Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sneak Peak Christmas Tree Card 4 ways!

Here is just a quick look at the card collection I created for Practical Scrappers today.  Run on over there and see how each of these cards was created!  

Friday, December 6, 2013

December Card Sketch

Over at Practical Scrappers today we created cards using this card sketch I designed for December.  Below is my take on it but please be sure to stop by Practical Scrappers to see all of the other gorgeous and creative cards my design team buddies created!  

This simple card was created with a navy blue cardstock background. I cut a strip of seafoam for the center and ran that pretty lace under the edges.  I fussy cut the gifts and sentiment from embossed paper and added premade snowflakes with gemstone centers.  The final touch was the hand drawn snowflakes and a few swipes with my white ink pad!  
p.s. Create a holiday card it will make someone's holiday extra special!  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Card Sketch!

It is the most wonderful time of the year, but for our family it is also the craziest and busiest!  Here is the November card sketch I designed for Practical Scrappers a little late!  Wait till you see the gorgeous cards the ladies made with it, and while you are there make sure to check out all of the amazing fall and Holiday inspiration going on over there! It is inspiring!  Now to find the time to make some of these beautiful things!!
p.s.:Make the TIME!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Candy Corn Halloween Banner

Swing by Practical Scrappers today and see the many beautiful things we created that were inspired by Pinterest.  My banner was inspired by one part of a banner I saw on Pinterest shaped like a candy corn.  My inspiration pin is up on Practical Scrappers but I thought I would share some close ups of my finished banner here!
I created 3 sizes of triangles, one in each color. 
I put each triangle through the Cuttlebug to emboss them with different textures to add more visual interest. 
I used my FAVORITE new tool, the Silhouette Cameo to cut the circles in white and silver glitter.  The letters, are a Miss Kate's Cuttable file I used on my Silhouette also,   
I punched a hole in each top corner, 
Threaded ribbon through,
And hung the banner.  

To be honest, it was supposed to hang from my mantle but when it was finished, it was too long!  I improvised and love it over the kitchen window!
p.s. make the best of a project that did not go as planned! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

New Card Sketch

It's Card Sketch day over at Practical Scrappers and boy does this one's look like it was designed by someone other than me!  I had fun creating it and wanted to think outside my normal everyday designing "box" Here it is:

I had a ton of fun working with the sketch too because it was not my normal neat and tidy.  It was very freeing! 

Come by Practical Scrappers today and see my design Teammates's takes on this fun sketch!
p.s. Give another style a try, you may find it liberating too! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Home Sweet Home!

Today over on Practical Scrappers I have a feature post all about this pretty banner I created for my home!  Run by and check it out
p.s. Make a home decor item of your own, I bet it will become one of your favorites!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Back to School Card Sketch

Summer's over and to be honest I have mixed feelings about back to school.  I love all the time I get to spend with my kiddos over the summer and miss them when they go off to school.   BUT by the end of the summer we are off all of our routines, they have spent the entire summer together so they are beginning to pull each other's hair out, and in turn, I am pulling mine out!  We had a great summer with some travelling and our big move to a new home so this year I welcomed the beginning of the school year and sending 3 of my 4 daughter's off to their big days at their new schools! 
(The oldest started middle school...Freaks me out:-) 
So, with the kiddos back in school, I have more time to create! 
This sketch was inspired by back to school but remember that any element can be switched out to accommodate your needs!  For instance, the apple and pencil could be switched with ribbon and wedding bells to make this a wedding card.  These sketches are to be used a s a source of inspiration, not to limit your creativity!  Stop by Practical Scrappers to check out the lovely ladies takes on the sketch as well!
 Here is the card I created from the sketch:
 I used fine bright green wire to create the spiral to make it look like a real notebook,  
 I used foam stamps and white paint to create the look of chalk on a chalkboard.  
p.s. Try using the sketch or a single element from the sketch to inspire your next project!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blog Hop Winner & Keychain Scrapbook Feature

First things first!  The prize from my first ever blog hop goes to.......
Tracy MacLoughlin
Congratulations to you!! Send your mailing address to and I will get that right out to you!!  

Over at Practical Scrappers today I am featured with a tutorial for this delightful keychain scrapbook!  
You can check out the step by step over there but here are some close ups of the finished tags

Have fun creating your own keychain scrapbook!  
p.s. why not follow my blog!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Some Layout Sketch Fun!

I had some fun this month working with the 2 Broke Girls Scraps Sketches and I thought I would share those with you today!  

Sketch 14

Sketch 15

Sketch 16

p.s.This is a pretty new site with great sketch inspiration! You should come play along too! 

Friday, August 23, 2013

My First Blog Hop!

 Today I am super excited to be part of my very first blog hop! Practical Scrappers has paired up with Paper Secrets to bring you a blog hop featuring Wood as a design element!

You should have arrived here from 
Stephanie U's
blog, and I am so glad to have you hop along to my blog! I had a lot of fun creating this great wall hanging with a wood placemat for a base! 

After using stencils to paint the quote, I used Washi tape as a border and added some Little Yellow Bicycle Dimensional accents.

I also have a bonus project for you today!  We moved into a new house and I am trying to find ways to make it our own.  Both of my projects lend themselves to that. 

For this project I took a wooden letter and wrapped it in washi tape.

I used glue dots to add the laser cut wooden cross and washi tape to create a hanger with a bow.

I am so excited to be a part of my first blog hop I decided to do a giveaway for one lucky follower! Just follow my blog and leave a comment and you will be entered to win this great prize.  Winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, August 29th and will be announced here on the pspapercreations blog. 

After you signed up to follow along and left a comment for a chance to win this great prize, 
hop along to 
Karen Sessions 
blog to see what wonderful things she did with wood! 

Don't forget to follow the rules at Practical Scrappers to enter to win the Paper Secrets Prize too! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pencil Shavings!

Today is Frugal Finds day on Practical Scrappers.  Our frugal find is pencils!  I signed up because I like a challenge but sat down to create a layout using pencils and was at a complete loss!  I held the pencil in my hand and looked at it and thought about it.  I was trying to find a way to make it flatter than it is when it hit me!  I do not have to use the whole pencil, how about just the shavings?!?!  And that is how these adorable apple slices came to be!
 The slices are just a single pencil shaving from a red pencil.  So needed to be pieced together as they are very fragile.  It was also a challenge getting them to stay put without breaking, but some glue dots did the trick!  
 I simply used a black marker to draw the seeds after they were mounted on the layout!  
p.s.Give it a try!  Sometimes the unconventional uses for items create the best results!  Swing by Practical Scrappers to see what other great ideas the ladies came up with.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Practical Scrappers August Sketch Reveal

Today's sketch reveal over at Practical Scrappers is a great one!! Come over and check out what beautiful things the other designers have come up with using Liz's amazing sketch!! Here is my take on the sketch!  

p.s.Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, August 9, 2013

July Card Sketch...A little bit late!

Alright, Alright, maybe a lot a bit late, But better late than never right?!?
 Here is the card sketch I created for the ladies over at Practical Scrappers for July!  I try to keep changing the design enough to keep it interesting and this month I decided to make the sketch square.  
 I love the color in this collection and thought it was perfect for this sketch!  
Come check out the Practical Scrappers cards!
p.s. have fun, create a card with this sketch and share it!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Card Sketch

Another Super fun Card Sketch!  I LOVE SUMMER!  Summer is coming quickly to a close so I wanted to design a card sketch that would help us carry summer through the rest of the year! 
Go check out the ladies at Practical Scrappers takes on the this fun sketch!

Wedding Card

 When we had a wedding feature over at Practical Scrappers the ladies did not disappoint!  There are some gorgeous ideas over there so go check them out!! I decided to use a non-traditional color palette and Love how the card came out! The hearts are metal brads and I used rub-ons to create the letters on them.  
I have a couple of friends getting married next week, I think they will be getting this card! I hope they like it!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Card Sketch from June!

I have had so much fun designing the card sketches each month over at Practical Scrappers and June was no exception!  Here is the sketch, and below is my take on it.  I always find it funny when my card changes into something different than the sketch when I designed the sketch, but I guess that is the nature of sketches!  Most of the time my card is almost exactly the sketch, this month it morphed quite a bit!  That is the fun of working with sketches!  Don't let it hold you back.  Use it as inspiration and come up with your own ideas!  

Run by Practical scrappers and see what the other ladies created to get your creative juices flowing too! 
p.s.Create a card with this sketch and share it with us!  


I have to apologize for being incommunicado.  We have been in the process of moving and getting settled.  The last box is unpacked and the craft room is set up so I am confident that I will be back to regular posts again!  Here is a sneak peak at what is to come!  

Check back soon to see these and other projects!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I know, I know the old saying goes 
"Out with the Old and in with the new."  
That seems to be the standard but over at Practical Scrappers we like to be a little more, well, practical, and use our stash.  Today, I hope to show you that you can incorporate both old and new elements into a layout and the result can be perfect!   
We all love the new collections that come out throughout the year and can't wait to get our hands on them.  I am super guilty of this, and because I have been doing this for so long, I have enough supplies to open my own store two times over!  So, this layout incorporates some new patterned paper, wood accents and washi tape and some new stickers.  It also includes some old vellum, acetate and felt flowers, Scrabble letters, and epoxy stickers.  
I created the sunburst with triangles of paper scraps.
Here you can see the old and the new working seamlessly together!
The burlap is a newer idea and I layered some older accents to create a focal point in the corner!  
So take out those old supplies, dust them off and find a way to incorporate them in your next layout!