Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tags Tags Tags

Hello again! Today I have 5 tags to share with you. I tried to make each one unique in it's own way. They are for a swap at I love creating tags and I love receiving tags by other artists. I used some Graphic 45 scraps on the first three tags. I hope you enjoy them.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Time With Daddy using Graphic 45

Oh boy did I have fun working with the French Country collection! But then again I have always been a huge fan of Graphic 45! As you can see I layered three papers as my base. . On the top layer I added some punched pieces. Yes I said punched pieces. I punched a bunch of borders using Martha Stewarts doily punch. Then I cut them into individual pieces and adhered around the paper. I wanted just the tip of the pieces to show. Next I cut out a scalloped circle and applied liquid pearls. I then cut a circle that would fit in the scalloped circle. Again I applied the punched pieces. Next I wanted a doily, so I used the English Tea Party Cheery Lynn die. Then I matted my photo and adhered more punched pieces. For the bottom of the layout I added two punched border strips. Now to the fun part. I loved cutting out all those sunflowers. I just kept adding them. Then I used some of the cardstock banners. Now here is the layout:

I hope you found inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Secret Garden Shadowbox

Today I have an altered shadowbox to share with you. It is for a swap at We had to use the Secret Garden collection by Graphic 45. Now I tell you, I have never altered a shadowbox before. Wow was it an undertaking. I am so glad it is finished! I made all the flowers by hand. I was going to do a bunch of roses but they were taking forever and I had a deadline, so I had to start using punched flowers. You probably can't tell in the picture but all the flowers were stamped with white ink. I used a few Prima resin pieces, but everything else is from the Secret Garden collection. Anyway here is my shadowbox. Note, it is cloudy here today, so I had to lay the box down to get a decent picture.

I hope you enjoy my little shadowbox. Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happiness with Blue Fern Studios Chipboard

Hello again! I am back on a roll creating again! It makes me so happy that I have time to scrapbook again. Today I have a layout using a Blue Fern Studios chipboard word, and of course the word is Happiness.  I am certainly in love with their chipboard! The papers for this layout are from the March Swirlydoo's kit. Most of the the papers are from the Prima Engraver collection. The white board looking paper is from Kaisercraft. I started by punching the Kaisercraft paper with a Martha Stewart punch. I then did some stitching with my sewing machine. No need to be perfect. I then punched a circle with my Martha Stewart circle punch. Next I cut a circle for inside the punched circle. For the chipboard piece I first applied gesso with my fingers and then applied Honey Amber Silk glaze. Most of the flowers are from Prima, but there are a few from Kaisercraft, and a few from my stash. The burlap pieces were from a trim I received in my kit from Swirlydoo's. The leaves were from my stash. At the very bottom you will see that I punched some strips with another Martha Stewart punch. Well that's about it. Here's my layout:

If you have any questions just drop a note in my comments. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Peace Begins With A smile

Hello! I have a new layout to share called Peace Begins With A Smile. For this layout I used my monthly Swirlydoo's kit and some Blue Fern Studios chipboard. I love their chipboard! For this layout I used their Blue Fern Frame. It is exquisite! I covered the frame with shimmers and then held my heat gun over it until it bubbled. I then took a paper towel and rubbed it until some of the bubbled pieces came off, so I would get the well worn look. I added Prima buttons, flowers, leaves and resin. And of course I had to find a spot to use my beloved liquid pearls, so they went around the picture. I have always loved my Martha Stewart punches and I thought this punch went with the frame perfectly. I did use some Frozen Jack Frost from Lindy's on the punched paper so it's not quite flat.  I  got some inspiration from Lisa Gregory for this layout, but I do think I made it my own.

Here is the layout:

I hope you found some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Pretty Bracelet and Ideas for Scrapbooking

Hello again! Today I have a bracelet to share with you, along with an idea for your scrapbook pages. I was recently at a CKC Convention and in one of the booths they had little baubles, along with images and jewelry pieces. I had a lot of fun doing the make and take and ended up buying the bracelet, some images, and varying sizes of the baubles. These would be great peices to add to your scrapbook pages or journal/mini covers.

Here's the bracelet:

Now I could not get a pic without glare because these things shine.

Here's some of the other baubles:

And here's the glue that you use.

Now I suppose you could use Glossy Accents, but I have never found it to show a real clear image.

That's it for now! Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oh Baby and Heartfelt Creations Flowers

Today I have a layout to share using a combination of Kaisercrafts Lake House papers and Pink Paisley's Botanical Gardens paper. I also used Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps to create those gorgeous flowers! There are so many elements to this page that I am not sure I will be able to remember everything. If you have a question, just leave it in my comments. The doilies were made using dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. I also used some resins from Prima, and the clock is one of their new little wooden pieces. The punched strips are from Martha Stewart and EK Success punches. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch. For the background paper I used the Crafter's Workshop Chicken wire template and applied gesso in various places. I then sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang Creme Brulee and Cotton Candy Pink Starburst sprays until I got the effect I wanted. That's pretty much it besides adding some buttons and other little pretties. Anyway, I hope you are inspired.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Prima's Ladybird Collection

Oh, you must see Prima's new Ladybird Collection. It's gorgeous! To see the whole thing go here:

Here's a peek:

Make sure you go to the link above. The layouts are gorgeous!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 25, 2013

January Layout with Graphic 45

I have another layout to share using Graphic 45's Place in Time. I absolutely love this collection!! But then I love every collection they make! Somewhere or another I got away from making layouts with G45, but this has me back on track. I see a lot of layouts being made with G45 in the future. Everything besides the lace and buttons is G45. With this collection you really don't need anything else. They have given you everything you need to create a fabulous layout.

Anyway, I really didn't have a photo for this layout because we had no snow in January, but I am sure I will eventually be able to dig an old photo out, scan, print, and adhere. I loved this so much I wanted to share now.

Here it is:

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 23, 2013


I have a new layout to share using Prima's Rondelle collection. The title of my layout is of course, Gorgeous.  I went way out of my comfort zone with this layout. I have little experience with using sprays and masks, but for this layout I did both and also stamped. The sprays are the Starburst sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I purchased them recently and I must say I have been missing out. They are gorgeous!! The mask I used is made by Prima and I used Tim Holtz distress inks for that. Everything else on this layout is made by Prima.

I am still on a learning curve with the sprays, but I hope in time I will have it down pat.

Here's my layout.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Love Imagine Dream

The layout I am sharing with you today utilizes a lot of old chipboard I have had forever. All of the frames are chipboard. For the top frame I painted it with Teal Zircon Silks acrylic glaze. Then I used a Prima stamp and some black ink and stamped all over it. No need to be precise. Just keep stamping until you get the desired look. For the middle frame I mixed some of the Silks and black paint. Don't mix it too much or you will get a solid color. I wanted it to be two tone. I painted the Silks on the bottom frame and that was it. I used a Martha Stewart punch to add punched strips to all the frames. The butterflies are also from a Martha Stewart punch. Love, Imagine, and Dream are all rub ons made by Kaisercraft. The big teal flowers were made using a tutorial by Lisa Gregory. You will need the Tattered Florals Sizzix die for this. I substituted a button for the middle of my flowers. The rest of the flowers are some I have had on hand. The birdcage was made using the French Manor cricut cartridge. The leaves were made using a Spellbinders Foliage die. Lastly, I did spray the corners with Dylusions. The colors are Vibrant Turqoiuse and Black Marble. That should do it. Here is my layout:

 Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found some inspiration for your own layouts! Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Eyes of Wonder with Pima

I am back again with another Prima layout, using the Swirlydoo's January kit. I am totally in love with Prima lately. After this layout I am left with scraps, so now I need to go out of my comfort zone and create something with just scraps. But that's another pos,t and I should talk about this layout. So, I used the Prima Firefly collection papers again. There is one paper that was from Fab Scraps, but you barely see it. I used a lot of Prima resins. I also used Prima Resist Canvas for the first time. Not sure how I feel about it yet. Well, maybe I do, since I feel the design should come through more. I wanted to put pearls or something on the leaves, but decided to leave them alone. All the flowers are Prima, and all the punching was done with Martha Stewart punches.  The picture is an older one of my granddaughter. I can hardly believe it's her. They change so fast! Well here's my layout:

I hope you found inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cute With Prima

Hello, I am back with another layout. This time I am using the Swirlydoo's January kit, and with it came some beautiful Prima papers.It is the Firefly collection. I totally went out of my comfort zone creating this layout. I used a mask and went all around the paper in various spots adding paint. That is so not me, but I think in time and lots of practice I could get used to doing this. I had fun! Now I used tons of Prima on this layout. All the paper are Prima, most of the flowers are Prima, except the blue ones which are Kaisercraft. The resins are definitely Prima. I did add some punched borders here and there. I do love my punches. I was trying to find a way to add some liquid pearls, which is so me, but I didn't feel this layout needed them. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and get some ideas.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scraproom Organization

I finally have half a room I can be proud to scrap in. Well, actually I like the whole room, but my desk, walls, and some shelving still need to be painted white this spring. What I did do was to purchase some of that cheap white shelving and lots and lots of containers. I tried to get a variety so it wouldn't be too boring. I think I spent as much on some of the containers as I did the shelving. Now I know particle wood isn't the greatest, but I did try to put most of the heavier items at the bottom to prevent warping of the shelves. At least now my husband knows what I want him to build in the future. I love it and I hope it gives you some organizational ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Ultimate Design Challenge Contest

I have some awesome news about a contest that will be starting this month at Swirlydoo's.  Click HERE
for details. You do not want to miss this!!

Again, click HERE for details. I hope to see ya there!