p.s. i love you

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hi there! Today I have the third FOTM kit reveal for The ScrapRoom
This one features Fancy Pants Sweet Nothings.
For this layout I'm using the Freaky Fast Formula---a monthly challenge from The ScrapRoom. You can find more information about this on The ScrapRoom Blog.
The formula gives you measurements by which cut your papers. You decide what to cut which size and then arrange as you like. One of the smaller measurements I trimmed to create a tag. I wrote my journaling here and tucked it behind one of my photos.
I really liked the slight non-traditional color scheme of this collection. It's not over-the-top pink and has those pops of bright yellow. It's a nice change. My favorite piece of paper is the scripted "p.s. i love you". It also became the inspiration for my title.
As always, you can learn more about these fabulous kits by visiting The ScrapRoom HERE. You can also see sneak peeks of upcoming kits and more design team inspiration by visiting the blog HERE.

Happy Scrapping!

So Cozy

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hey there! It's mid-month which means another challenge is live at Scrap Our Stash!
Her is the layout I created...
...for this challenge:

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Create a layout inspired by this sketch and add a stash item for each letter of the word

Here's my breakdown:
C - Crate Paper, clouds, chipboard, Crafter's Workshop (template for drops)
U - Uchida circle punch 
P - pink, puffy alpha stickers
I - ink for edging papers, Ink for stamping, ink spray (white)
D - drops (Nuvo), date stamp

I chose to start with a Crate Paper kit that was still on my table from The ScrapRoom. From there, I just started pulling other items from my stash until I had all the letters covered with at least one thing. There are definitely some letters that are harder than others!

For the sketch, I flipped it horizontally so I could have my photos coming form the right rather an the left. I only had two photos and they're a little larger than the ones in the sketch. 

I was going to do a hand-stitched circle but then spied my bottles of Nuvo Drops. I haven't gotten a lot of use out of these so was very excited about my idea. I have an old Crafter's Workshop template called "Dot All Around". It was the perfect tool for getting my drops in just the right placement!

The chipboard clouds, arrow and heart have been in my stash for awhile so it was nice to put them to use. I think they are American Crafts (I no longer have the original packaging).

I ended up eliminating the triangle elements. It wasn't my plan...but as I got going with this page, they just didn't seem necessary. Also, I felt my page had a very soft feel and the triangles would add a sharp edge that I didn't really want. But, isn't that the great thing about sketches? They provide a starting point and the rest is up to you!

Now it's your turn! I want to see what you can do with the sketch + stash challenge. C'mon...you know you want to! ;-)
Be sure to upload to Scrap Our Stash for your chance at the monthly prize!

Be the Runner...

Friday, February 10, 2017

Good morning! Today I'm sharing the recipe layout that I created this month for The ScrapRoom
This is the 4th and final kit reveal for February and features Echo Park Just Be You.
The inspiration for this layout came from a couple of the 3x4 cards included in my kit. They made me think of running and how far I have come with it, even though I started later in life.
I selected a few photos from a trip to the beach last spring. I absolutely LOVE running on the beach!
I used my Cameo to cut the title and I'm so happy with how it turned out. I love mixing fonts and sizes in my titles.
I used my circle punch to create additional embellishments. The patterned paper called "smile" was just begging for me to do just that with all these words and icons in cute colored circles.
I added a little machine-stitching down the sides for additional detail.  And, being true to me and my style, I kept with the linear/grid design.
If you don't already know, each month the designers from The ScrapRoom take one of the FOTM kits and create a 2 page layout along with a "recipe card" to follow so that you can re-create these layouts for yourself. So, if you are feeling stumped and need a jump-start or just want to get some pages done fast, these kits and their recipes can make it happen for you. You must be a subscriber to access the recipes. Ready to learn more? Go HERE for more information.

For more design team inspiration and sneak peeks of upcoming kits, visit the blog HERE. Bye for now!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

As promised, I am back with the second February FOTM kit reveal for The ScrapRoom!
 Today's kit features Simple Stories Love & Adore.
This kit came with black cardstock which, I have to say, really compliments this collection beautifully!
Lots of embellishments were included in this kit (even the doily!). I also had the extra embellishment kit which included a full sticker sheet with phrases, additional heart and flower stickers and an alphabet. Pulling this page together was such a breeze with so much to choose from!
I machine-stitched to create a large pocket with the pink heart paper so that I could have a place to tuck the menu that I wanted to be sure and include.
I again used my Cameo to cut a large simple title that would tie in with the feel of the page.
So, there you have it. I will have yet another FOTM kit reveal coming soon!

As always, you can learn more about these fabulous kits by visiting The ScrapRoom HERE. You can also see sneak peeks of upcoming kits and more design team inspiration by visiting the blog HERE.

Ready to Roll!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Good morning! It's a new month which means a new set of FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom
First up is this one featuring Crate Paper Heart Day.
I am not usually one for a lot of pink or large floral prints but this kit just really worked for me. I enjoyed combining all the different prints and creating something very girly and pretty!
The embellishments with this collection were also a lot of fun. A really nice variety---from wood buttons to layered paper embellishments to cute heart shaped puffy stickers. 

I had the title in mind from the time I took the photos last year and just had to find a font and cut it with my new Cameo (which I love, by the way!).
The foam hearts came out of my stash but actually from a previous TSR kit.
A few splatters of color and a bit of machine stitching and it's done. 

As always, if you are interested in learning more about these kits from The ScrapRoom, you can visit them HERE.  You can also see other DT inspiration and sneak peeks by visiting The ScrapRoom blog HERE.

See you in a few days for the next kit reveal!

#DLH Disneyland Hotel

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hello and happy February!
It's time to share my page for the latest challenge at Scrap Our Stash.
This one is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge:

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My stash items are from the top horizontal row:
The Color Red
Polk Dot Paper
Tag (vellum tag in lower right corner)

I used mostly Queen & Co. Magic collection. The phrase stickers are from Simple Stories. 
If you're feeling inspired by the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, come on over to Scrap Our Stash and check it out. Be sure to link up for your chance to win this month's prize!

Cards from Scraps - January Edition

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Yes...that's what the card says. Sometimes that's all you need when you just want to reach out to someone you haven't talked to in a while our who maybe just needs to know you've been thinking about them. 
I made this card using some of the scraps from The ScrapRoom's January FOTM kits featuring Fancy Pants Joy Parade.
I drew some stitching lines to add a little more detail to the card and to pull in a bit more black.

Don't you just love when the snow makes everything so quiet? We don't get snow around here very much so when it does happen, that's one of the things I notice...the peace and quiet. This thought and feeling is what lead me to the sentiment for this snowman card. 
For detail I again drew some hand-stitching, this time in silver. I also added a few silver sequins and a few Nuvo drops, also in silver. 
This card uses scraps from my kit featuring Echo Park I Love Winter.

Until next time... 😊