Teen Talent Search!

I have been chosen as a Top 11 finalist in the "Annual Creating Keepsakes Teen Talent Search" competition!

Voting officially opens tonight at 12:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Please vote as much as you can, as it is unlimited voting and I need all the votes I can get! :)


Be sure to check out all of the other great projects too!!



Weave it to me.

Used a technique that I have never used before...paper weaving!

I trimmed a pile of assorted scraps down to various lengths and the same width and pieced them together. It ended up like this...

A great way to use up scraps!!

While weaving like this, I found it easier to lay one horizontal piece then one vertical piece and alternate.

Sidenote, Only 5 more days until voting for the "Creating Keepsakes Teen Talent Search" opens!!



Hey :)

Lately in my scrapbooking I've noticed that I am using a lot of layering. I just love how layering can add so much depth to a project and gives it that shabby look.

I made this card last week..

Do you like using layering on YOUR pages? What is your favourite way to use it?



I never thought I'd say this...

but... I really dislike Europe right now. Yes, the land that gave us spaghetti and the best chocolate. And of course I'm only saying this because Europe is stealing my best friend for 3 weeks and I am majorly jealous lol.

I recently made a page about my bestie, Alexandra.

Here it iiiiiiis....
The title has quite a story behind it so I figured that I wouldn't use journaling.

A bit of a different style for me..and I just LOVE the look of misting on layouts!

TFL everyone :)

p.s. Love you Lady!


Pretty Sketchy

Worked on a layout last night that was based on this weeks sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

The sketch...
And MY take on it...

The white ruffle is made out of a coffee filter. The coffee filter tutorial.


Guess what?

Hi :)

Let me just start off by saying that I am very very very excited...because....Creating Keepsakes Magazine is holding their 2nd annual "Teen Talent Search" this year. Out of hundreds of entries they chose their top 10 contestants this week and....drum roll please....I AM A FINALIST!!!! My bulletin board won a top 10 spot! The top 10 projects were chosen by the editors of CK, but the 1st place winner will be chosen by the PEOPLE. Yes, that means you need to go vote for my project to win!! Voting opens on August 29th and goes until September 5th so there is only one week to vote. I'll post the link for voting as soon as it opens. If you can help me out, please do! It would be so appreciated. :)

Check out the contest details here.

But on to a project,

This page was a bit of a step out of my comfort zone...I used a lot more details and techniques than usual. :)

The background behind the pictures is white paint that i sponged on.
The edges of the kraft cardstock were dipped in water, rolled, sanded and inked with distress ink.
You can't tell in the picture, but many of the embellishments have stickled edges. (is stickled a word??)

 Thanks so much for reading my blog :)


A couple of weeks ago, my sister moved away for college. 9 hours away. She is my only sibling and I miss her like crazy!

 My parents and I went with her to help move and everything so I left a going away "sister" album in her room for her to find after I had left.

Album seen here:

Scrabble letters. :)

The album is grid patterned, designed by Scenic Route.

each envelope in the book contains old handwritten letters that my sister and I had written to each other when we were little girls.

I wrote letters to my sister throughout the book as journaling.

the glassine bag contains a small note from my sister, and a card with the definition of friendship on it which I wrote a note on the back of.

Old and new pictures throughout the album.

I love these black Heidi Swapp cardstock stickers! Perfect for this album.

 I hope that this is something she can keep forever :)

Love you Shmooleigh!



Summer fun

Happy Sunday!!

Just sharing a project I did a couple of weeks ago. :)

I made this for my boyfriends' little brother, Jamez. It's summer and he's not in school, so he's bored. I decided to make him a "Summer Fun Jar".

Seen here:

I decorated the paintcan, and filled it with chocolate bars that I wrapped in PP. On each little chocolate bar, I attached a printout that had an activity that the 3 of us could do together. He loves it!!

So now I have a month of ice cream, minigolfing and swimming ahead of me! :)



Busy busy busyyyyy

It's been a crazy week and I have a pileup of little projects to blog :)

First is the card I made for my boyfriend's graduation.
   I have a really hard time making masculine scrapbook pages or cards...mainly because my go-to embellishment is flowers! But for this card I wanted a school, boyish theme....uhoh. I tried to use layering, calm patterns and stars to alter my usual girly style.

I used an actual strip of cork that was leftover from my bulletin board! I love it :) And the little bitty posty note with the date of his graduation on it!!

 Next up is the CD I made for my boyfriend for his birthday. (His grad and birthday were within a week of each other.)
I made up a CD of 18 songs (he turned 18) and printed a disk label with every name and artist on it.

I decided to just go with a shabby chic style on this one ;)

To make the Kraft CD sleeve, I followed THIS TUTORIAL over at the Splitcoast site.

I have a new craft desk so I'm hoping to get my scrap on a bit today!
Happy creating :)