October 22, 2014

Trick or Treat | Chic Tags

I have a layout up on the Chic Tags blog today, using the new Halloween flair and 3x4 Trick or Treat card. I just *love* that "cutest costume ever" flair!!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

October 20, 2014

Fall Home Decor with Found Items

Here's two projects I had up on the 3Birds Studio blog, both made with items you probably have in your kitchen pantry!  First up, this cute tea light holder, I got the idea for this as I was making dinner. The pasta sauce jar was such a nice shape, I knew I had to make something fun with it!

After the jar was clean and dried,  I added orange paint to the inside and rolled it from side to side, making sure all areas of the glass were covered, then let it sit overnight to dry. For the outside,  I cut the “Fall” themed card into an oval, and fussy cut the floral swag, both from the Autumn For All Seasons Themed Card set that is available now on HSN.com. A few gems, and ribbon for the top and my jar was complete! It looks just as pretty during the day as it does lit up and night!

Now, how about a tuna can pumpkin!

After cleaning and drying the can, I gave it a coat of orange paint. While it was drying, I cut a circle with a 3” punch and added the cute face cut from black cardstock. After the paint was completely dry, I glued on the face, a stem made from a scrap of paper, and then the leaves and vines  made from green quilling strips in the new Holiday Season Quilled Card Making Kit.
I didn’t worry about decorating the back or inside of the can since I was going to sit it on a shelf, but you could also cover the back of the can with a scrap of paper to complete the look.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

October 17, 2014

A New Layout Using an Old Photo

My mom and me in 1973, at one of my favorite places to go camping as a kid.

Lot's of American Crafts goodies on this one, Maggie Holmes' embellishments and chevron paper with Heidi Swapp's smile wood veneer. I added a few sequins and leaves from my stash along with a little machine stitching for a quick and easy layout!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

October 15, 2014

Solvang Layout | 3 Birds Studio

I had this layout up on the 3Birds Studio blog a few weeks ago, and forgot to share it here!!  I used this sketch for a double-page layout:
and came up with this!

I don't do a whole lot of double-page layouts, so it was fun to use 7 (yes 7!!) photos all at one time. I followed the sketch pretty closely as far as photo placements, but switched it up by adding the strip of paper to the top of the layout instead of behind the photos.

On the right side of my layout, I still used the same number of photos, but printed the four photos all together as one large 6×6 photo.
I like collecting patches from the different places we visit, they make great custom embellishments, and it was perfect to use on this page!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

October 10, 2014

Friday Sketch Challenge | Chic Tags

Hey guys!  I'm up on the Chic Tags blog with a new Sketch Challenge.
Here's the sketch:

And...here's the layout I made to go with the sketch:
I started out with the pretty papers from Crate Paper, then did some layering with my photo, cards, tags and even a few sequins. I used the fancy gold foil stickers for my title, and finished it off with some machine stitching around the outside edge. I left lots of white space so you can add a few more photos or even more embellishments if  you want to.  That's the best part about sketches, making it your own!

Well, it's finally Friday, enjoy!

supplies: papers: Crate Paper, tags, labels alphas, cards and flair: Chic Tags, & symbol: Heidi Swapp

October 3, 2014

School Memories

As I was going through the kids' school scrapbooks this week, I noticed there were a few things missing from Tucker's 6th grade year, so of course I had to remedy that ;)

And yes, I realized as soon as I had written it, that I spelled "styrofoam" wrong. But it is what it is, and at least Open House 2010 is covered. I'm just glad it wasn't the layout about him being in the spelling bee ;)

Well, it's Friday again my friends. Enjoy!!

September 30, 2014


I have a new layout up on the Chic Tags blog today!

I took this photo with my phone as we were headed down the two lane road just after leaving my mom and dad in-law's house. I love that there's not a car in sight. So different from the busy city where we live.
I added the cluster of tidbits from the Story Teller collection to the left side of my layout, then layered my photo with the Story Teller 3x4 cards. A little machine stitching and a flair button and my layout was done!

**Since I did a little machine stitching on this one, I'm linking this up over at Paper Issues for their You're Sew Cute, You Keep Me In Stitches link party!