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When’s Recess?!

I love this picture of my son on the first day of fourth grade.  He asked, “Mom, can I do a crazy one?”  I said, “No”, and took a decent picture of him.  Then, I said, “OK, now you can do a crazy one”…and this is the result.  I’m so glad I took the crazy picture!  I’ve used this image before on another project and I’m sure I’ll use it again.

In this layout I am taking the figure out of his original environment and creating a new one for him.

Most of all the supplies I used are from Claudine Hellmuth’s HSN paper crafting kits.  Here, in this detail above,  I am layering a chipboard piece on top of a sticker, making a large stack of books.

I took the paper airplane stickers, rubbed baby powder on the back to remove the stickiness, and applied a foam square to add dimension.  Then I added the dotted flight trails with a marker.

I made custom paper by drawing around the dots with a 08 tip marker that comes pretty close to the thickness of the thought bubble outline at the top of the layout.

I added an apostrophe with a little bit of white acrylic paint and a 005 tip marker to go with the rub-on letters.

I really had fun working on this layout and the result just makes me laugh.  I hope you enjoy it too!

All supplies are from Claudine Hellmuth’s HSN kits unless otherwise noted:  Cardstock: Holly Jolly Holiday kit; Pattern paper(graph): Recollections; All other pattern paper: super swell scrapbook kit; Chipboard: sweet treat chipboard kit; Stickers: sweet shoppe stickers kit; Rub-ons: Rub-on O Rama kit and welcome to swellsville card making kit; Fabric trim: superswell scrapbook kit; Markers: Zig; Acrylic paint: Liquitex.


Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s my birthday today!  So, I decided to adopt as my new motto:  Age is Irrelevant!!!

Here is a cute card I created using Claudine Hellmuth’s welcome to swellsville card kit, available from

Supplies: Cardstock card, pattern paper (striped), chipboard, rub-ons: welcome to swellsville card kit; Bow: sweet treats chipboard kit; Pattern paper (notes): Recollections; Punch: Fiskars.

My very first post, ever!

Hi!  I’m Evie (pronounced Eve-e) and this is my very first post, ever!  I’m so excited to share, with you, my creations and artful insights in this blog.  So, let’s get started!

Here is a scrapbook layout, I just completed, featuring my son.  He came out of the pool with the perfect curl in his hair.

Most of the supplies used in this layout come from Claudine Hellmuth’s paper crafting kits available on

Supplies:  Cardstock, fabric border, metal heart: superswell scrapbook kit; Chipboard: sweet treats chipboard kit;  Rub-ons: Rub-on O-Rama and welcome to swellsville card kit;  Pattern paper: BasicGrey; Punch: Fiskars; Pens: Zig, Sharpie.