Monday, June 18, 2018

Feeling Blue...

Hey there scrappy friends!
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy!
The challenge is called- Feeling Blue and distressed. The challenge is to create a card with distress inks and lots of the color blue.

I used a white piece of cardstock and added modeling paste through a Prima stencil. Then I took 2 Ranger Distress Inks-Faded Jeans & Salty Ocean. I smooshed them one at a time on plastic packaging, spritzed it with water and smooshed it onto the stenciled background. I continued this until I was pleased with the result:

I stamped my sentiment using embossing ink, added embossing powder and heat set it. I added a few different blue washi tapes, stitching them in place. Finally I punched 2 butterflies from white cardstock and glued them on:

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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Life Doesn't Get Any Better

Life has been so busy lately with work, Greg's health issues and graduation that I haven't had much free time to scrap for fun. I took a few hours this morning to do just that before all the work of getting ready for Austin's graduation party on Saturday.
I played along with case file #255 at CSI and Scrap the Boys June challenge. I used a variety of manufacturers for this page:

I created my background using watercolors and then used the circle stamp from Creative Embellishment and stamped with black ink. For my title, I used: Prima, My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket and Making Memories along with the "Better" sticker from Amy Tan. I used a circle punch and punched the "Best Ever":

I added a few layers behind my photo and then added more punched circles, washi tape, a Heidi Swapp sticker and a chipboard piece from Mambi:

I added a few more Heidi Swapp stickers, a diecut donut and donut sticker from Amy Tan, some stitching and a few fussy cut hearts:

Here is the case file:

I was inspired by the colors and donuts.
My evidence is:
solid white background
and donuts
For my testimony, I documented food.

Here's the Scrap the Boys challenge:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Graduation Invites

Hey there scrappy friends!
I am here to share a fun and easy graduation invite I have up on the ScraPerfect Blog today. Austin is graduating from high school this year. Rather than having someone make invites for his party, I decided to create my own.

I used an invite I found on Pinterest:

I spiffed it up a bit by adding some color and the year in a few places. For safety reasons, I blurred out the party specifics. I created a word document and printed 4 out per page on matte photo paper.
Here's what I came up with:

I started by cutting the cardstock to size.
The orange is 3 3/4"x 5 1/8"
Black is 3 1/2"x 4 3/4"
The invite is 3 1/4"x 4 1/2"
I added The Best Glue Ever to the back of the black cardstock using the No Clog Writing Cap. Just a little bit of this glue goes a long way! I adhered the black cardstock to the orange cardstock. 

I added The Best Glue Ever to the  back of the invite in the same manner and adhered this to the black cardstock.

Now all I have to do is address the envelopes and include one of his senior photos.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, June 4, 2018


Hey there!
I am back to share a layout using some fun Whisker Graphics goodies!
I used Jilli Bean Soup Spotted Owl Soup, a large Whisker Graphics Tag, a Little Bitty Bag and Whisker Graphics Divine Twine in 3 colors: Green solid, Navy Solid and Blueberry.

I cut the number "20" out of my background using my silhouette Cameo. I backed it with patterned paper and decided to hand stitch around the numbers. I normally use embroidery floss to do this, but decided to try hand stitching with the Divine Twine instead. I love the results! I used the Navy Solid. The twine has 4 threads that are wound together, I divided it in half and used 2 pieces for my stitching. I poked holes using a pin and began my stitching:

Here it is finished:

I colored my tag using Gelatos and used  that for my journaling:

I wrapped the Green Solid twine around my photo and tied it into a bow:

I strung a banner, popped up with foam and added the Blueberry twine to hang it:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Let's Hear it For The Boys!

Hey there friends!
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy!
The challenge is to create a masculine card for a boy or man.
With Austin graduating from high school this year, we have lots of graduation parties to attend. I decided to create a grad card for one of his friends.
I used Basic Grey from my stash and came up with this masculine card:

We would love for you to play along with us this month!
Thanks for stopping and stay scrappy!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

We Heart Swimming!

Hey there!
There's a new layout and card sketch up over at Creative Inspiration. I played along with the layout sketch and used Echo Park Splash for this fun summer page:

I added a few hand stitched circles using embroidery floss. I fussy cut the waves from one of the papers and added some machine stitching. I popped the left one up with foam. I fussy cut the fish from a paper too. I added some water bubble stickers and popped them up with foam:

I added watercolors to my background. For my title, I used some alpha stickers from the collection, for the word "WE". I fussy cut the heart and added some machine stitching. I also fussy cut the word "Swimming". I added a few stickers and the date:

I added a few layers of paper under my photos and then added a border sticker:

Here is Bev's sketch:

This was such a fun layout to create and I used some stash!

We would love if you played along with us!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Another Grad Card

It's my day up on the ScraPerfect Blog today. I am sharing a little tutorial, hope you will check it out!
I am sharing another graduation card using Distress Oxide Inks. I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever and the Perfect Crafting Pouch along with a stamp from Creative Embellishments on this card and did some heat embossing:

Thanks for stopping by and have a scrappy day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

There It Goes

Hey there!
It's my day up on the Sketches In Thyme blog sharing a layout I created with a sketch by Bev.
I used Carta Bella and Echo Park stash for this sad layout. This was Austin's first car...A Sebring convertible. (We got a good deal on it, otherwise he would have never got it, lol!) In October of 2016, On his way to school, he was hit by an uninsured motorist. He was ok, just shaken up, but his car was totaled. We finally had the junkyard come and get it last summer. It was a sad day...He loved that car!

I added some layers and stitching along with some stickers, some popped up with foam to add dimension:

I used Echo Park alphas and stitched through it for my title. I added a fussy cut ticket and another arrow sticker:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Feeling Sketchy?!

Hey there!
There's a new challenge up at Cards In Envy today!
 The challenge is: Feeling sketchy. Create a card using your favorite sketch and share your card and the link to it.

I used JilliBean Soup Spotted Owl Soup, Navy Solid Whisker Graphics Divine Twine  and a Doodlebug Design doily for this birthday card:

I used this Basic Grey card sketch I found on Pinterest:

I would love to see you play along!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Wine Tasting with Friends

Hello! Happy Friday!
Creative Inspiration is starting their monthly mini crop today and I have a challenge posted over there.
My challenge is to create a friend theme project.
I used a pic of me and some friends while wine tasting along with Paper House Productions 3D stickers to create this fun page:

I fussy cut the flowers from a paper pad I think it came from Michaels. Check out those gorgeous gold leaves!

I used watercolors for my background and then added Heidi Swapp mist spatters:

I added a piece of my favorite washi tape along with a journaling block, stitching and 3D stickers from Paper House:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!