Saturday, December 6, 2014

World War II Hero - Heritage Layout

Have a new layout... it about my great-Uncle during his service in World War II. He passed away three years ago. I decided to do a layout to honor his life and memory. After his death I found he also was in the Battle of the Bulge which lasted from Dec 16, 1944 to Jan 25, 1945. I also did my very first packet for this page. Where I could slide the story of the battle of the bulge and the letters he wrote home to my grandparents. It seems he was pretty close to his older brother (my grandfather). My grandmother even kept most if not all of his letters he wrote to them. When we cleaned out her apartment after she moved into the nursing home. This layout was part of the YTLH (YouTube Layout Hope) facebook page. We had to use buttons, brads or badge in our layout for the month of November. I chose the buttons and brads for my layout. I used the Tim Holtz idea-ology Salvage Stickers for the buttons, and the stars and little circle brads I received in a RAK. I like how it turns out hope you all like what I've done.  

"World War II Hero"
Products Used:
Papers: Bo Bunny Et Certea 12x12 Paper, Karen Foster Military, The Paper Studio Worn and Clattered
Stickers: Tim Holtz idea-ology Salvage, Tim Holtz Tiny Letter, Bo Bunny Et Certea Stickers, Paper House 3-D, K&Copmany
Rub Ons: Kaiser Kraft Miss Empire
Photo Corner: Black Photo Corner
Adhesive: Scotch Quick-Dry, Scrapbook Adhesive Craft tape 1/4"

Sunday, November 23, 2014

2014 December Daily

Hi everyone, hope you all had a good weekend. I have another blog for you all to look at. This is a new challenge for me. I've decided to try my hand at doing a December Daily this year. A lady that I subscribe to on her youtube channel is doing a challenge to help encourage people who haven't done a December Daily. Or, if they have done one in the past to get new ideas for future December Daily. She asked if I wanted to join her group and I decided to join. Because I like to challenge myself with new and creative ways. Also, try to think outside the box that isn't just scrapbook layouts. Have to say I enjoy doing these December Daily challenges so far. I've done two challenges by Sue, who is shiles728 on youtube. She a wonderful lady and became a good friend through youtube. She has gotten me to sometimes think outside of the box with my art. Her first challenge was to a cover for whatever you were going to use for your December Daily. That challenge is still going until Midnight November 29th 2014. So, if you're thinking of doing a December Daily you've time to check out her challenge.  I also done another challenge of Sue's. She was having a 24 hour challenge this weekend. The challenge is closed as of today Nov 23rd 2014 it ran from 11am Saturday 22nd to today 23rd at 11am. But what we had to do what alter a tag for our December Daily. Since I had a tag I kept from a order. I decided to alter it for my December Daily. Hope you enjoy seeing what I done so far in my December Daily project. Before, I forget her and another lady are both doing challenges for December Daily each week I think. I'll have links to Sue's videos below for anyone who wants to check it out. If you do check her videos for December Daily. Have a look around her channel, and if you like what you see. Please subscribe to her channel. I think she would enjoy having more people enjoying her channel and videos.

Sue's December Daily video links

Also there a facebook group called December Daily Inspiration Group - Anything Goes! 
It's a facebook group that helps people get inspired by what others have posted of their December Daily. But it has to be something related to December  Daily. If you want to join just click the link above and click join and someone will have to approve you first. Before you can view the facebook page. 

Here are pictures of the cover of my December Daily, and the tag I made for the 24 hour flash challenge. I'll also put links to the videos of the cover and tags. Where I share how I made them. Hope you enjoy seeing what I'm doing and please leave me comments tell me what you think. 

Front Cover - December Daily

Back Cover - December Daily

Christmas Tag - 24 hour Flash Challenge 

Here are the links to my videos
2014 December Daily Cover

2014 December Daily: 24 Hour Flash Challenge

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Another Heritage layout.

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a nice "hump day" Wednesday. I'm back to share with you another layout I did. This time I did a layout that included pets with my family. This layout I did was for a challenge one of the ladies put together. She does heritage challenges every month. This is one of my second layouts I did for her challenges. We had to find a photo with a pet or pets, family or visiting family. Or we could use a doilies. I choice two copies of photos of my paternal grandparents. One with my grandfather who had his picture taken with two ponies. These ponies weren't  my grandfathers they could have been a family or friends ponies. But my grandfather did keep horses on his property for while. He would keep the horses from Mackinac Island for the winter months for while. Then later my aunt as she got older. She loved horses so she got to keep a couple of them for while.

The other picture is of my paternal grandmother with her two sons. My uncle and father when they were young boys. With the dog Rattler, my dad didn't know the name of the dog. But suddenly last night it came to him. He told me her name was Rattler, she was his Uncle's dog, and unknown cat probably a stray cat that just happened to wonder in the picture.Hope you guys enjoy this new heritage layout. Please leave me comment below tell me what you think.

The Stilwell's & Animals"

Product Used:
Papers: Colorbok Cardstock (Black), DCWV- The Heirloom Stack, The Paper Studio- Worn and Clattered Collection.
Punch: EK Success Modern Cube
Stickers: Simple Stories DIY Alphabet Letter Sticker
Embellishment: Teresa Collins - Tell your Story Flash Cards
Stencil: Letters
Adhesive: Scotch Advance Tape Glider, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Craft Power Tape
Pens: Black Gelstick (Journal), White Gelstick (trace inside of punch shapes)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

George and Julia - Our History Layout

I'm back! with another layout for you all to take a look at. It's another heritage layout this one is of my paternal great-great-grandparents. They are my paternal grandfather's maternal grandparents. I had a copy of these photos in my regular photo albums for couple of years now. I decided to finally do a layout with the pictures. These are the only known pictures of George, and Julia, that I have. I don't think they took a picture together as a couple before George's death in April 1891. The picture of George had to be taken between 1873 or 1876, but not sure on the date. The older picture of Julia, was taken around 1926 she was about 55 years old in the picture. George, and Julia, married ca 1889 or 1890. After they birth of their daughter, Nellie, they probably went to live in Forte Wayne, Ind. Where George's, died three months later he was only 27 and left a young widow and infant daughter behind. Julia, would marry for the second time in 1894 and have three more children with her second husband. I wanted to do this layout in honor of my great-grandmother and for George, so others in the family can see his picture even if it is a young childhood picture of him.

"George and Julia - Our History"

Product Used:
Papers: Colorbok Cardstock, Black; Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack, Paper Frames got in RAK
Rub-On: K&Company Ancestry, Tulip (photo corners), Kaiser Craft Miss Empire
Stickers: Recollections (Our History), Special Moments handmade stickers autocollantes (branch and planets)
Stencil: for border around the edge of layout and for names
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo (around the edge of the DCWV pattern paper)
Pen: Signo Gelstick (Pen Black and White)
Adhesive: Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Monday, September 15, 2014

Three Heritage layouts

Hope everyone having a good start to their week. I have three more layouts from my heritage collection to share with you all. Hope you enjoy see these layouts. I done these over the last few months and now finally getting around to posting them on my blog. I put the products I used for each layout below the picture. Just in case if anyone wanted to try and find these to use in their own layouts. Please leave me some comments telling me what you think of them. 


"Irene Schneider, The Family Storyteller"

Products Used:
Papers: We R Memory Keepers - Evelyn 12x12 Paper, DCWV - The Heirloom Stack,The Paper Studio Worn and Clattered Collection, The Glitz Pack - Afternoon Muse 8x8 paper pad.
Stickers: American Craft- Studio Calico Darling Dear Collection Tiny Alphabet- Navy, American Craft - Dear Lizzy Matte Puffy Alphabet Stickers Smoke (White), Jillibean Soup- Blue Corn Navy.
Rub-Ons: Tulip transfers, Kaisercraft Miss Empire Collection.
Photo corners: Scrapbook Adhesive (Black)
Pen: Signo Gelstick White (trace around blue stickers)
Adhesive: Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.

"The Howe Family"

Product Used:
Papers: Colorbok Cardstock (Black), DCWV: The Heirloom Stack, White Cardstock (Typed Journal).
Embellishment: Tag- Diecut
Stickers: Jillibean Soup- Alphabet Collection Fig Brown, Dear Lizzy Thickers Splendid (Black).
Washi Tape: Teresa Collins - Now and Then Collection (Gray with White Flowers)
Photo Corners: Scrapbook Adhesive (Black)  
Ink Pad: Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Pen: Signo Gelstick White (trace around brown and black stickers) 
Adhesive: Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive 

"Proud Family Of A Soldier"

Product Used:
Papers: Colorbok Cardstock (Black), Red Cardstock, Karen Foster Military Duty, Karen Foster Military Family Collage (four stars and "Proud Family Of A Soldier) paper embellishment.
Brads: Yankee Doodle- We R Memories Keeper (Peace Sign Brad)
Stickers: American Craft- Remarks Letter Stickers (Black)
Photo Corners: Scrapbook Adhesive (Clear)
Ink Pad: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Adhesive: Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Family Portrait and John Stilwell Heritage layouts

Hi everyone sorry for the long delay in posting some more of my scrapbook layouts. I kind of forgot about this blog for a while. But, I been doing some layouts for the past couple of weeks and decided to start posting again of couple pieces of my work. I just finished two new layouts and both are heritage layouts of my paternal side of my family. The two layouts I'm showing were for two challenges on A Cheery On Top, it a scrapbook website. The family portrait was for a heritage challenge for the month of September. The John Stilwell, layout was for a washi tape challenge. Where you use any washi tape that fits to the layout. You've to cut the ends to into a "v" to make it look like ribbon. I'm trying to figure how much is too much to put in a heritage album. But realized there is no right or wrong way to scrapbook or put an album together. I need to shop again for a few supplies like adhesives and some wet glue that for sure. Well hope you all are enjoy your week. There will be more layout posting in the next few days of my other layouts. Until then hope you all enjoy these two layouts.


Products Used:
Papers: The Paper Studio Worn and Clattered Collection, Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack, Journal Tag, (cut from Silhouette Cameo).  
Die Cut Embellishments: Vintage Camera and Vintage Flourish Corners.
Pop Dot: The Paper Studio
Stickers: Studio Calico Navy Blue tiny alphabet, Recollections (family tree).
Inks: Vintage Photo- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad,
 Pen: Singo Gelstick Pen Black (trace around flourish).  
Adhesive: ATG, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Products Used:
Papers: The Paper Studio Worn and Clattered Collection, Die Cut With A View: The Heirloom Stack, Bo Bunny et cetera 6x6 paper pad.
Photo Corners: Scrapbook Adhesives (Black)
Washi Tape: Black and White Strips, Vintage Newspaper- Queen and Company.
Pop Dot: The Paper Studio (pop up journal tag).
Stickers: American Crafts Letter Remarks (White) Stickers.
Pen: Signo Gelstick Pen Black (trace around white stickers and rub into the stickers).
Adhesives: ATG, Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

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.