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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mini vacation, mini album

Pin It Hello everyone, Donna here today to show you a mini album I made using Quick Quotes Club Q for April. I think this is one of my favorite lines from Quick Quotes, the colors are so pretty. The kit comes with tons of paper flowers that you can mix and match! This mini album is about a mini trip to Atlantic City a few years ago.  I started off by randomnly mixing and matching pieces from the kit to make the pages. The flowers are great because there are so many you can really get a good variety.

On this page I used the sticker banner and used the metallic blue trim that was included in the kit to go across the top of the border, but I cut in into 3 smaller pieces so I could curve it.
Our "selfie"  Instead of putting the center circle exactly in the center, I pulled it down more thus leaving me more room to add the stickers around the curve.
We stayed in a bed and breakfast and this was the view outside our room, so quaint! On the inner ring I did some journaling.
Now I want to share with you the little journal log I made. I used the 4 square pieces included in the kit and used a brad (also included) but I also added a pearl embellishment on top to cover up the look of the brad. I attached the whole thing to one of the pages in my album.
As you can see inside my journal log I added some extra pictures but also wrote about our time, what we did, where we ate, etc. This was a great way to add another album inside a mini album.
Products Used
Other: Starfish metal piece on cover, MM mini alphabets
Thanks for stopping by today!
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, April 2, 2015

First Haircut

Pin It Hello everyone, today I did a layout for The Inspiration Station  Kaisercrafts "Off the Wall" collection. It is so awesome for a man or teenage boy, but today I want to show you, you can also make a project using softer side with this collection, and use it for a toddler, or even a girl!

The first thing I did on this layout was the paint splatters and paint rings by using  the paint lid! Of course I washed it before putting the lid back on. The I took some navy blue paint and diluted it, about 20% water and 80% paint and drop some splatters randomly. I diluted it even more about 50/50 to make the lighter colored splatters.
I went and made some stars and the awesome tag using the stamps from Kaisercraft that coordinate with the kit.
Now I will show you how to make journaling lines on your layout using this awesome ruler from Tim Holtz that is also sold at The Inspiration Station. I LOVE this ruler and use it all time. I love that it is see through and use it often for journaling, measuring of course, and when I hand sew on my layouts.
I don't know if you can read the instructions so here it is:
1. Find a starting point, here I used the top of the sticker and the black cardstock as my guidelines. I drew a line from 1/8' to the 2" line. I started at the bottom for this layout, but depending where the journaling will be placed, I sometimes start at the top and work down.
2. Using the first drawn line as a guide, I chose the dotted line above the 1/4' because I write kind of big. 

3. I continued up the page until I had the desired number of lines.

4. Time to do some journaling! I added a sticker up at the top that was in the kit.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope I inspired you to do some journaling!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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Hi everyone, Donna here with a layout I did using Quick Quotes new line Catalina Island. This line is so pretty the colors are so bright and summer like. Of course the coordinating stickers are perfect touches for any layout. I used the frames as a background instead of using them as frame. Also the chipboard made a quick and easy title!

I used the stickers and some twine to make a quick and easy (and cute) banner. Quick tip, instead of trying to create the bows at each end of the twine, make two separate bows and then just glue them to the ends of the twine. I used Quick Quotes Powderpuff inks around the frame. In this case I used the new color Sky Blue!

On a lace doily I added the sister velumn from the Quick Quotes Itty Bitty Velumn box set. I used a couple of brads to hold down the velumn and also to match the ones I added to the frame.

Products used:
Quick Quotes Itty Bitty Velumn box set - Family
Other products, Lace doily, brads, twine, Teresa Collins Butterfly, Recollections wood camera.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Inspiration Station First Post

Pin It Hi, Donna Coughlin here with my first project done for The Inspiration Station design team! Today I am using the new MME line called Hello World. The papers are great as is all of MME's products but there is a whole line of awesome embellishments. I especially love the wood veneers and the chipboard.

I cut my hearts out from a sheet of the paper from the line, and inked the edges. Also on the sticky not (under the chipboard compass) I added a sticker and the rub on arrow. On the airplane I dabbed some Ranger ink just to add a little color. (see my Youtube below) Compare to the wood heart and you can see the slight can it makes.

Again the hearts were all cut on my Silhouette Cameo . Under each heart I added a piece of  Best Creation foam tape to give some dimension to the hearts.

Here is the complete line of Hello World that is available at The Inspiration Station.
Products Used on this layout.
MME Hello World paper, rub-on's, stickers, wood veneer, flair buttons, sticky notes
Ranger Distress Paint - Bundled Sage
Best Creation - Foam Tape
White and Rose Cardstock
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A little bit of sunshine in March

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Hi everyone, Donna Coughlin here to introduce the Powderpuff inks from Quick Quotes as well as the new line Catalina Island. This line sure makes me want to get away to a tropical island! On the left side of the layout I tore some paper and inked the edges, as well as using the ink on the flowers and chipboard piece at the bottom. The great thing about Powderpuff inks are they always have the perfect color to match Quick Quotes paper.
Here is a box of the new Powderpuff inks. Aren't the colors simply gorgeous?
This is a closeup of the chipboard piece that is included in the new Catalina Island line.  I used the new Powderpuff inks on the edges in an offsetting color to help make the chipboard piece stand out.
Products used:
Other products: Gems and ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Donna Coughlin

Sunday, March 22, 2015

So Excited!

Pin It The Inspiration Station is Northeastern Connecticut's source for Scrapbook Supplies, Rubberstamps and Paper Craft Supplies and Instruction, and they are having their first ever Design Team, which I was chosen to be part of. I cannot wait to get started and I hope if you are in the area to check out the store! Also I hope to inspire you!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Sketches in Thyme

Pin It Hi today I would like to share a layout I did using Rochelle Spears sketch for March. I usually don't use kits from stores but my mother passed away a few years ago and she loved using them, so when cleaning up her things I packed all her scrapbook stuff and when I went through it I found this Carol Wilson Fine arts kit. I had some photos of my granddaughters had been pumpkin picking so I pulled it out. I am especially not a fan of photos frames like the one in the picture, but as that guy from Project Runway says "I made it work"

Here is Rochelles sketch, isn't it cute? I think I will use this sketch again!

Thanks for stopping by!

On a roll with these blogs

Pin It The past couple of days I have been checking out blogs and getting inspiration from everyone.
Today I used a sketch from Sketches in Thyme and made this layout. And I have been going through my stash using up some older papers!

Here is the sketch done by Bev Code

This one was a Mood Challenge from

Hope I inspired you!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Inspiration abounds

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Here was a pattern challenge from and the patterns were maps and travel themed, so I used Quick Quotes paper to create this one.