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Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Exciting NEWS

I have some really exciting news to share with everyone today! I've been asked to join.....
Sketches in Thyme Project Life Design Team!

 I am so happy to be able to be part of this team! We will be creating our own Project Life cards from sketches, designed by our wonderful Project Life  Sketch Designers! We will have some wonderful examples of how to use them in a Project Life layout or in a traditional 12x12 layout! Please make sure to join us for weekly challenges and inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, October 9, 2015

XC (Cross Country) layout

I'd like to share another layout I created using pictures from the gal I mentioned in my Monday post HERE. I used Moxxie's Cross Country line again. 
I had fun layering different pieces of designer paper from this line behind my picture. But before I did I did some distressing around the edges of each one. Here's some close up's of the embellishments. 
Are you runner? Have a runner in your life? This is an awesome line to scrapbook those pictures!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Running Journal

Good morning! Are you a runner? If so I have a cute little way to track your miles, notes, paths, anything your heart desires. ;) Moxxie's new line Cross Country line was great for such a project.
I started out with a small composition notebook which I covered using a sheet from Cross Country line. Then used Moxxie's coordinating sticker sheet and Alpha's to decorate the front. For a finishing touch a I wrapped some twine around the spine. Here's some close up's. 

Products Used:
Stampin' Up! Twine

Monday, October 5, 2015

Cross Country No Excuses Layout

Good morning! Today I have layout to share with you, using Moxxie's new Cross Country line. I used a pictures of a friends daughter who runs cross country. I've known this beautiful girl since she was 2 years old. I had so much creating the layout of her.
I love to cut my designer paper down by a 1/4" on a side and along the top so I can matte it onto some cardstock. I just love the finished look and extra stability it provides. I distressed along all the edges just using the edge of my scissors. Matted the pictures and had so much fun with stickers that coordinate with this line. Here's a few close up's. 
For the title I cut apart one of the cutout's, distressed it and popped it up with some foam dots and folded over a corner. 
 I fussy cut the runner from one of the sheets in this line.
Love the word stickers! They are so fun and easy to use, I just did some distressing around the edges before adhering them to the page.

If you have a runner in the family this is definitely a must have line. What do you think about it? 
Let me know in the comments! I would love to hear from you. 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

My Sweet Girls Layout

Hello! Love how this layout came together! I don't play much with circles but I've been trying to incorporate them more, you know trying something out of my comfort zone. 
I love being able to pull out kit and have everything just coordinate so nicely! I used an old Scraptastic Club kit and started cutting out random sized circles. Then distressed the edges. Before adhering down my yellow diagonal lined sheet I cut a 1/4" off the top and side and matted it on a sheet of dark grey cardstock. Next spritzing it down with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists. When my cute little splatters dried I began arranging my circles. Love the results!
Adding little bits of embellishments was fun! Here's a few close up's of them.
Here I fussy cut out of the circles off of a sheet and popped up the cute little heart in the middle with some foam dots. Then I outlined my page some faux stitching around the edge. 
This was a great way to use up some of the my scraps I had left in my kit. Loved how it all came together. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Products Used:
My Mind's Eye Friends Field
Jillibean Soup Fresh OJ
Simple Stories Charming
Teresa Collins Quotes
Bazzill Dark Grey Cardstock
Pink Paislee Switchboard Ephemera
Studio Calico Enamel Dots
Flair Badges designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
American Craft Thickers- Goodness
Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Teal, Tinsel

Supplies from Scraptastic Kits- May 2014

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fun in the Sun layout

Oh, how I love summer time! I never tire of scrapbooking summer pictures. I was digging around through some older pictures, back from... 2004. Don't tell me I'm the only one that has pictures from clear back then to scrapbook!? lol I sure hope I'm not! :)

I started out with my base and spritzed it with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I just love the splatters of ink. Then I began layering and strips of paper, and embellishing.
I cut apart some banners and tied a bit of twine in the corners of the middle one. Next I popped it up with some foam dots behind it.
My favorite were the alpha's! Aren't these adorable?
What's your favorite season? Do you tend to scrapbook one more than the other?
Love to hear about it in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Products Used:
Simple stories I {Heart} Summer Collection
American Craft Thickers Sketchbook
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Primrose
Mister Huey's Color Mist Taxi

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Every Picture Records a Little Story layout

Good morning! Today's layout that I would like to share with you is of my youngest daughter who loves any excuse to play in the rain or with her umbrella. 
I used a sheet of cardstock and layered a sheet designer paper on top. I rounded the corners on my pictures with a punch. I then used some adorable chipboard to embellish. It was PERFECT! :) Love those rain drops.

Next I popped up my picture with 3d foam dots so I could slide my tag with my journaling under it.

I also added some cute little chipboard hearts on my tag and directly to my picture.
What's the most interesting way you've done your journaling before? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Products Used:
Basic Grey Fresh Cut line
Doodlebug Swimming Pool Cardstock
October Afternoon Partly Cloudy chipboard
Heidi Swapp chipboard stickers

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Recipe: Honey Sesame Chicken in the Crockpot

What's for dinner? That is always the question around here. As I was browsing through Pinterest for keywords such as- easy, dinner, chicken. I came across this Pin, a recipe for Honey Sesame Chicken. Scanned the ingredient list, saw that I had everything I needed (that's always a plus!) and thought I'd try it out. Let me tell you, it was a hit! And trust me when I say that is a big deal in this house! I have such picky eaters! A Pinterest Success in my book!

Honey Sesame Chicken
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 green onion, thinly sliced
Sesame seeds

Combine onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, olive oil and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Season chicken thighs with salt & pepper and place in crock pot. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover.

I cooked mine on High for about an 1 1/2 hours. Pulled the chicken out, shredded it and added it back to the sauce in the crock pot to keep it warm. Serve over white rice and garnish with green onions and/or sesame seeds.

**For a nice printable version go to the blog where I found the recipe- Damn Delicious

Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Wiper Card

Hello! I love making cards! In fact when I very first was introduced to paper crafts clear back in.... 2004! Wow! That seems so long ago! I mostly made cards. I didn't really start with layouts until the last few years. So every once in a while I get a little nostalgic and get making a card! Of course they usually have to be a card that's fun and maybe a bit interactive. :) Today I have a fun wiper card to share with you using Moxxie's Cheerleading line.
I used different sized circle punches and punched out of circles from each of the designer sheets in the Cheerleading line. I also fussy cut some stars out and popped them and some of the circles up with some foam dots. Happy Birthday was done with Moxxie's Alpha's.

 Here are a couple more pictures I took with my lovely assistant/daughter to show you how it works. 
I found a great tutorial for this fun card at They did such a great job explaining it, click HERE to see it. 

Do you like to make different or interactive cards? What kind are you favorites? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cheer Jar of Goodies

Good morning! I have another project to share with you using Moxxie's new Cheerleading line. This one is full of chocolaty goodness! :)

Using a wide mouth mason jar, I decorated it using some designer paper and few stickers from the Cheerleading line.

Next I wrapped up the adorable jar. I just couldn't leave at that. So I created a cute little tag to tie around the top.
All ready to go some cute little cheerleader!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Products Used:
Stampin' Up! Fibers

Monday, September 14, 2015

THE Super Shot layout

Good morning!! What's on the agenda for today? Any crafty fun? Maybe you just need some inspiration. ;) I've got an awesome fun layout to hopefully do just that. :) 

My baby sister just got married last year and during the reception I set up a little make shift photo booth. Let me tell you, it was a hit with all the little girls! They took so many "Super shots" as they called them. I LOVE that they did, the pictures were perfect! 
Moxxie's new Cheerleading line was perfect for this picture.
I matted my main designer paper onto a sheet of black cardstock, but before I did I distressed the edges by running the edge of a pair of scissors along it all four sides. Then once matted I cut strips and distressed them to layer behind the picture. Next, I used some Heidi Swapp Black Vlevet & Tinsel color shine mists. To get the big droplets I unscrew the top and just flick some of the ink off the end of the tube. I used Moxxie's White Alpha's for the title and fussy cut some stars out and popped them up with some foam dots.
Next I outlined the big star with some Icicle Stickles.
Then I added some pieces of black twine that I tucked in behind a star.
Well I hope that gave you some inspiration to and do a bit of craftiness today! Let me know in the comments what your plans are. 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Products Used:
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Stampin' Up Twine & Eyelet

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Layout {You Have to Kiss a Few Frogs...}

Where has the summer gone!? It seems like I'm always trying to figure out where time always vanishes to! I'm just grateful for all the pictures to remind me of where the time goes and all the sweet memories we've made along the way. :) 

This layout is of my oldest during Easter. She got a stuffed frog from the Easter Bunny. ;) She grabbed it and started to kiss it, making us all laugh, such a silly girl. The line from Simple Stories- Enchanted was perfect for this picture! I used sketch #145 from Sketchabilities and decided to combine it with a challenge from My Scraps & More

A close up of some of the embellishments and techniques I used on this layout. I did some faux stitching, fussy cutting, misting, along with some distressing. Isn't the frog just adorable! 
 Here I used a heart stencil and some gesso, along with some gelatos. I stamped some stars from Sweet Stamp Shop, directly onto the picture. I love the cute little heart & flower embellishments.

Challenges entered:
My Scraps & More: Techniques- Stamping, Get wet & messy, Your choice

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Scrap It Girl {Smile card & Challenge}

Hello! Time for another Scrap It Girl Challenge! This month we are challenging you to use- brads, bling & buttons. I do so enjoy using all sorts of embellishments! :) 
I created a card for this challenge...
I created a tri-fold card and used some Imaginisce jewels and some brads on the front. I used the Imaginisce jewels in the middle of the flowers. 
Then on the inside I added a cute little flower button and added a couple of flowers with some more Imaginisce jewels in the middle.
Head over to Scrap It Girl's site to see some more inspiration on this fun challenge from the other Design Team Memebers! Once there, join us with this fun challenge and link it up over at Scrap It Girl and show us what you've created! 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Moxxie {3- Happy Birthday Cards}

Good Morning! How was everyone's Memorial Day weekend? It was quiet and rainy around my place, but very welcomed. The kids are mostly done with activities and out of school for the summer.  I'm ready for life to slow down for just a little bit! ;)

Today I want to share with you some really fun Birthday cards I made using one of Moxxie's new lines- Magical Moments. 
This line is so bright and colorful! I love how the colors are perfect for summer but it's the perfect line for any Disney trip layouts or projects! Such a cute fun line. Want to see the cute Birthday cards I made using that adorable line? ;)
The really awesome part is when you open them! I used the same technique on all three for the inside but they all look different. We'll start with the first card on the left. The base of this card is black cardstock I then cut out a piece from the Magical Moments Cutouts and layered. Next I stamped the sentiment right onto the cutout.
Now for the inside.....  
I created a little "gift" with some balloons that I cut out freehand out of some of the scraps I had from this same line. Then tied on some bakers twine to the ends of them and stamped my sentiment along the top.

For the next card I started out with a red sheet of cardstock for the base. I then rounded up some scraps I had and cut the ends to created little banners. Then using a black journaling pen to create some faux stitching around the edge. 
Onto the inside. I love stars! I just fussy cut them from the sheet Wishes and adhered them all over.

Last but definitely not least..... For this one I used a yellow cardstock base layered with a piece from the sheet Dreams Come True. Next I added "Happy Birthday" using Moxxie's Black Alpha's. I then used the banner from the sticker sheet, added some Imaginisce jewels in between each one and a few by the sentiment.
If you thought one "gift" was cute, in the first card you'll really love this one! I love how adorable the gifts look stacked up. I wrapped some ribbon on each one and added bows, to really make them look like gifts
Now I told you at the beginning that I had used the same technique for the inside of all three cards. I found this awesome pin on Pinterest and had to give it a try. To see it Click HERE
I loved how fun and easy these cards were to make! 
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Moxxie Products I used:

MAG 1531- Daisies
MAG 1532- Wishes
MAG 1533- Dreams Come True
MAG 1534- Miss Mouse
MAG 1535- Magical Cutouts
MAG 2295- Magical Cardstock Stickers

AL 2278- Black Alpha