Saturday, September 30, 2017

Labor of Goodness

   This week I must have been in a scrappy mode since this is my third one that I made this week. The page I am about to share is of 2017 Labor Day. I don't think I have ever scrapped that holiday before. I used sketch #136 from Sketch~N~Scrap.

   This is my take on it. As you can see I changed it up a bit to fit my needs. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Studio Calico, Pink Paislee and Pretty Little Studio), journaling card (Becky Higgins), stickers (American Crafts and Beautiful Mess), chipboard (Crate Paper), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers) cut apart (Pretty Little Studio), wood veneer (American Crafts), trim (American Crafts) embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers), punch board (We R Memory Keepers), stitching template (American Crafts), sewing machine and stapler. 

   Here is a closer look at the title work and some of the typewritten journaling. 

   I originally was going to type my journaling onto the page but the top frame got caught in the typewriter, which tore the frame so I used the fun pom-pom trim as a way to cover up the mess.  

Friday, September 29, 2017

S & J

   Earlier this month was my parents' 37th wedding anniversary so this page is to document it. I used the Scrap Our Stash tic tac toe challenge.
    I chose the last row for my three options, dictionary paper (background), kraft (Happy Note card), and circle (the & and flair badge).
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants Designs and Pretty Little Studio), journaling cards (Simple Stories), stickers (American Crafts and Fancy Pants Designs), flair badge (Studio Calico), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), wood veneer (Little B) stamps (EK Success), black dye ink), embroidery floss, sewing template (American Crafts), and punch (Beautiful Mess)

   Here is a little closer look at the title. I love using letters from printed papers as part of the title. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bunny Love?

  A day late in posting this is better than a never posting it, right. Life has happened so I never got around to writing up this post last night. 

The last stash busting layout is another Easter bunny visit, this time my mom was 3 years old. I entitled this because of closer inspection of this photo it looks like she making a fist, she was very protective of her sucker. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper, Fancy Pants, Pretty Little Studio), transparency (American Crafts) wood veneer (American Crafts). sticker (American Crafts), punch out alphas (Scenic Route), punches (EK Success and We R Memory Keepers), journaling card (Becky Higgins) and typewriter (We R Memory Keepers)

   Even with a limited amount of stuff, I was still able to pull the layers off with the last layout from this kit. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Whack a Bunny

 Hello! here is day two of my stash busting challenge. If you want to see the kit I used to check here and if you want to see the first project check here. 

   I entitled this page "Whack a Bunny" because of the photo of my mom looks like she was getting ready to whack the Easter bunny with her sucker. 
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), pattern paper (Crate Paper, Pretty Little Studio, and Fancy Pants Designs), mist (Tattered Angles), stickers (American Crafts), chipboard (Crate Paper), journaling cards (Becky Higgins), trim (Heidi Swapp), cut apart (Pretty Little Studio), flair (Pretty Little Studio), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers), and washi tape (The Paper Studio)

   I added the lace trim to this page because it seemed so fitting with Easter. 
   Check back tomorrow for the last layout I created with this kit. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

See the Beauty My Lovely

   This is the first day of the reveal of my stash busting kit challenge that I posted here.  I ended up creating this sweet school page with a photo of my mom back in 1964.
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper and Fancy Pants Designs), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs, and American Crafts), chipboard (Crate Paper), trim (Heidi Swapp), large alphabet (Scenic Route)  journaling cards (Becky Higgins), washi tape (The Paper Studio), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps)  frame punch board (We R Memory Keepers), cut-apart (Pretty Little Studio)

 The title for this page was inspired by one of the flair badges that I had in the kit. The polka dot letters are super old as in the company is no longer around. I think these have been in my stash untouched for 10 years. 
 Earlier this year I got this Micro-tip pair of scissors and all I have to say they got me into liking fussy-cutting. For the flower cluster, I fussy-cut some flowers from the "Beautiful Day" line from Fancy Pants and popped some up with foam square adhesive.

   Come back tomorrow for my second-page reveal. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Stash Busting Challenge

   Last week while surfing a scrapbooking message board I saw a post of a fun stash busting challenge by JillScraps, Instagram name. Create a kit and make three projects. 

I thought it would be fun and get me back into the scrapbooking mood. I had to get creative on some of my items because I was afraid that I was going to run out of letters for titles so I used a cut apart alphabet sheet as a specialty paper and my super old no longer in business item was the polka dot letters from Scenic Route. Also, I didn't have any unopened packages of items so I used a package of flair that only had one missing from the Hello Heather Beautiful Day collection by Pretty Little Studio.

Here is my kit. This week I am going to share my projects I created with it. I have all three layouts done and I still have stuff left so I am going to make a couple of cards. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Birthday Wishes Tag

I am so sorry, that it has been 2 months since the last post. In the summer, it seems like the blog gets put on the back burner while I spend my time on other social platforms.  

Today, I am sharing a cute tag that I created last night for the Where Creativity Meets C9 #11 challenge, embossing. I opted to do heat embossing. I am in a tag making phase since I have so many cards made. Tags are something I am in need of since I stick them in my Etsy orders

I broke out my glitter embossing powder and heat embossed the cute citrus stamp from Concord and 9th. I then watercolored the tag with gelatos. 

Supplies: watercolor paper (Faber-Castell), watercolor crayons (Design Memory Craft), stamps (Concord and 9th and Simon Says Stamps), embossing powder (Stampin' Stuff), ink (Versa Mark and Stazon), and twine (Bella Creationz)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Post NSD 3

This is the third installment of the National Scrapbook Day recap. This post another layout that I created for the Scrap Our Stash challenges. This is Day 6, which was to use this sketch and also stitching. 

   Here is my take on the challenge. 
Supplies: cardstock (Tha Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts, Close to My Heart, Pink Paislee, and Webster's Pages), tags (Studio G), typewriter (We Memory Keepers), doilies (Doodlebug Designs), stickers (Basic Grey and Fancy Pants Designs), stitching template (American Crafts), embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers), washi tape (The Paper Studio), and punch board (We R Memory Keepers)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Post NSD 2

   The page I am about to share with you tonight is the first one that I created on National Scrapbook Day. I used the Day 5 from Scrap Our Stash Freaky Fast with striped paper. I have to say that I never did this type of a challenge before and I absolutely loved it. 
   Here is my take on it, of course, I scrapped a birthday coffee drink,
Supplies: pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs, Basic Grey and Crate Paper), doily (Doodlebug Designs), wood veneer (Crate Paper),  stickers (Crate Paper and Fancy Pantes Designs) and typewriter (We R Memory Keepers)

Post-NSD 1

   Last weekend was National Scrapbook Day and I have to say that I actually did quite a few pages for not doing it the last few months.  
Right now, I want to share with my take on the Scrap Our Stash #1 challenge, use these items plus mixed alphas.

   Here is my take on this challenge. I love how this came out. Plus the fact that I scrapped last year's birthday of my dad.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts, Fancy Pants Designs, and Photo Play Paper Co.) tags (Elle's Studio and Studio G), chipboard (Crate Paper), stickers (Basic Grey,, and Heidi Swapp, and Fancy Pants Designs), punches (EK Success and Fiskars), stamps (K & Co., and American Crafts, black dye ink, and typewriter (We R Memory Keepers)

   Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back because I am going to share all my NSD projects here. 

Monday, April 24, 2017


   I can't believe I have let this blog sit untouched for over a month. I don't think that has happened in years. I don't know why but the joy of blogging has died, or I just have the guilty feeling that I should be working on my Etsy shop instead. I find Instagram so much easier for me to update on new projects, so if you want to stay up-to-date on my creativity happenings be sure to follow me on IG, link to my IG account can be found in the right sidebar. 

   I ended up creating this birthday card for the CAS_ual Fridays challenge, use pink, navy, and white.  
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper and Basic Grey), brad (My Mind's Eye), alcohol markers (Spectrum noir), stamps (Cas_ual Fridays and Sizzix) and ink (Momento)

   The cupcake stamp is one that I have been wanting to use since I got it for my birthday. 

   Inside I used a CAS_ual Friday stamp for the sentiment. 

   Here is the completed card with the matching envelope seal. This will be given to my mom for her birthday. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BB2U - Featuring a Galaxy Background

   Last night, I was in the mood to try a new technique that I have been seeing some online friends doing. Since I knew for my style I need to do it in a small amount which was great so I didn't feel like I wasted my time if I ruined it since I wasn't using the right items. This card I am about to share uses the "Galaxy" background technique and the "CAS(E) this sketch #212

   Here is my take on this sketch. 
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and My Mind's Eye), watercolor crayons (Design Memory Craft), punches (EK Success and We R Memory Keepers), stamp (CASual Fridays), stamp ink (Tsukineko), mist (Tattered Angels), brad (My Mind's Eye) and salt.

   I love the frame punch board from We R Memory Keepers. I seem to be using it on a lot of my projects. 

   To create this pattern paper with the watercolor crayon and black mist. While it was still wet I added salt to the top and let it dried. Once it dried I brushed off the salt. It doesn't look like the galaxy which is because of error on my part but I do love the look of this. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Goodbye Layout

   I am sure I am not the only one who created a layout based on a sketch for a challenge and then lose where the said sketch came from.  that is what happen to me and it took me about 15 minutes to track down the source. This sketch came from Stuck? Feb. 1st challenge. 

   I ended up documenting saying "goodbye" to 2016. 
 Supplies: cardstock (My Mind's Eye), pattern paper (American Crafts), stickers (American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, and Authentique), doily (Doodlebug Designs), die cuts (Simple Stories and SpiegelMom Scraps), journaling cards (Making Memories and Project Life), punch (We R Memory Keepers), washi tape (The Paper Studio), wood veneer (American Crafts), chipboard (Simple Stories), enamel dots (My Mind's Eye), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers), and pen (Project Life)

   Here is the little title cluster.
    I did two types of journaling on here. The visible is the "fluff" journaling about how my family celebrated and the hidden journaling is how the year treated us. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2016 Crafty Highlights - Scrapped

   I figure it was about time for me to scrap the crafty highlights of 2016. When I saw the #303 sketch from Creative Scrappers I knew this would be perfect to document those highlights. 
   Here is my take on it. 
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper and American Crafts), chipboard (Crate Paper and Studio Calico), modeling paste (Shimmerz Paintz), journaling card (Project Life and Simple Stories), stencil (Stencil Girl), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers), and watercolor crayons (Design Memory Craft).

   The journaling card that I used as the title was fussy cut so it would fit onto the page.

   I just had to add a little touch of my favorite color, blue, on this page. 

   Doesn't the distress fringed paper and bunting add such a cute element to this page?