Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sunshine and Happiness

Hello Scrappy Friends!
I am up on the Sketches In Thyme blog today with a new layout using Simple Stories You Are Here along with a few other goodies.
I used a few photos from my Spring Break trip to Vegas a few years ago:

I added watercolors to create my background. I fussy cut the word "Sunshine" and "Happiness" from one of the patterned papers. The "&" sticker is from Dear Lizzie and the acetate tag is from Pink Fresh:

I fussy cut the camera, added some patterned paper and stitching. I added an acetate sheet under my photos. I added a flair button from Accent Scrapbooking:

I added the "Escape" circle which I also fussy cut from one of the papers. Finally, I added that cute green bow:

Here is the sketch:

We would love to have you play along with us- just create a layout based off of this sketch and add your link to the side bar of the Sketches In Thyme Blog.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Another Grad Card

We have another graduation party to attend on Saturday. So I created another guy card using some old Basic Grey and a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap:

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Scenic Route

Hey there! Happy hump day!
I played along with a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap and combined it with challenges at Paper Issues and Creative Inspiration. I used some old Elles Studio for this layout:

I hand cut the tag, added a few labels and a few diecut butterflies painted with watercolors:

I added a frame and this gorgeous acrylic heart along with a few diecut arrows:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sequin Flower Tutorial

Hey there friends!
I have a tutorial up at Off The Rails today. I am sharing a tutorial on how to make these cute sequin flowers that I used on this layout:

I used Echo Park Simple Life and So Happy Together for this layout. I cut the title, flower and leaves using my Cameo and colored them with watercolors:

I used watercolors for my background as well. I added a few torn strips of paper at the bottom and a fussy cut flower along with one of the sequin flowers:

Here is another sequin flower:

Hope you will go check out my fun tutorial at Off The Rails and tell them I sent you.


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!