Unexpected birthday gift

I celebrated my birthday last week and when I checked the mail, low and behold, there was a wonderful gift from one of my scrappy friends. Wasn’t that thoughtful!Image W



A sketch from “Nuts about Sketches”.

I recently saw a wonderful sketch for an 8 x 10 picture on the blog “Nuts about Sketches”.  One one of my scrappy friends is a designer with this group.  I loved the sketch and especially that I could use one of the bigger pictures that I’ve had lying around for years.



This paper was so gorgeous that I really didn’t want to use any layering.  I just used some pop dots on the flowers and glittered them up a bit.  After a bit of fussy cutting, voila!

My multidimensional daughter

My youngest daughter can take off one layer of her personality and there’s something entirely different inside.  She is quite a tom boy but when she dress up to go to a dance….she’s quite stunning!  Here’s a layout showing how varied her personality can be.



I used the brads and twine to split the layout and I put her school picture inside the split.  She’s tied together in one wonderful package.  She loved this.  I don’t put flowers or anything girly on her layouts because that’s not her style!

Barn Yard “yarn”!

We visited a animal farm with Isabella this past summer.  It was so sweet to watch her have a “yarn” with the animals.  Her innocence brings tears to my eyes.  Here is a layout I created.  I thought it might be nice to split the pictures so I could insert what she was saying to the chicken.



Now you have to admit, it can’t get much cuter than that hey?

Christmas and embossing powder

I told myself all day yesterday that I would be completing a layout last night but alas, when I entered my room all I could think of was making a card….any card….using any stamp set…… any ink….. anything….anything,..I just HAD to make a card.  Oh my, I hope this sickness leaves me soon haha.  I decided to use this stamp set because it looks gorgeous with embossing powder and we all LOVE out bling hey?



I have plans to complete that layout tonight…..we’ll see what happens!

Have a great day!


A Sparkly challenge from Catherine & Cathy Create

Ok the girls over at Catherine and Cathy are at it again.  Challenging us to come up with a sparkly tag.  I needed a tag for the gift bag of that adorable new grandbaby of the neighbors and we all know how girls LOVE glitter, so this challenge was right up my alley.


Isn’t that stamp just adorable?

Have a great evening peeps and stay tuned for more….dare I say…..CARDS!!!!

Here’s the link to the girls blog…come on over and see all the wonderful creations!  http://www.catherineandcathycreate.com/