Daddy’s Girl – Pagemaps sketch challenge entry

Now that I’m getting back to scrapping, I really really need to use up my older stash. There are several collections in my stash that were already a few years old when I started scrapping, so my current goal is to use my oldest product whenever I can. 😀 For my take on the Pagemaps sketch that was posted on May 22nd, I decided to go with Delightful and Clothesline by Little Yellow Bicycle. They had the perfect shades of pink, purple and blue to go with the photos of my daughter w/her father that I wanted to scrap. I chose the bolder purple and pink to go with her backpack and a light blue that matches her shirt. I then added some old and newer embellies to update the overall look of my page.

Out of all the years our older boys went to school, then our younger two, this was the only year that Larry happened to have off from work and could come with me to drop the kids off for their first day of school. Madison was particularly excited by that as you can see by the expression on her face. She truly is her daddy’s little girl. 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the challenge:

This is the sketch I used:


Little Yellow Bicycle papers
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Freckled Fawn wood hearts and heart clip
Prima Junkyard Findings zipper pull and camera shaped clip
Dusty Attic chipboard title piece
Queen & Co. bling
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
white acrylic paint


Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Scotch ATG
Helmar Acid Free glue


Martha Stewart Around the Page punch

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to check out the challenge details, the fabulous WP prize or view the other entries, CLICK HERE.


Halloween Riddles TP Roll tag album

I am so honored to have been selected to participate in the May Arts/Helmar “Ink It!” Craft Challenge! I was sent 4 different gorgeous May Arts trims to work with and the only rules to the challenge were to ink them up any way I wanted! I was also provided with a small bottle of my favorite adhesive for trims, Helmar 450 Quick Dry.

For my entry, I decided to create a tp roll tag album with Halloween Riddles for my kiddos, using several products from May Arts “Partners in Craft” and Helmar “Preferred Partners” (these partners are noted in the materials section below the pics). Here’s what I came up with:

Cover and front of 1st tag:

First spread with the coordinating tags:

Second spread with coordinating tags:

Third spread with tags:

Last spread w/coordinating tags:


5 TP rolls
May Arts trims (flowers, suede leaves, canvas, net ribbon)
Pink Paislee (Helmar Preferred Partner) Hocus Pocus papers and embellishments
Little Yellow Bicycle (May Arts Partner in Craft) stickers and clear cuts
Unity Stamp Co. (Helmar Preferred Partner) stamps
Tattered Angels (May Arts Partner in Craft) Glimmer Mist
LSG Flat Fabio mists
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (Helmar Preferred Partner) Stampers Big Brush Markers
Fancy Pants stamps
Maya Road stamps
Viva Decor Inka Gold (silver)
Studio G stamps
Distress inks and stains

Adhesives used:

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

CLICK HERE to see the other entries and for your chance to win some fabulous May Arts ribbons!

U Make Life Sweet – Layout for LYB January sketch challenge

Little Yellow Bicycle posted a sketch challenge on their blog back in January and I finally got a chance to work on it. 😀 You’re required to use at least 75% LYB product from any collection or collections and post a link to it on their fb photo album labeled “January/February Sketch Challenge” or email it to them. I used Cupcake Love from last year for my take on the sketch. Here’s what I came up with:


LYB Cupcake Love pp
LYB Cupcake Love canvas border strip
LYB Cupcake Love Canvas tag
LYB Cupcake Love stickers
LYB Cupcake Love layered felt ribbon sticker
LYB Cupcake Love layered flower button dots
LYB Cupcake Love chipboard shape
LYB Cupcake Love epoxy chipboard button

Want 2 Scrap flourish
American Craft solid cardstock


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar Premium Craft Glue


Martha Stewart around the page punch

The fab sketch by Liz Qualman:


Happy Beauty – Layout for Paper Secrets

I actually started out creating this layout for the Little Yellow Bicycle sketch challenge, but then decided it was better suited for the SYAO sketch #3 at Paper Secrets instead, so to make it work for me, I flipped the sketch. The items from the list that I used for this layout are 3+ flowers, 3+ buttons, 3+ photo corners and twine. The technique I selected was stitching (I hand stitched using the twine). Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:LYB Clothesline pp
LYB Clotheslines felt shapes
LYB Clothesline flowers
LYB Twig paper lace
LYB Clothesline chipboard
LYB Clothesline diecut flourish
LYB Delightful photo corners
Twine from The Twinery


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

The pagemaps sketch we worked with for the SYAO challenge:


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