Friday, December 30, 2011

A Christmas Layout with Basic Grey and Spellbinders

 Hello again! The layout I have to share with you today was made using the Basic Grey nordic holiday collection. I used a variety of punches. One of my favorites is the Martha Stewart around the page snowflake punch. I also used the scalloped border punch made by EK Success. The snowflakes scattered on the layout were done with an older Martha Stewart punch. Now for the circles at the top and the bottom of the layout I used the Spellbinders Heart circles templates. I love these!! Tehn again I love anything made by Spellbinders. I also used a template from the Spellbinders Foliage collection. The trees were cut with my cricut using the Winter Frolic cart. I then used the swirl cuttlebug folder to give them some depth. The bling flourishes are made by Want 2 Scrap. I  used alcohol inks to dye them green. Some of the flowers are Prim,a and the rest are some I have had for awhile now. Not sure where I got them. And of course the picture is of my grandaughter. Here are some close-ups and the layout.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a joyous New Year!


Monday, December 26, 2011

A simple layout with My Mind's Eye

I have a very simple layout to show you using My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Breeze collection. I used sketch #61 from the Sketchabilities blog. Here's the sketch:

I wanted to do something simple for a change, and I figured a guy layout would fit the bill. I find them a little difficult to do anyway since I love to use flowers. All the papers I used are from the collection. I did use my nestabilties for the scalloped circles. Though I did have to use my cricut for the biggest circle. Anyway, there's not much to tell sincee this is pretty basic.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas Layout with My Mind's Eye

I have another layout to share using My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found Christmas collection. I really love the Lost and Found collections. I do hope they keep them coming! There is not a paper in any of the collections that I would not use. Everything on this layout is from the collection. I did use my cricut to cut the Christmas tree. The tree is from the Christmas Noel cartridge. I used my gypsy to hide all the cuts that would otherwise be all over the tree. Then I added some gold beaded string to it to act as garland. I used gold ribbon to string Merry Christmas. The Santa was fussy cut out of the paper. The picture is of my grandaughter of course. I was finally able to get her to stand still long enough to take a picture in front of the tree. I think it is adorable, but then I am biased. LOL! Here it is:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Follow your Dreams with Bo Bunny

Hi again! I seem to be getting my mojo back. Here is another layout using Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection. It is a simple layout but I love it! I used the rub-ons that came with the  collection. I also fussy cut the big butterfly at the top.  I used the Wild Card cartridge to create the triangle pattern next to the photo, and then I used my gypsy and the Calligraphy cartridge to do the title work. All of the flowers are Prima. I almost went with peach and aqua colored flowers, but decided I liked this soft look better. The photo is of my niece.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, December 16, 2011

A layout with Prima and Spellbinders

Hi everyone! I have a new layout to show you using Prima's Madeline collection. The chipboard flourish is from Unique Pages. First I inked it white and then splotch inked it with blue. I then lightly sprayed it with smooch spritz and added the bling diamonds. I used all Prima flowers from the Pixie Glen collection. On a few of them I used stickles and then I smooch spritzed a few more. I stitched in white around the 12 x 12 page and then I stitched in brown on the two smaller sheets of paper.  The two bigger butterflies were punched with Martha Stewar tpunches. The smallest one was a dollar bin buy. Now the fun part was using my new Spellbinder Lacy Tag dies with the nestabling bling from Want 2 Scrap! I love them!!! I need more bling now! LOL! I love the effect of the pearls on the tag!! These are definitely must have scrap goodies!   I also used some pearls to string around the bottom. You can grab those at any Joann's fabrics. Okay, enough of my chatter. Here's the layout and closeups.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Donna Salazar is having a DT call!

Donna Salazar is having a DT call!  Click here to go find out what you need to do to apply!
It sounds like a wonderful opportunity for any scrapper!  You can also click on this link to find out the details:
Good luck!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Jingle Bells with Bo Bunny

I have a layout to share with you using Bo Bunny's Father Christmas collection. Wow! I love the papers! They have the colors that I associate with Christmas! It's not Christmas without red, green and gold! This collection hit the spot! For this layout I used the new Martha Stewart snowflake punch, which I love! I wish I could tell you where the bells were from, but I have had them a few years. The chipboard poinsettias are from Unique Pages. I inked them and stickled the flowers. The picture is of my grandaughter. She carried those snowmen all through the house and thinks they are her dolls.  I had to get a pic of her with them, since they are almost as big as her! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hurry Hurry Hurry! Big sale on Clip It Ups!!!

Run, run, run, don't walk! Simply Renee is having a 50% off sale this week!!  Leave a comment on their blog @ or on their facebook page @!/pages/Clip-it-Up-by-Simply-Renee-Inc/70954598029 and you will be entered into a drawing. You don't want to miss this sale if you have been wanting a Clip It Up!! Again this is the best price you will get!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Layout with Teresa Collins

I think my mojo has returned, and I have a layout to show you using the Teresa Collins Christmas Home collection. As sson as I saw this collection I knew it was for me! The papers are gorgeous! I absolutely love them! I played with all kinds of scrappy things with this layout. First I used the Martha Stewart Skylands Snowflake punch to punch a black border. Next I cut in between each snowflake and then inked them with black ink. Next I punched a red snowflake border. I cut between each snowflake again and inked. I used my cricut expression to cut the circle and then started to adhere each snowflake to the back of the circle. I did the same with the red. I found that it really popped when I did it and I love the effect!
The holly was fussy cut out of one of the papers in the collection. I then applied gold stickles to the edges. The green pearl swirls were actually white pearls that I changed to green with alcohol ink. The color was meadow. Well that's all for now. Here's my layout and thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Getting Organized for Christmas with the Clip It Up

Hi ladies! It's time for another post about the Clip It Up! Actually, it's my final post for them, so please go by and check it out! Here's the link: Here's the layout I shared:

Again, please go by and check out how you too can organize for Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Trash to Treasure Contest

Hi ladies! I am here to tell you about a contest that Simply Renee is running. This is your chance to win some Clip It Up products! Here is the info you need:

Here is what you need to do. A local TV station called
Studio 5 and Renee's niece does a segment called
"Trash to Treasures". They will be showing Renee's newly redecorated bathrooms, and some other areas in her home. It will air on Friday, November 4th at 11am. Watch it if you can if not we will have a link to it on our website, plus pictures.(keep checking back with us) Then leave comments on our website ,blog and facebook. You can comment at least once a day on all the sites (for a better chance to win) through Monday 7th. We will pick one winner on Tuesday morning!!!Hope you enjoy seeing what Renee does when she's not running the business! She is so very talented.

Watch for the video on their site and enter to win!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Clip It Ups, Graphic 45, and Pearls

I have another Simply Renee Clip It Up post to share with you.  For details go to I love my Clip It Ups!! In the post I share how I store my pearls and also talk about reorganization Please stop by and leave a comment. The layout I created for the post is made with Graphic 45's Curtain Call collection. Here it is:


Now please go by and check it out. Here's the link again:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another Clip It Up post

I have another post on the clip it up blog. I really enjoyed this project and I hope you will stop by there and leave a comment. I think it turned out gorgeous!!!! Here is the link:

Here is a little peek:

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'm headed toward CKC Charlotte North Carolina

I am very excited to be leaving for the CKC scrap convention in Charlotte, North Carolina tomorrow! Hoping I get inspired because I haven't had any mojo for what seems like months. Every once in awhile I do a project but other than that, no mojo. Wish me luck in getting it back!


New post for the Simply Renee Blog

Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I posted, but I have completed projects. I was waiting on them to post at the Simply Renee blog. Anyway, I altered the wall mount and used G45 Le Cirque collection.
Please stop by their blog and let them know what you think. I also created a layout with the same collection. Here's some peeks:

Now go to and let them know what you think. Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another Post for Simply Renee

Oh my! I have been so busy lately that I forgot I had a post on the Clip It Up blog yesterday! Shame on me! I was working on another project for them so hopefully I will be forgiven! Well here's a peek, but please go to: and leave a comment, please!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Many Faces at Cricut World

Hello everyone! Summertime, canning, and watching the grandbaby has slowed down my scrapping. But I do finally have a layout to share. Here's a peek, but you need to go to Cricut World for the details. Here's the link:


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kitchen Mini Clip It Up

Today I had another post on the Simply Renee blog. It is an altered mini Clip It Up for the kitchen. Here is the link: Stop by and let me know what you think! Thank you!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Altered Musical Matchbox

Today I have an altered musical matchbox with matching tag to share with you. I chose the My Fair Lady musical.  I love the black, white, and pink combo.  I used glimmer mist on some of my flowers to get the pink I needed.  Though one is a Prima flower. I used a spellbinder die for the scallops around the pictures, and then I added perfect pearls. Next I added lace around the scallops and then I put some stickles on the lace. The papers used were from an old Me and My Big Ideas paper stack.  I had a lot of fun making this and I hope it inspires you.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Simply Renee Post

I have another post today on the Simply Renee blog! Here's the link: . Go check it out and tell me what you think! Here's a peak at my layout:

To see the whole thing , go to: and leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Le Cirque Domino Mini Accordian Album

Not sure if this will post right. I, along with millions of others, can't comment on other blogs. I am signed in all the time as it won't let me sign out. I wish they would fix the problem already! Anyway, this little mini album was for a swap, and boy did I find it difficult working with something so small. I am glad it is finished. I used the Le Cirque collection made by Graphic 45. I really didn't add many embellies. I used the Graphic 45 papers to decorate, because with something so small you can't really add dimension to it. For the letters I used my cricut and the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.  I also added some lace, ribbon, and rick rack. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it.