Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wonder of childhood, Magic of imagination

Wonder of childhood, Magic of imagination!

I have been holding on to this photo of my daughter for years just waiting for the perfect inspiration.
How many of us remember sitting on a piece of statuary and imagining themselves flying off into far away lands and having grand adventures.  I know I did! This 7 Dots Studio paper inspired this layout with such bubbly magical colors.

 This is such a lovely and delicate chipboard table that has lingered way to long in my stash pile.  I did a faux metal treatment on it. 
 I place little bits of whimsy through out the layout.
 I love the coordinating stickers from 7 Dots Studios.  They add just the right touch to finish the layout.


7 Dots Studio Stormy Sea and Just Remember
Graphic 45 Beautiful Blooms
Prima Marketing Londonerry and Nature's Garden


Zva purple bling
Spare Parts Clock hands
Gina Designs chipboard
Prima Marketing flowers and mirror butterfly

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope you will help me reach my goal of 50 followers by the end of this month.  Thank you!

7 Dots Studio Their theme this month is Magic & Wonder. 

Scrap 365  Monthly sketch

Scrap Africa  Chipboard with a difference

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


So, last week I was digging for a certain color paper and found all of these papers in a box I haven't used in years!!  Yes, years!!  This layout is for all of us hoarders.  You know who you are. 8-}

 I had this paper chocked full of butterflies. 
 I did buy a new punch last week.  Love it!

 I used black spritz paint and ink on the masking.

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope this helps you to get in there and use up those pretty papers and make something special.  Still looking to break the 50 follower maker and hope you will help!!  Thank you in advance.

Artastic Use paint and ink

Off the Rails  Use a photo or memorabilia of a loved one.  This is a photo of my niece when she was still in high school.  Boy does time fly.

ScrapFriends sketch challenge #22

Sunday, February 16, 2014

time Traveler

Welcome happy to see you again!

Today I am happy to share with you this new layout with a very grungy feel to it.  The picture of my son was taken many moons ago and the colors seem to be fading.  It was taken at Keukenhof Gardens in Holland back in the 80's.  With his sitting in the hollow of this tree it just reminded me so of the BBC series "Dr. Who"!

 I wanted to give a feel of traveling through time. 

 This month I have been working more with masking, inks, sprays and gesso. 
 Gears of time and the key to my heart which travels where ever he goes.

 A close up of the picture clip with strings and things that boys always seem to find and bring home!

Maja Vintage Autumn Basics, Heritage, No. XVI, No.XII-bs
7 Dots Studio, Love is in the Air, Illusion

Prima Marketing, clothes pin and trinket
Tando Creative Sequin Waste Mask and Gear Mask and heart gear chipboard
Other miscellaneous items from my stash

Thank you for stopping by and see what the papers are saying today.  I hope you will help me meet my goal to reach 50 followers! 


Berry 71 blue  Mixed media challenge

13 Arts  challenge 15

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Greetings one and all!  I hope you are enjoying a safe day at home if you live in the ice ridden areas of the country this morning.  Today I have a layout using the ever lovely Graphic 45 Bird Song collection.

 This is a portrait of my father and his sisters taken in 1944.  I titled it "Happiness" since those were happy times in his life. 
 I wanted to give the bouquet an Asian flair so I cut out leaves and hopefully made them look as if they came off a bamboo stalk. 

Graphic 45 Bird Song collection

Martha Stewart Blue square crystals
Zva black flourish
Graphic 45 Bird Song chipboard pieces

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 Lasting Memories Use the word love and add wings.
(the bird has wings and the word love is partial tucked under the leaves by the little girl's arm)

3 Scrappy Boys  sketch challenge

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Spring's Sweet Beauty

 Last month I won this beautiful new paper collection from Blue Fern.  As an add happy they also included some of their yummy chipboard pieces!  It is cold and snowy outside so I just had to do a piece that let spring time into the house.  Just look at these wonderful colors!

Blue Fern Garden collection
Blue Fern Butterflies and a tag by Graphic 45
Bazzill Basic Paper and some found in my stash

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  Stay warm!

I am entering this into Blue Fern Studios.
This is their sketch for February.

Scrap Around the World now has it's February moodboard up!  I love the colors. . . bold yet soft.  That was my jumping off point for this layout.  I also selected the candies.  I always felt my daughter was full of sweetness, hence, sweet beauty.  The gold on the pots so shinny gave way to the iridescence of the butterflies.
 Lasting Memories LM 176  \
The Aviary  has an anything goes challenge this month! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Play time fun

SWAT  is having a fun time with their birthday celebration.  This is hump day and they thought it would be fun to send it over to the fans to share their favorite project.  It doesn't need to be new. 

This is one of my all time favorites of my daughter as a baby.

So, Happy Birthday SWAT!

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are say today.  I hope you aren't snow bound but if you are  here is me sending you some sunshine to brighten your day.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Unique and special you

Unique and Special you.

Good morning everyone and welcome back!  I, myself, just returned from a vacation.  I must say I have had better.  So, with that said, I am ueber happy to be home and at my craft table!  This is the month of love so what better subject than a bride and groom.  This is my lift from February's xoxo Scrapbooking challenge.

  I lifted the the framing of the picture and rotated it 90 degrees. I also lifted the floral arrangement with the bling.  This is such a lovely sketch isn't it!

Please join us this month for your chance to win next month's special guest spot.  Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are say. 

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge this month is to show your style!  My style is shabby chic with layers of goodness.