Saturday, January 31, 2015


Hey there!
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far!
Once again this year I am hosting the Project 12 at Turtle Soup.
On the first Saturday of the month, I will be posting a 2 page sketch for you to use with the previous months photos. Example: February 6th I will post a sketch and you will use photos from January. This is a fun a fast way to do Project Life. I also use a lot of photos I wouldn't normally scrap- you know those photos that just aren't perfect?!
I posted a cover page challenge this morning and found an hour to play with the sketch challenge from Let's Capture Our Memories and decided to use this sketch to jump start my cover page.
I used Pink Paislee Solstice. I love this line!

Here are some close ups:
I used my Cameo to cut the cheese (LOL) and used a black marker to outline it.

I used my Cameo to also cut the leaf sprays:

Yup, used it to cut the #family too. I added journaling strips:

The frame and "Cheesehead" was also cut with the Cameo:

I added some flowers and bling:

                                              You can check out the Project 12 board HERE

                                               I would love if you played along and shared!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Is The Good Stuff

I hope you are having a fabulous week so far!
I am sharing a layout I created for a Scrap Our Stash challenge.
The challenge was to use a sketch by my scrappy friend Bev Code along with sequins.
Here is my layout using Simples Stories DIY and Fancy Pants sequins:

The photo is of me taken in the Hershey store on Clifton Hills by Niagara Falls. I am a chocoholic and loved these huge Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (one of my fav candy bars!) and had to get my pic taken with them.

I used some of the kraft journal layers from Simple Stories and used Magic Mesh to add some light modeling paste. Once dried, I painted them with a pink watercolor. I added some sequins and a few other Simple Stories embellies.

                                                               Here is Bev's cute sketch:

                                               Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Robin's Nest

Hey there! Happy Monday!
I just wanted to sneak in here real quick a share a sneak peek of a layout I have up on The Robin's Nest Blog today. I would love if you would check it out.

Hope you have an amazing Monday!

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Hey there scrappy friends!
Just popping in to share a layout I created using the sketch for  the newest Get Inspired sketch challenge at Let's Get Inspired magazine.
I used Crate Paper Notes & Things, a Recollections doily and misc. thread for this photo of us with Greg's family out in Colorado at Jennifer and Jerad's wedding a few years back:

Here are a few close ups:

Here is the sketch:
There is still time to submit your layout using this sketch to be published in the March magazine. Layouts are due February 1st.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Love This!

Hey there scrappy friends!
I just want to share a layout I created for my Saturday Scraplift  challenge over on the My Scraps & More board. I lifted a layout by Juliee181 along with American Crafts Dear Lizzy Serendipity and came up with this page:

I love the soft colors and mason jars in this collection along with the fun gold accents!
                                                                Here are some close ups:

This collection is gorgeous!
Thanks Julie for the inspiration. I love my lift!

Monday, January 19, 2015


There's a new challenge up at Cards In Envy today.
The challenge is to create an A2 card that is primarily the color grey.
I used American Crafts for this cute card:

I added the color border to make it pop and also added some watercolor pencil to the flower and mat around the sentiment.
If you play along with this challenge, please link up over on the Cards In Envy blog.
Have a great day!

Happy Monday!

I am so not a winter person! I would love to be somewhere warm right now :)
I dug out some summer photos to use with today's LGS sketch to maybe warm up a bit:)
I used some older Echo Park papers- Paradise Beach. Working on my stash little by little.

I love the fun bright colors, it screams summer to me!
Here are some close ups:

I fussy cut the car out of one of the patterned papers:

Here is the sketch by Laura Whitaker:
Hope it's warm where ever you are!
Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Hey there! Happy weekend!
I love creating with Laura Whitakers sketches and she posted a new one up at Stuck?! Sketches on the 15th and as soon as I saw it early that morning, I took some scrappy time before work and finished this layout using it:

Some close ups:

I didn't have an "e" in this font and wanted to use it, so I used a 9. I stitched the Thickers with my sewing machine.

I added some layers and a clear acetate frame and heart from Crate Paper.

I added some Studio Calico wood veneer.

I used Amy Tangerine Stitched for my papers and other embellies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wild & Free!

Happy Friday scrappy friends!
Any fun plans for the weekend?
Just wanted to share a layout I made using sketch #98 from the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog along with Fancy Pants True Friend:

                                                 Here is the sketch by Heather Leopard:

Here is what I came up with using a few photos of my daughter for Homecoming dress up days:
A few close ups:

Hope you will play along with this sketch and share with us on the sketch blog.
Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Inspiration Elevator January Challenge: NEW

Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond our usual boundaries.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges on Facebook .

 This month's challenge is issued by the creative and prolific Lisa Spiegel, a scrapbooker from California who works hard to keep her pages focused on the photos and the story. Here it is in her own words:

" January is a month where we make resolutions, start fresh and have a new outlook towards many things. Our scrapping is the same way! We start new albums, pick "one little word" for new focus and even try new techniques. My challenge this month is to use the word "new" to inspire your page. Try to move beyond new products (although that is fun!) and scrap about something "new" you're committed to (maybe a new diet?), "new" to you experience and while you're at it, use a "new to you" technique. Something you've NEVER tried before this page. Tell us how it goes in your blog post!!"

I thought long and hard on what to do for this challenge, maybe I was procrastinating, lol! any way, I finally decided to create a page on the word I chose for 2015- FOCUS. This word was chosen because I need to focus more on my listening skills and also I want to work on using my DSLR camera out of the auto mode, so focus fit here too.

While in Michaels one day, I needed texture paste. When I went to get it, I noticed they have a bunch of mixed media items and started reading bottles. Instead of texture paste, I decided to buy Liquitex Glass Beads. Now I have had this for about 2 months and decided this was the perfect time to try it, something new;)

I also wanted to use my Cameo, which is fairly new as it was a Christmas gift.

Here is my layout using a sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories, the Glass Beads & Heidi Swapp September Skies:

Here are some close ups:

I cut my title using the Cameo along with the swag banner.

Here you can see the Glass Beads. I used a stencil to add them. Once they were dry, I added a few different colors of watercolors:

I thought the Glass Beads would be more like texture paste, but it dries clear. I like the Glass Beads, but Maybe next time, I would randomly put them on a page or use a larger stencil. I will definitely be getting another bottle of texture paste soon.
We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month: here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!  
                                                                      Lisa Spiegel
                                                                       Ann Jobes 
                                                                    Jayne Morgan
                                                                  Wendy Robinson
                                                                      Lisa Moen
Why not give the challenge a try yourself? Then pop by our Facebook page and share with us what you created!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Monday!

Good morning!
Another weekend has come and gone.
I played with a few card challenges yesterday.
My first card was for a sketch challenge over at Let's Capture Our Memories.
Here is what I came up with using papers from my stash:

I fussy cut the flowers and popped them up with different thicknesses of foam tape:

Here is their beautiful sketch:
For my second card, I again used scraps from my stash along with a sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap:
Here is their cute sketch:
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Sneak Peek

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I have my first post up on the Robin's Nest Blog today and would love if you stopped by and left some love over there for me.
Here is a sneak peek of my layout:

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Big Fun!

Hey Hey!
How about those Packers?! They pulled off the win today! Whoop!
I had some scrappy time yesterday and played along with a few challenges for this layout of Greg and the kids having some summer fun:

Here are some close ups:

I played along with this fun sketch by my friend Bev Code over at Sketches In Thyme:
and also played along with Scrap Our Stash challenge #22. I used:
T- thread
W- wood & wonderful
I- ink
N- Nikki Sivils stickers & numbers
E- Echo Par Paradise Beach & Elle's Studio journaling tag
Enjoy your night!