Monday, May 29, 2017

Beach Vibes

Memorial Day is a somber time and a time to reflect and remember.
This weekend also reminds me of beach times, since it is a 3 day weekend for many,
so I thought I would share this shaker card that I created for a crafty friend.
picked my name for one of her sequin mixes
and she sent me a couple sequin collections.
I love this one and thought it would work perfectly with my seashell stamps.
First I watercolor painted the background with a blue wash.
After it dried I stamped it with
I cut the Kraft tag on my Cricut, the cut the shell "hole" out using
a Thin Cut which coordinates with this stamp set.
I put 3D Foam tap around the shell cut out to keep the sequins contained. 
I hope Jody enjoyed this card.
If you need sequin mixes, visit her shop HERE.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Scrappy Saturday

I was going through my pics and realized that I had not shared my
April "homework" layout for the SCT online class I am doing.
This was based on the sketch.
Although the theme is Fall, you could easily make this layout about any season by changing up the colors.
For this layout I chose papers from the 
The embellishments are mostly from the
It is my personal fave because it goes with any theme and it has lots of Kraft!
Hey, I need to tell you that the Fundamentals will be retiring and some of the Complements are already sold out.
These paper packets are such a great deal, 24 sheets of basic patterns for only $19.95.
I love the ease of mixing and matching them.

What I am loving about this class is, that I am getting so many photos on the layouts.
That reminds me, I better get some photos printed so I can do my May homework.
I have really been trying to stay current with this class that offers a monthly sketch.
Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Don't forget to snap some pics for scrappy memories.
product image

Friday, May 26, 2017

Congrats Grad

And a few more graduation cards using 
Diploma Day stamps.
Today is the day for another graduating class.
This is my 25th class at Eastern Pulaski.
Wow, where does the time go?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hooray Grads!

Tomorrow night is graduation here.
That means I have been busy making lots of graduation cards.
When your hubby is a high school teacher you need lots of cards.
This pair was created with the
Live Beautifully Paper Packet
and the awesome stamp set called
I love the big scripted sentiment and all the smaller accent stamps.
product image

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.