Saturday, July 19, 2014

Imagine the possibilities

                                Imagine the Possibilities

 I simply love the fall feel of this Pink Paislee paper.  It layers in the Bo Bunny Et Cetera back to back cut outs.  For this layout I did a bit of stamping, inking and rub ons. 
 I mixed and matched a couple of Petaloo floral collections to create my floral cluster and added a bow, touch of burlap and scrabble letters.
The bottom portion of this cutout was fashioned into a flower box stuffed with sunflowers fussy cut from Graphic 45 French Country collection.

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today!


Pink Paislee   Hope Chest
Bo-Bunny's Back to Back  Et Cetera
Graphic 45 Sun Flower


Petaloo  flowers
Maya Road  bird cage wood piece
Prima Marketing Vintage trinket bird on branch
Stampendeous bicycle stamp
Stash:  burlap, cheese cloth, rub on,  washi tape

Berry 71 bleu    Pattern Palooza  The first layer is a triangle pattern, top layer squares with floral print, chevron washi tape, etc!!

Sketchabilities #119 sketch challenge

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July Smile

                                   July Smile

 This is from my birthday trip to Grapevine, Texas.  I just thought this was the best photo prop around and had to play a pin up girl pose.  lol!!
 Below I finally figured out what I was doing wrong with embossing powders!  Blow dryers do not produce enough heat to melt the powder.  Hubby had a heating dryer and it worked on the powder.  Eureka!!  So, the centers of the flowers are embossed with Golden Pumpkin Blush. 

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I truly love your visits.


Maja Designs Life in the Country 6x6
Stash papers of blue and white card stock


Prima Marketing flowers
Lindys Stamp Gang Golden Pumpkin Blush Embossing Powder
Creative Embellishment flower flourish chippie and falling stars border chipboard
Wounded Warrior round pop outs
Stash items;  string of navy beads, flags, street lamp, cheese cloth, flourish stamps, red glitter

 The Paper Girls Challenge  Use the colors red, white and blue

The Color Room  I used the tooth brush to apply the yellow paint of the flower chippi before I used the embossing powder.
ARTastic   Use stripes

Creative Embellishments  I was inspired by the red and blue elements in the photo and the flowers.  The Creative Embellishment chippie was embossed.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

The 3 of you make me happy

I am very please to be a guest designer for Scrap Africa this month.  They have a super pinterest challenge going on this week and it is so beautiful! Just look at those colors and flowers and pots and music etc....I fell in love with the colors and cascading flowers so very dreamy.  Here is what I came up with and I hope you  like it.
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 Maja is another one of my favorite go to paper collections.  They contain beautiful colors and patterns.  Just look at these awesome balloons.  You know I love my cut outs!  Not only are the balloons staggered but two are raised up with pop dots for dimension.  
 These gorgeous Creative Embellishment vines cascade down the page with mini flowers dropping off them.
 I used several stamps to give added flair.
Than you so much for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope to see you as my followers.


Maja Designs  Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Frost Basics


Creative Embellishments trailing vine chipboard and chicken wire stamp
Maya Road  Bird cage chipboaard
Zva purple flourish
Graphic 45 Secret Garden chippie square
Petaloo flowers
Inguild Bolme Old Rose, Knotted Wood  and white Prima chalk
Tim Holtz hot air balloon stamp
Stash items, cheese cloth, ribbon, string,

Once Upon a Sketch  I turned the sketch on its side and the journaling on the back which talks about when and where this photo was taken and what our life was like then.

Monday, July 7, 2014

July Fun

                 Every body loves a parade especially children!  

This layout was such fun to put together.  I decided to post only two pictures this time so you could just sit, relax and take in the big picture.  Maja Designs has such wonderful collections that can be used year round and combined with their other collections.  Here I have combined Winter Frost basics with Life in the Country to come up with this fun patriotic layout.

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Maja Designs, Winter Frost Basics and Life in the Country(I have had these papers for over a year)
Stash, red corrugated cardboard

Creative Embellishments falling stars and film strip chipboard
Petaloo flowers
Heidi Swap arrows (from my stash which have been there for a year)
Stash items, long stem flower buds, scrabble letters, tags,   netting and bling flourish

GrandDiva's Creative Corner sketch challenge

Rochelle Spears  I used brad, star, tag

Scrap Our Stash   Flowers, tags,  stars, striped papers, arrows

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I am a voyager

I am a Voyager

It's all about stamping over at 7 Dots Studio this month.  This is me stepping out of my box and trying to spread my wings.

I loved applying multiple layers of ink to my stamps for a more dimensional look.
Scrap Around the World is all about whimsy and fun and positive feelings.  This is exactly what this layout imbues.   Some close ups.

 Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  You are awesome!!


7 Dots Studio Ninth Wave
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shop


Creative Embellishments small and medium gears chipboard, checker stamp
Tim Holtz balloon, air mail stamp, number stamp and hand stamps
7 Dots Studio letter stickers
Jennie Bowlin black Doily flowers
Prima Marketing Cartography chipboard pieces
Stash items; color gems, bling flourish,

Scrap Around the World mood board

Scrap Africa Sketch challenge

7 Dots Studio  Use stamps

Monday, June 16, 2014

Be Mine

"The best things in life aren't things".  How true!  This is my second entry this month for Once Upon a Sketch.  I just found the quote so apprapo to this layout.  There is nothing like the well of love that springs forth when you have a child.  A feeling that lasts your life time and something that money can't buy.

 Jot Magazine  has this marvelous mood board this month that was my jumping point for this layout.  I love the color combo, flowers and the use of alphabets. 
 I took old alphabet thickers and created my back ground with them. I added more texture with a polka dot mask.  They were originally pink so I went over them several times with coats of gesso.    I cascaded white and soft minty flowers down one side and flowed pearls down the other.  My goal was to keep everything soft and light in keeping with a little girl.  Here she is hugging a bunny.  It is only one of a few pictures I have of her as a baby. 
 This cute little cherub was originally gold.  So while I painted the frame white I just gave him a make over as well. 

 A few close ups.
 Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I also enjoy and appreciate your visit and kind words.  Blessings, Kath


Fancy Pants Designs, Enchanted


Fancy Pants Designs, Be.loved stickers and envelope
Maya Road white flowers
Petaloo blue flowers
Graphic 45 butterlies
Creative Embellishments, chipboard frame
TCW 6x6 Template, polka dots
Stash items, pearls, lace thickers, cherub

Jot Magazine Mood board

Once Upon a Sketch  Journaling is on the tag in the envelope.  It reads "The best things in life aren't things.  Like cuddling a stuffed bunny and feeling secure and happy.  October 1985.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Family Postcard

This was taken just before my eldest daughter's high school graduation in 2002.  I wish I had a more recent photo of the four of us.  Now they are all grown up with their own lives and families.  Awww but time flies.

 I simply enjoyed putting this layout together.  After putting in my first two layers I applied a mask for texture and interest.  Next I used a chicken wire stamp randomly then a bit of inking here and there and viola a master piece!  lol!!
 I use a bit of burlap to frame the picture from behind and this gorgeous chipboard circle from Creative embellishments on top. 
 This lovely frame was first inked in brown than a coat of glaze dusted the tips with gesso and then green ink on top of that. 
 I just love the cutout ribbon!  I placed this heart chippie to give the effect of sea weed reaching down from the pond above. 
Thank you for stopping by today to see what the papers are saying.  I always enjoy your visit and kind words.  I hope to see you as one of my followers in the future.


Pink Paislee Hope Chest
Magenta Hint of Freshness
Brown background paper from my stash


Creative Embellishments chipboard frame
Prima Marketing Cartographer chipboard pieces post card, mask and small flowers
7 Dots Studio Alpha stickers 9th Wave
 Stash items   burlap, small cards, heart chippie, leaves and large flowers, butterfly

The color Room  Use fabric
Scrap Africa  sketch

The Crafty Scrapper Use metal (the heart is metal)
Kreative Koncepts   color challenge
Colour Challenge #26