Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Holidays!


Time for our last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  Christmas is coming and Thanksgiving is just a week away so why not slip away to your creative hide out and whip up a card using this fun holiday sketch I made!
 
Here is my card based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: My Mind's eye; Sticker:
My Mind's Eye; Dies: Stampin Up; Stamp: Stampin Up; Ink: Stampin Up; Embossing
folders: Stampin Up; Punch: Stampin Up.
It feels so good to get my holiday cards started before Thanksgiving!  This is my eighth card, just a few more to go and I will be done!  I was so happy with how this turned out.  I used up my scraps from last year's Christmas paper stash to make these last few cards!  I hope you will join us at Sketch N Scrap before the month ends to play along with this fun card sketch!  Plus there is a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Rainbows & Scrapbooks!  Make sure and visit their awesome etsy store you will be sure to find some scrappy goodness you can't live without and if you do make sure and enter Rainbows2 at checkout for FREE domestic shipping during the month of November!!!!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Inspired by sketch #11

Wow, this month is flying by and I am excited to share my last "inspired by" sketch with you for this year!  This sketch was inspired by a fabulous layout by Sketch N Scrap DT member Marie-Christine! Here is my sketch based on Marie-Christine's beautiful layout:
 
And here is the lovely layout that inspired this sketch:
 
And finally here is my layout based on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd, Jillibean
Soup, Simple Stories& Stampin Up; Die cuts: Simple Stories Sweater Weather
& Sizzix; Wood Veneer: Scraptastic Kit Club; sticker: American Crafts; Flair:
 Scraptastic kit Club, Letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; Ink: Stampin Up
 
I was so excited to scrap this adorable picture of my nephew taken on a recent trip to the Pumpkin Patch!  He is growing up so fast!  I hope you will be inspired to play along with us using this sketch for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the etsy store Rainbows & Scrapbooks!  Visit us at Sketch N Scrap to find out more about how to play along! 


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sketch N Scrap #68

Fall is in the air finally here in Texas and it is time for our November 1st sketch over at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the sketch I created:

Here is the layout I created with this sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Patterned Paper: Crate Paper,
Bella Blvd; Vellum: Stampin Up; Journaling cards: Evalicious, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye;
Doily: Recollections; Letter stickers: Thickers; wood veneer: Studio Calico; flower: Prima
 
Even though it is Fall I wanted to relive some great summer memories! These photos are of my brother and nephew enjoying some fun time on the beach earlier this Summer! So glad to find a great use for these beautiful but older papers by Crate Paper. 
 
 
Make sure and head over to Sketch N Scrap to check out all the wonderful inspiration the DT has provided for you!  Plus we have a wonderful new sponsor this month! Rainbows & Scrapbooks is offering a $20 gift certificate to their Etsy shop to one lucky winner! But that's not all! All Sketch N Scrap readers can get FREE domestic shipping on orders placed during the month of November at  the Rainbows & Scrapbook's store!!!!!  How cool is that??!!!  Just enter the code Rainbows2 at checkout!   But remember you can't win if you don't play! So hop on over the Sketch N Scrap to join us!
 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

More card fun!

We have are having a blast celebrating World Card Making Month at Sketch N Scrap!  Here are two more cards I made for our month long festivities there!
This one was made for my floral challenge which was to use flowers on your card in anyway shape or form!  Here I used a stamped flower from the Stampin Up set Flower Shoppe and punched it out with the coordinating punch! I love these Summer colors don't you?
 
Our last sketch of the month is up at Sketch N Scrap and it is card sketch by me:
 
Here is the card I created with it: 


You can see I do like my flowers! I love this new stamp set from Stampin Up called Choose Happiness!  It makes me happy!  I hope you will find time to check out all the beautiful cards the DT came up with this month!  Even though time is running out and we are almost to a new month, I hope you will find an hour or two to join us and stock up on cards for your stash or better yet maybe create a few Christmas cards for the upcoming holiday!  It's never to late to get a jump start on those! 



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day friends!  I hope you will find lots of time to make some wonderful cards today, and maybe get started on those Christmas cards!  That is my plan for later tonight is to design my two Christmas cards I hope to send out this year (notice I said "hope" lol!), last year I didn't get Christmas cards sent out but I did get "New Year" cards sent, so better late then never right?  I am making a concerted effort this year to send out handmade cards to all my peeps, but to do so I am going to have to start now!  Sketch N Scrap is having a whole month long celebration to celebrate World Card Making Day and today Senior Design Team Member Kerry is kicking off the first challenge!  Kerry has challenged us to create a masculine themed card!  No small feat for me but I was happy to play along as I can always use good masculine cards in my stash!  Here is my card designed for this challenge:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: Stampin Up; Ink: Stampin Up;
Sentiment stamp: Stampin Up; punches: Stampin Up (star & chevron); enamel dots: Stampin Up.
 
I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap as we celebrate World Card Making Day all month long!!!  Each entry you link up gives you a chance to win an awesome scrapbooking kit from Scraptures Scrapbook Kit Club!  I can't wait to see your cards!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sketch N Scrap #66

Welcome to October!  I'm so excited for Fall! I just hope it's not 90 degrees the day we have planned to go to the pumpkin patch!  I can't wait to feel the cool crisp Fall air.  I've already decorated my house for Fall, and that has made me at least "feel" cooler even if it is still 90+ degrees out today! So today is reveal day for our first sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is my sketch:
 
And here is my take on the sketch:
 

Supplies Used:  Pattern Paper: Jillibean Soup, washi tape: Queen & Co; card stock: Stampin
Up; die cuts: Jillibean Soup and My Mind's Eye; bling: Queen & Co; ticket: Jenni Bowlin


I had fun making this layout for a good friend using pictures I took a few years back of her and her daughter at an amusement park we took the kids to (ok, I know it took me a while to scrap these but hey, better late then never!)  I loved the bright colors in the pictures and felt that this fun line by Jillibean Soup really captured the colors well.  I know you will love what the DT did with this sketch!  I hope you find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, we are celebrating World Card Making Day all month long with four extra challenges this month PLUS we have an awesome sponsor- Scraptures Kit Club!!  You won't want to miss out on all the fun, you can read all about it HERE!  You have until October 31st at 7 pm CST to link up your entries!  Enjoy your Fall friends!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Card Sketch #34

I'm back sharing my last sketch for this month over at Sketch N Scrap.  I can't believe we have almost reached the end of another month!  I am excited for the lovely Fall weather to arrive but it looks like we will have a few more weeks at least of warmer weather, although the nights and mornings are getting cooler which is wonderful!  Here is my sketch:
 
And here is the card I made using the sketch: 

Supplies Used: Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Stampin Up;
Ink: Stampin Up; stamp set: Stampin Up; Image: printable Pinterest
 
I am loving the bright end of summer colors in this card. I hope you will find time to check out what the other members of the DT did with this sketch.  There is still time to play along with us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to The Robin's Nest, you can find all the details HERE on the Sketch N Scrap blog!