Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Trimming The Tree

I played along with the Christmas cartoon challenge at Grand Diva's Creative Corner and Rochelle's December rewind sketch over the weekend and thought I would share it here. I used mostly PhotoPlay Mad Plaid Christmas along with a few items from my stash:

I used a Recollections doily and cut out the center of it. I thought it looked like a wreath. I cut it in half and used a piece by each of the photos. I fussy cut the tree, popped it up with foam tape. I also added the present sticker and popped that up as well. 

I used some old Echo Park and Little Yellow Bicycle alphas from my stash. I added some stitching and washi tape. I fussy cut the ornaments and popped them up with foam tape and added some gold thread to hang them:

Here I added a fussy cut and sticker tree. I also added a few hand cut banners and a sticker present along with a fussy cut one. I also added a Tim Holtz phrase sticker:

Here's the sketch:

and the cartoon:

I used the colors, trees and presents.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Monday, December 11, 2017


Hey there!
Just wanted to pop in real quick and share a layout using case file no. 243 over at CSI.
I used a Paper Issues cut file and Carta Bella Happy Little Moments for this page of Austin and I:

I created my background with a stencil and mists. Then I added stamping with black ink. I colored the cut file with watercolors and gelatos. I colored the wood veneer using a gelato. I hand cut the ampersand from white cardstock. Then I added silver embossing powder and heat set it.

I used foam Thickers for my title. I also added a Pink Paislee puffy sticker:

Here is the case file:

I used the sketch. For evidence, I used: solid background, wood, silver and circular elements. I used the word "Joy" as my testimony.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using today's sketch at Creative Inspiration and Fancy Pants Meology:

I added watercolor to my background and black Heidi Swapp mist spatters. I added some diecuts and buttons from Fancy Pants Wonderful Day collection:

I fussy cut some flowers and the camera and layered them under my photo: 

Here is Bev's sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time!

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using the December 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches along with the tic tac toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash.
I used a paper from Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle for my background and added some watercolors and mist. Then I used PinkFresh December Days papers for the strips and layers behind my photo and also the December Days embellies:

I got brave and added some colored thread machine stitching. I also added a cluster of embellies:

I love the "Simply having a wonderful Christmas time" chipboard sticker from the collection. I fussy cut the "Home for the holidays" from one of the papers and added it on top of one of the cards. Finally, I added some sequins and puffy stickers:

Here is the sketch:

and the tic tac toe board:

I used:
mist, holiday theme and sequins

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jingle All The Way!

Hey there!
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy today. The challenge is called Jingle All the Way- use bells on your card.
I used Fancy Pants Oh Deer and a cut file from the Silhouette store and came up with this card:

I backed the cutfile with a piece of patterned paper and then stitched around the opening. I added a fussy cut flowers, a diecut, a sticker and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

12 Days of Christmas

Today is the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas crop over at Creative Inspiration. I have the first challenge posted over there- create a tag. Here's my tag using Fancy Pants Holiday Bustle:

I traced a tag shape on patterned paper and fussy cut it. Then I added a few more layers of paper and some machine stitching.
Finally I added some diecuts, ribbon and a bow.

Hope you will join us for some fun!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Life Is...

Hey !
I am back as promised to share my second layout for the November challenges at CSI.
I used My Minds Eye from my stash and a cut file from the Silhouette store for this page. I backed the cut file with 3 different patterned papers and adhered them with The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.  I added some watercolor to my white cardstock and then added that on top of the brown patterned paper. Finally I added a torn strip of the green patterned paper and some stitching:

I hand cut a few tags from patterned papers and added some string. I added a few buttons and a sticker popped up with foam:

I fussy cut the green/brown flowers from patterned paper and popped a few up with foam as well. I layered a few papers behind my photo and added a sticker on top of my photo:

Here is a small border along the bottom of the page:

Here is the fun case file

I used the colors. For the testimony, I used something I love to do- play bean bags.
Here's the evidence:
tags, ruler, fussy cutting and string

I am so glad you stopped by!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Fam

Hey there!
Happy Monday! I had a hard time going back to work today after having a long Thanksgiving weekend.
I managed to find some scrappy time this weekend and played along with the 2 monthly challenges at CSI.
I am sharing one today and I will share the other tomorrow.
I used Simple Stories for this layout:

I hand cut the banners and then fussy cut the red and grey hearts. I also fussy cut the "Love" from one of the cards and the doily was fussy cut from a card as well. I added a chipboard wood grain heart to the top.

I added the wood veneer "us" painted with mists. I also added some misting and stitching throughout my page.

Here is the case file:

I used the colors along and gratitude journaling prompt with these items from the evidence:
wood/ woodgrain

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Friday, November 24, 2017

A Christmas Card

Hey there!
Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!
I am sharing a card I created using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap along with Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle.

I just love the colors and elements in this fun collection!

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Hello and happy Thanksgiving!
It's my day up over on the Sketches In Thyme blog today.
Last summer we had a family reunion on my hubbys side and Sierra got to spend a little bit of time with her cousins. Of course, I had to scrap a few of the pics that were taken.
I used Fancy Pants Family & Co and a few Teresa Collins word stickers and came up with this fun page:

I added watercolor to my background after stitching a messy circle with my sewing machine and navy thread:

I added a few diecuts from the ephemera pack along with some Teresa Collins word stickers:

More diecuts and a tag:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by nad have a great time with your family!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Hey there!
I had some time last weekend and used the November 15th at Stuck?! Sketches as a jump start for a layout. I challenged myself not to use white cardstock as my background. Instead I used black. I am not crazy about how this layout came out and wish I would have used white cardstock and watercolors, lol!
I used Cocoa Vanilla for this layout along with a cut file from Just Nick:

I added some patterned papers and a bit of machine stitching. I popped up some of the embellishments with foam tape to add some dimension.

I also added some machine stitching to the cut file. I finished the layout off with some Bella Blvd stars and some mist spatters.

Here is Laura's fun sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

My Snow Angels

Hey there!
I was digging through some photos and found this one of my kids when they were younger. Sierra was probably 4 and Austin 2.
I used lots of Echo park stash for this page along with an acetate sheet from Paper House Productions and The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.

I placed the snowflake acetate on top of white cardstock and then added some of The Best Glue Ever under the acetate where I would be placing my photo. This held the acetate in place until I added some stitching.
Then I added some layers of patterned papers under my photo and held them together using The Best Glue Ever:

I added a snowflake sticker, which I also added some of the Best Glue Ever to. Since the sticker was older, it wasn't all that sticky, so the glue helps it stick better to the acetate. I also added a flourish and stitched it in place:

I popped up the house and post with craft foam and then adhered it to the layout with the Best Glue Ever:

I used a variety of alphas for my title from the Echo park collections and noticed as I was taking these photos that I will have to add some of The Best Glue Ever with the no clog writing cap. This has a small tip that is perfect to get glue in all those small spaces.

This layout was also based on a sketch over at Creative Inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, November 20, 2017

It's Only Paper

It's only paper, that's the theme for the new card challenge posted at Cards In Envy.
The challenge- use only paper on your card- no stamping, no embellies and no ribbon, unless it's a paper ribbon.

I used a card cut file from the Silhouette store and cut it on my Cameo. Then I backed it with different patterned papers from Basic Grey Juniper Berry. Finally, I used a black marker and added faux stitching. Then I added some Heidi Swapp black spatters:

I love how this turned out and will be using more of these cut files!

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

You & Me

Hey there scrappy friends!
With Sierra being home and the hunters I had staying with us, I managed to get a layout done this weekend!
I played along with the November sketch/word challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used mostly Crate Papers Notes & Things along with a paper from Heidi Swapp and AC Amy Tan for this layout:

I added a rub-on, sticker (Tim Holtz), tag, butterfly, fussy cut flowers and a frame along with a bit of my favorite washi tape:

I fussy cut the butterfly and words from one of the papers and added some stitching. I also added a stamped phrase and date:

Here is the sketch:

From my stash, I used:
T- tag, title and twine
H- Heidi Swapp green patterned paper and pink striped
A- ampersand and Amy Tan
N- Notes & Things collection- Crate Paper
K- kraft
S- stripes and stitching