Scrapping with Cut Files

Hi everyone!

Just bringing you this quick post with some more new pages I’ve created. I am really embracing using my Silhouette and cut files, especially from The Cut Shoppe! Last week I won the October challenge and was rewarded with several new cut files. Yay!!! I am also a big fan right now of Paper Issues, and recently purchased a lot of the new Stitched line by Amy Tangerine and some Gossamer Blue product (both of which you will see in the following layouts).

I also stumbled upon a few layouts I randomly created at the beginning of the year using Echo Park papers.

Here are the latest pages:








Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


Scrapping the Pumpkin Patch!

Hi everyone!

I’m continuing to have fun creating new scrapbook pages. We recently took a trip to our local pumpkin patch and I got some great photos of the kids. I’ve also been hooked on the Paper Issues group on Facebook and have started participating in some of their challenges.

This layout was created for the Woodn’t You Know It’s Fall challenge at Paper Issues.. I used woodgrain background paper and products from Bella Blvd.

My next challenge layout is for the Die Cut Saturday challenge, also found on the Paper Issues blog.. I downloaded the free cut file and used it as a mask on my background. I used Lindy’s spray ink which has a nice glittery, metallic sheen to it. The papers used were from We R Memory Keepers.

This layout was created for The Cut Shoppe’s Cut It Out October challenge. Ashley Horton is a dear friend of mine and an awesome designer and scrapper! Since I’ve gotten back into scrapbooking I have downloaded and used several of her cut files. You can view her shop here. I knew right away the Leaf Love cut file would be perfect for these photos. I used papers and items from Bella Blvd and my Paper Issues October swag bag (love!).


These two layouts are just for fun. I did use the Words to Live By cut file from the Cut Shoppe in the top layout.

Thanks for taking a look! I have more work in progress 🙂

Back to Scrappin!

Hi everyone!

It’s been forever since I’ve posted on my scrapbooking blog. Been forever since I’ve scrapped actually….

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been realizing that I really missed memory keeping. I dabbled in mini albums and Project Life, but I missed creating layouts. I’ve been so caught up in my mixed media projects that I lost interest in scrapbooking for a while. If you’d like to see my other artsy endeavors, you can visit my other blog HERE.

But for now I’d like to keep my scrapbooking and my art work separate. So today I will share just a couple of things I’ve been working on, easing myself back into the scrapbooking world 🙂

I’ve always loved Heidi Swapp stuff, and digging into my stash I found a bunch of blank Memory Files and related product. I stitched the files together like a book, and have been adding random photos to make a mini album.





I also created this layout using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and using the Sketchy Saturday sketch from Paper Issues.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope to be back soon with more fun layouts 🙂

December Daily 2012…and other news

Good morning everyone! I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed your holidays 🙂 We had a great time the last few weeks, enjoying lots of family time together and relaxing. After Christmas, Sophie and Weston both got sick, then Ashley and her boyfriend. So I have been busy taking care of sick kiddos since then. On top of that, Weston is getting 6 teeth all at once so he’s been a bit on the crabby, clingy side. I am hoping everyone is well by the weekend and are able to go back to school on Monday. I really need to get back into our routine, and with all of the work that I have coming up I’m going to need every spare second.

With that in mind, and after doing a lot of thinking I have decided to step down from all of my design teams. It was a hard decision, but something I felt needed to be done. With Weston being so active, it’s really hard for me to sit and really focus and plan out and work on layouts. It takes me twice as long to create as it used to, and when you have a deadline to meet that can get kind of hairy! I also realized that I am more inspired when I can pick and choose which challenges I want to do. Plus I really want to focus more on my mixed media art this year (one of my 2013 goals). So…I will continue to create layouts, though it may be sporadically. I am also doing Project Life this year, which I am very excited about and will be sharing my pages of that here with you all as well. I am also doing LifeBook 2013, which you can learn about more on my art journaling blog. These two projects will be my main focus for the year and I am excited about them both. I think the PL will be a quick, easy way to maintain memory keeping without having to do big layouts (I ordered one of Becky Higgins’ pre-coordinated kits), and the LifeBook is two pages per month and is being taught by some really incredible artists!

This post is getting long, I’m realizing LOL….

Now that all of my “news” is out of the way, I wanted to share with you all my December Daily. I am feeling very proud of this, as this is the first year I’ve ever actually finished one!! Yay me 🙂 This project actually is what inspired me to do Project Life. I bought a Snap book and a Simple Stories kit to complete this project and it was just amazing to me how quickly I was able to put pages together and have them look cohesive. Right now I am loving anything that looks good and saves me time!!!

Click here to view all of the pages of my December Daily. I hope you enjoy and find some good inspiration there.

I wish you all a very happy, creative, and prosperous new year!!! 🙂

Challenge Me Happy! 9.15

Hi everyone! I am here with my very first reveal for Challenge Me Happy. Our challenge was to create our own embellishment. I don’t do this too often, but I really enjoyed this one. I made some fun pinwheels out of leftover pieces of coordinating PP. The pictures are of two of my daughters, Natalie and Sophie, dancing on the shores of Lake Michigan while on vacation this summer.

Supplies used-Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny, unknown from stash; Sticker: Stick-O; Punch: EK Success, Stampin Up; Washi Tape: Up and Up; brads: The Paper Studio; Pen: American Crafts

Make sure you stop by Challenge Me Happy and check out their fun challenges. You can also link up your project to win a guest DT spot on the blog for Challenge #32!

Challenge Layout Catch Up!

How do y’all like my new blog design? I’ve been hard at work giving the page a little makeover!

I know I am not the only mom out there who is excited that school has resumed, right? 🙂 With all of the kids (but one) back in school I have been on a scrappy roll lately! I just wanted to do a quick post to show a few layouts that were done for a couple of Issue Challenges over at Club CK. I’ve been busy keeping up with those, as well as getting ahead on my DT work for Frosted Designs and Challenge Me Happy. I am looking forward to beginning my new terms with these great challenge blogs. Here is some of my latest work that I can show right now:

Issue Challenge–to use mini envelopes:

Supplies used-Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, Punch: Recollections, Pen: American Crafts

Issue Challenge-use outlining at least twice in your layout. This layout is a scraplift of a layout by Dina Wakley called “Glimpse” from Somerset Memories. It’s not an exact scraplift, but I like to give credit where it’s due! I love her work!

Supplies used-Cardstock: DCWV, Paint: Ranger, Stencil: Unknown & Studio Calico, Spray Mist: ARTC, Dylusions, Punch: EK Success, Recollections, Pen: American Crafts, Washi Tape: SEI, Stamps: Studio G

Supplies used-Patterned paper-Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Brads-The Paper Studio, Letters: American Crafts, Punch: Fiskars, Creative Memories, Frame: Heidi Swapp, Pen: American Crafts

And finally September’s Sketch It Out Challenge entry. I love Ashley’s sketches. Check out her blog and look at her adorable layouts. Here is my layout for her sketch:

Supplies used-Patterned paper and flags: Heidi Swapp, Pen: American Crafts, Punch: Fiskars, Letters: American Crafts, Cardstock: DCWV

Stay tuned next week for my Frosted Designs Team 1 reveal for the new term!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Scrap Challenges and the return of my scrapping mojo? :)

Hi everyone! Well, after a scrapping drought I think I finally have been able to get back into scrapping mode over the past weekend. With all of the stress going on with all of the kids, it really is relaxing for me to have time to let myself be creative (even with Weston pooping and eating every hour–or so it seems, and Sophie crawling all over the back of my chair and cutting up scraps of paper and “reorganizing” my brad stash under my feet). So…this post you will be seeing a lot of pics of the kids for spring. Every year my father in law hosts a big Easter party at their ranch and it’s the perfect setting to take spring pics of the kids. This first layout is of all of my “ducks” and it was done based off of a sketch by my friend and talented scrapper, Ashley Horton. She is hosting a Sketch It Out challenge at Club CK every month.

Next up is a layout I did using a sketch from Creative Scrappers. I was going to link it up, but I’m not totally thrilled with how it came out. I may re-work this one later one.

The next layout was done for two challenges. One is for ScrapFit Workout #66, which is to use the color combination of cherry, mint, and sand. I really love how this layout turned out. I also used the sketch this week from Let’s Get Sketchy. I’ve played along a couple of times with them and I really loved this sketch.

OK, last up for this ridiculously long post (sorry), is my layout using a sketch by Diana for her Blogiversary. I had the privilege of designing with Diana at Sketchy Thursdays before they shut down earlier this year. Every now and then she is still putting sketches out there and of course I couldn’t resist.

Well that’s it for layouts for today 🙂 Stay tuned though, I have a few (I think) awesome layouts I’ve done for Frosted Designs that will be coming up in the next few weeks, as well as my card I submitted for Frosted Designs and the Mother’s Day Blog Hop the first weekend of May. Enjoy your day!!!

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