Saturday, December 29, 2012


Well I hope everyone had a terriffic Christmas with friends and family. I had a wonderful Christmas and I am looking forward to a wonderful New Year!

Today I have a layout to share with you. I used December's Swirlydoo kit, and the sketch that came with the kit. Coincidentally, the sketch is a challenge at Swirlydoo's and this is an entry for it. The papers were a combo of Kaisercraft's Turtle Dove collection and their Just Believe collection. I did a lot of different things with this layout. I guess I should start with the cricut images. I used Winter Woodlands for the trees and then I added liquid pearls to them. The banner is from Birthday Bash. My banner is so small I didn't bother using any string. The snowflakes were made from the Winter Lace cart. I added stickles and then sprinkled some glitter on them. I did not like the glitter getting all over everything , so I then put glossy accents on them. In the picture it makes them harder to see but I'd rather a bad picture then have the glitter mess. The tiny squares for the title were made with Plantin Schoolbook. I used a couple different Martha Stewart punches. A snowflake one was used around the page and then there's the strip of flowers punch. I added some Dusty Attic, flowers, and bling, and this is what I ended up with. 

I hope it inspires you while you do your Christmas layouts! Now I am off to start the next layout!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Smile and Say Cheese

Hello again! I have a layout to share. For the big circle I used a We R Memory Keepers punch, and for the black circle I used the new Martha Stewart circle punch. I love this new tool!! Oh it's a must have for sure! There's nothing really hard about this layout. I did overload it with flowers, but I tend to do that. I used some of the Prima resins. I so love the birds and birdhouses. Anyway, here is my layout. I hope you find some inspiration.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Been A Long Time

Hi all! It's been a long time since my last post. Life got very busy for me. We visited the mother-in-law and then my son was home from Japan for a month. I am trying to get some scrapping in before the holidays, which are almost upon us. I can't believe how this year has flown by. At any rate, I know my time for scrapping is still going to be limited, but I am going to do my best to play in my room!

Well, for this post I have a layout to share with you. I used my wonderful Swirlydoo's kit. The papers are from Prima's Romance Novel collection. Oh my is it ever beautiful! In fact, I loved it soo much I ordered two sets of the patterned paper. Some of the flowers are older Prima flowers that I had on hand, but I thought they suited the layout as well as the photo. I used some Spellbinder dies and Martha Stewart punches for extra layering. The leaves did not come with the kit. They are also something that I had on hand. The photo is of my son who just visited and his girlfriend. I think they make a cute couple! I hope you enjoy the layout and that you will be inspired.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Little Tink

Hello! Today I have a layout to share using the Bo Bunny Vicki B collection. It has been laying around forever in need of a title. Today I finally finished it. I lifted this design from Janis Medina Maghinay. I can't find her layout but I know I lifted it from her. I used one of my We R Memory Keepers punches and then used a white pen to make the design pop.The flowers were fussy cut from the paper.

The photo is of my granddaughter last Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 6, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

Good morning! I have another layout to share from my design team work. Please visit the Just Imagine Crafts blog to find out which of their products I used. I did use my August Swirlydoo's kit and sketch, along with a few flowers from my stash. The pictures are some I took recently of my granddaughter. Here ya go:

Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

An Angel from Heaven

I have another layout to share, and boy did I have fun with this one! It took on a life of it's own. The papers are all from my July Swirlydoo's kit. I mixed a couple of Pion papers with a Kaisercraft paper, and then added white cardstock. I started by using my We R Memory Keepers Fancy Scroll Lucky 8 punch. I then added silver liquid pearls along the edges. I wanted a little more so I added more liquid pearls in the centers. Next I cut one of the Pion papers down to a 10x10 piece sheet. I again used the same Lucky 8 punch. I added a Dusty Attic flourish. I used a green and silver smooch to get that color. The flowers are a mixture of Petaloo and Dusty attic, with one being so old I can't remember where I got it  or who made it. The butterflies are also from Petaloo. I used some Spellbinders for the flourishes among the flowers. I did add lace but you can barely see it now. I just kept adding and adding. I was planning on giving this layout to my son, but I just may have to keep it and put it in a shadowbox. I had a hard time getting a good picture, because the gray/bluish flowers kept coming out so dark. Anyway, this was the best picture I could get.

Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, July 23, 2012

It's the Little Moments

Hello again! I have another Design Team post for Just Imagine Crafts. To find out which punches I used, please go to their blog. I used a sketch from Swirlydoos  and the monthly kit I get from them . This will also be my entry for their monthly Swirlyhues challenge. The photo is of my granddaughter last year when we were at the zoo. She loved watching the geese. The little things made her happier than the big ones. 

Here's my layout:

And here are some closeups:

You have to visit the Just Imagine Crafts blog to find out which punch I used. I love this butterfly!!

Well that's all for now. I am working on a Bo Bunny mini so be sure to check back!

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, July 20, 2012

CHA Was Totally Awesome!!

I had a fantastic time with the Swirlygirls at CHA!! I can't even begin to describe how inspiring it is to see everything in person! I saw Tim Holtz demonstrating his products. I actually met and talked with Anna Dabrowska. What a genuinely sweet person!! I took a ton of pictures but I am only showing my top picks!

Here's my favorite of me and the Swirlygirls!

This is Lisa Gregory at the DCWV booth.

Their booth is soo cool!

Here are some pictures from the Fab Scraps booth.

Here are some photos from the G45 booth.

This is from Connie's Crystals. What she does with them is awe inspiring!! The picture does not do the dress justice!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

Today I have another post for the Just Imagine Crafts Blog. It is another page for my son's Christmas gift. I used Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection. To find out what punch I used please visit the Just Imagine Crafts Blog. Here is my layout and some closeups:


Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Adorable You (Swirlyhues Challenge)

Today I have my entry for this months Swirlyhues challenge at Swirlydoo's. I used this months Antiquities kit. I love this kit!! Everything in it is beautiful!
For the challenge I had to use one of the tutorials on the Swirlydoo's site. I used Pascale's Coventry Rose tutorial. All the punches used were Martha Stewart Punches. The leaves were created with the Foliage Spellinder dies. I used a mixture of the papers when making the leaves. I love the effect! I used four mini flourishes made by Dusty Attic. As is my habit lately, I used liquid pearls. The photo of course, is of my sweet granddaughter. 

Here's my layout:

And here are some closeups:

The brown flower in the middle is the one I made using the tutorial. It doesn't look like hers but I still like it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Baby Kailey

Good morning! Today I have another new post for Just Imagine Crafts. Visit their blog to get the details. Here is my layout:


Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Baby Girl Card

Good Monday morning! Today I have a card to show you. I used a variety of Kreaxions products. To get the details for this card please visit the Just Imagine Crafts blog. Here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Just Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's Barbara here! Welcome to the Just Imagine Crafts Blog Hop. If you are starting here, you need to go back to the Just Imagine Crafts Blog and start there. 

They are giving away a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch and a circle cutter to one lucky blog hop participant. To be entered into the drawing for this prize simply visit each DT blog, leaving a comment on each one. Leave one final comment on the Just Imagine Crafts Blog. We'll announce the lucky winner on Monday!  

In support of the Blog Hop all Kreaxions products will be 25% off

from May 18th through May 31st!!

We hope you'll join us this weekend!!

Discount good online only and CAN NOT be combined with any other offers.

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I am so excited to show you my layout I created with the Kreaxions Circle CutterKreaxions Star StencilKreaxions Punch 310, and Kreaxions Punch 905.

Here is my layout:

Here is a closeup of Kreaxions Punch 905, used in conjunction with the Kreaxions Star Stencil.

Here is an example of Kreaxions Punch 310. You will find in my layout that I placed the x's that were punched from the bottom of this punch in various places on the layout. Also you can see where I used just the tip of this punch in the above photo.

And now for the small circles I created using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter:

I hope you have found inspiration and are enjoying the blog hop. Your next stop is

If you should get lost along the way, here is a complete list of the stops in order.

Start with:

Barbara (you are here)






Lisa B

Lisa M


and now back to Just Imagine Crafts

to leave a comment about the blog hop.
Good luck and have fun!!  


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Miss Curly Locks

I am back with another post for Just Imagine Crafts. I have a layout to share using the Butterfly Die, the Kreaxions Circle Cutter, and Kreaxions Punch 905. For this layout I used the May kit and sketch from Swirlydoo's. This month they had the beautiful papers from the Donna Salazar Botanique collection. They are perfect for spring! Here is my layout:

Here is a closeup of the Kreaxions Punch 905.

Next I have a closeup of the Butterfly Die. I added glitter and bling.

Here are the circles created with the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.

Now here is where I used the hearts that were punched when I used Kreaxions Punch 905. I have them placed in three's in various places.

Another closeup.

I hope I have inspired you! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Hello everyone! I have another post for Just Imagine Crafts. For this project I used Kreaxions Punch 606. If you follow my blog you know I like to do flowery type projects. Well this time I tried to do a masculine card for Father's Day. Here it is:

I think the fish are perfect for any fisherman in your family! Thanks for stopping by! Oh and be sure to stop by the Just Imagine Crafts blog.