Tuesday, September 25, 2018

See Right Through Me

As always Denise does not disappoint she has come out with an amazing new Halloween set called Cool Ghoul.      It has some fun little ghosts with coordinating dies and you are going to just LOVE the sentiments with the sets.   I have to say You see right through me is one of my favorites.

I made the background by sponging my Distress Oxide inks, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves then spraying some water.    The sentiment was heat embossed.    Strips of The Paper Studio designer paper and enamel dots and spiderweb doily complete the card.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Scrapbooking Global September 2018 Blog Hop

So exciting another month and another blog hop with the Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Facebook group.   I have said it before and I will say it again if you fan of Stampin' Up! and looking to be inspired to start up scrapbooking again.   You WILL want to join this group.   You will be inspired daily with creations made by demonstrators as well as customers of Stampin' Up! 

This month the blog hop theme is masculine.    So I decided to dedicate a page to my little man, my nephew Jacob.     Here he is at age 2 being super cute. 

I used the retired Metro Type Alphabet for the title.    The stamped images came from the Bubble Over and En Route stamp set.    The arrows are from a retired punch.    The designer series paper is the Twinkle, Twinkle.   The finishing touches were strips of Night of Navy card stock and retired candy dots.

If you are hopping along then you must have come from Heike Hulle.    The next stop is  Rebecca Jo.

You can also hop using the blog list below.     Hope you are inspired and gets your creating mojo started and you can join us next month at the hop.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


So isnt' this the truth.  I am so thankful for my friends.  I really don't know what I would do without them.   They have really held me up and been there for me time and time again.    The amazing sentiment and pumpkins come from The Project Bin's Eat Pie stamp set.   I did some paper piercing some heat embossing.   Thank you Sketch Saturday for the inspiration.    My go to baker's twine and enamel dots were the finishing touch.   How great is this designer paper.   I got in the dollar aisle in Target.  

Decorate Your House

So I am on a roll.  I got inspired by a few more sketches today and decided to get to work.   So here I am creating and posting all in one day.   I can't remember the last time I did that!    Maybe procrastinating blogging is not the way to go. 

So here is The Project Bin's Creepy Halloween paired up with the Freshly Made Sketch of the week.   I added some strips of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.    Don't you just love the little spider in the set.    Some baker's twine and enamel dots complete the card. 

With Sympathy

So it was a busy weekend, so many emotions filled with family.     An amazing family member and friend passed away.   Here is a card I made.   I was so happy to use the Lots of Love stamp set.   I had gotten months ago and sadly I think this the first time I used it.     I stamped the images in Real Red, Tangerine Tango and Lemon Lime Twist.     The sentiment was die cut with my Avery Elle die.    The designer series paper comes from Studio Calico Felix enamel dots complete the card.

New Home

Here is a fun pennant I made to add to a floral that I gave to my cousins for a housewarming gift.     I remembered I had house paper and that a stamp set that in fact said congrats on your new home.    After that it was playing with the two products to come up with a fun design.    A cut here, heat emboss here and viola the pennant is done.     The two products were the Welcome Neighbor retired designer series paper and Unity's Jar of Mixed Sentiments stamp set.     The pennant was free form cut.   I attached the image to skewer stick with Stampin' Dimensionals.


This is not the first and I am pretty sure this will not be my last card made with the Broadway Birthday suite from the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.       I decided to change it up a little bit and I ended up using the Merry Little Christmas designer series paper for the background.     I fussy cut the Hooray stamp image and the candles from the designer series paper.    This finishing touch were enamel dots.

Baptism Card

So I had a family baptism this past weekend.   I was never so happy to have a stash of cards already made because as you know I always need more than one design ready because mom needs a card so to my siblings.   So for one family event I may end up needing 4 different cards ready to go.    So since I had some already done, I ended up just needing one card.     I pulled out the Cross of Hope and Heart thinlits and die cut them.    Then I heat embossed and stamped images from the Inpsired Events stamp set.      The strip of designer series paper comes from the Recollections Backyard Table.    The finishing touch was enamel dots.     Helpful hint for today always make more than one card, in a pinch you will always have them on hand when you run out of time to craft and create!!

Jacob's First Scrapbook Page

I love this little guy.    He saw the scrapbook page I made of him and he said I want to do that.    So we found 4 pictures of all four kids.   I asked him what he wanted as a title and he said Best Friends Forever.    He placed all four pictures in the corners as his layout.    Then he proceed to tell me he wanted emojis.     So I pulled out the Simple Stories Emoji Love Pocket Elements.    He added all the elements.    I helped him adhere a few things and rearranged elements so he fit everything he wanted.   But all in all this is his creation.   It makes my heart so happy to see how much they appreciate my scrapbooking.   It is never too early get time crafting.    Don't worry about them using up your supplies, because I am pretty sure I am not going to use up all these scrapbook supplies in this lifetime!!!     


So when I saw thePhoto Play Vintage Girl scrapbook kit.   I knew it was going to be perfect for my scrapbook pictures when I went to see Beautiful this summer.    Love the vintage and the musical notes and my favorite is the old fashion radio sticker.    So many fun elements.     The large floral was fussy cut from the scrapbook paper.    Overall thank you Color Play for such a great kit that made scrapbooking this memory a breeze.


My niece is an official Harry Potter fan.    We went to a Harry Potter festival which ended up being a huge bust, but the good thing was getting her a picture being a Harry Potter fan.      I got this great train scrapbook page, but wasn't sure how I was going save the background and make it into a scrapbook page.    After a little work, I am really happy with the end result.    I never lose the train and it ends up being a phenomenal page.      The designer series paper comes from Photo Play Wizard World and Wizard 101 Reminisce.     The stamped images come from Color Play Wizard World.   Enamel dots complete the page.


So as you can see I don't always scrapbook pictures of myself.    Lately if I do scrapbook them, my guy is in them.   It is not say that I am not in pictures, but they are far and few in between when you are the family photographer.       Here is one with my best friend.       The designer series papers used on the page were Delightful Daisy and Wood Textures.    I fussy cut the florals from the Delightful Daisy designer series paper pack.    The floral was die cut from the Lovely Words framelit.     Happiness word block comes from the Technique Tuesday Besties stamp set.     Button and linen thread complete the project.

This is how we roll

So this little guy is so much fun to be around.   Here is my nephew in the grocery store in the of course those ginormous shopping carts that have pretend cars in front of them.   If you have ever used on these crazy carts you know how much fun they are.    It's like driving a tank in a grocery store.      So the day we went every time he go one of his favorite foods, he wanted them in the front part of the cart.    Such a fun way to capture his favorite foods at this age.       Most of the images come from the Echo Park Little Boy scrapbook kit.     The title was done with my thickers.    The added elements were linen thread and a button.

Way to Go

One word describes this layout.   FUN!  FUN!  FUN!    Fun pictures!   Fun stamped images!   Fun Colors!    My niece was determined to learn the monkey bars.    I actually screen shot all the images from a video I recorded of her accomplishment.    It is amazing the quality our phones have for capturing videos and then being able to convert them to still images.      I got this great stamp set from Concord & 9th called Above Average which I knew page would be perfect for.    I then had it in my head to add rainbows.     Well I had the perfect opportunity to use the Sunshines & Rainbows stamp set.    The colors of the rainbow are:  Gorgeous Grape, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red.   Then some Echo Park Summer Days scrapbook kit and viola fun page!!! 


I have been on a roll with my scrapbook pages.   It makes me so happy to see beautiful memories on a page to remember forever.    Here is me and my guy.    It is always bittersweet to scrapbook, but it also makes me happy to remember so many great times we had together.

The background was done with my aqua painter and ink refill.   Little hearts were stamped from the retired Show & Tell stamp sets.   The strips of designer series paper come from the Crate Paper Hello Love paper pack.     The sentiment comes from Pink & Main together.     The hearts were die cut along with the handmade banner on top.