Saturday, December 31, 2016


Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Happy New Year! Are you going out?
We decided to stay in and I am cooking steak and shrimp, yum!
I had some scrappy time this morning and played with the December My Creative Scrapbook sketch.
I used Simple Stories for this layout of my Mom's 80th birthday celebration:

I used watercolors and the packaging technique for my background.
I added a few frames, stickers, a cut file  and fussy cut a banner and the stars:

I love this cut pole banner die cut and just had to use it! I added layers of papers and a few other die cuts here as well:

The balloons and stars were fussy cut. I added some white circles and stars that were leftover from another cut file I previously had cut. Here I added a punched border too:

Here is the fun sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a safe, fun and healthy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Hello there!
I am sharing a layout I that I have up on the Sketches In Thyme Blog today.
I used Bella Blvd. Faith and added some Lawn Fawn sequins to this graduation layout of Sierra:

For my background, I used a cut file from the Silhouette Store and cut it on my Cameo. I also added some watercolors.

I just love the fun, bright colors in this collection! I fussy cut the flower cluster from one of the papers and combined it with that chipboard flower and some sequins:

Here I added some chipboard pieces, stitching and more sequins:

This piece from the diecut pack was perfect for a graduation page:

Go check out the awesome sketch I used by Bev and play along!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Taco Tuesday

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for the December 1st sketch challenge at Stuck?! and the book inspired stash challenge over at Scrap Our Stash.

I cut a star cut file from the Silhouette store and colored it green using watercolors. I added yellow watercolor to my background using the packaging technique. Finally I stitched my star on and added some black mist spatters. 

I used a Clique kit for this page about Sierra's last day of working a "Taco Tuesday" before she heads off to college. I added some tangled thread and then added a flair on top. 

I love that green arrow clip! I also added a few tags and a clear yellow acetate " Photograph" word.

Here I added some more tangled thread and a Pink Paislee Rubber Charm.

Here is the sketch:

and the book inspired challenge:

I was inspired by the yellow, green, white and black and also the stripes.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ScraPerfect Card

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
I have a tutorial up on the ScraPerfect blog today to share a simple way to add ribbon to your card, layout or any craft project. I struggled to find the right adhesive for all widths of ribbon until now... ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, is really the best adhesive ever, in my eyes! I have tried the red double sided tape, sure it works for larger width ribbon, but what about this ribbon and ric rac? I used to cut it down to the width I needed, after finally getting it unstuck from my scissors I would struggle to get it where I wanted it. I was so frustrated! Please check out my tutorial over on the ScraPerfect Blog and let me know what you think!

The more I work with ScraPerfect products, the more I love them!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Cheer

Hey there!
Today I am sharing with you my final post for Paper House Productions.
I would like to thank everyone at Paper House for having me this last year. I truly enjoyed working with their fun products!

 Have you scrapped your Christmas photos from last year? Today I am sharing a Christmas layout that I used photos on from last Christmas. I figured it was time to get some of these scrapped.


Christmas Cheer Layout Supplies:
I fussy cut the circle with the holly and berries on it and used pearl dots from my stash for the berries. I also fussy cut that cute squirrel and popped him up with foam tape.


 I choose the background paper because it matched the wood walls in the photos. I cut 2 of the 4x6" cards and used those to balance my layout. One I used for the matting of the photos and the other for my journaling.


 I fussy cut the tree, house (love all that glitter!) and all the snowflakes (more glitter!) I added some bling to the centers on the snowflakes. I fell in love with the adorable fox on this 4x6" card! Isn't he just the cutest?! Finally I added some of the Sculpted Stickers and a few of the Cardstock Stickers.


 So what are you waiting for? Dig out those Christmas photos and start scrapping!

 Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!


Monday, December 19, 2016

Celebrate the Season!

Hey there!
It's the third Monday of the month, that means a new challenge over at Cards In Envy. Today's challenge is:

Create a card to celebrate the season--any holiday that is celebrated this time of the year!
I used a 6x6 paper pad by Recollections and came up with this cute card:

I just fussy cut the 3 craft rectangles, layered a few papers and added some stitching and a small banner. Easy peasy!
Hope you will play along with us this month!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

November Project 12 Layout

Winter has finally arrived here in Wisconsin- it's so dang cold and yes, we finally have snow!
Today I am sharing my November Project 12 layout and sketch for Creative Inspiration. As you can see in the photos, we don't have any snow. We had a dusting on opening day deer hunting, but that melted with the unusual warm weather we had.
I used a variety of items on this page- Paper House Productions papers, Fancy Pants embellies and Basic Grey alphas.

I used my Cameo to cut a large snowflake from the Silhouette store and then cut some smaller ones for my border on the right side. I hand stitched around the large one with embroidery floss.

Of coarse, I added some watercolor to my background. I added some wood veneer and stitched through the Basic Grey alphas.

I added a chipboard heart that I painted and also added a few stickers.

Here you can see my snowflake border.

Here is a close up of the title.

Here is my sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Can I Get A Whoop?!!!!

I have some exciting news to share today! I have been asked to join the Creative Embellishments Design Team!!!! I am over the moon excited to be joining this fabulous group of talented ladies! 
Today I am sharing a layout I created specifically for the design team call. 
I used a fall line from AC along with some Creative Embellishment chipboard, wood veneer and two of their stamps for this layout of my hubby, kids and I:

I used watercolor and the packaging technique for my background. Once it was dry, I used the Circles Stamp and distressed ink and stamped that on the background. I  stamped again using black ink and the Distressed Text Stamp. Finally I added some paint spatters.

I used the chipboard word "Family" from the Celebrate Word Set, added Gesso and a few different colors of mists.

Here are just a few of the fabulous wood veneer they have.

I also added Gesso and mists to these cute chipboard leaves from the Autumn Leaves Set

Finally I added some stickers, diecuts, brads and tangled thread.

I love how this turned out!

I hope you will follow the Creative Embellishment Blog if you aren't already and check out the fabulous work the design team does over there!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Foiled Chipboard Snowflakes Using ScraPerfect

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
 I am sharing a few Christmas cards I have up on the ScraPerfect blog today. I used papers from the new Christmas line from Paper House Productions. Aren't those deer just the cutest things ever?

Here are a few close ups:

I have a tutorial up on the ScraPerfect Blog on how to make these foil covered snowflakes. I would love if you would go check it out!


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jingle All The Way

Hey there!
It's my day to post the Sunday card challenge at Creative Inspiration today.
Here is Bev's sketch:

I came up with this card using the sketch and Basic Grey Juniper Berry:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lake Life

Hey there!
I am back to share a layout using some Paper House goodies.
I love creating summer layouts in the midst of our cold Wisconsin winters. It sorta warms me up seeing my daughter in shorts, t-shirt and standing by the lake.


Lake Life Supplies:
This was a fairly simple layout to put together, I liked that! I started with white cardstock as my background and added some different shades of blues using my watercolors. I fussy cut the mountains and lake from a sheet of paper in the paper pad and attached that to my background. I distressed the top of the mountains to give some dimension to them. I added 3 of the #D Stickers to create a fun and easy title:

 I fussy cut the tree and leaves from a few different papers from the paper pad. I also added the "Calm" 3D sticker:


 I love the 3D canoe and it was perfect for this lake layout:


Hopefully if the weather is cold where you are, this layout warmed you up a bit! Dig out some summer photos and scrap them!
 Have a great day!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Something Sweet

Hey there!
Today's challenge up at Cards In Envy is to use something sweet on your card. This could be a cake, candy, teddy bear, anything sweet!
I used a cupcake for my sweet thing on this birthday card:

I used Simple Stories Happy Day. If you are wondering, yes, I am still trying to use my stash!

Thanks and stay scrappy!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for the December 1st challenge over at ScraPerfect.
The challenge is to create your own border and add some handwriting to your project.

I used Simple Stories for this fun page of Greg and the kids:

I used watercolor on white cardstock for my background. I used the Leaf It To Me cut file from The Cut Shoppe  and cut some leaves from my Cameo. Before taking them off the mat, I added some watercolor. I was kind of skeptical at first about doing this, but thought I would try since I have seen other scrappers doing it. I was surprised that it didn't hurt my cutting mat! I definitely will be doing this more often.

I used The Best Glue Ever to put this layout together. The No Clog Writing Cap was perfect for adding glue to the small spots on the leaves. I love all the texture these leaves give to this layout!

I added some machine stitching in brown to create a frame around my photo. I used a bingo card for part of my subtitle. I hand wrote the words "weekend at" and then some October Afternoon mini alphas.

I fussy cut the title from a 4x6" card and popped some of it up with foam tape. I also fussy cut the trees.

Stop on over to the ScraPerfect Blog to check out the challenge and play along!