Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fun Card!

As promised, here is the card I created using a sketch at Let's Capture Our Memories:
For my card, I used a Hero Arts Stencil. I just got this and wanted to try it out! I applied Glass Beads through the stencil and removed the stencil. I immediately sprayed with 2 different colors of mists. I love the look! I added some twine, a few embellies and I was done.

Here is the card sketch:
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Let's Capture Our Memories

Hey Scrappy Peeps!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
I had some scrappy time this morning and decided to play along with a few sketch challenges at Let's Capture Our Memories.

For my layout I used Echo Park Scoot along with some older photos of Sierra we found at Greg's Mom's after she died.

I cut strips of the blue paper and stitched to add a frame to the outer edge of my page.

These stickers were perfect!

I hand cut triangles and stitched in place. I also added some of the negative pieces from cutting the triangles. And the cute fire truck sticker matched the haircutting cape.

I cut the top part of the journaling block off (I love you more everyday), popped it with foam tape and put it back on towards the bottom of the block. This sketch was perfect to add the twine.
Here is the sketch:
I will be sharing my card here shortly in a separate post. 

March Sketchathon

Do you love sketches? Then you won't want to miss this fun March crop all month long! There will be a new sketch posted every day!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Oh Happy Day!

Hey there!
I am so glad it's Friday! It's been such a long week. I am so ready to sit back and relax for a few days!
Just wanted to share a layout I created using  sketch #109 at Let's Capture Our Memories. and the February Stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash:
W- washi tape
A- acetate diecuts
S- sequin rub-ons
H- heart (in cloud)
I- ink
I used photos of Sierra getting ready for Prom last year along with Chic Tags:

Here are some close ups:

This sketch is perfect to use up those Project Life cards or these cards from Chic Tags:
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

A Fun Crop!

Do you have cabin fever?

                                                  Hope you will join us for this fun crop!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Project 12

Happy Thursday!
I completely forgot to share that I am hosting Project 12 again this year at Turtle Soup.
The first Saturday of each month I will be posting a 2 page sketch I created to use with the previous months photos. I also share a 2 page layout I have created.
I posted the January sketch on February 7th and my layout along with it.
Here is my layout:

and here is a close up:

Here is the sketch I created:

I will be posting the next sketch and my layout on March 7th and would love to have you play along!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Hey Scrappy Peeps!
Last weekend I created a layout using the February 15 sketch at Stuck?!

Here's what I came up with using a few Simple Stories lines- DIY Boutique, Good Day Sunshine and Daily Grind:

I fussy cut the 3 frames and added watercolor to them:

I added a Cameo cut border:

clusters of embellies:
and some stitching:

                                            Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I posted a challenge  at My Scraps & More yesterday- it's a recipe challenge. I would love if you checked it out and played along!
Here is my layout using Crate Paper Notes & Things:

I used my Cameo to cut this gorgeous triangle file and backed the triangles with the Crate Papers.

I added some watercolor, rub-ons and gold accents:

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Robin's Nest

Another weekend has come and gone. Where does the time go?
It's my day up on the Robin's Nest Blog today. I am just popping in real quick to give you a sneak peek of my layout. I would love if you would pop on over there to check out my full layout.


Hope you have a wonderful Monday!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Badger Fans!

Hey there! Happy Friday!
There is a new sketch up over on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog today! I love using sketches to jump start my scrappy creativity!
I used a variety of manufacturers on this layout, something I rarely do:
Fancy Pants Everyday Circus (red paper) and button
Amy Tangerine Stitched (background, yellow and grey strip from bottom of patterned paper)
Pink Paislee Solstice (blue flower paper)
Elle's Studio (frame & tag)
Crate Paper Notes & Things (grey tag)
Simple Stories (enamel dots) & DIY(sticker)

Here are some close ups:

Here is the sketch by Laura Whitaker:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Scraps & More Teams Up With 17 Turtles!

This week on the My Scraps & More Blog, the design team has collaborated with 17Turtles to showcase some projects using some awesome cut files!

17turtles offers a wide range of digital cut files that are perfect for paper crafting, scrapbooking and other craft projects such as cards, home decor, wall art, and more.

This week, you can save 25% off your 17Turtles purchase with code MYSCRAPS25 in the 17Turtles store.

You could win a $20 gift certificate to the 17Turtles store this week by commenting on Sunday's post (Feb. 15). Read all the details HERE.

In addition, don't forget that each day when you comment on a My Scraps & More blog post, you are entered to win a $10 gift certificate to the My Scraps & More store. One winner is drawn each Monday, so be sure to leave some love for the Design Team this week on their projects they created with the cut files.

You may also want to check out the 17Turtles blog for yet ANOTHER giveaway!!! Another chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

I am so excited to share my layout with you! I loved working with the Pie Chart Love cut file and it was so easy to use!

Here is what I came up with using the Pie Chart Love cut file along with Dear Lizzy Serendipity line:

I also used a card from Crate Papers Notes & Things for one of the layers behind my photo and a few of the gold embellies from Pink Paislee Solstice:

I added some turquoise water color to parts of the cut file:

I also added bits of washi tape here and there:

I love the soft colors in these paper lines and paired them with a black and white photo of my son to really make the photo "pop".
Make sure to leave on comment on both the My Scraps & More blog and the 17Turtles Blog for your chance to win this week!

Here are the links to 17Turtles:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hello Beautiful!

Hey there!
Happy Tuesday!
Just wanted to share a layout I created using Sketchabilities sketch #133:

I used a Crafters Workshop Stencil- Well Rounded and light modeling paste below and above the photos. I also used the same stencil and added Tim Holtz Ink. This stencil is awesome and has  9 different patterns on it. Another bonus- It's on sale!
Here's the stencil:
Here are some close ups:

I machine stitched a bunch of circles:
I added some lines with a marker and ruler. The arrow is a rub-on from Amy Tangerine. I also added a Creative Embellishment flourish:

Some Dew Drops, bling, flowers and mists in green and silver:

Here you can see some more of the stencil work:

Here is the sketch:
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Puppy Love

Hey there!
There is a new challenge up on the Cards In Envy Blog!
Today's challenge is to create an A2 card that doesn't require any additional postage and create a card featuring man's best friend, the dog--a cat or two is okay too.
Here Is my card using October Afternoon's Sidewalks:

                                           Isn't that little doggie just the cutest thing ever?!

                                           Hope you will play along with this fun challenge!

LGS Sketch

Happy Monday!
It's time for another sketch at LGS!
I used Little Yellow Bicycle Get Your Game On, Reminsce Star Stickers, My Sports & More Freshman Sticker, Karen Foster Brad and Thickers for this layout of Austin:

Here are a few close ups:

Here is this weeks sketch:
Hope you will play along with this fun sketch!