Friday, May 15, 2015


This is my latest layout for Sketches in Thyme using the template found below.  Since it featured one picture, I decided to showcase a selfie my oldest daughter took of herself that I dearly loved.  As I scoured through my ever growing stash of paper, I found this horizontal camera print that I thought went well with my "selfie" theme. After this discovery, the layout came together remarkably quick.  Rather than do a traditional journal like the sketch called for, I decided to cut out thought bubbles that resembled text messages. Finally, to pull it all together and to match the sketch, I added flower bling and stickers.  In summary, I was hoping to achieve a teenage theme with this layout, and through the help of the sketch, I think I achieved my goal.


This is my latest creation for Let's Scrap.  When I looked at this sketch and saw the tree, I was a bit perplexed on how to attack this layout.  And then it came to me...a family tree!  I found a chipboard tree designed by Leaky Shed on that inspired me to create the tree on the left side of the page.  Both the "leaves" & "hearts" were punched from Creative Memories die cuts.   I used an assortment of papers on this project, primarily Basic Grey, but also other fall colored scraps to punch the circles and hearts. And the final touch, pictures of my daughter with her immediate family members. She is very fortunate to be growing up with her grandparents close.  I hope someday she looks back on this layout with fond memories of her family.

Friday, May 1, 2015


This is my latest double page creation for Let's Scrap.  I was inspired by the hexagon shapes, but not necessarily using the template found below.  When I looked at this sketch, I instantly thought of a soccer ball. But rather than cut/punch out hexagon shapes, I decided to go literal and use and entire sheet of soccer ball paper with all sorts of hexagons to feature pictures of my daughter playing soccer this past fall.  Soccer is her passion.  She loves to kick the ball, knee dribble, watch soccer on TV.  The only thing she does NOT like about soccer is playing goalkeeper... So I used some of my favorite pics of her this past season playing the game.  As for paper, I used We R Memory Keepers "Game Day" collection along with a sheet of soccer quotes from Kaisercraft to pull this project together.


This is my latest creation for Stick it Down Sketches.  I'm the featured double team designer for this month, and here is my take on the sketch found below.  I loved all the circles featured on the sketch, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Every season I love to check out the new paper designs for the holidays during that particular time of the year.  I loved so many of the Easter/Spring papers this year, I bought all sorts of them from different brands.  Which translated perfectly to this sketch with all the circles.  I decided to feature pictures of my girls this past Easter doing their favorite traditions.  Although my youngest found a new one...use plastic Easter eggs as hair barrettes!Never a dull moment in my house!