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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Felicity Jane Scrapbooking Process Video

Hello, and welcome back to my blog!  After a long summer filled with events, gardening, and general business....I'm hoping to get back to blogging on more of a regular basis.

Today I have a process video to share with you, featuring Felicity Jane July kit (I 'think' it is the July kit. I have been obsessed with these kits the last few months, and finally bit the bullet and did a subscription.  And, if I were to be honest, there are things that I love and don't love about the kit.....LOVE the stamps, they're great for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking...and tag making.  The images on the 'cut-apart' sheets are very cute and useful....however, I'm not a fan of having to fussy cut them out....I wish they were either regular stickers or die cuts....I love the acetate images, as well as the flair, I wish the flair weren't always just black & white....  With all that being said, I AM a fan, just wishing for a few improvements.

And here is the project I created with the kit - 
So, mostly for this kit, I used the July Felicity Jane kit, along with some of the cut files from the October kit (the green scallop, and 'family' circle.  The seam binding is from an etsy shop, the letter stickers are an old Scenic Route sticker set, and the feather is one shed from one our Guinneas, here on the farm (I collect them as they shed them :).  Oh, and I can't forget the Nuvo Crystal drops...I am loving these, along with the glitter drops, they are easy, dry fast, and make great enamel dots and add a lot of dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by, will hopefully get a new post up soon!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Scrapbook Process Video 'Disgruntled Flower Girls'

Hi there, here with the first few pics from our son's wedding.  This photo features out two granddaughters, who were flower girls, Evie and Capri.  This picture cracks me up...the girls with their little sour puss faces...they were upset because they had to get off the dance floor for the newlyweds first dance :(

I matted the photo on solid white cardstock, mulberry paper, embossed cardstock text print and more layered mulberry.  I added some gold touches with metal photo corners and a small gold frame.  The title is mounted on two layered bookmark dies by Papertrey Ink, which is layered on top of mulberry and a strip of washi tape.  The heart accent by the photo is by Crate Paper, it is  watercolor paper, which is embossed to show the design through watercolor.  The gold foil arrow and dots and acetate clock are by Heidi Swapp, white metal words are making memories.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Scrapbooking Process Video "Homemade Pesto"

Hello there, back after a little hiatus,  taken to get ready for our youngest son's wedding which was at our house in the yard (it turned out beautiful)!

Today I have a video to share, a page made with a photo of my homemade pesto.  I used wonderfully textured Carta Bella patterned paper from 'Mix It Up.'  You will see, I also used some ephemera from a Becky Higgins Project Life set (which I ended up shuffling around quite a bit).  Pardon my jumbling of words at the end when I was trying to say 'you can find me at :). I totally got tongue-tied!!


Saturday, May 21, 2016

New Scrapbooking Process Video 'Pumpkin In The Garden'

This video features my granddaughter, , Caprice..,,,,she's picking out her pumpkin from our first garden at our 'forever' house, the house we built wth the thought that our grandchildren would know this house and Papa and Gig/Gaga's house...........
I did a process video of this page, you can view it here, and if you have questions of any products that I used and didn't address in the video, please post in the comments....

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

#SSSWCHALLENGE..... Here With A Process Video & Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

So, the challenge this week was 'flowers, Prima flowers if you had them, which I did..  So I started out with a visual for myself (first photo), just laying the photos and floral clusters down as is.... (obviously, I would have to trim the floral wire stamens off and rearrange, I didn't show this in the video because it took a LONG time...

I do love the way the layout turned features my two favorite granddaughters, Evie and Capri.....who are particularly enamored with my reader's the first thing they reach for when they get to our house.   I used an older Basic Grey solid background paper, layered with patterned prints from Crate Paper, and an embossed solid using a Provo Craft embossing folder.  THe florals, are, of course, by Prima, I cut the wire stems and adhered them individually with a hot glue gun.  The scalloped solid cardstock trim has been cut with a Martha Stewart edger.  The sticker phrase bubbles and butterfly  are from 'photo play paper.'  The number 2 is a leftover from a set my husband used to add the address numbers to our house, also added, a few sprinkles of sequins, mostly Darice, some Make It Market from Papertrey Ink.  The 'Quoted' block is from Papertrey Ink from their Monthly Moments' collection.

Thank you for visiting and watching the video....if you enjoyed, please give a thumbs up! If you have any questions, please ask in the comments.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Scrapbooking Process Video, 'Citizen Cope'

HI there, here today with another scrapbook process video, a layout made from a photo of Citizen Cope at a concert my daughter and son-in-law took me to for my birthday (yes, my choice, Citizen Cope was on my playlist long before it was on theirs :).

I chose basically one accent color of turquoise along with black for the background and few touches of lime green here and there.  The title alpha was created using Quickutz Studio Classic Alpha, and the subtitle 'to me' using Quickkutz, 'moonlight.'  The turquoise chevron paper is by Carta Bella, the black star patterned paper by Papertrey Ink, unfortunaltely, I took the branding strip off the bookprint paper before I could jot down the name.  The green swirl rub-on is by Basic Grey from a long-ago released collection of 'Olio.'  There is one Becky Higgins project life card with the date, the other rectangles were die cut from lawn fawn stitched rectangles.  I finished off the project with a few stamps from Heidi Swapp and Technique Tuesday, along with some crystal stars.
You can watch the video below:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Creating Handmade Scrapbooking/Gift Embellishment Tags

Hello!  The other day while searching for the perfect embellishment for a scrapbook page, rifling through my stash, I decided that I should share my love of tags, and created the many layers of tags/embellishments.  As I mention in the video, I use this stash for a number of things, scrapbook page embellishments, tied onto gift sacks, or make them into a card.  I often leave room for the right sentiment,  so they will be totally versatile for future use.  Before I go any further, I must apologize for my scruffy nails......I had been touching up the stain on the trim in our house all day (very unforgiving :). I also called the Friendship Jar stamp and die set by Papertrey Ink 'Jar Fillers,' whoops, another 'whoops,' I called my handmade spiral flowers 'spiral tags.'  I get so focused on trying to finish in a timely manner....I mind my words....oh well, it's done now :)

Onto the video....I have still shots at the end, if you have any questions, please leave in the comments.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Scrapbooking Process Video 'You Are My Happy Place'

Hello there, and welcome to another post with a Scrapbooking process video.  This layout features my husband and our dog Trail, giving him some serious 'face time,' (usually he just lays his face on top of your face, unless you coax it back, like my husband, Stan did here, and he's ok with just wrapping himself around your neck :)

For this layout, I again, started by mating my photos.  The main photo, I lightly matted on black cardstock, so I could tuckin the little 4x4" squares I cut from a Teresa Collins 12x12 pattern paper.  I embellished the squares with some Heidi Swapp stamps, and arrow die cuts using dies from Carta Bella.  The  kind of shabby looking paper with some red script is very old Making Memories paper, which I stamped a stripe border from some Art Warehouse stamps.  'You are My Happy Place' is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set, Phrase Play #1.  The two tags featured on this layout are also Papertrey ink dies, but I cannot find them on their website to give you the name.  There are four different dies in the set, and they are just a great size, about 3"X 1".  The stamping on the top tag is from Papertrey Ink's Button Boutique stamp set.  The heart border is from W Plus 9, the chevron border stamp is Kaiser Craft.  The background grid paper is also Teresa Collins, I added the background stamps (PTI, Polka Dot Basics, and Background Text Style II) just to create a little interest and contrast.  Finished off the layout with a bit of twine on the second tag. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, any questions about the project, products, techniques used, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Scrapbooking Process Video; Girl Cousins

Hello, here today with a new Scrapbooking process video, 'Girl Cousins.'  I used photos of my darling grandgirls for this, again :). These are pictures from the end of Easter Day, when the girls were tired, and playing on Capri's bed.  I have been seeing a lot of videos lately with people using white tissue paper as a photo mat, I wanted to try it, but instead of white, I used  pink and red tissue paper.  I have to say, it is an interesting texture addition.  After matting the photos on the tissue paper (a couple of layers), I matted them on Bazzill cardstock, then Pebbles, Inc. patterned paper, and then some chocolate cardstock.  I adhered thin strips of cardstock along each side of the matted photos.  On the right side, I used a cluster of Becky Higgins Project life cards (which I cut up), along with some of the same patterned paper cut in strips, some Paper Smooches word dies, and Papertrey Ink Rosie Posey Step 1 & 2 stamp and dies (stamped in dark chocolate, true black, and lovely lady with Hibiscus Burst.  The grid journaling card I stamped with stamps from PTI Monthly Moments, A Few Pointers.  Sprinkled the page with some American craft wood veneers, which I colored with a copic marker, RV17, along with some sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Card Challenge - Birthday

Hello, here to share a card I made for Simon Says Wednesday card challenge.  This week's challenge was a Birthday theme, using Simon Says Stamp products.  For this card, I used the SSS stamps, 'Lila's Heart,' and 'Sending and Wishing' set, along with the coordinating dies.  For the background, I used a Becky Higgins Project Life 4x6 card, and trimmed it to fit over a  red card base.  I colored the little 'Lila' girl with my copic markers, and added some glossy accents to the balloons.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

'So Perfect' Easter Scrapbook Process Video and Layout

Hello!!!  Happy to be back writing on blog, after two weeks without water (our well went dyry:(....we finally have water, a new well and a new pump :)!  It's easier to do everything with water!!!

I have a new scrapbook page layout, an  Easter page, featuring the grands, Evelyn and Caprice.  The pp I used is Amy Tangerine - Plus One, some Becky Higgins project life cards, PTI stamps with some Copic coloring (the jar and tulips).  The little script block at the bottom of the page is a wood mounted stamp (rare for me), but I just had to have it, because I loved the words and fonts! The two little phrase stickers at the top are from a stickers sheet by Simple Stories, 'Sweet Bliss.'  The letter stickers are older Making Memories stickers I've had in my stash for quite some time.  Added a bit of washi tape to finish it off.

Thank so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Papertrey Ink Farm Scene Shaker Card

Hi everyone!!!  I have a fun, fun shaker card to share with you today.  I used mostly all Papertrey Ink products with some other products sprinkled in here and there.    For the life of me, I can't remember who made the background paper, it is a turquoise woodgrain with a grid on the backside.  The stamps and dies I used for the main card front are Papertrey Ink; Petite Places, Barnyard, the dies used are from the same set, along with Scen It Backgrounds, Mountains and Shaker Shapes.  The sequins I used for the inside are from Hazel & Ruby, and some chunky glass glitter I made from broken Christmas ornaments.  The clear panel is also Papertrey Ink, clear Cardstock (I know you can also use packaging materials and other things, I like the weight of this paper).  I used fun foam to add the dimension for the shaker portion.  The inside of the card is stamped with a sentiment from Barnyard Sentiments (they're all super cute).  Here is a vide I made showing the process (please pardon the background noises, the out of frame shots, etc., I have not made a video in a while, so I'm just getting back in the swing of things).   Hope to have a lot more to share with you real soon :)

Products used:
Papertrey Ink;  Petite Places Barnyard Stamp and Die set
Scene It Backgrounds Mountain View, Shaker Shape Die, rectangle
Ink:  Pallette, Hybrid Snow White, Papertrey Ink, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Versafine, Onyx Black, Sequins;  Hazel & Ruby and handmade glass glitter, Adhesive, Advantus;  Scrappy Glue

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Papertrey Ink, Papertrey Ink, Create Along With Us, Cards, Cardmaking, Lawn Fawn

Hello, after a fogged -in, dark morning, we are now experiencing our first 'Spring-like' day!

Today I'm sharing a card I created to play along with Papertrey Ink's 'Create Along With Us ' challenge.
  For this challenge, I chose this bright and sunny card created by Kay Miller ( I love ALL her creations) as my inspiration piece:
I loved the color combination and confetti background.  Although I didn't have the same background stamp as Kay did, I made up my version with what I had, I used Polka Dot Basics, Star Gazer and Good Times (all PTI) to create my background (and I also added stars :).  The balloons are from Birthday Style, 'Celebrate' die, which I layered four times is also from Good Times.  Ink used is Hibiscus Burst and Bright Buttercup.  Other products:  sequins and oval dies, from Lawn Fawn.
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

MFT Color Challenge #41

Hello, welcome!!! I stretched myself and did the MFT color challenge using colors I would NEVER normally be draw to, but I actually like the end result.....lesson learned, try new color combos!!  For this challenge I used MFT 'Leg's Hang Out' stamps and dies, Lawn Fawn, sun and bird dies and stamps from 'Hello Sunshine.'  I copic colored the tree, birds, chicks, leaves and tire swing.  The heart spattering is from PTI, "Noted."  I did some second-generation stamping with the hearts.   Thanks so much for stopping by...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge

Hello, today I am featuring a card made for Simon Says Stamp 'Work It Wednesday' challenge using
'anything floral.'  For this card, I used the heat resist technique on the background, using 
SSS falling hearts background stamp and white heat embossing, then water coloring over.  I die cut the frame out of the water colored piece with a MFT die and attached it to card base with foam tape.  The sentiment is SSS, and I topped the card with a cute little bouquet from PTI, Bitty Blossom's stamp and die set.  I finished the card off with a few sequins sprinkled here and there.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 12, 2016


It's Papertrey Ink's 9th anniversary and they are hosting daily challenges to celebrate!  This challenge was to create a card using nine 1 1/2" squares and alter each one differently.  Boy, I have to agree with some of the other posters who thought this was harder than it sounded! It WAS hard to create a card that looked cohesive to me, so what I came up with is a kind of hot mess๐Ÿ˜‰. I managed several different techniques, but not necessarily a different one on each square...,,,more like all over.  I did some
background ink sponging, ink smooshing, water coloring, stickles, heat embossing, pen lining, added a heart sticker, sequins and finished it off with some water spritzing.  I guess I can say it's 'artsy' right?๐Ÿ˜‰
I used PTI's 'With All My Heart' stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by!