Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sketch N Scrap's July monthly Facebook challenge #4

Good evening!! I hope your weekend has been productive and fun so far!! It's so hot here there is not much else to do but stay inside and craft!!  Today I am sharing with you my card I created for the July monthly Sketch N Scrap Facebook challenge.  It was my turn to host challenge #4 in our new closed group.  Here is the sketch I chose for my challenge:

Here is the card I created with this throwback sketch:
Supplies Used: Card base: CTMH; Cardstock: Black- CTMH; Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Squeeze in Some Fun (July 2019 ScrapRoom kit); stickers: PhotoPlay Squeeze in Some Fun (July 2019 ScrapRoom kit), dies: Stampin' Up circle and scallop circle; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye
I had so much fun creating this card!  My challenge is for participants to create a card using card Sketch #49 from May 2015 by Kelly Holifield.   Participants may use the OPTIONAL TWIST of use food/drink on your card for an extra entry into the monthly random prize draw!!  I loved this fun Summer line that came in my July 2019 Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!!  This card is perfect for my BFF who loves pina coladas!!   I hope you will join in the fun this month in our Facebook challenge group, we would love to see what you create!  Happy crafting! 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sketch N Scrap's July Monthly Facebook challenge #3

Happy weekend!! I am so excited to share my challenge that I am hosting over in Sketch N Scrap's closed monthly challenge Facebook group today!  Today I am hosting challenge #3 which is to create a layout using layout sketch #85. If you add the OPTIONAL TWIST to the challenge you get ONE extra entry into our random prize drawing!! The OPTIONAL TWIST for this challenge is to create a pet themed layout (stuffies, cats, dogs, any pet or pet themed products qualifies!)  Here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield from July 2015:

Here is my layout I created with this fabulous sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pebbles (background) & Echo Park Meow; dies: Stampin' Up stitched circle; stickers: Echo Park Meow; wood veneer- Studio Calico hearts & paw print; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: Paper Trunk; card stock: Garden Green by Stampin' Up; tab- Jillibean Soup
I loved the way this layout turned out!  These cute fur babies are my friend's sweet Daisy (black & white) and Charley (orange).  Don't they look super adorable?  I love cats but don't have one of my own right now so I will settle for scrapbooking my friends' cat pictures, because I keep buying cat lines, I just can't resist!!  I hope you will join in our closed Facebook group's challenges!  They are lots of fun and there are some absolutely amazing layouts in this group!! I hope to see your creations there soon!  Happy creating!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The July Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom ~ Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy

Happy almost weekend!!  Today I am sharing another layout I created using the July Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom.  Here is a reminder of the beautiful kit for July:

Here is the mini kit with Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy collection I used on my layout:

Here is my layout using the Indigo & Ivy collection by Pink Paislee
Supplies Used: Cardstock: kraft- from the kit;  Patterned Paper-: Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy- from the kit; Stickers: Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy- from the kit; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye-from my stash
I loved the watercolor feel to these papers, they were perfect for documenting outside photos of my friend's bike trip in Germany's Black Forest! I love the pops of gold! I decided instead of doing a title with letter stickers to use the beautiful ivy sticker included in the kit instead and I love how it turned out!! This line is simply stunning & is perfect for so many types of pictures and occasions!!  To see what the other DT members did with this line make sure and visit The ScrapRoom blog!!  You can purchase your own kit HERE in The ScrapRoom store.  Happy creating!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Camp Wanna Craft 2019 ~July TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!!

Happy July!! It's time for our monthly TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!!

 HERE IS HOW OUR CHALLENGE WORKS: This is a monthly challenge that launches on the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge link up your spread here on my blog AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life).  You will then have a chance to win my prize as well as Lori's prize!  That's a chance to win TWO times with ONE layout! WOW!
Now for my challenge!! Here is this month's sketch:
Use at least one star & some stripes on your spread
RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE (to be entered into the prize drawing):
1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7.If there are less than 3 players for our challenge, no winners will be chosen.
8. Must be a follower of my blog to enter.
9. We only ship within the US, international players are welcome but they will need to pay the shipping if they are chosen as our prize winner or forfeit the prize
10.Most importantly have FUN!
Here is my TN spread based on the sketch AND Lori's July challenge!
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: Illustrated Faith (floral), Webster's Pages (woodgrain), Simple Stories (yellow), The Reset Girl (blue) & American Crafts (grid); journal card: The Reset Girl; stickers: Crate Paper (Flip flops), Echo Park (arrow) & American Crafts (stars); cut aparts The Reset Girl Wanna Craft Collection (Polaroid, flower, pink & blue circles, word strips, badge, banner, tags); washi- striped (Paper Studio); enamel dots- My Mind's Eye
I participated in Camp Wanna Craft this Summer and it was SOOO much fun!! Camp Wanna Craft is a virtual crafty camp put on by The Reset Girl and her creative team.  Everything is in one big forum where you can join "cabins" of like minded campers (I joined a Texas gals cabin), post and share your projects to inspire others, answer questions of the day to get to know other campers, and learn TONS of new techniques through instructional videos.  I participated with old friends and made some new friends!  We had a camp "handbook" to guide us and made a junk journal within our camp handbook using techniques we learned during camp!  I had fun decorating my "cabin" at home which was the desk in my kitchen. Having a fun decorated space made creating fun and more relaxing!  We even had movie nights (we watched movies together virtually), a face mask night, chapel time and some really fun lives on Facebook where we were able to craft together virtually! My spread for this challenge documents my "cabin".  I used a bunch of the printables from The Reset Girl from the Camp Wanna Craft collection on my spread....those super cute journaling tags were part of that collection and I just love them!!  I am sure you will be seeing more of my camp pictures in upcoming spreads!! 
Here are a few close ups:
 Don't you love those super cute journaling cards????
Now it's your turn I can't wait to see what you create!  One randomly selected winner will win this fun set of Acetate Hearts & Stars from Elle's Studio!!!  They will make the perfect accents for your TN or scrapbook pages!  
Now for our June winner!!   THANKS to all our participants this month! I was inspired by each of your amazing entries!!! Our randomly selected winner of the Journal cards from Pretty Little Studio & the enamel dots from Pebbles is....................

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Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2019-07-10 12:39:28 UTC

Anna you can email me at to claim your prize!! Thanks to everyone who participated in our June TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!  I hope to see more of your creative goodness in July!!  Happy creating!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Friday, July 5, 2019

Freaky Fast Friday!!

TGIF (Again)!!!  Howdy!!  I'm back for my second post of the day to share with you my most favorite challenge of the month- Freaky Fast Friday!!!  Here is the July's formula:

Here is the mini kit from the July Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom I chose to use for this challenge- PhotoPlay Squeeze in Some Fun:

Here is the entire July Flavors of the Month kit:

 Here is my layout using the July Freaky Fast Friday formula:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: white- from the kit; Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Squeeze in Some Fun- from the kit; stickers: PhotoPlay Squeeze in some Fun- from the kit: enamal dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash.
I just love how this layout turned out!!  I loved all the stickers included in the kit!  They allowed me to embellish my layout and make a super cute title with a fun floral accents!! These colors just SCREAM Summer and I think they go great with your pool pictures or any outdoors pictures!!  This is a picture of my friend's sweet granddaughter at the pool while on vacation, isn't she adorable? Just love those chubby cheeks!!  Make sure and play along with us at The ScrapRoom this month, you have until the end of the month to submit your layouts using the fun formula for a chance to win a gift certificate to the ScrapRoom store!!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #149

TGIF!!! I hope all my US friends had a wonderful and enjoyable Independence Day celebration with lots of good food, happy memories and time with family and friends!!  I had to work but will be enjoying some fireworks this weekend with friends!!  I am also looking forward to a lot of crafty time this I am sharing a card I made using the first card sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the fun sketch by Heather:

Here is my card using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: CTMH white and black; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Oh Happy Day & Jillibean Soup; stickers: Simple Stories Oh Happy Day
I needed a card for a friend who is getting a new home and thought these stickers were a perfect fit!  I love the bright cheery colors of these papers!!  I hope my friend will enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it for her!!  I am going to use this sketch again to beef up my stash of cards, I have been sending out quite a few cards lately and am running low on "THINKING OF YOU" and "BIRTHDAY" cards.  I hope you will find time to go check out the cards the other DT members made using this sketch, you can find them HERE.  Have a wonderful weekend and happy creating!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy birthday USA!!

Happy Independence Day to all my American crafty friends!! I hope your day will be filled with family time, good food, and fireworks!!  Today I am sharing a layout I made using the SUPER fun July kit at The ScrapRoom!!  Here is the full kit:

Here is the Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom kit that I used for my layout:

Here is my layout using the amazing line:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom from the kit; Card stock: White- CTMH - from my stash; punch: notebook border punch- Stampin' Up; ephemera: Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom- from the kit; bling- from the kit; ink: Memento black- from my stash; stamp (happy birthday) Stampin' Up- from my stash
I loved the beautiful bright colors and lovely patterns of this kit!! I decided to go with lots of color for this layout so I used a full piece of patterned paper for my background.  I used the letters that came in my kit (USA) and created a title from them by stamping the words "happy birthday" in black ink on  piece of white cardstock. The kit came with lovely rhinestone lines that I cut apart and use to embellish my fireworks and stars.  I know you will love this kit!!  Make sure and head over to the ScrapRoom blog to see all the beautiful layouts the DT created wtih this kit.  Enjoy your holiday and happy creating!!!!