Sunday, November 20, 2016

A little birdie told me.....

Happy Fall...finally!!!  The weather has turned cooler here finally, so now we can actually feel as if the holidays are nearing.  And nearing they are, it's a mad scramble at my place to get ready to celebrate this week, so how about we share some inspiration to keep us in a crafty mood?  This week I have our last sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Inc and Fancy Pants; Card stock: Stampin' Up!; Ink: Stampin' Up!;
stamps: Stampin' Up!; sticker: Pebbles, Inc; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; twine- Stampin' Up!
All the paper I used for this card except the lime green base was from my 100 paper challenge!  I am working my way through these 100 sheets of patterned paper trying to use them up by January 31st!  I have used quite a few but not as many as I thought I would and I have a lot of scraps left from cards I have made.  I am super happy with how this card turned out! I can't wait to give it to a friend that loves birds, I think she will love it!  You still have time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap, we have four amazing sketches for you to try this month and a great prize.  Won't you join us?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thankful for Good Eats!

Good morning everyone!!!  Are you ready for the big stuff your face day next week?  I'm not, it is in the mid 80's here and it just doesn't seem like the holidays should be right around the corner!!! Today I have the last layout sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap.  Here is the sketch:
Here is my take- I decided to do a festive Fall layout about food to get me in the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Supplies Used: patterned Paper- Simple Stories, Stampin' Up & Doodlebug Designs Flea Market; Cardstock: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso & Bermuda Bay; Letter stickers: Thickers (big) & Simple Stories (small); Buttons: Stampin' Up; Punches: Heart-McGill; Scallop Circle & Circle- Stampin' Up; Washi- Stampin' Up; Stickers- Simple Stories
I had fun making this layout using 2 pictures I have struggled for some time to scrap.  I just couldn't get the papers to look right with it, but then my BFF gifted me this Doodlebug Design Flea Market collection and I was excited to see the brighter vibrant colors set off my photos perfectly!!!! I was so excited to dig into this line the minute I received it, but I felt a wee bit guilty about not using up some of my 100 patterned paper stash, so I compromised and dug out a background paper from Simple Stories that I think went perfectly with my new papers!!  Crisis avoided lol!  To learn more about my 100 patterned paper challenge go HERE.  I wish I could say I had used up over 1/2 of my stack, I should be at that point to be on track with completing my challenge by January 31st....but alas, I am way behind....maybe I can grant myself an extension?  Hey, politicians do it all the time why not me?!!!  I hope you will join us at Sketch N Scrap this month, we have a fabulous prize package and lots of inspiration on the blog!!!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #85

I hope everyone is enjoying November so far!  I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving!  We have our first card sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap!
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White; Patterned Paper: Stampin Up; embossing folder:
Cuttlebug; die cut (flower)- Pebblies, Inc; ink: Stampin' Up; Stamp: Stampin' Up; PL card- Unknown
This card came together so easily! I had these elements lying on my desk waiting to be used and I just played around with them until I came up with the card and then sketched it!  Even better that the embossed piece and the patterned paper were scraps left over from another project! Love it when that happens!  My desk is now free of scraps, time to get moving on my 100 paper challenge!!!!  I have been a slacker lately, there don't seem to be enough hours in the day and we are losing another hour this weekend- yikes!  I hope you will play along with us at Sketch N Scrap, we have an awesome prize package up for grabs!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Flashback Friday!

We are celebrating World Card Making Day ALL MONTH long at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is this week's Flashback Friday sketch by me:
I loved this sketch so much I made 2 different versions of cards using it. 
Version #1:
Version #2:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie & Gable Green; Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc., Sticker: Pebbles, Inc.; Stamps: Stampin' Up; Ink: Stampin' Up Basic Black
These papers and stickers are part of my 100 patterned papers challenge! I am SLOWLY using up the papers in my stack!  I have always loved these papers but just never had the right project/layout for them, so I designed a sketch to help me use them up!  I only have scraps left now!  I just love these bright cheery colors and the use of the quote with a sentiment is such a nice look!  We still have one more sketch in honor of our World Card Making Day celebration all month long, so check back for the final sketch next Friday.  This month seems to have flown by, I have thoroughly enjoyed making so many cards and now my stash is a lot bigger so no more last minute card making for me for awhile. All my friends/family will hopefully get their birthday cards on time!   Make sure and check out all the wonderful inspiration on the Sketch N Scrap blog by our wonderful DT and our guest designer, we hope you will join us and play along with one or more of our sketches this month!  Happy creating,!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card #84

I am having such a great time making cards this month!!!  We have a really fun sketch for you today as our last sketch of the month (gosh, where did you go October?!) at Sketch N Scrap.  This amazing sketch is by Heather:
 And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla & Rose Red; Patterned Paper: American Crafts;
Sticker: Amy Tangerine American Crafts; Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Suede; Stamps: Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grunge
I love how this card turned out! I had already made all the Halloween cards I needed for this year so decided to just do an everyday "how ya doing" type card.  Sometimes it's fun to surprise a friend with a just because type of note/letter!  I have had this sticker for years just sitting around and same with the papers so it was nice to use them up!  I was a bit unsure if I like the stamping or not but decided it's suppose to look random and grungy (which isn't my usual style) and I just glued it down and went with it!  Sometimes I think I am to picky and judgmental about how things turn I just decided it might grow on me a bit after soaking in the grungy look and come to find out it did and now I really like it lol!  So don't be to shocked to see more of this style card in the future!  Make sure and head over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to check out all the inspiration from the design team this go round, there is PLENTY!  I will be back tomorrow with our Flashback Friday sketch as we celebrate World Card Making Day all month long this month, so tune back in for even more card fun tomorrow!  You still have until October 31st to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap, so make sure and join in the fun!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Card Sketch #83

I hope everyone is enjoying some wonderful Fall weather!  It is still a bit warm here but a cold front is on it's way!  We have a new card sketch up at Sketch N Scrap today.  Here is the sketch by Mandy:

And here is my take on this fun sketch:
Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin Up: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, & Basic Black; embossing folder:
Stampin'  Up; watercolor paper: Stampin Up; Ink: Stampin' Up: Soft Sky, Basic Black; washi tape:
Stampin' Up; linen thread: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Flea Market; stamps: Stampin' Up Natural Beauty, sentiment- Lisa Bearnson kit
I think this sketch has endless possibilities.  Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card recently and I thought that these colors were so soothing yet elegant along with the dry embossing.  I had fun breaking out my neglected watercolor brushes and watercolor paper and am happy with how it turned out!  I know you will be blown away by all the inspiration from the DT members at Sketch N Scrap, so many different occasions and takes on the sketch you have got to go check it out HERE!!!!  Make sure and join us this month for a chance to win a fun prize!  Happy creating!

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!