Monday, July 21, 2014

Chic Tags Sketch It Out Sunday Challenge

It's time for another Sketch It Out Sunday at Chic Tags! This month's sketch is designed by DT member, Sasha Farina.

I used the Cloud 9 collection for my layout!  This is one of my fav CT lines!  The colors and patterns are fun to work with! And the embellishments!  I love the wood veneer shapes and most favorite are the sequins wood shapes! 
For my title, I used the gold foil letter stickers from the Good Tidings collection!  These can be used on any project and gold is so "in" right now!
I used some of the colorful sequins rub ons along with a wood veneer cloud and flair from Cloud 9.
Here, I used one of the Cloud 9 mini icon along with label stickers. 

These 2x2 Cloud 9 squares are adorable! I love using them to accent a photo or use for journaling! 
Thanks for stopping sure to link up your own layout based on this sketch here for a chance to win a Chic Tags grab bag!  Your deadline is  August 8th! 
Have a great day!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paper Camellia: Fun

Woohoo! It's Friday!  This week flew by though!  Today, I'm having my cabinets installed in my scrap room! Super excited to finally be getting some organization! 
I have a layout up on the Paper Camellia blog using the July Main and Add-on kits.  I can't tell you how much I love Ria's kits...she does such a great job putting together the right papers and embellishments! This month has a travel theme and its been so fun to create with!
I used the "Going Place"s sheet from Echo Park's Walking on Sunshine and cut out a few of the cards. I then created two banners to go across my page and embellished.  I cut this circle with my hand punch from one of the cards. I thought it would be a cute accent to my photo.  I also added a
My Mind's Eye Wooden Arrow Shape, as well.

Loving these bright colored Thickers from Crate Paper! 
Here, I added a die cut from the Jillibean Soup's Sightseeing Stew line as well as an arrow clip from Freckled Fawn.
These layered stitched banners from Crate Paper's Open Road line are adorable!  You receive a few pieces in the main kit!  I also added another MME wooden star and a JBS Travel Sprinkle.
In between my photos and cards, I added some of my own pennants using a hand punch and patterned paper. 
I am a big fan of these Chic Tags Wooden Veneer Travel shapes!! Perfect accent for your pages!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you document some of your favorite trips this weekend!  Don't forget to check out the Paper Camellia shop to see the Main Kit plus Add Ons! 
Have a great day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Teresa Collins Designs: This Is Something Wonderful

Hi friends! Is this week flying by or what? I can't believe its Thursday!  Today I have a layout up on the Teresa Collins Designs Design Team blog using the Something Wonderful collection.  This fun line has great patterns and colors: perfect for just about any theme!  I used one of my favorite photos of my daughter from when she was in preschool!
I used my Silhouette to cut a few triangles into my cardstock background. I then backed them with patterned paper, as well as cut different sized triangles to add on top of my CS.  You can see, too, that I stitched through a couple with my sewing machine.  I also used my new TC Craftwell Cut N Boss to emboss a vellum envelope from the Basically Essential line.  I used the exclusive Triangle folder that came with the HSN bundle.  (What can I say, I "had" to have it!). 
I love layering vellum under my photos! I think it makes a nice accent! Here is another shot of the triangles of patterned paper.  I love all of them but the wood grain is my favorite!
I used one of the sentiments from the Chipboard Elements for my title. I then added some enamel dots and a decorative brad.  You can see, too, the little star sequins that coordinates with the collection!
I added another chipboard sentiment plus a sticker over some cute decorative tape at the left hand corner of my photo.  There is never a shortage of selection of embellishments with Teresa's lines! 

Another shot of little tidbits...I love to make clusters of small embellishments!

 Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out Teresa's Facebook page this week to see more sneak peeks of her new releases!  I promise you will LOVE them all! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Chic Tags + Twinery Blog Hop!



Hi there fellow scrappers! Thanks for hopping along with us for day 2 of the Chic Tags and The Twinery Blog Hop! 
Here is the blog roll if you aren't going in order:
Mandy Kay Starner -
 The Twinery was VERY generous and gave us CT gals lots of pretty colors to play with!  I received bright colors that go perfect with our Cloud 9 collection! 

I used one of Amy Tangerine's stitching templates to create my clouds and sunshine! 
 I layered some of the patterned paper, plus a gold foil journaling card under my photo. I then added a mini icon as well as cute wood veneer cloud!

I also added in some sequins from Teresa Collins Designs along with the Cloud 9 wooden veneer sequins.

Using my Amy Tangerine template again, I added this arrow to my title.

Don't forget to check out yesterday's blog roll, as well as the remainder of today's. One lucky winner will receive a Chic Tags grab bag!  :)  Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Camellia June kit: Always

Hello, sorry for my absence. I don't know where my time is going lately...its summer and I'm trying to keep my kids occupied so they don't hurt each other! LOL  My son just started a week class called Minecraft Designers at the local community college this morning.  So, he'll be there for three hours. Hailey and her friend are still sleeping in the basement. I think they didn't go to sleep until after 5am. 

Today, I am sharing a layout I created for Paper Camellia using the June Main and Add On Kits.  Ria does an awesome job selecting the perfect papers and embellishments for each kit! I absolutely love the gold theme for June's kit!  It's such a hot trend right now and I'm hoping it stays around for a long time! 
I want to order more of this vellum gold dot paper from MME! I love it!  I added one of the acetate Heidi Swapp words for my title, as well as a MME enamels dots and arrow and chipboard heart from Studio Calico. 

These chipboard pennants come on the MME Market Street button set. Love the colors as well as the pop of gold!  

Tomorrow, I will have a layout up for the Chic Tags/Twinery blog hop so check back!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Paper Secrets July 1st Reveal

Hello and welcome to July!  Is it just me or is the summer flying by?   I know my kids go back to school in 7 weeks! (I counted last night!) 
Being a new month means a new sketch reveal at Paper Secrets!  The challenge word for this sketch is SPLASH
For my layout I used Simple Stories Lucky Charm from the PS shop!  For the challenge word, I used S:  stickers P: punch L: lined paper A: arrows S: stars H: hearts. 
I backed the Polaroid sticker onto lined paper and typed my journaling.  The collection comes with a 12x12 sheet of stickers!

I cut my title on my Silhouette using cut file #    and cardstock. 
Using my Fiskars punch to create a few stars to accent my page. I also added wooden veneer stars from Studio Calico. 

Paper Secrets is this month's sponsor at Scrap and Play! Be sure to play along at both sites for a chance to win! 
Have a great day! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Chic Tags giveaway winner!


Hey friends!  Sorry for my delay on announcing a winner for the Chic Tags giveaway I had last week!  I spent a long weekend down in the Lake of the Ozarks with my girlfriends from high school.  It was a much needed getaway!  We had so much fun...lots of laughs and reminiscing!  Love these ladies so much!   It was nice to forget about schedules and housework! 
Yesterday also was the five year anniversary of my mom's passing. This year seemed a little easier, but I think being away really helped.  Honestly, I don't think I'll ever fully heal from losing my mom. But, I have comfort in knowing I will see her again one day. 
Ok, I've blabbed enough...the winner of the giveway is Rhonda Nickol
Please email me at so I can send you your goodies!