Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Monday!
Just wanted to pop in real quick and share a layout I created using some goodies from Creative Embellishments and the Put The Petal to the Metal challenge over at Paper Issues.

I created my background using acrylic paints and an old credit card. The cut file is from Paper Issues. I glued it down in a few spots and then added some machine stitching. The "Thrive" chipboard is from Creative Embellishments. I heat embossed it in yellow.

I added a bird house also from CE and colored it with an ink pad. I added some Petaloo flowers and a flair from CE

I added another flair with some tangled thread:

The photos were taken last summer in my backyard. 
This isn't one of my favorite layouts.... I think I should have added some stamping to my background.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Back To Nature

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
I am looking forward to camping season this summer and decides to use some camping photos for the new Sketches In Thyme sketch. I used Echo Park Happy Camper for this fun page:

I added watercolor to my background. I just love the look it adds!
Check out that cute fox! Isn't he adorable?!I popped the fox, fire and sign stickers up using foam tape to add some dimension. The "Wild & Free" wood veneer is from  my stash.

I fussy cut the "Back to Nature" and tree from the papers in this collection. 

I added my journaling onto paper strips. I haven't done that in a long time.

Here is the fun sketch by Bev Code:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used Recollections for this card along with an old rub-on from my stash:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Guy Layout

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created over the weekend for a challenge at Paper Issues.
I used mainly October Afternoon, the Best Glue Ever and Creative Embellishments for this layout of Austin and some friends with a few embellies from my stash:

I added mists to my background using the packaging technique and added some spatters as well. I layered lots of patterned papers behind the photo. I inked and distressed the edges:

I added some Creative Embellishment chipboard pieces along with an old rub-on from my stash:

I added some diecuts, wood veneer and stickers:

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lovely- Creative Embellishments

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using some fabulous Creative Embellishment chipboard pieces and Simple Stories Life In Color.
Sierra was on Homecoming Court last year. A few days before the Homecoming dance, we have a big parade and the court rides in convertibles. This is a tradition. It's so much fun!
I love this photo of her and David. You can see the excitement on her face!


I covered the Berry Frame 3 with a coat of Gesso and then when that was dry, I added inks.  The word "Lovely" is from the Girl Word Set. The word "happy" is from the Small Sentiment Words. These are perfect for adding sentiments to cards as well. I heat embossed both the words in black to make them stand out.

 I added a bunch of flowers from my stash along with a few small branches cut on my Silhouette. I also added in some of the Simple Stories embellies:


Here I added a few more embellishments to create another cluster.

I added Gesso and ink to this butterfly from the Butterfly Set. I love the colors and it is so pretty!


Of course, I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere all the chipboard and some of the papers. Love that stuff!
Nicolle has lots of fun chipboard pieces, flair, stamps and stencils in the store. Go check them out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We Are Family

Today I am sharing a layout I created for the single page sketch challenge at Stick It Down.
I used Simple Stories We Are Family for this layout of me with my Mom and a few siblings:

I created my background with some watercolors. I fussy cut the hearts and stitched through them. I added some stickers, a  couple of chipboard frames that I cut in half  and a few diecuts:

I used chipboard from the collection for my title:

                                                                     Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pastel Cards

Hello and happy Monday!
There's a new challenge up at Cards In Envy today! The challenge is to use only pastel colors on your card. I don't have a lot of pastel papers in my stash, but did find this older Springtime collection from Echo Park in my stash and decided to use that.

I just layered a bunch of papers and stitched them together. I fussy cut the "thanks" from one of the papers and popped it up with craft foam, added some tangled thread, a few fussy cut flowers and  a few butterfly stickers. 
Here's a close up:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Hello and Happy Easter!
Hope you have a wonderful day with family!
I am sharing a layout I created using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap, Roll the Dice challenge at Paper Issues and the April 12th challenge at Creative Inspiration. I used Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets for this layout of Sierra and I:

I added some fake stitching using a marker. I fussy cut the flowers and added this big burlap bow:

I added a few tags with twine and a few arrows:

Here's another fussy cut flower and check out those burlap alphas, love them!

I added white Gesso to my background and then added some mists using the packaging technique. I added a few stickers from Simple Stories and Tim Holtz:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Our Babies

Hey there!
Today I am sharing my  layout for the April 15th challenge at Stuck?! Sketches.
I used Basic Grey Prism for this fun page of Austin, myself and some of our friends:
I added lots of color using watercolors to my background. I tore washi tape and added that as a frame around the edge of my page:

I created a border and a cluster near the bottom of the page with patterned papers, diecuts and a SpiegelMom Scraps cork arrow:

More papers, diecuts and cork arrows along with some stitching:

For my title, I used some old My Minds Eye chipboard alphas and added some stitching:

Here is the fun sketch Laura created:

Stop on over the Stuck?! blog and see what the rest of the design team created.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Hello scrappy friends!
 Today I am here to share a cute page of Sierra and our dog, Bender, who we had to put down in November. Bender always kept us on our toes, was always happy to see us when we got home and he is greatly missed by all of us. I am grateful for the many photos we took of him! This layout is up on the ScraPerfect Blog today.
I used papers that have been in my stash forever, I can't even tell you what they are...

I used my Cameo to cut a file from the Silhouette Store and then decided to back it using a couple of patterned papers. 

With all of the small spaces in this cut file, the No Clog Writing Cap attached to the Best Glue Ever was the perfect way to attach it to the patterned papers. All I did was apply the Best Glue Ever to the backside of the cut file and then turn it over and laid it on the patterned paper. 
I also used both of these products to attach the fussy cut doggie and landscape at the bottom of the page:

I also used these 2 products to attach the paw print border:

The Best Glue Ever and No Clog Writing Cap make this so easy to do and without the mess too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Be Kind...BeYOUtiful!

Hey there scrappy friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created last weekend using the cut it out challenge at Paper Issues and the April challenge at 123 Challenge Blog.
I used a few of the Hip Kit Club kits- mostly the April one for this layout of my kids:

I loved that cut file and backed it with a Crate Paper Oasis paper from the kit.
I added watercolors to my background. I added a few layers behind my photo along with some washi tape:

I love all the gold in this kit!

Here's a close up of the cut file:

The 123 Challenge Blog challenge:
1. Pink
2. Beautiful
3. Hearts

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

You Make Me Happy!

I has some fun scrappy time over the weekend and played along with the Hip Kit Club's sketch challenge on Facebook. I combined it with Paper Issue's quote challenge: You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey. I used the February kit for this page:

I used a variety of alphas from my stash to create the title. The "Happy" chipboard was in the kit. 

I added a fussy cut butterfly along with some other embellies from the kit:

For my background, I used watercolors and added some black mist spatters. I also hand stitched the yellow triangle with embroidery floss:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy, my friends!