Sunday, December 8, 2013

bunny love: A Layout for Stuck?! Sketches

bunny love
I created this layout exclusively for this challenge! 
Here is the original sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

I had loads of fun with this sketch, and knew I had to use this quirky photo of my son gingerly holding a bunny at the Apple Festival!  I pulled out lots of OLD supplies from my stash, including the printed mini tags, and that blue vellum tag, which is likely 10 years old!  Whew!  I made my "picture frame," from the negative spaces of a square punch, and used several buttons from my excessive collection.  Enjoy!

Discover: A Layout for Sketchabilities #104


I created this layout exclusively for Sketchabilities #104,
and here is the original sketch with a link!
Although this sketch features 1 photo, my file folders open to reveal 4 more photos! 
This sketch challenged me to step out of my comfort zone by bringing out the spray ink and acrylic paint!  I really like how it turned out, and am looking for to the next sketch!

Giddy UP: A Layout for Let's Get Sketchy

Giddy Up!
I created this layout just for this sketch challenge!
Here is the original sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

I am 3 years behind in chronologically scrapbooking my youngest son's life, and this layout is proof!  These photos were taken in the fall of 2010, and I am just now working with them!  I also take TOO MANY photos, and even though I only scrap the best ones, there are still so many! I had fun with this sketch, and was able to incorporate several scraps of my favorite papers, crepe paper handmade rosettes and everything was from my stash!  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Advent Calendar!

Merry Christmas! 
Today is the first day of our very first family Advent celebration, and I kicked it off with this Advent countdown calendar box!  (Check out the Christmas them challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!)

 I covered this Karen Foster Peek-A-Box with a Christmas paper collection by Making Memories, Sizzix Big Shot and sizzlits dies, American Crafts thickers, Close To My Heart distressing ink, various buttons, Glue Dots, gingham ribbon, bling and punches!

 Details!  The kits included numeral stickers, so I accented with black distress ink.
 I popped out the red in the paper with glittered hearts, to symbolize the love of God for us.

I chose "joy" for my cover to emphasize the Bible verse in Luke 2:10-11,
 "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

I hope you'll enter the Christmas theme challenge at

Saturday, November 16, 2013

WILD at heart: A Layout for Sketch - N - Scrap

I created this layout, "Wild at Heart" for the sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap!  This is the first time I've entered a challenge on the blog, and I was excited to discover it! 
Here is the original sketch from Sketch N Scrap, #45

I was thrilled to be able to use 4 photos on this sketch, as I am 3 years behind chronologically, in scrapping my youngest's memorable events!  LOL!
To create this layout, I used these products:
*My Mind's Eye
*Crate Paper button brads
* Me and My Big Idea red foil chipboard
*Simple Stories journaling scrap
* Sew Easy stitching
* embroidery floss, apple brads, buttons from my stash
Please leave  me a comment - I love to read them! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013


My two year old, just being himself on a typical Autumn day.  He touches, tastes, and smells everything!  I used Bazzill cardstock to matte the photos, some black buttons, and all other elements are from the Simple Stories 24/7 collection.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

I've been busy homeschooling!

Hi everyone!   I can't believe it has been 2 months since I posted on my blog!  Uggh!  I've been homeschooling my youngest son, which has been amazingly fun!  I hope to get some of my  layouts up for you to see!  

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles August Main Challenge

Scrapping Everyday Miracles August Main Challenge...."I Can Do All Things Through Christ".
For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13

By Cara:
God created us to do great things and gives us the strength, courage and perseverance to do them!  He also delights in us and with us when we do---isn't that cool? So this month I want to you to create a project about an can be your own or a loved ones.

The LORD your God is with you, 
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with his love, 
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I chose to create a layout about my daughter Ellie's Kindergarten graduation (back in spring 2012). She is in the Dual-Language program and many times felt overwhelmed not understanding very much of the Spanish language, but she has stuck with it despite her fears, and is on her way to becoming a fluent Spanish speaker (she will be going into the 2nd grade in the program this Fall). I know God is so very proud of her...just like I am!

So, you can choose anything that you consider an accomplishment---completing a degree, finishing a race, beating an illness, weight loss, etc. Can't wait to see what God is doing in your lives.

Oh, and don't forget the Scrap Twist...use metal or something metallic on your project!

Here is my layout for the August Main Challenge and my twist metal elements are the brads, and the metal pin holding the flowers and star above the tag!

Head on over to Scrapping Everyday Miracles and enter those layouts!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles July Sketch Challenge

Welcome to my Design Team layout for the July Sketch Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!


Family is truly a blessing in this lifetime, and in our family, we love to celebrate birthdays! 

Here is the original sketch I worked from:

To create my layout, I used Simple Stories  Happy Day collection pieces, Pink Paislee patterned paper, American Crafts thickers, My Mind's Eye patterned paper, and Recollections textured cardstock.  Hop on over to Scrapping Everyday Miracles to join in the sketch challenge, and share some of your everyday miracles! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracle's 2nd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop: July 11th-14th

Welcome to each of you!  We are so excited to have you join us for our 2nd Birthday Celebration!  It has been an exciting year here at Scrapping Everyday Miracles and we are so glad that you have chosen to explore the miracles with us throughout the year.  We have a fun hop planned for you this weekend, but that is not all!!  

We will also have 5 fun and easy card challenges that you can enter to win some amazing prizes. The celebration doesn't stop with the blog. On our facebook group, we will be offering games each day of the event that will have some fabulous prizes.  We will also be posting and discussing the challenges that we created for the Birthday Celebration.  We might even sneak in some fun random giveaways.  

So let the Hop begin....

Each of the Design Team members and our Guest Design Team members have created a project with the birthday theme to show you on their blogs.  Make sure that you hop along to each blog because you never know where there might be more prizes hiding along the way! 
 In addition to prizes, we have a special birthday scavenger hunt for you :)   On several of the blogs there will be a project photo that has birthday hats hidden in the photo. :)   As you hop through,  count how many hats you find.  When you are finished with the hop write the total number of hats you found in a comment on the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Birthday Celebration blog hop post (It's at the end of the blog list down below!).  Have fun and happy hopping!  

Our hop grand prize has been provided by Blue Fern Studios....

Blue Fern Studios was founded with the idea of providing unique and sophisticated papercraft designs. We offer exquisitely detailed products to inspire all styles of craft artists in all areas, including scrapbooking, mixed media, general crafting, and more! We currently offer a wide variety of chipboard designs with new items being frequently added. Be on the lookout for our upcoming paper collection and MORE ;)!


Ready to see the awesome Grand Prize for the hop...

So are you all ready?  It is time for some hopping!  Have fun and we will see you back here at the end of the hop .  
The hop will remain open until Sunday night, July 14th at midnight PST. 
Remember, in order to qualify for our grand prize you must leave a comment on all the blogs.   
Here is the line-up:

^^^^^  You are here:  Roberta

Make sure you also stop by our Facebook page for games, challenges and even more prizes.  Winners will be posted on Scrapping Everyday Miracles (and on each individual blog that provides  a prize) on Wednesday July 17th so don't forget to come back and see if you won any of the fabulous prizes from our sponsors!  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

All My Faves: A layout for Scrapping Everyday Miracles

I'm a new member of the Design Team at Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog, and the July Main Challenge is to scrap about your favorites, and to incorporate the twist of office supplies!
This was an easy topic for me:  family, fun and fellowship!  These shots are from a birthday party a few years ago, and I was blessed to get so many pics of our family members, together!  The office supplies I chose to use were the 6 red paperclips, and the green staples on the corners of the photo mattes!  I used a combination of Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee, and Bazzill cardstock!  I am really into using little banner strips currently, so I made several of them with   

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles is Turning 2 - And it's a Celebration!

You have to put this on your calendar and join us for loads of fun!
**Want to win a prize before the birthday? - Then, share this on your blog, or scrap-related facebook page/group - comment here where you shared/posted - and I will choose a random winner on July 15th! **NO LIMIT on shares/posts/entries- enter as often as you share and tell me where to look!**
Here is what you could win:
You have to love the cupcake paper for the 2nd birthday party!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Guest Designer - That's me!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles

Guest Designer Inspiration - Roberta Meyers-Edmisten
Hi everyone!  I created this layout, entitled "love" specifically for the June Main Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles! The June Main Challenge:  Love Never Fails focuses on scrapping about a husband and wife relationship and the love you see/experience because of it.  The challenge topic was really quite special to me this month of June, as I began dating my husband, John, in this month, 17 years ago!  And the Scrap Twist was really quite tricky - only cardstock, NO Patterned Paper! Whew! So, I got busy and decided I would scrap about my husband, John and I. 
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 " Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
This Bible verse keeps me focused in my marriage on what God designed marriage to be: an earthly example of His love for us.  Being married for 12+ years has come with many trials, much heartache at times, and yes, lots of joy.  My husband and I met 17 years ago, through his children..  Almost 5 years later, John and I married on a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook, on a blistering January day, in our ski coats, with my now son's Corey and Danny as witness and ring bearer.  That same year, my 14 year old Corey was tragically killed in a motorcross accident.  We separated for 13 months in the wake of our monumental grief. Miraculously, we reconciled, under the immense weight of God's grace and mercy, and grew in our relationship with each other and in our commitment to love as God commands.  In the years following, we faced years of infertility, our younger son's drug addiction, forced treatment, and eventual recovery,  my mental breakdown and ongoing treatment, and various other events common to life.  The saving grace of our marriage has always been the Lord, and our promise to never divorce just because it wasn't easy anymore.  The first 12 years of marriage, I think we have been able to "bear" and "endure" the trials that have come against us with hope and steadfast trust and that inspires me to keep loving as God instructs throughout His Word.  My prayer for our marriage is that we have many, many more years together, and that we can triumph through the coming trials while reflecting His Glory.
Now on to the Scrap Twist!  To create some patterns on the cardstock I chose, I used Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Ink, bubble wrap, the negative shape of a Martha Stewart star punch, corrugated cardboard, a sheet of rubber alphabet stamps, and a single round sponge dauber!  It was actually quite fun, and I encourage you to give it a try for this challenge!  Hop on over to Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

picnic: A Layout for Let's Get Sketchy, May Week 2


Oh we have so much fun in the summertime! I love the color orange, and I often dress my youngest in orange, and buy scrapbooking collections with orange themes! 

 I created this layout based on the Let's Get Sketchy May Week 2 Sketch Challenge, and here is the original:

**My resolution for 2013 in the scrapbooking area of my life is to use the supplies (the stash) I have already, and to only purchase prints of photos and adhesives!**  This layout gave me lots of opportunities to look through my stash and use several pieces!  YAY! 

I used Fancy Pants Trick or Treat, Oct 31, and It's The Little Things collections, Reminisce Safety First, Simple Stories Summer Fun, Scenic Route Grafton Beach, Graphic 45 Staples alpha stickers,Sandylion Essentials Stickers, Crate Paper Toy Box Phrases, Jillibean Soup, American Crafts ribbon, Flair buttons, and Remarks Accents, and Recollections flowers!  (I also used several buttons from my stash!) Yahoo! 

Make Your Mark: A Layout for Sketches in Thyme #110

We start training in creativity and color theory early around here!  These pics show my youngest using his first set of markers. 

Using Sketch #110 from Sketches in Thyme, this layout was easy-breezy!  Here is the original sketch I worked from:
I was pretty challenged by the amount of white space in this sketch, and I really held back with my patterned paper habit! I got to use some fun paper scraps from Echo Park Little Boy, Close To My Heart, Bazzill Basics cardstock, Basic Grey brads, and a Fiskars punch!
Happy Scrapping! 

Onward: A Layout for My Scraps and More Sketches #28

I had such fun with this layout sketch, these papers, and these photos!  To me, this photo says, "FUN!"

I created this sketch for My Scraps and More Sketches #28 challenge, and here is the original sketch:

I gor to use some of my favorite papers from Echo Park, Little Boy Collection.  Some of these were scraps, and I am so happy to have used them!  I also used some fun glittery American Crafts thickers, Bazzill Basics textured cardstock, My Mind's Eye tiny orange dots paper, and punches from Martha Stewart and Fiskars!  I cut out the large circles with my Fiskars Circle cutter.  Enjoy!

Where The Sidewalk Ends: A Layout for Bo Bunny

Where The Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein


I created this layout for the the Bo Bunny May Layout Challenge:  Use a book title in your layout.

I used the beautiful Gabrielle collection from Bo Bunny, as well as Bo Bunny Trinkets!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sweet Day: A Layout for Creative Scrappers

Oh this was a sweet summer day in 2010, exploring our own back yard, and taking in all of God's beautiful creation.
In keeping with the very difficult pledge I made for 2013, I used paper, stickers, and journaling notes from the 2010 My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary, Mary Mary collection!  Check out Creative Scrappers for some great inspiration!

Here is the original sketch I worked from:
I took full advantage of the opportunity to use pinks and light greens in this layout, which is a real treat, as I have all boys I also love to use my scraps of designer paper, and this sketch allowed that, too!  AWESOME! 
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

gentle spirits: A Layout for Basic Grey Challenges and Let's Get Sketchy

Don't you just love butterflies?  I do!

I created this layout with the Basic Grey Sweet Threads collection from 2010 for Basic Grey Challenges, Challenge 93: Mix N Match.  The colors and patterns were perfect for this photo of my hubby in the butterfly bush holding a butterfly! **I also used deep purple brads from Basic Grey! Here is a pic from the Basic site of one of the papers from the collection:
I based my design on the May Week 1 Sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, and here it is:
Hop over to Let's Get Sketchy, and join in the fun!
For my layout, I used Basic Grey Sweet Threads collection - from my stash - and the deep purple brads are from Basic Grey, too!  I also used papers from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist collection, Making Memories journaling note,Momenta font stickers, and a Sakura gel pen.  The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch, and the metal vintage butterfly is from Bo Bunny. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nature Boy: A Layout for My Minds Eye and My Scraps and More

One beautiful day in May, 2010, I photographed my sweet nature boy enjoying God's creation!

At the time, he was turning 2.  Now, 3 years later, he still loves the outdoors.  For those of us who live where cold weather and lots of rain last 8 months of the year, a gorgeous May day like this was truly a gift!
I created this layout for the May Day challenge at My Mind's Eye, and the My Scraps and More Sketch #27. 
And in keeping with my pledge for 2013 to use the supplies I alread have, I pulled out the My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Mary Mary collection from 2010!

I placed the elements of my layout by following the sketch from My Scraps and More Sketches.  Here it is: