Thursday, August 25, 2016


Creative with Stamps is hosting a challenge in geometric shapes. I couldn't think of a better use for my color burst panels! I love how diverse these art panels are.  Just add a stamp and some embellishments and you have a spectacular card!
Club Scrap paper, stencil, stamp and crown. Recollections crochet embellishment.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Back to School

Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Blog Hop.  This month it's back to school for many households. Join us on the hop to see what this talented team has created for this event.  If you've arrived here from the very talented Donna's blog you're in the right spot. Make sure you start at the beginning to see what Karen has created for you. 

When I first spotted this luscious gold paper in the Sunflower collection all I could think about was using it for my niece or nephew. They are the shining stars in our families! The gold tones are perfect for a sepia toned layout. At first I was at a loss for what I could use as embellishments for back to school. In my "Stash of Randomness" drawer I found a library pocket and book check out slip that just needed some ink to blend with the sepia tone. This file folder dates back to 2007 from the Academy collection. That's how deep my "Stash of Randomness" drawer is!

Club Scrap papers, stamp, library pocket, card, file folder and paper clips. Paper torn from binder. Burlap. Unknown wooden stars. 

Thank you for joining us today. Please continue on to see what spectacular project Tina has created for you.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


HaHa! Lightsabers...thought that'd get your attention.
 I just love this saying! I swear they make packaging adult proof. 

If you don't have an Idea Deck, you're missing out! These wonderful decks help make the most of your papers and require little thinking. Each card comes with a formula that includes a material list, cutting directions, sketches and what size envelope you'll need. There are 5 decks but only one left for purchase. I use them constantly when I'm in a design rut.

This month's Idea Deck Challenge at the Club Scrap Forum is to use the 8 of hearts card from any deck and start creating. If you don't have a deck and want to join us, here's a blog post on how to use it.

I cheated a bit here and use two printed papers so I didn't have to do much to embellish.

Club Scrap papers, washi, stamp and tag. Queen&Co. pearls. Recollections feather.
Club Scrap papers, stamp and tag. Unknown dragonfly jewels. Recollections feather.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches

I love the angles of this week's sketch by Freshly Made Sketches!
This panel was created using Pan Pastels in yellows, browns, bronze and greens. I just love being able to add color to various parts of my stamp. The bronze adds a beautiful shimmer to the surface that is hard to capture in a photo.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Bee's Knees

I know it's Saturday and I should give you a break on the weekends, but I have so much to post that I just couldn't help it.

Sometimes it feels good not making a mess! That's what I love about digital scrapbooking. I've been taking some on-line classes from Scrapaneers and have learned so much. I've learned all about different shadowing, how to make stitching look more real and blending.
Today I'm working with a free monthly template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs. I just love her templates. She has new dressed down designs for those that don't really add a whole lot of "fluff" to their pages.
Fiddle Dee Dee template. Club Scrap digital papers, leaves, flowers, tag and stamp. Katie Pertiet buttons and flair. Hat of Bunny ribbon.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Mojo Monday and Sunflowers

Happy Friday!
Thought I'd kick off the weekend with a challenge. I was getting messy in my craft room with color bursts and the Sunflower stamps. I'm nearing the end of playtime for this kit and had one lonely flower left. This weeks sketch by Mojo Monday has a perfect use of it! 
All materials by Club Scrap.
Have an amazing weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Monaco is such a  beautiful place to visit while in the French Riviera. I'm just in awe at the immense yachts and lifestyle of the rich and famous at the Casino. While we were there they were setting up for the Grand Prix and our tour guide drove us along the track. Quite harrowing even at the legal speed limit. We made it just in time to watch the changing of the guards at the palace. A visit to the cathedral where Princess Grace was married is a must!

Club Scrap papers, ribbon, stamps, border stip and alpha stickers. Queen&Co. gems. Gold coin souvenir.
I just wanted to demonstrate that the Sunflower collection doesn't have to be about flowers. I stamped the border and used the muted green script printed papers for the inside.