Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Back from Oklahoma

I'm back from Oklahoma and ready to start scrapping!  We really had a nice Christmas break visiting with friends and family in Oklahoma.  The drive there and home was uneventful (best kind of trip!).  Weather was a little dicey for a few days in OK with an ice storm but the ice eventually melted and then it was just cold.

The kids got all the presents they asked for and were happy with Santa.  And I was happy to get a few scrappy goodies myself.  And I can't wait to get them unpacked and start playing!  To break the ice so to speak, I made a couple of cards for a couple of challenges at Sketches4all.  The first one is for Cheryl's Valentines Day Challenge.

I used some older papers from my stash and a piece of red card stock that was sitting on my scrap desk.  I found a packet of doilies and distressed one of them.  The hearts are fussy cut from one of the patterned papers and popped up with pop dots to give some dimension.  And I had to add a bit of Stickles for sparkle.

The second card is for Libby's Snowman Challenge.  The snowman was also sitting on my extremely messy scrap desk.  It was trimmed out and left over from another project that I was working on before I left for Oklahoma.  Actually most all of the parts of this card were started for some other project and I just gathered the bits together and made this one.  The base card was made much bigger and I trimmed it down to fit.  The mat with stars was also much bigger and trimmed down to fit the snowman.  Might as well use what I've got right?! ha

I added some sequins that were also on my desk (see a theme here?! LMAO).  I finished with a sentiment sticker and some crystal stickles.

I guess the reality is that I was cleaning off my scrap desk.  I made of pile of stuff that needed to be used and then I used them! ha  My desk looks much better and now I can make a layout!

I hope you had a nice holiday and are ready to have a fantastic 2014!  I love my scrappy friends and I appreciate all the friendship and inspiration you have given me.  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.  Until next time...happy scrapping!



  1. Welcome back! You were missed!! Great pics and love your fun cards! Carri~Abusybee

  2. I was looking at the picture of the kids and it looks like they all got grocery sacks for Christmas....lol
    I love the cards and the pictures.

  3. Beautiful cards! Love the heart doily!

  4. LOVE your pictures, girlie ~ and thanks for taking my challenge at S4All.

    Thanks for coming by my new blog, too!! Hugs