Thursday, May 16, 2019

Paper House Productions ~ Wonder Woman Gift Bag & Card

Howdy!! I'm up on the Paper House blog again today sharing another fun project using Paper House products!  I had so much fun working with this fun Wonder Woman collection!  It is perfect for the strong, confident & extraordinary woman in your life!  This is a gift bag and card I created for a friend who is going through a rough patch right now. 
Supplies Used: Wonder Woman Cardstock Stickers; Wonder Woman Portraits Foil Paper; Wonder Woman Tags Foil Paper; Wonder Woman; Wonder Woman Amazon Princess Foil Paper; Wonder Woman Confidence & Strength Foil Paper and Wonder Woman Logos Faux Enamel Stickers

I used a plain kraft gift bag and made a front for my gift bag by mounting the portrait of Wonder Woman on some cardstock, layering it on the Confidence & Strength paper and then adding a small strip of the foil paper on the bottom. Lastly I added the Wonder Woman cardstock sticker on pop dots to give the bag some dimension and texture.


My tag was created on one of the cut apart tag on the Wonder Woman Tags Foil Paper, I then die cut a circle & scallop circle out of cardstock and mounted the cardstock Wonder Woman sticker and word "pow" on pop dots onto the circle. I stamped the phrase "I'm Her for you" in black ink. I attached red grossgrain ribbon to my tag with a hand sewn button and then then tied the tag to the bag with gold string. Here is a close up of the tag

To complete the ensemble I made a super quick and easy card. I added the Wonder Woman cardstock sticker as well as a few of the faux enamel stickers to tie in the gold on the bottom layer of the card.

I would love to see what you create using this fun line, if you have a picture drop it in the comments! Make sure and check out what the other Paper House DT has done with this fun collection on the Paper House Blog.  Happy creating!!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

PhotoPlay Best Mom Ever~May Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mom's out there! Today I am sharing a Mom inspired layout using the May Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom.  This kit is so amazing and FULL of crafty goodness!  As a reminder, here is the kit:
 Here is the Photoplay Paper Best Mom Ever mini kit I used for my layout:

Here is my layout using the kit:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Black- from the kit; red & white- from my stash; Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Best Mom Ever- from the kit; Stickers: PhotoPlay Best Mom Ever- from the kit; die: Heart:CTMH- from my stash.
The amazing colors and patterns of this kit are SOOO me!! I totally love the black with the pops of bright red, turquoise and yellow!! YUMMY!! I also love how Rochelle included a FULL sheet of  stickers in this kit, so many choices to embellish your pages! This layout features my friend's granddaughter and her sweet Mom!  We all know that Mom's of toddler's are in fact Super Mom's!!! 
This layout is based on an older Sketch N Scrap sketch designed by yours truly for last year's 6th Birthday Bash!  Here is the sketch:
We are playing Bingo all month long to celebrate Sketch N Scrap's 7th birthday this month!! This layout was created so I was able to check off my 2018 sketch square on my bingo card here:
I have been madly working to get a bingo, but unfortunately I am not a strategist and have been just willy nilly doing squares with no plan!! LOL!  Therefore, my bingo card looks more like a checkerboard then a bingo card at this time!  If you would like to join us in the "Bingo Hall" we will be playing all month long check out our closed group HERE.

Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to check out the other amazing projects created by the DT using this collection!  Enjoy your day Mom's everywhere, I hope you will find time to capture some memories with those you love so you can scrap them later! Happy creating! 

Friday, May 10, 2019

May TN Time with Lisa & Lori!

Happy May!!  May is off to a good start for me and I hope it is for you!  I hope you have been having a crafty month so far. It's time again for our TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!!  I had a lot of fun with this challenge and hope you will too!  So without further delay...............


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!!
Let's get this party started!!!  Here is my May sketch: 

Here is Lori's May challenge:

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 May challenge!
 Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Pink Fresh Everyday Musings, Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting, Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness; Vicki Boutin All Good Things; Stickers: (girl) Crate Paper Sunny Days, Jen Hadfield- My Bright Life (tribe sticker); alphabet Stickers: Jillibean Soup (black) and American Craft Thickers- gold; PL cards- Elle's Studio; chipboard- Echo Park I'd Rather be Crafting; file tab- The Reset Girl
I also used Lori's challenge to add a hidden element on your spread.  Here is my hidden journaling behind my picture:

I had so much fun creating this spread to document my THIRD amazing glamping trip with The Reset Girl!!  We had so much fun!  I met some new crafty babes on this trip and wanted to document meeting my new friends!  If you have never visited the Lone Star Glamp Inn in Round Top Texas you really should add it to your bucket list, it's an amazing venue and you will SOOO enjoy it!  My hidden journaling behind my picture documents my new friends' names.  I also added 2 fun PL cards to my pocket so that I can add some more journaling about what we did on this retreat.  I have a BUNCH of photos of our fun time so I may even add some of those extra photos to my pocket at a later date as well!  I love pockets, so fun and can hold so many goodies, especially when documenting in a smaller format like a TN!! 
Now it's your turn I can't wait to see what you create!  One randomly selected winner will win this fun set of Travel Stickers from Paper House Productions!!  They will make the perfect accents for your TN pages documenting all of your fun travels!  

Now for our April winner!!   THANKS to all our participants this month! I was inspired by each of your amazing entries!!! Our randomly selected winner of the CTMH washi sampler & puffy stickers is...........................#3...................BECCA!!!  

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Timestamp: 2019-05-10 13:47:03 UTC
Becca you can email me at llhidy@gmail.com to claim your prize!! Thanks to everyone who participated in our April TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!  I hope you will join me in my May challenge!!  Happy creating!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Happy NSD with the May Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  Today I am sharing another layout I created using the amazing May Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom!  Here is the full kit:

 Here is the Jillibean Soup Spoonful of Soul mini collection I used for today's layout:

Here is my layout:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup Spoonful of Soul- from the kit; ephemera: Jillibean Soup Spoonful of Soul- from the kit; card stock: CTMH (brown)- from my stash & kraft- from the kit; enamel dot: My Mind's Eye- from my stash.
I was just over the moon when I saw these beautiful patterns in such amazing colors! This line just screams outside to me so I used these pictures of my friend's granddaughter playing on the porch and I love the result! I backed my strips of patterned paper with brown cardstock to make them pop more.  I used one of the patterns for my background as I just thought this layout needed more color! I set apart my top picture by mounting it on kraft cardstock included in the kit.  This layout is based on the NSD 2019 sketch at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch designed by yours truly:

We are playing Bingo all month long to celebrate Sketch N Scrap's 7th birthday this month!! This layout was created so I was able to check off my NSD sketch square on my bingo card here:
If you would like to join us in the "Bingo Hall" we will be playing all month long check out our closed group HERE.  
There is still plenty of time to play along with this sketch at Sketch N Scrap- you have until May 31st to play along with us for a chance to win an amazing stamp set!! I hope you will go check out the other inspiring layouts the design team created with this kit at The ScrapRoom and with this sketch at Sketch N Scrap!!  Happy creating and Happy NSD!! 

Friday, May 3, 2019

May Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom!

TGIF!!! I am so excited to share the May Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom with you today!!  What an incredible kit- I am sure you will agree!!  Here it is:
 Since today is Friday we have a super fun challenge on the first Friday of the month at The ScrapRoom called Freaky Fast Friday Formula!  You are given a "recipe" or "formula" to use for you layout and you must create a layout using papers cut to the dimensions stated in the formula.  Here is this month's formula:

Here is my layout I created using the formula and the American Crafts Sparkle City mini collection in May's Flavor of the Month kit:
Supplies Used: Cardstock- white- from the kit; patterned papers: American Crafts Sparkle City- from the kit; stickers: American Crafts Sparkle City- from the kit; foam stickers: American Crafts Thickers- from the embellishment kit.
I love the pops of silver sparkle this kit has!  I love this sticker that says Above All Else Sparkle!  So perfect for the title!  I used the 3 circles called for in the formula as fireworks/sparklers coming out of my title at the top of the picture to give it even more emphasis!  This is my friend's adorable little granddaughter, isn't she the cutest?  I just loved her sweet dress and thought this line really set off her sparkle and was dressy enough for these pictures without overdoing it!  Make sure and check out what the other DT members have done using this kit on The ScrapRoom blog!  If you would like to purchase a kit for yourself you can visit The ScrapRoom store to do so HERE.  Tomorrow we celebrate NSD so make sure and stop by The ScrapRoom blog as we will have lots of FUN challenges for NSD this weekend but also there is a sale going on at The ScrapRoom store starting now through Sunday make sure and check it out!!  Happy creating!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day @ Paperhouse Productions!!

Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!!  Today I am up on the Paperhouse Productions blog sharing my Journey book spread to celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!  We all love our fur babies and using our Journey Book inserts is a great way to to document the fun, happy, and silly times with your sweet pet or pets! Today I am sharing the story of how I met the neighborhood cat in the small town neighborhood my brother lives in.  Here is my spread created in my Color washed Journey book insert:
Supplies Used: Color washed Journey Book insert; Patterned Paper: Explore Your World Tags Paper;  Washi: Blush Washi Tape Set; Stickers: Best friends Sculpted stickers; Cats Illustrated 2″ stickers; Cat Faces Puffy Stickers & Cat Faces To Go stickers; card stock: CTMH- from my stash; die- hello: Lawn Fawn; letter stickers: Elle's Studio, stamp: date- Elle's Studio; ink: CTMH black archival.

Here is what the outside of the insert looks like ( this one is the multi-colored one)
I used one of the cut apart cards from the Explore your World Tags paper to make a pocket to hold my journaling. I did my journaling on 2 tags and used my computer to do the journaling as this story was a bit long as it covered 3 years! I stamped directly on the cut apart card so the date was front and center to remind me of the first time I met Buddy! Here is a close up of the journaling tags


The journaling chronicles how I first met Buddy the cat back in the Fall of 2016. While on my yearly visit to my brother’s home and while on a walk with my little nephew we saw a cat sunning on the front porch of a home. I found out the next day from the home owner of the home where he was sunning himself that he was actually the neighborhood cat. He was super friendly and instead of taking him to the shelter all the neighbors in this small community care for Buddy so all his needs are met! For the past 3 years I have visited my brother every Fall & my nephew and I always walk in the neighborhood and go visit Buddy. If we don’t see him we call for him by name and he will come running to us! This past Spring when I heard of severe flooding in my brother’s town I immediately became worried for not only the townspeople but Buddy! I was so glad to learn after the flooding was over Buddy was safe and sound and his neighborhood family as usual was giving him the best care and watching out for him!
I love the puffy stickers at Paper House Productions!  These stickers give so much texture without all the bulk of the thicker 3D stickers.  Here is a close up of the Best Friends Sculpted Words stickers and the Cat faces puffy stickers:


I would love to hear more about your pets or see how you have documented your pet memories!! Feel free to share with me in the comments below!  For more great ideas on how to use your Paper House products make sure and check out all the inspiring ideas on the Paper House blog!  Happy creating!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #144

Happy Easter!! Today I am sharing with you my card using card sketch #144 at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the sketch created by yours truly:

Here is my card using this sketch:
Supplies Used: Card base- CTMH; Patterned Paper: Background- American Crafts Stay Colorful, stripe: PhotoPlay Paper Spring in my Garden. & Woodgrain- Stampin' Up; sticker: PhotoPlay Paper: Spring in my Garden; doily: unknown; sentiment- hello: Simple Stories Bliss 
I had so much fun making this card.  I did my best to bring the cheerfulness of Spring into this card!! I think I succeeded with this fun flower sprig and lovely Spring colors!  I used up a few scraps for this card, all the papers were in my scrap bin...and the sticker was a stray I needed to use up on one of my 12 x 12 sticker sheets, I have WAY to many of these partial sheets and am on a mission to use up most of them this year!  I hope you will have a go at this simple yet elegant card sketch, make sure and check out all the beautiful cards the DT made using this sketch on the Sketch N Scrap Blog.  Happy creating!!