Monday, November 26, 2012

Naked Layouts Challenge #116

Hey everyone!

OMG!! With JaKobe getting so sick this past week and work and life itself time totally got away from me and before I realized it, it was time for another challenge at Lasting Memories!! Holy cow I have to get it together!! So as you can see my LO is late, the challenge started yesterday!

Your challenge is to make a NAKED layout!! That's right, you saw that right....naked!!

I made a layout that is not like my usual work. When they say challenge they are not kidding! This one had me stumped and I had a hard time pulling this together. Inside the envelope is a letter I wrote to my son. Hopefully one day he will be looking through his scrapbook and he will find this letter I wrote to him.

While I was writing this letter, my son was drawing a picture for me, so I put that into the envelope as well!!

Sorry for the glare! Was in a rush to get this posted.

So go check out the rest of the Design Team, get inspired and link up your Naked Layout by 12.1.12!

xoxo Charity

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge #115!!!

Hey everyone!!

I am excited to announce I am officially back on the Lasting Memories Design Team!! WOO HOO!!

Our challenge this week is to make a layout with stamping on it. I used the sketch provided so feel free to use it as well!

I chose to do a layout of our sweet cat Seva. She is no longer with us and dearly missed. We rescued her from our cable guy who's daughter found her abandoned and very ill. She was with us for about a year before her entire system failed and I had to put her to rest. She loved my son more than anything. She would sit on his chest for days if he let her. You didn't even have to pet her, she just wanted to snuggle. This particular picture I took with her in my arms wrapped in a towel. She had been extremely sick for a couple days. On this day when I came home from work she was lifeless in the middle of the floor. I picked her up, wrapped her in a towel because she was freezing cold and immediately took her to the vet. She opened her eyes for me while I cried uncontrollably and thanked her for being there for my son.

Seva was a very important part of our lives and we miss her greatly.

I made a pocket to hold the other pictures I have of her with my son.

So now wipe your tears and go get your scrap on!! Make a layout with stamping somewhere on the page and follow the sketch if you would like. Don't forget to go to Lasting Memories and check out the other Design Team ladies to get some fabulous inspiration!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day Blog Hop!!

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

America is the Land of the Free, because of the brave. Veteran’s Day celebrates and acknowledges the service of all United States Military Veterans. Today we honor the brave men and women who have served in the American Military. With great respect, and a heart full of pride, we say a great big THANK YOU to those who have served. Please hop with us as we pay homage to the people who help keep America the Land of the Free.

You should have started at Melissa's Blog. If you did not, please go back and start from the beginning. You don't want to miss any of these fabulous projects!

I bartend Saturday nights at the American Legion Post 170 and we watched the Honor Guard yesterday.Absolutely beautiful! So I made them a card to show our appreciation!

The card is kind of plain, but I didn't want to add too much fuss for it. I thought for this it would be better with it straight to the point!

Your next stop is Camille! Have fun hopping!!

1 . Melissa Lipcsey - 
8. Charity Thebookinroom - *U R HERE*

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thankful Blog Hop!!

I am LOVING these blog hops I've been signing up for!! Everyone has been soooo nice and informative!......why didn't I sign up for these a looong time ago?!

If you stumbled upon this hop and didn't start from the beginning, then you want to go to Melanie's blog and start from there. You don't want to miss ANY of these uber fabulous projects, cause let me tell you, they are GREAT!!! This is a 2-day hop and you are on the 2nd day if you are hopping through!

This hop is all about being Thankful! I made this card to give to my boyfriend's mom whose bday was recently.
The gift is from K & Company, the bling and trim are from Recollections. I inked the edges of all my paper including my 'thanks' tag. The tag I just hand-cut after stamping 'thanks' on the paper.
I hope you like my card, but I must say it doesn't even begin to compare to some of the other intricate projects along the hop! So be sure NOT to skip anyone if you can and spread some love to all the designers! 

Melanie has some candy so make sure you visit her and follow her rules because this is one winning you don't want to miss!

In case you get lost, here is the line-up:
Day 1, Saturday, Nov. 10
1. Melanie Rozwood
2. Miranda Enclade

Thanks for stopping/hopping and have fun!!

xoxo Charity

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hey everyone!!

Wow!! That was one fun hop filled with fabulous designers and uber great projects! Thanks everyone for making my very first EVER blog hop so much fun!

Ok ok, now onto what you are really here for! THE WINNER!!! (chosen by

drum roll please......

#18 Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!! Gorgeous work! Suzanne Roseberry


Please email with your mailing address and I will get your winnings out to you asap!

Thank you again to everyone who now follows my blog and makes this all worth it!

xoxo Charity