Friday, September 13, 2019

Lunch By The River

Hey Friends!
I am back to share a layout I have up over at ScraPerfect using The Best Glue Ever and the June & July 2018 Hip Kit Club kits:

I fussy cut the flowers from patterned paper and then colored them with watercolors. I used The Best Glue Ever to adhere them to my layout. I also used the glue to adhere the diecuts, popping some up with foam. The Best Glue Ever holds the foam perfectly!

I added more diecuts and a tag here also using The Best Glue Ever to hold them in place:

For my banner, I used just a dot of glue on every other banner to hold it in place while I added my stitching:

I love this glue and how my layout turned out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Live In The Moment: Creative Embellishments

Hey there friends!
I am back to share a camping layout using some fun Creative Embellishment chipboard pieces.
This photo of us and our camping friends was taken on our annual 4th of July camping trip:


I colored the Live In The Moment chipboard piece with a few different Lindy's mists and used that for my title:

I fussy cut some flowers from the June Hip Kit Club kit and layered them around my photo. I added the Purple Plant sprigs, colored with the same Lindy's mists, under the flowers. Here's the left side:


and the right side:

I added some watercolor to my background. I stitched a few clouds to the top and added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom. I love how this layout turned out! That chipboard is just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, September 8, 2019


hey there friends!
Today I am sharing my layout for case file #296 at CSI.
I used mostly stuff from the December 2016 and January 2017 Hip Kit Club kits along with a cut file from Paper issues for this layout of Sierra on her 21st birthday:

I backed the cut file with a paper from Paige Evans and then stitched rays with my machine. I added layers of patterned papers and a bag from Whisker Graphics under both photos. I used a chipboard frame and added a diecut rose and an October Afternoon sticker. Finally, I added the number 21 using Thickers:

I added the chipboard word "celebrate" and a few butterflies. I used the bow diecut, but cut some of the white off of it and added the Simple Stories star sticker to the middle:

I used rub-ons from my stash for my title. The word "Birthday" are old Pink Martini alphabet rub-ons. I'm not sure what the "happy" one is, maybe from the Dollar Store. These both have been in my stash forever! I added a few more chipboard pieces and another October Afternoon sticker:

Here is the case file: 

This is a stash busting case file. I had a blast taking stuff from my stash and making it new again!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

A New Sketch

Hey there friends,
It's Sunday, that means a new card and layout sketch from Bev at Creative Inspiration. I played along with the card sketch for the design team reval. I used Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle 6x6 paper pad for this Christmas card:

I added black cardstock in my layers to make the card "pop". I fussy cut the trees from one of the papers and popped them up with some craft foam. I added a few diecuts and a bling.
Check out the sketch over on the forum.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you will play along with us this month.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Happy Birthday Creative Inspiration!

Hey scrappy friends!
We are celebrating Creative Inspirations birthday by having a mini crop on the forum!
My challenge is to create a birthday card and add lots of layers to it. Here is my card:

I used mostly Maggie Holmes Bloom scraps except the black and white polka dotted paper is from Pink Paislee Memorandum. making a card is a great way to use up scraps plus it saves you money :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 1, 2019


Hey there! Happy September 1st!
Today is the reveal for the September challenge at Creative Embellishments. I used a Paige Evans cut file and cut it out using my Cameo on white cardstock. I backed the cut file using Pink Paislee Horizons papers. I used the April and May Hip Kit Club kits for this layout of Sierra:

I was inspired by the books in the mood board and decided to use books from the Book Set 1 and Books. I used Lindy's mists to color them. I added watercolor to my background and then stamped using brown ink and the Circles Stamp

I love how these books came out! I added that cute bow from the kit and fussy cut the "cool" and "get Lost" from one of the papers:

I tucked in some chipboard and diecuts around the photo:

Head on over to the Creative Embellishment blog and check out the mood board and see what the rest of the creative design team came up with!

First Day of School

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout created using case file #294 at CSI.
I used Simple Stories Smarty pants for this layout of Austin on his first day at Mid State last year:

I created a grid and used patterned papers and photos as the base. I scattered in some brads from my stash. I added some Thickers from my stash as well:

I added bits and pieces to the base, popping some stuff up with foam to add some dimension:

I added a few paperclips and did some fussy cutting for my title:

Here's the case file:

This was such a fun layout to create!
Hope you will play along with us!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

My Happy Place

Hey friends!
I have a layout I created for Creative Embellishments to share with you today.
I used the "My Happy Place" chipboard piece and the Grunge Stars Stamp along with the Simple Stories Happy Trails collection on this camping page:

 I used watercolors on my white cardstock background and added some mists spatters. When that dried, I used the Grunge Stars Stamp and black ink and stamped randomly. I added some stickers, diecuts and stitching:

For my title, I used the "My Happy Place" chipboard piece. I colored it with some mists:

I fussy cut the flowers from the papers and popped up some of the diecuts with foam to add dimension:

Here are a few more stars and diecuts: 

I love how this layout came out! The chipboard title with all the diecuts and stickers were perfect!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Leave A Little Sparkle

Hey there! Happy Sunday!
It's been quite some time that I played along at Let's Get Sketchy. I finally had a bit of spare scrappy time and played along with their sketch/ moodboard. I used the June 2017 Hip Kit Club kit for this layout:

I added some diecut flowers:

I added some small papers scraps, some stitching and more diecuts here:

I added a few layers of papers under my photo, some more stitching and another diecut:

Here's the sketch:

and mood board:

I was inspired by the colors and sky.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Away We Go

Hey there friends!
I am sharing a layout today I created using the August Saturday Cartoon Inspired Sketch Challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used PinkFresh Dream On stash for this layout:

This photo is of my son, hubby and myself at O'Hare airport waiting for our flight to Germany to visit Sierra. I used 3 different alphas for my title- Thickers (green), Pebbles (blue) and the orange ones I fussy cut from one of the papers:

I fussy cut these embellies from the papers as well:

I fussy cut the flowers and added the "Yolo" :

Here is the challenge:

I was inspired by the colors and "flying".
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!