makin' tracks

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Here's another scrapbook page.  Yah!  I've been pretty productive lately!  But, if you read my last post, being productive with the scrapbook pages means I've been accomplishing things elswhere, too!

I used Creative Scrappers Sketch #259 for this LO and will be linking this up over there.

Since I tend to invest my money in paper, ink and stamps, all the phrases have been stamped and cut out by hand.  The title was cut with my eclips.  I had tons of fun making this LO.  It came together very quickly and that has added to my excitement to finally be putting some pages together.

Thanks for stopping in!

DP: DCWV Stack 8
Cardstock & punches: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Close to My Heart
Title Font: Kimberly Geswein~KG The Last Time

Love that Smile!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I've been spending a lot of time in my scrapping room lately.  It's been helping me keep the stress to a minimum as I drag out boxes, sort through stuff and decide what to do with it in other parts of the house.  I'm sure you've all been there where you suddenly realize there is a lot of STUFF in your life that you'd rather not have there.  It just tends to accumulate, (and then multipy ???), until you can't ignore it any more.  Things reached that point here, so I started to dig in.

And how does spending time in my scrapping room help alleviate the stress?  Well, when I take a break from the sorting, I've been putting my mind and efforts into some serious scrapbooking.  I've been intending to do this for years, (no, I won't mention how many), and decided taking breaks from the cleaning and sorting to be creatively crafty is a great 'two birds with one stone' approach to life right now.  And I have to say, it's been working fantasticly!

Here is the proof of it where the scrapbooking is concerned.  It still lacks a title.  I'm not sure what that should be, but it's mostly done.

This is actually a layout I started in January of 2013, but only finished the last week of December.  See!  I had intentions!  It just didn't work out.

But I'm on a roll now.  (Remember the 'Diligence' page from my Book of Me?)
This is only the beginning of what I have to share.  I'm really excited to be getting these done since it's been on my 'To Do' list for a long time.

Hope you have a blessed and cozy weekend.

Stampin' Up!: BG DP, cardstocks,  stamps and punches
Stash: other DPs, buttons, ribbon and twine

Book of Me: My Word for the Year

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hi there!

I'm participating in a Book of Me challenge on

I've been wanting to do a BOM for a long time, and have lots of years prior to 2014 that I will have to fill in, but I wanted to start this year right, by staying on track with BOM entries.

As my husband and I have been evaluating our past, and seeking God for direction for our future, I began asking the Lord for a word that I should focus my attention on for this year.  At first, I was really just desiring it, not whole heartedly seeking God for it.

Then I read a post on my friend Kelly's blog at Sandcastle Stamper.  I was thrilled to see that she had the same desire, and already had her word for the year.  With a yearning to have a focus, grounding point, and something for which I could be accountable to myself, my husband and my Master, I sat right there at my desk and sincerely asked, "God, what's my word for this year?",  

Within seconds I had my answer:

The first layout in my BOM for 2014.


Background Paper & image behind 'Diligence': Kindred Spirits from
Stamped images & metal tag: Stampin' Up!
Other DPs: My Mind's Eye

January Card Challenge: Theme~Love

Thursday, January 16, 2014


I'm back with another card for the January Card Challenge on

This time around I've made a card for the 'Theme' category, said theme being 'love'.

I know, I know . . . I used a 'love' stamp on another card I made for this challenge, which would technically on a practical level possibly be more fitting for this theme.  However . . . I wanted to create a card within the theme, without using words of any kind.  I'm pretty pleased with this one.

Thanks for stopping by to see it!

All products are Stampin' Up!

Happy 2014!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

January Card Challenge: ~ category: Color ~ red. pink, white

January Card Challenge: ~ category: Product ~ punches

I know I'm a little late with greetings for the new know?

I'm starting the year out right, though, with a couple of cards for a challenge on the forum.  The January Card challenge includes 8 categories and these two cards are for the 'color: red white and pink' and 'products: punches' categories.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your 2014 is filled with joy and blessings!

Stampin' Up!: colored cardstocks, punches (oval, hearts), silver ribbon and stamps
Sizzix: Basic Grey emboss folder
EK Success: scallop lace border punch
Stash: white cardstock, pink polka-dot ribbon