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!