Saturday, February 28, 2015

Choose Happy Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's SOTM Blog Hop featuring Choose Happy stamp set...

If you've come from Maureen's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping 'till you back to where you started!

I gave up making cards for Lent so you'll only be seeing layouts on my blog 'till Easter!!! I did it to challenge myself to get more scrapbooking done as well as cut down on the number of cards I've been

Here's a look at my layout...I used one of the frames that comes in the set to random stamp a piece of cardstock with versa mark then embossed the images and sponges with ink...I used Seaside Paper Packet because I love the colors!!!
Here's a close up of the embossed frames. the "Me & You" comes from the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection...
I also stamped some of the square frames with Cocoa Ink and cut out as an embellishment...the word "memories" comes from one of the zip-strips of the Seaside B&T...

Don't have until March 31st to get your hands on this HAPPY stamp's a look at it.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

It's now time to hop on over to Stefani's Blog and see what she has to share!

Ichiban Salad with SEM...

It's a NEW Month which means it's time for a new SEM (Scrapping Everyday Miracles) Sketch...

We have Japanese Steakhouse that has the BEST salad's the salad dressing really...I could drink that stuff! children have always LOVED salads and we got Ichibans "to go" one night several years ago and I was able to capture my son's pure JOY while eating this yummy salad!

I used my Gossamer Blue February Kit for almost everything on this layout...LOVE these wood veneer thickers!
Little wooden camera is from Frosted Designs and the glitter arrows are from CTMH!

Here's a look at the sketch! We'd love for you to play along...any product line...any photos!!! And...if you're not a layout-maker, we have a card sketch too! Check it out!!!

Friday, February 27, 2015


It's time for another Frosted Designs Friday Challenge...

This week we are challenging you to HAND MAKE your flowers and link up your projects for a chance to WIN some Frosted Designs loot!!!

Here's my layout - I would've done a card but I gave up card-making for Lent (in addition to GIVING AWAY cards) it's only Layouts 'till Easter!

I've had these photos printed and waiting for me to do something why not add them to this flowery layout!

I used the Sweet Love Kit for February - you can still get your hands on it {{{here}}}...and I threw in some Heidi Swapp Glitter Alpha Stickers for my title
Here's a look at my flowers...all cut using my NEW Cricut Explore Air and the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge...all the flowers were cut from Colonial White Cardstock and inked up with sponge daubers in varying colors that complement each other. After sponging, I just bent the leaves using various tools to create some dimension...

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Don't forget to stop by the Frosted Designs Blog and check out the other girls' artwork!!!

And...if you'd like to be a recipient of my Card Give-Away for Lent, please FB Message me your snail mail so I can get one in the mail to you!!! If that link doesn't work, you can use my personal FB Page.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

All Dolled Up with SOUS...

It's my turn to post over at Stuck on U Sketches - playing along with the Die-Cut Challenge

I do a lot of my shopping online so when the box comes, I have to have my daughter try it all on to make sure it fits. We usually do this little style show for my husband...I plan on taking pictures next time so I can fill these page with memories that will last my daughter a lifetime.

Here are some closeups - most of the clothing is pop-dotted with Thin 3D-Foam Tape for dimension...

Thanks for stopping by!!!

If you have a Cricut Explore and use Design Space, most of the files come with the monthly subscription and a few of them come from CTMH's Artbooking Collection!

Link up your project {{{{here}}}} before next Friday!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My LOVE Affair with Paper - UYSBH...

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop....this month is all about PAPER!!! Remember...this is all about USING YOUR STASH so we want to see some of that paper that's been hiding in your stash for a while!!!

If you've come from Terry's Blog, you're on the right track...

I have 3 boys and a little girl...before we had the little girl, it was hard to find BOY PAPER so when I did find some, I bought a This is a card from using some of that paper...sadly it's almost gone!

This card has some dimension so you probably don't want to mail it...
And, here's a peek at the inside...

Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Marie's Blog and see what she has to share...I'm sure it's beautiful!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Simply Inspired by Sweet as Sugar...

Welcome to the Simply Inspired blog hop featuring the Hostess-exclusive Stamp Sets. These are exclusive stamp sets that can only be purchased with Hostess Rewards earned for hosting a Gathering!
If you've come from the very fancy, Melissa, you're on the right track...keep hopping 'till you've had a chance to see all 13 Blogs!

I chose to use Sweet as Sugar because I just LOVE the apothecary jars and the assorted candy you can put in them...

Here's a look at my card...a bit simple but I was going for the CAS look so I guess it's mission accomplished! Colors are Pixie, Lagoon, Thistle & Glacier...

Here's a look at the inside...LOVED random stamping those gumballs!!!

It's now time to hop on over to Bren Yule's Blog where you will be in awe of her project!!!

Thanks for hopping with us...

Hello Sunshine...

I love Paper Smooches and their fresh stamp sets!!! 

This one is a FREE digital one I've had for quite some time and had to break it out for their Guest DT Spot...

I pop-dotted the sun for dimension and traced around one of the "hello sunshine" with a ShinHan marker...

Spider Man Themed Birthday...

Welcome to Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #94 where ANYTHING GOES except a card...if you want to post a card, make sure it's a shaped card or 3D!

If you have little ones that LOVE Spider'll love how easy these invites and cupcakes are!

I started with some simple circle-cut cards that I decorated with ovals for the eyes (two ovals - one black and one white - cut in half) and glitter web...

The inside is just as simple...typed up all the details on the computer and printed...matted it to add interest and hand-drew doodle lines around it and added little spider webs and spiders here and there...
Here are the cupcakes...and I'm no baker!!! It's not that I can't, it's just that I usually run out of time! These came together sooooo quickly. I baked the cupcakes and iced with red icing then took some royal icing (recipe found on the internet) in a piping bag and drew the spiderweb on some wax paper...stuck it in the freezer for 30 minutes, maybe then peeled them off and added them to the cupcakes! I also had some plastic spiders left over from Halloween...added those as well!

See how EASY it is to decorate for your next celebration!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"Hi" from the City - PPPR Anything Goes Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon Blog Hop!!! This month it's ANYTHING GOES so it should be easy to play along with us!

If you've come from Kathy's Blog, you're on the right track...if you're just starting out, you might want to start at the PPPR Blog so you don't miss anything!

I've eyeing this cut file for quite some time and it's one of the BEST SKYLINES I've seen!!!!

I used watercolor for the background...
Here's a peek at the inside...I cut 2 buildings off the edge and used it for the inside...
Here's the file I used...

That's all for me...

Before you hop to your next stop, let me give you some GOOD NEWS!!!

We have a FREEBIE to celebrate the Blog Hop so be sure to stop by the PPPR Store and get it before Monday...after that, it won't be free anymore! Isn't he CUTE!!!

Another thing...if you'll hop all the way through, visit each DT Members' Blogs, comment and follow then you can be eligible to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the PPPR Store!!! That way, you buy most of the files you'll see on this hop!

And...we want to see your ANYTHING GOES PPPR PROJECTS!!!! You can start linking up your projects NOW and you'll have 'till March 7th to do them up HERE!!!

-------------------------------------------------------'s time to hop on over to Leah's Blog and check out her crafty project!!! She ALWAYS has the cutest things to share!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, February 13, 2015


It's time for another Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - this week, the theme is...

I chose mist & water colors.

I used one of my favorite papers from Frosted Designs - the Switchboard Collection and made a card that could be used for a variety of occasions and could easily be mailed (since most of my cards have some dimension and are hard to mail with regular postage).

Here's a close-up of the embellishments at the top as well as my mist splatters and watercoloring...
Here's a peek at the inside...LOVE those little telephones!

Don't forget to check out the FROSTED DESIGNS Blog and see what the other DT Members did with their "messy" will NOT be disappointed!!!

Products used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio (from the Sweet Love February Kit)
Water Colors & Water Color Paper (140lb)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


It's my turn to post over at Stuck on U Sketches for the Key To My Heart Die-Cut can use any thing heart, key, love related and it must include die-cuts of some sort!

Let's take a look at my project...I started with the sketch from Pretty Little Studio and took elements from the sketch that I liked (stitching, multiples of the same shape and title placement)...
I used several files for this layout...Miss Kate Cuttables for the hearts and the title and PPPR for the heart lock and key. Paper is from CTMH's HeartStrings collection as well as For Always (retired).

Almost all of my layout have hidden journalling...this allows the layout to be uninterrupted by words and handwritten, some times my journalling gets a little personal and I only want my family to read it....know what I mean?
At nothing screams LOVE more than Red Shimmer adding the Chevron Punch along the stitched border, I was able to incorporate a little bit of bling without it being overpowering! I used my Stitch Guide to hand stitch the edges...a little tedious but well worth it, if you ask me!
I hope you'll take time to play along with our Die-Cut challenge by creating your own Key to my Heart project and link up {{{here}}}.

You can check out the Pretty Little Studio sketch I used here on my Pinterest Board (Layouts - 1 Page)

Follow Katy's board Layouts - 1 page on Pinterest.