Sunday, May 17, 2015

Football Picture

Pin It Hi, Today I did this layout using Kaisercraft's "Off the Wall" collection for Inspiration Station in Stafford. One tip I have for you is if you have alphabet stickers that just don't work for you, simply add some ink such as I did with the stickers that say Spartans. The stickers were blue and were in the kit but just didn't show up enough on this background, so I took my black ink pad and dabbed them a couple of times!


Here I did a couple of things in the corner. I used the Kaisercraft "Off the Wall stamp set" that is sold at Inspiration Station, really awesome stamps for a boy layout! The ticket at the bottom is two stickers I placed on top of each that is included in the paper set, I also used the word stickers on the stars at the top of the layout. And you know that little strip that you cut off from the paper at the bottom that has the name of the company and other information. Well Kaisercraft actually decorates the other and you can use them as strips on your layouts! Talk about not wasting any paper! You can see I used the star border strip!

Products Used"
Kaisercraft Off the Wall
Kaisercraft Off the Wall stamps
White cardstock
American Craft Thickers
Creative Imaginations Football sticker
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Pin It Here is a layout I did using a sketch from My scraps and more Blog  I really love their sketches!

Here is my son playing football last year.  I used We R Memory Game Day, 7 Gypsies Paper, Tim Holtz Film Strip, Studio Calico cork, and Creative Imaginations Stickers

 And here is the inspiration for by layout the sketch by Ana Castro!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, May 15, 2015


Pin It Hi Donna here with a layout I did using Quick Quotes new line called Gypsy Road. This layout I did of my two granddaughters are best friends as well as cousins, and just like my journaling says, they are two peas in a pod!

I love the brick paper in this line, especially love this look of the brick peaking out behind the paper, remind of a painted brick wall the has peeled away over time. By adding the ink to the torn edges, helps gives it that effect.

Here is a really awesome quote I found it the Itty Bitty quote pack from Quick Quotes.

Products Used:
Prima Flowers
Thanks for stopping by today!
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My scraps and more blog

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Hi, I recently came across this My scraps and more blog and I liked this sketch and works well with the busy background paper I used here!

Here is the sketch....

Friday, May 8, 2015

Project Life Wedding

Pin It Hello, Donna here with a project I am working on for Inspiration Station. I am not a real big Project Life person, I like to focus on one or two really good pictures on a page, but I take and print a ton of pictures, and here is a way to add a lot of pictures to a page. So for my son's wedding album I took all the left over pictures and did some Project Life pages. Here are two that I just finished using MME's new line "Fancy That". This line is so pretty and a great way to use up those embellishments. In addition I made a Shaker box with a tutorial below.

Here is another page of the reception.
I made this little book to add additional journaling or a picture, a mini album in a pocket if you will.

And the tutorial....

Products used: MME "Fancy That" paper and embellishments Pink cardstock Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Best Mom

Pin It Here is a layout I did inspired by Mothers Day. The best mom I know is the mother of my grandchildren, my daughter! She has so much energy, and is such a good person, what better way to celebrate Mother's Day!

Designer Tip: If you don't have room for a title overlap your title like I did here. The center word "best" was cut from the yellow paper but thinking it blended too much with the background so I added Powderpuff inks, a blend of Sunset and Mocha Mama to match the layout.

A really beautiful quote from the velumn pack.

Products Used:
Prima flowers

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Mothers Day!

Donna Coughlin



Friday, May 1, 2015

Flower video tutorial

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Hi everyone, Today I would love to share will you a layout I did for Inspiration Station in CT. I used the MME line Fancy That. Besides the paper which is so beautiful, I just am loving this line and all the embellishments. I love using all sorts of embellishments and this line gives me that opportunity to mix and match them all! Also please check out the video on how I made the flower at the top of the layout. So easy and it looks just like a Petaloo or Prima flower


Don't you just love this little die-cut! I added a gold foil heart on top, looks cute!
The finished flower - so easy to make!
And here is the video!
Products Used:
MME Fancy That paper, chipboard, brads, Flair, assorted die cuts/ephemera, foiled journal cards, transparency, and 6 sheet sticker pack.
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Tattered Rose
Bo Bunny Shadow Dot
QuicKutz Pocket Scrap Dies - Love
white cardstock
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop in at Inspiration Station and check out all the latest and greatest scrapbook supplies!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Our Minnie Mouse

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Here is that cutie pie Sadie dressed as Minnie Mouse, my sister bought this dress for her for Christmas and she looked so adorable in it!
I used a sketch from Sketches in Thyme, which worked out perfectly!

Mothers day card with Quick Quotes and Petaloo

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna here and today I am so excited to share with you a card that I made for the Quick Quotes and Petaloo blog hop. The new flowers from Petaloo are amazing and I don't have to tell you how awesome Quick Quotes paper is, what a perfect match! So without further ado, here is the card I made!
This new collection is so pretty, the colors are amazing and Petaloo have butterflies, leaves and trim to match.

Don't the colors of the Quick Quotes paper and Petaloo look great together?

Products Used:
Petaloo Products
Other: chipboard and mini alphas
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out the Quick Quotes and Petaloo Blog hop
Donna Coughlin

Friday, April 24, 2015

New MME line

Pin It Hi Donna Coughlin here for Inspiration Station in Stafford, Ct and I would love to share this layout I did using MME new line called "Fancy That". The colors in this line are beautiful and delicate and not only can be used for a wedding, but for a baby or a girlish layout. But what is really super about this line are the embellishments and accessories which are amazing! They have everything possible to match the paper. This is also great for project life albums because of all the embellishments you have to choose from.

The picture is of my granddaughter Sadie, who was born last year. The black journaling card was perfect to add the journaling with a white pen from Marvy. and the title came from the assorted die cuts/ephemera which blended in perfectly with the paper.  The transparency frame with the gold frame and banner going across was a great way to dress up the picture.

I LOVE to dress up embellishments and make clusters out of them. Here I took from the MME Fancy That line I started with the lace doily from the Die cut pack and took the heart and sweet from the chipboard pack, and added a brad. Under the doily I used a tag I cut from QuicKutz Pocket Scrap and  Dies - Love and used the rub-on's from MME and the little white sticker with the gold heart I was in the sticker pack. I also used Hero arts Pearls and Gems.  

 These cute little chipboard buttons were dressed up with a small piece of twine and I added a brad.
This beautiful corner was also in the  QuicKutz Pocket Scrap Dies. After I cut it I realized I needed to darken it a little, so spritzing it with some Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Tattered Rose gave me the correct color I wanted. Simply by added a brad dressed it as well. Also the back side of this sheet of paper was embossed and if you look closely you can see the leaves coming through the pink side of this paper.

 Added some more of the Hero Arts Pearls and Gems to some of the flower centers on the chipboard as well as on the patterned paper, just a little touch here there goes a long way!

Products Used:
MME paper, chipboard, brads, assorted die cuts/ephemera, rub-on's, foiled journal cards, transparency, and 6 sheet sticker pack.
Hero Arts Pearls & Gems
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Tattered Rose
QuicKutz Pocket Scrap Dies - Love
Marvy Reminisce White Pen
Bo Bunny Shadow Dot (gray)
white cardstock
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop in at Inspiration Station and check out all the latest and greatest scrapbook supplies!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Friendship card

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna here with a card I made using Quick Quotes Sentiments 3x4 cards. These are fabulous to have on hand when you want to have a really sweet quote or title handy, and there are 30 in pack so you are sure to find that special saying you want. Today I made this friendship card using the Sentiments cards and Quick Quotes beautiful line called Serendipity.


Here is an example of the Quick Quotes Sentiments, and not only can you use them on cards and layouts they fit perfectly into pocket pages if you are doing a Project Life album.

Products Used:
Sentiments - 3"x 4" Quote Cards (30 pk)
Serendipity 100
Serendipity 200
Serendipity 400
Powderpuff Ink Plum Crazy
Powderpuff Ink Blue Lagoon
Other: Ribbon, flowers, paper doily

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to visit the store for all of Quick Quotes great products.
Donna Coughlin

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Another sketch from Sketches in Thyme

Pin It I've been scrapping up a storm this week and partially thanks to Sketches In Thyme.
This is a layout of did of my granddaughters birthday, using lots of stuff from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hello Cupcake!

Pin It Who doesn't love cupcakes? My granddaughter obviously does! I made this using Rachels sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  I used MME Hello World, and some Momenta embellishments,

On the right are home made enamel dots, pretty cool huh? I didn't mean to make a second title but when I saw the girls rock card I just thought it would be cool to add "and so do cupcakes!"
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme!
Thanks Donna

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Pin It Here is a layout I did based on a sketch from Sketches in Thyme.
This is my granddaughter and two of her "besties"

I used DCWV Cherry Limeade paper pad, I received this pad last year and at first glance I really did not like it, but after looking at it again recently, I am LOVING it! The pinks, purples and greens are a great color combo!
Be sure to stop by Sketches in Thyme and thanks for stopping by here!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Travel Log

Pin It Hi, Donna Coughlin here with a project done for The Inspiration Station design team! Today I am using the new MME line called Hello World. I made this mini album out of envelopes (see video below for instructions, and for the finished product. I will show you some pics, but the video of the finished project shows all the hidden pockets. This album has so much space for storage! On the cover I used MME stickers, wood veneers, chipboard, and Flairs.


 First page has a pocket on the top left and belwo two pockets! Used Wood Veneers, transparencies, sticky nots, chipboard and stickers!
This page has lots of pockets! I used chipboard, stickers, transparencies, rub-ons and post it notes. So much fun to mix and match embellishments.

When I fill this in for pictures I am going to put an arrow to where in North America we were! Used rub-on and chipboard.

 Final page! Behind the transparency I left open, so I can add a picture and below there is a pocket!

Here is the tutorial for making a mini envelope album.
 And the finished album, lots of storage
Thanks I hope I encouraged you try to make one of these albums, there are so many ways you can change this up, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for stopping by! Donna