Saturday, April 30, 2011


I created this layout to submit to Sketchy Thursdays (
I wrote the journaling along the branches on the patterned paper: "For Easter Corey & Quetta gave me a cute bunny tin with treats inside."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"How We Spent Our Easter"

I created this layout to submit to Twisted Sketches ( The twist this week is "paint". The big ugly purple, green and gold thing on the page is my attempt at hand-painting an Easter egg.
Journaling: "Easter was like any other Sunday for us. We went to Visions, Bill played D&D, and I read a magazine."

Visions is the game store Bill likes to go to. He meets up with a group of friends there and they play Dungeons and Dragons. I go with him and usually read something. On Easter I was reading a copy of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"You Are My Sunshine"

I submitted this layout to the weekly challenge on the Creating Keepsakes website (
"You Are My Sunshine" was the first song I ever sang to my husband. One day while we were dating, I presented him with a sunflower while singing "You Are My Sunshine To Him".

The photos were taken while we were having a picnic in a park last summer. I used a black and white photo of me and a color photo of Bill to symbolize him as my sunshine.

The journaling is the song: "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You'll never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

"Happy Easter"

Happy Easter everyone! I hope everyone has a wonderful day! And during your Easter egg hunts, and big meals, (however you are celebrating your Easter) please take the time to remember Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us! May God bless all of you!

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Transformed (From Ms. Cox Into Mrs. Henderson)"

I'm actually submitting this layout to 3 different challenges (Is that allowed? Well, I guess if it's not allowed somebody will tell me.) So, this is my layout for this week's Sketchy Thursdays ( I'm also submitting it for Issue Challenge #7 on Club Creating Keepsakes ( The challenge is to create a layout based on the Alice in Wonderland themed ideas in the current issue of Creating Keepsakes. The idea I chose is "Use butterflies to enhance the idea of a wondrous transformation". Also, the Frosted Designs challenge this week is to use birds and/ or butterflies on a project. (
Wayward Weekend

Also submitting it to Wayward Weekend on the Wayward Girls' Crafts blog. This is not exactly a challenge, they just want to see our latest projects.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I created this layout for the April 17 weekly challenge on the Club Creating Keepsakes website ( Here is the link to the challenge:

Journaling: My biggest achievment in a job was becoming a car wash manager.

"New Challenge Blog"

There is a brand new challenge blog that has recently started up. It sounds like it's going to be fun, so I became a follower. Just read a couple of miutes ago that they will be having a giveaway when they reach 100 followers. Here is a link to the blog:
Please check them out!

"I Love You My King"

A poem I wrote for my husband. I wrote it on one of my pink heart doilies for a little added touch of romance. I'm a hopeless romantic! Here's the poem: I love you my king. You are my everything. I proudly wear your ring. When I can't fly, you're my wings. You turned my winter into spring. You don't know the happiness you bring. I love you my king. You're my everything.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Red (My Favorite Color)"

I recently found another challenge blog thanks to Diana at Sketchy Thursdays (  This recently found  blog is
This week they are doing a challenge where you can choose from any of their past challenges. The challenge I chose is "fave color". My favorite color is red and this is the layout I created to depict my favorite color.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Quetta's New Hair-Do"

I created this sketch to submit to
This week's sketch was a 2-page spread, but I only had one photo to use on this layout, so I focused on the right half of the sketch and condensed it into a single page layout.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Friends Forever"

Wow, what a coincidence! The twist at Twisted Sketches ( this week is "card" and I received a card in the mail a couple of days ago from my friend Kim from high school who I've recently gotten back in touch with on Facebook! So, here is my take on the sketch. Journaling: This is a card I received from my best friend in high school who I recently got back in touch with on Facebook.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I created this layout to submit to a challenge on
The challenge is to use clouds on a layout. I hand cut clouds from white cardstock and inked the edges.
The story behind this layout: Kim Fuller and I were best friends in jr. high school and first year of high school until she moved away to Florida when our first year of high school was over. I never stopped thinking about Kim and missing her. I can't even drive by the house she used to live in without looking at the house, and if someone is riding with me I'll say "That's where Kim Fuller used to live", even if it's somebody I've already told it to a million times, such as my husband, I still say it every time.
Recently we've gotten back in touch on Facebook. Her name is Kim Webb now. She e-mailed this photo to me and my husband transferred it onto a computer stick for me so I could make prints of it. I made this layout for her.

"The Bride & Her Son"

I created this layout to submit to
I've never done a challenge on this blog before but I've been seeing it on my friend Andrea's blog (
and I've been thinking for awhile that one day I will submit a layout to one of their challenges, and this is the week I decided to go ahead and do it. The challenge this week is to use brads on a layout. The 3 white flowers I used on this are brads.
Journaling: I was honored for Corey to give me away at my wedding. 7-14-07

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Knight In Shining Armor"

I actually did this one last year based on a challenge in a book by Elizabeth Kartchner titled 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges. The challenge was to use only black and white and then a pop of color. I used the red in Bill's Entec shirt as the pop of color. yeah, I created this one last year and now there is a challenge on the Club Creating Keepsakes site ( using this same challenge from that book, so I'm submitting this layout for that challenge.
The journaling is actually a poem I wrote for Bill: You are my knight in shining armor, You always come to my rescue. You are my hero. I am grateful for you.  Thank you for always being there for me. I love you.

"Sugar & Spice"

I created this layout for the May Guest Design Team Challenge on Sketchy Thursdays ( In this picture, Paris already had strawberry non-alcoholic daquiri on her face but using the spray ink on the pic made it even more prominent. Messy though! Lol!

"Corey & Quetta"

I created this layout to submit to Sketchy Thursdays (

"Sweet Dreams Sunshine"

I'm actually submitting this layout to 2 challenges: Twisted Sketches ( and the Club Creating Keepsakes' Color Challenge for April 2011 ( The twist for Twisted Sketches is "paper" (Ok, come on...I think ALL scrapbook layouts qualify for that one...Lol!) and the Color Challenge for Club CK is blue, yellow and black.
The journaling reads: I surprised Bill with a sunflower on his pillow.
The story behind the sunflower: The first flower I ever gave Bill was a sunflower. One day while we were dating, I presented him with a sunflower while serenading him with "You Are My Sunshine".
Bill's eyes are closed in the pic because I used a flash and he can't keep his eyes open when I take a pic of him using a flash, but I think it's kind of cool that he looks like he's sleeping with the sunflower after the romantic gesture was me putting the sunflower on his pillow! Lol!

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Freindship and Love"

Journaling: I gave Bill a bouquet of roses made of a combination of yellow roses for friendship  and red roses for love to symbolize that he is my friend as well as my love.

"Matching Baseball Caps"

This was my first attempt at using spray ink. I know, I have a lot of practicing to do before I get good at it, but I just spritzed java colored Walnut Ink around the perimiter, and I was satisfied with the results.


This is my beautiful goddaughter, Paris Hancock.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Hidden journaling inside pocket: I bought a small bag of Hershey's Kisses and put it underneath Bill's pillow for him to find when he went to bed.

Note: I made my own little Hershey's Kiss accent using aluminum foil and a small paper strip.

"Tortured for Christ"

Reading a book called "Tortured For Christ" which I received through an organization called "Voice of the Martyrs" ( So sad. I knew people in other parts of the world were persecuted for their faith, but I didn not know the extent of exactly what they endure. We are so blessed that we can openly express our faith. We should all thank God for this blessing.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

"I'm His Angel and He's My King"

I created this layout to submit to

I created this one based on the nicknames that Bill and I have for each other. He calls me his angel and I call him my king.