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sketch 125 & 10/10/10

This week Creative Scrappers is celebrating their 125th sketch. I love their sketches and wanted to join in and play along. I’ve paired up the sketch with some beautiful new Domestic Bliss products from Lily Bee Design and some beautiful Zva pearls as well.

It’s such a gorgeous day outside, a special weekend and what a unique day having the date of 10/10/10. We’re celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving here tomorrow and the kitchen smells oh so good!

Supplies: Domestic Bliss papers, die cut and chipboard by Lily Bee Design, kraft tags, kraft mini tickets by Maya Road, flowers and pearl flourish PEB03CA115 & flowers by Zva Creative, Tiny Attacher, sewing machine, Thickers by American Crafts, Black Tiny Type by Cosmo Cricket

Thanks for stopping by!


Putting your favorite photos into a layout is a wonderful way to share them with others. I’m lucky that a couple of my kids like to ham it up for the camera. On the lake a couple weeks ago my little guy was pretending to not want a kiss from his older sister. We had a great laugh &  I thought the expressions were priceless.

This layout was designed using this week’s Creative Scrapper’s sketch, #120 which was super fun to create with. The paper and chipboard is Cosmo Cricket and I’ve embellished it with lots of goodies from Zva Creative. I placed the crystal frame over both photos to tie them together visually and highlight the faces.


Quick Tip: Substitute chipboard clouds and felt flowers for the circles in the sketch.

Supplies: Togetherness Paper Crafting Kit & Togetherness Ready Set Chipboard by Cosmo Cricket, chipboard letters by Pink Paislee, sewing machine, felt flowers FL01CB114, Rhinestones CR02CB101 and Crystal Frame CR01CB123 by Zva Creative

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Getting Creative

I’m excited to share today’s layout with you. I made it last week before all the computer issues. I’m still dealing with them btw. I thought the best way to deal with it was to hit the beach. Hubby had a couple days off and we made the most of them with our kids. It’s almost the end of summer so our priority right now is making the most of it and spending time with the kids before they go back to school.  My oldest son has also been helping me back everything up and tomorrow he’s off so the big wipe and reinstall will occur. I always hate having to do that. I’m always worried I’ll lose something important.

This summer my daughter has gotten into quilting. I’m so proud of her achievements. Today’s layout is a way to remember that.

This layout also uses a sketch as it’s base. This week’s Creative Scrapper’s sketch and I know that Sketch 118 is one you’ll want to try.


Quick Tip: layer your title letters for a fun look.

Supplies: cardstock by Coredinations, Thrift Shop patterned paper by October Afternoon, chipboard letters by Pink Paislee and American crafts, lace by Prima, sewin machine, crochet flower by Imaginesce, hinge clip and tape by Advantus, pin by Maya Road, leaves by Prima

Enjoy your day!

sweet sketch

It’s another sweet sketch from Creative Scrappers. I have to admit that this one pushed me out of my comfort zone but I love how unique it is. A very cool design with splatter marks and fun circle elements. You can find the sketch here at Creative Scrappers.

If you love the Creative Scrappers sketches, why not apply for the team? Creative Scrappers is having a new DT Call. You can find the details here and it’s a fabulous team to be on.

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This layout uses the Basic Grey Olivia line and I added some doodling to the layout. To tie the two main sections of the layout together, I cut off the bottom of the sticker frame of the title block and used it as a border along the photo panel.

Quick Tip: With doodling the first mark is always the hardest. You’re thinking what have I done?! But keep going and it will start to look fun and tie your design together. It doesn’t have to be perfect and it’s not supposed to be. To create all the circles on this layout, I traced different sizes of Spellbinders circle dies.


Supplies: Olivia patterned paper, Olivia Sticker Elements and black rub-ons by Basic Grey, sewing machine, Tiny Attacher, Spellbinders Circle dies, Tim Holtz Fragments, & Ornate Book Plates  by Advantus, Copic Mulitiliner 0.3 Black , felt Thickers by American Crafts, Kraft Ticket and Medallion Flower by Maya Road, twine, Doilies by Little Yellow Bicycle, Coffee Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line Blank Canvas Paint by Ranger

Happy creating!

summer fun

I love summer long weekends and we’re enjoying just hangin’ out.

I’ve been trying to scrapbook some of last summer’s memories and take pictures of this years as well. Today’s Creative Scrapper’s Sketch is a super fun one. While it’s not officially my week to create, I thought I’d play along for fun.

I’m glad I did.

This makes me happy.

Just Hangin’ Out


These sweet photos are from last summer, my little guy hanging from a handrail going into the lake.

Supplies: Sweet Summertime patterned paper and stickers by Echo Park Paper, circle punches by EK Success, sewing machine, chipboard letters by Pink Paislee and American Crafts, buttons by Cosmo Cricket, Crocheted flowers by American Crafts


I’ve been busy exploring some fun products I’ve been wanting to create a layout for, well, for a very long time. Sometimes a challenge is just the ticket to get you started and so I combined the technique I wanted to try with this week’s Creative Scrappers Sketch. Sketch 114 is revealed today at Creative Scrappers and it’s a fun sketch. I love the way the small photo has a large mat and most of the embellishments are all grouped together.If you like to design sketches, they are also having a Sketch Team Call that you may want to check out here.


This background was created on some really cool embossed chipboard sheets. The product is white with white embossing and you sponge ink on top of it to reveal the pattern. Using different inks and blending them gives you a myriad of color combos and options for an artsy look. There was another sheet in the package so I’m looking forward to trying this out again to get another look soon.

Quick Tip: Create a watermark look after inking by flicking drops of water over the surface and then removing the ink by blotting with a tissue.


Supplies: Invisibles Chipboard Sheets by Advantus, Distress Inks by Ranger, Mini Mister by Ranger, ric rak, Printed Canvas by Prima Marketing, dymo label maker, Leaf Pins by Maya road, twine, chipboard button by Jenni Bowlin, Thickers by American Crafts, Wood Bingo Calendar Numbers by Maya Road, white Mulberry Rose Leaves by Prima

Have a beautiful day…

go fly a kite

I’m picking up my daughter tonight at the airport. Two weeks just flew by as it is summer but I’m so glad to have her home again. That is the longest I’ve ever been away from any of my children. I think the previous maximum was four days. Can you tell we don’t travel much?! We’re also a pretty close family and I love that.

Our life is all about simple things. Time together. Building sand castles. Things like flying a kite.

Fly a Kite


This layout is based on this week’s great sketch, #112, by Creative Scrappers. I love that stitched frame and the fun layers. Try it out with us here.


The beautiful vibrant patterned paper and chipboard is from the Hello Sunshine line by Lily Bee Design. The kite is created with the Maya Road Mixed Scallop Triangle Banner Chipboard set. The fun clouds are handcut from patterned paper and then accented with Diamond Stickles.


To add interest to the background paper and give it a “sky” look, I spritzed it with Peacock Chalkboard Glimmer Mist.


It’s also my third child’s 15th birthday today. Where has the time gone?! I can’t believe how much he’s grown up in this past year, vertically as well as personally. I’m so proud.  Happy birthday David!

Have a fabulous day!