Friday, December 15, 2017


Hey there!
I am sharing a layout for the design team mid month reveal over at Off The Rails.
If you know me, you know I struggle with monochromatic or white with one color layouts. Yup, that was the challenge and yup, that was a struggle for me! But once I started my layout, it was fairly easy. It was the getting my stuff together, searching for all one color and thinking that was the hard part, LOL! I do have to say, I absolutely love how this page turned out!
Take a look:

I created my background using a Creative Embellishment stencil and BoBunner Glitter Paste. When the paste was dry, I added some mist by spraying and then added a few darker mist spatters. 

I added a few punched borders using a paper from Fancy Pants Timbergrove. I also added the "Happy" sticker tab and some alphas from that collection:

The chipboard frame, ornament and snowflakes are from Creative Embellishments. I added white acrylic paint to all of them. I added a few layers of mist to the ornament.I decided that it was too dark once it was dry, so I took a wet paper towel and rubbed it. I love the outcome! I added some of the same mist to the circles on the frame and then added Stickles. I also added Stickles to the snowflakes. I added some layers behind my photo using Fancy Pants and Recollections papers along with a doily and some cardstock:

The "Joy" chipboard is also from Creative Embellishments. I used a Nuvo Glitter Marker to color it. The circles wreath I colored with white acrylic paint and mists. I cut a third of it off and added that to the top of my page. I also added another snowflake:

Here is a closer look at the background and the small embellie cluster at the top:

Here is the mood board:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fairy Dust

I have a tutorial I created for the ScraPerfect Blog and am sharing it here as well.
 I don't know about you, but I used to struggle doing this with my fingers or even a tweezer. Now I use  Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect.

 I pick the confetti piece up with the Embellie Gellie:

I add a small drop of The Best Glue Ever to my background paper and then place the confetti on top. The confetti piece sticks to the glue and my paper.

Here is my completed layout:

A few close ups:

I used The Best Glue Ever to adhere the flowers and the thin star.

The Best Glue Ever also is great to adhere cut files. Using the No-Clog Writing Cap makes it a breeze to get into all those small spaces.

I absolutely love how this layout came out! It's my new favorite.
If you decide to try any of the ScraPerfect products, tell them I sent you.
Thanks for taking time and spending it with me today!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Trimming The Tree

I played along with the Christmas cartoon challenge at Grand Diva's Creative Corner and Rochelle's December rewind sketch over the weekend and thought I would share it here. I used mostly PhotoPlay Mad Plaid Christmas along with a few items from my stash:

I used a Recollections doily and cut out the center of it. I thought it looked like a wreath. I cut it in half and used a piece by each of the photos. I fussy cut the tree, popped it up with foam tape. I also added the present sticker and popped that up as well. 

I used some old Echo Park and Little Yellow Bicycle alphas from my stash. I added some stitching and washi tape. I fussy cut the ornaments and popped them up with foam tape and added some gold thread to hang them:

Here I added a fussy cut and sticker tree. I also added a few hand cut banners and a sticker present along with a fussy cut one. I also added a Tim Holtz phrase sticker:

Here's the sketch:

and the cartoon:

I used the colors, trees and presents.

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Monday, December 11, 2017


Hey there!
Just wanted to pop in real quick and share a layout using case file no. 243 over at CSI.
I used a Paper Issues cut file and Carta Bella Happy Little Moments for this page of Austin and I:

I created my background with a stencil and mists. Then I added stamping with black ink. I colored the cut file with watercolors and gelatos. I colored the wood veneer using a gelato. I hand cut the ampersand from white cardstock. Then I added silver embossing powder and heat set it.

I used foam Thickers for my title. I also added a Pink Paislee puffy sticker:

Here is the case file:

I used the sketch. For evidence, I used: solid background, wood, silver and circular elements. I used the word "Joy" as my testimony.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using today's sketch at Creative Inspiration and Fancy Pants Meology:

I added watercolor to my background and black Heidi Swapp mist spatters. I added some diecuts and buttons from Fancy Pants Wonderful Day collection:

I fussy cut some flowers and the camera and layered them under my photo: 

Here is Bev's sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time!

Hey there!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using the December 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches along with the tic tac toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash.
I used a paper from Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle for my background and added some watercolors and mist. Then I used PinkFresh December Days papers for the strips and layers behind my photo and also the December Days embellies:

I got brave and added some colored thread machine stitching. I also added a cluster of embellies:

I love the "Simply having a wonderful Christmas time" chipboard sticker from the collection. I fussy cut the "Home for the holidays" from one of the papers and added it on top of one of the cards. Finally, I added some sequins and puffy stickers:

Here is the sketch:

and the tic tac toe board:

I used:
mist, holiday theme and sequins

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jingle All The Way!

Hey there!
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy today. The challenge is called Jingle All the Way- use bells on your card.
I used Fancy Pants Oh Deer and a cut file from the Silhouette store and came up with this card:

I backed the cutfile with a piece of patterned paper and then stitched around the opening. I added a fussy cut flowers, a diecut, a sticker and a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

12 Days of Christmas

Today is the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas crop over at Creative Inspiration. I have the first challenge posted over there- create a tag. Here's my tag using Fancy Pants Holiday Bustle:

I traced a tag shape on patterned paper and fussy cut it. Then I added a few more layers of paper and some machine stitching.
Finally I added some diecuts, ribbon and a bow.

Hope you will join us for some fun!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Life Is...

Hey !
I am back as promised to share my second layout for the November challenges at CSI.
I used My Minds Eye from my stash and a cut file from the Silhouette store for this page. I backed the cut file with 3 different patterned papers and adhered them with The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.  I added some watercolor to my white cardstock and then added that on top of the brown patterned paper. Finally I added a torn strip of the green patterned paper and some stitching:

I hand cut a few tags from patterned papers and added some string. I added a few buttons and a sticker popped up with foam:

I fussy cut the green/brown flowers from patterned paper and popped a few up with foam as well. I layered a few papers behind my photo and added a sticker on top of my photo:

Here is a small border along the bottom of the page:

Here is the fun case file

I used the colors. For the testimony, I used something I love to do- play bean bags.
Here's the evidence:
tags, ruler, fussy cutting and string

I am so glad you stopped by!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Fam

Hey there!
Happy Monday! I had a hard time going back to work today after having a long Thanksgiving weekend.
I managed to find some scrappy time this weekend and played along with the 2 monthly challenges at CSI.
I am sharing one today and I will share the other tomorrow.
I used Simple Stories for this layout:

I hand cut the banners and then fussy cut the red and grey hearts. I also fussy cut the "Love" from one of the cards and the doily was fussy cut from a card as well. I added a chipboard wood grain heart to the top.

I added the wood veneer "us" painted with mists. I also added some misting and stitching throughout my page.

Here is the case file:

I used the colors along and gratitude journaling prompt with these items from the evidence:
wood/ woodgrain

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!