Monday, August 20, 2012

A Journey is it's Own Reward

I used the new Let's scrap sketch to create this cute card:

And here's the original sketch:

I added some ribbon at the bottom for Frosted Designs' Friday Challenge.

I also made these cards with this sketch:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Open Your Presents

A card for my son's 8 year old friend's birthday

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I used a pinwheel to look a ninja star.  I used this CPS sketch:

Playground Fun!

I flipped a sketch for Let's Scrap Challenge #141.  I've had these stickers forever and finally had the perfect layout to use them on!

I love how bright and cheerful it turned out.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Birthday Wishes...

This little card is destined for a good friend for her birthday.  The picture's not great, but you get the idea.

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I used this sketch from Frosted Designs and took a few liberties with it to convert it into a card:

Muddy Mess

This is what happens to JJ when his sister talks him into a mud fight.  She didn't have much mud on her.

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 I used this Let's Scrap sketch:

and the colors necessary for the Frosted Designs Friday challenge. 

Circus Layout!

I had so much fun creating this circus layout!  The Shriner's Circus was so much fun and we even got to meet a clown up close!

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I created the left side from a sketch I saw in Scrapbooks, etc. magazine.

 For the right side, I used this sketch from Let's Scrap.

Monday, July 30, 2012


This card is based on the sketch from Let's Scrap.  I really loved making the chevrons.

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The roses are stamped and embossed, I used a scalloped scissor to make the pink borders.  I am submitting this for Frosted Designs "one word title" challenge.

Here are two more cards I made with this same sketch:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Good Buds!!

This is a layout about my oldest son and his good friend from Sunday school.

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I used this Frosted Designs sketch:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Church Friends

This layout was a lot of fun to work on!  I've never attempted a chevron pattern before, so this was a learning experience, to say the least!

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My kids are very lucky to have friends at church that are the same ages they are.  

Here's the new Let's Scrap sketch I used:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Title Page for Our 2011 Album

This is the title page for our 2011 album.  I do one annual album to keep it easy and organized.  Someday, I'll split them up into individual albums for my kids.

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I traced some Bazill Cardstock with an Edge for the scalloped circle on embossed cardstock.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas Morning!

This layout was a lot of fun!  I used a Let's Scrap sketch and used up a lot of scraps!

Christmas is my favorite holiday, so I tend to do several pages about it for every year.  I did an inside out theme with this one.  Green flags and red boxes on the left, red flags and green boxes on the right.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Night Before...

This layout is about The Night Before Christmas...

I really struggled with this layout, trying to keep it simple.  I really love how it came out though!  Sorry for the dark picture, it was night and I had to take it inside.

Frosted Designs Challenge!

I did this for Frosted Designs all patterned paper challenge.  I used a Let's Scrap sketch.  Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on it:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Just for You!!

I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope the lady that receives it enjoys it just as much!!

This is based on this Let's Scrap sketch:

Happy Birthday!

This awesome monster truck card is for my soon-to-be 8 year old son, Alex.  I'm sure he will love it!   Red is his favorite color so that's what I started with.  I used a stamp for the "Happy Birthday".

The stickers I used for the monster trucks are holographic so they have a shiny look at certain angles.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Santa's Lap!

Love working on Christmas layouts in the summer heat!  This one came out beautifully though I was really unsure of it at first.

I think my favorite part was making the bows for the presents.

Monday, July 16, 2012

December in July??

I have two layouts that I created with photos taken last December.  I really enjoyed working with these pictures and cherish the memories they evoke!  I used Let's Scrap sketches for both of them.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Heroes!!

Here is my kids' Halloween costume layout.  I love that they all wanted to be superheroes!

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I used a shiny red paper as the base and shiny silver paper to create the names.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Baby Shower Card

I created this card for a baby shower I will be attending later this month:

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I used this CPS sketch:

Colorful Creations

This is a layout about my daughter's love of painting:

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Alex Turns Seven

This layout was so much fun to make!  My adorable son turned 7 last year and had a blast celebrating with both sides of our family.

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I used a Let's Scrap sketch:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wishing You the Best...

Here is my card for Frosted Designs card sketch:

 I stamped the sentiment and the butterfly. (click to enlarge the photo)

Here is the sketch I was working from:

Friday, June 29, 2012

Incorporating Circles...

Frosted Designs has a great Fabulous Friday challenge:  Circles!!

Here is my card (based on a Let's Scrap sketch):

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I have circles in one of the patterned papers, circle-shaped gems, and two halves of scalloped circles.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


This week's Let's Scrap sketch is incredibly inspiring!!  I will definitely be doing a few layouts from this one:

I followed the sketch pretty closely on this take:

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This is chronicling our trip to the Detroit Zoo's exhibit "Dinosauria," where my kids had a blast!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When Flowers Bloom...

Here is my card for my secret sister:

I used a new stamp I won from the Frosted Designs blog hop to make the little girl and then colored her in.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Blow Out the Candles!!

A pretty birthday card using Let's Scrap's latest sketch.

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The butterfly is handmade using an accordion fold and the pattern from Shari's tutorial found here.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Princess Party!

This layout is about my darling daughter's 5th birthday party.  She was begging for a REAL princess dress like her friend Jenae's and since I was able to get it on sale at the Disney store...she got it.  I got some adorable photos to scrap!

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Here's the Let's Scrap sketch I used:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hidden Photos...My First Try!

This was my first attempt at hidden photos in my layout.  I used a Let's Scrap sketch to create this layout:

In the top right, you will notice a little pull out tab to show these photos:

Plus, I did these paper pieced dolphins:

I had a lot of fun with this layout.  The hidden pictures came out awesome and I will definitely try that again!