Hello Sanrio Puroland

Documenting our visit to Sanrio Puroland in Japan. Awesome place. Shots of this family of mine walking in. Leia is holding up her ticket for me to photograph.

Sketch #414 at Sketches in Thyme Blog

This is a great sketch. Really liked working with it for my March DT layout. Having all the prompts for placing my embellishments was fun, especially since I really enjoy arrows and chevrons. The Hello Kitty embellishments were cut on my Cricut from the Hello Kitty cartridge. Although it didn’t turn out like I had hoped, I applied light texture paste over a stencil. Really not noticeable, need to work on my texture pasting and make sure it will show up as planned. The kangi stamp is an old one from Stampin’ Up!. I used 3 chipboard arrows, a chevron die, and the black arrow I cut when I cut the title letters on Cricut. Added some punched stars to the cluster, added some sequins here and there, and called it done.

Thanks for popping in. Hope you are getting some inspiration to go make your own memory pages sometime. Do pop in at Sketches in Thyme and play along with one of the sketches yourself.

Stay safe! Stay crafty!

Hugs, JoyceAnn

Showing Love on a Scrapbook Page

These are photos of my DD when she visited the kids last February. She had cut vinyl for this t-shirt for our precious Leia.

I knew I wanted to use lavender and I actually had this piece of violet Bazzill paper in my stack on my work table from a previous page. I backed it with a piece of Heartfelt Creations soft lavender, liked it better against the busy script, The script is in gold foil. I used from a pad of DCWV for everything else. My clusters are kind of crazy, but they all use some very old stash of brads, ribbons and washi. Even some left over hearts that were cut and not used.

Yesterday my DD sorted all our little extra die cuts that we had made but didn’t end up using into little cases, that she labeled. So easy to just pull out the “hearts” case. I went on a treasure hunt and added a few little hearts, since it was a heart on the focal shirt it needed some hearts, not to overpower since I ended up with a rather busy page.

I used a Becky Fleck sketch, perhaps on Pagemaps, but I used it from a challenge on A Cherry on Top.

I made one more face mask yesterday, and one the day before. I’ve enjoyed good responses to my masks. I do have one more to make for a friend who works at an auto supply shop and is out and about a lot still for his job.

Still with pockets, Dragonfly is hand embroidered for a friend who loves dragonflies. My DD likes skulls and it is lined with red T-shirt material. Both have pockets and nose wires. I find this to be the most comfortable of the two styles I see offered as a pattern. Mine is very comfortable to me and I wear it when I go to the post office or the store – which is very rare.

I’m staying home for the most part. Trying to craft more. My daughter is a real gem, she gets into the organizational mode a lot lately. Tomorrow she wants to tackle the garage – oh my!

Keep safe, everyone. Stay crafty!

Hugs, Joyce Ann

Baby Girl

Sketches in Thyme Blogspot

If you are like me, you welcome a good sketch for starting a layout (or a card, or any crafty idea). Today I’m sharing a page a made of our newest baby girl and some family photos turned into a memory page using a sketch from Sketches in Thyme blogspot. I used a Kaisercraft pad for the base papers and layers, fussy cut the butterflies from some Prima paper.

Hope you come by the blog and play when you have time!

Today is my birthday and I am looking forward to becoming one with my craft room for a little while! I have all necessities purchased for Thanksgiving diner so I have a little time to relax and craft something. I even put away some previous layouts I had stacked up. I keep adding completed pages to Iris cases for 2018 and 2019. Currently I’ve filled 2 for ’18 and have a really stuffed one for ’19. Those aren’t in albums yet because I do not scrap chronologically. This morning I moved pages around in the 2017 albums to squeeze in two. Not too hard because I’ve gone to the We R Memory Keepers D-ring albums.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving! Know that I count all of you to stop by to take a peek at my blog from time to time as a blessing, too.

It’s Always Time for Play-Doh

We have a very fun sketch today at Sketches in Thyme blog. I chose bright colors to go with this photo of my Littles on the table with their Play-Doh toys. The are always happy to put their imagines to work.

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My supplies: BasicGrey base. Plain white cut down , then a layer of metallic DCWV in silver. The circles were cut with Spellbinders die on smooth red and a shimmer blue. I added a gold glitter and dark red banners up top and a scrap of a nice blue pattern on the bottom. For the title I downloaded the logo and fussy cut it. Once I added a glitter heart and some sequins I was ready for the date stamp.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog. Hope you find inspiration for your crafty endeavors. Check out the uploaded pages over on the blog and make a memory page for your album, too.

Two Cactus Beauties

My submission for this week’s sketch went live on the Sketches in Thyme blog today.

Here is the sketch used.

There is still time to enter your page to win a prize over there! Lots of options for this sketch. I went with letting this sheet from a pad work for me. I went heavy on the flowers and stamped cactus cutouts over the banner of washi. More bright and happy to go with these shots my granddaughter took of her 2 older babies.

Some of you might be getting into the cooler weather, so this will remind you of how the sun feels – lol

Sketches in Thyme August Layout

This is my page for this fun sketch this month. There is always inspiration to be found here – Sketches in Thyme!

Used Sketches in Thyme sketch #386

The base papers are from a DCWV pad, plus a solid. The top flowers were fussy cut from a sheet of patterned paper. The big fabric flower was in my stash. I used glitter paper for a large sprig and a few little ones using a punch.

I was fascinated with the sketch calling for vellum. Always love the look but rarely use it. That’s because it is not handy – out of sight, out of mind. Plus, it is perplexing when it comes to adhering it down so it doesn’t show. In this case, it is layered under the photos, for one, and then with the added elements on top it was easy to stick some glue under there.

Hope you are inspired to scrap a layout today!

Be safe, be brave – the storm will pass. Trust God and follow the teachings of Jesus.

Hugs, Joyce Ann

Bubble Bash in Tempe

For these fun little photos of the great grands I used the Sketch N Scrap sketch #180 again. It has been fun and challenging to find all 7 layers and figure out the dimensions.

Except for the solid, all papers were found between two pads – DCWV and Recollections. Title letters cut with Cricut. Added some leftover circles from where DD cut out a die on alcohol ink over photo paper. Added one Rainbow Drop.

Sweet Baby Girl

This layout was fun to put together. Always great when I have a lovely sketch to start with, too.

Check out this sketch today at Sketches in Thyme blog!

I played with watercolor paint, added a stamped image with some heat embossing, and die cut the title with Cricut Explore Air. I also used some metal bits for the stamped words, punched hearts and a die cut filmstrip.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a marvelous time filled with some happy moments you want to scrapbook about!