Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Doodlebug Accordion Gift Card Holder

     Hi All!  Just popping in to let you know I loaded a new video on my youtube channel showing the detail of the Lori Whitlock accordion gift card holder I made for my sister using Doodlebug Design's North Pole Collection.  If you click on the picture it should take you to the video.
     Thank you all for watching, subscribing and commenting this year.  Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December Daily Cover for Southern Girls Challenge

     Hi everyone and welcome to my final 2014 reveal for Southern Girls Challenge. Don't worry...I'll be back with more great inspiration for them in 2015.  We were asked to inspire you with projects that had a Christmas theme.  I am here today sharing my December Daily cover!
    I started with the layout sketch over at Stuck?Sketches.  Since they do layouts I'm not sure I can enter it into their challenge, but I'll take inspiration where-ever I can get it and my mojo has been laking lately.  I flipped the sketch on it's side and went from there.
    Except for the red ribbon, bling and possibly the snowman (can't remember which pack he was in) all the products are part of the Simple stories DIY collection.  I can't get enough of this collection.  I think it's one of my favorite Christmas ones of all time. I inked all the paper edges with my prima inkers in green to make them pop off the craft cover.
   So tell me...what is your favorite Christmas paper collection past or present?
    Until next time...Keep Scrappin!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Carousel Ride for Child's Play Challenge

     Welcome our final reveal for Child's Play Challenge :-(  I am so sad to see this challenge blog closing as I've loved my time with them, and how it's challenged me to think outside the box.  I hope you'll come over and give us a great send off by having the most entries we've ever had!  We love seeing your support of our creations and efforts.
      Our theme this go round is the classic Lite Bright.  I had one as a girl, but didn't have any photos of me playing with it.  I choose to use photos of our son's first carousel ride with twinkling lights in the background.
      These papers, and embellishments, are from the older My Minds Eye collection The Sweetest Things - Bluebell. All the papers on this page are from the 6x6 paper how the smaller patterns let you layer without being overwhelming.
     The tag was originally ivory, but with some antique linen and faded jeans Tim Holtz distress ink I was able to create a hue close to what was in the papers.  Some vellum star stickers and ink drops and I had a perfectly simple, but stunning page.
     Until next time...Keep Scrappin!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

3x3 Christmas Meander Album

     Hi everyone and welcome to my second guest post for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog.
    The idea of this hop is to give you 12 days of inspiration to get those Christmas projects done.  You may see cards, layouts, mini albums, altered items or home'll have to visit each day to not miss a thing.
     For my project today I chose to make a 3x3 meander album with a Christmas theme.  I have been sick with bronchitis so I made you a video...Thanks for understanding!

     Now before you head off to Scrappin Madge's I'd love if you followed me here and on my Facebook page (link on the sidebar).  If you follow me already please know how honored that makes me feel...I appreciate all of you!
  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop And Child's Play Challenge Reveal

     Hi everyone and welcome to the Scrapbook Generation blog hop for December teamed with my December 1st reveal for Child's Play Challenge.  If you're hopping along with Scrapbook Generation you should have arrived here from Laura's blog.  If you're here for the Child's Play Challenge reveal, or would just like to join the hop, please start at Scrapbook Generation's blog.
    For the hop we were asked to use any sketch by Scrapbook Generation.  For Child's Play Challenge we were asked to use the movie Polar Express for inspiration.  Since both reveals were on the same day I challenged myself to combine them.
     I have never seen Polar Express so I decided to use blue for my main color like the cover of the movie.  The cover also had a train coming almost right out of it and that's where I decided to merge the two things.  I chose the October 2014 free sketch since it also has photos coming out of one corner.  The photos are from 2012 wacky week at our son's daycare.
     You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.   Now before you head on over to Penny's blog I'd love for you to follow me here, with bloglovin and on Facebook.  Alsoleave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store.
     The winner will be drawn on Monday, December 8th which leaves you one week to leave a comment.
      I am also entering this for the Lasting Memories DT call

     Until next time...Keep Scrappin!

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog -

Friday, November 28, 2014

Birthday Spinner Card

     Happy Black Friday everyone.  Whether you went shopping this morning, and are home now, or slept in...grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join me for some spinner inspiration today for the Paper Crafter Anonymous website.

      I started off with a spinner base and the chalk it up paper.  This came together in no time.  Some matching pink paper, washi and a stamped sentiment and it was done.

      The stamp set I used was Holiday Tags Occasions.  The circle fit perfectly layered in the spinner.  This set really is wonderful though.  It has five different sentiment tags and fifteen different sayings.  I used another one of the tags on my Christmas criss cross card seen here.

     I included a video of the spinner portion so you could see how adorable it is.

    Hope you're inspired to sit and create something today.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

You're Invited Card

     Happy Thanksgiving!  It's time for another reveal at Southern Girls Challenge.  It's their 100th challenge so the theme is Celebration.
     I chose to make a card inviting friends and family to an outdoor celebration.  All the patterned paper and stickers are from the Doodlebug Happy Camper collection.  The letters and washi are from the general Doodlebug line.  I'll tell you I'm in LOVE with these letter stickers.  The font and size are just perfect for cards and accent titles on scrapbook pages.   I thought the paper with the place setting was just perfect for a barbecue invitation card.
   When you're having a gathering do you make invitations or purchase?  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Crafts Galore - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  - Anything goes

Monday, November 24, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

     Hi everyone and welcome to day one of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog.
    The idea of this hop is to give you 12 days of inspiration to get those Christmas projects done.  You may see cards, layouts, mini albums, altered items or home'll have to visit each day to not miss a thing.
     For my project today I chose to make a Christmas card, but a style you don't see so often...criss cross.  I liked how this style gave my Doodlebug Designs paper a real chance to shine.  With minimal other embellishments you really get a chance to see how awesome these papers are.
     One of the fun things about a criss cross card is the insert is another opportunity to embellish and use your cool tools.  To make my pull tab I used the Epiphany crafts shape tool along with some of the patterned paper.  I was really thrilled with how this project came out.
     Now before you head off to Scrappin Madge's I'd love if you followed me here and on my Facebook page (link on the sidebar).  I'll be back later in the hop schedule to share more inspiration with you.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Close To My Heart Christmas Tag

     Hi everyone! Glad you're joining me for my weekly Paper Crafters Anonymous post.  I know we haven't hit Thanksgiving yet, but I've already started thinking about Christmas crafts...have you?
     I started with making some tags.  For our Christmas day packages I usually use pre-done tags since there's so much activity, but I like to have a few handmade ones for things like neighbor gifts.  I try to make our neighbors homemade goodies, and a handmade tags make them look even more special.
   I used the October Stamp of the Month set...Home for the Holidays.  You can pair this set with the Art Philosophy cartridge and it would cut all the tags out for you in their shapes.  I went a different route though and cut the frame square so I could pop the polar bear up with dots to give him some dimension.  Add a matching backing for stability - some twine for attaching to your package and you're done in a snap.
   One tip on this adorable polar bear though...use a light touch when you ink the stamp.  His details are so small that if I put to much pressure on the pad his scarf, and background, were just a colored blog.
   So tell me...what Christmas projects do you have planned?  Have you started them yet?  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Layout

     Have you ever had one of those crafting moments where it all just comes together?  This layout was like that for me.  I saw the sketch over at Stuck? and knew exactly what pictures and paper I wanted to use.
     I used a combination of Doodlebug papers from an older fourth of July collection, called Stars and Stripes, the Boys Only collection and the newer Hip Hip Hooray.  I think being able to mix and match is one of my favorite things about Doodlebug.  Since the company's color hues always remain consistent I can mix and match the non-specific patterns, or side b's, to extend the life of my papers.
    I used my prima chalk ink in Faded Jeans on the edges of my paper cuts to make them pop a little more again the white.  The embellishments are some of my favorite - washi tape, sprinkles and few ink splatters from my Heidi Swapp color shine collection.  Easy Peazy...
   Tell me though...what is your favorite thing about Doodlebug papers?  Until next time...Keep Scrappin!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Let's Ride - New Bicycle Layout

     Hi everyone - time for another reveal for Child's Play Challenge.  This time we were asked to create a layout based on the toy hot wheels.  I have loads of pictures of my son playing with his hot wheels, and even one of him trying to share his apple slices with every truck he owns, but what really hit me was him getting his new balance bike...graduating from a tricycle to two wheels. 
     I worked with the week one sketch from Let's Get Sketchy as the three photos inspired me, as well as the simplicity of the rest of the sketch.  I really allowed me to embellish as I chose.
I have had the Boy Crazy collection from My Minds Eye in my stash since maybe April waiting for just the right layout to cut it up.  With the large bicycle was just the time.  I chose the star paper for the focus piece since the circles mimicked wheels.  I just layered everything from there.
     A little tip...don't always think of 3x4 or 4x6 project life cards as just for pocket pages.  My title of Lets Ride was cut from a 4x6 card.  Also, don't think of 6x6 pads as just for cards either.  My banner and squares behind the photos are from a 6x6 pad.  If cut strategically they are great layering pieces.                                                              I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge, and let me knows what Hot Wheels makes you think of. Until next time...Keep Scrappin.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ladies' Birthday Card

     Since I did a male birthday card for Paper Craft Anonymous last week, I thought this week I would share a birthday card for the ladies.  I pulled out a sketch from my pinterest stash to get me started.  The sketch is from Sweet & Sassy stamps and it called for me to use it right away.
     I pulled out one of Close To My Heart Brushed papers and got right to work.  I chose the black from the flower details for my matting to set the two papers apart.  A black ribbon, a few gems and I was good to go.  15 minutes from start to finish and I had a beautiful card.
    Do you use sketches for your cards as well as your scrapbooks?  I love how they spark my creativity.  Until next time...Keep Scrappin!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Happy Birthday - Boy Birthday Card

     Happy Friday everyone.  Thank you for joining me for another inspiration.  We had a 5th birthday to attend and I chose to make a card rather than by one.  I know making cards doesn't always take ten minutes, but when cards have reached $4.99 to $8.99 I certainly try to fit making one in.

     This was the first time I tried to make my own background out of stamps.  I chose the tire tracks, and the yellow washi reminded me of yellow road lines.  The tracks also match the distressed shutter lines in the inspiration photo at the Pink Elephant challenge.

    A dump truck, some dirt and the birthday number and I was ready to go.  This card actually took only about 20 minutes to make, and I was really pleased with how it came it.  It was a big hit at the party too.

Until next time...Keep Scrappin'

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Photo - the distressed shutter lines inspired my distressed tracks, and the single focus element inspired my single large dump truck focus

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Child's Play Challenge - Christmas Tree Hunting

     Hi everyone - welcome to this month's Child's Play Challenge 1st of the month reveal.  This month we teamed with Pixels and Paper to offer a super fun challenge with two chances to win.  We had to use both a photo and a recipe (both at the end of this post).  
    I choose to use photos from our Christmas tree hunt in 2012...they fit the recipe well and the awesome sketch I saw at Creative Scrappers. All of the papers are from older Stampin' Up lines, as is the red card stock.  One tip I have for you...color your photo mats with ink.  I love Stampin' Up's Cherry Cobbler, but a pack is expensive...especially with the cost of shipping.  To make my mats I took white card stock, an ink dauber and used the Cherry Cobbler ink pad.  After a few minutes of drying time, just to be certain, they ere ready to go.  Perfect solution to keep costs lower.  
   As I was creating this I kept thinking it was too busy, but when done, and I took a step back I love it.  It's actually one of my favorite layouts I've made recently...along with my son's pre-school one (which can be found here).
   Thank you all for reading, and I hope you'll play along.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Gold - Washi tape and the stars on the tree
3 patterned papers - green/red stripe, green stars, red gingham
something 1 year or older - the green strip of trees as well as the pictures
animal - my
bling - the gold stars and red bling as tree toppers

Photo - the red and green color and the tree on the tin.

Pixels and Paper
Let's Get Sketchy Magazine - Mood board
Craft Galore - Anything Goes

Friday, October 31, 2014

Doodlebug Mini For Practical Scrappers

Hi everyone and welcome to the October Hop for Practical Scrappers.  You should have arrived from Majken's blog.  For the hop this time we were challenged to use the theme of Fall or Halloween.  I wanted to use up some of my old Doodlebug Halloween paper, but didn't have enough embellishments so I mixed two older paper lines and some new stickers and Doodle-Pops.
All the edges are inked with black ink to add to the Halloween feel, but I also find when using a pre-made chipboard album inking can help hide if your paper isn't cut perfectly to size.  Another tool I like when using pre-cut chipboard is Creek Bank Creations Sanding Sticks.  They allow you to file the edges of any paper that may be hanging over for a clean edge.

     Since the pages were so small to begin with I tried to keep the embellishments fairly simple so there was still enough room for a real photo.  I think what ended up being my favorite embellishment was the candy corn cut out.  I coated each of the corn with crystal laquer so they are shiny and raised...looks like candy behind a glass case. Which page is your favorite? Leave me a comment, and become a follower, and I'll pick a winner on Sunday for a surprise gift..
    I thank you for hoping with me today, and I'd love if you became a follower!  Until next time...Keep Scrapping and head over to Jennifer's page for more inspiration

Scrapbook Challenges - Mood Board - used all the colors except ivory
The Craft Place - Halloween

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall College Trip Layout

     When I saw the double page sketch over at ScrapMuch? the beginning of the month I knew exactly what photos and paper I wanted to use with it. For whatever reason the sketch just screamed fall layout to me. The paper is from Close To My Heart's Pathfinding collection from the Paper Crafter Anonymous website.
     The photos are from a recent trip my parents took our son on to visit my sister at college. I loved how the hints of aqua in the green paper matches my sisters shirt perfectly.   I think the photo on the second page of her holding M is my favorite....really shows how happy they are to see each other.
     The title is the initials of my sisters school (Lancaster Bible College) in an awesome green corrugated cardstock, and the tag I colored myself with an inkpad and blending tool.
     Since there was so much white space I used my Prima chalking edgers in a green that matches the paper.  This made the ivory a little less stark.  It doesn't show well in the photos, but I love the look in my book.
     Hope I've inspired you today, and would love to have you as a follower.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Memories Layout

 Welcome to another reveal for Paper Crafter Anonymous.  I am playing with the papers from my recent haul.  This is the Pathfinding paper as well as a few chipboard stickers and accessories. The banner and words are from Simple Stories.
     I loved this photo of my mom and son when he was about ten months old, but I didn't want to overwhelm it with patterns since the background was busy.  The orange leaf paper from the Pathfinding collection was just interesting enough.
    The heart banner behind the photo was actually the strip of paper you cut off the bottom of a 12x12 sheet.  If you've followed my blog lately I've been loving finding ways to use these in layouts to extend the paper pack.
     I hope you've enjoyed what I've done with the paper. I'd love to see what you've done with the collection if you purchased it.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

ScrapMuch? - Color Challenge
That Craft Place Challenge - Girls, but no pink
Color Me Scrappy - Color Challenge #71
Paper Issues - Fall

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christmas Morning Layout

     Hi all - Thanks for visiting me today as I share a layout I created based on the Week 2 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.  When I saw the three photos on the sketch I knew it was perfect for these photos from our son's second Christmas. He was just about a year old and absolutely loved the train table we purchased.  He'll be four next month and still plays with it daily.
     My papers are from an older Stampin Up collection, and I unfortunately don't remember the name.  The tag at the top is a very light matching green, but didn't photograph well from a distance so I did a close up to show the shape.
    Thanks for joining me today and until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Let's Get Sketchy - October Week 2

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Southern Girls Reveal - Word Challenge

     Welcome to another reveal at Southern Girls Challenge. This time we are challenging you to use lots of words on your project.
     For my project I started with an older DCWV paper stack called Linen Closet.  I loved this, but have only ever been able to find the mat stack so I used it mainly for cards and hoard it like there's no tomorrow.  Anyone else do that with your favorite papers?
     I then pulled out one of the Stamps of Life sets I purchased the Somerset, NJ Scrapbook Expo.  I am absolutely in love with this set, and it's matching dies.  Having the dies makes the cup, and label, so easy to use.  Click Here to see everything I purchased at the expo.
     I used chocolate ink from Color Box for my stamping...a freebie I got at the expo  To give a little interest I just added three My Minds Eye wooden dots.
     I'm going to make a whole set of matching cards to give to my coffee obsessed sister.  Anyone she sends them too will certainly know it's from her.  Would love to see what you come up with for the words challenge.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Child's Play Challenge - Alice in Wonderland Reveal


     Welcome to another reveal for Child's Play Challenge.   We were challenged this time to use Alice in Wonderland.  I'll tell you think took me a good long time to come up with something.  My final thoughts were...Alice goes to a tea party.  Parties are celebrations.  Weddings are celebrations...I'll do something from our wedding!
     At the time when I did this layouts my mojo was slim to none so I started with a layout template and added my own touches.  I added bling to the swirls and the 3-d sticker of the couple dancing to match my photo.  The thickers I used were originally white, but I misted them with hot pink and blotted to achieve the soft pink of the rest of the page.
     I hope my out of the box inspiration challenges you to give a second look to inspiration that maybe didn't jump out at you on first glance.  Can't wait to see what you create based on Alice.  Until next time...Keep scrapping! 
Crafts Galore - Spooky or Sweet - our wedding song was How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October SSIB Reveal - Football and Pocket Page Layouts

Hi everyone - welcome to Lyne's October reveal.  I was blessed to be inspired by both of our photos this month.  The first photo reminded me of Thanksgiving/Fall.  

Every Thanksgiving our local high school football team (where I attended) plays a game against the team across the river (where my husband attended).  We go every year Thanksgiving morning and these photos are from the first year we took our son.  He was a year old here.  We wanted to take him from the time he was born, but he was five days old and it was snowing the first year...not a good combo.  I don't know why the bottom comes across cream.  The whole page is white, but in every photo I took it came out cream :-(  I used a sketch from Queen & Co. to get me started on this layout.  

Paper Issues - Fall

The second photo had several different blocks to choose inspiration from.  
 The blocks inspired me to try a pocket page.   I used cards from Fancy Pants Be Different collection to make a page about our son getting all his baby curls cut off.  This is my first time photographing a pocket page, and boy was the glare awful...haha.  I also have to dig out the exact date to fill in the right pocket card.

Thanks for joining us and can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

1st Day Of Pre-School Layout

     Hi everyone!  Our son was so excited to start Pre-K this year, and when I saw how the pictures came out I had to scrap them right away.
     I used the October sketch from DCWV as my starting point.  Both of my background papers come from a DCWV stack.  They don't make the green paper anymore, and this was my last piece.  It's my favorite green ever!
    The patterned paper stars are cut with dies.  The solid stars are from the Stamps of Life All 4 Stars set. The wood veneer stars, and the green solid star, are from Studio Calico.
     I used stars and space paper because to us our son is a star and out of this world...corny...I know!
    The awesome title comes from Paper Wizard. It's four different layers and gives great depth to the layout.  If you haven't used any of their die cuts have to check them out!
    I hope you've enjoyed my layout and will take a look at the vendor I used and the challenges I entered.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Lasting Memories - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragon Flies - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes - Last Challenge :-(
DCWV - Sketch
Crafts Galore - Something Scary or Sweet - I chose sweet

Friday, October 3, 2014

Close To My Heart Cherish This Card

Just dropping in with here with another project inspiration for Paper Crafter Anonymous.  This card uses the Chalk It Up paper collection, and was one of those cards that took on a life of it's own.

     I started out making this is a back to school card for a teen with a believe in yourself sentiment, but obviously that never happened.  I didn't like the way the sentiment embossed.  I think it may have had to many details because I used fine embossing powder and regular it melted all into each other.

   What I ended up with was an encouragement card for a mom that may be going through a stressful back to school time with her kiddos.  All the changes can wear anyone out, but I thought the sentiment of cherish this would help remind that special mom in your life that someday we'll miss this!

    The sentiment is embossed with aqua powder.  The embellishments are elements are cut from the paper using my epiphany crafts epoxy machine, and the smile is a cut up photo overlay.

     I hope this inspires you to let your cards ideas take a life of their own, and lead you in new creative directions.  Until next time...keep scrapping!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Family Layout for Child's Play Challenge

     Time for another fun reveal at Child's Play Challenge.  This time we were to use the toy Jack In The Box.  Our son didn't have one, but I know the idea is that the clown pops out of the box and makes the child smile.  The smiling made me think of all the smiling photos we got on our recent beach vacation.
     I admit that I've been low on inspiration lately so I pulled out one of my Scrapbook Generation kits.  These paper were part of my August kit and I used the sketch by Debbie Sanders.  I changed some of the cards on the left size and used a larger photo on the right.  I love having these kits on hand for when I'm low on mojo.
     Did you child have a Jack In The Box?  Are you inspired  some other way by this challenge?  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!
Crafting with Dragonflies-Anything goes

Friday, September 26, 2014

Close To My Heart Confetti Wishes Layout

     Hi all - I'm here with your Friday Inspiration for Paper Crafter Anonymous.  This week I created a blank layout, using the Confetti Wishes paper, for my friend who is due in November with her little girl. What I liked about this layout was it used one piece of paper, just cut and flipped.  It's great way to get more mileage out of your patterned paper.

     The paper is white, but the Recollections tag I wanted to use was more of an aged look.  To make them match I took Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and rubbed layer on layer on until they were a more similar color.  Just another tip to get more out of what you own.

     I envision the photos on this page  in a topsy turvy fashion.  Kind of skewed like the gorgeous cake in the picture.  Maybe before I give it to her I'll place the photo mats in the fashion and write the picture size on them to make it even easier for her.

    Hope my post has inspired you to try to think about your products in a different color scheme, and how to make the most of each piece.  Until next week...keep scrapping!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September SSIB Layouts

     Dropping in with a really quick post showing what I completed with the inspiration photos from ScrapStuffz Inspired By.  This month we had two awesome inspiration photos to work with.  

Inspiration one:

     The office supplies reminded me of back to school.  This inspired me to scrap our son's pre-school picture. I used Authentique's Accomplished collection as I felt the black, white and craft would balance the loud, busy background of the photo.

Inspiration Two:

     The ferris wheel photo inspired me to scrap pictures from when we went to the Clearfield County Fair with my Brother, SIL and Nephew. I used a star cut file from the Silhouette store and an Echo Park boy collection, but the name escapes me at the moment. I stitched on my layout for the first time and while I like the effect I had trouble keeping the sew easy tool straight.

    I hope one of the photos inspires you to come and join us.  I'd love to see what you create.  Even if you don't get to the challenge leave me a comment with how this inspires you and I'll be sure to come visit.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Close To My Heart Friendship Card

Hi everyone Lyne here with another inspiration for Paper Crafter Anonymous.  Hubby and I are blessed with an almost four year old son so any pink I use usually shows up on my cards.

As is my usually style I kept this card really clean and simple.  A few gems and some banners made from matching paper are the main embellishment. As a tip for you - the striped banner is actually the part at the bottom of the paper we usually cut off and throw away.

The stamped heart sits on some pop dots, and is colored with copic markers.  The markers match the aqua dots in the top patterned paper.

Hope you're enjoying seeing what I've been creating and I'd love to have you as a follower of my blog.  Until next week....Keep Scrapping!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chid's Play Challenge - Cat In The Hat

Welcome to another fun reveal for Child's Play Challenge.  We were asked this time to create layouts with the book Cat In The Hat as inspiration.
     We don't read a lot of Dr. Suess around here for some reason so it took me a while to find my inspiration.  It was only after I realized the my nephew A's favorite movie was The Lorax that it came together for me.  After that this layout only took about an hour to complete.
     I used the Hey Baby collection by Simple Stories for all the paper since they matched A's shirt so well, but kept the look soft.
     The layout of the photo and embellishments was inspired by one of Stacia Brandt's Queen & Co guest layouts.  She used circles, but otherwise the placement is very similar.
     I love how this came out and I placed it in a memory tray for my SIL to hang in her office.  I hope she love it too.  Come over and join our challenge with how this theme inspires you.  Until next...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Close To My Heart Raven Card

Welcome to another Friday reveal for Paper Craft Anonymous.  This week I made a clean and simple Halloween card.  I used the bird from the Believe in Yourself set, heat embossed him in black and fussy cut.
     I used the front and back of one of the designer papers from the collection Scaredy Cat as my card bases. I like using both the front and back since they are designed to match each other.
     Lastly I dry embossed some matching purple paper with a diagonal stripe.  I felt the dry embossing added interest, but didn't overwhelm the patterns.
     I used this bird for Halloween since he looked a little creepy to me, but I could definitely see him also being used for more steampunk cards or even a mixed media canvas.  What would you use him for?
     Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fast and Furious Boy Card


     Welcome to my first post for Paper Crafter Anonymous...the awesome team run by Close To My Heart rep Heather.  
     For my first project I chose to make a boy card since I use a lot of those.  I also made this card entirely from scraps so I could show what beautiful results you can get with your leftovers.
    I didn't put a specific sentiment on the outside of the card on purpose.  I wanted to be able to store it in my stash and use it for maybe birthday, high school graduation or even a boy get well card.
I hope you enjoyed my first creation for this blog, and will come each week to check out what I've created.  Until next time...keep scrapping!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Winter Blue Layout

     I'm been really busy scrapping lately as I have another reveal up.  This time for Southern Girls Challenge with the theme of Winter Blues.
     I used Echo Park's Keeping Cozy collection from the 6x6 pad, and a sketch I found through google images.  I looked it up on my phone though, and haven't been able to find it since so I can't direct you to who created it :-(
     I also used my Epiphany Crafts epoxy machines to create my embellishments.  The star on the right and the deer on the left of the photos are both from the paper pack.
    I hope you'll come join us from the Winter Blues challenge, and create something chilly as we have the last hot days of summer here.  Until next time...Keep scrapping!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Child's Play Challenge - Sequins Halloween Layout

     It's time for another reveal at Child's Play Challenge and this time we needed to use sequins.  For me...that was no challenge at all!  Even though I have a boy I love using boy color sequins.  I even have wood grain sequins; which I think are my favorite.
     For this layout I pulled out an old Doodlebug Designs Halloween collection and the one photo we have of M on his first Halloween.  We don't celebrate, but they were having a party at school so I bought him a great pumpkin shirt.
I usually struggle with strips for some reason, but I love how these came out and how they offset how dark his shirt is.
     I hope my layout inspires you to come over and play with us.  I'd love to see what you create with sequins. Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Little FourWheeler Layout

     I'm was on a role this month with finding challenges that help me get these 8x10 photos done.  When I saw the sketch from Scrap Much? by Laura Whitaker I knew it would be the perfect 2nd page to my previous 9 month boy layout.
     I stayed pretty true to the sketch except I rotated it and turned the three photo spots into one large one.  The scallop and bracket borders were done using my Kiwi Lane templates. To tie the pages in together I used the same paper lines and the same embellishments...voila...a whole new page in under a half hour.   I'm really loving sketches lately rather than photo or color challenges because they allow me to get the photos I need to done without to much stretching to make my ideas fit.  Also, who can complain about getting a page done in a half hour!?
Until next time...keep scrapping!

Friday, August 22, 2014

9 Month Baby Boy Layout

For the first year of our sons life I took him to the portrait studio once a month and had some 8x10's taken since they were only 2.99 a sheet.  I love having the large photo showing all his growing features and we staged each photo to show some of what he was doing that month.  The only problem I have is scrapping that one big photo.  When I saw the inspired by challenge at Sketch~N~Scrap this month using one large photo I had to jump on it to get some of my photos done.
     During this month we had gone to my Uncle's cabin and road four wheelers.  I used some cork paper by Studio Calico and some camo paper I've had in my stash for about 3 years.  If I had to guess the camo paper was from The Paper Studio.  All the embellishments except the wood circles I believe are Studio Calico as well.  Was so happy to get this photo scrapped and was happy with the way it came out.
     Do you have a size photo that you find challenging to get done?  Until next time....Keep Scrapping!