Saturday, June 28, 2014

You + Dirt = 1 Happy Boy!

I was so happy to finally eek out some time this month to play along with the Scrappy Friends' challenges this month!  I'm so happy with how this layout turned out:
Supplies Used:  cardstock: Stampin Up; patterned paper: Lawn Fawn Hello
Sunshine, Bella Blvd Snapshots; alphas: Doodlebug; washi tape: Queen &
Co; stickers: hexagon- Jenni Bowlin & flag- MME; flair: Lawn Fawn; frame
Elle's Studio; date tag: Elle's Studio
These fun pictures of my nephew are from way back in 2009, I still have a lot of older photos to catch up on and these were ones I for sure wanted to get into his scrapbook so I could tell the story of how he always wore his shirts backward and his boots on the wrong feet, he just liked to do it that way! lol!  Luckily he doesn't do it anymore, but it was just so him and so adorable!  Love that boy!
I used the word "Happy" in my title for Kelly's word challenge.  For Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe challenge I used the right outer boxes: hexagon, flair, and Polaroid.
 Here is Brenda's wonderful sketch that the layout is based on:
Make sure and stop by each of these wonderful blogs to see what everyone has created, I know it will inspire you!

Baked with Love!

Good morning!  I have my last post as a member of the Frosted Designs team up on the blog today. I have certainly enjoyed my time there but as they say all good things must come to an end! Here is the layout I made using the ever so versatile Simple Stories line Homespun!   This line is so versatile, you can use it for about any type of occasion!  From Spring to Summer to just every day moments!  It also has a baking or cooking theme to it, perfect for these photos:

I have been trying to use up a lot of the 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 cards that many collections come with and sometimes it is hard to know exactly what to do with them.  I have found that they are great go to embellishments, they are simple, inexpensive and they can really dress up your pages!  Here I embellished the "made with love" card by adding the "family recipes" sticker over the top of the apron.  I added pop dots under the sticker to give the card some dimension and used the card as a pocket for a family recipe.  Here is a close up:

These pictures of my friend's daughter with her late grandmother will be a treasured keepsake for her album for years to come!  How wonderful to have this family recipe preserved! The only thing that would have made it better would have been had the late grandmother written the recipe down in her own handwriting. Just something to keep in mind next time you pass along a recipe, remember generations to come will cherish your hand writing no matter how "plain" or not attractive you think it is!  I also as you can see here used a pre-made border that came in the collection, so to dress it up and give it a bit of dimension I added gems and pearls to the center of the flowers!  Using embellishments you have in your stash to dress up the pre-made borders or cards is a great way to not only use up your stash but add dimension to your layouts quickly and easily!   Make sure and  hop on over to the Frosted Designs store and check out all the fun goodies, including the new Heidi Swapp line Hello Today arriving soon!  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


First off thanks to all who played along with my first two birthday bash challenges!  I was very impressed by all the creativity using the 3 x 4 and larger cards on your layouts and the varied uses of washi tape on cards and layouts!  Now it's time to announce the winners!  The winner of my  WRAP IT UP- washi tape challenge is.................................................. #9  Tina's Scrap Corner!!!!!

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Timestamp: 2014-06-18 03:04:02 UTC

Now, we had 14 that is close enough for me to the 15 I said we needed for the extra sampler packs I said I would send 2 without further ado we have our 2 sampler packs going to .......................
Sherri and Snazzjj!!!

Now for the winner of the CARD CHALLENGE- Echo Park Paradise Beach collection.................................
#1  LOUiSE!!!!!
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Timestamp: 2014-06-18 03:17:46 UTC
Don't forget I still have ONE more challenge going on, my Clean it up challenge is to use scraps on your card or layout and doesn't close until June 21st at midnight, so there is still plenty of time to win a fun surprise pack of embellishments from me!  More details can be found HERE!  I hope you will play along! 

Ladies please email your addresses to so I can get your prizes in the mail to you! If you live outside the US then I will ask that you pay the difference in shipping costs for your prize or you can let me know if you prefer I draw another winner! 
 Thanks again for playing along with me for our Sketch N Scrap 2nd birthday bash!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Enabler alert!

The new Frosted Designs kit  Capture the Moment is here!  It is packed full of scrappy goodness!  
The unique thing about the Frosted Designs kit is that they have a "messy" option and a "clean" option for the SAME price!  There is even an option to get both if you can't decide!  If you are just a basic clean scrapper as I am you would most likely pick the "clean" option but if you like to "mess" around with inks, mists, masking and other mixed media products then the "messy" option is for you!  Check it out HERE and make sure and tell Barb Lisa sent you!