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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Let's Get Sketchy....

Yay!!!! I finally got to scrap! I was inspired by this sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy... 
 I used Bo Bunny Primrose to create this layout for Hadley's album. I added the 6X6 on turned on a diamond to separate the photo from the patterned paper. 
 Since this is going to be a Christmas present for my sister-in-law, I added a blank journal tag behind the photo. There is a banner attached so she can pull it out and journal about Hadley's first month. The little pink pearl acts as a stopper so it doesn't come out the other side of the photo. 
 I also challenged myself to use my own handwriting on the title.... 
Have a very blessed Sunday! 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cardabilities 108

Good Morning! A quick card inspired this morning by Cardabilities 
I came up with this ....
 I used die cuts from a Bo Bunny Noteworthy kit and Simple Stories Fabulous papers.
Those bitty pink pearls just add a splash of yumminess.....
 Love how the butterfly adds some dimension....
Have a terrific Sunday

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sketch #131

 My reveal day at Sketches in Thyme! Today, I chose to put my own little shabby spin on our current sketch. I created this layout for my Hadley's book. This captures the very first time my brother and sister-in-law first saw Miss Hadley! 
I stamped the how it came out....looks better in person.
 Can't have shabby without a doily....Hidden journal tag pulls out there. 
and here is our current sketch. Hop on over to Sketches in Thyme....awesome sponsors this month!!!!


Monday, October 6, 2014


It felt sooo good to be back in the studio scrapping yesterday! Quick and spooky card for you today featuring Scaredy Cat......
Loved, loved, loved this sketch at Sketch~N~Scrap
Happy Scrapping, 

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hey peeps, I have been MIA for a week and a few days. I just started the most rewarding job, EVER!!!! I am a public school teacher (13 years) and just began working with special needs adults. OMG!!!!! I knew I needed a career away from and free of "the assessment", my teacher friends know what I mean. The 2 weeks I have spent with these clients have literally changed my life!!!! So, hopefully, today I can get some much needed scrappy time in my studio and have some things to share this week.... Have a Blessed Sunday

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Special Delivery

Happy Wednesday! I am sharing this sweet layout from Hadley's very first moments in this world. 
 When I saw this sketch at Sketch N Scrap, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. 
 I used those little squares to journal the date, hospital, time, weight, length, and weather outside as she was born.
 So love this rose I cut from burlap stack using my Artiste cartridge. LOVE it!!!!!
 Another peek at the journaling on the squares and those little gems are from Paper Studio!!!!!
Recipe: Papers~Bramble Rose MME, Bling~Prima and gemstones are The Paper Studio, rose cut from Artiste using Special Materials burlap stack, small flowers are from Recollections. I have had that rubber footprint stamp for happy to have used it again. Ranger Gathered Twings Distress inks

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sketches in Thyme #130

Hello Tuesday! It is my day to reveal at Sketches in Thyme and our last reveal for this month. I am so loving this album I'm putting together for my baby niece, Hadley. Here is one more of her and my Daddy, (her Poppie). She loves all of us, but she is Pop's girl. 
I kept to the sketch....simply because I love it just as it is! 
A little bling and ink = one happy girl....ME!!!
Since it is a companion page to this one, I used an overlay as my little title. 
Bramble Rose MME papers, The Paper Studio doily, Prima flowers and bing, Offray lace ribbon, Gathered Twigs Ranger distress ink, and Making Memories overlay.
I hope you decide to join us for this last week of September at Sketches in Thyme, you still have time to get your two layouts in for our yummy prize! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sketch~N~Scrap #34

Happy Monday peeps!!!! I hope you are all ready for a fantastic week. Cooler temps are headed our as fall comes in. Today I am sharing a card that was inspired by Sketch #34 at Sketch N Scrap
 I used a scrap base paper from MME Bramble Rose and Hello Tweety stamp from CTMH
 You will notice I rotated the sketch to the right 90 degrees and just went wild with the little flourish stamp in this set.... love the birds also. Of course, if you know me, you know it was kind of "naked" before the bit of bling (Bo Bunny).
 Fun sketch to play along with!


Sunday, September 21, 2014


Well....I decided to create a layout for the DT Call over at Colorful Creations. The call is open and requires a layout based on this sketch and fall colors. I love the sketch and when I saw it.....
This photo and my Wild Saffron papers came to mind. I have hoarded this stack for so long and usually do one or two layouts each year with this paper....I love it so much!!!!! Almost like I must have a "special" reason to use it....hee hee....You know that feeling????
 I did add a little journal card to my sketch...the photo just begged for journaling.
 I wanted some inking on here but didn't want to overdo, so I pulled out a mask and used just a bit of Vintage Photo distressing ink to add a hint of ink.
 I so love all the chipboard pieces that were available with this line. 
So hop on over to Colorful Creations, play along with their monthly challenges, and if you are feeling inspired....submit a layout for the DT Call.

Friday, September 19, 2014

DT Call ......

The girlies over at Colorful Creations are having a DT Call!!!!
Read about it here.....
Use this sketch and fall colors....beautiful sketch, don't you think? I just may have to join in on all the fun myself..... 
Check it out!!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

daddy's girl....

Happy Thursday! Another page for Ashlea's album. This is from her little end of junior high prom. She is never going to be able to love any man quite the way she will her Daddy.... She is his heart. 
Today, I used a sketch from  Stuck?! Sketches
Bo Bunny Gift of Love kit, Flower-Petaloo, bling-Prima

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You did it!!!!

Happy Wednesday! Sharing a quick layout this morning that I did for Ashlea's album. 
 This is for her eighth grade year. Graduation is such a happy and bittersweet time. She is not my little girl any longer. Now, she's my big girl. I used the sketch at Let's Get Sketchy from September Week 1.
some close ups of the distressing ..... I'm such an addict. :)
 Love this little element.
Simple Stories Fabulous kit, flower and butterflies-Recollections, and Vintage Photo Ranger Distress ink.