Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Today I wanted to share a layout that I made using a Glitz Design collection that I got from Scraptastic.  I kept this one pretty simple as my photos took up a lot of the page.

The pictures are of my daughter flying a kite on a beautiful day at the end of last summer.

The butterfly and the geotag are both stickers that came in the collection that I mounted on foam tape.  I inked all of the edges in a pink chalk ink from Prima.

These pieces were both from a cut-a-part sheet. I added the date in the bottom right and called this one done.

I'll be back soon with more layouts to share.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Process Video - Branson Landing

Hey everyone, as promised, I have another process video to share with you.  Today I used pretty much all that was left over from the January Scraptastic Club - This Must Be The Place Kit.  This one I did as an 8.5' x 11" size since that's about the largest piece of paper I had left :).

Here is an overall picture of the layout and below is the process video.  I backed the entire layout on a black piece of yardstick to make up for the smaller piece of patterned paper that I had left over.

I also have a few close-ups to share as well.  I think I tried using these flower wood veneers on about every page I made with this kit.  They just wouldn't fit in.  Finally, I got one on the page.  I put it on top of one of the Theresa Collins stickers that came in the kit.  I liked the color of the sticker, but didn't think the words on it worked with the page.

For the title I used the Thickers that came in the kit and the square font is October Afternoon Daily Flash.  I outlined all of the paper layers with a brown marker to tie everything together.

I used some cork embellishments from my stash to draw attention to the "my story" vellum piece.

That about does it for this layout.  Thanks again for joining me.  Have a wonderful scrappy day.

Process Video - Yum-O

Hello my scrappy friends.  Hope you are enjoying your day.

Today I have some catch up to do and, over the next few days, will be posting a few layouts that I made process videos for that have not made it on my blog.

For today, I have a layout I made with mostly scraps from the January 2015 Scraptastic Club - This Must Be The Place Kit.

Here is an overall picture of the layout and the process video is below.

Next are a few close-ups of the bottom right cluster.  I used a doily from my stash that I sprayed with mist and the rest were bits and pieces from the kit.  I tried to use as much of the die-cuts as possible.  There were a lot of die-cuts that I never thought I would use so I figured now was the time to get them on the page so they didn't sit in my stash forever.

Here is the top right cluster.  Another doily that I sprayed with mists, vellum from the kit, stickers, and die-cuts.

Thanks for joining me.  Have a great day.

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Hello everyone.  Today I have a layout of my daughter's 6th birthday to share.  I pulled out the Heidi Swapp mistable butterflies for this one.  I have been wanting to use them for a while and I think they work well on this page.  The backgroud is a teal piece of cardstock that I outlined in black pen and used a Tim Holtz stencil and modeling paste to add the circle texture.  I also splatter with the Heidi Swapp Gold mist.

Here is an overall picture of the layout.  I need to start taking these pics in the day light, but I only seem to find the time in the evenings once everyone is in bed.  

I inked the butterflies using a variety of Stampin' Up! inks.  I think I have mentioned this before, but I really like the new (relatively speaking) formulation of their ink pads.  Reminds me a lot of the chalk ink in texture, but it is still a dye ink.

The flair is from a Scraptastic Kit and the other embellishments I think are from October Afternoon.  I actually made this layout quite a while ago and can't quite remember where all of the elements came from.  

I added the #6 because it was my daughter's 6th birthday.

Here I added more butterflies and a Shimelle rub-on.

Thanks for stopping by and have a scrappy day.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Little Witches Brew

I am back with another Halloween layout of my daughter from October 2013 when she was a witch.  I really loved this costume.  It is probably one of my favorites that she has had so far.  For this layout I used the Scraptastic Thriller Kit from October 2014.  This is such a cute kit.  I just had to get it when I saw it (have I mentioned I am a sucker for Halloween stuff).

For this layout I kept it pretty simple.  I love the green woodgrain so I wanted a lot of it to show.  I utilized the arrows that were already on the background and worked my picture and embellishment clusters around them.  To add just a bit more to the background I added the stars that came in the kit in a diagonal across the page from right to left.

The little Jillybean Soup characters that came in the kit are just adorable.  I love their big-eyed expressions.  Reminds me of those big-eyed stuffed animals that my daughter collects.  

For the tag I used the Heidi Swapp roller date stamp to add the date to the page.

More of those cute critters.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015

AuntREcREates 1000 YouTube Subbies Give-a-way!

Hello everyone.  Today I have a layout for a YouTube give-a-way that I am participating in.  AuntREcREates has just reached 1000 subbies and is celebrating with a give-a-way.

AuntREcREates is an awesome YouTube channel.  She has a ton of videos and lots of different techniques.  I have gotten a lot of inspiration from watching her videos.  Please check her channel out.  Now on to the layout.  I will also be doing a process video, but wanted to get this post up while the give-a-way was going on so stay tuned.

Here is the overall layout.  She asked us to scrap using a technique that she has done that we like the best.  There are so many that I like, but I have a Silhouette and I don't use it nearly enough.  I decided to dust it off and make this layout.  It is pretty simple, but I really like how it turned out.

I used the October Afternoon Apple Cider collection for this and some vellum from my stash.

I sprayed the "Adventure", flower, and sprig, die-cuts with Tattered Angle spray mist in Glacier just to add a bit of shimmer and a hit of blue.  Hopefully you can see it in the picture.

Here is a closer look at the flower and sprigs that I cut out.  

Thanks for stopping by and make sure that you check AuntREcREates on YouTube.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

WRC Interns

Today's layout features the Teresa Collins Memorabilia collection that I got from Crafty Steals.  Although I love this line, I have had some trouble using it.  I am not sure what it is.  Maybe the colors or something.  I always feel like I need to be using only black and white photos.  For this picture I think it works because the girls are wearing clothes that match the banner and other items in this collection.  

I tried to keep this layout relatively simple.  I ended up layering the stickers and cut-a-parts from the collection in a line across the page.  I wanted to maintain the decoration on the background paper so I didn't feel like I need to do too much.  

I inked the edges of all of my papers with Prima knotted wood chalk ink. I added the wood veneer stars from Studio Calico and colored them with my gold paint pen.  I also added some gold brads from my stash here and there like I would with enamel dots.  It was nice to use them too as I have not purchased brads in well over a year and these has been in my stash for much longer that that.

Hope you enjoyed today's layout.  Come back on Saturday for more.  Thank you for coming by. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Color of Autumn

Hello again.  Today I wanted to share a Fall layout that I created using an October Afternoon - Applie Cider collection.  I really, really like this page.  I do have to admit, the background floral paper is a bit busy, but in real life it looks less busy (if that is even possible).  

The picture is taken right outside of my house of the trees in my neighborhood. I love when the trees change colors in the Fall.  It is just so AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL.

Most everything on the layout was from October Afternoon with the exception of the wood veneer leaves (gifted to me), floss (old stash), and the little flag that you see in the next picture (Basic Grey).  

I used the speach bubbles that came in the line and added words that I stamped using Ali Edwards stamps (one of my favorite stamp designers).

All of the layers and such are inked with brown prima chalk in (I believe in knotted wood).

I used tags from the kit to add my journaling and a cut-a-part sheet for the title (which is a great relief because I am terrible at coming up with titles).

Have a wonderful scrappy/crafty day!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rubber Ducky, You're the One

Today I have a bit of a mixed media layout to share.  I made this one using scraps from a 2014 Scraptastic Kit (sorry, I am not sure which month this one was from).  For the background I used a piece of kraft cardstock that came in the kit.  I inked the edges with brown and used my Tim Holtz Bubble stencil and modeling paste.  Looking back at it now, I wish I would have tinted the modeling paste in 3 areas around the layout.  I think it is a bit bold and overwhelming on this page but no going back now :). After the modeling paste dried, I used the heart velum from my stash.  It is so pretty and came from Stampin' Up!.  

The flowers in the bottom left and upper right I fussy cut from one of the patterned papers from the kit.  I added the cork flowers (LOVE them) and the butterflies to the clusters.  I inked all of the papers with brown ink.  My title was added to the right striped flag and the journaling is on the aqua/white chevron paper to the left. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your are enjoying the blog.  If you have any comments please feel free to leave them below.  If you have any suggestions, please also leave those.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Hello everyone.  Today I have a semi-Halloween layout to share.  This layout was made using a Halloween Scraptastic Kit from I believe September 2014.  The picture is of my daughter at the zoo sitting on a frog.  Everytime we go to the zoo, she has to get a picture on it.  I think after several years it will be fun to make a layout of all of them (if I can find them all).  

Because I had several pics that I wanted to scrap, I decided to do a grid layout.  I loved using itty-bitty scraps left from the other layouts to make each of the 4 small squares.  I basically treated each square as its own layout.  

Instead of cutting down the background and mounting it on another sheet, I decided to take my Dylusions mist and paint a boarder around the page.  I used the same mists and added some splatters around the layout as well.

Here are some of the close-ups of the establishment clusters.  

Sorry for the shadow on this one.  I love the little pumpkin flag and purple paper clip.  I also am totally digging that star washi tape.  It is from my stash and it is from Doodle Bug.  I like the width of it.  I wish I had more thin washi in my stash.  Sometime what I end up doing is cutting it down on my trimmer and that seems to work ok too.

Thanks for coming by and checking out the blog.  Have a great scrappy week.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

New Friends

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a great day.  Today I have another mixed media layout to share.  This time I used a Prima butterfly stencil and modeling paste.  Once applied and dried, I sprayed sections of the background paper with my Heidi Swapp mists in Sweet Cherry.  The rest of the papers and embellishments came from the June 2014 Scraptastic Kit.  Sorry for the "ugly" squares over the babies face.  I didn't have permission to share here photos with the world (not sure my friend would mind, but wanted to be safe).  

Here are some close-ups of the clusters.  I love those Crate Paper, paper bows that came in the kit.  They are awesome.  They came on clothes pins, but they were too bulky so I just removed them.  They came off really easy.

Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if there is anything specific that you would like to on the blog or on YouTube (room tour, techniques, etc).  Until next time...Happy Scrappin'!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Process Video: Sardines, Sardines, Sardines

Hello.  Welcome back to the blog.  Hope you are having a fantastic day.  Now that the weather is starting to get nicer, I am so much happier.  I live for sunshine and warmer weather.  The layout I have to share with you today reminds me of warmer, sunny weather so I think it is perfect for early Spring.  Hope you enjoy.

Here is a picture of the overall layout.

I used the January 2015 Scraptastic - This Must Be the Place kit for everything on the page with the exception of the homemade enamel dots and some of the lettering for the title (October Afternoon - Daily Flash font).

I fussy cut all of the flowers out of a beautiful piece of paper that came in the kit.  I actually love fussy cutting and enjoyed layering all of these flowers up on the page.  

Here is a video of the process.  

I did a little stitching on the page for added detail.  This is the first time that I sewed through Thickers and it worked better than I thought it would.

To add dimension to the flowers, I added Stampin' Up! dimensionals.  They are just the right thickness to give a little lift without making it too bulky. 

I topped the page off with some Heidi Swapp Colorshine and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Choose Happy

Hello, I'm back again with a layout I made a while ago, but never posted.  This is a picture of my friend and her daughter.  I took it when I went to visit them in CA.

The June 2014 Scraptastic kit came with so many die-cuts I wanted to really use up some on this page. I was inspired by a few YouTubers that I have been watching lately and wanted to give the layered die-cut look a try.  

I believe most of the die-cuts are from a Heidi Swapp collection and a few from Crate Paper.  The bows are Crate Paper.  

The wood veneer "us" is from Freckled Fawn and the enamel dots came in the kit.I doodled around the layout with my white gel pen and journaled around the outside edge of the layout.

I also added in a few wood veneer stars here and there.  The picture is matted with a scrap of paper that was left over from another layout.  The die-cut "Captured" is a Scraptastic exclusive.  You only see the end of it in this pic, but you can see the full word on the right side of the picture in the top photo.  They come white, but I altered mine with one of my pink spray mists.  This is one of the many reason I LOVE spray mist.

To finish off the layout I added some opaque splatters.  I used an October Afternoon mist that I had in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.