Tuesday, June 18, 2013


It's our sketch rotation over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and I'm feeling like a cheater.  Take a look at the sketch:

I used the sketch for a layout instead...and I may have added a few banners.  Here's my page:

These are my girls with my brothers.  The girls adore them, and since we are four hours apart, the visits are treasured.  I love taking a photo of the four of them during these weekends...this one turned out silly! 

I rarely ever scrap on a full sheet of DSP, but this sheet comes from the I Am Me DSP and I'm loving this suite.  I couldn't just leave it plain though, so out came my Gunge set (which I don't think will ever find it's way off my desk) and used Pool Party Emboss Powder to add some dimension.

My favorite color combo has to be Pool Party with Real Red and thankfully Kendall's mismatched PJ's fit the bill!  The title is done with another new Alpha set-again, a great size for scrapbooking!

Now be sure to head over and see what the other designers have created!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hexagon Overload

I have a couple of layouts to share today-basically two of the same.  These are the girls school photos from this past year.  Can't believe I have a 1st and 4th grader!?!?

I found these great Kraft hexagon over lays at my local scrapbook store and loved them!  Much to my delight the new SU hexagon punch and stamp set were a match made in heaven.

I did a LOT of heat embossing and texture embossing to add interest to the pages.

Kendall had on a pair of pink owl earrings so I pulled in Melon Mambo and Night of Navy.  For Linnea's page I used Raspberry Ripple.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


We've got a color challenge for you at Hand Stamped Sentiments:

Luckily I found some photos I thought worked with these colors and I was able to create a pretty fab (double) layout in my opinion.

These are from the MN State Fair a few years back.  Here are some closer views:

Sorry for the shadows.  Super windy day and the pages kept blowing over :/

I saw this card some time back and thought it was genius! I loved how Sarah created the fringe and thought why not...before I remembered I have to do double pages.  (For those of you who have suggested to make a color copy, I just can't.  It's the same reason I can't see myself switching to digital.  I love the texture, the dimension, but thank you!)

The package includes 4 rectangle sheets.  I sponged the heck out of them, folded them in half and then used my snips to make the fringe.  So much fun! When I had them layered, I did some stitching with my machine.

Then I went Alpha crazy!  I love this new sketch alpha set, such a great size!  I made the banners first and then thought I need some border detail.  Since I have more photos from the day, I'll continue the theme-such as EATS for all the yummy food we consume!

I had to add a couple of tickets, these are cut out from the wheel stamp.

Now head over and see what the other ladies have created, and remember you have 2 weeks to join us!