Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Boutique

Last weekend I did a Fall Boutique at the scrapbook studio where I teach.  Here are some pics of thing I made for the boutique.  

Fall Topiary Tree

Fall Owl Wreath

Burlap Leaf Wreath

Soap dispensers for Fall and 
Wine cork pumpkins

Halloween Burlap wreath

Owl and Chevron wreath 

Rusty metal planter box says Autumn Blessings on one side and
 Merry Christmas on other for duel purpose.  

Halloween buckets 

Back side of Rusty Metal planter 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

New challenge at Lasting Memories-Hot, Hot, Hot

The theme for the Lasting Memories Challenges for the month of October is HOT, HOT, HOT. 
The first challenge starts today with  Liquid Glass, Sitting Around a Campfire, and Sketch.  
 For this page I started with the sketch and used the Cricut Cartridge 3 Birds on Parade.  
Sorry I don't have any pictures to add to it but I am sure I will in the future as we love making smores even in the backyard with our little metal firepit.  
I made large smore sticks and added the title to the end of one stick 
and cotton with brown chalk on it.  
The title is also chalked on the bottom for that toasted look.  
I used Glossy Accents on the flames, birds eye, beak and legs.  
I embossed the bird and trees.  
Here is the sketch to use for the challenge.  
Check out what the other designers have created to inspire you and then join in for the weekly Sunday challenges at Lasting Memories.  You have all month to complete the challenges.  

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Paper Crafting World- Count your Blessings

Hello crafty friends from Suzanne at CricutcraftinGrammy .  We can officially say it's Fall now, as of September 23, but it sure doesn't feel like it in Southern California.  
 I love decorating for Fall and all the fun activities that go with it.  
For my project I used Melin's file at PCW Count your Blessings.  I used Doodlebug  paper from last year called Happy Harvest and of course used a Fall color palette.  
The paper I used for the sign was wood look paper, and then I used the cute little leaves paper which matched the PCW design and the green plaid paper.  
I used scraps for the cute little pumpkins and leaves so I  had different colors of orange, tan, and green.  I embossed and inked each pumpkin and leaf.  For ink I used Quick Quotes Powder Puff Inks.  
The little tags are from the Doodlebug Happy Harvest sticker page and I matted then and them pop dotted them.  I added two little raffia bows with brown buttons, in my stash, 
at the top of the mat pages.  
Now I have a page ready for some pics of the grandkids this Fall.  

Thank you for stopping by at Paper Crafting World.  
Please check out all the amazing files at 
I hope you enjoyed my project and will join us for the challenge.  
Also check out the other designer's projects each day.  
September Challenge Start Up Anything Goes With Optional Twist The September "optional twist" will be to add a "stamp" of some sort. It can be a digi stamp from the shop or a stamp from another source. It is National Stamp Month for September. Again, it is optional.

Thanks so much for stopping by at Paper Crafting World.  I hope you liked my project and will come back and join us each day.  Also don't forget the challenge this month. 
 Happy Craftin and Happy Fall!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Documenting Diamond pin nights

We took pictures of our adventures spending the night in the Disneyland parking lot to get the Diamond release pins.  I found the diamond cut and Diamond title on Silhouette America.  The Night part of title came from part of a title.  
It was a crazy adventure but we met a lot of sweet people and it was fun.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Lasting Memories challenge-Use those punches and a Title from a Book, Song or Movie

It's time to  use those punches  at Lasting Memories for our challenge this week.  We would also like you to create a Title after a Book, Song or Movie title.  
For my double page I used several different Martha Stewart punches and used the title "Happy Together" from Silhouette America.  I also fussy cut mason jars 
from some paper I had to add to the page.   
The pictures of grandkids Micah and Kenzie hanging out together at home and at the library.  

Check out what the other designers have created this week at Lasting Memories.  
Don't forget you have all month to complete the monthly challenges at Lasting Memories.  We have a new challenge each Sunday for you to join in.  Happy Craftin!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Please Pray for my dear friend Brenda and her family

I won't be posting a fun project today as my heart is heavy for my dear friend Brenda from Friends Craftin with Friends.  Brenda and I met years ago on the Cricut Messageboard and we have kept in touch and developed a friendship that I really value.  Although we have never met I count her as a true true friend.  She encouraged me to start a blog and try out for design teams and I in turn encouraged her to do the same.  She has always been my number one fan.  
Brenda's husband has been fighting cancer for some time now. Brenda has been at his side every minute.  Monday they found out he is to sick to try a study at Hopkins.  This was the last treatment option they had.  Dwayne will soon be receiving Hospice care to make him comfortable.   Brenda and Dwayne have six boys and many grandkids.  Please pray for them and lift them up in this very very difficult time.  That God will put His protective arms around them and give them peace in this difficult time.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketch challenge - Our Family

It's time for the Let's Scrap challenge for mid September.  
I loved the tags on the right side of the page as well as the banner.  
 I used this awesome Family focused paper from Adorn It.    
The pictures are of my oldest daughter and her family at a wedding recently.
Hubby was part of the wedding.    
They had so much fun taking pics in the photo area.   
Granddaughter Kenzie and mommy had dresses in matching colors.  
Micah looked so cute in his vest.  
Here is the amazing sketch.  Please check out what all the designers created at Let's Scrap.  
Then we would love for you to join us for this challenge.  You have till the end of the month.  

Also entering in Blog Quick Quotes Anything Goes Challenge.  

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Use Ink Splatters with mixed Alpha/Fonts Letters for Lasting Memories challenge

I had so much fun creating this layout for the Lasting Memories  #259 - September 13th - 
Ink Splatters with mixed Alpha/Fonts 
I dripped Ranger Alcohol inks on a white Bazzil sheet for my ink splatters.  
I then used a title from Silhouette America which was different fonts for the title.  
I cut the title apart for my layout and double matted it. 
I also used some embellishments I had in my stash for awhile.   
The pictures are of my grandson Micah when he started the 2's class last year.  
He was always so excited about his art work.  

Don't forget all the challenges at Lasting Memories are for the entire month so you still have time to try out the challenge from September 7th as well as this challenge.  We hope you will join us and get your creative juices going.  Check out what the rest of the design team created at Lasting Memories.  

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Disney Summer fun

Since we are at Disneyland again this weekend I thought it would be good to post some more of the many Disney layouts I did this Summer.  

This single page is Cars Land.  
Here we are with the 60th Anniversary Mickey and Minnie.  
I used Queen and Company paper for this one.  

And this is miscellaneous pictures of rides, Jake the Pirate, the castle, and Snow White.  

Friday, September 11, 2015

Second layout with Let's Scrap 9/1 sketch

I loved the sketch we are using for the 9/1 challenge at Let's Scrap so much
 I used it for another layout.  
This layout is pictures from a recent zoo trip.
I used some old zoo paper and large stickers to match.
If you haven't checked out the challenge you have a few more days to enter at Let's Scrap.  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Back 2 School with Paper Crafting World

Hello crafty friends- This is Suzanne from CricutcraftinGrammy and I am so thrilled to be back designing with Melin at Paper Crafting World for the 2015 Fall and Winter.  
Melin creates the most amazing files that are so fun to create with.   I hope you are excited as I am to see what all the new and returning designers have in store for you.  

Today in honor of Back to School I created a double page layout of my grandkids.  
Each is holding their Back to School board I created with their individual info 
(See more about the board below)
 For the first page I used the PCW Back to school Title CF
and for the second page I used the PCW Bear with Backpack sitting CF
I added the stamps on the chalkboard with white ink for the
optional twist for the September Challenge.
I inked the edges with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Ink 

Katie 5 kindergarten and Brittany 3 Preschool

Kenzie 4 Transitional K and Micah 2 Preschool 

For my project I also used Recollections apple and blackboard paper
Bazzil cardstock 
White gel pen 
White pigment ink 
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Ink 
Graphic 45 School Days stamps 
Chalkboard Alphabet Ribbon 
Silhouette Machine 

Older post from my blog about Back to School Boards 
Please join us for the challenge 
September Challenge Start Up Anything Goes With Optional Twist The September "optional twist" will be to add a "stamp" of some sort. It can be a digi stamp from the shop or a stamp from another source. It is National Stamp Month for September. Again, it is optional.

Check out the challenge and the rules at Paper Crafting
So to help celebrate the new team, Melin is having a special over at Just use the code PCW55 and you will get 55% off your entire purchase with no minimum! This is only good through September 18, 2015.

Thanks so much for stopping by at Paper Crafting World.  I hope you liked my project and will come back and join us each day.  Also don't forget the challenge this month.  Happy Craftin!

Also entering at Frosted Designs "BACK TO SCHOOL" - anything education related.  Kids or yourself in school, books, math, or even use book paper or school supplies (ruler or paper clips).

Monday, September 7, 2015

So excited to be part of the Paper Crafting World Design Team

 2015 pcw dt headerjpg

I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a designer for the new 2015 Fall and Winter design team.  There will be returning designers, including myself and new designers to the team.   I love creating with Melin's files and am looking forward to the new team, the new challenges and the amazing files Melin creates. 

So to help celebrate our new team, we are having a special over at Just use the code PCW55 and you will get 55% off your entire purchase with no minimum! This is only good through September 18, 2015.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Lasting Memories challenge-Title that tells a Story

Today at Lasting Memories we are Telling a story with our Title and distressing.  
We love to spend the day at the Santa Barbara zoo 
with the grandkids and feed the giraffes.  
I decided to use the title A Day At the Zoo which definitely tells what we are doing.  Also the title has little chunks out of it like it is distressed.  I used my Prima distressor on some of the paper and then inked with brown ink. I also added some green leaves under the title.   The title, leaves, elephant and giraffe came from Silhouette America.  
Check out what the other designers created at Lasting Memories and join us for the challenge this week and every week.  New challenges are posted each Sunday.  

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mother's Day and Father's Day

The first layout is using Adorn It paper and is pictures of the grandkids at Grandma and Grandpas house for Father's Day.  Always lots of fun when the grandkids get together.  
This layout is also Adorn It and is pictures from Mother's Day with my oldest daughter Danielle.  

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Santa Barbara Zoo layout

During the Summer we decided to renew our membership to the local zoo in Santa Barbara. The kids love the animals and shows.  Then we stop on the way home to have lunch at Pajaro Grill where they have a huge sand pit for the kids to play in.  
The large animal stickers and paper was old stuff I had in my stash put was perfect for these fun pics of the grandkids.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Design team and challenge at Let's Scrap- Summer Sunshine

Summer vacation is over and all the grandkids are back to school.  Today is the first sketch challenge for the Fall Design Team at Let's Scrap.  There will be new designers on the team as well as returning members.  I am excited to return for my second term as I love the double page layout sketches.  
This is another great sketch from Michelle van Wyk with tons of places for photos.  
I chose a variety of pictures from Summer fun.  
This would be a great sketch to use some of your scraps for.  
Here is the awesome sketch.  You have through September 14th to enter your layout using this sketch.  There will be a new sketch on the 1st and 15th of each month at Let's Scrap.   
 So please check out what the designers have created and join us for the challenge.