Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Club Scrap's Navigation Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Navigation Blog Hop! I'm so glad you came. If this is your first stop, please go here and get the list of all the blog's in the hop. You won't want to miss any of the projects that are being shared.

Today's project is a journal that I'm using in the coming year as a place for art that is inspired by scripture. I've been wanting to do an art journal for some time and I've been wanting a place to put some of the verses in the Bible that have really spoken to me in my studies so this journal will be that book. I have included plain white pages that are heavy enough so that I can glue loose pages to them and that I can use for different kinds of art mediums. I'm looking forward to working on this.

Using my Silhouette I cut out of the cardstock 12 dividers, one for each month. I stamped the months on the tabs using my favorite Weekly Chronicles stamps (retired).

Here are some of the decorated dividers.

And the finished art jounal. Thank you for looking! Your next stop on the way is Hetty!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Ornaments

Ok, life is amazing! Amazingly busy. I forget from year to year just how full my life is from right before Thanksgiving through Christmas. So, I thought I would share a picture of something that I was involved with. Every year I participate in an ornament exchange in a Christmas group that I'm in. I made these ornaments to share. They were very easy and quick to put together. I got the pattern for them here. I also made them for my family... 15 of them but they have different colored bells on the top.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

4 months

Hard to believe 4 months have gone by since this little girl was born. To show off her pictures I used Hello Sweet Pea by KimB Designs and a template from Imagination templates Vol. 11 by PrelestnayaP Designs.

Thank you for looking!

Saturday, October 31, 2015


I have a digital layout to share with you today. I used Dunia Designs All My Love kit. You can find it in October's Digi Files through October 31. I also used a template from Imagination Vol. 6 by PrelestnayaP Design.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Club Scrap Big Top Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Big Top blog hop!  I'm happy that you stopped by. If this is your first stop, you might want to go here to check out the whole list of hops. I wouldn't want you to miss any of the stops along the way.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this month's kit. My kids are mostly grown-up and not interested in going to a circus. At least the one's who aren't married and don't have kids. My oldest daughter called me one evening to chat and she mentioned that her husband was going to take their oldest daughter to the circus that weekend. I love coinkydinks like this one. I told her I just happened to have the perfect kit to go with the pictures that were going to be taken and please make sure that pictures are taken! She told me later that this was going to be the last tour of the circus with their elephants. So sad.

Anyway, I decided a mini book would be the best way to go for little fingers to go back and look at the pictures from that memorable day. So I pulled out my Silhouette again and cut out what I needed for a 4 x 6 pocket album. Last month the cards pulled out from the top of the pocket. This month they pull out like library cards.

This picture shows the book ready to assemble. I inked all the edges before assembling.

I love this animal print that was included. Made me remember all the times I went to the circus. The elephants were always my favorite.

There is space for 18 photos and/or memorabilia. I cut the cards to make them look like tickets. There was cute striped Washi tape as well in the kit and I used it in a couple of places.

Part of the cut outs were index tabs. They are so cute. And of course I had to use them on the cards embellished with ribbon stapled on by my trusty Toto.

A couple of the inside pages. Four of the pockets had this blue print on them that I embellished with ribbon that came with the kit. Two of the pockets were made from green print paper that was great on their own. I didn't want to add too much and make the book too bulky to close when the photos were added.

And the cover. Make sure you click on the photos if you want a close up. I'm excited since while you're looking at this my granddaughter will be helping me add the photos. Hope you enjoyed my project!

Thank you for looking. Your next stop on the hop is Lisa!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Just wanted to pop in and tell you that real life has caught up with me and I haven't had any time to play on the computer. I am working on my project for next week's Club Scrap's Big Top blog hop and it will post on time. Please come back on Wednesday to see what I've been working on in the bits & pieces of free time I've had.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


A new layout of my youngest grand daughter. My youngest has been sick this month so I haven't had a chance to go visit my grands. They're getting so big!

This layout uses a template from Creative Blending vol. 18 by PrelestnayaP Designs. They're even on sale still. I used bits and pieces from several kits. They were originally part of the May 2015 Pickle Barrel at Pickleberrypop. I used Every Single Day by Fayette Designs, Sherbet Inspiration by Vero, Masterpiece in Motion by Jumpstart Designs and No Limits by Tiramisu Design. 

Friday, October 16, 2015


I have another layout for you this month! It is a couple of pictures from 5 years ago. The trees haven't been showing their colors yet this year. Hopefully they will, but I don't know if we will get a freeze to make it happen.

I used this month's free template by Kimeric Kreations. The kit used is from the Digital Scrapbooking Studio's Family Coordinated Collection. The pieces were $1 each. I do not know how long they are still at that price.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Big Boy Overalls

Yippee! I finally have a layout to share with you! I've been working on this one since the last layout. I love these pictures of my grandson.

I used a template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs from As Long As I Live set 3. The kit is All Aboard by Heather Roselli found in the Daily Digi files this month.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Greatest Show on Earth

This layout uses Club Scrap's digital kit from October called Big Top. I'm going to have a lot of fun with this kit. So many pictures will fit the theme and colors. Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 2, 2015


Today I'm sharing a layout using Club Scrap's Transformations digital kit. I used a template by PrelestnayaP Designs Creative Blending vol. 17.

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Transformations Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Transformations blog hop. So glad that you're here! If this is your first stop, please go to the first stop to check the list of bloggers so that you don't miss out on any of the awesome projects.

This month's kit has lots of luscious, soothing colors. I wasn't really sure at first what I wanted to do with the kit. I really didn't want to cut it up. But then I got to thinking about how I've been in denial this past year that my kids are growing/grown up. However, this past summer my oldest nephew was married and it hit me that out of 6 kiddos only the youngest child still lives at home and she is a sophomore in high school. The next oldest is a sophomore in college. Yikes! I'm losing my slave labor chore helpers. Since it has been 25+ years since I've had to do all the chores around the house (6 kids help a lot with getting chores done) I decided to do up a booklet to help me remember just what needs to be done each day. I chose a mini album that I have in my Silhouette library. This one has 6 envelopes with tabbed cards. I used a mix of papers, stamps and embellishments that came with the kit to cut out and decorate my chore card system. The day stamps and the line/journaling stamp are retired Club Scrap stamps from Weekly Chronicles and Just Dandy kits respectively.

Hope you enjoy my project!

These are the pieces.

All put together. I couldn't find instructions anywhere on how to put this mini book together. Took just a wee bit of time figuring it out.

The cards after being stamped. I haven't added the chores yet. Didn't think you needed to see my lists since I know you have lists of your own. Just fill in the blank. :)

 A close up of the envelope pages with tabbed cards.

A picture of the front cover. I used a self-adhesive Velcro circle to hold it closed. The coin is from the kit and the Gingko leaf was stamped and then colored over using the stencil that came in the kit and popped up with those nice little foam squares.

And the final picture of it open.

Thanks for looking! Your next stop on the hop is Kay

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Just a note & a peek

So sorry I haven't been posting anything. I've been busy... just not so much with crafts. I've been sick and I also spent a week with the grands helping their daddy while mommy had a job to do. I'm better and will be here tomorrow with my project for Club Scrap's Transformations blog hop. Please come back tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Autumn Colors

Just playing with my Autumn kits again. This time using a free photo mask by Indigo Designs and her Shabby Autumn kit.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Great Grandma Love

I adore this picture of my mil with her newest great grand daughter. Such a sweet picture.

I used a template from Big Photos Templates 2 by Scrapping With Liz and Peachy Keen kit by Bella Gypsy. The grungy edge is from my stash and the teal arrow is also from Bella Gypsy. Not sure which kit it came from.

Monday, September 7, 2015


I received some new pictures of my youngest grand daughter and had to do a layout of her. For this layout I used Kimeric Kreations Color Me Happy kit and template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee from this month's Daily Digi Files. Cheryl's templates haven't been revealed yet. The bead scatters and edge overlay are from my stash.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Feeling Fallish

I'm looking forward to seeing the leaves turn colors this year. We had a nice long hot summer and now I'm ready for Autumn. Autumn is my favorite time of year with cold nights and warm days. Today's layout uses a photo of my oldest grandson from last year.

Template is Fall Group Template15 by Scrapping with Liz. The kit is Feeling Fallish by Bella Gypsy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Another layout of the birthday ballerina.

I used a template from Spring Thing set by Amber Morrison also known as Southern Serenity Designs. Everything used in the layout is from the kit Don't Rain on My Parade by Sweet Shoppe Designs. It was in the June 2015 Daily Digi file except for the 3 butterflies which are from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Splish Splash

Another layout of my oldest grand daughter and her pool. Anyone who comes to visit has to get into the pool with her. Lots of fun!

For this layout I used a template by M & M Designs (retired) from Big Picture 1 set. The kit used, I Heart Water, is a collab kit by Digilicious Design, Jady Day Studio, Lliella Designs and Melissa Bennett. I think the kit was a limited time free with purchase. At least I don't find it in the shop.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summer Fun in the Sun

My oldest grand daughter has had a lot of fun in her pool this summer since we have had a long hot one.

For this layout I used a template from Double Time 3 set by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs and Fun in the Sun kit by Palvinka Designs.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Woven Strands Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Woven Strands blog hop! I'm so glad that you stopped by. If this is your first stop, please go here and check out the list of all the bloggers. You won't want to miss any of the projects being shared today.

I needed a gift for a special person in my life and so I thought I would do wall art again but this time in a frame. I don't have step-by-steps to show you this month, only the final picture.

The design on the white paper was begging to be cut out and matted. Using a craft knife I carefully cut out the inside of the designs. I tried multiple colors behind it and decided the burgandy paper was a perfect match. The white mat for the sentiment was first stamped with a tree image in CS Sandstone and the sentiment stamped on top with CS India ink. It is matted with the same burgandy paper and with the dark green paper with a silver embroidered accent which came in the kit. I finished it off with a few of the rhinestones that also came in the kit.

I have a layout to share with you as well using the digital kit. Everything is from Woven Strands digital kit except the mask used on the photo which came from my stash and the distressed edge overlay which came from CS Arts n Crafts digital kit.

Your next stop in the hop is Donna!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ballerina Birthday

Sorry I haven't posted anything new for awhile. I was away getting in some snuggles with my grandchildren.

This layout was done using bits and pieces from the current Pickle Barrel at Pickleberrypop: Simples Pleasures by JenC Designs, Summer Breeze by LouCee Creations, Summer's End by PBP Collab, Sunny Backyard by sarahh graphics, Lavender Twilight by Tiramisu Design, Very Berry by Vero, Do You Remember When by Designs by Laura Burger, and a template from Imagination Vol. 9 by PrelestnayaP Designs.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Love Lives Here

Love this precious picture of my middle daughter and her new niece.

I used Family is Forever kit by Meghan Mullins and a free template by Kimeric Kreations.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Precious Moments

Kaia loves her new little sister. And I loved getting these sweet pictures. The kit is Thinking of You by Fanette Design. The template is from Imagination Vol 10 by PrelestnayaP Designs. The doodle under the title is from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 8, 2015


The day we went to see our new grand daughter I took a craft along to do with her sister. Well, brother got into the act as well and they were so cute wearing their masks. It was quite difficult to get them to look at me with them on. The little man wanted it off as quick as he had wanted it on. His sister wore her's a much longer time. Next time I go visit I will need to take another craft along.

For this layout everything I used is from Let's Celebrate by Hat of Bunny except for the butterfly and leaves which came out of other kits and the mask which came with the template. The template is from Royale template set by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

1 Day

Sharing another layout of my newest grandchild. As you can see his big sister adores him. She was so pleased to be able to hold him.

I used Circus Show by Dream Big Designs and a free template by Down This Road Designs.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 2, 2015


I finally got the pictures of my youngest grandchild downloaded to my computer. So I have a new layout to share with you.

I used Little Boy by Sugary Fancy and a template from Imagination Vol 6 by PrelestnayaP Designs.

Friday, July 31, 2015


Today I have another layout of my newest grand daughter. I used bits and pieces of several kits. The template is from Creative Blending Vol 15 by PrelestnayaP Designs. The kits used are Springtime by Kimeric Kreations, Calico by Paper Garden Projects, Boho Spring by Vero, Primavera by Fanette Designs, New Life Collab and Guardian Angel Collab.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Cantina blog hop! I'm so glad you're here. If this is your first stop, you might want to go here to see the list of bloggers so that you don't miss any of the wonderful projects shared today.

One of the stamps in this kit caught my eye. I thought it would be appropriate to use it on a canvas to hang in my kitchen. At one point it seemed I spent all my time in the kitchen. Having 6 kiddo's will do that to you. Now I only have one at home, at least during the school year, and I don't spend near as much time in the kitchen but I know that the kids will enjoy the wall art when they are visiting.

First I painted the 10 x 10 inch canvas. I used Club Scrap neon inks for my paint. I dribbled re-inkers on a non-stick surface and wiped the canvas on it and then used a brush to add more color and fill in the empty places. I decided part of it needed to be muted so I added several layers of white acrylic paint. On the left I used a stencil for some texture using gesso.

Next I stamped some flowers on white tissue paper using the neon inks. These were torn out and glued to the bottom of the canvas. Some of the tissue disappears onto the canvas and some shows. I love the look it gave.

The deluxe kit came with a stencil, so I used the cute banner part of the stencil to make myself a banner. I cut it out along with a narrow strip at the top which I colored using a silver marker. This was attached along the top of the canvas with dimensional glue dots.

I printed the saying on a piece of vellum and attached it to the canvas using the super cute button brads that came in the Deluxe kit.

Thank you so much for looking! Your next stop on the way is Kay.