Sunday, June 30, 2019

Vegan Fest

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I have up on Off The Rails Facebook page.

The challenge this month is to add stitching or create a summer page, I combined them!

To create my title, I used an old alphabet stencil I have had for years. I traced the letters, poked holes with a tack and used embroidery floss to stitch it:

I used PinkFresh Up In The Clouds and Live More for this page. Icut strips of paper and machine stitched them on the left side of my layout. I added a few layers of paper under my photo. I added a few diecuts and puffy stickers:

I added more diecuts and puffy stickers here along with some more machine stitching:

I love the colors on this page!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Hard Working Award

Hey there!
I am back today to share a layout I created for the Paper Issues Crowning Achievement challenge and a sketch challenge from Sketch-N-Scrap. I used mostly LYB Fern & Forest for this page of Austin:

I added watercolor to my white cardstock and layered a few papers under my photos and added some machine stitching. I fussy cut the wood circles and ferns from one of the papers. The brown alphas are from PhotoPlay and the orange ones are Simple Stories. I also added a few more word stickers from Simple Stories:

I added a few fussy cut wood circles here along with a burlap sticker and an old rub-on frome Crate Paper:

I added a few more Crate rub-ons (A+, Date and Super), a few more Simple Stories stickers (*student and Ss school). I fussy cut the "Award" letters and orange stars from the papers:

Here's the sketch:

This was such a fun layout to create!
Thanks fors stopping by and have a great weekend!

Happily Ever After

Happy Friday friends!
I am sharing a card I created using a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. I used Simple Stories The Story Of Us for this wedding card:

I fussy cut the flowers, sentiment and heart from pattern papers and popped them up with craft foam using the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Hey there friends!
Today I am sharing a layout created for ScraPerfect. I used Simple Stories Hello Summer along with ScraPerfect goodies for this fun summer page:

Here is how I made those fun foiled waves:
I gathered my supplies: Best Glue Ever. Transfer Foil and  punched waves:

Add a thin layer of the Best Glue Ever  and used a paint brush to spread it all over the border waves:

Let dry until it turns clear. Then place the Transfer Foil sheet on top of them with the foil facing up:

Rub your fingers over the waves. Peel the foil off. This is the result:

Finally, use the Perfect Crafting Pouch and run it over the front and back of your waves to remove and of the glue residue. I love how these waves came out and they add so much to this layout!

I used the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap attached to back this fun Silhouette cut file: 

I added a fussy cut sun, some diecuts, chipboard and stickers from the collection:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Best Friends

Hey there! Happy hump day!
Today I am sharing a layout I created combining the June challenge at Scrap The Boys and a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used mainly Cocoa Vanilla for this boy layout:

I added a few papers and a Chic Tag along with some stitching and a fussy cut star:

I hand cut a tag, added in a frame and the star paper and layered it under my photo. I added another fussy cut star, a punched butterfly and a Simple Stories clear sticker:

I used foam Thickers for my title and added a few labels for my date and journaling along with another fussy cut star and punched butterfly:

Here are the challenges I played along with:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hello SpongeBob!

Hey there!
I am back to share a layout created using the Saturday Cartoon Inspired Stash Challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used AC Papers and pineapples from my stash for this fun page:

I fussy cut SpongeBob from one of my photos:

I used some old foam Thickers and added a Simple Stories clear sticker (Hello):

I added 3 squares of Magic Mesh and then added a wood veneer heart to each one. I also added some Tim Holtz word phrase stickers:

Here is the challenge:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Birthday Wishes

Hey everyone!
We are back from Germany and I am sharing a few things I created before we left.
I used a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap for this birthday card along with Fancy Pants Life Is Beautiful 6x6 paper pad:

I fussy cut the flowers from a few patterned papers and created a wreath. I used a die to cut the word "Birthday". I used October Afternoon alpha stickers from my stash for the word "Wishes.

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, June 23, 2019


Hey everyone!
It's my day up on the Sketches In Thyme blog.
I used a photo my daughter sent me of a sandwich she ate while studying abroad in Germany.  I used October Afternoon stash and a stamp from Creative Embellishments for this layout:

I added lots of layers behind my photo. I added a few phrase stickers, fussy cut flowers, punched scalloped circles and a doily:

I left the journaling spots empty so that she can add it.

Here is the sketch I used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Madrid Magic

I have a travel layout to share with you today. This layout was created for Creative Embellishments.
Sierra studied abroad this semester in Germany. She has been quite the European traveler. She took this photo while spending a few days in Madrid:


I used the Chunky Alphabet Set for my title. I added a few coats of Gesso and then painted it with a couple of blue mists that I mixed together. I added the diecut word "magic" to finish it off:
  I added a coat of Gesso to the Scandinavian Mountains. Using a palette knife, I added some glass beads to the top of the mountains to mimic snow. Once it was dry, I added the same mixture of blue mists that I used for "Madrid". I overlapped the mountains on the sides of the picture with the one on top. I added foam behind the ones on the side. The papers and other embellishments are from Paper House:


I added a few embellishments, tucking the "Explore" one in the mountain:

I just love all the texture these mountains have! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Demo Day!

Hey there friends!
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there!
About 10 years ago, we removed the porch off the front of our house and replace it with steps. This photo is Austin doing some demo work. Yup, it took me that long to scrap it! LOL! I used Echo park Jack and Jill:

I added a frame to the outside of my layout. Then I machine stitched around the edge. I distressed the edge using my fingers. I fussy cut this banner from one of the papers:

I used alphas from the collection as well as word phrase stickers for my title:

I created this banner using stickers from the collection:

Here's the sketch:

I am so glad I finally got this photo scrapped and I love how it came out!

Saturday, June 15, 2019


Hey friends!
Summer is finally here in Wisconsin!
I am sharing my layout today for case file #286 at CSI.
I used Simple Stories Hello Summer for this fun camping page:

I added a torn strip of patterned paper to the top and bottom of my layout and machine stitched through them. I added watercolor to my background. I added a few stickers and a chipboard cacti:

The cut file is from Paige Evans and I backed it with patterned paper using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap attached. I added that cute chipboard flamingo, isn't it adorable?!

Here's the case file:

I was inspired by the colors and summer theme. For evidence, I used: stripes, flowers, flamingo, sun and sunglasses. For my testimony I documented something about a summer camping trip.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thinking of You Card

Hey there friends!
I am back today to share a thinking of you card that I created for ScraPerfect. I used Fancy pants Life Is Beautiful and some stamps I picked up at JoAnns, I believe.
Here is my card:

To get a nice crisp image, just rub the Perfect Crafting Pouch on your cardstock before stamping:

After stamping my images and sentiment, I added watercolor to them. 

Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out and used the Best Glue Ever to attach all layers of my card:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!