Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hope is Never Lost

 I made this for the April Scraplift the Person Before You Challenge over at Scrapbook.com.  I had the total pleasure of lifting my good friend Pat (GentlewoodFarms) and one of her beautiful pages.  For this lift I chose her layout called "Celebrating 80".  I love how my page turned out.  Once again, I used a photo of  people I don't know, I just appreciated this 100+ year photo of 9 children.  Since I was scrapping kids, I used school like papers throughout the whole layout from Tim Holtz.
 I hand stitched the design around the entire page.  I added Tim Holtz die cuts of report cards and arithmetic.  The old fashioned camera is Prima.
 The large flower is Maya Road.  I added gears, buttons and Dusty Attic chicken wire around it.
 This peek a boo can be used to journal on.
I got this amazing doily off ebay.  The butterflies are wooden chipboards.

Thanks for taking the time to see my page!

Saturday, April 14, 2018


 It's time to reveal my Round Robin entry for Team 6 week 2 over at Scrapbook.com.  I had the absolute pleasure of following my friend Dawna and her page called Paris.  The inspiration piece that we followed has 3 seasoned lady friends walking in the rain under umbrellas next to a lamppost along a sidewalk.  Dawna creativity caught the idea of seeing a "scene is straight out of a movie set in Paris. I can only imagine them happily making their way down the Sine River after having come from the opera house." 
I love Parisian themes, so I definitely wanted to continue along using that whole idea.  I also really wanted to use that lamppost from the inspiration piece on my page.  I love this page I made of Jasmine walking along a sidewalk near Indio's museum, under a lamppost in March 2013.  The papers used are from Prima's Almanac collection.  I hand stitched around the whole page and of course had at layer it up.  The doily came from ebay.
 These creamy and rose gold flowers came off a headband.  Why have accessories when they'd look so much better on a layout!  LOL!
 I used some crystals as lightbulbs inside the lights.  I got the black flourishes off eBay.  That heart charm is Prima.
I gave this Dusty Attic lamppost some texture, with molding paste, as the one in the photo has.  I then painted over it with black gesso, then sprayed it with some heirloom gold glitter mist.

Thank you for letting me share this with you.

Friday, April 13, 2018


 So over on Scrapbook.com there is an April Artistic Challenge and for this month the ingredient is to use a Big Bold Title.  I used this picture of my kids during their first week of school in September 2013 and I tried to make it look like it is on a real bulletin board.  I used a real 12x12 cork canvas and Graphic 45 ABC papers with Tim Holtz die cuts.

 These denim flowers were handmade!  Yup did them myself. They were layered up, glued down then cut and frayed. (please message me if you would like a tutorial.)
 I used some + and - brads to "pin up" the periodic elements to the "bulletin board".  I used staples, more brads and pins to "pin" all the die cuts to the rest of the "bulletin board".  I made it into a collage as well for a messy layered look.  All the die cuts are school related.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

You and Me By the Sea Card

Here is sketch #1 for the April Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com.
 I flipped the sketch so my card is horizontal.  I made this card for my aunt to thank her for thinking of me on my birthday.  I used some Dusty Attic on the tag.  The tag was a die cut from Amazon.

This is the inside.  The photo is tucked into the waves but is not glued down so it can be removed.  I plan to tuck a letter in behind the picture.  This photo is of my aunt and I when I was a kid back in 1990.  She lives in Cape Cod and that photo was when I got to visit her.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Embrace the Journey (for sale on Etsy)

There is a new challenge over at Scrapbook.com called April Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I made this page following the options below and managed to get 2 rows of 3.  They are Buttons/ Circles/ Green and the other ingredients were Green/ Twine/ Wood.

The buttons are made out of wood.  Between the gears and cogs plus a watch, gave me plenty of circles.  The green comes from one of the stamps.  The twine is sticking out of one of the buttons.

 The metal pieces all came from Amazon.  I hand stitched around the page.  The stamps are real and came from my stamp collection.  The flowers are by Recollections.

 All the smaller layers of paper and die cuts are by Tim Holtz.  The background papers are Prima and DCWV.

Please check my Etsy for premade pages and cards.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Follow Your Heart

 Funny thing about this page...when I first started making the base to this page, I honestly wasn't liking it and I was trying to scrap another photo with this paper which wasn't exactly working out, so I set it aside and worked on something totally different.  I am so glad I did because when I came back to work on this page, I ended up loving the end result!  I changed out the photo for this senior picture I took of Jasmine (taken in November 2017), which went perfect with these colors.  I was able to use a bunch of Recycled items on this page as well. 

So this is my example for the Recycle and Reuse Challenge over at Scrapbook.com.  This challenge is challenging you to use recycled materials or to reuse items that you can repurpose to create a layout or project in honor of Earth Day this month. Your layout/project must have at least 25% or more recycled & reused items/materials. (There will be a RAK for the winner at the end of the month.)

I used cardboard, coffee filters, screen door, a page from an old dictionary, a button from old jeans, a penny, a charm from a bookmark and another charm from a keychain.  I would say, at the very least, about 50% of my page qualifies for Recycled/Reused materials.
 This is my second attempt at making a flower and it was made out of an old screen door, which turned out pretty cool.  The penny has a heart punched out of it.
 This heart is from an old keychain.  The cardboard heart has hand stitch work around it.  I used a border punch to make the "lace" around the heart.  I cut it apart to be able to layer one on top of the other all the way around.
The black flower is made out of coffee filters. I just followed a you tube video to make it. The gem in the center is a button from old jeans.  (This was my first real attempt at making a flower.)  I think it turned out great.

If you are interested in a tutorial please let me know.

Thanks for sneaking a peak at this layout!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Old Photographs (for sale on Etsy)

 So over at Scrapbook.com, I am hosting a Childhood Challenge and for the month of April, one of the options is to make a page of yourself in nature to honor Earth Day.  So I made this shabby chic page with a photo of me, in 1984, at Disneyland around one of their gardens, eating an ice cream.  (The photo is not glued down since it is being used as an example for this layout which is on sale.)
 I used different types of Prima flowers around the page.  The white lace flowers were from Hobby Lobby's wedding section.
 This nest is also Prima.  The wooden chipboard butterflies were glimmer misted and pearls also were added to them.
 This is a Dusty Attic long stem flower chipboard that I misted.  I hand stitched around the whole page.  I added a couple of dollies I got from the dollar store.
 I tucked in a journal card behind the photo matting.
Please take a look on my Etsy shop for premade layouts and cards.