Monday, September 22, 2014

It Runs in the Family layout

I had the opportunity to play "Matron" the hospital head nurse in a stage show, 'It Runs in the Family' a very funny British comedy.

I enjoyed many parts of the show but picked, what I thought, gave an overall view of the hilarity that ensued on stage in this layout.  This is also from a sketch on Scrap-a-holics anonymous on Yahoo Groups.  I have attached the sketch as well as my layout.  Oh yeah, I won the sketch contest.  Yeah me!  LOL

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SVG Cuts dress form

This is a dress form I made using the dress form file.  I love SVG files!  I think the next one I make I will use stiffer card stock for the base and stand.  I plan on making one for my daughter to use to decorate the bathroom at her haunted house she is working.  I plan on using black card stock and tulle with Halloween paper.  To give it that haunted house feel I will put blood dripping from the neck and arm areas and plastic spiders on the tulle and on the base.  I will post a picture when I get it done.  This set came with a hat box a couple of cards and a lipstick box.  I want to make them all.  This dress form took almost three hours to complete.

This is the one I made for my daughter to put in the bathroom at the haunted house she is helping with.  Not very scary but I still love it.  I need black or red tulle but alas I have none.  Black with spiders would be amazing.  I love  Great cut files with video tutorials to help you put them together.  No, I'm not affiliated with them but they are the only cut files I buy other than the Silhouette online store files.  Oh yeah, on the Halloween one, I added beads to the inside of the pedestal pole to make it more sturdy.  I think I should have added some to the base as well.  There is always next time.  I have a seamstress or two that work for me when our theatre group does shows.  I'm always looking for clever gifts.  I will be making them these filled with candy or sewing notions as a thank you for the next go-around of costumes.  Good way to give a gift card to a sewing shop, clothing store gift card for a teenager, crochet hook and gift card, earrings and money, the list goes on and on.

Backyard Fire layout

I purchased the fire paper while in Wisconsin because I knew I wanted to do a layout of us having a back yard fire.  I used some of the PL cards from the September Scraptastic Club kit and a flair I had laying on my desk.  I made the title with my Silhouette Cameo using print & cut.

Geocaching pocket page

My first attempt at a pocket page layout.  I did a traditional on the left and a pocket page on the right.

Parade layout

 This is a layout I did of the 4th of July parade in Waterford, Wisconsin.  I thought they did a really good job on the parade.  I used a parade file folder I made for a swap on Yahoo Group Scrap-a-holic anonymous and a title from the same swap along with some of my homemade enamel dots.  Simple page but I like it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge layout

My daughter and I were both challen
ged by different people for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  I was provided a sketch by a Facebook event invite for a sketch challenge for ScrappersChallenge on facebook.  The sketch can be found at

 The sketch is by  I stuck almost identical to the sketch.  I used Colorbok Limited Edition Flashy Finds Chipboard glitter White Alpha letters for the word brrr.  However, the pack only came with ONE r.  What alpha pack comes with only ONE r.  Geez.  Anyway, I used the 2 x that it came with.  ONE r and TWO x.  Then I used Sticko Carnival Blue letters for the ALS ICE BUCKET and then Teresa Collins Basically Essential black alpha stickers for the word CHALLENGE.

The sketch called for 3 photos but I only had two and so I created a bucket of ice water with my Silhouette Cameo.  I also used my Cameo to make the file folder looking vertical paper.

I found a journal spot but it had words that didn't go with the layout but the color and size were perfect so I wanted to use it and find something to cover it with.  I found a flair in my stash that said "Punch today in the Face".  I used whiteout to cover the word today and added ALS so the flair says "Punch ALS in the Face"  I then used My Mind's Eye tiny word stickers "A Spectacular Goal"

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Santa's Workshop

I got a file from Sandra Strijland at

This is a trial run of the file to see if I liked it.  I do so I will do another with better paper and fixing things that I found I didn't do right in this one.  I also want to wait until the Christmas decorations come out so see if I can find better toys and things for the inside.  I also need to perfect the Christmas tree out of rosettes as this one is lopsided and kindof a mess.  I want to add a string of Christmas lights and some snow to this one and a chimney.

I also want to do one as a family home on Christmas morning and also maybe a Nativity Stable.

Her Last Swim Banquet Layout

My daughter has been on swim team for the past ten years.  This was her last summer.  She could technically swim one more summer but she wanted to free up her last summer before going off to college.  I was able to use the dolphin eyelets I bought a billion years ago (or a long time ago) and some word and phrase tags that I had sitting in a container on my desk.  I added some homemade enamel dots in the colors of the background.  The puffy dolphin was also something that I have had in my stash for a long long time.  I date stamped a chipboard tag with the date of the banquet.

Earn a Buck layout

This is a layout of my daughter's job at Larry's Pizza.  Some friends showed up to eat and took the picture.  I had gotten the title "Earning A Buck", the pizza card that the title is on, the slice of pizza and the time clock from swaps I participated in (I did the time clock) at scrap-a-holics Anonymous on Yahoo groups.  The heart flair I made myself.  The top part of the time card has her name, the restaurant and the month & year she started.  Then if anyone wants to read the story they can pull the card out and read the rest of the journalling.  I liked being able to have part seen & part unseen.