Sunday, October 12, 2014

Croppin Fun In Bowie Maryland Saturday 10-11-2014

Saturday 10-11-2014, I went to a crop in Bowie, Maryland hosted by Crop Mania.  It was fun.  Good food, socializing and a free table that I kept visiting.  Someone gave away mini books, blank card packs, alpha stickers, stamps and etc.  And guess what?  My Fall layouts won a prize.  Whoohooo!  We were to put our favorite layouts on a table to be voted on by all the people at the crop.

I got a couple of challenges completed.  Here they are:

I did the October "White With 1" challenge using a sketch from Page Drafts 35.1,

I also did the October "Black With 2" challenge,

Lastly, I did the October week 1 "Lets Get Sketchy" challenge,

Here is a layout I created not based on a sketch or for a challenge.  I was just inspired by Echo Park's "Reflections Fall" collection.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Super Fun Williamsburg Scrap Retreat: 10-3-2014 to 10-5-2014

This past weekend I went to a super fun scrap retreat hosted by Meka Matthews in Williamsburg, VA at the Holiday Inn Patriot.  I got some scrapbooking done, went shopping, out to eat several times, and just hanging with some wonderful ladies.  I even won some prizes.  I won a USB pink fan.  I also won a competition where we had to design a card with our name on it; basically making a name plate.

I put my last name since Monique was too long to use.  Here is what won:

Here is my prize:

Here are some pics taken this past weekend:

This is my favorite that I created over the weekend using goodies by Heidi Swap.  It is a layout of my son and his daddy (my ex).  I took this pic after my sons graduation from elementary school back in June.

Monday, October 6, 2014

I am a winner over at

Good news!  I am 1 of the winners over at for this challenge:  SEPTEMBER* 1 Boy LO, 1 Girl LO and 1 BOTH LO . 

Here is a link to the announcement:

I am user name "MSD".  This is what I submitted for the both category:


Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Fun Hagerstown Retreat: lots of challenges completed

I went to a fun retreat this weekend in Hagerstown, MD hosted by Mara.  Here are some group pics:

I got alot of challenges done.  I even did some layouts done I made up off the top of my head.  

First up is my submission for Stuck Sketches,

I did Brenda Ragsdale's sketch challenge located at

I did Paper Secrets sketch challenge located at  This is how I spelled out LABOR:

L - leaves, life word
A - arrows punch
B - banner, boy, blue
O - olive green
R- reflect Reminisce sticker

I did Two Scrapbook Friends sketch challenge located at

I did White With 1's color challenge (pink and white) located at

Here are some other layouts I created:

I started Black With 2's challenge at the scrap retreat I just need to add the finishing touches.

Monday, September 1, 2014

My Sunday Fun Day: 8-31-2014

Sunday was a fun day!  Me and my son went to breakfast then headed to church.  After church we stopped by Verizon.  We then headed to Michaels for some shopping.  After Micheals we then headed to the movies and saw "When The Game Stands Tall".  That movie had me crying.  Have you'll seen it?  What are your reactions or thought?

Anyway!  After the movies we went to eat at Golden Corral then we headed home.

I am especially delighted about my "Michaels haul".  I spent $73.63.  I saved $15.37 using 2 coupons; a 50% off one items and a $20 off the total purchase.  I got 4 12x12 paper packs and 1 12x12 paper pad by Simple Stories (2 qty), My Mind's Eye (1 qty), and Heidi Swapp (2 qty). I got 5 Recollections dimensional border stickes on clearance for $.99 that are an Easter and Birthday theme.  I racked up on some other $.99 Recollections dimensional stickers that are cameras, butterflies, word titles/bubbles, cupcakes, and doodling designs.  I got 2 packs of Jolee's circus dimensional stickers for $1.99; on clearance.  I got 2 packs of Michaels flowers (blooming petals and botanical flora).  I got some Heidi Swapp goodies that were 40% off:  1 pack of sheer stickers, 3 packs of outline stickers, 2 packs of themed cards, and 2 packs of banners.  I got some American Crafts die-cut wood cards on clearance for $1.49.  I got 3 Darice acrylic gem border strips.  Lastly, I got 2 packs of Recollections congrats and 2014 dimensional stickers for $.99 each on clearance. 

I really racked up in the clearance section you'll!  And that was my Michaels haul!

Here are some pictures: