Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #102

July is really flying by!  I can't believe that it is time for the last sketch of the month again over at Sketch N Scrap!  I say this every month but where did the time go? Yikes!  Today the sketch is by me!   Here is my sketch:
 
I loved this sketch so much I made not one card but TWO using it!!! Here are my cards:
 Supplies Used:  Card stock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz,Calypso Coral & Sahara Sand; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Winter Wonderland (6x6); Rhinestones: Kaiser Crafts; Sentiment : Cut out from 6x6 paper pad; Dies: Lawn Fawn (snowflakes); Border Punch: Stampin' Up (Scallop)
 
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Cool Caribean & Night of Navy; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories So Rad (6x6); Stamp: Stampin' Up; Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy; punch: Stampin' Up (stars); enamel dots: Queen & Co.; Border: American Crafts (pre-cut)
 
I had a lot of fun making these cards!  I envision LOTS of different ideas using this sketch.  I plan to make a few cards using hearts for the shape and also leaves for a Fall themed birthday card!  Trying to use up some of my older 6x6 paper pads to make room for more, I just LOVE 6x6 paper pads!! But I don't have a lot of room to store anymore so look for more cards using them coming up in the near future!  Make sure and hop over to Sketch N Scrap to check out the cards made by the other DT members, LOTS of different takes on the sketch that are sure to inspire you!  You have until July 31st to enter our prize drawing for a fun set of dies just by sharing your card or layout created with one of our sketches!  PLUS if you are in the mood for a fun crop make sure and join our crop at Sketch N Scrap it started on Saturday July 15th and runs until Saturday July 29th!! We are having a lot of fun sketch based challenges as well as chatting and we have an amazing prize!!  Visit our events page on our Facebook page HERE to join in the fun!
Happy creating friends!




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #101

Have you played with the July 5th card sketch at Sketch N Scrap yet?  If not make sure and check it out, it is super fun and a great way to make a quick and easy card!  I know I will use it again soon! Here is the super fun sketch by Heather:
 
 And here is my card using the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Card stock: Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (floral) & CTMH (wood); Punch: Daisy by Stampin' Up; Sticker (thanks) by My Minds Eye
 
I needed a quick thank you card and wanted to use my new daisy punch so this sketch was perfect for both things!!!  I love the wood and floral papers together, and this daisy punch is just amazing if you don't have one you might want to consider getting one, I just love daisies and this punch doesn't disappoint!  I hope you will give this fun sketch a whirl and if you do please share it with us at Sketch N Scrap either on the blog or on the Facebook page!!  We want to see what you create!!
Also if you are in the mood for a fun crop make sure and join our crop at Sketch N Scrap that starts on Saturday July 15th!! We are having a lot of fun sketch based challenges as well as chatting and an amazing prize!!  Visit our events page on our Facebook page HERE to join in the fun!
 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Double-shot Kit~ Photo Play Summer Bucket List!

I am excited to share my second layout I made with the July Double-Shot kit from The ScrapRoom!  This one is a double pager and uses the Photo Play Summer Bucket List kit! I just loved this line, this is my first time to use a line by Photo Play and I have to say it won't be my last!!  Here is the amazing Double-shot July kit:
 
 Here is my layout using the Photo Play Summer Bucket List kit:

Supplies Used: FROM KIT: Yellow card stock, white card stock; Patterned Paper- Photo Play Summer Bucket List; Stickers: Summer Bucket List by Photo Play; FROM MY STASH: enamel dots; blue card stock; embossing folder
 
I had fun using awesome pictures of my BFF and her family having fun this past June.  I don't do a lot of double pagers but when I do I like to use a lot of different sized photos for interest.  Here are a few close ups of the layout:
  I added extra hearts from the sticker sheet to the 4 x 6 cut apart card and then popped up the sun and ferris wheel stickers to give added dimension.  I also embossed the yellow circle to give more texture.
 

I love the addition of enamel dots to all my layouts, it really dresses up your embellishment clusters!
 
I hope you will check out all the layouts created using this kit and the Flavors of the Month kit for July, they did an outstanding job with the kits!  Check back next week when I share my other layout and the cards I made with this amazing kit.  To purchase yours make sure and visit The ScrapRom store!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July Doubleshot kit - Simple Stories Domestic Bliss

Hello!  I am so excited to share with you my first reveal as a design team member of the ScrapRoom Kit Club!   I was blessed to be able to work with the Double-shot Kit Club for July.  This is an amazing kit!  Here is peek at the kit:
 
Here is my layout using the Simple Stories Domestic Bliss line:

Supplies Used: FROM THE KIT: White cardstock- American Crafts; Patterned Paper- Simple Stories Domestic Bliss; Simple Stories Bits N Pieces; Simple Stories Stickers (broom, oven mitt, washer, grocery cart & laundry basket)  FROM MY STASH: button - Stampin' Up, rhinestone- Queen & Co; letter stickers- Doodlebug & Echo Park

I just love these pictures of my son when he was younger! What a helper he was back then and how time flies!  Now it is like pulling teeth to get him to do a simple chore or help out around the house!!! I am going to have to show him these pictures of his little domestic self once he gets his own place and remind him of his love of cooking, cleaning and ironing!   I added a bunch of journaling on the back, I had so much to say that I didn't have room on the layout.  Don't you love this line? I had such a great time playing with it! I could think of a lot of ideas for it: house renovation pictures, new appliances, everyday life; cooking, layout about a favorite recipe, the sky is the limit!  And if you don't want to be so themed with this line it would be a perfect line for just regular photos about your family or kids! The small stickers and bits 'n pieces are great for your planner as well!   I know you will love this kit as much as I did!  To purchase yours make sure and visit The ScrapRoom Store today!  I will be back later in the week to show you the rest of the my creations using this fun kit!  Make sure and visit the Scrap Room blog or the Scrap Room store to check out what the other DT members did with the amazing kits!! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style

Hi friends! Things are getting busy on the blog today, this is my second post to share with you for today!  WOW! I love creating and most of all sharing my creations with other like minded paper crafters.  Today I am excited to announce I have joined the DT of Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style challenge blog!  I have always loved the idea of pocket scrapbooking but hadn't really done much of it so I am very excited to be invited to be part of such a talented group of ladies!  I am also excited that starting in July I will also be designing sketches for them as well!  What would I do without my sketches?!!!!  Here is the fun sketch by Susanne Brauer that I used for today's project:
 
And here is my PL card using the sketch:
 
Here is my completed layout using the card based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (grid), Echo Park Little Boy; Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead; Cardstock: Stampin' Up: Really Red, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie; Letter Stickers: American Craft Thickers (foam), Echo Park  Splendid Sunshine (navy), MLS (mini red) & Authentique (grey); Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Wood Veneer: Queen & Co; stickers: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead (sun) & Echo Park I love Sunshine(Banner); Word stickers: Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho; Die Cut: Hello Sunshine and sunglasses strip by Elle's Studio; PL style pre-printed card: Elle's Studio (JUNE); 
This is going to be a second page to go with another layout I created a few years back about this same trip....I was having a hard time including all these photos on a second page and figured a pocket style page was the way to go!  I love how it turned out!  I am going to add the journaling to my Details of our Trip card tonight to finish the layout then into my album it will go!  Feels so good to have another layout complete! I hope you will join us again at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style in July when I reveal my first PL sketch!!!  Make sure and visit the Sketches in Thyme PL Style blog to see all the other designers take on the sketch as well as to see some more amazing sketches to use in your pocket scrapping!  And to sweeten the deal if you play along they have an amazing prize up for grabs this month! Happy creating!

Card sketch #100 ~ Hello Friend!

Good morning friends!  I have a fun card with some very bright colors to share today!  This is our 100th card sketch for Sketch N Scrap, what a great way to close out the month!  When I decided about 4+ years ago to start making card sketches I never dreamed it would take off like this and 100 sketches later here we are!  WOW!  Here is my sketch for you:
 
Here is my card based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up whisper white and Night of Navy & Bazzill (watermelon); Patterned Paper: Pebbles Happy Day; Flower punch: Stampin' Up; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; Sentiment: Pebbles Happy Day collection.
I loved the bright colors of this line when I first saw it!  Pebbles has some of the most amazing collections, I have been a big fan of their products for YEARS!!!  Their newest collections are drool worthy and I can just see my pocketbook getting lighter as they come out with them, I want them ALL!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, we have a fun 6x6 paper pad up for grabs as this month's prize, so make sure and check us out HERE!  You have until June 30th to play along!  Happy creating!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Exciting News!

Hello everyone!  I have some exciting news to share with the world today!  I have been chosen to be part of the Scrap Room Design Team!!  I am over the moon excited to be joining this team of amazingly talented, creative and inspiring women!  If you haven't tried the Scrap Room's kits you should, they are super fun! Rochelle coordinates each kit to include perfectly matched papers and embellishments and the best part is you will get a fun package each month of the latest and greatest paper crafting goodies!  It's the perfect way to get all the newest products delivered right to you each month without having to worry about spending time shopping for your favorite manufacturers products, and since time is precious why not spend your time creating beautiful art instead of shopping!  I love how everything coordinates and saves you from trying to match up things yourself, Rochelle does that all for you and you just sit back and enjoy your monthly package, it's like Christmas 12 months out of the year!!! YAY! 
I will be on the Design Team as Doubleshot kit and Card kit club designer!  There are two main kits to pick from to suite your personal tastes and your budget!  There are also several add on kits each month and every other month a Card Kit as well!  You all know how I love making and sending cards, so it's a match made in heaven!  And I forgot to mention that the Flavors of the Month kit includes a coffee sample each month with a different flavor!!! YUM!  Perfect for those late night scrapping sessions with the girls!  To find out more about the kits make sure and visit the Scrap Room website.  And make sure and hop on over to the Scrap Room blog to see the entire team! I look forward to sharing my layouts created with the July kit with you on July 1st!!!  So check back here at the blog July 1st for my reveal! Happy creating!