Monday, September 28, 2015


AHHH! Halloween! The time of year where the cuteness is overflowing.

One of the challenges of making die cuts like these is actually incorporating them into a layout without the die cut actually dominating the whole scene. For me, a scrapbook page should be about the photo(s). I like for you to see the "whole page", not just one particular feature.

The other challenge is using them in a way that I personally like to scrap . . . lots of negative space. I made this layout following Stuck?! September's 15th - 29th contest.

I also used Scrapping Bug Designs "Happy Fright Night" file. Since the sketch used multiple photos, I decided to have the crow and pumpkins be a part of that flow. They are the "third" photo, in other words.

And lastly, yes the background paper is not white. The color is actually "smoke", a very very light gray. I originally had a subdued patterned orange as my background but it felt like too much orange. Like it was reaching out and suffocating everything!!

Wait . . . I got caught up in the moment there for a second. . .

Thanks for stopping by today!

--AC Cardstock: Smoke (background)
---Teresa Collins: Masquerade PP, chipboard, borders and dies
Circle template and twine
Scrapping Bug Designs file (crow and pumpkins)
Sequins (Hobby Lobby table decor)

Friday, September 25, 2015

PDE Linky Party: Spider Street

Hello there! It's PDE Linky Party time with the theme: Anything Goes.

No brainer, right??

I'm having fun this week playing around with tags. I actually pulled out many different tools and styles for this one. I was hugely inspired by this card from Pinterest.

The silhouette witch is from SVGCuts. The flower is a combination of Spellbinders and a punch. I even got to dig out my Coordinations paper by embossing, then distressing, for a really cool effect.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


SVGCuts file (witch)
Embossing folder
Sanding tool
Coordinations orange/black paper
Authentique Patterned paper
Ribbon die cut and stamp by My Craft Spot
Flower Punch
Spellbinders flower die

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

So Thankful for You

Hello there!! This week I discovered Kadoodle Bug Designs. So I decided to play around with their freebie file this week and see what I could do with it.

I'm also entering the challenge with DieCuttinDivas again this week. Love their challenges!!!

I also discovered that I'm really low on awesome Fall paper. I had to dig around just for these sheets. I do have enough Halloween paper to keep me happy, but where is my Fall stuff??

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today!

Kadoodle Bug Designs file
Patterned Paper
Border Die Cut by My Craft Spot (swirls, acorn and leaves)
Stamp by My Craft Spot
Spellbinders die

Friday, September 18, 2015

PDE Linky Party: 3D project

Hello there! Today I am sharing with you my project with PDE Linky Party's challenge: 3-D.

Since I'm also on ScrappingBugDesigns' DT, I thought I would mesh the two together today.

I love to make 3-D projects. I have not been able to make much right now because we are moving to Dallas soon. Most of my energy these days is trying not to make a mess in my office, plus the constant search for a new home consumes me.

My creative side insists on still being active, if only for a little bit each week.

I combined two of my favorite sites with this project. The two are nothing alike but it's still fun trying to mix them. The box with the arrow is from The crow, pumpkin and ghosts are all from ScrappingBugDesigns.

The arrow on the box is originally designed to be a true "box" holding tiny lights. I needed/wanted this to be a little simpler than that so I just layered the arrows.  I also removed the original "happy birthday" that was on the front of the box using SCAL3. It was super easy to put together.

The crow and pumpkin were simply my choices from SBD. Choose anything you want, any theme and you have yourself a cute box for any occasion!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are inspired!

I purposely took this photo in front of a cobweb. Nice touch right?

Both of the ghosts' faces were made using Peachy Keen stamps.

--Authentique Patterned paper
--Maybe some Teresa Collins thrown in there
--AC Black Cardstock
--AC Smoke Cardstock (crow)
--AC White Cardstock (ghost)
Brads by Teresa Collins
Peachy Keen Stamps (ghost faces)
Chalk ink

Friday, September 11, 2015

Crayon Box

This week I posted this cute crayon box on Scrapping Bug Design's Facebook page. I'm also submitting it to Die Cuttin' Divas challenge for this week: 3-D. Too easy for me as I'm constantly making 3-D projects.

Thanks for stopping by today!

--Paper Accents CS: Baby Yellow
--DoodleBug Back to School
Silhouette Online store: crayon box
Scrapping Bug Designs school file

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Write Your Story: My Creative Scrapbook GDT

Hello there! Here is my final layout using the main kit from My Creative Scrapbook for September. (Tomorrow will be a card.)

I did a lot of fussy cutting for this layout. It's definitely a doable option if your supplies are limited. 

I dug around in my photos and found this gem of my sister for this layout, taken 3 years ago. Remember my post from two days ago where I said we needed to scrap more about ourselves?

This layout also follows the September sketch with MyCreativeSketches.

Sorry this photo seems a little gray. My handy light box was torn down because we are moving. Hubby is just gonna have to make me a new one!

Thanks for stopping by today!

My Creative Scrapbook: September's Main Kit

My Stash:
AC White Cardstock (background)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

My Wish for you: My Creative Scrapbook GDT

Today I'm sharing with you my second layout using My Creative Scrapbook's Main kit for September. 

The hardest part about this layout was coming up with a title. The photo is very special to me. It is of my first exchange student on his birthday. He came to visit us one year later!! He made a huge positive impact on our lives and we were so happy to see him on his actual birthday. 

Somehow during his first 10 months with us, we did not get a single photo of the two of us. It doesn't help that I tend to always be behind the camera and shy away from the front of the lens.

Well, I got my one photo and love it! 

I hope you find inspiration with today's reveal. Thanks for stopping by today.

My Creative Scrapbook: Main Kit September

My Own Stash:
Dymo Label
Large Gold brads
Wooden camera embellishment
Title: SCAL 3

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Beautiful You: My Creative Scrapbook GDT

Hello there! This week I would like to share with you my projects that I made with My Creative Scrapbook's Main Kit for September. This is my second month being a guest designer and I loved being part of the team.

It is a beautiful kit, especially if you love anything pink and girly. If you have been following me for a while, you know I tend to scrap more "boy" and less frilly. 

But here's a confession . . . some of my best work comes from being "forced" to think outside the box. This kit gave me an opportunity to scrap about my sister and myself. Her and I really don't scrap about ourselves nearly enough. Being moms, we want to scrap about our boys. But we are beautiful women now and that should not be said casually, and definitely said more often. Our sons will one day (hopefully) look back on our work and want to know who we are now. . . at this moment.

If you are a mom who usually only scraps about your kids, I encourage you to take the plunge and scrap about you. You are a woman. You are beautiful. Embrace it . . . for at least a couple pages.

I hope you are inspired. Thanks for stopping by today. Come by tomorrow for more inspiration with My Creative Scrapbook's main kit.

My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit - September
Black Twine
"Beautiful" Title - Silhouette Online Store

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sit Back and Relax

Here is a quick card I worked on for both Scrapping Bug Designs and the Die Cuttin' Diva's sketch challenge for this week.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Scrapping Bug Designs file
My Craft Spot stamp and die
Red/White Twine
Simple Stories 6x6 paper
Silver brad (wheel)