Thursday, May 28, 2015

Patch Love

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday (it's almost the weekend)!! Today I am sharing my layout using the latest sketch from Stuck On U Sketches. The May 22 sketch was created by Leah.

Here is a look at my page:

I pretty much stuck to the sketch completely! I loved it and didn't feel the need to change things!
Most of my papers are older ones that I pulled from my stash, but the pink circle paper is from Bella Blvd. Sophisticates collection. 
This photo is from our annual trip to the pumpkin patch, in 2010!! My daughter loves searching for just the "right" pumpkin! The wood veneer hearts & alphas are from Studio Calico.

We hope you get a chance to play along with this awesome sketch! Link up here- we'd love to see your creations!
Take care!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Use It Up Tiesday

Hey  y'all! I am really tired tonight, so I am going to keep this post brief.
I just want to share a recent layout that I made for my UIUT segment.

The yellow chevron paper is from Bella Blvd & I have had it tucked neatly in my paper bin for years! I also used up a lot of my 6x6 papers from the My Mind's Eye Market Street
 collection, as well as embellies from the same collection.
The acetate words are from Heidi Swapp.

I hope this inspires you to use up your stash also!!
Have a good, & restful, night! : )

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MSAM #106

Hi friends & followers!
We are busy bees around here getting ready for the end of the school year, going  to baseball games & lessons, Leah is babysitting 2 days a week after school & getting ready to try out for cheerleading at her school.
I am late in sharing my latest layout using the fabulous sketch from My Scraps & More.  Sketch #106 was created by the amazing Ana Castro:

Here is my page:

The kraft filmstrip papers are from Fancy Pants. They worked perfectly with this sketch!! (I knew I was hoarding them for a reason!)

I used a mix of stickers & embellishments here, too. The phrase stickers, suitcase & heart stickers are all from Simple Stories I Am collection.
The "my favorites" sticker is from Basic Grey's Capture collection.
There is a wonderful prize up for grabs this month!
Be sure to link up here for your chance to win!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Then & Now

Hey y'all! I am here to share my latest layout using the current sketch from Stuck On U Sketches. It was created by Leah Schaeffer. Here is a look:
Isn't it so fun?! Here is what I created:
I started by using pink & blue watercolors on the white cardstock. I found this old picture of Leah on her toy horse from when she was 16 months old. Who knew then that she would grow up to ride live horses?!
I used a mix of journal cards, die cuts & stickers from Simple Stories I Am collection & some other stickers from Basic Grey's Capture collection.

I had so much fun creating this & loved doing the watercolor effects. I will definitely do it again!
I hope you get the chance to play along & link up with us!  
Thanks for stopping by!
Take care!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday! It's a beautiful one here & a great day for Little League baseball!
Ty had a game at 9 a.m. today & his team won!
This kid eats,
sleeps and breathes baseball! He is having a great season & made an awesome catch at third base today. We are so proud of him!!

And we are super proud of Leah also. She was inducted into her school's "A Club" last week for getting straight A's so far this school year! Proud mom moment that made me cry!!
(Leah with her good friend, Lauren.) 

I wan to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day since I probably won't make it onto the blog tomorrow. I hope you all enjoy the day doing what you love best!!
Here is a card I made for my mom. I used this sketch from Cardabilities:

And here is my card:
I started with white cardstock for the base added layers of patterned paper from October Afternoon & Simple Stories.
I used a circle sticker from my stash (Pink Paislee) & the flower sticker is from Echo Park, also from my stash. I added the rumple ribbon on the side to bring in a feminine touch, along with the stem of purple flowers. I hope my mom enjoys it!
Thanks for stopping by today. Make it a great one!

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Hey y'all! I want to share the latest layout I created, using My Scraps & More Sketches' sketch #105. This sketch was designed by the fabulous Audrey Yeager! Here, take a look:

And here is my layout:
I started with white cardstock & placed a large piece of paper at the bottom. I have mixed up manufacturers here again. Papers and stickers are from Simple Stories & October Afternoon. I love the way these two lines, I Am & Saturday Mornings coordinate!!  
This is a photo of Leah with a Jonas Brothers CD that she was sooo excited to receive, Christmas 2010!!
I layered a couple pieces of paper & some white tissue paper under my photo.
I was able to pull out my favorite punch, the deer head from EK Success. I layered it on top of some fringe-cut tissue paper & added a rhinestone to the antler. The house sticker is from Simple Stories.
Here's another deer & my alphas are from AC Thickers.
I hope you find the time to play along with Audrey's awesome sketch! Link up if you do! We love seeing all your creations!  And, you'll be entered into the drawing to win this lovely prize!!
May Prize! 
Stay crafty, my friends!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Car Lover-Pulling Out the Old!

Hi friends! It's my day to share my layout using the April 24th Stuck On U Sketches sketch created by Nanne. How awesome is this sketch?!
I love the versatility here &  the room for multiple photos!
Here is what I created:
I dug deep into my stash for this one! I knew I had some die cut patterned paper in my bin from ages ago (think 2009) that would be great for this page! The paper is from My Mind's Eye and I have been hoarding it for YEARS! The picture is also an older one, from 2010, of my son checking out a dragster at a local pumpkin patch. He was all about cars, & all vehicles for that matter, when he was little!
The corrugated alphas are from American Crafts, the "slow down" acetate shape is from Studio Calico & the 50c die cut is from MME.
All of the small label stickers are fro Jenni Bowlin (also year old) & the "good times" sticker is from Basic Grey.
We would love it if you played along with us! You can link up here here if you do. We love to see your creations!
Thanks for visiting & stay crafty, y'all!