Tuesday, March 31, 2015

KL Card Sketch #4

Happy (early) Easter!!!

Kiwi Lane is posting their Easter card sketch a week early so you actually have time to MAIL them out!

Plus another chance to WIN! Go to their blog HERE to see all the details.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my sample:


I turned it into a layout:

LOVE what sketches can inspire!!!

Add a few more eggs and flowers:

And I have a cute Easter layout all DONE!

Go make your own!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

For Chantre!

It's all my Aunt Chantre's fault...

She won't order any awesome Close To My Heart stuff unless I make it into a card kit for her...

So I did!

I made instructions for 12 cards (4 each of 3 designs) using the Hopscotch Paper Packet, Pixie Extra-Thick Twine, and Flamingo Enamel Dots.

Card #1:

 Card #2:

 Card #3:

I only used one stamp set and didn't ink ANYTHING!!!

I know!

I have been in a doodling mood and I think doodling looks better ink-less.

Happy March Chantre!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

KL Scrapbook Sketch #3

Kiwi Lane has another chance to WIN!!!

Just go to their blog HERE, make your own version of this fun sketch:

Post a picture in the comments and cross your fingers! SO FUN!!!

Speaking of fun, here is my "sample" layout:

I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty proud of my ice cream cones:

The "cone" is stamped with a stitching stamp I had. I also used this around my photo mats to tie them in. I had to keep cutting out more and more of each cone:

It matches the pictures of my little boy eating what he called "Ah-Pren" (ice cream).

Now go make your own and enter to WIN!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


My Mom's side is VERY Irish, so of course I have a ton of St. Patrick's Day decorations!!!

Here are a few of my favorites:

My "Lucky":

 My 3-Shamrocks-On-A-Stick:

My big "Luck":

My collection of Irish sayings on cute blocks:

My sparkly "Irish":

And of course I have something with shoes:

I need new shoes...


Monday, March 9, 2015

KL Card Sketch #3

It's time for another awesome card sketch from Kiwi Lane!


Go to their blog HERE to participate and WIN your own Tiny Celebrate template set. Trust me, you NEED it...

Here is the sketch:

And here is the sample I made:

I really liked the sketch so I didn't change much!

I added an extra pinwheel for emphasis and folded down the edges of my center pinwheel template to add dimension. When I don't feel like inking edges but still want contrast, I just back the edge of my paper with a solid color and cut following the curves:

This one was fun!

Go make your own!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

March Layout

Holy cow I haven't blogged in FOREVER!!!

Sorry George!

I'll fix it...

Here is the layout my Close To My Heart scrapbooking group will be making in March:

We are using the Wanderful Paper Packet, the Triangle Durables Studs, and the Slate Twist Ties. Don't think this layout is only for real travel! The pictures going on this are just my children in the car. I think it's funny that they complain about a few minute ride compared to how it used to be with no DVD, IPad, IPod, etc...

LOVE my alphabet stamps! 

I used the triangle studs to draw attention to my title and journaling. The chevron arrows are just the twist ties all bent up and glued!

Feel free to contact me if you'd ever like to join us!

Go craft!