Friday, August 1, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches August 1 Sketch And Reveal

Happy day friends! I'm so glad you stopped by.  I wanted to share my layout for the August 1 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.  For my layout I wanted to create a nautical themed page for my summer vacation to beautiful Lake Windermere in British Columbia, Canada.  I love sailboats and boats and beautiful lakes and oceans.  This is from the Fancy Pants Collection called Down By The Shore.

Laura Whitaker always creates an amazing sketch and I found this one fun to work with.

Stuck?! Sketches is playing along with the colour palette provided by Let's Capture Our Memories

For this challenge May Arts and Flourish With A Bling are sponsoring the challenge and you can play along at Stuck?! Sketches as well as Let's Capture Our Memories for a chance at prizes at both sites.  All the details can be found on the Stuck?! Sketches blog here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Guest Designer At Scrap-lifting!

Hello friends! I was very flattered and honoured to be asked to be a guest designer over at Scrap-lifting as I was chosen as "Top 3 Layouts" for a recent challenge.

I was asked to scrap lift the amazingly talented Lisa Nazario Gregory.  She is one of my "scrappy idols" and I have the pleasure of calling her my online scrappy friend.  She doesn't know that I was scrap lifting her and I was was pleasantly surprised when I was given the task.  Lisa is also known for her beautiful creations over at Bo Bunny and I thought I would create a layout with Bo Bunny's Primrose Collection.  I love the soft green and pink and brown colour palette to this collection and thought it would be perfect papers to scrapbook my daughter and mother.

 My daughter and my mom are very close and to this day my daughter calls my mom "Bama".  That was a name given to my mom instead of grandma because my son and daughter couldn't pronounce grandma when they were learning to talk so the name "Bama" stuck for all these years.

Here are some closeups of my layout

To see the layout of Lisa's that I scrap lifted, check it out on the Scrap-Lifting blog here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!


Chipboard Flourish - Creative Embellishments
Cut Files (Lace Background, Flourish, Leaves & Title) - Silhoutte America
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass)
Distress Paint - Tim Holtz (Bundled Sage)
Flowers - Jolees, Maya Road, Petaloo
Lace - Prima Marketing
Mist - Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Seafoam)
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny (Primrose Collection)
Pearls - Queen & Co.
Punch - Kreaxions
Sewing Machine Stitching
Silhouette Cameo

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Black With 2 August Moodboard And Layout

Hello friends!  Today at Black With 2 it is the August reveal and for my layout I created a layout of my teenage son who does not like to get his photo taken.  He usually covers up his face when he sees me and my iPhone focusing or he puts his head down so I was elated to snap this photo on summer vacation. A person has to be quick. LOL.

For my layout I began with a sheet of black card stock and added some grey paint splats and some blue paint spatters.  I used some cutting files from The Cut Shoppe (the title, photo frame and the blue background) as well as my Cuttlebug and some embossing folders to give some texture to the grey piece of card stock .  I also used some strips of washi tape for added interest and made a banner with some bakers twine and pieces of blue paper that I also embossed in my Cuttlebug.  There is a wood heart embellishment that I painted grey and added some journaling strips.  Here are some more detailed closeups.

Here is the August Moodboard.  The challenge is to use the sketch, the word "feeling" and also the colors blue and grey on the black card stock background.

It would be great if you would join in and play along and be eligible for a prize.  All the details and the entire design team reveal is on the Black With 2 blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies For This Layout

Acrylic Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Ranger
Cardstock - American Crafts
Digital Cutting Files - The Cut Shoppe
Electronic Cutting Machine - Silhouette Cameo
Embossing Machine - Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing Plate - Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Enamel Dots - Basic Grey
Mini Letter Stickers - Tim Holtz
Mini Staples - Tim Holtz
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Twine - Unknown
Washi Tape - Bella Blvd. & Queen & Co.
Wood Embellishment - Prima Marketing

Three Or More August Challenge - Pockets/Envelopes

Hello friends!  Today I would like to share a design team layout for Three Or More.  For August, the challenge is to use three or more photos, and also pockets and/or envelopes on your layout.  For my layout I created a pocket from a 3X4 card that came with the paper collection Summer Squeeze by Bella Blvd.  I also cut a journaling card from the same collection to fit inside the pocket that I stitched with my sewing machine and adhered.  For the inside journal card, I added two round stickers from the same collection back to back to be the pull handle for the journal card.

Here are a few closeups

Thanks for stopping by.  Come play along with us at and upload your creation at Three Or More for a chance of a prize.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

XO Layout For The Cut Shoppe

Hello friends!! Today I am sharing another layout for The Cut Shoppe. For this layout, I created a background and a title using the Around My Heart Cut File and the Handwritten XO Cut File.

Here is a closeup using the Handwritten XO Cut file

Here is a closeup using the Around My Heart Cut File.

Both of these designs can be found in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store.

I loved creating with these designs.  There are so many to choose from that it was so difficult to decide what to use.  There are cut files being added to the store every week.  Have a great day!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Practical Scrappers July Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hello friends!  You should arrived here from Ruth Gauss's blog.

Practical Scrappers has a monthly blog hop and it's all about scrapping our stash that all of us scrapbookers are sure to have. For July, there is a special challenge to use our stash and create a layout, card or any project with the theme of Christmas or winter.  We like to call it  "Christmas In July".

For my project, I chose to create a Christmas layout from some Heidi Swapp's Believe Collection from 2013 and a Summer 2014 Pagemaps Sketch.  I used a one inch punch to cut out several paper squares and assemble them in a grid/quilt design.  This is a great way to use up small amounts of leftover scraps of papers.  I then cut the ornament die cut shape on my Silhouette Cameo and then stitched around the outside edge of the patterned paper squares and also the edge of the background paper and added some 3X4 cards from the collection, a chipboard heart and some wood star embellishments to complete the layout.

Here are some more closeups of my layout

Now it's time to hop over to Cheryl Freet's blog.  If you get lost along the way, here is the list of participants in the hop.

Kelly Jean
Kristy http://

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Love Today Layout For The Cut Shoppe

Hello friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I am happy to share my very first layout for The Cut Shoppe

 I wanted to create a fun, summer page of this little cutie.  Triangles are very trendy at the moment and I love this cut file that Ashley Horton designed.  To complete the layout, I added the die cut title on a journaling card. The paper collection is Summer Lovin' from Carta Bella.  

Photo by Rockwood Photography

I added some doodling to the bottom and top of the white card stock and also some of the triangles for more texture.  I hope you like my layout. You can find these cut files and many more in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store here.  Thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Heart  - Studio Calico
Electronic Diecut Machine - Silhouette Cameo
Enamel Dots - Theresa Collins
Mini Letter Stickers - Theresa Collins
Patterned Paper - Summer Lovin' Collection by Carta Bella
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Stickers - Summer Lovin' Collection by Carta Bella
Wood Embellishmen - Recollections