Tuesday, May 27, 2014

in the garden *Heartfelt Creations- Alumni Hop*

Welcome to my post for the

Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, May 31st. If you win, send an email to Emma Lou and write "winner of the May Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, May 30th at midnight.

I started with a sketch from Most of the papers are from Posy Patch Collection.

These flowers are stamped and die cut from Posy Patch and Vintage Floret. The doily pieces are die cut from Spellbinder dies.

I used a template from Crafter's Workshop and shimmer paints for the bricks. The blue letters are Basic Grey and the letters for "Garden" are American Crafts.

The butterfly was fussy cut from Posy Patch paper.

More Posy Patch stamps and dies. The strip with the purple flowers is from Raindrops On Roses. The stamp script is from Large Elegant Word.

The leaves are from Bella Rose Leaves stamp and die.

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Alissa Wells YOU ARE HERE

Saturday, May 24, 2014


I appreciate all of my design team experiences. I love working with unique products, styles, and I'm always learning something new. I also enjoy my breaks. I'm not serving on any teams right now so that leaves all my scrapping time to explore challenges from all over the web! The following layout is for the May MME Sketch Challenge and for a product challenge at A Cherry On Top. Between these two challenges, I got to rethink a sketch to fit my photos and I pulled out some product that has been patiently waiting for me on my shelves.

The papers are from Lil' Robots- a delightful concoction of little boy colors and patterns. The colorful diamond sticker thing up in the corner is from Lime Twist. The "memories" sticker is from Indie Chic and the buttons are from Boy Crazy. The chipboard banner pieces are also from Boy Crazy. The arrow stickers are from Collectable, the title sticker is from So Sophie, and the # stamp is a MME stamp. The circular piece with a 4 in the middle is from Indie Chic. The film tape is from Queen and Co.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014


I started with a sketch from My Scraps and More. The papers are from i heart summer by Simple Stories and Color Me Happy by Glitz Design. The smile-o-meter is by K and Company. "Smile" is Jillibean Soup and the journal file was fussy cut from Simple Stories paper. "Wassup" alphas are from Fruitcake by Basic Grey.

Monday, May 12, 2014


Hip Kit Club had a Sketch Challenge on Facebook for International Scrapbook Day and I used that sketch for this layout. I started with The Adventures Of by Bazzill and threw in some Simple Stories and American Crafts. And other stuff.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

lucky me

This layout started with a homemade kit, then a sketch, and then pictures. In fact, I didn't even think about pictures until I was halfway through the layout. I'm kooky like that.

The papers are from Random by Crate Paper, Restoration by Crate Paper, and Bric a Brac by Scribble Scrabble. The black photo corner was punched from Arsenic and Lace by Bazzill. The clear ledger piece is Maya Road, the brad is from Kaiserkraft, and the two stickers are from Echo Park. The corrugated "me" is Jillibean Soup. "Family" is a stamp by Heidi Swapp and the heart buttons are by Heidi Grace for Colorbok. "2013" stickers are Basic Grey.

This is what I love about putting together my own kits and shopping from my own stash. What a great little pot of random bits to play with!

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

I love to bake

I received a RAK just yesterday from my sweet friend Wendy. It took me nearly an hour to unpack the box! First thing today, I made a layout just using the awesome scraps. I knew if I packed away the scraps I would forget about them.

I started with the current sketch at the Paper Secrets Blog. Their store is looking really good these days! I'm not sure what all of these papers are. I do know some it is Studio Calico and Echo Park. Other that, I dunno. The black arrows are Bella Blvd, the journaling spot is trimmed from Simple Stories paper, and "Happy" is a little bit that I had sitting on my table by Crate Paper. The black corner was punched from a Halloween collection by Bazzill.

This layout is also for a challenge over at Scrapbook Nerd. Like most scrappers, I'm not usually interested in scrapping about myself. However, it is a good time to reflect on all the hobbies in my life that make me happy.

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S Simple Stories
H happy
O orange sequins
W white
E Echo Park
R random