Medical Marathon

Hi There!!

I hope wherever you are its sunny and cozy.  We had one day in the 70′s woo…and quickly we were back to the 30′s.  I know Summer is coming…oh yea.  Speaking of the 30′s whilst I was in weather lock down I made a few layouts that I have not yet shared.  Lets talk about business….not life busy but patterned paper/cardstock.  This layout Medical Marathon is a perfect example.  On our anniversary my husband and I between the two of us had 4 Drs. appointments that day!  We spent the morning at UIC!




I used a cardstock kit that I purchased from Archivers and forgot about it!  SAD.  TIP: when using busy backgrounds always remember to ground your pictures.  Carve out a canvas for your pictures.





TIP: When using die cut alpha’s you can always add faux stitching with a white gel pen.


I added minimal embellishments since this layout was sooooooooooooooo busy.  A few die cuts, wood veneers and a little flair.



There you have it.  I will have two more layouts using busy patterned paper to share.  Until next time….toodles!


Kill the Kit April-Pepper Mini Album

Hello and Happy Resurrection Day!

Welcome to the last feature in the  Scraptastic April Kill the Kit Series…..Pepper.  As I got to the end of this kit it stuck me!  Make a mini album.  Some time ago about fell victim to a 75% sale at Sizzix.  Due to no fault of my own I had to purchase this die :). I have had it for months…ahem so I finally put it to good use.  Poor Pooch was NOT feeling and just over 24 hours of having the pukes and poops it was time for the vet :).



I love some of the layouts by blogger and Garden Girl Stephanie Makes love the white wash and vibrancy of her work.  On this one I decided to make it white.



I punched out circles and used a photo overlay, and a stamp from my stash.




We are at the vet:) Pepper is normally terrified but she was pretty chill this time.  So I let her take a selfie on the right.  Since this book is a mini mini all pics are wallets so its minimal embellies.  A miracle for me right?



Ok I should have added mug shot numbers here, lol.






Well almost!  Pepper is forever photobombing everything!!! LOL!  I have to admit there will be more of these cutesy type of things in my future as this was really fun.







Kill the Kit April-House of Love


Hello! Say hello to Layout number 3 in the April Kill the Kit Series. Story: The photo in this picture is my grandparents home.  It was sold immediate her passing it may be torn down at this time but I was able to grab this picture from Google maps.  The house was basically dilapidated as […]

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Kill the Kit-Tourist for a Day


Hello, Welcome to the second layout in the Kill the Kit series for April, Tourist For A Day. We spent the day downtown just walking around.  Even though I have been in Chicago for 8 years there are so many things I have not seen it was soooo nice to get out.     I punched […]

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It’s A Pooh Baby Shower!


Hello Peeps, Here’s a cute Pooh Baby Shower card !  It came out just darling!   I couldn’t find a ton of the nursery color Pooh but I love the way it turned out.     I attached the honeycomb background to the base and applied stickers with foam dots.  TIP:  Use your layout backgrounds on […]

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April-Things I am loving right now

Source: Apartment Therapy

Hello! I interrupt this Kill the kit series to share some of the things I am loving right now!  Lets get to  it! Domino Magazine Do you remember Domino it was published year back and they stop publishing in 2009.  I was …ugh lost for words and super disappointed.  Its a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-UL HOME magazine, its […]

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Kill the Kit -April Worth Wondering


Hello! Welcome to another Kill the Kit Series featuring Scraptastic Kit Club Worth Wondering Kit.  Let me just say I am not impressed with my last two kits :(. Nothings wrong with them at all they are just not my style.  I am just not a fan of offwhite/cream based patterned paper.  The last kit […]

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Christmas in April


Hi…Yup Christmas  in  April.  Nope I don’t want the frigid temps but this Christmas in April is Awesome.  Christmas in April  is a non profit organization that helps elderly, disabled, and lower income residents  improve their homes.  My husband and a few electrician friends participated by re-wiring, installing ceiling fans, and any other electrical needs. […]

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Fun Day


Hello Peeps, Where ever you are in the world  I hope its sunny and vibrant!  I need to get out!  I have Cabin Fever and this layout was like a cure!  It was a Fun Day! Indeed this was a fun day! My husband and I decided to go down town and play. Downtown Chicago […]

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5 Facts about my Sister


Hello There! I hope you are well and gettin’ your craft on!  Being Spring and all (says the calendar) I organized my photos and came across one of my sister that I just adore.  5  Facts about my Sister.       This photo was a square photo and it worked out great.  I have […]

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