Wednesday, June 28, 2017

People Mover Breakdown

Today I made this layout using the sketch from Let's Scrap Sketches. I love the sketches there because they have great two pagers and you can use real size photos (mostly 4x6 is what I mean)

We got stuck on the People Mover and had to walk off the ride. So my son just loved it! One of the few photos I actually got real smiles from him (being a teenager!)

The first page is some of the pictures we got while waiting, we had about a half hour until they came to get us.

 We were laughing most of the time, mostly because  my son thought it was hilarious.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hello, Today I did the layout using the sketch from Stuck?!Sketches.

So here is my layout I did.  I made the Goofy diecut but I think I should have used different colors. The green is all wrong. Think I have to go redo that looking at it on the blog. Maybe change Goofy's hat in red and the green gift and the green in the scrap to yellow to match the paper. Any thoughts on that?

OK it was bothering me so I redid  Goofy's hat,some of the packages and the redid title. Oh and added a beard to Goofy. (I just moved the Y down a bit the name Goofy.) Why don't I see these things before I take photos???
This was also my first attempt at sketching on the Silhouette Cameo
Here is a close up of the Christmas words. I love it and yesterday I went out and bought a ton of fine tip Sharpies. Staples had a 20 pack of different colors for only $10.00.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Stuck?!Sketches.

Merry Christmas

Good Afternoon,
Today I made this layout using the sketch from Scrap Our Stash.

The challenge was to use this sketch and something from the word Summer
I used
U-Umbrella Kraft Adhesive Dots
M-Metal pieces
M-MME paper chipboard and brads

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Scrap Our Stash!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Here I did a layout using  Creative Scrappers sketch for his month. I finally got some of the football pics scrapped,. The large star was part of some things the cheerleaders put on the boys lockers for the game. I've been trying to incorporate them into the football layouts when I can .

Here is the sketch
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out  Creative Scrappers 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Today I made this awesome layout using the Oriental Trading Crafts scrapbook kit called Nautical.

This layout was quick and easy because so many of the cutout elements included in the paper pack
These 3D Self-Adhesive Lowercase Alphabet Script Stickers are so cool. I added some glitter to spruce them up a little.

This banner cutout from the kit I dress up using the  Patriot Charm Assortment from Oriental Trading. Charms are not just for jewelry, check out their wide variety of charms, you are sure to find some that find your any need! I attached them easily by using a bit of  AlenesTacky Glue ( I need to get stock in that company!) or you could use a brad or twine to add it.

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*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Busy scrapping

Here are a few of layouts I did for challenges over at a Cherry on Top. This one I have to frame and hang up. My granddaughter a few years back with her long curly hair. Once she got it cut short and it never came back curly.

I used some cut files I made myself and my new Silhouette glitter pens for the title.
Love those pens!

Used Simple Stores Say Cheese to create this one.

Love how this one turned out.

Misc pics of my son.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Today I did this layout based of the Stuck Sketches sketch for this month. \

Here is my layout
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Stuck Sketches! Donna


Here is a layout using the Tic Tac Toe challenge from Scrap our Stash .

I used color red, camera and wood.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all comments! Be sure to stop by Scrap our Stash for their exciting challenges!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Whispering Canyon

Today I made this layout using the sketch from Sketches in Thyme. We had a blast at this place and when I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use but I had too many photos so I extended it and made it a two  page layout.
Here is the sketch by Brenda

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Maharajah Jungle Trek

Today I made this layout using the awesome paper Animal Prints Paper pack from Oriental Trading
crafts. If you never made rosette flowers I will explain below on how to make them. They are easier than you might think.

The first thing you do in making rosettes is cut your strips of paper which will determine how large your rosettes are. The three sizes I used were
12'' x 1 1/2'' for large
9'' x 1'' for medium
9'' x 3/4'' for small
You will then need to score every quarter inch along the entire length of the paper.
Fold the paper accordion style getting crisp edges.
Glue the ends together, you might have to cut off on pleat because I like to have the seam facing down.

Cut a cardstock circle about 3 inches is good for the large rosette and cover the circle with glue. Then comes the tricky part.You have to press the flower down to form it. Once you have that done put it on the glued circle.
When dry top it off with some kind of embellishment. I used this fabulous Large Animal Print Snap Beads - 17mm from Oriental Trading. When looking for scrapbook supplies just don't look in the scrapbook section at Oriental Trading, I found these by doing a search for animal prints, so much fun to see what you can find!
And here are the finished rosettes!

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*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.


Monday, May 22, 2017


Here I did this layout of my granddaughter and her aunt (who look so much alike!) with  a sketch from My Creative Sketches. I love the sketches there so be sure to check that out!
Paper was Echo Park, the big metal flower was Momenta covered with Tim Holtz ink (stream) and the butterfly was Teresa Collins.

Here's the sketch

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sketch by Sketches in Thyme

Today I made this simple layout using the sketch from Sketches in Thyme. I don't know, I think I have to go back add more things! LOL I am not a blank space person! But it did turn how I wanted it to, so maybe I will leave it alone> what do you think?

Here is the sketch

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme! Your comments as always are greatly appreciated!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Memorial Day Projects

Hello there and this is my first post for Oriental Trading! I am an ambassador and I would love to show you what I did. The  DIY Large wood tray and galvanized pail I decorated myself  with directions below. The Vintage American banner was a perfect touch as were the USA Fireworks paper cups also sold at Oriental Trading.

 To make the tray I took this awesome DIY Large wood tray and painted it white. Around the outer edges I painted a blue and red stripe. Because I am not the neatest painter, to keep my lines straight on this project I used a very thin washi tape around the center.

  I then painted red and blue stars randomly on the inside of the tray. Next take  a Patriot flag and use Modge Podge to adhere to the tray. Since this might get food or liquid on it, I applied another layer of Modge Podge all over the tray.

Here is the side view of finished project
Inside view of finished project.
 Next I painted the galvanized pail ice bucket, a strip of red at the bottom and blue at the top. Use painters tape to keep things straight when you paint. Using a stencil paint three white stars on each side. Take two Patriot flags (one for each side) and apply Modge Podge and got it good and wet, then applied it on the pail, smoothing out with a damp paper towel to remove any bubbles. Such an easy and fun thing to do.

Now my granddaughters come over for Memorial Day they can enjoy dessert in a  fun and Patriot way by serving these cupcakes topped with these festive Peanuts® Patriotic Fringe Picks.

Next wait till you see the awesome candy firecrackers I made for the girls! So be sure to stop by shortly.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all of Oriental Trading crafts!

*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.

Lookin' Sharp

My grandson in his new glasses, I used the Club Scrap Succelent kit.

This layout was based off a sketch from Sketches from Thyme. I rarely do digital but I thought I would give this one a try since I have the kit.

Here is the awesome sketch!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


I made this layout using the sketch from Let's Scrap and Oriental Tradings  paper Nautical Paper Pack. I really loved the quality of this paper and be sure to check out Oriental Tradings craft items, so many awesome products!

My layout of last years Memorial Day parade, my son and his football team march in the parade every year. Such a fun hometown parade.

I covered the 3D Self-Adhesive Lowercase Alphabet Script Stickers in silver Ranger Metallic Stickles and also added some stickles to the inside of the stars.

Here is the awesome sketch at Let's Scrap.

Thanks for stopping by today.
*Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me products in exchange for a blog post; however, all opinions in this post are mine.