Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge: Dress to Impress!

It’s time for a new Challenge YOUrself scrapbook layout challenge.  This month’s them is to create a layout about a time you had to dress to impress!   Mine was easy this month!  We just got back from our daughter’s wedding.  One of Katie’s friends snapped a picture of me, my husband and the bride!  That’s the one… Read More »

Cozy Up with a Scrapbook Layout Sketch

I used the fabulous Cozy Up scrapbooking workshop kit from Close To My Heart to create several double page layouts.  In today’s share, I used a sketch from the Stuck?! Sketchbook on Pinterest to force myself to keep lots of white space on my layout. The sketch also forced me to edit down my embellishments.  My new goal… Read More »

How To Scrapbook Video Series + PDF Guides

Hello crafty friend! Welcome to my new video series: How to Scrapbook! I will be walking you through the basics of scrapbooking and showing you some of the amazing tips and tricks I’ve learned from so many of the industry experts! This is a really incredible hobby.  So many scrapbookers and artists freely share their expertise and experience… Read More »

Stamping and Scrapping Sunday: Get Inspired To Scrapbook With a Sketch

I found some really inspiring sketches scrapbook layouts on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago.  You can see my Pinterest scrapbook layouts board HERE! I selected a sketch by Laura Whitaker’s Stuck! Sketchbook and decided to use the Close To My Heart Hello Darlin’ scrapbook workshop kit and stamp set to create a layout today.   I love… Read More »

Love To Scrap Challenge

The Love To Scrap Challenge for May and June is live!  In the midst of moving, unpacking, and having my son here for two weeks, I’m a little late sharing my blog post! As always, this is an anything goes challenge as long as you use scraps! I created a quick Traverler’s Notebook layout:   I decided to… Read More »

Star Stampz Challenge: Nature

This month’s Star Stampz challenge is all about nature! I used one of the Star Stampz digis to create an art journal page.  I really felt like playing with mixed media and making a mess.  It is always a relaxing thing to do!   I have some go to stencils and stamps in a basket that I use… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself April Scrapbook Challenge: Get Messy!

Oh how I love to play with ink! This month’s challenge for the Challenge YOUrself scrapbook challenge is to get messy!   Of course I wanted to play with some splatter! I had some scraps from the Flea Market scrapbook collection that I had used for the Crop & Create event over the weekend and decided to use… Read More »

New Star Stampz Release April Challenge

We have an Anything Goes theme this month for the Star Stampz Challenge.  The design team is using new release digis for our creations!  You can check out the challenge HERE.   This fabulous digi is the Flower Fairy Daisy digi.  Isn’t it dreamy?  It’s perfect for spring and summer as well! I love a beautiful digi.  I… Read More »

There’s a New Kendra’s Card Challenge 10 Hop and Giveaway!

I am sharing cards created with SKETCH #2 today:   #KCC10GiveawayHop Details:  I used papers, a stencil, and a die set from Scrappy Tails Crafts.  I so love the scene building stamps and dies that Scrappy Tails Crafts carries.  The designs are always beautifully created and detailed. This may be my new favorite stencil.  This is the chevron… Read More »

Two More Weeks To Join Kendra’s Card Challenge #9!

You have two more weeks to join Kendra’s Card Challenge #9.  This challenge ends on March 31 and then challenge 10 starts! There are so many great prizes available to challenge winners.  You can participate by joining Kendra’s Card Challenge Facebook Group. Make your 15 cards with the FREE Cutting Diagrams and Card Sketches and share them with… Read More »

Star Stampz March Challenge: Encouragement

This month’s theme for the Star Stampz Challenge is an encouragement or friendship theme.  As always, it is an anything goes challenge, so I created an art journal layout! The challenge starts now and ends on at the beginning of April.  You can find the challenge on the Star Stampz Blog.   I really enjoyed creating this.  I… Read More »

Sports Themed Scrapbook Challenge

The theme for this months scrapbook Challenge YOUrself is to create a sports themed layout. Remember that YOU have to be in a photo on the layout! For my layout, I used the Close To My Heart Flower Shoppe scrapbook kit. This kit came with a fabulous variety of patterned papers, lots of great embellishments, and a nice… Read More »

Shaker Cards Allow You to Add Lots of Sparkle!

It’s the start of a new Saturday Challenge over on the Three Room Studio blog!  This week’s theme is WATER!   IusedI used the It’s a Ponderful Life stamp set along with the Believe in Fairies stamp set from Three Room Studio. I heat embossed my images so that I could add some distress oxides to my background. … Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge February Theme: Meditation

This month’s theme for the Challenge YOUrself February challenge is meditation.   I don’t meditate per se.  I do activities that I find meditative. I often find that as I’m riding my bike I focus on the sights and sounds around me and the feeling of freedom and relaxation that I have while riding my bike. I find… Read More »