Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pocket Page

Have you tried a pocket page yet? I did my first one last month- My Scraps & More did a pocket page swap. Oh boy, was it fun to create! If you haven't heard of this, all you do is take a baseball card protector page that has 9 pockets and fill the pockets with bits and pieces of scrappy goodies. Then you fold in thirds and mail in a normal business envelope.
Here's the page I created for my swap partner Meg:

I used Simple Stories So Fancy along with bits and pieces of Heidi Swapp, American Crafts and some Elle's Studio.
Here is a close up:

Like I said, these are so fun to make!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Demo Day!

Hey there!
I know this is my scrappy blog but I just wanted to share a bit of exciting news here. I have been waiting over 15 years for a new kitchen and the time has finally come! Today is demo day! It's time for those 70's green countertops to come out!

Here are a few photos of what my kitchen looks like now:

I will share some during and after photos soon!

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Hey there scrappy friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created this morning using Sketchabilities sketch #145 and Turtle Soup's Geography challenge for their mini crop.

I used a selfie of Greg and I while camping at Snyder Park in June along with Crate Paper Love Notes:

I used a Prima stencil, light modeling paste, Creative Embellishment stamp, Gelatos, watercolors and mist to create my background:

The frame is also from Creative Embellishments. I added Gesso and then Gelatos to color it.
The hearts are Studio Calico colored with a Gelato. I fussy cute the doily and added some acrylic hearts. The scalloped borders are fussy cut from branding strips:
The "darling" wood veneer is from Studio Calico also and colored with Gelatos. I added some flair, acrylic arrow and some stitching:

I love that huge acrylic heart:

Here is the fun sketch:
So glad you stopped by today!

Friday, August 21, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketches #112

Hey there!
Over at My Scraps & More Sketches, there is a new sketch up! The DT were given a fun cut file to use by Gina Lideros. I used that along with JilliBean Soup Summer Red raspberry 6x6 paper pad and embellies and came up with this page:

I backed the cut file with a variety of patterned papers. I added some wood veneer pieces colored with Gelatos.
I also added some stiching and various elements from the Ephemera pack:

I added some mist and Gelato smudges to my background along with some thread. I used one of the negative hexagons to put my journaling on:

Just another close up:

Thanks Gina for sharing your cut file with me. I loved working with it!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time Together

I have a page to share with you that I posted for today's lift challenge at Turtle Soup. I lifted a layout by Tammy and used LYB for my background paper along with My Mind's Eye Inde Chic and Stella Rose:

I used my Cameo to cut the circle cut file and added some inks to give it a bit of color.
Here are some close ups:

I punched the scalloped circles from a few different patterned papers.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Beach Babe!

Hope you are having a fantastic day so far!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for the Tuesday Trigger challenge I posted over at My Scraps & More today. This months theme is summertime! Nothing screams summer like being in the pool!
I used Fancy Pants Summer Sun for this layout of Sierra:

I used a stencil and Glass Beads for my background. Once that was dry, I painted it with watercolors. I love the result! The glass beads give it a cool water effect.
The Beach Babe wood veneer, I used Gelatos to color it:

I added a BoBunny doily and some of the 6x6 papers behind the photo and then added some of the embellies from this line:

I love that kraft frame, cute whale and the flair!

                                                               Enjoy your day!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cards In Envy

Hey there! Happy Monday!
Today there is a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy. The challenge is to create an A2 cute and cuddly card.
I used October Afternoon Woodland Park  for my cute and cuddly card:

Aren't those bunnies so cute and cuddly?

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Oh Deer!

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a card I made for the Sunday card sketch challenge at Turtle Soup.
I am trying to get a jump start on my Christmas cards this year, so that is what I created using the sketch- a Christmas card.
I used Fancy Pants Oh Deer and came up with this:

                                                     I love the colors and that cute deer!

                                                      Have you started your cards yet?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Feeling Sketchy #127

Happy Saturday!
I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend!
Today I am sharing a card I created using the new sketch that is up at Feeling Sketchy along with Robin's Nest papers and embellies:

Here is the fabulous sketch:

We would love to have you play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Hello Scrappy Friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for my Scraplift Thursday challenge at Turtle Soup. I lifted a layout by Sherri and used October Afternoon Saspirilla:

This is my handsome son, Austin when he dressed up for Throwback Thursday for Homecoming last year.
I used some watercolor to add the brown drips and spatters.
Here are some close ups:

Enjoy your day!