Friday, October 19, 2018

Friendship and a Tutorial

Hey there!
I am here today to share a layout and a fun layered butterfly tutorial with you that I created for Off The Rails.
I used Shimelle Little By Little collection for this layout:

I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers. See that cute butterfly? See my tutorial on how to make these later in my post:

I fussy cut a few more flowers, the title "Friendship" and those cute animals from papers in the collection:

Here is another one of the butterflies I created:

Did you notice the words above the photo? I used this tag from a scrub top  and placed half of it under my photo. I covered the words " Tooniforms and Cherokee" with fussy cut flowers. This is a great way to recycle!

Now for my tutorial on how to make the layered butterflies:
I used 2 different butterfly punches and punched butterflies from 4 different papers in the the collection. 

Layer 4 butterflies, all different patterns on top of each other. I stitched through the body part of the butterfly using my sewing machine and white thread, leaving the tails of thread:

Fluff up the wings. Easy peasy! 
These make fun homemade embellies and they are really fast to make!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2018

It's A Stay Inside...

Hey there!
There's a fun new case file up at CSI to play along with and of coarse, lots of prizes up for grabs!
I used Fancy Pants Timber Grove for this winter layout:

We got a snowstorm in April of this year, kind of late even for Wisconsin. It was a great day to stay inside and read a book!
I used a premade cut file from my stash, not sure who made it, maybe KI? I added lots of distressing to this page:

I added some old snowflake brads from my stash along with some stickers from this collection:

The alphas are from the collection. I created my own books by using pages from a book, cutting them small. Then I created a cover using patterned paper and stitched them all together. I love how they came out!

Here's the case file:

Hope you will play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

It's The Happiest Season of All!

have you started your Christmas cards yet? I am doing pretty good on mine so far.
There's a new challenge over at Cards In Envy- create a card for your favorite holiday. I used Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle for this Christmas card:

I added a few layers of patterned paper and some stitching for the base of my card. I added a few tags and diecuts, popping some up with foam to add some dimension. To finish my card, I added some twine and a gem.
We would love to have you play along with us!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hello Summer

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
It's my turn to post the anything goes challenge at Creative Inspiration today. My challenge is to use a large title on your page. I used Simple Stories I (Heart) Summer for this layout:

I added watercolor to my background. I used a negative part of a cut file I used on a previous layout- the letters of summer, colored them with watercolors and mists. I hand stitched around the letters using embroidery floss. This added so much texture and made the title pop. I love how it turned out!

I added the chipboard banner, fish, flower and pinwheel along with a few stickers from the collection:

By my second photo, I added the chipboard balloons and a bingo card:

I added some more chipboard pieces to my letters. I finished my title with some alphabet stickers and added some stitching over them:

I love how this layout came out!

Hope you will join us this month for some fun!

The Perfect Cleaner

I am sharing a fast way to remove sticky residue from new silverware. I recently purchased some more forks from Walmart and they were held together with sticky paper. When I removed the paper, I was left with a few sticky fork handles. Of course, I reached for my bottle of The Best Cleaner Ever!
See the sticky stuff?:

I sprayed the handle with a little bit of The Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit a few minutes:

Then I used a paper towel and wiped. No more stickiness!

This cleaner works on all types of surfaces and has replaced a few other cleaners in my home.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wish Big!

I have a cute card I created using Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie Stamps & Dies, Lawn Fawn Perfect Plaid Rainbow 6x6 Paper Pad and the Best Glue Ever on the Dies R Us Blog today.
I layered a few of the papers from the 6x6 paper pad and added some machine stitching. I stamped the elephants on the purple plaid paper using black ink and then using the die, cut them out. I added a strip of green plaid paper to the bottom of my card and snipped it to mimic grass. I stamped my sentiment right on my paper:

I stamped a few hearts on turquoise paper and popped them up with foam tape to add some dimension:

I used the Best Glue Ever for my adhesive to put this card together.

As you can see from my card, those stamps and dies are just the cutest!
Here are the products I used:

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Using Stash

Hi there!
It's my turn to post a stash challenge at Creative Inspiration. My challenge is to create a card using old papers. I used Carta Bella Christmas day for this card:

I added a few patterned papers, some stitching and a popped up sticker with foam to create a fun and fast card. 
So grab your old papers and create a card!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sweetest Season

I am sharing a card I made using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap along with Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle line.

Here's the sketch:

Tyanks for stopping and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy Halloween!

I played along with a card challenge at Sketch-N- Scrap. I used Fancy Pants Spellbound for this card:

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, October 8, 2018


Hey there!
I am sharing a card I created for a sketch challenge at 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown. I also played along with challenge #1 at Creative Inspirations WCMD Crop.
I used Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle for this card:

The "25" and white circle with the gold stars are diecuts. The other circles were cut using punches.
Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!