Monday, July 31, 2017

Guest Designing at Creative Embellishments

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I was beyond excited when Nicole from Creative Embellishments asked me to be a guest designer on their blog today I love all of the fun items the Creative Embellishment store carries!

I am sharing a layout I created using one of my daughters senior pics from her photo shoot along with some Creative Embellishment goodies and Simple Stories.


I created my background using the Crackled Brick Stencil and added some distress inks through it. Then I stamped with black ink using the Distressed Text Stamp. I added some paint strokes and glitter paste through the Fairy Dust Stencil along with some gold spatters.


I colored the Berries and Flourish chipboard pieces with ink and then added some gold mist spatters. I added some flowers and diecuts around my photo to make it pop and add lots of texture.


I created 3 clusters to keep the eye moving across the page. I added a few fussy cut items (the ampersand and "sweet" label)


I fussy cut the words "Dream big" from patterned paper and used that as my title. I added a few layers of paper behind my photo and placed the Flourish behind it. Finally I added the Gold Star Flair.

I would like to thank Nicole for having me as a guest designer today!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Another Cleaning Post!

Last winter, I had someone stopping by to pick up something and since I wasn't going to be home, I taped the envelope to the front door. Big mistake! When he removed the envelope, the tape that was holding it on the door remained. I tried taking it off, with no luck. With the cold weather here, I decided to wait until it warmed up.
Here's what it looked like when I finally decided to remove it:

I grabbed my bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever and sprayed it on the tape. I let it sit a few minutes and 

Then I scrapped the glass using my fingernail and wiped it with a paper towel. 

I did this with all 3 pieces  of tape.

Once again, I had awesome results with the Best Cleaner Ever! I love this stuff!

Here is the photo of this amazing cleaner:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Snap Chat Easter

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using the July Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used some fun Snap Chat pics Sierra took of us on Easter along with JilliBean Soup Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup from my stash.

Here is the Tic Tac Toe board:

I used: twine, stars and striped paper.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Cocktail

Hey there everyone!
I am sharing a layout I created for Sketches In Thyme today.
I am trying to bust some stash, so I pulled out this old BoBunny line- I think it's called Alora. It was perfect for this photo of Greg and I with some friends trying a new drink before dinner one night:

I did a lot of fussy cutting for this page as I didn't have many embellishments that went with these fun colors. I added some old Thickers as well. The drink sticker is from another BoBunny line, but was perfect for this page:

I added some watercolor to my white cardstock background to add more color and interest:

Here is Sara's sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas In July!

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for Scrap Our Stash July sketch challenge.
I used a photo of our Christmas tree last year along with Fancy Pants Oh Deer collection and came up with this:

I used gold thread and stitched a few circles on my background. I added a Jolee's sticker that has been in my stash for awhile. My title (Our Tree) was fussy cut from one of the 3x4 cards:

I fussy cut the red tree and the green one is a diecut:

I fussy cut the holly and added red pearl dots for the berries and also added some KI glitter dots throughout my page:

Here is the sketch:

I used:
F- fussy cutting
I- ink spatters
R- rhinestones and rub-ons
E- ephemera
W- washi tape
O- Oh, Deer collection from Fancy Pants, owl
R- red
K- Ki Glitter Dots
S- stitching

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Love This Place!

Happy Friday friends!
I am sharing a layout I created for the Facebook group Crafty Channel Surf. They have a crop going on until the 26th of this month. After, I created this layout, I realized I never created a vacation layout for my mini crop challenge at Creative Inspiration, so this layout was perfect!

I used Shimelle Little By Little for this layout:

I love the diecuts from this fun line and added some to the right lower corner of the photo along with some tangled thread:

I fussy cut the word "Love" and clouds from a couple of the 6x6 papers and added a few more diecuts and tangled thread:

I created my background using watercolors and the Circle Bokeh Stamp from Creative Embellishments.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pretty Pink!

Happy Monday!
I am sharing a card for Cards In Envy's new challenge up on their blog today.
The challenge is to create a baby blue or pretty pink card- any theme.
I chose to create a pretty pink baby card. I used Crate Paper's Little Bo Peep collection for my pink card:

I added a few layers of patterned papers and stitched them together. I fussy cut the tag, sentiment and clothes line from a few of the papers. I love how simple and elegant this turned out!
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Grad Card

Hey there scrappy friends!!
I am here today to share a fun foiled graduation card I created using ScraPerfect products. I used the school colors of black, orange and white for this card:

You can check out my tutorial over on the ScraPerfect blog.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Hey there!
I have a new layout that I created for the July 15th reveal over at Stuck?! Sketches today.
I just love Laura's sketches, they are so fun to work with!
I used Cocoa Vanilla Wild At Heart for this layout of Sierra and I:

I made a tag from one of the papers and added some twine to it. I added a chipboard frame and a few more chipboard pieces here:

I fussy cut some flowers, a border and butterflies . I added a rubber charm and a flower from the collection. I stitched along the edges of the papers with my sewing machine:

I just cut the word "Together" from one of the papers and added fussy cut flowers, a butterfly and another flower:

Here is the fun sketch:

Hope you will play along with us over at Stuck?! this month!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Grease on Carpet?

Today I am sharing an easy way to take grease off of carpet.
I was cleaning my daughter's car to get it ready to sell and besides the gum on the backseat to get off (in my last post), there was also several grease spots on the carpet. Once again, I reached for the Best Cleaner Ever.

Here is the before pic:

I sprayed it with the Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit a few minutes:

Then wiped it with a paper towel. So fast and easy!

I am really impressed at how this cleaner works! It has replaced quite a few cleaners already in my home.

Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Light Up The Night

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for my challenge over at Creative Inspiration. My challenge is to use something wet on your project.
I used watercolors along with PhotoPlay Live Free for this layout:

Once the watercolors were dry, I used a Creative Embellishment stamp and stamped the stars on my background. Then I added some strips of papers and some stitching. I created the banner with some of the diecuts:

I fussy cut my title from one of the cards on the patterned papers and added some tangled thread under it:

I also added a few more diecuts here along with some more tangled thread:

I finished my page off with some rub-ons that have been in my stash forever, a few sticker word phrases, sequins, journaling and a few chipboard stars.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Out & About

Hey there! happy 4th of July!
I am sharing a layout I created for yesterday's sketch reveal at Creative Inspiration. I used My Minds Eye Good Day Sunshine for this fun page of Sierra while we were visiting her at UWEC this spring:

I added some greens cut from white cardstock and used a Silhouette cut file and cut on my Cameo. I also added a few diecuts from the collection:

Although the moped didn't go with my photos, I thought it went well with my title: Out & About, so I added it:

I added a few clouds cut from my Cameo from another Silhouette cut file and used a diecut sun and clip:

I rarely use patterned paper as a background, but love how this turned out and will be using it more often to use more of my stash.

Here is Bev's sketch:

Hope you will play along with us this month!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th!!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Red, White & Blue

Hey there!
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy today.
The challenge is to create a red, white and blue card- any theme.
I choose to create a birthday card since I don't send any 4th of July cards out. I used My Minds Eye and Simple Stories for this card:

I hope you will play along with this fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Hey everyone!
I am back to share a layout for the new sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches today.
I used Photo Play for this page of Sierra:

I fussy cut the pink medallions from one of the papers and added gold glitter hearts to the center of a few. I also added some of my favorite washi tapes and some stitching:

I added a paper arrow from my stash, I think it's from Chic tags. I also added a chipboard frame, maybe Simple Stories? I also added a stamped word phrase a few times throughout the layout:

I used a few different fonts for my title. The teal ones are Elle Studio and the black ones are from Walmart:

Here is the fun sketch Laura designed:

We would love to have you play along with us! Just link your page at Stuck?!