Monday, June 26, 2017

That Smile!

Hi there!
Happy Monday! Hope your week is starting out great so far.
I am sharing a layout I just finished using the June 1st sketch at Let's Get Sketchy and a photo inspiration challenge at Creative Inspiration.
I used lots of stash on this layout, including Elle's Studio Penelope, Bella Blvd. alphas and the pink alphas I have had in my stash forever.

I added lots of layers, stitching and some Spiegelmom cork:

I added a frame to the top of my photo using foam tape:

Here's a close up of my title:

Here is the sketch:

I did change it up a bit.

Here is the pic for inspiration:

I was inspired by the colors.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Another Christmas Card

Yeah, I know what you are thinking, CHRISTMAS? Is she crazy?!
Well I make all my Christmas cards, each one is different, and I usually send out about 40 of them. If I don't start making them early, I will never get enough of them done.
Any who, I used Echo Park along with a sketch challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap for this card:

Like I usually do, I added stitching to hold my layers together. I also added a few stickers and some pearl bling. 

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Christmas Card

Hi there,
I am back today to share another Christmas card. I used Echo Park along with the photo challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and came up with this:

I added lots of layers, stitching, stickers and pearls to this fun card.
Here is the challenge:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Walk Thru

Hello and happy Saturday!
Hope you are having a great weekend so far!
I am sharing a layout I created using the June 15th sketch at Let's Get Sketchy. It's been awhile since I played over there, probably since I was on their design team. I saw their sketch and just had to play along.
I used a Heidi Swapp paper for my background and the rest is Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom for this layout of Sierra:

I loved adding all these bits and pieces from the collection along with some fussy but butterflies:

I dusted off my hexagon punch and it was great to use it again. I added my journaling on 3 of the stickers from the sticker sheet. 

I used 3 different fonts for my title. Those pink alphas have been in my stash for about 20 years. It felt so good to use some of them!

I added a leaf diecut along with a few stickers and another fussy cut butterfly:

Here is the fun sketch:

This was such a fun layout to create and I love how it came out!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Seize the Day!

Hey there!
I am back today to share a layout I created using a sketch at Sketches In Thyme.

I used Pink Fresh Live More for this page of my daughter and a few friends at their Senior Dessert:

I changed up the sketch a bit by not adding strips across the top and bottom, instead I used this background paper. It reminded me of the base of the sketch. I also tilted my photo and strips.

I added some stitching through the strips of patterned papers.

I added lots of diecuts from this collection.

I also added some mist spatters.

Here is the sketch:

We would love to have you play along with us!
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fresh Air

Hey there scrappy friend,
Today I am sharing a layout I created using case file #232 at CSI along with a lift challenge at Paper Issues.
I used some Echo Park and Simple Stories from my stash:

I fussy cut the trees and squirrel from one of the papers: 

Some more fussy cutting and I added a few words from patterned paper as well:

The fox was also fussy cut and I added a fishing pole sticker and fish I stitched my layers together using white thread:

Here is the case file:

I used:
the color scheme and added the color orange.
Evidence: wood background, animals, trees and stitching
Testimony: document something about the outdoors and put your journaling in a pocket. I created my pocket with papers and stitching in the top right corner above my photo.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created combining a few challenges: the Tic-Tac-Toe stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash and a sketch challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used Pink Fresh for this layout of Austin and a few friends:

I added lots of diecuts and a fussy cut & sign:

I fussy cut my title from the 6x6 paper pad and added that cute rainbow:

I fussy cut the banner from one of the 6x6 papers. I also added a diecut circle, puffy sticker and chipboard sticker:

Here is the tic tac toe board:

I used the middle row: camera, rainbow and puffy stickers (Dear Lizzie)

Here is the sketch: 

I just flipped it on its side.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Cards In Envy

I am here today to share my card for the new challenge over at Cards In Envy. The challenge is to create a white on white card.

Here's what I came up with:

I embossed a piece of white cardstock and then layered a doily, snowflake (this was cut on my Cameo  using a cutfile. It had been there for quite awhile, so I am not sure where I got the cutfile from. Thinking it's from the Silhouette store.) Then I stitched the layers together. Finally I added some tangled thread and the chipboard word "Joy", which I painted white. I finished it off with a few scraps of ribbon.

This was quite a challenge for me, but I love how it came out. (I also have another Christmas card done!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Best Cleaner Ever!

Hey there!
Today I am going to share a tip with you.
Last month, my son and I were helping my husband cut down a pine tree. My son and I got pine pitch on our hands and clothes. After several attempts of watching my son wash his hands and the pine pitch not going anywhere, I grabbed my bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever and told him to spray my hand with it.

He sprayed the Best Cleaner Ever on my hand and I let it sit a minute. I rubbed my hands together and then washed them.

This was the result:

Nice and clean and ao sticky pine pitch! He did his hands and had the same results!
Then I thought, if it will take it off hands, why not clothes? 

So I sprayed the spots on his pants:

Here was the result:

My son thought his favorite sweat pants were ruined. So happy I thought to grab The Best Cleaner Ever! He can still wear these pants to school! 
I need to get another bottle and keep it in the laundry room!

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Hello Scrappy Friends!
I am sharing a layout I created using the new sketch at Stuck?! Sketches along with Fancy Pants Family & Co.

I cut a heart out of cardstock and used the negative piece as a mask. I stamped with the Creative Embellishment Distressed Text Stamp and black ink. Then I added some watercolor using the packaging technique. Finally I added some faux stitching using a Nuvo Glitter Marker: 

I added lots of bits and pieces from the Family & Co line, diecuts, stickers and enamel dots.

Here's another look at some of the goodies in this collection:

Here is Laura's wonderful sketch:

I hope you find some time to play along with us!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I Love You To The Moon...

Hey there!
I am here today to share my last design team post for Creative Embellishments. I really have enjoyed working with all the fabulous goodies from the store. Thank you Nicole for giving me this wonderful opportunity!
 Now onto my layout. I used some older papers from my stash for this layout:

I love this phrase (I Love You To The Moon...) and decided to make that the title and center of this graduation layout. I colored it with a coat of Gesso first and then added inks and mists.

I added some Wood Veneer Stars colored with a Nuvo Glitter Marker. These stars are perfect for any page!


I added a Square Doodle Frame under my photo and colored it with a navy ink pad.  I added a Shine Silver Flair on top of a bed of tangled thread.  Here you can see all the shine the wood veneer stars have. Love it! I added a tag, some stitching and ink spatters to finish off the page.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Baseball Season

Hey there Scrappy friends!
I am up on the ScraPerfect Blog today sharing a fun baseball page.
I used a sketch from Brenda Ragsdale, Paper House papers, some Little Yellow Bicycle embellies and my favorite, the Best Glue Ever. This glue really is the best and has taken the place of most of my other adhesives. Of course, I still use my foam tape for dimension.

I have been scrapping for over 20 years now and when I go back to look at some of the pages I did back then, things are falling off the pages, especially the chipboard and alphas. Now when I scrap, I always add the Best Glue Ever to my chipboard, stickers and alphas. It only takes a little bit of glue to hold things in place. I also love the No Clog Writing Cap and have it on my bottle all of the time. It's perfect for getting in those small spaces!
I added some to these chipboard phrases:

I added some more chipboard embellies and of course, I added some of the Best Glue Ever!

This is a bigger piece of chipboard from Little Yellow Bicycle, attached again with the glue.

This glue is stronger than the glue I used 20 years ago, so I think when I go and look at this layout 20 years from now, all the chipboard will be in it's place.

Enjoy the rest of your day!