Monday, September 24, 2018


We ended our vacation in London.  This beautiful historic city has become one of my favorite international cities.  We do hope to return when it's not so crowded.  We just happened to be there several days before the "Royal Wedding".  Traffic was so insane that if we hadn't walked to the London Tower Bridge the day before we would have never been able to see it.  Buses and taxis were being diverted from that area due to heavy traffic.  We meet a couple that said it took them two hours to just go across the bridge in a car. Eek! 

Club Scrap papers, ribbons, charms and stamps. Cricut titles. EK Success embellishments. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Barrel of Blessings

The new Tapestry digital collection includes two gorgeous overlay images. Digital overlays are a great way to add interest to background papers.  By using different blending modes you can make the overlays bold or soft, depending on the look you're going for. 
Club Scrap digital papers, ribbon, stamps, metals, leaves and tags.  Katie Pertiet frame.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tapestry Stencil

I absolutely love using lightweight Spackle with my stencils, specially on dark paper.  I love the ease of applying the Spackle, the resulting texture and the quick clean up. 

When I saw all the intricate details of the Tapestry Stencil I couldn't wait to start creating.  I created several panels with the stencil in different positions. Since this stencil is so intricate, I kept the cards really simple. 
 Club Scrap papers, cutapart, stencil and ribbon.  Dazzles bronze stickers. 
Club Scrap papers, stencil. Paper Smooches die. Dazzles bronze stickers.

Club Scrap Tapestry Stencil

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Briny Bon Voyage

Paper Smooches is hosting a Clean and Simple Challenge which always seems to be the most difficult challenge for me. I like to add "stuff" and white is generally not the color I create with. 

1. Die cut Color Burst art panel. Stamp sentiment
2. Stamp and die cut Briny Blue images. 
3. Add googly eyes for fun :) 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Inked Shadows

Happy Sunday! 

September's technique challenge over at Club Scrap is to create shadowing around your stamped images with ink. 

Start by stamping your image on your art panel and a second stamped image on your masking paper.  Trim the image to create a mask. Line up the mask over your stamped image and apply ink lightly around the mask.  Color stamped images. Trim finished panel down to card size and add embellishments. 

I'm finally getting around to playing with my Club Scrap Tapestry card collection. I adore the round metal frames that come with this kit! Stamped images are from Moroccan Spice.  

Club Scrap papers, stamp, ribbon and metal and jewel. Paper Smooches sentiment stamp. Copic markers. 

Now, it’s your turn!  Link your Inked Shadows artwork for a chance to win a prize from Club Scrap! Simply add your image to the Linky Party (please caption artwork with your first name and last name’s initial) below between now and September 30, 2018.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Leaf Wreath

Autumn is my favorite time of the year! I love the cool evenings, leaves changing colors and pumpkin spice chai lattes :) When I received this soon to be released leaf stamp by Just for Fun Rubber Stamps I couldn't wait to make something fallish. 

To create this stamped image I used my homemade version of Gina K Designs wreath builder template. I stamped the leaf multiple times and colored the images with my new favorite Chameleon colored pencils. 

Just for Fun rubber stamp. Club Scrap papers and ribbon. Elizabeth Craft Designs frame die. Cutter Bee leaf die. Paper Smooches grateful die.  Chameleon Colored Pencils.  

Monday, September 10, 2018


Using Club Scrap's Shibori ALSB pages I created this layout from our day in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  I love how this page design allowed for lots of photos. 

Even though the day was dreary and rainy we saw some amazing sights. The Titanic Museum was spectacular and really could have spent a whole day here.  The museum even includes a roller coaster exhibition taking you through different aspects of building the Titanic. 

All papers, ribbon and tags from Club Scrap. Memento from museum.


We ended our vacation in London.  This beautiful historic city has become one of my favorite international cities.  We do hope to return wh...