Saturday, April 19, 2014

Summer Ponytail

Happy Saturday!  Missy here with you today :)  I'm sharing a layout I created for the April Sketchathon going on over on our boards.  I didn't realize how fun it is to create sketches!  All the Design Team Members are creating their own sketches, and a new one is posted every day this month.  Here's one of the sketches I came up with...

And here's the layout.  I used primarily the Lemon Lush collection from Studio Calico.  I love the bright colors and fun patterns.  I'm usually not a crazy green color lover, but this background paper matched the green in her shirt perfectly.  I added some gesso to blend out some of the text, and then modeling paste over a stencil, then some watercolors.  I wanted to bring out the blues in the patterned paper.

There are a couple of American Crafts embellishments thrown in here, too.

Lots of texture right here.  Modeling paste, tape, paper and thread.

And the other side.  I just love these fun red alpha stickers from SC!  The SUMMER stickers are from my stash...I think they're Doodlebug from years ago.  I painted them a darker blue to match.

One more shot...I had a blue button that matched the other blues.  This yellow piece is one of the vellum cards in the SC collection.

I hope you can join us for the Sketchathon!  There's still time to play with's only the 19th.  Still lots more sketches to be revealed!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Missy :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Summer Bliss

I love my title, Summer Bliss, but would love it even more if the temperature around here matched it. I am sooooooo ready for summer and I am guessing that most of you are too so I am getting us all in the mood by sharing a couple of warm weather layouts created with the great Echo Park Summer Bliss collection.

Echo Park knocked it out of the park with this release again with the oranges, teals, and yellow colors! It just screams SUMMER!!!! These two layouts were also created using a couple of the sketches from our SketchAThon going on now in the forums. We would love to see you there!!

Happy Friday!!!

- Tammi

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beach Time

Well I have fallen behind on the sketches I was doing.  But this weekend is a 3 day weekend, woohooo!!!  I hope to be able to catch up on some of them.  This page I created was from Wendi's Sketch #5.  I used Fancy Pants Nautical for this page of our trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The twist for the sketch I will admit I almost forgot about, woops!  I had to add it in when the LO was complete.  It was to add some kind of critters.  I'm not a stamping person but I remembered an old stamp I had of an alligator and never used, I knew it would be just perfect.  Of course just one wasn't enough so I kept going :)

If you haven't come by to play along with the sketchathon I hope you will.  There is a lot of inspiration up and much more to come!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happiness Found

Hey there scrappy friends!
Today I am sharing a layout and sketch I posted on Sunday for the Sketch-a-thon that is going on over on the message board. We are posting a new sketch every day and would love to have you join us!

Here is the sketch I created:

                                 and here is my layout using Elle's Studio Everyday Moments:

                                                             Here are a few close ups:

      Hope you will stop on over to the message board and check out all the other wonderful sketches!

                                                                      Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eat Cake

Hello and good morning...

One thing that I never seem to run out of, or scrap all of is.... birthday photos.. If you are like me, you take a TON of birthday pictures- from the cake, to the present opening, just the birthday person, and even at their meals.. LOL... there's just no way to scrap them all.

I finally printed off some pics of my little one from her second birthday and am trying to attack getting them scrapped. The Jillibean Birthday Bisque line is perfect to get those photos on the page.

I added some misting with my stencil at the top and bottom of the page, and then added some enamel dots in the holes punched:

I also used a Jillbean mini placemat and then colored in the number TWO to highlight her birthday number:

So don't let those birthday photos sit any longer.. get them scrapped!!!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring= Muddy Messes!

When the snow starts to melt, we get mud.  Lots of mud.  Why is mud so fun?  I have no idea....but it keeps my kids entertained and I don't mind throwing their clothes in the laundry!  So I let them play!

I don't usually mix and match lines, but I did a LOT on this page!  I used products from the Amy Tan Plus One, Dear Lizzy daydreamer, Crate Paper Styleboard, Studio Calico Lemon Lush and Wanderlust collections!  I love how the background paper looks like rain drops!  That's why I chose it!  :)

For each photo, I just added some bits of paper behind and clusters of embellies on top of each.  I layered vellum, chipboard, die cuts, stickers, and even some wood veneers. Then topped it all with some machine stitching in black.

On my title letters, the black alphas were just too dark, and I wanted them to look more muddy, so I used white ones and stamped them with some grey and brown inks.  And I LOVE those gold foil leaves from Studio Calico!

I kinda like the bright springy colors of this page contrasting with the MUDDY photos!  :)  And there is a lot more mud out there still!  :)  but at least the flowers are starting to poke through in some spots!


**************ARRIVING THIS WEEK*****************

The new Echo Park Capture Life collection will be arriving THIS WEEK!  Look for it in the store Wednesday or Thursday.  This is a GREAT everyday line, and also comes with dies!! 

There is also a black and white version, too, great for background or just contrast to the bright papers in the first collection.

***************Weekly Giveaway********************

Weekly Giveaway!

For a chance to win a $10 credit to the store, leave a comment on each blog post this week.  I will choose a random day and then a random commentor on that day to win!!!  Winners have 7 days to claim their prize.

Last weeks winner is:

Congrats Kim!  Contact me at to claim your credit!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sketchathon & Sunshine!

Hey there, My Scraps fans!  Missy here.  Have you checked out our April Sketchathon yet?  We're hosting this over on our boards all month long...a brand new sketch presented every day.  Here's a sketch I created the other day.  It has room for 9 small photos, or you can use just a few and use paper or embellishments in some spots.  You can even use larger photos if you wish.

Here's how I used the sketch.  I used five photos and then embellished the other squares.  The good thing about this sketch is it's great for using up your scraps!  I used some Pebbles products for this.

I added some pop dots to this title piece and layered some paper and thread under it.

A few fun layers underneath the photo make it stand out a little more and helps to bring in more color around the page.

A few buttons here and there give it some interest...these button is from a pack I found at Walmart ages ago.

A added a few cord butterflies around the page, too. 

We hope you'll come join us this month!  We're having a great time, and there are prizes to be won!  Hope to see you there :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Missy :)