Monday, July 16, 2018

July Card Stick It Down Reveal

   Today is my first-time card reveal over at Stick It Down. The card sketch is by Laura Rumble. I have to say I am loving this design. Check out the whole reveal on Stick It Down blog. 

   Here is my card that I created. This card was given to my Mom for her birthday. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Pretty Little Studio), die cuts (Pretty Little Studio), manual die cut (Echo Park Paper Co.), stamp (EK Success), stamp ink (Momento), die cutter (Spellbinders), washi tape (Scotch Brand), embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers), enamel dot (My Mind's Eye) and foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesive) 

   The "HEY" die cut had print faux stitching on it but I wanted it to pop so I went over it with hand stitching. 
Here is the completed card with the envelope and seal. 
   Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018


   Hope everyone had a nice Independence Day. Here in Michigan, it was another super hot and humid day so staying inside with the AC was a must. 

   When I saw this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, I knew what photo was going to be used.

   Here is my take. I used mostly my petite kit from The Wild Hare Kit club.  However, I did add some items from my stash like the wood veneer, aryclics, flair, and adventure theme die cuts. 
   Here is a closer look. 
My dad has very few photos of him growing up. I scanned the original and edited the photo since it was super dark. The bike die cut was original pink so I ended up coloring to fit the page better. 
I love this little cluster, 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mini Album with Video

   Back in May was Ali Edward's "Week In A Life", it is when you document your entire week. This is actually the first year that I have actually completed it. Yeah, Me! 

   I have uploaded a short walk through the album. There is no audio. 
   I have combined two boot shape chipboard mini albums and a canvas star album to create this album. I covered the chipboard albums with Maggie Holmes "Bloom" collection and inked all the edges to get rid of the naked chipboard edge. It is fully decorated with an assortment of die cuts by My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, Studio Calico and Pretty Little Studio.  that I have had in my stash for years.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


   I have a little secret that I have been sitting on for the past couple of months. I will be one of the card and sketch designers over at Stick It Down. For the next 6 months, I will be working with a team of fabulous and talented ladies. If you want to see the team reveal check their blog post.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Father's Day Layout

   Saturday I got to sit down and play with my The Wild Hare Kit that came in the mail Friday. Here is what I got in the June petite kit. They did a great job at picking my elements that fit my style. 
   I a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, May 15th reveal. 

   Here is a scrapbook page I created for Father's Day. I love how this looks. Now, I just have to print my Sunday's photos and add it to the page. I will place photos of my dad with me and my brother (two horizontal prints and one vertical print) in the framed area. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I Am Guesting

   I have some exciting news to share. I am going to be guest designing for the month of September over at The Wild Hare Kit Club. 
   This kit club is very unique, their kits are hand-curated. All you have to do is fill out a style profile and they do the rest. 
   Before  Septemeber, I am going to share some projects that I created a petite kit I just order.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer Studio

   It is warmer here in Michigan and that means my paper crafting portion of my craft space gets moved to the basement. I am loving this year's setup. 

Here is a little tour. My space takes up a small corner of the basement. 

  I brought down one of the metal shelves that I have upstairs in my studio closet and the Ikea cart. 
   This spot is my stamping, die cutting and embossing area. 

  A nice bar height area to work at. 

   This spot table is a perfect spot to do the journaling for layouts.