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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Studio Challenge: Sun Sand & Sea

Hello there! Today I'm sharing with you my layout with newest Studio Challenges this week - a color palette! This could easily be Spring or Summer colors.

I had a lot of fun making this particular layout. I actually made it on NSD which had me thinking about my particular style a lot. I love using my Silhouette Cameo and I love stitching. Lately I've been really enjoying cutting background mats for my layouts. They come together like puzzle pieces and look so striking, at least I think so.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Combination of Prima flowers, die cut tropical leaves and shiny brads

Title is from Miss Kate Cuttables. Wooden leaf from Michael's

For a little extra effect, I added stitching (of course)

BoBunny - Beach Happy and Key Lime paper
Silhouette Cameo - heart, title, leaves and ampersand 
Miss Kate Cuttables - title
Paper Issues - free file heart and tropical leaves
Prima flowers by Anna Marie
Hand Stitching
Wooden leaf - Michael's
Beach embellishments - Michael's
Heidi Swap stamps (lower corner)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Creative Scrappers #306: Webelos

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing with you my DT layout using Creative Scrappers #306 sketch. This will be my last project with Creative Scrappers as our term comes to a close at the end of this month! It has been FUN!!

I have learned that when I'm working with a sketch or theme that I find difficult, I need to reach for the old-fashioned stuff. Or at least reach for the papers that I keep dismissing for other projects. This has served me well.

This is NOT a difficult sketch. But if you've been following me for a while, you know that I prefer negative space and to work with large mat die cuts. 

Without further ado, here it is. Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

My son joined cub scouts this past school year. He is in the Webelos pack #612.

I thought the little fire die cut was perfect!

The title is made using font I purchased for SCAL.

A cluster of Tim Holtz ephemera.
Patterned papers are by ADORNit: Timberland Critters

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: FOR YOU

It's time for a new challenge at "If you give a crafter a cookie". Follow the link for more
challenge inspiration and sponsor information.

So many pretty ideas in this photo!!!

I went with SVGCuts "Country Market" box card. I've been meaning to 
make this for quite some time. It can be used for so much!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Authentique Collection: Homestead
AC Cardstock - Earthtones
Faux Pearls
Stamps by My Favorite Things
Chalk Ink
Don't forget . . . Glue!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GDT: Die Cuttin' Divas - Feminine for Mother's Day

Hello there!! Today I'm sharing with you my GDT project with Die Cuttin Divas!!!

It was the perfect excuse to make this adorable box card for my mom!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Mailbox Card: 3DSVG Dreaming Tree
Elle's Studio: You & Me Mixed Dots
Recollections: Shades of Pink
My Craft Spot Stamp
Spellbinders Die
Bling & Pearls

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Studio Challenges: #Fave

Hello!! Welcome to my blog!

Today I'm sharing with you my interpretation of this week's challenge at Studio Challenges: Recipe Challenge.

Use a combination of the following: Paint, Hand sewing, Fussy cutting, A Frame, Buttons, Pink

I did everything except fussy cutting!! I did "cheat" and use my own interpretation of "Paint". I didn't actually use watercolors on this layout. The page is from the Altenew Reflection Kit in which the whole kit is a watercolor theme. Good enough for me!!!

I scrap-lifted this page from Ashley Horton's design.

This layout is about my family's time in Germany, specifically visiting Burg Elke (or castle). It was one of my favorite spots.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Altenew Reflection Kit: Nearly everything on this layout is from the kit
Thickers: Title
Circle template

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Just For You

Hello and welcome! Today is a new challenge at "Give a Crafter a Cookie". I have a couple of sunshine cutting files that I LOVE, but have made several times. So I decided to go with tulips from MyScrapChick this time around.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Studio Challenges: A Sister is the best kind of friend

Hello and welcome! Today's layout is part of the new challenge at Studio Challenges: Use a Quote. 

I went "backwards" to make this layout. First, I really wanted to use this new pack by Pinkfresh. Then I went hunting for the right photo to use with it. Finally - the title or quote to go with it.

This is my sister wearing her wedding dress. I was the photographer and together we got some fabulous shots of both her inner beauty and outer beauty. She is my best friend and I would not be the person I am today without her.

When you first look at Pinkfresh's Indigo Hills line, you don't think "wedding photos". But with my sister, it was perfect. It's trendy, has touches of pink everywhere without being gaudy, and still embraces the sensitive side of photos. Note: I don't sell or design for Pinkfresh but have definitely fallen in love with their paper lines.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

This flower is handmade from a paper line that's so old I don't remember the name.
It's funny how trends and patterns make the go around over time.

I used a blend of Pinkfresh letters for the title. I'm not sure it's a new trend, but
it's definitely new to me to make a layout this way. I usually don't "mix it up".

Pinkfresh - Indigo Hill's paper pack
Pinkfresh - Dream On Puffy Alpha Letters
Pinkfresh - Studio Puffs
More of Indigo Hills alphas
Butterfly punch
Handmade flower
Silhouette Studio - patterned mat (behind photo)
Citrus Kit stamp

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Bear Hugs

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing with you our newest challenge at "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie." Aren't these little guys cute!?

Not only is this card for the challenge, I sent this card to the organization SendaSmile4Kids.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Treasure Box Designs - Chubby Bear file
Heart Punch


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Creative Scrappers: Hello Berlin!!!

It's that time again!! A new sketch from Creative Scrappers for you to play with this month.

Our Sponsor for this month is Ashley Horton's The Cut Shoppe. I used her 'Around & Around' 
file for this sketch. I did make a mistake with this one though. Can you guess where??

My layout is part of my collection of layouts from my travels to Germany last year.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Hint: Mistake is here.


Pretty Little Studio: Let's Go Collection
Template from Silhouette Online Store
Ashley Horton The Cut Shoppe file
Cork Stars

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie . . . You Quack Me Up!!!

Hello! It's time for a new challenge at "If You Give A Crafter a Cookie".
Isn't this adorable?!

I used the paper-piecing file from Kadoodle Bug Designs.
Patterned paper by DoodleBug Design "Take Note".

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

GDT: Die Cuttin' Divas - Bundle of Joy!

Hello there!! Today I'm GDT at Die Cuttin' Divas!! Today's challenge is the following sketch.

I always make square cards. So I adjusted the sketch to fit my sensibilities.


Paper: Doodlebug Designs - Sugar & Spice
Paper Piecing File by Treasure Box Designs
Stamp from My Craft Spot

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Studio Challenges: Use Those Numbers

It's time for a new challenge at Studio Challenges!! This challenge is to use some of those numbers that you have laying around your craft space.

Many of us chose to go with a birthday theme for our layouts. Well . . . me too!!!! After recently going thru my albums I discovered that I had not yet scrapped many of my son's birthdays. October is such a busy month I usually end up making a Fall layout! LOL

Instead of scrapping about the rough & tumble side of a boy, I went with the softer side. I loved using Pinkfresh Studio's 'Dream On' collection for this as the layout just fell right into place!!!

I followed this sketch from my Pinterest board.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

I loved the puffy alpha stickers from the Dream On collection
for the title. 
Of course I added a little stitching and some blobs of ink.

Love to cluster embellishments!!!

Pink Fresh Studio - Dream On Collection
---Puffy Alphabet, Washi Stickers, Cardstock Die Cuts & Paper
Hand Stitching
October Afternoon Sprinklers - Night Sky
Dymo Label (year)
AC letters/numbers (the number 7)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie . . . . So Dog-Gone Happy for You

Hello!! Here is the newest challenge from "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie".

I used a puppy paper-piecing file from Treasure Box Designs.
Patterned paper by MME "Miss Caroline".

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Creative Scrappers: One of Those Great Days

It's time for a new sketch reveal with Creative Scrappers!! Here is the sketch.

I will admit, I found this sketch particularly challenging. My own style is all about using small bits of paper instead of large sheets. After scratching my head for a while, I decided to go "old school". By that I mean an older line of paper, older photos, and embrace an older style of scrapping.

The three squares are all 5"x5" each. I still couldn't bring myself to make them 
any larger than that. However, I did manage to bust out the "scrappy" stapler!!

The photo squares and title are a mat file from the Silhouette Online store.

I reached for older photos from 2011. My son was so little!!!

Elle's Studio - You & Me
Elle's Studio - Love You More
Bella Blvd - Freestyle Sophistacates
Me & My Big Ideas
Altenew stamp (date)
Dymo Label (Hardy Lake)
Heart Punch
Silhouette Cameo - Title and photo squares
Black Twine
Random Embellishments from other places
Green Staples


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Studio Challenges: Every Path has it's Puddle

Hello there! Today I'm here with a new challenge from Studio Challenges: Half patterned paper. You are to make half your page with patterned paper.

I took creative liberties with mine and turned it into an 8x8 GeoGlobe circle (from TheCutShoppe) instead of a large rectangle.

I am also playing along this month with ScraptheBoys: Dirt challenge.

The title is a mixture of font I purchased from The Hungry JPEG.

"Every parent should have a special photo of their child playing in mud puddles. It's the essence of childhood."

A charm from Tim Holtz collections

I added stitching to give a "break" to the large globe.

BoBunny - MammaRazzi 2, Et. Cetera
Bazzil Basics - Stitching Template
GeoGlobe - TheCutShoppe
Tim Holtz charm
Wooden Arrow
Charm from HL
Black felt star
Font from The Hungry JPEG
Cork Star
Gold Star

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Chirp Up!

It's challenge time over at "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie". Here is the cookie for your inspiration.

Here is my interpretation for this cookie. I had an adorable robin's nest box card by SVGCuts, but I already made it last year. You can view it here.

So I found this adorable gem for free at BirdsCards. It was super easy to put together (like 5 minutes) so I added extra touches to doll this birdie up!!!

First, I reached for paper that I normally think is "ugly". It almost always works for odd projects. 

Secondly, I added hand-stitching all around the bird, wing, twig and leaves. It gives it a craft fair feel. You know, those ladies that make cute stuffed animals out of anything, right?! I even made sure to add a button as the eye!

Last, I added a cute sentiment by My Craft Spot, complete with twine.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Pebbles: 6x6 Seen & Noted
AC White Cardstock
AC Smoke Cardstock
My Craft Spot stamp
Paper Piercer (for hand-stitching)
White Thread


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Studio Challenges: Beautiful (me)

Hello! Today I'm up with a page about . . . me! *gasp* *choke*

It's all part of the new challenge at The Studio Challenges - make a page about you.

I went back . . . . way back . . . . to me 20 years ago. I started my career in animal medicine working with exotics. It's always been my first "love", although I didn't stay with exotics due to lack of making any money.

Here I am, young and slender with long curly locks, feeding a baby wallaby. 

I chose the mat with triangles and title from the Silhouette Design store. I decided the word "beautiful" needed to stick out more so I cut it out in a different color.

My "new" thing for 2017 is to step away from squares and rectangles . . . or at least try to. This way I still get to play with paper and not have to invest in a whole genre of mixed media.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I chose pink chipboard letter in the form of journaling for this. They
describe how I saw myself at twenty. (Or at least how I remember those days).

Cluster of fun goodies

Echo Park: Everyday Eclectic
Silhouette Design store - mat of triangles and title
A bunch of goodies from my stash!!
(Did you read this far?) *wink*