Tuesday, October 17, 2017


My little Maizie was a panda last year for Halloween. We went a little late to get a costume...cough cough...like always and they were so pricy. As we were walking around we saw some jammies with hoods one was a panda so we just ran with that. It was a win win really. 

I did this layout for Sketch N Scrap #139 I have the honor of being a guest designer over there this month. It has been a blast! SNS was my first DT gig when they first started up back in 2012! 

I used up some paper from Bella Blvd that I have in my stash. 

I hope you can join us over there the October prize is soooo cute! Head on over and check it out you have until October 31st at 9:55 pm CST to play along.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A little Mummy Love

So you may or may not know this about me but I have a little soft spot for the Pure Innocence line over at My Favorite Things. I just cannot get enough of those little girls. They are just so stinking cute and when I saw this Mummy last year on sale I had to grab them. 

This card came together pretty fast I used my Copics who have been feeling a little neglected and I also used some crochet ribbon that I have had forever and a day. I again used my Frankie and Friends line of paper. 

I popped up the mummy and added some dots.

I used the pattern paper again. I love the look with that chevron. One of my favorite things to do inside of the cards is to pull in some banners from the paper that I designed with on the front.

 Here are all the cards that I shared over these last few weeks. I plan on sending them to my step-daughter and grandkids for Halloween. Hopefully they enjoy getting the happy mail.

Here is my sketch from the online crop over at Sketch N Scrap

Are you still here wondering what my good news is? Well I am the Guest Designer this month over at Sketch N Scrap!!! I used to be a team member over there when the site first opened but family obligations and life stuff was getting in the way of my crafty time so I had to step away. I am so looking forward to joining in on the fun this month.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Olive Hats

I really love olive. Green has been my favorite color for decades. I love most every shad and I also adore purple. When I saw this super cute had cut out in my Frankie and Friends paper I knew I wanted  to make something cute with it.

This card is another one from the online crop over at Sketch N Scrap so this card was a super fast come together win. I love it when everything comes into place! 

Here you can see that I popped up the card and added some bling and a little thin ribbon. 

I kept the inside super simple

Here is the sketch...adorable and so versatile!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Boo...I'm back

Hi I am back again with another sketch from Sketch N Scrap we are still going strong in our Fall Fun Crop. This is sketch number 2 I used up some more of my Frankie and Friends paper and Embellishments. 

Sometimes I like using pattern paper for the card base if it is think enough and in this case it was. I love that the text and the chevron pattern just gives this card a little something extra.

You can see more of the fun text along with the skeleton...so fun for a Halloween card.

Sketch 3 - I hope you can play along. I also have an announcement in my next blog post!

Saturday, October 7, 2017


I am playing along with Sketch N Scrap at their Fall Fun Crop it would be great if you could play along there are fun prizes, great sketches and so much inspiration.

Recently I have been on a mission to use up supplies that I have had for a while. I also try to finish up a kit when I can rather than make one thing and put it back forgetting about it for a very long time. I bought this paper a while back though a warehouse sale so it isn't that I have had it forever but I wanted to go ahead and make several projects with it so this fun card is a series of 4 that I made. I thought i would send out some cards to the grand-babies for Halloween.

Frankie and Friends - Simple Stories

I like to decorate the insides of my cards as well.

Here is the adorable Sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap

Monday, October 2, 2017


Whats that? I have dove head first into the world of vinyl and boy is that fun! I realized that I have been neglecting my love of paper-crafts. I thought it would be fun if I started doing challenges again so that I am in my studio and using my supplies.

One of my favorite places to find challenges is over at Sketch N Scrap, they have adorable card and layout sketches each month to play along with and they even offer fun prizes!!!

Layouts are the 1st and 15th and Cards are the 5th and the 20th.

Here is the October 1st Sketch #138

I used some fun Bella Blvd paper that I had, a sticker sheet, and an ephemera pack that goes along with it. It was perfect for my little panda's Halloween photos from last year. Look at me scrapbooking a holiday before it comes around again. Whoo-hoo.

Mark your calendars for world cardmaking day coming up this weekend!!!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Cards, cards, and more cards part two

So I found more prestamped images. They are neverending I tell you. I still have more along with some random die cuts. Does anyone else have this problem?

I really love the way this group came together before:

When I saw the superwoman I knew right way that I wanted to pop her up on these little spring tings that I have had for a while...cause again bashing my stash. Mind you since I just cleaned and put them somewhere safe it took me hours and hours to find them.

 Worth it!

This adorable little image is a digi stamp from Mo I am not sure if she still makes stamps or not but her stuff is great. She has layers and is printed on copy paper, cause I was testing my copics but I loved how it turned otu so I made it into a card anyway.

This one is not colored with Copics but stamped and layered I saw a card that Karen Pedersen did and just had to make it. So I made the star and never the card so now I came up with my own thing.

Sorry this one is sideways I have turned it a few times and it keeps flipping back.

I made this one with the one woody stamp that I still have from SU. I played along with a sketch from Sketch N Scrap from when they had a online crop recently. I also used some nest-abilities dies as well as that cute Hello die from  CTMH. Used up some more embellishments on the cards too.

Apparently I did not take a finished photo of the car alone. You can see that one below.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Cards cards and more cards

Hello friends I hope you have been good. I have been having a blast this summer graduations, family reunions, traveling, camping...ELOPING.

It has been great. I also have Fridays of in the summer time. I have been playing with my Cricut Air 2...talk about fun! I discovered Vinyl and making shirts.

Wow my scrapbooking has suffered a little and I will show you some more of my vinyl projects soon but today I thought I would talk about cards and scraps and putting it all together.

I have been cleaning organizing my studio and ran across tons of prestamped images that I would "make into cards later"  Let me just say right now these are old! I would say they are from about 7-8 years ago. They also have already been colored. I dug through my paper scraps (yay me) I pulled out stuff I thought would match and started putting cards together.

Do you see all of the embellishments on this card? Yep that is because I am using them now that I have them sorted by color! I also pulled out some dies and used my big shot for the oval as well as the dots on the green paper.

 Next up some brads...and again old card stock scraps.

I have had this prestamped image the longest. I think it is from A-muse. Again more old embelishments.

This girl always made me laugh so hard. I also had some sentiments stamped with it. I had no way of using it so I just cut it apart and made up my own random little flower. I also used a die that is fringe for grass here.

 More old stuff ribbon and that bling spray.

Now I am bulding up my card stash as I get rid of my paper and embellishment stash.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Organize me please!!!

That is what my studio has been screaming at me for a good long time. I have been slowly going through my stash. I joined a Facebook page all about bashing your stash, honestly I should be bashing more of it but it is going better than it did last year so that is something right?

I have went through my paper and organized it by color and the pattern paper by manufacturer. I was being bothered that red isn't' always red but now that I have them sorted by company typically red is red.

I broke down all my Pocket Scrapbook cards by color...and then discovered that even though I love the rainbow it did not work for me here! See above statement about red not being red. I then moved all the cards back into sets and boy did I feel better.

My stamps are pretty good too grouped by type, sentiment, birthday, outdoors, fall, summer, food...you get it.

Embellishments....ahhhhhhhh the horror!!!! They are in this drawer.

 Others are in this bin

The ribbon, they are ok and the buttons...does anyone still use buttons? I shall try as I bash my stash to make this a thing.

 You know what I never use hardly any of it! My work lacks the pazaz that embellishments bring. I even have brads and eyelets tons of them in every color. Because that is what a paper crafter needs everything in every color!!

So I decided to sort...everything by color. Then maybe I would use it up instead of only using it with the paper pack it goes with. The sorting took hours I have a lot more stuff than I thought. hahha ok ok just kidding I know I have a lot of stuff.

Let me tell you how awesome it was to get rid of all that packaging! So much and now I have a beautiful set of embellishments that I can...and HAVE been using.


Pewter and Gold

 Black, White, Silver

 I found these next bins at Hoby Lobby and just love the room that I have. They stack on top of each other.

Red - look at all of those goodies. I also sorted brads and that is what is in the little round tub.


 Yellow - that flower in the middle was bugging me so I have since moved that to the green bin.

 Pink - this one is extra deep I have a lot of pink stuff.



 Purple...I need more purple in my life.

 Blue - I also have a ton of this so this one is also deep.

 Here they all are together. Let me tell you that this has helped SO much I have been actually using this stuff up. Things that I have had for years and years and years! I must confess I did ditch the eyelets. I kept the brads though and have used them.

How do you store your things?