Saturday, May 20, 2017

What a Doll! @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  I am joining you today with a layout I did after my niece slept over -her 1st night EVER away from her parents!  We ended our time together at the toy store buying a new "dolly".  Marrah is a living doll herself!

 I popped the photo up with a piece of foam to allow for "tucking".
Another angle:

Creative Embellishment Products Used:
Social HashTags:  I used inks to color and Mister Huey's opaque white mist.
Distressed Text Stamp: I used this in the background with white ink.
Branches: I used white ink, cut them and place sporadically
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Make it Monday #88-Come join us!

Hello!  I am here today with the second of 2 monthly sketches at -> THE MEMORY NEST.  The subject of my page is my sister in law who turned 75 in February (she does NOT look it!).  She is with her 2 daughters on this page at the restaurant where we had a small girls party!  Here is the sketch and if you have some free time--Please join us!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

May 15th-2nd monthly sketch at LET'S GET SKETCHY!

Hello to all!  It's the middle of May-Did you get a chance to participate in any NSD events? I had the best time on that Saturday!  It's such a fun day to "celebrate" all that paper crafting stands for!

I am here today with a page from the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at -> (click & go there!) Let's Get Sketchy.  If you have some time, please join us!


this is a wild/busy page--have you
ever looked at a Minecraft Screen?!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 8, 2017

NSD Fun!

I look forward to NSD (National Scrapbook Day) all year...I don't know why-as BELIEVE ME, I get A LOT of scrapbooking in all year! But I just love the camaraderie of the day-there is so much going on online these days!  Here are 2 pages I did for -> Sketch-n-Scrap .  They have a Fifth Birthday Bash Crop going on, on FACEBOOK (you have until 6-1 to participate!)

My son & my brother as the Phillies last month:

Me with my "vintage" scrapbook mug from my grandsons! 
It says "Scrapbookers do it for keeps!"

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

That sweet innocent face......

Hello to all!  Its the beginning of May and life is full of warmer weather and sunshine which I love! Still time for scrapping though! LOL!!  Today, I did the monthly challenge @-> 123-challenge.  This months requirements are Teal, Family and USE A STENCIL.  I used various blues and teal is in there!  The word Family was stenciled along with other words on this page.  I used gelatos/distress markers,  modeling paste too achieve the effect as well as the current collection from scrapsofdarkness...oh and those dragonflies are from (I adore her handmade items!)  (of course, it's my sweet grandson, Talan in the photo!)
 Thanks so much for taking a peek today!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Make it Monday #87-Join Us!

Hello! It's time for monthly sketch 1 of 2 at -> THE MEMORY NEST.  I am trying to do a "Brew" page a month so that I can give my step daughter an album of her new recuse cat at Christmas time this coming year.  If you have some time-take a look at the sketch and join us!


MAY 1 @ Let's Get Sketchy! Join us!

Hello! WOW-this year is really moving along quickly! I like the warmer weather anyway!  It's time for the 1st of 2 monthly sketches at  (CLICK & GO RIGHT THERE!->)  Let's Get Sketchy. Brenshevia's sketches are always so easy and fun to work with! In addition to the sketch, we are also asking that you use your existing stash!   If you have some time we'd love to have you join in!

I used some VERY old items-like the buckle (which I inked),
the ribbon, the BREW letters, and the handing "kitty"


Hello! I am here today with the month long challenge at (click & go!->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  We'd love to have you join us if you have some time for a chance to win $50 in products!  Join us with any project you'd like to do.  Be inspired by the following: (the "twist" is to stamp an image on your project!) Hope to see you there!

This one was easy for me as my son has always been involved with music and bands.  This photo is from about 10 years ago in their "Metallica" pose (My son, Kevin, is on the right). I stamped music notes on the fringed black circle. My sons actual guitar pick is on the lower right corner of the photo.
I used a lot of CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS-that is really easy because I love chipboard and I am totally in love with flair buttons! Links follow to those products I used here:
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Renea-licious ATCs!

Hello Everyone!  I just had to share these ARTIST TRADING CARDS (ATC) as I tried a new technique.  I had made a card this past summer and scaled the idea of the slider into an ATC.  These are 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" cards that I trade with people all over the world.  Somehow I became addicted oh about 5 years ago (LOL!)

Anyway, the strip pulls out via the "string" but I attached a (click ->) Reneabouquets butterfly. 
Have you seen her handmade butterflies (and other beautiful products!)????  I used to "hoard" them but why?-they are so beautiful and fun to use and everyone loves them!

Thanks for stopping in to take a peek!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your "BREW" for today...

Hello!  "Your Brew for today":  That was the caption on the left photo on Facebook on 4-7-17.  My step daughter rescued Brew and is totally obsessed.  I am making a monthly layout to culminate into a book for this coming Christmas.  I used a sketch from -> Stuck?!Sketches.
 Thanks for taking a peek today!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Grandsons & Popcorn!

Hello!  We finished our Easter celebration so I thought I'd  come here with a page I created yesterday of (who else?)-my grandsons, Brian & Talan.  We had a little fun at the local mall last weekend and voila--a page! LOL!  The sketch is from Stuck?!Sketches;  I think Laura's sketches are always fantastic and her work is inspiring! I used some elements from SCRAPS OF DARKNESS COLLECTION (the BG paper and TITLE)

The Sketch:

MID-MONTH Still time to JOIN IN at Creative Embellishments!

Hello to all!  It's the middle of March!-You have time to join in to the monthly challenge at -> (click & go right there!) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS for a chance to win $50 in these fabulous products!  Today I have created a page of my sweet little grandson, last summer.  I promised him an ice cream cone-this is a picture of him ENJOYING IT (who wouldn't?!) in my back seat, in his car seat!

I used the following creative embellishments products which
you can click on an go right to the store!
THE BEST selection/price for ->FLAIR BUTTONS
I inked and glossy accented the ice cream-it looks real! -> ICE CREAM CONE
THX GR8-> Word bubbles (my g-son said "GATE" for "Great"!)
I cut off the "IRISH" from the hashtag and added the die cut word CUTE!
This cluster consists of lots of texture, stenciling/paste, stamping, flair and popped arrow.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 15th at Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! I loved doing this sketch at -> Let's Get Sketchy (click & go right there!).  I immediately thought of these photos of my niece, Marrah when she slept over last month.  She LOVED my big bathtub and didn't want to get out! The circles reminded me of bubble in the photos immediately!  This was the 1st time in 3 years and 10 mos that she was away from her parents! We had a lot of fun!  Hope you have some time to join us! IN ADDITION, there is a mood board to inspire you too!


 (the journaling is on the tag hidden in the photo that says "today")

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Crafting with PreSchoolers! Challenge YOUrself!

Hi Everyone!  I had so much fun going to my grandson Talan's class to do a craft-I had to keep it simple since they are only 4!  I found this on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for spring.  All of the kids really enjoyed it--probably me THE MOST LOL!!!  I have created this page for several scrapbook challenges one of which you can find here-> ScrapYOUrself (you also had to use the word INSPIRE)  I used this week's sketch from HipKitClub too....

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Make it Monday -join us at THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello fellow crafters!  I am here today with a layout for the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at (click & go right there->) THE MEMORY NEST.  For the photos I used a gift my husband got me for the holidays-a FUJI film printer-it makes mini polaroid type photos.  If you have a chance, please join us-you have all month to complete either of 2 sketches or both!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 3, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY @ The Memory Nest!

Hello! It's April  and here is the 1st of 2 sketches at (Click & go right there!->) THE MEMORY NEST.  My Sister-in-law turned 75 in February (although she does NOT look it!).  We celebrated with a girls luncheon and had a blast!  The following is the sketch-you have all month, so I hope you will get a chance to join in!

Thanks for stopping by!

Petaloo & Creative Embellishments!- April 3 -10!

Hi this is Marci! It doesn't get any better than this!->  CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS <-( click & go right there!) -> and PETALOO are teaming up from April 3-April 10th with a "Mother's Day Theme" Challenge- Come and join us for fun and a chance to win some great prizes!

Here is the project I created!  It is of my mother and myself at Mir-a-lago in Palm Beach Florida this past January for a fundraiser for Bascom Palmer eye Institute.  It was fun to get a glimpse of this famous place!
Creative Embellishment products:
smile (happy word set) , Flourish circle frame, and "shine" flair
I LOVE natural chipboard so I left both natural to add a "pop" to this page!
Petaloo Products:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

ATCs + Creative Embellishments=AWESOME!

Hello everyone!  Today I have a set of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) using the large unicorn from-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS products.  These were such fun to create.  I used all different chalk inks as well as glossy accents,  microbeads, and a small gear on the unicorns. The background of these ATCs are made from embossed cardboard colored with gelatos.

Actual Creative embellishments used:
Here is a close-up of 1 of the cards:
*Don't forget you have all month to join in for the chance to win $50 in wonderful CE products just by joining our monthly challenge! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Christmas Page in April at Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! Aren't you forever on and off, scrapping a holiday?!  Since they are repetitive, I like to just do them occasionally!  Here, I did a Christmas page for the 1st of 2 monthly sketches at -> (click & go right there!) Let's Get Sketchy.  If you have some time-give us a try!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hello, its Marci bringing you April's Challenge at -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  If you have some time, please join us for a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products!.

(twist is to use a flower)
I was inspired by all of the colors and immediately thought of this photo of my grandson Talan,
going off to school last week for WACKY WEDNESDAY dressed in most ALL
of these colors.  So, I continued and incorporated all of the colors into the page!
I used (click & go!->) GEARS & Hashtags  from Creative Embellishments.  I used a layer of gesso and once dry, I used Tim Holz distress paint to color those gears for a playful effect.
I cut the title on the Silhouette Cameo and added
the twist of flowers and used  (click & go->) March & Spring FLAIR; I am
 having a love affair with flair buttons! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Re-Birth" be inspired prior to April 5th!

Hello to All!  I created this set of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) to submit for a possible Guest Design Team Position at  (click & go->) The Creative Studio: CANVAS CORP BRANDS (#ccbchallenge) for the month of May.  The word to be inspired by: "RE-BIRTH" in addition to the mood board provided as follows:
I was inspired by the beginning of spring, where everything is "re-born"; light, airy and just plain fresh and beautiful.  I also enjoyed the greens and yellow flowers, colors I don't get to use together very often.  In addition, we were encouraged to just let the creativity flow using any and all kinds of techniques/textures. 
My project follows:
I used a chipboard card base, embossed it, and used Gelatos and a Distress Crayon. On the card design I just almost could not stop!- I used moss, micro beads, chip flakes, die cut leaves, flowers, gems and inked chipboard.  I completed these cards with various text word strips.
and a CLOSE-UP of 1 card:

Thanks for taking a peek today!  Let me
know if you have any questions!