Friday, August 28, 2015


Happy Friday everyone and it is the last one of the month so it is time for SCRAPPING OUR STASH MONTHLY BLOG HOP.

You should have arrived here from Katrina's blog, but if not the entire list is at the end in case you get lost or want to start from the beginning.

Here is my layout....

I won these papers at a Scrap Pink crop a couple of years ago. The papers are all by Basic Grey. It was a kit with instructions to create 6 different layouts. I followed some of the instructions and then finished it up with my own ideas to make it my own creation. I added some embellishments from Heidi Swapp, Art Minds sequins and a tag from my stash.

Here are some closeups...

I punched out three different size of circles and layered them up and placed them throughout my layout.

Now hop on over to Alison's blog.

Here is the entire list.....

Enjoy the hop! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Happy Sunday everyone! Today I would like to share a layout featuring my Mom. We recently had a family birthday party to celebrate her 87th Birthday!

My husband every year for my Mom's birthday and Christmas buys my Mom a crown to wear on her special days!

Here are some closeups....

I used two types of Thickers - Celebrate and Amy Tangerine -Lovely for my title. I machine stitched through them to hold them in place.

My flower cluster with flowers from Prima, Petaloo and Studio 112. The Adore stamp is a new one I picked up from STAKZ. The two banners and heart are from the Thickers - Celebrate.
A little stamping and spritzing to finish things off!

My papers are Fancy Pants - Trendsetter and October Afternoon. The doily is Bo-Bunny.

I used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy- Week 2 for inspiration.

I was also inspired by the colours on The Studio Challenges Mood Board.

Enjoy your day! Stay Crafty!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BABY SHOWER - Stuck?! DT Reveal

Well the middle of August has rolled around it is time for another Stuck?! Sketches Reveal.

Here is my layout....

Here are some closeup shots....The Thickers are actually called - It's A Boy! How fitting is that?

I added lots of stitching to this layout.

Here is Laura's wonderful sketch....I chose to just use one large photo on my layout.

Make sure you hop on over to the Stuck?! to see what the rest of the team created and then get busy and make a layout of your own and link it up before August 29th for your chance to win a wonderful prize from one of our sponsors.

Product List - Jillibean Soup - Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup paper, die cuts  and wood veneer,
 AC Cardstock, Little B corrugated tape, Michael's doilies, Thickers & Congrat clip & twine
 from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

SMITTEN - ScrapMuch? DT Reveal

Happy Friday everyone! Time for the newest ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A Design Team Reveal.

Here is my layout.....

I have had this photo in my to scrap pile for quite some time. My husband snapped this shot early one morning when the grandsons were over for a sleepover. My husband, mine and the little one's hands. Isn't it just the sweetest?

Here are some closeups....

I dug into my May 2015 ScrapMuch? Kit Club for this layout.
I fussy cut the circles from one of the papers and layered them throughout my layout.

Here is Laura's wonderful sketch. I chose to add the stripe down the left side rather than the right as my background paper had the 365 life is sweet at the top and I didn't want to lose that. I also used a 5x7 photo rather than two smaller ones.

Product list - American Crafts - Amy Tangerine papers, die cuts and Thickers. the buttons and clip were from the ScrapMuch? Kit Club kit and the washi tape is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by - remember to hold someone's hand today! Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BLOOM! - Guest Designer for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge

Hi everyone, I have something amazing to share with you today. Anne Pennington asked me to guest design for her blog - ANOTHER FREAKING SCRAPPY CHALLENGE as I was chosen as a Freaking Favourite for May. The challenge this month is -

Scrap or art journal about nature - use photos, or embellishments, or journalling thoughts - subject nature!!

Here is my layout....

Yes that's right everyone....I am in the photos! I take a lot of comments from my friends as I don't scrap very many layouts with me in it!!! Another thing...yes there is pink on my layout! Again with the majority of my inspiration in my family being male, not too many pink layouts!!!

My husband took these photos of me a couple of years ago with some of my flowers.

Here are some closeups....

I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers to create my flower cluster. I added a few Bazill Basic paper flowers, Craft Medley sequins, Pink Fresh Studio - Fresh Drops and Studio Calico wood veneer feathers to complete the cluster.

Thickers title, Hemp by Hemptique tied around the one photo and Pebbles Jewel Candy Dot arrows.

I attached The Paper Studio heart clip with Tim Holtz Tiny attachers.
The paper is DCWV - Honey Chic Stack.

I used the sketch from The Memory Nest - Make It Monday No. 44.

Be sure to hop on over to ANOTHER FREAKING SCRAPPY CHALLENGE to check out the inspiration and then stop back and link up your creations!

Thanks Anne for the opportunity to be a Guest Designer!

Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Happy Sunday everyone! I was fortunate to attend a crop yesterday and spend some quality time with family and friends. I was very productive and would like to share one of my layouts with you today. This layout is of a photo I took of the Grandsons on Booster Day for 3-Pitch.

They were so happy and proud to receive their trophies. You can just see the joy in the oldest one's face!

Here are some closeups...

I used the following sketch from Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits for inspiration.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The challenge is to use items on your layout to spell the word PAPER. P - photo corners, A - arrow, P - paint, E - eyelets, R - rhinestones.

Product List - Lucky 7 Factory Paper (Canadian Made), Simple Stories paper, Provo Craft eyelets, Tim Holtz arrow, Simple Stories Tin Pin, Queen & Co. rhinestones, We R Memory Keepers metal photo corners and the clip and twine are from my stash.

 It is a beautiful sunny day today! Hope everyone gets a chance to get out there and enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


I have another layout that I created with an adorable photo of my husband when he was very young.

I used my ScrapMuch? July Kit Club kit to create my layout!

Here are a couple of closeups.....

I added some watercolour splatters and stamping to my background. 

I used the Sunday sketch from Citrus Twist Kits for inspiration.

I was also inspired by the August Color Spot at Let's Capture Our Memories.

and by the August Colour Challenge at ScrapMuch? This month they are challenging us to embrace gold on our pages, preferably in a significant way! 

Product List - Fancy Pants paper, Crate Paper - Poolside paper & Gold Foil on Acetate, American Crafts - Poolside Thickers, Heidi Swapp - Foil Chipboard shapes, The Paper Studio ribbon & Recollections creative tags.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Monday, August 3, 2015


Today I am sharing another Baseball layout!

Isn't he just the cutest?

Here are some closeups...

For the circle element I cut an over sized baseball with a Silhouette cut file.

Here is the sketch from My Creative Sketches that I used for inspiration.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Silhouette Challenges #28 - Anything Goes
Paper Issues New Link Party - All About the Face.

Product List - Recollections embossed cardstock, Fancy Pants papers, stickers & buttons, Jillibean Soup - Pride tag, red & white tag and fussy cut the All Star, Thickers, Darice - silver stars, WeR Memory Keepers twine, fussy cut the baseball & bat from a die cute from my stash and the POW button is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!