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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Life = Busy. Your Photos need a Home....

.....Seasons are changing, life is getting busy with the upcoming festivities. They'll be family & friends coming and going. Cooking and eating along with the shopping. 
Take a moment for yourself. Let's do something to savor times gone by and enjoy those memories.

Now's the time to sit down and take a moment to savior those precious photos you have. Your overwhelmed already just thinking about it...Well don't be, Let me help you get those pics onto some lovely, simple, and fast pages before another year passes you by. 
It's not as hard as we tend to make it out to be. Don't put so much thought into it. 

Contact me for more information on how you can get 

from this***

to something like these ***


in the matter of a few planned hours each month.

If you are interested. We have an upcoming gathering and 
would love for you to attend. 

It's a Friday night the first week of December with a 1 hour planned 
simple 2 page layout for you. And, then you have the option to stay and scrapbook on other items as well.
The Hostess will be supplying food and beverages, You bring $5.00, adhesive, personal paper trimmer and yourself. We've got the rest. 
Plan on some fun girl time while getting a layout to start your
 beautiful book of Memories.

RSVP by Tuesday, December 3rd.

Details for the Gathering:

DATE: December 6, 2013 (Friday)
TIME: Begins promptly at 7:00pm
WHERE: Collierville, TN.
  Will email you the Hostesses address when you RSVP.
COST: $5.00
Comment below or contact me through my website at

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Christmas Layouts

WOW, What awesome ideas in this video using the Artbooking Cartridge. I love 
these Layouts and the techniques shown. You'll have to watch what Christine at
CTMH has done with these overlays to create her layouts.

If you would like your own Artbooking Bundle, you may purchase at 
my website HERE. Even better, If you would like a chance at getting 
yours half off, comment below with a way for me to reach you and I can 
tell you how you can get this bundle.
Thanks for dropping by and hope this inspires you to create
some fantastic layouts for you and your family.
Scrapbooking My Memories~Sandra V.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Gratitude with an Attitude Hop.....

Welcome to the 
Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop! 

The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you our 
"Gratitude with an Attitude" artwork
so here we go.
The blogger in front of me is Becky McClain   
So, if you came from there you are on track. 

 I don't know about anyone else, but I'm ready for Thanksgiving.  We always spend it with my husbands family. Everyone pitches in to bring a portion of the meal. It's really nice and relaxing for everyone. You know, most of the men are watching football or talking sports while the women are in the kitchen getting all the fixings together for it to be devoured in less than an hour...Usually the same ol' same ol'. But for us, the actual getting together and spending some time with family is a Blessing. With everyone's schedules and other families spread across the world it's the one time we can truly enjoy catching up and relaxing after the meal. Here is my creation for the Hop. I am ready to put this years pics into my 
"I'm Grateful for" page.  
We have many things to be Grateful for and 
Family is number ONE.

Front view with the Flip Flap closed.
I stamped the outer edge of the 12" x 12" and the 8"x 12" with the
elegant doily from the Sweet & Lovely stamp set.
I twisted and turned the stamp set to fit as close to each other and
stamped off the base page and the 4.5 x 4.5 picture mat to
coordinate the design. I added icons and words cut
from the Artbooking Cartridge. I also added my Title
stamped onto the Dimensional Elements.
Here you see where I used the Dimensional Elements as the
title accent and also as the opening accent to
open the Flip Flap.

Here you see the complete base page and the inner Flip Flap.
The 4 top mats are 3" x 3", The 2 bottom mats are 4" x 6"

I used the following items to create this layout.
CTMH  Kraft, Olive, & Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
CTMH  Olive, Chocolate, & Autumn Terracotta Ink Pad
CTMH  Stamp Sets = Sweet & Lovely D1571 & 
                                   A Friend Like You B1410
CTMH  12" Assorted Flip Flaps (One 12"x 8") Z1325
CTMH  Dimensional Elements (Awards) Z1792
CTMH  Glitter Glitz Gel (Stardust) Z1313
CTMH  Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (Bundle Z1096)

Here is the Journal Spot I made then folded  
for special notes on what my
favorite part of the Thanksgiving Meal is.
Here you see where I accented the Icon and the 
first letter with my favorite bling, 
Glitter Glitz Gel in stardust.

Hope you are enjoying all the talents of 
the ladies in our Blog Hop.
May you and your family have a 
wonderful Thanksgiving and 
count the many Blessings you have. 
Continue on to see more wonderful talents 
and get your inspiration
for your next project. 
If you would like to have any items  
I used on my Layout. 
Please stop by my website at
If you would like more information 
regarding my layout,
please feel free to let me know in your 
comments below. I would 
love to hear from you.

The next blogger on the hop 
is Catherine Nowak 

If you get lost along the way, here is the list of all the participants.
November Gratitude with an Attitude Blog Hop List
  1.  Pamela O'Connor ~
  2. LaJeania Hicks ~
  3. Melinda Everitt ~
  4. Angela Garcia ~
  5. Becky McClain ~
  6. Sandra VanWoerden ~
  7. Catherine Nowak ~
  8. Barbi Kelley ~
  9. Melissa Robinson ~
  10. Jen Patrick~
  11. Sheila Bennett ~
  12. Hilary Reynolds~
THANK YOU for taking time to stop by. DO have a browse around and enjoy the inspiration.

After the Blog Hop, stop over & check out 
more inspiration at these challenges I 
entered my layout in.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Project Inspirations: Ombré Technique

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I will be away for a few days and 
thought I would share this video from Close To My Heart.  The Ombre look is a 
big hit every where I look. I love how it can be added to my scrapbooking and other crafts. 
Carly is sharing a project she made using dimensional elements, 
re-inkers, and liquid glass. Awesome. 
I have added this to one of my To Do List in the near future. 
Hope you will try this technique and share it with me. If you need any of the items mentioned in the video, you are more than welcome to purchase them through my web site HERE.
Thank You for stopping by and don't forget to return for our up coming 
"Grateful With An Attitude"Blog Hope
I'll see you on Monday, November 11, 2013

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Gratitude all through November......

Don't know why I did not think of this the other day. I have been posting on 
Facebook each day something I am very Grateful/Thankful for. I am going to try to 
share each day or at least every few days on my blog as well. 
Along with that, The Stampers with an Attitude will be doing their Monthly Blog Hop 
featuring Gratitude with an Attitude Art. This ought to be fun. 

Do come back & check out the Blog Hop
anytime after November 10th. 
Here's my List from the last 5 days and today.
November 1~ I have a lot to be Thankful for. Today, I am THANKFUL for my true Friends and all my FAMILY.
November 2~ Very Thankful for my Husband. Thank you for all your patients, love, giving nature, and the ability to still make me laugh even when I just want to cry. We've climb hills and a few mountains along our travels. May we continue to stand beside each other through each and every day.
November 3Thankful for my Healthy, Smart, Beautiful Girls. Makes life worth living to see them mature into young women. I am proud to say they are my daughters. They bring me the sun in days of gloom. They are not perfect and as all of us have flaws and can test my patience from time to time. God truly Blessed me with these miracles. So very Thankful.
November 4~ Been a very long day. I AM VERY THANKFUL for the days I am able to get out of bed, perform daily tasks, Do extra cleaning chores around the house, plan for upcoming Scrapbooking classes, breath and function without pain, and have a bed to lay my body down on when the day comes to an end. Good night my friends. I am Blessed today and every day.
November 5~ Very Blessed to be able to see & hear. We, that have these senses take it for granted what a wonder it is to hear our children's voices, cry's, and beautiful giggles & to see their faces on a day to day bases. Thank you Lord for these awesome moments and gifts in our lives.
November 6Thankful to be able to have a roof over our heads, food on the table, clothes to wear, and blankets to cuddle in when the weather begins to chill. So many, due to layoffs over the last 4 years have lost everything. So Blessed we have been able to keep our heads afloat and have faith that we will get through each day with his grace and carry us even when there were/are times we couldn't/can't see past that very hour to the next.

What are you Thankful for each day of your life? 

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

VIdeo Now & Blog Hop Coming soon.

Oh yes, Got the opportunity to work on my project for our 
Stampers with an Attitude November Blog Hop. 
Do come by on November 10th any time after 7:00pm Central Time to check out the fun and inspiring art work that these ladies have put together. 
I can't wait to share my 

Thanks Chris for letting me come hang out with you and your wonderful friends. 
I enjoyed the adult time and just creating for fun.
While your waiting on the November Blog Hop to come around take a moment to 
watch this inspiring video from Close To My Heart with Carly. I love all these wonderful 
tips and ideas that I can put toward my own projects.

Have an awesome week, & hope you get to do some crafting or at least enjoy some 
free time doing what you love.


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts. ~Author Unknown~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The designs and instructions listed on this blog are for personal use only and may not be sold in any form without specific permission. Thank you for respecting each creator's heart of joy.

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