Thursday, July 16, 2015

family layout

More of our family photos scrapped.
This time for the Unity sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch:

I followed it almost exactly.

Some close-ups of the stamps:

Unity stamps used:
Think Happy Thoughts

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

thanks a latte tag

I made a little tag for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.
The challenge theme is "coffee or tea".

 Now while they are both my two favorite refreshments, I was in the mood for coffee when I made this!

Unity's Vintage Handwritten (on background) and Thanks (from grab bag)
Crafter's Companion Journal Jottings 
Close to my Heart Treats of Friendship

Limking up to Simon Says Stamp's Work it Wednesday - Refreshments

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

family photos finally scrapbooked

I've had these family photos laying around for a year and a half now and am now just getting around to scrapbooking them! I decided to start playing along with's challenges too.

This is from their Lilac #2 sketch:

This was Lilac #1 from last week that I never got around to photographing in time.

My goal is to play along in the whole ten-week series. Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Monday, July 6, 2015

happy new baby

Our current challenge over at The Paper Girls is all about babies! So I whipped up this card since I suddenly know several preggos and I know I will need this card eventually.

 I'm in the middle of a craft room reorganization and I found these Authentique scraps. I'm not sure what project they were left over from but they were so cute I just had to put them on a baby card. Stamps are from Unity; clothesline is from Small Things Matter but I'm not sure what kit the sentiment is from.

I'm going to make up a few more of these in several colors to have on hand. :)

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Friday, June 19, 2015

homemade embellishments

I was reading the Scrapbook Steals blog and one of their craft challenges was to make your own embellishments. Sounded fun so here's what I made!

I used two of my fave colors (coral and kraft) and a sheet of Teresa Collins' You are My Happy paper to make these tags and embellies. I die cut some shapes, stamped and fussy-cut images (Dutch Mustard Soup), and then layered them all up.

Here's some close-ups:

I'm linking up to:
*Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - use your favorite technique/product - I used my fave colors and techniques (die cutting and layering)
*Scrapbook Steals Monday Craft Madness #18 - homemade embellishments
*Unity Stamps Friends with Flair blog hop

Friday, June 12, 2015

coffee thanks gift envelope

I've got one more coffee-themed project to link up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
I made a little gift sack just big enough to include a note and a gift card. It's always good to have these around. There's always a friend, neighbor, teacher, etc that could use one!

I used Unity's Coffee Side by Side stamp (which is on sale right now!) and colored it in with some bright summery colors using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Then just layered the image and some paper, die cuts, and twine on top of a kraft bag.

Yum. Those little cups all look so yummy. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

happy birthday dude

I needed a quick birthday card for a party my son's going to.

I used a couple Simon Says Stamp sets (Cupcake Party and Dude) and some scraps of paper to layer everything. I think it looks just masculine enough. And it's for a boy. Who will probably look at it for all of 0.6 seconds. So no stress. But it was still fun to make.

Have a great weekend!

I'm linking up to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge -  Make it Masculine

Friday, June 5, 2015

summer coffee lovers blog hop

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
 It's time for another Coffee Lovers blog hop! Check out the hop details here for more info and all the prize sponsors.

 My first project is a clean and simple card.


 I kept it nice and easy with this fun Unity stamp.
I colored the images with my Crafter's Companion colored pencils and blended with mineral spirits.

Aren't they so cute??

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Dr. Who-themed gifts

My son is such big Dr. Who fan so I couldn't help but make a couple projects for his birthday last week! 

First was a Doctor-inspired birthday card. I made a similar card at my monthly card class so I used it as a pattern to make one that looked very Dr. Who like. You can't see it too well but I took brown cardstock and stamped a tweed-like stamp on it for texture. 

Then I took a plain black journal I found and turned it into this TARDIS journal just like River Song carries. My son has been journaling in it every day since I gave it to him!

I designed a cut file and used lots of blue paint! I'll be making a second journal for my other son so stay tuned for a quick tutorial in a few days.

Another fun gift to include would be one of these pens-turned-sonic screwdrivers. 
Cheap pens + oven-bake clay= sonic screwdrivers!
Sonic Screwdriver craft made with clay and a pen. Dr. Who week on Doodlecraft blog
I found this craft on Pinterest ( 
We've actually made very many of these and I was going to add some to my photo but ours are so heavily used that they are just too dirty for photos! It is an easy, inexpensive and kid-friendly craft. Follow her directions and use the pens she suggests and you'll have some very happy whovian kiddos. Even if you are not Dr. Who fans you can still make Harry Potter wands or Star Wars light sabers maybe!

Linking up to:
The Paper Girls Challenge blog Father's Day/Masculine projects
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

Friday, May 29, 2015

beautiful soul

I've been in the mood to paint so I pulled out this new-to-me Unity girl stamp and stamped it onto a 6"x6"-ish piece of wood. And then painted it with acrylic paints.

The sides are all painted a dark grey and the front edges are smudged with a gelato.

This was so fun that I've already started my second.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Linking up to:
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes