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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pretty in Pink

Another couple of Valentine cards. I really like the way this first one turned out. I used a light pink cardstock for the 1st layer on the card and then a darker pink cardstock that I dry embossed using one of my embossing folders. For the hearts I used the same light pink cardstock for the bottom layer of the heart and used some pretty valentine paper from my stash for the top layer of the hearts which I popped up with foam dots. I also popped up the smaller heart with foam dots. I printed out my sentiment on my computer and added that onto the card. For my flowers I hand dyed with some of my pink inks and shaped then layered when they were dry and added some pearl centers to them. I hand dyed my seam binding with the same ink and made my bow and added a pearl center to it. I topped my bow and flower cluster off with one of my stick pins I made. Here's the finished project!
This second card I'm not really all that happy with it. I think my card mojo took the day off the other day when I made this one, lol. Not really sure what I don't like about it, maybe just seems a little boring looking to me.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valentine Cards

I've been making a few more Valentine cards this week. I'm trying to use up papers from past Valentine papers to cut down on spending more money when I already have a lot of papers from past years. I also want to use some regular papers to make Valentine cards and maybe some cards that are just about "Love" so they can be given any time of the year. Here are a few of the cards I made. Click on the photo to see a bigger size.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy New Year!

Well here we are 13 days into the New Year and my first post of the New Year. I was so busy making layouts for our grandson's first year scrap album before Christmas that I just had to take a rest from scrapping & blogging. I decided the other day to try and get started on my Valentine cards, so far I've only got two of them done (I never said I was speedy, lol). Here is my first one, which is a bit of a lift from Ewa, a member of Pion's Design Team. 
This is my second card I made, I didn't really have any plan when I made this one but I did want to use my heart "Love" die on it. I added the two flower clusters to the top left corner and bottom right corner but it seems to be a little flat in the middle doing this but not quite sure what I should have done different other than maybe just doing one corner.
Well I hope you liked these and I'd love to hear your comments!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Final Layout

No, no I'm still going to be scrapping...this is just the last layout for our Grandson's first year album.As you can tell by the photos I'm pretty sure that Liam really likes cake since he seems to be wearing most of it, lol. I used the Scenic Route Metropolis Idea kit for this layout. I thought this kraft sheet from the kit was perfect for a birthday layout. So what do you think?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Don't you just love it when you see little ones smiling? When our daughter sent these photos of our grandson I knew I had to scrap them....oh actually I scrap every photo of him, lol. Anyways back to the layout.

For this layout I used the Bo Bunny "Bella Rosa" paper collection. I used the red side of the Amore paper from this collection for my background paper which I distressed and inked. For the torn corners I used the Aryia and Rustic paper from this paper collection for the top corner and for the bottom corner I used the Amore and Rustic paper and of course I distressed and inked them. I then cut out one of tags from the Elegant paper which I used to add Liam's name and what month the photos were taken. I distressed and inked this tag also. I popped up the two photos with cardboard. I had a peach color flower from my stash that I cut in half and tucked the two pieces under the bottom papers. I added a couple of other flowers from my stash below the photos. I added my wooden Memories title and added the little pocket watch that I added a twine bow to, and then added my butterfly and called it done. I was quite happy at how the layout turned out. What do you think?

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Well I was pleasantly surprised this evening when I went onto the Swirlydoos Facebook page and found out that I got "Layout of the Week" for my "Baby Boy" layout.
 Thank you so much Swirlydoos!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Baby Boy

I cant believe in another week and a half this little guy is going to be a year old and these photos just make him look like such a grown up little boy! Still on my use papers from my stash regime I came across these papers from We R Memory Keepers "Winter Frost" collection and thought they'd be great for this layout. I also used a sketch from Kelly Holifield:
Although it shows as a Halloween type sketch you can use it for any type of layout. A sketch just gives you a starting point for your design; I pretty much stuck to the sketch other than the spider and web. Here's how  my layout turned out.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Boys

Well I've been digging through my paper stash trying to use up older papers before buying new papers. I've been pretty good so far in not buying new, she says giving herself a pat on the back, lol. The papers used in this layout was a scrap kit I bought about 7 or 8 years ago. Yea, I know I'm a pack rat, never throw anything out. These were perfect for this photo of my husband and our newest Grandson Liam. I guess not that new anymore since he will be turning one years old on December 2nd. Wow that went by so fast.

I used a green cardstock that matched the green in the papers almost perfectly. I matted the photo with a green cardstock just a bit darker than the background paper. I took the lighter blue paper and cut it approximately 3" x 12" and laid it out as shown in the photo. I cut three more pieces of the patterned paper and laid them out as shown in the photo. I added a doily as shown and also a couple of tags which were included in this kit. I added a Prima vine and my title "The Boys". I also tore the background cardstock and rolled it back, added a small orange piece of cardstock behind the tear and added a small rose bud that I made.  I distressed all of my papers and inked them. Here's the finished layout.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Another layout & a couple of cards.

Well I've been digging through my paper stash and scraps trying to use things up that I've had for ages. For my layout I picked this die cut from Websters Pages. I backed it with some coordinating green cardstock. I distressed and inked both papers. I dug around in my paper scraps to find these other papers which I distressed and inked. I seem to be into banners on my layouts lately, I really like how they look on the layouts. I popped the photos up with cardboard and I used a Prima vine which I ran down the right side of the larger photo. I also printed out a pair of flip flops that I drew in my Paint Shop Pro program and cut them out and popped them up with foam dots.

When I was downloading these photos from my phone I was looking at the small photo and thinking why does it look like Liam has a Mohawk. I looked at the actual photo and realized that it's actually a person way in the background behind them, lol
. If I had noticed that earlier I could have photo shopped that person out of the photo. I'll probably do that and replace the photos.
 So still trying to use up more paper scraps I made these three cards. These papers are from a kit I bought way back in2010, most of the papers in this kit were quite pretty but the others, to me, were kind of blah looking so I really had to force myself to use them.  Nothing super fancy but I liked the way they turned out considering I didn't like the papers, lol. So here they are:

I'd love to hear your comments on my projects!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Halloween Duck

Another Halloween layout of our grandson in his duck costume. This was actually taken in September when our daughter had first picked this costume up. I think on Halloween day Liam had three costumes that he wore. I used some of the same papers I used in my previous Halloween layout of Liam. These are from Making Memories "Spellbound" paper collection as well as the embellishments. 

I played around with my papers until I got an idea of the design I wanted then I distressed and inked all of my papers and glued them all down. I added my embellishments and flowers. The bottle cap with the pumpkin is one that I made by punching out the pumpkin from one of the papers and then adding it to a flattened bottle cap and then adding a clear 1" epoxy circle on top. I added my title and there it is. Here's my finished layout.