Thursday, October 29, 2015


This was such a wonderful day!!! Meeting my grandson for the first time!! May I say instant love? Oh yes!

I used the fabulous Chickaniddy 365 collection and this awesome cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create my layout and also played along with a challenge at Challenge YOUrself.

PP: Chickaniddy
Die cut: The Cut Shoppe
Enamel dots: MME
Stickers: A.C., Pebbles

Here's Luca at You Kid

Played along with the sketch challenge at The Memory Nest and got another calendar page done.

Love these adorable photos of my Grandson Luca and my youngest son Cameron looking eye to eye. You'd think they had planned to wear the same colour outfits. Too funny! Thanks to my friend Leesa for the title!

PP: Carta Bella
Stickers: Heidi Swapp
Chipboard: Crate
Punch: EK
Unk: cardstock, flair

Monday, October 26, 2015


I loved the sketch at Paper Camellia so just had to play along. I also played along with the challenge at Scrap Our Stash to use 2 different types of washi tape. I used a pink and white stripe by Teresa Collins and on top of it I layered some Little B washi.

I created a layout using a photo of my niece meeting my Grandson for the first time!!

I used some beautiful papers from the Chickaniddy 365 collection.

PP: Chickaniddy
Enamel dots: MME
Stickers:Heidi Swapp, A.C.
Tag: Recollections
Unk: doily, washi

Puppy Love

I played along with Sketch #134 at Let's Capture our Memories.

I was able to create another layout to add one of the calendars that I am making for Christmas. The photo is of my Grandson Luca and my Grandfurbaby Gabby...hee hee!!

PP & stickers: Carta Bella (Baby Mine)
Wood piece: Pink Fresh
Stickers: A.C.

A Whirlwhind!!

The last few months have been a whirlwind for sure and that's why I have been ignoring my blog.

It started with my Father's passing at the end of May. My heart was broken...we were so very close.

He was my Mother's main caregiver since her strokes so now there was no way she could live by herself. She has since moved in with my sister and I think has adjusted very well.
The month of June was spent cleaning out their retirement home. So hard to get rid of many of their belongings and yet again my Mother handled it like a champ!

A couple weeks later I broke my arm and was in a long arm cast for 4 weeks and then a cast to my elbow for 3 weeks. UGH!!! What a way to ruin a summer!!!

And then finally some good news...great news....a MIRACLE!!

My daughter and son-in-law have endured many years of heartache and have spent boat loads of money trying to have a baby and on August 14th they received the wonderful news that they were able to adopt a beautiful healthy 4 week old baby boy!!  We are all so very blessed!!!

So of course quickly preparations had to be made for him to come home and I just had to throw together a fabulous baby shower for them.

Please meet my sweet little Grandson Luca!!

Guess who has lots of photos to scrap now!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Clique Kits - October Pep Rally

Well it is time for another Pep Rally at Clique Kits. Good morning everyone! Yes I know that I have been MIA for awhile. These last few months have been a whirlwind but I will get into that in a different blog post.

I just had to join in with the Pep Rally this month now that I am able and had the time. They are so much fun and it's inspiring to see what everyone else has created with their kits!
You should have arrived here from Evi's fabulous blog.

October's kit was called "Funfetti" and yes it is totally fun!

Here is my layout using an adorable PinkFresh Studio paper as my base. It made it so quick and easy to create a layout.

I made feathers from the gorgeous Crate Paper Vellum and embellished with the wood veneer and some flair from my stash.
Isn't this alpha from PinkFresh amazing??
The gold confetti sequins are so perfect. Love them! I added some Pebbles felt clouds from my stash too.
Here is the whole line up for the hop. I know you will enjoy all the fabulous inspiration!
Melissa Goble
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