Saturday, June 22, 2013


Hello Crafty Friends!

This week I'm participating in the
The challenge for this week is to create any paper craft that has a musical theme to it.

Here's my card:

Cricut Cart "Stamping" -- YOU ROCK
Cricut Cart "Independence Day" -- stars
Blank Sheet Music printed on hot pink cardstock
My Creative Time -- music note stamp

I am also LINKING UP to:

My Creative Time

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

*Please note:  This blog was originally named "A Happy Scrappy Life" -- Hence, the watermarks on the project photos.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Hello Crafty Friends!

This week's Krafty Girls Challenge is "Pinterest Inspired".  This means, we had to recreate a paper craft we liked on Pinterest and either copy it exactly or put our own spin on it.

Here is my card:

Here is the Pinspiration:

The above card was created by Robyn at

I'm linking this challenge to:
Krafty Girls Challenge #17:  Pinterest Inspired

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

*Please note:  This blog was originally named "A Happy Scrappy Life" -- Hence, the watermarks on the project photos.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Smash Book Challenge #1: "ALL ABOUT ME" (VIDEO)

Hello Crafty Friends!

This is a two-page Smash Book layout I made that is, "All About Me". This is response video to the challenge over on 2 Tiny Treasures' channel. (Note: Giveaway winner has already been chosen).

Thanks for stopping by! :-)


*Please check out my other videos.

**Please note:  This blog was originally named "A Happy Scrappy Life".

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Project Life: Getting Started

Hello Crafty Friends!

So, at the start of the year, I decided to try my hand at Project Life.  Seeing as this is my first post in what I intend to be a series of installments showing my progress, we'll call this "Getting Started".

The reason Project Life is appealing to me is because I take pictures pretty much every day of my life and document all of the "Little Things" -- but they basically live on my phone, or on my laptop, and that's where they stay.  When I learned about how the Project Life system works, well I realized that THIS was the type of scrapbooking I've needed all along.  It's easy, it doesn't require huge blocks of time, and it allows me to be as creative as I want (or not at all).

My first scrapbooking experiences had me staring at these huge 12"x12" blank pages, thumbing through sample layouts in magazines, searching through title and phrase books, and in my hands I held stickers of everything under the sun -- it was overwhelming and it took forever to figure out how I wanted to set up a page, what color scheme I wanted to use, how I wanted to crop a photo, what to journal about, etc.  If you've scrapbooked anywhere from 10 years ago or more -- you know what I'm talking about!  And if you have the time for it, great!  But, I don't.

Here's an example of one of my "older" scrapbook pages:

And here is an example of what my Project Life pages look like:

For my 2013 album, I am actually not using a Becky Higgins' core kit.  I'm not even using her page protectors.  Not because I don't LOVE her kits, just because I started collecting page protectors from different brands, the above pages are from American Crafts and the other pages are from We R Memory Keepers (as is the D-ring binder/album itself in Chocolate Leather).

The papers I've decided to use are from Simple Stories and it's the "SN@P! Life" series.

Below is my setup as I was able to work on my dining room table one evening since all of my supplies fit nicely in the basket you see (the glass of Moscato is optional):

So this is the beginning of my journey to actually recording our "good life" to share and enjoy now and to pass on to future generations.

Are you currently working on Project Life?  Please leave a link to your blog if so, so I can check it out!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 2013 Tag: "Be the Change"

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's been a while.  I haven't had the time to do any kind of crafting in the last few months, so I thought I'd start up with something simple: a tag.

Here I used a tag that measures 6"x3".  I ran my tag through my Cuttlebug, using the Clockworks embossing folder.  Then, I used several inking techniques to apply color.
The stamps I used to create "January" and "2013" are from My Creative Time, and they are called, "Label Font".  They give the effect of an old school Dymo label maker, and I just LOVE them.
The sentiment is a wood mount rubber stamp that says, "Be the Change you want to see in the World".  The beginning of the year is a time when we're often thinking about making changes, so I thought this quote was perfect.
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears (adhered using Glossy Accents), jute ribbon from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique (I colored a cream colored one using metallic Adirondack Paint Dabbers, and film strip washi tape.
I'm entering this tag in

Thanks for stopping by! :-)