Saturday, May 20, 2017

Beach Beauties

Hello scrappy pals! This is a layout I did using a sketch which I really don't do too often, but was lots of fun! I'm putting it in Dusty Attic and Lindy's challenges. Please give a visit to see all the gorgeous chippies they carry, amazing!

What a great mood board! Now while I didn't use this sketch I did use one of Emma's older sketches -

The chippies I used felt like feathery seaweed moving in the water to me -

We go to the beach almost once a week during the summer. The only stinky thing is it's 1 1/2 hours away because we live so far inland :( We spend several hours there though so we make the most of our day and I bring all my kids and granddaughters whenever possible!

Next up Lindy's color challenge :D

Perfect for a beachy feel. I used the creme brulee mist to mimic a sand like feel, and splats of the teal for splashing water. I combined silver shimmerz too to add depth to the background. The chippies got embossed with some gorgeous color which I layered over each other. I love Lindy's embossing powders! Give a click to go right to their pages.

Colors used
creme brulee cream
shabby turbine teal
silver shimmerz

Embossing powder
reindeer moss green
hyacinth blue jade
queen of sheba silver

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Happy Sunday friends! Hope you're having a restful and nice day. I know some of you are still experiencing the disgusting final death throws of old man winter :( I t really stinks to have a very late spring crazy winter snow storm come crashing through. I want to take a minute to brag on my daughter Sophia! She is an excellent dedicated student with a great determination and her fantastic grades demonstrate that. So much so that she is getting contacted by Ivy League colleges! She wants to be a vet and still has one more year of high school left, but we are very proud of her.

Onto my layout. This is for a few challenges on as well as Lindy's April color challenge. Got it in on the last day! You can check out the color inspo and rules by clicking HERE for all the info, or on my sidebar :)

Aren't the colors like yummy candy! I manged to use all of the shades too :)

My papers are from Bluefern Studios, and they're a combo that I had in my stash. I did stenciling and misting along with splats of Lindy's.  Some background stamping and I popped my pic and the matting on foam for dimension and added my flowers. The title was cut with my cameo and is from the song Samson by Regina Spector. My hubby is my sweetest downfall :) and those shakes from Holstein's in Vegas are too! LOL! The little tag has my journaling which says - Enjoying a fun weekend in Vegas. We don't get away often, so this was fun! Holstein's was a great adventure. 11/13

Lindy Sprays

Raspberry lemonade
Blue Hawaiian blue
TiffanyLou blue
Jack frost
Curiouser Chartruese

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Message

Hiya scrappy sistuhs :D I'm here with another layout for the amazing More Than Words challenge blog. Have you played along yet? No? Well click their name and go see!

The prompt this month is black and white and ONE color of your choice and the word is dream. Check it out it's gorgeous
Love it! There's just something about black and white :)

Here's my layout -

I laid my white paper an angle over the stripe and did some misting with lindy's. I then did some background stamping and stencil with texture paste. The strips of paper have been in my stash for so long I finally put them to good use. See, challenges come in handy! My little quote uses the prompt word Dream. The title is from a Bob Marley song, Three Little Birds which was chosen for me in the music inspiration challenge on Songs give tons of great title options :) I cut it on my cameo using four layers to give it depth.  A word about my layout orientation. I pulled a ton of inspo from Di Garling who is one of  More Than Word's founder's. She is truly an amazing talent and her work just leaves me speechless.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Have You Seen...

The newest swap craze Loaded Envelopes? They're so beautiful! I've done two now and love them. They are very dimensional so for me that works because pocketletters can't be quite as packed nor elaborate. You can make them as simple or fancy as you like. Here are pics of the two I've made -

There are rules to follow in the swaps that the host lays out, such as tags, wands, and enbellies for parameters to follow. The wands, oh my, how I love making the wands! If you search youtube you'll find some tutorials on them, and here's my video showing all the goodes I did -

Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed Easter if you celebrate,

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Girls Night!

Well I'll be! Two posts in a month! I'm back with another layout for some of my favorite challenges. More Than Words is such an awesome challenge that gives you such great inspo to get those creative juices flowing! Click on their title to go and find out more, you won't be disappointed.

Here's the mood board for March -

Isn't it perfect! I love butterflies and use them a lot in my layouts.

The next challenge is Lindy's Color Challenge. I've shocked the crumbs out of myself and have entered twice in both of these for the month! I love all of Lindy's coloring products. From their mists to their embossing powders. They also have color shots that are so versatile. Click on their name to find out all the deets on the challenge.

Here's Lindy's color inspo board -

Here is my layout for these challenges -

The pic is of my daughters and I when we went out to see Magic Mike 2 in June of 15. We saw the first together on opening night and we went to this one on opening night too :D We also went to dinner and snapped this pic. It isn't the best pic, I took it with my phone, but it is an awesome memory! The papers are from Blue Fern Studios, and the flowers have been in my stash for a while. I did some stenciling with texture paste and background stamping. My title and butterflies were cut with my cameo.

Lindy's Colors
mad hatter mint
cosmopolitan pink
clam bake beige
cocklebells coral
freaky franken lime

This layout is also for the music inspo challenge on My song was It's Raining Men by the Weather Girls and the twist was to NOT use a weather related word in your title. Let me say the lyrics aren't many inspiring layout material and it took me almost the whole month to decide on the pic and lyrics to use.

I hope you like my layouts, thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


I'm back with another layout for More Than Words challenge. If you haven't checked them out go give a peek. Chock full of talent! This will also go into Lindy's Stampgang color challenge. Click their name for how to enter, and if you haven't used Lindy's, what in the world are ya waitin for!

Here's More Than Words inspo board

This is Lindy's color board

My layout was inspired by's music challenge hosted by Amanda on the forum. I have so much fun with it! My song was Higher Love by Steve Winwood and the twist was NOT to use love in your title :)

My process video -

I loved doing this layout! This is my youngest and my granddaughters having a blast at the beach this past summer. I used 7 Dots paper which I've had for ever in my stash, then did stenciling and lots of lovely misting with Lindys. Stamping the background adds more texture to the layout. The kaisercraft clear acrylic stamp is a fave for me. The title was cut with my silhouette cameo. I cut it 6 times then layered it on top of each other for dimension. A bit tedious but such a great effect!

This was just a fun one for me. Sometimes they come together with no struggle :)

Lindy's mists used -

Mad hatter mint
Cosmopolitan pink
Fuzzy navel peach
Cockle bells coral
Clambake beige


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