Saturday, April 30, 2016

Celebrating 4 years of sketches!

I can't believe it is almost May!  Spring is in full swing here in Texas with rain, floods, tornadoes, hail and all that not so fun stuff.  I hope you will find lots of time to get your craft on in the upcoming month because Sketch N Scrap is having a BIG PARTY!!! 

Not only are we celebrating with extra sketches this month as we re-visit select sketches from our "birth" year 2012, but we are also celebrating National Scrapbook Day!!!  Make sure and check in often, you won't want to miss this fun, all the inspiration as well as this awesome prize
A $20 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com!!!  So hop on over and check out our challenges at Sketch N Scrap, you will be glad you did!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Card Sketch #72


Wow, April is just flying by!  I have so much to do to get ready for my son to graduate in just a few short weeks and time seems to be speeding up when I need it to slow down!  It's time for our last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap.  We have this awesome sketch by Heather:
 
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Card stock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: American Crafts; Sticker (banter & bird)
 Echo Park; butterfly die: Stampin Up; sentiment: Lisa Bearnson kit; pearls: Kaisercrafts
 
I just loved the banner of this sketch and knew immediately I wanted to use this fun little banner with this cute birdie I had been hoarding in my stash for awhile now!  I originally tried to stamp a sentiment but I didn't like how it barely showed up on the patterned paper so I ended up covering that up with this fun little fun punch out from an old Lisa Bearnson QVC kit I found in my stash.  This is a quick and easy card and I plan to use this sketch again for a birthday card I need for next month!  I will be sure and share it when I get it done.  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap before our April 30th deadline.....plus don't forget to check out all the awesome cards the DT created from this sketch!  Happy creating!
 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sketch N Scrap #102

Happy April everyone!  I always love the start of the new month because it means a fun new sketch up at Sketch N Scrap!!!  Today we have a fun one photo sketch by Heather:

Here is my take on this fun sketch! 

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Echo Park Jack & Jill, My Mind's Eye Kate & Collectable, Pink Paislee
Cedar Lane; Card Stock: Stampin Up Basic Grey & Whisper White; Frame- We R Memory Keeprs;
Title card- Simple Stories; enamel dots- My Mind's Eye.
 
This adorable picture is one of my favorites of my parents and my son.  They took a mini vacation to visit family way back in 2004 and I am just now uncovering this picture in an old frame so I can get it into my scrapbook!  I hope you will join us at Sketch N Scrap for another month of fun card and layout sketches as well as a fabulous prize!  As usual the DT has outdone themselves so hop on over and check out the awesome layouts!  Happy creating!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Throwback Thursday challenge #4 ~ Sketch N Scrap

Have you been enjoying the Throwback Thursday challenges at Sketch N Scrap?  I sure have, it is fun to go back and use a sketch a second time and see how it inspires you on that go round!  Our hostess for today is Katty, and she is challenging us to use this fun sketch from August 2014 by Kelly


 
And here is my take on this awesome sketch:

Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park, and Stampin Up; letter
stickers: Paper Trunk & Thickers; stickers: Echo Park (banner); punches: Stampin Up; butterflies: Jillibean Soup;
Die: Stampin Up (butterfly); pearls: Kaiser Crafts: enamel dots: Teresa Collins
 
This is a picture of my dear friends not so little anymore guy, taken way back in 2003!!!  I came across these pictures while organizing and knew they would be perfect for this sketch! What fun memories, as he is longer a sweet little guy but instead a sweet big guy, soon to be driving!!! Wow, time flies!  I also had fun mixing a bunch of different miscellaneous papers from different manufacturers, many that are almost as old of these pictures lol!  The only thing that was a bummer was that I had a hard time finding letter stickers to make my title!  Seems I have TONS of letter stickers but no really full sets so making a title can be kind of stressful anymore, guess I better start stalking the alphabet sticker sales soon!  I hope you will hop on over to Sketch N Scrap to see all the amazing creations the other DT members have come up with!  We have a great prize up for grabs this month so make sure and play along!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Card sketch #70

March is whizzing by, Spring has sprung in Texas, hope it is nearby where you are as well!  Here is our last card sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap:

  
And here are the two cards I created using this sketch:


Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up; Patterned paper: Stampin' Up' butterfly punch: Martha
Stewart; Notebook edge punch: Stampin' Up; pearls: Queen & Co; Ink & stamps: Stampin' Up
 
I needed to beef up my stash of cards and this was a really easy sketch to use!  All the patterned papers I used are scraps that a friend was going to toss out, I was thrilled to be able to make 3 cards out of the scraps (one card is the exact same as the first one so it is not pictured)!!!  I also punched a bunch of butterflies out of the remaining very small scraps so you may be seeing them on another project soon!  There is still plenty of time to play along with the sketch and the others at Sketch N Scrap, make sure and hop on over to see what our amazing DT created with this sketch and find out how you can play along, we have NINE challenges going on this month as we celebrate our 100th sketch debut, you won't want to miss it!  Happy creating friends!


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Throwback Thursday!

I am so excited about our second Throwback Thursday challenge over at Sketch N Scrap!  For the month of March we will be bringing back on older sketch to challenge you in celebration of our 100th sketch debut on March 1st. This week our hostess is Leah who chose this sketch from March 2014:
 
 
And here is my take on the sketch:



Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead;
stickers: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead; letters: Echo Park & American Craft Thickers; tag: die cut by Sizzix;
ribbon: unknown; punches: butterfly- Martha Steward & circle- Quickutz; brads: Stampin' Up;
 
This was one of my favorite times spent with my son.  We went with his Cub Scout group on a hike at Dinosaur Valley State Park.  It was July and pretty hot, but we were able to cool off in the river, see the AMAZING dinosaur footprints and enjoy some gorgeous scenery!  I've always said we need to go back but that was 12 years ago and we still haven't went back!  Gosh, time flies.  I am sure the bluebonnets are starting to bloom now, might be just the excuse to go visit again soon!  If you have never been I highly recommend it, you won't be disappointed!   I hope you will join us every Thursday for Throwback Thursday at Sketch N Scrap!  Don't forget to hop over and see the other amazing layouts the DT created inspired by this fun sketch!  I can't wait to see what you create! 

















Saturday, March 5, 2016

Card sketch # 69

I am excited to share Sketch N Scrap's first card sketch of the month with you today.  This awesome sketch created by my good friend Kelly and is so versatile and fun to play with! 
 Here is Kelly's sketch:

 
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Doily: Stampin' Up;
punch (flower): Stampin' Up; pearls: Queen & Co; PL style card: We R Memory Keepers
 
I had so much fun making this card, it literally took me less then 15 minutes to make! I am going to use it for a birthday card but the sentiment is very versatile and could be used for any number of occasions.  I plan to play along with this sketch again in the near future!  Make sure and hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog and see what the other DT members did with this sketch!  We hope you will find time to play along with us this month and remember this month is our 100th sketch debut month so we have NINE challenges for you to play along with this month!  Happy creating friends!