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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*


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie . . . Balloons

Hello and welcome! Today is a new challenge at "Give a Crafter a Cookie"!

Head on over there to see what our fabulous DT has for you as well as our sponsors.

Thank you for stopping by today!!

Echo Park - Dots and Stripes
Silhouette Online store (balloon card)
Bling from HL

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Creative Scrappers: Beautiful

Hello and welcome! Today I'm featuring my version of sketch #303 by Kristine at Creative Scrappers!

I have been slowly working on my vacation photos from Germany. I really wanted to scrap some photos I'd taken without people in them, and use my Altenew Reflection kit.

Without further ado, here is the sketch and my version of it!!

Sketch #303

Stitching defines my scrapbooking style as much
as anything else. Since I don't currently have
working machine, this is hand-stitched.

Aren't these watercolor papers and embellishments beautiful?

The kit came with stamps, wooden embellishments and chipboard.
The misting is Glimmer Mist Cranberry Zing.

I love this bike! I chose it because Germany is filled with bikes everywhere!

I am also entering this into the Scrap the Boys challenge which is to used something new. The reflection kit is definitely new!!


Altenew Reflection Kit
Glimmer Mist Cranberry Zing
Tim Holtz Ruler
Enamel Dots from stash

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Book Nerd.

It's rather "freeing" to make a page about an object. I was able to use paper I don't normally reach for when scrapping about my son or myself. It was also fun to really mix it up with the embellishments as well.

I made this page for my challenge, "Not to be Squared". Making our main mat on the layout a rectangle(s) or square(s) is easy. A lot of us love it when a crafter gets a bit "crazy". So far, the challenge has been a HIT!

I really wanted the title to be "A bit of light reading" but I couldn't seem to get my head around something that long. So I chose the title from TheCutShoppe instead. Ashley Horton is the queen of stepping away from squares.

My husband gets these intense books about engineering and literally says they are easy reads. Whatever. . . . .

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

---Pink Paislee - Solstice
---Crate Paper - Dreamy
---Crate Paper - Click
Ashley Horton - The Cut Shoppe (title)
Silhouette Design Store (hexagon mat)
Washi Tape
Blah, blah, blah


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday!

Hello and welcome!!!! 

Today I would like to share with you a special layout I made for many different challenges. I followed two of Stuck?!Sketches to make this layout! One from last month and the one from this month! I'm also entering this into the current challenge at ScrapOurStash. It's a tic tac toe challenge and I'm using 'the color red, hearts, and mixed alpha title'.

This also is a part of several challenges at  One being creative titles and the other is scrap with your scraps. Nothing new is on this layout!!!

My son's ninth birthday was bittersweet as it was just four weeks before we moved across the country. His school year was full of sadness and tears. I promised him his fourth grade year would be better.

Although he misses Indiana terribly, his 10th birthday indeed marks that his 4th grade year is shaping up to be better than his 3rd grade year. He had three of his good friends come for the afternoon. His daddy made "dirt cake" and afterwards we walked with the boys over to the high school so they could play with my son's various menagerie of wheels (and I could take pictures). It was a great day!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

---Simple Stories - 24/7
Reverse Die Cut - star (silhouette)
Hand Stitching
Button and Twine
A bunch of random embellishments
(if you had read this far I'd be surprised)


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Studio Challenges: Dear Santa, Define Naughty

Hello and welcome!!!

Today is a new challenge at The Studio Challenges!! The challenge for the next two weeks is a sketch!!

Check it out!

P.S. This sketch is based off of a previous layout I did. Thanks Anna!

I have already used the title 'Dear Santa, Define Good' on a previous layout so I went with 'Define Naughty' for this one. It matches the photo too, don't you think?!

I used lots of mixed goodies from my Christmas stash for this layout. Tiny alphas by Cosmo Cricket as well as brads and cardboard stickers from Hobby Lobby.

Don't forget to add stitching . . . is my motto for sure!!

Paper: Bella Blvd. Holly Jolly Christmas
Cardboard stickers from HL
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Alphas
Brads from various places
AC Thickers (Red Sparkly Alphas)