Monday, October 16, 2017

A Holloween Card

It's the 2nd Monday of the month and that means a new card challenge is up at Cards In Envy.
The challenge is to create a card featuring a Halloween costume. I went thru all of my Halloween stash and could not find anything that would pass as a costume. After a few days of contemplating what to do, it hit me! DUH! I used my Cameo and cut out a witch from black cardstock.
I created this card using Fancy Pants October 31st collection along with a few ScraPerfect's products.

I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere my layers of paper together and then added some stitching. I love The Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap for getting glue in small spaces such as the spider web.
To attach the sequins, I place a small dot of the Best Glue Ever on the card, using the stick with some of the Embellie Gellie in it, I pick up the sequin and place it on the glue. I find that if the glue has dried a bit, this works the best, because it is tacky instead of wet.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Hey there!
I am sharing my second layout for guest designing at CSI.
I loved the case file when I saw it and just couldn't wait to play with it.
Here is my layout:

I added light pink and teal watercolors to my white background cardstock using the packaging technique. I fussy cut a bunch of flowers and added them to border strips along the top and bottom of the page. I also added a fussy cut butterfly and the number 18:

I added some layers behind my photo and then added some more of those fussy cut flowers. I also added some tangled thread for some texture:

I fussy cut my title "XOXO" from a Simple Stories paper. I added a small card, tangled thread, a label and another fussy cut flower.

This is the top of the layout. I fussy cut the butterfly, flowers, label and heart:

I used:
Simple Stories Life In Color- Red flowers, small red heart, labels and "XOXO"
Dear Lizzy Happy Place- large heart
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom- butterflies
Dear Lizzy Lovely Day- "Choose your own destination" card, balloon and number 18
Fancy pants Dream Big- most of the papers

Here is the case file I worked with:

I love how this challenge pushed me to create something I love!
Hope you will play along with us!


Hey there!
I am sharing my layout for the design team reveal at Off The Rails. The challenge is to use grey, white and 1 other color. I chose teal as my third color. I used Dear Lizzy and Amy Tan for this page of Sierra:

I fussy cut the camera and flower from a few papers. I added a bit of tangled thread under to add some texture:

I fussy cut the circles and leaves from papers and then added stitching to some of them. I added a phrase sticker and a fabric brad:

I added some diecuts, enamel stickers and more tangled thread:

I have to admit, this challenge freaked me out a bit, but once I got going on it, it was so easy to do. I also love the outcome! 

Here's the moodboard:

Hope you will play along with us this month.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Summer Fun

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for my Saturday All Sorts challenge at Creative Inspiration.
I used:
Echo Park Summer Dreams
Fancy Pants frame, "Hello Summer" and anchor
Carta Bella cherries and clouds
Paper House lighthouse acetate
Studio Calico and stash wood veneer
October Afternoon stickers
My challenge is to create a grid on your project. I usually use one or two photos on a layout, using a grid is a perfect way to add more.

I added hand stitching for my grid. Then added some watercolor to my background.
I numbered my photos using October Afternoon stickers. I fussy cut the "hello summer" speech bubble and anchor from a Fancy Pants 3x4 card:

I wrote my journaling on lined paper and fussy cut the cloud from a Carta Bella paper, popping it up with some foam. I added a few layers of papers behind the photo, added a frame on top and a few fun embellies:

I fussy cut the cherries and word from Carta Bella papers. My title is chipboard from Echo Park:

I fussy cut the ice cream cone from another Carta Bella paper and added a wood veneer:

This lighthouse from Paper House was perfect for this photo. I fussy cut it from an acetate piece:

I took inspiration from this pin:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 13, 2017

How To Clean the Bottoms of Your Pots & Pans

Hey there!
I am up on the ScraPerfect Blog today sharing an easy way to clean the bottom of your pots and pans.
While camping this summer, I set my frying pan on the picnic table while we were making breakfast pudgy pies. Little did I know that I set it in what I think was pine pitch. It was sticky and soap and hot water didn't take it off. I set it aside and when I got home, I took The Best Cleaner Ever to it.
These are the before pics:

 I sprayed the Best Cleaner Ever on it and let it sit for 5 minutes:

I wiped it using a paper towel.

This was the result:

I sprayed it again and let it sit for 10 minutes and this was my final result:

And this was what the paper towel looked like after. 

The Best Cleaner Ever not only took the pine pitch off, but it also took off the black my gas stove left on it as well. I am so pleased with this product and plan on taking it to the bottom of my kitchen pots and pans as well!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Earth...

Hey there scrappy friends!
It's my turn to post the scrap lift challenge today over at Creative Inspiration. I lifted a layout by Mary Lou and used Echo Park So Happy Together for this layout:

I used a cut file from the Silhouette store for my title. I cut it on my Cameo and backed it with patterned paper. I added some watercolor to my background:

I fussy cut a bunch of flowers and popped some up with foam to add some dimension:

I cut 3 photos in a banner shape, added a border and some stitching. I added a few stickers from the collection:

I would love if you played along with us this month!
Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Blowing In The Wind

Hey there!
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy today: Blowing in the wind- create a card with leaves on it.
I used Doodlebug Flea Market and came up with this birthday card. I love the fun fall colors in this collection! 

I fussy cut a few leaves and also used patterned paper with leaves on it.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Happy News!

Hey there!
I was asked by Debbi over at CSI to be a guest designer for October. Of course I was ecstatic and said yes! I just recently started playing along with their challenges and love them. They push me out of my box!

Here is my first layout for CSI:

I used a light grey cardstock for my background and added some Gesso, watercolors and mist spatters to it. I used a few different manufacturers :
Maggie Holmes Carousel (chevron paper)
Shimelle Little By Little (rest of the papers)
Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss (pineapples, "Sunshine" gold heart and "The Sweet Life" chipboard triangle
Echo Park "Sweet on Summer" chipboard, star chipboard, and flamingo. I also fussy cut a flamingo from one of their papers.
Hip Kit Club wood buttons

I cut a few circles, added some machine stitching to the larger one and then finished it off with a few embellies:

I used a border punch and added a small piece under one of my photos. I also added another cluster of embellies here:

I fussy cut the clouds from one of the Shimelle Little By Little papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I also added an Echo Park sticker popped up with foam tape:

Here is the case file:

For evidence, I used:
solid background

Summer photos and
handwritten journaling

Stop on over to the CSI Blog and tell them I sent you.
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I Miss You Card

Hey there!
I am sharing a card I created for a sketch challenge over at Sketch-N-Scrap today.
I used Pebbles From Me To You for this card to send to my daughter who is away at college:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Birthday card

Hey there!
I am here today to share a quick and easy way to add ribbon to your card.
I used PhotoPlay for this birthday card:

I created my "pleat" using a tutorial on YouTube:

Then added a little bit of The Best Glue Ever to hold it together:

I added a bit more to the back to adhere it to my base:

Finally I added a  few thin lines with the Fine Tip Writing Cap. I always have this on my bottle, it saves me from adding too much glue:

I let it dry to a clear state,

Then placed the ribbon on and smoothed it using my finger. Letting the glue dry to the clear state (tacky), ensures that I don't have the glue soak into my ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!