America the Beautiful Layout


Anerica The Beautiful
Several years ago my daughter had a few days off from school and we grabbed a last minute flight up to DC. We had the best time! One of our favorite pieces of the trip was a Bike the Sights at Night tour. It was great. They provided the bike, water, snacks, and a tour guide. We rode from monument to monument, the guide would give us information on it, then we would have 15 minutes or so to take photos before moving on to the next one. We hit all the major monuments in one evening! 

America The Beautiful Layout

I am using an older line of Authentique papers here- Stay Anchored. I bought a bunch of these because I loved how versatile they were. I love this photo of my daughter!! From a technical standpoint, it is not great, but I love it all the same. The title was stamped on patterned paper, trimmed, matted, cut out, then popped up with foam tape.

America The Beautiful Layout

I cut this star border using double sided adhesive paper from Silhouette. I burnished it with Sparkle N Sprinkle Cobalt Glaze Glitter. The stars on top are Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Stars, also double sided adhesive. I used Sparkling Clouds glitter on these. 

America The Beautiful Layout

I used a Maya Road envelope and cut it down to size to make my pocket. I layered paper pieces onto the front along with my stamped sentiment. The chippies are from Want2Scrap and they are heat embossed then inked. 

America The Beautiful Layout

For my journal cards I used 3 library tab cards from 7 Gypsies, added more patterned paper from the Stay Anchored line, and journaled on both sides. 

America The Beautiful Layout

To finish the background off I stamped words from a variety of stamp sets, then added doodling. 

I am joining in the fun with Team Creative Crafts to share Patriotic Crafts! Be sure to click the graphic below to see the amazing projects being shared.

Fun Camping Helpers using StyleTechCraft Adhesive Vinyl


Camp Food

We love to go camping and I am always on the look out for ways to make camping less work and more fun. Especially when you are camping with kids- you need all the tricks! I picked up a few things to help out and of course I had to decorate them! I hope you like these fun camping helpers! 


Trailer Trash

First up is this small trash can I grabbed at the Dollar Tree. It is always a chore trying to keep trash in hand while cooking! I have tried a few things over the years and a weighted trash can on the table is the one I like the best. Now, we don't have a camper - yet- but we are actively looking at them! I can't wait to be able to travel with my hound again! 


Craft Vinyl

This plate cover also came from the Dollar Tree, and I picked up a couple of them. I created a cute file in Silhouette Studio using Text to Path. I applied to the top of the plate covers. TIP: it is much harder to apply vinyl to a soft surface with nothing behind it! 


Shoo Fly

How unbelievably cute is this! I can't wait to use them when we go camping later this month. 

Camp Chair

Of course my sweet princess needs a personalized camp chair! I used Glossy Craft Vinyl to create a two layer design and added some stars. I hope she loves it!

I used the following to create these projects:

Craft Vinyl 
  • White #492
  • Black #499
  • Lavender #434
  • Purple #439
  • Light Pink 
  • Tiff Blue #487
  • Gold #485

Ultra Metallic Silver #126

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Mod Podge Easter Tray


Mod Podge Easter Tray

This year I am determined to get more Easter decor up around the house. Last year I created my Easter Tree (check it out here) and this year I want to add a few smaller pieces around the house. My sweet princess loves to find new things when she comes over. I think she is going to love this Easter Tray that I created using Paper Mod Podge.

I am joining the fun at Creative Crafts for Quick & Easter Crafts and there are some amazing artists creating fun things for you to check out. Be sure to hop over by clicking on the graphic above. 

PAper Mod Podge

I picked up this tray at HL a while back and have been wanting to use napkins and Mod Podge to create something fun with it. I found some super cute bunny napkins and couldn't wait to get started!  Did you know that Mod Podge has brushes designed to use with their products? I love using these because I don't have to fight with brush marks!

Fussy Cut Napkins

Start by fussy cutting the napkins. These napkins were pretty thick so I used my favorite paper scissors. Be sure to cut enough to finish your project and a couple of extra. Once the layers are separated they are thin! Pull the layers apart so that you are left with the top layer only.

Mod Podge Napkins

I like to start in the middle of the piece and apply one piece at a time. I did find that it was easier to apply a thin layer of the Mod Podge, then press the napkin into it, and let that dry. Then I went back and applied a layer on top of the napkins. When I tried to apply the top layer while the bottom layer was still wet, I tore the napkin! 

Easter Egg Dish

I added a sentiment in the middle of the tray using StyleTechCraft™ Ultra Metallic vinyl in Melon #133 and my Silhouette Cameo 4. This cute bunny tray I picked up at Home Goods- man I love that store!

Easter Decore

I decorated a small bottle I had on hand with Easter paper, cardstock, and some twine. I didn't want to worry about keeping water in the bottle so I used some pretty paper flowers instead. I hope my princess loves these! 


Last Minute Valentine Art

Last Minute Valentine

 I am pretty sure that every single year I end up needing a last minute Valentine gift and this year is no exception. My sweet princess needs a valentine to display on her school desk so I pulled out some supplies from my studio and went to work. Once I had my cut file created the rest of the project was pretty quick. Other than watching paint dry of course! 


Valentine Crafts
I am so happy to be joining in the fun with the amazing ladies at Creative Crafts for a Last Minute Valentine collaboration. There is also an amazing give away so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and check that out. 

Craft Supplies

I used a piece of chipboard I bought at a scrapbook show years ago - I had a few left over from my project. I applied three coats of Wicker White Paint, drying between each coat, then sanded the edges for a rustic look. 

Samantha Font

After all the paint was dry I gave the base a couple of spritzes of mica ink in pink, because you can never have too much sparkle! I - LOVE- the Samantha font! It is one of my all time favorites and I had to use it for this too. My sweet princess is learning to read/write cursive so she will be able to read it! I used StyleTech Craft™ Craft Vinyl in Glossy Black for the sentiment. 

Glitter Hearts

To make my cut file I use a butterfly outline and filled it with hearts of varying sizes, then removed the outline. I used StyleTech Craft™ Ultra Metallic in Dark Red to cut the design, then used the end of a paint brush dipped in Licorice to create the body and antenna. Easy peasy! 


Craft Stash Give Away

The organizers of this crafty party, Creative Crafts Collaboration, have pulled together a Craft Stash Giveaway valued at $250!  Lots of chances to win and you can see all the details here:

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Vintage Travel Case Make Over


Monogrammed Travel Case
I found this travel case at a flea market a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. It has been hanging out in my closet since then. I wanted to update it and use it, so I decided to go with a simple monogram- I am a southern girl after all! I used StyleTech Crafts™ adhesive vinyl on the inside and the outside. 

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Glossy Vinyl

I used a monogram font from The Silhouette Store on this project. I have so many of these fonts and it makes monograms so easy to do! If you haven't check them out yet they are amazing! Since my travel case had a little bit of texture I took extra care to make sure that the vinyl was adhered well into every little dip. I used Craft Vinyl Black #499 for the monogram.

Transferring vinyl

The inside of the top of the case was not in great shape- and it was a rough fabric to start with. I decided to cover it with cardstock and apply my vinyl to that. Not only did it fix the appearance but it made it so much easier to apply my vinyl! I centered the design on cardstock that had been cut to fit and then adhered the cardstock. 

Happy Girls

I love this quote from Audrey Hepburn and it looks great cut from Ultra Metallic Red #129. Sparkle is always better for me!  I used the Samantha Font here- it is one of my favorites and I use it often. It has so many glyphs that you can add to your text and I have added a video below to show how easy it is to use them, 

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