Friday, February 8, 2019

Paw Prints on My Heart Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the
Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop!

This is a blog hop featuring projects showcasing the love we have for our fur babies!

You should have arrived from (Connie but if not
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!

Alicia O'Bryant with Golden Goddess Designs is giving away this super adorable Woodland Animals die set! 


AudRey Mysterio with Orquide' Art is giving away this beautiful Mixed Media Tag she created.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way.

Now on to my project:

I decided to make a layout of my cats for this hop. The paper is actually from Recollections Christmas Pets 12 x 12 in Paper Pad, but not all of the pages like this one have Christmas on them. I decided to use this page to fit with the theme of the hop- Paw Prints on my Heart. The title- Cat-Titude is from Paper Issues Free Cut File Purrrfect Pet. The washi tape is from Recollections Lollipalooza Crafting Tape 15 roll tube. I dug through my stash for the photo mat on the left. I believe I bought it in a paper collection from Big Lots years ago and forgot the name of it. The other photo mat and quote- "a house without a cat is like a day without sunshine"- Julia Child is from Studio Calico Seven Paper Baxter 013 that was made in 2014 so it may be discontinued. The stamps under both pics are from Eyelet Outlet Cat Stamps set. I stamped them with Gina K Designs Amalgam ink on cardstock from my stash. I really dug through my stash for this layout and bought a few things! Lol! The purple cat sticker and the green journaling block that I cut in half is from a recent swap I was in- a pocket letter file folder I'll have to save that for another post! I typed my journaling on my computer using Kristen font- 55 (black male cat and older) and Feliz (female Tabby mix) are staring each other down before one of them attacks. Ok, I know y'all are wondering about their names. Let me give you some back story. They are both rescue cats. 55 was found on Hwy 55 left for dead with a hurt paw that he nursed back to health- he may still have a slight scar. Feliz climbed up my stepdad's leg on December 14, 2012- the same day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She was almost named Sandy, but it didn't fit and my grandmother's birthday is also that day so we almost named her Helen, still no fit, so we named her Feliz from the song Feliz Navidad since she came to us around Christmas in the rain. She came into his turf so he shows her who's boss from time to time and then she gets back at times as well. The other pic is of Feliz- she pulled down a blanket during the night- off a quilt rack- because she was cold and then decided to give herself a bath. There's a never a dull moment in our house with these 2! I take that back, I get peace and quiet when they're sleeping during the day. When they're awake and 55 is acting wild is when I'm watching children. LOL!
Now that I've got you all in stitches be sure to hop over to (Sandy where I'm sure she has something awesome to share!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Family Memories

I used the above sketch #359 from Sketches in Thyme sketch challenge. I created a 2 page layout, but only used the 2nd page to follow the sketch. 

The main paper I used on both layouts is from Stampin' Up! Under the Mistletoe 12 x 12 in Designer Series Paper. The title- Family Memories- is from Echo Park Company Magical Adventure Collection kit. The banner strips at the top and the bottom are also from Under the Mistletoe DSP. The tags at the top and the tag for journaling is from Colorbok Homemade Paper Plus 12 x 12 in Paper Pad. I wrote on the journaling tag with an ink pen- Emily and I were twins for the day. Mama is enjoying some Mimi time. I wrote the date- 12/13/18 on the tag at the top border. The photo mats are also from Stampin' Up but are from Petal Promenade cardstock.
 Both pages together
I know it seems odd that I included these pages in opposite order, but it's because of the sketch challenge. I was going to use the blue have a holly jolly Christmas- from Simple Stories Oh What Fun Collection. The green photo mat is from the same Stampin' Up Petal Promenade sheet and the other 2 are from another sheet from Under the Mistletoe DSP. The journaling block is also from the Colorbok Homemade pad. I wrote the journaling in again- This was a bittersweet Christmas. It was the last Christmas at Grandmama Farrow's house before it is sold. Dustin was holding BG for the first time in awhile. I made sugar cookies with Emily's help. That's all I have to share for now. I will be scrappin' more tomorrow and possibly today so please become a follower if you aren't to see what I will create next! TFL! :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

You Are My Sunshine and Difficult Roads

This is a layout of me and my nephew. I used Colorbok Signature Hopscotch 12 x 12 in Double-Side Patterned Paper Pad for the background paper, photo mats and journaling block- Picture Perfect- I typed the journaling on my computer- a selfie of me and BG and BG rolled over after Tummy Time. The title- You Are My Sunshine is from Me & My Big Ideas Manbi Sheets I Love The Life We Live 12 x 12 in Specialty Cardstock Pad.
 I stamped the images last week, but saved them for later. I stamped them with Gina K Designs Amalgam ink on typing paper. I made this card for a Minimal Color Challenge with Unity Show and Tell on Facebook. The stamped images are from Unity Stamp Company Steps of Courage stamp set. I used NPW 50/50 Dual-ended Colored pencils to color in the image. The twine is Watermelon Sorbet from Annie's Paper Boutique. I added the twine and the floral image to the card in the dark with the exception of the glow from my laptop screen. My parents slept in the living room due to my stepdad having pneumonia and not being able to lay flat to sleep.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Christmas 2018

I decided to do a 2 page layout to display pictures I took Christmas Day 2018.
The paper is Stampin' Up Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper. The first page was a partial paper so I had to patch it with another piece of the same collection under the tree. LOL. I tried to cover up the cut lines on both sides, but also wanted to show the ornaments background sheet. The title- It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is from Pebbles Home For Christmas 12 x 12 in Paper Pad.
I used the same ornament paper from Under The Mistletoe Collection to tie the pages together. The journaling block is from Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Paper Collection. I typed the journaling on my computer using Lucida Handwriting font- my handwriting isn't that neat so I'd rather type out my journaling-  Christmas 2018  Funfetti Cupcakes  Christmas tree bell topper up close Christmas tree decorated and no ornaments at the bottom because the cats would play with them My favorite presents and yes the water bottle lights up and has a speaker on top
The 2 pages together. The smaller tree is a crab pot Christmas tree that comes with lights on it. The star and bulbs were added to it. Our angel was too top heavy for our pre-lit tree so I found this bell at Hobby Lobby and decided that would work as the tree topper since we couldn't find a star. TFL! I'll have another post tomorrow.

Thursday, January 17, 2019


I've been catching up on my scrappin'!
I used Colorbok Signature Paper Family Double-Sided 12 x 12 in Paper Pad for this layout- everything is from the same collection except the brad I used. The brad is from my stash, possibly K & Company- it's from a set of brads and eyelets of various colors. I decided to use the big apple background since the pictures were taken right before Thanksgiving.
I decided to hide the journaling is why I added a mat under the bottom picture to hold the brad and not mess the picture up. I typed the journaling on my computer and then attached it with my Xyron 1.5 in Create A Sticker Maker- Rhodes (my paternal side) side of the family celebrated Thanksgiving the Saturday before. I made Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake. Pics are before and after it was cut to show what it looks like inside. I loved Erica's Christmas village. Phoebe loved the train track. I found the recipe for the Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake on Pinterest and can also be found on Collecting Memories if you don't use Pinterest. It's a delicious cake! TFL!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mixed Media Challenge

I decided to play around with my Faber Castell Pastel Gelatos and Faber Castell stencils today. I bought a Canson XL Mixed Media 7 x 10 pad from Walmart and I'm entering my page in Bleeding Art January Challenge: Anything Goes. The only stencils that you can see is American Crafts Heidi Swapp Frames Mini Stencil Kit that I traced over with several Sharpie's after I traced them with my gelatos. You can't really see the other stencils I used since I blended everything together. I decided to add 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 since I had love and a heart displayed. I typed the Scripture on my computer and then ran it through my Xyron 1.5 Create A Sticker maker to attach it to the page. I then drew around each block with Sharpie's. It's still not 100% dry so I didn't get the Sharpie's to show up as dark as I would like. I must say I went out of my comfort zone to make this page. I don't like getting messy when I scrap, but once I cleaned up the mess on the dining room table and saw my creation it was worth it! I still have marks from the Sharpie's on my fingertips, but it will wear off. The challenge ends January 31 to feel free to play along! I had planned to use the mixed media pad for something else and changed my mind so I'm glad I saw this challenge!

Valentine's Day Cards

I received this stamp set- Lovely Pandas- used on both cards- from Gerda Steiner Designs in the mail on Monday. 
I stamped all the images except for the penguin. The penguin was a freebie with the set. I stamped all the images on Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock with Gina K Designs Amalgam ink using my Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Stamp Platform and colored them in with NPW 50/50 Double-ended Colored Pencils. I fussy cut them as much as I could- I normally don't fussy cut so well. Both card bases are Studio G card sets. The paper on the above card is from Pink Paislee 12 in Paper Pad that I trimmed down to fit the card. The washi tape is from a Jot set I bought from Dollar Tree. I didn't want to cover up the flowers that were embossed on the card before I was given the set.
The paper on this card is from Colorbok 12 in Designer Paper Holiday Extravaganza that I trimmed down to fit the card. The washi tape is Studio G. I have one more post to share so please stay tuned! :)