Saturday, December 28, 2013

Unity Layout Challenge

Here are the sketches & color inspiration
from the monthly contest at
Pink & red rarely jive with my boy filled life,
so I stuck strictly to the scrapbook layout sketch.
This fall hayride theme page shows my two boys,
their 2 cousins & aunt. The leaves were stamped
using Harvest Of Memories. The title is from Love Life.

It's kind of a plain page, but I liked the photos
so much it seemed complete enough to me!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Wedding + Thanks

It's Friday.
That means Friends With Flair...
a linky party on Unity's Blog!
My first card is wedding theme
using some cute birds
I just stamped them, then used a ruler to
draw a straight line for them to perch on!
Next is a "thanks" card, which we'll all be needing
after Christmas for those special givers.

I used a background stamp called
Splatter It.  The butterfly is from


Friday, December 13, 2013

FWF~ border rainbow

It's Friends With Flair over at Unity
and I'm sharing with you a fun technique.
One border stamp
three colors of ink
a fun rainbow background!
The border stamp is from the Kit Of the Month (4/12).


This is a fun way to break away from the pattern paper
background for a change & create your own color sceme.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

F.J. Tag #11

Well I'm in the final stretch of the Funkie Junkie
12 Tags of Christmas blog challenge.
Here is the #11 example:
Wow~ so pretty!
This is my favorite one so far!!!
I decided to try the tree masking idea.
Oh what fun it was!
The tree blueprint stamp is from

F.J. Tag #10

I'm still playing along with the
Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas
blog challenge.  Here is her #10 example:
I loved the silver frame,
but I heat embossed mine
instead of using the die cut.
You'll notice the ribbon, holly,
and Merry Christmas are
also similar.
(oops..the pic's a little crooked)
The sentiment is a stamp from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
She has a great selection of Tim Holtz stamps!

F.J. Tag #9

I'm going to "power post" and catch up on my
Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas entries!
Here is the example tag from Linda's blog:
I got funky with my distressing ink,
some masks & did heavy layering!
My colors mimic the #9 tag example
and also uses the same stamp sentiment
and some old music paper.

I used a stamp from the
 Funkie Junkie Boutique
called mini blueprints.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dry Embossed Tags

I'm teaching the MOPS craft tonight
and we're making those cute jar brownie mix kits!
I made all the tags using some Tim Holtz
embossing folders.  I colored the raised portion
of the tags with Copic markers so they showed up
better & stamped "brownies" with some
Close To My Heart letter stamps.

I figured the cost of one jar gift at around $4.50
So if you'd like the recipe
it's from a Taste Of Home magazine:
1c +2 tbls flour
2/3c packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2/3 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 c cocoa
1 c M & M's
On the tag:
Just add..
3 eggs
2/3 c vege oil
1 tsp vanilla
bake at 350 degrees
for 34-38 minutes
It stores for up to 6 months.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holtz Bell

Trying out my new die cut bell from Tim Holtz...
I slapped it on a pre-printed card from DCWV.
The stamp is by Making Memories called Noel.