Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thank you very much-Sketch N Scrap #96

Welcome to our last sketch for April!  Wow, has the time flown by this month or what? I was lucky to squeeze in a lot of crafty time this past month, let's hope May is even better!  After all you can never have to much crafty time!
 Here is our last card sketch of April for Sketch N Scrap.
 
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Card stock- Stampin Up Watermelon Wonder & Whisper White; Patterned Paper- Echo Park and Lawn Fawn; stickers: Pebbles Inc; Pearls: Kaisercrafts; ink: Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder; stamp- Stampin' Up; embossing folder- dots by Stampin' Up.
I really wanted to design a Spring card and I love the color combo of the yellow & the watermelon!  It screams Spring! I hope you will be able to join us at Sketch N Scrap & play along with this sketch or one of our others before the month ends!  You have until April 30th at 9:55 CST to submit your entries for a chance to win our Pinkfresh Prize package!  And don't forget we will be starting our month long celebration on May 1st to kick off Sketch N Scrap's fifth birthday bash!!!  Lots of fun things coming up!  Happy creating!

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style Guest Designer

TGIF!!!  I am so ready for the weekend how about you?  I am looking forward to spending time with my family this Easter weekend and making some wonderful memories.  I am so excited to share with you today some fun projects I created for my guest designer spot at the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style blog!  The sketch I was given to work with is by Majo.  I loved the simplicity of this very versatile sketch!  Here is the sketch:
 
 
Here is the card I created based on the sketch:
 I made my card a square to go with the pictures I was using so I ended up using four strips of patterned paper on my card element instead of three patterned paper strips as shown on the sketch.
And here is the layout I used my card element on:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: CTMH; Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio, Crate Paper& Echo Park; die cuts: Crate Paper; sticker: Crate Paper; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: American Crafts thickers.
 
 This layout was created as companion page to a layout I had created a while back.  At the time I thought there was only the one picture as this is a picture of my niece texted to me by my sister but then I found out there were more photos, so I decided to create another layout to go with the first one!  Here are both layouts together:
 
I truly enjoyed working with this fun sketch and as I was creating my layout I thought that it would make a great greeting card as well.  So since I can always use just basic greeting cards I decided to create a card with some beautiful Spring colors!  Here is the card I created based on the sketch:
 Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up whisper white; Ink: Memento Black; Stamp: Stampin' Up; Pattered Paper: Echo Park, Crate Paper & We R Memory Keepers; sticker: Echo Park; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; die cut: Fancy Pants.
 
I know you will love to see what the other DT members did with this amazing sketch, don't forget to go check out all the inspiration at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style!  I know they would love to have you play along and they have an amazing prize up for grabs as well!  Happy creating!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Celebrating Five years!

Hello friends!  Just wanted to pop in quickly and share an upcoming event with you that I know you won't want to miss!!!  Sketch N Scrap is turning FIVE years old in May!!!  WOOT!  We are so excited and want to celebrate all month long with our readers, so we are having a month long online crop as well as blog party!!! 

The month long celebration will kick off on the blog on May 1st with our first sketch of the month....then the crop kicks off on our Facebook page on May 2nd and will run until June 2nd to give  you lots of time to submit your entries!!  We will be debuting an exclusive sketch each Tuesday starting May 2nd on both the blog AND the Facebook page!!  We will have FIVE exclusive birthday bash sketches to celebrate each of our FIVE years and we will also have an exclusive NSD sketch on May 6th to celebrate NSD with our readers!  Besides six EXTRA sketches for the month we will also have prizes and of course TONS of amazing inspiration from our awesome DT!  Make sure and like us on Facebook so you won't miss out on any of the announcements!  You can go ahead and sign up to crop at our EVENTS PAGE on Facebook now....you never know when a sneak peek might be shared!  Looking forward to cropping with you!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Find Joy in the ordinary- Sketch N Scrap #95


Well, it's a new month and time for another sketch at Sketch N Scrap! This card sketch was a lot of fun to work with and if you love banners then you will love this amazing sketch created by Heather!  Here is her sketch:
 
And here is my card inspired by the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla & Basic Black; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; sticker (find joy) Paper Studio; die: Scallop circle from Stampin' Up.
 
This card came together quickly by just using up a sticker that I had laying on my desk and then digging through my 100 paper challenge drawer and pulling out scraps that matched it!  I love it and I adore this sentiment!! I am going to share it with one of my bible study friends, we have been talking about finding joy and I know she will love it!!! I haven't decided what sentiment to include on the inside yet, I may just write a personal note and have no sentiment depending on how I am feeling when I send it out!  I hope you will be inspired enough to play along with us this month! There is plenty of time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap, make sure and hop on over to see the beautiful cards the DT made, you will be inspired!  Happy creating!

Monday, March 20, 2017

It's your day- Sketch N Scrap card sketch #94


Wow, March has flown by and now I am once again sharing my last sketch of the month for Sketch N Scrap with you. I hope you will enjoy it! 

Here is my take on the sketch: 

Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla & Basic Black; Ink: Memento Black; Stamps: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Posh (6x6 pad)
 
I love the colors in this line! This card came together very quickly and I love how it turned out! I cut out one of the cards from the 6x6 pad and stamped my sentiment on it. I decided to add another sentiment not shown in the sketch in the bottom right to balance things out.  That's the beauty of a sketch you can always switch things up a bit if you are so inspired! I hope you will hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out what the DT has done with the sketch, I know you will be inspired! I can't wait to see what you create! Happy card making friends!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Thinking of You- Sketch N Scrap card sketch #93

Hello crafters! I am so happy to share our first card sketch of the month with you today!  This fun sketch is by Heather and is one I know you will want to use over and over again!
 
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up; Ink: Watermelon Wonder & Pool Party by Stampin' Up; Stamp Set: Flower Shop & Four You by Stampin' Up; Punch: Stampin' Up; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Hillside
 
I was gifted these papers around Christmas time and it made me realize how much I miss Basic Grey! These colors are so fun and I love the smaller patterns of the 6x6 pads for card making! I plan on using this fun sketch again with stars instead of flowers next time! The possibilities on this sketch are truly endless!  I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap and don't forget to hop on over the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out what the other DT members did with the sketch!

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!