Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Card Making Day!

It is a special day and I just wanted to share a couple cards I made for the Jillibean Soup Blog. You must visit the blog today and join in on the sketch inspiration, you could win this prize Pack:

Here are the sketches:

Here are my two sketch examples:

So hop over to Jillibean and give it a try and enjoy your weekend!

Monday, August 21, 2017

First Day of 3rd Grade/ Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge

So I have given up on trying to catch up on my blog and decided to restart with current events. A big one occurred last week with Gabriel's return to school, as a 3rd grader no less! He looked very handsome and a little too grown up...

I decided to scrap a school theme  page for fun and join in on a sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers blog.

Here is the sketch that is up this month, (go to the link above if you want to play along):

So I flipped the sketch a quarter turn and created the layout below:
Materials Used: NEW-Jillibean Soup- Shades of Color collection, papers, peapods and coordinating stickers

I thought this collection worked very well for a school layout! I loved these two photos most, he has the sweetest smile in the first and was still not too cool to hold Daddy's hand on the way to school. Priceless moments that I am so happy to have captured,  he is growing up too fast.

I hope your school year starts with lots of smiles too! Have a great week!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy NSD!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Just wanted to share that Jillibean Soup is celebrating NSD too including sketches, challenges and giveaways, check them out here.

For the event I created a layout based on this sketch by Kristine Davidson:

This photo of my son just makes me laugh, such an indicator of his playful spirit. He is a little crazy, no idea where he gets it from, 😏.

Here is the photo by itself, so that you get the full effect:

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Catching Up- February 2017

So I am still playing catch up and wanted to share an update from February of this year. This is a big month for us, 2 Birthdays- Zac & Aspen. Also Valentines Day which just happens to also be Scotts sobriety date, he hit 11 years sober on 2/14!! So proud of him, holding strong to his commitment to God and his family. To celebrate the birthdays we even got to take an overnight trip to Cincy. So here are some pics of the highlights:
Valentine Date Night photo

Gabe's BB8 Valentines Day Box

Gabe's Valentine Party with one of his best buddies.
Aspen's Bday Dinner

Spent next day at Newport Aquarium

We even braved the bridge over the shark tank!

Overall February was very busy, but lots of fun! I will share some projects in next post. Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Playing Catch Up- January 2017

Well I realized I had not posted in a long time so I wanted to share an update of January to try and begin to catch up. We have had a busy 2017 so far, full of lots of fun. Gabe's Birthday of course hits at the end of every year in December - here is a colorful double layout from his Birthday Party this year. We took 4 eight year olds to Sky Zone, that was an adventure- they were great and had tons of fun.

Papers are new Jillibean Soup- Souper Celebration, sketch by Scrapbook Generations

Then along came January I got to go to CHA or Creativation as they call it nowit is the big trade show of the year for the crafting industry. There I had lots of fun with the Jillibean team working their booth and doing demo's in the Hampton booth. Here are a couple pics:

One of the new Hampton Art layered stamp sets that I did demos with.

But even bigger news in January was our newest edition to the family. Our new dog Wiley! As in Wil E. Coyote, and yes he is very wiley. He is a Husky mix that we adopted from the Humane Society. He is awesome and we are so happy to have him!
Who could resist this face?

Someone has figured out how to use bench to jump up and say hello in the kitchen window. A song comes to mind every time: How much is that Doggy in the Window?  :)

 So all of this happened in the end of December or January. I will update you with a very busy February soon!

Friday, November 25, 2016

25 Days Of Christmas Tag

Holiday Greetings All! Happy to be part of the 25 Days of Christmas Tag Tour with a festive Jillibean Soup tag. Hard to believe the holidays are already upon us. Nothing says you're special like a handmade gift tag. It has been so fun to see all the other tags shared this month, they are amazing. Be sure you check them all out, here is a link.  I tried to create a rustic elegance feel with this tag, I hope you like it!

This tag was created with new Jillibean Soup paper, tags and embellishments, I will list materials below:

Materials List:
Jillibean Soup
Clear Stamp Set- Snow Globe jb1125
Adhesive Sequins- Navy Blueberry jb0781
Wood Veneers- Hardy Hodgepodge
Paper- Healthy Hello/Bite Size Bits
Hampton Art
Deco Tags with Twine-Kraft- AC0550
Tags with Twine- Watercolor Blues- AC0599
Wood Tags- Circle with twine- AC0576
Ranger Archival/Watering Can
American Crafts/Black
Morex Ribbon/1.5” Dream Ribbon, Limestone White 964010-600

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Page Maps and the Pinewood Derby

So I just wanted to share with you a layout I did as a guest designer with Jillibean Soup for PageMaps. I am a huge fan of their sketches and I love a good double layout. This sketch was just perfect for my son’s first Pinewood Derby with his Cub Scouts group. He was so very excited on that day because he won his first trophy and got first place in his den, proud mama.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout and some close-ups:

Note: I made the little cars out of paper and a new Jillibean product- wood cuts & adhesive sequins for the tires. I think they turned out really cute.

If you have never checked out the PageMaps blog, you should. She has monthly free sketch pages you can print at your convenience and tons of inspiration from her own design team and guest design teams using those sketches. So you get some great examples of how many different designers interpret the sketches in a variety of styles. Really fun stuff!

I am very excited to be headed to Novi , Michigan for Mega Meet this Friday for shopping and a class. I hope all of you enjoy National Scrapbook Day on Saturday! We hope to visit some local shops in Michigan that day. If you are home on Saturday you should get online and check out all of the NSD celebrations with online crops, challenges and prizes here are just a few good ones:, Scrapbook & Cards Today & Scrapbook Generations.