Monday, September 30, 2013

LGS 5th Monday

Good morning and {UGH} happy Monday!

There is an extra Monday this month so all of us at Let's Get Sketchy decided to make a fall or Halloween card for today.
I have been trying to use some of my stash and decided to use an old Fancy Pants paper line, Oct. 31:

I love the purple and the witches hat in this line, it's pretty yet Halloweeny :)
Stop on over to the LGS blog and see the cards the rest of the DT made.
Enjoy your day!


Saturday, September 28, 2013


Hello and welcome to the weekend!
Just want to share a layout with you that I have up on the Just Imagine Blog today. I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #921 with insert C on the corner of the blue patterned paper and added bling to the center of the flower. I then cut a border using the same punch with no insert and used the negative part of it for the border (red):

Here is the wonderful punch I used:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, September 27, 2013


Hello and happy Friday!
Friday means there is a new sketch up on the My Scraps & More Sketch blog!

This photo of Sierra and her friends were taken by the Wisconsin River before Homecoming. Aren't the colors on the trees gorgeous? I used an older line from BoBunny- Forever Fall:

Here is this weeks sketch by Audrey Yeager:
If you play along with this sketch, remember to link it up to the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog for your chance to win a fun prize.

Friday, September 20, 2013

My Scraps & More Sketch

It's Friday! WooHoo!
That means a new sketch is up on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog!

Here is what I came up with using Echo Park Here & Now collection:

I used yellow paint to create my circles and also added yellow paint spatters. Here are a few close ups:

Here is the awesome sketch by Audrey Yeager:

If you play along with this sketch (#47), make sure you link it to the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog for your chance to win a great prize pack!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Today on the Practical Scrappers Blog the 10 Things team is using stickers! When I first started scrapping many years ago, stickers was the thing to use but then the scrappy industry kind of got away from them for awhile and now they have made a come back once again!

On my card, I adhered the pink chevron border sticker right at the seam of my patterned papers. I then added cardstock to the back of my blue flower and cluster of flowers (I do this all the time with my stickers that way I can put them on my layout to see if I like them and where I want them) and cut around the sticker. I then distressed and inked them and finally added foam tape to the back of them to give depth to my card:

I used the Echo Park Here and Now Collection for my card. Isn't it pretty?!
Hope you have a wonderful day and I hope to see you again soon!

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Little Bit Retro

Today on the Cards In Envy Blog I have a card up and the theme is: A Little Bit RETRO!- create cards featuring a style, fashion or design from the past.
This challenge had me stumped, so I finally Google "retro" and then it was easy.

Here is my retro card using a mix of some older October Afternoon lines:

I made this for my hair stylist friend, she is going to love it!
Stop on over to the Cards In Envy blog and see what the rest of the design team came up with.

Let's Get Sketchy!

Happy Monday!
There's a new sketch up on the Let's Get Sketchy Blog today! If you love playing with sketches, go check it out!

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used an older collection of My Minds Eye for this layout of Sierra on Homecoming. I just love that background paper with the hot air balloons and clouds!
Here is Jenessa's fabulous sketch:
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator #17 September Challenge

If you are here for the Just Imagine Blog hop, please scroll down, or you can click HERE.

Inspiration Elevator

You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.

Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Cathy Harper. Here's what she had to say in her very own words:
"I want to know what inspires you to create. As I was driving home the other day from my trip back to Black Hills, I saw a really cool billboard...clouds, the sun, and a few hearts. I immediately thought how great the design was and how I could transform it into a card or layout.(No, I didn't get a picture of it as it was the week of the annual Sturgis Bike Rally and no way was I pulling off the side of the interstate with all of that crazy traffic.) Even the other day, as I was walking through Target, I saw a couple of cute Baby gift bags that had great design principle that I could use as inspiration to create with too! Then it hit me that this would be a great challenge for my IE teammates. We recently had Sue's challenge where we were inspired by another teammate and lifted their style..but I want to know what else inspires you besides other designers cards and layouts. Are you a Pinterest addict like me? And find great design ideas there or in a magazine with a brilliant ad!? Find something inspires you, pin it or take a photo and create your work from must include a photo of your inspiration and a link (if there is one) with your project for the challenge!"

I have a Pinterest account but it has been awhile since I have been on it and pinned. I used to spend way too much time on there pinning and never making, LOL. This was the perfect opportunity for me to do a little pinning, and I did!

The colors in this photo really caught my eye, I have always been a fan of orange and blue, maybe that's why.

I took the colors from this photo and the patterns from the pumpkins and came up with this for my layout of Greg, Sierra, Austin and I posing for a family photo in May at my nephews house.

I used a mask and modeling paste along with stamps, mist and washi tape to create my background. I fussy cut the black circle and added some thread in a few spots. The papers are from the Pink Paislee Portfolio collection,
Here is a close up:

I hope you will stop by and see what the  rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:
Sue Sykes
 Christa Uttley
If you feel inspired to play along with Cathy's challenge this month, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!

Now it's time to hop to Christa's blog to see what she did with this fun challenge!


Friday, September 13, 2013

All About Me Just Imagine Blog Hop!

 Hi and welcome everyone to Just Imagine Crafts / Kreaxions Punches
All About Me Blog Hop
We're giving away a Kreaxions 4 - in 1 punch and circle cutter to ONE lucky
blog hop participant. To be entered into the drawing for this prize simply
visit each DT blog, leaving a comment on each one. Follow Just Imagine Crafts please
and then leave one final comment on the Just Imagine Blog.
We'll announce the lucky winner on Monday!

In support of the Blog Hop all Kreaxions products will be 25% off
from  Sept 14 - Sept 15!!
 Discount good online only and CAN NOT be combined with any other offers.
For international shipping rates please contact customer service at
 Be sure to start  at :
From there the Hop starts with:
Lisa ( you are here)

and after Wendi go back to Just Imagine Crafts to leave a comment about the blog hop.
In celebration of "All about Me"
I made this page below. Check it out and view the amazing things that Kreaxions products can do.

This photo was taken by the photographer at my nephews wedding. I am dancing with both of my kids. Oh what a fun night we had!

I started out by using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #912 with insert A to create a mask by punching a piece of scrap cardstock:
I then placed the mask on my layout in 6 different spots and added texture paste to it. Once dry, I painted the top with Glimmer Mist:

For my border I used the 4 in 1 Kreaxions Punch # 916, with no insert, for my border on the bottom of my layout:

 Thanks for stopping and hopping with us.
Your next stop along the way is Monica

Woohoo It's Friday!

Do you know what that means?
There is a new sketch up on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog!
I used the All American line by Bella Blvd. This is one of my favorite 4th of July collections!
Here is my layout:

Here is the fun sketch by Audrey Yeager:
If you play along with this sketch, don't forget to link it up to sketch #46 at the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog. Tammi has a wonderful prize up for grabs again this month!

Card Sketch at PS

Today Practical Scrappers has a new card sketch up on their blog and it's a fun one!

Here is what I came up with using My Mind's Eye 6x6 Sweetest Thing Tangerine paper pad:

and here is the sketch:

Stop on over to their blog and see what the other girls did with the sketch.
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This Moment Is My Favorite!

Good morning and happy hump day!
It's my day up on the My Scraps & More Blog today and just wanted to share my layout I made using the Fancy Pants Memories Captured Collection. This is one of my favorite collections of theirs!
This is also my layout for the Word Up Wednesday Challenge over on the My Scraps & More message board.
I used a Turtle Soup sketch by Bev Code for this fun layout of some of the MSW girls scrapping at our 2012 Houston Crop:

Here is Bev's sketch:
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

White Pen?

Today on the Practical Scrappers Blog we are working with white pens. My friend, Bev, introduced me to her favorite white pen, Signo, while we were at a crop in Houston last summer and it was soon my favorite too!
Any who, I used my Signo white pen to write my sentiment on this fun guy card I made my Dad for his birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!

I used the This & That Collection from Echo Park and added an old fishing vest sticker I had for awhile.
Hope you will stop on over to the Practical Scrapper Blog and see what the rest of the girls did with their white pens!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Woohoo It's Saturday!

Hello and happy weekend!
This being back to work is really cramping my scrappy time! I haven't scrapped all week, but I am hoping to find time this weekend.
Just want to share a layout I made using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter and a sketch by Bev Code. I used My Minds Eye for this layout of Sierra:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!
                                                                   Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Call Me Any Time!

Hello and happy Wednesday!
I have a layout up on the My Scraps & More Blog today I made using one of the Echo Park Mini Theme Kits. I chose The Best of Friends Collection. This kit is perfect for all those friend pages we do and also can be used for family pages too!

Here is my layout of my daughter with one of her friends and of coarse, they are being silly!
I used Sketch #43 from the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog:

Every Friday at 10:00 EST, Tammi posts a new sketch for you to play with and every month, she gives away a fabulous prize to one lucky player! All you have to do is link up your layout to the blog post of the sketch you use. EASY PEASY!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

RAK Winner

I just want to say thank you  to everyone who hopped along with us on the My Scraps & More blog hop!
Hope everyone is enjoying the new challenges on the message board there.

The winner of my RAK is:

Blogger Tracy F. said...
Wonderful page! Love all the different patterns! I follow you on your blog through bloglovin'.
August 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Tracy, please email me at with your mailing address and I will get your RAK out to you.

Fun With Stamps

Today up on the Practical Scrappers Blog the ten things team is showcasing stamps.
I decided to stamp some images and fussy cut them and add to my layout:

I used 5 different stamps:
1. deer (isn't he cute?)
2. the branch
3. the sun/ cloud combo
4. the leaf (used 3 times)

5. tree (also used 3 times)

I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch # 906 for my border:

Along with all the stamps, I used Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Collection, I am a huge fan of all their fun lines!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will stop on over to the Practical Scrapper blog and see what the rest of the girls did.
Have a great day!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Cards In Envy

Hello and happy Monday!
It's the first Monday of the month, that means there is a new challenge up on the Cards In Envy Blog!
Todays challenge is: Make it manly. I always have such a hard time with guy cards, so this was a challenge for me! LOL!
 I decided to use Echo Park's This & That Collection. I fussy cut the Whitlock Bay card off one of the papers, added a bobber sticker, stitching and also wrote my sentiment with a white gel pen on my black banner:

My Dad has a birthday this month, so this was a perfect challenge for me!
Remember, that for the Cards in Envy challenge, we only accept A2 cards (4.25"x5.5") that are relatively flat to fit in a first class envelope for regular postage.  That means no lumpy, bumpy cards.
If you play along with this challenge, be sure to link it up on the Cards In Envy Blog!


It's Monday! That means there is a new sketch up on the Let's Get Sketchy Blog!
I used some My Minds Eye for this fun layout of my daughter:

Here is Brenshevia's wonderful sketch:
If you play along with this sketch, be sure to link it up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog so we can see it.
Thanks for sharing your day with me! Enjoy!