Saturday, May 21, 2016


This is my latest layout for Sketches In Thyme using the following sketch.  If you follow my blog, you know I have a thing for Doodlebug Design paper.  I instantly fell in love with the colors and cute patterns of the  recently released "Under the Sea" collection. When I saw the sketch for this week, I instantly thought of "Ariel" from The Little Mermaid.  And if I'm being honest, I might have been looking for an excuse to buy this line... My girls have ALWAYS loved Ariel, so much in fact that for two Halloweens in a row, my oldest daughter dressed up as her.  When we went to Disney World a few years back, both girls stood very patiently in a long line until they got a chance to "talk" to her.  This sketch with all the circles and stars reminded me of the background of Ariel's Cove.  Featured in this sketch are some of my favorite pictures from the trip of my girls asking Ariel all the questions they had about being a mermaid.

Monday, May 16, 2016


This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using
the following sketch.  I'm a Doodlebug Designaholic...I'm not sure there is a Doodlebug paper line that I have not instantly fallen in love with since I started scrapbooking.  And even though the Anchors Aweigh line is more of a boy themed paper, I knew a cute little girl who would look adorable on a layout made with this paper. Finding Nemo is one of my favorite movies of all time.  My husband and I love Dude Crush, so when I found this "Squirt" costume, I knew a cute little toddler who could rock the turtle look.  Minus the crock pot in the background, this is one of my favorite pictures of my daughter, so I decided to feature it on this project.  I took a few liberties with this design such as turning the picture vertical and extending the "ribbons" above the title strip at the bottom of the layout.  But overall, I love that I finally found the perfect paper for my little "Squirt"!

Sunday, May 15, 2016


This is my latest double page layout for Let's Scrap.  I was definitely inspired by the sketch, but attacked it in an entirely opposite way.  A few weeks ago, my girls and nephew, who is currently obsessed with all things fire truck, visited my husband's fire house.  For  my daughters, it's a normal thing to check out the firetrucks (as seen on the right side of the page) since they have visited their Dad at work since birth.  However, this was my nephew's first time, and he was absolutely giddy with his own fire hat and badge. actual emergency call happened, and the firetrucks got to leave.  It was adorable watching him get so excited.  So, instead of going flowers and scalloped edges as the sketch implies, I decided to go full on masculine complete with firetrucks, flames, brick walls, and diamond plate (what firemen call the silver metal on their trucks).  I flipped the three horizontal sketches at the bottom, but other than that, I kept true to the design.

Monday, May 2, 2016


This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  I saw the sketch, I immediately thought soccer.  And thankfully I bought myself a new hexagon punch specifically for soccer season because my younger daughter lives, breathes, and sleeps soccer.  She is the USA Women's Soccer Team's biggest fan.  She can tell you all their stats, watches all their games, and loves following the team on social media.  She found the Instagram picture below and decided she wanted to dress up like her favorite players for Halloween.  So that's exactly what she and her best friend did!  Since the girls were USA soccer players, I used an assortment of Doodlebug Patriot Picnic and Parade papers along with Doodlebug's Goal Collection to punch out the hexagon shapes to replicate a soccer ball.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


This is my latest creation for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  When I saw all the flowers and birds, I instantly thought of a Spring project.  And lucky for me, was having a sale on all Spring themed papers when I was brainstorming how to attack this project which of course I had to take advantage of...So it was inevitable that I went full on Easter.  And thankfully, we had an absolutely GLORIOUS Easter this year which meant tons of pictures to choose from for this sketch.  Typically, Easter in March in Ohio means winter coats during egg hunts.  Not this year!  It was a sunny, warm day, & the children had a blast playing with my puppy, going on egg hunts, and riding electric scooters.