Sunday, January 18, 2015


The first time I went ocean fishing with my husband on my first cast I announced I had something.  As I had never been fishing they all thought I was crazy but I insisted.  Finally they told me to reel it in thinking I had a starfish or something like that...but...I had flounder...not only one...I had two!  A doubleheader! 

Well, today I have a tripleheader for you.  Not fish of course, but layouts.

My first layout was inspired by Stuck!Sketches January 15 challenge. 

Here's the sketch:


And my layout:

And here are a few close-ups of some of the fun details -


On this layout I used a lot of pop-dots to give some dimension.  In the close ups you can see the items that are lifted as I notice you can see some shadows!
My next layout is uses Bev Code's awesome sketch #22 for Scrap Our Stash. In addition to the sketch it said that you MUST use sequins. It was also inspired by Miriams Crafting Blog 20th monthly challenge - Mostly White!  The challenge calls for using at least 2 shades of white and having at least 50% of your project be white.  I went with all of it being shades of white with a few gold, metal and beige embellishments.
Here's the Sketch -
Here is my Layout -

I went to a crop yesterday and was only able to complete 2 layouts.  I spent a long time on each one - especially this one, going through the stash I had brought to find just the right elements.  I don't often use white so this was a real challenge for me.
Here are some close-ups -

I loved getting to use this felt border, SEI metal and Tim Holtz pins!

Here I have some Martha Stewart ivory stretchy ric-rac and my gold/copper colored sequins.

 I loved these laser cut wood frames.  I picked up a batch of them awhile back and had not found a good use for them until now.

Here you can see all the different shades of white/ivory/ecru I used.
And for my last share...I used a sketch from My Creative Sketches (which I didn't realize had a deadline of January 14), and the Tic Tac Toe board from Soul Scrappers challenge TTT1, and Stash challenge #22 from Scrap Our Stash.
The Sketch:
I chose to rotate the sketch 1/4 turn clockwise.
The Tic Tac Toe Board -
I chose the vertical row on the right.
The Stash challenge info -
The items I chose are:
T - Twine
W - White Zig Zags
I - Ink (on all the edges)
N - Nine (9) red flags in my banner
E - Eyelets
Here is my layout -

with my close ups showing my items for Tic Tac Toe and the Stash challenge.
(T)wine & (E)yelets
(W)hite zigzags & (I)nk
(N)ine red flags on my banner
And the library is closing any minute and is not open tomorrow so I will bid you all a good night!  Hope that you enjoyed see my latest creations!
I am sorry to anyone who visited today as when I arrived at the library I saw that all my photos had vanished.  I know they were there as I had some wonderful comments.  I HATE Internet Explorer.  I have always used Chrome and never had issues but here at the library they only allow IE.


  1. Fantastic layouts!! LOVING that top one!! And such a cute picture!!

  2. Awesome pages! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Out Stash!

  3. Fantastic pages and great accents! So glad you joined us at Stuck?!

  4. awesome layouts!
    Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

  5. Great pages Paula! Thank you so much for playing along in both of our January challenges at Scrap Our Stash!

  6. Awesome pages Paula! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash and Stuck?!

  7. Great sports page! Love the colors. Thanks for joining in with us at Stuck?!

  8. You have been busy! Beautiful layouts. Love the string of gold sequins acrpss the second layout and the creative ways you used the letters in the word TWINE. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!!

  9. Wow! You've been very productive! Beautiful layouts and well done with both January Challenges at Scrap Our Stash! Thanks for joining us this month ;)

  10. Love seeing blue and brown together, your pages are fantastic. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?! Sketches

  11. Fantastic pages, love all the embellishments and the felt and trims, we really truly encouraged you to use your stash on all 3!! Kate (SOS)

  12. Great job on your layouts! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash! :)

  13. Fantastic take on both the sketch and the TWINE challenge! Thank you for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

  14. Wow. You've been busy. Wonderful layouts. Thank you for sharing them with us at Scrap Our Stash.