Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #66

Can you believe the first month of 2016 is about to come to a close?  I can't believe how fast this month is going!  I have been super busy creating all kinds of things for our upcoming 100th sketch party in March!!!  It is going to be hard to believe we will have debuted 100 sketches that month! I am privileged to have the last card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap today. 
 Here is the sketch:
 
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; punches: Martha Stewart-butterfly;
die: Stampin' Up starbursts; flower: Stampin' Up; Ink: Stampin' Up; stamp: CTMH; pearls: Queen & Co.
 
I was able to use my newest 6 x 6 paper pad I received in a Secret Santa swap as well as a few older tools and the flower which is very old from my stash!  Combining the old and the new, what a way to start off the New Year!!!  I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap!  Don't forget to stop by at least and check out all the wonderful inspiration from our DT!  I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch!


Friday, January 1, 2016

Sketch N Scrap #96

Happy New Year Crafty friends!  I would like to wish you all a healthy, happy, creative 2016 filled with lots of love, family time and of course, photo ops!!!  I have the first sketch of the New Year to share with you today from the Sketch N Scrap blog!  Here is my sketch:
 
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye; Tag: My Mind's Eye; Journal
boxes: Jillibean Soup; Punch outs (circles) My Mind's Eye, (quote) Elle's Studio; Letter Stickers: Basic Grey &
American Craft Thickers; Card stock: Bazzill.
 
I had a blast with this layout, pictures were not taken by me but one of the band moms who was a chaperone on the Leader training trip this last Summer.  I am kind of glad I wasn't there, when I saw how high this cliff was I was a bit freaked out, I am terrified of heights!  I would have been to nervous seeing him jump off of it!!!  I am starting early on my resolution for 2016 to use up more of my stash!  These things are all very old in fact, the My Mind's Eye stuff from the Breaking Free collection has to be from 2007 or 2008 at least!  But it looked good with these newer papers and I was able to use the last little bit of the Homespun collection papers from Simple Stories and the Echo Park All about a Boy papers!  I had the same resolution last year and think I did fairly well, but I didn't do as well as I wanted, so I will give it another shot for 2016 and see, so far so good lol!  I love it how I start out all gung ho and strong and then drop off mid year, then I take it back up right before the end of the year trying to redeem myself lol!  I'd love to see what your resolutions are, crafty or otherwise, so please share!  Don't forget we will have 4 sketches to play along with at Sketch N Scrap, you have until January 31st to link up!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Card sketch #64

Merry Christmas to all my scrappy friends!!!  I hope you are about ready for the holidays, I am getting closer but still have lots to do!  Today I am sharing our last sketch of the month and the year from Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the wonderfully fun and playful sketch by Heather:


And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, American Crafts & October Afternoon; flower: American Crafts;
Sentiment: Pebbles Inc; journal circle: Jillibean Soup; Card stock: Stampin' Up; Punch (scallop) Stampin' Up.
 
I received a lovely 6x6 paper pad by Crate Paper (plus other cool scrappy things) from my Secret Santa swap I participated in this year!  I of course had a dig right in and play with these amazing papers!!!  Out of all the paper I owned can you believe I didn't own this line?  I hope you will take some "me" time away from the hustle and bustle of the busy season and create something pretty!  Maybe even use one of our many awesome sketches at Sketch N Scrap!  I hope you all have a blessed holiday season with your loved ones and many wishes for a creative, healthy and blessed 2016 !!!! I can't wait to see what you create!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sketch N Scrap #94

Happy December!!!  Hope all of my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  It's the first of the month so it's time to share a wonderful sketch by Heather with you!!! This is Heather's debut sketch with us at Sketch N Scrap!!! Isn't it just awesome?
Here is the sketch:


 
And here is the layout I created based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages; Stickers: snowflakes & quote- October Afternoon;
Bows: Jenni Bowlin; Bling: Queen & Co; Letter stickers: Webster's Pages & Doodlebug; card: Elle's Studio
 
I made this layout for my sister to frame and put in her office!  I love how it turned out.  Pictures are from the Fort Worth Parade of Lights this year which is a fun event that is a family tradition for us!
I know how busy the holiday season can get but I hope you will find some time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month!  You have until December 31st at 7 pm CST to upload your layouts or cards based on our 5 sketches for a chance to win some fun Christmas stamps!!!  I can't wait to see what you create!
 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Card Sketch #62

Wow, November is fast coming to a close!!!  Hope everyone is getting ready for the upcoming holiday season, I know I am not ready.  The weather has been so warm here in this part of Texas it still feels like Summer or at least Spring most days!  Here is our last sketch of the month for you.
 
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Stampin'Up; Die cuts: Stampin' Up; Stamps: Stampin' Up;
Ink: Stampin' Up; bling: Queen & Co; Card stock: Stampin' Up.
 

I was a the Scrapbook Convention this summer and one of the booths was letting you stamp and die cut these butterflies for free!!  Of course I jumped at the chance and finally decided to use them on this fun card!  I love butterflies!  I hope you will find time to play along with our sketches at Sketch N Scrap this month, besides this one there are 4 others to choose from either layouts or cards!  Heck why not use them all?!!!  I can't wait to see what you create!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Twistback Thursday Time Again!

It's time for another sketch with a twist at Sketch N Scrap!  This month's Twistback Thursday challenge features a fun sketch by Sketch N Scrap co-owner Kelly!
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:


Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd, Echo Park, We R Memory Keepers; hearts: Heidi Swapp;
Stickers: Echo Park, My My Mind's Eye, Pebbles; Die Cut: (heart) Stampin Up';  Letter stickers: American
Crafts Thickers; Project Life type card: Bella Blvd.
 
I made this layout for a good friend, these pictures are so cute who could resist scrapbooking them? The twist to go with this sketch is to use BLUE, RED & YELLOW!!! I love bright colors, they just make me happy!  Plus I had fun playing with some older papers from my stash!  Make sure and stop by Sketch N Scrap to play along, we would love to see what you create!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #60


As October draws to a close and we get closer to the holidays I am here to share a fun card I created using a card sketch for Sketch N Scrap by Heather, one of our newest sketch artists!!!  Here is her amazing sketch:

And here is my take on it:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin Up Basic Grey; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup Grandma's Lima Bean Soup;
Ink: Stamin Up Basic Gray; Stamp: Stampin Up; Sentiment (die cut) Jillibean Soup Grandma's Lima Bean Soup.
 
I absolutely had so much fun using this sketch and can see myself using it again and again! I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, you have until October 31st at 7 pm CST to link up your lovely work using any of our sketches for a chance to win our Halloween washi tape trio that we are giving away this month!!!  Make sure and visit Sketch N Scrap to see all the wonderful cards the DT created, they are FABULOUS!  I can't wait to see what you create!