Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chalkboard Mini

I've had the pleasure to once again participate in the May Arts Ribbon challenge.
This round I requested all red and white trim and layered it on black cardstock.
The instructions for the Mini-Album are featured on the Just Imagine Crafts blog.

The Ribbon Wrapped Case is this months Special Ops assignment on the SWAT blog.
Stop by both blogs for a quick project that will put a smile on the face of that special someone who has everything!
Paper, Gems:Recollections
Cork Shapes:Studio Calico,
Buttons:Echo Park
Grunge Board Stars, Mist:Ranger
Brads:Pebbles Inc. Recollections
Laser Cut Wood:Blue Fern Studios
White Embossing Powder:Zing
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Eyelets:Making Memories
Stamps:Teresa Collins, Studio g, CTMH,
Kaiser Craft, Ink-a-Dink-a-doo, Hero Arts

Monday, December 16, 2013

Looking In

~ Christmas Product ~
For this layout I used Carta Bella, "So this is Christmas."
These photos were taken during the summer but the tones were perfect for this paper line.
~ Looking In ~
I live in a rural area where traffic is not an issue. Throughout the summer my neighbor's dog would visit me in the evenings. She'd look in the screen door then wait for me to come out and play. She enjoyed being petted then would wander off to her next friend.
Paper:Carta Bella
Ink & Stamp:CTMH
Alpha & Ribbon:MME
Lace:Pink Paislee
Sewing Supplies:WeRMrK
Stars:Prima, Carta Bella, Denise P.
Transparency:Little Yellow Bicycle
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Bev Code

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Goodbye Chester

This year our family will be moving over the Christmas holiday. This means goodbye to our beloved ferret, Chester. We are sad to see him go, but found him a wonderful home and are happy knowing that someone else will be getting a ferret for Christmas.
~ Goodbye Chester ~
For the snowflake outline I cut an 8" circle and then traced the Star Template in the center. I used the points of the star to line up Punch #312 (with Insert A) so that the design was evenly distributed around the circle edge. I then used this punched circle as a mask for modeling paste.
This layout is my entry for the C'est Magnifique sketch.
Paper:Webster's Pages, Pink Paislee
Flowers:Recollections, Prima
Gems:Recollections, Jolees
Alpha:Echo Park
Tiny Type:MME
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Circle Cutter, Punches, Star Template:Kreaxions



Saturday, December 7, 2013

Deck The Halls!

SWAT Drill #21
A Christmas Carol
Today's challenge is to use a Christmas carol
for the title of your layout.
This one was a snap for me.
Our day-after-Thanksgiving tradition is
1.Pie for Breakfast
2.Pajamas all Day
3.Decorate for Christmas
Of course I snapped a photo of our hard work!
~ Deck the Halls ~

This project is also my entry for December's
Scrappy Friends Challenge.
Rochelle challenged us to use a song from 2013 on our layout. I chose the following line from Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake.
"sit back and enjoy the light show"
Kristi's challenge was to make it sparkle. I used gold paint, glittery stickers, gold ribbon, sparkly twine, and paper with gold dots.
Brenda provided the sketch, which I turned twice to the right:

Paper:DCWV, Prima, Carta Bella
Alpha:Echo Park
Tiny Type:EK Success
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Laser Cut Corner:Blue Fern Studios
Punches:Kreaxions #304, #312, & #915

Monday, December 2, 2013

Warm Wishes

This round it's a fun line up of Confetti Shakers.
Rush over to the blog and check out what the DT has for you.
~ warm wishes ~
For my confetti shaker I stitched on a spare bit of tulle, added sequins, and pieces from my Kreaxions border punch. Super quick, with lots of winter imagery!
Paper:Echo Park
Tiny Type:Authentique
Sequins:Donna Michelle
Shape and Border punch:Kreaxions #312

Friday, November 29, 2013


Just watching the sales flyers on Facebook and this one for the Sweet Stamp Shop was just too much fun!!! I got right to work and made it into a layout!
 ~ explore ~
During our trip to the Oregon coast this summer I tried to get a good photo of the three kids together. Don't you know they wouldn't all smile; but hey, they look pretty cute anyway.
Paper:Echo Park
Card Stock:CTMH
Cork:Studio Calico
Punches and Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Monday, November 18, 2013


What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving then to let someone know how much you appreciate them!
I love the Typewriter image on this card. When paired with the lace, ric-rac, and doily it gives the card a vintage feel.
Paper:DCWV, Bazill, Kaiser Craft
Staples:Making Memories
Alpha:Creative Memories
Trim:Michael's, May Arts
Punch and Positioning Pieces:Kreaxions

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Wish

Check out this fun sketch by Page Maps and then stop by the blog to see where the DT added the feathers! 
~ A Wish ~
I've been slowly scrapping my way through the first day of school photo shoot. I particularly love the rich colors of my oldest daughters clothes.
Paper:MME, CTMH, and DCWV
Washi Tape:Crafty Steals and Michael's
Flowers:Prima, Michael's
Feathers:Spare Parts
Title Sticker:American Crafts
Die-Cut:Kaiser Craft
Punch and Positioning Parts:Kreaxions
Page Maps

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fab 4

This time our theme is family.
Be sure to stop by the blog and view all the great projects.
~ Fab 4 ~
This photo was taken at our favorite city park.
So many memories of so much laughter are centered here.
Paper:Authentique, K and Company, MME, DCWV, Daisy D's, Bazill, Maja Design, CTMH
Rub-Ons:K and Company
Alpha:American Crafts
Brads, Gems, and Flowers:Michael's
Sewing Tools:WeRMrk
Twine:The Twinery
Transparancy:Little Yellow Bicycle 
Circle Cutter and Punches:Kreaxions

Monday, November 4, 2013


Cutting Machines, Die Cuts, Scissors...if it cuts we want to see the proof on your projects.
~ Believe ~
For this card I used the Kreaxions butterfly die on black paper and on blue paper.
Next I punched the blue butterflies wing tips with a corner punch.
Finally I stacked the die-cuts and popped it up.
Paper:Ridersholm, DCWV
Ink:CTMH, Stampendous
Stamp:Teresa Collins
Washi Tape:MME
Butterfly Die and Corner Punch:Kreaxions

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Larimore 2013

Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine Crafts blog today.
Stop by for close ups of this layout.
~ Larimore 2013 ~
Paper:MME, Kaiser Craft
Alpha:American Crafts
Gems:Recollections, MME
Punch:Kreaxions #902 with insert 8cm
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Monday, October 21, 2013

Take Flight

Paper Girls Challenge # 42
Put a Bug on It
Yep, I went there. If it's an insect we wanna see it.
I went with a honey-bee theme and added a rub-on to my card. I also used ink on a honeycomb embossing folder to add to the look.
Paper:Kaiser Craft
Chipboard:Teresa Collins
Die-Cuts:WeRMrk, Kaiser Craft
Rub-On;7 Gypsies
Embossing Folder:Darice

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fire Prevention Week

This month we are all about fall themed projects. Every year at this time we celebrate Fire Prevention Week. It's such a big deal for the kids. They climb all over those trucks and really idolize the firefighters who come for the event.
~ Fire Prevention Week ~
Paper:EK Success, Pink Paislee, MME,Daisy D's, Crate Paper
Gems:Close To My Heart
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Corner Punch:Kreaxions #304 Inserts B and C
Border Punch:Kreaxions # 611

Saturday, October 19, 2013


 SWAT:Drill #18
Use Wood Embellies

School has been so crazy I haven't been able to participate with the SWAT DT very often. But term break means at least a few extra hours in the day so here's my take on Jenessa's super fun sketch.
 ~ LOVE ~
We are a household that loves receiving hand-me-downs. How delighted the girls were to discover that bags of clothes from two different people resulted in matching hoodies!!!
Find JOY in the little things, and happiness won't be far behind.
Paper;CTMH, Riddersholm Design
Alpha:Making Memories, American Crafts
Ink, Stickles:Ranger
Wood Embellies:Blue Fern Studios
Paper Clip:7 Gypsies
Hexagon Nesting Dies:Sweet Stamp Shop
Mist:Tattered Angels
Brad:Studio g
Butterfly Punch:Kreaxions #604
Border Punch:Kreaxions #901 with insert A
Jenessa Franco


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Die-Cuts and Rub-Ons

 I love the way adding rub-ons to a project give it a bit of a steampunk twist. This card is all about the bugs so I used chalk-board paper for the butterfly and added rows of rub-on bugs.
A strip of canvas ribbon finishes it off perfectly.
Paper and Trim:WeRMrk
Rub-Ons:7 Gypsies
Embossing Powder:Zing
 Embossing Folder:The Paper Studio
Butterfly Die:Kreaxions

Monday, October 7, 2013

Back 2 School

Sew On It
Todays's challenge is all about the sewing!!!
I'm always game for a stitch or two so I put my machine to good use and did several vertical stitches on this layout.
~ back 2 school ~ 
As you can clearly see, this Layout is about my favorite day of the year...the first day of school! This year when I took the back to school photos I caught a light refraction off the lens and it turned into a double rainbow across the photo!!!
that school is indeed a good thing.
Paper:Teresa Collins, WeRMrk, MME
Chipboard, Stickers, Diecuts:Teresa Collins
Border and Shape punches:Kreaxions #915 and #917

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Decor Blog Hop

October has an extra Monday so the Paper Girls have lined up a hop.
This time our theme is
Fall Decor
Since fall is when I bring my plants back inside I decided to snazzy them up a little
 just in time for the hop.
I got out my mega roll of burlap ribbon, an owl and a leaf stamp, and some ColorBox pigment
inks and stamped a repeating pattern on the ribbon.
A quick fix to be sure, but now my plants have their own sweaters to wear this fall.
What do you have to do to participate? 

How about a little extra help with that “Fall Decor”? The Paper Girls Challenge Blog has a Scrapbook Pal gift card up for grabs, which means you're asking what do you have to do to participate?

How do you get your hands on the gift card? Would you like a chance to win?

Get an entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and being a follower on our blog (all are required for an entry). You will see some fabulous projects and find some inspiration.

You have until Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 11:59pm MST to comment. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:00 am MST. International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.

Here is the order of the blog hop:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tea for 2

Liz has come up with another winner. Stop by the blog and see what the DT has done with her fabulous inspiration.
~ Tea for 2 ~

These photos are of my beloved Spike and a little girl who came to play one afternoon. She HAD to have a tea party then she HAD to share it with Spike. He was happy, I got lots of photos...win/win situation!!!
Paper, Flowers, Gems, Canvas Stickers:Prima
Dylusions Mist:Ranger
Brads:Bo Bunny
Enamel Dots:MME
Masks:Ranger, Kite
Gesso:Faber Castel
Trim, Corrugated Cardstock, Drafter's Vellum:Stash
Border Punch, Pieces:Kreaxions #919
Liz for Practical Scrappers


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Delightful Frolic

10 Things Tuesday at Practical Scrappers:
For today's project I decided to make an inverted doilie. I cut a circle thae used my Kreaxions punch all around the inside edge of the circle. It makes a lovely frame for this sweet game of Ring-Around-the-Rosie.
~ Delightful Frolic ~
This page is also my entry for Paper Secrets:
I used corkboard stars and banners, a wooden ruler, and chalkboard paper to make the inverted doily and to back it.
Here's a shot of the journaling strip, the colors are such a soft pastel the camera was having trouble grabbing them.
Paper:Kaiser Craft, WeRMrk
Die Cuts:Kaiser Craft
Chip Board:Teresa Collins
Sticker:American Crafts
Ruler:Studio Calico
Cork:Denise Parcells
Trim:Webster's Pages
Gems:My Mind's Eye
Liquid Pearls:Ranger
Twine:The Twinery
Circle Cutter and Punches:Kreaxions
Kelly Holifield for Paper Secrets

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Silent Question:Sketchabilities #99

Flat stickers leave a little to be desired when texture is taken into consideration, but that doesn't mean you can't get artsy with them. For my sticke project I used the negative of two sticker flourishes as a stencil for modeling paste.
~Silent Question~
It was a bit tricky getting the modeling only in the negative space, but a little spillage added to the drama of the layout.
The chalkboard paper looks absolutely fabulous with the white paste and the dramatic red.
Paper:MME, Bazill, Riddersholm Design
Gems:Prima, Recollections, MME
Chipboard:Prima, 7 Gypsies
Transparencies:Little Yellow Bicycle
Die Cuts:7 Gypsies
Ink, Mist, Enamel Accents:Ranger
Alpha:American Crafts
Punch:McGill, Kreaxions

Monday, September 16, 2013

You Are:

Paper Girls Challenge Blog
Challenge # 40
Make Your Own Stamp
For this challenge I grabbed my nubby soap holder, dipped it in white pigment ink, and mooshed it all over my background. The result: random tiny circles...I think it's gonna be a hit.
~You Are~
Paper:Echo Park, Bazill, MME
Punches:Kreaxions #306, 901, and 902

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wristband Summer

 Hi and welcome everyone to Just Imagine Crafts / Kreaxions Punches
All About Me Blog Hop
We're giving away a Kreaxions 4 - in 1 punch and circle cutter to ONE lucky
blog hop participant. To be entered into the drawing for this prize simply
visit each DT blog, leaving a comment on each one. Follow Just Imagine Crafts please
and then leave one final comment on the Just Imagine Blog.
We'll announce the lucky winner on Monday!

In support of the Blog Hop all Kreaxions products will be 25% off
from  Sept 14 - Sept 15!!
 Discount good online only and CAN NOT be combined with any other offers.
For international shipping rates please contact customer service at
 Be sure to start  at : www.justimaginecrafts.typepad.com/
From there the Hop starts with:
Charity ( you are here)

and after Wendi go back to Just Imagine Crafts to leave a comment about the blog hop.
In celebration of "All about Me"
I made this page below. Check it out and view the amazing things that Kreaxions products can do.
For my project I used Kreaxions 4-in-1 Punch #306, #902, and my trusty Circle Cutter.
~ Wristband Summer ~
This summer I spent hours soaking up the sun while attending mud bog, after demolition derby, after mud run. Was LOTS of fun, got thoroughly burnt, muddy, and addicted to fun with cars!!!
Thanks for stopping and hopping with us.
next up is Ginni.
Paper, Stickers, Alpha:Echo Park
Corkies:Studio Calico
Wood Elements:Prima
Twine:The Twinery
Embossing Folders:Cuttlebug and Darice
White Gel Pen:Marvy
1/2 inch Circle Punch:Uchida
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Gear Punches, Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
This page is also my entry for Paper Secrets Sketch with a twist challenge: Embossing Folders. I used embossing folders on my yellow circles as well as around the border of my page.



Our amazing card sketch artist has come up with another classic pattern to follow. I chose a black, white, and gold scheme along with a simple sentiment.
~ thanks ~
Paper:MME, Bazill
Ribbon:CTMH, Webster's Pages
Patty Selah for Practical Scrappers

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bunny Ears

 Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine Crafts blog today.
Stop by for close-ups of the punched border and butterfly circle on this optically challenging layout!
~ Bunny Ears ~
During our last visit home these cousins discovered they were two of a kind. Happy, fun loving, and always up for a good joke.
Paper:Authentique, Bazill
Die-Cut Tabs, Stickers, Tiny Type:Teresa Collins
Enamel Dots:MME
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Alpha, Bark Stars:Prima
Border Punch:Kreaxions #901

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Success Story

Stamp, Stitch, Spray/Splatter
Time to add the three S's to your next project. Stop by the SWAT blog and see how the DT interpreted this fun theme.
~Success Story~
My son was thrilled to finally be able to ride his bike this summer. It seems my children are late bloomers when it comes to this skill. But now they all are capable of riding and can be seen zipping down to the park or over to their friend's house on any given afternoon.
This layout is my entry for the
Paper, Die-Cut's, Sticker:Teresa Collins
Stamps:Pink Paislee, Hero Arts
Dylusions Mist, Ink:Ranger
Trim:Webster's Pages
Alpha:American Crafts
Staples:Making Memories
Washi:Studio g, Crafty Steals, Made in Japan
Punches:CTMH, Martha Stewart, Uchida, 7 Gypsies
Juliana Michaels for Paper Bakery