Saturday, March 10, 2018

I love ice cream

Hello, What makes a kid more happier than ice cream and today I did this layout of my granddaughter using the challenge from  Scrap Our Stash blog.  The challenge was to create a happy themed layout and use emoji's. I found the think happy sticker, which I was happy to add to this challenge layout. Although you cannot really see it I added stickles to the ice cream cone and hearts. The word Love also added stickles around the border and created a little starburst with the stickles. (I've been on a stickle kick lately!)

Here is the challenge from Scrap Our Stash blog.

Thanks for stopping by and as always your comments are greatly appreciated. Have a Happy Day!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lisa Marie Jimenez Designs Team

I am applying for the Lisa Marie Jimenez Design Team and rather go through hundreds of posts to find which to layouts I love using inks I decided it was easier to just make a new post with them.

I got  some of the new ink from Ranger, so playing with them one day one white cardstock I smeared some of the inks randomly on my craft mat and spritzed with water. Then I gently placed the cardstock on the inks. When I found these pictures of the water fountains at Epcot I thought that would be a perfect background. The Alphabets from Heidi Swapp I also inked.

This next one I just love the picture of my Granddaughters on their first day of school. Of course the baby wasn't going to school, but she wanted to get dressed up like her sisters, with a backpack and lunch! lol

 I took white cardstock and sprayed with ink and let dry. Then I took about tablespoons of water and mixed it with some of the spray ink (like maybe a drop or two) and used that as a "wash" in the center. 
A close up of the center of the page. I added some stars randomly around the page.

Here is another sample of spray mist from  an older layout. I love mixed inks with different medias to see what happens. The Roman Numbers I stenciled with gesso and sprayed black ink on the numbers before the gesso was dried. It was kind of cool how the ink and the gesso mixed gave a different look.
Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Safari Chic Daisy

Hello today I did this layout based on the challenge from Lets Get Sketchy

Here is the sketch I used, but instead of aligning the paper in straight lines, I angled them
Here is the mood board. This felt tropical - jungle to me so I made my layout to match that mood.
 I chose pinks with splashes of blues and greens

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Down on the Farm

Hello, today I did a challenge from one over at CSI blog. This is a fun challenge site I just discovered last month and it is so much. What they do is give you a list of "clues" and you have to make a scrapbook page from those clues.
So this is I did
THE SCHEME I used Celdon green and crismon
EVIDENCE I used woodgrain background, wood (wih some crimson ink) and banner and outdoor theme
TESTIMONY I used document an outdoor memory

and here is my layout

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the CSI blog.
Thanks Donna!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Early Morning Beachcombers

We took our granddaughter to the beach last year and every morning her and my husband would go down to the beach and set up our stuff, while I was busy at condo (ummm well... drinking coffee on the patio!)

So this sketch was done with the sketch for  the Paper Issues  and the Stuck?! Sketches blog  Partner Up.

I've been out of work and haven't been able to buy new stash, which is KILLING me, so I dug into my papers and found these beautiful Quick Quotes Anchors Away and Farmhouse papers that I had. I decided to visit the Quick Quotes site to see what was new, because some of my prettiest layouts are done using their papers and lo and behold I found another challenge!

I added some seashells and a starfish along with some kind of fiber stuff I had. I took tiny clear beads and added some Andironack Ink and painstakingly added them one by one to the border.

The flowers I also added some bead, and the wood pieces from MME I slightly inked them with Quick Quotes ink, Peach Tree and Sky Blue.

Thanks for stopping by and as always I love hearing your comments

Monday, February 26, 2018

Girls Rock

Hello today I created this layout with inspiration from the layout from Sketches in Thyme.

The paper was from a kit I found in my moms stash after she passed away and it just wasn't my style. So after sitting in my stash for several years now I finally pulled it out and went through the papers and created this. Some of the papers were just not me put I pulled out the papers I liked and made this.
Here is the sketch
 THANKS for stopping by and be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme blog! and as always your comments are appreciated!


Friday, February 23, 2018


 Hi Today I did this layout based on the February 1st Sketch at   Lets Get Sketchy Blog.

Here is the very cool sketch!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Lets Get Sketchy Blog, and as always your comments are always appreciated!

I love ice cream

Over at Lets Get Sketchy Blog I did the challenge based on a by Brenshevia.

Here is the adorable sketch made by Brenshevia.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Lets Get Sketchy Blog, and as always your comments are always appreciated!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oh Boy!

 Today I did the second challenge from Stuck?! Sketches blog! I used up some old MME About a Boy stash I had.

Here is the awesome sketch!

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the challenges at Stuck?! Sketches blog.
Your comments are always appreciated

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cousins are the Best

Today I was pleasantly surprised with the challenge from Stuck?! Sketches blog! There was two sketches to pick from, so of course I will be doing both. But here is the first one. I used mostly  Pinkfresh Studios Escape the Ordinary kit.

Such a nice sketch!!

Your comments are always appreciated

Chinese New Year Candy Lantern

Hello, Today I made these lanterns in celebration of Chinese New Years. My daughter home schools her three children and this year they are learning about different cultures from around the world. I thought it would be fun to bring them a lantern filled with candy and as a bonus a necklace from Oriental Trading craft supplies.  (Instructions below)

Here is one of the  finished lanterns. These would also look awesome with a candle light in them!!!

Here is a view from the top of one of the lanterns.

Supplies from Oriental Trading
Metallic Gold Cups or any color you choose (red would be awesome!)
Aleen's Quick dry glue
Metallic Trim
Chinese Character Necklaces
Hot glue gun
Valentine Tassels
Red Cardstock

The first step poke a hold in the bottom of cup, I used a pencil.

Next using a razor or scissors cut down the cup making slits about an inch apart
Gently push down to get the folds for the lantern

 Take the necklace an put a knot about 3-4 inches from the charm.

Using a hot glue gun attach a tassel to the bottom of the charm.

Through the whole you punch insert the necklace. Where the knot meets the cup put some glue around it with a glue gun to hold it in place.

Decorate the cup with the ribbon. You can add whatever embellishments you like, I used ribbon on this one but I also used metallic trim.

TIP: Use clothespin or clips to hold the ribbon in place while it dries!

 For the top I cut open an extra cup and traced the top of the cup for the template. Also put a hold in the center, I used a hole puncher.

Decorate the top if desired. This on I made using red cardstock and  a starburst design with the metallic trim. Insert the cord of the necklace through the lid and push the lid down to the rim of the cup.
 All I have to do is fill them with goodies, and since I have necklaces I am going to give them each a few in the cup.

And there you have a fun 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.

Summer Sizzle

Here is a layout I did using the Sketches in Thyme Feb. 15th layout. My granddaughter enjoying time in the ocean. Used Echo Park papers and Oriental trading banner.

here is the awesome sketch!

Thank you for your comments and be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Here is a layout I did using the Blend a sketch challenge at Scrap our Stash. I am loving these blend a sketch challenges!

I got my inspiration from the stars  from the first sketch and the basic design from the second sketch.

Be sure to visit Scrap our Stash
Your comments are always appreciated

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hi, Paper Issues Blog and Csi Challenge blog  have teamed up for this challenge and it was exactly what I needed to get this mini album done for my granddaughter . So for this challenge I used the following clues (maybe more!)

 sky blue
bright lime green
Barbie pink
Floral patterns

TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)
Topic: Document a summer memory
Inspiration Words: forget

This mini album was actually a flip album from Paper House, that I tore apart (more on that later) The cover I used a large bottle cap and some3-d stickers.

For the center of the cover I started the center and added a shadowbox with sand and shells, but then I went crazy around that and put more shells, glued sand around added some beads and some fishermans netting.I also stained the bottlecap with blue ink

Side view of the bottlecap
 For the side of the album I added some twine, and anchor charm, a seashell with a "pearl: and a small bottle filled with itsy bitsy shells and sand.
I had to have some to keep the book closed so I simply took a piece of twine and made a round circle large enough to fit around the bottlecap.

The album was made from this which I won from last year along with other items from Paper House! SO COOL! The album I carefully separated the frame apart so that became my front and back of the album. The flip part was on the inside. Then I used the packaging and cut it to make two inner pages using the side of the package for the frame. Wish I took pictures, but at the time I didn't know how it was going to turn out.

Inside of the book has a fold out and pull out pictures.

The two center pages was the flip album packaging repurposed!

Journaling the time in the ocean with Pop Pop

The two center pages have pull out pictures as well.

By adding a sheet of cardstock to the packaging I was able to create the pockets that hold  4x6 pictures.

One of the pull out pictures has journaling the uses the word never FORGET

Thanks for looking and as always I love reading your comments.