Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lake Wazee

Hey there scrappy friends!
I am here today to share a summer layout I have up on the blog today over at Paper House. I played with some of their new goodies!

  Lake Wazee

I started this layout with white cardstock and added some watercolors to it using the packaging technique and some spatters. Then I fussy cut the island, waves and water from the Beaches of the World Paper Pad placed at the bottom of my page and added some stitching.

  Lake Wazee close up 2Lake Wazee close up 1

I took the gorgeous “At The Beach" Shaker Box  and backed that with a sand patterned paper from the paper pad. I used the teal & silver frame and the “Sun & Sand” overlay from the Beach Mixed Card Pack and layered that together, finally adding my photo. I added the layered relax sticker and a few stickers from the Beach Snapshot Sticker Pack:

Lake Wazee close up 6

Lake Wazee close up 3

I cut my title from one of the papers in the Beaches of the World Paper Pad and stitched in place. I added some of the Sculpted Stickers from the Relax Sculpted Sticker I added a few pieces of chipboard and sequins from my stash. 

 I am loving all these new beach goodies from Paper House and know you will too! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Free Day

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I had my last free day to scrap today before we take Sierra to college Thursday morning and on Friday I head back to work. I have to work a  few hours tomorrow and the rest of the day will be making sure Sierra has everything she needs.
Any how, I played along with the August challenge over at Creative Embellishments. I completed this layout in between house cleaning and canning tomatoes.
I have been working on using some of my stash and used an older Echo Park line along with a Creative Embellishment chipboard, stamp and flair and came up with this fun graduation page:

My intentions was to paint the chipboard at first, but as I got going on my page, it looked awesome as is! I cut my title using a Silhouette cut file and my Cameo. I added a torn piece of my favorite black and white stripe washi tape, a journal spot from Teresa Collins, some tangled thread and a Creative Embellishment Flair:

I fussy cut the hot air balloons, added some fake stitching using a marker to a few of the chipboard piece stars. I also added a heart sticker:

I created my background using the packaging technique along with mist. My colors were a little brighter than I wanted, so I tamed them down using a thin coat of Gesso. Finally I used black ink and a Creative Embellishment stamp. I fussy cut the clouds and popped one set up:

Some more fussy cut air balloons with some tangled thread:

The challenge was to use this photo as inspiration along with using something circular.

I used the colors yellow, pink and teal. I was also inspired by the hot air balloons and used a few on my layout. For circular items, I used flair, circle chipboard star piece and a circle stamp.

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


Hello there!
It's my day to share a layout over on the Sketches In Thyme blog using a fun sketch by Jenessa Franco. I used Amy Tangerine Plus One along with some embellies from my stash and came up with this page:

I had taken a photo of the program and cut it apart and that's what I used as my sub-title.

The "shine" is from Heidi Swapp, the frame is Crate Paper and the gold camera is Evalicious:

I added some watercolor to my background to help pop the photos. The tag is Crate Paper and the puffy "high five" and gold hearts are from Amy Tan:

The gold heart is also Heidi Swapp along with the black mist spatters.

Here is Jenessa's sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Love You Card

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and have some fun plans!
I am spending my last weekend with Sierra before we take her to college on Thursday :(
Today I am sharing a card I made for the sketch challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap and the Single Step Challenge at Words 2 Craft By.
I used Pink Paislee Cedar Lane for this card to send to Sierra while she is at the UW.

This is one line from my stash I have been trying to use up. Now I only have a few small pieces of papers left and a few odd embellishments. I maybe can get 1 more card of it, LOL!
Here is the sketch:

Stay scrappy my friends!

Friday, August 26, 2016


Hey there! Happy Friday!
I have a card to share with you today for a challenge over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.
The challenge is to create a Christmas card with a gift on it. I used Echo Park Merry Christmas for this card:

Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lucky Me, NOT!

Hey there!
I am back today to share a fun layout I created using the Scrap Our Stash sketch + (3) challenge. This challenge always makes me think outside my box and I always love what I create!
Here is my layout:

I stuck pretty close to the sketch, but I added a few more layers. I added some stitching to this cluster of papers and embellies:

I used a sticker from Simple Stories and some My Mind's Eye alphas. I added some torn washi tape under the "NOT" to accentuate it:

Here I fussy cut the cluster of flowers, added some more stitching and some green washi tape:

The cluster at the top is another group of fussy cut flowers, patterned papers and a tag:

I finished the layout of with paint and mist spatters.

Here is the sketch:

I used:
3 manufacturers: Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye and Simple Stories.
Washi tape

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

You & Me

Hey there!
I am back again today to share a layout I created using a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap and a few cut files from The Cut Shoppe.
I used some old My Minds Eye along with the Scribble Scrabbles and This & That cut files for this layout of Sierra and one of her friends on graduation day:

I did some stitching on the cut file:

The "Hello" circle is from the This & That cut file. I colored it using watercolors. I fussy cut the "beautiful" banner and the yellow chevron arrows. I popped them up with foam tape. The butterfly is from Little Yellow Bicycle:

I used the This & That cut file to create my title and colored it with an orange Gelato:

Here is the sketch I used:

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Hello and happy Tuesday!
Today I am sharing a layout I made using the August 15th sketch at Stuck?!
I used Pink Paislee  Cedar Lane for this layout celebrating a friends birthday:

I didn't have a lot of this line left, so it was perfect to use these scraps. I layered some here, added some stitching, fussy cut flowers and a sticker:

I added some more fussy cut flowers and a few embellies from the collection:

I fussy cut that cute fox and added that yummy green and gold tag:

I added lots of layers and a doily behind the photo:

Here is Laura's sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Beauty- A Paper House Layout

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I am sharing a layout I have up on the Paper House Blog today.
I created this page using some of the Paper House fantastic products!
I used a photo that I took from a 4th of July celebration we had gone to along the river and there were lots of boats in the water. That added to the perfect sunset photo!

Beauty Layout Supplies:
I used my Cameo to cut a sun burst and stitched with my sewing machine and yellow thread. I matted my photo with tissue paper and one of the Gatsby Trim Cards. I used the pennant piece and sun shaped diecut from the Gatsby Accent Pack and also cut a few pennants from the Gatsby Trimmings 12" ColorWays paper. I added some tangled thread and some Sculpted and Puffy Stickers.

  Beauty close up 4

 I added more of the Sculpted and Puffy Stickers to my layout along with a few more pieces from the Gatsby Accent Pack:

Beauty close up 3

 Here is a close up of the sun and I also added another Gatsby Accent piece:

  Beauty close up 2

 I finished the layout off with another small banner, stitching and a few more puffy stickers:

  Beauty close up 1

 Check out the Sculpted and Puffy Stickers in the Paper House Store! There are so many to choose from!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Another Christmas Card

I have been working on my Christmas cards already. Trying to get them done since it always sneaks up on me every year.
I created this card using a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap along with AC Peppermint Express:

Thanks for stooping by and have a great day!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

July Project 12

Hey there! Happy Saturday!
I posted my Project 12 sketch and 2 pager for July today at Turtle Soup and wanted to share it here as well.
I used Echo Park Simple Life and a cut file from Paper Issues I believe, which I altered:

The cut file originally had stars all over the page. I deleted a lot of them moved around the rest to create the flourish on the bottom and then just backed it with patterned paper.

Here is the left side:

Right side:

and some close ups:

I fussy cut the flowers and added some stickers popped up with foam tape:

Check out that ribbon, it's so cool and has been in my stash forever!

Here is my sketch:

If you play along with it, please share with me here or at the Turtle Soup.

Enjoy your day!