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!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Card Sketch #72

Wow, April is just flying by!  I have so much to do to get ready for my son to graduate in just a few short weeks and time seems to be speeding up when I need it to slow down!  It's time for our last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap.  We have this awesome sketch by Heather:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:  Card stock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: American Crafts; Sticker (banter & bird)
 Echo Park; butterfly die: Stampin Up; sentiment: Lisa Bearnson kit; pearls: Kaisercrafts
I just loved the banner of this sketch and knew immediately I wanted to use this fun little banner with this cute birdie I had been hoarding in my stash for awhile now!  I originally tried to stamp a sentiment but I didn't like how it barely showed up on the patterned paper so I ended up covering that up with this fun little fun punch out from an old Lisa Bearnson QVC kit I found in my stash.  This is a quick and easy card and I plan to use this sketch again for a birthday card I need for next month!  I will be sure and share it when I get it done.  I hope you will find time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap before our April 30th don't forget to check out all the awesome cards the DT created from this sketch!  Happy creating!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sketch N Scrap #102

Happy April everyone!  I always love the start of the new month because it means a fun new sketch up at Sketch N Scrap!!!  Today we have a fun one photo sketch by Heather:

Here is my take on this fun sketch! 

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Echo Park Jack & Jill, My Mind's Eye Kate & Collectable, Pink Paislee
Cedar Lane; Card Stock: Stampin Up Basic Grey & Whisper White; Frame- We R Memory Keeprs;
Title card- Simple Stories; enamel dots- My Mind's Eye.
This adorable picture is one of my favorites of my parents and my son.  They took a mini vacation to visit family way back in 2004 and I am just now uncovering this picture in an old frame so I can get it into my scrapbook!  I hope you will join us at Sketch N Scrap for another month of fun card and layout sketches as well as a fabulous prize!  As usual the DT has outdone themselves so hop on over and check out the awesome layouts!  Happy creating!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Throwback Thursday challenge #4 ~ Sketch N Scrap

Have you been enjoying the Throwback Thursday challenges at Sketch N Scrap?  I sure have, it is fun to go back and use a sketch a second time and see how it inspires you on that go round!  Our hostess for today is Katty, and she is challenging us to use this fun sketch from August 2014 by Kelly

And here is my take on this awesome sketch:

Supplies Used: Card stock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park, and Stampin Up; letter
stickers: Paper Trunk & Thickers; stickers: Echo Park (banner); punches: Stampin Up; butterflies: Jillibean Soup;
Die: Stampin Up (butterfly); pearls: Kaiser Crafts: enamel dots: Teresa Collins
This is a picture of my dear friends not so little anymore guy, taken way back in 2003!!!  I came across these pictures while organizing and knew they would be perfect for this sketch! What fun memories, as he is longer a sweet little guy but instead a sweet big guy, soon to be driving!!! Wow, time flies!  I also had fun mixing a bunch of different miscellaneous papers from different manufacturers, many that are almost as old of these pictures lol!  The only thing that was a bummer was that I had a hard time finding letter stickers to make my title!  Seems I have TONS of letter stickers but no really full sets so making a title can be kind of stressful anymore, guess I better start stalking the alphabet sticker sales soon!  I hope you will hop on over to Sketch N Scrap to see all the amazing creations the other DT members have come up with!  We have a great prize up for grabs this month so make sure and play along!  I can't wait to see what you create!