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!













Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #85



I hope everyone is enjoying November so far!  I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving!  We have our first card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap!
 
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White; Patterned Paper: Stampin Up; embossing folder:
Cuttlebug; die cut (flower)- Pebblies, Inc; ink: Stampin' Up; Stamp: Stampin' Up; PL card- Unknown
 
This card came together so easily! I had these elements lying on my desk waiting to be used and I just played around with them until I came up with the card and then sketched it!  Even better that the embossed piece and the patterned paper were scraps left over from another project! Love it when that happens!  My desk is now free of scraps, time to get moving on my 100 paper challenge!!!!  I have been a slacker lately, there don't seem to be enough hours in the day and we are losing another hour this weekend- yikes!  I hope you will play along with us at Sketch N Scrap, we have an awesome prize package up for grabs!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Flashback Friday!


We are celebrating World Card Making Day ALL MONTH long at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is this week's Flashback Friday sketch by me:
 
I loved this sketch so much I made 2 different versions of cards using it. 
Version #1:
 
Version #2:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie & Gable Green; Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc., Sticker: Pebbles, Inc.; Stamps: Stampin' Up; Ink: Stampin' Up Basic Black
 
These papers and stickers are part of my 100 patterned papers challenge! I am SLOWLY using up the papers in my stack!  I have always loved these papers but just never had the right project/layout for them, so I designed a sketch to help me use them up!  I only have scraps left now!  I just love these bright cheery colors and the use of the quote with a sentiment is such a nice look!  We still have one more sketch in honor of our World Card Making Day celebration all month long, so check back for the final sketch next Friday.  This month seems to have flown by, I have thoroughly enjoyed making so many cards and now my stash is a lot bigger so no more last minute card making for me for awhile. All my friends/family will hopefully get their birthday cards on time!   Make sure and check out all the wonderful inspiration on the Sketch N Scrap blog by our wonderful DT and our guest designer, we hope you will join us and play along with one or more of our sketches this month!  Happy creating,!