Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Here is a bright, cheery card to celebrate the first day of summer vacation.
I am ready to LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE.
This card features the 
I love the colors in this paper packet.
I stamped the flowers after painting swatches of watercolor washes.
The flowers in the sentiment were colored with our ShinHan markers.
Here is a look at the SOTM, which is only $5 with a $50 order or $17.95.
It will only til the end of May.
Happy summer!

Monday, May 22, 2017


Here it is the 22nd already and I haven't even shared the SOTM.
This month we have
It is a great set with each of those words and some great flowers.
The words are fun to color in but I left them black and white for this card.
The sentiments are perfect for scrapbooking too.

You know this set is only $5 with a $50 order or $17.95 on its own.
Have a wonderful week!
Today is our last student day of school and we get to go to the movies to see
I love it. Teacher work day Tuesday and then summer vacation begins already.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Scrappy Saturday

Welcome to Scrappy Saturday.
This morning I am doing a vendor booth at a garden show so I thought it appropriate to share this one page layout.
I saw this quote on a home decor piece in one of my fave local boutiques and new I had to use it with my poppy photo.
I also created this for a NSD challenge.
The papers are from the Live Beautifully Paper Packet.
The flower is a Cricut cut from the Flower Market Cartridge.
So much fun to create.
I am glad I took that photo because the poppies didn't last long with the winds and rain we've had.
But they sure brightened up the bungalow garden.
Have a great weekend friends.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Yesterday's card was all about stamping with one hue, today's card is all about color.
I used the same exact stamp set but pulled out a variety of ink colors.
Thistle, Lagoon, Blossom and Glacier.
Sometimes I mask off stamped images when I do a grouping but I kind of like the effect of the overlapping colors here.
I think I will be using this sentiment for girly graduation cards.
Once again, the Live Beautifully stamp set.

You can get all the details about the May 
National Scrapbooking Month specials HERE.
Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


So last week I shared lots of cards created with the
Live Beautifully paper packet.
This week I want to highlight the Live Beautifully stamp set.
It is so much fun to stamp with.
For this card I used Blossom and Sea Glass inks.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to our team's monthly blog hop.
If you started at Brenda's blog
then you are on the right track.
Just hop on to the next link to make your way around this short, but sweet,
blog hop.
The complete list can be found on Brenda's blog.
This month we are featuring the
National Scrapbooking Month promotional paper packet called
My favorite sheet is the floral print with the Sea Glass background and as soon as I saw it,
I knew I wanted to created a pocket for my Sea Glass Planner Album.

I basically created an oversize crossover card and then lined it up with a sample divider page to punch holes to fit my planner.
Not only is it pretty, but it's really useful too.
The sentiment is from the Live Beautifully Stamp Set.
The paper packet and stamp set are only available this month so you might want to grab yours before they are gone.  Details HERE.
Here's a look at the back of the pocket.
The inserts for both pockets were created using paper from the
which is really a perfect complement to the Live Beautifully packet.
I used the Bistro Script alphabet stamp set to make the insert titles.
This planner pocket, with inserts, just makes me happy!
The next stop on the hop is my friend
Marg at the Tater Patch.
While you are there, you may want to wish her a Happy Anniversary as she just celebrated her 6 year anniversary with Close To My Heart.  Yay!  Marg was the first team mate I met and we become fast friends at that CTMH event. 

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Girls' Night

So here a is layout I created with the 
Who knew this classic, beautiful paper could work with a
"my first (and most likely last) tattoo" layout, lol.
Yes, I actually got a tiny tattoo.
Just 3 tiny hearts to represent my hubby, son and daughter.
It was actually a super, fun night out with the girls in the pic above.
I also was supporting a local artist, one of my former students.
This layout was inspired by a sketch challenge at
Scrapbooks and Cards Today.
It is based on the sketch featured on their blog for
InterNational Scrapbook Day.
This paper packet has been a joy to work with.
Have a wonderful weekend!