Sunday, September 7, 2014

TheJoys of Fall.

Last week my 3 oldest boys started back to school. Luckily, I got to be the parent on duty for my 3 year old's first day at preschool. At one point I stepped out in the hallway with him to put something in his bag, only to see my 5 year old seated in his classroom across the hall, and then turn and bump into my 7 year old who was on his way to the Gym. You could feel the excitement in the air; kids with new shoes and new books, meeting their new teachers and classmates in bright fresh classrooms. All at once, new routines as well as old familiar ones.

Every year, it surprises us how the two small Maple trees at the end of the parking lot always insist on starting to turn red before any others in our neighborhood. Its almost as if they have some duty, being connected to the school, to signal the official start of fall and of the new school year.

 This week I had my first Salted Caramel Mocha of the season, and keep testing the weather by repeatedly putting on and removing a hoodie. Soon it will be cool enough that a sweater will be more of a necessity than wishful thinking, and then I'll know that my favorite season is well under way.

This month at Challenge YOUrself the challenge is to scrap a page about our favorite thing about fall. Since I have so many things I love about this time of year, I focused on the people I love sharing them with.

You can join the challenge this month by scrapping about your favorite thing about Autumn, and linking your project upon the blog. I hear there is a very cool prize this month for one lucky participant ;)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Just a Number- and a winner!

Challenge #9 at Challenge YOUrself blog, is now posted. If you haven't already checked out the blog, now is a great time to jump in. Every month, a new challenge is issued, and the key is to always make sure YOU are featured in the photo; something many of us neglect to do. To make things even more interesting this month, we were asked to scrap our ages. I wasn't bothered much to show my age, and found everyone's responses to the assignment to be so very interesting. I don't have a problem being thirty-eight, and I don't think I'll have any issues turning39 or 40. As long as I can keep doing what I love,with those I love, it's just a number.

Cardstock: American Crafts
PP: Echo Park
Die cut: Studio Calico
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Hero Arts, Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Brads: Teresa Collins
Stickers: Bella Blvd.
iRESISTibles spray
Viva Decor Paper Pens
Melty Things

oh and speaking of numbers I was just reminded I was supposed to draw for a RAK last month, and totally forgot!
I got fancy, and used Psychic Science random number generator to pick number...

2 -Sue D!

Sue D said...
Very cute design and love all the colors of glitter.
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Sue D said...
Very cute design and love all the colors of glitter.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
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Sue D said...
Very cute design and love all the colors of glitter.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
- See more at:

Sue D said...
Very cute design and love all the colors of glitter.
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Random numbers generated Aug 7 2014 at 0:57:45 by 
Free educational resources for parapsychology and psychical research.

...and I'll also send a little something to Karenladd for bringing the slip to my attention.
must be the old age or something! e-mail me ladies with your addresses please :)


Monday, July 7, 2014

July Challenge YOUrself #8

Hi There. Nothing like a challenge to get something to post on the blog. This month's challenge at Challenge YOUrself is a colour challenge. Fun, fresh summer hues, and you'll be surprised to see how many different direction the design team took them in.

Here's my page:

I had fun trying out some techniques on this one. I used a combination of thin layers of gesso and Golden absorbant ground as a base, before adding stencilled Gelatos, splashes of watercolour and spray ink as well as a few stamps.

I couldn't resist topping it off with some iRESISTables sprays and some funky melted thingies.

Friday, June 27, 2014

June Scrapping our Stash Blog Hop

If you are following us on the Practical Scrappers Scrapping our Stash Blog hop, you should be arriving here from Wendy's blog 

It's not very often that I break out anything glittery to use on my pages. When I do though, I tend to go all out! Today's page is all about using up some Pebbles chipboard shapes that I've been hoarding for a few years now ( probably close to 6!). I added some new wood flower buttons and papers from the newer scrap pile to keep it fresh.

...thank goodness for cork and wood grain; without them I might have really gotten carried away (*wink*) I think they really help to balance out all that sparkle and colour.

Cardstock: American Crafts (woodgrain)
pp: Glitz Design, Doodlebug Design Inc.
Diecuts: Simple Stories, Impression Obsession ( cork bunny)
Letters: American Crafts
buttons: Maya Road
Cork: Little Yellow Bicycle, Canvas Corp
Tim Holtz Distress Stain

Don't forget to leave comments along the way for the chance to win some prizes!
I will be sending a little RAK to one lucky commenter picked at random from my blog.

Next stop to visit is Majken at

For the full hop list please visit