Friday, June 13, 2014

Grandma's Red Dress Scrapbook layout

Hello everyone I came to you with another layout. It is called Grandma's Red Dress. This layout is of my grandmother and her dress. Her favorite color is red and she does look good in red. The photos were taking in June 18, 1977. What really interesting about these photos. My grandmother became a grandma for the first time a month before. When her first grandson was born in May 1977. She would wear the same dress a year later in Oct 1978. At the marriage of her daughter (my mother) to my father. So  she worn this dress when she was already a grandmother for the first time. Then a year later when she watched her second child and only daughter. Get married and have a family of her own. I did journal about this layout. The empty spot on the bottom right corner just beneath the photo of my grandmother. Is where I put the journal of the story about the pictures. I decided not too long ago to not write the journal until after I took the picture. Because sometimes I write more information about my family. That I don't want everyone to see. I do sometimes write a lot on my journal and then snap the picture of the layout. But it depends on the layout and what the story about.

The photos below are close up of some of the embellishments, stickers and thickers. I used in this layout. Hope you all enjoy looking at this layout. I'm trying to update this site. If anyone can help me be able to learn how to better update my blog. Please let me know by leaving a comment in the comment section of this post. Thank You...

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Where my Heart Going? Art Journal #1

Hello everyone I have a little bit something different for you all. I decided to try my hand at art jouranling. I always thought it look fun from watching some youtube clips. There was an idea that I wanted to do for sometime. So, I decided to take the chance and just go with it. I'd some blank pages in my sketch book. I'd from my college days a few years ago. I decided to maybe start filling it up with some art journal and mix media art. I figure this could maybe give me outlet and express my thoughts and feelings towards coming up with new art work. This piece I did is called Where my Heart Going?

It's mainly about if I ever will have that special someone in my life. Maybe get married someday and raise a family of my own. Because I realize as I get older in my early 30s now. I don't really want to be alone all my life. Because it can get lonely at times. I like the idea of growing old with someone. Hope you like my first art journal and check back for maybe some more posted on this blog in the future.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 (National Scrapbook Day) Prize Pack

Back with another post... Here a video I shared to everyone on my youtube channel. I won a prize pack from It was my second time in row winning a prize pack. I wonder if I participate next year. I wonder if it'll be third time the charm winning another prize pack, lol. I don't think it'll happen. But who knows. I'm just happy I get to play with another much of cool stuff.
 Enjoy watching the video... I will post the list of items I got in the prize pack. Below the video so if you want to search for it online you can.

Prize Pack Items
 Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Fluid Edger - Set of 8

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini Kit


 Teresa Collins Designs - Basically Essential Collection - Flip Book - Small
 3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Tape - Permanent Strips - Refillable

 Lily Bee Design - Handmade Collection - Journal Cards

 Tombow - The Craft Collection - Adhesive Foam Tabs - Permanent - Squares

 Heidi Swapp - Mixed Company Collection - Journaling Spots

  Echo Park - Getaway Collection - Decorative Brads

 The Crafter's Workshop - Rhonda's Fragments - Doodling Template - Ampersand Fragments

 Bella Blvd - Love and Marriage Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - Alphabet and Bits

 Bazzill - 8.5 x 11 Metallic Cardstock - Gold

 American Crafts - Pink Paislee - Pen Pals Collection - 3 x 4 Double Sided Pocket 

American Crafts - Heidi Swapp - Dreamy Collection - Memory Files Kit

 American Crafts - Heidi Swapp - Color Magic Collection - Watercolor Tags - Hearts

 American Crafts - Slick Writers - All Black - 3 Pack

 BasicGrey - Capture Collection - Printed Tape

  Bella Blvd - Family Forever - Paper Pieces - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces

  Doodlebug Design - Sequins - Rainbow Pack

  Fancy Pants Designs - Artist Edition Collection - Chalk Tags - Small

  Jillibean Soup - Mini Placemats - 3 x 4 Die Cut Cards - Star Light, Star Bright

  Signo - White Uni-ball Impact Pen

  Simple Stories - DIY Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Typeset

 Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Stardust  Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Stardust

   Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker Spritzer Tool

  Prima - Sunrise Sunset Collection - Fabric Flower Embellishments - Zipper Flower

Hello There.

Hello everyone hope you're all having a great Sunday evening. It been a great sunny weather here in Michigan. I thought I'd share some layouts I did for National Scrapbook Day! Which was held on May 3rd. I decided to enter at least four challenges on It was my second year participating in the challenges. I got four now where as I only got three done last year. They were fun challenges. Guess what a week later on May 8th. I was announces one of the ten lucky winners of one of the challenges I won. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw my "name" (username) on the list of winners. I was like whoa I won a second time in a row. I was a happy kid. I got my prize pack a week later. I'll post  the video of me opening my prize pack in another blog post later. Hope you all enjoy looking at these layouts I did for the challenges. I also showed them in a video too. But decided to do two parts to that video because I didn't want it to be super long. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day weekend! For all those here in the states. Not sure if others around the world celebrate memorial day. I'm sure they do but it's probably call veterans day else where. No, matter I wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day around the world. Please remember those soldiers that fought for your country.

"The Little House is Home Sweet Home"   Title Challenge

"Creative Mind of Art" A Rainbow of Possibility Challenge 

"Pictures Through the Years" Get Creative With Cuts Out Challenge

"Family Together" Sketch It Challenge  (Winner)    


Friday, May 2, 2014

FingerPaint to Spring... :)

I'm back again with another layout to share with you all. This one was for a challenge on Youtube. I subscribe to this lady channel a few months ago. She a kind and nice lady always leaving me such nice comments on my videos. Her challenge was we had to use a photo we thought was fun to us. Also we had to use flowers in our layout too. It could have been die cut, paper, any kind of flower like embellishment. We had to explain why the photo was fun to us. Well I decided to do this challenge. I enjoyed how it turned out in the end. I hope you all enjoy not only the picture of my layout. But also my video showing my entry into the challenge. Now I didn't win the challenge. But I enjoyed making this layout. I'll be doing a few more challenges on Saturday for National Scrapbook Day! I like some of the challenges on also on A Cherry On Top will be enjoining in some of their challenges. I hope to get a few more layouts done on that day. It'll be my second year involved with national scrapbook day. It a good day to get some layouts done and be inspired with interesting and new challenges.

FingerPaint to Spring

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Apirl everyone! :)

Hey everybody, It April already wow the year going by fast. Hope you all are having a good year so far? I thought to post some more layouts. That I've done in the past couple of weeks. They are all three different layouts. Hope you enjoy seeing more of my work. I try my best to keep up with this blog. But sometimes it seems to slip my mind to post. My layouts when I'm done with them. I'll try better to keep up with this blog. Let me know what you all think of these three different layouts.

"A Baby 2nd Christmas"
"The Kitchen Brothers"

                     Here a video about the layout about my second Christmas at home with my family.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Some Heritage layouts...

Hey everyone I know it been a while. But I'm back with a few more heritage layouts for you. Some of these layouts I got inspired to do by seeing other people's layouts online. But I used my own touch on it. These layouts are of my mother side of the family. Hope you all enjoy the pictures below. Also I added the supplies below each of the layouts. That I used.

The snow has been melting away fast. It seems like Spring coming soon. I'll be able to open my bedroom window soon. It'll be nice to get some fresh air through my bedroom/art studio. Hope you all are having a great week so far? Stay tune for a few more updates before the week ends.


                       "Charles Kitchen"
This layout is of my maternal great-great-great-grandfather
I found this picture on and I saved it to my gallery 
page in my family tree on the site. I finally decided to use the picture 
for my mother side of the family heritage album. I'd to fix the photo 
a little bit in Photoshop CS5. I then printed the photo to the size 5x7. 
From my Kodak ESP 3250 All in one Printer. I printed on Kodak Paper
for a better print quality. It's always good to print your photos with the 
same paper brand for your printer. But I also used different photo paper
and they all came out OK. 

Products Used: 
Bo Bunny ET Cetera 12x12 paper (from collection pack)
Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack (strips of extra paper to make the frame around picture and paper. strips paper going across the middle of layout.)
The Paper Studio: Worn and Clattered Pack (Green with plants prints)
Clocks and Tag embellishments (got in a RAK)
Tim Holtz: Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers (Ruler)
American Crafts Remarks Letter Sticker Book ( Black and White)
Jillbean Soup Fig Brown Alphabet Stickers
Scrapbook Adhesive: Black Photo Corners
ATG and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
White Cardstock


                               "The Smith Kids"
This layout and picture is of my maternal grandmother (on far right of the
picture) is of her as a little girl with her younger brother and older sister.
The woman in the background looking on at them. Is there mother she is pregnant                                with her youngest daughter and last child. This photo is a copy and I had to fix it
in Photoshop since it was torn a little bit. I printed it out as a 5x7. Using the same                                 printer Kodak ESP 3250 All in one Printer. Also using Kodak paper. 
 Products Used:
The Farm House Paper Company Market Place (Newspaper background) and                                        and matted for the photo.
K and Company: Maison Brenda Walton 12x12 Paper Pad (Brown flowers and
Yellow background)                                                                                                                                 Recollection Heritage Dimensional Sticker (Cherish and Tiny Heart)
The American Crafts Remarks Letter Sticker Book ("Smith" -Black)
Tim Holtz Holtz idea-ology label letter stickers ("The and "Kids")
The Paper Studio Bubble A Bilitie  (Brothers and Sisters sticker)
We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic Beverly Paper ("Remember, Treasured and
Heritage" word embellishments)
White heart and Flourish embellishment (from Rak)
Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack cut apart sheet (Brown Tag)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo 
Black Gelstick Pen (Trace around Flourish embellishment)
Scrapbook Adhesive: Black Photo Corners
ATG and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive