Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jingle All The Way

Hey there!
It's my day to post the Sunday card challenge at Creative Inspiration today.
Here is Bev's sketch:

I came up with this card using the sketch and Basic Grey Juniper Berry:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lake Life

Hey there!
I am back to share a layout using some Paper House goodies.
I love creating summer layouts in the midst of our cold Wisconsin winters. It sorta warms me up seeing my daughter in shorts, t-shirt and standing by the lake.


Lake Life Supplies:
This was a fairly simple layout to put together, I liked that! I started with white cardstock as my background and added some different shades of blues using my watercolors. I fussy cut the mountains and lake from a sheet of paper in the paper pad and attached that to my background. I distressed the top of the mountains to give some dimension to them. I added 3 of the #D Stickers to create a fun and easy title:

 I fussy cut the tree and leaves from a few different papers from the paper pad. I also added the "Calm" 3D sticker:


 I love the 3D canoe and it was perfect for this lake layout:


Hopefully if the weather is cold where you are, this layout warmed you up a bit! Dig out some summer photos and scrap them!
 Have a great day!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Something Sweet

Hey there!
Today's challenge up at Cards In Envy is to use something sweet on your card. This could be a cake, candy, teddy bear, anything sweet!
I used a cupcake for my sweet thing on this birthday card:

I used Simple Stories Happy Day. If you are wondering, yes, I am still trying to use my stash!

Thanks and stay scrappy!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for the December 1st challenge over at ScraPerfect.
The challenge is to create your own border and add some handwriting to your project.

I used Simple Stories for this fun page of Greg and the kids:

I used watercolor on white cardstock for my background. I used the Leaf It To Me cut file from The Cut Shoppe  and cut some leaves from my Cameo. Before taking them off the mat, I added some watercolor. I was kind of skeptical at first about doing this, but thought I would try since I have seen other scrappers doing it. I was surprised that it didn't hurt my cutting mat! I definitely will be doing this more often.

I used The Best Glue Ever to put this layout together. The No Clog Writing Cap was perfect for adding glue to the small spots on the leaves. I love all the texture these leaves give to this layout!

I added some machine stitching in brown to create a frame around my photo. I used a bingo card for part of my subtitle. I hand wrote the words "weekend at" and then some October Afternoon mini alphas.

I fussy cut the title from a 4x6" card and popped some of it up with foam tape. I also fussy cut the trees.

Stop on over to the ScraPerfect Blog to check out the challenge and play along!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cheese Curds

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I have a fun tutorial up on the ScraPerfect Blog today using heat embossing and Transfer Foils.
Here is my layout using this technique along with October Afternoon Girl Talk and the November 14th sketch from Creative Inspiration.

I fussy cut the flower bunches from patterned paper. I also used a few cardstock word phrases from Elle's Studio:

I added some watercolors to my embossed foil background:

I added some fussy cut feathers, a tag and some Thickers:

I would love if you would check out my tutorial!

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!


Hey there!
I am back today to share a layout I have up on the Sketches In Thyme Blog today.
I used Elle's Studio and a photo of Austin dressed up as a pirate on Halloween in 2009 for this fun page:

I layered some journal spots and a branding strip in the bottom right corner:

I used the "This Makes Me Smile"  and "You Are My Treasure"cut aparts for my title:

I fussy cut the yellow chevrons, added some stitching and used the "Details" card for my journaling. I also used Fancy Pants alphas for a few subtitles: 

I fussy cut the word bubble and once again used Fancy Pants alphas:

Here is the sketch:
I love it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great  day!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pico De Gallo

Hey there Scrappy Friends.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
I am headed back to work today after a nice long, relaxing Thanksgiving weekend, in which I had some scrappy time. I decided to play along with the November 15th sketch at Stuck?! and use some of my October Afternoon stash. I used Modern Homemaker and Girl Talk. Sierra has been working at Taco John's the last few years and learned how to make Pico de Gallo there and decided to make it for us at home. Yup, it was so good!

I added a bit of watercolor to my background using the packaging technique. For my title I used mini and regular alphas from OA and also added in a few Studio Calico phrase stickers.

I hand cut a tag from a few of the papers, added some fussy cut bowls  
and also added a punched & torn border.

Another fussy cut bowl along with a fussy cut spoon and a few stickers.

I added a few of the ephemera pieces from the OA Boy Talk line. 

Here is the sketch:

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

One More...

I'm Back!
I forgot to share this card I made a few weeks ago for a sketch challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used some stickers and cardstock I purchased last year from the local scrapbook store and came up with this fun nontraditional colored card:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!


Hey there!
I am back with another post for today.
I am sharing a Christmas card I created using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used a Recollections 6x6 paper pack I picked up at Michaels a few weeks ago and came up with this card:

Here is the fun sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Wedding Tag Tie On

Hey there! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
Today I am sharing a quick and easy embellishment to make that I have up over on the ScraPerfect Blog today. These are perfect to add to a scrapbook page, a card or a gift.

Start by cutting a 1 1/2" x 12" strip of patterned paper:

Using a score board, score ever 1/4":

Add a thin strip of ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever:

Once it dries clear, take a sheet of ScraPerfect's Foil Transfer, place it over the glue and rub:

This is what it looks like:

Begin at one end and accordion fold the entire strip:

Add the Best Glue Ever to one end and glue to the other end of the strip:

This is what it looks like. Add the Best Glue Ever to a scrap piece of paper. I used a scalloped punched circle:

Flatten the accordion piece on top of the circle and hold until dry. This just takes a minute:

Embellish, I used Paper House Productions paper and a 3D Sticker on mine along with some tangled thread and stickpins.

Here is a side view:

This is a great way to use up scraps and miscellaneous embellishments!
                                              Thanks for stopping and have a great day!