Monday, March 31, 2014

Samantha Walker Easter Card

I had so much fun combining Samantha Walker Silhouette Files for this card, created for the Practical Scrappers Shaped Card post.
So cute and perfect to give Raini for Easter, tucked in her basket.  I just still need to come up with one for Gideon.
I used Samantha's Easter Egg Card, the grass for her 
bunny easter banner and bunny Samantha Walker combined to create this fun little card.  I also used Samantha Walkers
I love the added accent of the sketch pens!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative week!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hello Sunshine with Samantha Walker files

Hello Sunshine Trapezoid Purse with Cathy

I have a post up on the Samantha Walker Blog today with one of her new purse files and purse gift card files.  I have a friend who has been a little blue and under the weather, I wanted to create a little gift for her that would brighten her day like the sunshine.  

I knew when I saw this 
that it would be perfect.  I knew that I could add the Hello Sunshine into the pocket, I simply backed the negative cut with some yellow dotted card stock!

First, ungroup all of the purse pieces and just cut the four sides of your purse.  I used Samantha Walker's 

 Next, cut your pocket with you choice of paper, I chose to work with the same pattern.  I just reduced the Hello Sunshine file to fit inside the pocket.  I just eyeballed it to center it!  Once you have this cut, cut a piece of card stock to fit and back your negative cut.
 I then cut four handle pieces, since I was using a textured card stock, I wanted to have the same appearance and texture on the inside and outside of the purse.  Just glue two piece together for each handle!
 Now on to the assembly of the purse..I followed Samantha's awesome instructions.  You can find the instructions for all of her Purse Silhouette Files here.  I used Scor-tape and a bit of hot glue to adhere mine...I really wanted the sides to be super strong as I filled it with all the goodies below. 
 I filled it with everything I could find that was yellow to represent the sun and things I know that she will love!
And just as luck would have it, the day I finished creating the purse, Samantha designed matching gift card purses and envelopes to go with all of her super cute designs.  Of course, I had to make 
to match!
 How cute are these envelopes that the handle sticks out of the top.  Seriously, she thinks of every little detail.  Love that!  I added one of Samantha's new Layered Flowers to the front of the envelope!
Supplies: Trapezoid purse with Circle Handle and pocket, Hello Sunshine Title, Circle Handle Trapezoid with pocket gift card holder and envelope set, Flower 3 (links below). Carta Bella Giddy Up Girl collectionScor- tape, Hot glue gun, Textured dot yellow card stock, Brads,
Petaloo Flowers, white twine, blue chalking ink.

Just click on the pictures for the links to these files!

Hoping that you have a sunshine filled day and thanks for joining us today!

Scrapping with Christine~Week 4

I love these sketches from Christine Meyer, I am always inspired and everything falls together easily when I use her sketches.  I think what I love most, is that it takes the guess work out of it.  Always perfectly balanced and it makes it easier for me to put a layout together faster.

 Here is my take on this week's sketch!
Super fun for my favorite little Super Hero~Gideon.
I used a fun collection from Pebbles...
Party Super Hero from Amy Locurto!

Make sure to stop by Christine's blog and like her 
Facebook page
Have an AWESOME weekend!
Linking up to Paper Issuse's A Pocket Full of Sunshine Challenge

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A little Sunshine with MME!

Another cold and blustery day here on the South Dakota Prairie...I am convinced that Spring will never arrive...ever!
So I thought I would let a little sunshine in with a couple cards I created with My Mind's Eye!

This one features MME's Cut & Paste Charm collection!
 And this one uses the awesome Boy Crazy line from last summer! 
 I love how both turned out!

I hope the sun is shining where you are or if not, that these added a sunshine to you day!
Linking to Paper Issue's~A Pocket full of Sunshine

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ombre Trend with Practical Scrappers

I love the fun trend of Ombre in the paper crafting world and Practical Scrappers Blog has tons of inspiration with cards, layouts and tags.  You have to stop by and be inspired!
Here is my take on the challenge and my take on a great sketch from Laura Whitaker at Stuck?! Sketches!
Lots and lots of Crate Paper's Maggie Holmes Flea Market and some super fun cut files from Two Peas in a Bucket!
Hope you are having a Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Authentique's Suave Class for Scrappin' Ladies

Sharing the layouts that I created for Scrappin' Ladies in Pierre.  If you are interested in getting a kit, please contact Lynne at
 605-224-1544 or email her at   Cost is $25.00.
This is gorgeous line from Authentique, beautiful colors and patterns...perfect for all the men in your life, from little boys to big boys.  I tried to keep them fairly simple, as it a class...I really do love them..even without all the embellishments I normally add.  Come on Authentique, please start making embellishments...I need!

Oh, forgot to mention the line is perfect for sweet, little
 English Bulldogs!
Happy Monday!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Scrapping With Christine~Week 3 Sketch

Back again this week with another sketch from Christine Meyer!
I love working with her sketches and I get some bonus scrapping in, also!  You can find Christine's blog here and follow her
Facebook here.

Here is my take on this fun all the layering that she incorporated into this one!  I had a lot of fun with it!

Another great collection from My Mind's Eye...Now & Then
You can never go wrong with MME!
(linking this to Paper Issues Challenge Count Your Lucky Stars)

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Friday, March 21, 2014

You Are My Sunshine~Pink Paislee's Hey Kid

Another gloomy, blustery day here on the prairie.  I don't think Spring is every really going to arrive, but I wanted to share this card I created with Pink Paislee's Hey Kid collection.  Fun, bright and a sweet sentiment to brighten this grey day!
And check out the blog makeover...I love it!  Still a bit of cleaning up to do, kind of a work in progress!  
Thank you Kelsey for doing such an amazing job with it!

Hoping you all find up bit of sunshine today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Amy Tangerine's Cut n Paste

Sharing some projects with you today that I designed for
 American Crafts~ Amy Tangerine's Cut n Paste Collection. 
 It is such a fun line.  Bright, vibrant colors and gorgeous patterns. Back here, in South Dakota, it seems we are having the winter that never ends.  So it was treat to work with this springy line. Someday soon Spring will arrive, hopefully!

There are so many fun embellishments in this line that it makes creating projects so easy.  Everything goes together, so there is no way you can go wrong.  First up, is a cute layout featuring a good friend's daughter and her first job as a Soda Jerk.  I just love her shirt and cap. Just plain fun!

And of course, a fun layout of Stella!  So cute and having fun in her tutu catching falling leaves.  Titled "Smile" because she makes me smile at least a 1,000 times a day.

 I also created this card featuring a new Silhouette file from Samantha Walker.  Such a fun pattern and it show off this collection so well!  

And last, a cute little mini album that is also part of this Amy Tan Collection.  It is full of pictures of my daughter and her BFF.  This is a collection is perfect teens too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Quick Quotes March Q Club Kits

 I am hosting the Quick Quotes Blog today...and I have a couple of fun projects to share with you.  I had so much fun creating with some Club Q kits.  I loved creating with these, so much gorgeous product and inspiration in these kits!

First up, I have little canvas that I created from the Altered Kit.  I used the little canvas that is designed for making the gorgeous mini album and created my own little inspiration for my scrap studio!

I love how this turned out, it was an easy and quick little project.  My Silhouette Cameo did most of the work and the gorgeous Quick Quotes products completed it with ease.  The new Baggage Claim is beyond perfect for this project!

My next project took just a little bit of time and I still need the perfect frame for it. I just couldn't find the perfect frame here in our small I will post an update when I find it!

I used an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of burlap for my base, inked it with my favorite new Powderpuff Ink...Caribbean Blue. I cut the South Dakota shape, banner and words with the Silhouette Cameo.These papers came out of the Page Layout Kit.  I also used the Cameo to pierce all my holes for the string art too!  So next, all I had to do was the stitching and yes, it took me a little bit of time but it was well worth it!  I love this project and once I get the perfect frame it will be sitting on my sofa table as you enter our home!

other supplies
Salt & Pepper Dotted Swiss Card Stock
Studio Calico Wood Veneer
Maya Road Cording
Miscellaneous Straws
Silhouette Cameo

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator Reveal

Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop is 3 posts below!
Click here!

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 extend ourselves. You can view all of the challenges at our Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.
Our challenge this month was posed by the very talented Ann Jobes. Here's how she expressed this month's challenge. This idea has been cooking since the fall (just not articulated). My daughter subscribes to the Dance Spirit magazine and I sometimes browse through it, too. One of my favourite monthly features is an article that features a different dancer each month, some photos of that dancer, and a description of their current work, and (the best part!) a letter. The theme is a Letter to My Teenage Self. The content ranges, depending on the dancer and his/her experience, morals, ideals, etc.
So this month's assignment is to write a letter to your teenage self. You can take any approach you'd like to this - scrapbook page, art journal page, canvas. However the prompt inspires you. And your content is of course up to you, as well. Some topics might be: what would you try to teach yourself? Or, what would you counsel yourself to do or not do? This does not have to be a page about regrets. It could be about congratulating yourself on something you did right that has contributed to who you've become today.  Please visit the other Inspiration Elevator designers' blogs and see how they worked with Ann's challenge. We would LOVE to see you take up Ann's challenge this month, so if you do, please share it at our linkup on the Inspiration Elevator blog.

Here is my take on Ann's challenge:

I am having fun with a bit of art journaling...nothing as amazing as my team mates...but still having fun and making it my style!  I played with some Gelatos for the rainbow effect.  Tucked away of the back of the page is my letter to my teenage self.  Yes, very personal and not up to sharing, but this is how I feel about the past and the future.  
Dear Future...I am ready!

Sketchy Saturday with Christine! Week 2

Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop is two posts below!
Click here!

Sharing another great sketch from my super talented friend, Christine Meyer.  You can find her blog here.  I love her sketches and I am always super inspired by both the card and layout sketches.
Here is week 2's sketch:

 Love it!  And check it out, I scrapped more than one photo for this layout!  That doesn't happen very often.
Tons of fun with this great line from Pink Paislee....Hey Kid!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out Christine's blog and her Facebook Page!
Also, linking this up to Paper Issues: Tip Toe through the Tulips.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Beyond Thrilled...A Dream Come True

Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop is one post below!
Click here!

Over the moon excited to share with you that I made the 
Fancy Pants Design Team!
I have been a huge fan since their company began and still have some of their very first collections as I couldn't bring myself to cut into them.  Beyond gorgeous!  
I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing company and team!

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Samantha Walker March Blog Hop

Welcome to the March Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop...our theme this month is "Lucky".  You should arrived here from Diana Fisher's Blog.
This month you could win this 

You can enter to win 
 by leaving a comment by Sunday 3/16 at 11:59 MDT in order to be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file as well.

To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's Blog during Wednesday 3/12 until 3/16.
For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blog in the blog hop.
2.  Follow Samantha Walker's blog.
3.  Follow her on Facebook.
4.  Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use of your personal electronic cutter.  If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog.  The free files will be e-mailed next week!

To receive the additional entries and the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so!
The winner of the Spellbinder's Shapeabilities will be announced on Monday, 3/17 on Samantha Walker's Facebook Page.

Here is the free SVG/Silhouette file you can win by hopping along!

I created a layout with the "Lucky" theme!  The layout shares my love for my English Bulldog, Stella and how lucky we are and how full my heart is to have this sweet little dog in our lives.  
The stripes of the Rainbow are cut out of the white background and I filled the negative space with papers from Samantha's
 Carta Bella Rough & Tumble Collection.  The "Lucky" was also cut from white card stock and then I layered lots of green buttons and sequins behind the title.  So fun!

Samantha Walker Silhouette Files
Samantha Walker's Carta Bella Rough & Tumble Collection
Just Rite Ornate Happiness Squares Stamps

Other supplies
Salt Dotted Swiss Bazzill Card Stock, Vellum, miscellaneous buttons, Darice Sequins, Maya Road Cording

Linking this up to the new challenge at Paper Issues-Count Your Lucky Stars

Thank you for joining us today and now you are off to 
Nicole Stark's Blog.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

New Sketch from Christine Meyer

Sharing a new sketch with you today from Christine Meyer.  
I love working with her sketches...they always inspire me and make things fall together easily!  Christine is planning on creating a new sketch every week, so make sure to check out her blog on Saturdays!  I am hoping I will have time to play along every week, too!
 I love that even though I only had one photo, the sketch still worked perfectly!  Yes, someday maybe I will be more than a one photo layout girl...but doubtful.  I used
 Bazzill's Sweetwater Lucy's Crabshack! 
 Perfect for this fun photo of two of my favorite little people playing in the fountains back home!
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tag, you're it at QQ!

I am up over on the Quick Quotes Blog with a new challenge!
Love for you to stop by and take a peek, enter the challenge and win some great Quick Quotes Products!

Tag, you're it!
In honor of Quick Quotes newest collection, Baggage Claim, we would love to see you use some type of tag on your card, layout or other off the page project.  

Here is my take on the challenge...
I created a tag mini album using my Silhouette Cameo and Baggage claim, along with the New PowderPuff Chalking Inks.  All of the colors in the new inks match Baggage Claim perfectly!  Gorgeous new colors!  All of the edges of the kraft card stock and Baggage Claim papers are inked with Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Ink.
 The mini consists of 6 pocket pages that are perfect for Instagram photos.  I can't wait to take a trip, so I can add some fun photos and memorabilia.  I stamped with a text stamp on the fronts of the folders with the new Khaki PowderPuff Ink.  It's the perfect color for stamping on kraft card stock!

 If you look real close at the tags, you can see that I splattered them with two colors of the new inks, Coral and Caribbean Blue.  I just wet a paint brush and then dab it onto the ink pad and flicked the bristles with my finger.  It is a subtle effect but adds interest!
I can't wait to see what you create with the
 Tag! You're It Challenge.  You have a chance to win a great prize from Quick Quotes for playing along!

other supplies
Twinery Twine, Stampin' Up Ribbon
Creative Impressions Twine
Maya Road Cording
Tim Holtz Text Stamp
Scotch Washi Tape 
Want 2 Scrap Bling
Miscellaneous Buttons 
May Arts Lace
Petaloo Flowers
Kraft card stock
7 Gypsies Propeller

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