Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!!

Happy Hump Day!! December is here and it's all about Christmas crafting for me!! I am attempting a December Daily this year so stay tuned for more on that soon!  Today I am sharing a layout I created with the amazing December Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!!  Here is the beautiful kit:
 Here is the super cute Doodlebug Christmas Magic collection I used for today's layout:

Here is my layout created with this fun kit:
Supplies Used: card stock: white- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Christmas Magic- from the kit; ephemera: Doodlebug Christmas Magic- from the kit
I just loved this line!  Doodlebug is always so fun and whimsical and always one of my favorites!   These pictures were slightly dark and when I attempted to use regal tone papers with them it made them appear even more dark, so this bright and cheery line, which was not my first choice for these pictures, did the trick of lightening them up!  I just love how it turned out!  There is nothing cuter then a sweet baby in front of a Christmas tree!  These photos of my friends granddaughter were just to cute not to scrap!!  Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to check out the other adorable layouts using this collection and the rest of the kit!!  I hope your December is filled with lots of creative time!  Happy creating! 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Winter card with Sketch N Scrap!

Happy Monday!! I was lucky enough to get some time to create some cards and layouts this weekend! I love it when things come together so quickly, and when they do that means I am most likely using a sketch!  Today I wanted to share ONE more card I created using the November 5th card sketch at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch by sketch artist Heather:

Here is my card using the SUPER versatile sketch:
Supplies Used: card stock: White- CTMH; Paper Paper: Echo Park Hello Winter; sticker: Echo Park Hello Winter; stamp: CTMH; ink: Memento tuxedo black; pearls: Recollections
I loved this sketch so much I have already used it multiple times.  To see my first card created with the sketch go HERE.  I love a card that has a generic sentiment so I decided to make a few Winter themed cards to send come January.  I was also able to use up a bunch of old scraps to make this card as well, so that was another win in my book!  I hope you will join us at Sketch N Scrap this month, you have until November 30th at 9:55 pm CST to join in the fun for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Paper House Productions!!  Happy creating!! 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Freaky Fast Friday November Formula!!

TGIF!!!  I am SOOOO ready for the weekend, how about you???  I forgot to share the Freaky Fast Friday formula for November last week, so here it is:
Here is the amazing November Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom:

Here is the Simple Stories So Happy Together collection I used on today's layout:

Here is my layout using the November kit and Freaky Fast Friday Formula:
 Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Navy- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories: So Happy Together- from the kit; stickers: Simple Stories: So Happy Together- from the kit

I struggled a bit with this formula at first, and I am not sure why because I usually struggle more when the formula includes a circle!  I finally found a design I was happy with. Even though I did struggle with it at first, the layout still came together in under 30 minutes, which is one reason this challenge remains my favorite!! I love the mix of patterns on this layout, this kit gives you a lot of patterns so it's easy to mix and match them!  I thought these colors were perfect for this lovely family photo of my friend and her sweet granddaughter and hubby!   Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to check out what the other DT members did with this fun formula!!  I hope you will find time to give a go, it is SUPER fun and FREAKY fast!!  Happy creating!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Double Page fun with the November Flavors of the month kit!

Happy almost weekend!  Today I am sharing my last layout of November using the super amazing November Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!!  Here is the full kit:
And here is the Carta Bella Home Again kit I am working with today:

Here is my double page spread using this amazingly delicious kit:
Supplies used: Cardstock: black- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Carta Bella Home Again- from the kit; ephemera: Carta Bella Home Again- from the kit; enamel dots: gold by Recollections- from my stash.
I just love these papers and once again you see I have torn the edges of the bottom paper!! I'm on a torn edge kick I guess this month!  I love how thick and beautiful these papers are and they tear super easy!! I also love the vintage ephemera pieces included in the kit!! These papers went perfectly with these family photos of my friends lovely family gathering!!  Make sure and head on over to The ScrapRoom blog to check out all the other amazing layouts using this fun kit!!  Happy creating!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sketch N Scrap crop card

Today it's my turn to host our 4th and final challenge in the Sketch N Scrap monthly Facebook challenge group!!  My challenge is to use this sketch from World Card Making Day 2017 to create a card with the optional twist to repeat the icon in your pattern paper on the card!  So since I used snowflake patterned paper I repeated that them by using a snowflake as an embellishment on my card!  Here is the sketch I used:

Here is my card using the sketch and the optional twist:
Supplies Used: Card stock: White & Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up; embossing folder: Sizzix; die: stitches snowflakes by Lawn Fawn; stamp: CTMH; ink: Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up; rhinestones: Queen & Co
I FINALLY used up this pack of Stampin' Up Designer Paper!  It is very old and I don't even remember the name of it or how old it is, but I am sure it is well over 7 years old!!   I think the colors are so pretty and I guess that is why I have hoarded these last few pieces for so long lol!!  I love this sketch, it's so versatile!  I hope you will find time to join in the fun this month at Sketch N Scrap!! Happy Creating!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Sketch N Scrap Monthly Challenges

Happy Monday!! Gosh the weekend just flew by didn't it???  Today it's my turn to host Challenge #3 in the Sketch N Scrap monthly challenge group!  My challenge is to create a layout based on this sketch with the OPTIONAL TWIST to create a seasonal layout (Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall): 

Here is my layout using Sketch #162 and the optional twist.  I chose to create a Summer themed layout:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Echo Park Summer Fun; Cardstock: Black- CTMH; stickers: Echo Park Summer Fun
Aren't these pictures the best?  I think they are so cute and I love how the beautiful vibrant patterns and colors in this Echo Park line go so well with these pictures!  These papers make the pictures pop and just scream Summer to me!!  I hope you will find time this month to play along with us in the Sketch N Scrap monthly challenge group!  At the very least join us so you can be inspired by all the creativity that abounds their daily!  Happy creating!!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

November TN Time with Lisa & Lori!

Happy November!! The holidays are fast approaching, are you ready?  It's time to kick off our monthly TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!  Yay!

HERE IS HOW OUR CHALLENGE WORKS: This is a monthly challenge that launches on the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge link up your spread here on my blog AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life).  You will then have a chance to win my prize as well as Lori's prize!  That's a chance to win TWO times with ONE layout! WOW!
Now for my challenge!! Here is this month's sketch:

Lori's November challenge: create a spread about someone or something that you are grateful for:

RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE (to be entered into the prize drawing):
1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7.If there are less than 3 players for our challenge, no winners will be chosen.
8. Must be a follower of my blog to enter.
9. We only ship within the US, international players are welcome but they will need to pay the shipping if they are chosen as our prize winner or forfeit the prize
10.Most importantly have FUN!
Here is my TN spread based on the sketch AND Lori's November challenge!

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Boys Rule , Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness & Jillibean Soup 2 Cool for School; cardstock: Real Red Stampin' Up; labels: Fancy Pants & Elle's Studio; stickers: Simple Stories Boys Rule & Jillibean Soup 2 Cool for School; title: Elle's Studio monthly kit; date stamp: Heidi Swapp; ink: Memento black

For Lori's challenge I used a picture of my son from my recent trip to Parent Weekend.  My amazing and talented boy is who I am most grateful for!!  I'd love to see who or what you are grateful for!!  Of course, we all have SOOO much to be grateful for, I know I could create a WHOLE TN of things/people I am grateful for!!  Now for a few close ups of my spread:
My second page, I used papers from a bunch of older ScrapRoom kits and love how these patterns mixed so well together!
Here is a close up of the first page:

I hope you will find time this month to play along with us at TN Time with Lisa & Lori!!  Here is the prize you will be playing for this month:
This is a set of epoxy stickers from the Pinkfresh Studios Holiday Vibes line!  They will make great accents for your holiday spreads!  We did not have any players for our last challenge so there are no winner this month.   THANKS for stopping by my blog, I hope you are inspired to play along with me this month!!!   Happy creating!!

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