Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fresh Air

Hey there scrappy friend,
Today I am sharing a layout I created using case file #232 at CSI along with a lift challenge at Paper Issues.
I used some Echo Park and Simple Stories from my stash:

I fussy cut the trees and squirrel from one of the papers: 

Some more fussy cutting and I added a few words from patterned paper as well:

The fox was also fussy cut and I added a fishing pole sticker and fish I stitched my layers together using white thread:

Here is the case file:

I used:
the color scheme and added the color orange.
Evidence: wood background, animals, trees and stitching
Testimony: document something about the outdoors and put your journaling in a pocket. I created my pocket with papers and stitching in the top right corner above my photo.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created combining a few challenges: the Tic-Tac-Toe stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash and a sketch challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap.
I used Pink Fresh for this layout of Austin and a few friends:

I added lots of diecuts and a fussy cut & sign:

I fussy cut my title from the 6x6 paper pad and added that cute rainbow:

I fussy cut the banner from one of the 6x6 papers. I also added a diecut circle, puffy sticker and chipboard sticker:

Here is the tic tac toe board:

I used the middle row: camera, rainbow and puffy stickers (Dear Lizzie)

Here is the sketch: 

I just flipped it on its side.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Cards In Envy

I am here today to share my card for the new challenge over at Cards In Envy. The challenge is to create a white on white card.

Here's what I came up with:

I embossed a piece of white cardstock and then layered a doily, snowflake (this was cut on my Cameo  using a cutfile. It had been there for quite awhile, so I am not sure where I got the cutfile from. Thinking it's from the Silhouette store.) Then I stitched the layers together. Finally I added some tangled thread and the chipboard word "Joy", which I painted white. I finished it off with a few scraps of ribbon.

This was quite a challenge for me, but I love how it came out. (I also have another Christmas card done!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Best Cleaner Ever!

Hey there!
Today I am going to share a tip with you.
Last month, my son and I were helping my husband cut down a pine tree. My son and I got pine pitch on our hands and clothes. After several attempts of watching my son wash his hands and the pine pitch not going anywhere, I grabbed my bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever and told him to spray my hand with it.

He sprayed the Best Cleaner Ever on my hand and I let it sit a minute. I rubbed my hands together and then washed them.

This was the result:

Nice and clean and ao sticky pine pitch! He did his hands and had the same results!
Then I thought, if it will take it off hands, why not clothes? 

So I sprayed the spots on his pants:

Here was the result:

My son thought his favorite sweat pants were ruined. So happy I thought to grab The Best Cleaner Ever! He can still wear these pants to school! 
I need to get another bottle and keep it in the laundry room!

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Hello Scrappy Friends!
I am sharing a layout I created using the new sketch at Stuck?! Sketches along with Fancy Pants Family & Co.

I cut a heart out of cardstock and used the negative piece as a mask. I stamped with the Creative Embellishment Distressed Text Stamp and black ink. Then I added some watercolor using the packaging technique. Finally I added some faux stitching using a Nuvo Glitter Marker: 

I added lots of bits and pieces from the Family & Co line, diecuts, stickers and enamel dots.

Here's another look at some of the goodies in this collection:

Here is Laura's wonderful sketch:

I hope you find some time to play along with us!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I Love You To The Moon...

Hey there!
I am here today to share my last design team post for Creative Embellishments. I really have enjoyed working with all the fabulous goodies from the store. Thank you Nicole for giving me this wonderful opportunity!
 Now onto my layout. I used some older papers from my stash for this layout:

I love this phrase (I Love You To The Moon...) and decided to make that the title and center of this graduation layout. I colored it with a coat of Gesso first and then added inks and mists.

I added some Wood Veneer Stars colored with a Nuvo Glitter Marker. These stars are perfect for any page!


I added a Square Doodle Frame under my photo and colored it with a navy ink pad.  I added a Shine Silver Flair on top of a bed of tangled thread.  Here you can see all the shine the wood veneer stars have. Love it! I added a tag, some stitching and ink spatters to finish off the page.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Baseball Season

Hey there Scrappy friends!
I am up on the ScraPerfect Blog today sharing a fun baseball page.
I used a sketch from Brenda Ragsdale, Paper House papers, some Little Yellow Bicycle embellies and my favorite, the Best Glue Ever. This glue really is the best and has taken the place of most of my other adhesives. Of course, I still use my foam tape for dimension.

I have been scrapping for over 20 years now and when I go back to look at some of the pages I did back then, things are falling off the pages, especially the chipboard and alphas. Now when I scrap, I always add the Best Glue Ever to my chipboard, stickers and alphas. It only takes a little bit of glue to hold things in place. I also love the No Clog Writing Cap and have it on my bottle all of the time. It's perfect for getting in those small spaces!
I added some to these chipboard phrases:

I added some more chipboard embellies and of course, I added some of the Best Glue Ever!

This is a bigger piece of chipboard from Little Yellow Bicycle, attached again with the glue.

This glue is stronger than the glue I used 20 years ago, so I think when I go and look at this layout 20 years from now, all the chipboard will be in it's place.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, June 12, 2017

My Super Hero

Happy Monday!
I am headed into work today for awhile, so thought I would quick pop in and share a layout I created last week using the CSI Challenge Blog June challenge and some old October Afternoon.

These photos of Austin are from 2010. We were in Reno visiting Greg's sister and went to this town, I think it was Carson City, but I'm not sure.

I added the fussy cut "Zap" along with some diecuts and a sticker:

I fussy cut the word "my" from one of the patterned papers and combined it with October Afternoon mini alphas ad larger alphas for the title. I added some sequins from my stash:

I have been eyeing their challenges for quite some time, but was afraid to try one. I am glad I did, I like how this came out!

Here is the case file:

Evidence: white background, speech bubbles, starbursts, stars.
Testimony: Journal in a speech bubble and inspiration words.
Enjoy your day!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happy Sunday!

Hey there friends!
I sure enjoy being off work, so much scrappy time! Love it!
Today I am sharing a card I created using a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap along with Simple Stories:

I added a few chipboard frames, a stitched border and a diecut for this fun birthday card.

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for dropping by and stay scrappy!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Using Stash

Hey there!
Hope you are enjoying the weekend!
I am sharing an Easter layout I created earlier this week using some old JilliBean Soup and a Paper Issues Sketch.

I fussy cut the bunnies from one of the papers and added a few paper buttons and diecuts:

Here is another fussy cut bunny and another diecut. I added some tangled thread between the layers of papers behind my photo. This gives texture and pops of color:

Here is a close up of my title. I used diecuts to create this cluster:

Enjoy your day!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Be Kind...

Hey there! Happy Friday!
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? Greg is on call, so that means we will be hanging around the house. That means scrappy time for me!
Yesterday I played with a Paper Issues quote challenge and combined that with the June challenge at 123 Challenge Blog .
Here is what I came up with using the February Hip Kit Club kit:

I added watercolor to my background using the packaging technique then added some spatters.
I fussy cut a few butterflies and punched some scalloped circles and added those throughout my layout.

I used a Paper Issues free cutfile that has been sitting on my desk. I cut it out quite awhile back and used the negative piece for another layout.  Anywho, I glued it to my page and then added stitching through it. I love the white on white look!

I added some bling to the butterflies and scallop circle:

I fussy cut  that cute swan and then added bling to the bottom of my photo:

I love how this came out! And will definitely be doing the white on white again!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer Days

Hello Scrappy Friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using the May sketch at My Creative Sketches and Echo Park Summer Fun.

I created my background using a Creative Embellishment stencil along with some distress ink. I added some diecuts and fussy cut flowers:

Another cluster of fussy cut flowers and lots of patterned paper layers: 

Here is the beautiful sketch:

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful day!