Summer ScrapStreet

Hi, everyone! I wanted to pop in real fast and share with you the layouts that were published in the Summer ScrapStreet issue. The first 2 layouts were published in the "Scraps" article. The "Traveling in Style" layout can be found here and "My Guy, Up Close and Personal" can be found here.
This next layout was in the "The Summer of Dad's and Grads" article found here. For a complete list of supplies used (including Toni's awesome blooms), click on the individual article links.

Have a lovely night!


Using up more of my scrap stash...

Happy Monday morning! I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

I was able to get a bit of scrapping done last night. In keeping with
Amy Heller's summer challenge to use up that scrap stash, I dug deep into my own scrap bin. Here are the results:
I'm not a huge journaler, but I decided to try my hand at it on this one. I just copied the list of Random Facts about me that was posted on the Punky Scraps blog a few weeks ago.

I was excited to make this next layout because my Chicago photos have been laying around forever. I found
this awesome layout and decided to do a scraplift of it. My layout didn't turn out nearly as cool looking as the inspiration piece, but at least the photos are getting scrapped, right?

Have a nice work week!

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Journaling spots: Jillibean Soup; Punch: Martha Stewart; Bling: Prima; Fabric brads: Basic Grey; Sticker: Little Yellow Bicycle

Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Die Cut: Basic Grey; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts; Tickets: Kaiser Craft; Brads: Making Memories, Creative Impressions; Flags: Making Memories; Paper Borders: Doodlebug Designs; Paint: Apple Barrel


Sassafras Challenges

Hi, everyone! This past week Sassafras posted 4 challenges on their blog in celebration of CHA. I participated in 2. The first one was a color challenge. And I scraplifted an awesome layout (by Melissa Mann) I found on the web and pinned here (God Bless, Pinterest!). I really loved the 3 boxes, so that is the element that I took from the layout. Here is what I created:
The second challenge I played along with asked us to use our alphabet stickers in a way other than a title, so I created this little layout that took me less than 10 minutes to create:

No supply list today. Everything in both layouts is Sassafras, except the tag in the top layout (and I'm not sure where that came from) and the white alphabet stickers in the second layout, which are from American Crafts.

Have a lovely weekend!


Punky Scraps Challenge 23

Hi, everyone! I hope your Friday is going well...don't you just adore Fridays?

Since it's Friday, that means there is a new challenge posted at Punky Scraps. Today's challenge is a recipe challenge. We had to use a picture without people (I'm assuming feet don't count...haha), 3 circles, the colors red & turquoise, stitching and staples. Here is my super, super messy layout:

I can't really decide if I like it or not. I don't think it's very pretty...which isn't necessarily a bad thing...I just don't know how I feel about it!

As always, thanks for stopping by. If you have time, bounce on over to Punky Scraps to see what the other wonderful ladies created!

Layout: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Alphabet stickers: American Crafts; "Friday script": KI Memories; Banner: Sassafras; Filter Paper: Fancy Pants; Paint: Apple Barrel


Happy Birthday, Dad!

Yes, today is my WONDERFUL Dad's birthday. I am such a Daddy's girl and I truly believe that I have the best Dad in the world. He enjoys life so much, can make me laugh until I cry and gives really good advice when I need it. Also, he is a huge supporter of my scrappy addiction. He is always checking my wishlist on Scrapbook.com and sends me fun boxes full of stuff for every occasion.

Here is a recent layout I made using one of the Sunday Sketches posted at
Studio Calico (and some of the supplies my Dad bought me for Christmas):
Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you!

Layout: Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Calendar card: Jenni Bowlin Studios; Alphabet stickers: American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs; Brads: Creative Impressions, Queen & Company, Making Memories; Mist: Tattered Angels


July Sassafras Challenge

Hi, everyone! I hope your weekend went well. I got some "scrappy time" in and decided to play along with this month's Sassafras challenge. The challenge is to mix lines. Here is what I came up with: In this layout I used "Vintage Yummy" for the background, then "Sweetly Smitten," "Count Me In," and "Sassafras for Studio Calico" for the backing on the picture. I also used Sassafras brads all over the layout. I had a fun time making this layout and am pretty satisfied with the results. I was also inspired by this awesome layout by Felicitas Klink. Fun, fun, FUN!

I also dug through my scraps for this one. I have soooo many scraps laying around and Amy Heller has inspired me to use them up. She has a summer challenge going on right now, encouraging scrappers to use those items that have been laying around forever (like those Sassafras brads...I think they are at least a year and half old).

Layout: Patterned Paper: Sassafras; Alphabet Stickers: Sassafras, Basic Grey; Brads: Sassafras, Doodlebug Designs; punch: EK Success; Sewing tool: We R Memory Keepers


Layouts to Share...

Happy weekend, all!

I have a few layouts to share with you this morning. The first layout was created with the newest sketch at
Creative Scrappers:

This next layout is for the current challenge at Butterfly Crafts. The challenge was an inspiration challenge:

Thanks for popping by. And don't forget to head over to Butterfly Crafts to see what the other ladies created!

Layout 1: Calendar paper: KI Memories; Patterned Paper, Die Cuts: Tapestry; ALphabet Stickers: Doodlebug Design, October Afternoon; Twine: Jillibean Soup

Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Journaling Spot: Jillibean Soup; Alphabet Stickers: Lily Bee Designs, Glitz; Tulle flower: Bazzill; Fan flower: American Crafts; Scroll cut-out: Bazzill; Mist: Tattered Angels


Punky Scraps Challenge 22

Good morning, all! There is a new challenge posted at Punky Scraps this morning. It's a sketch challenge. Here is what I created:
We literally did make hundreds of cookies that day for Eric's Marines...but it was fun :)

Head on over to Punky Scraps to see the sketch and see what the other fabulous Punky Rebels created.

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd; Journaling Spots: Jillibean Soup; Little Yellow Bicycle; Transparency: Little Yellow Bicycle; Alphabet sitckers: Sassafras; Mist: Tattered Angels; Pen: Sharpie


Punky Scraps Challenge 21

Good morning, everyone! Happy Friday! I have a quick layout to share with you. It's for the current challenge at Punky Scraps. The challenge? Create a layout using tissue paper:
I had fun with this one. It felt good to get back to a "grungy" look.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts (sparkly black), Unknown (black numbers); Chipboard Alphabet: Girls Paperie; Border Strips: Bazzill, Doodlebug Design; Eyelet: Doodlebug Design; Die Cuts: Basic Grey; Paint: Apple Barrel; Miscellaneous: Tissue Paper, Ribbon


A VERY old layout to share...

...in the spirit of the day, I figured I'd share a layout that I made when I first started scrapping. The sentiment remains the same: my hero :o)
Eric has been in the Marine Corps a little over 5 years and has already deployed 3 times...which is nothing compared to some of the guys he's worked with, but it still seems like a lot of times to little 'ol me! As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm pretty patriotic and it's because of the men and women like Eric that I am that way. I appreciate the sacrifice so much. Their sacrifice makes me appreciate the beautiful country that I am blessed to live in. He hates it when I talk about how amazing he is, but I just want him to know that he is appreciated. :o)

Hope your day was wonderful!

Layout: Cardstock: DCWV; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, K & Company; Flowers: Prima; Alphabet: Doodlebug Design; Brads: Making Memories, Target, Queen and Company; Bingo Card: Jenni Bowlin Studios; Stick Pins: Fancy Pants; Ribbon: Target; Pen: Soufle

Happy Fourth of July!

First of all, I have to wish my USA friends a happy Fourth! I hope everyone enjoys their BBQ-filled, fun-filled day! This is one of my favorite holidays...I consider myself to be a fairly patriotic person, so today is right up my alley.
My long weekend has also allowed me to "scrap for fun." I've been having fun looking through some of my older photos recently and decided I should scrap a few:

Who knew he could get cuter every year? ;-)
Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd; Alphabet stickers: Jillibean Soup; Lily Bee Designs; Corrugated Alphas: Jillibean Soup; Kraft cards, Chipboard Hearts: Maya Road; Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels; Pen: Sharpie


July already?!?

Can you believe that it's July already?? Where is the time going?? I'm not sure I like it moving this fast...

Oh well... :) I do have a quick layout to share..it's not really my style and it's certainly not my favorite work.
That Jenni Bowlin stamp is so awesome that I really need to find a good way to use it and make it shine on a page...so standby, you may be seeing a lot of butterflies in the near future.

Thanks for stopping by...I hope all my USA friends have a very happy and safe Fourth of July weekend.

layout: Cardstock: Recollections; Paper Flowers, Alphabet Sitckers: Girls Paperie; Stamp: Jenni Bowlin Studios; Paint: Apple Barrel; Metal Embellishments: SEI; Bling: Prima; Miscellaneous: Embroidery floss, sticker