Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #98

May has flown by and today we have our last regular sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  Today the sketch is designed by me!  Here is the sketch:
 
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin Up- Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry & Pale Plum; Patterned paper: Crate Paper Market & Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful; Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up; Die cut: Pebbles; Sticker: "enjoy your day"- Pebbles; Enamel dots: Stampin Up
These papers, die cut and sticker were all part of my scraps drawer that I am trying to use up!  I love how these colors blend so well!  I am really running low on birthday cards for my stash and am HORRIBLE at making them and then sending them as birthdays roll around, I do better just grabbing one from my stash and THEN mailing it out vs trying to make one last minute!  I hope you can join us at Sketch N Scrap this month and play along for our amazing festive birthday prize on the blog OR the even more amazing Elle's Studio prize we are giving away at our month long online crop!  Even better why not join us on BOTH the blog and the Facebook page for the most possible inspiration!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenge #3!

Have you been participating in Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenges?  I hope you have been able to find some time to join us at our online month long crop!  We are having a great time and today kicks off a new challenge for week #3.  Today's challenge is to create a layout based on this sketch by me:
 
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Card stock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Happy Place; Letters: Fancy Pants Happy Place; Embellishments: (tag, flowers, heart): Fancy Pants Happy Place; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye
 
I made this layout for my sister to go in a 12 x 12 display frame my Mom got her a few years ago for her birthday.  I love these pictures of her daughter and hubby kidding around at my son's birthday lunch this past year!  This collection by Fancy Pants is just amazing, their paper is so thick and easy to work with and I just adore the color palette of this collection!  So glad I bought it when it went on sale!   The month long online crop last until June 2nd at midnight CST so there is still plenty of time left to play along and crop with us!  Senior design team member Lori has an awesome prize up for grabs for one lucky winner but remember you can't win if you don't play!  So hop over to our Facebook page and join in the fun OR check out what the other designers did with the sketch at the Sketch N Scrap blog!  We have LOTS of different challenges this month for you to play along with !
Happy creating!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash challenge #2!

Welcome to week #2 of Sketch N Scrap's 5th birthday bash!  Our challenge for you for this week is to create a card using this sketch by me:
 
And here is my take on the sketch: 

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Pretty in Pink & Basic Black; Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Smitten Kitten 6x6; Stamp: Stampin' Up; Ink: Memento Black; Die Cut (heart and kitten): Doodlebug Smitten Kitten
 
My niece absolutely adores cats (well and so do I!) but when I saw this line I really had no kitten pictures to use it with but heck, I had to have it!  Some of the papers can be used for other things and those that are "cat" themed I figured I would use for cards!  I have a special friend that loves cats to and I plan on mailing it to her!  Hope she is surprised when it arrives!   Sketch N Scrap is so excited to be turning FIVE years old this month so we are celebrating with FIVE exclusive sketches and an online crop! I hope you will find time to join us! Make sure and check out the Sketch N Scrap blog to see what amazing cards the other DT members created with the sketch!  We would love to see your take on the sketch!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thank You- Sketch N Scrap card sketch #97

May is well underway and that means TONS of fun at Sketch N Scrap!    We are celebrating our 5th birthday all month long with an online crop on our Facebook page and of course May is National Scrapbooking Month so will be celebrating that tomorrow with an exclusive sketch!  As you can see there will be LOADS of inspiration and fun, so make sure and join in the festivities!  Today our first card sketch is up on the Sketch N Scrap blog!  Here is the super fun sketch by Heather:
 
 
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Real Red & Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Flower: My Mind's Eye, Ink: Chocolate chip by Stampin' Up; Stamp: Stampin' Up, border punch: Fiskars
 
This was a super fun sketch to work with and came together super fast! I was able to use up more of my papers from my 100 paper challenge as well as this older die cut that was left from a kit and I never used due to it's size, I think it is over 5 years old so glad to have found a use for it!  I hope you will join us on the blog and our Facebook page to get creative as we celebrating FIVE years of bringing you inspiration every month!  Our prizes for the crop and the blog this month are awesome so make sure and play along!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Handy Men- Sketch N Scrap #128


Happy May!  I am so excited that May if finally here!  So many scrappy events happening this month!  National Scrapbooking Day is this weekend and then Sketch N Scrap is turning FIVE this month!!!  What a fun five years it has been!  I have enjoyed every minute of it!  We are celebrating all month long with an online crop over on our Facebook page, so make sure and join us - the month long crop kicks off tomorrow May 2nd at 9 am CST!!!!  But now for our first sketch of the month which is by me!  Here is the sketch:
 
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: Simple Stories So Rad collection; Card stock: Bazzill Basics; Wood veneer: Elle's Studio; Letter Stickers: Simple Stories So Rad; Stickers: Simple Stories So Rad; die cuts: Jillibean Soup
 
I finally was able to get these older photos scrapped!  I have had them on my desk for at least a year!  I couldn't get the photos to layout out in a pleasing design so I ended up designing my own sketch but it took me a few months to work out something I really liked!  Sometimes that happens and it is very overwhelming but when it all comes together I always feel so accomplished!   I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month on the blog or crop with us online on the Facebook page!   I can't wait to see what you create! 
 Happy 5th birthday to Sketch N Scrap!
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thank you very much-Sketch N Scrap #96

Welcome to our last sketch for April!  Wow, has the time flown by this month or what? I was lucky to squeeze in a lot of crafty time this past month, let's hope May is even better!  After all you can never have to much crafty time!
 Here is our last card sketch of April for Sketch N Scrap.
 
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Card stock- Stampin Up Watermelon Wonder & Whisper White; Patterned Paper- Echo Park and Lawn Fawn; stickers: Pebbles Inc; Pearls: Kaisercrafts; ink: Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder; stamp- Stampin' Up; embossing folder- dots by Stampin' Up.
I really wanted to design a Spring card and I love the color combo of the yellow & the watermelon!  It screams Spring! I hope you will be able to join us at Sketch N Scrap & play along with this sketch or one of our others before the month ends!  You have until April 30th at 9:55 CST to submit your entries for a chance to win our Pinkfresh Prize package!  And don't forget we will be starting our month long celebration on May 1st to kick off Sketch N Scrap's fifth birthday bash!!!  Lots of fun things coming up!  Happy creating!

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style Guest Designer

TGIF!!!  I am so ready for the weekend how about you?  I am looking forward to spending time with my family this Easter weekend and making some wonderful memories.  I am so excited to share with you today some fun projects I created for my guest designer spot at the Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style blog!  The sketch I was given to work with is by Majo.  I loved the simplicity of this very versatile sketch!  Here is the sketch:
 
 
Here is the card I created based on the sketch:
 I made my card a square to go with the pictures I was using so I ended up using four strips of patterned paper on my card element instead of three patterned paper strips as shown on the sketch.
And here is the layout I used my card element on:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: CTMH; Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio, Crate Paper& Echo Park; die cuts: Crate Paper; sticker: Crate Paper; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: American Crafts thickers.
 
 This layout was created as companion page to a layout I had created a while back.  At the time I thought there was only the one picture as this is a picture of my niece texted to me by my sister but then I found out there were more photos, so I decided to create another layout to go with the first one!  Here are both layouts together:
 
I truly enjoyed working with this fun sketch and as I was creating my layout I thought that it would make a great greeting card as well.  So since I can always use just basic greeting cards I decided to create a card with some beautiful Spring colors!  Here is the card I created based on the sketch:
 Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up whisper white; Ink: Memento Black; Stamp: Stampin' Up; Pattered Paper: Echo Park, Crate Paper & We R Memory Keepers; sticker: Echo Park; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; die cut: Fancy Pants.
 
I know you will love to see what the other DT members did with this amazing sketch, don't forget to go check out all the inspiration at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style!  I know they would love to have you play along and they have an amazing prize up for grabs as well!  Happy creating!