Monday, February 20, 2017

Why Thank You- Card sketch #92

February seems to be flying by and it is already time again for our last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  I am super excited to share my sketch with you, here it is:
 
 And here is my take on the sketch:


Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder & chocolate chip; Patterned Papers: We R Memory Keepers, Echo Park & Crate Paper; Vellum- Stampin' Up; Punches: Stampin' Up Scallop Circle & 1.25 inch circle; Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso; Stamp- Stampin' Up; sticker (bee): Pebbles, Inc.
 
I used up a lot of scraps from my 100 paper challenge and from my scrap bin on this one!  The only thing that wasn't a scrap was the pink paper, it is from my newest Crate Paper 6x6 pad (Cute girl), I was wanting a pop of pink and there was none that matched in my scrap bin, so I had to use a new piece, but still I am thrilled to use up so many scraps!  Plus the sticker is part of one I have in my "bash it" basket- I have 15 sticker sheets that I hope to use up by March 31st when I am going to "refill" my bash it basket/box!  I had hoped to make a number of cards using this sketch but ran out of time this weekend, maybe I can still get a few made this week, as I need some more birthday cards for the first week in March!  I hope you were able to get your craft on this past weekend and hope your Monday goes well!  Make sure and hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see what the DT did with this sketch, there is some great inspiration for you there!  You have until February 28th to play along with us this month and our online crop is still going on until tomorrow at midnight, so check it out too!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #91

Happy February!  I hope your new year is off to a great start!  We have our first card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap today.  This amazing sketch is brought to us by Heather:

And here is my take on the sketch:
 Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up- Very Vanilla, gold metallic & Night of Navy; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Posh; Die cut (sentiment)- Simple Stories Posh

I really love this sketch, it is so versatile and my card came together so quickly!  I love this line from Simple Stories, it was a birthday gift from my friend Lori and I have had so much fun using it!  I didn't even use a sticker or a stamp on this one, unusual for me but I think it will be a great encouragement card for a dear friend going through a rough time right now!  We all need uplifting and encouragement every now and then don't we?  I am doing pretty good on my quest to send more card this year, I had a rocky start but thanks to my new Happy Planner (another amazing birthday gift from my SIL and brother- gosh I'm so blessed!) I recovered and am back on track for February!!!  I hope you will join us this month at Sketch N Scrap, there is plenty of time to play along (you have until February 28th to enter our prize draw).  I can't wait to see what you create!   

Friday, January 20, 2017

Card sketch #90- Sketch N Scrap

January is flying by!  I hope 2017 has been good to you so far!  I am enjoying a lot more crafty time this month so I am a happy girl!  I have the last card sketch for the month up over at Sketch N Scrap.
Here is my sketch:














Thursday, January 5, 2017

I love you more than chocolate ~ Card sketch #89

I can't believe the first week of the new year is almost over!  One of my New Year's resolutions each year to send out more cards....last year I started out strong but slacked off as the year went on and didn't even send out Christmas cards *gasp*!  I am hoping to redeem myself by sending out birthday cards, so for those of you with early year birthdays you are in luck, most likely you will get one...those of you with later in the year birthdays let's hope I can get to you this year lol! I figure if I keep trying each year eventually I will hit my goal!  Our first card sketch of the year at Sketch N Scrap is by Heather and it's a very easy but lovely sketch you can use again and again!
Here is Heather's sketch:
 
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Echo Park Head over Heels; Cardstock: Stampin' Up- Basic Grey, Red Riding Hood & Whisper White; Ink: Red Riding Hood & Pink Pirouette; Dies: Circle/Scallop- Stampin' Up, Stamps: Stampin' Up
 
I plan to use this sketch again soon to make a batch of birthday cards.  I was planning on doing it earlier but want to use the same format and use a birthday hat in place of the heart with another sentiment but I can't seem to find the stamp set I have in mind!  I hope I didn't give it away...I know I haven't used it in a long time but this sketch made me think of the poor neglected set for some reason! I was able to use a few more sheets of paper from my 100 paper challenge on this card!  I think I may let my deadline extend to the end of February since I missed out on a month of crafting with being ill over the holidays!  I am determined to use up more of those papers!  I hope you will play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, I can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Senior 2016- Sketch N Scrap #120

Happy New Year friends!  I am so glad to be back on the blog and kicking off 2017 in a fun way with a new sketch and layout!  I was sick for 1/2 of December and then with the holidays I was not able to spend anytime at my craft desk for the whole month!!!  But I'm back today starting the new year off right with a fun new sketch for Sketch N Scrap!  Here is my sketch:
 
And here is my layout using the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: Echo Park: Jack N Jill & This N That; Stickers: This N That & Jack N Jill;
Letter stickers: American Crafts; Card stock: Basic Black by Stampin' Up; star punch: McGill
 
I just love these Senior pictures of my son!  I can't believe he just finished his first semester of college and with a 4.0 no less!  While I am super proud of him I sure miss those high school years and wanted to capture that time with this layout which I am displaying on my wall in my office so I can look up and see his smiling face everyday!  I think if I use this sketch again I would use smaller 3x5 or 3x4 pictures as it would allow for a larger title but overall I am very happy with how it turned out!  Make sure and hop on over to Sketch N Scrap and see what the other DT members did with the sketch and then stay awhile and play along with us!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A little birdie told me.....

Happy Fall...finally!!!  The weather has turned cooler here finally, so now we can actually feel as if the holidays are nearing.  And nearing they are, it's a mad scramble at my place to get ready to celebrate this week, so how about we share some inspiration to keep us in a crafty mood?  This week I have our last sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the sketch:
 
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Inc and Fancy Pants; Card stock: Stampin' Up!; Ink: Stampin' Up!;
stamps: Stampin' Up!; sticker: Pebbles, Inc; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; twine- Stampin' Up!
 
All the paper I used for this card except the lime green base was from my 100 paper challenge!  I am working my way through these 100 sheets of patterned paper trying to use them up by January 31st!  I have used quite a few but not as many as I thought I would and I have a lot of scraps left from cards I have made.  I am super happy with how this card turned out! I can't wait to give it to a friend that loves birds, I think she will love it!  You still have time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap, we have four amazing sketches for you to try this month and a great prize.  Won't you join us?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thankful for Good Eats!

Good morning everyone!!!  Are you ready for the big stuff your face day next week?  I'm not, it is in the mid 80's here and it just doesn't seem like the holidays should be right around the corner!!! Today I have the last layout sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch:
 
Here is my take- I decided to do a festive Fall layout about food to get me in the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Supplies Used: patterned Paper- Simple Stories, Stampin' Up & Doodlebug Designs Flea Market; Cardstock: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso & Bermuda Bay; Letter stickers: Thickers (big) & Simple Stories (small); Buttons: Stampin' Up; Punches: Heart-McGill; Scallop Circle & Circle- Stampin' Up; Washi- Stampin' Up; Stickers- Simple Stories
 
I had fun making this layout using 2 pictures I have struggled for some time to scrap.  I just couldn't get the papers to look right with it, but then my BFF gifted me this Doodlebug Design Flea Market collection and I was excited to see the brighter vibrant colors set off my photos perfectly!!!! I was so excited to dig into this line the minute I received it, but I felt a wee bit guilty about not using up some of my 100 patterned paper stash, so I compromised and dug out a background paper from Simple Stories that I think went perfectly with my new papers!!  Crisis avoided lol!  To learn more about my 100 patterned paper challenge go HERE.  I wish I could say I had used up over 1/2 of my stack, I should be at that point to be on track with completing my challenge by January 31st....but alas, I am way behind....maybe I can grant myself an extension?  Hey, politicians do it all the time why not me?!!!  I hope you will join us at Sketch N Scrap this month, we have a fabulous prize package and lots of inspiration on the blog!!!  Can't wait to see what you create!