Friday, October 24, 2014

Frozen Birthday Card

I found some Disney Frozen stickers at Walmart the other day and thought they would be perfect for my granddaughters birthday card. She'll be 4 years old and of course she just loves everything Frozen.

It's kind of a fancy card for a 4 year old but I know she'll love the stickers and all the sparkle. The whole card came from my pile of scraps. Love when I can do that! I cut the snowflakes out on my Cricut, sprayed them with Seaglass mist, covered them in glue and added Snow glitter. I really like how they turned out!

This is also for the Disguises challenge over at the Turtle Soup October Mini Crop. You had to take a layout sketch and turn it into a card. That's always a challenge for me! 

Thanksgiving Card

Thought it was time to start on the few Thanksgiving cards I make each year. I found this one on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.

I cut the tags out on my Cricut Explore (love that machine!), taped them down to my work mat, stamped them with a Studio G stamp and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and flicked some green paint on them. The embossed background is hard to see but it's a fall leaves folder. 

This is also for the October Mini Crop Inspiration Challenge at Turtle Soup. I pulled Thanksgiving and the colors green and orange from the inspiration piece.

Come join our Mini Crop. It runs through this Sunday and there are lots of fun challenges. Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 17, 2014


I found this picture of my granddaughter and stepdaughter and just fell in love with it. I couldn't wait to scrap it!

All the paper, including the word stickers, is from a very old paper pad that has a date of 2007 on it. It's called Victorian by Stemma. I've never heard of that company but their papers are pretty nice. I also added a piece of embossed vellum and some stitching. 

This fits a recipe challenge at the October Mini Crop at Turtle Soup. You had to use rectangles, a heart, stitching, buttons, bling, different alpha fonts and some gold. 

It also fits the 10/2 Throwback Thursday challenge at My Scraps & More. You had to use something at least two years old along with some vellum and bling.

Wacky Tacky Fun

We've got another DT sketch reveal at My Scraps & More Sketches today. We had a great sketch to work with and I had so much fun with it. My granddaughter, Cadence, had a Wacky Tacky Fun Cheerleading night where she could dress up as crazy as she wanted. Since she looks like she's having fun with her poses and crazy outfit, I thought I would try to make this a fun, crazy layout.

And here's the sketch

I really had fun getting messy. I used gelatos and mist on the background. Then tore the bottom borders and stitched them on. I used 3 different styles of letters for the title and the word fun is covered in orange stickles. Then I just went through my embellie stash and picked out different ones to make this wacky & tacky.

This also fits the 10/1 Word Up Wednesday challenge at My Scraps & More where you had to use the word fun on your layout.

And another challenge it fits is the 10/3 Friday Inspiration challenge at Turtle Soup where you had to use an owl on your project.


Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it! So for this month's Mini Crop at Turtle Soup I am hosting a fall colors challenge. You just have to use fall colors on your project.

I've had the background paper for a few years. It's from Core'dinations so I just sanded it to bring out the stitched flourishes. All the strips behind the photos are washi tape and then I just added some wooden pumpkins and all different kinds of leaves.

This also fits the 10/6 Mix It Up challenge at My Scraps & More. The only paper you can use on your layout is your background paper. Everything else must be some sort of embellishment.

Come on over to Turtle Soup and play along with our October Mini Crop Challenges. Lots of fun challenges and of course there is a prize !

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Cards

As we all know, World Card Making Day was last weekend and I finally got to play along with some of the challenges at Turtle Soup. I decided to get my Halloween cards done.

This challenge was to make a window on your card. I cut out the ghost with my Cricut and then just backed the cut out with white paper and added the wiggly eyes.


This challenge was to use layers on your card.. I just ripped strips of paper and then inked the edges with distress ink and pens. Added some wiggly eyes and the sentiment is an old sticker I found in my stash.

This challenge was to use banners on your card. I used a stencil to make the background and then cut out the bats on my Cricut. I inked the orange moon and then stamped and embossed the Happy Halloween banner.

So, I got all my Halloween cards done and now it's onto a couple of Thanksgiving cards and then all my Christmas cards!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sanibel, Florida

It seems like forever since I posted or even scrapped! I just lost my mojo and finally made myself sit down and scrap something. I have several DT projects due soon so I thought I'd better get started.
So today we have a DT sketch reveal at Turtle soup. Please stop by and check out all the different takes on our sketch. When I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use my new stencil on it. I used modeling paste with the stencil and then used some gelatos to add the green and orange colors.

And here's the sketch we used

I wanted to keep this fairly simple because I wanted the photos to really stand out. These photos were taken on Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel Island in Florida. It just amazes me how you can find whole trees with the root systems still attached along the beaches. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

My Scraps & More Sketches Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog Hop!! Today, each design team member has created a CARD sketch to celebrate World Card Making Day. That’s TEN different sketches!!!

There will be TWO prizes given out for the blog hop: 

1. One person will win a $10 gift certificate to the store just for commenting on one of the designers blog posts. I will choose one of the DT members blogs and then choose a random commenter from that post. 

2. Another winner will be chosen from all the card sketch entries uploaded to the In Linkz on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog. For each card sketch, create a DIFFERENT link up. So if you complete all 11 sketches, you will need to do 11 link-ups! (On your card link please be sure to mention whose sketch you used and link back to the My Scraps & More Sketch blog. If you’d like you can also leave the DT member a comment with a link to your card so they can see what you did with their sketch.)

Here is the prize for the card sketch blog hop:

All comments and card sketches for the Blog Hop must be linked up by Monday, October 6th at 12 pm EST.

BUT, if you don’t complete all the card sketches by Monday, that’s OK….you can still upload them through the end of the month for the monthly prize drawing on the sketch blog! The more sketches you do, the more chances you have to win!

Here is the monthly blog prize:


To be eligible for a prize, we ask that you complete the hop by visiting EACH blog, commenting and also becoming a follower of EACH blog!

And now let me share my sketch and card with you:

To see all the other sketches, check out the other DT members blogs below:

                                                       Audrey Y.
                                                       Nadine C.
                                                       Wendi R.
                                                       Lisa M. 
                                                       Jessica S.
                                                       Michelle G.
                                                       Tracy R.
                                                       Tracy F. - You are here
                                                       Jenessa F.
                                                       Missy W.

Thanks for hopping along with us!