Thursday, July 24, 2014

Practical Scrappers July Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hello friends!  You should arrived here from Ruth Gauss's blog.

Practical Scrappers has a monthly blog hop and it's all about scrapping our stash that all of us scrapbookers are sure to have. For July, there is a special challenge to use our stash and create a layout, card or any project with the theme of Christmas or winter.  We like to call it  "Christmas In July".

For my project, I chose to create a Christmas layout from some Heidi Swapp's Believe Collection from 2013 and a Summer 2014 Pagemaps Sketch.  I used a one inch punch to cut out several paper squares and assemble them in a grid/quilt design.  This is a great way to use up small amounts of leftover scraps of papers.  I then cut the ornament die cut shape on my Silhouette Cameo and then stitched around the outside edge of the patterned paper squares and also the edge of the background paper and added some 3X4 cards from the collection, a chipboard heart and some wood star embellishments to complete the layout.

Here are some more closeups of my layout

Now it's time to hop over to Cheryl Freet's blog.  If you get lost along the way, here is the list of participants in the hop.

Kelly Jean
Kristy http://

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Love Today Layout For The Cut Shoppe

Hello friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I am happy to share my very first layout for The Cut Shoppe

 I wanted to create a fun, summer page of this little cutie.  Triangles are very trendy at the moment and I love this cut file that Ashley Horton designed.  To complete the layout, I added the die cut title on a journaling card. The paper collection is Summer Lovin' from Carta Bella.  

Photo by Rockwood Photography

I added some doodling to the bottom and top of the white card stock and also some of the triangles for more texture.  I hope you like my layout. You can find these cut files and many more in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store here.  Thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Heart  - Studio Calico
Electronic Diecut Machine - Silhouette Cameo
Enamel Dots - Theresa Collins
Mini Letter Stickers - Theresa Collins
Patterned Paper - Summer Lovin' Collection by Carta Bella
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Stickers - Summer Lovin' Collection by Carta Bella
Wood Embellishmen - Recollections

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Creative Sketches July Sketch Reveal

Hello friends!  Today is the July sketch reveal at My Creative Sketches and for this layout I created a layout of my summer vacation two years ago.  When I visit the ocean, I love to have fresh seafood.  There was a good pub in Comox, B.C. that had an amazing Salmon Burger. For my layout,  I used the Echo Park Walking On Sunshine Collection of papers and stickers as well as some mists that I used as watercolours.

Here is the sketch that inspired my layout.  I used my sewing machine to stitch the circles and my square punch for the patterned paper squares.  The paint splatters were created using some some Tattered Angels Mists and a water brush.  I then outlined then with a black pen.

The deadline to link up your creation for this sketch is August 15 so there is lots of time. There is a chance to win a fabulous prize at My Creative Scrapbook.  Pam Rangel always puts together some fabulous kits. To see what the other Design Team Members came up with using the above sketch, check it out here.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches July 15 Sketch And Reveal

Hello friends! Today there is a brand new sketch to share with you and also my layout. For this layout I created a mixed media layout with paints, sprays, stencils, modelling paste, gesso, stamps, punches and die cuts.  The leaves and flowers die cut below the big flower was designed by Anita Bownds and the flower on top is from Silhouette America.  For the papers, I used the Simple Life Collection by Echo Park.

Here is the sketch designed by Laura Whitaker…

Check out the entire design team's take on this sketch and upload your link for this challenge for some amazing prizes here. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge Layout For July

Howdy folks!  Today I wanted to share my layout that I created for the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge for July.  I had to scrap these photos of my cat Sheldon.  He really is a hoot and makes me laugh every day.  My son took these photos after Sheldon had rolled around in catnip.  Check out those teeth. LOL.  He has the longest fangs on a cat ever!

I try to play along every month with the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge.  Here is the sketch for July designed by Sue Sykes.

I love the bright colours of the Simple Stories DIY Boutique Collection.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


Cardstock - American Crafts
Diecut - Silhouette America
Flair Buttons - A Flair For Butttons
Metal Embellishment - Prima Marketing
Mini Lettter Stickers - Doodlebug Designs
Patterned Papers - Simple Stories DIY Collection
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Sewing Machine
Stickers - My Mind's Eye
Wood Embellishments - Studio Calico

Friday, July 4, 2014

Cut It Out July Challenge At The Cut Shoppe

Happy July 4th everyone!  Today I am sharing the very first challenge at The Cut Shoppe and it would be great if you could play along.  Here are the details:

*Create a layout using at least one of the Cut Files, that can be purchased from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store. and leave a link to your layout HERE.

*Make sure you leave your link, by midnight CST on July 31st.

That's it...easy, peasy right?!  A random winner will be selected for a $10 cut file shopping spree, and announced on August 1st!

And last but not least, did you catch the Design Team announcement yesterday!  You can find it here!  

I can't wait to create along with these talented ladies and start sharing our projects with you!!  Look for them, starting July 9th!  I am looking forward to seeing all your creations!  Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Friday!  Those of you that are my American friends, Happy Independence Day!

I wanted to thank you all that follow my blog that I am grateful for every one of you.  I love to share my passions and put a lot of time into my blog.  It means so much to me that you all would take the time out of your busy schedules to come and visit.  I am also grateful for all the sweet comments that you write.

I have been blogging for about two and a half years now and love it!  The past year has been especially amazing.  I went from 35,000 views to 75,000 views.  Thank you so much!

Have a great day and again, thank you for stopping by!