Back in the saddle again.

Well, that was a dry spell! Here are a few layouts I've done recently. The digital layout was created using a kit by Marci Parmeley called "A Time to Love."


Since I've seemed to have vanished...

I really haven't but just been busy. Does anyone have a magic pill that makes kids organized, clean, respectful, and loves homework by any chance? If you do, I'll pay thousands for it. Just email me. :)

Anyway, since I haven't been posting I thought I'd atleast post a few of my favorite layouts I've done over the past few years since believe it or not, I've not scrapped in MONTHS. I will though. I'm thinking while my son is in Saturday detention at school for four hours, I'll get a chance to finally. Oy.

Click on any image for a larger version. Have a great weekend all!


Digi/Hybrid class success!

A quick shout out to everyone who came to my Digital/Hybrid Scrapbooking 101 class on Tuesday night. It was terrific! You all were so enthusiastic and full of questions. I loved it. It was so much fun to see the excitement you have about branching out into hybrid. Thanks for coming out. :) Oh, and I am thinking about teaching a software class now. You were quite convincing.

Also, I just wanted to let everyone know that my Summer Sparkle kit is available at Scrapbook Mania. I think she may only have a couple extras but give them a call to find out... 205-424-4246. I was able to create a cute little acrylic mini-album with the kit. It includes Cloud 9 products, velvet ric-rac, paint, Stickles, and some other fun goodies.

I enjoyed creating the sparkly frame you see in the close up. I painted it first with the acrylic paint included in the kit. (The chipboard frames are part of it, too.) After drying, I put some Stickles on it and smeared it with my finger for even coverage and that was it. Very cute.

On a side note, I am happy to say I survived a 3000-mile trip from Alabama through Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Georgia for a fun visit with some family. The drive was so worth it. I had almost perfect driving weather and gosh, there's nothing like hanging out with people you love. Especially when you only get to see them every couple of years.

Have a great weekend everyone! I can't believe summer is about half over. Wow.


I {heart] Stickles.

I love love love Stickles. I know I'm not the only one either. You know who you are. :)

They're my favorite accent to use on acrylic and paper. I'm experimenting with it on all kinds of mediums. If I come up with anything revolutionary, I'll be sure to share. Until then, I'm posting this recent layout called "Wild Man." I used some old pics I've been saving and designed this with Basic Grey and Bazzill papers. I used a Crafters Workshop doodling template for the scalloped outline of the brown paper and cut it out, and also for the leaves which I drew using the template then traced with Stickles. I cut one leaf out of brown paper and stickled the edges, too.

And of course, I used my Sakura pens to add a little doodling. The glitter alphas are made by Doodlebug. (You can see more detail by clicking on the images below.)

I've put together a fun kit using Cloud 9 products, Stickles, paint, and acrylic that will be on sale at Scrapbook Mania in a month or two. I can't wait to play!

Hope all is well with everyone. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.


Bling for a buck

Browsing through Michael's arts & crafts store tonight I ran across the bin with all the cutsie-pie flip flops ready for decorating and I looked up and there was the rhinestone bling! For $1.00 I got a 48-pc pack of clear rhinestones. They also had pastels and primary colors. Of course, I bought a few of each. Oh, and by the way, they're self-adhesive! I haven't tried them yet to see how well they stick but I think they were meant for the plastic straps on flip flops so I'm thinking they may work really well. I'll let you know. :)

Anyway, thought I'd share this find. Yummy. :)

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