This Winkler Scraps

An ordinary gal scrapping ordinary pages about an extraordinary God

Our Life in a Year: July (and a freebie) July 13, 2012

Filed under: Adriana's Cafe,CT Shout Outs,Family,Freebie,Jovelle,STS designer — Christie @ 5:59 am

I’m so glad Adriana’s Cafe is making all these cute Our Life in a Year kits – it’s giving me a chance to catch up on scrapping some of those pictures that have been sitting on my computer! (And to weed through them – a necessity since my computer is flashing me a warning, “You have only 5 gigabytes of free space remaining. Yikes! Adriana has to stop making all these cute kits so I can get some hard drive space back! 😉 ) Her July kit is really cute – and there’s even a patriotic themed add-on so you can scrap all those Fourth of July pictures. Check out the pages I made with the kit and add-on.

Using the main portion of the July kit (Isn’t she a cutie, by the way???)

Double page spread using main kit and add-on. (Click to view larger.)

And here’s a look at the kit and add-on.

Full kit cuteness

The add-on.

You can pick up the kit at STS or SNP. It will be on sale for $2.50 at both stores – an even better deal, because the add-on is included FREE! It’s like getting two kits for the price of one!

And here’s a freebie for you – a fun little journal cluster for those Fourth of July pictures so you don’t have to do all the work yourself and can spend more time enjoying the summer sun! You can get it here.

Oh, and speaking of Adriana’s Cafe’s Our Life in a Year kits – the Quickpage Challenge at Stuff to Scrap features these kits. Check it out!


Alphabet Zoo May 12, 2012

Filed under: CT Shout Outs,Family,Judah,Life in Nigeria,Mommy Made This — Christie @ 11:07 pm

Mommy Made This has a new kit out, Alphabet Zoo.  The colors are so much fun!  The kit is great for zoo pics, school pics and works for boy or girl pictures and has lots of elements.  Check it out!

Cute, right?? 🙂

In honor of Grandpa and Grandma “Plane” coming to visit us next week (Yay!), here’s a page I made with the kit of The Great Lizard Hunt of 2010.  😉

Grandpa and Judah lizard hunting

Great elements and papers in the kit!  Here’s another brighter page.

The kit and cardstocks (and there are a LOT of papers in the cardstock pack!) are on sale at Stuff to Scrap and Scraps-n-Pieces through May 17, so you still have a couple more days to grab it at a reduced cost!


Down on the Farm September 21, 2011

Filed under: Family — Christie @ 10:39 pm

We recently took a trip to Lancaster, PA, and I finally got around to scrapping some pictures of our stay at a little bed and breakfast there. We stayed on a working farm, which Judah LOVED – every morning after a big country breakfast we went on a tractor ride and got to gather eggs and feed the animals.  He had a blast, and we had a blast watching him have a blast…. And Jovelle?  Well, she was just as content as ever and happily went along with it all!  🙂

(Click on image to read text if you are curious about our B&B adventures. And disregard the grammatical errors. I'm fixing them, honest!)

Some cute kids on a farm 😉

Down on the Farm by Rainamoon Scraps (Image linked to STS store.)

Check out the kit at the STS store!  (



Christmas Layouts December 7, 2010

Filed under: CT Shout Outs,Family,Judah — Christie @ 2:39 am

I’ve been catching up on layouts of Christmases past….

This is from Christmas last year.

Kit used is Jingle Jangle by Jensen Motley Crew Designs.

I used Jensen Motley Crew Designs’ kit Jingle Jangle, which is part of Stuff to Scrap’s Build a Kit (which basically means you can get several different mini kits and they’ll all coordinate with each other).  I really like the colors in this kit, and the papers are quite cute!  🙂

Jingle Jangle

And the year before….

Judah's first Christmas Eve and Christmas, using Miss Kim Designs Bring Your Cheer and her template pack, My Styles

Another fun kit from Miss Kim Designs:

Bring Your Cheer

And some snow pictures.  🙂

Using Frosty the Snowman by Nibbles Skribbles

Okay, why did I think I had gotten a lot more pages done than that?!  Apparently I’m not as accomplished as I thought I was!


Turkey and Templates November 13, 2010

Filed under: CT Shout Outs,Family — Christie @ 10:28 pm

So after several days without being able to do much of anything, last night and today I was a scrapping machine.  😉

The first pages are from a trip I took to Turkey several years ago.  My dad called me one day and asked if I would like a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, as he had one from frequent flyer miles that he couldn’t use.  Um, would I!?!?  Are you kidding!?!  I had always wanted to go to Greece, so to Greece I went, but the ticket agent was only able to get me there by manipulating the route a little with a stopover in Istanbul.  I decided I’d stay a couple days there, though I’d had no desire to go to Turkey, but I LOVED it and wished I’d stayed longer.

Kit: Along the Nile (collab with Nibbles Skribbles). Template 64 by Mandagirl.

Close up of the left side of the layout

Close up of right side of layout

The kit I used is a collab with Nibbles Skribbles called Along the Nile.  It’s focused on Egypt and has some cool Egyptian-type elements, but it can be used for other things as well.  I rather like some of the patterned papers, especially, and the deep colors kind of remind me of royalty.  🙂

This is Nibbles Skribbles' portion of the collab. There are two other designers who contributed as well.

 I also used some templates that Nibbles Skribbles just released to make a couple pages.  I really like templates because I feel like I can get pages done a lot quicker.  There’s still a lot of freedom in them, too, though — often I will switch around the placement of photos, make things bigger or smaller, etc.  But they definitely give me a good starting point — which is quite helpful because otherwise I will sometimes stare at the screen unsure of where to start.  Plus, I figure I get MAYBE 1/2 hour at Judah’s naptime and a little time at night to scrap, so I want to get things done as quickly as I can!

Another wedding page! Our wedding party. Kit is Mr. and Mrs. from Nibbles Skribbles, and template is from her Pieced Template set.

 I did the next page for several reasons: I was thinking about my best friend’s mom and all the things she’s gone through and how she tries to point to Christ anyway, and I have also been wanting to put together an album about me.  I wanted to do a page about (and for) someone who’s influenced my walk with Christ, so I finally did it.

For Mrs. Nilsa, my best friend's mom, who has been my spiritual mentor. Kit is Snappy by Amy Dane Designs and template is from Nibbles Skribbles.


The templates I used are from this pack from Nibbles Skribbles. I'm not usually a huge fan of one-photo templates, but these work, I think. There's room to adjust as desired, and there's also plenty o' room for journaling.

…And believe it or not, I actually got MORE pages done.  I’m telling you, scrapbooking roll!  😉  Of course, I have to save some for next time, so I shall wait to post them — but stay tuned for some pictures of a rather adorable little child rolling up his sleeves to bake with Daddy.  🙂


Let’s Hear it for the Boys November 12, 2010

Filed under: Childhood,CT Shout Outs,Family — Christie @ 2:35 pm

Between bad internet, bad power and 3 days of meetings at our mission, I haven’t had much time – or resources! – for doing scrapping or posting.  Add to that packing to leave to head back to the States and, well….

But I did get SOME pages done, so I thought I would share them.  The two pages below are from a kit called Let’s Hear it for the Boys by Jensen Motley Crew Designs (Does anyone else have this song in their head now?  I used to love this song!  I remember singing it on the bus in elementary school (Uh, did I just date myself??)).  If you’re interested, you can get the kit here at Stuff to Scrap.  It’s a kit with – hey, bet you could’ve guessed this from the name! – all things boy.  🙂  It also has matching cardstocks available, and we all know how much I dig cardstock.

My cousins and me: A story of vengeance 😉

Ah, such memories! 🙂

Preview for Let's Hear it for the Boys. See, nothing girly! 😉

Alas, naptime is over, so I must go fetch my unhappy waker-upper.  🙂


Yankari October 28, 2010

Filed under: Family,Life in Nigeria,Nibbles Skribbles — Christie @ 7:37 pm

Chris’ parents came to visit and stayed for almost a month — and the fact that they came in September and I actually finished a page from their visit is quite the feat since I’m lagging quite far behind in pages I want to get done.  🙂 

Page made from "Mister" kit, a collab between Nibbles Skribbles and Mad Genius Designs. Template from Simply Yin.

It’s actually a two page spread — mainly because I, of course, had to get all that journaling in!  😉  (Don’t worry Cynthia — I have some special pages I’m going to post soon just for you!)  If you want to see the pages bigger, just click on the image.  You can also go to our family blog to read all the gory details of the trip.  🙂

The kit I used for the pages is Mister, a collab between Nibbles Skribbles and Mad Genius Designs.  As you can probably deduce from the name, it’s a more masculine kit — no pinks and purples in this one  😉  — but I thought the colors were also quite suited for a more nature-y page. 

All kinds of papers - worn, torn, cardstock, pattern - and elements, plus a cool alpha, that you can get with this kit. The various components can be purchased separately or as a bundle at DigiScraps Drive In.

I’m working on a Part 2 for our trip to Yankari using this kit, only the next page will involve baboons.  Good times.  🙂