Thursday, February 25, 2021

Nothing A Little Wine Can't Fix

 Hey there!

I am back to share a layout I created for 88 and Clear using some of their great products:

I added some spatters to my background using Sour Pineapple, Sour Guava and Sour Crush Sugar Cubes. I tore a piece of Sour Guava Sugar Stock and tore another small piece off, leaving a small gap between them. I added a torn piece of Sour Crush Sugar Stock and placed it under the Sour Guava. Then I added some machine stitching. The grapes and "Nothing a little wine can't help" are from the Cheese and Wine Digi Stamp Set. The "perfect in every way" is from the Make Magic Digi Stamp set and the green paper at the bottom is the Diamond Daze Digi Stamp printed on white cardstock. I added some Gesso and then layers of Tangy Apple and Sour Pineapple Sugar Cubes. I added some 3D stickers from Paper House.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021



Today I am sharing a layout created for Sketches In Thyme. I used JilliBean Soup Garden Harvest for this layout of Sierra, Austin, Greg and I:

I added a diecut for my title and then added a few stickers and fussy cut flower. While editing the photos, I realized the "grateful" sticker had moved. I glued it back in place:

I added some fussy cut and die cut flowers around the photo:

I added a few more stickers and a few layers of patterned paper under my photo:

Here's the sketch:

Hope you will join us this month! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Owl-ways Here For You

 Hey there scrappy friends, 

A very good friend of mine found out she has breast cancer, so I decided to make her a shaker card using the 5 for $5 Digi Stamps at 88 and Clear. The sentiment was perfect for this:

I used a white card base and then added a layer of Black Taffy Sugar Stock. I added strips of Tangy Gum, Tangy Berry and Sour Mist Sugar Stocks. To create the shaker, I adhered the strips to the Black Taffy Sugar Stock and then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the smallest heart from These Hearts. I added foam tape, filled with Candy Cane & Sea Level Sparkletz from Buttons Galore & More. Then backed it with Black Taffy Sugar Stock. I added that to my card base and then embellished it with flowers, ribbon and a sentiment. I used watercolor pencils to color the cute owl. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Working Hard

Hey there everyone! 

Today I am sharing a layout of Sierra I created for Creative Embellishments.

 A coworker of mine took this photo of her while she was working curb side at Aldis and sent it to me.


  I used the Working Hard piece for my title and colored it with acrylic paints. I popped part of it up on my photo to add some dimension to my page. I added some Simple Stories stickers and some fussy cut flowers to my page:


 I used one of the Grunge Circle Frames behind my photo. I colored it black with acrylic paint. I added some watercolors and paint spatters to the background:


 I fussy cut some speech bubbles and added them to my page along with some borders and stitching:

This was a fun page to create and you can never go wrong with adding a chipboard frame. The store has so many to choose from! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, February 15, 2021

This Crazy Covid Life

 Hey there friends!

I am sharing a layout today that I created using case file #347 at CSI. This is a cold case file, meaning use some stash on it. I used Simple Stories Life In Color and Daily Grind. I decided to scrap a photo of a few coworkers and myself making grab and go lunches for the parents to pick up during the COVID shut down March thru July:

I used a mix of Simple Stories alphas for the first part of my title and used die cuts for the word "life":

I hand cut patterned papers to mimic the scale in the inspiration photo. I backed my photo with patterned papers and added 2 chipboard frames. I added lots of labels, die cuts and stickers:

I added some rub-ons and stickers and stamped some flowers and butterflies. Here's a close up of the scale:

Check out the case file on the Facebook page and play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Gnomie Love

Hey friends!

Today I am sharing a Valentine's card I created for 88 and Clear using the Gnomie Love Digital Stamp. I colored the images with watercolor pencils and then fussy cut them:

I used Sweet Cane as the base of my card and then added a layer of Tangy Grape and Tangy Berry Sugar Stocks. I hand cut a banner from Sweet Cane and added that on top. Finally, I used the Ring Layers die to cut the stitched circle. 
This was such a fun card to create!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Home Decor Snowflake

 Hey there crafty friends! Today I am sharing another home decor piece that I created for Creative Embellishments. This time I used the Snowflake. The snowflake is cut from birch wood and is 3/16" thick. Here's my project:


I added a layer of white Gesso to the Snowflake. Then I added white acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I added Liquitex Glass Beads. Right after I applied the glass beads and it was still wet, I sprinkled the entire snowflake with DoodleBug Designs White Sugar Coating that I have had in my stash forever. I let it dry overnight.


Now the Snowflake was ready to add embellishments. I added Gesso to the Large Snowflake Set, the words "frosty" and "snowflakes" from the Snow Word Set and Chipboard Snowflakes. I added BoBunny Glitter Paste to the smallest snowflakes to give some dimension. Then I sprayed them all with blue mists. Once dry, I stacked them and added some shiny blue fibers underneath. I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever to adhere:


 I added a Distressed Snowflake Flair to one of the large snowflakes. I also added in a few stickers from Echo Park. Here are the words from the Snow Word Set:


 I made a bow from some sheer ribbon I picked up at the Dollar Store and placed some snowflakes in the middle:


Although it's hard to see in the photos, this piece has lots of sparkle to it. I had a blast creating it and hope I have inspired you to try a home decor piece. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, February 1, 2021

Dream for Creative Embellishments


Hey everyone! The February challenge is up at Creative Embellishments! The challenge is to use black, white and one other color on your project.
 I used black, white and lots of different shades of green on this layout:    

I added white Gesso on my black background to give a hazy appearance. I used watercolors on white cardstock through the 3 Tree Stencil and fussy cut them and added to my background:

I also added some white Gesso under the photo. I added some green mist to the Brick Pieces and placed them to the left and under my photo.

I added the same green mist to the words from the Dream Word Set and placed them on my page. I added in some Tim Holtz word phrase stickers:

Check out those trees:

They add so much texture to my page:

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


 Hey there!

I am sharing a layout created for CSI using case file #345 using stash:

I created a heart stencil from cardstock and used the Distressed Text Stamp from Creative Embellishments and brown ink. Then I hand stitched around the heart. The word "darling' is a rub-on and the heart are  from Amy Tangerine. The "love you to pieces" sticker is from Evalicious. The ticket, frame and "Sweetheart" sticker is Fancy Pants:

Under the photo, I added a paper bag, a button and tag from Fancy Pants. I added a paper (yellow) from Carta Bella. The metal arrow clip is from Evalicious. I have had that dotted paper mesh in my stash for way too many years so I added a piece of that:

On the bottom, I added a few patterned papers from Webster Pages. I added a few postage stamps fussy cut from an Authentique paper

Check out the case files for this month in the Facebook group. There are lots of prizes!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!