Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Love Ya - Layout for The Wild Hare Kit

   Here is another layout that I created with the Sept/ kit that I got from The Wild Hare Kit club as part of their guest designer for this month. This page is of my cousin and grandpa (Jido). I love this month's free cut file that came with this kit. 

 Supplies: cardstock(Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee, Pebble), embellishments (Pebbles, American Crafts, Pinkfresh Studio, SpiegelMom Scraps)
  Be sure to stop but the kit club's blog to see a closer look. https://thewildharekits.com/love-ya-12x12-layout-with-mandi/

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sept. Stick It Down Reveal

   This month over at Stick It Down sketch blog we have a special sponsor, SpiegelMom Scraps. She is offering a special coupon code to all the SID peeps so they can enjoy a 20% off with code SIDSMS.
   Here is this month's sketch.
   Here is my take on the sketch. I created this fun Love card and used the Authentic You sequin mix from Spiegelmom Scraps.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Studio Calico), die cuts (Pretty Little Studio), wood veneer (Pretty Little Studio), sequins (Spiegelmom Scraps), and washi tape (My Mind's Eye)

   Here is a closer look. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Layout - The Wild Hare Kits

   Today's my first blog post over on The Wild Hare Kit Club blog. Head over to their blog to see a more in-depth detail of my project. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Pinkfresh Studio and Jilibean Soup) sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), die cuts (Pinkfresh Studio), wood veneer (Pebbles), stickers (American Crafts and Pink Fresh Studio)

   Everything that I used on this page minus my sewing machine came from the kit.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Unboxing Day- The Wild Hare Kit Club

   It is September and that means I am this month's guest over at The Wild Hare Kit Club. I did my first ever unboxing video and I have to say it will be my last one with my voice. ;) 

   Be sure to head over the kit club's blog to see the fun Q&A. Throughout the month I will be sharing projects that have created using this kit. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Aug. Card Stick It Down Reveal

   Today's is the full reveal of this month's card sketch over at Stick It Down sketches

   Here is my take on it. I started off by flipping the sketch over on its side. This card was given to my Mom for her birthday. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), stamps (Concord & 9th, Stampabilities, and Studio Calico), ink (Tsukineko), watercolor crayons (Faber-Castell) and sequins (Spiegel Mom Scraps )

   I opted to do citrus images on her birthday card since she loves it. Make sure you check out the complete revel over at Stick It Down. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Happy Sunshine and Fun Adventure

   Hello, everyone. Today, I am going to share a layout that I created that is based on August 1st sketch from Sketches in Thyme
   Here is my take on this sketch. The layout is of my grandmother that I never knew. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (ColorBok, K & Co.,Crate Paper,Simple Stories, Studio Calico, and Pretty Little Studio), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs, Heidi Swapp, My Mind's Eye and Crate Paper), mist (Tattered Angels), mask (American Crafts), manual die (Heidi Swapp), tools (Spellbinders and Fiskars), doily (DoodleBug Designs), and sequins (Studio Calico)

   The papers that I used to create this page was all from my little pattern paper scrap bag. I love that I was able to use a lot of scraps and that they all worked together. 
    I love this journaling card, it seems to fit the layout perfectly. 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Independence Day Layout

   Do you know that Scrapbook & Cards Today has a monthly sketch challenge?  This month was a layout sketch from Page Maps. 

   I created this fun 4th of July page. This year I wasn't in the mode of taking a lot of photos so I just had a couple of pics so this sketch was perfect. 
 I used an assortment of die cuts from Pretty Little Studio, Elle's Studio, Studio G, My Mind's Eye, and Jillibean Soup.

   Here is a closer look.

The washi tape is from Hobby Lobby's seasonal themed collection.

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.