Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Here's a couple of older photos of my stepdaughter and granddaughters who go to Rockport, MA every summer. This layout is for 2 different challenges. One for the mini crop going on at Creative Inspiration and also for the July 1st sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap.  I used papers from an old DCWV paper stack that I've had forever. They work perfectly for these photos.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Cute Kindergarten Graduation Card Makes A Good Point!

I've got a card up over at the ScraPerfect Blog today with a graduation card for my youngest granddaughter who just graduated from Kindergarten.

To make the pencil I started with a plain old popsicle stick.

I used an exacto knife to cut one end into a point and then just painted it to look like a pencil. Then I wondered what to use to attach it to the card. Silly me! Of course I would use some of the Best Glue Ever. It held perfectly!  This glue seems to work on everything! I can't imagine scrapping without it!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How To Scrap Colorful Photos

I've got a very colorful layout up at the ScraPerfect Blog today. These two photos had a lot of bright colors in them and kind of intimidated me. I wasn't sure what colors to pull from the photos so I decided to try them all.

I started with a plain white piece of cardstock and picked out a stencil and several different ink pads. I just randomly sponged ink on the stencil moving it around the paper. I also did some random stamping using black ink around the page and added some navy blue splatters.

I added the photos and then dug through my stash for some embellishments. I finally settled on a few word stickers and some wood veneer that I inked. And of course I used some of the Best Glue Ever for the wood veneer. It really holds so well and you can use so little so it's very economical. Then using my Cricut I cut the title and used more of the Best Glue Ever  along with the No Clog Writing Cap . Using that cap makes it so easy to adhere skinny little letters to your layout. You can get the tiniest drop of glue on those letters so it won't seep out the side and if it does it dries clear so you don't have to worry about it. I also added some washi tape to the top and bottom corners of the page. 

I was worried the background might be too busy for the photos but I think I like how it came out.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Riding the Carousel

I've got a challenge up today over at Creative Inspiration. It's All Sorts Saturday today so my challenge is to add some doodling to your layout along with some journaling.

I added some doodling all around the edge of my page and then broke up the journaling into 3 little bits around the page. The background was done by painting on a layer of white gesso and then using water color paints on top of the gesso. Once that dried I added some dimension using a stencil and modeling paste. I also added some round and square little mirrors around the photos. It's hard to see them as they don't photograph well at all.

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I've got a layout up at Sketches in Thyme today. We had a great sketch to work with and here's what I came up with.

And here's the sketch

This came together quickly once I decided what photos to use. These are my granddaughters who were both cheerleaders but only the oldest made it to competition . Their colors were blue and gold so that made choosing the papers easy. I decided to go with several different shades and patterns of blue papers and the one single shade of gold paper. Then just added some layers behind the photos and added the cheerleader stickers. Easy Peasy!

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

How to Make Chinese Lanterns Sparkle With Glitter

I've got a card up on the ScraPerfect Blog today with a quick and easy way to add some sparkle to your embellishments. I know it's hard to see in the photo but the tops and bottoms of the lanterns have glitter added to them.

To start I fussy cut several lanterns from some patterned paper.

They were kind of dull looking so I grabbed some black glitter and some of the Best Glue Ever.  I spread some of the glue on the tops and bottoms of the lanterns and then sprinkled on some black glitter. 

That really seemed to dress them up and add a bit of dimension.

I also used the Best Glue Ever to attach the gold string to the backs of the lanterns and then to the back of the green paper. It held perfectly!

I hope you'll give this a try! It's so easy and quickly makes your embellishments look totally different! And if you use the No Clog Writing Cap you can add some sparkle to the tiniest embellishments.

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