Monday, October 24, 2011


Hi, Everyone! And, again, it is a great Monday! I have been published in an online magazine entitled Enchanting Creations Magazine. The November 2011 issue has just been released, and my SHOEBOX FAMILY layout appears on p. 30! Here's just a "teaser" glimpse of the layout, but I hope you will actually check out the magazine!

You will also find details on how I came to create this layout in my September 16, 2011, post (see "older posts" at the bottom of this page.)

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Sunday, October 23, 2011


When I saw the sketch of the week (10/12/2011) on the Let's Scrap website, I knew exactly which photos I would use. In our family, the beginning of Fall is marked each year when Sarah and her father head for nearby apple orchards and start plucking the red and green globes of sweetness. Greens are for eating; reds are for applesauce! Russ's mother taught him to make applesauce many decades ago, and he takes great pleasure in passing on this tradition to Sarah.

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Monday, October 17, 2011


Hi, Everyone!

An artsy friend from Bella Creations, Gisele Loiselle, is celebrating her one-year blog anniversary and is giving away some pretty cool prizes! There are lots of chances to win! Tell her Kay sent you in your comment and, if you or I win, I will send you a prize, too!

Here's the link to Gisele's blog:

Check it out. You get a chance to win just by visiting and leaving a comment. Another for joining as a "follower," and even more chances if you will post a notice on your blog (I just did!)!! Gisele is quite a talented cardmaker and altered art "artist," so this will be well worth the look!

Have a great week! Go on...scrap some life today!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


And, it is a VERY good Sunday evening! I am being honored on the Bella Creations website, as La Creme Du Bella. Here is the official announcement:

"Hello everyone, I am so proud to announce this week's La Creme du Bella. She is such a joy to everyone and I just love her latest project...."Reflections of Sisterhood." Kay Wallace has the honor of being artist of the week. Kay, thank you so much for sharing your art with us and being such an important part of Bella Creations!" Starr Timmons, Bella Creations Design Team

This is such an honor for me, as I have been a member of Bella Creations for just a short time. I joined the group to learn about scrapbooking with a vintage theme. And, now I am being honored for just such a layout (I guess they are good teachers!). Here is the layout that got the attention this week:

You are looking at a picture of my sister and me from about 1950. Sandy has long been a bird enthusiast, but I have come to an increased appreciation of them rather late in life. This layout will go into an album I am creating for my sister as a gift for her 70th birthday--fast approaching!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011


I just received good news this morning from the Let's Scrap website that I won this week's DT challenge hosted by DT Member Teresa! Check out my 10/2 post entitled HOME DECOR FROM THE SCRAPPING PERSPECTIVE for my project details.

Since I remain on a buying freeze this month, winning scrapbooking materials is my new way of replenishing my scrapping supplies without spending any money! Try it! Here are two more of my favorite sites for inspiration and challenge...and opportunities to win free goodies: Bella Creations and Enmarc Crafts.

Go forth and create something beautiful today!

Friday, October 7, 2011


Another quickie before heading off for a week away! Mid-September, the Wallace's in New England were joined by family from the Western U.S. for a get-together in Maine, some of us reuniting, others of us meeting for the first time.

The birthday cake shared had the number 1064 atop it, representing the total of all the ages of those present! Our hostess has a sense of humor!

I entitled this layout "mini" Wallace reunion because many of our family were missing, some as far away as Germany! All not present were missed.

Thanks to Cheri over at Let's Scrap for this wonderful sketch. It served as the inspiration for my layout:

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Sunday, October 2, 2011


It's late on a Sunday night, but I am so excited about a project that I just completed. This week's Design Team Challenge on Let's Scrap was posted by Teresa and she got me motivated! Check out her challenge details here. Basically, she challenged us to think outside the box (our scrapping comfort zone) and create something for the home.

A few years ago, I bought what I call a "card box" from my Stampin' Up representative (thank you, Marilyn), decorated it with an ocean motif and kept in it cards that I made. When I was in a hurry for a card, I could always reach for that box, knowing that I would find something handmade for just the occasion! Over the years, however, I had tired of the box. Teresa's recipe box, created from a box much like mine, inspired me to strip the box I had (yep, still on a buying freeze) and recover it with something I love--vintage!

Here's the result (front and center and before the "bling" was added):

The top contains an embellishment (envelope with wings) from Enmarc Crafts, a scrapbooking distributer from South Africa, which I have come to love:

The back:

Another side:

And the front again, after adding the bling!!

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Saturday, October 1, 2011


The addition of Angelina Ava into my son and daughter-in-law's family as their foster child was unexpected, yet she was, in a very short time, easily and lovingly absorbed into their family unit. I hope you will enjoy meeting her in the following layouts, all of which were inspired by challenges on the Let's Scrap website (my thanks to their sketch artist Cheri).

This last layout has so many pieces and parts, that I will show some of the detail. Because of the paper flower, I was unable to scan this layout, so forgive my photography skills! I will share how to make the (punch & scrunch) flower by referring you to my friend Andrea's blog for directions. Andrea is currently one of the Design Team members on Let's Scrap, and you will know why after visiting her blog!

Of course, in this case, the photo of this once-in-a-lifetime experience led the way!

It is normal practice to adhere the journaling block to the layout, but I had purchased a box of these large pink paperclips at an office supply store for 50 cents, and just needed to use one!

Here's Andrea's "punch & scrunch" flower. The directions were easy to follow and give a dramatic result. I would recommend using two-sided paper for the full effect.

And, last but not least, every lady, no matter her age, deserves a bit of bling!

Thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment to let me know you were here, then--go forth and create something to brighten your world!