Sketch n Scrap #113

Sketch #113 at sketch n scrap was perfect for my photos of our rainy hike up to Wolverine.  I created a title Cut File using a Dr Seuss quote again perfect for the theme

Quote reads,”You’re off to great places. Today is your day.  Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way”

yourmountain  sketch-113





NSD Challenge at Scrap Our Stash/The Scrap Room

Here’s a page I created for the Scrap Our Stash/ The Scrap Room challenge..  My mum is so adventurous – I think if she’d had the chance she’d have made a great pioneer.  She’s been all over Alaska and many other countries and done so many cool things.

I used sketch#5 and a Cut Mania cut file

I used   S ~Stickers, T ~ Tags, Tape, or Transparency, A ~ American Crafts and Arrow,  S ~  Striped Print on tag,  H ~ Hashtag (#), Hearts 


A Sneak Peek

It’s hard to think Spring in Alaska.  It’s brief, snowy, dirty and there’s lots of puddles.  The one great thing about it is our days are getting much longer again and we get a ton more daylight.  I do, however, remember Spring growing up in Ireland – first the crocuses and snowdrops, then the tulips and daffodils.  Spring flowers really are my favorite

The new Cut Mania release is Spring and Easter themed.  I’m planning on adding 10 more cut files to my store on Sunday evening – just spending some time checking the formats first.

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Today I created some pages and a card using some of the new releases –  I’ll be sharing more over the next few days.

This one suits our Alaskan Spring so well – the kids used to love jumping into the dirty puddles (they probably still would but won’t admit it!).  Anyway, this cut file is made of two parts, the outer circle with words and the large splash..




Woohoo! and a Featured Artist

I had my first etsy Cut Mania sales – thanks Melinda and I just wanted to share the amazing pages she created with some of the files.  I love how she really made them her own and to suit her style and projects You can check out more of Melinda’s creations on her blog or at her etsy store Just1Life2Live

On this page she used two of the same cut file to great her won design – love how the colors pop against the text b/g


love how the heartbeat page turned out – especially with the fun rainbow colors AND the cool journaling on the lines



I had a page planned with this cut file also but my cat Meow found it on my desk and chewed it up – apparently he loves long stringy bits of paper !!



Introducing another new March cutfile

When I saw the  March 1st sketch at Stuck Sketches I thought that the new cut file that I created for March for my etsy store – Cut Mania  would work perfectly as the circle section  I took a few liberties with the sketch – I turned it upside down so the title would be at the top and replaced the 3 pieces of paper with enamel dots.




Hey – It’s March

We’ve been having record temperatures in Alaska (30-40’s) and we have very little snow – just lots of ice.  It’s feeling like Spring isn’t far around the corner.

I don’t normally scrap with a lot of green but in celebration of St. Paddy’s day this month and the hope of Spring here’s a green-ish page.

I used one of the new March cut files and a print and cut from my etsy store Cutmania.  I’d love it if you dropped by and checked out the new items



Scrap Our Stash Challenge and Cutmania Sneak Peek

As soon as I saw this sketch from Scrap Our Stash and the challenge from the Scrapbook Generation lucky me crop I knew it would be perfect for some of my Ireland photos.  Every time we visit we spend several days in the forest parks.  This is my journaling from the layout

“Ireland’s forest parks are magical places. Created within the walls of old castles or stately homes, they offer many beautiful walks. Follow the rushing rivers as they tumble over large granite rocks, or take a dip in the ice cold clear crystal pools. Climb some of largest trees I’ve seen or admire the amazing display of colorful rhodedendrons. Dappled sunlight shining through the lush foilage is so peaceful. I’m so lucky it was all on my doorstep growing up and that my children still can experience it as I did”

AND you get a sneak peek of one of Cutmania‘s (my etsy shop) March cutfiles which I used for the title


I used a doily, Echo Park paper, Fancy Pants tag and flair



Playing with PSE

Thank goodness for youtube – need to know anything – a how to video is out there.

I found this cute photo of Lauren petting a goat at the state fairs’ petting zoo.  Unfortunately there were a million other kids in the photo too  I managed to edit the photo to just leave the two main stars.

This page was inspired  by scrappy friends challenges

this or that – I used a polaroid frame


Brenda’s wonderful sketch– replacing the filmstrip with scattered hearts


Kelly’s mood board – I was inspired by the brown, white and pink and the love theme and the wood in the kissing booth