Monthly Archives: September 2019

3rd Grade in Japan


Good afternoon crafters,

This morning I created an 8 x 8 scrapbook page using my granddaughters 3rd grade photo. My daughter and the family have been stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. They arrived on a Thursday and on Monday it was the first day of school.  Leia, is super excited that there is no school uniforms to wear this year. In VA Beach they require the children to wear uniforms to public school. Makes the question “What are you going to wear today?” So much easier w/ uniforms.


For my 8X8 scrapbook page I started off with a piece of black card stock. I had some printed scrapbook paper in my head and could not find it. I don’t know if I dreamed it up or if I saw it one a card posted somewhere? I looked all through my printed papers and I could not find anything I liked this morning.

I try so very hard to use printed scrapbooking paper, because I so have so much of it.  I decided I would just use my letter stencil,  from “Stencil Girl,” and a white ink pad.

I used a digital image from The Paper Shelter called “Coffee Break.”  I colored this image with Copic Sketch markers.

To me this digi looks like a young girl doing some school work, or studying on her laptop. Even though my grand daughter does not drink coffee, she does love some hot chocolate.

Found a Japanese sticker in my stash that says “to attain one’s goals.” How apropos! Had to add a piece of ruler ribbon that I have had for a while. The blingy flowers were in my bling stash. They reminded me a little of cherry blossoms, just the shape.

I am entering my scrapbook page in the following challenges.

“The Paper Shelter’s” blog challenge “Challenge #395 – Back to School

The C.R.A.F.T challenge blog:- #525 Back to School

PINspirational Challenges #246 Back to School 

Crafty Creations Challenge:#397 – Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit.



Happy Halloween Fat Page


Good morning crafty friends,

Yesterday I created a Fat Page Halloween themed. I like making scenes with my stamps. So yesterday I played!

Fat Pages are 4 inches by 4 inches:


I first started with a cardboard from my empty Cafe Bustelo K cup boxA Product of Cafe Bustelo Espresso Style Coffee K-Cups (80 ct.) that was cut 4 inches by 4 inches. This is just to make it sturdy. You could use cereal boxes, or heavy card stock. I knew I was doing layers and wanted to withstand it all.

On top of the cardboard I then glued down some black card stock that has white paint on it. Then Glitter paper, and on top of that a piece of burlap.

The tombstone and ghost are thin metal silver pieces, and because they are reflective it’s hard to get them to show correctly in the picture. I glued one of each down with hot glue, then with foam I popped another one up on top. The purple glitter bat is a cut out from stash. And a plastic spider hot glued at the bottom right.

The cat has been glued flat behind the grass patch. The sentiment, scarecrow, and pumpkins have been popped up.  Colored them with Copic Sketch markers.

I used 7 stamps from the set: “Halloween Treat.” from RG Studio 360/ RG Ave.


Must read this:

When you purchase a stamp set from RG AVE, you get:

1. The actual High Quality 100% Clear Photopolymer stamp set (like shown above) (Made in USA, Non-Yellowing, Non-Toxic, & Phylate Free)

2. You will also receive: the Digital Download files in 4 different formats: Regular PDF, Outlined PDF, SVG & JPEG!

The stamp set will be mailed to you and you receive the same day as your order the digital files for the stamp set! UMM HELLO! What!? How freaking cool is that!!

There is a challenge this week at the Facebook group called RG Avenue Community, follow the link to join. This week’s theme is anything goes. I will be entering this into the challenge. But I also made it as a reference to a Halloween Fat Page because I have a poll for what we will be swapping on the 15th of this month (September 2019.) It will be either Fat Pages, or ATC’s.

If you would like to join our Swap Club then follow that link to the FB group. Make a comment on the Poll to if you would like.

I am entering this FAT Page in to the following challenge:

Simon Says: Anything Goes Challenge Wed Challenge

Moving Along With the Times: 105 – Things With Wings (the bat has wings.)


Thank you for popping by, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my Halloween Fat Page.