Thursday, February 23, 2023

Hiking At Devil's Lake

 Hey there!

Today I am sharing my take on sketch #544 at Sketches In Thyme. Brenda Ragsdale created this fun sketch!

I used Little Yellow Bicycle stash for this hiking page of Sierra and Greg:

I handstitched the circles with embroidery floss. I used Evalicious and Studio12 alphabets for my title. I added some acetate diecuts:

I added in a wood button. a white rubon from Cherry Art, acetate diecuts and stickers:

I used a punch to create my leaf border, then added the black clear sticker from my stash under it. I added the fox sticker, an acetate leaf and the wood veneer bird is from Studio Calico:

Here is the fabulous sketch:

I love how this page came out and that I used all stash! It fewels good to use some of it up!
Thanks for stopping by and havea great day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi everyone! Happy Valentines Day! 
Today I am sharing a Valentines Day layout of Greg and I. I used chippies, flair and acrylic pieces from the Creative Embellishments store along with Echo Park Truly Yours collection for this page:


 I used white textured cardstock for my background and added strips of patterened papers along with some machine stitching. I added red acrylic paint to the Pair of Hearts and then backed them with patterned papers. I backed my photo with craft foam so that it would be fairly even with the chipboard. I added black acylic paint to the Be Mine and placed it on top of my photo. I added the heart flair and a Red Mirror Acrylic Heart. I fussy cut a heart and added a Tim Holtz word phrase sticker popped up on craft foam:


 I added red acrylic paint to the other Heart and backed that with patterned papers as well. I added the word sweet, which I painted with black acrylic paint. I also added a Red Mirror Acrylic Heart and another flair here:


For my title, I added black acrylic paint to the Happy Valentine's Day 3. Once it was dry, I dotted the I with a pink Nuvo Glitter Marker. I added a 3rd Red Mirror Acrylic Heart here too along with some stickers and a fussy cut card:


 I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day and are spoiled by your loved ones! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

We Are Family

Hey there Friends!
I have a beautiful family layout up on the Creative Embellishments blog today. 
Gregs nephew got married back in May and we took a few family pics while we all were together. I used Simple Stories We Are Family along with some CE chipboard pieces for this page:


 I added some watercolors to my white cardstock background. I added a few patterned papers behind my photo. I tucked in a few diecuts around the photo. For my sub title, I used Count Your Blessings chippy. I added gesso and a Lindy's mist to it:


 I fussy cut the "we are" out of one of the papers. I added patterned papers on top of the letters from the word "Family". I glued the patterned paper to the top and then turned them over and carefully cut around the letter with a craft knife.  I fussy cut some triangles to create the banners and then added some machine stitching. I added a few stickers to finish the page:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2023


 Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #404 at CSI.

I used all stash for this bright page of Greg and Sierra at Trevor and Kennedy's wedding:

I cut a heart out of white textured cardstock. I traced this heart on another piece of cardstock and then cut it out a little bit bigger. Then I added the ribbons from my stash using tape runner. Then I glued it to the heart opening of my background and machine stitched around the heart. I backed  my photo with tissue paper & sparkly gold paper. I added a photo tab from Pink Paislee, a frame from Crate Paper and the bow is from Amy Tangerine:

Under the photo, I added some white scalloped lace and some fuscia pompom trim. I also tucked in a  from my stash: a flower, grey chipboard circle, miscellanious brads and sequins from Buttons Galore & More along with a few puffy stickers from Pink Fresh Studios. I fussy cut the fish tail banner from cardstock.  I added a flair on top of my photo:

I added a button to the flower and hand stitched it with embroidery floss:

For my title, I used the foam Thicker word "lovely":

Here I added another flair, sequins, brads, a Vicki Boutin label and I also used the Distressed Circle Stamp from Creative Embellishments

I was inspired by the colors and wedding theme. For evidence, I used: diagonal stripes (I used ribbons from my stash to create the stripes), solids, circles, lace, flowers, love/Valentined themed items, puffy stickers, ribbons, sequins, scallops, fish tail banner, labels, gold, tissue paper, brads & flair. For my testimony, I documented something about a wedding and used the word "love".

Here is a quick look at the case file:

Check out the CSI Facebook for the complete case file and to share your layout.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Oh So Happy!

Hey there friends!
I have a layout up on the Creative Embellishments blog today. Sierra and her boyfriend, Felipe went to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side in June. A friend took this wonderful photo of them. I used Echo Park Summer Dreams along with the Ferris Wheel 2 chippy for this fun page:


 I tore a few strips of patterned paper and added that to my white cardstock background. Since I created this page out of town (yes, I take some scrappy stuff with me, especially since Greg was working, lol) I didn't have my sewing machine, so I added some faux stitching with a black Sharpie. I added some watercolor to the bcakground. I used a black Sharpie to color the Ferris Wheel 2  and placed that on my page. I added my photo overlapping the Ferris Wheel 2 a bit:


 I added a few ferris wheel stickers from the Echo Park collection along with some tickets. I added a few pennants I hand cut from patterned papers under the photo. The "life is great..." diecut is from Hip Kit Club. In the lower right corner I added a torn strip of patterned paper. I added the suitcase sticker and fussy cut flowers along with a fabric brad and word sticker from Fancy Pants:


To the left of the photo, I added another ferris wheel sticker from Echo Park and another fabric brad from Fancy Pants:


 I had a blast creating this fun, summer page! I hope I have inspired you in some way. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!