Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cupcake liner rosette

I found the cutest cupcake liners at the Dollar Tree tonight and came home and made some cupcake liner rosettes.  I love the cupcake liner rosettes because they are much lower profile than traditional rosettes.  I still love traditional rosettes but I do love the cupcake liner ones.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MercyTiara 27 day Challenge for October 2016

The challenge for this month from MercyTiara's Facebook Group "MercyTiara's 27 Day Challenge" was to use a specific recipe.  Details on she YouTube channel

A recipe challenge! In order to qualify for this challenge, you must use all the “ingredients” in the following recipe:

Preheat scrapspace to 70º F (21ºC)
Grease and flour a page protector. Wait, on second thought, maybe skip that one.
Combine the following supplies:
- 1 Black and White, 5X7 photo of yourself, fresh or frozen (recent or older)
- 1 or more 6X6 paper pads: - 1 page of the floral variety - 1 page of the striped variety
- 1 sketch of any kind (sketches can be found at,, or any other site, magazine, etc.)
- Layer together the above ingredients, stirring in any other items, as needed, from your pantry (scrap room).
- Season with mist, or buttons, or wood veneers, or enamel dots, or Nuvo crystal drops, to taste.
- Garnish with a title.
- Serve the final dish (layout) with the sketch on the side.

Let the cook-off begin!

I used a 5x7 black & whiter photo, 2 6x6 pads (Woven paper from Fabrique pressed petals and Basic Grey 'Hey You').  The sketch I found by googling 5x7 sketch and found this sketch by Brenda Ragsdale found on her blog for the February 2012 challenge.  I added tags for journalling and a couple of roses I made from my "pantry" (stash) and 'seasoned' it with gems and garnished it with a title.  The bow at the top is from Fancy Pants Happy go lucky Button set.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Silly Little Shadow

I watched a video by Crafty Meggy and fell in love with the fringe background and decided to scraplift this for the pictures of my granddaughter finding her shadow for the first time.  I had a tag in my stash (no idea where it came from) that said Silly Little Sunshine but I tucked the word sunshine behind the photo mat and adding pink thickers called Sprinkles that say shadow so the title becomes Silly Little Shadow.  I added a tulle flower I made, three doilies on the right and added little blue punched doilies on top with pink buttons with pink & white bakers twine.  The paper in the background is from my stash but not sure what brand (I think Color Bok from Walmart but not for sure). Three bottom fringe papers – My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Blush 6x6 patterned paper pack.  Butterfly patterned paper – The Paper Studio – Poteeka Butterfly Item #196410.  I fringed with Martha Stewart Fringe scissors.  I put two lines of sewing above each fringed area and around the photo block.  Added a tag that simply stated that Hallie Jo found her shadow and the date.  Finally I added a bunch of sequins.

I am so glad I found Crafty Meggy's video cause I LOVE this layout,.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rose die obsession

I got a bunch of new dies today.  I ordered them from China off of Ebay.  They were all under $2.00 each.  I am currently obsessed with this rose die.  I backed the red on red with red crape paper, the white on pink is on pink crape paper, the red is on yellow crape paper, the red is on pink checked pattern paper, the yellow is on green felt (I did not do a good job trimming that one).  Then there is one that is not backed on anything.  I really like the look of them backed on the crape paper, patterned paper and felt.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Happily Ever After

First layout of my daughter's wedding.  Since scanning the layout I have added wink of Stella to the bouquet and the veil on the bride print & cut and have added the dot to the i in lived (missed that when attaching the letters).  I intend on adding some gold Stickles to a few of the gold inked dots.  I used a cut file I purchased from Just Nick Studio called confetti and Ink R Up gold ink.  I did the cut file as a stencil and used it on the top and the bottom and inked in the gold ink.  When I looked at the pictures I immediately had a vision of a bride with a long train and the tile on the train.  However, I could not find a cut file nor an image that I liked so I found this bride and added the train.  I couldn't find a matching image for the groom since he is army.  I did find a prince & princess color book page so I cut the bride out and used the groom (who is actually a prince but I used him as an army guy in uniform...close enough).  In hindsight I should have mirrored the image of the prince so he would be looking down toward the bride.  I may re-cut him and do just that.

I didn't do any journalling because this will be in their wedding album and there will be a lot of journalling about stories that go with the wedding.  This was just the "kiss" photo and there really isn't much to say.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Coney Island Beach Vacation

This is a layout for Mercy Tiara's 27-Day Challenge for August to use homemade embellishments.  I have had these embellishments in my stash for years.  I made the altered CD for a swap at Yahoo Groups scrap-a-holic Anonymous group for an August Beach time swap.  The label did not have the year.  I made the Beach Vacation for an April title swap in the same group.  Again, no year on the label.  I made the clouds as I was doing the layout.  I had to put the whale on the photo of me on the beach looking like a beached whale.  I made the waves out of some wave paper I had in my stash and the sand was a 6x6 piece of paper that I cut into 2" strips and joined in the middle.  I added Coney Island in tile letter stickers above beach and a border sticker of sand, shells and grass at the bottom.  The background is a sheet of pale blue card stock from my stash.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving

Have you ever been siting in your craft room and just "NEED" to scrapbook?  I mean, you have to put stuff on a layout and create or you will go insane?  Well, that was me yesterday.  I was working on stuff for my theatre and just got the overwhelming urge to scrapbook.  So, I searched through my pictures and found a bunch from a trip we took Thanksgiving of 2006 to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  We actually went to Knoxville to have Thanksgiving with my sister, her son & daughter-in-law and they took us to Pigeon Forge.  What a cute little tourist village!  They had the quaintest shops (candy, clothing, gifts, etc) and food and entertainment.  Very nice little side trip.  My daughter (who as 10 at the time) had fun.  I'm sure she doesn't remember much other than the candy store and the Christmas store but I remember she had fun.  She bought her ballet teacher a ballet ornament for her Christmas tree and couldn't wait to get it home to her.

I have an easy time hording Scraptastic Kits but not so easy of a time using them because if I use them, I won't have them.  However, I really enjoyed using this kit.  It was the February 2016 Sunday Morning kit.  The background was an exclusive Scraptastic paper Food/Family/Story - Fools Rush In paper.  I did hate using it cause the other side was this AMAZING heart design but oh well, it is done now.  The layering paper behind the photos is a paper from the kit Crate Paper HELLO LOVELY - With You.  Lovely pink with white hearts.  Most everything else was from the kit.  I think the "This was" and "the best" were an extra purchase from the This Life Noted kit from that month but I'm not sure.

I made the fringe butterfly and added it to the kit since it went so well.  I had actually forgotten about making it until I opened the kit.  The polka dot bag contained the embellishments from the kit.  The bags are so cute I love using them on layouts.  The doilies were from my stash.  The title "Family" is Thickers YOU & ME and the word "Vacation" was Thickers SPRINKLES.  I did my journalling on a black chalkboard label with a white jelly roll pen.