Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

Today I am celebrating 34 years of me!!! So far the day has been wonderful. I woke up to several happy birthday messages on my phone and a few sweet birthday cards. Then I took the kids to the clubhouse for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. I got to see many neighbors that I don't get to see very often and the kids had a blast searching for undiscovered eggs near the lake after the event had ended. Did I mention it was raining the whole time they were searching! They got so wet that they had to walk home, they were too wet to get in the car. I took lots of photos to scrap, even a few of them walking home... they were so cute sharing an umbrella:)

Here is a layout of last year's egg hunt! I used My Mind's Eye's Follow Your Heart. It is a fun collection of papers and embellishments and while they aren't your typical colors and prints for Easter papers they work really well with the theme. MME has a brilliant creative team and I think they did a fantastic job thinking outside of the box on this collection.

This little guy is was so much fun to make. I started with a chipboard bunny cut from the Tim Holtz die. I inked it on one side with embossing ink and covered it with Tim Holtz distressed embossing powder, brushed corduroy. Before I took my heat gun to it I used a paint brush to brush away the powder in the center of the ear and over the tail. Then I used worn lipstick embossing powder over those two places. I set the embossing powder with my heat gun. Then I sketched and cut this cute little Easter basket out of the teal hounds-tooth paper and filled it with eggs {buttons.} I tied a little ribbon around the top to finish it.

Now we are going to head out for more birthday fun!

I hope I've inspired you;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happily Ever After...

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

I have to admit that even though I {heart} PINK... the very prettiest color ever... I think pink is a little overdone on Valentine's Day. I rarely ever like Valentine's themed papers. I was thinking about this dilemma a few months back and that was when I started thinking black and white... and PINK!!

I started to google a few of my favorites... MME, Basic Grey and ended up finding the perfect papers from BoBunny.

This Enchanted collection by BoBunny is exactly what I was looking for. I love the flourishes and whimsical prints as well as the texture and glitter embossing on the papers.

As it turns out my project took a different direction with different specifications and the whole reason I was searching for Valentine's papers to begin with fell through.

I still couldn't shake these ideas so I had to get them down on paper... or in paper as the case may be;)

I paired these black and white papers pretty pink foil papers by SEI although there are any number of pink papers that would work here. I used the paper as the photo mat, title mat as well as the butterflies I die cut using the Tim Holtz movers and shapers butterflies.

I added a few other pink embellishments to the layout. I chose Kaiser Craft Rhinestone Flourishes~ Champagne bling and Webster's Pages Bloomers ~ Candy Pink ribbon.

For directions and a list of materials go to the ScrapbooksPlus blog by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Webster's Pages... All About Me

We are doing something a little new on the Design Team at ScrapbooksPlus this year. In the past we have always chosen one line to feature every month. This year we are still featuring one line on The Wall but we are also adding several fun layouts throughout the store.

Here is one "extra" layout I designed using Webster's Pages
All About Me collection. I love Webster's Pages. I've gone through phases with other manufacturers where I just can't get enough but Webster's Pages has remained a fav of mine for some time now.

I also used some Tim Holtz dies to cut these journaling boxes. I inked the edge of the large journaling box with Distress Ink Broken China.

Here is the list of what you'll need to make the layout and the instructions including measurements. You can also get a copy of the instructions at the store on the shelf right above the layout. It includes a color photo of the layout.

Webster’s Pages All About Me

You’re Timeless-2

Look Within-1

Looking Ahead-2


Pebbles Pearl Candy Dots

Sizzix Dies: Tim Holtz Mini Labels Set

Styled Labels

Layers from bottom up:

12x12 blue side of Looking Ahead

11x11 green side of You’re Timeless

10 ½ x 10 ½ other side of Looking Ahead- be careful to cut it so that the frames in the lower right corner are included.

1 ½ inches from bottom of LO add blue tape measure piece cut from My Story

8”x 2 ¼ “piece of You’re Timeless. Attach (striped side up) to left side of LO 1 ½ “ from side 2” from top.

4 ½ “x 6 ½ “piece of You’re Timeless green side will mat 4x6 photo. Place 2 ¼ “ from side and 2 5/8 “ from top.

Fussy cut Life” and two cameo pieces (still attached in the center) from Look Within and cut “My Story” piece from the My Story paper.

Die cut the journaling and date pieces using scraps from LO that have been glued to chipboard or grunge board. I used two dies by Sizzix: Tim Holtz Styled Labels and Mini Labels.

Attach die cut pieces, fussy cut pieces and pebbles to LO as shown in photograph

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Here is a layout I designed for ScrapbooksPlus last May.

I used papers from Bo Bunny's Vicki B. collection. I also used several other products such as K&Company adhesive chipboard, Prima flower embellishment crystal spray and My Mind's Eye Lush rhinestones to name a few.

I added the rhinestones to the swirly floral paper. It adds a fun detail to the umbrella I made using a pattern I sketched myself.

I used different mediums to alter the chipboard from K&Company. I plucked a few little bottles from my ever growing collection of Tattered Angels glitter paints including Chandelier Glitter Glam and Wicked Glimmer Glaze.

Yes, you can paint on the K&Company chipboard. Even though the surface on this chipboard is almost glossy and not very porous I was still able to add the glitter glam and even change the color of the little birdie with some glaze, it just took a bit longer to dry.

Not sure if you noticed the raindrop detail. This is one of my favorite things about this layout.

I used the gridded side of the Vicky B "Loverly" paper as the background. Then I used my Silhouette to cut a pattern out of vellum. The raindrops were actually the scraps cut from the paper to make the design but I used them on my layout. I adhered each with a glue dot. It was such an easy little addition and I love how it turned out.

Here is the Vicky B collection from Bo Bunny.

I hope it inspires you!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

It's a New Year!

I had a wonderful Christmas with family...memories I will always treasure... and scrap!

It's a new year and I am so excited to get going on some fun new things.

First, I am excited to finally announce that I have been asked to be the new Design Team Coordinator for ScrapbooksPlus. Lisa Hausman decided to break and thought I would be a good fit for the position. I have some fun new ideas that we are starting to implement around the store. Hopefully in the months to come the already inspiring space will be that much more inspiring!

Now it's on to the next thing, January.

January is my time to regroup, reorganize and reinvent. While I don't have a New Years Resolution I do have an idea of the ways I want to grow in the year ahead.

While I hope to continue to grow in my photography skill and continue to push my creative limits I really have one big thing that I have been dying to do and I think now is the time.

I want to learn about these computer thingys that everyone keeps talking about.

OK, so I do have some computer skills. But this year I intend to "Grow My Skills" at

I am ready to retake Up and Running and then move on to the other classes from there but first I might just have to jump in to this Digital Art Journal class... it look so inspiring!