Monday, March 20, 2017

It's your day- Sketch N Scrap card sketch #94


Wow, March has flown by and now I am once again sharing my last sketch of the month for Sketch N Scrap with you. I hope you will enjoy it! 

Here is my take on the sketch: 

Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla & Basic Black; Ink: Memento Black; Stamps: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Posh (6x6 pad)
 
I love the colors in this line! This card came together very quickly and I love how it turned out! I cut out one of the cards from the 6x6 pad and stamped my sentiment on it. I decided to add another sentiment not shown in the sketch in the bottom right to balance things out.  That's the beauty of a sketch you can always switch things up a bit if you are so inspired! I hope you will hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out what the DT has done with the sketch, I know you will be inspired! I can't wait to see what you create! Happy card making friends!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Thinking of You- Sketch N Scrap card sketch #93

Hello crafters! I am so happy to share our first card sketch of the month with you today!  This fun sketch is by Heather and is one I know you will want to use over and over again!
 
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up; Ink: Watermelon Wonder & Pool Party by Stampin' Up; Stamp Set: Flower Shop & Four You by Stampin' Up; Punch: Stampin' Up; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Hillside
 
I was gifted these papers around Christmas time and it made me realize how much I miss Basic Grey! These colors are so fun and I love the smaller patterns of the 6x6 pads for card making! I plan on using this fun sketch again with stars instead of flowers next time! The possibilities on this sketch are truly endless!  I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap and don't forget to hop on over the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out what the other DT members did with the sketch!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Why Thank You- Card sketch #92

February seems to be flying by and it is already time again for our last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!  I am super excited to share my sketch with you, here it is:
 
 And here is my take on the sketch:


Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder & chocolate chip; Patterned Papers: We R Memory Keepers, Echo Park & Crate Paper; Vellum- Stampin' Up; Punches: Stampin' Up Scallop Circle & 1.25 inch circle; Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso; Stamp- Stampin' Up; sticker (bee): Pebbles, Inc.
 
I used up a lot of scraps from my 100 paper challenge and from my scrap bin on this one!  The only thing that wasn't a scrap was the pink paper, it is from my newest Crate Paper 6x6 pad (Cute girl), I was wanting a pop of pink and there was none that matched in my scrap bin, so I had to use a new piece, but still I am thrilled to use up so many scraps!  Plus the sticker is part of one I have in my "bash it" basket- I have 15 sticker sheets that I hope to use up by March 31st when I am going to "refill" my bash it basket/box!  I had hoped to make a number of cards using this sketch but ran out of time this weekend, maybe I can still get a few made this week, as I need some more birthday cards for the first week in March!  I hope you were able to get your craft on this past weekend and hope your Monday goes well!  Make sure and hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see what the DT did with this sketch, there is some great inspiration for you there!  You have until February 28th to play along with us this month and our online crop is still going on until tomorrow at midnight, so check it out too!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #91

Happy February!  I hope your new year is off to a great start!  We have our first card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap today.  This amazing sketch is brought to us by Heather:

And here is my take on the sketch:
 Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up- Very Vanilla, gold metallic & Night of Navy; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Posh; Die cut (sentiment)- Simple Stories Posh

I really love this sketch, it is so versatile and my card came together so quickly!  I love this line from Simple Stories, it was a birthday gift from my friend Lori and I have had so much fun using it!  I didn't even use a sticker or a stamp on this one, unusual for me but I think it will be a great encouragement card for a dear friend going through a rough time right now!  We all need uplifting and encouragement every now and then don't we?  I am doing pretty good on my quest to send more card this year, I had a rocky start but thanks to my new Happy Planner (another amazing birthday gift from my SIL and brother- gosh I'm so blessed!) I recovered and am back on track for February!!!  I hope you will join us this month at Sketch N Scrap, there is plenty of time to play along (you have until February 28th to enter our prize draw).  I can't wait to see what you create!   

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!