Wednesday, August 10, 2016


This past weekend I participated in a Scrapbook Shop Hop.  It was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed creating, meeting new crafters, and seeing all of the pretty paper crafting supplies in person instead of online.  In this collection, I was drawn to to the colors and the pretty florals.  I happened upon the KaiserCraft Sketch Challenge and knew it would perfectly fit this beautiful paper collection.

I love how it turned out!

Ink :  Basic Gray
Cardstock - Mellow Moss
Paper - KaiserCraft Rustic Harmony Collection
Stamps - Bo Bunny Stitches
Pretty Accessories -  Lace and Buttons

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Love You Aneya

I started with one layout in mind and ended up with something completely different.  I do love the way it turned out, though.  First, I stamped the floral images in Versamark and heat embossed them with Whisper White Embossing Powder.  I then used Shimmerz Paints, Creameez Berry Hot and Green Acres, to add these pretty colors.   Using the cut file Love All Around from The Cut Shoppe I cut it out using International Bazaar DSP.  I wanted to add a little more to the right of the photo, too.   I found the cute little bird in the Silhouette Store and was absolutely thrilled to find the perfect color of card stock in my stash!  I added a Not Quite Navy Candy Dot, the same color as the DSP, for her eye.  A bow made with twine and some glittery hearts from Katie Katz Supplies along with the date finished it up.

Handmade Embellishments

Lastly, this challenge was to make handmade embellishments.  I really like the look of negative spaces in my designs.

Love You Mom

The next challenge I chose was a Project Life page using scraps.  Since it was also Mother's Day weekend I did a page for Mom.  It is so pretty!

Team Player

The 2nd challenge I chose was a sketch.  I have been working on an album for Quinn of his year with the Lone Star Brahmas which is going to be mostly black, purple, gray, white and vanilla.

International Scrapbooking Day

A couple of weeks ago was International Scrapbooking Day.  I joined a forum on FB that posted challenges every 2-1/2 hours over the weekend for us to scrap.  We had till Tuesday at midnight to post our photos.  There were prizes, fun games and lots of pages to see!  I was able to complete 4 challenges.  

The first one I chose was to use as much yellow on a page as you could.  I love yellow so this was fun.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Blue Is My Heart

I have been busy preparing projects for multiple events & I finally am able to start sharing them with you. 

I have recently signed up for an online class for clean mixed media on scrapbooking.  We will be using watercolors, Gesso, Gel Medium & Modeling Paste.   The second assignment was to create a monochromatic page using some or all of the products.  

I have mostly blues in my small collection of Shimmerz Paints, so I chose that for my color theme.  Do you remember a song by Hank Williams called "Blue is my Heart?"  I'm not sure that I do but it popped into my head so I went with it.  

I have had a title in the back of my mind called "The Faces of Depression"  for a long time so the page became an expression of depression.  I didn't have any photos so searched Pinterest for "blue rose."  I loved this photo and thought it would be the perfect but I wish I had matted it onto Very Vanilla cardstock instead.  It always looks different when you print it.  The photo was pinned from a Google search, so I am not able to give credit to the photographer.  

Going thru my Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers, I found the color that I wanted in the This and That Epic Day papers.   I love ribbon on my pages so I added a 1/4' Pool Party ribbon.  I didn't want it to stand out too much.

My title was die cut from the Stampin' Up! Naturally Serif Alphabet Thinlit.  I stamped the date below the title with the Remember Rotary Stamp using Crumb Cake Ink & Cardstock.  

The flowers were stamped in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White Thick Cardstock and cut with the Bloomin' Heart Dies.  For the beautiful hearts, I used Shimmerz Me & Blue Inklingz on a sheet of watercolor paper and then die cut it.  I added some Crumb Cake color on top of that with my Aqua Painter.

Lastly, I used Shimmerz Sea U In The Morning Dazzlerz and a stencil (?) to add more texture to my page.  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Hi everyone.  I am thankful the family holiday season is over.  It's cold outside, snow on the way & I'm loving it!  Now that I am able to see out of one eye so much better, I am back going to my Bible Study on Mondays.  They used to be at 1:30 pm but now start at 10:00 am, and of course I got the time wrong.  I thought it was 10:30 am, as did my friend Glenna.  Thanks Glenna for making me look a little better!  I went anyway & I am so glad I did.  We are revisiting a study guide that we used several years ago.  I didn't have to spend $8 on another book so that is always a good thing.

On to my scrapbook page.  I love the title of my post today, it was perfect.  My page features a retired Real Red Corduroy Button, a new cut file from The Cut Shoppe, a sketch I borrowed from Allie Stewart and Pacific Point blue color cardstock and Designer Series Paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cardstock - Pacific Point, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper - Home For Christmas
Stamp - Make Note Rotary
Pretty Accessories - Snowflake Elements, Home For Christmas Enamel Dots, Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon 
Cool Tools - Bow Builder, Scalloped Tag Topper & Word Window Punch, Silhouette Cameo