Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Insta Love

Hey there friends!
Over at CSI is a new case file (#260) to play along with! 
I used a Hip Kit Club kit- mostly the October 2017 kit for this layout of Sierra and I:

I added watercolor to my white cardstock background.  I added a layer of tissue paper and the blue patterned paper. I added a frame behind that. I fussy cut the blues and light pink flowers and then added the diecut flowers on top:

Here I added more fussy cut flowers, diecuts and an old Elle Studio label to hold some journaling:

I created another embellie cluster on the left edge of my page. I love these alphas that came in the kit- I believe they are a Hip Kit exclusive. I added a piece of torn washi and some stitching to finish off this page:

Here is the case file:

I had a blast playing along with this case file and would love to see what you create! Play along with us and add your link to the CSI blog.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Take It Easy

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
It's the first Monday of the month and that means a new challenge is up on the Cards In Envy blog!
Today's challenge is to use something new on your card.
I get the Hip Kit Club kits and hadn't used February's kit yet, so I opened it and used mostly Pinkfresh Studio's Let Your Heart Decide for this get well card:

Hope you will play along with us!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Tricycle Ride

I am sharing a layout I created using the new sketch at Creative Inspiration.
I dug deep in my stash and used Fancy Pants Sidewalk. Remember that collection? It was my favorite! I am surprised I had some of it left!
I used an older photo of Sierra riding her trike:

I heat embossed a frame from Creative Embellishments and placed my photo under it along with some layers of papers and labels. The girl and dog are rub-ons from the collection. They are so cute!

I added some watercolor to my background. Here I added some of the stickers from the collection. I added a strip of red polka dot paper to the bottom and added some stitching:

I placed a chipboard flower cluster to the bottom right of the photo and added some rub-ons. The alphas are from this collection as well. I added some stitching through it and then used a black marker to trace parts of the letters. The "good ol' summertime" is a rub-on:

I fussy cut the circle strip from one of the papers and stitched through it. I added the "Sweet summer" rub-on and a few stickers:

I added a photo corner, stickers and rub-ons. I added a bit of white Gesso to the cloud to tone down the color:

Here is Bev's sketch:

Hope you will play along with us!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

You Color My World

Hello there!
I am sharing a layout for my anything goes challenge over at Creative Inspiration today.
I used a variety of manufacturers on this page of my kids:

I was inspired by this chipboard piece from Creative Embellishments. I added white Gesso to the "Color" part and then added a rainbow of Gelatos. I colored the rest with a black Sharpie:

I created my rainbow using Distress Oxide Inks. I used a round sponge applicator to apply them to my background. I used the same inks, added a bit of water to create my spatters:

Like I said, I used a variety of manufacturers and stuff from my stash for this page:
Acrylic hearts- Elle's Studio
red and orange labels- Chic tags
Butterflies and pansy- Paper House
stickers- Amy Tangerine, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants and Dear Lizzy
Bling- Bazzill and Kaisercraft
Pearl- Recollections
Enamel Dots- MME, Cocoa Vanilla and KI

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CSI: Wander

Hey there!
I am back today to share a layout I created for CSI case file #259. I used Simple Stories You Are Here and Echo Park Splash for this layout:

I used watercolors to add some color to my white cardstock. All of these embellies are from the Simple Stories You Are Here collection except the blue patterned paper under my photo. That is from the Echo Park Splash collection. I fussy cut the plane, "paradise" tag and palm trees from patterned papers. I added a few diecuts, including the suitcase under the photo. I also added a geo tag sticker and the "we are here" sticker along with a chipboard frame:

Another fussy cut tree and a camera. I added a few more sticker. I fussy cut the waves from the Echo park collection:

These are all diecuts from Simple Stories. along with an arrow sticker:

More diecuts to top the page off:

Here is the case file:

I was inspired by all 5 colors. I used a map pattern, solid white background, architectural and travel elements and trees for my evidence. My testimony is: document a vacation.

I hope you are inspired and play along with us!

Friday, July 27, 2018


Hey there!
I am sharing a layout and card I created using a few sketches over at Creative Inspiration.
I used Basic Grey Juniper Berry for both.

I hand cut the triangles and then stitched them to my watercolored background. I used some old Simple Stories word stickers for my title and also added some MAMBI chipboard pieces:

I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers:

Here is a card I created and used the same fussy cut flowers:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrapy!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dream Big!

Hey there!
I am back today to share a layout I created using a Sketch-N-Scrap sketch along with Simple Stories Rad Grad. I used a few photos of Austin for this layout:

I fussy cut the globe from one of the patterned papers. I added a few stickers from the collection, popping some up with foam to add some dimension. I also added some old Chic Tags labels:

I added a piece of scalloped washi tape. I popped up another sticker with foam but first added some gold tangled thread under it:

Here is the sketch:

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Season Of Joy

Hey there!
Yup, I am getting started on my Christmas cards already!
I used a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap for this one along with a Recollections 6x6 paper pad:

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Wish Big

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I am sharing a card I created using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap along with Lawn Fawn paper, stamps and dies:

I stamped the elephant with black ink and then used watercolors to color it. I stamped the sentiment and hearts in purple ink.

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Whisker Graphics

Hey there!
I am up on the Whisker Graphics Blog  today with a thank you gift I created.
I started my project with a red striped Bigger Bitty Bag from the Sample Set:

I added a piece of red corrugated paper, some gold thread and placed a Sweet Sticky Label on it. I added a gold "Thanks" sticker to the top along with a flower I made using Divine Twine. I tied a piece of Red Divine Twine, added some stitching and enamel stars:

Here's a side view of the layers:

Lastly, I used some more of the Divine Twine to add a bow to the tag. I added a few scrappy embellishments inside. I closed the bag by folding over the top, punching a hole on each side and wrapping the Divine Twine and tied it with a bow:

I love how this turned out and it will make a great gift for a scrappy friend!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!