Sunday, June 26, 2016

Go Photo Joy Wall Mount Frame

In early June I was fortunate to have ben the lucky winner of a drawing to win any one of the fantastic products from Creative Plastics Plus, and I selected the 12x12 Go Photo Joy display frame, wall mount, with white insert. I was so excited as I had been eying these wall frames (and other wonderful products) for several weeks.

This frame was exceptionally wrapped- it came in a protective plastic bag and was wrapped with 4 layers of bubble wrap bags nested snugly in a box. This baby was all set for the beating it would take as it came my way.

I didn't quite know what to expect, but this frame is sturdy and is thicker than I had envisioned. There is some give, but it's not going to break unless excessive force is applied. The side edges are smooth and nicely finished and the rounded top and bottom edges are smooth and contoured perfectly.

Along the top inside edge is a perfect little mounting notch. Again, I was pleasantly surprised with this feature as I was expecting some type of foam wall mounting to be included. I am not sure why I thought that, but this notch is so much better.

Within minutes you can have this up on your wall with virtually no work at all. Just slide your favorite layout in and viola. an instant masterpiece!
As you can see in the photo above, a white foam insert is included. I placed the layout on top of this for added stability and it slid right in. This layout has some dimension from the wooden pieces, enamel dots, twine, and layers and I had no trouble with this, in fact I still have some wiggle room if I chose to put a page with more bulk. If your project was extra bulky, you could simply remove the foam mount insert.

I decided to add some twine along the top since this is the only thing currently hanging on this wall, which is "my" scrappy space wall. I like the added touch.

I am already looking forward to purchasing several more of these. The 3 pack is a great deal.

Not a 12x12 scrapper? No problem. There is a product for 8-1/2x11. There are even products for cards and napkins. I highly encourage you to check out the website and let your creative ideas flow!

***disclaimer: I was not requested by Sandra, or any other person affiliated with Creative Plastics Plus, to write this review. I did it on my own free will because I am impressed with the quality of the product and wanted to share this with others.

Monday, June 6, 2016

happy place

Hi! It's time for another great sketch from The Memory Nest. Make it Monday No. 61 is live and this is my take on it. Head on over to the blog to see the newest sketch and work from the amazing team here.

pp, enamel dots, and sticker: Simple Stories

Saturday, May 28, 2016

happy happy birthday

Hi! I created this layout from another new-to-me blog/challenge; GrandDiva's Creative Corner. This is based on Brenda's May sketch. :)

cs: Coredinations
pp: MME, Recollections, and October Afternoon
die cuts: Crate Paper
enamel dots: Simple Stories

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

life is good

Hello! I am sharing a layout today inspired by another new-to-me challenge-Kelly's May Mood Board Challenge.
This mood board was right up my alley, and I pulled my inspiration mostly from the bottom right and bottom left photos (go to link above to see board). 

pp and stickers: Webster's Pages
enamel dots

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I have a double page layout to share today inspired by the May "Be Our Guest" sketch challenge at The ScrapRoom. I decided to use both sides since I had several photos. I am also entering this into Rochelle Spears: May This or That challenge, I used flairs.

There is a border of brown cs around the edges.

cs: Coredinations and Recollections
pp, stickers. enamel dots, and die cuts: Simple Stories
doilies: etsy
button twine: PaperTrey Ink
spray mists

Check out both of the great challenges by clicking the links above! I am a newbie to Rochelle's challenge, but plan to partake in more in the future. :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

four generations

It's time for another Make it Monday No. 60 at The Memory Nest
I had so much fun creating this layout from the great sketch! I did a lot of fussy cutting- the frame and flowers, but the time was well spent. I decided to try something different with the bottom area and I love how all the bits and pieces look! I think that while it is busy, it is still cohesive and doesn't detract from the photo. I absolutely love the end result and this is one of my favorites this year. 
My mom, Kara, Aubree, and myself- Feb. 2015. It's such a blessing to be able to have a photo like this. I hope we can capture another in the near future. <3 font="">

cs: Hobby Lobby and Michael's
pp, chipboard and stickers: Simple Stories
twine: Papertrey Ink
sequins: Hazel & Ruby
lace trim: Hobby Lobby

Come on over to the Memory Nest blog to see the wonderful sketch and what the talented ladies on the team created using it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

by the seaside

This is it- my final layout to share using the awesome NSD challenges from The ScrapRoom and Scrap Our Stash. This is the third (and last) layout I am sharing today (see previous blog posts for more). Thanks to both sites for the great challenges!

Here is the fifth layout I created for the challlenges, this time using sketch #1 from The ScrapRoom and the following from Scrap Our Stash: S- stickers, T- tag, A- American Crafts, S- striped paper, 
H- hearts.

cs: coredinations
pp and stickers: Webster's Pages
cream twine: PaperTrey Ink
wood pieces: American Crafts
enamel dots
spray mists

You can visit either blog to see the full details of the challenges; The ScrapRoom or Scrap Our Stash.