Challenge: Let’s Capture Our Memories: Sketch #45


Challenge: Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch #45

I recently found a great site for challenge and inspiration- Let’s Capture Our Memories.  I just love this sketch posted by Melissa, and used it to inspire one of my recent layouts.  I hope you will check out the site, and maybe even play along!

I used a digital scrapbooking kit called “Bad Santa” by Etc by Danyale. You can find it at   The kit is so fun!  The photo is of my good friends at her Halloween (yes, Halloween!) party.  Isn’t she cute?

Challenge Entry- Boy Meets Girl Scrapbook Challenge


Challenge Entry- Boy Meets Girl Scrapbook Challenge

I recently joined the creative team at the DigiChick, so I will have some more LO’s for you to look at. I will be participating in challenges around digiland, and linking them back here.

The first challenge I participated in is at Boy Meets Girl Scrapbook Challenge Blog. I created this page of my little boy at Halloween last year, and the challenge was to use grunge, so I went a little out of my comfort zone to put lots of paint and elements on the page. I like it more than I expected. Most of my grunge just turns out messy right now! LOL.

The kit I used is called Toil and Trouble, and it’s by River Rose. Available at


Kit Release: Birthday Blitz Collab

Hi- Today I am sharing my layouts from an awesome birthday collab called Birthday Blitz.  Down This Road Designs, along with Crossbone Cuts, Memory Clips, and Meagan’s Creations contributed to this great kit.

You can find this great kit at


Here are my pages done with this kit.  v2bday sillyboy


In this second Layout, I also used a template from Down This Road Designs- it’s from her Road Maps Collection and it’s Vol. 18, it can be found at Brownie Scraps.


Happy Scrapping!

Kid’s Craft- Egg Carton Flower Bouquet

Oh the snow days….

Thank goodness for pinterest and all my crafty friends on facebook.  We have a nearly endless source of crafts and activities.  Today we created a bouquet of flowers from some leftover paint, pipe cleaners, and an egg carton.  I’ve seen this various places around the web, and adapted the idea.



The technique was pretty simple.  Cut egg carton into 12 pieces, shape each flower (some look like lillies, some like poppies, some are just unique), paint and then insert a pipe cleaner for a stem.   I did find it much less messy to paint the inside, let it dry, then paint the outside of the flower.

The only tricky part was inserting the pipe cleaner.  I poked a hole with a knife (probably not the safest,  but it’s what I did), then inserted a pipe cleaner.  I twisted it so the flower appeared to have lovely stamens.  I would probably use glue to attach the pipe cleaner to the egg carton if I was displaying them individually, but mine fit pretty snug into the vase, so I didn’t worry about it.

The best thing about this craft is I could keep extending the time by handing my son another flower.  You can make this last as long as you want!  Oh, it’s cheap too.  Obviously the egg carton was recycled, the paint was leftover from a project he got for Christmas, and I scrounged up the pipe cleaners from somewhere.

Happy Snow Day!