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Life is Good

It has been a while since my last post. I’ve actually spent a fair bit of time in my craft room in recent weeks, but haven’t taken time to blog about anything. Last weekend, I spent all the time I could find on my daughter’s costume for the school musical. Otherwise, I’ve mostly been scrapbooking, but I have made a few cards I’ll share over the next week or so.

Today, I was inspired by CASE this Sketch 66. I originally pulled out some cute birthday stamps and papers (I really need a few birthday cards), but wasn’t getting anywhere I liked with them. So, I started over and ended up with the card above– Life is Good.


Stamps: flower from Hero Arts; sentiment from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks
Paper: watercolor paper, kraft, Bazzill Basics
Other: clear embossing powder, Silhouette Cameo, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen


Sending Good Cheer- The Card Concept Challenge #1


I was pleased to find the new Card Concept Challenge blog and thought I’d play along for their inaugural challenge. I really like this color scheme.


I made a clean and simple card using a stamp from Imaginisce, colored pencils and gamsol, Hero Arts Cup a’ Joe ink, Bazzill brown card stock, patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found collection, a bit of twine from Jilibean Soup, and a few pink gems.

CASE Study Challenge #168

Bazzill card stock, patterned paper unknown, Stampin' Up stamps, Doodlebug twine, BoBunny buttons, Hero Arts black ink, glitter paper by American Crafts

Bazzill card stock, patterned paper unknown, Stampin’ Up stamps, Doodlebug twine, BoBunny buttons, Hero Arts black ink, glitter paper by American Crafts

I’ve been thinking about the windows in this card by Keisha Campbell on the CASE Study Challenge since I first saw it a few days ago. I started imagining snowmen peeking through and had a little time to try out my idea today.


Today is a new day

Spent a little time this week on a card inspired by the retro sketches #91.


Bazzill Cardstock; Country Pumpkin Chowder patterned paper by Jillibean Soup; glitter paper by American Crafts; ‘A Tree for All Seasons’ stamps by SU!; Studio Calico / Hero Arts sentiment stamp; Cup O’Joe ink by Hero Arts; Gold Glory embossing powder by SU!

Here is the sketch:

Bowling and Birthdays


I am pleased to have put together a couple scrapbook pages this weekend. First, my son finished his first bowling season and I was eager to document it.

I used Echo Park’s All About a Boy line, with a little bit of the Doodlebug Take Note paper. I also used Bazzill card stock and my Silhouette Cameo to cut the ball and pins.
Also, since we’re celebrating my daughter’s 14th birthsay, I thought I should get her 13th birthday photos in an album. I added photos to the pages I created in Bella Blvd’s Lovin’ Life Layoutsmworkshop at scrapfest using their Engaged at Last and Love and Marriage lines. I also created a second page with a We Are Memory Keepers pocket page.

Halloween tags



It was quiet here this past weekend. I spent some happy hours in the craft room. My focus was Halloween– Halloween tags. I used lots of scraps and stickers to create three large tags to accompany treat’s for my niece and nephews.

And, I put together lots of little tags for my colleagues.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all the tags and then layered cardstock and patterned papers from Bazzill Basics and Doodlebug with stickers from Doodlebug, Studio G, and other unknown sources. I tied them to little bags of candy corn with green curling ribbon

Here are close ups of some favorites.