Monday, May 30, 2016

We Are Family

Hello and happy Memorial Day!
Today I have a layout up over on the Sketches In Thyme Blog.
I used Simple Stories and photos from Christmas for this page:

Here are a few close ups:

I backed a few frames with patterned papers to add my journaling:

I popped up the "happy" sticker with foam tape to add some dimension:

I fussy cut the "We Are" from a card  and used stickers and acetate word to make my title:

These are stickers and empherma from the collection:

Here is the fun sketch by Shawn Lahr:

I hope you will play along with us!
Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 23, 2016


I am back again to share a layout I created for Paper House using a photo with one of my sisters and myself. I have 5 sisters and when I saw the Sisters 3 D Stickers, I knew I had to have them because I would get lots of chances to use them on my layouts. I also used a mixture of Paper House papers with them.
Sisters PH
Sisters Layout Supplies:
I love this cool background on this Emerald Woodwork paper, it is so pretty! I used a scalloped circle cut file and stitched it in place. I layered my photo on top of one of the tags:
Sisters PH close up 4
Check out this fabulous 3 D sticker! So many details, I love it! I layered a leaf cut file under it to give even more dimension:
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The cluster of flowers 3 D stickers also was another fav of mine. It is oh so pretty and even has some sparkle to it!
Sisters PH close up 2
Here is another one of the stickers. I layered another leave and some tangled thread under it:
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Don't you just love all the layers these stickers add to your page? I know I do!
Happy scrappin' friends!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

One Fine Day

Hello again!
I am sharing a layout that I had up on the Robin's Nest Blog the other day. I created this page using Robin's Nest goodies. I love creating with these!
I used a photo of my sister and Sierra from Christmas last year and came up with this page:

I used white cardstock for my background and added some watercolors. Then I used a cut file along with the  Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet Cardstock and cut it using my Cameo:

I added some stitching:

I laid my photo on the Green Butterflies Glitter Cardstock and cut straight edges except on the bottom- I fussy cut around the pretty butterflies:

I added a Little Friend doll and the "One Fine Day" card as my title. I cut and layered the journaling tag to fit under my title and also added some tangled thread:

I fussy cut a few chevron arrows out of the Rosy Chevron Cardstock and stitched them on my page:

Lastly, I added some Smoky Archival Seeds to the center of my flowers and a few on the outside of  the cut file. I love the look of these Archival Seeds- just adding a few makes the eye go right to the photo:

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

April Project 12 Layout & Sketch

Happy Saturday!
We are off to a graduation party and a birthday party today. Should be fun seeing family and friends!
Today I am sharing my Project 12 sketch and layout that I posted over at Turtle Soup today.
I used Crate Paper Notes & Things and Elle's Studio Thankful for this double pager:

Here is the left side:

Right side:

and a few close ups:

I fussy cut the butterflies and feathers.

I added some yellow stitching in circles.

I added a cork sticker and my favorite film strip washi tape.

Here is the sketch I created:

I hope you will try the sketch and tell me what you think!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Robin's Nest

I have a layout up on the Robin's Nest Blog today and wanted to pop in real quick to give you a sneak peek of it.

I hope you will head on over there and check it out!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cards In Envy

Hi there!
Today I am sharing a card I created for today's challenge over at Cards In Envy. The challenge is to make a card and use mostly deep blues on it.
I used PaperHouse Productions ColorWays Saphire Collection on this card. I love the rich blues in this line!

Check out what the rest of the DT did with this challenge and we would love to have you play along!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Scrappy Retreat

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using yesterday's sketch over at the Turtle Soup.
I used Echo Park Creative Agenda and a Silhouette Studio cut file and came up with this fun layout about my scrappy retreat:

This isn't one of my favorite layouts, actually, I am still not sure I like it as it is a bit busy for me. I tried to tone the background down using Gesso and paint. I still wasn't happy so that's when I decided to add the cut file. It helped, but still isn't my fav :)

I used lots of stickers on this page and popped some up with foam tape:

I did some paper tearing to add more dimension to the layers:

Hope you will pop on over to the Turtle Soup and check out Bev's fantastic sketch!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Enjoy Life

Happy Monday!
I am up today on the Paper House Blog sharing a layout I created using 2 lines of the ColorWays collections- Emerald and Atlantis. I love the mix of teal and green together! I used a photo of myself . I think it's important to scrap a few "me" layouts here and there, so that when I am gone, my family can learn a bit more about me.
Here's my layout:
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Enjoy Life Supply List:
I started this layout out by adding some strips of papers and also a few of the cards and stitching them in place. I added a cute Hummingbird Puffy Sticker on top of my big flower:
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I added a few doilies and a frame and stitched them as well:
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Then I added lots of flowers and bling. I also hand cut a few more leaves from one of the Emerald Cards. Here you can see the Primrose Puffy Stickers I added. Love them!
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Finally I added my title using puffy stickers, a few of the Mini Mixed Butterflies Puffy Stickers:
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Love that "Smile" Puffy Sticker:
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Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

This Life

Happy Sunday and Happy Mothers day to all you Moms! I hope everyone had a fun filled National Scrapbooking Day yesterday. I was busy painting my daughters bedroom, so I didn't get any scrappy time yesterday.  I did get a layout done on Friday for Scrap Our Stash's and The ScrapRoom's NSD challenge.
The challenge was to use a sketch from the ScrapRoom and a stash list from Scrap Our Stash. I used Fancy Pants Meology, AC Dear Lizzy Serendipity and AC Amy Tangerine Plus One and came up with this layout of Sierra and a few friends at Prom her senior year:

I fussy cut and few flowers, added a flower and a few stick pins along with a tag:

I used a Thickers hash tag and a rub-on for my title. The heart was hand drawn with a marker:

I fussy cut the ampersand from a patterned paper and popped it up with foam tape over a hand cut frame and another tag. I added a few stickers, some stitching and some mist drops:

Here is the sketch I used:

and my stash items from the list:

                                                    S ~ Stickers
                                                    T ~ Tags
                                                    A ~ American Crafts, Ampersand
                                                    S ~ Stick Pins
                                                    H ~ Hashtag (#), Heart(s)

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's day! I am off to paint a few shelves, scrap for a bit and then headed to visit my Mom and then dinner with the kids at Culvers.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Cold water Challenge

Welcome to the weekend!
The Turtle Soup has a mini crop going on to celebrate NSD.
I posted a challenge this morning:

Part of being a scrapper is having lots of scraps from layouts that we have made. For my challenge, I want you to use only scraps of paper on your layout and one of them has to be a weird shape. I also would like you to add 2 different alphas for your title. 

Here is my layout using Crate paper Pool Side scraps:

I love frames and added a few of them:

I used watercolor for my background and added a bit of crazy fun stamping, LOL!

Here you can see a close up of that odd black and white striped paper I used:

I hope you will check out the crop going on- It runs thru the 15th. We always have a ton of fun!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Homecoming Date

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using some of the Robin's Nest fabulous product.
I used a photo of Austin and his date for Homecoming last year.

Homecoming Date Supply List:

I used a cut file and my Cameo to create my background
and added some watercolor:

I matted my photo on 
Glitter Discovery Girl Paper
Fleur Honeycomb
Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock
and ripped the bottom edges:

I used some of the butterflies cut from the background and colored them with watercolor. I added gold Dew Drops for the trails. 

I sprinkled some of the Cherry Kissed Archival Seeds around my page and glued them with Beacon's 3 in 1 glue. I also added a gold tab cut in half from the Saffron Mini Die-Cut Shapes:

For my title I used some mini alphas and some larger Thickers and stitched them in place:

I added the bird with thread under it and also added the bike card:

Thanks for stopping and sharing your day with me!