Thursday, April 4, 2013


Hello Friends! I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter Season!
I wanted to share with you, this adorable photo of my niece Christy taken in 1976.
I have been scanning photos into Photoshop lately and when I came across this one I knew at once I had to scrap it!

The papers used are from K&Co Brenda Walton Flora. I have had them for some time, but love using some time proven products!
I stamped the background paper with  Bo Bunny Distress Stamps and doodled around the edges.
The circle doilies were cut using the new Martha Stewart Circle Edge paper punch. (LOVE IT)
I fussy cut the photo and popped it up with foamies to give it some dimension. I then inked the edges to define it a bit more!

The banner was made with Sizzix Framelits Banner die. I used 2 sizes. The base layer is scored at the top and folded over to give some depth for the mini clip to hold on to. The mini paper clips are Tim Holtz Ideaolgy.
The lettering is older stickers that I have inked and adhered using foam adhesives for dimension.
The little ballet slipper is made by Jolees Boutique. I thought it worked perfectly!

 You know I love to layer flowers and this was no different! I layered them using various punches and dies, then inked the edges with Adirondack Citrus, Purple Twilight and Distress Worn Lipstick. The leaves are from a Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch. Again I inked all edges and added some leaf veins.
I will be doing a flower Tutorial on this flower soon :)

The final touch was this pretty little chip bird cage that I have had for a few years. I am not certain who makes it.. but I would love to have more! I inked it with Distress Shabby Shutters and added a flower.  I wrapped some wire around a stick pen and stretched it out along the bottom, to give it a metal feel.
I really enjoyed doing this layout! The colors were fun to work with and the photo brings joy to my heart!
Thanks Friends for stopping for a visit! It is much appreciated!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Clip It Up-Shoerack Style!

 Hi Friends! I wanted to share with you an inexpensive, quick and easy way to make yourself a Clip It Up!  This was inspired by a post on the blog Golden Moments.
I purchased a Three Tier Revolving Shoe Rack from Bed Bath and Beyond for $24.99
(after using a 20% coupon).

Assembly was super easy. I only used 2 of the 3 tiers as I wanted mine to be table top and I felt the 3 tiers was a bit tall as a table top style. The base is surprisingly weighted and feels very sturdy overall.  I used the long post on top for all those long packaged embellies!
Also if you notice the original one had the basket snipped off. I chose to leave it on for additional storage. Plus it keeps the items neatly divided.

 I purchased a box of mini clips and paperclips that were on clearance at Target! I love a good bargain!
I then slipped one side of  the mini clip over paperclip and looped it over basket portion of the shoe rack. And there you have it!

Thanks for the visit!  I hope you have fun saving some money making your own clip it up!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


 Hi Folks! It has been way too long since I have scrapped. I have still been visiting blogs & galleries-just not scrapping. I think that is past & now have a renewed energy for it! I had to take a little break, however now I am happy to be back at it!
The inspiration for this layout is a photo of my son, Nick & daughter in law Stephanie taken in Maui. They work work work & have found that their place to refresh is Hawaii! They go every so often and just love the peace that Maui has to offer.
I used the Basic Grey Kioshi line of papers... the colors were perfect!

A Sizzix flourish was used to cut the flourishes. I still have my hand cranked Sizzix & no electronic cutting machine. I guess I am living in the Ice Age!!!

I made flowers using various dies & punches , inking the edges &  adding a drop of Scribbles for the centers. I also dotted the flourishes with the Scribbles.

Lastly, I stamped around the edges with Inkadinkado (whew I always type that wrong ) chandelier stamps-using the chain portion! It was just what I needed!

Thanks so much friends for visiting & hanging with me in my absence!


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