Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy Summer Layout

I'm working on a new round of projects for The Scrapbooking Studio and this time I am playing Simple Stories "Good Day Sunshine" line.  It is such a fun line with lots of vibrant colors!

I started by cutting out the circle frame on my Silhouette Cameo and then built from there.  I added a few pictures and then lots of embellishments from stickers to chipboard to enamel dots.  I love Simple Stories collections and how they have sooooo many great embellishments!  It makes it easy to work with but still add your own personal touches!  I went real bold in my paper choice and left most of the page bare outside of working in that top third!  Very different for me to but I enjoyed the process!

Supplies Used:
Patterne Paper: Simple Stories
Stickers: Simple Stories
Enamel Dots: Simple Stories
Chipboard: Simple Stories

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sympathy Card

I do not enjoy making sympathy cards.  I rarely have them even on hand because it just makes me sad!  But a friend has recently suffered a loss and I felt compelled to send a personal note.  I pulled out some Imaginisce goodies, dies from Poppy Stamps, and my go to for sentiments SRM Stickers.

Sympathy Card by Christine Meyer
I cut out the striped paper first - planning to fit my sentiment onto the lighter blue lines.  I then backed that with some light blue floral paper and added those to the card base.  Both of those papers come from the Welcome Spring line from Imaginisce!  I then die cut the butterfly and leaves and added them.  I surrounded those with blue gems and some white I Rock gems. Simple but pretty with lots of dimension and texture to it!  
Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce
Gems: Imaginisce
Sticker: SRM Stickers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Disney Princess Pocket Page

I am up over at Leaky Shed Studio today and I decided to create a pocket page about Lucy's princess time at Disneyland.  I take sooooo many pictures when I go to Disney with my kids - pocket pages are the way to get them documented without spending a year doing layouts!  I had so much fun putting this together and building a big scene throughout the layout!

Disney Princess Pocket Page
 I had a plan laid out in mind with the castle and title but I knew I needed something to add as a focal point for a picture of her!  I ended up cutting out a picture of her and adding the Circle Arch Doily Frame around her picture.

Disney Princess Pocket Page
  After painting it white, I cut it so that it would fit in two pockets.  I love how it adds some different texture and dimension to the whole thing and really brings the eye to her picture first!

Do you have Disney Pocket Pages to share?  I would love to see it!  Link me up here or share with me on my facebook wall!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Dooodlebug Designs, We R Memory Keepers
Stickers: Simple Stories, Doodlebug Designs, SRM Stickers
Chipboard: Leaky Shed Studio

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

It has been a busy blog hop week for me!  I'm back today with another hop joining The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps.  You probably arrived here from Marybeth's Blog but if you didn't you'll want to head back to The Twinery and do the whole hop and get in on the prize!
Here's the whole hop list for you!
Serendipity Stamps -
Katarina Damm-Blomberg -
Rebecca Greco -

The Twinery is giving away the following prize:

Who wouldn't love to get their hands on that?  And it would give you the right twine to make my card below!
To create my card I started with using the Circle Nesting Stitching Dies to create a really unique background.  It required several runs thru the machine adding more circles and overlapping and such but it turned out really cool!  Since I was off to a graphic start I decided to continue down that road!  I used my solid twines (honeydew, bubblegum, and midnight blue) to create triangles that have vertices at parts of the circle stitches.  My final step was to add some gems, wood arrows, and sticker sentiments.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Next up is Miriam - have fun hopping!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sketchy Saturday Week 18

**If you are looking for The Twinery Blog Hop or the Scrapping our Stash Blog Hop they are below this post!**

I'm back with another week of Sketchy Saturday!  
This week's sketch is a pretty simple one which leaves lots of room for you to add your own personal touches to it!  Here's my take on it:

I created this as a sample for The Scrapbooking Studio using the Herbs & Honey line from Basic Grey.  Instead of keeping all the straight lines I did some paper tearing for my base.  Because there are lots of patterns already in my base I tried to keep the rest a little more simple.  I have held off on scrapping these pictures for a long time because they show the special side of my daughter that just loves to be outside.  I knew this paper line would be just perfect for them!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stickers:Basic Grey
Letters: Basic Grey
Wood: Studio Calico

Friday, July 25, 2014

Poppy Stamps & The Twinery Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop, you can find it right below this one!
Welcome to The Twinery and Poppy Stamps Blog Hop!  Today is day 2 of the 3 day hop!  You should have arrived here from Ira's Blog, if not be sure to head to The Twinery's blog and get in on the whole hop!

I have a dimensional card to share with you today!
I loved that Delaney Butterfly die and knew I wanted to find a way to work it in!  

I positioned it in strategic locations on the pink cardstock.  It created the negative space  and so I used that space to pop up the delicate butterfly - holding it in place with some twine for it's body.  The addition of the Small Hydrangea dies and Massa Leaf dies add to the delicacy of the whole card.  Honeydew Twine wrapping around the top aided in bringing in more color and texture.  What a fun combination!

Here's the whole Hop List in case you get lost along the way
Ira Huberts -                     
Christine Meyer -                                

Poppystamps will be giving away Frozen Flakes and Elsa Butterfly Branch dies ($26.50 retail value). Be sure to stop by their blog for details on how to eligible to win this fantastic prize!

The Twinery is giving away a Metallic Twine Sampler (retail value $32). Be sure to stop by The Twinery blog for details on winning this fantastic prize!

Up next is Kimberly - head on over to check out her project.

Scrapping Our Stash - Christmas in July!

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop 
where we are Scrapping our  Christmas Stash.  

You should have arrived from Suzanna's Blog - if you didn't you may want to go back and check out everyone's blogs for lots of inspirations and giveaways!  We have several new ladies in the mix this month - I know you'll enjoy the inspiration that they are providing!

This month (and from here on out) we are inviting anyone who's interested in joining the stash busting hop to join us.  If you want to join us next month email me at

Here's the Blog Hop List for today:
Christine ***You are Here***
Alison ***Go Here Next***
Kelly Jean

Now on to my Christmas Project! I believe this line from My Mind's Eye is about 2 years old!  I actually didn't realize how much Christmas stash I had until I started digging into it for this...mostly paper but wow nonetheless.  
I opted to do a one picture layout which is pretty unusual for me!  I loved this picture of Lucy playing with the Nativity underneath the Christmas tree.  I know she won't be like that forever so I wanted to let it have a page of it's own.  I added a overlay over the top of the picture so you can see there is a little glare on it - but it also says Merry Christmas.  That was from my stash - yay!  I fussy cut some snowflakes and used some die cuts from Authentique and just started building up around the picture.  The banner title and subtitle gave me a vertical pull so I went with that!  After I added all the die cuts/stickers I went for texture and brought out some flair and wood pieces.  I still needed something...had to be sparkle.  So I built sparkle into the whole thing by using little white pearls and gold Stickles.  I can honestly say that before adding those I wasn't thrilled with the layout.  I had set it aside for a couple days hoping for some inspiration.  Alas it came!  I love how in scrapbooking sometimes just adding a little tiny detail can really take your layout to a new level!  

As a Thank You for stopping by today I am going to do a Stash Busting Giveaway of the following Christmas Goodies (sorry about the horrible picture - I will replace it when I get some daylight :) - it includes papers, stickers, trims, and die cuts! I will also throw in some Christmas colors in bakers twine from The Twinery! 
You can do any or all of the following to enter:
1) Become a follower here
2) Like my Scrapping with Christine facebook page
3) Pin any of these projects onto Pinterest
And lastly leave me a comment to let me know which you have done!

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 pm on August 3rd!  I will announce a winner within a couple days (can't guarantee an exact date as we'll be on vacation with unknown internet access).

Now Hop on Over to the talented Alison's Blog

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Decorated Gift Bag

Today I have a gift bag that I created with Herbs & Honey from Basic Grey for The Scrapbooking Studio.  This line has some perfect elements for personalizing gift wrapping!
It has a pretty similar feel to the card I did the other day doesn't it?  Same line, similar embellishing - I suppose they could make a gift set even!  It uses some papers and die cuts for embellishing and then several stickers - all from Basic Grey except for the Sticker Stitches up top which of course come from the fabulous SRM Stickers.  I don't ever need to run out of those....I am using them on everything!  I also added the little wooden spools with twine on them again!  You can get this fun line from The Scrapbooking Studio!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Basic Grey "Herbs & Honey" Card

I shared a layout the other day and today I thought I'd share the card I made from the Basic Grey "Herbs & Honey" line.  The Scrapbooking Studio sells these cute little wooden spools that were a perfect match for the feel of this line.  I knew they had to be included on my card and maybe more!

I layered lots of papers and die cuts to create the card.  I then added some Sticker Stitches from SRM Stickers to again, add to the country feel of the card.  I then popped up the circle sentiment with foam adhesive.  I wrapped twine from The Twinery around each spool and slid them onto some pretty stick pins.  The stick pins stick perfectly into the foam adhesive so I don't have to worry about them moving or poking thru!  I love how this card turned out - it is probably one of my favorites that I have done lately!

 Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Die Cuts: Basic Grey
Twine: The Twinery
Stickers: SRM Stickers

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sketchy Saturday Week 17

I'm getting back into my routine post vacation and that means I am back with a new sketch this week!

I used this sketch to create a layout for The Scrapbooking Studio using the Herbs & Honey line from Basic Grey!
This is a really fun line with a lot of classic elements and a country summer feel to it.  I love the vibrant colors that are balanced out with some rich neutrals.  I also really enjoyed the sticker sets and other embellishments! I layered lots of die cuts and stickers to create a background.  The pictures have some silly faces with them so I decided to go for the humor card - my face and Cooper's face are quite special ;).  I'll be sharing more from this line in the next couple weeks!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stickers: Basic Grey
Die Cuts: Basic Grey
Buttons: Bella Blvd

Don't forget if you create something with this sketch I would love to see it!  Either share a link with me here or post it on my facebook page!

Creating a Chalkboard Home Decor Piece

I had so much fun creating a chalkboard piece for Samantha Walker's blog today!  Swing by here to check it out and the details how to do it!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sneak Peek

Come on by the SRM blog today to see this fun baby layout full of lots of awesome stickers!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Giving the I top a Workout!

On Tuesday I was up over at Imaginisce with a layout that showcases the awesome I Top tool!

Using the Little Princess line, I looked at the pink paper and knew I wanted to build a design off of that.  So I did some folded circles in the center of each diamond and then created my own brads to use in the corners.  I added a few gems and butterflies to keep it from being too monotonous.  Having a detailed and busy bottom portion of the layout allowed me to keep the top nice and simple - adding just a little patterned paper and a die cut. 

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce
Die Cuts: Imaginisce
Gems: Imaginisce

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Outlining with Twine

I love the twine from the Twinery and have been really enjoying playing with the solid colors lately!  I like to do outlines on my layouts with a pen but today I decided to do the outlining with actual Twine!
As you can see I went around the white square, the patterned square, and the photo mat.  This took some patience because to keep it straight I had to use quick drying glue and work slowly – but I like how it brings in the colors even more and helps to separate each layer.
I used liquid glue and a toothpick to apply the glue – only doing about 3 inches at a time and then pressing the twine down.  Because it dried quickly that ensured the twine was not popping back up on me!  The nice thing with the Twinery is that they have a color to match every color you are looking for!  Here’s the ones I used today!
Image of Solid Honeydew Twine SpoolImage of Solid Strawberry Twine Spool Image of Solid Caribbean Twine Spool
You can grab any of these fabulous colors at  The Twinery Store!
Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories
Wood:Studio Calico
Overlay: Simple Stories
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Little Boy Layout

I am sharing a project today over at Leaky Shed Studio that features pieces from both Leaky Shed and Altered Pages!

I had some dragonfly goodies to work with from Altered Pages and decided to combine those with the chipboard dragonflies from Leaky Shed Studio.  Since I have three sons, dragonflies are perfect for summer fun with a more masculine feel.  

I opted to leave the chipboard in it's natural state because it brought in one more color from my base patterned paper!  And again it enhances that masculine feel.

I used pieces from the Dragonfly Dreams Muse Kit that included the cardstock dragonflies, the blue textured paper, the green paper, and the tag!  It's a neat kit because you can go a lot of directions with it - but for me a layout just jumped out because of the colors!

Altered Pages Supplies Used:

Leaky Shed Studio Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Stickers: Heidi Swapp

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Blog Hop Winner!

I'm back from vacation and have regular internet access again so you can look for a little more regular posts from me!  Sketchy Saturday will be back next week!!!

In the meantime I wanted to announce the winner from the Scrapping Our Stash blog hop!  BARBARA GREENBERG you are the winner!  Please email me at and I will get your prize sent off to you!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop - Summer

Welcome to the 
Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Nicole Stark's Blog!

We have a fabulous giveaway this month of a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns Die Fancy Lattice

All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only and closes on this Sunday at 11:59 PM MDT.
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For my project today I played with one of Samantha's new baskets! This one is Circle Basket with Simple Bow (#62208)
1) Cut out all your pieces in the papers you like.
2) Fold the circle along the perforated edges.
3) Add a brad and some adhesive to hold the sides together
4) Assemble the bow
4) Add the handle using a brad and then attach a doily to decorate
6) Add a center flower to the bow
7) Fill with yummy goodness :)

The summery colors from the Carta Bella lines (Summer Lovin' and Cool summer) designed by Samantha were perfect for this basket!

Don't forget to sign up for Samantha's Newsletter 
through the Rafflecopter widget to receive your
FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file! 

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Next up is Guiseppa!  You can get to her blog by clicking on the picture below!

SRM Mini Calender

Today is my very first post at SRM Stickers!!!  Come check out this mini calender with full details on their blog!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Twinery & Chic Tags Blog Hop (And GIVEAWAY!)

Welcome to all of you hopping along with us today! You should have arrived here from my awesomely talented friend Jennifer's blog! I've known Jennifer for a couple years so I was excited to be following her today!

You know how much I love my twine from The Twinery and today you get to see it in a marvelous pairing with Chic Tags!

The Twinery will be giving away a Solid Sampler Pack (a $45 value!) like the one below to one lucky winner!!  So make sure to  head over there and get in on the prize!

Just in case you get lost along the way here's the entire hop list for today!
Christine Meyer *You Are Here*
Mandy Kay Starner *Head Here Next*

Now on to my creation!
I used various pieces from the Cloud 9  to create a cascade of fun and whimsical shapes leading to my picture!  The colors in this line are just spectacular and I love those wood sequins!  I created some loops using my Pink Sorbet bakers twine behind the Flair buttons to create some flowers!

Here's how the whole thing came together!  And it tells the story of my cutie dressed up as Ramona for a school dress up day!  The whimsical elements from Chic Tags, fabulous words, and twine all come together to make it fun little layout!

Thanks for joining us today and make sure to hop on over to 
Mandy next!


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