Saturday, August 12, 2017

Burlap starfish pillow

Hello fellow crafters, Today I made this pillow using items from  Oriental Trading crafts . I used stencils from Club Scrap and a Sharpie on a 12x18 piece of burlap for Oriental Tradings large burlap roll and one of the starfish from the Natural Dyed Philippine Starfish Assortment . You may to adjust your canvas size depending on the size of length of your stencil.
 This was just what I needed for my outdoor glider. Now I have to make another one for he other side.

The first thing I did was put painters tape around the edges to prevent fraying. What you can also do it put a coat of Modpodge around the edges.


 Next you stencil your word(s) or phrase in the center, but sure when you are centering to leave room for the starfish. I used Club Scrap stencils and they were the perfect size.

I forgot to take pictures of the seams but here is what I did.

Hope you enjoyed this project. I was pretty easy to do.
Thanks for stopping by today
*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


 Hello, I would like to share this project I made using Oriental Trading craft items! I just love browsing through the items to see what I can find to make scrapbook pages with. I'll start off with the white pennant banner. They have all sorts of banners but I chose the white to decorate myself, so many possibilities. I just covered this banner with splashes of ink. Next is the large burlap roll, looks great with beach layouts. And the paper is Die Cuts with A View® the Heirloom Stack® , NOT only for heritage pages, but can be used for beach and boys as well! The alphabets are from Oriental Trading as well.

I made the flowers using Stitched Winter Trim  by cutting out about 2 inch circle for the larger one and about 1 inch for the smaller flower. Start by using a glue gun and wrap the trim around the circle doing a little bit at a time.
When you completely around add a drop to secure the ends.

 Keep wrapping until the circle is covered and the fullness is what you like, then cut and tuck in the end of the ribbon secure with hot glue.
On my flowers I added some pearl beads! Perfect for this beach layout!
For the smaller flower I cut the ribbon in half and added some more beads.
This cute mini bottles are 12mm glass Shells were a great addition as well. The bottles are filled with tan craft sand and I even added a message in the bottle for my granddaughter!

The paper flowers were cut from the DCWV stack and I added Ranger Stickles™ Neon Glitter Glue Set. This set is so awesome as is all stickles. You can't really see on this picture, but besides the green on the leaves, I also added Crystal stickles on the petals of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Oriental Trading crafts for all your scrapbooking needs.
*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

I need vitamin sea

My sons at the beach doing nothing! I did this layout from a sketch from Stuck Sketches.
Sorry about the photo, my camera must have had a smudge on it, plus the top border is really more bluish, I think it picked up the green from shirt. On the letter A I added sand and a tiny seashell.

Here is the sketch from Stuck Sketches.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fourth of July Fire Crackers

Hello, today I would like to share with you these awesome candy filled firecrackers I made using Oriental Trading craft supplies. This project is so fun and the kids will love it!

Here is what you'll need


1 Nautical Paper Pack
2 Peanuts® Patriotic Fringe Picks
3 paper towel or toilet paper centers  ( I used on 1 toilet paper and the paper towel holder I cut at about 7 inches.
4 glue
5 candy to fill
6 (6) cardstock circles or circles cut from a box using the paper towel center as a guide for the width.
ink or color the edges of the circles. Also poke a hole in the center so you can insert the pick.  I pulled of the Peanuts flag but you could always leave it on, it is cute!
7 Any other embellishments you want to add, I decided to add the word BOOM. You could adds gemstones, twine or stickers.

A. Glue a circle on the bottom of each roll.

B. Cover the roll with the paper.

C. Fill with candy.

D. Cover the top circle with paper and put a pick in each one. I removed the snoopy flag put you could leave it in, it is cute!

And there you have a easy peasy project using a few Oriental Trading craft supplies.

Hope you enjoy

*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

People Mover Breakdown

Today I made this layout using the sketch from Let's Scrap Sketches. I love the sketches there because they have great two pagers and you can use real size photos (mostly 4x6 is what I mean)

We got stuck on the People Mover and had to walk off the ride. So my son just loved it! One of the few photos I actually got real smiles from him (being a teenager!)

The first page is some of the pictures we got while waiting, we had about a half hour until they came to get us.

 We were laughing most of the time, mostly because  my son thought it was hilarious.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hello, Today I did the layout using the sketch from Stuck?!Sketches.

So here is my layout I did.  I made the Goofy diecut but I think I should have used different colors. The green is all wrong. Think I have to go redo that looking at it on the blog. Maybe change Goofy's hat in red and the green gift and the green in the scrap to yellow to match the paper. Any thoughts on that?

OK it was bothering me so I redid  Goofy's hat,some of the packages and the redid title. Oh and added a beard to Goofy. (I just moved the Y down a bit the name Goofy.) Why don't I see these things before I take photos???
This was also my first attempt at sketching on the Silhouette Cameo
Here is a close up of the Christmas words. I love it and yesterday I went out and bought a ton of fine tip Sharpies. Staples had a 20 pack of different colors for only $10.00.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Stuck?!Sketches.

Merry Christmas

Good Afternoon,
Today I made this layout using the sketch from Scrap Our Stash.

The challenge was to use this sketch and something from the word Summer
I used
U-Umbrella Kraft Adhesive Dots
M-Metal pieces
M-MME paper chipboard and brads

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Scrap Our Stash!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Here I did a layout using  Creative Scrappers sketch for his month. I finally got some of the football pics scrapped,. The large star was part of some things the cheerleaders put on the boys lockers for the game. I've been trying to incorporate them into the football layouts when I can .

Here is the sketch
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out  Creative Scrappers 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Today I made this awesome layout using the Oriental Trading Crafts scrapbook kit called Nautical.

This layout was quick and easy because so many of the cutout elements included in the paper pack
These 3D Self-Adhesive Lowercase Alphabet Script Stickers are so cool. I added some glitter to spruce them up a little.

This banner cutout from the kit I dress up using the  Patriot Charm Assortment from Oriental Trading. Charms are not just for jewelry, check out their wide variety of charms, you are sure to find some that find your any need! I attached them easily by using a bit of  AlenesTacky Glue ( I need to get stock in that company!) or you could use a brad or twine to add it.

Thanks for stopping
*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Busy scrapping

Here are a few of layouts I did for challenges over at a Cherry on Top. This one I have to frame and hang up. My granddaughter a few years back with her long curly hair. Once she got it cut short and it never came back curly.

I used some cut files I made myself and my new Silhouette glitter pens for the title.
Love those pens!

Used Simple Stores Say Cheese to create this one.

Love how this one turned out.

Misc pics of my son.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Today I did this layout based of the Stuck Sketches sketch for this month. \

Here is my layout
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Stuck Sketches! Donna


Here is a layout using the Tic Tac Toe challenge from Scrap our Stash .

I used color red, camera and wood.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all comments! Be sure to stop by Scrap our Stash for their exciting challenges!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Whispering Canyon

Today I made this layout using the sketch from Sketches in Thyme. We had a blast at this place and when I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use but I had too many photos so I extended it and made it a two  page layout.
Here is the sketch by Brenda

Thanks for stopping by today.


Maharajah Jungle Trek

Today I made this layout using the awesome paper Animal Prints Paper pack from Oriental Trading
crafts. If you never made rosette flowers I will explain below on how to make them. They are easier than you might think.

The first thing you do in making rosettes is cut your strips of paper which will determine how large your rosettes are. The three sizes I used were
12'' x 1 1/2'' for large
9'' x 1'' for medium
9'' x 3/4'' for small
You will then need to score every quarter inch along the entire length of the paper.
Fold the paper accordion style getting crisp edges.
Glue the ends together, you might have to cut off on pleat because I like to have the seam facing down.

Cut a cardstock circle about 3 inches is good for the large rosette and cover the circle with glue. Then comes the tricky part.You have to press the flower down to form it. Once you have that done put it on the glued circle.
When dry top it off with some kind of embellishment. I used this fabulous Large Animal Print Snap Beads - 17mm from Oriental Trading. When looking for scrapbook supplies just don't look in the scrapbook section at Oriental Trading, I found these by doing a search for animal prints, so much fun to see what you can find!
And here are the finished rosettes!

Thanks for stopping by
*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.


Monday, May 22, 2017


Here I did this layout of my granddaughter and her aunt (who look so much alike!) with  a sketch from My Creative Sketches. I love the sketches there so be sure to check that out!
Paper was Echo Park, the big metal flower was Momenta covered with Tim Holtz ink (stream) and the butterfly was Teresa Collins.

Here's the sketch

Thanks for stopping by!