Friday, April 24, 2015


Happy Friday...yay!  Missy here.  Today I'm sharing my latest layout using Sketch #104 over on the Sketch Blog.  The crazy talented Nicole Nowosad is the Guest Designer of the sketch, and it's awesome for adding lots of long layers.

I pulled out some of the Crate Paper Open Book and Kiss Kiss collections and came up with this soft layout.  I really love the tones of these colors.  I used black & white photos to really make them pop.  My favorite parts of this layout are:  the gold heart vellum, the transparent overlay, and those gorgeous glitter Thickers!

I did add a bit of gesso and watercolors to this, but I didn't go overboard.  I also sprayed a bit of gold Color Shine onto some plastic packaging for a bit more shine.

It doesn't get any better than gold glitter!  I layered a few die cuts here, as well as a rub-on and some stitching.

Lots of things going on here...a flair button from my stash with some tangled thread under it, a gold rub-on, and a lovely acetate die cut to add a bit more green.

This vellum is just's just so pretty and gives the perfect amount of shine.  It did want to warp slightly when it got wet, but my stitching took care of that :)

I hope you are able to play along with the sketch challenge this month!  Go HERE to check it all out!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Missy :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Hi there, Lisa S here today to share this layout I created using the brand new and absolutely beautiful Maggie Holmes and Crate Confetti line.

The beautiful golds, aquas and pinks are SO on trend and make for perfectly coordinated layouts.  I think my favorite parts of the collection are the Chipboard and the Ephemera Embellishments.  Other than a little bit of the Specialty Vellum Paper and the Gold Foil Specialty Paper from the Crate Journey collection the whole layout is built on those embellishments.  So easy!!  Have fun shopping!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Road Trip!

Happy Wednesday!
Lisa here today to share my layout I created using a sketch I created for the Sketchathon over on the board and the layout I created using it.
I used Amy Tangerine Plus One and guess what? it's on sale!

Here are some close ups:
I love those wood veneer stars by Studio Calico and the wood veneer frame.

Oh and I love that camera sticker too!

                                                   I cut the road trip tag with my Cameo:

and here is my sketch my layout is based off of:

Hope you will join us during our Sketchathon!

Lisa M

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sweet Girl.

Hello and good morning....

Happy Tuesday!!!

One thing I love doing is grabbing an older pack of printed photos and thumbing through them and finding one that just begs to be scrapped. This photo of my little one is from almost a year ago, and I couldn't resist using the Fancy Pants Flutter collection with it.

I decided to go with more of an open "white" space feel of the page, and just add misting on the sides and a few accent embellies.

I several embellies from the ephemera pack, cutting the flower in half and then several of the butterfly diecuts:

I also added just a hint of gold on the page and topped off the title with a hashtag title (it's all the rage... right?)

Here is the sketch I created for the page for the sketch-a-thon:

So if you use the sketch, make sure to post, I'd LOVE to check out how you used it... and make sure to get what you can of the Flutter collection, it's going quick, and the colors in the line work with boy and girls pages!!! always a plus in my book :)

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

Monday, April 20, 2015


I like having an excuse to make cupcakes, so the kids and I make them for everyone's birthday, and then have fun enjoying them ourselves!  We made these ones for Grandma, and the kids had fun using Christmas and Valentine's day decorations, and whatever other random yummies we could find for the tops!

The Confetti collection from Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper was the perfect colors and embellies to match my page!

And this page is based off of my sketch today for the Sketchathon!

I love the gold glitter accents on the specialty papers. The best part about the glitter is that is does NOT come off the papers!

I took a little time to cut out these cute candle from one of the tags on the patterned paper....

I added a few brads from my stash, and of course I couldn't have a celebration page without some sequins and enamel dots!

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

Speaking of Celebrating, have you seen what's new in the store lately???  A TON of stuff from American Crafts, Crate Paper, Chickaniddy Crafts, Pink Paislee and more.

BUT, it's about to get even crazier!  Today, I am expecting Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy,
Shimelle True Stories, and Crate Paper Poolside!!!

American Crafts Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy:

American Crafts Shimelle True Stories:

Crate Paper Poolside:

******** Don't Forget!!!!!!!!!********

Golden Tickets:   Did you earn a Golden Ticket on an order in January thru March?  If so, NOW is the time to redeem it to see how much you will save on an order! Enter your ticket code at checkout to see if you've won $5, $10, or $20 off!!  Please note, this code can NOT be combined with another coupon code.

Facebook Sunday Challenges:  We've moved the weekly giveaway to Facebook, where I post a challenge every Sunday.  You have until the following Sunday to post your creation and be eligible to win a $10 store credit!

Have a great week and Stay Scrappy my friends!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Always happy ...with Fancy Pants

Good morning friends! I hope you are all loving the awesome sketchs being shared in the forum this month! There is so much great inspiration and amazing takes on all the sketchs by our awesome members!! I created this layout using the new Fancy pants Flutter collection.
Seriously this line is GORGEOUS in person! The deep colors mixed with the vibrant pinks and blues are so lush and inspiring. I LOVE color, and this line used bold colors amazingly. I wanted to use all the patterned papers on one page for a fun look.
I used the die cut pack to create my journaling spot, surrounded by all the fun shapes that come in the pack. The precut circle and arrow dies in shiny gold are so fun to play with! I added a bright pink flair from the flair pack, backed with my trusty colored thread.
Here is the sketch I created to go along with this fun sketch. I wanted to create a fun sketch that plays with unique photo placement, and loved the playful look it gave me!
You can find the entire Flutter collection HERE in the store, along with sooo many amazing new goodies to make your paper loving heart skip a beat!! I hope you all have a beautiful and relaxing Sunday!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Best Day Ever

Hello! It's Saturday and Jennifer back to share a fun layout I created using Simple Stories'
 Life Documented collection!  I love the fun colors of this line as it goes with pretty much any theme!

I cut the large pattern from the Stitched In Time paper and adhered it to my background. I stitched through with my sewing machine, as well.  My title is from the Silhouette shop and white cardstock (cut file #37633).  

I am a big fan of pennants and I love this cut chipboard piece frome the collection!  

 Showing the cute chipboard camera and a few of the die cuts from the Ephemera pack. 

I also love the Photo Clips! Here I placed one on the side of my picture and fastened with a staple.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  You can go here and check out the many Simple Stories' collections as well as a large variety of other companies!  Have a great day and hope you get some crafting in this weekend!