Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Scraplifting Monique Liedtke

So . . .another lift from another My Creative Scrapbook Design Team Member - Monique Liedtke. My goal is to Kill this Kit by scraplifting her Design Team . . . 
Layout #2 using the November Creative Kit that includes papers from the Crate Paper Hey, Santa line. I really like the way Monique used the tags for her topper, and managed to used so may die cuts from the ephemera packages. . . .since I scrap 8-1/2 x 11, I had to make lots of adjustments on this one.
 Here's Monique's Layout - 

and here's my take on it. 

Journaling is a bit personal on this one, but felt it needed to be told. Mental Illness is no joking matter, and I thank God everyday that we're in a good spot in our lives right now. 

Christmas Day, Tuesday December 25th, 2018 The Meadows.

Christmas was a bit different this year. This year you spent Christmas Day @ the Meadows in Centre Hall. At this point you’d been there since early am on Thursday the 20th. As of today, we still aren’t sure when you’re going to be coming home.  We did find out that you had decided to check yourself out yesterday, so your name “Rich” on the White Board now has a black triangle (lock down patient) instead of an orange ribbon (self- harm patient). The black triangle means that you are now to be in lock down for 72 hours in which time the doctors have until then to review your chart and determine whether or not you’re ready to come home or not. Still no shower as of today.

The Meadows provided small Christmas presents for each of the residents a stuffed animal, coloring books and a fleece blanket. They even gave you a deck of cards which absolutely made your day as you’re currently into doing card tricks. I hate that you missed Christmas but I did bring you a print out of your Steam wish list to plan your purchases for when you do come home.

We arrived around 10:00 am for a visit, but were told that it was going to be awhile as the kids in your building (bldg. E) were acting up and the whole building was in lock down at the moment. Since you yourself were in lockdown, you weren’t able to leave the building anyways, so when we were finally able to see you, we had to sit in one of the conference rooms with a sitter.

I actually snuck my phone in today and when the sitter walked out, I took a picture. I guess it’s the scrapbooker in me wanting to document the day Christmas Day. A few tears were shed as this is never an easy situation, but I know you’re getting the help that you need and that you’ll be home soon safe and sound.

Products Used - 
        Crate Paper Hey, Santa - 373200 Be Jolly
        Crate Paper Hey, Santa - 373199 North Pole 
        Crate Paper hey, Santa - 373189 Oh What Fun 
        Crate Paper Hey, Santa - 373201 Very Merry 
        Pebbles - Merry Little Christmas Ephemera
        Crate Paper Hey, Santa Ephemera
        Mr Hueys - Rudolph & Tannenbaum
        Sharpie & Black Puffy Heart - Elle's Studio
        Enamel Dots - Recollections 


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Scraplifting Patty McGovern - Pugh

So I decided to try and scraplift Patty McGovern-Pugh this weekend, using my November My Creative Scrapbook Kit (creative) - which includes the Crate Paper Hey, Santa line. I must admit, it's not my favorite line so I figured that I'd lift a few layouts from the Design Team there and try and kill the kit quickly . . . 
This is the original by Patty . . . 

and here is my lift . . .* I literally tried to CASE it! 

It's not exactly how I'd envisioned it to turn out, especially after having it downsize it to an 8-1/2 x 11 platform. 
I'm ok with it, and am going to call it done! One more for the books. 

Products used - My Creative Scrapbook Kit (November Creative Kit) 
        Crate Paper Hey, Santa - 373198 Peppermint
        Crate Paper Hey, Santa - 373209 Chipboard Stickers 
        Crate Paper Hey, Santa - 373189 Oh What Fun 
        Crate Paper Hey, Santa - 373201 Very Merry 
        Crate Paper Het, Santa - Ephemera 
        Pebbles Merry Little Christmas Ephemera 
        American Crafts Thickers - Very Merry 

Bazzill Cardstock 
Heidi Swapp Colorshine - Gold 
Sharpie - Elle's Studio
Enamel Dots 

Friday, November 13, 2020

November Sketch @ Let's Get Sketchy

 Did I mention how much I love sketches?? 

I stumbled upon the Let's Get Sketchy blog last month and did the October Sketch, and this month I'm doing the November one! 

November's Sketch can be found here -  Let's Get Sketchy . . .

. . . and here's my take on the sketch - of course I altered the sketch to fit my 8-1/2 x 11 needs, and used two pictures instead of one. * I couldn't NOT use them both. . . .

Pictures are of Miss Everly this Summer while she was visiting us here in Pennsylvania. We took her to a small family gathering and she spent the afternoon running around the field, playing with her Chelsea doll, and enjoying playing in the dirt . . .then when it was time to leave she wanted to give Nanny & Aunt D hugs and kisses. . . .like they always say, a little dirt never hurt right?? August 1st, 2020 

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #181 by Lisa Hidy

 Good Morning Ladies - 

It's that time again . . . .time for another monthly card reveal @ Sketch N Scrap - This month I chose the November 5th reveal.

Today I'm sharing with you my take on Card Sketch #181 by Sketch Artist & Owner Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap - 

I decided to flip the sketch to make it work for me, and loved the way it turned out - All papers and embellishments used are from the Carta Bella Hello Autumn Collection. Other items include Green Cardstock (unknown), 0.5mm pure black Zig Writer, adhesive & Pop Dots. Gold splatters are Heidi Swapp Color Shine. 

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

New Month - New Sketches @ Sketches in Thyme


As always, I get to start the month  off at  Sketches in Thyme with the first sketch of the month. . . .

I'm super excited to share with you the first
 sketch in November - Sketch #443 
created by the talented designer Miyuki Kawakami! 

. . . and this is my 8-1/2 x 11 take on the sketch above. This is a layout of my grandson, Harrison Grant. We all know how much we wish those babies wouldn't grow soooo fast, and Harrison is no exception. Slow Down Harrison, slow down! 

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Sketch N Scrap - November 2020 - Layout #212 by Lisa Hidy / Artist for Hire

 Good Morning Ladies - 

It's that time again . . . .time for another monthly reveal @ Sketch N Scrap 

Today I'm sharing with you my take on Sketch #212 by the very talented Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap - 

I created this layout of my beautiful granddaughter Miss Everly Claire. Pictures are from her visit with us earlier this Summer. She always needs to be outside, and playing with sidewalk chalk is her thing. . .drawing on the sidewalk, on the back deck, and sometimes even on the house walls . . .heck it washes away right?? 

 I'm an 8-1/2 x 11 scrapper, so I adjusted the sketch to fit my needs and used a very old line of Basic Grey Papers - the line is called Lemonade. I thought it fit the pictures perfectly. Don't you agree??  

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