Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rocking around the Christmas tree

As November is coming to a close, we are starting to get ready for Christmas.  It seems like the season is already going by so quickly!  Today's layout features some pictures from a couple of years ago.  The kids were rocking out to some Christmas music. I just love these pics!

I used a lovely collection from jellibean soup called Christmas Cheer Chowder to create the layout.  I added some sparkly sequins to a die cut Christmas tree.  I am entering my layout over at the Allsorts challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, November 28, 2016


Good morning!  Today I have a layout that was created with seven other crafters, during a crop.  Each person had to put one thing on a page, then pass it to the next person, until everyone had added something to all the pages.  It was so cool to see how different all the layouts were.

The picture is of my daughter being silly in a tiny pool.  The pool was bought for a game, but she decided it would work as a pool, as well.  The key was cut out using my Cricut machine.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Sketches in Thyme Design Team Member

Good morning, my talented friends!  Today I am bursting with joy and excitement to announce that I am a Sketches in Thyme Design Team Member!

Sketches in Thyme has absolutely gorgeous scrapbook sketches and amazing designers, so I feel very privileged to be part of the team.  Here is my very first layout I created for them:

As you can see, I used my favorite two elements in it - flowers and butterflies!  The photos are of an annual moms and kids' camping trip.  There were a gaggle of boys that came along too, though they are not featured in this layout.  In fact, they stayed as far away from us moms as possible!

And here is this week's fabulous sketch challenge created by Shawn Lahr:

Don't you just love it?  I hope you can join in this week's challenge with us!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Acetate Shaker Card

Good morning crafters!  Today I have a vibrant acetate card to share with you.  I colored the acetate with Tim Holtz Distress Ink first and attached it to a chevron-designed card base. Then I stamped the front of the acetate with brown Staz-on ink.  The tag was precut, so I just added some sequins, adhered thick double-sided foam adhesive, and added some fibers to it. To finish off my card, I added a few flowers with gemstones in the middle and a little sticker that reads, "Another Year Older".  

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Monday, November 21, 2016


Good morning friends!  Today I have a layout featuring my husband and me during a weekend trip to Napa.  It was a trip full of amazing food and wines.  I'm so thankful to my mother-in-law, who absolutely loves having the kids come down and stay with her.  

I sprayed a lot of ink making this layout. I sprayed a doily mask with grey on the background paper.  I also added green ink to the banner along the top, the canvas flowers from Prima, and white doily in the center.  I'm fairly sure I used a sketch for this, but alas I cannot remember which one.  If you recognize it, give me a holler, and I'll edit this to include it.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Friday, November 18, 2016

She Is

Happy Friday!  Today's scrapbook layout is of my sassy daughter and her friends.  I am so happy that she has such strong friendships with so many lovely girls.  They have such a great time hanging out together.

I used a darling one page sketch from Sketch 'N-Scrap.  The title says, "She is quick and curious and playful and strong".  The paper and stickers are from Authentique.  The flowers and flair are from Prima.

Thank for stopping by!  Enjoy your day :)


Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Hello crafters!  Today I have a scrapbook layout featuring my gorgeous nephew.  His dad is in the military, so they arrange for him to be photographed with a flag.  Isn't he the sweetest?! 

I used a lovely sketch challenge over at  Granddivas's Scrappy Place for my layout.  Everything I used in my layout were bits and scraps that are quite old, so I was thrilled to use them.  I plan on popping this into a shadowbox and giving it to my sister for her birthday next month.  I think she'll enjoy that

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Acetate card

Happy Sunday!  Today I have a pretty acetate birthday card to share with you.  

To create the card, I applied drops of Distress Ink onto the bottom of clear acetate and then sprayed blending solution over them so that the colors would blend together.  The colors remind me of a flower.

Then I turned over the acetate so the ink was facing the cardstock and stamped the butterflies onto the acetate using Staz-On ink.  Lastly, I added a birthday sentiment onto a piece of cardstock and inked around the edges with green and yellow distress ink.  This was a very quick card, as all of these inks dry quickly.

Hope you are having a great day!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Get Well Soon

Good morning crafters!  Today I have a beautiful floral card that is perfect for cheering up someone who isn't feeling well.  As winter is looming ahead of us, I have a feeling I'll need to be making a few more of these.

My favorite part of this card is that I almost everything I used was bits and scraps of leftover projects.
(The exception is the beautiful flower was from Melissa Frances).  I threw this card together with a card sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap.

Enjoy your day!


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Law of the Pack

Hello crafty friends!  Today I am playing along with a Creative Scrappers' sketch challenge.  This sketch is perfect for pages where you have a lot of photos to scrap.  Since my son was a cub scout for a few years, I had plenty of photos to choose from.

When my husband saw this layout, he remarked on how young he looked.  He' s already 14 now and starting to look more and more like a man.  I often call him my man child - which he hates, of course.    He's still a really sweet boy and I count myself blessed that he is such an easy teenager so far. (Knock on wood).

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope the sun is shining in your part of the world!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Color Run

Today's oh-so-colorful layout is of the Color Run.  This wildly colorful and ultra messy 5k is so much fun for families!  As you walk or run through the course, volunteers throw colored cornstarch at you.  By the end of the race, everyone is walking rainbow.  My son and I have done the Color Run a few times, but this particular time we did it with my dad and his significant other.  After the race, we went to an arcade to eat some pizza and play games.  Boy, did we get a lot of looks!

I am entering my layout over at Stuck?! Sketches challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Joy Peace Love

Today's one-layer cards were a breeze with a few snowflake stamps and one very large sentiment stamp.  These kinds of cards are great for bulk mailings. I kept my cards monotone, using various shades of blue for all the stamps.  

These cards are for the 2016 Caring Hearts Drive which go to seniors who are living in nursing homes.  You can still make and send cards to them for the next couple of weeks. Find out the details here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Creating a marbled background

Hello crafters.  Today I have a new (to me) technique, where I created a my own marbled backgrounds for some Christmas cards.

I got the inspiration from this youtube video and it was soooo easy!  Next time I want to try it on a scrapbook page.  Really all you need is glossy paper, shaving cream from the dollar store, food dye, and a toothpick.  Though I only have three cards shown in the picture above, I actually created twelve backgrounds quite quickly.

I created my Christmas cards for the 2016 Caring Hearts Drive, which benefits seniors living in nursing homes.

I am entering my cards over at Christmas Card challenges.

Thanks for stopping by,