April 19, 2013

Best Friends

I found s sketch on line that I was inspired by, so here is what I was able to create for you.  Where ever my son is, my dog assumes she is welcome there too.  If the kid is on the bed, so is she.  If he is in the bathroom, so is she.  If he is outside, so is she, on the get the point!  I just loved this photo, and like I have said before, its not often that I get to work with pinks and pastels in an almost all boy household!  I tried my hand at a mask again for this layout, you will see that in one of the closeups further down the post.  It is a very subtle "Polka  Dotty" pattern in the background.  Studio 490 Stencils by Wendy Vecchi are laser-cut, heavy plastic stencils designed for use with all wet media.  I used Tattered Angels, Chalkboard Glimmer mist - French Vanilla along with an older Key Lime Pie that I had on hand.  I then cut my polaroid frame from the white word print paper from Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss 6x6 Paper Pad.  I raised this frame with Scotch Mount foam tape.   Then, I scattered Maya Roads - You've Been Framed Wood Embellishments backed with random patterns of Vintage Bliss paper.  I did not want the detail that was imprinted on these frames so I flipped them over and got a cleaner, less detailed look.  Maya Road - Vintage Butterfly Pins added just the right detail to my layout.  I pulled the butterfly off of one of the pins, and placed it near center of my page.  A few enamel dots to accentuate my frames, starburst circle punches, various chipboard letters, a tag and twine complete the look.  Of course, all of these beautiful items can be purchased here!

Hope you have an amazing day.  Thanks for looking.


April 17, 2013


Hello there!  I have had the opportunity to create another layout with the very versatile paper line from Glitz Design.  My local kit club has given us quite beautiful things to design with recently.  I can not wait to see what will be in next months kit:o)  I incorporated a cut from my Silhouette - the title, Obsession!  I also cut my triangle background and used the cuts as the corners of my page.  I added stitching, ribbons and a few pins from MME and Maya Road.  Of course there are some Studio Calico veneers in there too along with a couple of Canvas Corps tags.  See the purty sequence?  They came from Michaels!  I found myself a whole array of colors in the t-shirt section.

   My boys shoes come off his feet and go right where they belong.  All his books have a place so he knows where to find them.  Look at the tub next to him, see how he is organizing his magnets.  This makes me cry with happiness.  Why can't his dirty clothes ever hit the hamper?

Look what I have to put up with!!

Until next time....

April 8, 2013


We are ready for summer here.  We have had 7 snow days this winter and are ready for a change in temp!  I have been playing with this months kit from Ink About It.  I loved the colors especially the yellow goodies.  This line is so versatile and I just adore the Rhinestones!  I added some Studio Calico wood veneers and My Mind's Eye enamel dots for a tab more embellishments.  See the "Love This" cut from my brand spankin new Silhouette!  Again, I need a person so show me the ins and outs of this thing.  I am sure I will never use it to its fullest potential but I am gonna give it a try!

We have moved our patio furniture out to the patio.  My husband even put the pool skimmer on the fence.  I laughed because it is at least another month before that opens, but I think he is ready!!  My tulips are 5 inches high and my hosta have broken ground.  I am ready!  Bring on the warmer weather! Hoping that with most of the houses built out back now, the wind will not be as strong and I can scrap outside this spring.  Cross your fingers!