December Daily: Days 19-25 + Covers

Wooo-Hoooo! My December Daily 2011 mini-album is done! It has been such a wonderful and fun process. I love how my album turned out! I would like to share Days 19 – 25 and the front and back covers. Again, I may go back and add more things here and there. I’ll share more photos with you if I do decide to add more to my pages. With these pics, I’ll share the specific products I used on each page. Hope you enjoy them:

Remember, all of my Number Tags are cut from the Hollyday Man with All the Toys Patterned Paper by American Crafts.

For Day 19, I used Elf Glossy Chipboard Thickers and snowflake patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Christmas Collection by American Crafts. I used Peppermint St. Nick Patterned Paper by Crate Paper. I also used my Black Zig Writer Pen for the journaling.

For Day 20, I used Peppermint Present Patterned Paper (the trim) by Crate Paper.

For Day 21, I used Peppermint Snow Globe Patterned Paper by Crate Paper. I used the Margarita Collection Iguana Thickers by American Crafts. I also used my Black Zig Writer Pen for the journaling.

I used the Brocade Overlay (HO652) and the White (R592) Holiday Reindeer Rub-Ons by Hambly Screen Prints.

For Day 22, I used Hollyday Kris Kringle Patterned Paper (the trim) and Elf Glossy Chipboard Thickers by American Crafts. I used Peppermint Wintergreen Patterned Paper by Crate Paper. I also used my Black Zig Writer Pen for the journaling.

For Day 23, Hollyday Santa Baby and Sinterklaas Patterned Papers, Hollyday North Pole Remarks Accents and Phrases Sticker Books, Hollyday House Printed Shapes, Elf Glossy Chipboard Thickers by American Crafts. I also used my Black Zig Writer Pen for the journaling.

For Day 24, I used POW! Glitter Paper Charcoal Dot, Hollyday Glitter Button, Rockabye Glitter Chipboard Thickers, and Dear Lizzy Christmas Mixtape by American Crafts. I used Accent Cuts and Gingerbread Patterned Papers by Crate Paper. I also used Silver Sugar and Snow Queen Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels, Gold Stickles by Ranger Industries, and white tulle with flock dots. The reversible gold/silver vintage ribbon I used is from my Mom. She got it a while back from Hallmark…a spool of 24 feet for .50. It’s called “Sheer Tye.” Isn’t it just so pretty!?

For Day 25, I used Hollyday Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, and Whiskers Patterned Papers, Reindeer Glitter Chipboard Thickers, Dear Lizzy Christmas Mixtape, Hollyday Glitter Button, and Hollyday Peppermint Delights Pinwheel Flower by American Crafts. I used Peppermint Chipboard Accent Stickers, Peppermint Button, and Peppermint Border Sticker by Crate Paper. I also used Marshmallow Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Candy Cane, Frosted Lace, Holly, and Xmas Red Stickles by Ranger Industries, and white tulle with flock dots.

For the Back and Front Covers, I covered two 6x 9 inches piece of chipboard with Wonder and Wishes Merry Little Berries Patterned Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle on one side…

…and then Peppermint Ski Lodge Patterned Paper by Crate Paper on the other side. For the Back Cover, I also wrapped one edge of both sides with Peppermint St. Nick Patterned Paper by Crate Paper. On the Back and Front Covers, I splattered the Peppermint Ski Lodge Patterned Papers by Crate Paper with Grass Stains, Red Wagon, and Spotlight Scrapbook Colors by Making Memories and then added a layer of Mod Podge to seal in all the paint splatters. SO FUN AND PRETTY! I LOVE THESE COVERS!

For the Front Cover, I used a piece of flocked snowflakes vellum paper in the Peppermint Die Cut Frame by Crate Paper. I used Hollyday Frosty miniMarks Rub-On Letter Transfers (the 2011) by American Crafts with the Peppermint Chipboard Accents (the hanging stockings) by Crate Paper. I used Hollyday Rose Lips Patterned Paper, Hollyday Poinsettia Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Hollyday Peppermint Delights Pinwheel Flowers, and Hollyday North Pole Remarks Accents and Phrases Sticker Books by American Crafts. I also used Peppermint Alpha Labels by Crate Paper and Wonder and Wishes Twine by Little Yellow Bicycle.

Other Supplies I used throughout my December Daily Pages 19 – 25 and the Covers:

Office Depot 2-inch Book Rings (Item #212-257 -comes in a 25 ct.), Black Zig Writer Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Herma Tabs, Mod Podge, Circle Foam Tabs by American Crafts, vellum, scissors, white thread, and sewing machine.

Whoofie Cushion Layout

I wanted to share this LO with you that I made using Pencil Lines Sketch 255 over at the Pencil Lines Blog. Payton received an early Halloween present and just loves playing with the whoopie cushion. I took some pics of her playing with it on a recent rainy day. I just had to make a page out of this, because her calling it a “whoofie” cushion is just hilarious!

Sketch 255 is provided by Catherine Brancieq:


Here is the Layout I created inspired by the Sketch:

I started this LO by first spray inking it using 6 different Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels:  Fully Purple, Graphite (gray-black), Key Lime Pie (light green), Starfish (pink), Tiger Lily (orange), and Yellow Daisy. I just used a box that came with a 2peas order for the inking. I also placed a 3″ circle punched piece on my LO so I knew where to place my finished pinwheel. Just For Fun (not to be crude), the spray ink was playfully done to be the “pssst” of the whoopie cushion. tee hee.

Next, I added my pictures. I chose to add 3 pics instead of the 2 on the sketch to tell this story. I also added my pinwheel.

To make this pinwheel:  I used the High Tea Patterned Paper by Hambly Screen Prints. I just love the gray, black vines, and shine on this paper. It went perfectly with my halloween theme. I wanted my pinwheel to be about 3 inches wide.

1.  I cut the paper into 2 – 1.5 x 12″ strips using my Fiskars paper trimmer.

2.  I scored the paper strips using my Martha Stewart Scoring Board. I folded them up and attached the ends to each other using Mini Glue Dots.

3.  I shaped it into a circle and placed it onto a 2.5″ Gluber.

I LOVE the way it looks. It’s SO pretty! I, then, added the Hambly Clear Sticker to the white cardstock, cut around the decorated edges of the sticker, placed it onto a 2″ Gluber, and pressed it onto the pinwheel.

Then, I added my title using the American Crafts Thickers. These Maple letters from the Nightfall Collection had such a fun font and halloween color. No…that’s not a typo. Payton calls a “whoopie” cushion a “whoofie” cushion. I love it…I laughed so hard when I first heard her say it. I knew I had to do this page.

I made Washi Tape Letters for this LO. I LOVE the color and design of this Pink Doily Washi Tape by Hambly Screen Prints! Payton LOVES pink! I wanted her laughter on this page.

It was so easy to make. Here’s how I made the “Ha Ha Ha” on my LO:  I started with a 1″ square punch and punched out six squares out of the white cardstock.

The 3/4″ wide size of this Pink Doily Washi Tape was the perfect size for these letters. I covered the squares with strips of the tape.

I placed it Washi Tape-side down onto the Sizzix letter die and used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut up all the letters I needed.

How Pretty are these letters!?

I added all the embellishments and final touches to the page. I wanted to share another fun fact about this LO. Conversation with my goofball hubby after he saw this page:

CHRIS:  “It’s nice…it would be funny if you could add some stink lines to it.”

ME:  “Hmmmmmm. That would be funny. You just gave me an idea!”

Again, Just For Fun (not to be crude)…these stitches were the last added touch to this LO. My “Pretty Version” of some stink lines. LOL! Funny, huh!? Great Idea…Thanks, Chris!

Pretty Computer Font Time! I used Arial Narrow (Bold) for the journaling on this LO. I printed off my journaling on the white cardstock and added the Hambly Clear Sticker right over it. I LOVE it! It looks so nice accented with more Washi Tape (Grey Doily) by Hambly and the button with the pretty High Tea Patterned Paper by Hambly.  BTW, I used the Circles Large Edger Punch by EK Success for the High Tea circles in the buttons. It was a perfect size for the largest buttons in that Nightfall Buttons Variety Pack by American Crafts.

Here’s a better close-up shot of my pinwheel.

I feel so very flattered…I don’t think I’ve ever been scraplifted before. My “Whoofie Cushion” Layout was scraplifted and you could view their very pretty version of it:

Wow!  Thank You!  : ) !

Supplies I used to make my “Whoofie Cushion” Layout:

Paper:  Bright White Cover cardstock (used for my background and with the Hambly Clear Stickers) by The Paper Company

Patterned Paper:  High Tea 12′ x 12′ Grey Ink on Onyx Metallic Paper HP033 by Hambly Screen Prints

Overlay:  High Tea 12′ x 12′ Mustard Yellow Overlay HO801 by Hambly Screen Prints

Clear Stickers: P7858 Vintage Journal Bits 4.5″ x 12″ Clear Sticker Sheet by Hambly Screen Prints

Decorative Washi Tapes:   Washi Tape #3 includes 3 rolls of Washi Tape (12 yards ea.) Yellow Grandmas Wallpaper, Grey Doily, Teal Hearts DT103 by Hambly Screen Prints and  Washi Tape #4 includes 3 rolls of Washi Tape (12 yards ea.) Brown Woodgrain, Pink Doily, Teal Script DT104 by Hambly Screen Prints

Spray Inks:  Fully Purple, Graphite, Key Lime Pie, Starfish, Tiger Lily, and Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels

Letter Stickers:   Nightfall Maple Pineapple Puffy Thicker Stickers by American Crafts

Buttons:  Nightfall Plastic Buttons Variety Elements by American Crafts and In a Stitch Blossoms – Purple by Sassafras

Punches:  Circles Large Edger Punch by EK Success, Circle Clever Lever Craft Punch (Giga=purple=3″) by Marvy Uchida, and Scalloped Square Clever Lever Craft Punch (Extra Jumbo=yellow) by Marvy Uchida

Adhesives:  Herma Tabs, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, and Glubers (1 – 2″ Dot and 1 – 2.5″ Dot) by Cosmo Cricket

Tools:  Scoring Board by Martha Stewart Crafts, Black Big Shot Machine by Sizzix, and Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Die Cutting Template – Naturally Serif by Sizzix

Others:  scissors, black thread, and sewing machine

Her Soft Side Layout

Well, most of the time, Payton is a strong personality. I would say she is a pretty typical 4-year-old. She is very outgoing and silly. She is a tomboy in a princess gown. I captured this photo of her after her swim class that shows a bit of her calm and softer side. I just LOVE her eyes. I LOVE how this LO turned out! Thanks Again to Sasha Farina! I just LOVE my Boardwalk Kit from Studio Calico. I still can’t believe I won it on her Blog! I finally got a chance to create with it…hopefully more creations soon to come.

Supplies I used to make my “Her Soft Side” Layout:

The Studio Calico August Main Kit – Boardwalk that I won from Sasha Farina’s Blog

Fully Purple and Olive Vine Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels, Robot Blue and Paper Doily Sprinklers by October Afternoon, Garden Flower Chain Large Edger Punch by EK Success, Glubers Multi Pack (2 – 2″ flowers and 2 – 2.5″ flowers) by Cosmo Cricket, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, Glue Lines by Glue Dots, Circle Foam Tabs by American Crafts, Herma Tabs, orange thread and sewing machine, scissors, white tulle with flock dot (from my local Hobby Lobby store)



My LO made the TOP 10 ENTRIES for the August Challenge over at the Sassafras Blog:

WOW, This is SO great! I’m SO Happy and Honored to have made the TOP 10!

THANKS AGAIN, SASSAFRAS! And, Thanks Again Everyone for All Your Love and Support!

Well…That’s Exciting!

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that my “Butterflies” LO made the TOP 3 LIST over at! With the rough week I’ve had with Caitie trying to adjust to a longer school day, this is another exciting thing that has happened this week that really does cheer me up. Ahhh, THANK YOU! Thank Goodness It’s Friday! Have a great Weekend! Sorry for the pics below…I haven’t yet mastered how to take a good pic of a computer screen. It’s really hard.

Butterflies Layout

I really like this photo of Caitie on her First Day of School. In this one photo, you can see and feel all her emotions…anxious, nervous, scared, unsure, butterflies in her stomach. I wish I could take it all away for her. This is something she has to go through on her own. All I can do is be there for her when she does needs me and reassure her that school and everything that goes along with it will get easier with time. Everything will be okay.

I used items from the Amy Tangerine Collection by American Crafts. The colors of this line are great. They went really well with this photo. I especially love the graph papers and the flowers…perfect for some of my school LO’s. I really LOVE this “Good Company” Patterned Paper that I used for my background! I used it to remind Caitie that she is in good company. She’ll find that her classmates are great kids and will love her…she just needs time to get to know them. I love how this LO turned out!

Supplies I used to make my “Butterflies” Layout:

Patterned Papers: Amy Tangerine Good Company (Background), Stars, Stripes, & Stitches, Rose Ave, Hanging Out, Get Around, and Work in Progress by American Crafts

Amy Tangerine Small Good Times Remarks Stickers by American Crafts

Daily Junque Collection Chalkboard Stickers by House of Three

Letter Stickers: Nightfall Elm Rust Foam Thicker Stickers by American Crafts

Spray Inks: Black Cherry, Jack Frost, and Sugar Maple Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels

Punches: Classic Butterfly and 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly by Martha Stewart Crafts and Clever Lever Craft Punch – Extra Jumbo – Scalloped Circle by Marvy Uchida

Uni Ball Signo Gel Pen Broad Point by Uni-Ball

Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz

Other: scissors, Black Zig Writer, standard stapler and staples, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, Circle Foam Tabs by American Crafts, and Herma Tabs

A Featured Project at 2peas!

So, I’m checking out more of the new products at and I decide to go over to the galleries. I saw this after I clicked on the Scrapbooking Tab…

No Way!  My “Back to School Supplies” LO is a Featured Project at 2peas!  So Cool!  What an Honor!

Thanks to Everyone at Two Peas In A Bucket! I appreciate it so much!

Sassafras: The August Challenge

I wanted to share my two entries with you for the August Challenge over at the Sassafras Blog.

Again, it’s not a sketch challenge. Since school is starting this month, we are going to celebrate by using our letters! This month, we are to create a layout inspired by Emily’s idea of mixing alphas. I love this idea of “mixing it up” again! It doesn’t matter what we do or how we use them, we just have to use at least three different Sassafras alphabets. We still have to use 90% Sassafras product.

I created this layout titled “i love u  24-7  365”:

Here is the story behind this layout. Before Caitie starts First Grade (just one more week left!) and is a full-time student, I wanted to spend as much time with her and Payton this summer before that happens. We have spent most of this summer at the pool. But, this “smash shot” photo was taken by my baby sister at The Brookfield Zoo. We spent the day together with her and Baby Cousin, Maddie. I love this pic! My sister did an awesome job! I wanted to create a soft layout to express my feelings about this photo. I ADORE my girls! The title came to me after I printed this pic out. The background paper I chose from the Starters Collection by Sassafras was absolutely perfect. Why? Not only because of the beautiful designs and soft colors, but also because of the number “10” off to the right of the page. I will forever remember this day we all went to the zoo…August 10, 2011.

I used the Lavender Fields Glimmer Mist not only to add the splatters on the page, but also on the strip of Golden Hour Patterned Paper to the left of my photo. I taped off the white part of the strip with a 2″ wide blue painters tape and sprayed it with the Lavender Fields Mist. I combined the Brick and Tiger Lily Glimmer Mists to get a pretty good color match to the Sunshine Broadcast Collection.

Supplies I used to make my “i love u 24-7 365” LO:

Background Paper: Starters Collection Intro Paper by Sassafras

The Sunshine Broadcast Collection by Sassafras: Golden Hour and Kindle Patterned Papers, the Wee Bundle, Foldies, and Sweet Treats Stickers

Alpha Stickers by Sassafras: Goldenrod, Yellow Paper, and Apple Glitter (from the Applejack Collection Kit)

Buttons by Sassafras: Green (the 3 gray buttons) and Kraft (the 2 yellow buttons) “In a Stitch Blossoms” and the Rascals Layered Blossoms (the gray and black striped button)

Punches: Large Monarch Butterfly Double Craft Punch,  3 in 1 Classic Butterfly Punch, and Monarch Butterfly Double Embossed Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts and Circles Large Edger Punch by EK Success

Paper Doilies by Little Yellow Bicycle

Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz

Adhesives: Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, Herma Tabs, Circle Foam Tabs by American Crafts, and the Zig 2-Way Glue Pen

Spray Ink: Lavender Fields, Brick, and Tiger Lily Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels

Other: scissors, white thread and sewing machine, white embroidery floss and needle, staples, blue painters tape, and lace ribbon

Here is another layout I created titled “Back to School Supplies”:

A little bit of Scrap Therapy for me in preparation for Caitie to start First Grade. Oh, I’ll be okay…it’ll just hurt for about a month. Maybe longer for this 24-7 Mama. I wanted to make a fun and pretty page after we took Caitie to Target to get her school supplies. We had fun!

Supplies I used to make my “Back to School Supplies” LO:

Patterned Paper: The Sweetly Smitten Collection by Sassafras Pen Pals (Background Paper), Dainty Sketch, and the Sweetly Smitten Wee Bundle.

Alphabet Letters: Pink Glitter, Khaki Type, and Blue Graph Alpha Stickers (for the Title) and Musical and Green Graph Alpha Stickers (for the supply list around the page) by Sassafras

Embellishments: Sweetly Foldies Sheet, Sweetly Smitten Flag Banner Sticker Sheet, and Green and Kelly Green “In a Stitch Blossoms” (the yellow and green buttons) by Sassafras

Spray Inks: Starfish, Strawberry Shortcake, Tiger Lily, Yellow Daisy, Meadow Green, Key Lime Pie, Blue Skies, Lavender Fields, and Fully Purple Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels

Adhesives: Circle Foam Tabs by American Crafts and Memory Book Glue Dots

Other: scissors, white thread and sewing machine, and cardboard

Summer Delights Layout

I love this picture of Payton in the pool. Total Summer Love! I can’t believe the Summer will be over in just a few weeks. Here is another Summer LO using the Margarita Collection by American Crafts.

I love the Banner Flags with a few embellishments on them. I added some machine stitching to it.

I used Thickers and the packaging from Pina Colada for my Title. How pretty is that font on the “delights” cloud!?

This time I used my own handwriting and smiley face for the journaling.

The Guava Dear Lizzy Rose Ribbon off of the Lovely Ribbon Card was such a perfect color match to Payton’s swimsuit. And, It’s just really pretty!

Supplies I used to make my “Summer Delights” Layout:

The Margarita Collection by American Crafts

Margarita Patterned Paper: Calypso (Background Paper), Horchata (Waves), Mambo (2 Banner Flags), Mariachi (Banner Flag), Empanada (Banner Flag), Santo Domingo (Banner Flag and Cloud), and Tamale (Banner Flag)

Margarita Details – Cabana (the two layered felt flowers)

Margarita Delights – Pina Colada (the paper flowers with buttons and the “delights” cloud)

Margarita Remarks Dimensional Stickers – Paradise (the sequins on page and the pink popsicle)

Margarita Just Write Journaling Cards

Margarita Elements Assortment of Glitter Buttons (blue on banner and orange on sun)

Margarita New Blue Iguana Varnish Pattern Thicker Stickers

Ribbons: Lovely Dear Lizzy Ribbon Card by American Crafts and Lime Twist Fly a Kite “Everyday” Twine by My Mind’s Eye

Punches: Cloud Extra Large and Large Squeeze Punches by Fiskars

Spray Ink: Blue Skies Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels

Other: Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, Herma Tabs, Circle Adhesive Foam Tabs by American Crafts, Black Fine Point Slick Writer Pen by American Crafts, white embroidery floss and needle, and white thread and sewing machine.



My LO made the TOP 10 ENTRIES for the June Sketch Challenge over at the Sassafras Blog:

Actually, with so many beautiful entries…I am with the TOP 16!

I just can’t believe it! What an AMAZING Honor! And, what a wonderful way to start the month of July! Now this is starting the 4th of July weekend off with a bang. THIS IS MY FIREWORKS!




Thanks Again to Everyone at Sassafras!

Thanks Again Everyone for All Your Love and Support! It means SO much to me!