It’s in the Details

My sister is on the creative team for Ali Edwards, and for September she is the guest story teller for the Ali Edwards kits.  I know right!!!   Anyway, she put a sneak peak of her project on instagram, and I was inspired. The premise is to capture the details of a story, so I thought about how my little Landon is always running around with a lego mini figure in his hand.  Always. So I got out my camera and snapped a photo to put this memory in my album, and I’m going to try to capture more pictures like this to show where my kids are at and what they are loving in the different stages of their lives.



Hind sight being 20 / 20 , I should have taken the photos before I put the page in the sleeve, but ah well. How about that mini figure made with punch art. My son absolutely loved it and wanted to make one too, but that was no simple task.

You should check out my talented sisters blog here.


Happy Anniversary Global Stampin Friends !!!

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I am so so happy to be a part of today’s special anniversary blog hop with Global Stampin Friends. When I decided to join I knew that I wanted to incorporate the fact that the universal gift for a first anniversary is paper.  I have this awesome background stamp, that is now retired, probably has been for years, but I bought it at a yard sale, and I’m in love with it. I knew it would be perfect for making a newspaper look. I also knew I wanted to use the jars of love stamp set with the coordinating everyday jars framelit set.  I wasn’t sure if I would use the flowers from the jars of love stamp set or not, but I would figure that out later.

I do lots of my thinking and creating in my mind in my car driving back and forth to work. I get a vision, and I think about how it’s going to come out on paper, and I have to say that I am not at all disappointed with the turn out. I love this card it’s beautiful!


To get the newspaper look. I took a piece of very vanilla paper and cut it at 4″x5.25″. Then I crumpled it into a ball, and then I flattened it out and stamped it with my background stamp in sahara sand ink. I also tore the edges and then inked them in sahara sand ink as well. I was going for that old sepia newspaper look. I think I hit the mark with it.


I then took my hostess set Tranquil Tulips and stamped the stems on the background.. it mucked up a little bit, but I knew that I would be covering it with a velum jar. I stamped the tulips on whisper white paper and fussy cut them out. Put them on with demensionals to pop them up.


I added a piece of twine and a little tag I made using the eastern palace stamp set, and then I was finished. I really really like this card.  I can’t say enough about how happy I am that my vision came through pretty much exactly the way I wanted it to.

Thank you for joining me today. Please go on to our next participant Jen Curtis Charles, by clicking on the next button.

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  1. Sharleen Luciano
  2. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. 4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. 7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. 11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. 12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. 15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt You are here.
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott

Another great use for Babywipes

Occasionally my good friend Brenda and I get together and have a fun day of making cards. We usually have a couple of cards in mind and we always have a great time. On my most recent visit we decided to case this card from Windy Ellard. IMG_7086

The card is stunning but what really caught my attention was the the colors of the leaves. The technique is called the babywipe technique and its really beautiful, so easy, and so much fun. We made a ton of those cards, but I’m not going to show those to you.  On Saturday of this weekend, it was rainy and overcast so while we did go out, I did spend some time in my craft room.

The technique is called the baby wipe technique. You take a wet babywipe (I folded mine in half), you put it on a plate or something to protect your work surface, you drop a few drops of re-inker in the color of your choice in random spots on the babywipe, and you use it like an ink pad. I used bermuda bay, melon mambo, and soft sky.  I absolutely love the way the colors worked together.  I used the retired stamp set called timeless textures. I think these backgrounds are so pretty. When I got to the third one I couldn’t help but see cotton candy ice cream so that’s what I made.


Something not quite right about this card.. Needed something.. needed to lose something else.


Much better.

I had so much fun making these and that baby wipe will make you a ton of cards, so get some people together and have fun.  I fully intend on doing this with the kids.

If you try this out. I’d really love to see the cards you made so please leave me a comment!

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 12: Kids Cards

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Welcome to my input for the Global Stamping friends blog hop number 12.  This is my second or third time joining this hop.  The theme today is Kids cards.   I do a lot of kids cards, as a Mom of two boys it seems like there is always a birthday happening.

My oldest son just recently decided that turtles were his favorite so I decided to use that as my inspiration for this card.  I used the fox builder punch to make these adorable little guys. The main color is Stampin’ Up’s new in-color tranquil tide.. I love this color, and while it’s not my favorite of the in-colors it’s the one I have used the most so far.


Seriously, how adorable are these!!!! The shells are made with the eastern palace dsp. The same pattern front and back.


I stamped a background with the stamp set High Tide. Love how versatile that set is. I stamped it on very vanilla paper to match the new thick very vanilla card base I used.


I tied it all together with a few mat’s and  flags. I think it’s adorable. My son hasn’t seen  it yet, but I”m sure that it will get two thumbs up from him.

Thank you for joining me today and please keep  on hopping to see some more great kids cards.

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1. Sarah McDermott 
2.Lisa Hardie
3.Kristie Neal Walthall
4. Courtenay Heuston
5.Rebecca Urban
6.Rachel Macleod
7.Georgia Missy Gaydos
8. Jenn Curtis Charles
Christine Wrede
10. Lisa Ann Bernard
11.Angélique Stempelkeuken 
12.Sharon Dalton
13.Lou Kitzelman
14 Kimberley Anne Morris
15. Vicky Wright
16. Anastasia Radloff
17. Susan Vilar
18. Christina Walker 
19. Ellen Woodbridge
20. Amanda Bates
21. Cary Buckham
22. Sharleen Luciano 
23. Jan Musselman
24.Anita Wifladt———- You are here.
25. Karie Beglau
26. Marieke Bart
27. Donna Gray
28. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
29. Erica Jones

Family Camping July 2017

After  a week of having these pages sitting on my desk. I sat down last night and finished them.

I think my process changes every time I work on a page.

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We took our kids camping two weekends ago now for the first time just the two of us and our boys.  I really want to capture these moments because growing up some of my fondest memories are going camping in the summer, and I want my kids to have those experiences and memories too.

To start this I printed out all the pictures I wanted to include then I laid them out on my pocket pages that I decided to use. Then I picked all the paper and patterned paper and I used the Polka dot pattern paper as my main paper to coordinate with. I love that paper. It comes from the Coffee break designer series paper (144155). The green paper with hearts is that same paper just the back side of it. I love  how Stampin’ up papers coordinate so well together.

Once I had it all laid out I walked away from it, and wouldn’t you know that one of my cats decided to jump down from her perch and strewed the right side of my page. I had pieces on the floor and nothing was where I had originally placed it. Do you think I could remember how I had it?  Not a chance… oh well.. I put it back together.

I absolutely love die cut words and using them on my page, like in the bottom left hand corner the word adorable. I had used that a lot in my December daily album and then forgot about it, and because I put my Christmas stuff in a different location it was out of side and out of mind, but I was showing my sister in law my albums on the weekend and it was brought back to my mind so I hauled it out and used it.

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I don’t use a lot of embellishments on my pages. I like to keep things more simple. Like the little hearts, and the tag I made on the top right hand corner just added a touch of texture to this page.

All of the journalling cards I used on this page were from Stampin’ up’s new Memories and More cards. This set is called one perfect day and can be found here .  I love how cheap they are. I have every set except the bundle of love set which is on my list for my next purchase.

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I am obsessed with watching process videos to learn what other scrappers do to make their pages. I would never have thought to cut up my journalling cards to embellish my pictures. For instance in the middle bottom pocket of this page. I cut the phrase “today was a good day” from a card.   The tree in the top left I die cut (another christmas set that is unfortunately retired) and I love how it all tied together. I think this page is my new favorite……. until the next one.


Anyway… Thank you for reading and checking out my blog. I hope I’ve inspired you.