Friday, August 28, 2015

PDE Linky Party: Anything Goes

Hey there! It's Linky Party time!! This week's theme: Anything Goes!!

This card is from SVGCuts. Beautiful, isn't it? Made it for my sister who likes pink.

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BoBunny Paper
SVGCuts box card file
Die and stamp from My Craft Spot
Enamel heart dot
Pink gems

Friday, August 14, 2015

PDE Linky Party: Sunshine

Hello and welcome to this week's PDE's challenge: Sunshine. Not too hard, right?

I just went right back to my favorite die cut sunshine and clouds from Treasure Box Designs. This one is just so much fun to make and use on any project.

PDE Linky Party
--MME: Find and Dandy 6x6
---AC Cardstock: Coffee
Treasure Box Designs: Sunshine and Clouds
My Craft Spot stamp
Spellbinders label die
Glossy Accents: Sunglasses
Embossing swirls: clouds

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Did I ever mention that I have a fabulous sister? Well . . . I do. Just saying.

Lots going on with this scrapbook page. Not only did I make the page and follow "Let's Get Sketchy" August Week 2 sketch, I'm also the photographer behind the actual photo of my sister. We had SO MUCH fun taking pictures that afternoon.

The second best part was making a feminine page. Most of you know I usually make "boy" layouts. I really do enjoy making paper flowers and reaching for bling for my pages. The trick is actually having girly papers in my stash to work with. Not to worry, I've been slowly building that up just for this occasion!

I'm also a huge fan of BoBunny. Thrilled to work with those papers again!

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Flowers are handmade. Also tucked a little metal frame
behind the flowers.

Birdcage from CreativeEmbellishments

Yep, I fussy cut those butterflies. Not something I usually do.

--BG - Teresa Collins - Tell Your Story
--BoBunny's Country Garden, Little Miss and Gabrielle
Handmade Flowers
Metal Frame
White Lace from Michael's Deals
Teal Lace from Michael's
Pearl Centers
Wooden birdcage: Creative Embellishments
Amy Tangerine Thickers (title)

Monday, August 10, 2015

1st Day of School

Every couple months I rotate scrapbook pages that I have featured on a wall. The rotation is based on the "season". Well, in my house it's back-to-school season. Except, as I was switching out the pages I noticed that I had not scrapped about my son's 1st grade year yet. Oops!

So I went "hunting". First I needed the photo. Then I needed a sketch. . . which sent me to my Pinterest page. Since I have more free time these days, I have also been looking for challenges to enter my projects into. Yesterday I discovered an absolute gem of a scrapbook sketch site: Scrapbook Challenges: Sizzlin Summer '15- 01. Go check it out!

It was easy to reach for my favorite boy colors for this layout, as they are also the popular choices for back-to-school colors. The rest speaks for itself.

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I layered a variety of stars here. I also enjoyed reaching for
my stitching template for the "x's".


--AC White Cardstock
--Simple Stories 24/7
--Doodlebug Designs: Back to School
Maya Road Rub-Ons
Wooden Embellishments from Creative Embellishments
Daily Flash Enamel Dots
Jenni Bowlin Felt Shapes
Paper Pizazz Easy Stitches Template
Die Cut Title:
Scrapbook Challenges Sketch: Summer Sizzlin '15 - 01

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sweet Friend

Hello. Today I would like to share with you a quick project that I put together for the Die Cuttin' Diva Challenge.

The mouse is from Treasure Box Designs. I followed the sketch provided by the DCD sketch challenge.

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by.

--AC Black Cardstock
--MME "Follow Your Heart" 6x6
Kite - Paper Embellishments by Michael's
Stamp = My Craft Spot
Pearls - Paper Studio by HL
Treasure Box Designs - Bobble Head Mouse

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fun in the sun

Ok peeps . . . here is my final layout using My Creative Scrapbook's July kit. They have asked me to be a guest designer after winning last month's sketch challenge and I had fun working with their creative kit.

This layout comes with a bit of background. I have been following Ashley Horton for quite some time. Love nearly everything she makes. She has an Etsy shop, The Cut Shoppe, full of unique die cuts. Her cuts are meant to be large and page filling. This is my first time trying it out and I loved it!

The fun, colorful backdrop is actually a reverse die cut pattern. I'll definitely be incorporating more of this type of background into my layouts in the future.

I did not follow a sketch. It's more of an idea from having watched Ashley's layouts for quite some time.

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I took a journaling tag, cut it down, and made all these individual
tags for this layout.

I love layers. The end. LOL

Thursday, August 6, 2015

You are my sunshine

Hello there! Today I'm here with my second page featuring My Creative Scrapbook's July kit as their guest designer.

This one also follows their monthly sketch challenge that goes until August 14th. Check it out! I won last month's challenge and then they asked me to be a guest designer. So you never know. . . take the plunge!

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These are some of the cute embellishments that came
with the July Creative Kit.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Hello there!!

Recently I've won the My Creative Sketches challenge and following that was asked to be a guest designer using one of the kits from their sister site, My Creative Scrapbook.

I made three layouts using their July Creative Kit. Here is my first layout. I just had to make the cute sunshine and cloud die cuts from MissKateCuttables.

I loosely followed this sketch from Pinterest.

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The pinwheel is from my own stash.

Love wooden buttons!

--My Creative Scrapbook 
-----July's Creative Kit
Miss Kate Cuttables
-----Sunshine and cloud
Dymo Labeler
AC White Cardstock
Circle Template and thread

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


This is going to be a long post . . . sorry.  Not really!

I have more time these days to participate in challenges and am loving it. Challenges help push a creative person to do more than their comfortable with - at least for me. I can't really say that I was uncomfortable making this layout, but I do tend to shy away from large titles and multiple photos usually.

The photos taken are of my son and nephew during my sister's wedding. They knew they were handsome and cute! My son usually hides from the camera these days and I am always very happy when he cooperates . . . even loosely.

At first I thought I was going to go with "summer" colors for these photos, but that just didn't seem right. Then I came across Simple Stories "24/7" in my stash and just loved the color combination. I just "felt" like these photos really needed red to go with them. I LOVE how this turned out. Even my husband commented on it. My sister will be jealous of all the hearts cause that is her thing.

I am entering this into two different challenges.

Scrap our Stash Challenge: P-A-P-E-R
P - Pendant - Tim Holtz
A - "Arrow" sticker
P - Pop dot heart
E - Best Day "EVER" frame
R - "Really?" sticker

Sketchabilities #144 - obviously I followed their sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Random washi tape behind the title.

I love layering my embellishments.

--Simple Stories: 24/7
--AC Light Kraft cardstock
Scrap our Stash Challenge: P-A-P-E-R
Sketchabilities #144
Stickers from Simple Stories (all over)
Tim Holtz Pendant
Dymo Label
Thickers - title
Pop Dot Heart - Michael's
Wooden Frame