My Girls Layout

Hi everyone,

As promised, I hope to be writing more on my blog and sharing with you layouts and cards that I have created.  Today I want to show you a layout I made of my daughters, husband and I. Since I like to use 3D embellishments and handmade flowers I display my layouts in shadow boxes throughout my home.  I arrange my frames in groups of three on the wall with other home decor along the sides here and there.  Every couple of months or so I like to change the layouts in the frames to more recent ones that I create.

For the chipboard embellishment I used black enamel acrylic paint and after it was dry I sprayed it with shimmer mist, Perfect Pearl.  I really loved how it came out.  I also used the mists on the doilies and the flowers.

Here's a list of products I used:

Papers: Engraver, Prima and Far & Away, Teresa Collins
Distress Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain
Paint: Folkart, Plaid
Perfect Pearl Mists: Ranger, Perfect Pearl, Heirloom Gold, Forever Red
Flower Punch: EK Success Retro Flower
Chipboard embellishment: Dusty Attic
Eyelets: Making Memories
Metal Flower: Prima
Gem Swirls: Prima
Flowers and wooden leaves: Prima
Doilies: Walmart

I hope you like my layout and please leave a comment.  Have a great day!

Until next time,


Quick Hello

Hi bloggers,

CHA is over but did you have a chance to check out all the great products from your favorite companies?  There are so many things that I have added to my wish list...that I can't wait for it to get to my scrapbook store so that I can start creating!

Here are some of my favorite picks:

Teresa Collins -

Daily Stories, Hello My Name Is... and Save the Date. All three collections have beautiful papers and embellishments and Basically Essential is a must have, love the stencils!!

My Mind's Eye 

Now & Then, very fun and cheerful collection and Lost & Found Record It, love it to make Valentine projects and cards.

Simple Stories 

DIY, love all the pockets, tags and envelopes you can decorate any which way you want with their small embellishments! The Homespun collections is great for a mini album of time spent with family : ) It makes me feel happy!


What can I say, love all their new flowers...and the Stationer's Desk is a beautiful collection, love it! Cartographer is also a great collection.  I also love all the embellishments from Ingvild Bolme.

Tim Holtz

Where to start!! I'm drooling over the mini distress inks, the layering stencils and the Sizzix Frameworks!! I must have them, that is all I'm saying.

Graphic 45

Botanical Tea and By The Sea are both such a lovely collection!

Fancy Pants

Love their Artist Edition brag books and wooden phrases.

Pink Paislee

Switchboard is a great collection for a teen mini album, very chic!!

These are some of my wish list products.  There are so many great companies out there with fantastic products that I can't possibly name them all but you can check out YouTube videos of CHA 2014. I enjoyed looking through the videos and seeing how the companies decorated their booths with layouts and home decor.

That's all for today, hope you have a great one,

Until next time,



Hello bloggers.

CHA has officially started!  I truly wish I was there right now to see up close all those great products each company has designed this year and to see those awesome booths with all the great inspiration that showcase using their new products.  We have all seen sneak peaks from them throughout his past week on their blogs. Truly awesome collections!!  The best thing about the sneak peaks is that you have a chance of winning them before they are up for sale in the scrapbook stores, hooray!  So hurry, make a comment on each blog for a chance to win some of their fab products.

Here are some links to the companies that are giving away their new collections:
Be sure to check out their blogs for posts from CHA and chances to win their products.

Until next time,