Thursday, May 14, 2015

Twistback Thursday challenge!

It's my turn to host this month's Twistback Thursday challenge at Sketch N Scrap where we use one of our older sketches from a year or more ago and add a fun twist to it.  Here is the sketch from April 2014 by Kelly:
This month's TWIST is THE GREAT OUTDOORS, use photos taken outside for your layout!  Riding bikes, fishing, playing baseball, camping, swimming, any outdoor fun time will do!  We are getting into the swing of Spring & want to see those outdoor photos!
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Scenic Route, MME, Bo Bunny & Echo Park; chipboard: MME;
wood veneers: Studio Calico; enamel dots: MME; journal tag: Jillibean Soup, alphabet: Doodlebug
These pictures are of my littlest nephew learning to ride his big boy bike!  He can really fly on that thing!  This layout came together super quick thanks to my scrappy pal Kelly!  Of course, her wonderful sketch is the inspiration for the design but she also is the creator of the awesome kit that I used for this layout.  Kelly & I attended to Scrapbook Expo back in February of this year and we thought it would be fun to put together a kit using our stash for each other.  Basically we set parameters as to what the kit would include such as 5-6 patterned papers and at least one alpha etc just for general guidelines and got to creating from our stash!  We did give each other suggestions in what type of kit we would like- I picked summer colors/theme- and she did an awesome job putting it together for me, it was PERFECT and even better then one I could have bought!  Now don't get me wrong, all the lovely kits out there are wonderful and who wouldn't want to purchase a few, but with the amount of stash we both had we knew we wanted to focus on using it at the crop vs buying more stuff!  So this was a perfect inspiration and so fun.  I have put together kits for myself from my stash in the past and it really has helped me to use up some older things I had like a misc remaining embellishment or a piece of paper that was from a collection I had mostly used up and didn't have enough to make a full layout with anymore.  You can see some of my kits I have made HERE.  Having everything coordinate and right at your fingertips will definitely make your layouts come together quickly...and add a wonderful Sketch N Scrap sketch and you will have a layout done before you know it!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, besides this fun Twistback Thursday sketch we are celebrating our third birthday bash with a challenge a day, so make sure and join us and get all the details on the Sketch N Scrap blog!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Third Birthday Bash challenge!

It's my turn to host a Third Birthday Bash challenge over at Sketch N Scrap!  Today's challenge is to create a birthday card that uses THREE COLORS & THREE PUNCHES.
Here is a peek at my card:

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin Up- Red Riding Hood, Whisper White & Chocolate Chip; Patterned Paper:
Stampin Up Bella Rose; punches: Martha Stewart butterfly; Stampin Up circle & scallop; Ink: Stampin Up-
Red Riding Hood & Chocolate Chip; stamps: Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge, All Holidays & Lovely Amazing You;
I hope you can play along with my birthday bash challenge! 
Here are the rules to play:
1) Create a BIRTHDAY card
2) Your card must include THREE colors (I used pink, red & brown) & THREE punches (I used a butterfly, circle & scallop punch)
3) Your card must be new as of today (no backlinking)
4) You may link up with other sites but you may not enter your card in other Sketch N Scrap challenges (including DT's birthday bash challenges- no double dipping!)
5) Link up in the sidebar by May 31st at midnight CST
I will randomly draw ONE winner to win this awesome Basic Grey Hello stamp set!!!
Sorry but due to high cost of shipping prize is eligible only to residents of the US, however, I hope all my international friends will still play along and link up!  Winner will have 7 days to claim the prize or it will be forfeited.  Let's get creative crafty pals, I can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day friends!  I created a special NSD sketch for Sketch N Scrap for today!  Here it is:
And here is my layout based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Authentique, American Crafts; Stickers: Fancy Pants,
Authentique; Enamel Dots: Teresa Collins, Stampin Up; Punches: Martha Stewart,
Stampin Up; pearls: Kaiser Crafts.

I love this fun and bright paper I received as a crop prize when attending this year's Scrapbook Expo! It was perfect for these fun pictures of my BFF's daughter and her BFF!! I think this sketch is very versatile, I substituted this fun Project life card for the third picture but you could of course use 3 or more pictures!!  I plan to use it again soon for another layout I have planned.  I am hoping to spend the night cropping how about you? Any special plans for NSD?  If you need inspiration to get you started why not hop on over the Sketch N Scrap's blog and participate in one of our 30 challenges we will be hosting this month in honor of our THIRD birthday and NSD!!!!  We have lots of prizes, tons of inspiration and of course SKETCHES!!!  No better way to spend your NSD then online with your cyber besties getting inspired to finish up those layouts and get those pictures in your books! 
 Happy NSD friends!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap #80

Happy May crafty friends!  I am so excited to share my May 1st layout & sketch for Sketch N Scrap with you today!!!  Here is the sketch:
And here is my layout based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Fancy Pants, MME; stickers: MAMBI,
Fancy Pants; cork: Elle's Studio; Die cuts: Fancy Pants; chipboard heart: recollections;
Alphabet: American Crafts Thickers; enamel dots: MME.
I love these fun pictures of my son and niece at the American Airlines Center watching my nephew play hockey!  Good times spent with family, now that's the life!  I hope you have some time to hop on over to Sketch N Scrap to see all the wonderful inspiration by the DT AND find out more about our NSD and third birthday bash celebration!  We will be celebrating all month long with challenges and prize, you won't want to miss a minute so hop on over and follow the blog to get the inside scoop on all the latest and the greatest!  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Card sketch #48

This month is flying by and here I am again with another card sketch, the last of the month for Sketch N Scrap!  Next month is going to be packed as we celebrate National Scrapbooking Day and Sketch N Scrap's third birthday with daily challenges!  I'm so excited to celebrate with you! Here is my last sketch up for April:
And here is my card based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pebbles Seen & Noted; sticker (flower): Pebbles Inc;
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; Cardstock: Stampin Up; Ink: Stampin Up; stamp:
Stampin Up; pearls: Queen & Co; die cut journal box: KI Memories
I had so much fun making this card! I love the colors don't you?  I hope you find time to dig into your stash and make a card with this sketch!  Don't forget to link up by April 30th at 7pm CST for a chance to win our lovely Spring wood veneers!  To see what the other DT members created with this sketch make sure and check out Sketch N Scrap's blog!!! Have a craft week friends!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sketch N Scrap is turning three!!!

Sketch N Scrap is so excited to announce our THIRD annual Birthday Bash beginning May 1st! It is hard to believe we will have been offering monthly sketches and challenges for 3 years this upcoming May!  We feel blessed to have such awesome followers and participants! To thank you our readers who inspire us each and every month with their awesome entries we are celebrating as we have in years past with DAILY challenges in May courtesy of our wonderful design team members!  We will have lot so fun, lots of inspiration and best of all LOTS of prizes!!!!  
So make sure and join us here everyday in May and be ready to be inspired!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap #78

Happy Spring!  April is going to be a great month so let's kick it off with a fun 4 photo sketch!
Here is the sketch by me:

And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee & Simple Stories; Letter stickers: Making Memories;
wood word: Heidi Swapp; Punches: Stampin Up; Journal tag: Echo Park: frame & die cut- unknown;
butterfly: Jillibean Soup; die(small butterfly): Stampin Up; Number: Heidi Swapp, pearls: Kaisercrafts

I received the frame and die cut in a recent swap where the envelope full of goodies traveled from East Coast to West Coast literally! It was so fun and I was excited to put one of my 3 goodies to use right away!  If you are interested in joining in some fun challenges and occasional swaps with some creative and super fun gals make sure and visit Inspired to Scrap!  These adorable pictures are of my friend's DD on her 9th birthday (isn't she adorable?) I love the larger picture which captures the lovely table set up and then the smaller pics of the birthday girl herself!  I have had these papers for literally YEARS in a folder paired up to make a layout and I was so happy when it all came together with this sketch and I was able to use up some older stash with my new embellies!!!  I  hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap, we have a great prize of Spring wood veneers for one lucky winner this month!  Make sure and hop over to check out what the DT has done with this sketch, LOADS of inspiration and ideas to get your April off to a good start!  Enjoy friends!