Fun Announcement!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hey there! Just poppin' in really quick today to say Hooray! I've been asked to join The Cut Shoppe Design Team! I've super excited to be a part of this team and cant wait to play with the cut files!

Who Let the Dogs Out?!?

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hello there! I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today with this layout for the Alphabet Soup challenge. This challenge has so many possibilities! Use alphas in a creative way? Yes please I'm in! 

I had so many ideas, but at the same time, I didn't have the foggiest idea what I wanted to do. Then I remembered the August Kit! While I was looking through it again, some of the brighter papers jumped out at me. Can I say that I love the variety in this months kit?!?!?  Anyway, those papers plus this photo and the ideas were rolling! 

The Dog Gone Cute cut file quickly became a colorful paw print. Little bits and pieces of papers and embellishments added even more color.  But wait. This is about the Alphabet! Oh right! I used 3 different black Thickers in 3 different fonts combined with the cut file in the title! Boom!

As you know SnapChat filters are all the rage right now. If you don't, well you should. It's not easy to get my son positioned right in front of the camera, but I got it right this time! This photo puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Its been a crazy month for me. Stick around, I promise I have more to share!  Remember you can get 20% off your purchases in the Paper Issues shop using DEVRA at checkout.

The Best Family

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hey there and good morning! I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today with this layout created for the This or That  challenge. Have you played along with this one yet?  Shhhh... It's a secret fav of mine. I always look at the list and think, 'no problem'. But you know what happens when I get started? BAM. I always get stuck on something! First, let me show you the list and what I used:

Pink  or Red 
Circles  or Stars

Twine or Ribbon 
Brads or Flair
Cut File or punch
Stripes or Dots 
Scallops or Straight Edged Layers
Tab or tag

Want to know another secret? I've never thought of myself as someone who would be a kit person. But holy moly! The August Kit-Blue aint your color is fantastic! I got so many ideas just looking through my package when it arrived, I couldn't wait to get started! And boy, did this kit make this page super easy to complete!  

 This background paper was really talking to me. It said 'make me fancy'. So I did by layering some of the beautiful Vicki Boutin Ephemera pieces over flowers from the NSD 2017 cut file scattered over the page. Did you see those chipboard Thickers? I threw on several of the sentiments as well. I'm not done yet! There's more. I have another secret...I mixed pieces of the September Swag Bag in here too! They create those straight edged layers under my photo.   And you know how much I love flair right? A Flair for Buttons makes the best flair! I loved being able to used them for this challenge!

Like I said, this kit really is easy to work with. I may be a kit person after all! 

I really do have a great family. It's too bad we don't live closer to each other. It's always nice to be together, especially for happy occasions. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I have a lot going on this month, so come back again soon!

16 Things

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hey there and good morning! Not sure about you, but when I journal on my pages, it usually in a small space that doesn't disrupt the design.  Today on the Get It Scrapped blog, we are sharing ways to make those stories the focal point of your pages. 

Birthdays with my son are special. Every year I write a Facebook post about how far he has come, of how he has changed. This year I wrote something different, in a list form, sharing who he is, with anecdotes and details so that others can see that his disability doesnt define him, or me.

I typed up the story which I dont usually do. I handwrite all my journaling. I placed it on a dark colored matte so it would stand out. The photo and embellishments are small and are there to support the story. You cant tell a story about him with out having a visual...

This particular story was easy to tell and easy to feature. I would use this approach for other easy stories again.

I wanted a happy festive feel to the page, but a design that would focus on the story. I used Simple Stories Li'l Dude whose stripes, dots and sentiments matched not only the feel, but sentiments in my story. This also gave me a chance to play along at Paper Issues with the Listful Thinking challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have a lot going on this month, so come back again soon.

Supplies: cardstock-American Crafts, Paper, stickers, chipboard, die cuts-Simple Stories, Printer-Epson

Cruising' Adventure

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Hey there, good morning and hello September! What a way to kick off the month! Paper Issues is the featured parter for PageMaps this month! We were asked to create a layout with the September sketches. Here is the sketch I used and the page I created with it.

Since this is a feature, I didn't want to stray too far from the sketch. I kept the embellishment in the same places, changing mostly their size and shape. But I did move the title. I had these photos in mind, thinking the new Fancy Pants On Our Way  would be great with them. I love the colors, especially the green Travelogue paper. The yellow dot border you see? I fussy cut some strips from the Navigator paper. The rest I put together with pieces of the Ephemera die cuts ,  tags & labels. The Flair&buttons pack added some fun dimension and oh my those puffy alphas are fantastic!

This was a great sketch that has many possibilities for adaptation. Don't have 3 photos? Make one a journaling spot. See I just gave you an idea.

We usually go to the movies on my son's birthday, but this year there really wasn't a new movie to see. We know he likes going on boat rides so we took him on a harbor cruise on Lake Washington. Unfortunately, he wasn't his usual excited self, but we spent a beautiful day on the water and really had a lovely afternoon. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Please checkout PageMaps today to see the entire Paper Issues team showcase these sketches with incredible layouts. Then head to the Paper Issues store to get some Fancy Pants, the new September Kit or a Swag Bag. Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!

Today is the Day

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Good morning! I have a 3 for 1 layout today! I'm sharing this page on the Get It Scrapped and A Flair for Buttons blog. This page also is for the Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues. I used stripes, die cuts, flair, mist and blue.  At Get It Scrapped, we are talking about using sparkle on your scrapbook pages to enhance certain elements, add dimension, or a touch of glam. 

I started with some bright colored papers from Dear Lizzy. I wanted this page to feel happy and celebratory. The sentiments I chose on the stickers, and die cuts all speak to this theme. The Smash Phrases flair are so perfect too! I was even able to use Graduation Flair .

Since this page is about a celebration, I used some glitter filled epoxy stars. They add both dimension and shine, and are part of the theme of the page. They are slightly outside the block which draws attention to them as well. The sentiment stickers happend to be gold foiled, which also added to the celbratory theme. The gold spray splatters coordinate with the stars and are fun.

Sparkle is a great way to draw attention to elements on the page. In one particular place or to moce the eye around the page.

My son just graduated from High School and will be leaving soon for college. This was a great day for him and our family, I cant wait to see what he does next!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I hope you plan on coming back. Have lots more to share.

Supplies: Paper-Amy Tangerine, Derl lizzy, stickers & chipboard-Dear Lizzy, stars-Freckled Fawn, flair-A Flair for Buttons, mist-Heidi Swapp, pen and adhesive-EK Success

Heart and Soul

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hey there and good morning! I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today sharing this page featuring our FREE cut files. Do you have an electronic die cut machine? Have you used our cut files? Well, I'm showing you today exactly why you should!

I used 2 cut files today on my page. Yep. 2. Can you see them?  First is the Perfect Pair cut file. No, It's not cut out anywhere. I shrunk it down, copied it, then used pens to sketch it out. See it now? It's the background!   I filled in all the little hearts with stickers and enamel shapes from PinkFresh and my stash.

The second cut file I used is Beat of my Heart. I cut out one of the hearts to frame my photo, as well as one of the 'heart beats'. Both of those are layered over a bunch of PinkFresh fussy cut hearts. The truth is, these cut files really are the star of this page. I didn't need to add much more. Not even a title. I let the little bit of ephemera I used do that for me.

My husband and I don't get a chance to go out much, but we did make the time to go out and celebrate our anniversary. It's nice to go out and a good reminder we need to do it more often!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I appreciate you being here. Head over to the Paper Issues shop to get yourself some new goodies. They are always 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout.  See you again soon!

Hotel California

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Good morning! It's Scrapift Sunday at Paper Issues . Guess who we are lifting this week? Me! I originally created this layout for a July challenge, On the Edge. 

So I kind of had to play along don't you think? I changed it up a bit by flipping the page from side by side to top and bottom, which gave me more room for this title.  I didn't realize it until just now but I also used PinkFresh for this page as well.  Today it's A Case of the Blahs, with its funny sarcastic sentiments that were perfect for my silly photo. The finishing pieces for me are the flair. They also have some great sentiments that I used to further the humor on my page.

A couple of years ago we went to Knott's Berry Farm. We did everything while there, including, yes, the prison photos. Why not?

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Check out all the August challenges in our Facebook group. Always Use DEVRA at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase in the Paper Issues shop!

Here We Go

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hey there and good morning!  Our days are busy, so I've been spending some of my evenings crafting! Yay for me time. And Yay for completing the Pop, Lock and Drop it Challenge at Paper Issues.   This challenge is all about making things pop on your project. Make them 3D!  So easy for me. I do this all the time. 

I started with a sketch from PageMaps and some Crate Paper Here & There a. I needed a little extra mojo and this sketch was exactly the jump start I needed. Moving on, I grabbed ALL my embellishments, laid them out on my table and made a pile of what I thought wanted to use. that pile was massive. Oops. I pared it down to what you see here. A mix of stickers, ephemera, and chipboard. Oh, I cant forget the A Flair for Buttons Flair too!  I pushed everything around until I had everything tucked and layered in all the right places. What you see is what you get!

Traveling with my family is not always easy. It takes a lot of effort. It's always worth it once we get there though! This summer trip was no exception!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have more projects to share. Shop the Paper Issues store for new product and so much more. Use DEVRA at checkout for  20% off your purchase!

A Record Day

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hey there! Welcome to August. Wow. Where did June and July go? Well, it's a new month so that means there are a slew of new challenges at Paper Issues. Speaking of that, I'm on the Paper Issues blog today with this project for the new Oh $@#&% challenge!

Now don't worry, we aren't asking you to use foul language on you're projects. Well, you can if you want to. The idea is to use punctuation in a creative way on your projects. How fun is that.

I've already done a few pages with @$!# in my title and wanted to do something different. I also didn't want to throw a # in there and call it a day. No, no, no. I'm all about trying something new! I already knew I was using Crate Paper Wild Heart, which is bold and wacky. I also had already chosen a kraft background which can be dull and drab on its own. so, how do I work these little punctuation characters in...  I wound up taking a subtle approach to this challenge. I created a border for the page by doodling with a black pen, then adding asterisks, plus signs and exclamation points to the corners, mixing in some Nuvo drops, linking it all together. Ha! I love the way the page is framed, giving the background some fun details!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have lots to share this month so come again soon. 

Well, now it's your turn. We want to see what you create with punctuation on your projects. You can find this and all of our challenges in the August Challenge album in our Facebook group. New stuff is always arriving in the Paper Issues store.  Shop using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. 


Monday, July 23, 2018

Hey there! I'm on the Paper Issues blog today with this little number for our Getting Chippy challenge. 

I know, I know, chipboard. What's the big deal. It's been around for-ever. We all buy it right? But how much do you actually use? One or two pieces, maybe a few more, then the rest of sheet sits around sadly never being used again. I'm so right aren't I? 

Not today! I grabbed my Crate Paper Wild Heart. I had yet to tackle the chipboard sheet. Well, I'd only used one or two pieces...See. I told you so.  I challenged myself to use as many as I could on one page. I used the Electric paper as my background, mixing in some of the Roar paper as well. You can see all of my usual tucked and layered bits behind the photos. 

Now for the chipboard. I was drawn to that large camera. I was determined to use it! Front and center it went! This sheet also has lots of little banner pieces. I did not want to create a traditional banner. Nope. I decided to flip them on their sides. Using them and several other stickers and pieces of chipboard created a fun line or shelf across the page, with the camera featured exactly I wanted. Oh. And I used 9 pieces of chipboard. Yep. 9.

My husband had a big birthday last year but didn't really want to celebrate. He mentioned this concert in conversation one day. That's all it took. Ding! Ding! Ding! Happy Birthday Dude! He took our son so he could experience music from the Golden Age of Hip Hop. A Golden gift indeed!

Thanks so much for stopping my my creative view today. Head over to our Facebook group to find this and all of our July Challenges. Join the fun! We want to see what you create! You have until August 5 to play along this month.   Remember to shop using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.

Red White & Blue

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hey there! I have a fun, silly project on the A Flair for Buttons blog today. 

The giant title says it all!  It's the FREE 4th of July cut file from Paper Issues.

I used flair from 3 different sets to complement each color.

What a perfect pair, The Selfie flair from the Comic Words 1 set sits right next to, you guessed it, our selfie. Tucked next to the white like a fireworks burst is a piece from the Noted Flair 1set. Lastly, next to the bottom photo I had to use a piece from the Stars & Stripes set. It has all three colors tying them all together.

I used  Pebbles Land that I Love because it's, well, Red, White & Blue! I cut the words from some of the patterned papers. I chose the fireworks and flower stickers to keep it light and colorful.

A co-worker and I came to work in almost identical outfits. Of course we had to take a photo. So then of course I had to scrapbook the photos!

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. Come back again soon I'll have more to share. You can get all of these flair and more in the A Flair for Buttons  Etsy shop. 

Candidly Speaking

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hey there! I have a layout in today's article on the Get It Scrapped blog. We are talking about unique ways to scrapbook pages about Parties.  Not only the photos, but the stories and the products used to enhance the stories. I had fun with this one. 

Whenever we have a family party, my Dad and sister manage to capture the best candid photos. Each of our expresssions are unique to our personality and are eveident in each photo.

I used Echo Park Good Day Sunshine for it's bright summery colors, with icons that indicate summer as well as photos such as the camera, the banner and sunglasses. These all indicate the season, as well as the candid nature of the photos.

I scraplifted with Paper Issues which really worked in my favor for this project. It's a simple design so I could get all the photos on the page with out them getting lost or overwhelmed by product. 

My son graduated High School last week. We celebrated with a very casual brunch party. This is a big life changing event for him as well as us and it is an event to always remember.

Thanks for stoping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have more to share.

Supplies: cardstock & alpha-American Crafts, Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts and chipboard-Echo Park, Flair-A Flair for Buttons, pen-Tombow

Sweet Dreams

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hey there! I'm playing along with the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Paper Issues today. Here is the board.

I wound up using the bottom row: Stitching, Patterned Paper and Enamel Dots. I came across these two photos and thought the new PinkFresh Simple & Sweet would be a fantastic choice. The colors are soft, the patterns fairly simple, the sentiments spot on. I started with the Fresh Air paper as the background. I used frames as the base of the embellished squares, adding on chipboard pieces & die cuts. I finished off the page with a little bit of stitching to balance the color, and enamel dots to so the same. Easy pest this one was!

My two guys were so funny about what they had to have in  bed with them in order to fall asleep. My older one just needed his blanket. My younger one had to have ALL THE THINGS in bed with him. So many that sometimes I couldn't find him buried beneath them all.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon. I will have more to share.   In the mean time. Shop the Paper Issues store using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.

Lean on Me

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hey there and good morning on this lovely Independence Day! I hope you are enjoying your day, however you choose to celebrate! Today I am sharing a project for the new On the Edge  challenge at Paper Issues . Basically, the focal point of your project should be on one edge of your page. 

So I'm thinking this really isn't going to be that hard. I have new PinkFresh Simple & Sweet siting in from of me. It's so pretty. I was so wrong. I had no problem lining everything up on one side along the edge. I used a frame around my photo,  then set that open some patterned papers. I thought the straws gave it some fun, and after all, there are champagne glasses in the photo too! That really was easy. It was leaving that alone that was so hard. The rest of the page looks so sad and lonely though. So I added a couple of small strips of paper and a chipboard piece along the opposite edge. The focal point is still the right side of the page but now it feels balanced!

Here we are at the Grad party brunch. It was a small gathering, with family and friends that are like family. Children leaving home is a life changing event for everyone. I'm glad we have each other to lean on as we go through this process! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have lots to share so come back again soon! In the meantime, you better get some of this PinkFresh while you still can! Its 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout. 

Dont Let the Sun Go Down On Me

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hey Hey! It's July people! July! This year is flying by I tell ya' and it needs to slow down. Anyway, I'm on the Paper Issues blog today sharing one of the new July challenges,  Songs of Summer.

Need a hint what this challenge is about? Use a favorite summer song as inspiration for your project. It's as easy as that. 

Now, I have to admit, I didn't start with my song. What?!? Nope. I actually had no idea what I was going to do for this challenge and it didn't come to me until after I'd chosen my photo. Truth?  It was as I'd decided to stitch the Sunset cut file too. Then it all came together. A beautiful (almost) summer sunset, sunset cut file...oh right, the song! Now all I needed was paper and stuff. I was thinking about the colors of summer sunsets, beach and water.  I was pretty sure Crate Paper had what I wanted and I was so right!  I mixed Wild Heart with some Good Vibes and even a piece of paper from Oasis.  

Summer is my favorite season. A summer sunset over the ocean may be one my most favorite things in the whole world. Combine the two and this song, Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, is the only the perfect title and inspiration for this page.

The small letters from the sticker sheet provides the right size and contrasting color. Those sunglasses! Yes

  I love the tree leaves and all the ephemera I can stick in and around my photos. Thats little #nofilter sticker says it perfectly.

Well, there you have my take on this new challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. You can find it and all the other challenges in the July Challenge album in our Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group. the best part is, you have until Aug 5 to enter for your chance to win a Gift certificate to the Paper Issues store.   We love to see what you create! You can find Wild Heart as well as new Carta Bella and so much more in the shop now. Get it for 20% off using DEVRA at checkout.  See you next time!

KEXP Radio

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Good morning! I'm taking part in the Get It Scrapped article using a Half and Half design. 

I chose the triangle across halves foundation for my page today.   It is a design I have used before and l know how to make it work for me using bold or subtle patterns and colors. I like the ability to substitute a journal spot for a photo, or change the size and orientation of a photo which makes the page look different each time. Today I  had three photos to work with, all featuring murals in the back ground, all also featuring my son, creating their own triangle.

I used Crate Paper Wild at Heart and Good Vibes for this page today. The patterns and icons reminded me of the artwork in the murals.

Ever since he was a little boy, my son and husband have called their time out and about together 'Special Outings'. As he's gotten older, the outings have changed, such as this visit to Seattle Center. This ais a great page for the Dads are Rad challenges Paper Issues!

Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, -Crate Paper, Alphas & cardstock-American Crafts, gems-Queen & Co, acrylic shapes-Color Cast Designs

So Flowerful

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hello there! Check me out! I'm cranking out the Paper Issues June challenges. Today I have a layout for the Striped Sensation challenge. 

You may call this cheating. A striped paper? No big deal. Well, in a way, you may be correct. But I have a story. This paper? It's from the new Doodlebug Design Hello collection.  This royal blue? It's fresh. It's bold. It's new. I love it so much I dreamed about it. Really. I did. I just needed to find a way to use it. I had some ideas but I wasn't wowed by them. Until my son took this photo of me last week. 

Yippee! Flowers! Then the ideas fell into place. Flowers. All the flowers. As many as I could get onto the page in an orderly way. Stickers? check. Die cuts? check. Enamel shapes check. They are layered, clustered and vibrant, but not overwhelming. I'm so happy that this came out really close to how I saw it in my head. 

My son and I hit the farmers market for the first time this season. I wanted flowers. I picked the brightest bouquet, and even grabbed a few 'Horton Hears a Who' flowers as well. It was a lovely morning.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have more ti share over the next week. Head over the the Paper Issues shop to pick up some Doodlebug Design Hello for yourself or any of the other new products. It's always 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout.

White Socks?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hey there! It's been a few days but I'm on the Paper Issues Blog today with a new project for the Boys Will be Boys challenge. This one is a slam dunk for me!

Or so I though! Why is it when I have something that should be so easy for me I get creative block? Well, I stumbled through that block and came out the other side. Today I started with my photo. Kids are getting older, there are fewer and fewer current photos to play with. I found this one I never knew existed.

This boy and his sense of humor! I'm telling you. I can hear him now. "White socks? Like these? Why would you name a baseball team after your socks?' So it required something playful. I found what I was looking for in a mix of different product, but primarily PinkFresh A Case of the Blahs and Boys Fort. The colors are soft enough that the photo stands out. The prints are small enough that they aren't overwhelming. The style of the two collections work together too.  All of that filled the Bubble Blast cut file so nicely! And guess what else. They kinda look like baseballs. ok. Not really. 

I mixed some random little bits from my stash with the PinkFresh embellies to add a bit more color. The papers and die cuts do enough! I did add some A Flair for Buttons flair, because, well, it provides the extra touch. I used a piece from the Around the World 1 set. The word stickers applied to his humor don't you think? 

It's refreshing to mix things up. I haven't done that in a while. I should try that more often. So should you. You can purchase PinkFresh, Echo Park, Doodlebug and so much more right now in the Paper Issues shop! Use DEVRA at checkout revive 20% off your purchase. Then, go straight to your crafty place, create something and share it with us in the June Challenges album in our Facebook group. Thanks for stopping by today and see you next time!

Life's Okay

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hey there and good morning! I'm off to a slow start this month but I have lots of ideas brewing. I plan on getting more done, little by little. Anyway, today I have a project I made for the Put It On an Angle challenge at Paper Issues.

I know, I know, you think I cheated. I should have tilted the photo or the papers, or designed on an angle. Nope. Not today. I used the Soak in the Sunshine cut file, and all those rays are on an angle. Boom.

Time to break out some more Shimelle Box of Crayons, I stitched the rays in the same colors as the papers. Almost a traditional rainbow but not quite. A bold background like this required little more than the few die cuts, stickers and layers behind the photo. Done.

Sometimes things get a little crazy. Lots going on, everyone is coming and going. Then there is a small moment like this, when I get time with my guys. Everything stops and for that minute I am reminded that life is okay.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have more to share.  Head over to the Paper Issues shop to pick up some new Jillibean Soup and Simple Stories as well as many other of your favorite manufacturers. They are always 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout.

My Favorite 4

Friday, June 1, 2018

Hey there! Happy June! Yes, I said June! Already! New Month also means a new round of challenges at Paper Issues!  I wanted to start the month off right so I'm sharing a project I created for our Keep It Sketchy challenge.

This sketch is really fun to play with. It has so many possibilities. Can you see what I did today?!?! I used this awesome Amy Tangerine paper as the burst! Who needs a cut file? This paper did all the work for me. All I had to do was layer a few papers and LOTS of embellishments and I was done.  The embellishments are a bit wackadoo but then it dawned on me that I had the 'You are Unique' flair from the Strut Your Stuff A Flair for Buttons set. That meant the Peacock die cut made a little more sense. The key though is in the details. See all those dots? Yep. Nuvo drops. I know I could have stitched, or sewn to give it some texture, but this was more fun!

You know, our family is as wackadoo as the embellishments in this collection. Sometimes we get a good photo, sometimes not. Regardless, we are who we are and I wouldn't change a thing.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Check out some of the new things in the Paper Issues shop including Doodlebug Designs. Shop using DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase.

You Are Loved

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hey there and good morning! Look at me go! 3rd time this week. Go me! Anyway, Today I have  page for the Free File challenge at Paper Issues

I started with the Stitching Doily cut file. I actually cut & stitched this a few weeks ago, but didnt know what I wanted to do with it. So I let it sit. I was playing around with this Fancy Pants  The Bright Side and had an 'aha' moment! Ding Ding Ding! It's like I made it just for this!  All I had left to do was add some embellies. Would you believe that took me almost as long as stitching the doily? I just couldn't decide how much to put on or when to stop. Well, I was restrained and I love it. 

When he was little, he loved looking close into my eyes. Butterfly kisses? Maybe. But we used to say I. Seeeeeeee.....YOU. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. You an join all the fun in the Paper Issues Facebook group. Pop your projects into the May Challenges  album by 6/3 for a chance to win prizes! Shop at the Paper Issues shop for 20% off your purchases using DEVRA at checkout.