Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hello and welcome! I have another layout to share with you using my fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs.
I love my 'darling husband'. It's funny because when he saw that the LO of him was titled simply "DH", he asked, "What the heck does DH mean?" Haha! I forget he doesn't know much forum lingo.

I used the new Carnivale Border die to add a little more interest to the edge of my background patterned paper.
The Sunflower dies worked perfect as my main element. These sunflowers are super detailed and so realistic looking, I just love them. To add a little more dimension, I topped each flower with a Dimensional Button.

More fabulous dies used:
Tropical Flourish
Dimensional Small Leaves 2
Pretty Petal
Never Ending Love Heart
Never Ending Love Heart
Basic Optimistic font - alphabet
French Flair Nesting Dies
Heart Chain Border

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sketch 126

After I sent this sketch out to the DT, I was informed that this sketch was a bit of a challenge for a few of them. So here's another brainteaser for you:

This is actually a still picture, nothing is moving at all, only your brain thinks so. Cool, hugh?

Sketch 126

In fact, two of the DT members emailed me and said that this sketch looked like a sail boat so that's what they made on their layout...sailboats. Too funny! I think it is so intriguing what some creative minds see and others don't.
So here are the fabulous sailboat pages first:

Lynette Jacobs
All Wet

Vicky Varvadouka
Gone Fishing


Kerryn Fry
Starting Early

Brigitte Van Linden
The Sweet Life

Karen Grose

Jennifer Shaw
Vintage Kitty

Are you brave enough to tackle this sketch?
Add your take on this groovy sketch to Mr. Linky below by (we'll say July 1st) since I'm leaving out of town this week anyway. You could win the Best Creation paper packs!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Family with CDL

Everyone loves to get 2 for 1. Well, Cheery Lynn Designs knows that so many of their new Doilies and Exotic Dies are just that -2 dies for the price of one.
Today I used the "insides" of the Japanese Lace & Flourish Frame. They are just so pretty and perfect for a cluster of flowers on any LO or card.

Here's my layout:

I love finding ways to use the cute little bicycle.

You know I gotta' throw one of the fabulous butterfly dies in there. Cheery Lynn is famous for these. I matted the butterfly with a soft background color before jazzing it up with a pop of red glitter glue.

Here is my list of other great dies used:
Judy's Bloom
Darling Daisies
Dimensional Small Leaves
Never Ending Love
Little Stackers- Circles

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Are you a Rock Star?

Best Creation came out with a totally rockin' collection this month called Rock Star. Oh my gosh, I just LOVE it! It's funky with a whole lotta' punk.
The DT was asked to create projects using our favorite songs as titles. I had a blast with this assignment.

Hey Soul Sister by Train

This is my daughter wearing a wig on crazy hair day. I thought about using a Lady Gaga title but I just couldn't bring myself to go there. :)

I Gotta' Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas

These papers are HOT! Check out the Best Creation blog for more ideas from the DT.

Have a scrap-happy day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sketch 125

I know I don't make too many multi-photo sketches. So for those of you whole like to add a lot of pictures on your pages, this sketch is for you. :)

Sketch 125

Now lets see what the talented design team created with the sketch:

Kylie Symons

Jennifer Shaw
Family Time

Lynette Jacobs
A Rainbow To Me

Brigitte Van Linden
The Beach

Yoyo Celebrates His 12 Years

Vicky Varvadouka

Kerryn Fry
Follow The Leader

Pretty fab, am I right?

Now its your turn to play with the sketch. Add your take to Mr. Linky below by June 30th and you could be the chosen winner to receive a trio of
Best Creation paper packs!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pool Party with BC

Happy Father's Day!!! Before you go off and celebrate your dads and/or husbands, I wanted to tell you that Best Creation has some pretty fun stuff going on. We are playing a little game of Where's Waldo?. You all know those cute books, well this is the scrapbook version. Find Waldo and you could win a huge box of BC goodies! Eeeeek! The details on how to play are on the BC blog.

Helmar is one of Best Creation's fabulous preferred partners and I just love them! The DT got to play with a bunch of their adhesives and all I know is that I'm hooked! No need for any other...ever!

The DT was asked to create a project using the new Splash Fun collection along with a water technique.

How totally cute is this paper?? For my "technique" I simply made water drops using dots of Glossy Accents. It dries perfectly clear and looks just like water.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sweet Peach June Sketch

**Update: The prize for this sketch challenge is the June Juicy kit seen HERE** Sa-weet!!!!

Today I posted the June sketch over on the Sweet Peach blog. Here it is:

This is my take on the sketch. I used the papers and embellies from Sweet Peach's June kit.
Check out these bright and vibrant colors. I love theses papers!

Here are a few more pages I made using this month's kit:

Red Rover

Maybe this design looks familiar to you? I used the new sketch I made for Scrap 'N Art.

Ball Is Life (sketch 122)

Try the Sweet peach sketch, go to the June Sketch blog post and leave a link to your LO in the comment section. You could be this month's winner!I'm sure Corrie will tell us what the prize is soon. :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

New CDL Releases!!

Well, hello fabulous scrappers!
I mentioned in yesterday's post that Cheery Lynn Designs released a wonderful batch of new dies this week.

Check them out!

I made this LO using the Lattice Circle Frame, Japanese Lace and Flourish frame and the Tropical Flourish (altered just a little bit to fit with my page theme.)

My fellow CDL DT members all made some beautiful creations using the new dies so please check them out HERE.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Welcome to The World

Hello, hello!
Isn't it fun welcoming a new baby into the world? Curious about what they will really look like when they're older or wondering what kind of effect they will have on the world.
This is my brand new niece, Emarie.
Its no secret I do not like pastel colors, clear and bright is best for me. I was sure to add lots of beautiful flowers for this "baby" page with help from Cherry Lynn Designs dies.

Isn't the sunflower so cute?

To make the butterfly really stand out against the white background I matted it on a red paper. It really makes it show up nicely.

Dies used:
Basic Optimistic Alphas
Dimensional Buttons3
Pretty Petal
Judy's Blooms
Garden Gate
Never Ending Love Hearts
Tropical Flourish
Dutch Tulip Doily

The papers I used are from Sweet' Peach Crop Shop's main kit (June).

Have a happy Thursday!

Oh, one more thing. On this LO you will find a couple of new Cheery Lynn Designs dies that were just released this week. Click HERE to see the whole new collection. They are GORGEOUS!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sketch 124

Hello, hello! Are you in need of a new sketch to get your mojo flowing? Well you, my friend, are in the right place! Summer months are a little laid back when it comes to scrapping for me and it might be for you too. So lets keep those juices flowing!

Sketch 124

Here are the lovely DT's creations:

Kylie Symons

Vicky Varvadouka
Favorite Toys

Lynette Jacobs
Arms Full Of Love

Kerryn Fry
Jekyll Or Hyde

Jennifer Shaw
My Daddy's Eyes

Karen Grose
Boys At Play

Brigitte Van Linden

Luzma Bruna
Enjoy Today

Pure gorgeousness!
Try the sketch and add it to Mr Linky below by the end of June 30th and you could be this month's winner. Winner will receive a trio of 6x6 papers packs from Best Creation Inc. Booya!!