Thursday, November 16, 2017

Friendship Adds to Happiness

 Here's the first sketch out of four over at for the November Monthly Sketch Challenge .  This awesome fun sketch is by Sketches in Thyme created by Rochelle Spears.

 This is my take, with my own flare for the background itself.  I used some Tim Holtz's paper cut into number strips laid out unorganized over some distressed paper layers.  The cutie in the photo is my furry nephew, Buddy, which I am only using as an example for the layout.  The page itself is going to be my white elephant gift for next month with my family.  Almost everyone has a dog so I figured this gift would work out for just about anyone.  I am hoping to see a war go on over who gets it. lol
 The pawprint bead came from Michael's jewelry section. I stapled the corners of the rectangular paper layered frame.
 I used some decorative scissors to make some bite marks on a couple of the paper layers.  I then blended some ink over them to make them pop.
 All the flowers I used were from some old Scraps of Darkness kits.
The ticket was from a pack of Tim Holts' die cuts.

 This special delievery and circles was also from TH's die cuts.
I had this sticker which made for a perfect title.  I put it on some scrap paper to make it pop.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Decades of Laundry

 This is my maternal great grandmother doing the laundry by hanging sheets outside to dry. I believe this photo was taken in the early 1940's.  I made this page for the November Heritage challenge over at  I made the background to look like a bed sheet over a doily.  I hand stitched the "sheet" and used some wooden buttons on all the corners. I also made a couple clothes lines with twine, hanging some mini clothespins and mini hangers from it, making them hold on to the "sheet" and the photo.
 I attempted to make my own laundry basket out of corrugated cardboard and some lace.  I put some cheesecloth inside to make it look like it is holding some laundry and then added a couple pins and buttons for an extra touch.  The pearls came from a broken necklace. 
 These couple spools of thread I had on hand.
 I used an old  elastic waistband that I found in my stash.  It even had its own discoloration which even made it better.  For the center of the flowers I used some buttons that I threaded.
 I got a few charms from Michael's to add to dangle on these hangers.  A thimble and a pair of scissors.  
 I added thread to the buttons as well as ink to give it an aged look.
 I used some grunge board to make this dress form.  The pin I inherited from my SIL.
The measuring tape was broken which made a great piece for an embellishment on this page.  Again, I used some cheesecloth and pins over some burlap.

Hope this inspires you :)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

ESA (emotional support animal)

 This is Skullz (aka Guy) a few years back, in Aug 2014.  He is a very special guy... I registered him as my emotional support animal, when he was just a puppy.  So we were joined at the hip 24/7.  As he got bigger I was no longer able to carry him in his little carrier that was like a backpack but on the front of my body.  He has such a great personality, always happy and thinks that it is playtime all day long.

I am entering this in the Scrap Your Pet challenge over at
 I used two of his tags that he wore when he was a puppy.  I added a fire hydrant on the fence.
 I used 3 tags that I took off some clothing and saved.  One says "Royal Bones" and the one with the British flag fit perfectly with the Tim Holtz  bg paper.  I added some bones and paw prints from some pet paper I have.
 This ESA patch came with his ID card when I registered him.  I sewed on some buttons that my son found and picked up for me at his school (he is always thinking of me and my scrapbooking and seems to know all the hot spots for discarded items known as treasures to us scrapbookers lol).
 The red netting is from a bag of oranges.  The "special delivery", "air mail" and "handle with care" are little die cuts from Tim Holtz's ephemera emporium pack. 
I used a Notebook border punch for the red and blue cardstock.  Creating layers for the bg.  
Thanks for looking :)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Thank You card

 Here is my third attempt making a card. It took me forever because I forgot what I have done before.  This is a thank you card that sort of looks/works like a mini album.  I used Tim Holtz's Memoranda papers and some of his die cuts in a couple of Ephamera packs. 
 There are two pockets in the inside of the card.  I put a tag that looks like it came from a dry cleaner's and die cut of how to make a dress on the left side.  The right side is holding a packet of flower seeds.
 I finally used my grunge board to make a dress form that I traced from a Dusty Attic chipboard.  The bigger button is a wooden piece which I found at Target in the dollar bin.  The white button was something my son found at school and picked it up for me.  He is such a great kid, always thinking of me and what I could possibly use for scrapping.  I Have gotten lots of treasures from his thoughtfulness.
 The flowers are prima and the stamp, special delivery and pink paper are all from Tim Holtz's ephemera packs.  I use some tiny alpha stamps to write Thank You.

 I used twine to make a bow on the front of the card.  I put a pink flower charm on it as well.  The flowers are Prima.  The bird is by Tim Holtz and the butterfly was shared with me by Reneabouquets.
 The hanger paper clip is from 7 Gypsies.  I added twine to the tag.
 I used alcohol ink to color the dress form then added a safety pin.

Thanks for looking :) 

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Family Cook Out Card

This was a card I made 4 years ago and never posted it and forgot how I even made it lol.  I made it as a thank you to one of my brothers and his wife for helping me out with my taxes and having me over for a BBQ.  Apparently I made lots of little tags and tucked them in some sleeves.  The paper and tags came from my old stash that I believe came from a dollar bin at Target.  The flower was from the Dollar Tree.

Make sure you check out my is on my post just before this card.

Monday, October 30, 2017


Happy Halloween everyone!!!  Hope you are all in a trick or treating mood :)  Make sure you take a look at my giveaway...lots of treats and maybe a trick or two lol.

I wanted to do a project other than a scrapbook page...I found this cemetery at Michael's.
 Here's the completed project.  
 This skeleton is the gate keeper.  He holds the key.  I painted him from an ugly tan color to white. The chain that holds the key came from a broken necklace.
 I picked up the pumpkin at Michael's in the floral section.  These two tombstones are from my stamps.  The crooked fence chipboard is from Dusty Attic.
 The cross was also from Michael's in the wood section.  I used a really cool Recollections Lenticular sticker that says "Ben Better" in the inscription. The RIP tombstone is another stamp of mine.
 This raven is another Dusty Attic piece. I sprayed him with 2 glimmer purple then a black-ish color.
 I put a lock on the chain that's holding the gate closed.  Both from my stash.  The moss on the ground came from my Halloween d├ęcor.
 I used some stickles for his red eyes.
 The broomstick is awesome!  It's from Tim Holtz's collection that I also found at Michael's.
These creepy gargoyles are by Dusty Attic as well. I used an used dryer sheet for all the webs.

I have a ton of premade Halloween scrapbook pages for sale in my Etsy shop.  Please come by to visit.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 31 2011

 Hi scrappy friends!  It's my fave time of year again...Halloween!  WOOT WOOT! Yes, my fave subject/event to scrap.  The darker and more morbid, the better! Bring it! Bahahaha!  So here are my kids 6 years ago.  Gosh time flies.  I used some of my old Scraps of Darkness kits and some goodies of my own. The black web was from the Dollar Tree...just cut it up to fit in the corner.  The 3 layers of bg paper are Moxxie's All Hallows Eve line, from an old SOD kit.  The chipboard elements are My Mind's Eye from the same kit.
 That skull coming out of the Dusty Attic haunted house was from a plastic ring.  I painted it black and stickled the eyes.  The house was dusted with dry glitter mist dust before adding a layer of glossy mod podge to make it stick.
 I got the chipboard cross from Michael's and painted it black then added a Tim Holtz's skull n cross bones.
 If you look closely you can see a couple of ghosts in the windows.

 The white cobwebs are from a used dryer sheet.  I just pulled them apart to stretch it out.
This orange spider is from another plastic ring that I took apart.  The couple of papers here are Tim Holtz's Halloween paper stash.

Please come back to visit on Halloween...There will be some treats and maybe a trick or two ;)  Its defiantly worth your while.

I opened an Etsy shop!  Please stop by and have a look :)