Wednesday, November 26, 2014



This was my project for Kiwi Lane this month... and it was on their blog a couple weeks ago... and I forgot to post it!!!

To see the original Kiwi Lane post, go HERE

I show you how I turned these:

Into these:

Using the Autumn and Tiny Holiday leaves templates and super-cute Doodlebug Friendly Forest paper:

The top is my favorite part:

Go check it out!!!

Happy Day-Before Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Basic Sketch

You still have time to enter Kiwi Lane's Basic Sketch challenge this week!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

I didn't have to alter much on this one! I was a little worried about the gap of patterned paper on the left side, but the journaling lines with the title ended up working great:

I love sketches with journaling spots built in!! I have a hard enough time journaling; if there's not a specific spot for it, it's not going to happen! 

I really like how my border turned out:

Any day I get to use my snowflake border punch with sparkly ribbon is a GOOD day!

Go to Kiwi Lane's Facebook page HERE to enter!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gardenia #7-#9

I'm catching up!

Here are Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo sketches #7, #8, and #9!!!


My 2-page version:

and close up:

Why is grey so hard to photograph?! This layout is really cute in person, you'll have to trust me! I cut the birds out of the background paper and glitter-glued over my letters so they matched.


My 2-page version:

 and close up:

Now this one is fuzzy! I am having a bad-photography day.. I outlined everything in grey marker and popped up all the stars. I also used some of the "period" dots from my letter Thickers as accents.

and #9:

My 2-page version:

and close up:

I love buying in packs and kits! Matching is a breeze and they always come with cute fluff! Like these sticker sayings and chipboard hearts.

Wish me luck finishing my last 3!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gardenia #10

I didn't keep up very well, did I?

I still have plans to catch up by the time the BIG prize is offered...


I think there was an oops and there is no actual "sketch" for this week, so here is Scrapbook Steals' Mid-Week-Mojo example for Gardenia #10:

And here is my 2-page version:

I know, I know, ANOTHER Father's and Son's layout with my Paper Loft paper! I just want to FINISH a grouping of pictures for ONCE!!!

When I really want a title to match, I use some of the same "background" paper for the letters:

I just did some really light stamping and cut them out. Perfect match!

I still love all the little saying strips from my Paper Loft packet:

Fastest journaling ever!

Go to the Scrapbook Steals blog HERE to see more entries!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November layout

Here is the layout my Close To My Heart scrapbooking group will be making this November:

We are using the Pathfinding Paper Packet, the Golden Bakers Twine, and the Gold Bling Dots. I like to try all different scrapbooking styles with my group, and this one I really enjoyed! 

I  *may* have gone a little overboard with all the leaves...


Happy Fall!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014


I LOVE Halloween! I do!

I do NOT love this 3-week-cold!

It may be time to give up and go to the doctor...

Anyway, here is the Kiwi Lane Basic Sketch that inspired my late Halloween card:

And here is my card:

I REALLY like it!!! I used some super old Close To My Heart paper and some new Close To My Heart stamps. I also tried out my alcohol markers for the first time:

I totally copied this from an AMAZING consultant whom I now stalk. She has tons of tutorials on how to color with these markers and make skulls-in-a-jar! Visit her blog HERE to be blown away.

After all my cute coloring I figured I just needed some dimension and it would be perfect:


Seriously, go learn to color and then enter for yourself at Kiwi Lane's Facebook page!

Happy skulls!