Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hey World!

Sketch time at Practical Scrappers and there is a fantastic one there from our very own Heidi!   Loved the sketch and immediately thought of this crazy picture of Craig.  And what better to use on a layout of a guy than The Dude collection from Prima.  I have bought every pack of this paper I can find....if I ever run out, I don't know what I will do.  The paper does the work for you.  Cut out some embellishments from the paper, added some Aster flowers from Walk In My Garden, added a big oval frame, entwined with embroidery floss, and a few brads, buttons, and a star punch.  The ribbon is from the Dude collection, a great secret sister surprise (How did she know how much I loved this set?!)  Title is American Crafts Remarks stickers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flower Power

The challenge at Practical Scrappers this week is stamps.  I chose to use a cute little digi stamp bee from Cute Creations Designs.   I made a page full of these little guys, colored them with watercolor pencil, markers, and glitter glaze....then cut them out.  I used my MS Loopy Loo punch for borders around the pictures, title, and papers.   The flowers are made from the button feature  (perfume bottle) on the Paisely cartridge.  I cut 2 of each, staggered and layer with pop dots.  Details are with my white gel pen.  Title is stickers.  Paper is DCWV Butterflies and Blossoms.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Still scrappin' those Disney pics!  For this one, I used the sketch at Stuck on U Sketches, well....I sorta used the sketch....I cannot follow sketches no matter how hard I try!!  The basic layout of paper is the SOUS sketch anyway.

I used PDDU for the dinosaur and palm trees as well as the bone (aged with ink) for the title bar.  Used Thickers for the title, and the little triceratops was hand pieced by me from a clip art image (I printed it out and cut from it.)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bath Time

Here is my version of the sketch at Stuck on U Sketches this week.  You were supposed to use the sketch and red or pink.  I had an old picture of my daughter and niece in the bathtub and enhanced it with my own bathtub from New Arrival.  I added a little handpieced teddy bear to the tub and some glittery bubbles too.  The title is from New Arrival as well.  The girls didn't want to be embarassed so I used George circles, enhanced with glitter glaze,  to make a bunch of bubbles to cover the picture.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Grandmother-Practical Scrappers Flower Challenge

My grandmother will turn 91 this month so I chose her as my subject for the Practical Scrappers challenge this week.  The challenge was to use flowers.   I started with a vintage photo of Grandma at 20, found a great older sketch from SOUS, and chose Sassafras Lass Life is Beautiful-Felicity paper.   I thought the bold purple and red were a great match with the old picture.  The flowers were hand pieced with different cuts from Walk In My Garden and George.   I added a rhinestone to the center of each and used some glitter glaze to some of the petals for sparkle.  To finish the sketch, I framed the picture with an 8" circle, purple ribbon, and a metallic black border cut with the MS doily punch.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pirates of the Gift Shop

To get my mind off of all the snow, I've been scrappin' Disney pictures (finally!)  My crew loved to go around trying on different Mouse ears...these pics were at the Pirates of the Caribbean.  I used the pirate map from PDDU, cut at 10" real size, inked well, for the background.  Matted the pics..added a skull and crossbones from Indie Art and a title from stickers.   I like this one....and it only took 30 minutes!

Monday, February 8, 2010


There is a wonderful sketch posted at Practical Scrappers this week, designed by the amazing Ann-Katrin.  I used it to finally scrap some of last year's Disney photos.  We took our kids once as children and then again as teenagers, and it is so amazing the different things you do.   I had great pictures of Kati with Tigger on both trips and wanted to make a "Then and Now" layout. 

This is my first attempt at a character although I have owned the cartridge for a while.  It went together really easily...probably because he is cut at 5".  The vines are from Zooballoo and the flowers are the "Blossom" cut from Walk in My Garden, cut incremently from 1" - 2", inked, petals folded up, and layered together with a button center.  We found the layered, glittery Kathryn sticker while shopping a while back.  Edged out the borders with MS ribbon.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Craig, all dressed up and ready to hit the town at Prom!  Used MS eyelet punch with rhinestone ribbon to make the side border, metallic silver foil embossed with Swirls, on the Cuttlebug, metallic blue for matting, and stickers for the title.  Added some silver metallic photo corners and flourish from Thickers.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Beach Baby (SOUS) Jan. 29

The Stuck on U Sketches design for January 29 really caught my eye as a beach layout.   As I am behind on vacation photos (as usual), I pulled out the Edisto pictures and scrapped away.   I used a 9" circle from George as the background, trimmed with rick rack.  Added some lime green ribbon and Imaginesce flowers with button centers. The little sandcastle was a sticker from the "closet."   Title is Pooh Font (marker) and New Arrival.  All papers are from 2009 DCWV Spring Stacks.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cricut Chirp

My layout, Live, Laugh, Love was featured in the Cricut Chirp Newsletter this week!   I'm so excited as this is probably one of my favorite layouts!