Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Birthday Boy!

I posted the last sketch for our sketch-a-thon over at My Scraps & More today.
I used photos of Bender for the small birthday party we threw for him in March. I can't believe he is 8 already! But he is still that abnoxious little puppy we brought home almost 8 years ago, LOL!

I used some old October Afternoon Cakewalk collection for this page celebrating his special day:

Here are a few close ups:

Here is the sketch I created:

Hope you will play along with this over on the My Scraps & More message board. I would love to see your page!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Super Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
It's my day up on the Just Imagine Blog today.
I used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter with the pencil tip to create fast and easy circles to hand stitch:

Here is my layout using a sketch from LGS:

                                     I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #302 for my border:

One of the finished circles

The tools I used:
Thanks for sharing your day with me!


Friday, April 25, 2014

Bubble Wrap

Hey there!
Happy Friday!
There is a new sketch up on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog today!
I used Elle's Studio Everyday Moments and Chic Tags for these pics of Sierra at Christmas. I caught her playing with the bubble wrap after opening a gift:

I used bubble wrap, Gesso and paint to create my background and then added some water color and yellow mist:

The white scalloped circle paper is something that was in my stash after punching scalloped circles out for another layout I did previously and I thought I would throw it on there and I love the texture it adds:

This was such a fun layout to create!
Here is the fun sketch by Tammi:
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Good Life

Hey there!
It's my day up on the My Scraps & More Blog and I wanted to share my layout here as well.
Today I am sharing a layout I lifted from Tabitha. I used mostly Elle's Studio Everyday Moments. I love the colors in this collection! I used a stencil and added some light modeling paste and then once it dried painted it with watercolors and added a few drops of brown ink.
Here is my layout:

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketch-a-thon

Hey there scrappy friends!
Do you love sketches?
If you do, we would love for you to play along with us over at My Scraps & More. This month, we have a new sketch every day for you to play along with!
Today was my turn to post the sketch and my layout using it.
I used October Afternoon Daily Flash All Boy for this layout of Austin:

I tore some paper, fussy cut the chevrons and added some water color:

Added an arrow, number stickers and some distressing:

and some stitching:

I love this line!
Here is the sketch I created:
Hope you play along with us at MS&M!

Monday, April 21, 2014


Happy Monday!
Just popping in real quick on my last day of Spring Break to announce the winner of my Inspiration Elevator giveaway. But first I would like to thank everyone that stopped by and those who left comments. Thank you so much!

Now on to the winner:

Wow Lisa, this came out absolutely amazing! Love all the different textures and its a great picture of you too. :)
Nadine, please email me your addy at and I will get this out to you.
Enjoy your day!

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers. What do May flowers bring?

The pilgrims! Sorry, I couldn't resist! This was my husbands favorite joke to tell the kids a few years ago.

Any who, it's time for a new challenge at Cards In Envy. Today's challenge is to create an A2 card that uses first class postage and the theme is: APRIL SHOWERS.

For my card, I used Echo Park, Springtime collection. I thought the blue raindrop paper was perfect for this challenge along with the flowers and my homemade grass:

I am not much a pastel user, but I love how this turned out!
I hope you will stop over at the Cards In Envy Blog and see what the rest of the DT did with this challenge and to play along!

You Are My Sunshine

Good morning friends!
It's Monday! That means a new sketch is up at LGS!
I used an older BoBunny line (Barefoot & Bliss) along with Pink Paislee hearts after adding water color to them for this layout of Austin at the lake last summer:

Here are some close ups:
Love those orange buttons from Bella Blvd:

and the Recollections wood veneer frame from Michaels:

I fussy cut the lazy days out:

Here is this weeks sketch by Jenessa:
Hope you will stop on over to the LGS Blog to see what the rest of the DT did with this fun sketch!
Enjoy your day!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hello and happy Easter!
We finally got our eggs colored last night, nothing like waiting until the last minute. We have been enjoying spring break this week- mostly lazy days with a few hours of yard work. Sierra and I took a day trip to Appleton for shopping and Red Lobster. Greg and Austin did a Brewer game one day. Only a few more days off and then we will be busy with baseball.
Any who, just wanted to share a layout I created for the April challenge at Creative Embellishments.
I was inspired by the polka dots and colors. I used: paint, texture paste, a handmade flower and bling on my layout:

Here are a few close ups:

My handmade flower using a dryer sheet:

Here is their photo I took inspiration from:
and I used this sketch from Audrey Yeager over at My Scraps & More:
Hope you have a blessed Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nature's Beauty

Happy Saturday! It's my day up on the Just Imagine Blog today and I just wanted to share my layout here as well.
The photo was taken at Niagara Falls. We were so happy when we got there and saw this beautiful rainbow over the falls.
I used the Circle Cutter to cut my circles the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #305 for the border and added the negative piece to the top of the photo and added a small piece for my banner:

Here are a few close ups:

Here are the tools I used:

                                                            Enjoy the rest of your day!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Where's Spring

Hello and welcome to the Turtle Soup Blog Hop!

If your starting at my blog.. please go back and START with:
Debbie L.
Lisa:   (You are here!)
Nicolle Creative Embellishments: 
FINISH at: for the last piece of the puzzle.

Here is my puzzle piece #7:

Amazing sponsored must play along with the puzzle pieced sketch in the
Turtle forum.. sure hope you'll share your finished creation with us.
Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.


It's been a long cold winter here in Wisconsin and I am so ready for spring!
These photos were taken March 25th and look at all the snow we still had:

I made, yes, made Sierra go out and point to the grass that we could see, she was not too happy with me so I guess it's ok that the pic of her is kind of dark:)
To go along with my title and photos, I decided to add snowflakes to half of my layout and flowers and a butterfly to the other half.

Now off you go to Charity's Blog to see what fabulous creation she has made!