Sunday, July 16, 2017

Etsy Up and Running

Hello everyone, I have begun to get my Etsy back up and going.  I have a couple things listed and will be adding more over the next few days.  You can see a few photos below of the creations uploaded now.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Greek Week

Hey there everyone, I have a layout to share with you that I created using the Safari Adventure Collection from Graphic 45.  This collection was a perfect fit for these "wild" photos!!  I printed out the photos in black and white to let the color in the flowers pop off the page.

Below is the completed layout.  My daughter and her sisters were teamed up with a frat for this competition.  I used Little Yellow Bicycle letters (green) to write the sorority and the frat names on the photos.

You can see the title Greek Week in this close up.  I placed the title around one of the photos.  Using the Thickers I then outlined them for a bit of a different look.

I simply love the cut apart papers in EVERY Graphic 45 collection.....and of course the tags you can cut out as well.  The tags add such a great embellishment to any layout, simply add a Xyron foam pop square and its perfect!!

Of course you can't not fussy cut a Graphic 45 line, these flowers were just screaming to be cut and pop dotted up on the page with the tiger!

Thanks for stopping by to check out this wild layout and of course a big shout out to the Real.Strong.Women of Alpha Chi Omega, and their dance partners from Sig Ep & Phi Psi for rockin' this dance!!

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 - Safari Adventure
Xyron - Adhesive & foam squares
Ranger Ink - Walnut Stain Distress Ink
American Craft - Thickers
Bazzill - Cardstock
Little Yellow Bicycle - letters


Sunday, October 30, 2016


Well I've been busy creating lots of layouts catching up on my daughters first year of college.  I'm going to share a couple pages of A Chi O bidday from last year. 

I loved hearing everything that was going on from my daughter for a couple weeks leading up to her finding out exactly who her new sisters were going to be.  Seeing all of the photos that were shared made me smile.....she now has a huge family away from home.....some very real.strong.women!!

Once it was revealed as to which house so was now a member of, off they went on a bus to meet everyone.  From the photos that were shared it had to be an amazing moment.  Laughing, hugging, happy tears and of course bonding.....and a ton of pics!!  

Here a few of the girls gather sharing that amazing moment together.

a few close ups of the details.

Of course what is a homecoming without a little party and balloons.

The girls have learned how to throw what you know AXO style!

I can't wait to watch all of her new sisters grow over the next couple years, and for her to experience the life long bond they will share!!

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories - Life In Color
Xyron - Adhesive
October Afternoon - Letter stickers
Ranger - Walnut Stain distress ink
Jillibean Soup - Letter stickers
American Craft - Thickers

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a creative day!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Oh What Fun It Is 2 Be AXO

So after cleaning my craft area I was eager to get back to crafting (of course football was on in my scraproom while crafting)!!  I don't have any local stores to shop at to get the newest paper, so I went through my stash of goodies and found the perfect Christmas line for the photos I wanted to scrap.  Since I'm playing catch up on photos I of course start with Christmas!!  Digging through my stash I come across Simple Stories Cozy Christmas collection....complete with all the did I not touch this before now?

Let's talk title.....I love the pages you can cut apart and found the perfect saying (well almost perfect) I of course had to add a sticker and some rub-ons to make it just right! The red and green in this line are pretty perfect for the Alpha Chi Omega colors of my daughter sorority.  Last year I made my daughter, her big, and great grand big ornaments......and of course I already have the ones for this year in the works!!!

Here is the finished layout.

I started by matting the photos and moving papers around to see which ones I liked best.  Ink for me is a MUST so I grabbed my Ranger Distress Ink (walnut stain) and inked the edges! I used my favorite adhesive Xyron, and the foam pop dots that I have hoarded for a while to pop up the banner and heart below.

I have to put the year on it otherwise I will forget :)

Here is another close up of my fun title work and you can see I added a few of the dots around the layout as well.

Can I just tell you it felt amazing to be creating again!!!  

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories - Cozy Christmas
Xyron - Mega Runner & foam squares
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)

Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to sharing many more creations yet this year!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

It's been awhile!!

Wow I can't believe how long it has been since I have blogged, uploaded any projects or even scrapbooked!!  A lot has changed since my last post.  I guess the biggest thing is our daughter is starting her second year of college!!  I don't even know where the first year of college went......I have the photos to prove that it happened, but wow that was fast!  I haven't really scrapbooked since but have decided it's time to get back to it.  

So off I went to my scrapbook room to start to clean and organize.  I went through all of my Petaloo stash first....I mean who doesn't love Petaloo!!!!  Looks like I have plenty to get started with.

The stamps and some things to alter area is still a work in progress!!

Well I guess i'm set for adhesive for a while!

And yes one can never have to much twine!!

So now that I have this newly cleaned space i'm really wanting to dive in and start creating......I mean I do have an entire year of college photos to get working on.  I may post some of the last projects that I created over a year ago because those have not been posted.....but i'm excited to get working on new projects.  I think it might be time to do a little online shopping since there are not any stores here locally anymore!


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Graduation Gift Bag

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  This week on the Petaloo blog we have had an amazing week of Dads and Grads projects.  Today i'm sharing a fun little altered gift bag idea which would be perfect for either day.  I'm going to use mine for a graduation gift.  

I love the Timekeeper collection from Marion Smith which is what I used on this project.  Graduation day is such a huge moment in time and this collection also symbolizes how time has flown by watching my daughter and her friends grow up since grade school.
This is the finished altered gift bag.

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In the close up photo below you can see I added a couple metal gear embellishments to accent the main clock.  I used Petaloo Yellow Dahlias and also intermixed a couple of Ivory Textured Mini Blossoms. I used a 1" punch to punch out a few of the clocks from one of the pattern papers from this collection and popped them up in a couple different spots on the bag.  I also spotted a few butterflies on the paper and of course had to add those as well.  Finally I had some shear yellow ribbon to tie a little bow on the handle of the bag.

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Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Mixed Textured Blossoms (ivory), Dahlias (yellow)
Marion Smith - Timekeeper Collection
Ranger Ink - Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Xyron - Mega Runner

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope this inspires you to create a one of a kind gift bag for your special graduate!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

My LIttle Princess

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today for a Mother's Day inspiration project featuring Petaloo and Quick Quotes.  I don't know about all of you, but I tend to make projects for other people and never for myself.....that being said I wanted to created something for me for Mother's Day!!  I created a layout of my not so little girl!!  She will be off to college in the fall so I made a layout with one of her Senior pictures.  I don't have the shadow box yet, but i'm going to grab one and then place this in our living room!
Here is the completed layout (minus the shadow box). I'm loving this collection from Quick Quotes Gypsy Road.  This line goes perfect with the photo.  I love the brick pattern paper and cut it out around the edges for a different look

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Now for a couple of close ups.

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You can see in the picture below how the Petaloo Burlap Wild Sunflowers look amazing around all of the Quick Quotes embellishments and helps to bring out the color in the lined pattern paper I used as the base!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this inspires you to create something just for you on this Mother's Day!!
Supplies Used:
Xyron - Mega Runner
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Have a wonderful day!