Monday, August 5, 2013

Challenge 37 - Glitter!

I am hosting The Paper Girls challenge this week.  The challenge is Glitter, Glitter, Glitter.  One of my favorite ways to add sparkle to a layout or card is using American Crafts POW! glitter paper.  The glitter doesn't fall off and adds the perfect amount of sparkle.  I created these two cards for a couple of August 4 Birthdays. 


Thanks for looking and for more details on how to enter the challenge, click here.
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Paper Girls Challenge - Sketch away!

Time for another challenge from The Paper Girls!  Sheryl is hosting and the challenge is a beautiful sketch designed by her.

I was drawn to the scallops and the small dots.  I free cut out a scallop and raided Ella's sequin supply.  I used an older collection from Echo Park, "Little Girl" for the papers.  

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Paper Girls Challenge - Beach

Heather is hosting the current challenge over at The Paper Girls   The challenge is Beach.  With the end of the school year wrapping up, I created this card to include in the end of the year gift to my daughter's teacher.  My daughter had an AMAZING teacher this year and I hope the card put a smile on her face.

For details and more inspiration visit The Paper Girls for details on how to play along.  Thanks for looking!

Products used:
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Ranger and Ek Success
Watercolor pencils: LOEW-CORNELL
Pearls: Doodlebug
Paper: American Crafts

Friday, May 3, 2013 Blog Hop!

Happy Friday!  I am excited to be a stop along the Scrapbook Steals' May blog hop. is one of my go to websites for scrapbook supplies.  When Melodee said we would be working with twine my heart skipped a beat.  My heart skipped another beat when I was told it was Two Berry Creative Twine with two colors!  

I ended up making ornaments using twine balls.  What?  I know it is a little strange, but my mind has been on Christmas with all the snow we received this Spring.   Here are a few pictures of the finished ornaments.

{This picture was taken when the skies was grey, which is why you see the variance in colors.  The twine is really the color in the next two pictures}

The ornaments are just darling.  The twine rolls have 300 feet of twine, this is an inexpensive and quick way to use up some twine and get a head start to the holidays.  I still have over half of the twine left and plan on making a decor item for my daughters room using the same concept.  I will wrap the twine around larger balloons, add a few butterflies for detail and hang them from her ceiling.

Enter to win a $20 gift code:

Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop along the way (including this post). Be this month’s random lucky winner by leaving a comment on one of the six blogs!  Now let's getting hopping!

  1. ScrapbookSteals 
  2. Memorable Scraps - Neela Nalam
  3. Want Less Create More - Judy Stech (You are here - leave a comment!)
  4. Alison Day Designs - Alison Day 
  5. Scrappin' Chaos - Charity Hotrum
  6. Stephanie's Scrap World - Stephanie Umpleby
You have until 11:59 PM MT on Sunday, May 5th, to comment. Have a great time hopping!

Wait!  One last item I need to mention. is hosting National Scrapbook Day Celebration with 4 Challenges  Here is the second challenge:  

Challenge #2 - Your favorite

Create a layout inspired by your favorite song right now.  It could be an old favorite or a new one.  It could be the title of your layout or mentioned in the journaling.  Think of Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" and create a layout of a loved one.  Or maybe it's Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and a layout dedicated to your kids.  Check out all of the challenges here:  National Scrapbook Day Celebration

Whew!  I hope you found some inspiration and remember to leave a comment!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

5 Minute Cards

Here are a couple of cards I whipped up in 5 minutes with my March CT Kit.

Thanks for looking!

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Monday, April 15, 2013

The Paper Girls - Challenge #30

Good Morning!  I am hosting the challenge over at The Paper Girls this week.  The challenge is travel.  I am trying to wrap up the few remaining layouts of our Mount Rushmore road trip from a few years ago and thought this would be some motivation for me to work on the album.  Here is my layout:

All products used, except the ink, were My Minds Eye.  The ink was American Girl crafts.  Thanks for looking.  For details on how to play along with The Paper Girls, please check out our blog!  Have a great week.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Another layout using my March Citrus Twist Kit.  When I was looking for a kit club, I was really selective.  I wanted to choose a club that was close to my style.  I did not want a bunch of uninspiring products arriving at my doorstep.  I am glad I went with CT.  I can easily mix in my stash to create a layout.  It is nice to be using up products and getting pages done.  I've used about half of the March kit to date.  I figure I have either a mini album base or 2-3 more layouts to create.  I am leaning towards creating an Xavier mini album or Smash-style book.

Supplies used:
March Citrus Twist Kit
Studio Calico - Mister Huey's, Hexagon Mask, Butterflies
October Afternoon: Mini Markets
American Crafts: Knock-out Punch
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