Saturday, April 19, 2014

April #30 Drill S.W.A.T

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Welcome to another drill/challenge over at Oh and it's a fun one let me just tell you. While it suppose to be spring time it sure doesn't feel that way here in MI. We had 3" + of snow the other day setting the all time snowest season. So lets reel back in spring with a fun challenge. For this weeks challenge it is to create a layout using F.L.O.W.E.R 
You will need to have a items starting with each letter of the word. Each item you list, needs to represent a different part of your layout.
(For example, you can't use white ribbon then use White for W & Ribbon for R.)

So without further ado here is my layout and my F L O W E R!!!


I used one of my new FAVORITE and I mean FAVORITE paper lines by Teresa Collins Daily Stories.

F - Fuchsia color paper (heart paper), Favorite paper
L - Lined paper /journal card
O - Overlay on photo
W - Wooden Vennar
E - Epoxy dots
R - Red Chalk

I hope you enjoy this challenge and play along with us.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Drill #29 S.W.A.T

 So for this week's challenge over at is to  play BINGO. I will say this challenge was so much fun.

First I determined which way I wanted to play. So then once I figured out what row I just started playing around and finally came up with this fun layout.

This is one of my favorite photos of my husband and I. It was taken a few months ago - in October before it was really cold here in MI. I will say I am in LOVE and I mean LOVE with this paper from Teresa Collins. It is called Daily Stories. (I will admit I used almost every single sheet in this collection on other projects).

I love the soft pink/coral and the gray.

I played B.I.N.G.O by completed the first vertical line -
Buttons -
Brads -
Bow (I cheated I know I put a bow in my buttons)

It was so much fun and I hope you join us over at S.W.A.T and play along.

Thanks for stoppin


Monday, March 31, 2014

Paper Secrets Sketch Challenge - LUCKY

I love a good challenge sketch layout and this site: is no different. They have fantastic challenges and so much fun. This challenge was to use this Sketch:

There is a twist though - you have to use the word LUCKY in your challenge.

I will sometimes just use a sketch as a base and build from it sometimes I like to follow the sketch. Well as you can see this time I followed the sketch and made a few small changes.

Here are my items for LUCKY:
L - Lined patterned paper - by Imaginsice
U - Uni ball gel pen
C - Chalk
K- Kid (yes she's my kiddo).
Y- Yellow Cardstock

I used the fun collection from Imaginisce Welcome Spring.  I just loved this paper and these sweet little bunnies are adorable. I actually fussy cutted a set of bunnies and put some foam dots behind them for more dimension.

Hope you enjoy  ~

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Drill #28 S.W.A.T

 So this weeks sketch over at was no twist just this sketch.

For those that know me know I love sketches and using them as a base line. I sometimes will take an element, the design and other times I'll just "scraplift" it. This time I used some of the elements, and the design. I started out with the base part of the sketch - I looked at my papers and then I picked a photo. This photo happens to be of my little girl who was just a few months old here and was having her 1st Easter photo done. I just love the colors of the paper and the photo. On the flip side there was some slight damage on the photo so I had to "cover" it up.

I used the Echo Park Mini kit - Hippity Hoppy. I just loved these adorable little bunnies when I saw this paper. I knew I had to have it. The sentiments are actually a mix of Echo Park lines. (That's another great thing about Echo Park - most of the papers/stickers coordinate with each other).
I used some Bazzill - pearl paper for the back ground, then I layered some of the Echo Park and then some more Bazzill paper.
I love banners and use them allot on my projects. I actually took one of the journal blocks - that came w/ the paper and cut apart the EASTER banner. It already had little dots for that looked like stitching so I didn't add any twine but I did add some of my favorite pieces of bling from Queen & Co.
Hope you enjoy my layout and hope to see you over at S.W.AT. for this months challenges.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

S.W.A.T Drill #27 - Mixed Media

This week's project over at was to create layout our mixed media project. OK I will admit I struggle with mixed media. While I love the way it looks I've not ever really done lots of mixed media canvas projects.

So I really put forth the effort to create a fun little mixed media canvas. I started knowing I wanted to incorporate this cute little lady - "Betty". Yes she's from the Julie Nutting doll stamps - and she's brand NEW.  For the paper I used Echo Park - Sweet Girl collection. I had some extra just laying around and thought it would be perfect for what I wanted to do.

I first painted the 8 1/2 x 11 canvas pink/ and white pearl. Then I applied a thin layer of mod podge and added the torn paper on top.

For the Doll I used the Prima Tags (they fit these dolls perfectly). I also found that once I stamped the doll - I then keep her where she is and trace around the stamp. That way I can then cut her out.
I paper pieced her using the Sweet Girl collection.

The fun little hearts are wood veneers - from Cosmo Cricket charms. I also used some Studio Calico wood hearts. I colored them with Ink- a Gold from Viva Decor. I love love love this product. It's a bee's wax based but it's just so fun to smear it on.

The saying is from the DCWV templates - I was totally in awwww when I found these the other day. I love the saying, " Be You" and thought it would be perfect. I used some gold Ferro from Viva Decor and smeared the paste on using a palette knife.

I was having so much fun decorating this piece I couldn't stop. I added a few little arrows also using the Ferro. I then created a few small flowers and added them to the stash of flowers I had on hand. I added a few enamel dots, a couple of pins and of course some bling.

I hope you enjoy and hope you play along with us over at

Happy Scrappin' 


Saturday, February 15, 2014

S.W.A.T - DRILL #26 LOVE...

I recently was asked to join a different design team -since I have been following along and played along a few times I felt honored to be asked to join. I am now a member of design team (AKA S.W.A.T). I'm telling you these ladies are extremely talented and I'm truly thankful for this door opening to be apart of a great design team.
I recently made this cute little fun tag using the Prima Doll stamps and also the Prima tags. They were made to be used with the fun little dolls. I just love them. On this project I used a newer product called Ferro - which is similar to Gesso but it's metallic. I loved how easy it was to use this product and also the pretty shimmer it has. I used the TH heart stencil for the back ground and then also used some fun paper from Fancy Pants.
For my scrapbook layout I used Fancy Pants Be LOVED paper line I  cut a "postage" stamp using my cricut machine. Then I added the fun little hearts and some wood hearts and pin. The adorable little tickets, and doodled hearts are out of the Ephemera Pack by Fancy Pants. I am in love with the fun little pins. I have a huge collection in my stash that I am just now using. I love them.
I again applied some Ferro hearts to the corner and used a couple little stickers to add the date and saying.
I hope you enjoy and a big shout out to the S.W.A.T team for accepting me to be apart of this amazing group.
Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The last challenge of 2013..


So we all know how much I love a scrapbook challenge with a sketch. So over at they are having a challenge using the sketch above. I love sketches and using them as a starting point for layouts.
This layout is using paper from Carta Bella - Homemade with love collection.   I will admit when I first saw this paper I knew instantly I had to have it and wanted to make  a fun layout with my daughter making her first gingerbread 'house' aka train.
This has now become a fun family tradition. She loves making gingerbread houses and stuff.
I used the basics for the sketch but added 3 photos however I used the paper stripes, and then the fun little epoxy stickers. I added a fun little heart paperclip from Webster's pages. I also used my cricut and cut the word Family Tradition from the Teresa Collins - cartridge - Sophisticated.
I will say I love using my home printer to print these "wallet" sized photos. As you can see from the changes I added a few more photos - but still kept a little angle.
The "journaling" is fun little words from My Minds eye.
Hope you enjoy and
Happy Scrappin' 

P.S. Here's to a great new 2014