Friday, August 29, 2014

Sad Sad Pumpkin

I have had the latest challenge from Child’s Play Challenges on my mind lately and I finally figured out what to do.  I was thinking of the colors of the time period for The Flintstones and came up with these more earthy, neutral colors.

sad sad pumpkin

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Fancy Pants Designs.  Cardstock: DCWV.  Washi tape: Glitz, Recollections.  Bling: Zva.  Embellishments: Studio Calico.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Simple Pleasures with you

This is another layout that I am not sure if I love or not.  It started off so fun, but then I didn’t like it for quite a while, so it just sat on the shelf here for a while.  Well, it is finished now.  It is all about the memory being preserved.

Simple Pleasures with You

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Simple Stories.  Twine: The Twinery.  Clip: Freckled Fawn.  Stickers: Simple Stories, Teresa Collins.  Brads: stash.  Sketch: Page Maps Jan 2012.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Growing Melon (JBS digital)

There is a brand new release from Jenni Bowlin Studios today at Snap Click Supply Co.  The colors in this kit are very soft, so I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it, but I decided that by adding pictures with some brighter colors would be perfect!

JBS Growing Melon

Digital Supplies: Morning Mist, Definition Labels, Printers Block Alpha, Watch Faces, Pearl Baubles, Vintage Bling

Little Moments Together

There is nothing super special about this picture, except for the fact that I love the simple everyday moment for my family.  Sometimes the important thing is not the quality of the picture but of the moment it captures.

Little Moments together

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins.  Cardstock: American Crafts.  Stencil – Studio Calico.  Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp. Washi tape: Craft Warehouse.  Thickers: American Crafts.  Stickers: Teresa Collins.  Enamel Dots: Studio Calico.  Acrylic Hearts: Heidi Swapp.  Bling: Recollections.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Smile Love

I so totally love how this layout turned out!  There is just something so fun about how this layout came together pretty quickly.  Just seeing it brings a smile to my face too!

Smile Love

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Crate Paper.  Doilys: Stash.  Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp.  Washi Tape: My Mind’s Eye, Doodlebug, craft warehouse.  Stickers: Heidi Swapp, Jillibean Soup. Embellishments: Studio Calico. Enamel Dots: Freckled Fawn

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

3 Little Pumpkins

There are some layouts that just don’t turn out the way you want…and this is one of those.  But instead of stressing about it, I have decided to just accept the fact that it isn’t one of my favorites but it is done.

3 little pumpkins

Supplies – Cardstock: Bazzill.  Patterned Paper: Simple Stories.  Washi tape: Doodlebug.  Letters: Bo-Bunny.  Bling: Queen & Company.  Stencil & Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp.  Sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A scrap room sewing project

With how my room is set up, when you look into my space you can see right under my scrap table.  This is the first time that it has been a problem, and it is only a problem to me.  I love the function of my plastic storage drawers, but I can’t say I care for the look.

So here is a picture from before:


Now I will say that the furniture on the back wall has moved around a lot.  It has taken me a while to really figure out where I want things to be so that I can easily access the things that I use.

With bright teal paint on two walls and a bright rug, I decided that I wanted white sheer curtains.   I found these white sheer curtains with a floral burn out pattern at Ikea for only $20 (the package has both curtain panels).  All I needed to do was to shorten the curtains to make them work perfectly.


When I decided that I wanted something to cover the area below my desk I first went to the fabric store.  I was thinking some sort of fabric that had a teal pattern to it.  But after looking around I was really worried that another strong pattern/color would be way to much for this small space.  So I then looked at some sheer fabric at the store, which even on sale would have set me back a lot more than the $20 for the curtains, and I would have another pattern/texture in the room.  So instead I swung by Ikea and ran in and quickly bought another set of the curtains.  I also needed to make a trip to Jo-Ann’s and I found a package of Velcro that had one side of sew-on and the other side of sticky back…and it was 6 feet long, which was perfect.  So with a 50% off coupon it only cost be about $7.

So I took both panels and sewed them together so that it was twice as long.  Then cut it to the right height (plus two inches for a fold over seam).  I then gathered the top edge and sewed it onto the velcro.  So in less than one day I have this adorable skirt for my desk that matches my curtains.  I am in love with the new look!!

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Thanks for joining me today for this little sewing project!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Do you know…

I am still amazed at how quickly this layout came together.  This has got to be the fewest supplies/suppliers I have ever used on a layout before.  I think with the busy patterns the picture still manages to stand out. 

Do you know

Supplies – Paper and stickers: Carta Bella.  Spray Ink and Color diecuts: Heidi Swapp.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Animal House

These pictures have been sitting in my “to scrap” pile for quite a while now…like I ordered them 14 months ago…YIKES!! When I started looking through my patterned paper obsession, I mean collection, I came across this Fancy Pants collection and I knew it would be perfect.

animal house

Supplies – Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs.  Stickers: Fancy Pants Designs.  Cork Accents: Jillibean Soup.  Sequins: Studio Calico, Paper Issues, stash.  Thickers: American Crafts.  Sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thank my Lucky Stars

I am so excited to share with you my first traditional paper layout that I created in the new house.  I even went for a two-page layout!  I wasn’t sure how hard it would be to get back into the groove of creating traditional layouts again, but I have to say not only did this layout come together really smoothly, but pretty quickly too.  I love it when everything just comes together!!

Thank my lucky stars

Title close up:

Lucky Stars Blog 2


lucky stars Blog 1

Supplies – Paper: Crate Paper, Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts.  Digital Cutter and Software: Silhouette Cameo with Designer Edition Software.  Stickers: Teresa Collins.  Bling: Queen & Company.  Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp. Sequins: Studio Calico.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My new scrap room

Today I wanted to share some pictures of my new scrap room.  My room is about 9 feet by 9 feet.  I have a single window and a large arched doorway that looks out onto the great room.  The beginning colors in this room were really horrible!

So the first thing on the to-do list was to get the whole room painted and to hang a new light fixture.  The only thing left to do is to create a fabric panel for the front of my desk so I don’t have to look at the storage carts under my desk from the great room.


I love this window!  It looks out onto my covered front porch, so I never get direct sun into my scrap space.  I got this fabulous white sheer (with flower burn out pattern) from IKEA.  The look so amazing again the bright teal wall.


So you can see the drawers under my desk…this is what I want to hide.  I have two bookcases behind my desk that holds the majority of my supplies.  I also keep my normal house office type stuff in this room as well.

Now this rug is my favorite!  I ordered this rug online before we even closed on the house.  I knew the colors would be perfect and the fun pattern just makes me so happy!

I have also re-arranged the shelves on the back wall as I start creating again.  For me, as I start crafting again I figure out how I want to create in my new space and things then get moved around.


This is the other corner of my scrap room.  This holds some random stuff that has no other home and all of my completed and in-progress albums.

Thanks for joining me for the little peak into my new scrap room.  I am sure I will share more pictures once I know that it is REALLY complete.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Love this Adorable Moments (Mye De Leon)

I really love that at the beginning of every month Mye De Leon releases a MEGA kit as part of her I collect Memories series.  Each kit is jammed packed with papers, embellishments, journal cards and fun extras that really make scrapbooking fun.  I loved the colors in this kit!

Love this adorable moments

Mye De Leon digital kits: Piazza Collection

Friday, August 8, 2014

Priscilla (a digital layout)

Over the years I have created a layout for each of my in-laws dogs.  This is the most recent in the collection. 

I created this layout using the same kit as the layout I shared yesterday.  I find it interesting and kind of cool to see how different layouts can look using the same digital kit.  I do the same thing with my paper collections, but what I find harder about doing it with digital layouts is that you can keep using the embellishments over and over again, which can sometimes make them feel very similar.


Digital Supplies: In Good Company by Pixels & Company.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Love (a digital layout)

Here is yet another of the wedding picture layouts that I have created recently.  These were all created to give to my Mother-in-law for her birthday…TODAY.  So by this point, I can tell you why I created these.  They will be printed as 8x8, so I wanted to scale to still look pretty without being too busy.

New Love

Digital Supplies: In Good Company by Pixels & Company.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Love with Lead the Way (a digital layout)

Here is another layout from the recent family wedding.  With so many people in this picture (which I love) I kept the embellishments on the simpler side so that this will still look amazing printed at a smaller size.

Last week, I shared a layout titled “Bliss” and this layout is created with the same kit.  I actually created these two layout at the same time.  I had never done that before, but I really love how each one turned out.

Love will Lead the Way

Digital Supplies: Love You More by Gennifer Bursett and Love You by Pixels & Company (discontinued).

Monday, August 4, 2014

Kira & Zoe (digital layout)

I created this layout using a collection from Mye De Leon.  I loved this sayings in the kit and these soft colors.  They really made the perfect compliment to these cute pictures of my newest nieces.  I really love that Mye’s collections come with everything you need to create many different style of layouts.

Kira & Zoe small

Digital Supplies: Blush by Mye De Leon.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Remember This (JBS)

I love these pictures that my husband sent to me recently.  I have been trying to figure out how or even if I was going to scrap them, and then I saw these releases from Jenni Bowlin Studios and I knew they would work perfectly!

JBS Remember This

Digital Supplies: Patriotic Bingo Cards, Trendy Collections, Souvenir Embellishments, Labels & Seals.

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