Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Did you all see the sketch over at myStampBOX? Go check it out and play along. Here is the link.

Here is my take on it. I'm getting so much mileage out of the Funky Flowers collection. :)

Stamps: myStampBOX, Funky Flowers
PP: Echo Park
Ink: SU
Rhinestones: Recollections
Twine: Jillibean
Cardstock: Bazzill
Misc:Uniball Signo pen

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Loving Echo Park!!

Hi all! I just wanted to share some of my latest projects using Echo Park. Have I told you lately how much I love their products? Yes I know I have! LOL!

I made 2 layouts and an altered box. For one of my layouts I will give you a step by step so you can recreate it if you wish.

My first page "Dressed Up" was made using the collection " A Walk in the Park." I love all those bright summery colours!

For my next project I altered a simple cardboard box. I used the "Be Mine" collection to jazz it all up!

I love how the flower on top turned out!

Who wouldn't love to receive some cookies in this pretty box? :)

My next layout was created using the "Splash" collection. I have so many pool photos so this collection was a must have so I was thrilled to have won it for being a Facebook Fan!!!

I would now like to share how I put together my Fun in the Sun layout.

1. Pierce holes along the scalloped page of the die cut paper and sew with floss.
2. Mist the background with some teal and sapphire mist.
3. Adhere all the following cuts of paper to your page in the order given using the photo of my layout as a guide.
-Big Stripes - 7x10"
-Sunshine - 9x6"
-Fish - 10x4"
-Mini Stripes - 11x11/2"
4. Add the Fun in the Sun strip from the Borders paper.
5. Add the red scalloped sticker from the Alpha sticker sheet.
6. Adhere your 4x6 photo.
7.To the top left hand corner of your photo add one of the photo corners from the Element Sticker sheet.
8. I then cut out a journal spot using my Silhouette and an Echo Park digital design but you could use a journal spot from the collection itself.
9. I used Alpha stickers in my journal spot.
10. Now attach the beach ball from the Element sticker sheet. I actually jazzed mine up by adding pp cut out with my Silhouette.
11. I finished it off with some other stickers and gave the bubbles some extra shine with Glossy Accents and gave my little fish and crab some googly eyes.

Now I can't wait to get my hands on the newest releases!! Have you seen them? All I can say is Echo Park you did it again!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sad Pumpkin

I'd like to share a layout that I am entering into The Paper Variety's challenge.
The challenge is to create a paper project that features a grid design or rainbow colors.

The photo is of my grandnephew Ryan. As you can see he wasn't happy at all with this photo session!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I'd like to share another layout that I made using the July Scrap-Tastic kit "Princess Diaries".
I used lots of pink and glitter so I pulled out another photo of my daughter Amy from 1982. Totally cute!!

I used a sketch #162 from Creative Scrappers and I made my own flowers so I will enter this page into the ScrapFit WWU#9.

PP: Scenic Route, MME, Chatterbox
Diecuts: MME
Punches: SU, EK Success
Brads: Chatterbox
Misc: Stickles, machine stitching

I will be posting a tutorial soon on how to make the smaller flowers on this layout since I have had some requests so stayed tuned for that.

Cowgirl or Princess?

I have a layout to share with you that was made from the "Princess Diaries" July Scrap-Tastic kit. I so love all the papers in this kit!! So much My Minds Eye so I was definitely in love! :)

I used a photo of my daughter Amy when she was just a wee one.
LinkMy layout came together so easily by using a sketch from Stuck On You.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Brads: Chatterbox
Stickers: O.A.
Rhinestones: Kaiser
Misc: Lace, Sizzix die, Machine stitching

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thinking of You

Here is the latest card that I made for the myStampBox blog. I love how their sentiment stamps make it so easy to pull a card together.

Stamps: myStampBOX (straightforward)
Cardstock: S.U.
PP: B.G.
Flower: B.G.
Ribbon: unk
Ink: Colorbox
Nestabilities, Uniball Signo pen

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Urban Lily

It's my day to feature a layout on the Urban Swank blog and this is the layout I created. You can find out about the specific paper lines that I used over there.

I also used sketch #50 from Sketchabilities.

PP: Urban Lily
Label: Studio G
Chipboard: Magistical Memories, M.M.
Stickers: K&Co, Glitz
Crystals: Prima
Ink: Ranger
Stickles: Ranger

Aren't Ryan and Evan just too cute!!!