August OHDEERME Kit Layouts

Happy Tuesday!

I created these two layouts using the August OHDEERME kit from Freckled Fawn...

My oldest son took this awesome Instax "selfie" while we were in Kansas over the summer.  I love the perspective of the photo and it really inspired my entire page.  

I used wide washi tape and criss-crossed it on my layout for a graphic feel.  I layered the photo, large wood veneer, and stickers on a 4x6 journaling card.

For this next layout, I cut pieces of patterned paper at angles and placed the foam letter stickers above the pieces.

I colored the wood veneer frame in the middle of my page with black ink to coordinate with the color combo on my layout.

Make sure you check out how the rest of the FF creative team used the August kit in the gallery.

Have a great day!  TFL!  


Embellished Tea Tin Teacher Gifts

Hello everyone!

I'm over on the Crate Paper blog sharing how I created these tea tin teacher gifts...perfect for back-to-school!

I found these adorable metal tins at my local craft store.  They had many different sizes and shapes available, but I chose these in particular because they had a clear plastic top.  I placed an assortment of different flavors of tea inside the tins which can be reused for storing small desktop items or more tea!

I embellished three tins, one for each of my children to give to their teachers on their first day back to school.  (To view the full post on how I created these tins, go here.)

This simple and easy teacher gift is perfect for starting the new school year off right!  Who doesn't love a nice cup of hot tea after a long day?  These tea tins could be handy for any small gift idea and are great for storing other small items.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  


Back-to-School Countdown Calendar

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I'm sharing this back-to-school countdown calendar on the Crate Paper blog today...

I chose some of my favorite journaling cards and embellishments from the Boys Rule collection and created this countdown to the first day of school.

I layered die cut pieces, chipboard frames and stickers, and an assortment of various alpha stickers and made a tag for each day.

I arranged the tags on an open frame that has wires to clip things to and used some of the Boys Rule printed clothespins to secure some of the cards.

I numbered the cards 1-10 and wrote a little activity on the back that we could do each day before school starts like "go on a picnic", "buy school supplies", and "go out for ice cream".

This countdown calendar is a fun way to get everyone ready for back to school.  It also provides a reason to get out and do the things on your summer bucket list that you may not have had a chance to do!

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day! 


*COGC* August Sketch Challenge


There's a new sketch challenge up over on the Come On Get Crafty blog for August...

This month's sketch is fairly simple and straightforward, but it still leaves a lot of room for layering and embellishing.  Here's my take...

I stuck close to the sketch and scrapped some of my favorite fireworks photos from this past Fourth of July.  

I misted on the background card stock and then added part of my title.  I stitched a few lines to mimic "fireworks" and layered the rest of my letter stickers and some sequins around the stitching. 

All of the items I used for this layout are from the COGC shop.  

To play along with the COGC sketch challenge this month and to get a chance to win a $5 Gift Card to the shop, see the full post here.  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Week 26

TGIF everyone!

I'm here to share my pocket page spread for Week 26 with you today...

I used the August OHDEERME kit from Freckled Fawn for this week's spread, along with a mixture of PL kits from Studio Calico.  

This was the week that we went home for a bit during our "summer in Kansas" tour, but before we left, I took the boys to get haircuts for the first time professionally at Sports Clips in Overland Park.  Don't they look handsome?   

The August OHDEERME kit was perfect for my spread...the colors and embellishments were so fun and easy to add and seem to pair really well with any other manufacturer I use for my filler and base cards.  And how cute are those blue paper clips?!?!

Here's a look at the full spread...

I hope you have a great weekend!  Be sure and check out this month's ODM kit from Freckled Fawn...I'll have some more projects that I created using the kit up on the blog soon. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Today Is Better With You

Happy Wednesday!

I'm sharing this layout I created showcasing some Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Label Stickers on the Come On Get Crafty blog today...

I don't use label stickers very often, so I challenged myself and used them as the background behind my photo strip.

I used foam adhesive dots to pop up my layers on this page to give it some extra dimension.

I used some Maggie Holmes Flea Market Ephemera Pack bits from the COGC shop on my page to created additional layers. 

Be sure and stop by the Come On Get Crafty blog to get more details about this page.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 


Week 25

Hello everyone!

I'm sharing my pocket page spread for Week 25 over on the Come On Get Crafty blog today.

Here's a peek at my spread, but if you want the whole enchilada, you'll have to head over here for the full deets and process pics ;)

Left Side: 

Right Side:

There's also a great deal in the COGC shop...a Grab Bag sale!  You can get a $75 Grab Bag for only $35 so make sure and head over and get yours before they're sold out! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a good one ;)