Celebration is over and now it’s scraptime!

Hello everyone.  I know post have been pretty sparse but I do have some catching up to do getting some mojo back.  Hoping to come up with some YouTube tutorials for Photoshop if you like and more.  I had just gained a position with Just Jamie in the LilyPad, an amazing digital designer that will be having me to hybrid projects once a month.  I love, love, love her work.  I am not to excited about what I did with this one.. but that is my fault throwing things together in a hurry.  Bad habit of mine on my layouts. But hey it works, you know how they say, don’t over think it, so I can move on, right?  So for those traditional scrappers this is a perfect easy layout for you or you can mix it hybrid.  This isn’t my post for her Design Team, I only did this one on my own for fun. I have something else up my sleeve with the project of the month!  This is from her Hunter story teller collection and it is amazing as if you click on the link you will see.  So proud to work with such a top designer!  Missing Juliana as well but I am sure that Jamie and I will get along just fine!



Testing out my new phone capabilities, OH MY… it’s alot to learn going from Apple to Android.  I am constantly on it learning new settings.  I don’t know why 3-5 different companies think they need to sync your photos to their servers including Google plus and more.  UGGGh!  If you have any tips on how to stop sync, because it will come back after you have stopped it, please post here to give any great tips you have.  I got a Galaxy Note 4 because I am in love with the sPen.  Disappointed in Apple not trying to compete with something like that as an artist.  If they ever do, I may just hook back up with Apple.  The size is nice but doesn’t fit my hands. I knew how to NOT sync anything with them so no worries there. I am sure you all don’t want to see my whole family life on Google plus!  lol  With that being said, I have cleaned it up!  

Well this was just a random post for the week, hope to see you much more this week as I am on vacation and plan to get some stuff done.   To much to toss or sell off!

Either that or get busy crafting again.   

If you are not already connected, I will see you next post or on Facebook!

Happy Crafting!

It is “My Life in Arts n Crafts” DT Tuesday already!

Yes along with more product, more post so here we are with a little jute ribbon inspiration from My Life in Arts n Crafts Store.  Today I am going for a little home decor, using the jute ribbon again, it is so pretty.  I wrapped this candle with it, with two different colors and stuck a brad abovethe bow to give it a little more interest, I also love perals.

 I just love my beautiful candle!


It looks very Valentinish as the holiday is approaching!  If you would like to do a little home decor like this, Jessi has some in her Etsy Shop ready to order, she also has other kinds of jute, twine and more.  If you would like to see more inspirational projects with her line she is only a click away at www.mylifeinartsncrafts.com.

Have a wonderful week everyone!


Welcome to the “Sketches” hop from the Krazy Crafting Crew

Definition: Scrapbooking (verb):

The creative art of taking books with blank pages and adding photos, memorabilia, journaling, and embellishments. The primary purpose of scrapbooking is to preserve memories for future generations, but a secondary purpose often is to exercise your creativity as you display your memories in a scrapbook.

Pronunciation: skrapbook, divided – scrap book
Also Known As: cropping, scrapping, making scrapbooks
Common Misspellings: scrap booking

Bethany has been scrapbooking all of her summer camp photos in her brand new scrapbook.


Hello everyone, I hope you are having a fun-filled weekend with alot of creativity, and now more inspiration for you to fill your scrapbooks with or make new cards for your loved ones, friends and more.   I am your host today Lissa Marie, providing a layout sketch, and our Co-Host is Ellen at CardMonkey’s Paper Jungle, providing a card sketch for the girls to choose from which one they would like to do, or they can choose both.  I am very excited to see what they come up with, what they choose and how they choose to use it.

Here is the sketch I provided for them…

711613_458971304163144_775458943_nI thought wowza that is gonna be a tough one, but I think they can do it.

This is how interpreted mine.


I have chosen to do both since I am the host.. Here is the card sketch Ellen provided.


Now here is my take on the card


How fun is that, could can do many things with sketches. I love the challenge!

Well now for the goodies, I am giving away some digital works for one lucky winner.  A scrapbook layout, a fb timeline banner, business cards, or a  blog button, I am flexible of what your digital needs are.  It will be winners choice of what they would like me to do, I create it, send it to the winner and they can print it or use it as their own on their blog, whatever they want to do with it.  My own requirement to win my blog candy is to be a follower/subscriber through email or network blogs (on the sidebar) and to leave a comment, if you are a current subscriber  you will have to need to comment with the corresponding address you subscribed with.

In addition to that scrapbookstampsociety is our sponsor this month


They are giving away 3 sets of stamps to one lucky winner that comments on all blogs and it is your option to subscribe to all the blogs in the hop but to gain an extra entry you can subscribe to their blog at  ADDICTED TO STAMPS and let us know that you did.  Again, be sure your email coordinates with the one you used to comment on so we can contact you.

Now let’s hop on over to see what Ellen has made at Card Monkeys Paper Jungle


Here is the line up for you to navigate through the hop if you like tabbed browsing.

Lissa ~ www.somanycrafts.com

Ellen ~ www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com

Janet ~ www.janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com

Liz ~ www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Paula ~ www.preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com

Katina ~ www.twochicsandacricut.blogspot.com

Robin ~ www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com

Zenita ~www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

Cicily ~ www.pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com

Lisa ~ www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com

Lucy ~ www.love2createitall.blogspot.com

Pam ~www.mzlavr2.blogspot.com

Design Team Tuesday for My Life in Arts n Crafts

Hello everyone!   Today we are giving our once a month hop a twist this month.  I am just doing a regular design team post today. For the My life in Arts n Crafts Store, you should check it out, to see more projects on our

Christmas Creations with Jute and Twine.

As for my project today, I have created an Advent Calendar.  Using my the cut outs from one of my newest stacks from DCWV, Evergreen.  Such a cute stack, so many possibilities!  Well they have these cut outs, perfect for an Advent calendar.  For every season I try to change my 12×12 frames I have, according to the holiday or season.  This time I stripped the mat out and added wide strips of ribbon.

Getting creative all on my own I was really challenging myself on this one since I didn’t use a sketch or spin off of someone else’s idea I just kept creating.

After putting the thick bands of white and red down,  I didn’t want the look of a flag, I wanted the candy cane effect so I used the twine from My life in Arts n Crafts Store.

Strips of pretty papers from the stack to match the colors, (great for scraps too!) I thought it turned out pretty easy to do and so pretty for the holidays.  I used Make the Cut software to match up some of the shapes, and hand cut the rest.  Pop dots for dimension too!  I hope you have enjoyed this project!  You can go to her store to see all the other projects as well.  Thank you for stopping by,  I sure would love to hear your COMMENTS if you have any, it is always nice to hear the encouraging words of others.  Will you be making an advent calendar this year?? I would love to see it, if you leave me your post link,  I will check it out!

I hope it is a wonderful season this year for everyone!

Oh, one more thing….
Life in Arts N’ Crafts Store

will be giving away some red and hunter green colored jute and 5 action wobbles and all you have to do be in the drawing is become a follower and leave a
comment on her blog!

Summer Santa?

Ya know when you work somewhere for so many years sometimes you see alot of people come and go.  But those who have been around for a while you take for granted the time that they are there and grow to care for them whether you get to know them well or if they are an acquaintance, they have touched your life somehow than the day comes, you say wow…. he/she is really going or gone.  I have been saying that alot lately with all of major changes in the last few months with management at all levels moving on in their lives, even though it didn’t come to a surprise to me that our general manager would leave some day. I took for granted that he would stay, at least a little longer then this.  He has done a great job in our industry, making goals, breaking records and trying to make it fun for everyone, giving each and everyone credit.  Never forgot to give out a birthday card, anniversary card, even when he ran out of the fancy frilly cards he buys at Costco, he still printed one out as if he didn’t skip a beat.

So enough with the sappy story, Here is a santa head I made with Paper Doll Dress up.  He held many Christmas Parties where he was Santa and we would use my camera to take pictures to give to the partners in folders.  So I added a couple extra pictures of him with my son on his lap, a boy whom he touch his heart so many years to take with him.  Of course my son doesn’t believe in Santa anymore but back then watching your own is amazing to see that smile.  As he has 5 kids of his own and they were at the party too, I am sure he won’t forget these days anyway but maybe this will remind him of what he has done for us and our children.  Tomorrow is his going away party. It’s a bit cutesy for a grown man but I think he will understand.

Ok, I admit my whole post was sappy.

Don’t forget tomorrow is our Scraps to Treasures Blog hop, inspiring fun filled hop with goodies too hosted by Robin at Scrap and Chat

I know it is spring but this snow layout inspired me..

So I thought I would share with you what I did.

I normally don’t like to use one photo for a layout, but sometimes there are special pictures for it, especially now that I don’t scrap every photo I take like I use to.

 There were many photos taken that day but looking through my inspirational sketches and wanting to break open my new DCWV Stack 8, using Winter lace, and Cricut Craftroom basics for the font. It was quick and easy and fun to put some bling on, I had to do it! I am sure I will have to add another matching layout for more photos, but for now this is good for me!

I hope you are having a great weekend.  I am happy to have an extra day off on Monday, hopefully I will get something done.

 In my world that is usually a little bit of everything and it always feels like alot of nothing!

Thanks for stopping by!  I will have more soon that I have been working on, while still in the layout mood lately, so stay tuned!

See you in the next post!