Molio Bello by Monica

Happy Friday!

Monica here to give you a two for one special today!  I’m so sorry I didn’t get my post up on Wednesday!  You know how life works, if one thing happens, it then becomes ten. It’s called snowballing!  LOL  So I have two post in one today!Take 2We are really having fun with this new post called Take 2.  You make a layout, then use your scraps to make a card.  Take a look at mine.IMG_2137

This photo is of my Grandmother, taken a few years ago.  She is the sweetest lady you would ever want to meet!  She never leaves the house without being dressed to the nines. (including make-up)  She loves jewelry!  She is an artist, and she never ever forgets to send you a thank you note for the little things you do for her.

I pulled things for this layout, that represents some of the things I love about her.  The tiles show art and elegance, flowers for her love of nature, and a stamp for all the thank you notes she sends.  To me, my Nana is ” Molio Bello”!  (Very Beautiful)

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Just for you!   My flowers are fussy cut from the the same sheet of paper as my mat. (flip side) and I added my sentiment and a wooden butterfly to finish it up.  I love the way it turned out!

Now for my Sketch post.  This month we are doing cards using a great paperline by We R Memory Keepers called Storytime.  Here are the card sketches.IMG_NEWHere is my take on them.IMG_2132

IMG_2130IMG_2131You can look at them and tell they are made using the sketches, but I made them my own by changing a few things.  I added a few extra pennants to the first one.   I changed the shape of the embellishments on the second one, and on the third one I added some fibers and moved the embellishment.  Same sketch, but more me!

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and layout today.  Hopefully you have seen something that get your creative juices flowing!  Please visit us at Scrapping Frenzy, and check out our facebook page!

Happy Scrapping!

Monica Siggie

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Faith by Monica

Good morning,

Monica here to share a new layout with you today!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  So I have created a very simple layout in honor of finding a cure for breast cancer.  Take a look.IMG_2123

This picture is from a cancer walk, taken 17 months after my cancer diagnosis.   I don’t know what I would have done without Susan!  She kept me focused, fed and in good spirits, through my whole ordeal!   Oh the tales, we could tell!  LOL

The layout was fun and quick to pull together.  I used 2 coordinating papers.   I fussy cut the flowers from one sheet and used the other as my background.  I added white and pink paint to both sheets, to make the layout pop even more.   I added a journaling box, my title, and a few embellishments and my layout is complete.

I would like to send a great big hug to all the people out there who are fighting cancer,  their families and friends.  Thank you for your support, love, strength, and faith.  The day will come when we can all be survivors!

Hugs and Kisses,

Happy Scrapping!


Monica Siggie

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October Sketch by Sam

Hi Everyone… it is Friday and that means I will be sharing my sketch layouts. This month we decided to share with you three different card sketches. So, let’s see the sketches first..

As I said in my post on Wednesday I love to make cards. All three of these were made with the We R Memory Keepers monthly kit. This kit is called Storytime. Here is all three of the cards together.

I think this is my favorite card. The papers in this kit go together so well and it makes layering easy.

The heart is punched out of the red paper and I pop dotted it so that it would look like a balloon. The twine just pulls it all together and is perfect with my sentiment. This will make a cute Birthday card.

This card sketch really stumped me. I turned those little pieces of paper every way possible. Then I punched holes in them and just stuck them down. The little bird is one of the chipboard animals also in the kit. I didn’t use my sewing machine it anchor my strips.On my final card I really got the sewing machine to going. If you do not know your way around the sewing machine like me you might want to try sewing on your card like I did. I started by putting light pencil lines on my card so I could follow them with my machine. Then I just erased the lines and boy were they straight. If I don’t do that it looks like a two year old done the sewing for me.

So glad you stopped by and don’t forget we are having our Yard Sale at the store this weekend.  Someone might be selling something you have always wanted. Visit our Facebook page to see the hours we will be open.

Hope to see you there !!!

Scrapping Frenzy supplies: We R Memory Keepers- Storytime kit, yelloe twine, white cardstock, Tacky Thumb Pop Dots, Tim Holtz ink; Vintage photo

My stash: Sentiments, sewing machine, heart punch, number chipboard, doilly



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Take Two by Sam

What day is it ????

Hump Day !!!

Is there really anybody out there that hasn’t seen that commercial? It just cracks me up everytime !! But, not only is it HUMP day but it is TAKE TWO Wednesday. Today I will share with you a layout for Mardi Gras and the card I made with the supplies I had left over from my layout.I decided to do this layout with clusters.

If you look close you see three small clusters that starts with the title, then the button and bling then all the way to the tag, bling and flare button. Here are some closeup pics. Forgive me for the bad pics but hey sometimes you just can’t fix bad lighting.

When you cluster items together you guide your eyes along the page. Smooth flow and easy on the eyes.

Here is my card that I made with the same supplies.

I punched the heart out of my pattern paper and yellow cardstock. Using the heart from the yellow cardstock I hung it from some purple twine with a cute little clothes pin.

Popped the sentiment and now I have a card that looks cute and didn’t waste a bit of my supplies. I make alot of cards and store them for those occasions when someone calls you and invites you to an unexpected event.

Thanks for stopping by again today and don’t forget to come on back on Friday when I will share with you my take on our sketch of the month.

Scrapping Frenzy Supplies: Mardi Gras pattern paper, Bazzill paper-Yellow,Purple

My stash: Misc buttons, clothes pin, flare button, feathers, Mardi Gras sticker, bling


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“Not” Halloween by Sam

Good Monday Morning everyone. Sam here sharing with you my projects three times this week. Since the weather is changing and I’m already thinking about cooler weather I decided to start off with a Halloween layout.

I could not find that perfect pattern paper so I decided to make my own. I used a Martha Stewart stamp, Tim Holtz- black soot and squeezed lemonade inks to stamp the stars on my background paper. I didn’t cover but 2/3 of the paper.

Where the stars stopped is where I put my picture. To make your eyes travel down the page I cut out gold, glittered washi tape stars. They really popped on top of the yellow and grey stars. Then, I used my Heidi arrow stencil and Stazon Dove Grey ink to apply a couple of them on my page. This directs your eye to my picture.

Under the wings of the little bat on my page I used Sticky Thumb pop dots to show some movement with him.

The title needed something so I used some twine to hang a cut little spider. For “Not” being a Halloween layout I used a lot of spooky stuff !!!

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to come on back on Wednesday when I will be sharing with you my ”Take Two” projects.

Scrapping Frenzy supplies: White , Yellow card stock; Heidi Swapp stencil, Tim Holtz inks- Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Tacky Tumb Pop Dots, Star Transperacy

My stash: Gold Washi Tape, File folder tabs, black twine, small spooky embellishments, Smash Stick Pen, Stazon- Dove Grey, Martha Stewart stamp- Stars



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Puppy Makeover by Susan

I hope everyone has had a scrappy week! This will be my last post this week and Sam will kick us off again on Monday!

This is my sketch layout – the one that all of the Design Team Members have been working on this month. Here’s a reminder of the sketch:

And here’s my take on it!

For some reason, I had a bit of a stumbling block at first – maybe a creative block, if you will. But, once I got going, the layout just flowed and I love how it turned out!

When I printed the photos, I cropped them to 3.5×3.5 in my editing software and left the actual photo print at 4×6. This allowed me to create a faux polaroid for the prints once I trimmed the top and bottom.

I chose to use the mini chevron print to fussy cut some “arrows” to point in to the photos instead of the pennants in the sketch. I also substituted punched butterflies for all the major embellishment on the page. Some enamel dots added just a touch of additional color and shine. I also used a date stamp to mark the dates for my fuzzy and newly shorn pup.

You may be able to tell, I used pop dots under one side of the larger butterflies so that they will retain that dimension even after being closed into an album!

I also took a bit of liberty with the title placement. I didn’t want to use a journaling card to hold my writing, so I used a coordinating piece of paper from the WRMK Chalkboard’s 6×6 pad. This brought a bit of the soft water color aqua over to that side of the layout, and provided a lighter color that was perfect to journal directly onto. I also moved my title to the inside of that block so that I could use these cute tiny-dotted thickers. I used more butterflies and enamel dots for embellishments along with a line of repetitive stamping instead of a chevron trim at the bottom. I also did some doodled lines at the top and bottom to give your eye a place to stop visually at the top and bottom of the lighter block.

I couldn’t trust myself to write without slanting my journaling, so I grabbed the finest tip pen I had to make some guide lines to add my journaling. After all the hesitations getting started with this layout, I really love the end result!

Scrapping Frenzy Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard Papers, Teal Blue Stazon Ink, Enamel Dots by My Mind’s Eye Kate & Co and Teresa Collins He Said She Said Lines, American Crafts Lindsay Thickers, Ranger Glossy Accents, Sticky Thumb Pop Dots, Zig Writer

Other Supplies: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, American Crafts Roller Stamps – Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzie, Studio Calico Letter Stickers

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Take 2: A Little Bundle of Boy by Susan

I’m sharing my Take 2 layout and card with you today! Let’s look at the layout first:

The WRMK Country Livin papers take on a totally different feel when you combine the “B sides” of the papers! (The “A” sides are the show stopper prints – the main feature paper. The “B” side is often a more neutral or tone on tone print that coordinates with the paper line.)  The soft blue star print and the yellow tone on tone herringbone print make a perfect backdrop for some baby boy photos. Three large fishtail pennants direct your eye to the photos.

The jillibean soup burlap chipboard alphabeans echo the tone of the kraft paper used under the photos. A punched pinked edge circle, some wooden stars, blue twine, and a touch of ink embellish each of the three pennant areas – giving continuity to the page design.

I used the same supplies to whip up a quick card, but no baby theme this time!
This time, the same papers found a new arrangement in an inspirational card. I used a border punch to trim both sides of the strip of kraft paper. The twine was wrapped around several times and tied in a bow. The same wooden stars float above a stamped sentiment that was matted on the A side of the soft creamy yellow polka dotted paper. A little ink around all the edges help soften the look a bit more.

Next time you are being creative, before putting all those scraps away, use the opportunity to make a card or two! Using both sides of your papers makes it a breeze to have perfect color coordination. We’d love to see what you create!

Scrapping Frenzy Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Country Livin’ – Flower Field, Sunday Dress, Rustic Ledger; Kraft Cardstock; Glossy Accents; Sticky Thumb Pop Dots; Jillibean Soup Burlap Chipboard Alphabeans; Tim Holtz ChitChat; ClearSnap Cat Eye Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown; Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Mister Huey Mists; Zig Writer – Brown

Other Supplies: Martha Stewart Starburst Punch; American Crafts Twine; Studio Calico Wooden Stars

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Splash by Susan

Good Monday Morning to all you lovely scrappers! Have you enjoyed your weekend? Did you get to do anything creative? I was busy with other projects this past weekend, but I plan to get my scrap on this week! I’ll be sharing layouts with you all week- First up, a layout I created at the Scrapping Frenzy Annual Convention September 2013.

My adorable kids had a BLAST at a friend’s pool this summer. I didn’t have my “real” camera with me, but I had my phone! I snapped several shots and then printed them as 2 4″x6″ collage prints to get this photo layout. Printing smaller photos is great when you want to get a bunch of photos on a single page. There are 9 pictures on this single page layout!

The colors in Echo Park’s Here and Now collection were perfect to get this layout started. I used a cut apart sheet – those sheets with the 4×6 and 3×4 blocks on one side – to get my journaling block. I also cut a sheet of camera printed paper to get a single row of cameras for the top and bottom of my layout. The angled strips of green patterned paper behind the camera strips adds a touch of playfulness to the page. An acetate arrow was stapled on to draw additional attention to the thickers title. Enamel dots almost feel like drops of water and were the perfect accent!

The water splashes were hand cut out of a blue foil paper. To add movement and dimension to the page, the top part of each part of the splash was elevated with pop-dots and the tail of each splash is glued directly to the page. This creates an almost 3-d effect with the splash rising from the page. I love to elevate part of a paper element and leave part of it directly glued down. It can really show off some of your layers!

This layout came together pretty quickly! The bright fun colors in this Echo Park collection are perfect for your summer photos! Scrap your memories!

See you on Wednesday! I’ll be back sharing another layout and a card made with the paper scraps left over!

Scrapping Frenzy Supplies: Echo Park Here & Now – 3×4 Journaling Cards, Cameras, Teal/Green; Bazzil Cardstock; Teresa Collins Memories Enamel Dots; Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Power Tape; Sticky Thumb Pop-dots; Ranger Glossy Accents; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Zig Millenium Pen; Thickers – Sunset

Other Supplies: Lily Bee Design Victoria Park ABC Stickers; Basic Grey Knee Highs & Bow Ties Diecut Cardstock and Transparencies; DCWV Foil Paper; Doily

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Take 2: Spread your wings by Monica


Monica here for Today’s post is a card and a layout made from the same 3 sheets of paper!  A great paperline by Giltz called Sunshine in my Soul.  I love the dark earthy tones of this line, and I knew just the photos I wanted to use with it.  Take a look.

A friend and I were house sitting for a couple one weekend and knew there was a bird’s nest in the garage.  What we didn’t know was the babies where ready to leave the nest!!! Being the animal lover that I am, I just had to have some pictures of the babies in their little home.   After I had taken about 2 shots, out they came.  We spent the next hour trying to put them back into their nest (a clothespin bag).  Well, I can tell you once they are out, they are NOT going back in!!!  LOL  Yes it took me that long to get it through my head, hey!, this is not working!  So I did the next best thing, I got really good pictures of baby birds and got to hold them in the process! 

This beautiful feathered lady, was fussy cut from the sheet, Ledger.  I really like the way she is crowned and looks like the babies “Queen” mom.  I added some stickles and a few gems to help her stand out!

Of course when I think of birds, I think of trees.  So I used my Silhouette and cut a few branches out of white card stock.   I painted them using Craft smart acrylic paint in the color Espresso.  I only applied 1 coat, because the thin coat of paint with the white behind it, gives a better look of bark.  The leaves were inked with Cat Eye Chalk in the colors, Ice Jade and Deep Green.

Spread your wings and fly, is a wooden stamp a very dear friend gave me many years ago.  It was a perfect title for this layout.   Considering the size and setup of the stamp, it worked very well as a banner.  The font fit as well.  Love It!!!

I finished the layout with some hand journaling on baby blue card stock.  I wrote out what I want to say, cut up the sentences in sections and attached them to my page.

Ok guys, lets Take 2.

Here is a very simple card using the scraps from my layout. I had just enough paper left to make a mat, and 2 corners that I overlapped.  To stay along the same theme as my layout (which you do NOT have to do) I added a wooden bird and a piece of cork.  It seemed perfect for the card to say “Hello”.

I love these two pieces, and I hope you have enjoyed them as well!  Please come back on Monday, when we will have a great new post from another creative member of our design team! Don’t forget to visit us on facebook!  Hope to see you soon!

Supplies:  Paper by Glitz – Sunshine on My Soul – Ledger, Birds, and Stripe, baby blue and white card stock, Wooden bird by Recollections, wooden stamps – ….Fly and Hello, cork, Stickles – Platinum and Diamond, Cat Eye Chalk – Ice Jade, Deep Green, and Chestnut Roan, Acrylic paint by Craft Smart in Espresso, and Cloudless by Apple Barrel,  Stampin’ up ink pad in Chocolate Chip, Glossy Accents, ATG adhesive by Scott, corner rounder, Zig writer in Black,  paint brushes, gems, Silhouette.

Happy Scrapping!

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Tumble by Monica

Hope you guys are having a great week!  Monica here to share my take on this months sketch.  Here is a look at the original.And here is my take!

This sketch was an easy one to follow, especially using the line Chalkboard by We R Memory Keepers, and I stayed with the plan, but flipped mine to the opposite side.

The thing you have to remember about using a sketch is; it is a outline for you to use.  Take it and make it your own. Flip it, turn it, take an embellishment away and add a phrase, you get the picture, don’t be afraid to change it up!  It is your creation, go with it!

Here is an example.  The original sketch used gears, stars and an owl.  I used buttons, flowers and tiles. It was just a small change, but it made the layout my own and fit my theme.

I hope you guys are enjoying this week’s posts, please come back for more on Friday for my last post this week!

Happy scrapping!



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