Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pandora

I've got a layout up today over at the Sketches in Thyme Blog. It's a great sketch but one I usually have a hard time with since it had 3 photos. That's a problem for me because I don't print my own photos so all of mine are 4x6 and they just don't fit on the page. So I searched for some I could cut down and found the perfect ones. These photos were taken when we got to go to the Sneak Peak of Walt Disney World's new section of Pandora at the Animal Kingdom. It was so much fun seeing it before the general public. Anyway......here's my layout.


Here's the sketch 


I hope you'll stop by our blog and play along. You have all month to post your take on this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Pumpkin Picking

I've got a Monday Sketch Reveal Challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it and followed it pretty closely. Here's my take on it.


And here's the sketch


I hope you'll join us and play along. I'm very interested to see some other takes on this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tinker Bell

I've got a Stash Challenge up today at Creative Inspiration. My challenge is to use up some of the ribbon in your stash. If you're like me you have quite a bit of ribbon and I hardly ever use it.


I took some white flower ribbon and wrapped it with some pink ribbon. Then added some pink and green flowers to it. This was a quick and simple layout. I didn't want to take away from the cute photo of my 2, almost 3 year old, granddaughter all dressed up for Halloween a few years ago.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Die Cut Halloween Card

We've got a mini Crop going on over at Creative Inspiration. Lots of fun challenges and you have til Sunday, Oct. 29th to play along! My challenge is to use die cuts on your project. I decided to make a Halloween card using a die cut.


I love this die cut from Tim Holtz. And I love these stickers I picked up at Michaels. You can't tell from the photo but the round sticker is a hologram that turns into a skeleton when you move it. 
I hope you'll stop by and play along with our mini crop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

BFF

I've got a sketch reveal layout up today at Sketches in Thyme. This is my granddaughter with her best friend on their 1st class trip in Pre-K.


Here's the sketch we're working with this week


Hope you'll stop by and play along with us!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Card

Here's a Halloween card I made using up some of my Halloween paper scraps.


The sentiments and  images are all stamps that were heat embossed to make them really stand out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day Challenge

We've got a World Card Making Day mini crop going on at Creative Inspiration through Oct. 7th. My challenge is to make a card using some stamps.


I've used a sheet music stamp for the background and then a layered tree stamp set. Love how the layers bring out dimension on the trees. 
Hope you'll stop by and check out our challenges for World Card Making Day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Beyoutiful

We've got a DT sketch reveal up at Creative Inspiration. I hope you'll stop by and see all the different takes by our design team. Here's my take on the great sketch by Bev Code.


Here's the sketch we had to work with


I hope you'll stop by and play along with us. We'd love to see your take on this sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Washi Tape Switch Plates

I played along with a TTT challenge over at Creative Inspiration that had you use Washi Tape in an unusual way. I loved what Joan had done so I decided to do the same. I took a couple of switch plates off my scraproom walls and covered them with washi tape that coordinates with the colors of my scraproom.



What a great way to dress up your walls! I love how they came out and now I'm eyeing several other switch plates in the house.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Mermaids

I've got a layout up at the Sketches In Thyme Blog today. We have a great sketch to play with this week. These are photos of my granddaughters in the pool on their 1st trip to Disney World. We had been at the park all day and then they wanted to go swimming. It was in December and it was a bit chilly and the water was just so cold, but they didn't want to get out. We had to bribe them with dinner at McDonalds.


And here's the sketch for this week


I hope you'll stop by and play along with us at Sketches In Time. We have some great sketches for you.  Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Painting Minnie

I've got a stash challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. There is a list of 10 items that you need to use on your layout, you can use as many as you want but you have to use at least 4 from the list.



So stop by Creative Inspiration, check out the list and play along with my challenge. We also have all other kinds of challenges going on. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, September 7, 2017

New Home

I've got a challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. It's a scraplift challenge and I ended up keeping pretty much true to the layout I chose to lift.


I used watercolors for the background and all the papers are from my scrap pile. The embellishments are a mixture of different collections. 

I hope you'll come join us at Creative Inspiration and play along with some of our challenges.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Birthday Card Holder

We've got a Birthday Bash Mini Crop going on over at Creative Inspiration. It runs through Sept. 10th with lots of fun birthday challenges along with some games and of course there will be prizes. For my challenge, I want you to make a birthday gift card holder. You can make one like mine or come up with your own style.



Here's the inside


Hope you'll join us over at Creative Inspiration!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

How To Decorate A Pretty Travel Journal

I've got a fun little project up at the ScraPerfect blog today that will help you keep your vacation keepsakes organized. Whenever we go on vacation, I always keep ticket stubs, receipts and brochures that I think I might use when I get around to scrapping the photos. I usually just stuff them in my purse or suitcase and they get wrinkled and sometimes even lost. Or I can't even remember what they were for. So, I decided to make a Travel Journal to take along with me.



I won this Brag Book several years ago and couldn't figure out what to do with it. It came with journaling pages, 2 slot photo sleeves and pocket pages. Sounds perfect for a Travel Journal, right? 
It had a blank cover so I definitely had to decorate it. I dug through my stash and found all these travel themed embellishments that would be perfect for a Travel Journal.


Now, I wanted to be sure all these embellishments were adhered strongly to the cover, so of course I grabbed my bottle of the Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Tip. Some of those embellishments were very tiny and needed just a thin line of glue so the No Clog Writing Tip came in very handy. And here's another tip.....the get out there embellishment is a clear piece of plastic and naturally you don't want any glue to show through so I applied some of the Best Glue Ever behind the letters and let it get tacky before sticking it down on the paper. That way it wouldn't squish outside of the letters and show through.

Here's another look at the final project



I plan on sitting down every evening and organize my keepsakes and writing about what we saw and did that day. That way everything will be in one place when I get around to scrapping our vacations.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

How To Make Pretty Glittered Tags

I've got a project up at the ScraPerfect today on how to make quick and easy glittered tags.


I was wanting to use something gold on a layout I was making and really hated to cut into my one last piece of gold paper. Then I remembered how good the Best Glue Ever worked with glitter. So I grabbed a couple of plain white tags, my gold glitter and the Best Glue Ever


I spread some of the Best Glue Ever around on just part of the tags since I wasn't going to use the whole tag. 


I then spread the glue around with my finger being sure to get it all over.


Then I sprinkled on the glitter, shook off the excess and let them dry.


While they were drying I cleaned up my mess using some of the Best Cleaner Ever on my work mat. It worked great and cleaned up the excess gluey mess I had made. Then of course, I had glitter all over the place so I grabbed the Perfect Cleaning Cloth and was able to wipe up all the excess glitter.

Here's another photo of my finished tags on my perfectly clean work mat!


I hope this gives you some ideas on ways to add some sparkle to your embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Seaside

We've got a mini crop going on over at Creative Inspiration. One of this month's themes is vacations which is what my project is about. My challenge is to use vacation photos along with something unusual on your project. I've used some real seashells I found on the beach along with some netting from lemons and a ham.


Please stop by Creative Inspiration to check out our mini crop. There are several different themes and lots of fun challenges and of course a prize. You have all week to play along. Hope to see you there!



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cheerleading Competition

I've got a layout up at the Sketches In Thyme Blog today. The sketch we're working with this week was so much fun!


And here's the sketch we had to work with


I loved working with this sketch! It's so much fun working with lots of layers like on this sketch. I always dig into my scraps when I need layers and it always makes me happy to use up so many of them like I did here. 

I hope you'll stop by the blog and see all the different takes on this weeks sketch by the DT. And of course I hope you'll play along with our sketches!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a scrappy day! 


Saturday, August 5, 2017

So Grateful For Fall Fun With The Family

I'm up on the ScraPerfect Blog today with a cute fall page that doesn't use the regular fall colors. I love fall and all the seasonal colors but decided to pull the colors out of the photo for this page using the different shades of pink. But of course I still had to add in a little bit of orange!


I played around with some new watercolors for the background and couldn't believe how they matched the flowers in the photo so well. Then I just punched some hexagons and placed them around the photo and popped several of them up for dimension. The letters were  cut with my Cricut and I used some of the Best Glue Ever to adhere them to the page. I just love how the glue stays tacky long enough for you to place the letters exactly where you want them.


I also used some of the Best Glue Ever to attach some old wooden dot embellishments that I've had in my stash for many years. They are so old that the sticky backs of them don't really stick to anything anymore. So Best Glue Ever to the rescue!


This was a quick and easy page but I really had fun with it!


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rockport

Here's a couple of older photos of my stepdaughter and granddaughters who go to Rockport, MA every summer. This layout is for 2 different challenges. One for the mini crop going on at Creative Inspiration and also for the July 1st sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap.  I used papers from an old DCWV paper stack that I've had forever. They work perfectly for these photos.


Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Cute Kindergarten Graduation Card Makes A Good Point!

I've got a card up over at the ScraPerfect Blog today with a graduation card for my youngest granddaughter who just graduated from Kindergarten.



To make the pencil I started with a plain old popsicle stick.


I used an exacto knife to cut one end into a point and then just painted it to look like a pencil. Then I wondered what to use to attach it to the card. Silly me! Of course I would use some of the Best Glue Ever. It held perfectly!  This glue seems to work on everything! I can't imagine scrapping without it!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a scrappy day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How To Scrap Colorful Photos

I've got a very colorful layout up at the ScraPerfect Blog today. These two photos had a lot of bright colors in them and kind of intimidated me. I wasn't sure what colors to pull from the photos so I decided to try them all.


I started with a plain white piece of cardstock and picked out a stencil and several different ink pads. I just randomly sponged ink on the stencil moving it around the paper. I also did some random stamping using black ink around the page and added some navy blue splatters.



I added the photos and then dug through my stash for some embellishments. I finally settled on a few word stickers and some wood veneer that I inked. And of course I used some of the Best Glue Ever for the wood veneer. It really holds so well and you can use so little so it's very economical. Then using my Cricut I cut the title and used more of the Best Glue Ever  along with the No Clog Writing Cap . Using that cap makes it so easy to adhere skinny little letters to your layout. You can get the tiniest drop of glue on those letters so it won't seep out the side and if it does it dries clear so you don't have to worry about it. I also added some washi tape to the top and bottom corners of the page. 



I was worried the background might be too busy for the photos but I think I like how it came out.


Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Riding the Carousel

I've got a challenge up today over at Creative Inspiration. It's All Sorts Saturday today so my challenge is to add some doodling to your layout along with some journaling.


I added some doodling all around the edge of my page and then broke up the journaling into 3 little bits around the page. The background was done by painting on a layer of white gesso and then using water color paints on top of the gesso. Once that dried I added some dimension using a stencil and modeling paste. I also added some round and square little mirrors around the photos. It's hard to see them as they don't photograph well at all.

Thanks for stopping by!


Cheerleader

I've got a layout up at Sketches in Thyme today. We had a great sketch to work with and here's what I came up with.


And here's the sketch


This came together quickly once I decided what photos to use. These are my granddaughters who were both cheerleaders but only the oldest made it to competition . Their colors were blue and gold so that made choosing the papers easy. I decided to go with several different shades and patterns of blue papers and the one single shade of gold paper. Then just added some layers behind the photos and added the cheerleader stickers. Easy Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Sketches in Thyme Blog!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

How to Make Chinese Lanterns Sparkle With Glitter

I've got a card up on the ScraPerfect Blog today with a quick and easy way to add some sparkle to your embellishments. I know it's hard to see in the photo but the tops and bottoms of the lanterns have glitter added to them.



To start I fussy cut several lanterns from some patterned paper.


They were kind of dull looking so I grabbed some black glitter and some of the Best Glue Ever.  I spread some of the glue on the tops and bottoms of the lanterns and then sprinkled on some black glitter. 


That really seemed to dress them up and add a bit of dimension.


I also used the Best Glue Ever to attach the gold string to the backs of the lanterns and then to the back of the green paper. It held perfectly!


I hope you'll give this a try! It's so easy and quickly makes your embellishments look totally different! And if you use the No Clog Writing Cap you can add some sparkle to the tiniest embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by!