Sunday, July 20, 2014

Card sketch #30 & a winner!

Hope everyone's summer is going well!  I have been making a lot of cards lately, and this sketch ended up being one of my favorites because of the circle!  Here is the sketch by me:

 Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin Up - Strawberry Slush, Perfect Plum, Sage Shadow; embossing folder:
Stampin Up- fan; doily: Hobby Lobby; Ink: Stampin Up Perfect Plum and Strawberry Slush; stamps: Stampin Up-
Flower Shop & Birthdays Best; Punch : Stampin Up (flower punch cut down for leaves)

This card was based on Kelly's July 5th card sketch
Supplies Used: Cardstock: black and vanilla by Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories &
Jillibean Soup; Stamps: Birthdays' Best & Gorgeous Grunge; inks: Bravo Burgundy; Sticker: SRM

Here is the sketch this card is based on:

I just love card sketches, make card making so fun and SIMPLE!  My kind of crafting! lol!  I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap, we have 2 awesome prizes up for grabs this month by two awesome sponsors:  Things That Shine & A Girl Who Crafts! More details can be found HERE!   I also totally forgot to announce the winner of my CLEAN IT TIME challenge!  Sorry for being so late with it crafty friends...but without further ado the winner of the surprise embellishment package is.............................#5..................SHERRI!!!!!  
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Timestamp: 2014-07-21 00:00:08 UTC

Sherri I will get your prize out to  you this week!  Thanks to all my awesome readers who participated! 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

You + Dirt = 1 Happy Boy!

I was so happy to finally eek out some time this month to play along with the Scrappy Friends' challenges this month!  I'm so happy with how this layout turned out:
Supplies Used:  cardstock: Stampin Up; patterned paper: Lawn Fawn Hello
Sunshine, Bella Blvd Snapshots; alphas: Doodlebug; washi tape: Queen &
Co; stickers: hexagon- Jenni Bowlin & flag- MME; flair: Lawn Fawn; frame
Elle's Studio; date tag: Elle's Studio
These fun pictures of my nephew are from way back in 2009, I still have a lot of older photos to catch up on and these were ones I for sure wanted to get into his scrapbook so I could tell the story of how he always wore his shirts backward and his boots on the wrong feet, he just liked to do it that way! lol!  Luckily he doesn't do it anymore, but it was just so him and so adorable!  Love that boy!
I used the word "Happy" in my title for Kelly's word challenge.  For Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe challenge I used the right outer boxes: hexagon, flair, and Polaroid.
 Here is Brenda's wonderful sketch that the layout is based on:
Make sure and stop by each of these wonderful blogs to see what everyone has created, I know it will inspire you!

Baked with Love!

Good morning!  I have my last post as a member of the Frosted Designs team up on the blog today. I have certainly enjoyed my time there but as they say all good things must come to an end! Here is the layout I made using the ever so versatile Simple Stories line Homespun!   This line is so versatile, you can use it for about any type of occasion!  From Spring to Summer to just every day moments!  It also has a baking or cooking theme to it, perfect for these photos:

I have been trying to use up a lot of the 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 cards that many collections come with and sometimes it is hard to know exactly what to do with them.  I have found that they are great go to embellishments, they are simple, inexpensive and they can really dress up your pages!  Here I embellished the "made with love" card by adding the "family recipes" sticker over the top of the apron.  I added pop dots under the sticker to give the card some dimension and used the card as a pocket for a family recipe.  Here is a close up:

These pictures of my friend's daughter with her late grandmother will be a treasured keepsake for her album for years to come!  How wonderful to have this family recipe preserved! The only thing that would have made it better would have been had the late grandmother written the recipe down in her own handwriting. Just something to keep in mind next time you pass along a recipe, remember generations to come will cherish your hand writing no matter how "plain" or not attractive you think it is!  I also as you can see here used a pre-made border that came in the collection, so to dress it up and give it a bit of dimension I added gems and pearls to the center of the flowers!  Using embellishments you have in your stash to dress up the pre-made borders or cards is a great way to not only use up your stash but add dimension to your layouts quickly and easily!   Make sure and  hop on over to the Frosted Designs store and check out all the fun goodies, including the new Heidi Swapp line Hello Today arriving soon!  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


First off thanks to all who played along with my first two birthday bash challenges!  I was very impressed by all the creativity using the 3 x 4 and larger cards on your layouts and the varied uses of washi tape on cards and layouts!  Now it's time to announce the winners!  The winner of my  WRAP IT UP- washi tape challenge is.................................................. #9  Tina's Scrap Corner!!!!!

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Timestamp: 2014-06-18 03:04:02 UTC

Now, we had 14 that is close enough for me to the 15 I said we needed for the extra sampler packs I said I would send 2 without further ado we have our 2 sampler packs going to .......................
Sherri and Snazzjj!!!

Now for the winner of the CARD CHALLENGE- Echo Park Paradise Beach collection.................................
#1  LOUiSE!!!!!
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Timestamp: 2014-06-18 03:17:46 UTC
Don't forget I still have ONE more challenge going on, my Clean it up challenge is to use scraps on your card or layout and doesn't close until June 21st at midnight, so there is still plenty of time to win a fun surprise pack of embellishments from me!  More details can be found HERE!  I hope you will play along! 

Ladies please email your addresses to so I can get your prizes in the mail to you! If you live outside the US then I will ask that you pay the difference in shipping costs for your prize or you can let me know if you prefer I draw another winner! 
 Thanks again for playing along with me for our Sketch N Scrap 2nd birthday bash!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Enabler alert!

The new Frosted Designs kit  Capture the Moment is here!  It is packed full of scrappy goodness!  
The unique thing about the Frosted Designs kit is that they have a "messy" option and a "clean" option for the SAME price!  There is even an option to get both if you can't decide!  If you are just a basic clean scrapper as I am you would most likely pick the "clean" option but if you like to "mess" around with inks, mists, masking and other mixed media products then the "messy" option is for you!  Check it out HERE and make sure and tell Barb Lisa sent you!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Clean up time!

Oh no, it's time for Sketch N Scrap's second birthday bash to come to an end!!!  I hope you have been as inspired as I have with all the fun challenges!  Don't worry while some of the challenges close today many are open well into June, so there is still plenty of time to play along!  Make sure and go HERE and check the sidebar to see all our birthday bash challenges!  Today it's time to clean up..the parties over and yes, my scrappy desk looks like a tornado hit it...does yours?  Well, if it does then play along with me as we use up those scraps!  My challenge for you is to create a layout or card using ONLY SCRAPS (pieces not to exceed 6 x 6 inches).  Here is my layout using my last scraps of my Echo Park For the Record 2 collection:
Supplies Used: Patterned paper: Echo Park For the Record 2; cardstock: Stampin' Up' stickers:
Echo Park For the Record 2, Fancy Pants Park Bench; wood word: American Crafts; letter stickers:
Making Memories; cat journal card: October Afternoon, bling: Queen & Co.

I love this picture of me and my sister holding one of many sweet litter of kittens we had growing up. We loved cats and kittens and growing up on a farm we were lucky to get to have LOTS of cats and thus lots of kittens!  It is fun to scrapbook my childhood pictures!  This picture is from 1983!!!  Wow!  I hope you are inspired to play along with Sketch N Scrap's last birthday challenge with me, and what fun is a challenge without a prize? I will be giving away a grab bag of embellishments to one lucky winner!  Grab bags are always fun and full of no picture of this prize but it guaranteed to add lots of  loveliness to your crafty projects! 

Create a layout or card using only scraps (no larger then 6 x 6)
Layout or card must be newly created for this challenge (no back linking)
You may combine this with ONE other challenge but not another one of my personal challenges
You must be a follower of Sketch N Scrap and my blog
You must post a link BACK TO MY blog or the linky will not allow you to link up
All participants are welcome to play along but international participants must pay for shipping on the prize should they win.
Link up below by June 21st at midnight CST

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wrap it Up!

Welcome to my second birthday bash challenge!  I am so happy you are celebrating with me today! One of my favorite parts of birthdays is not only getting gifts but giving them as well!  I love seeing the look on my loved one's face as they open that gift I selected just for them and loving wrapped up in beautiful paper tied with a lovely bow or ribbon!  So today I am challenging you to "WRAP IT UP" and use 2 different washi tapes on your layout or card!  Here is my example:
Supplies used: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; background: Elle's Studio; washi: My Mind's
Eye, Queen & Co, Paper Studio; letter stickers: Doodlebug (orange) & Fancy Pants (small);
stickers: Echo Park; die cut sun: Pink Paislee; jewels: Queen & Co; wood veneers: Studio
Calico; ink: chalk ink by Quick Quotes.

I loved this picture of my son and nephew trying to carry this big raft up to the top of a waterslide way back in 2009! My nephew is so small you can barely see him inside of the raft!  He is much bigger now!  I loved this quote by Helen Keller...I ran out of stickers so I could give her credit for the quote, but I plan to try and stamp it under there at a later date (my black ink pad is dry!). I was inspired to add a quote to my layout by a wonderful challenge hosted by Daiva at Inspired to Scrap! I love using quotes on my layouts! For my washi tape I used strips of washi along the right side and then again in the upper left corner to balance out my design.  I hope you will play along with me for a chance to win yourself two rolls of washi tape!  I have two rolls of washi tape for one lucky winner

PLUS if I get more then 15 participants I will draw two more names for a chance to win a washi tape sampler pack of 18 inches of four of the washi tapes I used on this layout!!!! Plus how about a SIDE contest, whoever uses the most washi tape will get a sampler pack as well!!!  Let's see how many different tapes you can get on one card or layout, I used 6 can you beat that?
Here are the details of how to play along
1) Layout or card must be new as of May 21st (no back linking)
2) You must use TWO different washi tapes on your project in some way shape or an border, strip or embellishment you punch or make into a flower...anything goes!
3) You must be a follower of my blog and the Sketch N Scrap blog
4) You must post a link back to my blog
5) You may combine this challenge with a challenge from another site but not with another of my birthday bash challenges
6) Only US participants are eligible to win the prize due to high cost of shipping internationally, but you are still welcome to play along with us so we can admire your lovely work!
7) Please only link up with the direct link to your entry or else I will not consider you for the prize draw.
8) Deadline to enter is June 15th at midnight CST
If you have any questions pleas feel to email me or leave a comment!  Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create!