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My Little Snowman


Well, waiting for my next Design Team assignment to go live this up-coming Wednesday over at www.twistedsketches.com …I have worked on a layout using the new Basic Grey “Jovial” paper…and I love their new Christmas line.

I literally picked the first photo out of my box of photographs and started scrapping.  Luckily, I had this Basic Grey paper ready and waiting…that snow man paper was PERFECT for this photo of Saylor, oh-so-long-ago…he was just 11 months old…and already ALL-OVER the place walking and climbing.  This was his Halloween costume!

I used some Red Heart crochet thread to stitch the “SNOWMAN” part of the title…I wanted to give it a “snowy” textured feel.  Quick Tip: when stitching/sewing with crochet thread, be sure and make your holes big enough for the thread to easily go through.

Here are some more up-close detailed photos:

I made embellishments for my layout by directly cutting a poinsettia & one of the cute little snowman for the “o” in my “snowman” title right out of the Basic Grey paper….such a handy way to embellish with perfectly co-ordinated colors and details.

Another great thing about Basic Grey is that often their other paper lines will easily go with one another….the intricate borders used at the top and bottom are from Basic Grey’s Oliver collection…it is the laser die-cut “doilie” paper…I simply cut it along the edges for my borders.

Be sure and check back on Wednesday when my latest DT assignment for www.twistedsketches.com goes live!

TFL my friends! Wishing you the beginning of a really wonderful Holiday Season!!!!

Back to edit this post…. I knew I was forgetting something 🙂 here are the supplies used for this:  Basic Grey’s Jovial paper; EK Success photo corner punch; Martha Stewart ultra-fine tip scissors; 3-D Pop Dots; Basic Grey’s Oliver “Doilie” laser die-cut paper; Red Heart white crochet thread; Prima yellow textured alpha stickers; Chipboard tree and snowflakes from Little Yellow Bicycle; My Little Shoebox’s scalloped circle paper…I cut out the circle and flipped it over to use the white.

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Tutorial – Easy Circle Border


Here is a quick and easy tutorial to making a border “punched” edge for your circles!

The Martha Stewart edge punches, “Punch Around the Page”, are super popular right now…and here is another way to use those “corner” punches.

1.  Using your corner punch…punch multiple punched corners out of the paper of your choice.

2. Cut the punched shapes out as uniformly as you can…leaving a lttle bit of an edge that will be used to glue down behind the circle.

4. Using your preffered adhesive…apply around the edge of the back of your circle.  *I use a plate in the size desired to draw my circle on the back of my selected paper, and then cut it out with scissors.

5. Glue the punched pieces to the back edge of the circle, with the front (in this example, the colored side) showing towards the front of the circle.  I slightly overlapped the punched shapes uniformly around the circle.

Here is a photo of the finished circle.  I made this for my latest Design Team assignment at www.twistedsketches.com – I will be posting the full layout this up-coming Wednesday, so be sure and check back here or to www.twistedsketches.com for the full reveal!


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Sketches2Scrapbook – Check out the Facebook page for a chance to win the new app for free!


Just wanted to add a quick note that Anam will be giving some free codes away for  the Sketches2Scrapbook app for a few lucky winners that visit the Facebook page over the next week….you can visit the page by clicking HERE! Good Luck!

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Sketches2Scrapbook – I-Phone/I-Pad app now live!!!


Well the amazing and talented Anam Stubbington has done it!  Sketches2Scrapbook…an amazing I-Phone/I-Pad app for scrapbookers of all levels is now live and available for purchase at the Apple I-tunes store

Sketches2Scrapbook is a Scrapbooking Sketch application that will allow you to think creatively on the go with over 100 unique sketches and layouts to keep you inspired.

Most Scrapbookers are people with busy lives – always on the go and trying to fit scrapbooking in with everything else. When they do get to scrapbook, they bring their phone with them… to the crops, at the store, to their scrapbooking space.

Sketches2Scrapbook is a totally self-contained system where you can search the sketches for the one that suits the layout you want to make – you can search by style, by number of photos, by embellishments, even by the number of different papers you want to use.

Once you have your sketch selected, you can flip to see a sample layout made by some awesome Scrapbookers from around the world. Each of the beautiful layouts comes with a supply list of all the products they used to create the sample layout.

This App will help you to find the perfect sketch for your photos saving you both time and tote space – no need for magazines and books taking up valuable paper or embellishment space, no need to sit in front of your computer or print our online sketches to take with you. And when you are out at the store, you can use the app to pre-plan your layouts and even use the supplies list to remake the layouts with your own photos.

With 104 sketches, you have enough to make 2 layouts every week for a year plus the 12 free sketches for 1 extra layout each month (the Lite version comes built into the full version as extra sketches) – that’s a lot of inspiration especially with the sample layouts added as they are inspiring in their own right.

Sketches2Scrapbook is a way to give you more time and space to scrapbook by keeping all the sketches you need at your fingertips.

Okay, my fellow scrapbookers…..how amazing is this?!? and for just 4.99 – the cost of a package of Prima flowers, you can have 116 amazing sketches for all your scrapbooking inspiration needs.  AND….2 of the layouts on the app were done by none-other-than MYSELf 🙂  So, family…and friends…if you want to see the layouts I personally created from 2 of Anam’s amazing sketches….you are going to have to get the app 🙂

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The Hahn Gang – Twisted Sketch #76


The latest sketch is now live over at www.twistedsketches.com !  To view the sketch click HERE! The “twist” to this week’s sketch was HISTORY, any how or any way that inspires you to create.  We would LOVE for you to come over and join in the sketch challenge…link up a direct link to your interpretation under the comment section of Twisted Sketch #76 on the Twisted Sketch site so we can all check out your fab work!

Here is my interpretation:

I was inspired by the HISTORY twist of this sketch to scrap a little bit of my history 🙂 and since it was also my mom’s birthday, I decided to make her a special page!  this is a photo of me and my sisters….from left to right…me, my oldest sister, and then my baby sister….we took this photo at Frontier City…goodness knows when.  I was struck by how realistic this photo looks.  I had to copy it from a “tin” photo that she had made of the 3 of us.  Don’t we look like a trio of ragamuffin pioneer children? LOL.  and there is my big sister Carol with the shotgun…always protecting us. 🙂 

My mom loved this by the way!

Supplies used here include: paper: Creative Imaginations’s Elegance, Glitz Design Vintage Love Stripe , & GCD’s Ella Blue “Georgia”; ribbon and tassel trim from my stash; clock from Dusty Attic; Petaloo flowers; purple Prima pearl dots; clear border sticker and journal spot from Colorbok; clear alphas from stash; corrugated title letters from Jillibean Soup; peacock feather from A.T.D.; white acrylic paint from Dermacoat; brown ink from ColorBox; Timeless Touches paper piercer; red thread and Tombow permanent adhesive.

Detailed photos:

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TFL my friends! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you!

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A New & Free On-Line class by Jessica Sprague


I just signed up for a fab & free on-line class being offered by Jessica Sprague starting the 29th of November.  If you are interested in FREE (and who isn’t….) here is a direct link for you…click HERE.

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Down on the Farm – Twisted Sketch #74


The latest sketch over at www.twistedsketches.com is now live!  The “twist” for this week’s sketch was ANIMAL, any how or any way that inspires you to create! Please come over and join in the fun – a direct link to this week’s sketch can be found HERE! Be sure and leave a comment under sketch #74  with a direct link to your interpretation of the sketch so everyone can see your work! I cannot wait to see your creations!

This is my not-so-much-of-a-baby-anymore Elizabeth at the TJF Farms.  It took her quite a bit of time to build up the courage to actually pet this little horse. She loves animals…even though she is a little scared of them too.

Product list for this project includes:  October Afternoon’s paper: Root Cellar, Chicken Coup, and Farm Fresh Journal cards (used on the background to give the “quilt-like” effect) & word stickers; EK Success Mega Retro flower &  photo corner punches; Provocraft scalloped scissors; Miss Elizabeth adhesive paper lace trim; Close To My Heart waxy floss, red cardstock,  and little bird stamps (Childhood Portrait);  Pilot’s Precise V5 black pen; and red rick-rack ribbon and buttons from my stash.  Basic tools used for this layout include: Tombow Permanent Adhesive, Martha Stewart Micro-tip scissors, &  Timeless Touches 12 x 12 cork board and paper piercer and Janlynn’s embroidery floss.

Here are some up-close details:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these October Afternoon papers and really thought they were PERFECT for this! TFL! and I cannot tell you how appreciative your comments are to me…they really make my day! If you are interested in signing up for my posts directly to your e-mail…please sign-up over at the right! Thanks my friends! Have a great “hump” day!

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