Thursday, August 29, 2013

More with Authentique's Thrilling

Yep, I am back with another Halloween all know how much I adore Halloween paper crafting.  It my favorite time of year to create.  There are lots of great lines out their this year...but I love Authentique's Thrilling.  
I am not super happy with how this photographed, hard to get blacks, greys and neutrals to photograph well.  Plus the photo I scrapped has those colors too!  In person, I adore how it turned cute..almost as cute as that little puppy in the picture!

Thanks for stopping by and you can see a full list of ingredients at
ScapTown Lady!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Trending Trees at Practical Scrappers

Super fun trending trees are up today at
I love this line from Echo Park..
Happy Camper!  I had a ton of fun creating  with this it!

Isn't he the handsomest little man? 
 So photogentic!
Hope you have a fantastic Monday!  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Authentique Thrilling

I have a layout up on the ScrapTown Lady Blog with Authentique's new Thrilling collection.  I love their paper, I find myself drawn to it...the texture, the weight, perfectly distressed and their designs...just so easy to create with their collections.

Lots of layering, a little orange mist, a fun folded flower, a few MFT Dies and two adorable little trick or treaters.  Yep, it is my favorite time of year to scrap...let the Halloween paper crafting season begin!  Make sure to stop by the Scraptown Lady store to check out all of the new arrivals!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pink Paislee's Cottage Farms layout!

Sharing a layout created with some gorgeous Pink Paislee Paper Cottage Farms.  This line is soft, romantic and a little shabby.  It's full of trendy fun with polaroid frames, burlap flowers and butterflies!  What's not to love?
I had a gorgeous photo of my friend's girls walking along the railroad tracks...when I saw this shot I knew that Scraptown Lady had the perfect line for this..and yes, it worked perfectly!

Gorgeous fun!
Thanks for joining us today at Scraptown Lady, be sure to stop by the store to see all the new arrivals!

Scraptown Lady ingredients:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator Reveal

Inspiration Elevator

You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.
This month, the very creatively-minded Christa issued the challenge and here's what she wrote:

Part of growth is learning new techniques. And I do mean NEW. Sometimes we are afraid to try something or get in a rut..but for the August reveal I am asking that you find a technique WITH a video and include the link in your post. Learn something new. Share where you learned it and then share what you learned and your creation. I hope this is challenging for might take some time to think about!
You do not need to make your OWN video just share the one you used to create your technique. If possible be sure to get permission from the maker of that video so we can be respectful!
Pinterest has some great videos.

This was a tough challenge for me...but I ended up having a lot of fun with it and lots of experimenting (also lots went in the trash)! 
Here is what I came up with:
It is a very simple layout..but I wanted the focus to be on the darling photo and the technique.  I bought a set of gelatos and tried lots of techniques...some were just too messy for me and I just couldn't quite give in to the whole unkempt look I was getting.  After lots of playing, I ended up loving this!  Here's the link to the video:
and another to a video that I loved but couldn't find the glaze anywhere in our small town to try this..but I will be trying it!

I hope you will stop by and see what the  rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:
If you feel inspired to play along with Christa's challenge this month, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sketch Inspiration

Lots and lots of great takes on this sketch over at
 Here is my take on Liz's sketch...
Thanks Angie for letting me scrap this handsome little man!  All of my supplies are from Scraptown Lady!  This is an older line from Graphic 45, ABC Primer...worked beautifully for this layout.  Scraptown Lady has tons of new stuff rolling in from CHA, so make sure to stop by the store!  For those of your interested in the apple and back to school flourish here is the Design ID #19975 from the Silhouette Store and it was created by Lori Whitlock! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 12, 2013


Happy Monday everyone and here comes the sun over at
If you love the new sunburst trend or need some inspiration to try it...check out all the amazing layouts and cards.  The team rocked this challenge!
Here is my take!

I used Bazzill's Sweetwater collection of Lucy's Crab Shack.  I love this line, bright n happy!  I love Sweetwater designs, hoping they will keep creating for Bazzill!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the gorgeous day!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sharing July Publications!

So thrilled to have 6 cards picked up for publication in the July issue of CARDS magazine...super sad that this issue is not in print though.  As of July, all of Northridge's publications are all digital.  Sad!  I enjoy these magazines so much, I still have everyone I have every purchased.  They are my favorite and I will miss sitting down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and being inspired by all the wonderful designers.  They will continue to be online, just not the same for me!

 Two cards for wedding!

 One for Notebook paper.
 Two for home!

 And one for the great outdoors!
They do such a beautiful job with photography and props, wish you could see the finished product.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Just playing..using some LYB!

I really haven't taken the time to play with Little Yellow Bicycle products since I owned the store in Rapid.  Lynne at Scrappin' Ladies in Pierre had both of these lines (Fern & Forest, boy and girl) and needed some samples...what I discovered is how much I have missed working with LYB's amazing products. I can't wait to play with their new lines, Feels Like Home (fall) and Making Merry (Christmas)..they are a must have.

Love this line and can't wait to play again!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Think Negative....Negative Space Layouts!

Instead of thinking positive today, think negative....with 
Practical Scrappers Negative layouts..
click here to see the great takes on this challenge.
Here is what I came up with..
I had so much fun with this layout, featuring a Fancy Pants Silhouette Cut file and Fancy Pant's The Good Life collection and of course, the cutest little fisherman ever.  (Thanks Leah and I already have more layouts to send you).
Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Quite Contrary Blog could win...

Hello Moxxie fans!  This month we are featuring one of our brand new collections Quite Contrary.   So dig out your garden photos and get ready because the Muses will be planting some great ideas in your creative minds for this beautiful line of papers and stickers.     

The blend of muted tones is perfect for outdoor garden photo pages.   And if your thumb is not so green you can create fabulous cards and/or home decor projects.  

If you are familiar with the Moxxie Blog Hops then you know you can have a chance to win this brand new line.  All you have to do is leave a comment on all of the following blogs.    International fans are welcome to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event they win.  Comments can be made until Midnight Tuesday, August 6th and the winner will be announced on the Moxxie Blog on Wednesday, August 7th! Enjoy!

 Got Moxxie 

I loved working with this line, gorgeous patterns and soft colors.  I tried to add a title with my Silhouette Sketch pens but they thought differently.  I wanted the title to be 
"All things grow with love". 
But I think you can't certainly tell that is the thought  behind this layout.  
Make sure you hop through and enjoy the work of the Muses and this gorgeous new line!