Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Camper

It's my day to post the stash challenge over at Creative Inspiration. Today I am busting some journaling cards. Here is my layout:

I used 4 journaling cards on this layout! One in each of the grids. This is a fast and easy way to use them! I added some stitching to the cards and the alphas:

I added a chipboard frame, a few acetate pieces,  some old rub-ons and a few butterflies:

I love using up my stash, it makes me feel good! (Plus I have room for new stuff, LOL)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fun Day

I posted a challenge yesterday at Creative Inspiration and I wanted to share my layout here. I used MME stash for this layout of the kids and I on a train ride in Cripple Creek back in 2010:

I fussy cut my title out of a title card. I added a sticker and a wooden button.

On my background I used a Tim Holtz stencil and added modeling paste through it. Then I added some watercolors. I added lots of paper layers under my photo. Some of them I tore to add some texture:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mother's Day

Hey there!
Today I am sharing my layout for the DT reveal at Off The Rails. I used MME Good Day Sunshine for this layout of me with my kids a few years ago on Mothers Day. We were shopping and sat down on some patio furniture for a few pics:

I used a cut file, not sure where it is from, since I didn't write it down and cut it out of white cardstock on my Cameo. I backed it with patterned paper and then went around the letters with a brown marker to make them pop. I fussy cute the letters of "Love" from one of the papers:

I added some layers of papers behind my photo and then added a cluster of flowers along with some sprigs from another cut file that was laying on my desk:

Here's the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the "Mom" theme and colors.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Gather Together

Hi there!
I am back to share my newest layout for CSI. I used the November Hip Kit Club kit for this family reunion layout:

I started this layout layering all these leaves. The green ones were cut from my Cameo and have been laying in a drawer for quite some time. I colored them with watercolors and then sprinkled them with some Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine. I fussy cut the blue flowers from a Maggie Holmes Willow Lane paper. The acetate and wood veneer leaves are exclusives from Hip Kit. I love them both!

The gold word "Together" are Thickers included in the kit. The hearts and blue alphas that I used for the word "Gather" are also an exclusive in the kit.

Here I added a few fussy cut flowers, a Heidi Swapp ampersand, another wood veneer leaf, a cut file and some tangled gold thread:

I created a cluster at the top of my page using a few of the acetate pieces, a fussy cut flower and another branch from the cut file. At the end, I decided the upper left side of my photo needed something. So using embroidery floss, I hand stitched a circle:

I just love how this layout came out! It's my favorite! 
Here is the case file:

I hope it inspires you in some way and you play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, January 13, 2019


Hey there friends!
I have a layout up on the ScraPerfect blog today. I used the September Hip Kit Club kit, featuring Pink Fresh Indigo Hills, the Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Cap for this layout of Sierra and me:

I fussy cut the wreath out of one of the Pink Fresh papers. I added a small amount of the Best Glue Ever to the wreath and adhered it to my watercolor background. When the glue was dry, I machine stitched around the wreath I added layers of paper, including white tissue paper, and die cuts under my photo: 

Here a fussy cut the grey scallop and flowers from patterned papers. I added some die cuts and a few puffy sticker hearts:

I added a few more die cuts  to the left of the photo.
Here is a close up of the wreath:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, January 7, 2019


Hey all!
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy - use a number on your card.
I created this 50th birthday card for a wonderful friend:

I used Fancy Pants Joy Parade and added some flower stickers from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Anything Goes

I posted a new Anything Goes challenge over at Creative Inspiration. It's a fun new watercolor technique!
Here's my card:

I was inspired by this pin on Pinterest:

Check it out and play along!

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Best of Times

Hey there friends!
 Do you have SnapChat? My daughter was showing me how fun this app is and how to use it and we were taking pics. The photo on this layout is from that day.
I used black acrylic paint to color the Rings For So Many Things and then backed them with some patterned paper :

I fussy cut "The Best of Times" from a patterned paper stack and popped it up with foam to add dimension.

I added a layer of tissue paper behind my photo. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves from patterned papers. I used a few different Thickers for my title:

To finish off my layout, I added some gold sequins:

I love these chipboard rings, they can be used in so many ways!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

King For The Day

Hey there Friends!
Just wanted to share a fun birthday card with you that I have up on the Dies R Us blog today. I used the Echo Park Birthday Boy collection for this card:

I cut the Amy Designs Sound of Music Frame from silver cardstock. I layered a few patterned papers under it and added some machine stitching. I popped a sticker up with foam tape:

Here are the products I used from the store:

I love how fast this card came together!

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

15: CSI

Hey there friends!
Hope you had a wonderful and safe new years eve!
I am sharing the layout I created for the new case file at CSI. I used mostly Webster Pages Citrus Squeeze stash for this fun birthday page:

I used the packaging technique with watercolors to create my background. I cut a bunch of triangles from patterned papers for my banners. I glued them in place and added some machine stitching. I fussy cut the "15" lemon and "I love you" banner from a few papers from the collection:

I fussy cut the flowers and layered them by the lower right side of my photo. The camper was fussy cut from a JilliBean paper. I added a few Tim Holtz stickers and used a stamp for my date:

Another fussy cut flower, a fun fussy cut pennant, another Tim Holtz sticker and some handwriting finished off my title:

Here is the case file: 
I was inspired by the colors, banners, camper and hearts on strings. For evidence, I used polka dots, floral pattern, stripes, stitching, banner, camper, flowers, bows (on heart strings) and birthday accents. For my testimony, I documented a birthday celebration.
I love how this layout came together! 
Hope you will play along with us!