Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #82

I can't believe that September is more then 1/2 over!!  This month has flown by.  While it is almost Fall we are experiencing triple digit temperatures in my neck of the woods and it feels more like Summer!  It's the perfect week to stay in and play with paper here.  I hope you are able to find some time before the month comes to a close to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is my last sketch of the month:

And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Echo Park Sweet Day; Cardstock: Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush & Whisper White; Stickers: sentiment & balloons Echo Park Sweet Day; Twine: American Crafts.
I love this line but have never used it!  What a shame...these sheets were part of my 100 paper challenge you can read more about HERE.  I still have over 1/2 of the sheets left and plan to use them again soon on an upcoming layout I have planned.  I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap we have an amazing prize up for grabs this month! Happy creating!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Card sketch #81

Happy labor Day!  I hope your September is off to a great start!  I know many of you may have a long weekend which hopefully equates to more scrappy time!  I'm working today but I still managed to squeeze in some scrappy time this weekend!  We have our first card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap today!  Here it is:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Sticker: (bird) Echo Park; Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Sky; Stamps: Stampin' Up- Gorgeous Grunge for ink splatters; sentiment: Stampin' Up- rub on
I love the way this card turned out!  I needed a quick thank you card for a friend and I know she will love it, as she likes birds!  I am slowly working my way through my 100 paper challenge papers!  To learn more about this fun challenge I am doing after being inspired by my scrappy pal Lori go HERE.  Another 3 papers down!  I have to say these papers were not full ones, but were over 1/2 and so I was able to use most of them up by making 3 of the same card!  I didn't have a 3 bird stickers though so I used a punch for the other two (owl punch by Stampin' Up) but I realized I hadn't taken a picture of them prior to mailing them .....so I may have enough scraps to recreate one more card using the owl punch to show you soon!  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month, this card sketch is very versatile, you can substitute any shape for the circles or even use doilies, I think that would be cute!  Make sure and hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see all the fun examples by our DT.  Happy crafting!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Card sketch #80

Wow, August is flying by!!  Monday I am taking my baby to college!  We have been furiously shopping and packing this last week but I was able to carve out some crafty time somehow. Today at Sketch N Scrap is our last card sketch of the month by Heather. 
 I loved this sketch so much I couldn't stop using it! 
Here are my cards using this amazing sketch:
 Supplies Used:  Card stock: Stampin' Up- Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White & Daffodil Delight; Pattern Paper: Doodlebug Designs Hip Hip Hooray; Ink: Stampin' Up Basic Black; Stamp: Stampin' Up; enamel dot: Recollections
 Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up Pool Party Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White; Pattern Paper: Stampin' Up Cherry on Top & Scenic Route; Ink: Stampin' Up Watermelon wonder: Rub on: (celebrate) Stampin' Up; Stamps: Stampin' Up; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up- Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Old Olive & Crumb Cake; Ink: Stampin' Up- Early Espresso; Stamps: Stampin' Up; Die: Lawn Fawn- leaf; Pattern Paper: Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice
I love how versatile this sketch is!!  You can make any kind of a card with it and no one would even know you used the same sketch!  I will be using this one time and time again I have a feeling!  Make sure and hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see what the DT has done with this sketch, you will be inspired!!  And don't forget to link up your lovely work of art for a chance at our amazing prize pack!  You have until August 31st!!!!  Happy crafting friends!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Card sketch #79

We have our first card sketch of the month up over at Sketch N Scrap today!!  This sketch is by sketch artist Mandy!
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up- whisper white, strawberry slush, Pear Pizazz & basic grey; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants & American Crafts; journal card: We 'R Memory Keepers; ink: Stampin' Up Pool Party & Basic Grey; Stamps: Stampin' Up Flower Shop; sticker: Echo Park (happy); punch: Stampin' Up - leaves, circle; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye; Circle cutter- Creative Memories
 I love all the fun circles on this sketch! I thought this flower from the Stampin' Up set Flower Shop matched the whimsical nature of the card with these fun circles and I love the way it ended up turning out!  I have a TON of these project life type cards and am trying to find creative ways to use them since I don't really do pocket style scrapbooking but I just can't resist these cards when I see them!  This particular one I received in a RAK and the paper is from a 6x6 paper pad I won as blog candy from a blog contest!!!  Make sure and hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see all the amazing cards the DT created from this sketch!  I hope it inspires you to play along!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sketch N Scrap #110

Happy August!  It's blazing hot here in Texas and we are getting close to school being back in session! Yikes, the summer has flown by!!  Can't believe my baby starts college in a little over 3 weeks!  Today marks our first sketch of the month for August at Sketch N Scrap!  This fun and exciting sketch is by sketch artist Heather.
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Park Bench, About a Boy & Crate Paper Brook; Card stock: Stampin' Up Old Olive and Early Espresso; letter stickers: Paper Trunk & Thickers; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; wood hearts: Studio Calico; punches: Stampin' Up- circle; dies: Stampin' Up- starburst framelits; flower: Crate Paper chipboard
This adorable picture was taken in June when the family was all together for the first time in almost 6 years!!!!  We got this great picture of the grandkids for my parents.  I made this layout and have placed it in a frame for my Mom's birthday gift this weekend (ssshhh...hope she doesn't read this!).  I am joining my friend Lori in a 100 paper challenge and I was able to use up 4 sheets on this layout!!  4 down 96 to go lol!  I have some scraps left over so look for them to be made into cards soon!  For more about my 100 paper challenge go HERE and learn more...I'd love for you to join me!  In the mean time make sure and hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see all the lovely layouts the DT created based on this awesome sketch!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

100 paper challenge!

Hi my name is Lisa and I am addicted to patterned paper!  I have been a bit afraid to admit to this even though I have known it for awhile now, but then my friend Lori posted about it on her blog and I decided to go "public" with my addiction lol! So here I am publicly sharing some of my stash and joining in Lori's 100 paper challenge!!!   Here is my stack of 100 papers....I think I should have photographed it with a ruler, it's about 4 inches thick!!!!
Here they are more spread out:

Many of these papers were in kits that were basically over half gone many with 1/2 sheets etc.  Those sheets I put in a big bag of scraps, keeping most of the scraps that I deemed large enough to use and the rest were tossed.  That eliminated almost an entire drawer of old kits that had sat there for over 3+ years waiting to be used! And you know what more space means....ROOM FOR MORE PAPER!!!  Even though these papers are older they are still ones I really like, they just don't have others from the same line to match them so I plan to make matches from my stash or those pictured here...I grouped them by color family to make that easier.  The manufacturers include: Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, Echo Park, Paper Trunk, Pink Paislee and Crate Paper.
Most I would say are over 4 years old! I hope you will feel inspired to join in the fun.  Lori found this challenge idea on a Facebook group she belongs to but I just am doing it for myself but would love company!  My goal is to use up all of these papers by January 31st 2017 and those not used up will be given away here on the blog!  So at least follow me so that in February you might end up having chance at some free paper (but I think many of you are thinking you don't need more right?) So feel free to comment below and let me know if you are joining in and leave me a link to your blog and I will follow you to keep up with your progress and encourage you along the way....make sure and do the same with me even if you don't join in...I need all the help I can get!  Then come February if successful I will reward myself with a few new paper lines I have saved in my journal to give me that extra bit of motivation I need to keep using up my stash! Happy creating friends!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #78

Wow, the summer is flying by!  As July nears the end we have our last sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch by yours truly:

Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Crumb Cake & Not Quite Navy by Stampin Up; Patterned
Paper: Stampin Up; Ink: Not Quite Navy by Stampin Up; Stamps: Stampin Up Painted
Petals; Punches: Circle, Scallop & Star by Stampin' Up; bling: Queen & Co

I am trying to use up some of discontinued Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper so I can justifying buying more in the newest patterns!!  I have almost completely used up this pack, just 3 sheets left! I made 15 of these cards for my son to use as his thank you cards for the graduation gifts he received.  I hope the recipients liked them!  I plan to use this sketch again, these cards were super fast to make and easy to mass produce!  Just what you need when you are making 15 cards at once. I hope you will hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog and check out all the WONDERFUL inspiration by the DT, they have truly outdone themselves this go round!  Plus we have an awesome prize up for grabs so don't miss out!  I can't wait to see what you create!