkly Holiday Card

Here is nice generic holiday card that I made, I can stamp whatever greeting I need inside when I decide who to mail it to.

The stamps are from Your Next Stamp, colored with copic markers, liquid pearls, stickles, and some old glitter pens. I used glitter cardstock from Bazzill and patterned paper from Heidi Swapp.   I used the card sketch #110 from sketch-n-scrap and color challenge #78 from Your Next Stamp

Friday, September 8, 2017

Jewish New Year Card

Here is a Jewish New Year card I made using inspiration from the Berry Color Challenge at Markerpop.

The grape and cup images are stamped with Memento ink (tuxedo black) and colored with copic markers in RV69, R39, R59, BG000, BG01, BG70, W4, and  0. Glitter was addded with copic multiliner in wine and wink of stella in clear.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mother's Day Card

The Markerpop blog has had watercolor tutorials all month, which has inspired me to bring out mine and conquer my discomfort with this medium. I used my waterbrush with Prima Watercolors (Decadent pies) and assorted inks. Everything is watercolor. I used my Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and modeling paste to add texture to some shimmer cardstock and then painted with watercolors to create the background. I painted the background of my "scene" with watercolors and the same type of shimmer cardstock. Using the scraps of the shimmer cardstock, I painted swatches in several colors from which I die-cut and punched the butterflies. The flowers were stamped and die-cut with Your Next Stamp "Plant some Kindness" and colored with water-color.

This is my entry to the MarkerPop challenge #118 Watercolor Animals (in this case butterflies). This is also my entry to YNS Color challenge #62 and Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch #96.

Patterned papers are from Quick Quotes.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thank You Card

Here is a thank you card I made with some Spring colors. I was inspired by the color challenge #117 at Markerpop and card sketch #95 at Sketch-n-scrap.

Stamps are from HFC, YNS,  and Kaisercraft, Flowers are colored with copic markers in R22, YR02, YR00, and YR000. I also used  Kaiserkraft papers, Bazzill cardstock, and eyelet outlet enamel dots.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Anne Frank House

Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam was an incredibly moving experience and educational for my kids. They don't allow photos inside and I think these photos of the outside were actually taken on a different day than the one we visited. I used somber colors and the torn edge for this page to reflect the subject matter. I used this sketch from Stuck?!

Thanks for looking.