Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I was so happy that I was given another great sketch by Kim Sonsken for the December layout, using Upsy Daisy Designs Products.

Our family went on a Disney Cruise in December of 2006 after my husband got back from Afghanistan, and it was so nice for us all to be together on a relaxing vacation.

"Merry" seemed to be a great title for this photo.. Kayla was so happy on this cruise! 

I used the Upsy Daisy Designs "Spirit" line for this layout, as well as some white glitter paper for the snowflakes cut with the Cricut machine.  I also used Upsy Daisy Designs white rick rack ribbon for a cute scallop design around the red border.

Here is Kim Sonsken's wonderful sketch:

Please check out the Upsy Daisy Designs Blog, The Daisy Diaries, for more great ideas!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Upsy Daisy Designs - November Sketch!

Every month we are given a sketch design to create a layout for Upsy Daisy Designs.  Here is the great sketch (by Kim Sonksen) for this month:

Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

For this layout, I used the following Upsy Daisy Designs products:  Papers: #WP011. Beautiful, #WP015. Majestic, #WP016. Splendid, #HSH012. Beach, Rub Ons: #UDD188. Unwritten, #UDD124. Classy Brown – Alpha, #UDD0079 Sweet Slumber Alphas, Brads: #BRD311. Blossom Brads, Ribbons: #RIB401. Blossom Ribbon.

CLICK HERE to view the Upsy Daisy Designs Blog and play along every month!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cute Pumpkin/Scarecrow Centerpiece

Use a wavy-edge blade to cut your pumpkin paper strips, then attach them to a jar or small container.  I decorated the pumpkin with "curly hair" made from patterned paper, ribbon, and brads for the eyes.

I really think the scarecrow really "finishes" the project...  yes, I did machine sew his "clothes" with patterned paper and then stuffed him with raffia ... LOL!

I used Upsy Daisy Designs "Home Sweet Home" papers for this project (you can also see it on their blog)!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Upsy Daisy Designs Blog Post & Sketch

Hi everyone - please check out my newest project on the Upsy Daisy Designs Blog that is posted TODAY!

Also - I wanted to share my sketch layout for the month of October!

Here is the wonderful sketch from Kim Sonsken:

Here is my interpretation, hope you like it! 

Products Used:  Helmar Adhesives, Upsy Daisy Designs "Home Sweet Home" papers, Cricut cartidge "My World" (for the corn), EK Success Circle Cutter, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Upsy Daisy Designs ribbon (green and brown), Upsy Daisy Designs brads, and misc. raffia.

Make sure to look at the Upsy Daisy Designs Blog, The Daisy Diaries to see what others have created and to play along!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Harmonie" Layouts... FUN!

The Harmonie products are so fun to use (especially the wood and clear embellishments)... here are two layouts that I created with the "Harmonie" products!

Hope you enjoy them! 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Thankful 4 Therapy" - Upsy Daisy Designs

This is a very personal layout for me, because I am so thankful that we have a great OT for Kayla's Sensory Disorder.  She has been going for two years and we both really love her therapist!  Kayla is doing a lot better with handling high-sensory issues that arise... she is learning to control her actions and reactions and it is wonderful to see!

Products Used:  Upsy Daisy Designs patterned paper ("Home Sweet Home"), as well as Upsy Daisy Designs ribbon, rub-ons.  EK Success Corner punch, Klik n Kut Die Cut machine.  

Make sure you check out the Blog "The Daisy Diaries" for more great ideas using the fabulous Upsy Daisy Designs products!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I discovered some new products that I just LOVE... especially the wood shapes (not chipboard!) and all of the clear acrylic elements, not to mention beautiful papers!  The company is called Harmonie and you can find their products at A Cherry on Top - one of my favorite online stores/message boards/galleries!  Here are some great examples of their products:

I think this company has a lot of unique products!  You can also check out their blog:

I've ordered some products, check back to see my creations with them!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Daisy Dairies Blog - September Sketch!

Here's another awesome sketch the Upsy Daisy Design Team got to work with from out DT Coordinator, Kim Sonsken!

Here's my interpretation using the "Avalanche" paper line.  I really love how it turned out (click on image for larger view)! 

You can view our other designs at The Daisy Diaries Blog.... and we invite you to play along!!

Another Publication!

Exciting news for me!

A birthday card I made with the beautiful "Vogue" papers from Upsy Daisy Designs is being published this month!

I will post it here after the publication time is up - so if you want to see it, you'll have to go to Scrapbook News and Review's website for the debut on September 26, 2010!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Upsy Daisy Designs Sketch

Kim Sonsken, the DT coordinator for Upsy Daisy Designs sends the DT a new sketch every month, and it has been one of my favorite projects. Here is the sketch for this month:
Here is my interpretation (I decided to make a circle layout using the new "Home Sweet Home" papers):

Come play along on the Upsy Daisy Designs Blog - The Daisy Diaries!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Upsy Daisy Designs Design Team Call!!

Here's your chance to show what you've got to be on this great scrapbook manufacturer's design team! Just click on the image below for all of the details!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Organization Idea

I wanted to make more room for all those papers that pile up, especially when you have children!  But I also wanted a nice looking wall in my kitchen when I have company over..... so here is what I came up with:

I used my wall paint to paint the clipboards, then chose some beautiful Jenni Bowlin paper and embellishments, and this is what I came up with... I love it, the colors go beautiful with my home!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Releases Soon from Upsy Daisy Designs!!

These patterned papers from Upsy Daisy Designs are always coordinated so well... it is exciting to see their new lines!!  Enjoy!! (click for larger view)

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I was so thrilled to do these "spring" themed layouts for Upsy Daisy Designs. Their new lines were just perfect to express the emotion needed for these pages. Don't forget to look at Upsy Daisy Design's Blog for more ideas!

(Above:  Upsy Daisy Designs "Blossom" papers)

(Above:  Upsy Daisy Designs "Vogue" papers)

(Above:  Upsy Daisy Designs "Blossom" papers)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

This is a card I made with the *NEW* Upsy Daisy Designs line of paper called "Blossom". The clear stamps and rub-ons used are from Upsy Daisy Designs also! It was really fun to make a card with a "cutout" on the front that also worked on the inside... hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Upsy Daisy Designs - New Lines for 2010!

Here is a sneak peek at the new BEAUTIFUL and PLAYFUL lines from Upsy Daisy Designs!! Here are "Blossom", "Vogue", and "See Ya Later, Alligator"....

Enjoy!! (Click on Image for a larger view!)

Monday, January 11, 2010

It's 2010!

Here's a link to the Upsy Daisy Designs Blog with my newest layout... enjoy!

Also - their beautiful Christmas papers are 50% off right now! Click here to shop!