Little Yellow Bicycle projects for Firefly Expressions

This week I got to work with the Delightful line by Little Yellow Bicycle for my dt work on The first project I made was their project sheet that comes with a great assortment of diecut pieces, sentiments, a hidden tag and decorative paper strips. I added a bit of the ribbon from the Delightful line too. Everything shown is included in the kit except for the handmade flower and the ribbon which is sold separately.

The next item I made was a little bag to put it in for gift giving. All it took was a single 12×12 sheet of cardstock, matching trim, diecuts from the project sheet and an embossed cardstock sticker frame that I inked with Tim Holtz alcohol ink to match the trim and another handmade flower and it was ready to go! Love how well everything in this LYB line goes together. 😀 See how my handmade flower stays beautifully dimensional and stands w/o support? That’s all thanks to Helmar’s Liquid Scrap Dots. I don’t know how I ever crafted w/o it!

TFL! Be sure to check out the great deals and discounts at Firefly Expressions!

Projects created using products from their store are featured on their blog HERE and their store gallery HERE. They even accept reader and customer submissions to be featured!


Like Father, Like Son Layout – DT work for Let’s Capture These Sketches

I loved working with this sketch by Ness for my dt work on Let’s Capture These Sketches. I’ve been dying to scrap these awesome photos of Larry with Christian when he was just 4 months old. Our little ham is soooo good at imitating all of Larry’s weirdness, so it was fun to capture these images of him mirroring his daddy. I went with some fab papers, rubons and acrylic by Fancy Pants. I just added a touch of Tim Holtz alcohol ink to the acrylic star and mounted it to some coordinating ledger cardstock, then topped it with a fab Heidi Grace translucent button. The journaling spot is by Jillibean Soup. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s Ness’ fabulous sketch:

TFL, and I hope to see your entry in the challenge!

My Girl Layout – Once Upon a Sketch Challenge Entry

I’ve had this photo of Madison for quite a while and have been waiting for just the right sketch and papers to use for it. Getting a good picture of her is a challenge (she plasters on a fake looking smile whenever she sees the camera), so pretty pics of her are few and far between! I’ve been further challenged by the fact that it’s a Christmas pic, but doesn’t really look like Christmas? I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colors and figured I’d just have to pick a line that’s actually meant for Spring. Well, Webster’s Pages recently released their Winter Fairy Tales collection for the Summer CHA and I found this wonderful sketch on Once Upon a Sketch and knew I’d finally found the perfect combination for my daughter’s photo. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:


Webster’s Pages Winter Fairy Tales 12×12 papers
WP Dazzle Me Gems
WP Bloomers
WP Storytellers Alphas
WP heart Whimsey
Prima Flowers
Crocheted flower received in my prize pack by Marivic last month (


Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots


Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch


Nikki Sivils Max and Mollie card for Paper Secrets Hop

The Max and Mollie line by Nikki Sivils was so much fun to work with, I just had to make at least one card before putting it away. I decided to use it for one of the sketches on the Paper Secrets Twisted Card Hop. Here’s what I came up with for the challenge posted on Nicolle’s blog for the event:


Nikki Sivils Max and Mollie 12×12 paper
Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas
Queen & Co. rhinestone


Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Zapdots


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