Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time to Celebrate

Here is a quick post to show this cute card I forgot to blog about last week. It is a birthday card that some yummy layers. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Studio Calico), wood veneer (Basic Grey), diecut (Basic Grey), doily (Studio Calico) washi (Target), sequins (The Treehouse Company)
The wood veneer tag was slightly bent so I tried to flatten it but it didn't quite work. It actually broke in two so I glued it back together. It worked but you can still see the break. Other than that, I love how it came out.

This Year

Hope everyone is staying warm this weekend. It is a chilly 20 here with a 7 degree windchill. Earlier this week I have been busy creating work for design team applications. This page I am sharing today was for the Hip Kit Club. When I completed this page I realized it was perfect for my friend's current Just Two Midwest Scrap Girls, scrap about your goals.
Supplies: pattern paper (American Crafts), brads (Eyelet Company and Crate Paper), stickers (Carta Bella, My Mind's Eye and American Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), Stamps (K  & Co.and The Paper Bakery Kit Club),  washi tape (October Afternoon), enameled dots (My Mindy's Eye), mist (Heidi Swapp), wood veneer ( Freckled Fawn and Studio Calico, pen (Signo and American Crafts), tag (Bella Creationz)  transparency (Crate Paper),  and sequins (The TreeHouse Company)
 On personal pages like this I like to do hidden journaling.

I am in love with how the Dear Lizzy  collections and Amy Tan works so well together. I think this page is my favorite one I made so far this year. My current count of finished layouts is 10 and cards is 8.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Layout Sketch = Card

I think this is the first time I ever used a Scrapbook Challenges' sketch for a card. I love the newest sketch that was revealed today on SBC's blog
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzil Basics), pattern paper (Glitz Designs), washi tape (K & Co.) sequins (Treehouse Studio), twine (Timeless Twine), stamp (Studio Calico from Aug. card kit), ink (Prima)corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers)
For this card I used an older collection of Glitz papers I got this past Christmas. I am in love with this color combo. I used the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board to round the corners. I am in love with that thing. If you are on the fence about it get you will be so happy with it. 
I think my signature item this year will be sequins. I love the shine they have and are so perfect to fill in that empty spot you don't know what to do with. 
Be sure to stop by SBC's blog to see the full design team reveal. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hi Sundhine

This week at Simple Sketches is another great design team reveal that used #21 sketch.
I was inspired by the sun bean on this sketch so I knew for sure I wanted to work with some summer photos of my mom when she was little at Grand Haven. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper), twine (Timeless Twine), doily (Sunny Side-up Bakery),, wood veneer (Studio Calico), sticker ( Fancy Pants Designs and American Crafts), chipboard ( Bo Bunny), flair (Studio Calico), sequins ( Treehouse Studio), diy enamel dots and staples.
I love scrapping out of order and season. It gives a chance to change supplies often so I don't get tired of what is in my stash. Plus, can you think of any better time to scrap summer pics. It is winter and where I live you get the full effects of it but I like it.
Anyways, the background paper looks like it was made to be used with this sketch. It looks like clouds but with an rainbow of colors. It was for Maggie Holmes first collection. Yes same last name but no relation. To create the sun I drew a partial circle, and glued some enameled dots inside of the border. I also glued some sequins in there too to give it some depth.
Be sure to stop by Simple Sketches to see our newest member.

Friday, January 17, 2014

My Dec. Daily

A couple of weeks a challenges was posted on Kelly's blog. It was a Two Midwest Girls Scrap Challenge and the time was December Daily. I knew for sure this was just the push I needed to get my album finished. I admit I was didn't keep on top of this like I have done in the past. Plus, I forgot to write the journaling done each day so I am sure there wouldn't be much of it. At least I got a lot of pics.
Here are a few pics of some of my pages.

On this I used some old and new papers. The new is from My Mind's Eye and Simple Stories and the old is Graphic 45, American Crafts, Pink Paislee,  and I think I have some old My Mind's Eye in there too.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Glitter Fun

Today is my first layout reveal over at Child's Play Challenges. It is all about glitter for this challenge. 
When I first saw the challenge I knew the pic I wanted to use. It is of some glittered glass ornaments I made this past Christmas.
Supplies: pattern paper (My Mind's Eye, Heidi Swapp and Graphic 45), mist (Heidi Swapp), punch (We R Memory Keepers), glitter ( The Craft Tree), diy enamel dots, heart doily), chalk ink (Quick Quotes), Rub-on (My Mind's Eye), gelato (Faber-Castell), washi tape (American Crafts), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Prove Craft) pom-poms (American Crafts), ribbon (?) and gems (Kaiser Craft)
One the left side of the paper it had "Joy" printed on it. I covered the letter in Glossy Accents and applied my lose glitter over it. I also colored in the holly with gelatoes. For the glitter strip I just ran the ATG on to the paper and that added my glitter.
No matter what way you use the sparkly stuff on your layout be sure to link it up to Child's Play Challenges .

p.s. Yes, this page has been done for over a week and I am still cleaning up glitter. I even found some on my face the other night. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Earlier this week I was nominated by a dear friend , Kelly Jean, from Things About Stuff, for a Liebster Award. If you never heard of this before it is awarded to bloggers who have less than 200 followers. All you have to do to accept it is answer some questions, give eleven random facts, nominate 5-11 blogs you love and ask them 11 questions. Easy and fun. 

**11 Random Facts About Me**

  1. I was borned in India and adopted when I was a baby. 
  2. I won a hula hoop contest at a shoe store when I was little. 
  3. I love to read. I can sit down and read a 500+ page book in two days. 
  4. I love to sew. This past year. I made my first skirt and pajama set. I also made a purse and a dog costume.
  5. I can't sleep with socks on. 
  6. I live in skirts in the summer and when cold weather hits I wear them with leggings. 
  7. My dad cuts my hair. 
  8.  I was homeschooled because when I was little I couldn't handle the school required vaccinations. They caused me to have seizures (no more spinal taps, please).
  9. I sold handmade items online on Artfire and Etsy. My most popular item were Bunny Ears Headband for dogs. I will list some items on E soon.
  10. I am a night owl. I normally, stay up until 2a..m.
  11. I have more dessert recipes in my cookbook than anything else. 

Here are the questions I am suppose to answer.
  1. Why do you blog?  I started this blog so I could enter challenges. Now, I blog for design team projects and for just myself. It is just another creative outlet for me. 
  2. What is your highlight(s) of 2013?  2013 was a rough year. Our family had a lots of ups and downs.  However, my favorite highlight is 
  3. What hobbies do you have?   I love to cook, sew, I do some yarn work, polymer clay, play tennis, read, 
  4. What is your favorite dessert?  I love dark chocolate. 
  5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?  I would like to go to Disney. 
  6. Did you have pets growing up? We had some fish but they we never "family". When we got Buster in 2001 he was family.
  7. What is your favorite thing about yourself?  I love my hair. It is easy to take care of and holds styles well.
  8. Do you like sports?  If so, who do you cheer for?  Sports are alright. I rather play them than watch. I cheer for MSU, Detroit, Red Wings, Lions and Tigers. 
  9. What is your favorite season of the year?  Why?  I normally would say winter but after this year's I will have to say spring. That means the Farmer's Market is coming closer. 
  10. Do you have a piece of jewelry you wear everyday? Nope. I have some pieces I love but I don't wear them every day. 
  11. Name three things on my life bucket list. Get publish in a crafting magazine. Open up a little organic bakery. Turn my black garden thumb into a green one. 
Now, onto my questions I am asking my nominations.
  1. Do you have a hidden stash of treats in you scrappy space.
  2. Do have any pets?
  3. How often do you go grocery shopping?
  4. What is you favorite type of craft do you like to do?
  5. What are you looking forward in the new year?
  6. Are you messy, organized or some where in the middle?
  7. When you was little were you a girly girl or a tomboy? Are you still like that now?
  8. Where is your favorite vacation spot? Why?
  9. Favorite ice cream?
  10.  Favorite hot drink?
  11. What site is your go to source for inspiration? 
Here are the blogs:
Margaret -
So ladies do the same thing I did answer some questions, give eleven random facts, nominate 5-11 blogs you love and ask them 11 questions.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Christmas Delight

Hello, everyone I hope everyone had a good New Year's day. The eve could have went better I had a killer neck pain that has finally gone today. Anyway here is this week's sketch reveal for Simple Sketches
For this page I ended up using some of goodies I bought on Black Friday in Studio Calico's grab kits / bags. I must say if you ever see these on their site be sure to grab a few. You get a lot of product for hardly any money.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), patten paper (American Crafts), doily (Studio Calico and Hobby Lobby), sequins (The Tree Company), stickers (Studio Calico, October Afternoon, and American Crafts), gelato (Faber-Castell),  stamp (Glitz Design), ink (Close to my Heart), ribbon (The Paper Studio), star confetti (Studio Calico) 
For the pattern paper on this Christmas page I ended up using non-themed paper it was easy to do since they were Christmas colors. 
On a side note, I made a crafty New Year's resolution to use more ribbon. As you can see I used some at the bottom of the red paper. I hope I stick to it since I have a lot of ribbon to use. 
Be sure to stop by Simple Sketches to see this week's guest designer Christy Stickler