Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Playing Tough and a Card

Hello there!
Lisa here today sharing a few projects I made using Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss. This line is delish and can be used for either the guy or girl pages you create.

My first project is a layout of my son playing football. This is a messy guy page.

Here are a few close ups:

Next I created a very feminine card:

So now you can see that this line can be used for both sexes, it just depends what you pair together.
Hope you have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!! Hope you had a relaxing longer weekend. We sure did and always nice to have an extra day from the weekly routine.

Today I am sharing a layout with you from when we went to the Ronald Reagan library. We went back in September of last year, but finally got to scrapping some of the pics. We actually went since their special display was about Babe Ruth and old time baseball, since our son is a huge baseball lover.

I mainly used a bunch of the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection, mainly the papers on this page.

I used several of the die cut embellies through the page, along with some blue misting splats:

And cut up one of the bottom strips of the arrows and added them through out the layout:

The chipboard cameras are some extremely old Studio Calico embellies that I had in my stash, and dug up to finally using up.

In case you haven't, make sure to check out the May 15 sketch on the sketch blog to play along with. The layout is for my reveal on the blog. There's still time to play, and Audrey has a great prize for a random winner.

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!!

Happy Memorial Day to our US friends!  Please take a minute to reflect on all those that have served our country.

It's always nice to find someone who scraps some great BOY pages!  And out forum member, Tami does just that!  You can follow Tami on her Flickr gallery, here:  Tami's Flickr Gallery

I lifted one of Tami's awesome pages this week for our Scraplift Saturday!  And here is my take on her page using the True Stories collection by Shimelle for American Crafts:

Someone found Mommy's mascara.......he's such a BOY!

I stayed pretty true to Tami's design:  I loved the large bracket and the scattered embellishments.

She also inspired me to break out my stamps and do a little stamping on my background, too.

I added a piece of punched vellum under the right side of the photo because I thought it was just a bit plain.

********Store News**********

This coming weekend, May 30 and 31, is the Rubber Stamping and Scrapbooking Getaway in Syracuse!   I will be bringing the entire store to set up for the weekend and will have lots to sell!  Tickets are $6 in advance, and I have them available for purchase.  Just send me an e-mail!  They are $8 at the door.

Coming very VERY soon:

Bella Blvd Just Add Color

Simple Stories Summer Vibes

October Afternoon Summertime

*************Facebook Challenges and More**************

We are going to switch up the Sunday challenges a bit and instead of doing it weekly, we are going to do one monthly challenge and the prize will be a one month GDT spot in which the winner will receive $30 of product to make 3-4 pages and share them as challenges on our forum and FB page.

Also, starting the week of June 1, we are kicking off our GOT TALENT contest!!!   Stay tuned for more details!!

Stay scrappy my friends!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cousin Love with Studio Calico

I fell in love with the new Studio Calico collections, and could not wait to dig into them!!! I loved all the star papers and knew I just had to create my background by piecing together the Amelia papers 012 and 005.

I wanted to create a staggered grid with some fun frames I recently got in the shop. The larger Pink Paislee frames from the 4x4 instagram pack were perfect for housing my photo and embellishments.
I chose to use some gold and glittered Heidi Swapp frames for my title and embellishments along the top and bottom of my frame stacks.

Adding just the right touch of glitz and fun, I sprinkled the Heidi Swapp reinforcments along with my sequins on my page. I love how fun and versatile these can be, I can see them used for so many things like backing enamel dots or brads, or stand alone emellishments like I did!
I hope this layout inspires you to play around with your fun frames in new ways. I just Love the star paper and I hope this makes you love it too! You can see the whole Amelia collection HERE in the shop!
I hope everyone has an Amazing Sunday!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Hello and welcome to the weekend!  Hope yours is off to a great start!  Today, I'm sharing a layout I created for this week's Word Up Wednesday challenge. I used Dear Lizzy's new Fine and Dandy collection from the My Scraps and More Shop! I love the birthday themed embellishments and the fun colors of this line!  

I used of of the gold foil numbers from the Ephemera pack for my title, as well as the cute sentiment tag!  

The collection includes two sheets of 6x12 Chipboard Accents which includes these adorable candles!  For the challenge, I asked participants to incorporate an embellishment they don't use often. I still have a large jar of buttons so I decided to use a few that coordinate with the colors of the papers.  

Loving the bright colors and prints!  

Check out the My Scraps and More Shop to see this collection and much more!  
Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to check to the forums for daily challenges and inspiration!  
Have a great day!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sister Selfies

Hey, friends!  Have you seen the latest sketch over on the My Scraps Sketch BlogAna Castro designed it, and it is nothing short of awesome!  Honestly, if I wouldn't have seen this sketch, I would never have come up with this layout.  And I really LOVE how it turned out.  You simply must play along with us this month!!

Check out this sketch...the film strips are SO cool!

Here's what I created.  I hardly EVER start out with colorful cardstock, but this just sort of happened.  I started with cutting some film strips in black cardstock on my Cameo.  I pulled out the Simple Stories Snap! Life Documented collection, and the turquoise blue color jumped out at me for some reason.  I only have the 6x6 Paper Pad and the embellishments, so it was perfect for this.  I only need some papers for my layers and then stickers, brads and chipboard pieces to embellish.

I did add some white gesso to my background and then came in with some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.  I used the same ink with a foam blender through a My Favorite Things square stencil to add a little more interest to the background.  I felt that I didn't need a whole lot of mixed media for this.  I love the small nature of everything in this design.  The stickers and this chipboard camera are my favorites!

I love these clear stickers...they come in black and white.  They just fit so perfectly in these little open spots of the film strips.  I added in lots of little bits and pieces throughout the page.  And I cut "Selfies" on my Cameo.

Here's a look at the subtle square pattern created with the ink and stencil.  I also love the addition of the tangled thread and the stitching.

One last close up of the title area.  I used white tissue paper under my photos as part of the layers.

This was SO much fun to put together!  I love that it's different than what I usually make.  You should definitely give this sketch a's my favorite so far, I think :)

Go HERE to check out the My Scraps Sketch Blog and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Missy ;)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuesday Trigger!

Hi there, Lisa S here today to share a layout I created for our Tuesday Trigger!  May is all about Flowers and Spring so that is what inspired this layout of my oldest daughters! I used the Crate Paper Journey and Craft Market Hoops  as well as the Acetate Letters and loads of other goodies from the Crate Paper Craft Market Line to create this layout.  

IMG_9227 by scrapmamato3, on Flickr

I absolutely adore these little wood frames from Crate..

IMG_9228 by scrapmamato3, on Flickr

I had planned to just use them for some decor but somehow, they ended up on my page!

IMG_9229 by scrapmamato3, on Flickr

I hope I've inspired you to use Flowers and Spring like themes on your pages!  Please share your work in our gallery!