Thursday, October 8, 2015

Scraptober Fest!

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
My Scraps & More has teamed up with 3 other great scrap challenge sites to bring you an ultimate challenge with a chance to win multiple prizes!
I created a layout using Fancy Pants Flutter collection for Audrey's color challenge:

I used a stencil, some light modeling paste and watercolor for my background.

I added lots of layers from the 6x6 paper pad and embellies:

The You & Me title was perfect for these pics:

Here's the color combo:
Check out the My Scraps & More Blog for more info on entering this fun challenge!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

6x6 Paper Pads

Hey there!
This week the My Scraps & More Design Team are sharing 12x12 layouts we created using 6x6 paper pads. It's my day up on the blog! I had the pleasure of working with Fancy Pants Makin' Waves paper pad. Fancy Pants is my favorite company to create with and this line is awesome! I have been loving using the 6x6 paper pads to create layouts and now have several in my stash.
I actually created 2 pages with the Fancy Pants Makin' Waves 6x6 paper pad. The first one I kept fairly simple and used a grid for my base:

I wanted to create movement across the top of my page with an arrow, but the 6x6 papers were not long enough, so I decided to do a broken arrow using a few strips of the red anchor paper. I think it added more movement than a solid arrow would have. I love the look!

I used wallet sized photos and cut the papers to match that size to create my grid:

Then I just added a few of the Project Life cards (my title "Dream, Explore, Discover" was a card I cut in thirds) , some stitching and a few other simple embellies and my layout was complete:

My second layout is not as simple, but still shows some easy ways to use the 6x6 papers.
The first thing I did was cut the clouds and waves using my Cameo. Then I backed them with some 6x6 papers and trimmed. I added a few more of the papers  as layers behind my photo and stitched. I cut the sun with my Cameo also and then used a scalloped circle punch and punched the orange 6x6 paper. I cut the scalloped part of the circle off and used that in 2 pieces- the bigger piece to the right top of my photos and the smaller piece on the lower left hand side of my page. The circle that was left, I added to the inside of my sun.:

I added some stitching to hold my waves in place. The anchor button is from the Fancy Pants Makin' Waves button pack:

Here is a closer look at the clouds and scalloped circle:

and a close up of the sun:
 I hope with this post, you learned a few new ways to use the 6x6 paper pads and will use them more often to create 12x12 layouts! They really are fun to use because they have smaller patterns and aren't quite as busy as the 12x12 papers we use all the time.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Crazy About You!

Yesterday was my day to post the Mix It Up Monday challenge over at MS&M.
I used Echo Park The Story of Our Family for this layout:
A few close ups:

Hope you find some time to play along with us this month!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Creepy Crawlies!

It's time for another challenge over at Cards In Envy.
Today's challenge is to create an A2 card using something creepy crawlie- spiders, snakes, bugs, etc.
I used October Afternoon Daily Flash All Boy and fussy cut the bugs for my card;

Hope you will play along with us this month!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Few Cards

Hey there!
My Scraps & More is having a crop for World Card Making Day, which was yesterday.
I posted a few card challenges and wanted to share my cards here.
I used Fancy Pants Makin' Waves 6x6 paper pads along with some of the embellies from this line for these 2 cards:

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, pop over and check out the challenges. We would love to have you play along!

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Happy World Card Making Day Scrappy Friends!
I posted a challenge at Turtle Soup this morning for the World Card Making crop. There are lots of fun challenges!
My challenge is to create a fall card and add ink.
I used American Crafts Give Thanks line for this fall card:

I used a stencil and different colors of Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create my background. Then I added a fine spray of yellow mist and on top of that I used a stamp.
I fussy cut the mason jar from one of the papers and placed that on top of a felt acorn and leaf.
Hope you will join us for the crop!

Friday, October 2, 2015

MS&M Sketch # 115

Happy Friday!

There's a new sketch up over at My Scraps & More Sketches today!
I used AC Day Dreamer for my background paper and Lucky Charms for the rest. I added a few Chic Tags embellies- "Noted" and clear acetate embellies:
This background paper was perfect for these Prom photos:

A few close ups:

Here is the fun sketch by Audrey:
Hope you will stop over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT did with the sketch and play along!

Friday Inspiration

Hey there!
I posted a new challenge today at Turtle Soup. I don't know about you, but I have quite a few embellies that have been in my stash for quite some time. My challenge is based off of this.
My challenge is to grab at least 3 embellies from your stash. Starting with those embellies, create a card, layout, tag or any other project building your project around those embellies.
I used 5 of those embellies along with some older Echo Park Yours Truly papers on this card:

It felt good to use up some of these embellies and I will be doing this more often.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Good morning!
I have another layout to share that I finished a few weeks ago, but haven't had time to post until now.
I used Simple Stories Under the Stars for this layout of Austin and I sitting by the fire in our backyard.
I used a Stuck?! sketch and played along with Scrap Our Stash challenge #30- use items on your layout from the word LAYERS. 
I used:
L- lantern
A- Alphas
Y- yellow
E- Epoxy heart
R- Red
S- Stitching, spatters & Simple Stories

A few close ups:

I fussy cut the lantern and punched butterflies:

I stitched a few circles using blue thread and fussy cut the camp fire:

Don't you just love the cute banner?!

Here is the fun sketch by Laura:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 28, 2015


Hey there!
I had some free scrappy time today, finally! Just wanted to share a few pages. For
 both of these challenges, I used Simple Stories Smarty Pants.
For my first page, I played with the September 15th Stuck sketch and combined it with the Creative Embellishments September challenge  and came up with this layout:
The second page I used a Scrap Our Stash sketch.

Here are some close ups:

I fussy cut the apples:

                      I used 3 of the Creative Embellishment Circle Chipboard and painted them red:

I added some paint spatters and layers of papers:

Here's the sketch:

For my second page I used a sketch from Scrap Our Stash along with the sketch, you had to use 3 school supplies on your layout.
I used:
1. staples
2 notebook edge
3. pencil
4. map
5. cursive lettering on lined paper
6. ruler
7. composition notebook background

Here are a few close ups:

I layered some of the journaling cards and photo mat cards for my layers:

Love the small stickers in this collection:

I fussy cut the pencil and punched a few borders:

I will be back shortly with another layout that I created awhile back to share.