Sunday, September 25, 2016


As many of you may know, Ashlyn will be having Spinal Fusion surgery this coming week (Sept. 29th). I have been busy trying to prep for her surgery and long recovery, so the only scrapping I have done the past few weeks has been for design team work. I am all covered until November, so I took today to create just for me. 
I decided to partake in the newest The Studio Challenges challenge, which is to use watercolors. This challenge took me outside of my comfort zone, but I am loving the end result! I "borrowed" this photo of my oldest daughter and granddaughter from her facebook photos. I just thought it was so sweet. 

I created the flowers by painting an 8.5x11 sheet of watercolor paper pink. I then used the Lazy Daisy cut file from JustNick to cut out two sets of the flowers; one on the painted watercolor paper and another on plain white watercolor paper. I then added some pops of orange, yellow and blue to all of the cut pieces. A few were layered and some were left as is. The leaves were cut from white watercolor paper using the Make A Wreath cut file from 17turtles and then colored with a couple of green watercolor shades. 

I also used the Simple Scallop Strips cut file from JustNick to add a bit more black and white to this layout. 

pp: Simple Stories and Crate Paper
watercolor paper: Canson
watercolor paints: Michael's
epoxy stickers: Crate Paper
enamel dots: I made them using Perler beads
DMC floss
string art template: Pink Paislee
stickers: Teresa Collins
twine: Papertrey Ink
machine stitching
cut files: JustNick and 17turtles

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

you & me

I have been sitting on this layout for well over a week- I have been too lazy to edit and create a blog post until today. lol 

Anyway, here is my take on the September 1 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches

pp, enamel dots, and stickers: Simple Stories
die cuts: Cocoa Vanilla
grid pp: Fancy Pants 
twine: Prima

Monday, September 19, 2016

crazy hair

I had so much fun creating this layout for the Make it Monday No. 72 sketch on The Memory Nest blog! 

I started this layout with a softer palette but I just wasn't feeling it so I dug through my stash and decided to try bold and sassy and I love the final outcome.  

cardstock: DCWV
pp and alpha: Pink Paislee
enamel hearts: Heidi Grace Designs
"hello": Heidi Swapp
spray mists: Shimmerz and Tattered Angels
twine: Trendy Twine

Check out the fabulous sketch and work from the team here

Friday, September 16, 2016

every summer has a story

As I was digging through my stash, I came across a layout that I had started last year (just the background) but never quite finished. While I still wasn't quite feeling it, I decided just to go for it, and here is the end result. Not a fav, but another in the books.

I was inspired to add the frames using the September 11th challenge from The Studio Challenges blog.

pp. stickers, frames, enamel dots: Simple Stories

Thursday, September 15, 2016

shine bright

Wish upon a star- create a layout using stars is the newest challenge theme on the Picture This! challenge blog. 

I had a lot of fun with this one! As soon as I saw the challenge I knew which photo I wanted to use and immediately got an idea in my head. Initially I was going to make this bright and bold, but after pushing some paper around I decided that soft and airy would work better. 

pp: MME and Webster's Pages
stickers: Fancy Pants and Simple Stories
chipboard alpha: Thickers
twine: Webster's Pages
spray mist: Shimmerz
sequins: Hazel & Ruby and stars

Check out the challenge and fantastic work the team created here

Monday, September 12, 2016

snowmen fall from heaven {card}

Hello! I've got something extra fun to share today! Perfect Paper Crafting has teamed up with Stampendous! and I am delighted to have the honor of creating a card featuring several wonderful products from Stampendous and Perfect Paper Crafting. 

For all the details on this card, you can go to this post (which will also lead you to a link for some awesome GIVEAWAYS on the Stampendous! blog. WELL worth the visit ;) ).

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Hi! I am sharing a layout that was up on the Epiphany Crafts blog last week featuring a several awesome EP products. For all the details. you can visit this post.