Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Vacation Layout

Hey there!
I had Monday and yesterday off of work due to an ice storm, so I spent a lot of my time in my scrap room.
I played along with a lift challenge at Paper Issues, a mini crop challenge at Creative Inspiration and combined them with the February 15th case file at CSI.
I used mostly Dear Lizzy Lovely Day for this vacation page of Sierra:

I fussy cut the roses from one of the papers and added a few diecuts from the collection. I added a wood veneer heart colored with Gelatos:

I created my background using watercolors and machine stitching. I used Thickers from my stash for the title:

Here's the case file:

I was inspired by the colors and added floral pattern, hearts, bird, leaves & flowers for my evidence.
Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Camping Fun!

I played with the other February 15th sketch at Stuck?! Sketches on Sunday. I used Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky for this page of my great nieces and nephews:

I layered a frame and bag along with a ticket behind my photos. I added a few diecuts, a sticker and a fussy cut flower and leaves:

I popped the diecut camper up with foam and used some old Basic Grey alphas. Then I stitched through the title:

I added a tag, diecuts and some stitching above the photos:

Here is the sketch:

I have been using a lot of my stash lately and it feels so good!
Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, February 19, 2018


I am back to share a layout with you that I have up over at Off The Rails today. I used Dear Lizzy Little Things for this layout of Sierra and I:

I added some texture paste through a stencil and then added watercolor on top. Finally I hand stitched sun rays coming out from behind the photo:

I added some tangled thread behind these cute diecut clouds:

I added a few diecuts and stickers here along with some stamping:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Give It Some Heart!

Give It Some Heart! That's the theme of the new card challenge posted at Cards In Envy today. The challenge is to create a card that has one or more hearts on it and that fits in a regular size envelope that doesn't require additional postage.

I used BoBunny stash for this layout along with some heart cut files laying on my desk:

I colored the hearts with watercolor and finished the card off with some puffy stickers from Fancy Pants.
I would love to have you play along with us this month!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Love Every Minute...

Hello and happy Sunday!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using one of the February 15th sketches at Stuck?! Sketches and the Take 5 challenge at paper Issues. I used Cocoa Vanilla Wild At Heart for this layout of Sierra and I:

I added some navy machine stitching in a circle and then added some mists to my background. I fussy cut the "Love every minute" from one of the papers and then dug deep into my stash for the "with" and "You". The "with" is from Authentique and the "you" is from when I first started scrapping 21 years ago:

I added a rubber charm and a chipboard heart along with 3 fussy cut butterflies. Behind the photo, I added a chipboard frame and a few different patterned papers:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Hey there!
No work yesterday equalled a bit of scrappy time for me!
I used the blend- a-sketch challenge at Scrap Our Stash along with an old Little Yellow Bicycle line- Fern & Forest and came up with this page of Greg and Austin:

I added watercolor to my background. I tore a strip of the vellum with gold stars from Shimelle and stitched that onto my background. I fussy cut the word "Boys" from one of the papers. I added a textured diecut with some tangled thread underneath. I added the blue torn piece of patterned paper and stitched it with my sewing machine Finally I added a Creative Embellishment wood veneer heart:

I hand cut the tag and added a few more layers of patterned papers under my photo. I also added a few more diecuts and some tangled thread:

I hand cut the star, fussy cut the small green stars and added a few stickers:

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, February 16, 2018


Hey there!
I am excited to share that I was asked to be a guest designer this month at Stick It Down. Stick It Down is collaborating with Scrap The Boys this month.
I played along with the sketch from Stick It Down and the moodboard for Scrap The Boys and came up with this layout of Austin:
I used watercolors and a Creative Embellishment stamp (Twinkle) for my background. I used the heart cut file designed by Laura and cut it out on white cardstock. I then hand cut 2 more hearts- one from tissue paper and another from a Studio Calico transparency. I machine stitched them all down using gold thread:

I added a torn piece of paper and a hand cut tag under my photo. Then I used ephemera from Fancy Pants Dream Big, tangled thread and an Elle's Studio acrylic heart: 

A few more ephemera pieces and some more tangled thread.
I used the negative hearts from the cut file and added watercolor to them in an ombre effect to match the mood board:

I fussy cut my title "Dream" from an AC Shimelle Little By Little paper. I also added a few puffy stickers, a few Teresa Collins Word Snippets and some black Heidi Swapp spatters:

Here is the sketch:

and the mood board: 

I would like to thank Ashley at Stick It Down for having me this month!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Hi there!
I am here today to share a layout I have up over on the ScraPerfect Blog today.
I used a cut file from Just Nick and added ScraPerfect Transfer Foil to it using The Best Glue Ever. I used items from my stash for this Christmas page of Austin and I:

I added watercolor to the background:

I added a poinsettia, I think this is from Prima:

I added a few corrugated trees to add some texture. I fussy cut the red glitter hearts from a Paper House paper:

Are you wondering how to use the foil? Check out my tutorial on the ScraPerfect blog.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, February 12, 2018


Hey there!
I can't believe it is Monday already! Where oh where did the weekend go?!
I created this page yesterday for the Rubber Buggy Mood Board challenge and the Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues.
I used some of my Echo Park Splash stash along with a cut file from Paper Issues for this page of Sierra. I added watercolors to the cloud cut file and also added watercolors to my background:

I fussy cut the crab from a sticker sheet. I also fussy cut the blue and orange wave from one of the papers:

I added some machine stitching to the solid clouds and to the wave. I added a few water bubble stickers throughout the layout:

I fussy cut the "Just add water" from the sticker sheet as well.

I love how adding cut files  along with this very old line from Echo park makes it look new and trendy!

Here is the mood board:
I was inspired by the orange and blues and the water:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

You & Me

Hello! Happy Sunday!
Hope you are having a great weekend! I spent some time scrapping yesterday and got 2 layouts done!
I played along with the CSI February 1st case file. I used a Rubber Buggy sketch and came up with this page of Austin and I. I combined Basic Grey Prism and JilliBean Soup Mushroom Medley:

I used a Paper Issues cut file and used watercolor to color them:

I fussy cut the card from one of the papers, added patterned paper behind it and  JilliBean sticker under it:

I love how this title turned out! I just combined 2 different watercolors and blended them together in the middle. I added some JilliBean diecuts, popping the first cloud up with foam tape:

Here's the case file:

I used the colors along with a solid white background, mixed media background, flowers and hearts. I also documented a summer memory.

Here's the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend!