Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beach Feet

One of my favorite bases for layouts is canvas cloth.
For this one I cut a piece 12x12" and then painted with Gelatos. I love how they smooth and blend so easily.
Stamped on the canvas using Staz On black with Artistic Outpost and Tattered Angels stamps.

The shells were stamped on card stock and fussy cut. Flourish by Prima.
Toes courtesy of the little one :)

Layout featured in Aug issue of Scrapbook News and Review

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shimmerz Event at SNR

New event this week at Scrapbook News and Review.

Lots of eye candy and tutorials all for your viewing pleasure.
Stop on by and check it out!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

You I Love

This is a bit different that what I usually do. Boy was it a challenge--I kept wanting to add "stuff". In the end though, sometimes simple really is better.
All I did was mist a piece of Bazzill card stock with Glimmer Mist for the background, and distress the edges. 2 pieces of card stock scraps to matte the photo and a few Prima flowers (got to have my flowers). The sketch was from the archives at Sketchy Thursday.
Thanks as always for looking and have a great day

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and Dies Event at SNR

Tonight's event over at Scrapbook News and Review features The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and Dies.
Head on over to see some great artwork and a bunch of cool tutorials. Leave some love for all the talented ladies who created for this.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Have a Voice

Here is a quick ATC I did up tonight.
I joined an ATC swap hosted by Roni over on her blog Inkstains. And while I have some already made up I wanted to make more.
This one came about from a paper towel I had on my desk that I use to clean up paint. Once it dried I stamped on it with a script stamp from Kaisercraft using Staz On ink. The flower and vine stamp is from Club Scrap and I added a few highlights with Shimmerz glitter paint.
The collage image is from Ten Two Studios. The stickers come from sheets of words I have--I wish I knew who made them because they are my favorite thing to use right now. I put a tiny bit of pink watercolor paint over the white on them to help them fit in more with my card.

Thanks as always for looking and commenting.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

In the Alps

Me and the girls in the Alps. It was a bit chilly but seeing as my husband made us hike up to the castle we didn't mind much.
All paper is Bo Bunny. The flourishes were made by painting a stamp with Shimmerz Glitter paint. My chipboard was painted with Magical Micas from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Climbing the Stairs

This is the littlest one climbing the stairs in our hotel in Amsterdam. All I can say is thank goodness for elevators.
I did this page up for a challenge over at Swirlydoos called emerging color.
Taking the butterfly stamps from Pink Paislee I stamped in color on the right sided paper. Over stamped with Kaisercraft script stamp and embossed with clear EP. Rubbed several shades of Distress inks over and the embossed script resists the ink showing the cool underneath.
The hinges are from Dusty Attic. Sprayed with Glimmer mist and embossed with UTEE.
All the patterned paper is from the BoBunny Gabrielle line

Saturday, September 10, 2011


My FIL was an Air Force pilot during the Korean War. Stationed in Japan and running missions into the battle zone. It was a time he rarely talked about. Not until his funeral did we hear the true scope of how dangerous his missions were and the obstacles he had to overcome on a daily basis as an African American Pilot in the fifties.

The background was a piece of Kraft card stock crumpled and smoothed. Distress Stain and Ink run over the peaks and Shimmerz Glitter Paint rubbed in as well. Just a few scraps of patterned paper and lots of gears from Tim Holtz to round it out.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

We're Going Places

Sketch relay over at PAO. I'm the leader for my group and this was my take on the sketch.
Our arrival at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany.
All the paper is Simple Stories. I bought this months ago and finally am able to pull it out and use it. I really like all the journaling tags included

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I did up this little wall hanging for the July issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

The background is a recycled, distressed piece of corrugated cardboard. Covered with a bit of molding paste for texture, gesso and Glimmer Mist.
The stamps are from Club Scrap, and a few rub ons for accent.
I added some eyelets, wire and a few beads to hang it up.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Travel The World

I finally had a free minute to play along this with with Sketchy Thursdays sketch challenge. I love the different layouts they inspire each week.

I have over a thousand pictures from our trip to Germany this summer. This picture is the perfect way to start the album. Only 999 to go....

Patterned paper is Best Creations and We R Memory Keepers

What A Face!

Over at Swirlydoos I am one of this months challenge hostesses.

I created this layout as my sample of a Not Your Typical Scrapbook page. The base is corrugated cardboard covered with torn strips of Kaiser Craft paper and a layer of Gesso. Misted all over with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Stone Grey StazOn rubbed around the edges.