Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I have been waiting for the new year to begin for a couple months now. I am hoping that it is a happier year for us.

I have a couple things to share with you. First of all, I want to announce that Moongirl is my winner from My Favorite Things Blog Hop. You can email me your mailing address at hmmdes@hotmail.com so I can send you a prize.

Second of all, I wanted to share some of my past favorite layouts. They will be more recent layouts since I had computer problems this year & lost some of my pictures. So here are a few of my favorites in no particular order.

I was able to get my photo taken with Claudine Hellmuth & Mario Rossi at Scrapfest. Always had fun there.

Blues Clues was one of our favorite cartoons when my son was little. He also enjoyed their toys.

This is one of my recent layouts that I made for my cousins wedding album. I do not really do New Years resolutions but this is a goal for me to finish her album as soon as I can. I have been working on it for too long.

Hope everyone has a safe & Great New Year!
Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are enjoying the holidays with family & friends & good times.

I wanted to share a Christmas gift that I made for my mom this year. This was a special gift just for her.

When my boyfriends mother passed away last month from Lung Cancer, my mom took it hard. When we were going through photos for the collage to put up at the funeral, I found a picture that inspired me to make this gift.

I had the photo enlarged & mounted. I decided to put it in a shadow box & decorate it. My boyfriend helped me out with some ideas. His mom collected Boyds Bears & had them all over the house. There were resin figurines, stuffed animals & lapel pins. I picked out 2 small resin Boyds Bears & put them in the shadow box.

The title, purple flowers & cheerleader bear were put in the shadow box for a special reason. There is a story behind them.
The purple flowers were from my boyfriends mom's funeral. I let them dry out & then sprayed them with hairspray to help hold them together. They were still pretty fragile though. I glued them down with Fabritac. That was the hardest part of putting the shadow box together. The title started out because the 2 women are my sons grandmas but also then remembered my son bowled in a team tournament & they called themselves The Grandmas. Of course, his 2 grandmas were there to cheer him on. Hence, the cheerleader bear & also when he wasnt doing so good with bowling, they would threaten to bring pom poms to cheer him on.

I glued Prima resin corners & butterflies in the shadow box. I added stickles to the butterflies to lighten it up a bit. The picture of the shadow box didnt turn out real well since we have had winter gloomy days.

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & share this special Christmas gift.

Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December Blog Hop

Happy December everyone! I cant believe it is already here. Another thing that is already here is  "My Favorite Things" Blog Hop at Child's Play Challenges.

If you didnt start at Child's Play Challenges, you will want to go there first to start the blog hop. If you came here after visiting Adele, you are at the right place.

So, here's the drill...
1. Visit each blog along the hop and leave a comment so we know you were there
2. Come back to Child's Play Challenges when you are done and tell us that you completed the hop
3. Create a LO based on a favorite play thing (include a photo of it if you can or tell us what it is) and link up to our special "blog hop" linky
4. Very important!...become a follower of Child's Play Challenges
5. If you are on Facebook, like our page  https://www.facebook.com/childsplaychallenge

You have until December 24th to complete the hop and enter your LO for a chance to win!  We will announce a winner before the new year.

I will also be giving away a prize to a fellow U.S. scrapper. All you have to do is become a follower or let me know that you are already a follower of my blog & leave a comment. 

My layout is for My Son's Favorite Thing. His Big Wheel. He loved Big Wheels so much that he had 3 of them by the time he outgrew them. His Grandma would buy them at Rummage Sales & he could care less that they werent brand new.

I decided for the blog hop that I would do a mixed media page. I do like to dabble with stencils, gesso, gelatos & inks.

I brushed gesso with a foam brush onto the background paper. Black Soot Distress Ink & a chevron mask was also used on the background paper. I colored the Prima heart gears with a Red Gelato & Black Soot Distress Ink. Cranberry,Black Diamond & Yellow Stickles were used on the DIY Thickers. I also used a Heidi Swapp stencil for the green dots which were made from Tim Holtz crackle paint. I colored the Heidi Swapp heart embellishments with Barn Door Distress Stain. The yellow corners were made with part of a stencil & yellow pastel studio acrylic paint by Claudine Hellmuth.

Thanks for hopping with us at Child's Play Challenges. Doreen is your next stop. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Curious George

This week's challenge at Child's Play Challenges is based off the book Curious George.

 I knew right away what photos I was going to use. I think these are the only photos that I have with a monkey. You cant see the monkey too well in the photos except for his tail. It is a monkey pillow that my son is laying on. It was almost as tall as him at that time. He would never lay down for a nap, he would just crash where ever he was when he couldnt hold his eyes open anymore.


The background paper that I used is Core'dinations Maplenut paper. It is paper that is brown on one side & yellow on the other side. I used my Prima Distress Tool that was designed by Ingvild Bolme to bring the yellow out on the edges of the brown side. I love Core'dinations two toned paper. They have so many different colors to pick from. The big yellow stars were made with gelatos & a stencil. 

I used my Mini 8 Punch for the mats of my photos. The scroll design made me think of the monkey's tail. The title, sheep & Baby Boy border came from Kelly Jean, one of my scrappin peeps.

Core'dinations Maplenut Paper
Bazill Blue Cardstock
Junkitz School Days Additionz yellow paper

Creative Memories Star Stickers
Heidi Swapp Star Stencil

Faber-Castell Lemon Gelato

Prima Distress Tool

We R Memory Keepers Mini 8 Punch

Hope you can play along with us at Child's Play Challenges this month!

Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Crafty Challenge

Happy Wednesday Everyone! This week's challenge at Child's Play Challenges is a crafting challenge. I am sure most of us have seen some kind of bead of some sort. Here is the challenge.
Here is my layout that I made from the inspiration of the letter beads & colored string. I bought the letter charms at a rummage sale but didnt know what to use them for. I knew I would find a purpose for them someday. I inked my resist paper for a background for the photos. I used a stencil for the circles in the corners. I knew the metal crown would be perfect for Mario since he is the King of helpers in the Scrapbook industry. At least, I think so. I was attending Claudine Hellmuth's mixed media class at Scrapfest & she was lucky enough to have Mario help her out for her classes.

It was a dark, gloomy day when I took a picture of my layout so here are some close ups.
I have more journaling on the butterfly card that is peeking out from the resist paper & the gem is holding it in place.


My Mind's Eye-Stella & Rose Memories Woven Paper, Miss Caroline twine
Prima- IOD Everyday Vintage flair buttons, Fairy Rhymes Journaling Notecard Set
American Crafts- Dear Lizzy adhesive flair badge
Tim Holtz- Gem Clip, Idea-ology metal crown
Making Memories- charm letter wraps
Pink Paislee- Artisan Papers
Heidi Swapp- Spray Stencil
Ranger- Walnut Stain & Black Soot Distress Ink, Studio Painterly Pink acrylic paint
Faber-Castell- Red Cherry & Guava Gelatos
Liquitex- Modeling Paste

When I first started with the Gelatos, I rubbed them on my craft mat & then misted them a little. I used a small paintbrush to color the resist paper. I wanted a brighter color so I started rubbing the gelatos on the paper & then took my wet paintbrush to spread the color. I just used a foam brush for the stenciling with the modeling paste.

I hope you can join us again at Child's Play Challenges. I like to see what everyone comes up with for each challenge.

Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Yahtzee Challenge

This week's challenge for Child's Play Challenges is to be inspired by the game Yahtzee. This is the picture that can inspire you to create whatever kind of layout your heart desires.

I decided I better start some more of my cousin's wedding layouts. I was inspired by the dots on the dice & the photos. They reminded me of 4 of a kind in the game.

I used my Lucky 8 Punch for my scalloped background & added the black pearls to some of the white dots. I wrapped some  fancy floss around the end pearls & added the banner title.
I had this white dotted paper & thought I can just take a black marker & fill them in to look like the dots on the dice. Then I decided I would double mat the photos with it.
I added some Prima flowers to the ends of my scallop border.
I came across this saying & thought it went well with the photos since she had her hand on her little boy's chest.


SEI Wedding Kit paper & photo mats
Black Cardstock
Momenta Banner Stickers
Me & My Big Ideas Family Quotes Stickers
We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Flamingo Fancy Floss & Lucky 8 Punch
Prima Say It In Pearls & Flowers
Martha Stewart Border  Punch
Rangers Black Soot Distress Ink & Distress Marker

I hope you can find the time to create something for the last week in September.
Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blues Clues

When I saw this weeks challenge for Child's Play, I knew I had to participate. This weeks challenge is based on the TV show Blues Clues.

When my son was about 2 years old, Blues Clues was one of his favorite cartoons. I have to admit it is one of my favorites too.  As you can see in the photos, he had multiple things from Blues Clues such as the inflatable Thinking Chair, a Blues Clues pillow & talking mailbox. He also had a stuffed Blue & his 2nd birthday cake was Blues Clues themed. I will have to do a layout on that another time.

I have had these Blues Clues stickers for quite awhile now. I am thinking I bought them at Archivers because they have quite a bit of cartoon themed stickers. When I was at my retreat in Wisconsin, I thought about putting the Mailtime song on the layout. We looked up the song on YouTube since I couldn't remember exactly how the song went. I dont know what happened in the middle photo with the white stripe but a friend of mine suggested that I write something on it because I didnt know what to do about it.  I didnt have everything with me for the layout so I waited until I came home to make it.

I do like my layouts to have some 3D embellishments so I have put some foam square dots behind most of the stickers. To me, the stickers look too plain just slapped on the page. I cut the letters for the Mailtime words on  my cricut & then inked them. I also inked the wood veneer quote with first white chalk ink & then tried distress stain. They soak into the wood so it didnt turn out too white but it is different from just right out of the package.

I used my scallop punch for the background of my sticker. For the Thinking Chair sticker, I cut around the sticker with my trimmer & used my corner rounder on the corners. I fussy cut the mailbox sticker, added foam dots & added it to the house sticker.


Bazzill Blue Cardstock
Creative Imaginations Paper
Sandylion Blues Clues Stickers
Queen & Co.  Washi Tape
Studio Calico Wood Veneer
Ranger's Barn Door, Milled Lavendar & Black Soot Distress Ink
Ranger's Broken China & Picket Fence Distress Stain
Prima White Fluid Chalk Ink
Cricut's Designers Calendar cartridge

I hope you can come play at Childs Play Challenges this week! We would love to see what you come up with! Link up your layout & you have a chance to win a prize at the end of the month or be one of our faves.

Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gears Challenge

Hi everyone! Can you believe its September already? Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend. Kids are back in school & I am afraid the warm weather will soon be a thing of the past. I wish the summer temperatures were year round.

This week's challenge at Child's Play Challenges is Toy Gears.

It reminded me of when my son was racing go karts. He is in the black & red -5 go kart.

I wasnt sure how I was going to use this background paper by Creative Imaginations but I bought it knowing I was going to use it for my son's racing layout. I made the gears with Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Bigz Dies on the Vagabond. I used black & red for the color of my son's go kart. Then I added the yellow & green buttons to go with the colors of the challenge & some colors in the photos.

I used my Sizzix embossing folder since it reminded me of  the dirt in the  photos. I got the idea from Megan when we were at  our retreat.  I used some Walnut Stain Distress Ink on it to give it some darker color. I also used Prima's Shabby Tote Fluid Chalk Ink on the vellum Superspeedway.

I hope you can find the time to join us at Child's Play Challenges. We have a monthly prize to give away if you participate. We would love to see what you come up with.

Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Anything Goes

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your week so far. Here in Minnesota, I am enjoying the August weather. Just glad that I dont have to work without air conditioning.

Today's layout was created for 2 challenges. At Scrappin Peeps forum board, we had an  Ugly Paper challenge. We picked out 1 piece of 12x12 ugly paper & cut it up into  4x6 pieces. We then sent it to the host & she mixed them up & sent them back. The other challenge is for About a Boy. Their challenge is Anything Goes. As long as you have a male gender in your photo.

The photo in my layout is of my kids sitting on grandma's deck. They both seem to have cheesy smiles in this photo even though my son is usually the one giving them whenever I take his picture.

I used KI Memories Citrus calendar paper for the background. I originally was going to use this for a Halloween layout but it worked well for this too. I punched out my squares with what I thought was a 2" square punch but when I measured them, they were barely 1.5 inches. I used all 6 pieces of ugly paper for the square border around the photo. I adhered them to a piece of white cardstock after lining everything up like I wanted it.

The green embossed & inked leaves are from the Prima Sweet Retreat that I went to in June. The burnt orange leaves I had in my stash. I am guessing some I received from a peep. The letters are 2 different type of white Thickers. I added Kiwi Perfect Pearls powder to the word Cheesy & Forever Green Perfect Pearls powder to the word Smiles.

Have a Great rest of the week!
Happy Scrappin!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Midwest Meet Up

Hello everyone! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. I had an extra long weekend. I took off work Thursday night & Sunday night.

A friend & I traveled to Portage WI on Friday. We were to meet up with some of my online friends at a Retreat house. We arrived Friday early afternoon & stayed until Sunday morning.

I have been talking with these ladies online for almost 2 years now. When we first started talking about doing this, we had more people that wanted to come. People's lives get busy, its summer & things come up so we ended up with only 5 of us. We had fun though.

Here are some pictures of what the crafty basement looked like with all our supplies laid out.

This is our lovely group that were able to finally meet in real life. The photo was taken by the owner of the house. He was a very nice guy. I was glad to have met him.

My friend & I decided to go into town on Saturday & do a little sight seeing. As we were told that the retreat was out in Amish country. We did see some buggy & horses. We also went to an Amish Bakery. I loved their Red Raspberry turnover pie. I also bought some banana nut bread which is pretty good too.

We took some pictures of a park in town. The rock wall with the gate was a nice attraction for the park. Love the big willow trees behind it. It had a couple  bridges over the small ponds. A boy & his grandma were there fishing. There were also some arbors set up in one area for a wedding. They had all the chairs set up but no one was there yet.

I cant wait to meet up with these ladies again next year. Maybe we will be able to meet some more of our online friends.
Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DT Layout for Child's Play

Todays layout is my 1st DT layout for Child's Play Challenges. I received a message last week asking me to be on their Design Team & I happily accepted.  This is my first time on a Design Team & am so excited to participate!

At Child's Play their challenges are based off toys, movies, games. This week's challenge is based off a story book. You can make your layout based on any shape, color etc. of these images from the book.

I thought of fish right away when thinking of what a bear would see. Bears like to hunt for fish. I found a couple of photos of my son's fishing trips at Lake Michigan. His first trip we took as a family vacation & he just  fished off the cement wall with his dad & grandpa. My son was the only one to catch anything & it was  just a little bitty fish that they called a Goby.

On his 2nd fishing trip, a bunch of grandpas relatives went out on a charter boat for salmon fishing. I think just about everyone caught something but my son's fish was not the biggest. He was one of the lucky ones not to get motion sickness anyway.
Here is the layout.

I received the background paper from a scrappin friend, Robyn. The vellum lake sentiment is from a kit I won at a LSS.
 I fussy cut the geese stickers & made them 3D with a foam square. I inked the edges of the fish frame with Prima Shabby Tote chalk ink & put foam squares under it also.
The scallop chipboard border was painted with gesso, Rangers Salty Ocean Distress Ink & Clear Rock C;andy Distress Crackle Paint. I added real fishing line to make the photos look like they are hanging & I added Diamond Stickles so you can see the string better.  I then sprayed a Studio Calico Huey's Mask on the bottom borders of the background paper with Tattered Angels Electric Blue Glimmer Mist & added the fish.

Here is a closeup

I hope you can stop by Child's Play & make something with this weeks challenge.
Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Preschool Pictures

I guess I am making up for not blogging for 3 weeks. I also have made 2 layouts in the last few days.

Today I am going to share a layout that I made for About a Boy challenge.The challenge is to make a layout with a school age photo.

I chose my sons preschool pictures for this challenge. He went to preschool for 2 years. The photo on the left is when he was 3 years old & the photo on the right is when he was 4 years old.

The background paper is from a paper pad called School Days from Paper Studio. The PreSchool sticker was added to black cardstock & is from Scrappin Sports & More. I cut the A B C paper from Scenic Route Paper Co. by the squares they were sectioned in. I punched out 2- 2" scalloped circles & inked them with Rangers Squeezed Lemonade & Black Soot Distress Ink. On the left scallop, I punched out a 1" circle & inked a Huey's Mask with Rangers Barn Door Distress Ink. I then poked the apple brad from Paper Studio through the middle. The cool kid & star embellishment is from Little Yellow Bicycle. I made a banner from the blue striped Washi Tape that is from Queen & Co. & placed at the bottom of the star. I then added Diamond Stickles to the Washi Tape.

Stop back tomorrow to check out my DT layout for another challenge site.

Happy Scrappin!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Exciting DT News

Hello Everyone! I cannot believe that I have not blogged for over 3 weeks now.

Needless to say, I did not get any more Camp challenges done. I had a few picked out & I did the recipe challenge but I think my mojo went on summer vacation after that. I have something that should get my mojo going again.

I was asked to be on a Design Team. I was so surprised & excited when I received the message. I have applied for different design teams off & on. I have been a Guest Designer once but that is it. I cant wait to get started.

Actually, I did get started but I cannot share my layout until Wednesday. That is when I debut for the Design Team. I thought I would share my good news since I have not posted for awhile & let you know ahead of time what is going on.

I can share some old family photos with you though. My grandma had me scan these photos that she had of my grandpa & his family. I then emailed them to grandpas nephew that lives out of state. We were fortunate to have him & his wife visit this summer. This was my first time meeting him. We also went to the family reunion on Saturday. I was able to get some other cousins email to see if we can get more info on the family.

This would be a photo of my Great Great Grandparents. He was a dentist in our town & I found out Saturday some of his tools are in our Historical Museum.

    This photo is of my grandpa, who is the smallest, with his siblings & their grandpa. My grandpa is the only one alive today.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Remember to stop back on Wednesday to see my latest layout & find out who I will be designing for.
Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Camp Challenge & LGS

Happy Summer  everyone! It seems like much of the country has been having a heat wave. After having snow in May, then lots of rain, I am ready for some heat. Although I do not sit out in this heat, I do not complain about it. I love summer nights when it only gets down to 70 degrees. I wish we would go camping again.

Speaking of camping. This week is Summer Camp at Scrappin Peeps ProBoards & Club CK. They have challenges all week long. Last year I joined Club CK & ended up winning a prize for one of the challenges. As slow as I am, I will not finish all the challenges so I will do what I can with my peeps  on the ProBoards.

This is the first one that I finished. It is challenge #8- Cooking Camp by Vicki. It is a recipe challenge. The ingredients we were to have on our layout were: 3photos,  photo mats, 3 colors, 3D embellishments, brads or eyelets, ribbon or string & journaling. Then I used the sketch from Ashley Horton at Lets Get Sketchy this week. I ended up turning the sketch so my photos would fit.

Prima                           My Mind's Eye       SEI Wedding Kit        
White Flowers                 Brads                 Paper       
                                                         Journaling Tag
 Oriental Trading            Pink Cardstock        
 Pink Ribbon
  Sheer Creations             Recollections
 Black Ribbon                Black Adhesive Rhinestones
                                Glitter Stickers

I inked the journal tag & the top flower with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. The second flower was inked with Black Soot Distress ink. The flowers had a wooden button in the middle but I tore them off so I could put my brad there. I very seldom take apart my Prima flowers. I used my paper piercer to make a hole in the center of the flower.
The brads were a light pink so I inked them with Adirondack Raspberry Alcohol Ink using a piece of felt so it matched the ribbon better.

I didnt even notice until now that there is a glare on 1 of my photos. I hate when something like that happens.

Hope everyone has a Great Weekend!
Happy Scrappin!


Monday, July 15, 2013

New Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone! I was just checking out new DT calls today & found a new scrapbooking challenge blog thats going to start in August. It is called 1-2-3 Get Scrappy! They are looking for a Design Team & you have to apply by July 31st. If you go to their site you will find that they are going to use the Tic Tac Toe board for their challenges. I have seen this before but never tried it. I think it would be fun to do!  Stop over  to their site & check it out!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

My 1st Mixed Media Canvas

I was on a scrappin chat forum & a few ladies decided to do a video chat. They wanted to do a canvas project & anybody was invited. I decided this would be fun to try. I had the canvas, gesso, stencils & spray mist to start off with. I was able to get to Hobby Lobby & Michaels before this started so I picked up some modeling paste & gelatos.

I couldnt wait for the day to come so I could create & chat with these ladies that I just met about a month ago. Of course, I had to have problems with my computer. I have always had problems with my flash player & it affects my videos. It wouldnt even install the plug in for the video so I had to use my sons laptop.

I was informed that they had started off  with layering papers & glueing them down with modge podge. I havent used my modge podge for awhile so I couldnt get my lid off. I just used my gel medium instead. After that it was smooth sailing. I tore papers, glued them down. After all the papers were glued down, I started more layering with stamping, misting & stenciling.
 I used 2 different Prima stamps on this photo. The top left part is a small flower stamp that I used black archival ink on. The red splotches by the butterfly was stamped using a red gelato & water. The white circles were made with modeling paste & bubble wrap. I added bling to the bottom of the Prima butterflies.
 I stamped the banner with black archival ink again but shaded in some of the pennants with a light pink gelato. I applied the gelato right to the image & got my finger slightly wet to spread the color around. The heart was made with a stencil, gelatos, Prima chalk edger & stickles. I applied the pink gelato to my craft mat & sprayed it with water. I then took the paint brush & painted in the heart. I applied the white chalk edger to the inside of the outline of the heart & rubbed it a little with my finger. I then applied the stickles to the inside of  the chalk & took a baby wipe & smudged the stickles a little. I took modeling paste & applied to the wing stencil with my plastic spatula. I sped up the drying process with my heat gun.
 On the bottom heart, I stamped a different heart using the gelatos right on the stamp. I need to practice on this a little more because it didnt turn out like I thought it would. I was able to get the outline of the heart so I ended up using pink crackle paint for the inside of the heart. After that dried I used Glitz Grape stickles for the inside outline of the heart. I smudged it with the baby wipe just like the other heart. I used more modeling paste for the wings, more circles & on a stamp. That worked ok but is hard to get off the stamp. My last part was clustering the flowers. I had a hard time with this. I can cluster but I just couldnt find the right combo of flowers. I took the pink gelato & applied it to my craft mat again. I watered it down & then used my fingers to apply it to the middle flower.
This is my first try so I dont think it turned out too bad. I know there is room for improvement but I do like the colors, textures & embellishments. I think this will go up on the wall. Hope you enjoyed!

Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, July 4, 2013





Monday, June 24, 2013

My Last Week At LGS

This week is my last week as Guest Designer at Lets Get Sketchy. I want to thank them for the wonderful opportunity to be part of the team for the month.

Here is the last sketch & layout for the month of June.
Some close ups


White & Beige

Pink Paislee
Chipboard Alphas

American Crafts
Thickers Rock a Bye Foam Letters

Junkyard Findings

Jenni Bowlin
Mini School Days Bingo Card

My Mind's Eye
Blue & White Twine

Ranger Distress Ink
Walnut Stain

Once again, I do not have the name of the background paper. The name just was not on the paper. I had one piece of blue & one piece of red. The name was not on either one. I am glad I remembered that I had these papers because it works so well for the photos. I had to mix up my letters since I did not have enough. I inked the thickers & edges of the tag with Walnut Stain  but it turned out darker than I thought it would. Almost like a charcoal color.

When I was going to put the hardware on, I had it at the top of the page. That just didnt look right to me. I decided to put it on the lighter colored paper since I wasnt going to use the dark paper behind the bottom photo. I didnt want to cover up my stencil. I used the Walnut Stain on the stencil to make it look like wood.

I was talking to some online peeps & they said twine always goes with the cowboy theme so I decided to tie some on the tag & twirl it around the hardware so it didnt look so bare & all by itself. I received the red twine from a swap.

I really like how this page turned out & partly because the top photo is one of my many favorites of Skyler. I think it just came together nicely. I hope you enjoyed it too.

Happy Scrappin!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Week 3 at LGS

Hey everyone! Hope all the fathers out there had a Great Fathers Day & everyone enjoyed the weekend! I sure enjoyed Sunday. It was sunny & in the lower 80s. Yay! for summer weather. Have been waiting soo long for it.

Onto our sketch & layout for this week. Here is the sketch this week at Lets Get Sketchy.
Here is the layout


Pink Paislee
Artisan Chipboard Resist Stars
Chevron Resist Paper

Wedding Kit paper & journaling oval                

Alpha Stickers
Chalk edgers

Black & Jewel flourishes                                  

Crafters Square
Lace Trim                                           

Tattered Angels
Black Cherry

Ranger Distress Ink
Black Soot
Picked Raspberry
Pine Needles

Picket Fence

I inked the top chevron paper with Black Soot &  Picked Raspberry. I also used the Picked Raspberry on the star & the Black Soot on the banner.  I misted the lace with TA & the overspray speckled the white flower which I thought turned out neat. I applied stickles to the smaller flower's edges & the big star. The black flower also was inked with white chalk edger. I made the leaves at the Prima Retreat by embossing the paper & then using the leaf die by Sizzix. I then inked the edges of the leaves.

Hope everyone has a Great week!
Happy Scrappin!


Hope you enjoy all my scrappy projects that comes from My Crafty Heart