Mosh Pit!

Hello friends,

Another layout for Tim’s album.  This one has to do with Twenty-one Pilots again.  This was their last concert that he went to.  He got to go in the mosh pit.  He had wanted to do that for a long time.

A memory that Tim will always enjoy.

I layered the tickets on the cardstock.  I wrote down who the tickets belonged to.  I matted the picture and adhered it to they layout.  I then put a “Polaroid” sticker around Tim in the pit so that it would be easier to find him.  I put the words “Mosh Pit” for the title down the page.  I then added a strip of paper and adhered camera stickers down it.  (Love camera stickers).  Finally I journaled about the concert and adhered that to the layout.

A fun time!

God bless!

A Corny Layout

Howdy friends, family and fellow scrappers,

Today I am showing you one of Terri’s awesome layouts.  She takes scrapping to a whole new level.  🙂

What a corny idea. 😉

Terri had a decorative piece of paper that was decorated with corn.  Her daughter and her daughter’s fiance were in a corn maze so she used the corn paper to create a fun layout.  She cut out a rectangle of the corn paper and used it like a big mat for the picture.  She adhered the picture to the back of the paper so that it was showing through.  She used a white rectangle of paper to add the cute title to (Lost in the cornfield with you).  She also used washi tape around the picture.  She used what looks like a corn seed packet for decoration.  Finally for the 3D effect she took a pop can pull and tied thread (kind of like corn silk) to it.  She adhered it to the page.

What a fun layout.

Thanks for sharing, Terri!

God bless!


Thank Goodness It’s Friday, my friends!

I don’t know what this weekend holds but I know it will be good.

Today I am showing you the layout for Tim’s 18th birthday.  It is sweet.  As in cupcake sweet.  I found part of the layout idea on Pinterest and as always I made it my own.

Tim’s 18 (now almost 19)!

I made the cupcake first.  I used the purple polka dot cardstock to make the base of the cupcake.  I used purple to match his shirt.  I then used the opposite side that wasn’t polka dot to punch out the circle for the 18.  I  then punched the scalloped circle out of white cardstock.  I attached the two together and used silver number stickers for the 18.  To make the top of the cupcake I took different sizes of washi tape and traced part of their inside cardboard circles to create the  curvy icing area.  I attached the top of the cupcake to the bottom and then attached the whole thing to a piece of light gray cardstock.  I didn’t think the contrast between the top of the cupcake and the cardstock was enough to make the cupcake show up very well.  I decided to use glitter glue and go around the edge of the cupcake.  Then I decided to get really creative with the glitter glue and made swirls on the cupcake.  When the glitter glue dried I added silver enamel dots to the end of the swirls.  Finally, I made the cherry out of red sequins.  I love it!  Wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but I think it is great.

I then matted both pics onto purple cardstock and trimmed it with a scallop blade.  I then matted them together (onto one solid piece of brown cardstock).  I attached the matted pics on the page  and added stickers.  Perfect!

God bless!  Have a wonderful weekend!

How to Evacuate for a Hurricane


Today’s post is the fun part of a hurricane.  Tim went to his cousins’ house and spent time with them.  He had a great time!

Evacuating for Hurricane Matthew.

The first thing I did was make the title “Evacuating for Matthew”.  I used a sage green ink and used a Fiskars Stamp Press to make the letters perfect.  Unfortunately the lettering doesn’t show up well in the picture.  Squint hard.

I then matted three pictures of Tim and his cousins (and pup).  I used brown and green mats to match the pictures.  We all went to a park and hiked a trail.  The last night we were there we went to the local fair.

First I attached the title to the cardstock.  Then I figured out how I wanted the pictures layered and attached them to the page.  I added brad paw prints and a sticker of a puppy that looks like our Diego.  I added a sticker that says “Family Memories” and  wrote on a journaling tag and attached it.  Last I added a tag that says “cousin”.

Fun page that will bring back amazing memories.

God bless!

Twenty-one Pilots!

Hello Scrappers,

This is a pretty easy layout but I love it.  For the last several years my son has loved the group Twenty-one Pilots.  He has went to a total of four concerts (one with my husband, one with both of us and his cousin, one with both of us, one with me and his gal pal).

Fun times!

I matted two photos from a concert.  I traced and cut a white circle and cut two rectangles the same size in blue and red.  I also cut a smaller black rectangle.  I then glued the rectangles on to the circle just like the band’s logo.

First I attached one of the tickets to the black cardstock.  Then I attached the photos at an angle overlapping each other and the ticket.  I then attached the logo.  I journaled on a tag and then attached it to the layout.  Finally, I added an arrow sticker on top of the tag (covering up a mistake).

I think the layout turned out awesome!  These concerts make up some of the best memories.

Thanks for checking out this post!

God bless!


More Junior Prom Fun

Hi girls (and guys?),

Another prom page.  Maybe the last one.  🙂

Time for dress up!

I was trying to tie in the white and blue balloons.  I punched white and blue circles.  I also used a fancy blue cardstock and matted the pictures in white and blue.  I then adhered the circles all around the page and added fun in all of them focusing on music.  I added stickers, fancy music brads, pearls, and lots of jewels.  After adhering the circles I adhered the matted pics.  Below the left picture I added the sticker “at the dance”.

A fun page that keeps the eye moving.

Hope to see you before long!

God bless!

Time….Slow Down

Hi friends,

Finished a layout that pulls at my heartstrings.  It started with a picture that Tim had taken in kindergarten.  It was sent home at the end of the year all laminated.  It has been in a file for scrapping for years.  The other picture is more current.  It shows how fast time is going and how much my boy has grown.  He is now a young man.

My boy is now a man.

The left side of the page is a real mellow sun and sky.  The right side has a camera background.  I divided the two papers with a border sticker.  On the left I used two different kind of letters to write “Dear Time” “Please slow down”.  I then put a clock on the page.

On the right side of the page I put the laminated picture on the mat that my friend and I made using watercolor and salt.  I will put the link below to a YouTube video that we made.  I also used another watercolor and salt mat in blue on the bottom picture with Brad, Tim, and I.

That is all for today.  I think I need to go look at the scrapbooks I made when Tim was young.  Kind of feeling melancholy.

God bless!


Tropical Cards

Hola friends,

Have a couple of tropical cards that I made at the card making class that I have been attending.  Since we live close to the ocean I love to make cards/scrapbook using a beachy theme.

Flamingo fun!

Love all the different papers on this card.  The flamingo was die cut.  Besides die cuts, punches were used.  The hardest part of making this card was removing the image from the rest of the paper once it was die cut.  The flamingo has some very delicate pieces of paper.  After getting all the pieces cut and punched the next step is to start gluing.  I glued the flamingo together before gluing it to the card.  I used a glue that I bought from Stampin’ Up.  It is actually called Fine Tipped Glue and it really helps with small items like this.  I glued everything on but the “sun-kissed greeting”.  I had to stamp that before I glued.  After that I added Wink of Stella (a glitter glue) to the wing of the flamingo and to the sun.  I chose a clear so that it just made it shiny.  Love this card.  Actually mailed it yesterday to my sister-in-law for her birthday.  🙂


First I stamped the starfish with two different ink colors.  Then, I fussy cut around the stamped area.  I used an aqua pen and painted ink onto the watercolor paper square to make it look like water.  After it dried, I attached the aqua color paper to the card.  I then attached the fine netting (using small pieces of glue dots) to the card.  I attached the starfish to the netting (I made sure any obvious pieces of glue dots were covered with the starfish).  Then to finish the image I added the pearls.  Last but not least, I stamped the greeting.  Love this card!

That is all for today.  Hope to inspire you to be creative!

God bless!

Using Ephemera

Hello Scapping Warriors,

We are in it through the long haul.  We are determined to scrap our memories and to enjoy doing so.  We may have lulls but we won’t give up.  That is a pep talk for us all.  We won’t be discouraged and feel like our efforts are unappreciated.


After Tim’s graduation I had a lot of decorations around the house (still have a few).  I could have just tossed all of them (did a few) but I decided to try and use some of them in his scrapbook.

A balloon holder for helium balloons.

I almost trashed this item but decided that I could use the graduation caps.  It sat on my scrapping desk for quite awhile but then I got busy with it.  I cut off most of the caps and then tossed the rest of it into the trash.

I then got busy making my page.

One of the rewards that Tim received.

First I trimmed down the certificate (just the edges).  Then I adhered it to the right side of the cardstock, leaving room at the top and bottom.  I then started gluing on the caps from the balloon holder.  It was pretty messy and some of the glue started showing.  I then started adding other graduation cap stickers that I already had (strategically placing them over a few glue splatters).  I included the extra 2017 cap stickers from his announcements.  I like that touch.  I added a sticker that says, “I’m done!” and one that says, “The tassel was worth the hassle!”.  Last I added the cap that has a lot of bling onto the document itself.


God bless!

Birthday Wishes

Hi friends,

Getting more cards ready for birthdays of friends and family.  I don’t send many other cards.  Sometimes there will be a graduation, get well, or thank you card but usually it is a birthday one that gets sent.

I have been going to a card class.  The teacher will sometimes vary from the birthday theme.  Another one of the “students” started replacing the “thank you” stamp with a “happy birthday” one because she is a lot like me.  She sends out a lot of birthday cards.  🙂  Over the weekend I went to Hobby Lobby and bought me a couple of birthday stamps so that I can do the same thing.  No use making a card if it might not get used.  This will guarantee that my time was well spent.

A more difficult card.

This card had a lot of steps and a few will take me some time to get use to.  First we inked up a brayer (a roller that we put ink on) with three colors of ink and rolled it over the embossing folder (the part of the folder that makes the design).  Then we carefully placed the aqua paper into the folder and ran it through the machine.  It really turned out cool!  Then we adhered the ribbon to the back side of the aqua paper and attached it to the card.

The next step is a little more difficult and I just need to stamp more to get use to it.  I used a shiny, slippery paper that is great for watercolor inks.  Using a water brush I inked up the bottom of the paper with the rosy ink and the top with the aqua ink.   I then stamped it with the bottom of the ocean stamp using embossing ink.  I  then sprinkled on the embossing glitter and used the heat gun to make it shine.  Love the transition part of using a heat gun!  I then covered the “bottom of the ocean” with sticky notes (called masking) and then stamped on the ocean plants and the message.  I stamped the mermaid onto another piece of the slippery paper using the embossing ink.  I sprinkled and heated her to make her shine.  I had water in my water brush.  I brushed it onto the ink I wanted to use and colored the mermaids hair, body and tail.  I made sure to brush all of the ink out of the water brush when changing colors of ink.The mermaid then was attached to the card.  The last step was adding a few sequins for bling. The message stamp got a little smeared (slippery paper) but I will get use to using it because my friend and I ordered some to share.  🙂

Thinking of you card.

The next card was much easier and it is getting me much needed practice stamping.  So, first you cut out all of your layers of paper.  Then you adhere the reddish papers to the card.  Then stamp the white card with the green grass, then the tree base, and finally the tree flowers.  The tree flowers are actually stamped three times.  Once with the darker color which stands out more.  Then two times with the lighter pinkish color.  With the lighter color the stamp is turned slightly to the left the first time and then slightly to the right with the second stamp.  Finally, stamp the swing.  It was a little difficult to position but it turned out great.  Some people added two swings on the same side or one on each side.  I just stuck with the single swing.  By this time in the class I was starting to wear out and decided to leave it like it was since it was ok.  🙂  The  last stamp I did was the wording.  I rubbed my finger over it (I don’t know why) and it smeared a bit.  To make it less obvious I I used a light coating of glitter glue on it.  Then a rhinestone was attached to each side of the words.  I added a little glitter glue around those, too.

That is all for the day.  More card making later.  So much crafting to do!

God bless!