Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HAPPY 2015! Start the year with...

an exciting new blog challenge:  PICTURE THIS!  This is my first DESIGN TEAM layout for the very first challenge.  The criteria are to use: 1 photo (my gson Brian), paint (spritzed paint & dipped the photo mat in paint), and a burst (my BG paper).  Hope to see you there and thanks for stopping in!



Monday, December 29, 2014

GOODBYE 2014- BUT! 1st.....

My 1st DESIGN TEAM layout for STICK IT DOWN!.  What an exciting way to end the year!  We had our choice of any of the single page sketches on the blog.  So if you have some time during this busy holiday season-come join us!  Thanks for popping in!

Precious gsons; the entire bathroom was soaked when they were finished!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Santa Bam Bam!

So, are you finally relaxing after the holidays???!!!! Whew! I sure am! So, here is a layout of my brother, Mark and his beloved Bam Bam (who is dressed in his Santa gear!)  I just saw the sketch from Let's Capture our Memories and it inspired me right away! Here goes and thanks for stopping!

The Sketch:
and My Layout:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas SIL!

and everyone else peeking in!  That is what I like to call my Sister-in-law (SIL!).  Anyway, this is the monthly sketch at DUSTY ATTIC.  You also have to use their products on your project.  This is NOT HARD because A: I love chipboard and  B: Their products are fabulous!  So, I used the window above the picture, the arrows, and the leaves/berries which I colored.  I usually just love bare chipboard but you have to change it up for yourself all the time!!! LOL.... Here goes and thanks for stopping in!

My Layout:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Too cute and too funny!

Hi Everyone! Hectic time of year huh?! Well I managed to squeeze another layout in.  This is my niece Marrah, 19 mos.  We were all in Florida a couple of weeks ago and I got a kick out of putting my steam curlers in her hair and so did she! The sketch is on facebook....KreativeKoncepts Thanks for peeking in!
The Sketch:
My layout:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

happy girl in denim....

This Layout is of my niece, Marrah.  I myself am a lover of denim and when I saw this photo from a family reunion this past August, I just had to make a page of it.  I made the page as an application for becoming a DESIGN TEAM member for a new blog with a new kind of challenge: PICTURE THIS!  Take a look to see how the bimonthly "recipe" challenges work-makes you think & try new things!
My Layout:

***P.S.  YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made the design team so come join the fun!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

GIVEAWAY!!! Picture This (NEW) Challenge blog!

I would love for you to take a look at this new Challenge blog; an exciting and challenging
 format- a little something different!  This is the link: 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Design Teams!

Happy Days!  I am so excited to say I will be joining 2 wonderful design teams.  You MUST take a look and I would love for you to join in their monthly challenges! (click below and it will take you right there!)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dec 1 a Colorful Creations Sketch!

I know we always say this but REALLY-this year F*L*E*W!  Happy December 1, 2014!  Are you ready for the holiday season?!  Well here is a sketch to get you started; in addition, it must be a Christmas Layout.
This comes to you from... COLORFUL CREATIONS.  Thanks for taking a peek!

My Layout:
Brian & Talan, my grandsons Christmas 2013

The Sketch:


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankful...tribute to Morgan

Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating today!  I did this layout yesterday and decided to get it posted here today, Thanksgiving. We are often sad and we have to remind ourselves of the 15 1/2 years we had with this wonderful Yorkie, Morgan.  She was sheer delight. Thanks for looking-it means a lot...  The sketch I used was from STUCK ON YOU SKETCHES.

Morgan Lynn Bensing 10/17/99-3/16/14, love you always
The Sketch:


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pumpkin Head!

That is what my DH calls my 5 year old Grandson Brian (to which Brian calls his Pop Pop the same!).  I left this Layout on the counter this morning and he left me a note: "how cute are the little Pumpkin Heads?!"  Anyway, thanks for visiting!  I used a sketch from The Memory Nest- They are having a DESIGN TEAM CALL so take a look and GO FOR IT!!!

The Sketch:
My Layout:
Talan & Brian, the little "Pumpkin Heads"

Monday, November 24, 2014

you've got the cutest little........

SCRUNCHY FACE!  I just keep snapping away and every once in awhile I catch such a cute moment!  This is Talan, my 2 yr old grandson.  I love scrapping just everyday things, so the sketch from THE MEMORY NEST worked out just great here....Thanks for stopping in-I so appreciate it!

The Layout:

The Sketch:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I goofed!

Well I have to just laugh, I did this Layout for a Design Team project but failed to see that it is supposed to be Christmas and also there are additional requirements.  Soooooooo back to the drawing (scrapping!) board! LOLOLOL! Thanks for peaking!

My Layout:

Gson Brian & Talan, journaling in the mini bag lower left!


These photos worked perfectly today for the new 1 page sketch at Stick It Down.  I added red spray and splotched circles to the already "sprayed and splotched" background paper.  This is my grandson Talan this past summer trying out the old/new refurbished motorcycle-the sunglasses made him fit right in! Thanks for taking a look!

My Layout:
The Sketch:

an ATC today....

Well hello! Thanks for stopping in to take a look today!  I have been totally "addicted" to ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) for the past couple of years.  Lisa at Scraps of Elegance/Darkness on Facebook offered to send me a magnificent Artist Trading Card "box" -there is an official name for them but it has escaped me at the moment!-lol! So, I made her an ATC which is a very small  thank you in comparison to her stunning work.  This one is for you Lisa!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Remember Kindergarten?!

This is September 2014 and my little grandson, Brian went to Kindergarten-just standing there smiling with his little sign-so precious!  So I used a sketch at STICK IT DOWN (but I am too late to enter it!) (by the way-they are having a design team call--try it!!!).  Thanks for stopping by!

Brian just can't stop smiling!

those funny faces!

I am finishing up a 1st year book of my niece, Marrah.  My brother/wife captured a couple of cute/funny face pictures of their daughter ( I can't resist real life!) so here is the page!  I used the 2nd week sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.  Thanks for stopping in to peek!

The Layout:

The Sketch:

Friday, November 7, 2014

Picture this!

That's the name of the new challenge blog opening on January 1, 2015.  Challenge yourself and give it a try-take a look by clicking HERE.- and while you're looking why not try out for the design team?

Picture This ! Challenge Blog


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

He's so cute in FORD!

This is my grandson Talan showing me his new FORD shirt.  I can't resist his sweet face so any excuse to do a Layout!  I used a sketch from The Memory Nest.  Thanks for taking a look today!
The Layout:  

The Sketch:


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

you put a spell on me.....

     Yes they do!-those 2 precious grandsons of mine! they get me EVERY time!  This is Halloween night,  trick or treating done!
      I used the monthly DUSTY ATTIC sketch (the spooky tree and the circular gear are Dusty Attic products) and I used the current monthly collection from Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance located on Facebook.
     Thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments!

My Layout:
Talan & Brian Halloween 2014

The Sketch:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

be happy!

I don't know what it is, but I LOVE doing ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).  When I 1st found out that they existed I said..."NEVER!"...boy did I eat those words big time!  I am always looking for a SWAP-I just love seeing what everyone does with this precious little piece of art.  The following card is for the bimonthly swap at Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Scrapbooking Community found on Facebook.
As always, thanks for peeking in!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November 1 at Colorful Creations!

Where did this year go?!  It's November 1st!  Time for the new sketch at COLORFUL CREATIONS!  I am lucky enough to be on their design team.  There is a double challenge: a sketch and be inspired by colors as follows:

and my result: 

loved the "pop" of the colors so I was inspired to
 choose a different color combo than I usually play around with!

Thanks for stopping in and if you get some time...JOIN US!

Monday, October 27, 2014


I LOVE this holiday (Halloween)-just always loved seeing the kids dressed up and let's not forget the candy!   LOL! Now it's my grandsons-so it couldnt be anymore fun!  This was a challenge at Scrap365.  Thanks for stopping by!

Talan & Brian


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Colorful Creations "Favorite Things" Blog Hop

Hello!  My name is Marci and welcome to the: COLORFUL CREATIONS MY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP!  If you have arrived here from: Sabrina's Blog  welcome to the hop!! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to:  The Colorful Creations Blog  to start at the beginning. 

***All YOU have to do is make sure to comment below & follow my blog (to the right!) in order to be eligible to win the prize! then go back to COLORFUL CREATIONS to enter your project!***

Here is my project showcasing my favorite things (for the moment anyway!): chipboard, templates and banners (and of course the ice cream my niece is eating! LOL!)

My niece Marrah. I used CC mid month sketch too!
Thanks so much for joining us on the blog, make sure you hop on over to:  YASMINA'S BLOG  for more inspiration and then make:  COLORFUL CREATIONS your last stop on the hop to see how to win the wonderful prize!

oh so proud of you.....both!

I found a new challenge site and the name just gave me a good laugh- Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge- ya gotta love it!  Really loved the sketch.  This is me with my twin nephews.  We were just finishing up a family celebration trip (they both graduated from college) in the Finger Lakes in New York this past June.  I really appreciate you taking a peak!

The layout:

the sketch:

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Doing this Layout brought back happy memories (although as much as I loved the sketch, this LO isnt my fav!) of this past June.  My whole family went up to the Finger Lakes in New York for 4 days to celebrate my twin nephews graduation from college.  I found The Memory Nest as Leslie was kind enough to leave several nice comments! Thanks for taking a look!
The sketch:

My Layout:

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's just been a scrappy day!

This is the last one for the day, it's been fun but I am done!  My brother (and now his daughter for sure!) is an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan; they even had their daughter's name put up on the board for her 1st birthday as you will see here!  I did this one for My Scrap & More Sketches.  Thanks once again for popping in!!!

My Layout:

the sketch:


Well mostly!--> in this family they did until last April 2013 when we finally got a girl!!!  Anyway, this is one boy that rules MY HEART!-Talan....and this was done for BOYS RULE.  I've been getting their collections for over a year now since it's so boy oriented-LOVE IT!  Thanks for peaking today!

My Layout:

and the sketch:

Oh Nooooooooooo Joeeeeeeeeeeeey!

     I tease my brother in law to be and call him Joeeeeeeeeeeey (the more e's the better!).  Well last January brought a skiing accident the 1st day out in Colorado.  He is fine now and they already have trips planned for this winter.  
     This is Week 2 from Let's Get Sketchy, one of my favorite blogs.  Thanks for stopping by!


and the sketch:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Blog Hop! Save the date! Join us!

   Save The Date!

COLORFUL CREATIONS has some fun stuff in the works for you all! The design team has been busy putting together some of their "Favorite Things" to share with you all for our BLOG
HOP from Oct. 24th - 26th. So make sure to save the date so you don't miss out on all the fun!