Friday, July 29, 2016


Happy Friday!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for the July 15th sketch challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap and the 7/21 challenge to use a ticket, program, etc. at the Turtle Soup.
I used photos from last years Family Night at Lambeau Field for this fun page along with items from my stash:

I fussy cut my title from a piece of patterned paper and added the "Play" sticker:

I added a border and a 3D sticker:

Here is a look at the ticket. I also fussy cut the "I love football" pennant and added mini alphas over the "I" that says "we":

I added some mist, a journal spot, a sticker and mini alphas:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Roy G Biv

Hey there scrappy friends!
Just wanted to share a layout I created for Stacey's Roy G Biv (colors of the rainbow- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) challenge at the Turtle Soup. I had a blast creating this fun layout and used up lots of buttons (and old Echo Park papers too!) from my stash:

I started my layout making a half circle template from scrap paper. I divided it up into 7 parts and cut off 1 piece time and traced that onto my patterned papers. Then I cut it out and placed on the white cardstock and then added some stitching. Finally, I added the buttons:

I cut the words "Color" and "World" on white cardstock using my Cameo and then colored them with Gelatos, water and a paintbrush. The days of the week piece and 24 seven are from Sn@p Carpe Diem:

I love how this layout turned out and am happy to use all those buttons from my stash!
Here is 1 more close up: 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Few Cards

Hello and happy hump day!
Just wanted to share a few cards I made yesterday.
This first one I created using a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap and the birthday themed challenge over at Turtle Soup.
I used JilliBean Spotted Owl Soup that I have been hording forever, lol!

Here is the sketch:

My second card was created for the shaped card challenge over at Turtle Soup. I used Pebbles From Me To You and came up with this:

This is another card I will be sending to my daughter this fall when she starts college, just to let her know I am thinking of her.

May you have an awesome day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Today I am sharing a layout I created using the July 15th sketch at Stuck?!
I used Echo Park papers from my stash for this page:

I popped up the banner pieces with foam tape to add some dimension. I used some old Pink Paislee alphas:

The dream big tab was perfect for this college page along with the chipboard house:

Instead of stitching the circle, I decided to add a doily instead:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for taking a look at my page!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Love Is All You Need!

Hey there!
I have a fun wedding card up on the Paper House Blog today that I created using the Noir ColorWays Collection. I love the black and white with the pops of gold in this collection. It is so elegant!
Love Is All You Need card
Love Is All You Need Supply List:
I used a few of the cards from the Accent Pack along with black and white cardstock to create the layers for the base of my card. Then I added some gold ribbon and topped that off with some of the heart die cuts from the Accent Pack and some of the gold puffy stickers. Finally I added a key from the Accent Pack on foam tape.
Love Is All You Need card close up 1
I added a small banner, also from the Accent Pack and stitched that in place and added a puffy gold heart.
Love Is All You Need card close up 2
This line is perfect for wedding cards, wedding photos or pretty much anything!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ready To Shop!

Hey there!
I can't believe it's Sunday evening already! Where did the weekend go?
We were busy cleaning up from the storm that came thru on Thursday. It was a bad one, trees down all over around here and in the 2 neighboring towns. I did manage to find some scrapping time- only because it was so hot and humid- in the 90's! My way of staying cool :)
I played along with the sketch + 3 challenge over at Scrap Our Stash and combined it with the friendship challenge over at Turtle Soup. This photo was taken in October- our first selfie!  2 of my friends and I have gone on a shopping trip every year since we graduated from high school.
I used Fancy Pants Atwell and combined it with plenty from my stash. Here's a look at my page:

I created my background using a Tim Holtz stencil along with watercolor.  I added some spatters of watercolor and black mist.
I used Pink Paislee alphas that have been in my stash forever and added some stamping:

The papers are from the Atwell collection as well as the "Good stuff" sticky note. The "Snap" tab is from another Fancy Pants line.

The parenthesize and the "this" arrow are also Atwell's sticky notes. The wood veneer heart I colored with a red Gelato. The camera brad is from Simple Stories and the word stickers are Teresa Collins: 

I added my journaling on the green tag under the photo. The stars are from Simple Stories. I love their clear, black stickers:

Here is the sketch + 3 challenge:

I used Simple Stories, Teresa Collins and Ultramarine.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a terrific Monday!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

High School Grads

Hope you are having a fabulous start to your weekend! It's been so hot the last few days that I have been stuck inside scrapping ;).
For this layout of Sierra and BFF, I played along with the sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers and combined it with the Turtle Soup Birthday Bash challenge for 7/14- to celebrate a new path in life. What better way to start a new path in life than graduating from high school?!

I used a bunch of different products from my stash on this page:
Lawn Fawn papers
Evalicious wood veneer
Kaiser brads
Creative Embellishments stamp
Bella Blvd. alphas
October Afternoon mini alphas
Just Nick Chopsticks cut file
Silhouette sun cut file

I backed the cut file with different patterned papers:

I colored the wood veneers using 3 different colors of Gelatos and added water to blend them. I colored the sun using watercolors and then stitched in place. I also added some stamping:

I fussy cut the clouds from patterned paper and popped a few up using foam tape. I did a mixed alpha title and love the look!

lastly, I added some mist spatters:

Here is the sketch:

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Graduation Page

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for the July 13th Birthday Bash challenge over at the Turtle Soup. The challenge was to use numbers on your project.
I used photos from Sierra's graduation ceremony and came up with this:

I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and some odds and ends embellies from my stash.
Here are some close ups:

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Off the Rails Watercolor Background

Hello scrappy friends!
I have my first tutorial up on the Off The Rails Blog today.  I use watercolors on layouts quite often and thought I would share how I created my background on this layout:

You can check out my step by step instructions for creating this background on the Off The Rails Blog.
I used Simple Stories You Are Here along with the July 1st Stuck?! sketch. I also played with Scrap Our Stash's book cover challenge. I was inspired by the colors and the title, so I used a travel photo. I used 5 patterned papers and fussy cut some circles for embellies.

I layered some embellies using glue and foam tape to add some dimension:

I backed my frames with patterned papers:

A few more fun embellies and my title. I also added some black mist spatters:

Here is the sketch: 

The mood board I used from Off The Rails:

and the book cover from Scrap Our Stash:

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I'm Dreaming....

The Turtle Soup is celebrating it's 3rd birthday with a fun crop! I have been working on some Christmas cards here and there this summer so the challenge on July 7th was perfect to create another one. I also used a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used papers from my stash and came up with this:

                                                                    Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!