Monday, August 21, 2017

Penny For Your Thoughts!

Hey there!
Today's challenge at Cards In Envy is Penny For Your Thoughts- create a card using a speech bubble.
I used Elle's Studio papers and Pebbles stickers and came up with this card:

I added layers, stitching and a few stickers to this card.
I stamped a dragonfly and added Stickles to it:

Hope you will play along with us at Cards In Envy.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 18, 2017


Good morning!
I am sharing a layout that I created using the Creative Scrappers August 1st sketch.
I used PhotoPlay Campfire for this page:
I added some stamping and mist to my background:

I used some old SEI (I think) alphas added a few fussy cut items and a diecut:

I added a few scraps of paper here along with some stitching and more fussy cutting:

Here's a side view of my layout. I did add foam behind my photos to give some dimension to my layout:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Looking For A New Cleaner?

Hey there friends!
I am here today to share an easy way to remove stickers off of an object.
We recently replaced our back door after installing it, I needed to remove those stickers they add to them. Yeah, I didn't get a picture of the actual stickers, but did get some after I tried peeling the stickers off. Here is the window on the door:

This is the door:

Finally, frustrated, I grabbed The Best Cleaner Ever:

and sprayed both areas:

I let it sit for about 5 minutes and used some paper towel to remove the sticker. This was the result after on the door:

and the window:

So next time you have something sticky to remove, try The Best Cleaner Ever.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sharp Dressed Man

Hey there!
There is a new sketch up at Stuck?! Sketches today. I hope you will play along!
I used the July Hip Kit Club kit and came up with this fun page of Austin and I:

I added some white Gesso to some of my background and then added watercolor. I fussy cut all the flowers from one of the papers in the kit. Then I added embellies around my photos:

I added some tissue paper behind my photos to soften the look: 

Here is Laura's fabulous sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 14, 2017


Hello and happy Monday!
It's my day to post the sketch challenge at Creative Inspiration.
I used Fancy Pants True Friend for this page of Sierra and a few friends on graduation day:

Bev's sketch was perfect for these 3 photos! I am trying to use my stash and I used 3 frames from the True Friend collection. I added some stitching to the frames:

I also added some watercolor, diecuts and flair from the collection:

Here is the sketch:

We would love to have you join us on the forum and play along!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, August 13, 2017


Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Have you scrapped your wedding photos yet?
I have only scrapped a few so far.
I am here today to share a layout I created for my wedding album. Of course, I used the Best Glue Ever, because it really is the best glue ever!
I used the January Hip Kit Club kit for this page:

I added some watercolor to my background and then added a few layers behind my photo, including a frame. I also added lots of ephemera:

I love adding dimension to my pages by adding some foam behind my embellishments. The Best Glue Ever is perfect for adhering the foam to my layout:

I also, love using the Best Glue Ever to adhere wood veneer to my layouts. The No-Clog Writing Cap is perfect to get glue in all those small spaces. And, a little bit of the Best Glue Ever goes a long way!

Here is one more close up of my layout:

Of course, the Best Glue Ever works really well on paper too!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Back To Nature

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I would like to share a page I created for a lift challenge at Paper Issues. I used Echo Park Happy Camper from my stash for this fun page:

I added layers of papers and stickers by my photos:

I added stickers and popped them up with foam tape to give some dimension:

I added a word of my title under each photo to keep the eye moving:

I love how this page came out!
Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer Fun

Hello and happy Friday!
I would like to share a page with you that I created for a challenge at Paper Issues and Hip Kit Club. I used the June Hip Kit for this page of Sierra:

I added some diecuts from the kit:

I used a cutfile for the clouds and title from Hip Kit and cut it on my Cameo.

I backed the clouds with a few patterned papers and added a few fussy cut ones:

I colored my title using Gelatos and watercolors. I fussy cut the border from one of the papers and added some stitching:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Christmas Card

Yup, I am still busting stash and creating a few Christmas cards here and there.
Today I am sharing one I made using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap. I used Basic Grey Juniper Berry for this one:

I added in a piece of Fancy Pants corrugated cardboard and am using this card for a stash challenge at Creative Inspiration as well. 
Here is a close up of all the dimension:

Here is the sketch: I turned it on it's side)

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Let's Be Nuts Together!

Hey there!
It's my day to post on the Off The Rails Blog today. I decided to share a layout where I created a frame using washi tape and added some stitching. I used my favorite washi tape- the black and white stripped- it's from Michaels. I also used Fancy Pants True Friend for my layout:

I created my grid using a photo and project life cards. Once I had those glued down, I just tore some washi tape and created a square around the grid. After I had that done, I used my sewing machine to add zig zag stitching around my frame. I love the texture this creates and it also helps secure my washi tape.

I choose to do the entire square with the black and white striped washi tape and used small pieces of the teal and white striped to fill in where the black and white was thin. You could do this with multiple colors of washi tape or create a few squares of different colors around the grid. 

This is a great way to use up some washi tape stash!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Tis The Season

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a Christmas card that I created using the July 30th challenge at the Christmas Card Challenge Blog. I used Echo Park for this snowman card:

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Bug Me!

Bug Me is the theme for the new Cards In Envy challenge today. The challenge is to create a card with a bug or an insect on it. Check out their blog for a complete list of rules for playing along.
I used My Minds Eye Lost & Found for my card and stamped some dragonflies on white cardstock. I added a silver Nuvo marker and Stickles to add a bit of color to the dragonflies:

I cut the clouds on my Cameo quite some time ago and can't remember where the cut file came from. I added some ink and stamped a sentiment to the solid one. I stitched the other two.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you will join us this month!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Wedding Card

Hello and happy Sunday!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
It's my turn to post the card sketch challenge over at Creative Inspiration today. I enjoyed playing with the sketch!
I used Paper House Productions Wedding Day and came up with this wedding card:

Check out that glittered blue background paper. Isn't it gorgeous?
I added a small border punched border and a doily. I fussy cut the heart from another Paper House paper and added hand stitching around it using blue floss. I added a bow and for my sentiment, I used one of Paper Houses 3D Stickers. 

Here is the beautiful sketch by Bev:

I love how simple, but elegant this card turned out! 

Hope you will play along with us this month!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Whoo Did This?!

Happy Friday friends!
I finished up a layout this morning using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap along with some old JilliBean Soup. My co worker decorated the kitchen with black streamers and balloons for my 50th birthday. She also had chocolate everywhere!

I stitched the two patterned papers together with a zig zag stitch. I added some diecuts and stickers:

More diecuts and stickers along with a few fussy cut owls:

The "Surprise" rub-on has been in my stash forever and is from the Dollar Store. I also added another "surprise" rub-on down in the lower right side. That one is from Scenic Route. Remember them? I loved their stuff!

Here's the sketch:

I love how this layout turned out!
Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Photo Bomb!

Hey there!
I am sharing a layout I created for the tic tac toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used Simple Stories and American Crafts for this fun page of Sierra and I along with our Photo bomber- Scott:

I added a few layers behind my photos and added stitching. I also added some Simple Stories stickers:

I cut my title on my Cameo and then added Gelatos to color it. I added a Polaroid cut from Cameo as well. I fussy cut the camera from patterned paper and popped it up with foam tape:

The arrows were cut from Cameo as well and I colored them with watercolor and Gelatos. I stitched threw them and then added brads from my stash throughout my layout:

Here's the tic tac toe board:

I used: 
Simple Stories
and brads

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!