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I’ve been cleaning out my computer to try and restore some semblance of order to it and as a result, I’ve been coming across all kinds of older files. Here are some layouts and cards that I previously made but never shared. Enjoy.

These cards were a lot of fun. The small one on the left came straight from the paper; I thought it was a great card so instead of cutting it to a flat journal/title block I made it into a folded card. I just put some glitter stickles over the title and balloons then added some mini butterflies.

The card on the right was made with photo printer paper. I did a light watercolor wash with yellow and green, then dabbed a paper towel over it while still wet. I had cut out the mason jar from another Dear Lizzy page, then added the “Just a little sunshine” sticker from the Remarks sticker book. I added a butterfly from an old sheet of Dear Lizzy paper (from a previous line) then adhered the jar to a doily and then on to a rectangle of Dear Lizzy Neopolitan.

I punched three different balloon circles from other AC papers, but I covered the chevron Amy Tangerine paper with orange washi tape. I adhered them down, drew the outlines and then added the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper strip along the bottom. I finished it with another sticker from the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Remarks book.

Oh, hello…

I didn’t see you there. Thanks for stopping in to my blog the past few weeks even though it wasn’t updated. I’m surprised and humbled to see that I got 85 or so views per day even when I didn’t update.

Thanks for sticking with me!

The past two weeks have been really hectic, as we’re getting into the busy season for my day job. I’m doing my best to stay on top of things. 🙂

I’ve also spent a couple of days being really creative with my scraps and my photos. I was blessed to be surrounded by some really great friends, so it was a double bonus. Here are some of the projects I’ve completed lately:

I pushed myself to try something new with this layout, which has no photos. I used ephemera from our spirit bags at the event, and even used the curtain swatch that I didn’t like- I just put it in a glassine envelope to mask its ugliness a bit.

I loved this grid paper but wanted to do something new for me. I haphazardly put the papers and photo down, then added a strip of Hambly washi at the bottom, a sticker strip from the new Cosmo Cricket line, a camera rub on from Hambly plus a filmstrip rub on at the top. I balanced the Amy Tangerine thickers with a piece of striped washi at the top left, unevenly placed across the top of the page. I finished everything with some Studio Calico wood veneer banners that I misted with Mr. Huey’s in sunset and then finished off with some fruit punch Stickles and a string of orange bakers twine. Love it.

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Ideas + Inspiration

I’m in need of some crafty inspiration this afternoon, so while I listen to the Cards game I’ve been browsing some cool ideas online. Check ’em out:




I love this idea of layering strips in the background and putting them seamlessly together. Definitely trying this tonight!



Image source: http://www.journalofcuriousthings.co.uk/2012/03/ill-fated-trip.html




I wish I could mist like Maggie Holmes, but mine never comes out that way. Love it.



I’m totally doing this spiderweb on my Halloween mini!


Well, there are the ideas I was looking at today. I’ll be back later with more inspo! Cheers.

On a roll

I’m fortunate to be in a space that allows me to have an entire room devoted to my creative endeavors and this past week I’ve made a concerted effort to make at least one thing each day. Here’s my progress, using my personal challenge of scrapping with my stash in the process:

I loved the red color of my Target photo envelope so I punched some clouds from it, used a piece of a Starbucks bag (leftover from my daily album) and cut some strips from a Sassafras Lass 6×6 paper pad. I feel like there should be some sort of embellishment to the left of “museum” above the journaling because the writing is formatted oddly, but on the whole I like this page. Fun times! I LOVE those tomato red thickers!

As part of my personal challenge, I blindly grabbed this red chevron paper from October Afternoon and I loved it so much, I didn’t want to use it. I decided to use it very sparingly, and grabbed a piece of kraft as my base instead. I printed the photo on the left from my computer just with my laser printer- I hope it lasts. The black pennant to the right of the instax mini is propped up with foam squares. It then lifts the top of the photo a bit.

This last one was for a challenge on Two Peas using the new Dear Lizzy line. I’m not one for pastel, so I decided to take the challenge and in the process, purchased a bunch of her new line. I had this photo of me and my aunt that was just waiting to be scrapped, so I just started taking some elements from her line and adding them to the page. I loved the look of the vellum butterflies and the ease of punching them I experienced. I actually wound up making 30 or so butterflies that shall soon be incorporated into another project. Woot.

I’m really digging getting into the crafting groove. The other day at work I was stricken with all of this inspiration and couldn’t wait for the clock to strike 5 so I could run home and CREATE. That truly is one of the best feelings in the world. So much fun to be had!

In other news, I’m working on some fun things for the shop. I’ve been hoarding -er, gathering, Halloween papers and stamps for a couple of fun fall projects I have in mind. I had a hard time finding papers in the design style I had in mind, so I’ve taken to creating some various designs myself. There’s a purple layered paper that I’m particularly excited about, which will be used in the mini book I’m putting together. Hopefully the kits will be something that interests others. Stay tuned for more!