Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy Moments

I am up on the Sketches In Thyme blog today sharing a layout I created using the new sketch.
I used Echo Park and Kaiser Craft papers along with some embellies from my stash for this page of Sierra and a few friends on Homecoming:

I thought this bling was a perfect addition to the page since all 3 of the girls have bling in their dresses. I colored the & sign using a Gelato.

I fussy cut the "Leave a little glitter behind" from the Kaiser Craft paper and added some stitching.

I colored the wood veneer title with Gelatos and added some sequins and fussy cut butterflies.

More bling, wood veneer and some tangled thread with another fussy cut butterfly make a perfect cluster at the top.

Here is the fun sketch by Brenda Ragsdale:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy, my friends!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Birthday Card

I am sharing a card I created using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap along with Little Yellow Bicycle's Paradise collection:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Graduation Page

Hello and happy Sunday!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using Creative Scrappers May sketch.
I used Pinkfresh Dream On for this page:

I created a waterground background, added some rectangles of patterned papers and stitched.

I added a piece of chipboard and a few diecuts:

More chipboard pieces. 

This collection is so soft and pretty!

Here's the sketch:

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Best Friends

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a page I created a few weeks ago for the NSD challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap and the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash.
I used Fancy Pants Wonderful Day for this layout of Sierra and a few friends:

I punched a wave border and added it to the bottom of the yellow patterned paper and stitched. I added a few diecuts and chipboard embellies to create a cluster:

I added a pennant, some stitching, a tag, button and a chipboard heart in this cluster:

Remember those flags? Those were some of my favorite pieces from this collection! 

Here is the sketch:

Here is the Tic-Tac-Toe board:

I used the first column: Journal card (tag), the color yellow and 3+ patterned papers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dream... Creative Embellishments

Hello friends!
I am here today to share a layout I created using some gorgeous Creative Embellishments items, the Best Glue Ever and some My Mind's Eye from my stash:.


I created my background using watercolors. I then backed a Just Nick cut file using The Best Glue Ever and some patterned papers. I stitched it in place. I added some stamping using the Grunge Stars Stamp and brown ink. I used the word "Dream" from the Dream Word Set and added some Gesso. Then I sprayed it with a mist:


Haha! I just noticed I forgot to add the day in the date. I wasn't sure of the exact date when I created this layout and was going to add it in before I took the photos. I will be doing that. I added Gesso and mists to the Feathers. I added some tangled thread under them and added that beautiful butterfly flair from the Butterfly Flair Set.

I colored the Dreamcatcher 1 using Gesso and mists and then added another Butterfly Flair:

 I had a blast creating with these goodies and getting messy.
 Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fancy Layout for Stuck?!

Hey there!
It's the 15th of the month and that means a new sketch is up at Stuck?! Sketches! Laura always has such wonderful sketches and it's a great starting point for a layout! We would love to have you play along!

I used mostly Pink Paislee along with some Petaloo Darjeeling flowers and a few fun items from Creative Embellishments.
Here's my layout:

I added watercolors to my white cardstock background. Then I used the Twinkle Stamp from Creative Embellishments and stamped on my background using black ink. Finally I used the Fairy Dust Stencil from Creative Embellishments along with Nuvo Glimmer Paste. I just bought this from the local scrappy store and I love it! I couldn't believe how fast it dried!

I added some of the gorgeous Petaloo Darjeeling flowers, a doily and a few Pink Paislee embellies. I used a Martha Stewart punch for my border.

I love this "Fancy" foam sticker from Pink Paislee (Citrus Bliss collection) and it was perfect for this photo! I also love the pop of pink the "Remember" puffy sticker adds.

I layered several of the patterned papers from the 6x6 C'est LaVie paper pad under my photo and added some stitching. I also added a few Petaloo butterflies.

Here is the sketch:

I love this sketch and also how my layout came out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Cards In Envy

Do you have a favorite color combo you love to use when scrapping? The challenge for the next few weeks at Cards In Envy is to create a card using your favorite color combo of two or three colors.
My favorite color combo is orange and teal! It reminds me of summer and I love scrapping with them!
I created a card, using no patterned paper. If you know my scrapping, you know that I almost always use patterned papers. But not this time...
While on Pinterest, I saw a few cards that had only used mists, inks or paints for the background. They added a stamped sentiment and a few butterflies. So I decided to try it.

I used watercolors on white cardstock and then added a few colored cardstocks behind the white. It looked to plain, so I added some twine:

Here's a close up:

I'm still not sure I love it, maybe my colors were too soft. Next time I may try it with mists.

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Hey there! Happy Mother's Day!
Today I am sharing a layout of my children and used a winter photo from last year.
I am proud to have these 2 for my kids and am so lucky to be their mom!

I used a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. They are celebrating their 5th birthday this month, all month long!

Here is what I came up with using Fancy Pants Timbergrove:

I am not sure where the cut file (snowflake) came from, it's been sitting in my scraproom for quite some time and when I saw the sketch, I knew it was finally time to use it!

I painted the snowflake and background with watercolors and then added mist and paint spatters.I stitched the snowflake in place.
The snowflakes and title word "Together" are chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments. I colored them with Nuvo Glitter Markers. These photos do not do those pieces justice, they are so sparkly in person.

Here is a close up of the layers under the photo:

Another glimpse of the layers and embellies:

Here is the sketch I used:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Easter Eggs

Hey there scrappy friends!
When coloring Easter eggs with my kids last month, I bought an egg dye set that had foil and glue in it. After several attempts using the glue that came with the kit and no success with the foil sticking to the egg, I grabbed my bottle of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap on it. I added some to the colored egg,

spread it around using my finger, let it dry until it was clear and tacky and then placed the foil on top and rubbed:

Here is the perfect result:

I tried it again on another egg and received the same beautiful result:

Doesn't the foil look pretty?!

Next year when coloring eggs, I will grab my Best Glue Ever and use ScraPerfect's Transfer Foils and skip the foil dye kit. I love the results the Best Glue Ever gave me. It has replaced a bunch of adhesives in my home and scrappy room!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Life Inspired

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created this morning about my Dad and a few aunts and uncles.
My Dad has alzheimers and is in a home. This photo was taken by aunt Carol when they went to visit him.
I used Pink Fresh Live More and a sketch from My Creative Scrapbook for this page:

For the border at the bottom, I added a strip of patterned paper along with some washi tape and machine stitched. Then I added some of the ephemera and tangled thread. 

Here I added a card stitched in place and a few arrows from the ephemera pack.

A few more cut apart cards, a tag and some more tangled thread.

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

My Graduate

It has almost been a year since Sierra graduated from high school. Where did that time go?! I haven't scrapped all the pics yet, so thought I would pull this one out and use it along with Creative Embellishments and Simple Stories You Are Here collection:

I added orange embossing powder, this was the first time I used it, to the "My Graduate" chippy and the circles and heat embossed it. The orange was too bright, so I toned it down a bit with a Sharpie paint pen.

 I added some of the Petaloo flowers from last months cross promo. I love them and need more colors, LOL!


I added another chipboard circle and colored this one with Gesso and Gelatos. I also added the wood veneer sun and cloud from the Rain or Shine set and colored it with Gelatos. Check out that "Shine" Flair Gold"! Love it! I added some tangled thread behind it:

I added a few different colored doilies, punched circle and the chipboard circles in a cluster at the top and bottom of my page:


Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me! Don't forget to check out the monthly challenge at Creative Embellishments and play along for a chance to win $50 in Creative Embellishment goodies!