Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey Happy Feet - Child's Play Challenges

This reveal all has to do with one of my favorite classic cartoons. 
For this challenge I knew exactly what I was going to scrap about and that is about my feet. I know strange but let me tell you the back story. Ever since I was little my mom has called my feet Fred Flintstone's feet since they are a little wide. 
Supplies: pattern paper (My Mind's Eye, Webster's Pages, Crate Paper, and Studio Calico), transparency (American Crafts), stickers (Basic Grey), sequins (Treehouse Studio and Studio Calico), journaling card (Project Life), die cut (Studio Calico Kit)

Here is the journaling. 
I am just loving the sequin craze.

Modeling 4 Fun - Scrapbook Challenges

   I can't believe it has been almost a week since I have posted anything. This time I have a reason. Since last Saturday our internet has been wonky. It has been super slow or out at night time. This is the first day without any problems. That is good because I am sitting here waiting for the washer to stop. As soon as it dried I will sew the anniversary pillow close. not a moment to soon to get that done. Tomorrow is my parents special day. 
   In the meantime I want to share with you  layout I did for Scrapbook Challenges. 
   I stayed true to this sketch. I found it kind of odd I did since grids seem to mess my brain up. LOL. When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to try my hand at stitching the grid onto my page. I love the way it came out. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts, Webster's Pages and Crate Paper), stickers (My Mind's Eye and American Crafts), sequin (Hazel & Ruby),gems (Prima), electronic die cutter and cartridge (provo Craft), flower ( K & Co.), twine (Timeless Twine), journaling card (Project Life),doily, black thread and sewing machine.

   I just wanted to share my favorite grid from this page. I love that memo sticker ontop of the Project Life card. 
There goes the washer. Thanks for stopping by. God Bless and remember to be thankful of what you have and to remember those who have lost it all on 9/11 and those who protect our freedom. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Stuffed Happy Ending - SBC

Today is day 8 of sketched reveals for Sizzlin Summer at Scrapbook Challenges. This page is the second half of a double page spread about our Thanksgiving from last year. 
 With this sketch I stayed true to it. I love the different size photos. Luckily, my printer does a passport size and 3x4. I just trimmed one down to make it a 4x2.
  Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Teresa Collins, Echo Park and My Mind's Eye),stickers (American Crafts,Studio Calico, Me & My Big Ideas and October Afternoon Inc.), washi tape (My Mind's Eye and We R Memory Keepers), punch (We R Memory Keepers), glassine bag (Bella Creationz)
I finished this page late last night and I so super tired. I wish I didn't because now I realized that I added too many D's to the word "Ending" Good thing I didn't glue them down with glossy accents. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Swag Bag - Scrapbook Challenges

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park, and My Mind's Eye), mist (Studio Calico), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), stickers (MAMBI, Basic Grey and Studio G), and pen (Project Life)

Building #1 - Scrapbook Challenges

It has been a while since I posted any pages about our storage renvo. I talk about this place a lot but I rarely share any photos of it. Today you get to see how bad it was inside.
Today's layout is about building one out of nine.
This uses sketch #7 from Scrapbook Challenges for sizzlin summer. 
 I did another photo change on this page. Because I have a very old printer (10+), it don't hook up to a computer anymore and has a limited printing sizes I had to rework the photo sizes.
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Prima and KaiserCraft), diecuts (Jillibean Soup), buttons(?), enamel dots (My Mind's Eye), flair (Studio Calico kit) stickers (October Afternoon and American Crafts), chipboard letters, journaling card (Project Life), pen (American crafts and Uni-ball), mist (Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico), gelatos (Faber-Castell), black thread and sewing machine.

   First off I wish I bought more of this canvas resist paper from 2 Peas closed. I got it at a great price. This was the first time I ever worked with a resist canvas. I am now hooked. Now, I am going to have to experiment with my embossing powders to create my own. 
Here is a little tip if you don't feel like threading sting through  the button holes. Take a pen and draw the string on it. I did on this page. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Forever I Do - Scrapbook Challenges

   While, it is later but later than I planned for this post. Sizzlin Summer #6 sketch reveal is on I change a bit. 
 On this page, I change the the photos from portrait to landscape and only use one photo.
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), pattern paper (Teresa Collins and Webster's Pages), diecuts (Teresa Collins), sticker (American Crafts and Glitz Design), gelato (Faber-Castell), bling (Eyelet Outlet, Jolee's Boutique, and KaiserCraft), punch (We R Memory Keepers), journaling card (My Mind's Eye) and doily. 
In the little cluster I first started with a doily, layered a frame diecut that s colored with a gelato. On top of that I cut this cute little banner quote from a journaling card. Instead of my usual sequin scatters, I opted for some pearls. 
That is it for me tonight. I am signing off before my alarm (my dad) goes off in the morning.


My post for Sizzlin Summer sketch reveal for Scrapbook Challenges will be posted later today. I didn't have time to write it up this morning.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Super Best Awesome Time

   Good morning everyone, while I should say afternoon since this post will be live at noon. I am sitting here eating my usual breakfast (scramble eggs) and think how tired I am and all the work that needs to be done. . It is super cloudy here and we are expecting some storms. 
Today's, agenda:  
  • Paint or help with the flooring
  • Make cabbage rolls. That takes over 2 hours standing in the kitchen before they even cook.
  • Do some scrappy work.
  • The most important thing on the list is to play with my little furry. 
   Here is my reveal for the Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer sketch #5.
When I first saw this page I knew I wanted to do a beach photo from 60's of my mom.  
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico and Crate Paper), stickers (October Afternoon and Studio G), frame (Hazel & Ruby), embossing folder (American Crafts), inks (A Muse Studio and Prima), grommet (We R  memory Keepers), embossing machine (Sizzix), doilies, black thread and sewing machine. 
   Here are a few close-ups.  Whe you don't have any journaling it is fun to go wild with stickers. 
Even though this paper has a wild pattern I still needed something on the side to fill in the white space.
   The things I am happy I used on this page were this grommet that I have been holding onto for almost 10 years and the other thing was the embossing. I got the embossing machine last year and don't use it enough.
Tell me what you think of the Sizzlin Summer sketches from Scrapbook Challenges? Do you think I will do all 20?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Check Me Out - Scrapbook Challenges

Sizzlin Summer sketch #11 for Scrapbook Challenges
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico and October Afternoon), washi tape (Scotch), stickers (My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey, October Afternoon and American Crafts), flair (Studio Calico), mist (Studio Calico), modeling paste (Liquitex) mask (TCW)

Good Eats - Sketch #406

When it comes down to any holiday meal my family turns it into a big feast for the four of us and a dog. However, on Thanksgiving we have cut back from years past. We use to do an lebanese dressing but ended up using those seasonings in the meat fatya. Because it has changed I thought it would be worth documenting how our Thanksgiving feast is now.
 Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park and My Mind's Eye),stickers (American Crafts, Me & My Big Ideas and Pebbles Inc.), washi tape (My Mind's Eye and We R Memory Keepers), flair (Zappy Dots), sequins (Hobby Lobby), wood veneer (Studio Calico kit), border (Fancy Pants Designs), enamel dots (My Mind's Eye), chipboard (Um Wow Studio), pen (Project Life), journaling cards (Project Life), punch (We R Memory Keepers), ink (Quick Quotes)electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft) and doily. 
   Here is a closeup on the title. The "Good" I created a little banner with washi tape and outlined it with a pen. Because I have a lot of packs of stickers with letters are missing and mixed the stickers together but kept them in one color but with different tones. 

Thanks to my friend's great genius mind (Kelly), she shared how you do a mini album with journaling cards and washi tape. I translated that to my layout so I could write down the recipes of the food on each card. Now, I just have to figure out how much of stuff goes into my dressing. I do a lot of eyeballing when I cook. In other words, I am the only one who knows how to make it.
That is it for today, I need to hurry and finish typing this so I can get ready to do some work with my dad. He is putting flooring in and I am painting. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014


   Last Wednesday was the reveal day of this month's first challenge over at Child's Play Challenges. The theme was Weebles. When I thought of them the only thing came to mind was the famous saying, "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down". That didn't help me because it didn't inspire me. Thanks to my great friend Kelly, she went to wikipedia and saw the definition and the term roly-poly was in it. When I think of that term I think of my little roly-poly, Buster. 
Here is the inspiration photo. 
Now here my page of my little Weeble. 
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts nd The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park and My Mind's Eye), gelatos (Faber-Castell), modeling paste, mist (Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico), stickers (American Crafts and Jolee's), washi tape (Scotch, Bella Blvd. and We R Memory Keepers), journaling card (Project Life), twine (Timeless Twine), stitching template (American Crafts), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft) and frame (?)
I am in loving this photo of Buster with his yarn wig I made last year for his Hippie costume. He is so use to wearing things that he likes it and if you try to take it off he has a fit. This page was created with 90% non-Halloween theme products. I like doing that so I don't have a ton of supplies laying around my stash that only gets use a couple of times a year. With those gelatos by Faber-Castell you change the color of items in your stash easily. I use them on that spider web paper, it use to be white now it is an ombre of oranges. 
While you are reading this I am probably painting, cooking, creating more layouts or sleeping. That is what my life has been like the last two months. LOL. Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


   I am titling this post "Found" because I found my way back and it is found time. Look it here I found my way back to my blogging home. It has been almost two weeks since I wandered away but I am sure I am here to stay or at least this month because I have a lot to share.
  First off I want to share with my readers is that I got published and Let's Get Sketchy magazine. I am page 147 with the Loved & Reuse page. This had to be my favorite page in a while.
   Now let's catch you up with some sketch reveal layouts for Scrapbook Challenges.
This uses sketch #404.
Supplies: pattern paper (Studio Calico), stickers (American Crafts and October Afternoon), diecuts (Basic Grey), chipboard (Um Wow Studio), sequins (Studio Calico and Hobby Lobby),wood veneer (Studio Calico, mini clothespin twine (Timeless Twine) and stitching template (American crafts)
   On this page I used all my scraps from the Classic Calico collection by Studio Calico. I normally do do like double page spreads but this one came out great. 
Sketch 405.
Supplies: pattern paper (American Crafts, Simple Stories and Heidi Swapp),mist (Studio Calico), wood veneers (Target), twine (Timeless Twine), stitching template (American Crafts), washi tape (October Afternoon), mini flair (The Paper Company), pen (Uni Ball) and tag (Elle's Studio).
  This was a quicky page but took me awhile because I couldn't figure out a photo to use on it. I decided to use this cute photo. 
   Now you are wondering if I miss only two bloggin Mondays why  am sharing more SBC layouts. The answer is Aug. iss Sizzlin' Summer, which means the other four weekdays of every week in Aug there will be a new sketch review.
Sizzlin' Summer sketch #1
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Webster's Pages, American Crafts, and Crate Paper), doily, calendar (Jenni Bowlin), ribbon (Quick Quotes), brad (The Eyelet Outlet  and ?)), ink (Prima), sequins (Hazel & Ruby), stickers (American Crafts and Heidi Swapp) and electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft)  
   I am head-over-heels in love with the background paper on this page. When I was going through the Webster' Page's collection I got from my last order from Two Peas I knew I wanted this paper to be the main pattern with minimal embellishments. I just did that small cluster with the photo and some journaling. 
Tip: It is super hard to right straight and a slanted grid.o matter how hard I tried to correct the angle I kept writing uphill.  
Sizzlin' Summer sketch #2frame (My Mind's Eye and flower (Recollections)
Supplies: cardstock (The paper Studio), pattern paper (Basic Grey), journaling cards (Project Life), washi tape (We R Memory Keepers and Hazel & Ruby), diecut (Jillibean Soup), mist (Studio Calico and Heidi Swapp), stickers (My Mind's Eye and Studio Calico), stamp  (EK Success), ink (Stampabilities) and electronic die cutter and cartridge (provo Craft)
   This is my last Father's day page for this year's celebration. In the grid I used Project Life cards  as I would pattern paper. I trimmed the cards down to 3" squares and rounded the corners with a corner punch. Did you know that the We R Memory Keepers envelope board punch can do more than just make envelopes? You can also create folder tabs like I did on this page. 
Sizzlin' Summer sketch #3
Supplies: cardstock (Die Cuts With A View) pattern paper (KaiserCraft and Echo Park), washi tape (Scotch Expressions, We R memory Keepers, Target, 7 Gypsies, Bella Blvd. and My Mind's Eye), diecuts (Basic Grey), gelatos (Faber-Castell), stickers (Studio Calico, October Afternoon and Echo Park), mask (Studio Calico), mist (Studio Calico, modeling paste and journaling card (Project Life) 
  I have been waiting to do a washi tape page for awhile. All of those stripes behind the photo are washi tape. I have over 50 rolls so I have a ot to chose between but this would work just as while as with only an handful. 
Sizzlin' Summer sketch #4
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Webster's Pages, Teresa Collins, American Crafts and My Mind's Eye), mask (Hazel & Ruby and The Crafter's Workshop), gelatos (Faber-Castell), pen (American Crafts), sequins (Hazel & Ruby), stickers ( Jolee's, American Crafts, My Mind's Eye and Echo Park), doily, journaling card (Project Life), rub-ons (Basic Grey) and ink (Prima)
I am so happy I got to use up the bling sticker on this page. I have been holding on to that little corner bling for a couple of years. This page also uses up a lot of scraps, mostly from Webster' s Pages. 
   Now, that  go you caught up with Scrapbook Challenges layouts be sure to pop by tomorrow for a Child's Play Challenges reveal of my Weeble layout. After this month I am going back to a blogging schedule so I hope to be less likely to lose my way here. That also means there will be more than one post a week. Yeah. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. I would love the see comments on what your favorite page and why.