Sunday, February 28, 2010

Flower Pot Card I am again with post #3 today!!  I just made up this card and I really like how it turned out.  I used a bunch of scraps from my scrap pile.  It is a lift from a card that I saw over at  I did change it up to make it my own.  I can't remember who to give credit to, but I will try and find out and give her credit in this post later.

Credit for this card goes to Vicky Papaioannou
her blog:  Clips-n-Cuts

Relaxing Weekend

I've had a very relaxing weekend. I was able to get a lot of scrapping done yesterday. Today was filled with a little house cleaning, a lot of FaceBook, and a bunch of blog hopping.  I love to see what other scrappers and card makers are up too! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I have. Now back to FaceBook to check on my farm in FarmVille!!! 

I Love My Mommy - Stuck On U Sketches



This layout was done using by above sketch by Aymee Gandy.  Its the second layout that I have made for the Stuck On U Sketches challenge.  Every Friday they post a new sketch challenge over on their blog.  I found this blog totally by accident and I'm glad I stumbled across it.  I had been in a scrapping rut and I started playing along with a few sketch challenge blogs and I have my scrap MOJO back.  Its been fun!!

This is my daughter Lisa and our little Dominick once again.  I do have other grandchildren that I need to scrap.  But......Lisa is really good about making sure I have all the current photo's of little Tommy......aka: Dominick.  This was taken on our trip to see cousins Russ & Betty.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Jill's Freebies

Jill has a group of great tags, etc over on her blog just for the taking!!  That's right its a free download.  I'm just about ready to download mine, but wanted to share this with all of my scrappin' buddies.  Here's the link to Jill's blog:  Scrap Pit  and......this is what you can get if you just take a minute and visit her blog.  Don't forget to leave her a comment if you should take advantage of her freebie.

Aren't these great!!

Special Boy - Sketchy Thursdays 2.25



I just finished up this layout for this weeks sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays.  I pretty much stuck with the sketch this week.  I paper pieced the little owl.  I found the pattern in Scrapbooks etc the February 2010 issue.  I just love this photo of Dominick.  It was taken a couple of weeks ago when we went to visit our cousins Russ & Betty.  He was actually playing hide-n-seek with his little cousin Davey.  Dominick doesn't hide very well.....LOL!!!  But at 17 months I think he does a pretty good job of playing the game.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

That's How I Roll


This sketch was provided by Stuck On U Sketches. They post a new challenge sketch once a week.  I really had fun with it.  Of course this is little Dominick once again.  We were checking out of our hotel and had the luggage cart fully loaded.  He saw daddy pulling the cart and just had to help out!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My friend Melissa Cusano just started her very own food blog.  She is one fantastic cook.  We always love it when we know Melissa is bringing a dish or two to one of our family gatherings.  She has step-by-step directions for all her posted recipes.  If you are just learning to cook or you're already experienced in the kitchen, you will love her recipes.  Find the link to her blog below.
                                                        DELICIOUS DISHES

A little peek at a few of her dishes.........



Sunday, February 21, 2010

love you - Creative Scrappers Sketch #92


This is the layout I created for this weeks sketch over at Creative Scrappers.  I've been working on it all day.  This is my son Micheal and his wife Sally.  This photograph was taken in December 2009.  They just celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary on February 14th.  Once again I didn't keep track of supplies used............


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 357 at 365 Cards

I haven't been making cards lately and I needed a birthday card for my son-in-law Steve.  I made a visit to 365 Cards to see what they were up to today and found today was the last day of sketch week.  So I used the following sketch to help me make the card.  I don't like making "guy" lace, no ribbon, no fu-fu!!!  So this isn't my favorite card ever, but it will do!!  Guys never really look at the cards they receive anyway.......right!!!!




Friday, February 19, 2010

Scooter Time with Auntie Lisa - Sketchy Thursdays 2.18 Challenge



This layout was another one I did for Sketchy Thursdays weekly challenge.  We were to use the above sketch.  When I first looked at it, I thought, WOW......what am I going to do with this!!  Well, I think I like what I came up with.  How can I go wrong with my two girls!!  This was Mia's 2nd Birthday, we were all outside playing.  Her auntie loves her!!

~~Little Sprout Collection by Crate Paper~~
~~AC cardstock~~
~~Bright paper flowers are Prima's~~
~~Brown fabric flower by Pink Paislee~~
~~Ric-Rac, thread and buttons from my stash~~
~~Title printed from my computer~~
~~Uchida scalloped circle punch~~
~~black ink~~
~~714 adhesive gun~~

Thursday, February 18, 2010



My "Bubble Boy" layout was chosen as a DT fav for last weeks sketch at Sketchy Thursdays!!! Whoo-hoo......I had fun working with that sketch. Thanks Dominick for playing with all those bubbles at cousin Rhonda's house on Saturday!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


..........................and that would have to be HOME GOODS!!  When I need a cute little something, I can always find it there.  I wanted to take a belated birthday gift to my cousin Rhonda this past weekend and of course I dropped by HOME GOODS and found these cute little Easter bowls.  They would be great for nuts, candies, dip, etc.  She loves pink, so these were just perfect.  And......yes she liked 'em!!  I also found the gift box that I used there too.  I love wrapping my gifts in these pretty boxes.  They are so fun to give.  A smile goes on my face after I tie on the bow.  It doesn't take much to make me happy!!

Cousins - Creative Scrappers Sketch #91

This layout was made using Creative Scrappers sketch #91.  I really stuck to the sketch this time.  I just love this paper by Webster's Pages.  I used scraps to frame the photo of  my cousin Rhonda and myself.  I dug in my bling storage box and found the strips of  bling.  I added bling and glitter to the flowers.  I also found the pearled lace in my ribbon scrap bag.  So another layout made from scraps.  Whoo-hoo......I'm stayin' out of the scrapbook stores!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bubble Boy - Sketchy Thursdays 2.11



This layout of Dominick was made using Sketchy Thursdays 2.11 sketch.  I flipped the sketch again this week.  I used all scraps on this one.  I am very proud of myself!!  We took these photos this past weekend while visiting with family in Southern California.  The bubble machine kept him busy for a long, long time!!  I think this gramma will be putting one in his Easter basket this year.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Look what I just won!!!!

I won the random drawing over at Sketchy Thursdays this week.  I entered my layout "Enough" featuring my granddaughter Kelly.  Kelly you brought me good luck!!!  Thank you Sketchy Thursdays!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Cute - Creative Scrappers Sketch #90



This layout was made using todays sketch from Creative Scrappers.  This is my grandson Dominick last May, he was 8 months old.  I had fun working with all these papers.  I'm really bad at keeping track of the products that I have used.  I just don't take the time.  My daughter Lisa bought the same papers and I can't wait to see what she comes up with.  So the challenge is on......Lisa show me what ya got!!!!

xoxo Karen Lee