Last chance

Saturday, December 10th, is the last chance to come make this album with me! If you have been eyeballing it, now is the time to jump on it! Click HERE to sign up for the class on December 10th!


Last chance to bring your pictures and materials and do this sketch with me as well! Click here for this Sketch Class!


I can show you how to turn it into a page like this…


See you on the 10th of December! Enjoy your crafting!

Blessing, June


Layouts for Scrap4Less

Hello Again!

I was going through the pictures in my Media Library for this blog and discovered a bunch of pictures of projects that I had not shared yet. So, I figured, I should take the time to share them! I did put the effort in to them, didn’t I, so why not!?

This first set of pictures was of pages I designed for Scrap4Less, a store and crop group that meets every 2nd Friday of the month and the following Saturday. The lady in charge asked me to take papers and design pages. I have showcased one other set months ago and figured I would show you the rest!

The paper is My Mind’s Eye. I have no idea anymore of the name of it. (if I figure it out, I will add it) I know she still has these papers and would be happy to sell them if you came shopping! You can click on the Scrap4Less and it will take you to her site.

I really had fun with this very blingy paper, but be forewarned…I had glitter everywhere for a while. The larger picture was a layout where I used layers of squares. I cut a large square out of the main paper, then put another paper behind it. Then I cut 2 smaller squares out of the cut piece in graduated sizes. I pop dotted the middle square and put black on the smallest one to put a picture on. She wanted no pictures on the layouts, but this would be perfect for wedding or a formal night! I really like how it turned out! I added some of the stickers that came with the set of papers.

The next page, with the calendar look, was a fun one, too. I wanted to keep as many of the numbers uncovered as I could. and used a collage of pictures and stickers to give it the color blocking look. The ‘Love’ was a sticker and I put it on black figuring it could house a picture there sliding it under the word before sticking it down.

The page with the banner was fairly simple because the main embellishment was already on the page. So I created around it! I “hung” the banner with a piece of hemp string and then used the sticker banner pieces over it. Then a few pieces of scrap paper cut with banner ends and put sideways under the pictures with a sentiment was all it needed. The paper was glittery and didn’t need anything fancy with it.

I trust you like it! Happy crafting!

Blessings, June


Game Time!

Happy Tuesday, Everybody!!

Here is another sketch challenge that I worked on this past weekend! It’s another page for my sister’s Yellowstone album. If I don’t keep doing these sketches and stretching my creativity, the rest of the album may not be as exciting! Hahaha! Just kidding! My own stuff isn’t so bad!

The sketches are very motivating and I have been rounding up sketches on Pinterest for the future when I just can’t think of anything! It’s always nice to have sketches to fall back on!!

So, I took this sketch and flipped it sideways for my 8×8 album because it matched the picture much better! I just realized that I did not use a whole lot of SU! products on this one…oops! I did use my black journaling pen from the Project Life section…BEST PEN EVER, by the way! And the polka dot paper is also from a retired DSP set. The red and green cardstock may also be from SU! since I grabbed it out of my scrap basket and it is full of mostly SU! papers. Other than that, I could not even tell you where the card stock came from. I have a pack of 8×8 card stock that I am using for this album that I bought…oh-so-long-ago! I keep it in a plastic box, so the paper label is gone. Oh, well!


That ribbon flower was a bugger to make! At first I tried putting it on my poker. didn’t work. Then I just held the pieces together in the middle, got it on the poker (after about the 4th or 5th time of making the darn thing) and then took it off to put the brad in the hole. Nope! That didn’t work either because the brad legs kept bending! Finally, I got smart and used mini glue dots to hold the centers together and then cut off the brad “legs” and used a thicker glue dot to stick the brad flower onto the ribbon! That worked so much better! I wonder why it took me so long to figure it out!

The border along the blue edge is just my trusty black pen and some scribbles on short drawn lines. I really like the look of it! Added just the right touch, don’t you think?!

So, I had written the Game Time title and now realized I have bookoo alphabet stamps I could have used instead! Next time!

Off to more crating! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Blessings, June

PS. faces are coverd by request of family members.


Challenges this scrapbook page is entered into:

Sketch Saturday – Week #440 with The Paper Shelter






Sketch Saturday – Week #440

SU! S’mores!

Hello! Happy Monday!

Worked on some scrapbook pages for my sister’s Yellowstone gift album this weekend! Used sketches from some challenge sites. It was very fun and motivating!

Again, I covered faces with vellum because they don’t want their full faces online. Have to honor that. You can still see what I have done! I had not gotten my Outdoor/Camping papers out of storage yet, so I went with brighter colors from the Project Life travel set from SU! and some stamps from the Under the Stars retired set.

So, here is the sketch +3 that I used for this scrapbook page. I had to pick 1 item from each column at the bottom of the sketch to add to my sketch. I chose Glitz, Hashtag, and Indigo.

Here is my version of this sketch:


I used some Wink of Stella on the fire, and the marshmallows. Although it doesn’t show very well on this picture, darn it. I Used an Indigo glitter marker to draw the border around the red cardstock and the white polka dot banner. And, I used the hashtag with my S’mores title. I really like the way it turned out! May have to do the same page in my own album!


Blessings, June


PS. As I finished this page and was going to sleep, it occurred to me that I had seen another challenge earlier called 3 of a Kind…and there are 3 s’mores on this page…so I will enter it for that as well. Fancy that!

Challenges this scrapbook page is entered into:

Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog – November Sketch +3 Challenge

Crafty Gals Corner – Challenge #99 – 3 of a Kind



SU! I’m in LOVE!

Good afternoon! Happy Saturday!!

I’m in LOVE!! This is the best Santa ever!! It makes me think of my hubby! Almost twin like, wouldn’t you agree??

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It’s a thinlit from Stampin’ Up! called Detailed Santa Thinlit!  You can bundle the thinlit with the stamp set here. It’s in the Holiday Catalog.

I used Cherry Cobbler for the base and cut the Santa out of the front of the card and then put a Whisper White piece of cardstock behind it! I then stamped the Ho! Ho! Ho! in Cherry Cobbler on the white. There was a border created from the thinlit so I used my Dazzling Details silver to edge the frame of the Santa. Added some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s twine and another sentiment on top from the coordinating stamp set. I think it is a darling card, if I do say so myself! Had to have that thinlit when I saw it because it made me think of my loving hubby! We took this picture last year at Christmas! His beard is about that long again. (He had to cut it shorter for his job earlier this year, but has since let it grow out again and nobody has said anything)

Enjoy your Saturday!! Happy crafting!

Blessings, June

Challenges this card is entered in:

Hiding in My Craft Room – HIMCR #277 Any Holiday

Crafting by Design – Get Ready for Christmas November Edition

A Bit More Time to Craft – Challenge #32 – Anything Goes

Brown Sugar Challenge – Challenge #226 – Anything Goes

SU! Sparkling Christmas Pines

Good Evening!

I trust you all had a marvelous and delicious Thanksgiving yesterday! We were with about 20 family members on my husband’s side! He has a very large family and it was lots of fun and games after the eating was done! I love board games!

Then we came home and I got in the creative mood…but first, I made a messy blob! That was weird and funny all at the same time…and then my son said this morning that I could use my Dazzling Details as a weapon if someone came into the house. Boys!

Here’s the scoop… I was making this card and decided I would use it for a Silver and Gold Challenge so I needed to add some sliver. I grabbed my silver Dazzling Details and saw that it was a bit dry inside. Usually if I just squeeze it enough, it will make a little blob on my paper, but will break free. This time, however, it shot the top off and went whizzing by my arm and then the bottle unloaded in a complete blob on my paper! Luckily not the card!


I had to turn on more lights to find the darned top nozzle! It was under my desk. I cleaned up the floor and then looked in dismay at the blob! Then I grabbed my poker to smear what I could on my card and thought I would have to throw the rest away. (I do NOT like to waste anything!) Hubby to the rescue. We were able to scoop it back into the bottle, he cleared the dry nozzle and I was back in business! Then I got out a plastic kid’s paint brush and used it to brush on more of the silver on the pine needles. I really like how it turned out! And it would not have been so perfect if it wasn’t for the big blob, first!


The stamp set is Christmas Pines stamp set and happens to still be on sale this month for 25% off. I also used the matching DSP (Designer Paper Series) that goes with this set, as well as, the framelits for the pine needles. I really like how the card turned out. The card base and berry cutout is Cherry Cobbler. The pine needles and ink are Emerald Envy. The baker’s twine is Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. The Decorative Label Punch was used for the sentiment, which came from the Christmas Pines stamp set. For the Emerald Envy punch behind the sentiment, I just cut the punched out piece in half and pulled it apart to show the edge.

Overall, I am pleased with how it turned out. I trust you like it too!

Until tomorrow! Happy crafting!

Blessings, June

Challenges this card is entered into:

Fairytale Challenge – #156 Gold & Silver

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Challenge #226 – Anything Goes

Creative Craft Cottage – Challenge #76 – Anything Goes

The Crazy Challenge – CCH #236 – Getting Ready For Christmas

Through the Craftroom Door – TTCRD ATG Challenge 22nd November

A Little Bit More Time to Craft – Challenge #32 – Anything Goes

Crafting By Design – Getting Ready for Christmas November Edition