Thursday, August 30, 2012


I'm back with a layout I created for the DT over at Right at Home Scrapbooking.  I got to play with some Echo Park Sweet day, which made me VERY happy!  I love the soft colors and fun stickers in this collection!
The pictures are from my daughter's birthday this past July.  Since I was laid up still, we did something small on the actual day, with a big party to follow!  She had a couple of friends over for pizza and cake.  The girls had a lot of fun!

I LOVED the balloon sticker from the sticker sheet and used it to hold my title.

I used some Twinery twine to dress up the balloons, and cut some fun doilies using my MFT Die namics. 

Well, I can't believe September is just about here.  I'll be back with some more goodies from Right at Home and some Twinery projects too!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I'm back with a layout I created for this month's MFT Fan Club at Right at Home Scrapbooking. It's a much more "manly" layout than my usual...but I needed to give the guys equal time!
This is Ed and his best friend Dan doing what they love to  Thus the reason for my title,
Fin-addicts...which also happens to be the name of our boat!  I used the Note to Self collection from Echo's full of fun graphics like the tickets and arrows.  It coordinated perfectly with some of the new Die namics from MFT, including the arrows from the Lead the Way set.

The banner was created from the Flag Stax MFTs and of course some flax twine from The Twinery.  I'll be back later this week with a DT Layout for Right at Home!

Friday, August 24, 2012


While I was laid up and bored out of my mind, I decided to plan my daughter's birthday party.  She wanted a Tea Party, which I thought was absolutely adorable.  I scoured Pinterest for hours (since I really couldn't do anything else...) and came up with great ideas for food, decorations, etc.  One of the ideas I came up with was Tea Cup favors...made from paper...and I will admit after piecing them together for hours it became a "seemed like a good idea at the time" kind of project.  I chose a whole bunch of Echo Park Papers to make the cups which were cut from the Tea for Two SVGCuts collection. The teapot on the invitation is from the MFT Always Time for Tea Die namics set.  Here's what I came up with

I entered these into the Echo Park So Happy Together contest and just found out I won!!!  It made all the hard work even more worthwhile! 

Well, the party's today, so I need to get back to making fruit salad and about 60 tea sandwiches...thank God for the Whole Foods least I don't need to make the desserts!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So You-nique

Hi Everyone,
I'm back with a project I was supposed to do in June before I ended up on the couch for 6 weeks...slowly but surely catching up!  I did this LO for Right at Home Scrapbooking using the very fun Fancy Pants Be You collection.  I'm madly in love with the colors and patterns in this line, they are just too fun! I based my LO on a Sketch 216 from Creative Scrappers.

LOVE these pictures, they're of my daughter and friends being VERY silly at their academic awards reception.  I thought they went perfectly with the whole "Be You" theme.

I combined the flowers from the chipboard collection with flowers I cut from one of the papers to add a splash of bright color.

I think the rub-ons and the chipboard pieces were my funky and fun.  Also I used some new letter dies I found from Memory Box.  I LOVE the typewriter font!  I'll be back soon with more projects!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

So Excited

A little fun news to share... I have a layout in the Sept./Oct. Issue of Creating Keepsakes!  It's their annual Top Ten issue and I'm part of an article called Ten Tips from Ten Fresh Faces. 

And here's my layout.  Of course it's a kitty one!  This is my squishy kitty Rosie.  I used Bella Blvd.'s Tail Waggers and Catnaps collection.  My favorite part is the Daily Routine card... eat, play, sleep, repeat...yup that about sums it up!

Copyright 2012 by Creating Keepsakes magazine. Posted with prior permission from the publisher
The issue comes out today.  If you'd like to purchase a copy you can go to

Sunday, August 12, 2012

August Layout Workshop

Hi Everyone,
I'm finally really getting back into happy to be crafty again.   I had tons of fun putting together the class layout for this month's Layout Workshop at Right at Home Scrapbooking.  Take a peek...

I know I've said this before, but I am SO grateful for cell phone cameras!  Since I was laid up for most of the beginning of the summer, I really couldn't get out and take pictures.  I was lucky that my daughter and friends have cell phone cameras and were willing to send me any and all pics that they took!  My daughter's friend took these one day while they were out on our boat in Chatham.  They're just too cute!

I based the layout on Creative Scrappers sketch 217.  I used My Mind's Eye's On the Sunny Side papers...which were perfect for my nautical pictures! I also used some of the newer MFT Dienamics including Sea Charms, Round Banner Stax and Cloud Stax.  I even used some of my new Ocean Twinery Twine!  I think it's my favorite new color.

 I'll be back later this week with some DT work for Right at Home.