Sunday, January 21, 2018

Scrappy Sunday

Welcome to another Scrappy Saturday  Sunday.
I am a day late.
Seems I caught round two of the crud that is going around school.
Feeling much better today.
When I saw this layout created by my team-mate Mary Newman, I asked her if I could lift it.
I love the way she created that striped/floral background in the center.
I found these pics from a couple of years ago and thought they would fit right in with the colors.
This was my birthday weekend and just happened to be the Paper Arts Festival weekend in Indy.  My DH indulged me in a little getaway.
I am excited because we are doing the same thing this year.  The last two years we went to Detroit to the CTMH Spring Launch event but they will not have one this year so we will head to Indy. 
It happens to be the weekend that kicks off our Spring break, yay.
It is always fun to see what other companies are doing and what new trends are.

Friday, January 19, 2018

More Sugar

I saved my favorite
card for last.
That heart border is a sticker and it looks stitched!
How cute is that without even using a sewing machine, yay!
This card is inspired by Pattern 8
in the
If you are a card maker, you will LOVE this book and the easy patterns.
I made all 2 over Christmas break and it so much fun!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gimme Some Sugar

Here is another card using the 
and the large floral sticker
is from the coordinating Complements.
The sentiment stamp is from the
in the Annual Inspirations book.
The cork flowers are from the
This card was inspired by Pattern 7 in the newest how-to book
Don't let the cooking theme scare you away, lol, as you can use those Complements and papers for cards too!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rose Blossom team blog hop.
If you are coming from Shelly's blog,
you are on the right track.
If you are starting here, just hop along from blog to blog for inspiration.
We are all featuring collections from the new Seasonal Expressions.
I chose the lovely Gimme Some Sugar collection.
I love the color palette and the gingham and floral prints.
I created a couple of cards using this set.

These colors just make me think of Spring and I so enjoyed working with them.
Now, please head over to Shauna's blog
to see what lovely creations she has to share.
Thanks for joining the Rose Blossoms blog hop!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Scrappy Saturday

Welcome to Scrappy Saturday.
I signed up for  year two, SCT365 online class,
where you get an assignment each month that includes a layout and card sketch.
Here's my layout for January, wow, and it isn't even the middle of the month yet.
I really like the background of using the blocks of solid cardstock in this sketch.
The colors I used are Glacier and Charcoal.
The example had a stitched grid where you see my stamped paint splatters.
I just was not in the mood to get my sewing machine revved up so opted to stamp.
I do not usually cut up my 4 x 6 photos but I have to admit I love the close ups of
my daughter and her special guy.  I was so proud of JoAnna at this event she helped plan and execute to raise funds for their mural project.
What a wonderful night to relive, and that's why I scrapbook!
Have a good weekend.
After being grounded with the weather, we are venturing out of town for some shopping and to see The Post.

Friday, January 12, 2018


Chelsea Garden meets the SOTM,
Bloom and Grow, once more.
This card was inspired by
Pattern 1 in the brand NEW
This "how to" guide is filled with 24 different patterns and lots of examples using them.
It is so helpful for quick and easy cards!
More to come...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Be Patient

Once again I have paired the SOTM
with the lovely
A match made in heaven.
So refreshing to work with Spring papers on these cold, wintery days and night.