Thursday, March 26, 2020


I finally got another couple pages done again. They're identical, haha! I made one of these for each of my daughters, and this page is why I bought this cute stamp set! This particular stamp image is an awful lot like my girls, so this was a perfect match.
Stamps: Beautiful Moments, Taffy Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Rococo Rose & Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Buttons (retired)
Stampin' Blends: Bronze, Dark & Light Blackberry Bliss, Dark & Light Night of Navy, Light Old Olive, Light Petal Pink, Dark So Saffron

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Today I have a super simple page, but it's done and it's something to share. haha!

A couple years ago for the 4th of July I took the big kids on a short hike which ends with a small waterfall and pool at the end. It really is so simple- just card stock, and one stamp going across the page, haha!
And a couple close ups for you, just in case you were curious!

What are you creating during this weird time in history?

Saturday, March 21, 2020

6th Grade

Yep, more scrapbooking!! I'm excited how much I've gotten done lately!!
Today I have another first day of school and another Simply Scrappin' kit. But this time, I don't know what the kit was called! "Pinwheels ---" is all I have, because the label was torn. Anyway, it was a pretty full kit still so I had some fun filling in the spaces on these pages.
And here's a close up because I just cannot get a good photo of photos right now! sigh... Can't win them all.

Supplies: Pinwheels --- Simply Scrappin Kit, haha!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Sending Happy

My newest Paper Pumpkin kit arrived Wednesday. I didn't even plan to get this one, but a- it is super cute, b- it is easy and c- it could not have come at a better time if they tried! It says things like "No matter the weather, we're in this together." ....on top of COVID-19 keeping us all home and inside, Wednesday there was an earthquake an hour away from us. And it's been snowy/rainy at my house ever since. Alrighty!!

Yesterday while the big kids were doing their new online school, and the little was painting with watercolors, I put the entire kit together. I used some greetings from past PP kits because I have specific people in mind for almost all twelve cards, and these are sweet sympathy cards and great birthday cards too!

Here's the video so you can see the details-

So here's card #1- with one change up to try something else.
Card #2...
And card #3, with the same change up as the first.
Here's the whole thing!
A close up so you can see the tiny epoxy rain drops!! Which are SO cute!
And ALL the left over bits! Remember, the "birthday" kits (Paper Pumpkin's birthday) come with an additional stamp set. I didn't even use it this time, but I WILL.
I haven't bought dimensionals or glue dots in a couple years, not even kidding. They send enough in my PP kits to keep me stocked, even for classes! Love that!!
What are you doing during this time at home? I highly suggest you put some cards together and send them in the mail! Can you think of anyone that is lonely that could use something fun in the mail? Know anyone who is stressed OUT about the whole thing? Know anyone with a birthday coming up? They could all use something happy in the mail! It's like a hug, I swear! Plus it helps ME feel better knowing that I brightened someone else's day.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Lighthouse Thanks

Today I'm sharing the last of the card class creations.I don't know when I'm holding this class with circumstances as they are.... ANYWAY! Again, this uses the same sketch for all five cards. Makes it easy to design a class that way, that's for sure!

I looove this suite of products but I don't use it nearly enough. I think I need a trip to the ocean... A different day, ha. And like with other class designs- more than one greeting fits on this card so people can pick what they want.
Stamps: Sailing Home
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy & Whisper White card stocks, Come Sail Away DP
Accessories: Smooth Sailing dies, Dimensionals, Big Shot

And then, just so you can see the whole thing, my class will look like this- see how it's all one sketch! But all the cards are so different!
I love this idea and will definitely use it again!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

4th Grade

Still plugging away over here, Honestly, I'm enjoying some time with the big kids home to help entertain the little one so I can get scrapping done, haha! They'll have school work required soon enough, so I've been scrapping while I can!

This day I pulled out some old Simply Scrappin kits and a lot of old photos! First up, the first day of 4th grade! ha!

Remember Simply Scrappin' Kits? apparently I didn't remember them very well- they came with sheets of card stock!! YEAY! haha! And a bunch of stickers that all work together so nicely! This was the Primary Colors kit, released in 2007. I THINK the colors are Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Real Red and Ballet Blue?? LOL! Regardless, I am very happy with how the page turned out. And glad it's done!
Primary Colors Simply Scrappin' Kit- retired.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St Patrick's Day Scrapping!!!

Happy St Patrick's Day to you!
Do you celebrate? We haven't really done much...the kids wear green, we usually watch Darby O'Gill and the Little People and that's pretty much it. Sometimes my husband makes colcannon or corned beef, but we really don't do a whole lot.
Growing up we did even less, haha... my mother hates the color green (her mother had green EVERYTHING and she's still sick of it, hahaha!) and my father haaates that pinching is ever acceptable, and I don't think we knew we had actual Irish heritage until the about two years ago.
My husband's father has Irish ancestry not too far back and his family likes Irish food so that's where the dinners come from.
But, I totally jumped on the idea exploding all over facebook to hang some kind of shamrock in a window (drawn, printed, cut out, anything) and then we could all walk or drive around and find them to get out of the house, haha. We made one to hang in our front window and our back window since the back of our house faces a walking path. We'll eat corned beef, potatoes and soda bread on Sunday, haha!

All that to say that today I wanted share something festive with you today!! So last night I decided to digi scrap a couple recent years entire St Patrick's Day's.

First I have St Patrick's Day 2017. My page is based on THIS sketch, which I found on Pinterest.
MDS: Hoppy Memories label, White Grosgrain Ribbon, recolored to black for ends, Gold Glimmer DP, Garden Green card stock, Flag Punch, Happy Bday Tag, Sara's Sequins in Gold and Lime, So Happy For You clover
Font: Elephant

Then I have St Patrick's Day 2018. I based the page on THIS sketch (the first one), from
MDS; Gumball Green, Gold Glimmer, Gold Brads, Eggceptional Easter Doily, Candid Frames, Mis-stitched, Lemonade Stand "happy go lucky", Holiday Blitz Clover
Font: Harrington

Plus, I got two more pages done! Yeay!!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Swim Meet!

How are things in your neck of the woods? Today is our first day off school for a couple weeks, thanks to COVID-19. The kids have a few free days and then online class work begins. *I am hoping for some serious crafting time!

This is the last of the scrapbooking I did on my birthday.
The only thing here that uses Stampin' Up! is the Whisper White card stock base, but we have banner stamps and big label things you could use if you liked this layout.
 And a close up of each page too! 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Power of Hope

Hello again!! Today I have card number 4 for my upcoming class with one sketch! What do you think?

This card uses the Power of Hope Sale-A-Bration bundle, which is still available for just a couple more weeks. Also I turned the orientation of the card to mix things up a bit more. 
Stamps: Power of Hope
Ink: Garden Green
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Garden Green card stocks
Accessories: Linen Thread, Stone Embossing Folder, Big Shot 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Pick A Greeting!

Here's the third card for my upcoming class with the same sketch as the last two. (the guitar card on page 57 of the Occasions Mini)
For this card, I used the color combination from TGIF Challenges. Again, I had picked something similar and then I made it work for this specific challenge! I wanted to use this cute Sale-A-Bration greeting set, so I'm going to let people choose their own phrase to make the card their own.
Stamps: Sending You Thoughts
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black, Old Olive & Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Pearlized Doilies, Country Floral Embossing Folder, Big Shot

And here's a slightly better shot of the detail on the Olive panel. Love that!!
Want to come make these cards? Let me know so I can prep your supplies!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Here is the second card from my upcoming class- using the same sketch, (from page 57 of the Occasions Mini) but with a totally different flair! I had picked a few bright shades to make my card, then I found a color challenge at The Paper Players that was similar, so I switched it out to make it count for the challenge!
Stamps: Dino Days
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral & Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Dino dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Beautiful Moments

Look! I made cards! I actually made several, so you'll have some card inspiration for a few days, haha!

I saw an idea to do a card class where you use one sketch for every card to show how any layout will work with any supplies. Sketches ARE my favorite way to start any papercrafting project so that was definitely something I wanted to try. I used the sketch from the guitar card on page 57 of the Occasions Mini. I've got five cards using that sketch that all have a totally different feel, in my opinion.

I've really wanted to play with this new stamp set and I couldn't make up my mind which DP to use so I went ahead and used both ideas! Those who attend my class can use the side of DP they like best and color their girl however they like. Since these cards are colored, I'm putting it with the SUO Challenge of "coloring".
Stamps: Beautiful Moments
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Petal Pink & Whisper White card stocks, Perennial Essence DP
Accessories: Scalloped Lace Trim
Blends: Bronze (hair), Light Petal Pink (skin), Dark Daffodil Delight (flowers), Light Old Olive (grass)

Stamps: Beautiful Moments
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Petal Pink & Whisper White card stocks, Perennial Essence DP
Accessories: Scalloped Lace Trim
Blends: Bronze (hair), Light Petal Pink (skin), Dark Daffodil Delight (flowers), Light Old Olive (grass), Dark & Light Blackberry Bliss (dress)

and here they are together! 
Which one do YOU like?

Monday, March 9, 2020

Team Day!

I am hoping to make some cards today, but I've been working on my son's book. I say book...the boy has 8 full albums right now, its just that it's only maaaaybe half of his life...but I doubt it's really half! So I still have pages to share right now.

Today's is a fun one, but it's a total throw back. Only the Vanilla card stock base is still around! Although I would consider the pictures recent, haha!
Stamps: Peachy Keen (retired)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (retired)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango (retired) card stock, Retro Fresh DP (retired)
Accessories: Retro Fresh stickers (retired), On Film Framelits (retired), Big Shot
Font: Ink Free

Here's a close up of the fun dies and stickers....

And then a close up of each page. "Team Day" is a carry over phrase from when my kids were little. We lived in a townhouse complex for many years and had a group of friends who were there most of the time we were. The kids called their own little circles of friends their "team". Now that everyone has moved away (some have moved out of state), we try to get everyone together for a day in the summer. My kids look forward to this day so much!

What are you working on? I promise to have cards soon...!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Back to School!

This week I turned 40. I'm fine with that, haha. I totally feel "old" some days and most of the time it's just fine. But to celebrate, I decided to spend the day scrapbooking!! That's great...but I am still the mom, and I have a three year old full time, haha, so I didn't get to scrap the entire day. But I did get seven pages done and I am very happy about that! And if you recall, I'm cramming to get my son's books "done" before he graduates in a couple months. That means I have pages, not cards, to share right now.

Three of the pages I did on my birthday were back-to-school pages. Three different years of the first day of school! And I'm not done with that topic either! The pages are pretty simple but they're done and that is the point.

This page uses a Simply Sent kit which is so old I wasn't even blogging when it came out!
Stamps: Skinny Mini Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Pacific Point
Paper: Old Olive card stock, Rock Star Simply Sent kit (retired)
Accessories: Rock Star Simply Sent kit (retired)

This page used THIS sketch. I don't think I've ever made a circle of brads because it's time consuming and uses up product, but they've been retired for years so I think it's okay, haha! I layered some paper on the ends and used a retired stamp set for the title. Finally, the DP strip and the stickers came from the local store, but it's exactly my son's school sooooo I couldn't exactly resist.... 
Stamps: Number of Years (retired)
Ink: Blueberry Bushel
Paper: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Seaside Spray, Real Red card stock, Come Sail Away DP, misc
Accessories: Silver brads (retired)

And finally this page. Again, very simple, but hey, it's done!
Stamps: Skinny Mini Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Pacific Point
Paper: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Come Sail Away DP, misc
Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Star Brads (retired) stickers

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Scrapping Homecoming

Going right along with the spring theme from our blog hop Sunday, I have some pretty scrapbook pages of pictures actually taken last fall, haha... I already shared the page of how he asked her to the dance, so here is the page of them exchanging flowers...
 And of their dance pictures and dinner.
Stamps: Love What You Do, Skinny Mini Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Fresh Fig (retired)
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Floral Romance DP (retired)

The supplies are the same for both, other than the base card stock. I got to be the photographer again which was fun, and handy! And I'm happy I got the whole thing scrapped and in his book!
I met my scrapping goal in February and I hope to exceed it in March! 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop: Swing Into Spring

Happy March! It's cold and gray here again but there has been sunshine for over a week, so spring must be on it's way!
For my project today, I created this sweet little card that I think will probably end up in someone's lunch box! I used the color challenge from the Just Add Ink blog as a starting point, and I probably thought of the swinging girl image because of the theme of our blog hop, haha! I sponged a little Petal Pink on the leaves, as well as under the whole die, because I think sometimes it seems like the whole sky is pink with blooming trees! I liked the softness Smoky Slate gave to the silhouette, instead of a bold black with these shades. Finally I added just one thread of bakers twine with a simple touch to finish it off!
Stamps: Silhouette Scenes
Ink: Smoky Slate, Petal Pink
Paper: Petal Pink & Soft Seafoam card stocks
Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Sweet Silhouette Dies, Big Shot

Now hop on over to Kimberly's blog, with the button below, and see what she created for you! Then hop on through and let us know what you think of our work- we all love comments!

We Create Blog Hop MARCH 2020 Blog Roll

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