Monday, March 20, 2017

Black & White

Hello and happy Monday!
There is a new challenge up on the Cards In Envy blog today!
Today's challenge:

Create a card using Black AND White with just a smidge of another color. We definitely want to see mostly black & white and one tiny bit of color. Any Occasion.

I used Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith and came up with this card:

This was an easy card to make... I added 3 layers, some stitching and a few fussy cut flowers. 
Hope you will play along with us this month!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

He's So Fine!

Hey there!

I am sharing a layout I created for Creative Embellishments and have up on their blog today.
As I was browsing the Creative Embellishment Store, I came across the He's So Fine chipboard title pieces. I knew right away that I had to have this piece for a layout of my son all dressed up for Homecoming last year. I paired it with: Grunge Gear Corner Grunge Circle Frames and Gears 1" I love the outcome!

I added Tim Holtz Distress Ink to both the Grunge Circle Frame and the Grunge Gear Corner. Then added a few black ink spatters.


Just a tip before applying ink to chipboard- I always try it on the back of the piece of chipboard to make sure I have the right color. I added a chipboard pennant, flowers and a punched butterfly to this cluster around the Grunge Gear Corner:


 For the He's So Fine Title Piece, I heat embossed using black embossing powder. Here you can see a close up of the Grunge Circle Frame:


 I added a few more embellishments to create a small cluster down in the lower right corner:


I added some flowers, some painted with watercolors, a piece of chipboard, punched butterflies and a few of the 1" Gears, which I also colored with the distress inks with ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever. I love how the gears keep the theme of the guy page, even though I have flowers on it. A year ago, I would have never added flowers to a guy page, LOL


 Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me! Stay scrappy my friends!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Lawn Fawn & ScraPerfect Team Up

Hey there!
The ScraPerfect DT have teamed up with Lawn Fawn this month!
I am excited to share a card I created using Lawn Fawn and ScraPerfect products!

To create this card I used  the Perfect Crafting Pouch on my white cardstock. This helps get a nice crisp image when stamping. Then I used the Elphie Selfie Stamps and stamped them on the white cardstock using black ink. I colored the images using a small paintbrush and watercolors. Once they were dry, I used the Elphie Selfie Lawn Cuts and ran them through my Cuttlebug. I love the white edges around the stamped image! Plus, it was so easy to do!

I used the Best Glue Ever and some foam tape to adhere my stamped images to papers from the Perfectly Plaid papers.

Here is a close up of all the dimension of my card:

Here is what I used to create this fun card:

I love these Lawn Fawn stamps and Lawn Cuts and will be getting more of them in the future!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Sunday, March 12, 2017


Hey there!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
I found a few hours of scrappy time earlier this week and created this layout using a Cut Shoppe cut file, Simple Stories and the March tic-tac-toe board at Scrap Our Stash.
I used: washi tape, gold and mini alphas:

I backed the cut file with papers from the 6x6 pad and stitched in place over my watercolor background.

I used Mambi black and gold chipboard.

I popped some of the flower diecuts up with foam tape to add some dimension. I also added the word "epic" using October Afternoon mini alphas.

I fussy cut the "today" circle, the black and white chevron frame and the "Life is amazing, beautiful, so very good" out of patterned papers.

Finally, I added a banner and doily on the top.

Here's the tic-tac-toe board:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, March 6, 2017


Hey there!
It's the first Monday of the month, that means a new challenge is up over at Cards In Envy!
Here's the challenge for the next 2 weeks:
Simple cards only. Think one layer, stamped on card base etc. Perhaps a card you can make in 10 minutes or less?? Any Occasion.

This card does have a few layers and some stitching, but it took me under 10 minutes to make!
I used Pebbles From Me To You: 

We would love to have you join in on the challenges this month. There is a new challenge posted on the first and third Mondays of the month.

Stay scrappy my friends!

Thursday, March 2, 2017


IF you are here for the SpiegelMom/Creative Embellishment blog hop, scroll down or click HERE.

I am to share a page I have up on the Creative Embellishment Blog today. I used a photo of Austin and I on parent's night at his football game last October. I used a variety of Creative Embellishment goodies on this page:


I used a stencil and light modeling paste to create texture on my background. I added some mists and watercolors on top and finally stamped using black ink and the Circles Stamp. The word "Wish" is from the Dream Word Set. I love the font! I just colored it using an ink pad.


Under my photo, I added a Circle Doodle Frame. I also added some Wood Veneer Stars. Both of these were colored with the same black ink:


I am not much of a flower user on boy pages, but I love the outcome on this layout!
In the cluster of embellies under the photo, I tucked in a Wood Veneer Football and a Heart. I also added flowers, thread and butterflies:


This piece is one of Creative Embellishments new chipboard pieces. It's called Washi Tape Clusters. Isn't it just so cool?! I love it! I added Gesso first and then used inks and Gelatos to color it. I also added the "Snap" flair from the Smile Set along with another Wood Veneer Star and some flowers:


 Around the edge of my page, I added a strip of patterned paper and some torn washi tape. 

 Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Creative Embellishments March Challenge

If you are here for the Creative Embellishments/SpiegelMomScraps blog hop, please click HERE.

Happy March! I am so ready for spring, but here in Wisconsin, we can still get snow storms in March. I am keeping my fingers crossed that that will not happen. We are getting a few inches today. 
Today, I am sharing my layout for the March challenge over at Creative Embellishments.
I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe, the Best Glue Ever and an old Echo Park collection- Springtime for this layout of Sierra:

I used a unicorn from the Unicorn set and added Gesso. Then I added Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Paste and purple and pink spray inks. I love the texture the glass beads gave the unicorn! I added in a Butterfly Flair in my fussy cut flower cluster.

 I used 2 butterflies from the Butterfly Set and added a coat of Gesse to them and then a purple and pink spray ink. Finally, I added some Stickles. 

Here is the inspiration photo and the twist is to use something that flies:

I was inspired by the colors, butterflies and unicorn.
Hope you will play along with us this month. There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs!

Pawprints: Creative Embellishments & SpiegelMom Scraps Blog Hop

Hey there!
Today the Creative Embellishments DT is teaming up with SpiegelMom Scraps for a blog hop! I was so excited to play with the goodies from SpiegelMoms Scraps and pairing them up with Creative Embellishments goodies was the perfect combination!

Back in November, we had to put our yellow lab, Bender down due to kidney failure. This was the hardest decision we ever had to make, but it was best for him. The photos on this layout were taken the day before and are the last ones I took of him. RIP Bender. We love and miss you!

Now onto my layout.
I created the background using the Fairy Dust Stencil and light modeling paste. After I applied the modeling paste and while it was still wet, I added some of the yellow sequins from the Amore Sequin pack. This saved me from gluing them down later. I added some watercolor using the packaging technique. I also added some pawprints cut from a Silhouette frame cut file and colored with watercolors. 
I kept my patterned paper to a minimum since I had the mixed media background. 

I used Shimmerz Tar, Tar Acri Tones to color the"Paw Prints" chipboard piece and added some red paint spatters. I tucked in the "Fuzzy Friend" flair from the Happy Tails Flairs and added a yellow heart feltie from the Love U Tons pack.
It's hard to see, but I did add a Silver Foil Holiday Doily behind the photo on the left:

I took a Heart chipboard piece, added Gesso and mists to it. I tucked another yellow heart feltie inside it and added some tangles thread and the "love" flair. I added 3 Cork Chevrons under my photos along with a sticker:

In the upper left corner around my photo, I added a mixture of alphas to create my title: "Our hearts will always wear the pawprints left by you." I also added another Yellow Heart Feltie and a couple more of the Cork Chevrons:

I love how this layout came out and I think it is a great tribute to this wonderful member of our family.

Here is the blog hop list in case you get lost along the way:
Laura Whitaker blog (March Guest Designer)

Doris Widder's blog:
Heather’s Blog:
Laetitia’s blog :
Lisa’s blog: ***YOU ARE HERE***
Nadine Carlier’s Blog:
Creative Embellishments blog- http://creativeembellishments/com/blog

Remember, you can win a $25.00 gift card to SpiegelMom Scraps OR a $30 gift certificate to Creative Embellishments just by commenting on all the blogs in the blog hop! You have a whole week to complete the hop (until 11:59 p.m. on March 7) - so it's a pretty sweet way to win some scrappy goodies!!

Now off you go to Beth Soler's blog to see what she created!
Happy hopping!