Monday, July 28, 2014

Layouts from retreat photos

Here are a few layouts I made with the photos from my sbing retreat in June.

Thanks for looking and comments are always appreciated.
Till next time Barbara

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Back from Retreat

Well, I am back from retreat. I finished 35 layouts. I won't show them all to you here, but here are the five that I made with my Frosted Designs kit.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I am officially all packed up for my weekend scrapping retreat with some far away friends. We only see each other once or twice a year, but we stay close by internet and facebook. I used each and every one of the "crop in style" bags I bought years ago from Tuesday Morning. I used each bag to pack a different category of scrappy goodness. I have one bag with patterned paper and cardstock, one with photos and embellishments, one with tools, and one with lotions and potions as well as two CTMH containers with ink and stamps in them. I have been so busy packing I have not done much scrapping lately but I will have lots to show you when I return.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club Mixed Media Layout

Good day everyone. On the Scrapbook blessings club blog you can find instructions for this layout today. You can find the blog here:

Thanks for looking. comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Layout for Memory Nest Sketch challenge

Here is my new layout for the Memory Nest sketch challenge which you can find here:
This was a bit of a challenge for me. I dont' usually scrap so off center like this. but I like how it turned out.
thanks for looking.
comments and questions are always welcome
till next time

New Layout for Frosted Designs Bingo Challenge

This layout is for the frosted designs bingo layout. I used the column with the letter I.
I used
cardstock background
one photo
White space on the LO

You can find the challenge here:
Thanks for looking.
Comments and questions are always welcome.
Till next time

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Monochromatic Layout for Scrap Our stash challenge

This Layout is for a challenge at Scrap Our Stash to do a monochromatic layout.You can find the challenge blog here:  I choose blue for my color.

I used five blue items from my stash
washi tape
wire butterfly
small heart sticker on journaling tag
Thanks for looking. Comments are always appreciated.
Till next time

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club June Card Kit Reveal

The new card kit for June is American Crafts Mayberry Collection.
The cards I made from the kit are pictured below.

On this one I just made punched border edges from three of the pp and layered them on the blue cardstock base 5.5 x 4 inches. The cherry embellishment is from the kit and the stamped image is also from the kit.

On this one I made the banner by punching out the shapes I wanted then attach them to a piece of white cardstock then trimming the white cardstock close to the edges of the banner pieces.
The flower embellishment is from the kit and I used the Signo white pen which is also in the kit for the faux stitching and printing the sentiment.
It is our monthly card kit reveal time. Scrapbook Blessings Club is joining up with Scrapping For Less, and we are bringing you affordable Mini CARD KITS!!!  For June, we are featuring
 Mayberry from American Crafts

It is perfect for all levels of scrapbookers! So whether you are a newbie or an experience scrapper, these kits has everything you'll need to create fast and easy projects. All you need to do is get out your scissors, paper trimmer and adhesive.

Why card kits? A couple reasons, one is getting fabulous papers and embellishments from popular Scrapbooking Companies, without buy a ton that you never use and letting it all just sit in the drawer.
  The second is cost. I am a frugal scrapbooker and affordability is always high on my list.  It is not always easy to spend $30- $50 on a kit.
Our kits will be $15.00 which INCLUDES shipping!

And lastly is convenience, with these kits, there is no guess work in getting papers to coordinate along with embellishments and fabrics, etc.

 Who doesn't love fun and affordable--papers, flowers, chalk inks, brads, chalkboard, stamps, buttons.. more!! Every month you get something a little different!
You should have hopped over from Carolyn -

If you leave a comment on each blog, hop back to SBC and let us know.  We will pick a winner for a gift voucher from Scrapping for Less (you can put it towards your card kit, hint, hint!)


Carolyn -
Teresa-Fresh and Renewed
Brenda - Disney Girl
Marilyn - Marilyn's Crafts
Sandy- A Working Mom's Joy
SBC- leave a comment saying you hopped along.

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sketchabilities challenge

here is a layout for the sketchabilities current sketch which you can find here:

I really enjoyed using this sketch. I used gesso and mists and stencils to make the background. The black cameras across the top is washi tape. The film frames and the small black camera are CTMH stamps.
Hope you enjoy. Comments are always appreciated. Till next time.

Finished Thanksgiving Layouts from this past year

I finished my last Thanksgiving LO from 2013 finally. I used the Bo Bunny Apple Cider collection. The layout is based on a page maps sketch. Hope this inspires you to get your holiday scrapbooking done, because you know. new holidays are so close now.

I hope you find some inspiration here. Thanks for looking and comments are always appreciated.
Till next time

Monday, May 26, 2014

Scrap Our Stash May Sketch Challenge

I made this from my Frosted Designs kit, gesso, Tim Holtz stencil, Heidi Swapp gold mist, Lindy's stamp gang brown mist, and a circle and puddle stencil. First I laid down a layer of gesso. Then I used Heidi Swapp mist on the tim holtz stencil on the top half. Then I turned the stencil over to use the mist on the front of the stencil for the bottom half. Then I used the Lindy's mist and applied it with a sponge through the circle and puddle stencil. I used a CTMH stamp on top of the xoxo tag for the chevron look. I used a signo white pen to make the marks on the bottom of the xoxo tag. It is based on a sketch from Scrap Our Stash which you can find here:
Thanks for looking. Comments are always appreciated. Till next time, Barbara.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Layout #4 with the Frosted Designs May kit

Here is my 4th Layout with the Frosted designs May kit. And I still have more to use!
This is my dear son at 3 years old. I used a Tim Holtz stencil and copper Irresistables. I sprayed the copper spray on a paper plate and daubed a sponge in it to daub on the stencil. Then I daubed some of the spray on a background stamp on the upper right corner and to the left of the bottom of the photo. 
I used gesso on the paper before I used the stencil.
Thanks for looking.
Comments are appreciated.
Till next time

Frosted Designs Kit Challenge 1

Here is another layout for the Frosted Designs kit challenge. I used the May kit and some mixed media stuff to create this. You can find the challenge here:
I used copper Irresistables spray at the top left. I used Faber Castel Whipped Spackle with a stencil to make the partial frame around the photo.
Thanks for looking. Comments are appreciated.
Till next time

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Emboss resist with ink

This is the card I did for the challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club this week.
It involves heat embossing with white or clear embossing powder of a stamped image and then putting ink over it. Then you wipe the ink off of the embossed images.

Remember it is never too early to start your card stash for Christmas!
Till next time

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Frosted Designs May kit LO #2

I used the May Frosted Designs kit and some Hazel and Ruby washi tape that I won from my LSS The Little Blue House for this LO of DD in the wildflowers. you can find frosted designs FB page here:

Thanks for looking and leaving comments. They are appreciated.
Till next time

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Frosted Designs Kit Challenge

Here is my first LO for the May Frosted Designs Kit Challenge. I used the Hazel and Ruby masks I won from The Little Blue House, my local scrapbook store. We are the A,B,C family as our first names start with these letters. That was the inspiration for this layout. Thanks for looking. You can find the Frosted Designs blog here:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Just another LO

Here is one I did a few days ago. Hope you like it.
I used Basic Grey Carte Postal patterned paper and embellisments.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

NSD layouts

Here are some Layouts I did on Saturday for National Scrapbook Day. Thanks for looking.

Hope you find some inspiration here. Comments are always appreciated.
Till next time.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Scrap our Stash challenge

This month's scrap our stash challenge which you can find here: is to use blue, something old, something new and something fussy cut.
The small flowers are old. The scrabble letters and the pp are new. The rose in the bottom corner is fussy cut.
Thanks for looking.
See you next time.

Here is a new LO I have done this week

I have been scrapbooking some this week. How about you??

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Scrap our Stash Sketch challenge

This Layout is for the Scrap Our Stash Sketch and product challenge which you can find here:
This was the challenge:

Create a layout inspired by the sketch below and you must include the following stash items: 
A) 3 or more patterned papers from 3 or more different collections and/or manufacturers.
B) 3 or more embellishments from 3 different collections and/or manufacturers.
C) Include one or more of the following items on your layout:
Corkboard, Chalkboard, or Corrugated board. 
(This item does not count as one of your embellishments)

***When uploading your layout on your blog or gallery, you must list the collections/mfgs of each item you used for items in the A & B categories as well as note what item you used from the C category

Here's the April Sketch:
My layout contains:
Papers by
Dear Lizzy by American Crafts
Studio Calico
Bazzil World Wide

Embellishments by:
Black trim is Webster's Pages
Camera is from October Afternoon
bubbles are from Queen and Co.
Frame is from Melissa frances
blue flower is from Prima

The butterfly is cork

And the photo is ME!
Thanks for looking and leaving comments. I appreciate them so very much.
Until Next Time

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Card for Sketch and Scrap Challenge

This is my entry for the card sketch challenge at Sketch and Scrap which you can find here;

I used up the last of my Frosted Designs kit to make this one. I love the sketch. Thanks for looking and of course comments are always appreciated.
Till Next Time

Monday, April 21, 2014

Memory Nest Sketch

This is my Layout for the April #2 sketch over at The Memory nest which you can find here:,

I made this with Chantilly paper and coordiantes from CTMH.
Thanks for looking.

a couple of cards I lifted from Pintrest

I have kind of been on a bird and butterfly kick lately. Hope you enjoy and find some inspiration here.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Last Layout from my Frosted Designs kit

I think this will be my last layout from my April Frosted Designs kit because I have used it all up already. Just a few scraps left.
Thanks for looking.
comments are always appreciated.
Till next time

Friday, April 18, 2014

Another sketch challenge at Scrapbook Challenge Blog

Here is another LO I did for a sketch challenge at Scrapbook Challenge blog which you can find here:
If you did not go sightseeing in Germany on a rainy day, you might not go at all.

Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook Challenge Blog

I discovered a new challenge blog today just looking around. It is called the Scrapbook Challenge blog and you can find them here: This is the first LO I did for one of their april sketch challenges.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Frosted Designs Kit sketch challenge

This is the LO I made using my frosted designs kit to enter into their sketch challenge. You can find their blog here:

This is the East German border with West Germany in 1988. I have been waiting for just the right papers that would not overwhelm the photo for a long time. Thanks Frosted Designs.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Sketch Challenge at The Memory Nest

This LO is for a sketch challenge over at The Memory Nest which you can find here:
I found the sketch unusual and challenging. You should check it out.
Thanks for looking.
comments are always appreciated. 
Please become a follower of my blog.
Until next time

Monday, April 07, 2014

New Cricut Layouts

I made two Layouts using the Cricut Cart that makes the frames. I subbed to the monthly use of almost all cricut cartridges. I am having great fun with that!

Thanks for looking.
comments are always appreciated.
The bottom LO uses CTMH paper and embellies from the Skylark collection.

Scrap Our Stash Challenge- Spring colors

Over at Scrap Our Stash: They are having a challenge to use spring colors, a 3D embellishment and a paper clip. Here is my take on the challenge.
Thanks for looking and leaving comments. 
Until next time

Frosted Designs Transparency Challenge

This LO is for the Frosted Designs transparency challenge. You can find them here: The transparency is over the photo. It has a gold frame and a little blue stain in the corners.
Thanks for having this challenge Frosted Designs. Thanks for looking and leaving comments.
Till next time

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Product Review-Viva 3D stamp paint

I reviewed Viva's 3D Stamp Paint on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today. On this finished project I used it with a stencil to make the border and I mixed some with a bit of water and used it as a mist to get the light blue tint on the white cardstock. You should try some.
This LO documents the home arrival of my garage sale recliner. DD and SIL are so awesome. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mojo Monday Card challenge

I needed a card for the next QOTM package I am sending out and this sketch seemed just right!
I used lawn fawn pp and CTMH stamps and bling.  you can find the mojo monday blog here:
Thanks for looking.
comments are always appreciated. Hope you will visit again.


I had not done anything really vintage/shabby chic in a while and was aching to do so. Here it is:
I used style board from Maggie Holmes. Some distress stain from Tim Holtz. Kaiserkraft rub on, Heidi Swapp words, Adorn it wooden pieces. Webster's Pages doily. Mother Nature-harmony pp from my frosted designs kit. And some Teresa Collins washi tape. Hope this inspires you to do something vintage too.
Thanks for looking. Comments are always appreciated.

Scrap our Stash Challenge #14- use the number 1

You can find scrap our stash here:
This LO is using the number one, as in #1 Grandson learning to play soccer, with the dog who is not the least bit interested! LOL!
Hope you enjoy it.
comments are welcome as always.
Hope you will stop by again.

For Challenge #12 Game Pieces at Scrap our Stash

You can find Scrap our stash here:
This challenge was to use game pieces. My paw-paw loved to play cards almost more than anything. We indulged him often, because we loved playing with him too. Even his wife joined in sometimes.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Anything goes challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club

This is the card I made for the Anything Goes Challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club for this week. It is the 5th Sunday so we use past challenges from the last three months. I used Funky, fun, fabulous card folds. And I made a center step card. You can find the directions for the basic center step card here:

The digi stamp I used is from Dasiy a Day digital stamps. Hope you enjoy it and you find some inspiration to do a different card fold yourself.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Scrapbook Blessings kind of day!
Till next time

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scrap Our Stash Triangles Challenge

This is the LO I did for the Scrap our Stash : challange using triangles and/or hats. Hope you like it. DD loved playing in her boxes almost as much as she played with her toys!

Thanks for looking. Till next time, hope you have a blessed day.