Thursday, June 30, 2016


PCC has their 150th Magazine Monday inspiration this week! Congrats to them! I have played along with quite a few and after seeing this week's, I knew what I wanted to try. Here is the cover:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 150 Inspiration Piece (image)

Here is my card:

I used my watercolor pencils to draw a line then gently painted along the edge making sure to leave some white space. I got just the effect I was going for. A sticker and flower and the card is finished.

I hope you play along. Thanks PCC for another wonderful challenge.

Sunday, June 26, 2016


PCC Magazine Monday's inspiration was this cover:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 149 Inspiration Piece (image)

I zeroed in on the butterfly made out of strawberries. This led me to this thank you card which also had some reds, oranges and greens from the cover.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Not Just on Father's Day

I am up today at the Helmar blog with a  Father's Day layout!

My husband has been a wonderful dad to our children - not just on Father's Day but every day. He is there to teach them, to help them and to love them. I enjoyed digging out some old photos!

I love the fact that no matter which of Helmar's adhesives I use, when I go back to look at this layout in a month or a year, everything will still be secure!

Here is a link to many of their scrapbooking products.

This paper is from Recollections Mixed Media Collage Pad.  The background was created using texture paste mixed with Glimmer Mist Coffee Shop by Tattered Angels. I also  misted using a stencil.

Sketch by Nadine C My Scrap N Stuff.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sand Between your Toes

It has been a busy few weeks since we got back from our family vacation to Italy! I am just now finding time to get back to my desk.

I wanted to get back to making mixed media canvases and was inspired to make one for the cottage.

I used PCCs Monday Magazine inspiration

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 147 Inspiration Piece (image)

And here is my canvas

I love a nice sandy beach and the relaxing sound of the water!

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 6, 2016

You are invited

Summer is in full swing here! Temps have warmed up quickly and the cottage is ready to host a party! We just need to make some invitations! I have a quick and fun invite for you to try.

I grabbed some fliers from my recycle bin and made this paper! For details on the project please visit my post over at ArnoldGrummer's Papermaking!!

Helmar 450 Quick Dry  was the perfect adhesive  for securing the ribbon quickly and easily!

These were so much fun!!

Thanks for visiting here and over at Adrnoldgrummer's!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Magazine Monday

This week's PCC Magazine Monday Inspiration is perfect for this weekend!

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 146 Inspiration Piece (image)

And it tied in with a layout I was just finishing of my dad in the Navy. He died when i was 12 so I don't have many more details than he served in the Korean War. These pics are from 1945 of him with his mom and dad.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Thank you for Your Service

Today is my first post for Helmar Adhesives Creative Team. I am very excited to share my experiences with these wonderful products!

For my layout I used

Zapdots for adding dimension to tags.
Acid free Glue to secure old photos which were curled.
450 Quick Dry is what you need  when covering chipboard with paper.
Scrapdots allow you to build dimension with your flowers.
And the tape runner is perfect for securing layers of papers.

Here is a sneak peak of my layout

Please visit my post over at Helmar's Blog to see the entire layout!!

Normally when I go back to file my layouts in page protectors, I find items that have become unglued. That will not happen to me now that I am using Helmar!!!

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate each and every comment!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Wedding Programs

I have a special paper project over at ArnoldGrummer's and would love for you to visit there and take a look!

Recycled envelopes and junk mail can be turned into something very pretty!

Saturday, May 7, 2016


CSI (color stories inspiration)  is a fantastic site that offers wonderful challenges. Each one includes colors, evidence and testimony. It is up to you to decide how to use them. These always make me think outside of the box!

This was challenge 195

I chose to do this layout of Bandit

I am happy to say that I was chosen as a Star Witness - someone who did an exceptional job telling their story!

Thank you CSI for helping me tell my stories!! I strongly encourage you to visit them!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mother Daughter Time

It is time for another PCC challenge. Here is the inspiration

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 143 Inspiration (image)

I saw the mother and daughter and knew I was going to scrap recent photos of my daughter and myself.

I was fortunate enough to spend time visiting my daughter who had to go to Chicago to attend a conference. I drove to the commuter train and made my way to the windy city. I tend to be a nervous traveler especially being by myself, but, I really wanted to see Jen. I am happy to report that I made it just fine.

When Jen had free time from the conference, we wandered the city. We made the trip to the zoo which we had never visited before, stopped by the bean and ate on the patio outside listening to a street band! She indulged my requests for selfies!! It has been a while since we had mother/daughter time and I truly enjoyed it.

(I apologize for the poor quality of the photos - my printer is acting up).

I wish each of you a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!Thank you for stopping by!