Sunday, February 15, 2015


Jeff and I met on So, seeing phrases of peanut butter to my jelly, cream to my coffee, etc. makes me think of how we met....we've been Matched!

This layout today was inspired by a sketch on Scrap Our Stash using two pictures. Since Jeff and I went out this week and took each others picture, I knew I wanted to use them. This challenge is also a color challenge using romantic Valentine colors. I like that it had options of blue and green. I opted to use pink, light pink and light blue.


I loved all the hearts on the sketch, too! On Scrap Our Stash, they also have a word challenge to use something for every letter in WASHI. I couldn't help but think of Hearts for the H in this challenge. I looked at my resulting layout and figured out I had completed this challenge, too! I'm not linking this to that challenge due to the website challenge rules; it's just a happy coincidence that this page met that challenge. I'll need to complete a separate layout:)

W-white borders on photos
A-AC patterned papers
I-inked edges

Here's my layout:

Supplies: AC pp, Quick Quotes ink, Stickers: AC, Carta Bella, brads: WR Memory Makers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I Like Totally Love You

Sometimes I start creating a layout by wanting to use a mask and spray ink. I then find pictures that I think will work! This layout started with the mask and stamp combo by Heidi Swapp. I found two recent pictures of Jeff; since he was wearing blue, I used my light blue cardstock and brighter blue ink. I found blue and green chipboard stickers by Simple Stories in my stash on the table. Voila!

supplies: pp: LYB. CS: SC, inks: Ranger, Quick Quotes. stamp, mask: Heidi Swapp, washi tape, dots: Queen & Co, stones: Glitz. stickers: Simple Stories. camera app: Retro camera.

I went a little heavier than I wanted with the ink on the right side of the mask, but overall I really like how it turned out! Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas

I recently got a calendar planner from Scrapbooking & Cards Today. The first sketch is for December, and it inspired me to play with some of my Christmas goodies. I also used my embossing paste from Dream Weaver. I found this wonderful stuff on Paper Wishes, Hot Off the Press, in a Girls' Weekend kit. After using it the first time, I was hooked! Use it with a spatula or old credit card; it can be spread thin, it doesn't need a lot! I find it works best on smaller patterned masks, but you can use a little more on larger stencils.

I wanted my pattern to show on the main background and two of the other papers, so I didn't mask it until I had them adhered. Just use a little bit of washi tape to hold it down, and then spread the paste. Immediately remove the mask, and it will set in just a few minutes.

 I ended up showing a few stars above and below the center block. They add a bright contrast and extra texture to the color papers and black background.
supplies: TCW mask, Dream Weaver embossing paste, pp: Hot Off the Press, pebbles. die cuts, tags: MME, Fancy Pants. stickers: Fancy Pants, AC. buttons, tree: Fancy Pants. rub-on stitches: daisy d's.

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Us

This layout was inspired by a sketch challenge on Paper Issues' Saturday Sketch! It's a great, useful sketch!

supplies: pp: crate paper, 4 heures 37. stickers: K&Co, carta bella. tape: LYB.

I stuck to the sketch with just one change. I changes the stars to flowers. Paper Issues is hosting this great challenge, so I hope you get time to participate!

The Perfect Pairing

Paper Issues has two great challenges going on right now. One is The Perfect Pairing, and the other is a sketch challenge. My pairing layout is about my favorite couple--Jeff and I, and my favorite color pairing right now--soft pink and gold. This layout was also inspired by a design I found on Create's Issue 12, page 12 by Missy Whidden titled so much XO.

My layout:

supplies: teresa collins mask, Dream Weaver embossing paste, pp: AC, jillibean soup, simple stories. Stickers: AC, Recollections. Chipboard stickers: crate paper. pin: Maya Road, pebbles: Queen & Co, twine: Queen & Co.misc: envelope.

Thanks for stopping by! There are so many ways to interpret the Pairing challenge, plus there is a great prize available sponsored by Epiphany Crafts!