Friday, January 24, 2014

a couple of January Paper Camellia layouts

We have had a super cold week around here... today the kids are finally back at school... though we are having a late start in hopes that it warms up a degree or two, I guess!

I have a couple of layouts that were on the Paper Camellia blog this month.  This first one, I used an ombre paper to punch out some hearts and then arranged them down the side of my page from dark to light.  

And for my second layout, I gathered up bits and pieces of patterned papers and tags and filled my page with a sort of grid pattern.  I  stitched around each piece and then embellished with sticker letters and wood veneers.

Stop by the Paper Camellia blog for more inspiration from our other designers!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Come On Get Crafty: sweet

 Hi there,  I am up on the Come On Get Crafty blog today with a little tutorial on how to use little bits and pieces to make a layout with an uneven grid pattern.  Here is the layout I made:

A few close ups….

Stop on by the blog to read more!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

summer love : Come On Get Crafty sketch challenge

I made this layout for the Come On Get Crafty sketch challenge last Saturday and didn't get around to posting it until now!   There is still time to get a layout in for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to the store.   The deadline is January 25... just link your layout up to here.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

Hope you can join us!

Friday, January 17, 2014

two new layouts

I am back from CHA and I think I am finally going to be in one spot for longer than 5 days!  I feel like I have been on the go since before Christmas.   Today I have a couple of layouts to share with you as I get caught up from not being around the blog lately...

The first one is for Pretty Little Studio.


I made a very subtle title here and stitched a white 25 on the white cardstock a couple of times.

My next layout is on the Come On Get Crafty blog today...  I love white layouts and this overlay lets the white show through!  Check out the blog for more details.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

secret santa + blog hop winner

Happy New Year!  I am finally back to the blog.  We had an extended vacation with a couple of snow days tacked on to the end.  Kids are back to school today!  There is a sketch challenge on the Chic Tags blog that started on Sunday.   We would love to have you join in.  Just link up your layout to this post.  Here is my take on it:

I would also like to follow up with my winner from the 2013 top 10 blog hop…

Iris, you are my winner!  Please send me your mailing address to and I will get a little package of some of my favorite things to you soon!  Thanks for all of the comments and support!  Looking forward to more in 2014!

  1. Great layouts and fun pictures of your children.
    isoscia at aol dot com

Thanks for all of the comments and support!  Looking forward to more in 2014!