Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Hi there friends!
Today is my day up on the Sketches In Thyme blog and I want to share my layout here as well. I used JilliBean Soup Garden Harvest for this page of us in Marburg, Germany:

I added lots of fussy cut flowers and journaling:

This watering can was perfect for this fun garden page:

I used a die cut for my title. I added a butterfly and some machine stitching for it's trail:

Here is the sketch:

This sketch is awesome for getting multiple photos on a page. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

I'm Yours

Hey there friends!
I am excited! Today is my last day of feeding the kids at school until fall, hopefully. My staff and I have packing sack lunches since March 18th when the COVID-19 hit the US. This is so much extra work for us, plus we miss seeing the kids. I am hoping it will be back to normal in September, but I highly doubt it. It is what it is and we will still feed the kids no matter how we have to do it.
I am sharing a layout for Creative Embellishments today.
I used Creative Embellishments chipboard along with PhotoPlay Wild Love. This is a photo of Sierra and her boyfriend in Germany in January:


I love all the dream catchers in the store! I used Dream Catcher 1 behind my matted photo and tucked in the the arrow/case sticker. I colored the dream catcher with a few different ink pads. I added a few word stickers popping the "always" up with foam to add some dimension:


I added the entire pack of Feathers to the bottom and top of the photo. I colored them with inks as well. I love how it looks like they are floating through the air:


 I added lots of spatters and a few more stickers:


This was such a fun layout to create and I love how it came out! Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Monday, June 15, 2020


Today I am sharing my last layout for CSI this month. I used case file #323, which is a cold case file, use up some stash for this one. I used mostly Maggie Holmes Carousel with a little Echo Park for this page of some friends:

I have been hoarding that ice cream cart and decided to use it. I added a fussy cut flower, a tag, and some stickers:

The case file photo reminded me of that frame, so I tucked it in behind the photo and embellies. I fussy cut the tent, ferris wheel and that circle light banner. I added some gorgeous pink puffy stickers: 

Another fussy cut flower and that gorgeous gold trimmed paper along with a pink flower puffy sticker finished off the top left of my photo:

I fussy cut the "YAY" and added the puffy sticker on top. More of the fussy cut circle light banner on top of the page:

Here's the case file:

This was a super fun layout to create plus I used some stash!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

I Love Coffee!

I am back to share another layout with you. Anyone a coffee drinker out there? If so, you can relate to my coffee page. I used some fun Creative Embellishment chipboard and flair and combined it with Pebbles Girl Squad collection:


I started with a few  strips of paper, some torn and a border. I added some machine stitching and spatters. I used the I Love Coffee piece for my title. I sprayed it with with Lindy's mist and tucked in a fussy cut coffee cup from one of the papers:


 I added a fussy cut flower and a Heart sprayed with the same mist to the bottom of my page:


I fussy cut a few more coffee cups and flowers. I added the phrase die cut and a Coffee Flair:


 I tucked in the coffee cup from the Coffee Set and colored it with a few different mists. I added more fussy cut flowers and a tab:

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

Monday, June 8, 2020

Collect Moments

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout created for CSI  case file #322. I was inspired by the colors and fruit in this file. I used Dear Lizzy Star Gazer & Happy Place, Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss and Fancy Pants Joy Parade for this fun summer page:

I used lots of stuff from my stash. That wood apple is pretty old, I can't remember where it came from, lol. I added lots of layers and some enamel shapes:

I hand stitched the grid using embroidery floss. I fussy cut the flower, circle and leaves. I added in a PaperHouse 3D pineapple sticker:

Another old wood veneer here along with lots of layers, fussy cutting, enamel shapes and check out that fringe, I love it!

More fruit, layers and even some stitching:

Here's the case file:

Hope you get a chance to play along with us this month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, June 1, 2020


Hey friends!
I am back to share a layout created for Creative Embellishments using the June mood board. I was inspired by the branch with flowers on them.

The flowers reminded me of the Cherry Blossom Branch. I colored it with Lindy's mists. I used mists on my white cardstock background and used the Ledger Stencil to add modeling paste:

I put my photos on tissue paper and then patterned paper from Elle's Studio. I popped them up with foam and tucked in a Vintage Lantern on each side. I used Lindy's and Heidi Swapp mists to color them. I did add a bit of modeling paste to them to give some dimension. I colored a few words from the Travel Word Set 1 with Lindy's mists and added them to my layout. Under the "Destination" and above the left photo, I tucked in a piece of the Lace Border 7.

Here's the other Vintage Lantern I used:

 Finally. I added some word phrase stickers from Heidi Swapp and flowers from Little Birdie.
Hope you will play along with us this month!

Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat

Hey there friends!
Today I am sharing a layout created for CSI using case file #321. I was inspired by the colors and the testimony to document something about a passion of yours. Of coarse, I created a layout about scrapbooking!

I used a cut file from Cuts To You and backed it with a Simple Stories paper. I fussy cut the small flowers from a Simple Stories paper and added the larger flower from Vicki Boutin. I fussy cut a banner, added a sticker and some enamel dots from Simple Stories and Cocoa Vanilla Studio:

I added a few of the negative hearts and placed a PaperHouse Productions puffy heart on top. I added a few more fussy cut flowers here along with a tab and the house die cut from JilliBean Soup:

I fussy cut a few cacti from a JilliBean Soup paper and tucked those in between the cut file letters:

Here is the fun case file:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!