Monday, October 31, 2011

Remembering Germany

Remembering Germany.
Night time in Dussledorf ,Germany. I used a Swirlydoos kit with a few additional pieces.

The sketch is this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch. Background is the Brick stencil from Crafter's Workshop and Smooch mist is Candle Glow & Log Cabin.
My little banner is made from wood veneer pieces by Studio Calico.

Thanks for looking and as always have a great day

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


This is my middle sitting on the beach in Kiawah at sunset.
I wanted a bit of a more arty page just because the picture was so dreamy.
The background is card stock covered with several colors of acrylic paint. Splattered with Glimmer Mist and dry brushed with Gesso.
Transparency layered under the photo, along with a bit of black tulle (hard to see in the photo).

The Chipboard flourish is Dusty Attic painted black. To finish it off a bit of Ultra Fine glitter was sprinkle over and the word Dream stenciled.

Layout featured in the August issue of Scrapbook News and Review.
Have a great day

Friday, October 21, 2011


Layout done of my youngest and my nephew. Poor little man, only boy in a sea of girls. He holds his own though lol.

Layout done for the sketch challenge at Stuck On You Sketches. Used the September kit from Swirlydoos.
More Bo Bunny and Prima, I'm telling you I love these 2 lines.
I sanded the background of the pic to edit out a hand, ugly mattress and a shoulder. Brush off the dust and applied a layer of Golden glaze.
The background is spritzed with more Smooch mist and then using my Chicken Wire stencil from Crafter's Workshop added a bit more pattern.

Embellished with a bit of Prima flowers and bling.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Little Moments Big Memories

My middle daughter is an animal lover. All shapes all sizes, but what makes her the happiest are horses. We are lucky enough to have friends who own so that she can ride when she wants.

Layout done for monthly scrap challenge at PaperArtistsOnline. You needed to have odd number of pictures, 3 circles and cloud shapes. Now I really really don't like the whole cloud trend so my clouds are tucked behind the polka dot paper lol.

I used the September kit from Swirlydoos and a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays. The patterned papers are from Prima Printery and Bo Bunny Et Cetra. 2 lines I am in love with right now.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


My middle one at her 5th grade graduation.
Easy layout using one piece of White Bazzill Cardstock. Drybrushed over with Black Acrylic.
Once dry Stamped over using a Prima stamped painted with Silver Jacquard paint. I also pushed some paint through sequin waste to create the circles.

Painted a frame with Gesso and sprinkled extra fine glitter into the wet paint.
Painted a spot for journaling with Gesso. Journaling is done with a mix of letter stickers and Pitt Pen.

Layout featured in August issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

ersten Tag der Schule

First day of school.
The little one goes to a German kindergarten. This is her third year there. It's amazing how she can flip back and forth between the 2 languages without even thinking about it.

I used a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays that I had been saving.
Used the July kit from The Treasure Box Club.
Painted over the Creative Imaginations background paper with Gesso then watered down Golden acrylic paint and splattered it about.
Bit of machine stitching and Rub on letters and it was done.

As always thanks for visiting and have a great day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Always Dream

Layout done for a sketch relay challenge at PaperArtistsOnline. Littlest one walking the horse back to his stall after riding him.

All the patterned paper is from Bo Bunny. The gate is Dusty Attic colored with Chalk ink and spritzed with Smooch Mist.

Used my newest kit from The Treasure Box

Thanks for looking and as always have a great day

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Heart You

My oldest DD loves to do photo shoots with the youngest. I love it in that I always get photos to work with that usually aren't what I normally take.

Prima Flowers and Bling. The chipboard heart and letters were first painted and then while slightly tacky run through the embossing folder. Doing this distressed them a bit and pulled paint off in spots (though makes cleaning you folder a pain-live and learn). StazOn ink was then rubbed over to highlight the embossing.

That's it for today. A simple layout showcasing my little one who is growing up way to fast.
Layout was seen in Aug issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

have a great day and as always thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Bliss...pretty much describes this photo.
I did this layout for the sketch relay over at Swirlydoos.
The background is BoBunny paper that I dry brushed Gesso over. Once dry I sprayed with Smooch Mist in Candle Glow and used my new Chicken Wire stencil from Crafter's Workshop (love it!) with some Prima ink.

The photo is matted on corrugated paper from Creative Imaginations and layered over twine, flowers and vintage lace from my Grandmother's collection.

As always...thanks for looking and have a great day.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


It's not often that I get pics of my niece and nephew to scrap. This one is from a few years back and I had been holding on until just the right inspiration struck.

The background is done using Pan Pastels and a Crafter's Workshop stencil. I love that you can blend over on the Pan Pastels and they never get muddy.

Keeping it simple I sprayed some book text with Glimmer Mist and then tore into strips for a photo matte.
Little Prima flowers sprayed with Glimmer Mist and a bunch of Prima flourishes to add some bling.

Finished it off with a stamp from Oxford Impressions.
This layout was featured in Scrapbook News and Review Aug issue.
As always---Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Leave Your Mark ATC

Here is an ATC I did up for a swap at ATCsForALL.
The background is sewing pattern paper collaged onto a watercolor base.
Tim Holtz paper tape and is the second layer. The ruler is from a collage sheet. Stamp from Club Scrap and the beautiful woman is my Mom way back in the day :).

Just a little bit of art for the day.
As always have a great one and thanks for visiting

Monday, October 3, 2011


A card I made up for a good friend.
The book text was colored with several Glimmer Mist colors.
The Sunflowers are an Inkadinkadoo stamp. Stamped with StazOn, colored with Pitt Pens. To finish it off I put several layers of UTEE over it to make it all shiny.

Thanks for looking and have a great day