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!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card #77

Good morning everyone!!  I've been busy making cards over the past weekend, I really enjoy using sketches to create my cards, makes them come together so easily and quickly!  Today I am sharing our first card sketch of July with you.  This amazing sketch is brought to you by Mandy!  I just love Mandy's sketches, they always result in some of my favorite cards or layouts!
Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Simple Stories; sticker: Simple Stories, enamel dots: Echo Park;
 ink: Stampin Up; stamp: Stampin Up; rub on (for you)- Stampin Up.
 This card came together so fast! I know I will use this as a go to sketch for future cards!  I hope you will be able to join us this month at Sketch N Scrap, besides this wonderful card sketch we have another layout sketch already up and one more card and layout sketch to follow in the next two weeks!  There is of course an awesome prize up for grabs so hop on over and check out all the amazing inspiration the DT has to offer.  Happy creating!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sketch N Scrap #108

Happy July!!!! Boy Summer is sure in full swing in our neck of the woods!  I hope you are enjoying your Summer, I can't believe how fast June flew by!  Now it's time for another amazing month of sketches at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is my sketch for July 1st:
Here is my layout inspired by the sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park, American Crafts,& Jillibean Soup;
wood veneers: Studio Calico; stickers: Bella Blvd & Echo Park; Punch: Martha Stewart (butterfly) &
Stampin Up (starburst); enamel dots: Echo Park; pearls: Queen & Co; washi tape: My Mind's Eye;
tag: Elle's Studio; brad: Simple stories: Alphabets: Thickers & My Mind's Eye (little)

These are pictures of my sweet niece playing in my parent's background one Easter!  She has grown a bit since then but she was such a pretty princess when she was younger, always wearing a tiara and pink or purple!  Love those memories!  I hope you will find time to play along with use this month, we have an amazing prize to give away this month compliments of DT member Lori!! So hop on over, check out the prize, the inspiration and link up!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #76

Hello friends!  I am back after a bit of a hiatus.  I took a month off to sit back and enjoy all the fun events leading up to my son's graduation on June 5th!  We had a ton of awards dinners, friends' graduation parties and end of year school stuff to attend and I wanted to just be able to snap pictures and enjoy this time with my son since it was such a monumental occasion!  If you are interested in seeing some of the pictures from his graduation you can see them HERE.  This is our last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap and I just love this fun card sketch by Heather! I LOVE flowers! Here is Heather's sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Inc.; stickers:
Pebbles, Inc.; stamps: Stampin' Up; Ink: Staz On
I love the bright colors of this card!  These papers are ones I had been hoarding for years, they are so old it was before they made double sided papers!!!  It felt good to dig deep into my stash for this card.  I was able to make 4 of the exact same cards from these papers but since I only had one sheet of stickers the others used punched out flowers from coordinating cardstock instead of the flower stickers!  I can see my self using this fun sketch over and over and changing up the design a bit each time.  I think using stars would make it a great guy card!  I hope you will hop on over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see all the inspiring cards made by our DT!!  You still have time to play along with us as well!  Link up any of your cards or layouts using our sketches by June 30th for a chance to win our prize this month!  More details can be found HERE on our blog!!!!  Happy creating! 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Proud Mama Moment!

It feels good to be back on my poor neglected blog!  I took a month off to celebrate and plan my son's graduation on June 5th.  It was a month full of awards ceremonies, galas, end of year concerts, banquets, friends' graduation parties and family celebrations that all culminated with THE big event- graduating from high school!  Here are some pictures of the event itself:

Here is the cake I had custom made for his graduation party:


I can't believe my baby is getting ready to fly the coop!  He will be off to college this fall to study engineering.  Seems like just yesterday I was wiping away a few tears as I left him at kindergarten!  Boy did this day feel like a million years away at that time!  Best wishes and good luck with your future endeavors to all of those from the Class of 2016!!!  I will leave you with the quote that was on my son's graduation party invitations:
Have faith in every step you take
Nobody else's footsteps lead exactly where you are going
Just keep marching on.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Card sketch #74

May has been a super busy month for us, my baby is a Senior this year and is graduating in just a few short weeks!!!!  We have been crazy busy with preparations for graduation and family coming to celebrate!  When I'm super busy and need a card I always use a sketch, it makes your card come together so much faster!  Here is the sketch I have up today at Sketch N Scrap:
And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey;
embossing folder: Stampin' Up; die cut circle w/ sentiment: Basic Grey.

I just love the sentiment on this card!  I found a few more scraps of this paper and hope to make a few more cards with this sketch!  I hope you will play along with use this month at Sketch N Scrap, we are giving away a $20 gift certificate to!!!  Make sure and check out the details and see what the DT did with the sketch at Sketch N Scrap!  Happy creating! 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Celebrating 4 years of sketches!

I can't believe it is almost May!  Spring is in full swing here in Texas with rain, floods, tornadoes, hail and all that not so fun stuff.  I hope you will find lots of time to get your craft on in the upcoming month because Sketch N Scrap is having a BIG PARTY!!! 

Not only are we celebrating with extra sketches this month as we re-visit select sketches from our "birth" year 2012, but we are also celebrating National Scrapbook Day!!!  Make sure and check in often, you won't want to miss this fun, all the inspiration as well as this awesome prize
A $20 gift certificate to!!!  So hop on over and check out our challenges at Sketch N Scrap, you will be glad you did!