Monday, August 30, 2010

Kard Krazy's Tuesday Challenge-Scrapbook Tag

It took me forever to figure out what I wanted to do with this Tag Tuesday challenge-I am not a scrapbooker and envy those who are-but I finally came up with something the day before a new challenge comes out-late, as usual! Anyway, these little photos are computer copies of my paternal grandparents, who were very much in love for the entire time they were together. Sadly, my grandfather passed away only 4 years after their 25th wedding anniversary, in 1955. My grandma lived a full life, but remained devoted to her sweetheart, never marrying again, even though she was a widow at the age of only 54, and lived until 1979. They were wonderful, wonderful people. My dad is now gone, too, but his brothers are still with us, one turning 80 and the other turning 69 this year. This wonderful theme over at Kard Krazy has inspired me to look into learning how to scrapbook so that I can try and preserve the precious memories of my family. Thanks, Louise for a great theme! (Click on tag twice to see pictures up close!)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tag Tuesday Challenge-"Not on Paper"

This was a fun Kard Krazy challenge-to make a tag from anything except paper! I had a package of very small wooden tags that had been sitting in a drawer forever, and so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to use one of them! I painted this one with acrylics and used a Paper Whimsy image, rounding out the tag with a word from a vintage book and an antique button. Very fun! You can see all the beautiful entries here!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

GOTHIC ARCHES-"Back to School"

Here's my arch for the new bi-weekly challenge of "Back to School" over at Gothic Arches. I used a Paper Whimsy image of a darling schoolgirl on my arch, and a computer printout of the cover of an old reader, as well as vintage words from a very old, tattered, children's book, some ribbon and lace, paper flowers, and antique buttons to finish. Click on this link to see all the wonderful arches created for this theme!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


This past week, the theme at Gothic Arches is CROWNS--got one finished just in the nick of time! The crown image that I printed on my background paper is a lovely one from The Graphics Fairy.
WHOOPS--just hopped on over to Gothic Arches, and can't post, even though it's Saturday afternoon on the west coast--oh well, that's what I get for being late, I guess!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tag Tuesday Challenge-"Mannequin Template"

Once again, here I am coming in on the tail end of a challenge, but at least I was able to get SOMETHING done this past week besides grand-babysitting and housework and yardwork, etc.!!! Kard Krazy had a guest hostess for this wonderful challenge, Sarah of Vintage Figments. What a fun idea to use a mannequin-themed tag in the challenge! You can see all the wonderful entries here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY to my darling granddaughter Lily!