Monday, September 28, 2015


My husband was out of town and that means I sleep EVEN LESS than normal...

And also that I don't feel guilty about scrapbooking at 1:00 in the morning!

I just bought this adorable Doodlebug paper from a warehouse sale and hadn't even put it away yet and it was just sitting there on the floor perfectly matching the photos I was holding of my daughter smelling flowers...

So I used it!

LOVE how my Kiwi Lane Lazy Susan/ Sunflowers turned out! 

I just penciled in some flourishes and went over them with my Close To My Heart Pink Shimmer Gel... still SO MAD they discontinued that stuff!!

Anyway, find some paper on your floor and make your own!

Monday, September 21, 2015

KL Scrapbook Sketch #9

It's my favorite time at Kiwi Lane!

SCRAPBOOK sketch time!!!

Go to their blog HERE to see all the details and find out which template set you can WIN!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my sample:

I decided to skip the flower from the sketch and REALLY focus on butterflies! Luckily I really like butterflies and had *quite* a few choices for paper...

Kiwi Lane wanted to focus on all the fun ways you can use their awesome mini-border templates. I LOVE their mini-borders!!! All you have to do is stack them and it shows off your cute paper:

Your super shiny BUTTERFLY cute paper:

 And of course I always like to pop up my layers for dimension:

Happy with this one!

Go make your own!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY to all my AWESOME Grandparents and my kid's Grandparents!!!

I wish all of you a great day in Heaven or on Earth!

It's hard to stamp nicely on textured cardstock...

but I'm out of smooth white paper (huh?!) so it had to work!

I think cards are more interesting when they open up differently:

Hopefully everyone else does, too...


Monday, September 7, 2015

KL Card Sketch #9

I was THRILLED with Kiwi Lane's card sketch challenge this week:

Because I LOVE butterflies on crafty stuff!!!

Here is my sample:

I realize black and heavy distressing don't usually go with butterflies, but I REALLY love how this one turned out!

Here is a close up of my mad paint smearing skills:

Every time I play with paint I think "why don't I do this more often?!" It's just FUN!

Of course a bit of dimension on the wings:

Add some bling and TA-DA!

Visit Kiwi Lane's blog HERE to participate and have a chance to win!

Go paint your own!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Layout

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

We are using the new Zoe Paper Packet and the new Coral Shimmer Trim with the old Glacier Extra Thick Twine and the retired Coral Reef Sequins.

I know George, I said we would take a break from the Shimmer Trim... but I lied. I just couldn't help myself:

It matched too perfectly!

These are really not as hard to make as they look:

I just glued loops on the back of a circle. Quick and easy!

If you follow Kiwi Lane's blog and saw THIS POST this layout may look a tad familiar...

That's because I TOTALLY COPIED myself!!!

Here is the layout I made for Kiwi Lane back in July:

Yep. Pretty much the only difference is my use of scallop templates and paper placement:

And stitching:

You thought the loopy flowers looked hard!

I think it's fine to copy yourself! Especially if it was cute! You already did the hard part, just change the paper and embellishments and SPEED through that layout!!!