Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fifty Miles.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Today I'm sharing with you a layout with one of my son's photos. He went on a fifty mile hiking trip last summer with scouts and... of course I sent him with a camera.. I got a couple selfies.. LOL!! But I really loved this one, it's of him at sunrise at camp.
I was excited to dive into the new Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome collection.. It's a great BOY line, and I'm always on the hunt for good boy papers. This line ROCKS!!! I love it!!!

I used lighter blue misting at the top of the page, then a medium blue and then a bit darker blue at the bottom. I used a few of the die cut embellies through the page also:

And then added just a bit of red stitching as strips, along with some navy mist splats:

So don't forget to give your kids the camera and see what photos they come up with, or print photos from their phones or ipods, they will love it.

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

Monday, July 6, 2015


We built some raised garden beds this year, and I'm not much of a green thumb.  But I spent time with it and have been taking care of it and it is doing wonderfully!  So when I saw the Echo Park Homegrown collection, I knew it would be perfect to scrap a photo of my garden with!  

For inspiration, I lifted board member Shawn and her gorgeous page in our Flickr gallery.

Here is my page:

I used purples and oranges to contrast the green of the garden.  I used some burlap pieces from Simple Stories that blended in beautifully with the background paper.

And I used three different digital cuts from the Silhouette store.

There are lots of other great Echo Park collections in the store right now, too!

The Wild Life:


Made From Scratch:

I Love Sunshine:

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

Cocoa Vanilla has been RESTOCKED!!!!   This will be the last reorder, so get your before it's gone!!  I also ordered a few collection kits of her older lines, too.

Arriving tomorrow: Basic Grey Barista

Arriving Next week:  Pinkfresh Studios Happy Place

The July coupon code to save 20% off your regular priced purchase is: 


Stay Scrappy My Friends!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Celebrate with Crate Paper and Simple Stories

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend. July to me screams CELEBRATION between the American holiday and a birthday in our household. I wanted to carry this feeling by creating this layout with the focus title of "celebrate".

I wanted to start my page with a bold frame by using  black and white paper from the Maggie Holmes: Crate Paper Confetti collection and chose to anchor that by using a gorgeous neutral toned paper.
I wanted to create a fun look by cutting my lined paper up into a stack of file tabs. I just simply used an office folder we had at home, and traced the tabs into different areas in the paper for a less linear look.
I randomly placed some fun bits and pieces from a simple stories pack( which is sadly no longer in stock in the store) for more color and visual interest. I sprinkled some sequins and enamel dots from my Bella Blvd pack. I wanted to create a bold yet subtle title,  and chose to create this look by hand stitching my title with red thread.
I wanted a bit more interest and used some simple stories word bits to add more feeling to my photo and layout meaning; the celebration of life's little moments.
I added a subtitle for my date using some older Jillibean soup lettering. I added another bit from the simple stories pack, and stitched around it to tie it to my stitched title.
I created a grouping of embellishments and sequins below my photo to pull the eye towards the photo. Using some more bits from the simple stories packet , stitching around one to again pull the visual triangle to my title and heart bit above, and a flair piece from my stash.

I am happy how it all pulled together to help create the feeling I get from this photo of my girls!

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Hello and Happy 4th of July for our American friends!  Hope your day is full of fun if you are celebrating!  Today, I'm sharing a layout using the new Cocoa Vanilla line Made of Awesome.  I'm so happy Audrey brought this fun company into the store!  Made of Awesome is a great boy line with its  bold oranges and blues!

I am loving the coordinating flair buttons!  I used the geotag flair with enamel dots from the collection.  The journal tag sheet is perfect to accent photos or jot down some journaling!

 I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe called Counting Stars. I then took pieces of the different patterns and placed them in random stars.  

 Showing some of the coordinating stickers that go with the collection.  

For my title, I used October Afternoon's Daily Flash Alpha Stickers in Deep Sea.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out the new Got Talent Challenge #5 in our Facebook group!  It's a fun one! Have a great day!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Just Plain Cute with Basic Grey

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here.  I have a "just plain cute" layout to share with you all today :)  I used the Basic Grey Prism collection for this, and you can still pick it up in the My Scraps Store.  I started with the triangle stamp from the collection and just randomly stamped it onto white cardstock.  I used some blue distress ink over an American Crafts flower stencil to create some blue interest in the background and then added some blue, orange and black spray splatters.

I layered a few pieces of tissue paper behind the photo and some patterned paper.  I used some of the coordinating die cut flowers, circles, chipboard and acetate pieces on the right hand side.  I really love the color combos in this collection.

I cut this messy frame on my Cameo using patterned paper.  The large flowers are from the Jillibean Soup Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup collection...you can get this stamp set HERE.    I just stamped the image and then used gelatos to color them...I love how it turned out!  I fussy cut them out and glued them down...easy!

I created a fun messy circle with this orange thread and then added a flair button from my stash.  Those black Thickers are from American Crafts, and I've been hoarding them...

Here's another look at one of the big stamped flowers at the top...I love how it look layered with that fun frame.

And a final close up of the journaling area.  I added a little stamping here from Elle's Studio and a few sentiment stickers from my stash at the bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!

Missy :)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Just Plain Wonderful

Hi there, Lisa here today to share this layout I created for our Mix it Up Monday challenge in the forums.  Mix it up Monday is a recipe challenge...I love to do them because it really helps me create quickly!!  You can find the thread HERE.  I used Crate paper lines to create this layout...you'll find This paperThis paper, these lovely Amy Tan Rise and Shine stickers and some phrase stickers from Studio Calico to complete my page.


Hope you'll join us in the forum for our daily challenges!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a layout I created using American Crafts Shimelle. I love this line!

I stitched a messy circle with my sewing machine and black thread:

Here are some close ups:
The acetate sunburst is from Crate Paper, isn't it adorable?

I love the colors in this collection!

Thanks for taking time to stop by.
Enjoy your day!