Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Place Beautiful

There are some fabulous new Angie Girls released over at Unity today!  All of the Angie Girls are on sale! So be sure to check them out!

I used the Whitney Girl, I love the long flowy skirt - perfect for paper piecing!  I have also used a sentiment from Imperfection is Beauty.  The paper is Polka Dot Party by American Crafts.

Upcycled Wooden Tea Pot

Have you been hopping along with theXyron/Teresa Collins Blog Hop going on all this week?  I hope so and I hope you have been leaving comments for your chance to win the prize that is up for grabs!  For more information please check out the Xyron Blog.

I am sure you know how much I love the Teresa Collins products so I couldn't wait to play and take part in the Hop.  I also love to upcycle and that is what I have done for you today.  I used the Daily Stories collection, I LOVE this rose print paper and the colors, so soft and pretty!  I decided to upcycle a wooden teapot that I purchased at a Thrift Shop.  First I basecoated the pot.  Then, I just traced the teapot onto the pattern paper, cut it out and then used my Xyron 9" Creative Station to add adhesive to the back and voila.  Easy peesy!

Finally I created a little sequin tag using the Teresa Collins sequins in the collection and some stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I used the 1.5" Create-a-Sticker to paper piece the label.  I then tied it on with some Divine Twine.  I thought this would make a nice way to give some tea as a gift.

Here is the before photo.  I just took the metal tea plaque off before painting and adhering the paper.  I then just reattached it when I was done.

Inspired By #112

My new Inspired By Challenge is up:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


You have until tonight to play along with my Inspired By Challenge.

I went with the sketch and created this layout of my daughter passing her learner's test, yay!  I used the Sightseeing Stew collection by Jillibean Soup, along with a Tim Holtz stamp set, a Silhouette cut and the key is cut with my Cricut.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother's Day card

I am up on the SRM Stickers blog with a Mother's Day card (please see the SRM Stickers Blog for which stickers).  I have also used the Garden Party collection by Pebbles along with a Silhouette cut.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

I am up on the My Mind's Eye blog today with a layout that I created using the new Now & Then Dorothy Collection, along with a couple of Silhouette cuts, some Elle's Studio tags and stamps from Technique Tuesday.

This was photo of my daughter and one of her best friends hamming it up on my daughter's 16th birthday party.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring Beauty

I have another layout to share today.  This one is a pretty CAS one, that didn't stray from the sketch I was using.  I used the Hello Sunshine collection by Pink Paislee, my Silhouette, some PTI stamps and a muslin bag and stickers from SRM Stickers.

I am playing along with the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketch for April:

Friday, April 18, 2014


I played around with some of the Special Delivery Boy collection by Pebbles.   I love this gingham print, so babyish!  The stamp is from Technique Tuesday, the twine is Divine Twine.  I cut the main star with my Silhouette while the others are from MFT.

I am playing along with this fabulous sketch:

Remember the time...

Making the most of this holiday Friday before I set to doing some chores.  I am finally feeling somewhat normal again.  Lots of napping yesterday helped I think.

Anyhow, I have used the fun Switchboard collection by Pink Paislee to document me keeping in touch, or at least trying to, my out of town bestie.  I used my Silhouette and Cricut for the cuts, the You Can Do Anything (love that coffee stain stamp) SMAK kit by Unity and finally a Maya road metal speech bubble and some Divine Twine to finish it off.

Time Well Spent

I have another layout to share with you today.  I used the Daily Stories by Teresa Collins as I thought the floral paper complimented the colors in the photo perfectly.  Besides I love that floral paper, it just makes my heart happy.  I have also used the Be Your Own Beautiful SMAK kit, Grandma's Closet, Full Circle Moment Layers of Life stamp sets by Unity and a Kerri Bradford Cut File.  I am playing along with the Friends With Flair over at Unity.