Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Favorite Memory

Hey y'all! I know I have been missing for a very long time. I haven't been doing much in the way of crafting lately. Life has been busy with growing kids-one of which will be a teenager in a couple weeks!! Wish us all luck!

I am trying my hardest though to get caught up on older photos that need to be scrapped and getting my kids’ albums organized! It’s a big undertaking but I love making scrapbook pages & revisiting old memories. This one is one of my favorites!

puddles & rainboots

My son loved his red rain boots when he was three and in them he discovered the love of jumping in puddles! I will never forget how happy he was when we returned home from an errand & he was able to splash in the puddles!


This flair button is the perfect compliment to my page!! It is the “Favorite Memory” button from the  I added it on top of a chipboard circle which was placed on top of a cork circle for added dimension. I love adding thread on my page to lend some texture.



  A few more fun embellishments and another page & memory are scrapped & ready to go in the album!
Thanks for visiting! Make it a crafty day!!
TCP products used:
“A Favorite Memory” flair button
blue baker’s twine

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cas-Ual Chic November Challege

Hey y'all! Happy November (already)!

This month at CAS-ual Chic the challenge is to use metallic on your project.

CC05: Use metallics in your creation. For example, foils, metallic threads, gold or silver embossing powder, etc. Get creative!This challenge runs Nov 6th-27th
The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate prize from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!! We can't wait to see what you create!

Here is my card, featuring the Sassy Smiles stamp set:

I used some scrap paper on top of the white cardstock. I then placed a small strip of khaki cardstock horizontally over the butterfly patterned paper. I stamped the "Smile" sentiment using two ink colors.
The glitter butterfly & clock are older items from my stash.
If you get the chance to play along be sure to link up your creation here for your chance to win!
Thanks for visiting. Stay crafty, friends!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shares-Use It Up Tuesday

Hey y'all! Hope this day has been a good one. We have been crazy busy around here with a trip down to South Carolina, baseball practice & tournaments, cheering, gymnastic, homework, & on!

I feel bad that I am so far behind in sharing my projects!!
I'm starting with the first sketch for October from My Scraps & More, #115. Here is the fun sketch:

And here is my layout:
I started with some ink splatters in black & gold & then added my papers under the photos. My papers are from October Afternoon's Saturday Morning collection.  I used a mix of embellishments from Simple Stories & Crate Paper. My flair button is from The Crafty Pickle.
My next project is another layout using sketch #116, from MSAM guest designer Jessy Christopher:
Here is my layout:
I used papers from my stash & grabbed some embellishments from around my space. I love using items tat are floating around on my desk & getting them on a page!

And my last layout is also featuring flair from The Crafty Pickle.
I used a button from the gold foil collection that I absolutely adore and one from the “Life Documented” collection.

I started with a sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy this month and kept my page pretty simple.

I love this photo of my two kiddos along with their cousins on St. Patrick’s Day! I wanted it to stand out and the flair buttons placed at each end of the picture really  help to anchor it yet also make it pop!

I chose the “Oh Happy Day” button to compliment the beige and green on the page.
The “Today” flair button worked well with the St. Patrick’s Day theme!
Try adding some fun flair to your next scrapbook page! I guarantee you’ll love the results!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2015

CAS-UAL Chic Challenge

Hey y'all & happy Friday! We are all preparing for the effects of hurricane Joaquin. I pray we are not hit too hard & that we don't lose power! Hope you all are safe where you are too.

It's the beginning of October (so hard to believe) & that means a new challenge at CAS-UAL Chic!

It's a tic-tac-to challenge!! What fun! Here is the card I created:

I went with "stitching", "coloring" & "distressing".
There is stitching on the die cut circles at  the bottom of the card; I distressed the edges of my papers & colored some of the circles on the white paper.
I used the star Fri Dies & the twinkle stamp set to stamp my sentiment.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you find some time this month to play along!!
Stay crafty!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sweet Birthday Card

Hey y'all!
I am going to keep this post short as I am not feeling well today. My whole weekend was spent laying around the house trying to beat a very nasty cold! YUCK!

I have a card to share that is up on The Crafty Pickle blog today.
My sweet friend from high school (yep, we've been friends a LONG time!) had a birthday a week ago and I made her this card:

hbd 2u card

It's a pretty simple card, using scrap papers from  my stash, some rumpled ribbon, foam alphas and this very cute elephant flair button! She adores elephants and when I first saw this button from TCP, she came to mind!


Isn't the flair button the cutest?! I just love it and hope she enjoys this sweet card as well.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope it's a crafty one for you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Latest Layouts

Hey y'all! Hope this Wednesday is a great one! My kids didn't have school today (the UCI bike race is being held in our town this week, so schools in our county are closed today due to traffic).  We met some friends for lunch & then went to the mall (the kids got frappuccinos from Starbuck's). The weather too was great here-a perfect fall day!

I haven't had the opportunity to share my layout using the latest sketch challenge at My Scraps And More yet. The guest designer this moth is Melissa Mann. Here is the awesome sketch she created:

And here is what I came up with:
I loved all  the squares & the grid design on the sketch. I went with that for my page.
I used a mix of papers from my stash. The die cuts are from October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup & My Mind's Eye.  

You can win this fabulous prize for entering the challenge this month-perfect for Fall & Halloween!

Enter here for your chance to win!

I also played along with Scrapbook Circle's sketch this month:



I used Studio Calico papers here along with chipboard pieces from My Mind's Eye. The butterflies were cut from a piece of laser cut paper. The "hello" tag is from Maggie Holmes.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay crafty!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

1st Day-PL Style Layout

Hi Crafty friends! Sorry things have been a bit quiet around here lately. We have been busy with back to school; a trip to the beach to visit my sister who moved to SC two weeks ago; and the normal busyness of life in the summertime!!

  I'm popping in today to share a layout that I created in the PL style. My kids just went back to school last week, so in honor of the big day, I made a 1st day of school page! (Granted, the photos are from two years ago-but they're now scrapped!)

1st day

I used several flair buttons from The Crafty Pickle as well as some small stamps from Close To My Heart that work great for Project Life projects!! 

I used a big mix of PL & journal cards from WRMK; Crate Paper; My Mind's Eye & Glitz.



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Now is a great time to buy some stamps from CTMH. I am hosting an online party through my friend Taniesa who is a consultant! Click here to view all of the wonderful stamps!!
Thanks for visiting today!!
Supplies used:
LOL stamp set
Love This flair button
I Love Books flair buttons
Documented flair button