Sunday, July 24, 2011

Imagine Layout


This was a fun layout to create. I used a Jana Eubank sketch. The papers, title and journaling card are from the Playground Collection from Echo Park. I colored the title and then added Glossy Accents. The bling is from Queen & Company. The stitching was added using the Sew Easy and a Bazzill Template. The button is from my stash.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Start of Something Fun


I loved working with this Inspired Blueprints sketch. The papers are from My Mind’s Eye. The acrylic butterflies are from Heidi Swapp and the used alcohol ink on the back of them. I used a Martha Stewart border punch. The title was cut on my Silhouette using two different cut files.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hello Sunshine Layout & Frosted Designs Button Friday Challenge


I started this layout with a Scrapbook Generation sketch. The white cardstock is from Bazzill. The patterned paper, title and journaling spot are all from Echo Park’s Country Drive collection. The flowers are from my stash (Making Memories & Imaginisce). The centers are snaps from Making Memories. The buttons are from my stash with twine from The Twinery. I used an EK Success border punch. The leaves are done using DMC floss and Bazzill Stitch templates.
Frosted Designs Friday challenge this week is buttons! I love adding buttons to my layouts. They are just so much fun to use.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Everyday March: Month Review Layout


I used a My Mind’s Eye collection for this layout. The kraft cardstock is from Recollections. The ribbon is from my stash. The resin flowers are from a booth at the Creating Keepsakes Convention. I used my Sew Easy and DMC floss to add the stitching. The title and bird icon were cut on the Silhouette. I then sprayed the bird icon with Glimmer Mist. The button is from my stash.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Together February: Month in Review


I used the Be Mine Collection from Echo Park. The title and brackets are cut on the Silhouette. I used my Sew Easy and DMC floss. The flowers are from Queen & Company. I used slate alcohol ink on the big flowers and the acrylic hearts from Heidi Swapp.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sweet Memories of the Playground


I created this layout for the one hour challenge on 7/16/11 at Club CK. I started with a sketch from Scrapbook Generation. The cardstock is from Recollections. The paper and stickers are from Echo Park’s Country Drive line.

Monday, July 18, 2011

That's My Girl


I started this layout with a sketch from Valerie Salmon. The papers and some of the embellishments are from Imaginisce. The journaling spot and title are from My Mind’s Eye. The buttons are from my stash and the floss is DMC. I used a Bazzill stitch template for the flower.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pawfect Friends

I have already had a very busy scrappy weekend. YIPPEE!!! I have already finished 13 layout pages, so this blog will be hopping for a while!
I used an Inspired Blueprints sketch for this layout. The papers are all from American Crafts City Park Collection. The bling is from Queen & Company. I used my Sew Easy and DMC floss to add the stitching. The title was created with American Craft Thickers.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thanks a Latte Card

I created this card for McKenna’s teacher. The dot cardstock is from Bo Bunny. I used the Silhouette’s print and cut feature to print the coffee cup. I then used the Silhouette to cut out the title shape and the title. The kraft cardstock is from Recollections.

Friday, July 15, 2011

January 2011: Month in Review Layout

I can't believe that this is already the six one I have completed. So awesome!! I hope you enjoy this one.


I used an older Basic Grey line here (Eskimo Kisses). The cardstock is from Bazzill and Ameican Crafts. The title and subtitle were cut on the Silhouette. The buttons are from my stash. The brads are from Basic Grey and my stash. And I used my sew easy again on this layout. What can I say I not only love the hand stitches, but I feel like they really finish off the layout.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

December Month in Review

See, I mention I was on a roll... Here is the last one of 2010.


I was inspired by these papers, even though they aren't the typical Christmas colors. The papers are from My Mind's Eye. The grey cardstock is from Doodlebug. The pink flower is from Prima. The wood heart is from Studio Calico. I used DMC floss and Bazzill stitch templates for the flowers. The bling is from Wants 2 Scrap. The stamp is from Studio G. The buttons are all from my stash. The white trim is something I found laying around here. I used my Sew Easy and DMC floss to add the zigzag stitches. The title was cut on the Silhouette.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

November Month In Review

I can't believe how much I am enjoying doing these layouts! They are coming together so nice. This is already the fourth one that I have completed. I can't wait to get them all done and in the album.


I used Fancy Pants paper for this layout. The title and subtitle were cut on the Silhouette. The ribbons are from my stash. The key is from K&Company. I really fell in love with their collection of metal keys. The flowers are from Imaginisce with a brad in the center from my stash. I used my sew easy and some DMC floss to add the stitches to the layout. I then added snaps from Making Memories to the ribbons as a final touch.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

October Month in Review

Here is month three of my year of Month in Review layouts to document my husband's third deployment.


I used various papers from My Mind's Eye on this layout. The purple cardstock is from my stash. The flowers, title and year were cut on the Silhouette. The scalloped border was done with an EK Success border punch. The buttons are from my stash. The cream flower is something I bought at the CK Convention. I love the flower. The brad is from American Crafts.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Two new cards

So I am working on a project for my Mother-in-law's birthday next month. It involves a lot of cards. So I am busy making them. I decided on these two cards before the all the girls and boys that she sends cards too.


Here is the girl card. The cloud paper is from American Crafts. The balloons are printed & cut using the Silhouette on Bo-Bunny Double Dot cardstock. I love how these came out. For the title I used several colors of glitter sketch pens for the Silhouette. So darling!!


This one is the boy card. I used strips of paper from American Crafts on top of kraft cards from Recollections. The ribbon is from Michael's. I printed the happy birthday sentiment on the patterned paper before cutting. I really love how simple this card looks.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hanging Out



I started with a Sketchy Thursday sketch from January. I used Echo Park paper from various collections (Little Girl, Little Boy & Everybody Loves Christmas). The flowers are from Imaginisce & Prima. The title was cut on the Silhouette. I used my sew easy to add the stitching at the top. The stars are from Queen & Company.

Monday, July 4, 2011

September 2010: Month in Review Layout

Here is month 2 of 12 of my Monthly Review Layouts. There are going to be several of these in a row before I scrap some other things. I loved how quickly this layout came together! This was inspired by Nicol Magouirk's Monthly Layout projects.


I used the American Craft City Park collection for this layout. I cut the title and circles on the Silhouette. I also used the Silhouette blue glitter pen to sketch the subtitle on the blue circle. I love how this turned out!! For embellishments I used rub-ons from Studio Calico and Fancy Pants. The butterfly is from Making Memories. I used the Sew Easy & DMC floss to add the sewing elements. I also used foam squares to add dimension to some of the embellishments.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

August Fun 2010: Month Review Layout

I have been following Nichol Magouirk's blog for a while now and I became really inspired when she started doing these Monthly Page Review layouts. I loved the idea! I decided to do a book of these page review layouts to document the year my husband is deployed. Well I finally started the first month layout.


Right before I started this layout I saw the ScrapFIT workout #47: Summer TIME. How perfect for this month in review layout! I used the Echo Park Summer Days collection. The sun and both title words were cut on the Silhouette. The black cardstock is from Bazzill. I used my sew easy and DMC floss to add the hand stitches. The buttons are from my stash and the twine is from The Twinery. I also used foam squares to add some dimension to some of the elements.

Always Smiling


I used a Sassy Lil Sketches sketch from March for this layout. The cardstock is from Bazzill. All of the paper and embellishments are from a new company called Authentique. I won a little sample kit on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I got it, I knew what I wanted to do with the kit. The ribbon is from Technique Tuesday and I used DMC floss to add the stitches. I really love how this turned out!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beautiful Girl

I started this layout with a Sketchy Thursday sketch. I just received the new Echo Park Country Drive line and I couldn't wait to play with it. The title was cut on the Silhouette. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the yellow paper. The grey cardstock is from Doodlebug.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Scrap Room re-vamp

I have been wanting a new desk for a while now, but I was spoiled with the size it was before, so I was having a hard time replacing it. I found this dining table at Ikea, and although it was smaller than what I had previously, I found a great way to make it work. My wonderful Mom bought the desk and brought it up to me, since it wouldn't fit in my car. So here are some pics of my workspace and some close ups of some of the cooler details!

Here is my darling daughter M. She insisted on being in the pictures today. I bought those white desk organizers at Office Depot because this is also my office space. I love how they look and how much stuff they hold!

The corner of my desk with my new bookcase and my ribbon stash hanging on the wall. I love having the basket in the corner of my desk. This is where I toss my scraps and then file them about every couple of weeks. It really helps keep my desk area clean. Then I got this tool caddy a while ago from Making Memories and I love it! It is so great having all the tools so close.

My new bookcase to take the place of the hutch I had on my desk before. I love how I can reach everything while at my desk. Everything is within easy reach, but it makes me desk area feel so much more open. I am loving all the extra light I have at my desk now.

This shelf is where I keep my supplies. I started out with just two shelves but I love that I can just buy more legs and shelves from Lowe's and expand the shelf. I now have so much storage! From the bottom shelf up...Bottom shelf is my Project Life binder, all my scraps (organized by color for cardstock and brand for patterned paper), page kits from CKC. Next shelf: Patterned Paper, binder of photos to scrap, mini albums, felt & misc papers & chipboard. Third shelf: Cardstock, Patterned Paper & Paper stacks. Top shelf: 8.5x11 cardstock, felt ribbon, glitter & embossing power & micro beads, blank card basket, ATG refills etc.

How I now store my little embellishments. Love how easy it is to grab what I want. Above my old desk was a hutch that DH and I made and we attached tons of empty baby food jars and that is how I had lots of these things sorted, but I love having them in these containers. Such a great buy for a couple of bucks each!

I found this adorable box at Michael's when I went there for some more bead organizers. This is now holding my stash of flowers. I really wanted something that is super pretty, but being on a super tight budget, this seemed like the best idea.

Cute little tags I made for all of my baskets. I made them using my Silhouette and the print & cut feature. Loving it!! I already know what is in all of my baskets, but I thought that this would be a great way to add a little more decoration for no money! Love it!! These make me smile.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. I have some new layouts to share, starting again tomorrow. Enjoy!!
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