Just struttin’ my stuff!

I was chosen to be a guest designer at Colorful Creations and I thought I would show you the layout I did, going off the sketch ūüôā



I had never really done alot of these.  I use sketches on my own all the time but not in a group.  So I panicked and thought I had to have a wreath of flowers!  LoL!   She said I just take the sketch as a spin off for an idea.  This is what I came up with!


I just love this picture and felt like it deserved a layout of it’s own. ¬†I was happy to look back and hadn’t scrapped it already, it has been on my mind all week! ¬†Thank you Paula for choosing me!

Welcome to My Life in Arts n crafts “Love is in the Air” Blog Hop



Valentines Day is right around the corner, so we are getting ready, by showing our valentine creations.  You should be if you have just stumbled upon the hop, you take a look here and then step back to Jessi’s  blog at My Life in Arts n Crafts and away you go!

I have used the several things from her Etsy shop, in this project, as I will list below.  Jessi has all new products over there, when you get done it sure would be worth going and taking a look!   I love being on her DT as she has exposed me to new things that I never thought I would use, now I love having them and love the opertunity to use them all the time.

So as for my project today, I did not title my layout, but I did journal it. ¬†Because he is the love of my life. ¬†We don’t have many pictures togeher so this is what I’ve got and thought it turned out very nice too! I love scrapbooking our special days together as well.

Using DCWV new Denim Stack it was so fun to create this layout, putting the mesh ribbon on the the strip to make it more interesting , a little tan Jute to tie the bow on the button and some shiny mesh ribbon in the tag I created.  I have also used the iRock, some rustic looking brads and eyelets.

Jessi is giving away some goodies from her store to one lucky person who comments on all the blogs in the hop as well as you must be a follower.

Extra entry if you go to¬†My Life in Arts‚Äô n Crafts‚Äô fan page, and click on “LIKE”.¬† In ¬†your comment on My Life in Arts‚Äô n Crafts‚Äô telling her you‚Äôve done so.

Extra entry , OMG that means you have three chances to win!! Once you’ve gotten through the hop, head back over to Jessi’s and comment again saying what product you’d like to win.  So you might wanna check out the store and decide. One lucky person will win their choice. Make sure you leave a way to get in contact you.

Head on over to Tahisscrapcorner to keep getting more inspirations.

Here is the full Line up for in case you need to take another look around the block.

Jessi http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.com

You are here >>>Lissa ~ www.somanycrafts.com<<<<<<You are here

Tahi http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com

Jamie http://www.jamielindstromdesigns.com

Angela http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com

Pam http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com

Jearise http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

My Life in Arts n Crafts Etsy Store

Welcome to the Watermelons and Picnics Hop

Welcome to¬†Lorby’s World of Hops, Watermelons and Picnics, how much more summer can you get then that?¬† If you have come from Jessie’s blog at My Life in Arts n’ Crafts, you are in the right place.¬†¬†Or you can start in Lorby’s World¬†she¬†inviting you stop by and enjoy all projects we have today.

If you saw my post earlier this week I spent a night and took 6-8 coordinating papers and just started scrapping away.  I love to do this to see how much I can make with what I have.  Making layouts, cards, bookmarks, anything with those papers only, not mixing in any other papers with what I am doing.  Twine or buttons, ribbon or any embellishment is ok, but my favorite layouts are quick and easy ones so I can feel like I got something done.

So this was a part of my scrapmaina night… adding to the card and layout collection yet to be posted.

¬† I am in the process of printing little photos for the less patterned paper then one big one for the middle¬† well 3×3 would be big for this layout.¬† Tasty treats.¬† Fun in the sun it’s summer time here!

Jearise¬†in Lorby’s World will be giving out a special prize to one special winner just for leaving a comment and becoming a follower.¬† If you would like to leave a COMMENT I would love to hear what you have to say.¬† If you like what you see and want to see more you can subscribe by email or network blogs at the top right of the post.¬† I hope you have had a wonderful experience and inspiration now to your last stop in the hop is

Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/


Here is the final line up if you need it.

thanks for hopping by!

Jearise – http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

Tee –¬† http://tee-myspot.blogspot.com/

Ashley – http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com

Lucy – http://www.love2createitall.com

L. Miriam – http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com

Cicily – http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/

Anita-  http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com

Lisa – http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

Tanya – http://blahvacuum.blogspot.com


Jessi http://mylifeinartscrafts.blogspot.com/

Lissa www.somanycrafts.com

Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Yes I am hoppin’ along again….

 With Jearise at

Sew – A needle pulling thread; unless of course you’re a crafter. That’s when sewing becomes more than a needle pulling thread. It becomes whatever your mind can conceive and to show this, I have a great bunch of ladies with projects that show their INDIVIDUAL take on what “Anything Stitched” means.

If you came from L. Miriam –http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com¬†you are in the right spot.¬† I ¬†hope you will hop along with us today to see what these carfters¬†have stitched up to show off. Your hostess, Jearise¬†in Lorby’s World is the beginning so please start there. She has a wonderful little gift for one lucky winner and all you have to do is hop through and leave a note on her blog and become a follower if you’re not one already.

I have just made a very simple layout with my usual DCWV¬†stack,¬† this one is the homespun mat stack and the awesome 12×12 textured stack for the background.¬† ¬†it has been while since I took out my sewing machine and just went for it on my pretty paper without practicing first, I don’t think I will do that again but it still turned out ok.¬† Lots of journaling¬†room and cute little fiskar butterfly punches.¬† Using Twine from My life in arts n’ crafts to tie the final touch of a button.¬† I know I am out of season but if others can do Christmas in July I can do Easter in July!¬† lol..¬† seriously going through the pics, even though my son isn’t looking up, I wanted him in the layout.¬† Oh so long ago, time flies.

¬†Even though the layout is simple, ¬†it is ok with me.¬† I am a simple girl but I can say this isn’t my best.

Thank you SEW much for hopping by¬†today.¬†I do not have any candy today but I surely would enjoy your subscripton¬†or a simple comment to let me know what you like or dislike about my layout..¬† If you don’t see the reply button on the bottom of the post it will be at the top, depending what browser you are using.¬† If you would like to subscribe by email or network blogs it is at the top right of the post.¬† I blog for the love of showing off the fun stuff!

Your next stop is with the lovely Ashley the BloghopPrincess

I hope your having a great day, until next weekend at the grand opening of Jessi’s Twine shop blog hop, Happy Crafting!


Jearise – http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

Lucy – http://love2createitall.com

L. Miriam –http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com

Lissa Marie –www.somanycrafts.com

Ashley – http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com

Robin – http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/

Lisa – http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

Cicily – http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/

Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com

Jessi http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com/

Maria – http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com

Pretty in Pink Layout

Oh how I loved taking pictures of my daughter when she was little.  I made this layout awhile back and just put a title on it.

Using Once upon a Princess Cartridge and Heidi Grace, Daisy Dear paper pack made the perfect layout for this pink girl.

She is 5 now and still has pink as her favorite color!  I hope this was an inspiring sketch for you and have a great week!


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!