Thursday, December 31, 2015

Make a Wish

Today I am sharing this bright and shiny (each little circle on here is coated with stickles) birthday card I created for this month's Kreaxions/Just Imagine Design Team Challenge.  I broke out some Bo Bunny papers and used my #920 Kreaxions punch to punch along the edge of the card!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Wishing each and every one of you are very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Some Punch border fun!


Today I am sharing this layout created with my #907 punch.  But did you notice?  2 different borders??? And I only used 1 punch! I punched the top border with the Kreaxions #907 punch.  The bottom border is the "tear away" strip that is left after punching the top border! A guess what it works with almost every one of there punches! Hope you try them out!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

So happy to announce

I am so happy to announce I am continuing with this very talented team.   So many fun things planned for the future!  Congrats to all my team-mates!

Homecoming Fun

Today I am sharing my take on this weeks Sketches in Thyme  fantastic sketch!  I choose to use some photos of my daughter and her roommate and friends from her first college homecoming!.  Be sure to hop over to their blog to check out to play along!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Concert at the WWII Memorial

Today I am sharing this page I created for Kreaxions/Just Imagine. I started by cutting 2 circles with my circle cutter.  I used the stencil to mark the back side of my black cardstock and then punched along the stencil lines.  I added some bling to the center of my punch outs.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Sin City Stamps Sneak Peek

Here is a super quick sneak peek of the card I have up today on the Sin City blog. Be sure to hop on over there to see how I creted this wreath using a simp holly branch.! 

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Merry Christmas Card

Today I am sharing my take on Bev Code's Card sketch for Turtle Soup/Scrapping Turtle.  Here is her sketch.

I did flip the flower accent to the other side.  I embossed the background to give a little more interest to the white space.  Hop on over the Turtle Soup to play along!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Giving Thanks

Today I am sharing this card I made for this month's Fall Color Design Team Challenge at Just Imagaine/Kreaxions Punches. I started out by embossing some craft cardstock and then using my Kreaxions 903 punch with the C insert to create the perfect corner punch for my journaling block. I love how many options you have with each punch!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Family Photo Fun


Today sharing this fun family vacation photo layout!  I used my Kreaxions #919 punch to create the fun border under my large photo banner.  I love how it makes my banner stand out!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Turtle Soup Mini Crop

This months mini crop at Turtle Soup theme is banners and flags.  SO for my challenge I choose to require not only banners but also to use your school colors or colors of your national flag.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch from Sketches in Thyme. I love using sketches to jump start my creativity!  I especially love sketches with more than one photo!  Be ure to check out all of this month's sketches!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sin City Sneak Peek

Here is a quick sneak peek of my latest Sin City Stamps creation.  Hop on over to their blog to see the full layout.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Photo Op


Today I am sharing this Photo Op layout I create for Just Imagine/Kreaxions.  To create this layout I started by creating a larger phot0 mat and punching the edge with my #904 punch.  I then added the punched doily in gold behind my photo.  To create the doily I used my circle cutter to cut the circle, then used my A template to mark the back of my circle and punched along the lines using my #924 punch.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Move In Day

Today I am sharing my take on this week's DT sketch for Turtle Soup! I broke into some of older papers that I have been hoarding as they no longer make these PDQ papers :(.

Friday, October 30, 2015

A little Zombie Fun

I have been dying to use these Tim Holtz Zombie Stamps stamps.  So I created this cute card for my hubby.  The inside of the card says I *heart* you for your brains!  This was so fun to color with my distress markers and my water pen! I used my handy Kreaxions #919 punch to create the border!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Border Punch Fun


Today I am sharing this super fun layout using only border strips for my background.  For the strips I used my #919 punch and the left over strip!   I absolutely love that each border punch really gives you 2 different strips!!!  I love how just using the border strips of this "loud" paper seemed to tone it down just a tad.  Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Naval Academy

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch at Sketches in Thyme.  I decided to stretch the sketch and create a 2 page layout!  I love the result!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Photo Mat Fun!


Today I am sharing a favorite technique to spice up a photo mat.  I chose my #916 Kreaxions punch to punch along the edges of my photo mat.  I Love how it really makes a photo mat POP!  I also used my handy Kreaxions circle cutter to cut my journal block.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Happy 21st Birthday

Today I am sharing my take on Turtle Soups Card sketch.  I love the sketches Bev Creates. I used the sketch to create this card for my daughter's 21 st birthday!

Monday, October 05, 2015

A early start to Christmas Cards

Here is a quick sneak peek of a project I have up on the Sin City Blog Today.  Be sure to check it out as it includes a new (to me) technique !

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kreaxions Punches


Today sharing this cool boys layout using my Kreaxion's punches.  For this layout I started with the star template and added the 907 punch with the A insert to create the star doily in the background.  I then added a border strip created using the #909 with the A insert.  I saved the punch outs from the 909 to add to the corners and as accents to my page.

Friday, September 18, 2015

How to use a mask for inking

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch for Sketches in Thyme!  I also used this sketch to create my challenge for Scrapping Turtle's Mini Crop.  The sketch called for 3 photos but I replace 2 of the photos with tags and then instead of added a circle,  I used a cicrle as a mask  and inked around the circle.  I then added faux stitching along the circle outline.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Creating 2 different borders with 1 punch


HI! Today I am sharing this 2 page layout I created using Kreaxions #920 punch.  To create the bottom border strips I used my #920 punch along the edge. The to create the top border I used the "scrap" leftover from punching out that border.  Isn's it cool that with one punch you can have 2 different borders!!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2015


If you are starting at my blog please click here!

Welcome to our  Sin City ATC Blog Hop.  Each of our Design team members will be sharing a set of ATC with you.  Be sure to comment on each blog and then head back over to the Sin City Blog to let them know which ATC stamp you would like to win!  Don't forget to like our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

Supplies needed: 
Distress Markers: Hickory Smoke, Frayed Burlap, Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce, Black Soot, Wild Honey, Ground Espresso, Festive Berries, Faded Jeans, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Dusty Concord
Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet
Copic Markers:BG45, B21, G24, YG67, Y15, YR04, E33

 To create these ATC, I started by  stamping the Lion and the Scarecrow onto a piece of scrap paper.  I then cut both of the images out to create a mask.
 I then stamped the Yellow Brick Road on all three ATC, stamping over the masks for the lion and scarecrow. For the Scarecrow I chose to use my Distress Markers to colors directly on the stamp and then stamped the image.

I did use a black journaling pen to fill in any parts of the road that did not stamp,

Since the Tin Man was walking up the road I stamped him "on top" of the Yellow Brick Road.

 I colored the tin man using my Hickory Smoke Distress Marker and a water brush to spread out the ink.
To color the Yellow Brick Road, I outlined each brick with my Fossilized Amber Distress Marker and then spread the ink with my water brush.  

 The lion was colored with Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye Distress Markers

I then inked the backgrounds with my distress tool and Weathered Wood Distress Ink Pad.  I then stamped OZ over the backgrounds.

The create the sayings I stamped the quotes onto white cardstock and then cut the quotes apart and attached to each card.

 To create the back of each card I stamped the  ATC stamp and colored the image with Copic Markers

 Here is a close up of each ATC and the Back.

Hope you are inspired!  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's projects, and make sure you leave me some love and stop back to the Sincity stamps blog and tell them which of the four ATC you like best.  This is your change to win one!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Scrapping Turtle DT Sketch

Today I am sharing my take on this week's Design Team Sketch over at Scrapping Turtle.  I was disappointed that we didn't get to tour Ford;s Theatre but made sure that the kids saw it and discussed its history.