Monday, May 23, 2022

School Spirit

 Hey everyone!

Today I am up on the Sketches In Thyme blog with my take on sketch #518. I used lots of Paper House from my stash for this layout of Sierra and her friends back when she was an 8th grader. These photos were taken at the bonfire on Thursday night of Homecoming week:

I cut 3 circles from 3 different pattern papers from the orange Colorways 6x6 paper pad. I distressed them and placed them under my photo. I added the "smile" sticker- it's from the Colorways collection as well. I hand cut a tag and added a twine bow:

I added some gold diecuts along with some fussy cut hearts:

I and cut some pennants and placed them under the photo. For my title, I used black alphas from Fancy pants and the pink and gold chipboard alphas are from Hip Kit Club. I also added the sculpted "fun" sticker. I finished the layer off with watered down black acrylic paint spatters:

I added some black lace from my stash. I also added some gold arrows, white triangle diecuts and orange puffy butterflies:

Here is the sketch:

I love how fun and colorful this page came out!
I hope you will play along with us this month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Love My Boy

Hello there! 
I am back with a grungy boy layout that I created for Creative Embellishments. This layout has a photo of Austin that was taken back when he was a freshman in high school, so about 7 years ago:


I added watercolor to my background using the packaging technique. Then I took the Twinkle Star Stencil and added some Distress Oxide Inks through it. I wanted a bit more texture and depth, so I took the Grunge Star Stamp and black ink and stamped that on my background.  I added mists to the Handsome Frame. Once they were dry, I dry brushed some black acrylic paint on it. I backed the frame with black cardstock and added my photo:      

                                                                                                                                                                             I colored the Stars Frame with grey acrylic paint and when it was dry, I dry brushed it with black as well. I love the grungy look this gives! I added a few stickers from Simple Stories and a cork star from Fancy Pants:


I heat embossed the Scribble Guitars and tucked them in between the frames and added some flowers from my stash:


I added this trim and a few more Simple Stories and Tim Holtz stickers from my stash along with some spatters to finish off the page:


 I love how this page came out! I challenge you to create a grungy page. 
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

You Make A Difference

 Hey there friends!

Over at 88 and Clear our assignment this week was to create a project with one of these themes: Palms, Easter or faithful sentiments. I created this card and used a faithful sentiment from Orchard Greetings:

I used Tangy Gum Sugar Stock as my card base and then added a layer of Sour Lime Sugar Stock. Then I added a patterned paper from the Spring Melody Collection. I fussy cut  the key, teapot, cup and flowers from the Spring Melody Collection and added them to my card popping some of them up with craft foam. Finally, finished the card off with a sentiment from Orchard Greetings and some sprinkles of Dazzling Pat:

I love these colors together! It's like a pop of fresh air!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Hello Spring

 Hey there!

Today I am sharing a layout I created for 88 and Clear using the Rabbit Blooms DigiNext Collection. I love the sweet rabbits and flowers in this collection!

I tore a few patterned papers from the collection and then added a strip of Sweet Blue Sugar Stock along with a banner made from Tangy Apple Sugar Stock. I stitched these in place. I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers in this collection and then added a pearl from Buttons Galore & More:

For my title, I used the gold "the best" from Crate Paper and added the fussy cut "Hello Spring" from the Rabbit Blooms collection:

The pink and blue flowers are from another paper in the collection. I added the pearls to these as well. I also fussy cut the black and white flowers from the collection. I added in a few Tim Holtz word phrase stickers along with some spatters made from Sweet Blue Sugar Cube and water:

This was such a fun layout to create!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, May 7, 2022


 Hello there scrappy friends!

I have a layout to share for CSI today using case file #386 along with lots of stuff from my stash. After almost a year, we finally have a bathroom in the basement! We contacted the contracter back in December of 2020. He was suppose to start the fall of 2021. Covid hit his family, I am sad to say his wife passed away from it. He started the bathroom at the end of January and finished mid February. I love how it turned out and had to create a layout:

I used alphas from October Afternoon, Making Memories and Thickers for my title:

I used papers from:
Orange striped- Fancy pants
Brown- My Little Shoebox
Chartreuse- Websters Pages

I added in some fussy cut flowers, cork arrows and frames from Fancy Pants. I added a metal book plate from making Memories:

I also tucked in a bow made from sheer ribbon and some Dew Drops from Robin's Nest:

Check out the cute wood elephant! He's been in my stash for quite some time:

I love all the bits and pieces of stash I was able to use on this page! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Swimming By...

 Hey there card making friends!

Today I am sharing a card I created for 88 and Clear using the Mermazing which is part of the May card club kit:

I used Sweet Blue Sugar Stock for my base and then added a layer of Sweet Banana Sugar Stock. I added one of the papers from the Mermazing on top. I colored the "mermaid tail" with my Caliart Markers. I fussy cut the sentiment from the kit. I finished off my card with a few Dazzling Pat spatters:  

Thnaks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, May 5, 2022


Hey there!
Today I am sharing a family layout with you that I created for Creative Embellishments. This photo- my kids, some cousins and their grandmother is from 2010. I used Fancy Pants Meology along with a few CE chipboard pieces:


I added some torn strips of patterned papers on the left side of my page and added some machine stitching. I colored three of the Family ATC Coins with a black Sharpie and then backed them with patterned papers. I fussy cut the camera from one of the papers:


 Here is another one of the Family ATC Coins. I used a pink Sharpie to color the heart. I added some fussy cut flowers, the "Say cheese" and some gold stars from Fancy Pants Millie & June:


Here is the 3rd ATC Coin I used- love the family tree in it:


The "Grandmother" chipboard piece is from the Family Words set. I colored this with a Sharpie and then added the gold "Grandma" piece under and overlapping:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hello Beautiful Baby

 Hey there Friends!

Our assignment this week at 88 and Clear is to create a project using a baby or spring theme. I used the Spring Melody Collection for this baby card:

I used Tangy Peach Sugar Stock for my card base and then added a layer of Sour Lime Sugar Stock and topped it off with one of the patterned papers from Spring Melody Collection. I fussy cut the small bird and flower cluster from one of the other papers and then fussy cut the sentiment from the Mermaid Hair Digi Next Collection:

Finally, I added some old October Afternoon mini alphas from my stash.
I love how soft and pretty this card is- perfect for that new baby.
Thanks for stopping by and have agreat day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

In The Ditch

Hey there scrappy friends!
I am back to share another winter layout with you that I created for Creative Embellishments.  Back in December we had some slippery roads here in Wisconsin, which isn't unusual for us. Austin was on his way home from work and slid in the ditch. He snapped my a photo of his car in the ditch with the caption- "perfect parking spot". Needless to say, his "perfect parking spot" cost us $140 to have a tow truck pull him out since he was out in the boonies when it happened. I used Crate Paper Snowflake collection along with some fun chipboard pieces:


I used the In The Ditch title piece for my title and colored it with acrylic paint. I added some white acrylic paint spatters. I backed the photo with a few patterned papers from the collection:


 I added some diecuts and a tag here as well as a chipboard snowflake that I colored with acrylic paints:

Check out that cute tow truck! I colored it with acrylic paints and added the "brrr" sticker for the tow truck company. I added a few clear stickers from the collection:


 I stamped the date, added a few more diecuts and another chipboard snowflake:


 I had a blast creating this page and I love how it came out! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Super Fun Day

 Hey there scrappy friends!

Today I am sharing my second layout for Bramble Fox. Here is my take on the April challenge using some goodies from Bramble Fox along with Carta Bella Summer collection for this page of my family and I:

I added mist spatters to my white cardstock background. Then I fussy cut clusters of flowers and created a wreath with them. Do you enjoy fussy cutting? Fussy cutting is so relaxing to me, I could cut for hours. I added a few layers of patterned papers under my photo. I used the "super" perspextive as part of my title. I love how it pops against the photo and flowers. I used gold Hip Kit Club alphas and some older My Mind's Eyes green alphas from my stash to finish off the title:

I fussy cut the "Good vibes" tab from the Paper Snips #001 and added it behind my photo. I also tucked it a few of these gorgeous pink hearts from the Valentines Hearts set:

I threaded some twine through 3 of the tags in the Tiny Tags set and draped those accross the top left of my wreath. I finished my wreath off with a gold bow from Maggie Holmes:

Here is the April challenge:

I hope you will play along with us this month!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!