Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Scrap Our Stash ~ Cherish My Family

Hello Crafters!

Today is my reveal for the Scrap Our stash April Sketch challenge. 
Here's my layout:
I had a fun time creating this layout and this photo means a lot to me.  This photo was taken on Thanksgiving with my husband and children at my ex-husband's house with our children and his family.  It is so wonderful for a blended family to come together and have such a great time.  I know it's hard for most to understand the dynamics of a how blended families work, but this photo represents that  with much love, dedication and support, it works and it works wonderfully!  We are truly a blessed family and I cherish them dearly

Speaking of Cherish… this layout is for the GD Cherish challenge over a

Now lets see the fabulous sketch from Scrap Our Stash Guest Sketch Artist Laura Whitaker:

I just love her sketches!!!  
The other half of the challenge was a photo inspiration.  Here is the photo:

I was inspired by the flowers and the dots. 

 I hope you all had a chance to play along with this sketch challenge (due today) and if not, still try out her sketch! You will love it! :) 

Scrap our Stash has new challenges every 1st and 15th of the month.  Make sure you check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'! :) 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sketches In Thyme sketch #145 & #146 Reveal

Hi Crafters!

Sketches In Thyme has already revealed sketch #145 and #146!  Here are my takes on the challenges:

Sketch#145 by Shawn Lahr:

Here's my layout:

This sketch was super fun to create! I love all the circles. 

And here is my layout:
 I also used the color blue, circles and polka dots for the "3 In A Row" challenge

 You have a few more days to upload your layouts for these sketches and/or the other 2 April sketch Challenges.  Please vista the Sketches In Thyme blog for more information and to upload your layouts!  Remember, you have until the end of the month for a chance to win a prize!!!

Happy Scrappin'! :)


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Back Porch Memories - Last Reveal :(

Hello There!

I am really sad to announce that this will be the last post that I do as a designer for the Back Porch Memories kit club.  I have enjoyed my time as both a design team member and the sketch designer for the member layouts.   BPM kits always contained the latest and greatest products on the market and I loved every second of it.  I will be missed the kits tremendously!! The good news is Back Porch Memories will still be around to feed your addiction!!! Goto Back Porch Memories site to find out more about it. :) 

Here are my last creations with the March Solo Kit which contains Simple Stories "I AM" collection:
I use the sketch from the challenge over at STUCK SKETCHES for this layout and added sequins from my personal stash for the A CHERRY ON TOP TRENDY challenge.

 For this layout, I used inspiration from a PAGE  MAPS sketch.

This layout is for a THIS or THAT challenge over at A CHERRY ON TOP.

I used a sketch from My Scraps and More April Sketchathon (sketch#1) 

Lastly, here are some cards….

This card is made specially for Back Porch Memories - Paula.  Thank you so very much for the opportunity you gave me with Back Porch Memories! :) 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fun Stuff with Linnie Blooms Mixed Media Products! :)

Hello Crafters!

As you all may know. or at least figured out by now is that creating layouts is what I do most and what I am avid about. :) But I do have a fascination with mixed media and I do dibble and dabble in it on my layouts from time to time.  I love altered art and art journal books and would love to play around with this stuff more often.

What I want to share with you all today, is some of my favorite projects I did for Linnie Blooms when I was on the Design Team.  

Linnie Blooms is a manufacturer for canvas products.  LinnieBlooms is known for using recycled book paper sewn in between the canvas.  This is great for stability and for adding stitching without having to sew!  :)   I  was lucky enough to work the LinnieBlooms  booth at CHA in January and was uber excited about the new products that were displayed at the booth... as well as the new products that will be coming soon!!  Below are some projects I created with Linnie Blooms products:
This is my favorite creation using the 12x12 stitched canvas page.  I also used from Linnie Blooms  mesh to make the bow, canvas birdie, canvas leaves, and canvas triangle.  Super fun right!!! :) 
I loved creating this piece!  The recycled paper sewn in between the 12x12 canvas makes this layout very strudy.  Here are some close ups on the different canvas pieces used:

This is a Long Blank Canvas. The flowers and leaves are also Linnie Blooms:

Here’s a Bingo Mini Album that I altered with a Linnie blooms  canvas square birdie and leaves.
And the last project I want to share with you is how I add the canvas pieces to a traditional scrapbook layout.  Here I used LinnieBlooms canvas stars:

If you love playing in mixed media I totally recommend trying out some of Linnie Blooms canvas pieces.  Please visit Linnie Blooms STORE to see all the lovely canvas pieces and also visit the Linnie Bloom BLOG  for some awesome inspiration from the Design Team!

Thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

The ScrapRoom Double Shot Kit Project Reveals


Yesterday I shared  ScrapRoom's main kit - The Flavor of the Month Kit.  Today, I am sharing with you the smaller kit - The Double Shot Kit.  

Here's the kit:
This kit includes some Simple Stories "Say Cheese 2" and Bella Blvd "Simple Spring".

Here's my layouts:

And here's a card I made with the scraps:
If you would like more information on The Double Shot Kit, please visit:

Happy Scrappin'!


Friday, April 10, 2015

The ScrapRoom Main Kit Project Reveals

Hi All!!

It's time for my project reveals for The ScrapRoom.  But first, here's a look
 This kit includes some Simple Stories "I Am" collection, Bella Blvd "Color Chaos" collection, BasicGrey "Prism" collection and Fancy Pant's " Flutter" collection.

Here's what I did with the kit:

from the PageMaps sketch:

Here's the sketch:

Lastly, here's a card I made with the scraps:

For more information on this kit, please visit 

Happy Scrappin'! 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sketches In Thyme Sketch #144 Reveal

Hi All!

In case you forgot or didn't know starting this month Sketches In Thyme decided to have 4 sketch reveals a month instead of 2!!!  Yes that is right!   There will be 4 teams and each week a team with reveal a sketch and some wonderful layouts inspired by the sketch.

I am fortunate to be the sketch designer for team 2 (woohoo!!!!) and today is my team's reveal!
Here's is sketch #144:

and here is my layout:
I used Modern Miss collection from Bo Bunny.  I LOVE this collection!! 

For more DT inspiration and to link up your layout please visit the

Happy Scrappin'!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sketches In Thyme sketch #143 Reveal

Hello Scrappers!

Did you see Bev Code's sketch reveal over at Sketches In Thyme? 
If you are looking for a fun sketch challenge, head over to Sketches In Thyme!! 

Here's my layout based on Bev Code's sketch:

Here's the sketch:

Now it's your turn!  Make sure you upload your layout on the 

Happy Scrappin'! 


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April's Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hi All!  Happy April! 
It's time for another TTT!  Here we go!!

As always, my Scrap Friends and I get together monthly and give you all an individual challenge and a group bonus challenge.  This month we have 3 Scrappy Friends hosting challenges, so that is 4 chances to win with just 1 layout!  Woohoo!

Here's the April Tic Tac Toe Challenge:

My challenge for you is to pick 3 in a row (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) and use those items on your layout.  Remember when you post on your blog to note which row you picked. 

And here is the prize I will be giving away:

RULES (to be entered into drawing):
• Create a new layout (one entry only) following the criteria above
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• Traditional layouts only (no digital please) 
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky 
by April 29th 11:59 pm (PST) 
• Please add a link back to this challenge post when posting your layout on blog/galleries etc. 

Here's my layout:
I went diagonal from both the TIC and the TOE: Ticket, Spring colors, Mist and also Chevrons and Date Stamp.  I also combined my challenge with the my Scrappy Friends challenges and I encourage you to do the same for more chances to win. :) 

COMBINE any of my Scrappy Friends challenges above (Brenda's Sketch and Kelly's word challenge) with my Tic Tac Toe challenge OR complete 2 or more of the challenges above (mine, Brenda's or Kelly's) and you are automatically entered into the BONUS PRIZE Drawing:

Now onto the March winners…

~~~~~ Congratulations ~~~~~
to the 

MAR TIC TAC TOE Challenge winner is….
 Debbi Tehrani
Please email me your address at

MAR BONUS Challenge winner is….
Tracee Provis
Please send email to