Monday, July 28, 2014

Be YOU & Smile...

I had some free time the other day and I knew I wanted to create a layout! I've been stuck on cards since they're much easier to whip out!

I used a sketch from Stuck on U Sketches (SOUS)...I love the big circle, the columns of paper and the clusters of embellishments that this layout allows.

I used Studio J to create this layout using a retiring paper packet, Ariana!  All the sentiments are from the Ariana Complements...the GREAT thing about using these in Studio J is that you can crop and resize to fit your layout...can't do that in real life!

 I just LOVE this kid!!!  His smile is one of the happiest I have ever seen!

This layout challenge will be open 'till the 31st so head on over to SOUS Challenges and link up your layout!

Friday, July 25, 2014

You're Sweet - SOUS Die-Cut Challenge...

This week's Die-Cut Challenge over at SOUS (Stuck on U Sketches) is all about Food & Beverage...and who doesn't LOVE donuts!!!

I found this CUTE svg file over at Miss Kate Cuttables and had to use it for this challenge!

I cut the "sweet" pennant from CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Collection and I stamped "you're" using one of our NEW stamp sets, Handwritten Print, and it's going to be one of my FAVORITES...I can already tell!
I used several paper packets from CTMH to make the various donut icings...and even used Liquid Glass to add some gloss...I love how they turned out, especially the chocolate covered donut!
 --------------------------------------------'s a peek at the inside - I used some word-play and chose "Do-Nut know what I'd do without YOU!"...used Handwritten Print again to stamp "Do-Nut" and "You"

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you'll play along with us this week over at SOUS - Food & Beverage Challenge...REMEMBER this is a Die-Cut Challenge so we want to see some die-cuts!!!

Our Sponsor this month is our very own DT member, Helen G...she has offered this package of goodies to the a winner which will be chosen from all those who link up!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lucky #tbt CTMH style...

Sorry for the break from my blog and my #tbt posts...I had to take a little time away.

I made these layouts about 3-1/2 years ago for a contest CTMH used to hold for Consultants...and I WON!!!

I never got around to posting them here but I did post the card below...another WIN in the same contest!

This is my middle son and he is definitely my silly one, as you can see from these

Here's the card...
here's a close-up of the stitching and wooden buttons!
here's the inside...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Begin your Summer Recycle with UYSBH...

This month's UYSBH (Use Your Stash Blog Hop) is all about recycling!!!

If you've come from the very talented, Wendy Kessler, then you're well on your way to being amazed by all the recycling and reusing!

I have PLENTY to recycle and reuse in my scrapbook room but this little heart box that my daughter has colored on has been calling me.  It wanted to be pretty so I decided to dress it up with the retiring Ariana Paper Packet!

Here she is all pretty...

And...there's a little surprise inside...

And...the "shreds" inside are also recycled...they're made from tiny 1/4" strips of Ariana B&T...our husbands KNOW that we have TONS of scraps laying around our scrapbook rooms!

Thanks for hopping can hop on over to Shirley's Blog now and see what she's done with something we all have around the house and a bunch of BLING!!!!

Some Like it HOT with H2H...

This week's challenge over at H2H, is to show us your HOT projects!!!

Our DT really stretched their imagination this week and created some not-so-obvious projects...can't wait for you guys to see them!

I...went for the HOT beach pictures that I've had saved on my computer since 2007...smh.  Studio J is the PERFECT way to catch up on some much needed scrapbooking!!!

I used the Surf's Up collection...the BEST thing about Studio J is that all the paper packets (and even some that were never released in "print") will still be available eventhough the paper is retired!!! 

here are some close-ups of the can resize them, push them backward, bring them forward, crop them, stack them...the possibilities are endless!
I made it to where these stickease went off the layout, much like you would do if you were stamping!
And here is a close-up of the stitching (which I LOVE to do in Studio J!!!) and the date using the journalling function...