Wednesday, November 25, 2015

3 Month Snuggles

I have a new layout today with patterned paper by Papertrey Ink, Die Cuts with a View, Stampin Up, Recollections, Creative Memories, and My Mind's Eye. I followed the sketch at Sketches in Time week 2.
The circle was cut out with the Cricut George cartridge and the tags by Art Philosophy. The letters are Thickers by American Crafts and the star by Studio 112. The stamp is by Three Bugs in a Rug with ink by Hero Arts.

Don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon.

SB Cricut-Circle and tags
SB Stamps-Sentiment
SB Scraps-Most of the small patterned papers are scraps.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sketches in Thyme Project Life

I am posting for the new challenge blog called Sketches in Thyme Project Life. We are given a sketch to create a Project Life card for our pocket scrapbooking. I use We are Memory Keepers Albums made Easy for my pocket scrapbooking pages.

Here is my card that I made using some Quickutz dies and Oriental Trading Co stamps as well as some eyelets.

Here is the rest of my page with the card and also another card I made with a Martha Stewart border punch, Cricut for the word Boys, a Deep Red Movie Clapper stamp and more alphabet stamps and eyelets.

I wrote on the pictures with a Creative Memories marker.

Thanks for looking.
SB Cricut-Word Boys {Cricut Craft Room Basics}
SB Stamps-{Movie clapper and alphabet}

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.**

Monday, November 23, 2015

Manly Monday Magnificent Compass

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Click on the blog title above the clip to be directed to the masculine card. 

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway.** 

I'm back again with the Tim Holtz compass stamp for my masculine card today. I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with platinum embossing powder by Ranger. I colored it in with distress inks and a water pen and then die cut it with a Design Objectives die. Then the die behind it is a Spellbinders rounded square die that I inked the inside with distress ink and then under that is an experiment on a border punch. It didn't turn out like I had hoped but thought it fit this card well.

The background paper is unknown but the bottom Kraft cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co. I stamped it with a Stampin Up background stamp with brown ink. The jute around the center is by Tim Holtx. The two pennants at the bottom were oops Cricut cuts that matched this card. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.** Cricut {Art Philosophy} {compass and sentiment} AG AG use a die cut Embossing AG AG +sentiment AG AG AG AG AG Gratitude AG AG AG Embossing

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Our Pets Card

My card today features a dog stamp by Gina Marie Stamps. I inked the stamp with Colorbox pigment ink and then did a rock n roll technique with some black Versa Color ink around the edges. I stamped the dog onto white cardstock by Recollections. I did let the dog sit over night to dry. Once he was dry I die cut him out with a Spellbinders die and lightly inked the inside with  distress ink.

The sentiment was a quote I found online and printed on my printer. The die cut along the bottom is a Cricut cut from the Cricut Sampler cartridge. The black cardstock is by Recollections and the patterned paper is by Pebbles

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.**

Thanks for looking. {dog} {Cricut Sampler}

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lawn Fawn Hugs

For my card today I used Lawn Fawn stamps and matching dies as well as the sentiment die. I stamped the doughnut and coffee cup onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. Then I die cut the images out with my Cuttlebug including the steam stamp and the sentiment. I added tiny little beads to the top of the doughnut to look like doughnut decoration by adhering them on with Glossy Accents from Ranger. I used my Cricut to cut out the square behind the images. I used the cartridge Storybook with some Bazzill and Provo Craft cardstock. The patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket.

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.**

Thansk for looking. {Storybook} {coffee cup and doughnut}

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sassy Studio Designs Katniss

I'm posting for today's Flashback Friday at Sassy Studio Designs. This image will be available for free on the SSD Facebook group for 24 hours and then she will be gone. 

I didn't know who this drawing was portraying so I Googled it and was really surprised at where she comes from. I've never read or seen the Hunger Games but I thought they were about survival and the character in this dress seemed out of place. But hey what do I know. lol

I printed her out onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored her in with Copic markers and Stampin Up colored pencils. For her dress I used the colors:
YR00, YR02, YR12, YR14, R0000, R05, R22

I really tried hard at making her dress look as though there are folds in it but I think I need to practice more. The red patterned paper is by Sandy Lion and the orange polka dot tape is by Darice. The word bubble is a Cricut George cut and I stamped a Lawn Fawn sentiment with Ranger's distress ink Gathered Twigs.

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.**

Thanks for looking.
SB Cricut-George {word bubble}
SB Stamps-sentiment

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Giddy Up for a kid

Today's card features a horse stamp by Inkadinkado. I stamped it with Stampin Up brown ink and die cut it out with a Spellbinders die. I inked the die cut with distress ink and an ink blending tool both by Ranger. The background paper is by Die Cuts with a View and the brown ribbon is by Stampin Up. The faux black leather and silver buckle were pieces from an old dance costume. The white background is a stencil by Tim Holtz. I applied Dreamweaver Stencils white embossing paste over the stencil to create this textured look.

I'm going to send this card to the lovely Jennifer McGuire as part of her Share Handmade Kindness campaign. This week the challenge is to make and send a card to a kid and she has two kids battling cancer that could use the pick me up.

Thanks for looking.

Jennifer McGuire-send in cards for kids

Pooh and Friends

I made this layout for my nephew's scrapbook. The background paper is unknown but the red paper is by Sandy Lion. I used some Recollections orange paper on the top and bottom of the square and also in the title. The title is a Cricut cut using the Alphalicious cartridge. Then the two circle outlines are from the George cartridge. For the and friends part of the title I pulled out some Stampin Up alphabets and stamped them with Ranger distress ink Gathered Twig. The brown cardstock is by Coredinations and the stickers are by Sandy Lion. Cricut- Pooh Alphalicious and circles Accent Essentials Stamps-words and friends
Scrap much-Sketch

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lovely as a Tree

I followed the sketch at but I turned it side ways. The tree stamp is by Stampin Up. I inked it with different colored Colorbox inks before stamping it onto Recollections white cardstock. The brown and orange cardstock is by Bazzill and the wood grain patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket. The thanks stamp is by Hero Arts in Stampin Up brown ink.

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.** your stamps {trees and sentiment} your scraps {All three panels are scraps}

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Black Magic Thinking of You

I tried this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers called Black Magic. It's where you stamp an image with white pigment ink onto black cardstock and either let it dry or dry it with a heat tool. Once it's dry color in the image with colored pencils. I tried 3 different kinds of colored pencils and thought the Stampin Up watercolor pencils worked better than Crayola or Farber Castell colored pencils. This flower stamp is by SEI. I did this technique with a filled in stamp but it also works on outlined stamps.

The sentiment is a Cricut die cut and all the black cardstock is by Recollections. The background is a stamp by Hero Arts that I stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Ranger's red embossing powder onto Ranger's watercolor paper. Then I came in with red distress ink to cover the whole piece of embossed paper. After the whole piece was red I sprayed the cardstock with water mixed with Perfect Pearls by Ranger.

**And don't forget about the birthday giveaway. It ends November 29th at noon EST.**

Thanks for looking. Use your Stamps {flower and background} Cricut {Wild Card}

Monday, November 16, 2015

Manly Monday Make a Buck Wish

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Click on the blog title above the clip to be directed to the masculine card.

Today's card features a buck stamp by Deep Red Stamps and can be found at


I stamped him out onto Strathmore watercolor paper with black ink by Hero Arts and colored him in with Peerless watercolors and water with a water pen by Ranger Industries. After he dried I cut him down to this rectangle and matted him onto some patterned paper by Recollections. The background paper is by Cosmo Cricket and the vellum sentiment is by Quick Quotes. The sentiment didn't stretch the entire corner and I didn't like the edges of the vellum showing so I covered them with leaves. The leaves are punches by CM and then the little one is Marvy.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Today I have a layout to share. I don't usually do two page layouts but I had these three photos from this family's Christmas card. I flipped the sketch at the bottom so you can see what I was following.

I started off with white cardstock by Recollections. The patterned paper is Basic Grey Wisteria, brown cardstock by Bazzill and the green and pearlized paper are unknown. I cut the circle outlines using the Cricut and George cartridge. The alphabet letters and their brown ink are from Stampin Up. The flower like stamps are by Fiskars. I fussy cut them out so not to take up too much room. The border punch is by EK Success and the number stickers are by American Crafts. 

 This is the original sketch but I flipped it....

and followed it this way. {circle outlines-George} page sketch with scraps {brown cardstock} your Stamps{names and flowers} {numbers}
A-American Crafts numbers or Ampersand
L-Letter stamps
B-Basic Grey or Border punch or Bazzill
U-Umbrella adhesive
M-Matching circle outlines

Saturday, November 14, 2015

It's the Little Things

For today's card I used a card sketch from Scrapbook dot com. The brown cardstock in my card is by Coredinations and the green and grey are by Stampin Up. The patterned paper is by Kaisercraft. I punched the grey cardstock with my scallop border punch using a technique over at Splitcoast Stampers. Then I punched a smaller one that is not attached for my image. I sprayed the stand alone die cut with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and let it dry. Then with brown SU ink I stamped the SU pine cone stamp on top of it. Then I adhered all the pieces together. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking. your stamps

Friday, November 13, 2015

Birthday Giveaway

Blog Freebies

I need to do a giveaway here on my blog. I have a tote of giveaway stuff that is overflowing with goodies. I would like to do 2 goody bags full of scrappy stuff to 2 lucky winners and if I can get my followers number up to 500 followers I will do another prize. 

Here's what I need from you:
1.) Become a follower of my blog if you're not already then leave me a comment

2.) Follow me on Bloglovin and leave a comment

3. Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment

4.) Become my friend on and leave me a comment

That gives you four chances to be a winner. You have until my birthday November 29th at noon EST to get your comments in. I'll use to choose the winner and please spread the word.  

SSD FBF Pochantus

This month at Sassy Studio Designs I am on the Facebook group. Join our closed group of Sassy followers and receive a free image like the one below. This image will be available on Friday, November 13th for 24 hours only. 

I printed this image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored her in with Copic Markers and Stampin Up colored pencils. I cut her down and matted her on a burnt orange cardstock. The wooden feather is by Maya Road and the real feathers are from Meijer. I feel bad because I don't know the patterned paper or the border punch or the compass or the orange floss manufacturer. I hope you still like my card.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Utah Family

I made this LO using a sketch from A Cherry on Top. You can see it at the bottom of this post. I had to alter it a bit because my photo is bigger but hopefully you can see the resemblance.

The gold foil patterned paper is by Me and My Big Ideas and the red tree patterned paper is by Craft Smith {sold at Michael's}. The pearlized paper is from my mom's stash that I recently acquired and I used it under the red tree paper, for the tab, and for the circle outline. The circle outline and word bubble that the word family is in were cut out using my Cricut and the George cartridge. The round word bubble is from Cutting Up and the tab is by Art Philosophy. I used gold letter stickers for the date and chipboard letter stickers for the word Utah. For some reason the A in Utah isn't showing up on the photos but in real life it is there.

The word Family is a set of alphabet stamps by Hero Arts that I stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. The red epoxy stickers came from a sticker pack by Jolee's/EK Success and the stamps of the black dots is from the same alphabet stamp as mentioned previously with Hero Arts black ink. with Scraps {red pp} Use your stamps {alphabet stamps and black dots} {tab-Art Philosophy, word bubbles-Cutting Up and George, and circle outline-George} A-L-B-U-M-S
A-Art Philosophy cartridge
L-Letter stickers
B-Bubbles, word
M-Me and My Big Ideas