Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Start With A Grateful Heart

 Hey everyone!

Today I am sharing my take on sketch #610 at Sketches In Thyme. I used Paige Evans stash for this layout of me at the Brownsville, Texas zoo in January:

When I saw the sketch, I decided to use this patterned paper as my background. My first thought was to use white cardstock and use paint to add the stripes. I hand cut a few tags from the patterned papers and added some ribbon from my stash. I placed my photo on top:

I used a diecut for my title. I fussy cut a few butterflies and leaves and added those around the photo:

I added some diecut flowers, the hello sunshine banner and the Tim Holtz Life Is Good sticker. I also added a bit of handwritten journaling:

I sprinkled some sparkletz from Buttons Galore along with some paint spatters to finish off my layout:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and we will see you again soon!

Sunday, April 7, 2024

April Showers Bring May Flowers

 Hey there Scrappy Friends!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #432 at CSI. I used mostly Echo Park and Bella Blvd. from my stash for this spring layout of us with some of our camping friends:

I added some patterned paper behind my photos  and then added the umbrella sticker behind it. I added some circle stickers from Paper Studios along with the fussy cut bird and the lemon diecut is from Hip Kit:

I added the sun sticker from Echo park and used some of their alpha stickers for the title. I also added fussy cut hearts, flowers and leaves:

I fussy cut the bike, heart and flower and tucked those behind the right side of this photo of my crocuses blooming. I added this wood veneer spring piece, I can't remember who made this as it has been in my stash forever:

I added some strips of patterned papers to the bottom of my page and stitched them in place. I fussy cut flowers, a leaf and a butterfly and those at the bottom as well:

Here's a quick look at the case file:

Check out CSI's Facebook page to see the full case file and play along!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Me & You

 Hi Scrappy Friends!

Today I am sharing my take on sketch #606 at Sketches In Thyme. I used Simple Stories from my stash for these photos of Greg and I in Franklin, TN last March:

I added the plaid paper to my white cardstock to create my background. I also added some torn strips of the teal paper. I added a chipboard film strip from Creative Embellishmentsand then backed my photos with patterned paper. I added some persextives and paper snips from Bramble Fox. I also added a Tim Holtz word phrase sticker that I cut in half:

For my title, I strung the grey banner shaped Thicker alphas on twine from my stash. I added the Fancy Pants metal flair:

The pink heart is another persextive from Bramble Fox:

I added the "documented" paper sip to the top:

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, March 7, 2024

My Craft Room

 Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my take on case file 430 for CSI. I was inspired by the colors and craft theme. I took a few photos of my scraproom and printed them in black and white since I knew I would have plenty of color using the colors from the case file. I used Simple Stories Vintage Bliss and Echo Park I'd Rather Be  Crafting papers for this page:

I added some torn strips of patterned papers and then added some machine stitching. I used alphas from the Echo park collection for my title. I added a few Pink Fresh diecuts:

I added some layers of patterned papers and some chipboard pieces:

I added the chipboard books from Simple Stories and some Echo Park sticker banners. I also added a Pink Fresh coffee cup puffy sticker:

More chipboard and diecuts here:

Here's a quick look at the case file:

I was inspired by the colors and craft theme. For evidence, I used: floral pattern, text pattern (on chipboard flower), watercolor, art/craft themed items, wood, paint brush, pencil, coffee cup, labels, potted plant and gold elements.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, February 23, 2024

Flower Shopping

 Hello there!

Today I am sharing my take on sketch #602 at Sketches In Thyme. I used Echo Park A Slice of Summer collection along with Creative Embellishments chipboard for this page:

I used inks to color the Flourish Set 3 and plced them under my photos. I inked the Daisy Set 3 and placed one in between the two upper photos:

I added some fussy cut flowers and butterflies:

I added the Mini Berry Wreath to the top of the lower left photo:

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024


 Hey there Friends!

Happy Valentines Day! 

Today I am sharing a sweet Valentine's layout of Sierra and her boyfriend. This picture was a selfie taken while they were in Chicago. I used Creative Embellishments chipboard along with Doodlebug Designs Love Notes collection:

I added watercolor to my white, textured cardstock. When that was dry, I used the Distressed Text stamp and black ink and stamped on the background. I colored the Love Heart Arrow Frame with acrylic paint and then backed it with patterned paper from the Love Notes collection. I added a few stickers:

I painted 3 of the Hearts and backed those with papers as well. I added some stickers from the Love Notes collection:

I added a fussy cut postcard to write my journaling on. Then finished off my layout with a few more stickers:

Here is another Heart I painted and backed with patterned paper:

I popped up the "hello there" sticker with craft foam to add dimension:

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Crazy 4 You

 Hello there scrappy friends!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #428 at CSI. I was inspired by the colors and love theme and created a fun and whimsical layout of Greg and I:

On my white cardstock background, I used a few stencils from Creative Embellishments. I took Distressed Oxide Ink and put it through the Distressed Grid Stencil.  Then I took the Ledger Stencil and added Heidi Swapp  Black Metallic Texture Paste. Finally I added black watercolor spatters. I diecut some trees and added watercolor to them. I placed them to the right and under my photo. I added the pink paper (Echo Park Yours Truly) under my photo ripping the left side. I added the Doodle Bug "sweet" tab sticker and the "monday" tab from Pink Paislee. I fussy cut the clouds from a Doodlebug Love Notes paper. The little yellow bird is a sticker from the Doodlebug collection:

For my title, I used the "Crazy" diecut from Pink Paislee. The 4 is from Dear Lizzy and the "you" are Fancy Pants alpha stickers. I fussy cut the bike from a sticker in the Doodlebug Love Notes collection:

Here's another look at the trees. I added the Crate Paper "My Valentine" sicker and fussy cut some envelopes from one of the Doodle Bug papers. The bike is also a Doodle Bug sticker:

I fussy cut the "XOXO" from one of the Echo Park Truly papers and added the "I Love Us" sticker from that collection as well. I fussy cut the flowers and added those on top:

Here's alook at the bottom cluster. The paper is from Doodle Bug Love Notes and then I added little bits and pieces down here:

Here is a quick look at the case file. To see the complete file, check out the CSI Facebook page:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Grand Ole Opry

 Hi there Scrappy Friends!

Today I am sharing my take on sketch #598 at Sketches In Thyme. I used Creative Embellishments chipboard, rub-ons from my stash and Dear Lizzy stamps for this fun page:

I added watercolors to my background using the smooshing or kissing technique. I heat embossed all the chipboard pieces. I added my photos along the Music Note Border. Then added the Guitar on top of the bottom of it. I added a Heart Music Notes along with a few chipboard hearts:

I used a few of the Dear Lizzy stamps and stamped the flowers and then fussy cut them. For my title, I used old rub-ons from my stash- I think they were from Scrap Works? I also added another heart and Heart Music Note:

To the left of the upper photo, I added in the Makin Music chipboard piece. I tucked in a Music Artist Trading Coin above the first and second photos:

Here is the sketch:

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


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Life S'more Fun In The Woods

 Hey there Creative Friends!

Today I am sharing a layout I created using a Creative Embellishments chipboard title and lots of trees I made:

I traced a circle on my white cardstock background and added some watercolor. I used a black fine tipped marker to outline the circle. I drew the trees on white textured cardstock with a black fine tipped marker. Then I added watercolor to them. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them:

I placed my photo down and then added the trees to both sides of it. For the Clouds, I added a coat of white acrylic paint. once it was dry, I scribbled on them with a Gelato and then dipped my finger in water to smooth out the Gelato:

I used the same technique on the title, Life S'more Fun In The Woods, as I did on the clouds:

I added a few word phrase stickers and the arrow from Simple Stories and Echo Park:

I added a small cluster of trees here:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!