Friday, February 2, 2018

Grandma & Grandpa layout

I was a very small child when my grandfather died (I think almost 3) so I never knew him.  I was born and raised in Illinois and my grandmother lived in Arkansas.  So I only got to see her once a year on vacation.  I one thing I remember most about her was her LONG white hair that she would let me brush and that she chewed tobacco.  I never had a good picture of them before and have asked my cousins that grew up in Arkansas with her to share one.  I have tried for years to get a good photo of them and then the other day one of my cousin's finally posted a photo of them on Facebook.  I have no idea when this photo was taken or why they were dressed up.  I printed the photo at Wal-Mart and when I got there to pick it up I went straight to the scrapbook paper (although I have more paper than Wal-Mart has) and looked for paper to match the photo.  I thought this Colorbok 12" Designer Wild and Free Paper Pad worked well to match grandma's jacket, the sky and grandpa's suit.

I used a Fiskars diamond border punch on the top & bottom of the teal strip of grid paper and fussy cut flowers from another sheet in the pack.  I had the Studio Calici chipboard cameras in my stash and put one of each color in each of the 3 embellishment spots and added a different color lens to each.  Then I put another color dot on each so that I had the grey, yellow and blue in each.  I matted the photo in a yellow patterned paper in the paper pack and I had some Thickers in my stash AMERICAN CRAFTS THICKERS: IMPRINT | CREAM & GOLD FOILED CHIPBOARD.

.  I absolutely love the way this turned out and so glad I have a nice photo of my paternal grandparents...finally.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fall door hanger

Everything is from Dollar Tree except the scarecrow which is from Wal-Mart.

Fall centerpiece

I used a Dollar Tree carvable pumpkin, gold accrylic paint from Wal-Mart,  a clear vase from Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree florals and bling from a flea market.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cupcake liner rosette

I found the cutest cupcake liners at the Dollar Tree tonight and came home and made some cupcake liner rosettes.  I love the cupcake liner rosettes because they are much lower profile than traditional rosettes.  I still love traditional rosettes but I do love the cupcake liner ones.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MercyTiara 27 day Challenge for October 2016

The challenge for this month from MercyTiara's Facebook Group "MercyTiara's 27 Day Challenge" was to use a specific recipe.  Details on she YouTube channel

A recipe challenge! In order to qualify for this challenge, you must use all the “ingredients” in the following recipe:

Preheat scrapspace to 70º F (21ºC)
Grease and flour a page protector. Wait, on second thought, maybe skip that one.
Combine the following supplies:
- 1 Black and White, 5X7 photo of yourself, fresh or frozen (recent or older)
- 1 or more 6X6 paper pads: - 1 page of the floral variety - 1 page of the striped variety
- 1 sketch of any kind (sketches can be found at,, or any other site, magazine, etc.)
- Layer together the above ingredients, stirring in any other items, as needed, from your pantry (scrap room).
- Season with mist, or buttons, or wood veneers, or enamel dots, or Nuvo crystal drops, to taste.
- Garnish with a title.
- Serve the final dish (layout) with the sketch on the side.

Let the cook-off begin!

I used a 5x7 black & whiter photo, 2 6x6 pads (Woven paper from Fabrique pressed petals and Basic Grey 'Hey You').  The sketch I found by googling 5x7 sketch and found this sketch by Brenda Ragsdale found on her blog for the February 2012 challenge.  I added tags for journalling and a couple of roses I made from my "pantry" (stash) and 'seasoned' it with gems and garnished it with a title.  The bow at the top is from Fancy Pants Happy go lucky Button set.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Silly Little Shadow

I watched a video by Crafty Meggy and fell in love with the fringe background and decided to scraplift this for the pictures of my granddaughter finding her shadow for the first time.  I had a tag in my stash (no idea where it came from) that said Silly Little Sunshine but I tucked the word sunshine behind the photo mat and adding pink thickers called Sprinkles that say shadow so the title becomes Silly Little Shadow.  I added a tulle flower I made, three doilies on the right and added little blue punched doilies on top with pink buttons with pink & white bakers twine.  The paper in the background is from my stash but not sure what brand (I think Color Bok from Walmart but not for sure). Three bottom fringe papers – My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Blush 6x6 patterned paper pack.  Butterfly patterned paper – The Paper Studio – Poteeka Butterfly Item #196410.  I fringed with Martha Stewart Fringe scissors.  I put two lines of sewing above each fringed area and around the photo block.  Added a tag that simply stated that Hallie Jo found her shadow and the date.  Finally I added a bunch of sequins.

I am so glad I found Crafty Meggy's video cause I LOVE this layout,.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rose die obsession

I got a bunch of new dies today.  I ordered them from China off of Ebay.  They were all under $2.00 each.  I am currently obsessed with this rose die.  I backed the red on red with red crape paper, the white on pink is on pink crape paper, the red is on yellow crape paper, the red is on pink checked pattern paper, the yellow is on green felt (I did not do a good job trimming that one).  Then there is one that is not backed on anything.  I really like the look of them backed on the crape paper, patterned paper and felt.