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!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Journey Layout} Teaming up with Petaloo & Marion Smith

Hello everyone, Stacy here with you today!!  I'm totally loving the Marion Smith products that she shared with us to create that up with Petaloo goodies and you can't go wrong!
It's crunch time for me in trying to get my daughters high school book complete before the graduation party and Marion's Timekeeper collection was perfect for one of her Senior pictures.

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Here are a couple of close ups of the amazing Petaloo flowers and trims. You can see that I did alot of cutting images from this collection out to use as embelishments on the layout and popped them up to add different dimension to the layout.  I added some of the Petaloo Cream trim along the bottom of the photo, and did a little punch action up the side of the cream paper under the photo. Since this was one of her Senior photos I actually saved the "Timekeeper" part from the pattern paper which was on the was a perfect word for this layout!!

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The Petaloo flowers I went with on this layout are Burlap Wild Sunflowers (ivory) and Sugared Blooms (mocha)....again a perfect match for this collection!!!

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Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Trims (cream), Burlap Wild Sunflowers (ivory), Sugared Blooms (mocha)
Marion Smith - Timekeeper collection
Ranger - Distress ink (walnut stain)
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, hope you enjoyed my layout!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Eggciting Home Decor

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I'm sharing a project that I created for Petaloo with amazing papers shared with us by Authentique!!  I love to alter things and when I came across this paper mache flat egg I knew I had to have it for this project!!
I took pieces of the pattern paper from the Authentique collection Treasure.  Some of the pieces i cut smaller then others and even tried to do a curved piece along with cutting with the chevron papers for another.  I then inked the edges and cut the excess off to form the shape of the egg.  Once the paper was on it was time to decorate with the beautiful Petaloo products.
Here is how the final project turned out....notice the little burlap butterflies at the top of the egg!!

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Of course we need a few close up photos to see the detail of the flowers!! The burlap collection of flowers is simply perfect with this paper collection and for this project!! I used Burlap Blossoms (pink,ivory and pistachio).  I started with placing the bigger flowers down first then added the smaller ones around them along with placing the Spring Berry Clusters (pink and white) throughout and around the flowers.  

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You can see that I added a couple of the diecut sayings to the egg and placed all of the flowers around them.  I did pop them up with foam dots so they did not lay flat by the flowers.

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Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Burlap Blossoms (PistachioIvory, and Pink), Spring Berry Clusters (pink, white)
Ranger Ink - Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Xyron - 9"

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you enjoy my home decor piece and are inspired to create one for your home!