Saturday, September 6, 2014


I created this layout using the September layout sketch at sketches4all. I did tweak it a bit to meet my needs, but that's the beauty of a sketch.

The colors are a bit washed out- the background is more of a light mint green, and the title and sequins are actually silver, but after multiple photos and attempts to get the right coloring, I threw my hands up and decided that this was as good as it was going to get. lol I do like how this coloring provides a bit of a vintage look though. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 
Check out all the great challenges at the sketches4all site and join in!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mount Rushmore mini album

Raechelle here sharing an album using a Clear Scraps Mixable Cutie 5.75 x 7 album.

Rushmore album flat

 Our family recently took a huge leap of faith and relocated from Spokane Valley, WA to Rosenberg, TX. My husband left a little over a month prior to the girls and I leaving and I was left to pack and get our home ready to sell. I was blessed to have my mother make the drive down with my girls and myself. We decided to make a few stops along the way to make the raod trip a little more fun for all of us. Mount Rushmore was a place we had all wanted to see and it was such a spectacular sight!

Rushmore album standing
One and two
Three and four
Five and six
Seven and eight

As Summer draws to a close, I hope you were able to make some fantastic memories that you and your family will cherish for years to come. Why not record some of the highlights in your own album? Clear Scraps has several ablums from clear to chipboard to mixables. You can check out the wide selection by visiting here
patterned paper and chipboard: Webster's Pages
alpha stickers: Simple Stories an Doodlebug
paint: Martha Stewart
doilies and vellum envelope: the Curtsey Boutique
buttons and twine

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pretty in Pink Mason jars

These Mason Jars were featured on the Curtsey Boutique blog yesterday. I am thrilled with how they turned out! The beautiful flowers from the Curtsey Boutique store add the perfect finishing touch.

Paint: Martha Stewart

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hello cards- Scrappy Land challenge #1

The big day has arrived! Today Scrapy Land kicks off its new challenge blog. There will be a new challenge every other Wednesday and the winner of each challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Scrapy Land store.

The first challenge is an "Anything Goes" challenge using at least one die.

I created a set of cards for this challenge. After I had cut the word hello for my first card an idea came into my head to make another card incorporating the negative space.

pp and embellishments: Pink Paislee
twine and sequins

pp and embellishments: Pink Paislee


Before I sign off, I am sharing another card. This was my original card for this challenge, but I am not all that found of it. It is growing on me a little now, but I still prefer the newer cards I made. 

I layered the hello three times, the middle layer is pink. 

pp: Glitz
doily: Curtsey Boutique
twine, flowers, and vine

Now head on over to the Scrapy Land blog to find out how you can enter your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Scrapy Land store. Don't forget to check out the gorgeous work from the design team while you are there. 

I look forward to seeing your work! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Good Day Sunshine- S&P #9

It's September. How did that happen? This has been such a busy summer for us with moving and exploring our new surrounding, but I still feel like I blinked and summer is unofficially over. *sigh*

The very best part of this summer for me was to watch Ashlyn enjoy so many of the wonderful moments of the season for the first time in at least six years. While she still tires easily and has to be conscientious as to how she is feeling, she was able to get out there and be as much of a kid as she could. I shed many a happy tear this summer for my beautiful girl. 

There is a new challenge up at Scrap & Play. Here is my layout:

pp: Simple Stories
washi tape and twine

here is the challenge:

Head on over to the blog and enter your layout. There is another awesome prize up for grabs!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Reach for the Stars

Today I am sharing a layout I created using the 12" Stars Mascil. Our beautiful daughter, Skylar graduated High School June 7th and I am so proud of her! 

First I sprayed Silver irRESISTible Color Texture Spray from Imagine Crafts using the Mascil onto white cardstock. Once the mascil was clean and dry, I laid it on a sheet of white cardstock and rubbed the Blue Hawaii StazOn ink pad over the stars. I love how crisp the stars look! I wanted to add a little bit more texture so I sprayed some Wedding Dress irRESISTible colored Texture Spray on top of several of the blue stars. 

Reach for the stars

Once the silver stars were dry, I cut them out and added them for some extra color. I did also cut some blue stars from behind the photo and layered them for effect. 

Reach... details

You can see how the texture spray adds dimesion. It's subtle, but so pretty!

Clear Scraps has a huge varitey of both 6" and 12" Mascils. Take a look and give one (or two) a try today!

Clear Scraps: 12" Stars Mascil
Imagine Crafts: iRRESISTible Colored Texture Spray (Silver and Wedding Dress) and Blue Hawaii StazOn ink
pp: Webster's Pages
stickers: Fancy Pants Designs
AC Thickers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

a new challenge blog is coming

Hi! There is a new challenge blog kicking off on September 3rd, and I am excited to share that I am a part of this fabulous group of talented ladies! 

ThScrapy Land Challenge Blog will have bi-weekly challenges and will be centered around using one or more dies that the Scrapy Land store carries. 

The challenges will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month and the Winner of each challenge will receive a gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Lan

Head on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to meet the other amazingly talented women and say hi.  Be sure to mark your calendars for Sept 3 and join us as we kick off these fun challenges.