Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Today I am sharing a card I created using a Sketch-N-Scrap sketch and BG Juniper Berry:

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Hey there crafty friends!
Just popping in real quick to share a layout with you inspired by this month's mood board at Off The Rails:

I was inspired by the spring colors and those gorgeous mason jars!
Here is my layout:

I used American Crafts stash for this layout. I didn't have many embellies left, so I challenged myself to create a layout without using many embellies. Fussy cutting is a great way to do this! I fussy cut the mason jars from one of the papers and hung them using hand stitching, from my top border. My title was also fussy cut:

Here I fussy cut the flowers and tag:

I did use a die cut (pineapple), 2 stickers, 3 small puffy stickers and 1 button from my stash for embellies, but the majority of this layout is fussy cutting. I love how it came out.
Next time you are short on embellishments, try fussy cutting!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, February 18, 2019


I am back to share another layout with you. This one I used a Paper Issues cut file and a challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used an old Crate Paper Valentine line for this family layout:

I hand stitched around the heart with pink embroidery thread. I backed the cut file with a pink patterned paper from another Crate line:

I fussy cut the doily from one of the papers and stamped my date on it. I added a chipboard frame. The hearts I peeled of clothespins that came with this line. The clothespins were too bulky for me to add:

I added a flair from the Crate line along with a chipboard heart and a few chipboard dots. I used some old Thickers for my title. Finally I added some white mist spatters:

Here's the sketch:

This was such a fun layout to create!

Love Ya

Hey there friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap and the March 2018 Hip Kit Club kit. This is a photo of Greg & I from a few years ago:

I cut strips of patterned paper and stitched them to my watercolor background. I added some diecuts, chipboard and used Thickers for my title:

I punched a few hearts and added them to my layout:

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Grow, Bloom, Flourish

Hello friends!
I just wanted to share a beautiful gardening layout that I have up over at Creative Embellishments with you. Do you garden? We have a big vegetable garden.We also have blueberries and raspberries too.  Along with those, I also have some perennial flowers planted. I love being outside in the summer and weeding, for the most part, is relaxing to me. I used lots of Creative Embellishments goodies on this layout:


 I added mists in various shades of yellow and greens to the Flourish 5 chipboard. Then I added the die cut leaves and placed a Fly Away Flair on top. I love the watercolor on this flair, it reminds me of the watercolors I used on my background. I added a wood veneer Bumble Bee, leaving it natural:


Here is another look at that beautiful flourish:


For the title, I used the words "Grow", "Bloom" and "Flourish" from the Flourish Word Set. I used a variety of mists to color them:


To the right of the upper photo, I added a Birdhouse, colored with the same mists as the title:

I added a few die cuts from Jen Hatfield, some stitching, some fussy cut butterflies and this gorgeous Grass Border. It was perfect! I also added mists to this chipboard piece:

I live in central Wisconsin and it is cold here. This layout warmed me up just a bit creating it, LOL! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Heart You

Hey there Friends!
I posted a challenge up over at Creative Inspiration yesterday morning for the mini crop. My challenge is to use hearts on your project. EASY PEASY!
This layout was inspired by Missy Whidden.
I used the January 2018 Hip Kit Club kit for this layout of Sierra and I:

For my background, I created a heart mask and then used a Creative Embellishment text stamp and stamped that in the heart using Staz On Ink. I added some watercolor and then hand stitched around the heart with embroidery floss. I hand cut some hearts and layered them in with some die cuts and stickers. I added a piece of Divine Twine to my tag:

I just love all these layers around my photo. Check out that cool PinkFresh tassel bow, LOVE IT!

I added a few heart puffy stickers and also a few hand punched hearts to finish off this page:

Check out the other mini crop challenges, we would love to have you play along!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Guest Designer For Stick It Down

Hey all!
I am excited and honored to be guest designing today for Stick It Down! Ashley sent me a sketch to draw inspiration from. I used the February 2017 Hip Kit Club kit featuring Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper for this layout of Austin and his girlfriend all spiffed up for prom last year:

I used a cut file from the Silhouette Store and cut it on my Cameo using white cardstock. I backed it with patterned paper and stitched around it using gold thread. I added a few fussy cut butterflies:

I added a layer of patterned paper and then added a few die cuts under my photo. 

I used some yummy gold Thickers for my title. I finished this layout off  adding the date with a stamp:

Check out the sketch and play along with us at Stick It Down!


Today I am sharing a layout I created for CSI.
I used Crate Paper Love Notes for this layout of Sierra and I:

These hearts were cut from my Cameo quite a while ago and had been sitting in a drawer. I thought they would be perfect to add a wreath to this layout. I glued them down and then added a hand stitched circle and tied a bow on the bottom. I fussy cut the "You make my heart sing" from one of the papers. I also added a heart acetate and a flair button:

I added a shelf of patterned paper to the bottom of my photo. I machine stitched the layers together and then added foam behind to pop it up and add some dimension to my layout:

I fussy cut the "XOXO" from one of the papers and then used a punch to punch some hearts. I added a border to the bottom of my page to give my layout some balance:

Here is the case file:

I was inspired by the colors, wreath and shelf. For evidence, I used: paint, wreath, woodgrain (clothespin), hearts, Valentine themed elements, and a frame.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Coffee Because...

Hey there friends!
I am back to share a fun coffee layout I have up over at Creative Embellishments.
Sierra took this photo of her coffee station at her apartment while she was away at college her sophomore year. I have been saving it for just the right embellies. So when I was searching through the Creative Embellishments store and saw the "Coffee because adulting is hard" chipboard piece, I knew I just had to use it for this photo:


I added 3 of the wood veneer Coffee Cups in various sizes. I colored them with the same pink mist I used on my background. Speaking of my background, I used a red mist and the pink mist and used the packaging technique to apply them. Once they were dry, I used the Distressed Circle Stamp along with black ink and stamped sporadically on my background. Finally, I added some black mist spatters:


Here is a close up of my title:

I added a few die cuts, stickers and layers of patterned papers under and around my photo. I used AC Shimelle die cuts and papers and Simple Stories stickers:


This was such a fun layout to create! I love altering the fun chipboard pieces and wood veneer! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

My Go To Adhesive Remover

Hey there friends!
I am here today to share a fun and easy way to clean adhesive build up off of your crafting scissors. I love the Best Cleaner Ever for doing this!
I cut a variety of things with my craft scissors, some of which are sticky.  This time I had glue and craft foam on them:

I sprayed the scissors with the Best Cleaner Ever and let them sit for about 10 minutes:

Finally, I took a paper towel, used a little elbow grease and wiped the stickiness away! My scissors look brand new again:

Thanks for stopping by and the next time you are looking to remove adhesive build up, try the Best Cleaner Ever!