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sunday sketch challenge from SC

Yesterday was a good day!  I actually scrapbooked for a while…and I decided to try out the Sunday Sketch from Studio Calico.  You can see their sketch below…and then my version…  
This is my son after getting his temps.  I used some random keys for the masking and I think the vintage cards are from October Afternoon. 
Next, I had a picture that I love of our dog, Chewy, waiting for his pancakes.  My husband started a weekly tradition of Pancake Saturdays….hubby gets up and makes pancakes and bacon, while I make the coffee…we all look forward to Saturday mornings, the 3 of us + Chewy…. 
For the masking, I used some hearts that I had cut out with my Cricut.
…Most of the supplies used came from Studio Calico monthly kits…and I love the fabric Thickers! 
Finally, I had a picture that I took of my new glasses.  On the day that I turned 40, I went to my first eye-exam and ended up needing bifocul reading glasses.  Welcome to the 40’s, lol. 

For this layout, I challenged myself to simply grab random supplies and use it. 

The brown strips I bought a  few years ago and it has sat in my stash forever. 

Below it I used a polka-dot tape, from the $1.99 bin at Archivers. 

The “details”, I had cut out using my Cricut. 

So, that’s all.  Feels good to have scrapped some layouts, using supplies on hand. 

Today’s the last day of summer break.  Where did Summer go? 

altered note card holder & some vintage rick rack

I’ve been holding on to this note card holder waiting for the perfect project to alter it for. 
I finally thought of the perfect thing!  It’s the perfect size to store CDs in on my desk at work!! 
Here’s how:

  • First, I painted a small amount of green paint around the edges of each side, in case any of it showed, I didn’t want the original colors to ruin the color of the project. 
  • Then, I simply cut paper to the size of each side. Using my large sticker maker, I adhered the paper to the box.  This Xyron is perfect for these types of projects…I always use it! 
  • Collect embellishments such as ribbon, flowers etc…anything you want!  My BFF Lisa had just given me a bag of vintage ribbon and rick rack–in the original packaging!!!!!!  This rick rack matched perfectly!!!  And when I opened it, I realized that the packaging was the perfect size for the front of my box…so, of course I had to use it! 
  • Before adding the embellishments, I used sandpaper around the edges to rough them up a little and make them look old.  Then, I dabbed the edges with a white ink-pad.  Followed by some squirts of my favorite Marshmallow Mist to add a little glitter to the paper.
  • I used various sizes of my scalloped oval Marvy Punches, some bling, and a Sassafras button flower.  I used some blue embossing powder on one of the ovals, (first time I’ve used embossing powder…not sure why I haven’t tried it before). 
  • I also ran the 2 colors of rick rack through my sticker maker…great way to add adhesive to ribbon.
  • After all embellishments were added, I sprayed a layer of Matte finishing over the entire thing. 
And that’s it! 

I love how rough and “vintagey” it looks.  Can’t wait to use it!! 

altered board game journal

My sister’s birthday is this week and so is her yearly birthday trip to Lakeside.  I had an old “Lakesideopoly” board game, (Lakeside version of Monopoly) and so I thought I would make her a journal for her trip! 
The sunshine is actually made from a wood self-adhesive embellishment. 
Most of the papers and embellishments were part of past Studio Calico monthly kits. 
Every trip to Lakeside, includes a trip to The Patio, where she buys a slice of her favorite Red Raspberry pie….so I included money for her afternoon “sweets”. 
I loved using the game property cards for some fun embellishments as well. 
She recently redecorated her home, so I know that she plans to spend time wandering through the shops looking for more home decor, so I included some fun-money for her shopping trips. 
…I loved this pin-up girl flair in her pink bathing suit… 
Do you have an extra board game laying around the house collecting dust? 

Make a fun mini album! 

little mini

Happy Belated National Scrapbooking Day! 

Incase you didn’t know, it was this past Saturday, lol. 

I am typically, not a ‘cat person’, but my sister had to put her 20 year old cat, “Mini”, to sleep at the end of last week.  She, of course, is going through a sad time right now. 

So, I did the only thing I know how. 

I scrapped. 

My mom gave me some pictures of the cat, from over the last 20 years, and I made a “mini album about Mini”. 

Some of the supplies used were from:  Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, Maya Road, PapertreyInk, Cricut & more! 

Thanks for looking! 

just hatched


It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Sorry about that. 

Anyways, with Easter on the way, I wanted to post a quick tutorial! 

Altered Egg Box

  • You will need one of these totally adorable boxes, available from  They are very durable and have crisp & clean corners.  Very easy to alter….and very inexpensive! 
  • Next pick out your color/paper theme.  I have been LOOOOOOVING the “Lush” line.  I chose the brown and vintage turquoise. 
  • Gather your supplies:  Your choice of adhesives,  (my most favorite adhesive for these types of projects are by Xyron 510….and a little bit of double-sided tape, if need be), paper cutter, punches or knife (for cutting egg-holes), ribbon, embellishments, stamps.  You will also need some plastic eggs and your choice of filling.   
  • I chose to fill my eggs with yummy Easter chocolates, although you could use anything you like.  (I would love to find WHITE plastic eggs, but have yet to find them anywhere).
  • Once the eggs are finished, the fun embellishing can begin! 
  • I love to use wire ribbon…it’s so easy to make pretty bows and twirl the ends!!

That’s it!!  Such a quick, easy project, that looks fantastic!!! 

What are you making for Easter? 

lush lovelies & an altered VB envelope

I had bought some Vera Bradley products as gifts recently, and had received the receipts in an extra thick envelope.  Of course, being the scrapper that I am, I kept the envelope, thinking it would be perfect for a future project. 

So, for my mom’s birthday, I altered the envelope and made a card to go inside.

I made the card below using the new Lush line from My Mind’s Eye…..I love the vintage feel of the paper and embellishments!  The turquoise (blue) and the browns are my favorite!!! 

The beautiful brown flower was handmade by my MIL!! 

pancake saturdays

The last 3 weeks, there’s been a new tradition on our home. 

Pancake Saturdays. 

My husband makes the pancakes.  (They are fabulous…thanks honey!!) 

I make the coffee. 

Even Chewy gets his own cute little mini pancakes. 

One certain family member, has yet to crawl out of bed for his….ahhh, the life of a teenager. 


I made these ATCs for a “Stash Buster ATC Swap” over on 

The challenge was to choose 5 items from the list and use up some of your scrapbook stash.  I chose: buttons, bling, photo corners, pattern paper (bird/cloud) and flowers.  It didn’t really put a dent in my stash, but it was alot of fun to make. 

I love this stamp set….I got it for my birthday from 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Well, I survived my 40th birthday!  Whew! 

It was quite the birthday!!! 

I received some new stamp sets from, so I’ve been working on some cards. 

For these few cards, I used this set.

A good friend of mine had to say good-bye to her dog a few days ago.  Her dog was a loyal furry friend and will be greatly missed.  I made the card below for her, using another new set from papertreyink. 

That’s all for today.  Just a quick post. 

Time to refill my coffee cup.