Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a layout I created using American Crafts Shimelle. I love this line!

I stitched a messy circle with my sewing machine and black thread:

Here are some close ups:
The acetate sunburst is from Crate Paper, isn't it adorable?

I love the colors in this collection!

Thanks for taking time to stop by.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hangin With Snoopy.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!!

I'm sharing a layout with you using the Echo Park Our Family mini collection kit for another layout. The photo is from Thanksgiving, we went to Knott's Berry Farm and had their amazing dinner!!! The kids loved it- they could go back as many times as they wanted, and I loved it because I didn't have to cook or clean!! win win...

The kids took a photo with Snoopy who was walking around, my little one was a bit too shared to be in the photo:

I added a large cork arrow and some wood hexagons- totally out of my stash:

And then used a mask to mist with and added a handful of brads- another item from my stash that hasn't been seeing enough love of lately, so I thought I would pull them out:

So if you already haven't, check out the mini collections from Echo Park. The pack goes really far and you can make quite a few layouts with it- and it includes stickers, tags and papers...

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hello Summer

Hello friends! It's finally the weekend and I hope you are having a good one so far!  I'm sharing a layout I created for one of the Daily Challenges this week on the forums.  If you haven't checked out our fun challenges or our current Got Talent? challenge, please do! The ladies on our design team wow me with their creativity!  

I seem to be on a Crate Paper kick lately! I just love their collections! The new Poolside is so fun and has a variety of embellishments to play with!  I scrapped a recent photo of my niece and nephew having fun at our local splash park! :)

I layered a chipboard banner and cardstock sticker over one of the cute Poolside Frames for my title. I love that the ephemera pack as so much to choose from!   

 I love to layer little embellishments so I pulled a few of the ephemera pieces out that caught my eye! Then I just try to configure them to see if they work! Here I used two tags as well as a sticker title.  And can I say how much I LOVE the wooden buttons?  So cute!  

 Layering more tags and stickers, as well as patterned papers! I love the diagonal grey and creme print as it sets off the bright colors! 

 Showing more of the Poolside embellishments!  The pinwheel stickers are a definite favorite in this collection!  

At the side of my page, I layered more ephemera plus a sticker boarder.

Thanks for reading today!  Go to our Facebook challenge page to see our fourth Got Talent challenge by Missy!  Have a great day!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Dorks / Got Talent Challenge #4 is up today!

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy back with you today.  I'm so excited to share my first Got Talent Challenge of the summer with you all!  This is our 4th challenge so far.  Check in every Friday for a new one on the forum and Facebook page!

This week's challenge is to start with any color of plain cardstock and create a background from scratch using ONLY ribbon and washi tape.  You can add mixed media and whatever embellishments you'd like, but no patterned paper is allowed.

I found this pretty multi-colored ribbon in my stash and pulled more coordinating ribbon and washi tape to start.  I decided to create a strip design and even cut some of the ribbon to make them look a little uneven and jagged.  I added a bit of torn washi tape in the center and then added in a little bit of gelatos here and there for a "smudgy" look.  The rest is chipboard, rhinestones, thread, a bit of stamping and a flair button.

I really love the colors in the the ribbon.  After I glued them down, I went over them with some clear gesso.  That helped cement them down and also allowed the gelatos to smooth over them.  I added in some  machine stitching as well as this die cut from The Cut Shoppe.

I added white and blue tissue paper under my photo instead of patterned paper and then layered some washi tape on the side.  I've had this messy frame sitting on my desk for a while, and it fit perfectly under my photo.  I also added in this flair button.

I knew I wanted the title to be "dorks".....because we totally are...haha :D  I cut it pretty large on my Cameo and just layered it on top of the ribbon and tape.

I used some of the alphas from the Basic Grey Prism Sticker Sheet here and used an American Crafts stamp.

One last close up of the ribbon and the journaling...I really loved how it all turned out.

Here's the process video of this layout being created from start to finish if you're interested.  Thanks for watching!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out our forums and our Facebook page to play along with the challenges!

Have a great day!

Missy :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

U & Me

Hi there, Lisa S here today to share a page I created with my *last* piece of Simple Stories I Am...I think I need to restock as I still have lots of embellies (oh how I love the Chipboard Frames)...I know many of you bought this line (we all loved it so much!) so here's a little fresh inspiration for the collection...

Like I said, I only had the one piece of paper so I had to be creative.  I used one piece of paper, two border stickers and 2 journaling cards as the base of this layout.  I cut another journaling card into the flag shape for a little journaling and cut the flower you see below my photo from another of the journaling cards.  Stickers and chipboard round it out for a fast and easy page highlighting a quick snapshot I took with my daughter this past Sunday.  Hop on over to our Throwback Thursday board for the challenge with this layout!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Happy hump day!
Lisa here today to share a layout I lifted from Heather using Fancy Pants Flutter for my Saturday Scraplift challenge over on the message board.

I love the colors along with the gold in this fun collection!
A few close ups:

 I added some watercolor:

lots of layers, a doily:

and of coarse frames, love them!

                                                    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Our Family of 5.

Hello and good morning....

Happy Tuesday!!!

One thing that I always enjoy working with are the Echo Park Mini Theme Collection kits.. I feel like everything I need is in the kit to make a fun page. It's got the papers, stickers and tags for journaling or layering with. The kits also make several pages. I used this kit on two pages already and I still have supplies to make a couple more. I LOVED the Our Family mini collection kit, because I knew it would work with any theme, or photos that I had to scrap.
I used a photo from last Thanksgiving of our family together.

Pretty much everything on the page is from the kit. Minus a few mini October Afternoon alphas (I might just have a serious supply collection of these....) to finish off the title, and then I added a few bling pieces for a little pop of texture:

And just added a pop of stitching at the top of the page..

So seriously, if you haven't picked up the Echo Park Mini collection kits.. check them out!! They are great when you are going to a crop and don't want to prep too much, or just want to sit down and make a few pages with the same collection. If you need any ideas for page sketches, also check out the latest sketch on the My Scraps & more sketch blog, esp the June 19 sketch which was just posted on Friday.

Thanks soooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!