Tuesday, June 21, 2016


This is my latest design for Sketches in Thyme using the following layout.  I love Panama City Beach, Florida.  And one of my absolute favorite places to go while on vacation there is Pineapple Willy's.  The restaurant sits on a pier that goes out into the Gulf of Mexico so the view is incredible. If you are bored while waiting on your food, you can go play on the beach and return to your table, which is a picnic bench, when your food arrives.  It is so laid back, so much fun to eat there...Sadly due to unforeseen issues, a trip to Florida is not in our family's cards this summer.  So instead, I've decided to dip into my archives of Florida pictures to get my beach fix.  I used a line of paper that I had never heard of before called "Rendezvous" to create this page. And a few glittery palm trees and pineapple stickers finished the page off nicely. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  For this layout, I was inspired by two things; the notebook paper on the left side of the page and the time of the year.  My school district released for summer break a week ago.  The last day of school also marked my daughter's last day as an elementary student.  It was a bittersweet day; while I'm glad she will finally be attending the school I teach at, my baby isn't an elementary girl anymore...So I started going through my archives of first day of school pictures.  It is amazing to see how she transformed from a kindergartener to a fifth grader.  So with the school like feel of the sketch and the milestone that occurred at my house, I decided to document this event.  To pull the project together, I used Echo Park's "Teacher's Pet" collection to highlight my daughter's very first to very last day of school.

Monday, June 13, 2016


 This is my latest design for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  My happy place is the beach.  And sadly due to a knee surgery, volleyball schedule, etc, etc, a beach vacation is not in the stars this summer.  So I decided to dip into my beach archives and scrap one of my favorite pictures I took of my daughter last year at Panama City Beach, Florida.  She was being "sculpted" into a mermaid on the beach by her sister...It doesn't matter where you go along the Florida Panhandle, the water is a glorious emerald green.  While the picture may not be the clearest of my daughter, I love the different colors of water behind her. So when I saw the papers in the Kaisercraft "Coastal Escape" collection, I instantly thought of Florida and my mermaid girl.  This sketch allowed for me to use a variety of the papers in the line without taking away from the beauty of the picture which I liked.

Monday, June 6, 2016


This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  For this project, I was completely motivated by the picture.  My niece broke her glasses the last day of school, so while she was waiting on them to be repaired, she had to wear these...And little did she know, she was channeling her inner "Garth" from Wayne's World.  Every time I saw this picture lying on my desk, I heard "Bohemian Rhapsody" in my head and kept saying to myself, "Party on Wayne."  So when I went to create this layout and realized that the title is the focal point of the sketch, I thought, "Boy do I have the perfect picture..."  To pull this project together, I used paper from the Bella Boulevard "Color Chaos" and "Illustrated Faith" collection along with chipboard embellishments from the Simple Stories "Life in Color" line.    

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


 This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  I must admit, this sketch was a challenge for me. I'm not a big booklet maker, so I had to do some serious thinking on how to attack this requirement.  I've said several times, I'm a seasonal scrapper, and when I began this project, it was two weeks until the end of the school year.  What that means at the Middle School where I teach is that it's yearbook time.  So when I saw "long booklet cut in 3 parts," I decided to create my own version of a yearbook featuring my three dogs (as seen below on this post).  For the rest of the sketch, I included several of my favorite recent pics of my dogs and daughter.  To pull this project together, I used Echo Park's "Bark" collection.