Let’s Go On An Adventure

Let’s Go On An Adventure Layout! My oldest son in 2006, when he was 7 1/2, going exploring in my mom & dad’s backyard with his brother, using the “Explorer Kit” that my youngest had received for his birthday in 2005! This week’s Monday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is “Distress It.” While IContinue reading “Let’s Go On An Adventure”

Summer Hello Cards!

Summer Hello Cards – Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit! Just a couple of straight forward cards I made using the July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp! The card on the right was inspired by Heather Hoffman’s card shown on the inspiration/idea insert that comes in the kit! These cards also fit nicely intoContinue reading “Summer Hello Cards!”

be your own sunshine

I saw a piece of paper (I’ll show that later) that inspired the coloring of this tag. Plus, Simon Says Scrap’s current Wednesday challenge is “Summer Sunshine.” Add to the mix a quote I saw that said, “Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine,” and a tag was born. The flowers didn’t come outContinue reading “be your own sunshine”

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland I was inspired by the “Sizzix Christmas In July” Challenge over at scrapbook.com to start some Christmas projects early! There was a lot of fussy cutting involved, but it was worth it in my opinion! Those birds and houses (Crate Paper “Snow and Cocoa” line) are just too darn cute! I don’t knowContinue reading “Winter Wonderland”

Christmas Cards Set!

Getting a head start with my Christmas Cards! Just because it’s 110 degrees outside doesn’t mean I can’t do Christmas! After all, in the Southern Hemisphere of this big blue marble we call home, Christmas is a summer holiday! Used my Silhouette Curio to write & fill in the greeting! That gold bow came inContinue reading “Christmas Cards Set!”

Christmas Gift Tags Set #2

Set #2 of my Christmas Gift Tags My second set of Christmas Gift Tags, which, like the first set, was set in motion by AZAmy’s & Sizzix’s “Christmas In July Challenge” over at scrapbook.com. Like the first set, the tags, and most of the patterened paper came from the Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition 2016Continue reading “Christmas Gift Tags Set #2”

Red, White, & Blue ATCs!

Red, White, & Blue ATCs Putting these ATCs together was something else! I had an original idea in mind inspired by the July Challenge over at Creative Embellishments. I really loved the way the elements in the inspiration photo overlapped each other, and I really love how “shiny” the image seemed. Creative Embellishments July ChallengeContinue reading “Red, White, & Blue ATCs!”

Teal(ish) Flower ATCs

Teal(ish) Flower ATCs Over at scrapbook.com “MarciLB” hosts a monthly ATC swap with four categories. For July, “Flowers” was one of those categories, and these are the ATCs that popped into my little head! I’m also entering in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! The background is some thin, self-adhesive cork that IContinue reading “Teal(ish) Flower ATCs”

Mermaid Tag

Steampunk Mermaid Tag I came across the June Challenge over at Creative Embellishments and decided I would play along! Of course I came across it the afternoon of the 28th, giving me about 2 1/2 days to think up a project and complete it! I made it, with about 50 minutes left! Edit: Although theContinue reading “Mermaid Tag”

No Spell Check

No Spellcheck {or backspace} This is the typewriter I learned to type on! The kind where you need reinforced fingers to “hammer” those keys down! I still own this typewriter, it was my dad’s, and I still use it when I want authentic typing. Kaisercraft “Art of Life” Collection I dug out some Kaisercraft papersContinue reading “No Spell Check”