Foil Technique with Chipboard Shape Embellishments


Tami here today to share a fun technique using both Clear Scraps and our cross promo company this month —- TapeRunner

Bling is all the rage in fashion, decor and crafts, and foil is among the hottest ways to get this look.

You can easily add foil to your papercraft or mixed media project using TapeRunner and some transfer foil...

I thought that the Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Shape would look gorgeous with a foil underlay to fill in the wings.

Cut the shape from the chipboard frame...


Trace around the butterfly shape on a piece of black cardstock...


Use the TapeRunner to fill in the shape with horizontal lines of adhesive...


Lay a sheet of foil transfer paper over the adhesive and rub with your finger to transfer the foil...


Pull up the foil sheet and tada... 


Cut out the butterfly (you may have to retrace around the butterfly if you obliterated your first tracing like I did)...


Paint your butterfly - I used silver paint - then apply adhesive to the body and outer edges of the wings using the TapeRunner to adhere it over the foiled cardstock piece...


I used the butterfly to embellish one of the acrylic tags Acrylic Tag Album. I painted the back of the tag with light blue, white and silver paint. I added a few scattered drops of each on the tag, then brushed horizontally to cover the tag, being careful not to overblend them. 

On the front of the tag, I used the Butterfly Stock Stencil with silver modeling paste; this combined with painting on the back of the tag, helps to add dimension.

If you’d like to see more about that technique, please view this post: Mixed Media Acrylic Tag, which describes this technique and includes a short video.

Rub-on sentiments and some silver ribbon complete the tag...




I hope this project has given an idea of a new way to use TapeRunner.


Clear Scraps: Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Shape, Acrylic Tag Album and Butterfly Stock Stencil

TapeRunner: Permanent Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other: TCW: Sterling Silver Modeling Paste, Silver, Light Blue and White Acrylic Paint, Transfer Foil, Rub-one, Silver Ribbon, Palette Knife, Paintbrush and Scissors 

Camper Mini Shaker Pallet

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here and I'm sharing another project for our cross promo with TapeRunner!  I   created this easy to make home decor project using the Deco Medium DIY Pallet Shape and Camper Mini Shaker Shape!  I  began by painting my pallet with acrylic paint in dark brown then sanding the edges to give a distressed look. 



I  assembled my Camper Mini Shaker Shape using patterned paper on the base and top frame chipboards. Each piece I  used sand paper to trim away excess paper. From my stash, I  selected coordinating sequins to place in the center of the shaker.  I  then added a thin coat of acrylic paint to the edges of the chipboard to give a finished look.  


I  then used my TapeRunner to add die cuts and stickers around my shaker to accent.  Using a cut file from the Silhouette shop, I  cut my title from patterned paper and adhered with my TapeRunner adhesive.  


To hang my project, I  tied some chevron black/white ribbon to the back of my pallet and secured with double sided tape.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: TapeRunner, Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Jillibean Soup, American Crafts; metal charm: Tim Holtz; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: cut file, sand paper. 

Birthday Shaker Cards

Hello friends! Today I'm kicking off our month long cross promo with TapeRunner today! Birthdays have definitely been celebrated quite differently during the pandemic but that makes me want to ensure they are extra special!  Using the Party and Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Shapes, I  created these fun, festive cards! 


Both cards were created using the same technique; to save time I'm going to only show the Birthday Cake Shaker. First, I  painted my top frames as well as the edges of my middle frames with white acrylic paint.  I  almost always use a foam brush but did use a smaller paint brush to get into the tighter areas.  (It also helps to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together first before painting...this will save you time). 


Next, I  ran my Tape Runner adhesive over the top chipboard base of each of my shakers in order to cover with patterned paper.  I  then trimmed excess paper away with scissors, as well as with an x-acto knife.  Using a sanding tool/paper is also helpful. 


I   was then ready to adhere my middle chipboard frames to the base as shown here.  Before inserting my sequins, I  used an embossing sachet to ensure there would be no static electricity.  After placing the sequins, I  then adhered my acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame.  


Once I  affixed my shaker to the front of my card, I  added die cuts and stickers to accent.  Each card front is cut from a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet that I  left clear to allow the base paper to show through. 



Thank you for reading today! Be sure to check back for more inspiration from our design team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; cardstock: Bazzill; punches:  EK Success; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Recollections; adhesive: TapeRunner, Beacon, Thermoweb; stapler: Tim Holtz. 


Tropical 5x7 Chipboard Album

Hello friends! I'm here to share a mini album I  created using the 5x7 Chipboard Album along with a few favorite Clear Scraps products! Its almost summer and most of us would be planning our next vacation.  I  know for us we will be pretty much staying the next best thing is scrapping a favorite trip!  My husband and I  were fortunate to travel to Costa Rica this past December!


I  used the Sanddollar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to decorate the inside of my book. Here is one of the chipboard that I  adhered at the bottom left corner of my journaling.  I  even placed a brad through the center and accented with coral bakers twine.  


I'm going to show the steps of the technique I  used to embellish my chipboard.  I  began by painting the fronts with acrylic paint in white. 


Once dry, I  applied embossing ink then used glitter embossing powder; holographic for the starfish and blue for the sand dollar. 


I  utilized my 12x12 Acrylic Sheets to create extra pages for my book.  Here, I  cut two separate pieces of acrylic to create a flap (I  used cardstock and a bone folder to create the connecting piece).  




Here, you can see that I  used the sand dollar as my accent at the bottom of the pocket.  I  cut down the photos and attached half scallop circles with brads.  



This is a little 4x6 accent page I  created to add in extra embellishments. This is also a good way to add journaling or additional photos. 


I  secured the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil over my acrylic and colored with alcohol ink using an applicator. 


For my next page, I   utilized washi tape to create a way to flip up the top photo. I   affixed a tab at the bottom for easy lifting and secured with a staple. 


Here is a photo of the photo underneath which is adhered directly the the chipboard page. 





Here, I  scored patterned paper to create a flap and add an extra page. 







Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can check out the many albums Clear Scraps has to offer by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, brads, washi tape, foam letters: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; punches: EK Success, We R Memory Keepers; alcohol ink, embossing ink: Ranger, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, The Twinery; paint: Deco Art; embossing powder: Recollections, Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, book rings, ribbon. 



Coffee Clipboard Decoration


Hello everyone... Helen is here today. My project today is a fun decoration that I created inspired by things I love: Jesus and coffee.


I used the Clipboard Mini Deco which is a clear acrylic shaped clipboard. So, I pulled out some of my alcohol inks. But before I added the alcohol inks, I removed the plastic covers on both sides of the acrylic clipboard and the clip, too.

I blended the alcohol inks on top the clipboard with alcohol blender solution. After that I set a side to dry couple minute.


While some parts of the alcohol paint was still kindda wet and tacky, I added some foil sheets on the surface of the clipboard. I gently rubbed the foil on the surface with my finger to transfer the foil.


Next, I grabbed the 4x6 Coffee Stain Stencil and added some of the Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle ink on the clipboard surface using the make up wedge sponge. I set it aside to dry while I was working on the coffee mug chipboard.


I cut off the pieces of the Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment out of its frame. I painted the mug lid shape with white gesso. I did it two layers. You can also use white acrylic paint if you want. Any coloring medium is actually will work well on this chipboard surface.


I used craft heater to speed up the drying process of the white gesso. After that, I traced the coffee mug shape and the mug sleeve shape on top of the scrapbook paper and fussy cut them with scissors. I added the cut out scrapbook papers on top of each of the pieces using 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive Glue.


I added some shadow around the mug pieces with Distress Ink Vintage Photo using the foam dauber. I added the coffee mug sleeve on top of the coffee mug with the same adhesive glue. I put couple acrylic stamping block to hold it down while the glue drying.


I printed out the sentiment quote from one of the digital stamp sets on a white cardstock with inkjet printer. And then, I cut it out using the Pierced Pennant Dies.

I added the finished coffee mug on top of the acrylic chipboard with 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive Glue and I added the sentiment pennant 3D foam tape.


I tied up some of the wrinkle ribbons on the clip and I added it on the clipboard. It is done. I like how this mini decoration turned out. Now, I have a fun coffee decoration in my craft room.

I hope you all like this project and get an inspiration to create project using Clear Scraps products.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have wonderful day!

Clear Scraps Printers Tray--Make a Pretty Life

Hi there everybody!!  Laura here with you today to share a

project created with one of the Clear Scraps Printer Trays!

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Love the fun shape on this one!  It's the Deco Printer Tray Frame.

The top layer of the frame was painted with black acrylic paint.

The back of the tray is a solid piece of chipboard.  To do this

project I used different patterned papers and journal boxes to

cover the back.  You can trace out just one paper to cover it or

paint it.  This time there were some cute sayings and pictures

I wanted to use so I did one section at a time. 

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The top and bottom I used the same kind of paper to give

the project a good base to "frame" it so it didn't get too busy.

One of the ways to give the printer's tray projects a lot of

interest is to create layers.  You have the base paper, you

then can add stickers that are flat.  You can add a few with

a bit of foam tape if it's not too thick.  And you can see where

I added the sequins too for a fun touch.  Then you glue all

the frame pieces together (except the top piece), peel the

protective coating off of the acrylic sheet, glue that down,

and then glue the painted frame on the top.  To finish it off,

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more layers, with some stickers and stickers popped up

with foam tape to give it even more dimension.  These

printer trays are so much fun to do!  You can use them

as home decor, or as cool photo frames for a certain

occasion or special memory.   Check out the Clear Scraps

store too, they have different combinations of openings

in the trays, so you can choose the right one for your

project.  Find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Deco Printer Tray Frame

Other:  black acrylic paint, Simple Stories

Hey Crafty Girl paper and stickers, sequins,

foam tape, adhesive.

Paw Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Monday!  Jennifer here today to share a layout I  created using one of the new Mini Shaker Shape!  We adopted a dog from a local rescue this past January and I  wanted to scrap a photo of him! The Paw Mini Shaker Shape makes the perfect embellishment!


I  used black acrylic paint to cover the top frame of my Mini Shaker as well as the edges of the two middle frames. 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of the shaker.  I  cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using my x-acto knife.  I  then used a sanding tool to smooth edges around my shape. 


Before I  finished assembling my shaker, I  added tiny star and heart sequins to the open spaces of the shaker.  Next, I  adhered the acrylic piece followed by the top chipboard frame.  Using a solvent based adhesive such as Beacon works best with the acrylic and chipboard. I  also used my Beacon to adhere my shaker to the page to ensure it would stay put. 


I  used this fun title cut on my Silhouette and backed with patterned paper. I  even left a few letters blank to allow the background paper to show through. I  adhered the entire title down again with my Beacon Adhesive. 


Here are two close ups of my layout showing additional embellishments as well as my cute dog's face! 



Thank you for stopping by the blog!  Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, flair, chipboard, enamel shapes: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; paint: DecoArt; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; border punch: EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; die cut machine: Silhouette; cut file: Cut 2 You; sequins: Recollections; journaling pen: American Crafts; stapler: Tim Holtz;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic LO--Let's Go

Hi everyone!!  Laura here with you today!

I've got an acrylic LO I'm sharing that has a fun

stamped and stenciled background!

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The base is one of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheets from Clear Scraps.

These are completely clear so you can paint, stamp, stencil, use

alcohol inks, or even just used patterned paper to create a fun look.

To start you peel off one side of the protective covering (I leave the

other side on until I'm finished with the project to keep it nice and

clean).  Then I took some green acrylic paint and the Clear Scraps

6" Spiral stencil.  I dabbed the paint thru the stencil.

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A good rule of thumb is doing this in threes.  And also

putting part of the stencil off the page for at least one

or two of the stenciled shapes.   After I let the stenciled

patterns dry a bit.  Then I used a similar stamp shape

to come in with a different complementary paint color

(I used gray) to add a little extra pattern and depth.

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You can see the gray stamped shape just peeking out here.

The stamped and stenciled images are around the outer

edges so the make a great frame for the pretty papers and

of course, the focal point, the picture.  Some cute stickers

frame it out and create a great title for the page.   I also

added a few stickers and embellishments to the centers of

the circles.  They could have stayed plain, but I'm always a

fan of more embellishments.....haha!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you're inspired to try your own acrylic sheet LO to

scrapbook some of those memories.  The are a fun option

to the same old background.  Especially since using these,

you can create any background your imagination can think up!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheets, 6" Spiral Stencil

Other:  acrylic paint--green, gray.  Photo Play

Boarding Pass stickers, papers.  Enamel dots, adhesive.

Love Grows Wild

Happy Thursday Clear Scraps family. Leah here with you today sharing this cute spring home decor sign, and I couldn't resist using this chipboard Vintage LG Truck on the Rectangle Medium Wood Pallet.


I had started off painting this truck a bright fire-engine red, but it didn't work with this paper I wanted to use, so I ended up painting it this non-traditional pink, which makes me SO HAPPY. It sings spring to me!


I've been with Clear Scraps over 6 years now, so have quite the stash, and included in it are these awesome acrylic flower embellishments.


I ended up staining them with Alcohol ink and adding perfect pearls to create texture. I then just layered looooots of flowers behind the truck!


I love how bright and happy this home decor piece is. I think it will work as a wreath on the front door or right inside the entry way!

I just want to take a minute and Thank Susan and Jim for allowing me to be a part of the Clear Scraps family for so long. I love their products and have believed in them since day one when I started on the Design Team. I will miss making projects and sharing them with you, but will always love and support this company. <3


Leah Crowe


Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here today to share a mixed media project with you.

Some of you may be asking, "what exactly is mixed media?". Well, simply put, Mixed Media is any form of art that utilizes more than one medium or material. 

Using multiple materials or products in the same art project helps to create depth and texture.

For this project, I started with the Acrylic Tag Album, which includes 4 different shaped tags. The tags are great to use as a set to make a mini album, but they are also fun to use separately.

I picked one design, the traditional style tag, to use for this project.

One of the reasons acrylic is a good pick as a base for a mixed media project, is that you can work on both sides of the acrylic to layer and help create depth.

Here is the tag that I made...


I actually started this project by working on what would be the back of the tag; I painted it black. Then I flipped the tag and painted the front blue. What this allows me to do is to scrape away some of the blue paint to reveal the black paint underneath. This is a great technique to use on acrylic.

Take a look at a closeup pic of those 2 layers...


I was able to create a pattern and add texture to the tag base, and it also adds a bit of depth as the black layer is on the back.

I added another layer to the background of the tag with the Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil and white modeling paste.

For my next layer,  I used some VERY blingy glitter gel pens to color in some designs, then cut them out and adhered them to the tag. Some of the pieces were adhered using pop dots for even more dimension.

A twine bow finishes off the tag.

I took a video of this project while i was working on it. If you'd like to see the steps, please view this video...



Clear Scraps: Acrylic Tag Album and 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil

The Crafter's Workshop: Blue Jellybean and Black Licorice Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint and White Modeling Paste, Ranger: Dylusions Colouring Sheets, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue and Pop Dots

Tools: Scissors, Wire Brush, Paint Brushes and Pallet Knife

"You had me at Hello" Acylic Layout

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout that I created using the 12x 12 Acrylic Sheets.

I created this in celebration of my upcoming anniversary with my husband.

This is celebrating our 32rd year together, we met in 1988!  Boy does that seem like a very long time!

Enough of that lets get to my project!

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The products I used in my project are the 12x12 Acrylice Sheet, Circledots Chipboard Embellishment, and

the 4x6 "You had me at Hello" stencil.


I layered my pattern paper to the acrylic sheet.  My second layer I added some lace to one edge.

I layerd a heart paper doily to the top left corner, which I distress with ink.

I added another layer of pattern paper, and added more lace to the left hand side.


I used the stencil on the photo mat, putting the hello at the bottom and

"you had me at" to the right hand side going down.


I used the chipboard embellshment over my photo, which I used distress ink

to darken it up and used some glossy accents to all the dots.

I finished it off with some other embellishments form my stash.

I can put this in an album, since its fairly flat, or hang it on the wall.

Love how it has turned out!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

Sweet Valentine Heart

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Sweet Valentine Heart.


We recently adopted a puppy and thought this would be a fun way to showcase her.


Using one of the acrylic Banners, I placed it atop a sheet of pattern paper and drew around it.  After removing the plastic film, I adhered the paper to the back of the Banner.


Next, I cut a sheet of Rinea Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to fit, then crumpled it before adhering it to the front of the Banner.


A row of flowers was added across the Banner and ribbon was used as a hanger.


Assorted tags were placed across the Banner.


Using one of the new wood heart shapes, I painted it, then cut a photo to fit behind it.  The heart was adhered to the Banner overlapping the tags. To finish, gemstones were added around the Banner.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper, Plaid Paint, Petaloo Flowers, Gemstones

Winter Scalloped Square Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a winter themed album using the Scalloped Square Album.  And I'm going to share a couple of techniques I  used! 


I  thought the Mittens Chipboard Embellishments would be a cute accent on the chrome book rings! I  attached them by punching holes in the top ends and strung bakers twine through to affix around my ribbon. 


I  first painted my chipboard with chalk paint in off white.  I  then used embossing ink and glitter embossing powder to give them an extra shine. 


I  wanted to add some dimension to my front page as well as allow more of my acrylic to be seen. Using the Snowflake 4x6 Stencil and modeling paste on the right half of my front cover. 


Here is a close up of the end result!  I  added patterned paper and embellishments to the left half of the front cover.  


For each page, I   cut my background page 5.5 x 5.5 inches ensuring each side lines up.  I  matted my photos on white cardstock and added embellishments. 








Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Be sure to check back for what Clear Scraps will be debuting at Creativation this year!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape, decorative bows: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Plaid; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; metal charm: Tim Holtz; mini clothespin: American Crafts; misc: ribbon, chrome book rings. 

Clear Scraps Flashback Faves Round 2!

Hello all!  Laura back with you today for a

double-dip of a few more flashback favorites!

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It's all about the holidays and seasons, starting

with this printers tray for St. Patrick's Day!

Love creating home decor using the Clear Scraps

Printer Tray Frames and this one is one of my faves!

Want to see all the different printer's trays in

the Clear Scraps store?  Find them all HERE.

And if you'd like a little more info on this project,

you'll find it all on THIS POST.

Another fave is this one that is patriotic home

decor project that starts with one of the DIY Pallets.

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This could be displayed for Memorial Day, 4th of July,

anytime you want to show some red, white and blue spirit!

The Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Star, 4x6 Star Stencil and

Winter Sequins add plenty of patriotic sparkle and shine.

If you want to see all the project info, you'll find it HERE.

So many choices, I love making seasonal crafty goodness,

but this card makes the cut for a fave, just because it looks

great but was simple to make with the 4x6 Plaid stencil.

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Who knew a little stencil could have such a big impact?

You can find ALL the fun stencils available HERE

If you'd like the tutorial on this card, look HERE.

I can't end this flashback favorite set of posts without

including my #1 favorite project of the last year.

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I used the Clear Scraps Beach XL Wood Word Frame

and decorated it up with paint, stamps, and bright

fun patterned paper and chipboard embellishments.

Love that it's a fun piece to display during the summer,

and also to remember some great memories!  Want to

check out all the choices available? Find them HERE.

And the blog post with the creative details is HERE.

Thanks for joining me for this flashback of faves!

Stop back soon, amazing new goodies on their way!

Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Flashback Faves!

Hey there everyone and Happy New Year!  Laura here today!

Wow, a whole new decade!  A perfect time to reflect on

the past few years, and in the case of Clear Scraps, a

few of my very favorite Acrylic 12x12 LO's created!

A perfect way to remember my son's graduation.

The word family is one of the XL Script Words from

Clear Scraps which are always fun to work with!

Want more details about this LO?  You can find the

original post HERE.

Next up, some beach and mixed media fun.  Who

doesn't want a little sunshine in January?!

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So fun to create this one!  Used alcohol inks, lots of

layers, and the perfect chipboard embellishments

and acrylic embellishments from Clear Scraps!

More details on the blog HERE if you missed it!

The next Acrylic LO is a fave from October

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Not only are there some super cute chipboard

embellishment bats from Clear Scraps on this LO,

and I created a custom overlay using one of the super

cute Halloween themed stencils from Clear Scraps!

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new

this year!  You can find all the stencils in the store HERE.

And if you'd like the info on how it was created, you

will find the blog post HERE.

Sharing one more with you today,

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This Acrylic LO showcases the fact you can also keep

it super clean and simple, just a few mats and layers,

creates a fun LO to showcase a special picture or memory.

This one has another example of stencils, and yes, you can

use the amazing Clear Scraps shakers too!  This one is the

cute Mini Shaker Shovel, and there are so many more!

Don't be afraid to use them on your scrapbook pages!

Want to see more?  You can find all the shakers HERE.

And you can find the info on this LO on THIS POST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back tomorrow....going to share more faves!