Category: commissioned


This fun kit really inspired me to do some fun beach pages. I love these beautiful cool colors! Just click on the image above to purchase this kit.

Sweet Sweet Summertime

Supplies: Pink Paislee papers and border sticker and glitter brads, MM alpha stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, SNS ribbon and trim from the July kit, Prima flower, paints, unknown menu card and cardstock.

Techniques: the bright yellow cardstock is washed with ivory and white paint to give a softer color and texture, paper edges are distressed with scissors blades, cut out popsicles from paper and popped on 3D foam for an embellishment.

Place of Peace

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket and various paper scraps, MM and Pink Paislee and 7Gyspies stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, AC rubons, Kaiser Craft flowers, various buttons, ribbons and trim from July kit, handmade organza ruffle

Techniques: I cut and then gathered and hand sewed a ruffle from a strip of pale blue organza. I love how it echoes the ocean waves/foam.

Pillow Fight

Supplies: October Afternoon papers, MS border punch, MS label, AC thickers, Ribbon from July Kit and SNS store, Prima flowers, unknown button, mixed AC Thickers

Techniques: I chose to keep this layout very clean and simple since the photos are so manic. 🙂

The Mantsch Clan

Supplies: Crate and Pink Paislee papers, Prima and various other flowers, Various buttons, Pink Paislee papers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, American Crafts Thickers, Prima leaves, ribbons from July kit

Techniques: I created grosgrain ribbon springs by wrapping the ribbons around a chopstick and then baking until they held their shape.

Tide Pool Fun

Supplies: Bo Bunny and October Afternoon and Basic Grey papers, American Crafts thickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type alphas, Brides flowers, trim from July kit

Techniques: For the little flower centers I used AC vinyl thickers pieces that never get used off of my sheets – the periods.

Travel Journal

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket papers, Paper Studio and Cosmo Cricket alphas, SIS gaffer tape, unknown button, ribbon from July kit

Happy Card

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket papers, American Crafts thickers, ribbon from July Kit

I created this layout for one of the great challenges at our online crop at SavvynSassy.com. Monica challenged us to scrap the oldest Christmas photo we could find, and I chose this sweet one from 1959 of my mom and her little sister in the snow.

I was hoping to mimic the snow on branches idea from the photo and the teal lace from this month’s kit was perfect! I added some white lace layered on top from the Oct. SnS lace kit and love the way it turned out.

Supplies: Cardstock-Hobby Lobby; Papers-Daisy D’s; DistressInk – Tea Dye; Junkitz flowers; various buttons; acrylic paint and glitter glue (on the flower); Zig writer pen; and SavvynSassy lace

I recently completed a Christmas book that someone requested me to do.  I used all Basic Grey fruitcake papers with lots of other embellishments on cream cardstock.  While some of them were challenging (using small polaroids) I’m happy with how it came out.  Here are the layouts, one by one, for a total of 20 pages.

Supplies Used: BG papers; 7Gypsies stickers; super fine glitter glue; The Paper Studio buttons; American Crafts and Ribbon FX ribbons; Zig pen; Heidi Swapp silk flowers; Ranger distress embossing powder; Purple Onion number stamps

Supplies Used: BG papers; Primas; Making Memories flower and rhinestone brad; beaded paper flowers-unknown; American Crafts and Ribbon FX ribbons; 7Gypsies photo turns and brads; American Crafts rubons; 7Gypsies stickers; The Paper Studio sticker and novelty buttons; Zig pen

Supplies Used: BG papers; Making Memories flower; beaded paper flower-unknown; Doodlebug cardstock number stickers; Zig Pen; Ribbon FX ribbon; 7Gypsies stickers; The Paper Studio novelty button

Circles and more circles!

Supplies Used: BG papers; American Crafts ribbon; Making Memories flower and rhinestone brad; Zig pen; ThePaper Studio buttons and reindeer; ProvoCraft eyelets; 7Gypsies stickers

Had fun with this whimsical Christmas tree.  🙂

Supplies Used: BG papers; super fine glitter glue; Zig pen; The Paper Studio and walmart buttons; The Paper Studio chipboard star; Ranger distress embossing powder; BG cardstock number stickers; small beaded paper flower-unknown; American Crafts ricrac

I love the little ornament paper in the Fruitcake collection and for this layout I handcut and then embellished some of the ornaments for the border. 

Supplies Used: BG papers; 7Gypsies stickers; super fine glitter glue; 3D adhesive; American Crafts ribbons; Heidi Swapp flower; Zig pen; The Paper Studio and other buttons

This paper is just too pretty to cut up.  Since I was using only a small polaroid photo, I didn’t have to.  :0)

Supplies Used: BG papers; super fine glitter glue; Sheerly Yours ribbon; velvet trim from Savvy n Sassy; Zig pen

Supplies Used: BG papers; Making Memories paper flower; Zig pen; super fine glitter glue; The Paper Studio button and sticker; BG cardstock number stickers; American Crafts and Ribbon FX ribbons