Thursday, April 14, 2016

sweet baby blues

Hello! :) I am sharing a layout that I made using the April "Be Our Guest" Sketch Challenge featured on The Scrap Room blog. I had a lot of fun with this sketch and I added a few little tweaks to it to add my personal touches, but the bones are still there. This is my sweet granddaughter, Aubree. 

I apologize for the quality of this photo. It's hard to capture the true colors of white and pastels and I am not skilled enough to do so. lol 

cs: Hobby Lobby
pp: Bella Blvd. 
stickers: Bella Blvd. and Doodlebug
die cuts: Bella Blvd. and Jillibean Soup and Heidi Swapp
twine: Trendy Twine
mist: Tattered Angels
enamel dots: Michael's

Thanks for stopping by~ check out The Scrap Room Blog to see how you can enter to be a Guest Designer. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

summer at Chelan {MIM No. 58}

Today brings another wonderful sketch from the Memory Nest, Make It Monday No. 58.

I was initially going to create a card with this one as it was an intimidating sketch to me, however I decided to face the challenge and I love the end result! I am still struggling a bit with all the clean white, as I did with the last layout, but I can live with it. ;) And I must say that it is so much fun to "shop" my stash. 

cardstock: Colorbok
pp, die cuts, enamel dots, and stickers: Simple Stories
button twine

Head on over to the Memory Nest blog to see the sketch and fantastic work from the team!

Monday, April 4, 2016

yeehaw! {MIM No. 57}

Hi! :) Today I am sharing the layout I created using the new Make It Monday No. 57 sketch from the Memory Nest. 

I am not loving the way this layout turned out. I think there is too much white for my liking. In retrospect I should have added some mist, but they all can't be our favorites, right? I decided that at the beginning of the year that I would not purchase any new scrappy supplies to create layouts since I have SO MANY awesome papers in my stash that I just "had to have", although there have been a few times, such as this, where I didn't have the "perfect" pp that I had in mind and I had to make do. It's been tough, but so far so good. I haven't purchased any new collections or papers of any kind since right after Christmas and I am honestly surprised that I made it this long. lol 

cardstock: Colorbok
pp: MME
Washi tape: unknown
foam stars: Pink Paislee
glitter stickers: Doodlebug
machine stitching

Head on over to the Memory Nest blog for all the details on this sketch and the fabulous work created by the team. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Praying For Your Strength & Courage {cards}

Hello friends!  Perfect Papercrafting Tools teamed up with Impression Obsession and I went a little crazy making cards. lol I am sharing two additional cards that are not featured on the Perfect Papercrafting Tools blog lineup today, but please be sure to visit the blog because there is an awesome prize up for grabs that you are going to love- not to mention all the beautiful eye candy from the design team. 

Impression Obsession has such an amazing array of beautiful stamps, dies, and other items. When I made my stamp selections, I had my daughter Ashlyn, as well as all the amazing IBD warriors heavy on my mind. My goal is to make more cards and send them out to those who are suffering and need a little encouragement. 

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting matPerfect Layers Mini, and Perfect Wave Tool– Small Wave Edge, Impression Obession stamps: Butterflies & Flowers and Fight Like a Girl: white cardstock, embossing powder, sequins, flowers: Iron Orchid Designs, enamel dots, twine, watercolor paint and pencils  and Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the other projects on the Perfect Papercrafting Tools blog!

Monday, March 14, 2016

snake wrangler {MIM No. 56}

Hi! My shoulder is feeling a lot better so I have been able to spend some time creating. This layout is created for the Memory Nest Make It Monday sketch No. 56, 

My granddaughter latched onto this snake and would take it everywhere we went. We got a lot of second glances and odd looks when people first saw here with it. Several of Ashlyn's oncology infusion nurses would freak out and cringe when they saw it.  lol Sadly, we lost it somewhere and were never able to locate it. 

cs: Hobby Lobby
cs: Crate Paper
die cuts: Websters Pages
stickers: BG, Pink Paisleem and unknown
enamel dots: Michael's

Head on over to the blog to see the sketch and the inspiring work from the team!

Monday, February 29, 2016

a {late} Valentine's project

Hello! Today I am sharing a Valentine's Day project I made for Skylar who is stationed in Bahrain. I generally make a little something for each of my girls for Valentine's Day, but this year the only one I managed to create something for was Skylar, and that is because I made it in early January and mailed it out with her birthday box. I had the best of intentions to create for my other children, however injuring my shoulder made it impossible. I'll make it up to them next year. ;)

These little cuties made her day and she has them hanging around her mirror so she can see them everyday. I just adore this collection and it made these so fun and easy to create. 

pp and die cuts: Pebbles Inc.
dies: Craftin Desert Diva's and Papertrey Ink
twine: Trendy Twine and Target
other: mini clothes pins, buttons, foam dots, and paper bag

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Easter Basket and Card {set}

Hi! I am still resting my arm as much as possible but wanted to share this project I created for Perfect Paper Crafting that was posted on their blog a little over a week ago. For detailed project instructions, you can visit this blog post

Thanks for stopping by! I will be doing some much needed blog catching up here shortly. :)