Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Scrappy Year in review

2015 has been an eventful year in our family. Here are a few scrapbook pages documenting some of the more memorable events.

We started the year in the tropical paradise of Belize. The highlight of that trip was the wonderful snorkeling.

Athletically, the highlight of our year was when Benjamin won the AAU Indoor National championship in 60m hurdles for his age. 

My baby, who is hardly a baby anymore, graduated from elementary school. 

We spent our summer traveling by train in Europe, something I always wanted to do.

There were so many highlights of that trip, but here is a page from our visit to Provence in France.

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Another grape card

I seem to be making a lot of wine and grape themed items lately, I guess it's a good excuse to play with purple. Here is another grape themed card. The grapes are a digital image from Digital Two for Tuesday which is colored. I used card sketch 63 from sketch-n-scrap. I am submitting this to the non-holiday card challenge at Quick Quotes.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I'm up on the Kreaxions blot today with this card:

and these Project Life style pages of Avignon, France:

You cna learn about the punch work here.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Card fun

Sometimes it's much more fun to make a card with no purpose than one for a specific occasion. I find that I eventually end up sending these no purpose cards to someone, although often it's another scrapbooker or cardmaker.  Here's a card I made using color challenge 27 from Your Next Stamp.  The sentiment was made using a YNS stamp, but I changed it around by using a wood piece in the middle.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 12, 2015


We took a wonderful wine tour from Avignon in France. Our first stop was the village of Gigondas in the Cotes du Rhone region.

I am submitting this to the inspiration challenge at Creative Embellishments. I was inspired by the earthy colors combined with nature elements in the inspiration photo. The photo also inspired me to add a little butterfly in my upper flower cluster. The wooden arrows  in the lower cluster are from Creative Embellishments. I also included the twist of adding a flourish. I die-cut a small flourish and cut it in half, using one half in each flower cluster.

I also used this sketch from ScrapMuch?

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

More from Pisa

I'm up on the Kreaxions blog today with this travel page about our visit to Pisa.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Photo Fun at Pisa

We stopped in Pisa to visit the leaning tower this summer. The tower is much more impressive in person than in photos and it is hard to believe how far it is actually leaning over. We had some fun taking these stereotypical photos. Sometimes you just have to be a tourist.

I used this sketch from ScrapMuch?

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Here's another 2-page layout from our Europe trip, this one is about Bratislava, which is the Capital of Slovakia. It's really quite a beautiful city, but the main square is still being updated. It was an interesting perspective and a contrast to the other Capitals that are already all fixed up for the tourists. We really enjoyed Bratislava. I used this sketch from ScrapMuch for the left side and then I extended it to be a 2-pager.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Birthday Fishes

Here's a card I made for my son's 12th birthday.

I used this sketch from Your next Stamp and this color scheme from Let's Scrap. (It matches the color scheme in real life, but my scanner doesn't get neon colors accurately.  You can get more information about the punch work here on the Kreaxions blog. Here's the inside of the card:
 12 little fishes for 12 years old!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 18, 2015


My husband and son ran together in 13 different countries while we were traveling this summer. I used this sketch from ScrapMuch?! to document this.

In case you are wondering, the photo on the left is Barcelona and the one on the right is France near Monaco.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

White Stork Sysnagogue

I'm up on the Kreaxions blog today with layout about the White Stork synagogue in Wroclaw Poland. Visiting a synagogue in a place where 3,000,000 Jews were killed during the Holocaust is a very special experience.

Details of the punch work can be found here. I used this color scheme from ScrapMuch?!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


This page is from another city in Poland, Wroclaw, which is pronounced "vrats-lahv". I used this sketch from ScrapMuch?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Birthday card

My son is turning 14 next week. He love to travel so I made him this card using this sketch from Your Next Stamp.

The ticket is a real train ticket from a place he loved, and the balloon represents his first time he went to Junior Olympics. Obviously the beach is because he loves the beach.

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Monday, September 28, 2015


Here are some pages from Poznan in Poland. This one shows our arrival in this beautiful city. I used this sketch from ScrapMuch?

Here is a 2 page layout showing the main square of Poznan.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


This page has photos from our stay in Menton, on the French Riviera. For more details, check out my post on the Kreaxions blog by clicking here.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Europe Trip

We just got back from Europe. We got a Eurail pass and visited many cities and countries. My first layouts are of Zagreb in Croatia. I made this page using this sketch from ScrapMuch?

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My Guys

I'm up on the Kreaxions blog today with this layout of the guys in my life.

Click here for more details.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Just run, jump, throw, hurdle, and be awesome!

Here's a layout I made about my son's first pentathlon. It was at the regional championship and in addition to getting second in the pentathlon, he also got first in hurdles and second in high jump. I used Moxxie papers and Kreaxions punches.

For more details on the punches, check out this post on the Kreaxions blog.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Clap out!

For the last day of elementary school, they have a clap out instead of a graduation. I used a sketch from sketch-n-scrap to document my son and his friends on their last day.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Birthday Card

 I'm up on the Just Imagine Kreaxions blog today with this birthday card.

Check out the details here.

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Here is a patriotic looking card to celebrate my son's graduation from elementary school. I used this sketch from paper issues.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Outta here!

Well, not really, my son still has a few more days of elementary school, but this page is about his 5th grade recognition ceremony. I used this sketch from ScrapMuch? and Simple stories paper.

Thanks for looking!

5th Grade Show

My baby is graduating from elementary school next week, so I'm trying to finish up his elementary school pages. This page features photos from the school show, the 5th graders participate in some class numbers (neon shirts) and plus each is in a smaller number (my son's has the mustache shirts). I used this sketch from ScrapMuch?

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Butterfly card

Both my Mom and my mother-in-law have birthdays coming up, so I needed to make some feminine birthday cards. I used the June color board from ScrapMuch for this one.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


I'm up on the Kreaxions blog today with this fun page from my son's Bar Mitzvah. We had a photo session prior to the reception. Zachary was in a good mood and having fun. He photo-bombed these 2 photos. Luckily the photographer had a good sense of humor. I didn't edit these photos at all!

Click here to see details of my punching work.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sit Back and Relax

Here's another card using this fun stamp set from Your Next Stamp. I used  their sketch #15 which can be found here.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Amazing Places

We love to travel so I made this amazing places card for my husband for father's day.

I used the Sit Back and Relax stamp from Your Next Stamp and colored it with my copics. I also used this sketch from Your Next Stamp.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

3 Ribbons

My son had a great day at a track meet earlier this month, 3 events leading to 3 ribbons, especially sweet since it was his first time competing in high jump and he practices without a real bar. This is my entry to this challenge to use the number 3 on a layout.

Thanks for looking!


Here's a Spring card I made using Kreaxions punches.

For more information check the Kreaxions blog here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


I'm up on the Kreaxions blog today with this vacation page from our recent trip to Belize.

More details can be found here. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Birthday Fishes

A fun card using Your Next Stamps, Craftsmith paper, Copic markers and this sketch from Your Next Stamp. 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Is it wine o'clock yet?

Here's a fun card made with stamps from Your Next Stamp using their sketch which can be found here.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bar Mitzvah Lessons

My son had his Bar Mitzvah last October. Now that we have the professional album ordered, I am making an album with some keepsake items and the photos that don't do in the professional album. This layout is of his last lesson with the tutor before the big day. They went into the sanctuary and used a real Torah for the first time. I used this sketch from ScrapMuch? and I will probably add journaling later, possible on the back.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tax Day!

I hope your got your taxes in on time! Here's a little card to celebrate the occasion. Check out the details here on the Just Imagine Kreaxions blog.

I hope your refund makes you feel like a queen!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sting Rays

We got to see many sting rays while snorkeling in Belize. They didn't bother us at all and were pretty easy to photograph. I used this sketch from sketches in thyme and my color scheme was inspired by the upper right corner of this mood board from SWAT. These colors are very unusual for me, but I think they worked well with my photos.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vacation Pages

I am trying to finish up the 2014 vacation album before we take any vacations this month. Here is the final page from our summer trip to Suriname.  Even though I saved this page for last, visiting the Neveh Shalom synagogue in Paramaribo was a very special treat for us. This is the oldest continuous Jewish congregation in the Americas. I used this sketch from ScrapMuch for my two-page layouts about the synagogue.

I am also finishing the snorkeling pages from our winter trip to Belize. For this layout is I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme. 

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools!

Happy April Fools Day!
I'm up on the Kreaxions blog with a little April Fool's joke. Here's a preview:

Check it out here to get the whole story!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bar Mitzvah Card

I remember over 30 years ago, when I had my Bat Mitzvah, I received multiples of each card available in the card stores. This past October, when my son had his Bar Mitzvah, nothing had changed in this regard. This motivates me to make hand-made cards for each Mitzvah we are invited to. Even so, all my Mitzvah cards are similar as there are very limited options for Bar and Bat Mitzvah themed products.  This card is for my son's friend who will be celebrating tomorrow.

I used this sketch from Your Next stamp.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I recently discovered CraftSmith papers and fell in love with the Pacific Cove collection which is perfect for my Belize photos.

This page of my husband and sons in a kayak was taken from the shore at our hotel and uses this sketch from Stuck?!:

This page is about a fun story. We had gone snorkeling with a guide and while we were in the boat taking off our fins, my younger son climbed out of the boat and walked through the water over to this island where we spotted him. We have a family joke about private islands which led to my title. This is for the picture tells a story challenge at Memorable Seasons, please visit us here and check it out. 

Thanks for looking!