Play Time

I have been doing a bit of scrapping lately.  The kind that has been making me very happy!  No assignments...just scrapping for me...playing with whatever I want to play with and well just playing!!!
Playing is good for the soul and the inner creative side we all have.

This LO was inspired by Creative Scrappers #208.  The photos really inspired my background design.  My husband is twirling my nieces around in the backyard at my Mom's.  They had a blast and truth be told he thought is arms were going to fall off before they would let him stop!  Anyway, all that round & round motion got me to thinking.  One thing led to another and the next thing I knew I was cutting swirls from the patterned paper. Free pattern.  Just letting it go and seeing what happens!  It was quite fun!!! I then added the machine stitching.  This was fun too as I twirled the paper round & round on my sewing machine!!! Another fun technique I tried was paint splattering using various colors of spray mists. I shook them up, unscrewed the top and then tapped it onto my background paper. Beautiful splattering occurred and without the mess that I have found when I have tried this with paint.

Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup/Homemade Bean Soup, Coconut Lime Soup, Neopolitan Bean Bisque
Embellishments: Jillibean Soup/Felt Flowers and various stickers
Letter Stickers: American Crafts
Mist: Tattered Angels

I will have more playing to share with you soon...hopefully later this week.
Thanks for stopping by & saying HI!

Special Edition...

Most of us know someone who is either getting ready to have a baby or just had a baby.  I know I do!!!
A good friend of ours and my niece are both expecting!!! With this in mind, I was inspired to create a baby themed card for the recent Cricut Hello Thursday edition on May 3.  The carts released that day are super cute and one of my newest favorites was released...Pretty Pennants.  It is perfect for banners of all sizes, but I always enjoy a challenge and trying to think outside the box.  So I went outside the banner and used it to create a card!  I used the Cricut Craft Room (you could also use your Gypsy) to create the card base .  I doubled the image and then welded them together. This is a great technique to use any time you want to create a card when a cartridge doesn't come with the card option and it's perfect to use when creating shaped cards.

I cut the stork image out several times from white cardstock and layered it to give it more dimension.  I really wanted it to be the focal point of my card.  I then had fun playing with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.  I coated the entire stork with the pearl pen.  IRL the stork is so shiny...I wish you could see it! I then inked the baby bundle, bill and legs and adhered them to the card.  I embellished it with some ribbon, tulle, twine and buttons.  I then completed it by adding a SRM sticker as the sentiment!

So now who has babies on the brain?!


Hello Spring (LYB STYLE)

Hi all!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Hasn't this been a gorgeous spring?!  I think so except for all the allergy troubles I have had.  But thankfully I have avoided a sinus infection so far, so that is always good in my book!!!
Speaking of spring, I was very blessed to have been selected to join Little Yellow Bicycle as one of their Hello Spring Cycling Team Members!!!  They sent me this collection to create with and today I am going to share some of my creations with you.  I absolutely fell in love with the bright, cheerful colors and patterns.  And the variety of embellishments that go with their collections are amazing!  I had a hard time picking which ones to use!!! If you are interested in more detail images or info about the layouts please stop by their blog HERE.  And if you are like me and LOVE this collection, just stop by their blog and check out any post from the past few weeks. They have been focusing on this collection and I am sure you will find something to inspire you during your next creative time.


Bo Bunny May Challenge

Bo Bunny has switched to having 2 challenges each month. One layout and one card challenge. If you want to play along all you have to do is create a project per the challenge and link it on the Bo Bunny blog.

Here is the info on the

Here is the info on the

I played along with the layout challenge using a fabulous sketch by Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers. I used the new Serenity collection on my layout. I love the colors in this collection and they went perfect with these photos of my beautiful sister putting forth her best "Martha Stewart" at our family Christmas party. She was quite proud of it, and it was really yummy!!!

Here is the sketch! Isn't it awesome?!

Now it's your turn to play along if you haven't already. Who wouldn't want a chance at winning some fabulous Bo Bunny goodness???


Enjoy the Ride...#207

As you may know, I do sketches for Creative Scrappers and today one of my sketches is up on the Creative Scrappers blog.  Here is the layout I made using a mix of Bo Bunny papers and embellishments.

Here is the sketch!

Make sure you stop by the Creative Scrappers blog to check out what the fabulous CS designers created!  You are sure to be inspired! Also make sure you play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to The Paper Passion.  All you have to do is complete 1 layout from sketches 206 - 207 - 208 - 209 - 210.  The more entries, the more chances you have of winning! The deadline is June 1 at 11PM EST.  Good luck and I hope you have fun playing along!!!