Friday, March 31, 2017

Good Friends

Good morning, friends.  Today I am playing around with some papers that I received from The ScrapRoom.  I just love the soft delicate colors on the hearts.  I added the faux stitching around them for a little contrast.

The tag was created using a clear charm with a vintage photo peeking through, Tim Holtz stamps, a metal charm, lace, and a bit of ribbon.  The vellum quote from Quick Quotes reads, "Good friends make the best time even better".  Indeed!  My friends an I had an amazing time at a Christmas Party last December.  She hosted a marvelous affair complete with yummy food, delicious dessert, music, decorations, and a game of White Elephant.  Good times!  I feel so blessed to have such funny and sweet girlfriends. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a fabulous week!


Sunday, March 26, 2017


Good morning!  It's been a while since I have signed up for a monthly kit club, but after seeing The ScrapRoom's beautiful (and affordable) mostly scrapbooking kit, I thought I'd try it out.  And, no surprise, I absolutely love it.  And they even have monthly challenges to inspire you.  Here is my take on the The ScrapRoom sketch challenge:

It's just crazy that I already have a 14(!) year old.  I used some of a kit from The ScrapRoom on this layout, as well as some odds and ends I had lying around.  I really enjoy this page because it has four photos on it, rather than the usual one or two I usually do.   

Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I'd go Everywhere with will

Good morning, crafters!  It's my favorite day of the month.  It's my day to post over at Sketches in Thyme!  Here's my take on this week's gorgeous sketch challenge:

We are so blessed to live in Southern California and be able to bike throughout winter.  My daughter loves to bike to our local playgrounds with me.  It's such a nice way to start off a weekend.

The beautiful sketch created by Jenessa Franco  looks like this:

Hope you can join us over at Sketches in Thyme.  Have a great day!



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Napa 2015

Good morning, scrapbookers!  Today I am playing around with Fancy Pants' Atwell collection.  I love all the feathers in this collection.  From the paper to the washi tape, it is so beautiful.

I used the Scrap Our Stash Bingo challenge to get my layout started:

On my layout, I used washi tape, a piece of striped paper, and an eagle charm.  My favorite part of the layout though, is all the soft feathers.  

Hope you are having a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Me and You

Today's scrapbook page is of our friends' wedding.  It was held at a beach house in Malibu and they exchanged vows with a stunning background.

I enjoyed adding love of beautiful flowers, lace, and a tag I created with Prima products.  The hanging hearts at the top is a wooden embellishment.  I loved how this turned out so much, that I hung it in our kitchen.

Have a fabulous day!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring Birthday Card

It's starting to look a lot like spring around here.  The pollen is drifting in the wind and the frogs are singing loudly at night.  With a creek running behind our house, we can even hear the frogs from inside our house.  My daughter likes to open the backdoor and listen to them.

Thinking about spring made me want to create a birthday card with brighter, whimsical colors.

I created my card using a beautiful sketch challenge over at Feeling Sketchy. I flipped it around to suit my card design.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope the weather is warming up in your neck of the woods.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Watercolor Sympathy cards

Good afternoon crafters,

Today I have some sympathy cards to share with you.  It's unfortunate that these cards are necessary, but sometimes they need to be created to let loved one know that they are in your thoughts and that you want to support them with whatever they might need.  

Because I don't enjoy making these cards, I always create them in bulk.  I have three pictured here, but I actually created 10 of these.  I used watercolor paper, watercolor paints, and water to create the backgrounds.  The fun part about using watercolors is that the backgrounds always come out slightly different.  Before making the colorful background, I stamped and heat-embossed the flowers with white, opaque embossing powder.  After heating the image, I sprayed the watercolor paper with water and got to painting.

Once the paper dried, I stamped the sentiment, "May you find strength in the love that surrounds you".

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your day!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Celebrate 1

Good morning!  Today's layout is of my nephew's first birthday party.  Is there anything better than watching a little one get their very first birthday cake?  His face says it all!

I just love the sparkly gold circles in this background paper. The celebrate sticker along the bottom is also very sparkly, but you can't really tell in this picture.  

Thanks for stopping by!