Wednesday, October 19, 2016


I've got a layout up today over at the ScraPerfect Blog today. I hope you'll stop by and leave a comment there.

 I decided to mat the photo with plain old white cardstock to really make the blues pop and then added several layers of scrap paper behind it.

I then used a stencil and some texture paste to add the stars around the photo and added the buttons and some Robin's Nest Dew Drops using the Embellie Gellie and the Best Glue Ever.

The title was cut on my Cricut and adhered using the Best Glue Ever. I also did some doodled stitching all along the sides of the layout.

Then, while digging through my stash looking for some embellies for this page, I found some tea bags I had saved a while ago and decided to tuck one behind the photo. They are just regular tea bags that I let dry after using them and then emptied out the tea. Sometimes I stamp on them before adding to a card or layout. Just something a little different.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016


We've got a Halloween card challenge up at the ScraPerfect blog today. Please stop by and check it out.

This was a quick and easy card to put together. I embossed the background with a spider web embossing folder and cut the boo and ghosts on my Cricut. I popped the boo up so I could insert the ghosts. I used ScraPerfects Embellie Gellie to glue the eyes on the ghosts using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever. The combination of these two tools made it so easy to get the eyes exactly where I wanted them. 

Friday, October 14, 2016


Here's a layout I had up on the Robin's Nest Blog a few days ago. This is a photo of my stepdaughter and granddaughters on their yearly apple picking trip to the same orchard that my stepdaughter went to when she was their age. I just love traditions like this! Anyway, I love the fall colors of orange, brown and green but the red and blue really stood out in this photo so I decided to go with those colors instead.

Other Supplies:

Washi Tape
Copper Glitter
Tree Stencil
Texture Paste
Die Cuts
Red Cardstock

I decided to start with the tree stencil and texture paste. I mixed some acrylic paint into the paste for color and applied it on the Blue Fleur Cardstock (backside) and sprinkled some copper glitter on it just to add a bit of sparkle to the page.

While that was drying, I went ahead and cut out the apples and basket with my Cricut. I embossed the basket with a Tim Holtz embossing folder on my Cuttlebug and then added some brads and the name of the apple orchard. 

For the photo I decided to mat it with a tiny bit of red cardstock and then layered it on top of some Blue Fleur Cardstock (backside). I like how it brings out the red and the girls overhauls in the photo. I put a strip of washi tape across the background paper and then placed the photo and mats over it. 

The Fabulous Fall came from the Fall Rub On. I just have to say I've never worked with such a good rub on. It went on so smoothy and with very little pressure. Loved how easy it was to apply!

I've had that blingy Harvest title in my stash for years. I've never used it because it was red and I don't usually use red in any fall themed projects. So glad I remembered I had it!

For my journaling I decided to use one of the Doillie Die Cuts.

So even though this fall themed layout isn't the usual fall colors, I really like how it turned out.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Robin's Nest Sneak Peek

Here's another sneak peek of a fall themed project I have up on the Robin's Nest blog today.

I hope you'll stop by to see the whole project. If you do, please leave a comment...I'd really appreciate it!

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Halloween Card

I've got a card up at the ScraPerfect Blog today. It's a Halloween Card because you know it'll be here before we know it!

I started by embossing some Core'dinations Cardstock and then sanded it. What a mess it makes but I used ScraPerfect's Perfect Cleaning Cloth on it and it really got all the little bits cleaned up. 

I cut the BOO out on my Cricut and then decided to try the ScraPerfect Transfer Foil on it. I love how it turned out!

I also popped the Boo up to give the card some dimension.

This was my first time using some of ScraPerfects products and I loved them. They do exactly what they're supposed to do. Wish I'd found them earlier!

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Cutest Pumpkin Ever

I've got a stash challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. I want you to dig into your stash of embellishments and use at least 5 different kinds of embellishments on your project.

I've used bling, wood veneer, thread, stickers and washi tape. I hope you'll stop by and play along with us and while you're there be sure and check out all the other challenges we have going on!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

World Cardmaking Day

I can't believe it's World Cardmaking Day already! Time flies when you're having fun I guess! Anyway, we're having a mini crop over at Creative Inspiration with lots of fun challenges and games and of course prizes. My challenge for the crop is to use punches on your card.

This is an anniversary card for some good friends of ours. Actually they married us and we've been friends ever since. 

Hope you'll stop by Creative Inspiration and play along with the challenges in our mini crop.

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Trinket Box

The Robin's Nest is having a Design Team call and I'm excited to be trying out for a second term with them. I have had so much fun playing with all their wonderful products and don't want it to end. For my project I decided to make a trinket box.

I started with a small round container that held some Brie cheese....just the perfect size.

I used a navy blue cardstock to cover the sides of the container and cut a circle from the Robin's Nest  Charity Never Faileth paper for the top.

I took some white lace and wrapped it around the sides and added a strip of blue bling above it. On the top I placed a crocheted doily I have had in my stash for ages.

The flowers were made using some Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps and for the centers I added some multi color beads. The leaves were cut using the Robin's Nest Green Glitter Cardstock and a Spellbinder die. I also used a variety of Robin's Nest Dew Drops around the top of the box. 

For the two hearts I tried a new technique that I learned over at Creative Inspiration. You can use chipboard or even grungeboard as I did here. You will be using some tin foil, a couple of alcohol inks, blender solution and applicator. 

Place the alcohol inks and blender on the applicator and apply it to the shiny side of the tin foil. Keep pouncing it until you get your desired look and then let it dry. 

Take your chipboard/grungeboard and cover the top with any kind of glue. Turn your inked foil over and glue your chipboard/grungeboard to the back of the foil so the inked part will be showing on top of your chipboard/grungeboard.

Then using sharp scissors, cut around the chipboard/grungeboard and then press the foil lightly over the edges if needed with your finger. 

I then glued the two hearts on top of the doily and I was done. This was a quick and easy technique and I will definitely be trying it again.

This was a fun and easy project and think I might use it to hold a Christmas or Birthday gift for someone.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016


Here's a Halloween layout I did for the Robin's Nest Blog. Our theme this month is Oh So Scary and the papers from the Robin's Nest are perfect for a fun Halloween page. This is a photo of my two granddaughters trick or treating last year. One is dressed as a witch  and the youngest is dressed as Tinkerbell. I love this photo and have wanted to scrap it for a while. When I saw the Halloween papers from The Robin's Nest I knew they were perfect for this photo.

Other Products:
Prima Stencil
Washi Tape

To start I took some Gesso and mixed it with some green and orange gelatos and applied it to the grey cardstock using a Prima Crackle Stencil.

I layered the photo on some orange cardstock and the back side of both the Pumpkin Head Cardstock and the Camo Ghost Glitter Cardstock which I also distressed.  I also added one of the Spider Clippies to the corner of the photo.

I took the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock and fussy cut out one of the webs and tucked it behind the photo.

I then fussy cut out one of the ghosts on the Camo Ghost Glitter Cardstock and placed that coming off the photo on the opposite side from the spiderweb.

I also fussy cut the Trick or Treat caption from the Glitter Word Titles, backed it with some orange cardstock and placed it at the bottom of the photo.

For the title I cut out one of the Boo's from the Boo Words Glitter Cardstock and popped it up and put three strips of washi tape behind it.

I wanted to add the date to the page. So just to balance the title, I layered several strips of the papers I matted the photo with and sewed them onto the bottom corner and tucked in a circle with the year written on it.

And of course I had to sprinkle some Spooky Dew Drops around the page just to add a little sparkle.

I love doing Halloween projects and really had fun putting this layout together. Please stop by the Robin's Nest Blog to see all the other Halloween projects the Design Team has done this month.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Robin's Nest Sneak Peak

I've got a layout up at The Robin's Nest blog today and thought I'd share a sneak peak with you. Please stop by the blog to see the whole page and be sure and leave a comment.

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